The Deadliest Being on Planet Earth – The Bacteriophage

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Published on May 13, 2018

A war has been raging for billions of years, killing trillions every single day, while we don’t even notice. This war involves the single deadliest being on our planet: The Bacteriophage.

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The Deadliest Being on Planet Earth – The Bacteriophage

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  • Seinor Sloth - Channel Youtube
    Seinor Sloth - 8 minutes ago

    *clicks on video* me: oh haha these look like the steven universe things. rad *hears that we'll die from bacteria cause humans r stupid and phages are our only hope* Me: great :_)

  • Non-Newtonian Bleach - Channel Youtube
    Non-Newtonian Bleach - 15 minutes ago

    *A Weird Motion*

  • KimiGaming - Channel Youtube
    KimiGaming - 24 minutes ago

    so what happen when there is no more bacteria in your guts? (with bacteriophage inside)

  • naufal junior - Channel Youtube
    naufal junior - 58 minutes ago

    the only Kurzgesagt video that I could understand

  • GlitchD - Channel Youtube
    GlitchD - 1 hour ago

    Can phages stop other viruses like Ebola or aids. OR CANCER... don't think so...

  • kieran sia - Channel Youtube
    kieran sia - 1 hour ago

    Hypothetically, what if phages evolve to also target us?

  • RedstoneUmbreon - Channel Youtube
    RedstoneUmbreon - 2 hours ago

    Fight microbes with microbes!

  • JayHoffmann842 - Channel Youtube
    JayHoffmann842 - 2 hours ago

    did t phage remind you of the one from jimmy newtron?

  • no channel here - Channel Youtube
    no channel here - 2 hours ago

    Hold up. If phages only destroy bad bacteria, would injecting millions of them cure an infection if you were bitten by a zombie in a zombie apocalypse??? Question of the year right here.

  • Donatas J - Channel Youtube
    Donatas J - 2 hours ago

    better bio lesson then in scool

  • SkullenRaptor SkullSoul - Channel Youtube
    SkullenRaptor SkullSoul - 2 hours ago

    I love your videos I always listen

  • Jaktion - Channel Youtube
    Jaktion - 2 hours ago

    No, i think that the phages cannot destroy the cancer cells

  • EliteOnYT lol - Channel Youtube
    EliteOnYT lol - 3 hours ago

    This is an amazing idea, they must study on this.

  • Neo_n Lights - Channel Youtube
    Neo_n Lights - 3 hours ago

    welp it reminds me if Steven universe, those drill thingy.....

  • Matthew Bester - Channel Youtube
    Matthew Bester - 3 hours ago

    Loved the worms reference. ♥

  • Marilyn - Channel Youtube
    Marilyn - 3 hours ago

    But will phages envolve to do harm to Hunmans?

  • Chihaya Gunzou - Channel Youtube
    Chihaya Gunzou - 3 hours ago

    Worst case scenario: A superbug that is immune to both antibiotics and phages and is now infecting every healthy human on earth. Not even space travel can save you from that kind of superbug.

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    Tractors! - 3 hours ago

    Kursgesagt PLZ make a periodic table video please

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    thegaming galaxy - 3 hours ago

    ok tbh why does any one want people to live [aside from there loved ones] when them living longer just makes more and more people creating the sad truth of make people live 5 years or so make millions die of hunger

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  • Sovien - Channel Youtube
    Sovien - 4 hours ago

    Who would win? One of the most dangerous bacteria feared by man? Or one Dodecahedron Boi?

  • Advance - Channel Youtube
    Advance - 4 hours ago

    Phages are awesome

  • ThatGamer GuyJoey - Channel Youtube
    ThatGamer GuyJoey - 4 hours ago

    What if the phages become too strong for our cells. is that possible?

  • JustTheBeginning - Channel Youtube
    JustTheBeginning - 4 hours ago

    Greed will take over and they will fu$k it up.

  • Lawrence Gist - Channel Youtube
    Lawrence Gist - 5 hours ago

    I have exema. Am I going to die soon?

  • Lawrence Gist - Channel Youtube
    Lawrence Gist - 5 hours ago

    Wouldn't they adapt to attack human cells?

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    RED Engineer - 6 hours ago

    Why do you love ducks?

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    Tobstarrilez - 6 hours ago

    Comes for the science, *stays for the music*

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    Therese Olaer - 6 hours ago

    Theres a war in my body?