What if We Nuke a City?

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As you may have noticed, we like to blow stuff up on this channel. So when the International Red Cross approached us to collaborate on a video about nuclear weapons, we were more than excited.
Until we did the research. It turned out we were a bit oblivious off the real impact of nuclear weapons in the real world, on a real city. And especially, how helpless even the most developed nations on earth would be if an attack occurred today.
So hopefully this video demonstrates how extremely non fun a real world nuclear attack would be, without being too gruesome. This collaboration was a blast (no pun intended) and we want to say a huge thank you to the International Red Cross!
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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    преди месец

    As you may have noticed, we like to blow stuff up on this channel. So when the International Red Cross approached us to collaborate on a video about nuclear weapons, we were more than excited. Until we did the research. It turned out we were a bit oblivious off the real impact of nuclear weapons in the real world, on a real city. And especially, how helpless even the most developed nations on earth would be if an attack occurred today. This collaboration was a blast (no pun intended) and we want to say a huge thank you to the International Red Cross! Please check out www.notonukes.org to learn more about nuclear weapons and what you can do to stop them.

    • GDRLouie


      преди 11 дни


    • Jeppe Wammen Baggesgaard

      Jeppe Wammen Baggesgaard

      преди 16 дни

      Vice made a video called "How to Buy Nukes on the Black Market". were Shane Smith goes to Bulgaria (a super capitalist country in south east europ) and talks to a guys selling them. mutual assured destruction is stopping goverments from dropping nuclear bombs on each others. what is stopping a school shooter from getting a really big weapon in Bulgaria? i have a hard time seeing how signing this, is making anything safer. Nice vidio tho :)

    • J M

      J M

      преди 29 дни

      You censor out what I say. I speak the truth. We fry out wasp nests because wasps sting our children in our schools. Japanese weren’t wasps. But wasps didn’t butcher over 30 million innocent women children babies. Japanese soldiers did. And they came from THAT nest in Hiroshima. Hiroshima was the headquarters of Japanese Southern Army. They implanted their military base amidst a city. The Japanese used their own civilians as human shields and cannon fodder. In August 1945, the Japanese still brutally enslaved almost all of Asia. We can’t let the enemy kill millions more people. Fry the nest and win the war. As simple as that. Japanese soldiers said killing my family was like killing insects. Americans returned the favor with equal disinterest when they incinerated their nests.

    • Meop79


      преди месец

      You missed the real ultimate consequences... that city was surrounded by three nuclear power plants and each of them and all of their spent fuel pools are now in full meltdown sending up enormous clouds of radiation throughout the entire world...

    • The Two Garcia’s

      The Two Garcia’s

      преди месец

      @o oof no..

  2. Mazen Ziko

    Mazen Ziko

    преди 9 часа

    When are you going to make a video about dinosaurs

  3. KWFun Channel

    KWFun Channel

    преди 10 часа

    So...going back to swords and fists in wars?

  4. Brian


    преди 11 часа

    But... but would memes still exist ?

  5. Commander Rockwell

    Commander Rockwell

    преди 11 часа

    I’ve always wanted to try this.... But I have a dilemma. I can’t decide whether to do it to Jerusalem, or Mecca. And it’s a terrible shame I can’t have it detonate in DC, Jew York City, L.A., San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago... ugh, so hard to pick!

  6. Edwin Choo

    Edwin Choo

    преди 11 часа

    Death stranding ...

  7. ヅdoo. szczurek

    ヅdoo. szczurek

    преди 12 часа

    all of terrorists who make plans of detonate that A-bomb in Manhattan now be to crying more tears of laughter - listening about this nuclear-disarmament



    преди 12 часа


  9. Selektive Wahrnehmung

    Selektive Wahrnehmung

    преди 12 часа

    What happen by a subterranean nuke like by Ground Zero on 9/11?

  10. D D

    D D

    преди 12 часа

    You said 'nuclear wapon' is a RDS-22?

  11. JaguarFiend


    преди 13 часа

    Want to feel real dread and despair? Watch "The Day After" (1983). It's free here on youtube. It's anecdotally credited as being a contributing force to end of the cold war.

  12. Robert Flask

    Robert Flask

    преди 14 часа

    Lol, "what you can do about them". North Korea...good luck.

  13. Crazy 2-1 ILZ

    Crazy 2-1 ILZ

    преди 14 часа

    If we nuke a city? Than thousands of people will die do we really need to question this

  14. CharizardCommander


    преди 14 часа

    Fear not, citizens. For Vault Tec hears your worries and concerns about nuclear bombs and can offer you a bright new future underground!

