The Deadliest Being on Planet Earth - The Bacteriophage

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  • Published on May 13, 2018
  • A war has been raging for billions of years, killing trillions every single day, while we don’t even notice. This war involves the single deadliest being on our planet: The Bacteriophage.
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    The Deadliest Being on Planet Earth - The Bacteriophage

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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  8 months ago +7399

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    • Bobra Bob
      Bobra Bob 2 days ago

      Interesting, this was just on quirks and quarks on CBC radio.

    • GAMINGOV
      GAMINGOV 3 days ago

      Whaaat???

    • Night King
      Night King 5 days ago +1

      The problem is that a phage is highly selective which means it will kill some bacteria while not other bacteria and they could kiĺl good ones as well and leave the bad bacteria. So I think more search is needed

    • Thomas Wilson
      Thomas Wilson 7 days ago

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      Destroyer 10000 12 days ago

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  • Normal_StikBot
    Normal_StikBot Day ago

    4:28 i love that part.

  • Eating food is wow

    aww i have little pet bacteria killers on me

  • Jack Krieger
    Jack Krieger Day ago

    The problem with medicines and new cures is the monopoly companies that have sunk their teeth deep into politics and the health market .
    I believe that health system should be seen as a market but should be controlled half by private sector amd half by the government.

  • John Oats
    John Oats Day ago

    It's 3 am and I'm scared

  • RandomRules
    RandomRules Day ago

    got it, so phages are nazis

  • Joshua Cisneros
    Joshua Cisneros Day ago

    Their heads look like the triforce.

  • Harrison Young
    Harrison Young Day ago +1

    4:43 is that a worms reference 😅

  • Berriestorm
    Berriestorm Day ago

    But if The bactheriofage can evolve, that doesn't mean that The bacteriofaghes can evolve and kil humans too?

  • ARYAN DHANAWADE
    ARYAN DHANAWADE Day ago

    They sound like they will evolve into anything to kill bacteria... But what if one day they said we need a bigger fish to fry...

  • Poisonedskull 103

    Super bacteria: (gets into the human) TIME TO DIE
    Human: (almost dying) ohhhhh sheeeeeet
    Other human: (injects phage into him)
    Human: WHAT!!!! WHAT ARE YOU-
    Phage: HELO MOTHEFUKAAAAAA!!!
    Super bacteria: REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
    Phage: (kills bacteria)
    Human: ...
    Phage: (looking at human cells) HEWO
    Human cell: sup (fist bumps phage)
    Human: well then.....

  • Mr. Shiny Pikachu

    I looked at the thumbnail and thought I saw a Gem Injector from Steven Universe. Weird.

  • Alexander Arnold

    These are like microphages and microbiome in the gut! Yuckers🌰!

  • Linda Nguyen
    Linda Nguyen 2 days ago

    Who are you

  • K00lAid Plays
    K00lAid Plays 2 days ago

    World war 3

  • renato mu
    renato mu 2 days ago

    Nice

  • The Unknown Critter
    The Unknown Critter 2 days ago

    Fuck fungus. I'm allergic to penicillin and every other cillin. I'm screwed...

  • Uniformatom
    Uniformatom 2 days ago +1

    What if it evolves and finds a way to destroy human cells?

  • The Cringe World
    The Cringe World 2 days ago +1

    i don't know ..this bacteriophage makes me feel exposed and violated ...it's like a really good villan

  • thoko skene
    thoko skene 2 days ago

    I'm paranoid now 😕

  • Anthony Morford
    Anthony Morford 2 days ago

    We should probably run computer simulations before committing to this 100%

  • Kridam The shape shifter

    Anti phages

  • TNTender 666
    TNTender 666 2 days ago +2

    Is it just me or does the phage look like the kindergarten drills from steven universe

  • M Z
    M Z 3 days ago +1

    The virus and bacteria can't be a friend right?

  • faiz Yoda
    faiz Yoda 3 days ago +1

    Don’t press read more


    Now your are cursed for all of 2019,
    Please press the like button to undo the curse

  • Agente RED
    Agente RED 3 days ago

    No pos que buen

  • the little veteran
    the little veteran 3 days ago

    What if the phages evolve to be able to hurt us?

  • Oir Basilio
    Oir Basilio 3 days ago

    do you mean the phage is not alive do you mean its dead?

  • Jason Yang
    Jason Yang 3 days ago

    這中文字幕翻譯得太棒了 感謝作者

  • MuffledCornet
    MuffledCornet 3 days ago

    If I roll it, will I actually be able to use them in DnD

  • Yevgen 4000
    Yevgen 4000 3 days ago

    WHAT IN A KERZGESAGT IS A KURZGESAGT!!??

