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  1. justandy333


    7 mínútum síðan

    I thought he was gonna talk about how the A size of paper came about. Instead he goes down the existential rabbit hole!

  2. DJ ALo

    DJ ALo

    7 mínútum síðan

    ... i have nothing

  3. Tom Slack

    Tom Slack

    7 mínútum síðan

    Watch this in fullscreen. Amazing.

  4. Julie Farrell

    Julie Farrell

    11 mínútum síðan

    Yes.... lord grey.... give... give it to me... as the reality dissolves.... give it to me....

  5. Peypey


    21 mínútu síðan

    I feel violated. That is not what I expected when I clicked.

  6. spoonlift


    31 mínútu síðan

    There is no your mom at the end

  7. Der Elopfarrer

    Der Elopfarrer

    39 mínútum síðan

    thanks, i just wanted to sleep but...

  8. Merc at Arms

    Merc at Arms

    40 mínútum síðan

    Anyone else notice that the papers expanding in the end look line a Fibonacci spiral?

  9. eni is here

    eni is here

    54 mínútum síðan

    but you cant fold paper that many times

  10. Sørensen


    Klukkustund síðan

    What if the earth is just a small cell in a unfathomably large organism, and we, the animals, are the micro bacteria who keep it going? What if our earth is the cell causing cancer, by pollution?

  11. Fnutarf


    Klukkustund síðan

    yet it can only be folded 7 times

  12. nothing


    Klukkustund síðan

    This. Is. Hypnotizing.

  13. Bob li

    Bob li

    Klukkustund síðan

    2:43 This is not true. quantum fluctations happen

  14. jianjun Wong

    jianjun Wong

    Klukkustund síðan


  15. The Godzilla

    The Godzilla

    Klukkustund síðan

    After folding the paper 42 times it also can reach the moon.

  16. くろいムース


    2 klukkustundum síðan

    I love the homage to the Eames office’s “Powers of Ten” education film, just with more feelings of existential crisis

  17. InfoBlues


    2 klukkustundum síðan

    This was such a heavenly experience....the animations were awesome and your voice is so smooth!! Great work man

  18. Mr KKC

    Mr KKC

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    So it's all just A4

  19. BMambeE 123

    BMambeE 123

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Mathmagical is a blessed word

  20. Guy who Watches science videos

    Guy who Watches science videos

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Golden ratio but slightly different ennit

  21. RobiePAX


    2 klukkustundum síðan

    So this is now Vcauce Grey channel. I don't mind.

  22. twomeydd


    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Google Maps copyright really sucks doesn't it? Couldn't have solved it better myself

  23. Richard


    2 klukkustundum síðan

    TL;DR: exponents hold extreme power

  24. Noah Ingram

    Noah Ingram

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Is this a jojo reference?

  25. Andrew Brown

    Andrew Brown

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Is it only me that realised this entire scale is happening in a real office building, specifically 60 Basinghall Street, London EC2? Why CGP Grey? WHY?

  26. dawood siddique

    dawood siddique

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Man, that felt like roller coster!

  27. Frederick wilssman

    Frederick wilssman

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    so that's why printers is still so slow .

  28. logan simonson

    logan simonson

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    1:03: march 2021 "metric man" incident (Not the best joke ever but its the best i got :/)

  29. someone


    3 klukkustundum síðan

    As a European this video is nothing new to me No existential crisis, no nothing Everything is normal

  30. Seu Pai

    Seu Pai

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    POV: a planck is made of galactic filaments

  31. ayporos


    3 klukkustundum síðan

    If there can be a minimum size you can zoom in to, there must also be a maximum. It's either neither exist, or both exist. You either have a lower and an upper bound, or you have none.

  32. Smoklen 53

    Smoklen 53

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    I came wanting to watch something as I ate my waffle... ..I still haven’t taken a single bite.