  15. Chilly boi

    Chilly boi

    преди 15 часа

    America already made this video twice smh

  16. Kevin Seo

    Kevin Seo

    преди 16 часа

    Next up: What if we mass murdered everyone? Is it possible to get away with it?

  17. Dr. Nota

    Dr. Nota

    преди 17 часа

    "Fire drill, what would happen if a nuke just hit? Would you say bye to your family? Would you post about it?"

  18. Warrior of the Light

    Warrior of the Light

    преди 17 часа

    Bomb it! Now!

  19. Ayush Tiwari

    Ayush Tiwari

    преди 17 часа

    The author hasn;t mentioned the yield of nuclear weapon used to describe the damage in video.

    • jake arckson twilliam

      jake arckson twilliam

      преди 14 часа

      Doesn't really matter what yield it is, the results will always be the same, complete and total destruction.

  20. Josiah Foster

    Josiah Foster

    преди 17 часа

    Im watching this absolutely crying, thinking about how it would feel and what Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced 😢 thank you so much for this awesome and educational video

  21. Zachary Croft

    Zachary Croft

    преди 18 часа

    Kurzgesagt: What if we blew up a city with a nuke? Japan: ... OH! Where are our manners, allow us to introduce ourselves. I am Hiroshima, and this is Nagasaki!

  22. João Pedro Arsani

    João Pedro Arsani

    преди 18 часа

    This is happened for real and we all know where and we all know by whom

  23. Brian Mo

    Brian Mo

    преди 18 часа

    People would die

  24. aldho kristianto

    aldho kristianto

    преди 18 часа

    Stupid human created bomb nuclear because want kill himself and want kill people not have fault

  25. jamesthekid_m8


    преди 19 часа

    everyone gangster until your going home and then big boi bomb just drops

  26. apdroid geek

    apdroid geek

    преди 19 часа

    Theres no honor in bombing a city!!!

  27. Chris Wilde

    Chris Wilde

    преди 20 часа

    Also if the roads are made of Tar; like most are in London, they will also ignite and melt. He stated it depended how high the warhead exploded? But if it was a ground burst, totally forget the subway! The blast along with the heat would travel through the tunnels until there is an outlet, probably at the end of the line, this would be on all levels and all stations, of course, your probably be buried alive and in total darkness, if you did survive up to that point?

  28. Tristen Rogers

    Tristen Rogers

    преди 21 час

    I agree that nuclear weapons are bad. Unfortunately, if, for example, the U.S. got rid of all nuclear weapons, whose to say other nations wouldn't. Even if they publicly did, how many would they keep in private. In today's society, the reality is that the only thing keeping nations from launching against other nations is that they would be launched on in return.

  29. Ian Lairmore

    Ian Lairmore

    преди 21 час

    don't trust me with nukes. Don't

  30. Shell knight

    Shell knight

    преди 22 часа

    *flash* Me: am I blind? *sizzle* Me: am I on fire? *rain* Me: *inhale* am I PoiSoneD!?!? (~And this is why we shouldn't play with nuclear water balloons~)

  31. Brandon Posthuma

    Brandon Posthuma

    преди 22 часа

    You can't get every country to vow not to have nukes. If even one country keeps their's then everyone else needs to have them to ensure that they can't be threatened with them.

  32. dd b

    dd b

    преди 23 часа

    demand that they disappear is so naive

  33. ZappaBlues


    преди 23 часа

    Makes me realize how massively, absolutely completely and totally absurd those 50s school drills and public service announcements on what to do during a nuclear attack are. All you can realistically do is tuck your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbye

  34. Hans_von_Kreit


    преди 23 часа

    Wenn es keine Atomwaffen mehr gibt, gibt es auch deren Abschreckungsfaktor nicht mehr. Keiner kann vorrausahnen, ob es uns dann besser ergeht

  35. Gary Hall

    Gary Hall

    преди ден

    We already did. See: Hiroshima and Nagasaki

  36. Koen Wane

    Koen Wane

    преди ден

    Not really worried about a nuclear war. Only country I can see launching a nuke is some islamic country. Even then it's unlikely also no country is going to dismantle all their nukes because we still have hostile countries and the only war to deter a nuclear war is by having nukes. Most countries won't even think about launching a nuke because of the backlash that will occur. China, and russia won't launch a nuke because china know they will be attack by the US and russia won't because Putin is not a dumbass/NATO. Also the US can't launch a nuke bacause of how split our congress is. Their are more reason but these are the one I can think of off the top of my head.

