Metric Paper

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  • cosmonaught
    cosmonaughtKlukkustund síðan

    sir, this is a wendys

  • Bryce Debner
    Bryce Debner4 klukkustundum síðan

    Explain stockssss

  • Bryce Debner
    Bryce Debner4 klukkustundum síðan

    Do a video on Stocks please!!!!

  • lionfish plays
    lionfish plays4 klukkustundum síðan

    i came here to be entertained

  • Akdbf Lilikop
    Akdbf Lilikop8 klukkustundum síðan

    Woah, caught me off guard

  • James Mack
    James Mack14 klukkustundum síðan

    I see you put that "house" in the City of London. I see you making callbacks.

  • Task Froce 80th
    Task Froce 80th15 klukkustundum síðan

    Proof that metric is better than imperial system

  • Luke Biltcliffe
    Luke Biltcliffe16 klukkustundum síðan

    Someone needs to show this to Democritus asap

  • nice nice
    nice nice21 klukkustund síðan


  • Jose Acevedo
    Jose Acevedo21 klukkustund síðan

    Watched this video before heading to bed. Big mistake. Now I'll never sleep tonight.

  • klenzgaming
    klenzgaming22 klukkustundum síðan

    way too high for this

  • da_kitty
    da_kittyDegi Síðan síðan

    I’m now sad

  • Gentrade
    GentradeDegi Síðan síðan

    Alternate Title: Grey explains how The Golden Rectangle works

  • Luna Lovelle
    Luna LovelleDegi Síðan síðan

    This is the best thing ive ever seen wtf

  • nunaoooo
    nunaooooDegi Síðan síðan

    That was way deeper than I expected

  • Sophia Cook
    Sophia CookDegi Síðan síðan

    Do you ever just feel like the universe might just be an atom to something? Just like how things go down so small and it turns dark. Things get so big and turns dark... maybe there are worlds in atoms. We would never know...

  • Finn Crossan
    Finn CrossanDegi Síðan síðan

    Did I just join a cult

  • Just some girl with
    Just some girl withDegi Síðan síðan

    I came here for a piece of paper and what do I get? A mental breakdown.

  • Just some girl with
    Just some girl withDegi Síðan síðan

    This is how my conversations go. From a nice looking paper to a bee and everything else being made of nothing. But nothing is made of something so what is that something that makes nothing. Well the answer is nothing makes something that something makes nothing because nothing is impossible but something is not. Therefore nothing is possible because if nothing is made of something and something is possible, then nothing has to be possible. Wow?

  • formerfreak
    formerfreakDegi Síðan síðan

    Showed this to my friend, now he gets why I've been saying for year "nothing in this world really matters, being mean won't change anything but it will change you"

  • Hunter Gustafson
    Hunter GustafsonDegi Síðan síðan

    What kinda nightvale bullshit is this

  • Theodore L'Vinchi
    Theodore L'VinchiDegi Síðan síðan

    He is starting to learn of the Golden ratio.

  • Polly Sey
    Polly SeyDegi Síðan síðan

    Designers can tell you this makes things so much easier. Don’t disregard.

  • Matt S.
    Matt S.Degi Síðan síðan

    my head hurts

  • Breno Oliveira
    Breno OliveiraDegi Síðan síðan

    Animation masterpiece

  • Klumpit
    KlumpitDegi Síðan síðan

    Yooo.. is that... NO WAY A JOJO REFRENCE??? :flushed:

  • Klumpit


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Part 7^

  • Scaredyouare
    ScaredyouareDegi Síðan síðan

    This was a roller coaster of emotions

  • Martin Mendl
    Martin MendlDegi Síðan síðan

    ... and what if the observable universe is just a quark of a different universe? A one similar to ours. And our quarks are just another observable universes, just of worlds a level below our own. And this could go both ways for infinity.

  • Jo Al
    Jo AlDegi Síðan síðan

    i should of smoked before i watched that video

  • The Finesse Kid
    The Finesse KidDegi Síðan síðan

    There's a great vid im guessing this one is based off called "powers of 10" it's not animated and was made in I'm guessing 80s if you like this it's worth a watch

  • James Kahre
    James Kahre2 dögum síðan

    What did i just watch

  • Zarek
    Zarek2 dögum síðan

    Deep thoughts like this re-kindle my previously extinguished suicidal thoughts. Edit: no I don't think I will actually kill myself, so don't worry

  • cev q
    cev q2 dögum síðan

    3:35 “until we reach quantum madness” C, think you’re already there, dude.