  33. Loser Only Club

    Loser Only Club

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    I now respect Metric Paper

  34. Waseem Elbishari

    Waseem Elbishari

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    The only video on youtube to break my brain

  35. Agent B0771E

    Agent B0771E

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    We might be one of the only chances of the universe to get full of life, but here we are messing up with memes and destroying ourselves

  36. 13lackhood86


    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Kinda creepy, how we as humans seem to think ourselves the masters of our world, when the galaxy we live in if so far greater not to mention the entire universe as we know it, makes you realise just how small and fragile we are as a species. BTW love the vid so here is my like and comment

  37. BlyatMan Poland

    BlyatMan Poland

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    everyone gangsta until A-1 paper gets invented

  38. TimeWisely


    4 klukkustundum síðan

    well, i am nothing so i'm fine with that ✔

  39. transittoronto


    4 klukkustundum síðan

    I think the National Film Board of Canada did a similar cartoon to this. Didn't do the Metric Paper, or the existential monologue, but the two share a similar inspiration. Thanks for this: it brings back memories. :-)

  40. Kid Grit

    Kid Grit

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Best video on paper I've watched this week.

  41. Anirudh Panguluri

    Anirudh Panguluri

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Reminds me of the film orders of magnitude. A brilliant work indeed!

  42. Deon Mara

    Deon Mara

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    This is a video about paper right?

  43. Vilver II

    Vilver II

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    I’m nothing but a sheet of paper in the infinity of space.

  44. Alexandra Winastwan

    Alexandra Winastwan

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    ?????????? What is this video

    • Alexandra Winastwan

      Alexandra Winastwan

      5 klukkustundum síðan

      I mean, I'm surprised but certainly not disappointed

  45. Jacob Yinger

    Jacob Yinger

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    This man gave me an early life crisis Edit, over a peice of paper

  46. Wren Lewis

    Wren Lewis

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    this video does something that has been done before, enforcing a sense of scale on the brain that goes from the smallest to the largest, but, this video does it in a way that is, so hypnotizing, this ever repeating pattern, your calm, slow speech, it just does something that makes the reality of all of it hit in a way that not a lot of other things attempting the same goal do. thank you

  47. WintermintP


    5 klukkustundum síðan

    That's a whole new way to bring the concept of 1.618 to the table...

    • Gooscar


      32 mínútum síðan

      Golden ratio doesn't come into this at all

  48. Maximilian Kunzmann

    Maximilian Kunzmann

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    ok cool

  49. Unready Jam

    Unready Jam

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    we're insignificant in this universe

  50. OptimusPhillip


    5 klukkustundum síðan

    I find it interesting that this is considered metric paper, considering it uses binary increments instead of decimal.

  51. Julius


    5 klukkustundum síðan

    The video got from interesting to wtf this is depressing

  52. Entity52


    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Mind Blown

  53. Yusha Bakker

    Yusha Bakker

    5 klukkustundum síðan


  54. Tank 3557

    Tank 3557

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Only Grey can make a sheet of paper give me an existential crisis

  55. Flydrop88


    6 klukkustundum síðan

    I was expecting this to be a rant to the imperial units system

  56. The lagger

    The lagger

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    will A-1 ever exist

  57. raymondlynx


    6 klukkustundum síðan

    what a ride

  58. Christopher Gallop

    Christopher Gallop

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    What’s bigger than a0 is it a-1 or a01 or something else also what is the plank length in paper a204?

  59. VeeAyyDee


    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Yeah, his address is 55 Basinghall St, London EC2V 5AF, UK

  60. Mr Master

    Mr Master

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    I feel like I did drugs... except i didn't ever lmao

  61. Stephen Temple

    Stephen Temple

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Yet he still uses fahrenheit

  62. Diogo R

    Diogo R

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    This video got so weird so quickly!

  63. kian weeb

    kian weeb

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    I came hear for paper but I got the meaning of life

  64. William


    6 klukkustundum síðan

    The Observable universe is plank size. The existable universe is the size of universe.

    • kian weeb

      kian weeb

      6 klukkustundum síðan


  65. sayswithoutgoing


    7 klukkustundum síðan

    I see why you were looking for an animator ;) Great video!

