The Egg - A Short Story

  • Published: 01 September 2019
  • The Egg

    Story by Andy Weir
    Animated by Kurzgesagt

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    • Gerardo Rodriguez
      Gerardo Rodriguez  3 weeks back

      This is an awesome story.

    • Ignacio Bares
      Ignacio Bares  3 weeks back

      Can you stay with in science, this video sound a lot like speculation...

    • Arin Chitnis
      Arin Chitnis  3 weeks back


    • Starya
      Starya  3 weeks back

      My god my god my god.... I read that story long long ago, and since then I had been searching about it. Fuck, out of nowhere my friend just sent this to me!

    • creeps Langford
      creeps Langford  1 months back

      @Luck 3124 no

  • Bik Boi
    Bik Boi  11 minutes back

    So i just been f$cking myself this whole time ? 🥺

    • Someone404
      Someone404  16 minutes back

      I’m legitimately terrified

      • Ayrick J
        Ayrick J  26 minutes back

        I had to leave because I was so sad I didn’t want to die

        • Ayrick J
          Ayrick J  28 minutes back

          Sooo…………… I had many lives but I don’t know it

          • chris caldon
            chris caldon  31 minutes back

            Anyone else close to crying from this video?

            • Johnny Rocket
              Johnny Rocket  49 minutes back

              Ok, and what about animals?

              • Splegoon 4
                Splegoon 4  54 minutes back

                I was a boomer

              • TheLastVython
                TheLastVython  56 minutes back

                Please do more like this

                • BrodyCraftToys
                  BrodyCraftToys  58 minutes back

                  I’d honestly prefer going to heaven. Still this video is amazing and so deep and, It’s just just so hard to explain.

                  • rzs studio
                    rzs studio  1 hours back

                    truck kun strike again . .

                    • Aamer Quadri
                      Aamer Quadri  1 hours back

                      I'am able to feel and understand the dept of this concept. But you never know the truth, well atleast not in this lifetime. Does anybody know what relegion this concept belong to? Or it just came from the mind of the maker of the video himself?

                      • Kevin
                        Kevin  1 hours back

                        if u listen to logics album everybody it has the same story but u have to listen to it from top to bottom

                        • Liam Logan
                          Liam Logan  1 hours back

                          Egganisim is the new religion

                          • TripTonic
                            TripTonic  2 hours back

                            I had a similar experience while on lsd lmao

                            • Shane Godfrey
                              Shane Godfrey  2 hours back

                              Why am I crying so hard?

                              • Mannan Javid
                                Mannan Javid  2 hours back

                                One of the most beautiful videos I've seen in a while. And an ape of our president throwing tantrums gets more views, if only I hadn't been incarnated as Trump :)

                                • Tim
                                  Tim  2 hours back

                                  But the thought arises..... did I have sex with myself? So literally everyone who tells you to fuck yourself (it’s you who is telling you) then that means you’re right; you have literally fucked your self if you had sex.

                                  • brentloud
                                    brentloud  2 hours back

                                    This the type of shit you realize when you're off 3 hits of acid

                                    • Graphi Graphi
                                      Graphi Graphi  2 hours back

                                      Now I'm questioning life

                                      • dragos
                                        dragos  3 hours back

                                        If you feel lonely, don’t! You have yourself. 7-8 billions of yourself

                                        • Fro
                                          Fro  3 hours back

                                          So god is a reptile?

                                          • DaMightyWaffle
                                            DaMightyWaffle  3 hours back

                                            0:04 and so the kurzgesagt isekai begins...

                                            • Minerva The Anime&Video Game Trash

                                              Ever look at a comment and say “Man I wish I made that comment” well you did.

                                              • Ryuudo123
                                                Ryuudo123  4 hours back

                                                funny that I also got the idea that we are everyone, and just us, not at the same time though.
                                                That I am everyone and everyone is me just not at the exact same time.
                                                pretty cool to see others thought that up.
                                                And that we are the actual gods of this little world, and no superficial being that nobody can interact with in any way other than using their imagination (which is what most people consider the "God" of this world)

                                                • Ryuudo123
                                                  Ryuudo123  4 hours back

                                                  1:07 "are you, god?"
                                                  "PREPARE TO DIE MOTHERFUCKAAAAA!"

