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 • 890

  • Sven Timmer
    Sven Timmer Day ago

    Showing dollar sign instead of the gulden sign

  • T_Sharif2048
    T_Sharif2048 9 days ago

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

  • Hong Thuy
    Hong Thuy 12 days ago

    2:06 the bag turn into a piece of paper

  • Rengin Gürel
    Rengin Gürel 20 days 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 24 days ago

    I have so much tulips.

  • Pozzy
    Pozzy 28 days ago

    *sneaky bastards changing the props*

  • sniperkittykat
    sniperkittykat 28 days ago

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

  • Bella Starr
    Bella Starr Month ago


  • Jayfol
    Jayfol Month ago

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

  • Aron Huinink
    Aron Huinink Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Gamer - J 815
    Gamer - J 815 Month ago

    bit coin....

  • Nom du Clavier
    Nom du Clavier Month ago

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

  • gojira 1964
    gojira 1964 Month ago

    It's back

  • Dr.Fail
    Dr.Fail Month ago +1

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

  • Peaceful Genocide
    Peaceful Genocide Month ago

    Jerry why are you there

  • Lemuuu_Senpai
    Lemuuu_Senpai Month ago

    And then the economy crashes. Because tulips.

  • Apollo reptiles
    Apollo reptiles Month ago

    It’s not gilders, it’s gulden dipshit

  • Coco Palmtree
    Coco Palmtree Month ago

    00:30 that made me cry...

  • Noah Slepcevic
    Noah Slepcevic Month ago

    Comic Con Funko Pops are COMPLETELY INSANE!!

  • Dumb DutchDude
    Dumb DutchDude Month ago

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

  • joosunkmybattleship

    Sounds like Bitcoin

  • Mugh Hungus
    Mugh Hungus 2 months ago

    contract somehow duplicated

  • James Everett
    James Everett 2 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 2 months ago

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

  • yakub natal
    yakub natal 2 months ago

    Tulip Mania

  • taco narwhal donut bob wakoweirdo

    They should ruin Johnny Appleseed

  • Hieractiefgames !
    Hieractiefgames ! 2 months ago

    The dutch rule

  • gargelensis
    gargelensis 2 months ago

    Where did the second contract in the last animation come from? There was only one - and the second literally appears out of thin air!

  • Glenn van Dam
    Glenn van Dam 2 months ago

    im dutch and i never learnd about this in school

  • happysmash27
    happysmash27 2 months ago

    I thought you were going to talk about how Tulip Mania is often over-exagerated...

  • EViLeleven
    EViLeleven 2 months ago

    2:06 wow the left dude copied his contract to scam more money out of people lol

  • Omar Badran
    Omar Badran 2 months ago

    And what people don't know is that tulips are originally from Turkey and the Onion(seed) where given to the Dutch as a present from the Ottoman sultan Suleiman the magnificent .....

  • Hakurei Oni
    Hakurei Oni 2 months ago

    Literally the housing crash, nice to see history repeat itself

  • planesrift
    planesrift 2 months ago

    sounds like bitcoin

  • Weird Wolly
    Weird Wolly 2 months ago

    those accents are weird. im dutch. do i sound like that

  • michael taylor
    michael taylor 2 months ago

    Were the tulip factory worker squad at

  • Ghengis Khan
    Ghengis Khan 2 months ago

    adam ruins the end of his videos....

  • Weltfenos
    Weltfenos 2 months ago

    0::31 was that megamoeka crying?

  • Stefan
    Stefan 2 months ago

    Nailed that Dutch accent.

  • Nicolas Pincheira
    Nicolas Pincheira 2 months ago

    i feel bad for the gramma

  • Owen Mather
    Owen Mather 2 months ago

    A futures contract don't you mean a pre order

    KISSARRAH 2 months ago

    Are those tulip bushes?

  • STR1 _
    STR1 _ 2 months ago

    *R U I N E D*

  • freezaplanet419
    freezaplanet419 2 months ago

    Fun fact: this is similar to how bank notes/paper money was invented.

  • RedCanoe43
    RedCanoe43 2 months ago

    if only mr. krabs was alive to see it

  • Lesh4537
    Lesh4537 2 months ago

    All your research and you can't depict how flowering bulbs work properly?

