The Egg - A Short Story

The Egg
Story by Andy Weir
Animated by Kurzgesagt
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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Prieš 24 dienas

    A Big Thanks to Andy Weir for allowing us to use his story! If you want to support us, please check out those beautiful Egg posters we made:

    • creeps Langford

      creeps Langford

      Prieš 19 dienų

      @Luck 3124 no

    • Luck 3124

      Luck 3124

      Prieš 19 dienų

      Can your next video be about ants.

    • Jabar Alhut

      Jabar Alhut

      Prieš 19 dienų

      @Kerem ırmak We're all first chicky baby. We're all first.

    • creeps Langford

      creeps Langford

      Prieš 19 dienų


    • CaptainMerica


      Prieš 19 dienų

      Beautiful but reminds me of Logics song ”Waiting Room”

  2. M C

    M C

    Prieš 8 val

    "Reincarnation" is by ur consent. Stop at anytime. Ur choice.

  3. Jaeden Vaithianathan

    Jaeden Vaithianathan

    Prieš 8 val

    So when you have sex with someone... Oh no.... no....

  4. Christopher Perry-Hardy

    Christopher Perry-Hardy

    Prieš 8 val

    What does say about stillborn babies then?

  5. Deans n LiPo

    Deans n LiPo

    Prieš 8 val

    Anybody know that steady sound that starts at 0:03?

  6. it's winston Chang

    it's winston Chang

    Prieš 8 val

    this video is the real meaning of life.

  7. piddly diddles

    piddly diddles

    Prieš 8 val

    LTplayer's been recommending me this for ages and I finally watched it... But hey, this is actually a really cool theory. It was relaxing to listen to. Thanks, LTplayer.

  8. Orbitz ツ

    Orbitz ツ

    Prieš 8 val

    So your saying, his universe has consisted of incest with himself...



    Prieš 8 val

    We call this is: ISEKAI. Truck -kun. Kami -sama And the after life.

  10. Anthree


    Prieš 9 val

    i’m stressed to know if this is actually real

  11. Quetzalcoatl - the Serpent God

    Quetzalcoatl - the Serpent God

    Prieš 9 val

    1:12 - 1:30 The best lines in the story.

  12. CraptopDude


    Prieš 10 val


  13. lsceric


    Prieš 10 val

    So the "God" tells the person the same thing over and over again for billions times after each life he lives? XD

  14. Zakeraka


    Prieš 10 val

    This is basically Exurb1a. Love it.

  15. paigephillips92


    Prieš 10 val

    That's right BIGOTS, open borders now because IT'S CURRENT YEAR

  16. INSAne_DrUNkard


    Prieš 10 val

    What came first? The God-Chicken or the Universe-Egg?

  17. Official Wes

    Official Wes

    Prieš 11 val

    I love you guys

  18. Skelzore


    Prieš 11 val

    M: So I'm hitler? G: Yes, and all the people he killed. M: Oh... G: Oh, it looks like this cycle you'll be reincarnated as a Jewish girl on July 12th, 1929. M: Wait, you're sending me back in ti- Wait what?

  19. Crouton Crunchers

    Crouton Crunchers

    Prieš 11 val

    Do a video on how you hear your own thoughts

  20. The lame idiot boy of dumb guys

    The lame idiot boy of dumb guys

    Prieš 11 val

    Hey father god thing? Can you stop giving me fucking abortion baby’s?

  21. Young Kag Official

    Young Kag Official

    Prieš 11 val

    Help yourself become a rapper in one more lifetime by listening to me, who is you, us, or me.... whatever. It will also help us get done with this Egg thing sooner. Rappers die young

  22. Julian Vinuelas

    Julian Vinuelas

    Prieš 11 val

    9 million of my minds just imploded on themselves

  23. Natalie Jackson

    Natalie Jackson

    Prieš 11 val

    This is why you don't break the fifth wall kids

  24. Ahmed Hameed

    Ahmed Hameed

    Prieš 11 val


  25. Fliyo MB

    Fliyo MB

    Prieš 11 val

    Kurzgesagt then: Optimistic Nihilism. Kurzgesagt now: *T H E E G G*

  26. Jasuh


    Prieš 12 val

    i've watched this 3 times and i can now confidently say that this is the best video i've seen on youtube in the 10 years i've been on this website. thank you

  27. Connie Hardwick_

    Connie Hardwick_

    Prieš 12 val

    "You were on your way home when you died." Me: 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  28. Marcos


    Prieš 12 val

    This created a new whole ideology of life

  29. Beimer


    Prieš 12 val

    Wow. I watched this high and it was like I actually met God and learned about the universe watching this. Idk even why, but I couldn't stop crying. I know this seems too crazy to believe but it's true.

