The Deadliest Being on Planet Earth – The Bacteriophage

  • Published on: 13 May 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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  • Uğurcan Kurtuluş
    Uğurcan Kurtuluş   2 hours ago

    Superbug: antibiotics dont kill me anymore fucking humansBacteriophage: hold my beer

  • Sunam Panigrahi
    Sunam Panigrahi   2 hours ago

    It's Pubg infection modsBacteria (Zombie)Immune system (defenders)Bacteriophange(Vanquishers)Remember while playing PUBG

  • Fonnex fox
    Fonnex fox   4 hours ago

    Kurgskazat. I got really sick a week ago and it got worse and worse. Turns out my body Basicly created a superbug and i was patent zero. And now my entire school is kinda fucked.

  • Amaroq64
    Amaroq64   4 hours ago

    Ah, the FDA. Making sure people die unnecessarily for 20+ years while the potential cure already exists.

  • Blue Fire
    Blue Fire   5 hours ago


  • minh nguyen
    minh nguyen   5 hours ago

    Would you mind making an video about CACERRRRRRRRRRRRRR.And post it at next sartuday?

  • Døg Łover
    Døg Łover   8 hours ago

    “We screwed up”Yeah, humans screw up 24/7, why do you think Trump is president?

  • digo?
    digo?   14 hours ago

    let's say bactereophages chased bacteria based on specific genetic signals, and that somehow we discovered a way to manipulate that, could we use them to attack like, human cancer cells?

  • A Sharpe
    A Sharpe   18 hours ago

    I dont feel so good.....

  • Gavin
    Gavin   19 hours ago

    I thought it was the injector from steven universe

  • Duran X
    Duran X   1 days ago

    The deadliest saves us? More like the protective one

  • La Tui
    La Tui   1 days ago

    omg the Worms Armageddon reference.

  • sab sab
    sab sab   1 days ago

    So if you inject thousands of bacteriophages into your body, where they go after killing all bacteria in your body, do they just stay in your body or?

  • ThatOnlyGuy
    ThatOnlyGuy   1 days ago

    Well heres the thing. They have been approved by the FDA.

  • pkleaf
    pkleaf   1 days ago


  • sua mae
    sua mae   1 days ago

    So basically, the deadliest entity on our planet teams up with the deadliest being in our planet

  • kirra s
    kirra s   1 days ago

    Fuck it, bacteriophage time

  • Alan Martinez
    Alan Martinez   2 days ago

    Serious question- is there a field in science looking at developing a virus that could specifically target cancer cells? Is that even possible? Or are cancer cells too different (Like how human cells are immune to these)

  • keith laham
    keith laham   2 days ago

    The phage is the perfect example of sacred geometry.

  • keith laham
    keith laham   2 days ago

    Jesus get a facecloth will ya. You got Phage all over ya face kidddddddddddd

  • Tim YT
    Tim YT   2 days ago

    Phage has joined the chat

  • Tim YT
    Tim YT   2 days ago

    Bacteria: We are the superior beingsPhage: Im about to end this mans whole career

  • Galeem
    Galeem   2 days ago

    All bacteria should be expired

  • Dee Cee
    Dee Cee   2 days ago

    So, anyone else thinking about modifying these phages for cancer?

  • Foozle 1-Up
    Foozle 1-Up   3 days ago

    But phages target specific bacteria...but for that we need to be exactly sure what disease your carrying..a simple fever might be cause by a simple war between bacteria and WBC but a simple fever can also be cause by something else...another underlining disease...for phages to work we need to be sure what's going will be like have a blood test for headache and fever bcz it can be a cold...a flu.. throat infection...or something more deadly

  • Uber Cena
    Uber Cena   3 days ago

    Bacteria: runs from phage to infect bodyHumans: Injects body with phagesBacteria: Wait that's illegal

  • Uber Cena
    Uber Cena   3 days ago

    Superbugs: Once I invade the body, I'll--Phages: I'm gonna stop you right there

  • Just a random guy
    Just a random guy   3 days ago

    Ive watched this video atleast 50 times, and I just noticed the Worms Battleground joke at 4:41. Nice Kurzgesagt.

  • ManiakNoot
    ManiakNoot   3 days ago

    "Phages are the deadliest beings on earth"Protects humans from superbugsPhages: you are bad guy, but this does not mean you are bad guy.