  • Larry Wissel
    Larry Wissel2 dögum síðan

    I will never look at Metric Paper the same

  • Hylodatus
    Hylodatus2 dögum síðan

    Alternative title: How to create a blackhole with paper.

  • fadadapple
    fadadapple2 dögum síðan

    But printers can’t actually put ink all the way to the edge of the paper

  • R MH
    R MH2 dögum síðan

    ...But... Lord Grey, why would you do this to us? Were we not your loyal followers? Did we not bring regular offerings of Like to feed the ever-hungering ISsofts engagement-tracking beast? Why have you brought us to this state of dazed despair? *T__T*

  • FoxStarfish Da Axolotl
    FoxStarfish Da Axolotl2 dögum síðan

    I came here for some entertainment, not an existential crisis

  • Aaron Maline
    Aaron Maline2 dögum síðan

    cool now i can use the spin

  • T.R.O. Aero
    T.R.O. Aero3 dögum síðan

    But do you think it loops? Do you think we may be the largest thing and smallest thing at the same time? Are we organisms within another organism? Horton Hears a Who status?

  • Professor Bear
    Professor Bear3 dögum síðan

    I was expecting hexagons are the bestsagons rectangle edition. I guess I kinda got that.

  • Blake Davis
    Blake Davis3 dögum síðan

    Greys been watching exurb1a aka the cosmic depression turtle

  • Blazingsilver
    Blazingsilver3 dögum síðan

    Crazy to think that these galactic filaments could be the dna to something incomprehensibly huge, and we are just the quarks holding it together

  • GeneNerd1984
    GeneNerd19843 dögum síðan

    ....but couldn't you do the same doublings and halving with a 8.5x11in paper?

  • Peter Berry
    Peter Berry3 dögum síðan

    Well, that escalated quickly.

  • Vilius Minkevicius
    Vilius Minkevicius3 dögum síðan

    - What's the problem? - Oh, it's nothing.

  • ANDREWB 07
    ANDREWB 073 dögum síðan

    Pov : you forgot it was a bee

  • Siddhesh Goenka
    Siddhesh Goenka3 dögum síðan

    Existential crisis

  • Kid_With_A_ Mac11
    Kid_With_A_ Mac113 dögum síðan

    “Pay your respects” (someone gets it)

  • Julian Vernon
    Julian Vernon3 dögum síðan

    But... why?

  • Samuel Gerkin
    Samuel Gerkin4 dögum síðan

    Most everything is nothing . . . so how valuable and beautiful it is that there is something! In all that empty space: a galaxy! In that empty galaxy: the earth, teaming with life! In an empty atom: the nucleus and electrons, allowing all things larger than them to be!

  • Joe Ja
    Joe Ja4 dögum síðan

    Johnny Joestar learning Spin be like:

  • Raidok
    Raidok4 dögum síðan

    What was even the point of this video?

  • Brayden Rischke
    Brayden Rischke4 dögum síðan

    This video is so hypnotic

  • TheGamerXA
    TheGamerXA4 dögum síðan

    Want to know why people disliked? They couldn’t handle the existential crisis

  • Kyrie R
    Kyrie R4 dögum síðan

    Does anyone have ibuprofen? My head hurts

  • RedRoachDK
    RedRoachDK4 dögum síðan

    @CGP Grey This home does not exist. Nicely done, but there's no house like in the video (4:24) on: 51.516989, -0.09175. 9/10: Close but not close enough :)

  • Aminah M
    Aminah M4 dögum síðan

    ok but the folding bit is so satsfying

  • ryan brown
    ryan brown4 dögum síðan

    You genius

  • Per Johan Axéll
    Per Johan Axéll4 dögum síðan

    The universe is a fractal....

  • Pizza
    Pizza4 dögum síðan


  • Solid
    Solid4 dögum síðan

    watch this while dropping acid.

  • Felix Bitzer
    Felix Bitzer4 dögum síðan

    Mr Grey, are you alright?

