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 • 873

  • Heiankyo Alien
    Heiankyo Alien 20 hours ago

    You can't even make drugs with em or anything, what's the dang point????????

  • Alan21 Marquez avila
    Alan21 Marquez avila 22 hours ago

    Am I the only one sad for the poor girl with only 1 Tulip?

  • Hector Gonzalez
    Hector Gonzalez 7 days ago

    Dennis Moore approves this video.

  • Kurt Cobain
    Kurt Cobain 7 days ago

    This reminds me of total drama

  • Kurt Cobain
    Kurt Cobain 7 days ago +2

    Who didn’t know what tulip mania was before this video

  • Verbindungsfehle
    Verbindungsfehle 10 days ago

    Whether it's tulips, pork bellies, real estate or latest - bitcoins, the bubble always bursts at some point.

  • Hies Is me
    Hies Is me 15 days ago

    Is that that the guy how played pebody

  • AnnaTheBear
    AnnaTheBear 15 days ago

    Thanks, Persona 4 for already teaching me this in school 😂

  • Oyuncu25 ve Bilim
    Oyuncu25 ve Bilim Month ago +1

    Also Ottoman gave tulips to them!

  • Billy Burgess
    Billy Burgess Month ago

    Now that's what I call a budding economy, eh? :D

  • romelian 369
    romelian 369 Month ago +1

    2:06 The guy money turned into a contract

  • Goldenheart388
    Goldenheart388 Month ago

    Did someone say... DUTCH?!
    (Note: Not Dutch; learning it.)

  • Seb And sevil
    Seb And sevil Month ago

    Did anyone realise at 2:06 the guy with a cyan shirt gets his money taken and given back to him.

  • Thepopcornator
    Thepopcornator Month ago

    Heh... I'm 29, and I now finally understand what 'futures' are--I love this show.

  • Scotty Kilmore
    Scotty Kilmore Month ago

    Can you do one on how minimum wage going up, doesn’t help anybody.

  • Claus Greve Madsen
    Claus Greve Madsen Month ago

    I keep picturing Jerry Smith arguing with Adam whenever the narrator speaks.

  • Cars Lansink
    Cars Lansink Month ago

    we dutch people are really weird

  • Bryce McKenzie
    Bryce McKenzie 2 months ago +1

    Wow. Beanie babies and Bit coins before Beanie babies are Bit coin

  • How I made
    How I made 2 months ago

    the writers havent done enough research for cryptocurrency yet for adam to tell us anything lol. the banksters and gov paying ppl off to keep the truth from the public.

  • Battler Beast
    Battler Beast 2 months ago

    I’m dutch boiiii

  • Adam Filinovich
    Adam Filinovich 2 months ago

    2:06 A bag of money magically transforms into a contract.

  • M
    M 2 months ago

    Get the accent right, or don’t do ant accent

  • Derek Hughes
    Derek Hughes 2 months ago

    So like diamonds?

  • SkippyChanOwO
    SkippyChanOwO 2 months ago

    Adam murders everyone

  • Amber Campbell
    Amber Campbell 2 months ago

    sub 2 the eighth survivor

  • Titanic Big boat
    Titanic Big boat 3 months ago


  • Chester123569
    Chester123569 3 months ago

    anyone realize on the left side of 2:06 a guy grab him bag of money turned into a contract and then gave him back the money?

  • Ja Wot
    Ja Wot 3 months ago

    What kind of accent did you give that Dutch guy?

  • Benjamin Lehman
    Benjamin Lehman 3 months ago

    2:06 the one man goes from having a sack of money to having a contract.

  • MrMarshall 2077
    MrMarshall 2077 3 months ago

    Near the end a money sack turned into a contract how dose that work?

  • Nathan Froese
    Nathan Froese 3 months ago

    How is this a ruin?

  • Floris Bastiaan
    Floris Bastiaan 3 months ago

    2:06 money transforms into a piece of paper?

  • Poperpoppop 1
    Poperpoppop 1 3 months ago

    I got an adam ruins everything ad before this video

  • arville2020
    arville2020 4 months ago

    Hey!!!!! You cut it short. All that speculation led to the first market panic and crash in the history. It was the first MARKET BUBBLE.