  66. LeviaRiosh


    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Do you live by any chance in the city of London not to be confused with London the city?

  67. Brixter Lixter

    Brixter Lixter

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Technically we don’t know what the speed of light is

  68. NoName. NoName.

    NoName. NoName.

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    and i have homework

  69. FuyGawkes


    7 klukkustundum síðan

    When Kurzgesagt meets Tool you get Grey. Thanks for the existential crisis!

  70. Brett Biederman

    Brett Biederman

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    I’m so numb to ISboths videos being dramatic about the heat death of the universe that my only take away is that printers can operate on almost 0 wastage with metric print stock.

  71. Matronator


    7 klukkustundum síðan

    I half expected to see the planck pixels to appear again at the end of the video to form a loop.

  72. Prismatic Falcon

    Prismatic Falcon

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    I've noticed the golden ratio, now I'm here

  73. PhilSucks


    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Okay I did not see any of this coming

  74. Adams_Bad


    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Thanks, now my monitor is moving.

  75. Cheydinal


    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Why did I always think you can keep repeating the 1:2 pattern by halving it? That would immdiately go to 1:1 instead of 1:2

  76. Asid Flux

    Asid Flux

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    holy crap can you imagine a sheet of paper that big

  77. Lejon van Rhee

    Lejon van Rhee

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    So metric paper is the best, right

  78. Accipiter Inkunen

    Accipiter Inkunen

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Welp. That was awesome. What an amazing way to explain that~

  79. Jinhua Kuek

    Jinhua Kuek

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    That's deep Grey matter (pun intended)

  80. Arthur Heusdens

    Arthur Heusdens

    9 klukkustundum síðan


  81. Johnny Joestar

    Johnny Joestar

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    I think that's how my infinite rotation works.

  82. Måns Lindahl

    Måns Lindahl

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    This is why rectangles are the best, you can divide them as much as you want,

  83. ShigaruFR


    9 klukkustundum síðan

    classmate: why is you backpack so heavy ? me with a A4 x 2²²² in it : :)

  84. Mr. Norris

    Mr. Norris

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Non Americans watching this: *Visible happiness*

  85. So Geo

    So Geo

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    I’m never using paper again

  86. qm


    10 klukkustundum síðan

    and yet people out there will defend imperial

  87. 64 bit

    64 bit

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    and this is why you should start investing early

  88. davekachel


    10 klukkustundum síðan

    i came for some paper knowledge and left with yet another scale of the universe

  89. Martin


    10 klukkustundum síðan

    did I just get hypnotized?

  90. furriephillips


    10 klukkustundum síðan

    This might be my absolute favourite video of all time.

  91. Junsu Lee

    Junsu Lee

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    I did not know that the side of A4 paper was sqrt(2). Very cool.

  92. Alucard


    11 klukkustundum síðan

    didnt expect my whole life perspective to be completely destroyed by a fucking piece of a4 paper

  93. WinDestruct


    11 klukkustundum síðan


  94. Anders Le Does Stuff

    Anders Le Does Stuff

    11 klukkustundum síðan

    so paper is the best method for space travel?

  95. Chad Call

    Chad Call

    11 klukkustundum síðan

    I am made mostly of nothing, vibrating with quantum energy, with a desire to conquer space, which is what I am mostly made of, and which is what the universe is mostly made of. And yet, I want to conquer it all, and spread my unique composition of space across all of space.

  96. Gacheru Mburu

    Gacheru Mburu

    12 klukkustundum síðan


  97. VentNRage


    12 klukkustundum síðan

    Alternative Title: Why dying is ok

  98. Leonaяdo DiCapяio

    Leonaяdo DiCapяio

    12 klukkustundum síðan

    Conclusion: you are nothing

  99. Sera Shitenshi EnVTuber「熾天使 世来」

    Sera Shitenshi EnVTuber「熾天使 世来」

    13 klukkustundum síðan