Metric Paper
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David Rees:

  • Izuku Midoriya
    Izuku Midoriya

    *Chumimimi noises intensifies*

  • Nol van Gerven
    Nol van Gerven

    That moment when CGP grey goes VSauce

  • Life Of Alex
    Life Of Alex

    This is deep, Like really deep

  • The United States Of America
    The United States Of America

    Was he trying to hypnotize me

  • Your Nan
    Your Nan

    Now I know where you live

  • Arcturia 101
    Arcturia 101

    well frick paper then

  • Rena Ramadan
    Rena Ramadan

    Yes yes, thats exatly what im thinking about, when i have a sheet of A4 paper infront of me.

  • Water

    That' a lot o paper!

  • lizzie_vibes

    me before watching the video: 🙂 me after watching the video: 🤯

  • lizzie_vibes

    soo... everything is nothing

    • Wegetsu


  • kitsada 2.0
    kitsada 2.0

    Wait are there other types of paper which exists which aren't metric wtf

  • Alex Butler
    Alex Butler

    Reminds me of a cool old flash animation called the scale of the universe

  • Victor hjort
    Victor hjort

    The Way it spirals Down, reminds me of a ocean depth video

  • Eric McKay
    Eric McKay

    Just use A4

  • saturnine cinema
    saturnine cinema

    It must surely have been mentioned elsewhere in the 14,000 other comments but this video is incredibly similar to 1977’s “Powers of Ten” which is an amazing piece of work also.

  • ESC Wilde222
    ESC Wilde222

    Atoms are just tiny tiny stars, the loop goes on forever

  • Ask Kruse
    Ask Kruse


  • Nemanja Gajic
    Nemanja Gajic

    imagine not using metric

  • Chloe C
    Chloe C

    Oh man I regret clicking on this video 💀

    • Wegetsu


  • Ruchir Godbole
    Ruchir Godbole

    you couldn't say "Fibonacci" huh? :P

  • 愛心陳

    so this is what it feels like to be on drugs

  • Le Colomblo
    Le Colomblo

    You could at least have mentioned that the ratio of A4 is the root of 2

  • KingJake2511

    Why am I suddenly having an existential crisis???

  • soiung toiue
    soiung toiue

    this is absolutely perfect content to watch at 3am

  • Broken Hope
    Broken Hope

    This is why depression exists.

  • FBI

    Please go on a Long Drive again like the one with Tesla

  • -

    Can you put the "A" number as well as the A4 x2pow?

  • Ken

    Uhh, thank you....sir?

    • soiung toiue
      soiung toiue

      I'm getting motion sickness lol I didn't realize that this was a IMAX experience

  • Bhavya Jain
    Bhavya Jain

    What is universe expanding into. I mean what's nothing made up of? How much of nothing is there? How did it come?

  • Sanidireckt de achter neef
    Sanidireckt de achter neef

    4:47 u did the netherlands durthy

  • Strazdas

    The speed limit may not be a limit at all. We saw paired quarks transfer information at speeds higher than light. We have no fucking idea how they do it.

  • Strazdas

    More proof metric system is superior.

  • shottysteve

    love it! instant classic

    • Vanilla Waffle
      Vanilla Waffle


  • teo bis
    teo bis

    Only I've felt like I was watching a Vsauce vid lmao

  • Georg B
    Georg B

    No wonder A4 paper was invented in Germany. Efficiency and existential dread in one package.

  • Enzlaur T
    Enzlaur T

    Gotta print my homework now on an A(2^100) size paper

  • spice mice
    spice mice

    more how to become

  • Victory Richer
    Victory Richer

    Man glad this is not on vr or probably ill be staying here like i dunno a few minutes.

  • Bears Not Chairs
    Bears Not Chairs


  • Hand Grabbing Fruits
    Hand Grabbing Fruits

    *Metric paper is the best paper*

  • Matvei Peciulis
    Matvei Peciulis


  • Annie Yu
    Annie Yu

    I'm getting motion sickness lol I didn't realize that this was a IMAX experience

  • Hi I'm APOP
    Hi I'm APOP

    "Hey Vsauce, Michael here!"

  • Micah Cooper
    Micah Cooper

    just don't live in a country with the imperial system aka america and ya gucci. ps I know there are 2 other counties that use imperial but it fun to make fun of Americans

  • Netherstar Builds
    Netherstar Builds

    welp im sticking to letter paper, I don't want to question my existence every time i fold a paper

  • Vanillasquid

    Thanks for an existential crisis!

  • Velindian

    Did Grey just dox... himself??? Or... the universe???????????????? *Vsauce Music Plays*

  • Toto_Feather

    2:25 *Bestagon*

  • SuperMasterJuice

    this is literally The Powers of Ten but updated

  • Hol Horse Gaming
    Hol Horse Gaming

    Use the spin, Johnny!

  • Andrey Kozlov
    Andrey Kozlov

    Not even joking, Grey has to start putting existential warnings at the start of his videos, things can get really depressing really quick.

  • Jacob West
    Jacob West

    But dose negative value paper sizes exist?