  • Samuel Muller
    Samuel Muller 4 months ago

    The first real investment bubble

  • Raezilla
    Raezilla 4 months ago

    Tulips are now basically supreme

  • TumblrVictim
    TumblrVictim 4 months ago

    I feel like not mentioning the bubble kind of runs the risk of viewers of this clip rather than the full episode susceptible to misinformation

  • AceofApples
    AceofApples 4 months ago

    2:06 does anyone else see that his bag of money changes to a contract

  • Nir Flatau
    Nir Flatau 4 months ago

    At 2:25 he turns a bag of money to a. Contract

  • dancepiglover
    dancepiglover 5 months ago

    That one guy's accent sounded like Count Dracula... or Count Chocula.

  • A Certain Chen
    A Certain Chen 5 months ago

    The moment when you learn more about the market than 8 years of school

  • ThegamingTom
    ThegamingTom 5 months ago

    I’m having issues figuring out the second voice. (The one arguing with Adam)

  • Noah Slepcevic
    Noah Slepcevic 5 months ago

    Tulips : Funko Pops

  • Some thing on the Internet

    I always feel sad when someone cry’s after they don’t get what they want 0:29

  • Cosmix
    Cosmix 5 months ago

    The guy talking in the background is definitely is jerry from rick and Morty right?

    • Erin Miller
      Erin Miller 5 months ago

      Cosmix He’s also Cyril Figgis from "Archer."

  • MoluanEdit
    MoluanEdit 5 months ago

    there is a movie called tulip lovers, its kinda telling the same story...

  • Angelina Crowley
    Angelina Crowley 5 months ago

    2:04 watch the left guys money turn into a scroll

  • Qiuyu Shi
    Qiuyu Shi 5 months ago

    Tulips don’t grow in bushes

  • Rendered Useless
    Rendered Useless 5 months ago

    2:06 the contract just appeared out on nowhere

  • soul acorn
    soul acorn 5 months ago

    No.. it's called pre ordering! Lol

  • Trevor Nguyen
    Trevor Nguyen 5 months ago

    2:06 the money turns into a contract

  • jonathan mart
    jonathan mart 6 months ago +1

    this makes so much more sense now. it wasn't the tulips themselves, but the profit that could be made speculating that drove up the price.

  • Heybutter
    Heybutter 6 months ago

    Animation error, nice to know that they still have humans

  • Pellets The God
    Pellets The God 6 months ago

    So old folks Supreme?

  • Rutger de Graaf
    Rutger de Graaf 6 months ago

    More crazy was that the multicolored ones that brought the most money were formed by disease that did not pass on genetically. Meaning they sold the potential offspring contracts from diseased flowers for alot of money, while not being sure they would actually become multicoloured.

  • Gandalf LOTR
    Gandalf LOTR 6 months ago

    CN - Dutch
    TTG - tulips

  • oogly boogliee
    oogly boogliee 6 months ago

    2:06 that guy just took the other guy's money and it turned into a contract.

  • Abyss Bun
    Abyss Bun 6 months ago

    The world's first pre-order

  • Bokono Pop
    Bokono Pop 6 months ago

    that dutch accent is offensive and racist Adam thanks for ruining a wonderful country you racist bigot

  • Ronald DG
    Ronald DG 6 months ago

    That accent sounds like a Russian who was told to do a German accent.

  • Danny Duchamp
    Danny Duchamp 6 months ago

    This video ignores the cause of the crash entirely. The high tulip prices wouldn't necessarily have counted as a bubble unless the tulips themselves weren't valued enough to justify it.
    In 1637 the Dutch parliament passed a law declaring that all the tulip futures contracts would become options contracts. That means that someone who signed a tulip futures contract could decide at any time they didn't want the tulip after all could get out of the contract and keep their money minus a small fee. Obviously an option contract is worth less than a contract where both parties are required to uphold their end of the bargain, so the tulip market collapsed.
    I don't know why Adam omits this. Is he afraid of making the 1600's Dutch government look bad? Why does he care?

  • Joel Tay
    Joel Tay 6 months ago

    at 2:06 did the guy in olive coloured shirt snatch the guy turquoise colour shirt money and pass him money? I see what you did there

  • alpha reaperion
    alpha reaperion 6 months ago

    piss off cyril

  • Gregory Bogosian
    Gregory Bogosian 6 months ago

    I have seen investment banks buy stock in a company, then buy futures contracts in that stock, and in the commodity that the company makes, to inflate the price of the stock. The games get more complicated. But the spirit remains.

