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  1. ratoim

    ratoim2 tuntia sitten

    The metric paper doesn't have to be a rectangle. A right triangle with angles 45-90-45 can be exploited in the same fashion, both in terms of expanding or shrinking proportionately, and fitting multiple iterations of various levels on a single triangular (or for convenience, square) sheet of paper. Not surprising, given that 1.414 is the square root of 2.

  2. Michael Bertrand

    Michael Bertrand7 tuntia sitten

    A marvelous update to the famous "Powers of Ten". Love it.

  3. Gjando

    Gjando8 tuntia sitten

    Mathemagical might be my new favorite word.

  4. WitherSol The Vagrant

    WitherSol The Vagrant13 tuntia sitten


  5. Jose Calihua

    Jose Calihua14 tuntia sitten

    2:26 He remembered the cult

  6. Menos Problemos

    Menos Problemos15 tuntia sitten

    Ish.. That doubling part reminds me of a dream I had. I still feel cold of distance when I think about it 😕

  7. Edins

    Edins17 tuntia sitten

    We know soo moch abot the space and its just .001% of what learned from the space

  8. KS8

    KS818 tuntia sitten

    Everything I learned from this video, is that the Earth is a woman...

  9. mog3

    mog320 tuntia sitten


  10. ??????????????????

    ??????????????????21 tunti sitten

    Double of the A0 must be A-1, Right?

  11. James Frain

    James Frain23 tuntia sitten

    I prefer imperial paper

  12. Pinguino The Penguin

    Pinguino The PenguinPäivä sitten

    Me a spin user: First time?


    ADAM TAN SHUI HAN MoePäivä sitten

    golden ratio be like

  14. Zardecil 4

    Zardecil 4Päivä sitten

    Anyone can pick a frame of reference for which something doesn't matter. Just because there are lots of frames of reference, doesn't mean that the bigger ones are more important than the smaller ones. The most important ones would be the ones closest to you that you can affect. Organize something. Try a new thing. Experience the frame for which you have been given to reference. This is how we discovered everything around us. We used the basis of right now and then expanded upon it until we reach the limits of our understanding. No need for existential crisis. Just because you can't meaningfully affect the bigger frame doesn't mean the one you have is worth nothing. Size can be deceiving. Your choice which frame is meaningful.

  15. ooga booga

    ooga boogaPäivä sitten


  16. Spefle

    SpeflePäivä sitten

    I'm over here stressing about school and this man just told me that metric paper proves that nothing even matters lmao

  17. Rocky Mitchell

    Rocky MitchellPäivä sitten

    Infinitely shrinking a4

  18. human 1792

    human 17922 päivää sitten

    Light is heartbreakingly slow, and life is heartbreakingly short, the fastest thing we know and the longest thing we know we experience are simply not enough to explore the stars

  19. Chandrasekhar Kappagantula

    Chandrasekhar Kappagantula2 päivää sitten

    Who else thought at 3:38 that the stains on their screen were something in the video?

  20. Cyklon_ 3000

    Cyklon_ 30002 päivää sitten

    ...Ehm... ... ... ... ...This hurts!

  21. Ed

    Ed2 päivää sitten

    Now I hope we are in a simulation because the fear of accidently traveling in the wrong direction to leave the area where galaxies exist in scary to think about (assuming we can travel faster than light somehow (maybe the speed of dark?))

  22. Mr JazzBam

    Mr JazzBam2 päivää sitten

    Please stop

  23. sdef

    sdef2 päivää sitten

    classic song. Everyone go listen at the link grey provided.

  24. Emile Bichelberger

    Emile Bichelberger2 päivää sitten

    Ort cloud is just a theory

  25. James Gray

    James Gray3 päivää sitten

    this is deep

  26. Mindsmurf528

    Mindsmurf5283 päivää sitten

    Sir, this is a wendy’s

  27. Hanini

    Hanini3 päivää sitten

    Watching this in x1.75 gave me so much stress

  28. TURKY0504

    TURKY05043 päivää sitten

    مين صدع راسه معي

  29. Luke

    Luke3 päivää sitten

    Well, that escalated quickly.

  30. BossFight Gaming

    BossFight Gaming3 päivää sitten

    4:10 Help

  31. OrieDargon

    OrieDargon4 päivää sitten

    i thought this video was about paper

  32. Doge

    Doge4 päivää sitten

    existential paper

  33. Jaroo E

    Jaroo E4 päivää sitten

    What if the things smaller than plank instants were galaxies from another universe/s?

