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
  • Runtime : 7:9
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  • Dinosaur 1978
    Dinosaur 1978   1 hours ago

    Imagine if someone could modificate the bacteriophage to kill cells.

  • Ifaz Khan
    Ifaz Khan   11 hours ago

    Bacteria : Let's attack Humans....hahahhaHumans : No......*becomes sick*but then antibiotics are inventedHumans :, you guys are finished....Bacteria : Nooooooo. .......*they die*but bacteria evolves to face antibioticsBacteria : Hahaha haha. ......humans, your weapons are nothing against us now !!! Humans : Nooooooo, 😣😣😢😭😭.....who will save us now ?Bacteriophages : "Your Saviour is here"......Humans, we will save you bacteria can harm you......WE ARE THE AVENGERS OF MICROBIAL WORLD !!!!Bacteria : Nooooo😣😭😭.....*they die then....Bacteriophages : A bacterial body is also very useful to us for giving birth to our babies !!Bacteria : 😣😣😭😭😭😭Humans : 😁😁

  • Grace García
    Grace García   15 hours ago

    helppp!!! is this in a paper or like a tesis or something :( I need it for homework :(

  • Cosmic Kal
    Cosmic Kal   17 hours ago

    Injecting phages will basically be Vaccination 2: Infective Boogaloo.Which will give us Anti-Vaxxers²

  • Caesar
    Caesar   18 hours ago

    But couldn’t a bacteriophage develop to attack human cells?

  • Lucatsan
    Lucatsan   22 hours ago

    3:29 to 4:00 Is this what helped the coronavirus spread across the world? Is the Covid-19 a super bug?

  • jose pimienta
    jose pimienta   1 days ago

    cancer: you wanna see my kill count?super-bugs: ha! don't make me laugh!covid-19: allow me to introduce myself.ebola: you fool! you thought i was dead

  • Joe Kidwell
    Joe Kidwell   1 days ago

    As soon as he said we screwed up my iPad started lagging

  • Sophia Cho
    Sophia Cho   1 days ago

    Where does he find all this information

  • Remote Client
    Remote Client   1 days ago

    But if you inject a virus to your body.. then it would activate the immune system

  • Araya - UwU
    Araya - UwU   1 days ago

    Kurzkesagt has taught me more than my school, this is why I love Kurzkesagt. I hope these videos doesn't stop ❤️

  • Marcus Msuya
    Marcus Msuya   2 days ago

    God: But this virus has a tail.Angel: Ooh, creative today, are we?God: And legs.Angel: Are you feeling okay-God: And make them attack lots of bacteria.Angel: ...okay. How much bacteria-God: YES!!!

  • Domestic Launch
    Domestic Launch   2 days ago

    Is it just me or do the phages look like the injectors from Steven Universe?

  • G
    G   2 days ago

    I love this channel. It’s made my youtube 10x better!

  • Muro
    Muro   2 days ago

    So what happens if those phages evolve to eat humans?......

  • David Lascano
    David Lascano   3 days ago

    What if phages evolve so they can destroy human cells too?!

  • Jocylin
    Jocylin   3 days ago

    "Trillions die every day"Sounds like an average day in the Imperium of Mankind.

  • asampes
    asampes   3 days ago

    bacteria: we have become immune to antibiotics! there is nothing you can do about it!Phages: ay ay ay ay ayyy

  • cloudyyskies
    cloudyyskies   3 days ago

    The best crossover - The deadliest thing x the second deadliest thing

  • Madina Cowder
    Madina Cowder   3 days ago

    dude gtfoutta here. with that "bacteriophage" attack

  • Gökhan Keseroglu
    Gökhan Keseroglu   3 days ago

    the deadliest person in the world Bill Gates 🖕🖕🖕💩🦠💉💩

    LUCAS CHEN   4 days ago

    I'll kick pseudomonas areunosa bootycheecks

  • Spotlight43
    Spotlight43   4 days ago

    It’s all fun and games until the phages evolve to get into the human cells

  • smkeddy
    smkeddy   5 days ago

    I like the Worms game reference! Classic!

  • 3M0j1
    3M0j1   5 days ago

    What everyone sees: A virusWhat steven universe fans see: (SU fans understand ;))

  • no no
    no no   5 days ago

    I want to have a special "pocket" in my body where bacteriophages can live, eat, reproduce, etc... And each time a bad bacteria enters my body they just exit through a tiny door and start attacking.

  • オルガ5日
    オルガ5日   6 days ago


  • The Left can't Meme
    The Left can't Meme   6 days ago

    Maybe we'll end up going through 50-100 year cycles where we need them swap between phages and antibacterials