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 • 771

  • jonathan mart
    jonathan mart Day ago

    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 3 days ago

    Animation error, nice to know that they still have humans

  • Bohdan Braaten
    Bohdan Braaten 3 days ago

    So old folks Supreme?

  • Rutger de Graaf
    Rutger de Graaf 4 days 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 8 days ago

    CN - Dutch
    TTG - tulips

  • oogly boogliee
    oogly boogliee 9 days ago

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

  • Abyss Bun
    Abyss Bun 9 days ago

    The world's first pre-order

  • Bokono Pop
    Bokono Pop 10 days ago

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

  • Ronald DG
    Ronald DG 13 days ago

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

  • Danny Duchamp
    Danny Duchamp 15 days 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 24 days 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 25 days ago

    piss off cyril

  • Gregory Bogosian
    Gregory Bogosian 28 days 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

  • William or Infrado
    William or Infrado Month ago

    The bitcoin of ancient years.

  • pokemon Master
    pokemon Master Month ago

    The dutch call dollars guilders for some reson idk why

  • GrumpyCat992
    GrumpyCat992 Month ago

    Sadly we kept making more tulips

  • Ahmed Hashmi
    Ahmed Hashmi Month ago

    why dollar is there its Netherlands

  • rogatha
    rogatha Month ago


  • shaider1982
    shaider1982 Month ago

    So Bitcoins are today's tulips?

  • sor3999
    sor3999 Month 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 Month ago

    I guess its a happy ending

  • Nika Nika
    Nika Nika Month ago

    a jeerry shouldnt be narrating

  • Allie Nordin
    Allie Nordin Month 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 2 months ago

    Showing dollar sign instead of the gulden sign

  • T_Sharif2048
    T_Sharif2048 2 months ago

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

  • Hong Thuy
    Hong Thuy 2 months ago

    2:06 the bag turn into a piece of paper

  • Rengin Gürel
    Rengin Gürel 2 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 2 months ago

    I have so much tulips.

  • Pozzy
    Pozzy 3 months ago

    *sneaky bastards changing the props*

  • sniperkittykat
    sniperkittykat 3 months ago

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

  • Bella Starr
    Bella Starr 3 months ago


  • Jayfol
    Jayfol 3 months ago

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

  • Aron Huinink
    Aron Huinink 3 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 3 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 3 months ago

    bit coin....

  • Nom du Clavier
    Nom du Clavier 3 months ago

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

  • gojira 1964
    gojira 1964 3 months ago

    It's back

  • Dr.Fail
    Dr.Fail 3 months ago +1

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

  • Peaceful Genocide
    Peaceful Genocide 3 months ago

    Jerry why are you there

  • Lemuuu_Senpai
    Lemuuu_Senpai 3 months ago

    And then the economy crashes. Because tulips.

  • Dr. Hartman
    Dr. Hartman 3 months ago

    It’s not gilders, it’s gulden dipshit

  • Coco Palmtree
    Coco Palmtree 4 months ago

    00:30 that made me cry...

  • Noah Slepcevic
    Noah Slepcevic 4 months ago

    Comic Con Funko Pops are COMPLETELY INSANE!!

  • Dumb DutchDude
    Dumb DutchDude 4 months ago

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

  • joosunkmybattleship
    joosunkmybattleship 4 months ago

    Sounds like Bitcoin

  • Mugh Hungus
    Mugh Hungus 4 months ago

    contract somehow duplicated

  • James Everett
    James Everett 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • yakub natal
    yakub natal 4 months ago

    Tulip Mania

  • taco narwhal donut bob wakoweirdo

    They should ruin Johnny Appleseed

  • Hieperactiefgaming !
    Hieperactiefgaming ! 4 months ago

    The dutch rule

  • gargelensis
    gargelensis 4 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 4 months ago

    im dutch and i never learnd about this in school

  • happysmash27
    happysmash27 4 months ago

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

  • EViLeleven
    EViLeleven 4 months ago

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

  • Omar Badran
    Omar Badran 4 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 4 months ago

    Literally the housing crash, nice to see history repeat itself

  • planesrift
    planesrift 4 months ago

    sounds like bitcoin

  • michael taylor
    michael taylor 4 months ago

    Were the tulip factory worker squad at

  • Ghengis Khan
    Ghengis Khan 4 months ago

    adam ruins the end of his videos....

  • Weltfenos
    Weltfenos 4 months ago

    0::31 was that megamoeka crying?

  • Stefan
    Stefan 4 months ago

    Nailed that Dutch accent.

  • Nicolas Pincheira
    Nicolas Pincheira 4 months ago

    i feel bad for the gramma

  • Owen Mather
    Owen Mather 4 months ago

    A futures contract don't you mean a pre order

    KISSARRAH 4 months ago

    Are those tulip bushes?

  • STR1 _
    STR1 _ 4 months ago

    *R U I N E D*

  • freezaplanet419
    freezaplanet419 4 months ago

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

  • Jack Guyett
    Jack Guyett 4 months ago

    if only mr. krabs was alive to see it

  • Lesh4537
    Lesh4537 4 months ago

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

  • Daniel Reick
    Daniel Reick 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • KingJustice98
    KingJustice98 4 months ago +1

    Sounds very similar to the marijuana industry.

  • FireWolf950FTW Gaming
    FireWolf950FTW Gaming 4 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 4 months ago

    So essentially this is the birth of the Stock Market?

  • Darker
    Darker 4 months ago


  • annarboriter
    annarboriter 4 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 4 months ago

    It is actually guldens

  • Türk savuncu
    Türk savuncu 4 months ago

    Tulips is from turkey

  • Jason Cook
    Jason Cook 4 months ago

    They got them Gucci tulips

  • Gamer Ryti
    Gamer Ryti 4 months ago

    2:06 wtf

  • EveryThingGirl238
    EveryThingGirl238 4 months ago

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

  • notbrianthesqueaker
    notbrianthesqueaker 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • JustSomeKid InTheComments

    We just learned this in Art school!

  • gadgetboy001
    gadgetboy001 4 months ago

    For everyone comparing this to bitcoin: no.

  • bobbinatorrah67
    bobbinatorrah67 5 months ago

    Bitcoin anyone?

  • Matt The fakeDragon
    Matt The fakeDragon 5 months ago

    Wtf are the accents?

  • kirin
    kirin 5 months ago

    the US stock market is in a bubble

  • Andrew Lankford
    Andrew Lankford 5 months ago

    The Dutch don't have slavic accents.

  • Neverm0re
    Neverm0re 5 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 5 months ago

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

  • TheLog IsAbsent
    TheLog IsAbsent 5 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 5 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 5 months ago

    The bubble effect

    WAR SHI3LD MF 5 months ago

    The first ever season pass

  • Chadvadr
    Chadvadr 5 months ago

    Until they became useless to the dutch...

  • Eva E.
    Eva E. 5 months ago

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