  34. Gamur Sherif!

    Gamur Sherif!4 päivää sitten

    i got hypnotized so hard and i realized after watching this that i didnt want to watch this.

  35. J.P. Balas

    J.P. Balas4 päivää sitten

    In all seriousness, I work with both imperial and metric paper, units, 3D objects, etc. in my physicist job and I can clearly see why the metric system is far better firsthand. The US definitely needs to switch to the metric system, but doing so will be a huge challenge.

  36. Jackninja5

    Jackninja54 päivää sitten

    You scared me somewhat.

  37. the gameisover1

    the gameisover14 päivää sitten

    1:27 beee

  38. TheMightyKinkle

    TheMightyKinkle4 päivää sitten

    I was not expecting that

  39. The Software

    The Software4 päivää sitten

    This game me the opposite of Existential Dread because it helped me notice that if everything is just an illusion, I can make it whatever I want it to be.

  40. Homo Grammaticus

    Homo Grammaticus4 päivää sitten

    This is so funny, beautiful and touching!

  41. Hélio Júnior

    Hélio Júnior4 päivää sitten

    I came here for light entertainment. I left with an existential crisis. just the way I like it

  42. Tim Fisher

    Tim Fisher4 päivää sitten

    Hey grey, can you do a animate your life?

  43. HiFive789

    HiFive7895 päivää sitten

    I wanted a cool video about a metric paper. and NOT About the FREAKING Meaning of LIFE.

  44. Stanley Ndirangu

    Stanley Ndirangu5 päivää sitten

    "Stop it, get some help." - Mr. Jordan

  45. Sneaky Turtle

    Sneaky Turtle5 päivää sitten

    I knew I meant nothing but come on man

  46. Jonathan Yoshimoto

    Jonathan Yoshimoto5 päivää sitten

    1:28 You break me up and build me up, bee liver

  47. I'm A Garlic

    I'm A Garlic5 päivää sitten

    I stared too long into the hypnotizing rectangle and threw up.

  48. aerial 11

    aerial 115 päivää sitten

    You want me to define anxiety? I don't have the time, here, watch this instead.

  49. Seth Kunert

    Seth Kunert5 päivää sitten

    There was still a direct path to earth the entire way. The door to beyond never closes with the right perspectives.

  50. Seth Kunert

    Seth Kunert5 päivää sitten

    What if you could infinitely unfold the paper larger. Slicing it thinner and thinner each time

  51. Rematic

    Rematic5 päivää sitten

    I expected to hear about how great the paper I use is, I didn't wanna spiral down into an existential crisis...

  52. A random Uno reverse

    A random Uno reverse5 päivää sitten

    This all came from math and a sheet of paper

  53. gavranarh

    gavranarh6 päivää sitten

    An animated rehash of Powers of 10 (1977), seems pretty uninspired as far as originality goes

  54. Roger Bailey

    Roger Bailey6 päivää sitten

    The best take on the old 1970s "Powers of Ten" video I've ever seen.

  55. FunkySplash99

    FunkySplash996 päivää sitten

    but you can only fold a paper 8 times or whatever....................................

  56. Anthony Cabalan

    Anthony Cabalan6 päivää sitten

    Wow. Everything is nothing and nothing matters.

  57. Jai

    Jai7 päivää sitten

    Grey you need to chill bud

  58. Demonic Zero

    Demonic Zero7 päivää sitten

    Well I feel... kinda small

  59. toycat_does_badly

    toycat_does_badly7 päivää sitten

    I feel really small.

  60. King Zogoro

    King Zogoro7 päivää sitten

    metric paper is the bestapaper

  61. Dobuni ka

    Dobuni ka7 päivää sitten

    I am in this video and I don't like it

  62. Ethan Gonzalez

    Ethan Gonzalez7 päivää sitten

    People are having existential crises while I’m just sad that there are probably aliens who we will never meet

  63. Suh Guy

    Suh Guy7 päivää sitten

    Apart from the existential crisis, are you telling me that Americans use a different size of paper?

  64. Luke Scott

    Luke Scott8 päivää sitten

    I’m convinced CGP Grey had a fever dream about paper and this was the result.

  65. CaliKat

    CaliKat8 päivää sitten

    and im studying for my math test right now?