  30. LucusL


    Prieš 12 val


  31. Charlie Krone

    Charlie Krone

    Prieš 12 val

    Bro you stole this from logic. His songs hallelujah and waiting room from his everybody album back in 2017 are basically this video

    • Charlie Krone

      Charlie Krone

      Prieš 12 val

      @searcher well the album came out two years ago and this video came out two weeks ago and the story is the same so

    • searcher


      Prieš 12 val

      That crackhead didn't come up with this. Lol.

  32. Josh Ingram

    Josh Ingram

    Prieš 13 val

    This is almost exactly the same from logics everybody album

  33. Splegoon 4

    Splegoon 4

    Prieš 13 val

    I'm Jake Paul

  34. gheymer F

    gheymer F

    Prieš 13 val

    Wish teachers can watch this in schools when the students are finished with an activity. It’s relaxing and cool!

  35. Noah_TJ


    Prieš 13 val

    listen to the story with the interstellar theme song.

  36. Posimonde


    Prieš 14 val

    In a way, this is a nice video to get asleep to.

  37. EnjoyTheSilenc3


    Prieš 14 val

    I read this story a while back and found it fascinating and more believable than most religions out there, unbelievable that I found it here again.

  38. Josue E Perlin G

    Josue E Perlin G

    Prieš 14 val

    Bruh like I´ve never seen life like this



    Prieš 14 val

    Can u do one of these but on pets/non human organisms

  40. Thief of Hearts

    Thief of Hearts

    Prieš 14 val


  41. Plzz Like

    Plzz Like

    Prieš 14 val

    Wait does that mean I had sex with myself?????

  42. HIKO


    Prieš 15 val

    This is beatifull. When I was a kid I was rly afraid of dieying. Like rly afraid. Quite frankly afret 15years Im thinking that death is just like in this video. I felt so peacfull.. Its just make sense to me.

  43. Tien Huynh

    Tien Huynh

    Prieš 15 val

    Amazing, I actually thinked of this many times back in high school.

  44. ashish kumar

    ashish kumar

    Prieš 15 val

    That means we are fucking ourselves

  45. ashish kumar

    ashish kumar

    Prieš 15 val

    All this time, I was thinking that How will it be like to be a world class footballer. And all the time I was one

  46. kitty cat?

    kitty cat?

    Prieš 15 val

    Since sex is masturbation we am a virgin

  47. civrevnoob117


    Prieš 15 val

    Could y'all do 'The Last Question' next? I loved this short story and would love to continue to see these types of videos!

  48. Wolf And the Celtics

    Wolf And the Celtics

    Prieš 15 val

    Hey me

  49. that neandarthel boi

    that neandarthel boi

    Prieš 15 val

    Hello me's it was good to see known faces

  50. Skelix .K

    Skelix .K

    Prieš 16 val

    Wait, so I was born to grow up, impregnate myself to give birth to myself so I could repeat the process........what?

  51. Skelix .K

    Skelix .K

    Prieš 16 val

    Why the hell HAS THIS GOT 32K DISLIKES

    • Fernando Reyes

      Fernando Reyes

      Prieš 15 val

      cause its pretentious

  52. O.Y.D.


    Prieš 16 val

    can someone who disliked the video explain me why he/she did it? is it because of religious reasons or what? i don`t get it.

  53. Live freely and Wonderfully in joy.

    Live freely and Wonderfully in joy.

    Prieš 16 val

    But doesn't it mean when we die we go back in time to live somebody else life until we get reborn seems like someon has been doing Lsd😂

  54. Jordan Kalmov

    Jordan Kalmov

    Prieš 16 val

    Plz plz plz plz do "the last question" to see that animated would be awesome

  55. dark gaurdian

    dark gaurdian

    Prieš 16 val

    But He never told who is the real me?

    • Stef


      Prieš 15 val

      Every one of them

  56. Clinton Stevens

    Clinton Stevens

    Prieš 17 val

    I've thought of this before I heard about Andy Weir. I was essentially trying to answer the "problem of evil". One of the answers I was considering... Is that evil exists, so that we can learn love. Which is perhaps the most important lesson we must learn. Hear me out... To truly love, is a selfless act. And love is often tested by suffering and proven by withstanding it. For example your wife suffers of cancer but you care for her cause you love her. You hate your job but you do it to support your family whom you love. Or you're passionate about a certain topic/skill and you overcome the hardship of learning it just because you love it. And I've also found that being involved with the people and things that I love despite hardship, just feels the most fulfilling in life. As if it's meant to be experienced. Just my 2 cents.

  57. Kayla Villamor

    Kayla Villamor

    Prieš 17 val

    This is one of the most helpful, incredible ideas I have ever known. It is making my life easier every day since I first saw it. I feel so forgiving of myself, and the world around me. I feel peace finally.

  58. Luka Mavec

    Luka Mavec

    Prieš 17 val

    Beautiful and true

  59. Shahriar Rezwan

    Shahriar Rezwan

    Prieš 17 val

    So, technically we are fucking ourselves...literally

  60. Yuri Farias

    Yuri Farias

    Prieš 17 val

    Nossa esse vídeo me fez realmente refletir