Adam Ruins Everything - The True Origins of Tulipmania | truTV

  • Published on Apr 12, 2018
  • Tulips were considered a luxury item and status symbol during the Dutch economic boom of the 1630s, leading to the word’s first economic bubble.
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Comments • 804

  • kirin
    kirin 3 hours ago

    the US stock market is in a bubble

  • YepYopYoop YoopYopYep
    YepYopYoop YoopYopYep 15 hours ago

    The Dutch don't have slavic accents.

  • Neverm0re
    Neverm0re 16 hours ago

    that fake dutch accent hurt my ears. It's like they never heard a dutch person talk

  • tim van rijn
    tim van rijn 20 hours ago

    Adam Ruins Everything?
    ruins? this makes me prouder than ever to be dutch.

  • TheLog IsAbsent
    TheLog IsAbsent 21 hour ago

    Huh did you see on 2:03 or something where the first finacial spectulator turn his bag of money to a contract instantly? Is it an animation error?


    Bitcoin 🤣🤣 repitition

  • Steven Cox
    Steven Cox Day ago

    And then it turned out the rarest, prettiest tulips had a genetic disorder that made them multi colored and they became sterile and stopped blooming or reproducing so everyone lost all their money. Yay.

  • Gcu12 /tt2
    Gcu12 /tt2 Day ago

    The bubble effect

    WAR SHI3LD MF Day ago

    The first ever season pass

  • Chadvadr
    Chadvadr Day ago

    Until they became useless to the dutch...

  • Eva E.
    Eva E. Day ago

    Is that what Dutch sounds likes to americans? Cause that's dead wrong

  • Alfredo Guzmán
    Alfredo Guzmán Day ago

    Hold up, from 2:06 to 2:07, the money bag the guy with red hair and green hat has suddenly turns into another contract, despite giving the only contract he bought JUST a moment ago to the guy in dark green with a mustache.

  • Andres
    Andres Day ago

    Hate to break it to you but, Haiti, Dominican Republic and all the Caribbean countries Columbus "visited" (#murder) are part of AMERICA. What you are calling America is actually a part of the continent called the United States of America.

  • Mr Gunslinger
    Mr Gunslinger Day ago

    For those who write bitcoin will remain forever: we still have tulips 500 years later. They worth about 1 cent a piece at the market.

  • Jiggle My Puffs
    Jiggle My Puffs 2 days ago

    It's like Supreme

  • FeahterNL
    FeahterNL 2 days ago

    It is nit gulders, but "gulden" (singular), or "guldens" (plural)

  • Setan Duival
    Setan Duival 2 days ago

    why is the ending music always SO FREAKING LOUD

  • Tom Trask
    Tom Trask 2 days ago

    Production quality is dropping. This is the second youtube video in a row I've had to turn the volume down for the outro music.

  • Clemens Hättstewohlgern

    This video is due for a debunking by Emily...

  • Sadboyinthecorner
    Sadboyinthecorner 2 days ago

    That is not how dutch people sound when they speak english.

  • Jopeplayz 03
    Jopeplayz 03 2 days ago

    Didn't that happen in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is best place to but tulips

  • Billy Bob Joe, The Anonymous Stoner

    Sorta pyramid-y

  • Christian Rappen
    Christian Rappen 3 days ago

    That's why the market needs to be regulated from time to time.

  • Offensive Committee
    Offensive Committee 3 days ago

    What did this ruin?

  • Jester Azazel
    Jester Azazel 3 days ago

    Doubling isk..

  • tyro244
    tyro244 3 days ago

    I smell a market crash coming.

  • Create Logic
    Create Logic 3 days ago +1

    That is great!

  • notablegoat
    notablegoat 3 days ago

    These Dutch accents are awful

  • Violeta castillo
    Violeta castillo 3 days ago


  • clarán v/d ven
    clarán v/d ven 3 days ago

    and then the war came and they started eating the tulip's

  • the withering production

    what if i want three lips

  • Jedaki
    Jedaki 4 days ago

    2:05 Look at the guy with the money..
    He gives it and gets it back and suddenly a contract appeared..