  • Daniel Reick
    Daniel Reick 2 months ago

    and then the netherlands economics crushed... so what was now new about this story? how did adam ruin it for americans? what do they normally tell you people?

  • neverletyoufeellow
    neverletyoufeellow 2 months ago

    I love how its on a country besides america now!!

  • KingJustice98
    KingJustice98 2 months ago +1

    Sounds very similar to the marijuana industry.

  • FireWolf950FTW Gaming
    FireWolf950FTW Gaming 2 months ago

    2:05-2:08 wasn’t the guy in the green shirt holding a bag? Where did he get another contract?

  • Juan Carlos Zamalloa Llerena

    Incomplete and inaccurate, somebody should make new videos like Mr. Smith ruins Adam's videos

  • Metal-Max1991
    Metal-Max1991 2 months ago

    So essentially this is the birth of the Stock Market?

  • Darker
    Darker 2 months ago


  • annarboriter
    annarboriter 2 months ago

    The episode ignores a very important aspect of the tulip craze. The rarest and most desired tulips were formed due to a viral infection. which not only made them unpredictable but short lived. One feature of such economic bubbles is that buyers don't really understand what they are buying.

  • Not Syro
    Not Syro 2 months ago

    It is actually guldens

  • Türk savuncu
    Türk savuncu 2 months ago

    Tulips is from turkey

  • Jacob Watson
    Jacob Watson 2 months ago

    They got them Gucci tulips

  • Gamer Ryti
    Gamer Ryti 2 months ago

    2:06 wtf

  • EveryThingGirl238
    EveryThingGirl238 2 months ago

    Only for us to later find out just how invasive tulips were, along with daffodils.

  • notbrianthesqueaker
    notbrianthesqueaker 2 months ago

    he didn't ruin anything, this is just an information video, as this series uses "ruin" as, correct the other guy making a different claim.

  • BigTuk
    BigTuk 2 months ago

    Gee. It sounds kinda like what's going on with Bitcoins.

  • JustSomeKid InTheComments

    We just learned this in Art school!

  • gadgetboy001
    gadgetboy001 2 months ago

    For everyone comparing this to bitcoin: no.

  • bobbinatorrah67
    bobbinatorrah67 2 months ago

    Bitcoin anyone?

  • Matt The fakeDragon
    Matt The fakeDragon 2 months ago

    Wtf are the accents?

  • kirin
    kirin 2 months ago

    the US stock market is in a bubble

  • YepYopYoop YoopYopYep
    YepYopYoop YoopYopYep 2 months ago

    The Dutch don't have slavic accents.

  • Neverm0re
    Neverm0re 2 months ago

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

  • tim van rijn
    tim van rijn 2 months ago

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

  • TheLog IsAbsent
    TheLog IsAbsent 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

    The bubble effect

    WAR SHI3LD MF 2 months ago

    The first ever season pass

  • Chadvadr
    Chadvadr 2 months ago

    Until they became useless to the dutch...

  • Eva E.
    Eva E. 2 months ago

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

  • Alfredo Guzmán
    Alfredo Guzmán 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.

  • Not Clickbait
    Not Clickbait 2 months ago

    It's like Supreme

  • FeahterNL
    FeahterNL 2 months ago

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

  • Setan Duival
    Setan Duival 2 months ago

    why is the ending music always SO FREAKING LOUD

  • Tom Trask
    Tom Trask 2 months 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 months ago

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

  • Jopeplayz 03
    Jopeplayz 03 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Offensive Committee
    Offensive Committee 2 months ago

    What did this ruin?

  • Jester Azazel
    Jester Azazel 3 months ago

    Doubling isk..

  • tyro244
    tyro244 3 months ago

    I smell a market crash coming.

  • Create Logic
    Create Logic 3 months ago +1

    That is great!

  • notablegoat
    notablegoat 3 months ago

    These Dutch accents are awful

  • Violeta castillo
    Violeta castillo 3 months ago


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

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

  • the withering production

    what if i want three lips

  • Jedaki
    Jedaki 3 months ago

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

  • 112steinway
    112steinway 3 months ago

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

  • Maalik Jones
    Maalik Jones 3 months ago

    The first resell lol