                                                  • will2see
                                                    will2see  4 hours back

                                                    This is deep egg.

                                                    • Stella Tsäko
                                                      Stella Tsäko  4 hours back

                                                      I remember finding this back when the Martian came out in theatres and I loooved it. So glad to see this!

                                                      • Magdalena Pitca
                                                        Magdalena Pitca  4 hours back


                                                        • Classic#Dracula
                                                          Classic#Dracula  4 hours back

                                                          god has the hitler haircut

                                                          • Ammathein
                                                            Ammathein  4 hours back

                                                            My bad trip started at 1:50

                                                            • Sahar Ali Raza
                                                              Sahar Ali Raza  4 hours back

                                                              I mean Just WOW ... 💖

                                                              • DrumtotheBass Woop
                                                                DrumtotheBass Woop  4 hours back

                                                                Why is it only relegated to humans if Aliens could exist, surely reincarnation is not limited to just Earth. So I should be able to experience other life forms, in different configurations. In my universe, what does it matter.

                                                                • cokelover9001
                                                                  cokelover9001  4 hours back

                                                                  u "so im hitler and stalin and my worst enemy" god "yes btw who is ur worst enemy I didn't check" u "the bastard who hit me on the road"

                                                                  • FlamingMC
                                                                    FlamingMC  4 hours back

                                                                    cokelover9001 the hell

                                                                    (I’m Catholic so major offense)

                                                                • FlamingMC
                                                                  FlamingMC  4 hours back

                                                                  I just thought about it, as a Catholic I don’t believe in this concept cause of religion, but I still wonder if this was true, I never thought of a new life after I die but there’s like a 43% chance that this is real and is the fate.

                                                                  • NickBenFanning
                                                                    NickBenFanning  4 hours back

                                                                    I'd bet the 32k dislikes are from religious people or atheists who thought kurzgesagt animated this to pursue an agenda instead of telling a nice philosophical story. This isn't meant to be factual guys just enjoy it lmao

                                                                    • FlamingMC
                                                                      FlamingMC  4 hours back

                                                                      NickBenFanning true, I’m a Catholic but to me it’s this
                                                                      16% serious
                                                                      55% no serious
                                                                      39% offensive

                                                                  • Clers
                                                                    Clers  4 hours back

                                                                    Awesome. Simply awesome

                                                                    • Someone Someone
                                                                      Someone Someone  5 hours back

                                                                      Communism taken to a new level

                                                                      • Zsolt Kovács
                                                                        Zsolt Kovács  5 hours back

                                                                        I don’t know what this is.

                                                                        • Francesco Di Bello
                                                                          Francesco Di Bello  5 hours back

                                                                          Hope i'll be kimi in my next life

                                                                          • Aerox ⁣
                                                                            Aerox ⁣  5 hours back

                                                                            Is this "solipsism"?

                                                                            • BangtanAbbie FA
                                                                              BangtanAbbie FA  6 hours back

                                                                              Babies in the womb be like

                                                                              • sebastian godoy ortiz
                                                                                sebastian godoy ortiz  6 hours back

                                                                                she dont love me... wait, I dont love me :´(

                                                                                • Dmagine !
                                                                                  Dmagine !  7 hours back

                                                                                  Hahah yes this is exactly how I think mostly!! That all religions were right in their one way, that there is someone who guides you in the “afterlife”. I love Kurzgesagt♥️♥️♥️

                                                                                  • rupali washalkar.bhagat

                                                                                    I'm pewdiepie
                                                                                    And i am also t series

                                                                                    • Wolf Among sheep
                                                                                      Wolf Among sheep  7 hours back

                                                                                      Wow I can’t believe how cringy this is

                                                                                      • كريم ء
                                                                                        كريم ء  7 hours back

                                                                                        Great video But
                                                                                        If someone came and slapped me, is it I slapped myself

                                                                                        • Thejas CS
                                                                                          Thejas CS  7 hours back

                                                                                          The video showcases Anthropocentrism to a considerable extent