  • 112steinway
    112steinway 4 days ago

    Behold, the first market crash. We've never looked back, or learned from history, since.

  • Maalik Jones
    Maalik Jones 4 days ago

    The first resell lol

  • kyle magaro
    kyle magaro 4 days ago

    Never heard of tulipmania. Interesting time in history.

  • Viking FOXX
    Viking FOXX 4 days ago

    How the blue guy have 2 contrasts?

  • Peter P
    Peter P 4 days ago

    Don't forget Walpole. It's always Walpole's fault!

  • Plolsteg 770
    Plolsteg 770 4 days ago

    That Isn’t an accurate dutch accent

  • JustWasted3HoursHere

    Nice to know people have been gullible for centuries...and not just from America, either.

  • FailStorm 9000
    FailStorm 9000 4 days ago

    Check out my petition. I's for a good cause:

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    BiggiePaul 16 4 days ago

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  • Memorible werd
    Memorible werd 4 days ago

    Wtf is tulipmania

  • chairman lmao
    chairman lmao 4 days ago

    These were the same type of people who would have given their left nut for grapes in the wintertime.

  • chairman lmao
    chairman lmao 4 days ago

    I think poppies are worth more.

  • Ahmadreza Mirbabaei
    Ahmadreza Mirbabaei 4 days ago

    today s iran is exactly like this....but instead with $

  • Nect
    Nect 5 days ago

    It was short, nothing was ruined, and I come away dissatisfied despite liking the content and format.

    I need more.

  • Mithrylon
    Mithrylon 5 days ago

    You stole this from Veritable Hokum

  • yoroshiku
    yoroshiku 5 days ago

    Wait, what was he supposed to ruin? That's literally what everyone knows. I thought there was going to be a misconception that he would debunk, hence wowing people.

  • Vanessa Haag
    Vanessa Haag 5 days ago

    You’re not college humor...

  • stigma of the rose
    stigma of the rose 5 days ago

    Everyone more focused on the accent missing the voice of Jerry Smith at the start.

  • Billy Deadghost
    Billy Deadghost 5 days ago


  • Random Clips_YT
    Random Clips_YT 5 days ago

    A contract just appeared out of thin air.

  • something unrelated
    something unrelated 5 days ago

    I'm sorry but was there an alternate version? this is the only one I've ever known

  • DrFruityLoops
    DrFruityLoops 5 days ago

    They are beautiful flowers

  • vensangre
    vensangre 5 days ago

    And then the Tulip bubble pops and then Tulips become worthless again. Very basic story, run out of things to research?

  • Isaac P
    Isaac P 5 days ago

    2:06 the guy on the left is holding a bag of money but then right after he hands the next guy a contract, despite not having one

  • Matthias Smith
    Matthias Smith 5 days ago

    Tulips were the Bitcoins of the Dutch!!!

  • Hbmaddnes
    Hbmaddnes 5 days ago

    Im from holland and that was one of the worst dutch accent i have ever heard

  • SavPatterson
    SavPatterson 5 days ago

    I was hoping he’d talk about the Turkish production side of Tulips...since I’m pretty sure there was slave labor involved.

  • Rick Weber
    Rick Weber 5 days ago

    Who specifically was buying tulip contracts? How important was the status seeking relative to the financialization? Where do I learn about these things?

  • verdatum
    verdatum 5 days ago

    This is a little bit too much of an oversimplification of the story for my taste. It's not _wrong_, it's just....simplified. I really love this topic, but, this segment spends so much of it trying to teach the basics of trading instead of teaching what made the tulip bubble special.

  • The Great Austimow
    The Great Austimow 6 days ago

    ...what did he even ruin.....

  • Michael Lopez
    Michael Lopez 6 days ago

    I love Adam ruins everything but why is this one trending? There's a lot better ones out there

  • Basil Lange
    Basil Lange 6 days ago


  • Derpy Derp
    Derpy Derp 6 days ago

    plz checkout the channel Scootaloo Loves Sans

  • Sander vd Donk
    Sander vd Donk 6 days ago

    Cool to learn that we sounded like russians in the past. Thanks for this history lesson!

