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What If Carbon Disappeared for 5 Seconds?

What If Carbon Disappeared for 5 Seconds?



This is carbon. And of all chemical elements in the Universe, it’s one of the most plentiful. So what would happen if all of it suddenly disappeared for five seconds? How would this little change affect our Universe? Could it reverse climate change here on Earth? And why would your own body never be the same again? What would happen to the chemical bonds of atoms?

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What If Earth Had Jupiter's Moons?

What If Earth Had Jupiter's Moons?



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Jupiter is the biggest planet in our Solar System. With 79 moons, it falls just behind Saturn’s moon count of 82. Imagine looking up into the night sky and seeing not one but 79 different moons beaming back at you. What would this new night sky look like? How would this affect the Earth’s tides? And how soon would this beautiful sight bring disaster?

00:00 79 Different Moons in the Night Sky
00:37 Jupiter
02:02 Jupiter’s Moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto
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04:51 Earth’s Rotation and Axis

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What If the Earth Was Always Facing the Sun?

What If the Earth Was Always Facing the Sun?



A scorching hot never-ending day on one side and a permanent frozen night on the other. This is what our planet would be like if it was tidally locked to the Sun. How would your life be different on this Earth? Where would you actually be able to survive? And what would happen to your sense of time?

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00:00 Tidally locked to the Sun
00:44 Rotation and revolution
03:43 Life on Earth
06:35 Living deep underground

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What If the Moon Orbited Earth Faster?

What If the Moon Orbited Earth Faster?



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Buckle up. We’re going to take the orbit of this rock and kick it into high gear. Behold the Moon breaking its planetary speed limit. How would this event flood cities? What would happen to the Earth’s crust? Why would the Moon go rogue? What’s the Roche limit? What is the basis of Kepler’s third law?

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00:00 What If the Moon Orbited Earth Faster?
00:40 Moon getting closer to Earth
02:14 What will happen to the oceans?
03:06 The Roche limit
04:04 The real nightmare begins

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What If Russia Launched a Nuke?

What If Russia Launched a Nuke?



The threat of World War III is on the horizon. What if this war went nuclear? With their arsenal of nuclear weapons, Russia seems like a likely contender to launch the world’s next major nuclear attack. What does the process of launching a nuke look like? Is it worthwhile for Putin to take Russia’s attack strategy nuclear?

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00:00 Nuke attack
00:53 Nuking Japan
03:18 Cheget
04:36 Biden’s reaction
05:17 Explosion

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What If You Dumped an Iceberg Into a Volcano?

What If You Dumped an Iceberg Into a Volcano?



In a matter of days, a nearby volcano will erupt, spewing debris and lava, and decimating your city. You know that fighting fire with fire usually makes things worse, but maybe you could fight fire with ice. What happens when lava suddenly cools down? How much ice would you need? Does adding ice to a volcanic eruption make it better or worse? Would an iceberg stop the volcanic eruption? What is sublimation? How does tephra form? Would Mount Michael be the ideal place to put an iceberg into a volcano?

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What If You Drilled a Hole Through Earth?

What If You Drilled a Hole Through Earth?



You know what might be the best way to travel to the other side of the world? By drilling your way right through the planet. Imagine going from Argentina to China in less than an hour. This would be the journey of a lifetime, if you don’t mind riding through molten rock and crushing pressure. What would you see along the way? How long would this journey through Earth take? And how would a gravity train keep you alive? The heat is on, and you’re under all sorts of pressure. How deep is the deepest hole drilled in the Earth?

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What If You Were Trapped in a Meat-Eating Plant?

What If You Were Trapped in a Meat-Eating Plant?



Nature has many lethal predators that would love to eat you. Most of these are animals. But what about plants? Well, there’s one plant that thrives in boggy areas and has a taste for insects, The Venus Flytrap. So what would happen, if a giant one trapped you? Could you survive? How long would it take to be fully consumed? Do Venus Flytraps actually like the taste of humans?

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What If the Titanoboa Lived Today?

What If the Titanoboa Lived Today?



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Roughly 60 million years ago, the largest snake to ever exist roamed the Earth. This is the Titanoboa. This giant snake hunted reptiles, birds, and even crocodiles. So what would happen if this creature roamed the Earth today? How much food would it need to eat? Would it be a threat to humans? And how big was this thing?

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What If We Built a Road Around the World?

What If We Built a Road Around the World?



Imagine an ultimate road trip across the globe. On a highway along the equator. Wait, there is no highway along the equator… yet. So how about we build one? What would it take to construct the longest road on Earth? How long would you spend behind the wheel to complete this epic journey? And why would building this highway upset environmentalists?

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