  • Bacteria
    Bacteria 3 days ago

    *where's the dislike button?*

  • fluffy boy
    fluffy boy 3 days ago

    but couldn't the bacteriophobes evolve to harm us?

  • TheBloxer
    TheBloxer 3 days ago

    *He is Jesus in desguise.*

  • TheBloxer
    TheBloxer 3 days ago

    Then they realize we are using them and they get revenge and kill us

  • Kitten2Cat
    Kitten2Cat 3 days ago

    Where do you get your sources?

  • bobasaur squared
    bobasaur squared 3 days ago

    They actually aren't viruses
    -Alice Agnew
    2019

  • Mister X
    Mister X 3 days ago

    That whould be like anti vaxxers all over again

  • MishaMae82 ApparentApostate

    I was very interested in this until I saw the Bill and Melinda Gates tid bit at the end...kinda hard to get behind when Bill blatenly says in a Ted Talk we must decrease the population by 90%. Maybe these phages will work faster than that of antibiotics and vaccines from years past.

  • Dawid Szamreta
    Dawid Szamreta 3 days ago

    So the deadliest virus is our protector and age by age it evolves and our organism is much stronger, I think in future human will recieve one more chromosome making him post-human

  • Gaming Madness
    Gaming Madness 3 days ago

    Who is the man who got the phages? For a school project

  • Random Youtuber
    Random Youtuber 3 days ago

    Who heard “AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHH!”?

  • FuturisticSp
    FuturisticSp 3 days ago

    If we use 2 much phages wont they evolve to maybe attack our cells which would be the most common or smth

  • Dmirtru Gotfrid
    Dmirtru Gotfrid 3 days ago +1

    скиньте ссылку на русскую версию

  • Jeyhun Anaroghlu
    Jeyhun Anaroghlu 3 days ago

    Does this mean aids can cure the cold?

  • Manjot singh
    Manjot singh 3 days ago

    If these two species partnership with each other then together they can end everyone welcome to the hell

  • -Crystal_ Clear-
    -Crystal_ Clear- 3 days ago

    Holy crap it's a gem drill....

  • 1un4cy
    1un4cy 3 days ago

    So we basically just flip flop between phages and antibiotics every couple of decades
    or would phages be the new permanent antibiotic, and medicine would just be plan Z

  • Ze Yang Lim
    Ze Yang Lim 3 days ago

    Bacteria says shit

  • Mei Newman
    Mei Newman 4 days ago

    y'all I have a cold while watching this and am soo scared!!

  • alfa alfa
    alfa alfa 4 days ago

    The enemy is pharmaceutical

  • Mono
    Mono 4 days ago

    But what if



    Bacteriophage
    s evolve into killing us?

    • Mono
      Mono 3 days ago

      +AL Hmmm... interesting, Bacteriophages, indeed is like us humans, I think if it were to evolve, I believe it will take a long time for it to change. I guess we won't be able to see it alter in our generation...

    • AL
      AL 3 days ago

      If it did, why didn't it do it now? They're specialized. They don't affect eukaryotic cells.

  • otaku g
    otaku g 4 days ago

    Please phage kill the acne causing bacteria

  • mozart
    mozart 4 days ago

    the battle of survival amazes me

  • The Irish Polar Bear

    Damn that’s deep there’s a war in our fucking bodies going as I type this comment holy shit

  • The Rat
    The Rat 4 days ago

    This is honestly horrific

    But cool

  • Pocket Knife
    Pocket Knife 4 days ago

    so they're basically chestbursters?

  • Ash Greninja
    Ash Greninja 4 days ago

    If the microphage is good at killing, can it kill Ebola?

  • B Taylor
    B Taylor 4 days ago

    I hope the phages don't evolved to use human cells for reproduction.

  • Ahsan Hussain
    Ahsan Hussain 4 days ago

    More like the bacteriofag

  • suprtroopr1028
    suprtroopr1028 4 days ago

    The second deadliest organism on the planet utilizing the deadliest to our advantage. Doesn't that effectively make us the deadliest?

  • Soláyn Croes Biggest Hater

    It looks like it’s from Steven universe in the kindergarten the giant robots that made them looks exactly like that

  • Crappy Videos
    Crappy Videos 4 days ago +1

    a phage kills bacterias by shoving its dick inside a bacteria

  • patrick star gaming
    patrick star gaming 4 days ago

    Yhe sure but you said that the phages are evolving too sothey evolve and evolve until they might kil us

    • AL
      AL 3 days ago

      1. They're specialized. 2. Phages do not affect eukaryotic cells.

  • Don Lucchese
    Don Lucchese 4 days ago

    Thanks to the Eastern block isolation. They created that concept in medicine. The Soviets did not used antibiotics but instead bacteriophages. I guess the West had spent all it's ideas and found the solution on the East.