  • Rico van Steen
    Rico van Steen

    05:20 am, let me quickly watch that one nerdy video I still wanted to watch for like two weeks now. 05:29 am, I am never watching a CGP Grey video alone in bed anymore. 05:30 am, let's e-mail my shrink to put this on the list of topics. *Note to Grey: love your stuff man, but could you include a safeword at the beginning of these types of videos, like cucumber or Manhatten, much appreciated ✌️🤙

  • Balaji Viswanaathan
    Balaji Viswanaathan

    all measurements are in millimeter. Measurements are done with accurate values by using 1: root of 2 rather than using international slandered paper size. Thus these calculations are accurate for not being accurate and sorry if there is any mistake. a4/2^8 = 243.6452424284535 , surface area of bee approx = 245 a4/2^24 = 0.0037177313602974474 , surface area of cell body of neuron approx = 0.031415926 a4/2^32 = 1.4522388126161904 x 10^-5 , surface area of nucleus of neuron approx = 2.827433388 x 10^-5 a4/2^39 = 0.00040056364824753664 (width), wavelength of visible light ranges from 4 x 10^-4 to 7 x 10^-4 a4/2^56 = 1.1064112186431878 x 10^-6 (width), width of A-DNA = 2.3 x 10^ -6 a4/2^64 = 3.3812569748055898 x 10^-15, surface area area of hydrogen atom = 4.523893421 x 10 ^-14 a4/2^96 = 7.872602378031215 x 10^-25, surface area of hydrogen nucleus (calculated with the help of radius) = 2.42345785 x 10^-24 a4/2^116 = 7.507898691207137 x 10^ -31, quark dont have size but there are some experimental data but they vary. a4/2^228 = 1.4300029837075218 x 10^-32(length), plank length = 1.6 x 10^ -32

  • 絮子Naomi


  • Doug Wanger
    Doug Wanger

    The golden ratio...

    • NUT LORD
      NUT LORD

      This sadly isn’t the golden ratio


    Didn't need to be thinking about the futility of existence at 4 in the morning I just wanted cool paper facts

  • Donovan Seidl
    Donovan Seidl

    I now am having an existential crisis. Thanks Grey

  • Charlie Watts
    Charlie Watts

    The whole perceivable universe is the equilivent to one quark somewhere out there

  • RatseyThe_Rat

    So basically the Mandelbrot set but even weirder I thought it was over, nope its not

  • Devin Culver
    Devin Culver

    is that a jojo reference?

  • Joshua

    I love the new take on the powers of 10 concept

  • Lewis Palmer
    Lewis Palmer

    You missed the new particle

  • Third_Eye_of_The_Slav

    The Unobservable Universe might be so huge that the Observable Universe would be to the Unobservable Universe what Planet Earth is to the Observable Universe

  • Toaster

    2:49 ngl that’s kinda depressing

  • abd rahman garnaouy
    abd rahman garnaouy

    No wonder why youtube keeps recommending that video for me

  • Blaine Burns
    Blaine Burns

    Title changed twice?

  • Sam Cronk
    Sam Cronk

    and I thought that the golden rectangle was cool

  • Phunky Phresh Phrog
    Phunky Phresh Phrog

    Thanks for the vid! I can finally do the infinite spin and I managed to finally put the president of the USA and all of his alternate universe forms into infinite turmoil!!

  • hyena boi dose stuff
    hyena boi dose stuff

    I am scared

  • Mr. Sahira
    Mr. Sahira

    Existential Crisis Paper

  • TRU3_J3DI

    Steel ball run was based off paper.

  • steven tagg
    steven tagg

    Is this why the photocopier is always out of A3?

  • Lucrey .D
    Lucrey .D

    We are actually in the movie "The Grinch"

  • An innocent Seal
    An innocent Seal

    honestly i was already enjoying myself before the whole folding thing

  • Teo Borges
    Teo Borges

    Confirmed, he is british

  • Dungeon Lord
    Dungeon Lord

    I can remember seeing a2 for first time

  • Sharcc

    if you fold an a4 sheet until it reaches the plank length, since it retains it's mass, could it then cross the schwarzchild radius and collapse into a blackhole?

  • controling thunder
    controling thunder brain hurts

  • Kinenai

    DO NOT WATCH THIS WHILE HIGH! Go back to those mischievous kitties... much b³tter

  • a broke engineer
    a broke engineer

    *N O T H I N G*

  • Maurycy Hartman
    Maurycy Hartman

    This should be put on the next Voyager!

  • Zachary Sellin21
    Zachary Sellin21

    People here having existential crises while im getting a brain massage

  • Marnie C
    Marnie C

    Fun fact: the building he zooms out of at 4:20 is "Connect Managed Services" in London, a company for connecting global businesses

  • Neo The One
    Neo The One

    Spirals: Finally, a worthy opponent. OUR BATTLE WILL BE LEGENDARY

  • Yayo 305
    Yayo 305

    I clicked the video cuz I saw the thumbnail of the perfect spin rectangle of jjba sbr

  • space Gators
    space Gators

    Observable universes are just an Adam's nucleus

  • colin green
    colin green

    Why does CGP Grey sound like Veritasium

  • Douglas K
    Douglas K

    9 minutes ago: "Huh, CGP Gray made a video about paper. That's cool I guess.." Now: *EXISTENTIAL CRISIS*

  • Sii Kei
    Sii Kei

    I used all sizes of metric paper in architecture college, yet somehow I never knew A0 is equal to 1 square meter.

  • Rares Stefan
    Rares Stefan

    Damn, so deep, now i am brain damaged severely

  • Ricardo Milos
    Ricardo Milos

    Its 3 fucking am and I have 2 tests tomorrow

  • Mr MentalGaming
    Mr MentalGaming

    well this is depressing

  • Mayur Gangawane
    Mayur Gangawane

    Michael Scott would be proud

  • Oddly Even
    Oddly Even

    I was already like, "Oh, the lovable golden spiral bs that I had to endure in Jojo part 7." ._.

  • B Charter
    B Charter

    Mathmagical is my new favourite word.

  • Eliseo202

    Thanks for the existencial chrisis!

  • Flow FFA
    Flow FFA

    Cool paper I now have severe depression

  • Rufus T B Martin
    Rufus T B Martin


  • Liam Hartley
    Liam Hartley

    That piece of paper was being folded by Grey on London Wall near Moorgate