The Egg - A Short Story

  • Published: 01 September 2019
  • The Egg

    Story by Andy Weir
    Animated by Kurzgesagt

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    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:

  • BlackCat MC
    BlackCat MC  39 less than a minute back


    • V3yk
      V3yk  4 minutes back

      Commenting on my own video more than 100 thousand times
      *Where is our world record?*

      • Shaurya Solanki
        Shaurya Solanki  5 minutes back

        Somehow and somewhere we were also born for this purpose for this aim and we must know that we were born for a reason
        We are given an opportunity so we must achieve rather that wasting our life on other people's concerns

        • devani 9
          devani 9  8 minutes back

          Is this like an organized belief system? (Just curious)

          • Aniket Choudhary
            Aniket Choudhary  41 minutes back

            This is what Krishna said in Bhagvat Gita. "You are everyone"

            • Aniket Choudhary
              Aniket Choudhary  41 minutes back

              This is what Krishna said in Bhagvat Gita. "You are everyone"

              • Thiago Vieira
                Thiago Vieira  1 hours back

                Whoops, almost forgot to not watch this today

                • Mohith GR
                  Mohith GR  1 hours back

                  This is deep and i felt it. One of ur best videos!

                  • Sagnik Taraphdar
                    Sagnik Taraphdar  1 hours back

                    Undoubtedly the best video kurzgesagt has ever made!

                    • Trustin Dương
                      Trustin Dương  1 hours back

                      I guess we can say...

                      We have cracked the code
                      Edit: now pls give me a like because I am u

                      • I ate a apple today
                        I ate a apple today  2 hours back

                        His voice is very nice.

                        • josias vernal
                          josias vernal  2 hours back

                          so dip bruh

                          • Oscar Torres De León
                            Oscar Torres De León  2 hours back

                            I've been following this channel maybe for a couple of years and, so far, it was all about providing fundamental data about all manifestations of, in, the universe, so one could do our own reflection, our philosophy on each matter, but now Will Kurzgesagt start to give us religion? Thanks, but no thanks! (No matter if it comes in a beautiful nutshell).

                            • Mod X Wolf
                              Mod X Wolf  2 hours back

                              Well, I’m not sleeping tonight

                              • Alex Hormann
                                Alex Hormann  2 hours back

                                Thanks, I really needed this

                                • Ellie TheGreat
                                  Ellie TheGreat  2 hours back

                                  So the cringey people i see on tik tok was me? ;-;

                                  • Vlad Shapran
                                    Vlad Shapran  2 hours back

                                    This is the best story I’ve ever heard, yet strangely, I know I’ve always known it.

                                    • Arth Czar Rolei Taniegra

                                      Wait... If everyone is me... That means if I have sex does that mean I'm f**king myself?

                                    • katedesign09
                                      katedesign09  3 hours back

                                      hi myself

                                      • Muhammad Alfin
                                        Muhammad Alfin  3 hours back

                                        Indonesia subtitle please

                                        • Youth 4 Shop
                                          Youth 4 Shop  4 hours back

                                          Wow 😃

                                          • Evan Santaniello
                                            Evan Santaniello  4 hours back


                                            • Badabun
                                              Badabun  4 hours back

                                              5:55 So i am Thanos?

                                              • Ultrasound Animations and Letsplays!

                                                If only i could really be reincarnated.
                                                I dont wanna take chances with heaven or hell.
                                                Gotta make the most of this if yolo or not

                                                • The-t-dog Games
                                                  The-t-dog Games  4 hours back

                                                  I gave myself a headache

                                                  • bowelsoftrogdor
                                                    bowelsoftrogdor  4 hours back

                                                    I have heard this story before. What exact message does it impart for you?

                                                    • I WANT TO BELIEVE
                                                      I WANT TO BELIEVE  5 hours back

                                                      I have always known it before I heard it and just hearing it lets me know what I have always known we are all still young and one in the same we are of one soul one mind growing learning God's creation first we was Adam Lilith and Eve now we are many but all the Same.

                                                      • danielle higdon
                                                        danielle higdon  5 hours back

                                                        What. the . HELL

                                                        • Zaistev XVI
                                                          Zaistev XVI  5 hours back

                                                          Se que no me entenderan o que nadie lea esto y si lo hacen no le presten atención, pero he soñado tanto esto y desde siempre pienso en que fuese una posibilidad pero nunca lo dije por lo raro que pueda llegar a ser o por no saber como explicarlo

                                                          • Russell
                                                            Russell  5 hours back

                                                            Pain relief for ppl with an existential crisis

                                                            • Evan Schlaack
                                                              Evan Schlaack  5 hours back

                                                              Jeez I’m barely 7 seconds in and this is already hitting me deep

                                                              • Rushil Kasetty
                                                                Rushil Kasetty  6 hours back

                                                                Read the short story a long time ago, I've always loved it

                                                                • felix chiaradia
                                                                  felix chiaradia  6 hours back

                                                                  this video is essentially 'waiting room' from logic

                                                                  • Sir. Manhattan
                                                                    Sir. Manhattan  6 hours back

                                                                    very nice this video....
                                                                    is very interesting!

                                                                    • Aadhitya Sriram
                                                                      Aadhitya Sriram  7 hours back

                                                                      Hey kurzgesagt is a simulation guy. IAM too

                                                                      • CurryThe GOAT OF MANKIND THE PAPI of RAGE!

                                                                        So I made this video?, why haven't I received my YouTube check?

                                                                        • Retr0
                                                                          Retr0  7 hours back

                                                                          This gives me hope, I really love the story.

                                                                          • Lysergicidal Maniac
                                                                            Lysergicidal Maniac  7 hours back

                                                                            Quantum reality... If a tree falls in a forest and no human is around to see it, did the tree observe it's own mortality? Do wave-forms transform into particles only when us animals observe them? Or do they exist in a constant? If we were not so keen on experiencing the illusion of separation, would we see the ever-morphing, undulating complete spectrum of light that makes up space-time? That we are?

                                                                            • Yuri Barroga
                                                                              Yuri Barroga  7 hours back

                                                                              838k likes.....speechless

                                                                              • Lysergicidal Maniac
                                                                                Lysergicidal Maniac  7 hours back

                                                                                Read this story on Reddit when I was 16. That was three years ago. This is definitely close to reality.

                                                                                • Cbf
                                                                                  Cbf  7 hours back

                                                                                  This is literally the exact story logic was trying to incorporate into everybody, very interesting stuff

                                                                                  • Conan Kavanagh
                                                                                    Conan Kavanagh  8 hours back

                                                                                    That awky momo when you're Ted Bundy

                                                                                    • Amir Hamzah The Spazoid Mirza

                                                                                      bruh im having an existential crisis

                                                                                      • wayne ching
                                                                                        wayne ching  8 hours back

                                                                                        30 thousand Christian Karen’s from Alabama who support trump disliked this video

                                                                                        • cathy2000
                                                                                          cathy2000  5 hours back

                                                                                          dont be hard on meselves though all is one.

                                                                                      • Lavena X.
                                                                                        Lavena X.  9 hours back

                                                                                        When Buddhism concepts were explained in the most beautiful 2019 animation

                                                                                        • MaestroAlvis
                                                                                          MaestroAlvis  9 hours back

                                                                                          Question: When you say there are others like you, do you mean actual others or just other fingers being put into the same glass of water as you?
                                                                                          I mean... you just gave me this whole explanation of what I really am, so are you that as well?

                                                                                          • Rasputinse Leprix
                                                                                            Rasputinse Leprix  10 hours back

                                                                                            Meaningless and pointless.