  • Lucas Bailey-Thomas
    Lucas Bailey-Thomas 4 days ago

    2:07 ... A castle falls from within its walls!

  • R0B0BRO
    R0B0BRO 4 days ago

    But couldn't phages evolve to attack human cells?

    • AL
      AL 3 days ago

      Nope.

  • MAES ‘
    MAES ‘ 4 days ago

    If I can give this video more than one like I would, thank you !

  • lyhthegreat
    lyhthegreat 4 days ago

    i kinda feel bad for the bacterias now...

  • Lord Icebear
    Lord Icebear 4 days ago

    when phages are gonna be completly normal cure: anti phagers come in

  • Rebeca Cann
    Rebeca Cann 4 days ago

    The sound tho 5:12

  • Magical Fox
    Magical Fox 4 days ago +1

    Play this in 1.25 speed. Don’t sound different but it gets the episode done quicker xD

  • Devon Lucier
    Devon Lucier 4 days ago

    Until a new type of Bacteria develops, and it eats the entire planet.

  • Devon Lucier
    Devon Lucier 4 days ago

    5:16 Goodness. Never thought I'd hear the Wilhelm scream in a educational video.

  • Captain Maria Li
    Captain Maria Li 4 days ago

    This channel always reminds me how stupid humans can be

  • Immortal Bacon
    Immortal Bacon 4 days ago

    Why isn't this a thing yet? It's 2019 for Pete's sake!

  • Random Youtuber
    Random Youtuber 4 days ago

    Killer bacteria,defender bacteriophage!

  • PeterTCA Gaming
    PeterTCA Gaming 5 days ago

    It's like a never ending WW2 on a microscopic level, Very epic

  • Nibba
    Nibba 5 days ago

    Pharma companies are fraud and kill people for money.
    Depopulation Agenda

  • Clara Green
    Clara Green 5 days ago

    Imagine if phages attacked human cells?What would we do?I think we would go extinct!!

    • AL
      AL 3 days ago

      Good news, won't happen.

  • MayIexposeyou
    MayIexposeyou 5 days ago

    I love phages now

  • MayIexposeyou
    MayIexposeyou 5 days ago

    Fuck i hate life i wish i die to go to heaven

  • Precious Aquino
    Precious Aquino 5 days ago

    Phages can evolve like an group of sientis taking a sample and create a weapon that how phagea work

  • Arman Yusaf
    Arman Yusaf 5 days ago

    Played a videogame like this on ps3

    Forgot what it was called
    Anyone know?

  • T3RRENCE [Terrain Shadow]

    Seems Familiar. [Steven Universe Theme Plays]

  • J LUV
    J LUV 5 days ago

    So when the bacterial phage injects it’s dna inside a cell it’s like getting a girl pregnant?🤔

  • Kiwi Borb
    Kiwi Borb 5 days ago +1

    Sometimes the worst things are the best things

  • Christian Moore
    Christian Moore 5 days ago

    Worms reference 4:53

  • lala jecko
    lala jecko 5 days ago

    You're scaring me

  • LeipeLampenGames
    LeipeLampenGames 5 days ago

    Superbugs are created in america due to its stupid people

  • Brandon Massaro
    Brandon Massaro 5 days ago

    2:10 so phages are rapists...got it

  • Karl D. Marx
    Karl D. Marx 6 days ago

    Very cool ... isn't the singular of bacteria bacterium (1'37")? … Many might also argue that viruses are not beings.

  • wyatt davis
    wyatt davis 6 days ago

    In Eastern Europe they have been using phage treatment for years. Poland has an institute devoted almost exclusively to phage treatment. I have read somewhere that they have vials of different types of phages gathered from various sources including sewage (!)

  • cj gamer
    cj gamer 6 days ago

    Lol

  • Bobby Kids
    Bobby Kids 6 days ago

    Idea!
    inject a mix of phages and antibiotics for every single thing.
    Minor cough? Phages and antibiotics
    Cold? Phages and antibiotics
    Cancer? You get the idea

  • Loes Brijobhokun
    Loes Brijobhokun 6 days ago

    I really want phages to get rid of cancer. And is it possible?

  • Kierien Davis
    Kierien Davis 6 days ago

    :they are one of the most dangerous viruses in the world
    Me:😓
    :they are living in us right now

    Me:😱

    :but they can kill evil bacteria

    :😶😃

  • Stoyan Mollov
    Stoyan Mollov 6 days ago

    Phages look cute.

  • MasterMLG63
    MasterMLG63 6 days ago

    So a virus is like a immune system
    kill one type
    learnt already
    ded bacteria

  • luckyfox 3657
    luckyfox 3657 6 days ago

    Or you just give a phage a mini infinity gauntlet