  • Gina van Dinther - Acibron

    and a few years later the prices went down considerably and the people with a contract no longer had money

  • Guillaume
    Guillaume 7 months ago

    The bitcoin of ancient years.

  • GrumpyCat992
    GrumpyCat992 7 months ago

    Sadly we kept making more tulips

  • Ahmed Hashmi
    Ahmed Hashmi 7 months ago

    why dollar is there its Netherlands

  • rogatha
    rogatha 7 months ago


  • shaider1982
    shaider1982 7 months ago

    So Bitcoins are today's tulips?

  • sor3999
    sor3999 7 months ago

    If anyone is hyping something up and saying you need to get in on "this" so you can profit too, then it's they who are the ones to profit. You're hope to do the same as him and hype it up even more so you can sucker someone else into it.

  • Borka Supicic
    Borka Supicic 7 months ago

    I guess its a happy ending

  • Nika Nika
    Nika Nika 7 months ago

    a jeerry shouldnt be narrating

  • Elisabeth Stitcher
    Elisabeth Stitcher 7 months ago

    why is it that if you go off of what Adem says when ever he talks about history, Americans choices in the past sound absolutely insane

  • Sven Timmer
    Sven Timmer 8 months ago

    Showing dollar sign instead of the gulden sign

  • T_Sharif2048
    T_Sharif2048 8 months ago

    why does this seem a lot like bitcoin?!?!

  • Hong Thuy
    Hong Thuy 8 months ago

    2:06 the bag turn into a piece of paper

  • Rengin Gürel
    Rengin Gürel 8 months ago

    You did not mention the fact that Netherlands bought tulips from Ottoman Empire. That is the origin of tulips and that is why they were expensive and a status symbol.

  • Dark portal girl
    Dark portal girl 9 months ago

    I have so much tulips.

  • Pozzy
    Pozzy 9 months ago

    *sneaky bastards changing the props*

  • sniperkittykat
    sniperkittykat 9 months ago

    You forgot the part where the market crashed and everyone lost their homes.

  • Bella Starr
    Bella Starr 9 months ago


  • Jayfol
    Jayfol 9 months ago

    2:06 the red haired turquoise shirt guys money turns into a scroll

  • Aron Huinink
    Aron Huinink 9 months ago

    after that, the tulip market crumbled, everyone lost thousands of money. a 100 years later the Netherlands were as rich as they had ever been!!!

  • Neil Chambers
    Neil Chambers 9 months ago

    Why didn't he cover the Dutch Tulip Bulb Market Bubble that crashed due to the increasing prices? :S

  • 게임마 제이
    게임마 제이 9 months ago

    bit coin....

  • Nom du Clavier
    Nom du Clavier 9 months ago +1

    Not nearly as cool as Orchidelirium.
    One of my favourite words. Never get to use it.

  • legendary goji 1964
    legendary goji 1964 9 months ago

    It's back

  • Dr.Fail
    Dr.Fail 9 months ago

    all these tears over the accent could water crops...

  • Peaceful Genocide
    Peaceful Genocide 9 months ago

    Jerry why are you there

  • Lemuuu_Senpai
    Lemuuu_Senpai 10 months ago

    And then the economy crashes. Because tulips.

  • Dr. Hartman
    Dr. Hartman 10 months ago

    It’s not gilders, it’s gulden dipshit

  • Mat33
    Mat33 10 months ago

    00:30 that made me cry...

  • Noah Slepcevic
    Noah Slepcevic 10 months ago

    Comic Con Funko Pops are COMPLETELY INSANE!!

  • FakkaJohan
    FakkaJohan 10 months ago

    everybody got rich, until the prices dropped in a matter of weeks, making a lot of people poor.

  • joosunkmybattleship
    joosunkmybattleship 10 months ago

    Sounds like Bitcoin

  • Mugh Hungus
    Mugh Hungus 10 months ago

    contract somehow duplicated

  • James Everett
    James Everett 10 months ago

    for the love of christ, can we mix in the credits music at a volume that isn't designed to make everyone go deaf?

  • trollbreeder
    trollbreeder 10 months ago

    *T U L I P M A N I A*

  • yakub natal
    yakub natal 10 months ago

    Tulip Mania