  • Science done right
    Science done right4 dögum síðan

    Srsly I did not know an A4 Sheet can give me an existential crisis

    27. PRIYANSHU SAHU4 dögum síðan

    uhhhhh I thought we can fold paper only 8 times

  • gary
    gary4 dögum síðan

    Man this makes me question why we are here

  • Miles Bismarck
    Miles Bismarck4 dögum síðan

    This video made me scared and it's not going away

  • Blank
    Blank4 dögum síðan

    “The farthest any human made object has traveled” Then riddle me this McB%$&h HOW THE F DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE GALAXY, AND EVERYTHING ABOVE IT!

  • R2D2 Inc
    R2D2 Inc5 dögum síðan

    K thanks Grey it's not like I WANTED to sleep tonight.

  • Andrew Babb
    Andrew Babb5 dögum síðan

    Is this the modern Adventure To Inner Space??

  • Taylor Industries
    Taylor Industries5 dögum síðan

    and then you introduce b4 paper and c4 paper...

  • B20C0
    B20C05 dögum síðan

    I really have to appreciate how beautifully written, animated and narrated this video is.

  • Erika Butler
    Erika Butler5 dögum síðan

    It looks nice and all, but I live in America and as such won’t get much opportunity to appreciate this paper.

  • vlad gociu
    vlad gociu5 dögum síðan

    To big and there is nothing To small and there is nothing Were at the perfect size of the univers

  • Doapin
    Doapin5 dögum síðan

    The scariest part about this is that it wasn’t even uploaded in April 1st

  • nilozingames
    nilozingames5 dögum síðan

    Grey, are ya causing everyone to have an existential crisis again? C'mon man, you know you gotta take your pills.

  • Jacob Curran
    Jacob Curran6 dögum síðan

    @marcel.._ on tiktok has been plagiarizing CGP Grey with 0 credit givin

  • Matt W
    Matt W6 dögum síðan

    Well, this is as fun as the Galaxy Song from Monty Python's Meaning of Life.

  • human entity
    human entity6 dögum síðan

    The VR game Orders of Magnitude does a great job this

  • Internet PaTroll
    Internet PaTroll6 dögum síðan


  • toonbat
    toonbat6 dögum síðan

    This feels like the sort of thing everyone should watch at least once in their lives.

  • R MH

    R MH

    2 dögum síðan

    But *only* once, as repeated viewings will lead to clinical insanity.

  • GatorZero
    GatorZero6 dögum síðan

    someone stealing ur vids on tiktok

    SΛMЦΣL CΉΣП6 dögum síðan

    my brain-

  • Samuel Russell
    Samuel Russell7 dögum síðan

    Nothing about b or c series or double long or bleed

  • pkpress
    pkpress7 dögum síðan

    How did this man make 8 minutes out of a piece of A4 paper and make it still interesting

  • Epic Boss
    Epic Boss7 dögum síðan

    reminds me of scale of universe 2 by carykh

  • rob MacGregor
    rob MacGregor8 dögum síðan

    My soul hurts

  • Trevor Wilson
    Trevor Wilson8 dögum síðan

    Yo song??? I wanna listen to this song and honestly this vid while hella high

  • Ronstar308
    Ronstar3088 dögum síðan

    I just wanted to make a poster now I wish I was dead.

  • Shane Murphy
    Shane Murphy8 dögum síðan


  • Oholibama
    Oholibama8 dögum síðan

    Böses deutsches Papierformat... Jetzt habe ich eine Existenzkriese

  • kjjlkhlnfoi fefaf
    kjjlkhlnfoi fefaf8 dögum síðan

    will you try scratch (its free btw)

  • Simon
    Simon8 dögum síðan

    Thank you Germany

  • Bacn_
    Bacn_8 dögum síðan

    Moral of the story: everything is nothing

  • Marneus Calgar
    Marneus Calgar8 dögum síðan

    Meanwhile, in the USA: feet, armpits, eagles, letters, gallons...

  • Excalibaard
    Excalibaard8 dögum síðan

    Ok, so now all we need is a sheet of A(-181) paper and wrap up the universe, literally.

  • The Blue Gentleman
    The Blue Gentleman8 dögum síðan

    That soundtrack was beautiful

  • Kioto
    Kioto8 dögum síðan

    thank you for breaking my brain... again...

  • Will Weichman
    Will Weichman9 dögum síðan

    I kinda like Existential Crisis Grey

  • Ivan Gospodarski
    Ivan Gospodarski9 dögum síðan

    The atom: made of mostly nothing The universe: made of mostly nothing