  66. Crunchy Churro

    Crunchy Churro8 päivää sitten

    me when im a cowboy with green metal balls

  67. RandoTingsRepated

    RandoTingsRepated8 päivää sitten

    7:53 obserble

  68. Kurei0

    Kurei08 päivää sitten

    I wasn't expecting to have an existential crisis

  69. ᛊᛏᛖᚠᚠᛖᚾ ᚹᛁᛞᛗᚨᛁᛖᚱ

    ᛊᛏᛖᚠᚠᛖᚾ ᚹᛁᛞᛗᚨᛁᛖᚱ8 päivää sitten

    How much of an existential crisis do you want? - Yes.

  70. Ace The FireDragon

    Ace The FireDragon8 päivää sitten

    What a weird way of saying that metric is superior than the imperial.

  71. rasa keju

    rasa keju8 päivää sitten

    wait did he just doxed himself wtf

  72. Viraj Waghanna

    Viraj Waghanna8 päivää sitten

    You could have explained the same thing without A4 or the doubling concept. 🤦‍♂️

  73. Martin Gouws

    Martin Gouws8 päivää sitten

    I legit thought this video was going a whole other direction. Meanwhile it ended up going every possible direction

  74. Cypher

    Cypher8 päivää sitten

    JoJo SBR Infinite rotation

  75. An Amazing Apple

    An Amazing Apple8 päivää sitten

    People be talking about existensial crysis while the guy just speaks common sense

  76. Stikstofman

    Stikstofman8 päivää sitten

    Sooo... metric is better?

  77. Walker Himself • _ •

    Walker Himself • _ •9 päivää sitten

    FBI wants to know your location

  78. Samuel Putnam

    Samuel Putnam9 päivää sitten

    Well, you've managed to turn me against metric paper...

  79. Kerbeh Klobbah

    Kerbeh Klobbah9 päivää sitten

    This must be what Gyro and Johnny dream about every night. Or it could be Valentine's nightmare, hard to say at this point.

  80. Sam Adams

    Sam Adams9 päivää sitten

    All I think of is Lateralus by Tool

  81. JonS_

    JonS_9 päivää sitten

    Fun fact: the building Grey is contemplating paper in does not exist

  82. The Gaming Police

    The Gaming Police9 päivää sitten

    jojo reference?

  83. Xenostrings

    Xenostrings9 päivää sitten

    You sound like a smart version of Jerry Smith.

  84. Endarire

    Endarire9 päivää sitten

    I am now curious why CGP Grey cares so much about these things.

  85. doctoraep

    doctoraep9 päivää sitten

    There is a lot to unfold here...

  86. Dogger

    Dogger9 päivää sitten

    They asked me to get some information about Metric Paper for my design class at school... ...thanks CGP, I think this is exactly what they were referring to

  87. Charles-Andre Nolet

    Charles-Andre Nolet9 päivää sitten


  88. G.L.B

    G.L.B9 päivää sitten

    go back to the bee please go back to the bee for the love of bees go back to the bee

  89. Fan of Most Everything

    Fan of Most Everything9 päivää sitten

    Some of you folks have never seen Powers of Ten, and it shows.

  90. Cool Legends Gaming

    Cool Legends Gaming9 päivää sitten


  91. Justin Prince

    Justin Prince9 päivää sitten

    Why does he suddenly talk like Kourtney Kardashian?

  92. Human Bean

    Human Bean9 päivää sitten

    ... so no officer, I did not dropkick that child

  93. Lucky Eddy

    Lucky Eddy9 päivää sitten


  94. Twisted Preacher

    Twisted Preacher9 päivää sitten

    My work printer, being able to print A5, A4 & A3, seems vastly inadequate now.

  95. Melonmode

    Melonmode9 päivää sitten

    1 minute in: Wow, metric paper is pretty neat End of the video: we are nothing...

  96. Anxiety

    Anxiety9 päivää sitten

    "want the tiniest? its MADE OF NOTHING. THERES NOTHING. "want the largest?" its MADE OF NOTHING. THERES NOTHING.

  97. Anxiety

    Anxiety9 päivää sitten

    ITS ALL A4.

  98. Locust Lou

    Locust Lou9 päivää sitten

    Please do a video on african histories

  99. Green Light Zone

    Green Light Zone10 päivää sitten

    I came here thinking that it got something to do with design and logos. Left with existential crisis.

  100. Auburnt Vixen

    Auburnt Vixen10 päivää sitten

    very wholesome content...

  101. macforme

    macforme10 päivää sitten

    This reminds me of a book and video by Charles Eames called "Powers of Ten" (1982)

  102. Helios Sol

    Helios Sol10 päivää sitten

    Damn it Grey