    TELEVISIBLE 6 days ago

    Bitcoin 1.0

  • Hensonda
    Hensonda 6 days ago

    Vind deze leuk als je nederland spreekt

  • dylde24
    dylde24 6 days ago

    I recognize the voice of the narrator (not Adam) the other one who is it

  • Heming Lu
    Heming Lu 6 days ago

    2:06 money to contract

  • jasson todd
    jasson todd 6 days ago

    The same thing is happening with Avocado. If you put Guac in your Sandwich than you are Rich.

  • Random frog
    Random frog 6 days ago

    So people being dumb.

  • Dgdgdf Dgdgf
    Dgdgdf Dgdgf 6 days ago


  • Colbadius Cox
    Colbadius Cox 6 days ago

    f@cking jerry

  • Tim M
    Tim M 6 days ago

    No. Bitcoin is not tulip mania. It is a part of blockchain technology. A way to transfer information through a network quickly and easily. A system in it's infancy but being adapted by many companies from automotive like Porsche to railroads even to medical records. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency are volatile because it's in its infancy. Many people come in, don't understand it yet, and freak out the first time they hear bad news.

  • Xhunter107
    Xhunter107 6 days ago

    reminds me of stocks in the stock market

  • Jona Derks
    Jona Derks 6 days ago

    I thought you were going to share this is an unfounded myth... No strong sources for this mania :

  • Eileen Williams
    Eileen Williams 6 days ago +1

    lol just went to kukenhof which is this HUGE tulip farm with huge gardens and a windmill and stores

  • Best Top 10
    Best Top 10 6 days ago

    Adam Ruins Everything

  • Crypto Chan
    Crypto Chan 6 days ago

    this was bitcoin haha.

  • Folgrin
    Folgrin 6 days ago

    “Money never sleeps pal”

  • ZadnoleyaEdits
    ZadnoleyaEdits 6 days ago

    What happened to the live action Adam ruins everything?

  • Sven Timmer
    Sven Timmer 6 days ago

    This also happens with "green" power

  • sofie alejandro
    sofie alejandro 6 days ago


  • r k
    r k 6 days ago

    Adam back at it again with the propaganda!

  • william marine
    william marine 6 days ago

    gjdkcbwoc di

  • That One Lady
    That One Lady 6 days ago

    Ye Olde Bitcoine

  • boj nav negliW
    boj nav negliW 6 days ago

    That attempt at a Dutch accent is down right insulting

  • Tselel
    Tselel 6 days ago

    This video has nothing to do with Reformed theology!

  • Cherry Lasting
    Cherry Lasting 6 days ago

    So basically Bitcoins?

  • Match Ashes
    Match Ashes 6 days ago

    Didn't really ruin tulip Mania, so much as bring up the fact that it was a thing.

  • Copred Agario
    Copred Agario 6 days ago

    Yo fam Adam pls tell us why the us bombed Syria 😤👌

  • John Hurley
    John Hurley 6 days ago

    He didn't reallt ruin it so much as explain it.

  • Benjamin Hawn
    Benjamin Hawn 6 days ago

    Lol everyone knows this

  • calholli
    calholli 6 days ago +2

    Great job, you explained nothing.

  • Спринг Трап

    Как это вообще попало в тренд это же какай та фигня

  • Yeah Boiii1914
    Yeah Boiii1914 6 days ago

    Already learned about this in school

  • Clap Reload
    Clap Reload 6 days ago

    What did this disprove?

  • ziljin
    ziljin 6 days ago +15

    First I heard of this Tulipmania.

    • notablegoat
      notablegoat 3 days ago

      ziljin As a Dutchman, it's 100% real and we still like tulips to this day

  • ziljin
    ziljin 6 days ago +4

    Trulips are so pretty.

    • ziljin
      ziljin 6 days ago +1

      thanks for your honest opinion but I won't shave forever.

    • R Q
      R Q 6 days ago +1

      🤢....Please shave