  37. mad dan 2501

    mad dan 2501

    преди ден

    War... war Never changes

  38. Autumnal Aequinoxia Aeternam

    Autumnal Aequinoxia Aeternam

    преди ден

    Même si le nucléaire est un peu le truc "naturel" ultime avec un poil d'ambition et l'intelligence qui va avec les humanités pourraient créer des armes encore plus badasses que ça x) D'ailleurs ça fait pas mal de temps que je plane sur le fantasme d'une bombe aussi puissante qu'un nuke mais SANS les retombées sales et radioactives... J'me suis trompé quelque part ou ça existe? :3

  39. DogeGamer :3

    DogeGamer :3

    преди ден

    This is horrible, how can a human being do such an atrocity?

  40. hondobondo


    преди ден

    please nuke california

  41. Herbertsiegl Die steirische Eichel

    Herbertsiegl Die steirische Eichel

    преди ден

    Could be worse...

  42. Mr Pupp

    Mr Pupp

    преди ден

    Can we take a moment to appreciate how amazing the voice actor at his job

  43. 5jerry1


    преди ден

    ~ I keep thinking of that nightmare sequence from the second "Terminator" movie. Scary as it gets.

  44. compmanio36


    преди ден

    "and what you can do about them" Uh, nothing. The splitting of the atom is like the first time a light bulb was turned on or the invention of gunpowder. A moment in human invention that can not be undone. We can only hope we continue to be just barely smart enough to realize that if we start throwing nukes, even the most powerful of people with their finger on the button, are also fucked right along with the rest of us. That's what's kept us from killing off our own species so far. One thing I noticed about this vid: you give off numbers of blast radii, fallout exposure distance, thermal front coverage....but all these things are based highly on the type of nuclear device being detonated and the yield. I would think for the most powerful of weapons, your number are correct. But most nuclear devices, especially the kind of devices a terrorist would get their hands on (the most likely scenario for one nuke being detonated in a city without warning), are much smaller in yield, sophistication and delivery method.

  45. peter tuann

    peter tuann

    преди ден

    no help coming, only defense is retaliation against the other country or in case of ISIS and al Quaeda, against Muslim holy cities.

  46. MrPotates


    преди ден

    What would the effects of a nuclear shape charge be?

  47. Mather Productions

    Mather Productions

    преди ден

    What if we nuked a city? USA: BET

  48. MrPotates


    преди ден

    The problem with nuclear disarmament is that it is pretty much guaranteed that hostile nations will hold on to thier stockpile. Also nukes are a deterrent to all out war.

  49. Stffn Deh

    Stffn Deh

    преди ден

    It would have been interesting if you'd mentioned what the yield of the hypothetical nuclear blast in that scenario is.(I'd assume it's at least one megaton tnt?)

  50. Rubén Padrón Domínguez

    Rubén Padrón Domínguez

    преди ден

    But with out nuclear weapons will probably be living a ww5 by now

  51. Jason Work

    Jason Work

    преди ден

    Ok, I'm terrified.

  52. Adrian Fabbri

    Adrian Fabbri

    преди ден

    Normies: Wow, phase 1 is such a nightmare. Smart people: Get ready for phase 3

  53. Joe Dufour

    Joe Dufour

    преди ден

    Right now we need nuclear weapons but not for any wartime purpose. Right now, they are our only true defense against an impact event. They may not work but they are our species best chance as of right now. We need to stop pointing our nukes at each other and point them to the real threat. Until we devise a plan to deal with an impact scenario sans nukes, we need them. They may very well save our species one day.

  54. TheRandomperv


    преди ден

    I find this video... runs into the issue of People. So long as there is perceived threat there will always be someone grabbing a bigger club, and some nations can exist only because of their ownership of a atomic arsenal. Well intended but just dropping your biggest stick doesn't change the perceived threat from the other party.

  55. KogahGaming


    преди ден

    Why are your videos lagging on my computer :

  56. labcoent co

    labcoent co

    преди ден

    The nuclear weapons itself is an agent of peace! If nuclear weapons were never invented, we'd seen world war 20 already

  57. labcoent co

    labcoent co

    преди ден

    And exactly because of nuclear weapons we will never see any major global scale war

  58. Aleksander Holst-Olsen

    Aleksander Holst-Olsen

    преди ден

    Nice this is in recommended list WHAT FUCK BGplayer WHAT FUCK

  59. YT Fantasma

    YT Fantasma

    преди ден

    Is this North Korea?

  60. vyron tromp

    vyron tromp

    преди ден

    So theoretically you can stop a tornado using a small bomb🤔🤯