Are Godzilla’s Flying Monsters Big Enough?


  1. Because Science

    Because Science5 bulan yang lalu

    Thanks for watching Super Nerds! This was a fun one to calculate just for the ridiculous sizes we came up with. Also, seems to be a few bumblebee truthers in the comments. I'll see you in Footnotes, but you should know that bumblebee flight does in fact make perfect sense with physics and evolution. Oh, and go see the new Godzilla movie -- it's a lot of fun! -- kH

  2. hoodieNINJA1030

    hoodieNINJA103015 hari yang lalu

    They all feed off radiation in some form or another so they could probably augment their musculature to generate the power necessary to fly.

  3. Rabidwombat666

    Rabidwombat66622 hari yang lalu

    correct me if I'm wrong but based off of your math with wing to mass. why is it science still can't explain how a bumblebee can fly since based off of your research they technically shouldn't be able to yet they do.

  4. J Dawg

    J Dawg3 bulan yang lalu Godzilla vs Smog Monster there is a (in)famous scene of G using his atomic breath to FLY! Any chance we get a Because Science of what the actual output required for that kind of feet to happen? THANKS LOVE U

  5. Geert Haarn

    Geert Haarn4 bulan yang lalu

    Sigh.. How much can an eagle carry again?

  6. Guardian Vapor

    Guardian Vapor16 jam yang lalu

    It is so frustrating that he is miss saying Ghidorah

  7. Kyle Kahanek

    Kyle KahanekHari Yang lalu

    Kyle Hill from Because Science from one Godzilla fan to another, I have a challenge for you. Seeing as so many of channels like this are about disproving how Godzilla could exist through deconstruction of his biology, How about you try to reconstruct how Godzilla could hypothetically exist. What would it take for Godzilla to exist in terms of biology, bone structure, the ability to swim, the whole enchilada. And that includes all the various powers, such as regeneration, the atomic breath, the nigh invulnerability, the near ageless life span, and all the abilities from all the movies. That is what I want to know. Do you think you are up for it?

  8. Haeseon Yoon

    Haeseon Yoon2 hari yang lalu

    Say gi-door-a one more time and I will strangle u

  9. Su Tart

    Su Tart2 hari yang lalu

    his pronunciation of ghidorah deserves a dislike

  10. Imperfectgaz3993

    Imperfectgaz39932 hari yang lalu

    I didn't know Thor was this smart

  11. Collin Peterson

    Collin Peterson2 hari yang lalu


  12. leeman27534

    leeman275343 hari yang lalu

    the more i watch these videos, the more my brain seems to want to make you out to have a lady's neck and blonde hair, with your face and darker hair sorta superimposed over it. what the fuck, brain.

  13. Prime135 1

    Prime135 15 hari yang lalu

    I meeeean ghidora is LITERALLY otherworldly lol

  14. J Strobel

    J Strobel5 hari yang lalu

    Honestly, the wing span was not as ridiculous as I expected! However yes makes sense lol

  15. Fatih901

    Fatih9015 hari yang lalu

    12:29 probably , I mean , they feed on radiation and they can walk around with their 20.000-140.000 tons of masses so yea

  16. Macon . Guillaume

    Macon . Guillaume6 hari yang lalu

    Well they are nuclear powered animal, so i guess that of course their muscle put out way more power than "normal" living beings, like how many kg of TNT are needed to get to the power of a chunck of plutonium in an atomic bomb ! From v sauce (, litle boy ( the A. bomb detonated over Hiroshima) detonated using only 0.7g of uranium (the rest was vaporised before having the time to react) for a power of 13Kt equivalent of TNT (up to 16), wich give us a power to mass ratio over 18,5 million greater for radioactive powered weapon. To be fair we could scale down to only 1million times more power by body mass for our radioactives good boys, and it still is more than the thousandths of the power need for Gidorah !

  17. Odinson7345 Praviseth

    Odinson7345 Praviseth6 hari yang lalu

    Ghidorah is a aliens from space so it wouldn’t really matter because he can regenerate and doesn’t follow the laws of physics by wing scale

  18. Jurrasic Jam Kid

    Jurrasic Jam Kid7 hari yang lalu

    But ghidorah is a hydra but they don’t exist so I like how you changed it and we need Titanus Gojira too be bigger too so he at least is big as his stomach or waist

  19. Theboss7033

    Theboss70337 hari yang lalu

    Godzilla flies.


    ANONYMOUS8 hari yang lalu

    Food for thought If gidhora is an alien How did he get to earth

  21. 邱繼嵩

    邱繼嵩8 hari yang lalu

    Lose some weight like bird so may have a chance to lift from the ground

  22. Jasper Cremers

    Jasper Cremers9 hari yang lalu

    I cannot get over the pronunciation of quetzalcoatlus! Or quetzal in general! It is pronounced kwet-sahl not ketsel! The edit was some spelling mistakes Another edit: this sounded mean so don't take it as that plz i just really can't stand pronunciations put away the pitchforks please >~

  23. Alexander McLucas

    Alexander McLucas10 hari yang lalu

    I watched the new godzilla movie in it ghidora was called an alien

  24. Goldenboy

    Goldenboy12 hari yang lalu

    "They would need otherworldly strength to fly!" *Ghidorah is an alien*

  25. Sean C

    Sean C12 hari yang lalu

    There's a point in the film where Ghidorah picks up Godzilla and can STILL fly with the additional weight. I wonder if you factor that into the calculation how much more huge the wingspan would need to be :/ Side note -> Seems many of the commenters don't know that otherworldly doesn't literally mean "from another world", the actual definition of the word is "relating to an imaginary or spiritual world

  26. Kiernan Rogers

    Kiernan Rogers13 hari yang lalu

    Flight "evolved" independently, against all odds, FOUR TIMES, and that's not hard to believe?

  27. Nanotech hill

    Nanotech hill13 hari yang lalu

    But couldn’t gidora be Using radioactive power

  28. Justin Clark Azur

    Justin Clark Azur14 hari yang lalu

    Fck Science

  29. its pizza time

    its pizza time14 hari yang lalu

    Barneys drunk uncle fought the Hydras dad.

  30. Fire Blazer

    Fire Blazer15 hari yang lalu

    Everyone: Ghidorah This man: Gidorah

  31. nelson sy

    nelson sy15 hari yang lalu

    Godzilla is 99,000 Tons Ghidorah is 120,000 Tons Mothra is 22,000 Tons Rodan is 35,000 Tons ( These aren't exact but these are the simpler amounts )

  32. Robert Blau

    Robert Blau16 hari yang lalu

    You are the Jesus of science IDreporterr

  33. Little Mac Maliko

    Little Mac Maliko16 hari yang lalu

    i walk 3 km everyday and... it takes a longgggg time

  34. The Hatebringer

    The Hatebringer16 hari yang lalu

    Now that you talked about there size lets talk about the wind force generated by such massive wings.

  35. Haven City civilian

    Haven City civilian17 hari yang lalu

    Lmao at 9:18

  36. mami khiangte

    mami khiangte18 hari yang lalu

    0:46 what did you just say its not gidora its ghhi doooo rah

  37. Komodo Gaming

    Komodo Gaming18 hari yang lalu

    Godzilla is blue and Mothra is cyan

  38. Greg Maisel

    Greg Maisel20 hari yang lalu

    In regards to the calculations for scaling on required wing span...does that include the additional weight of the mass being added to the Kaiju for lift or would that end up scaling exponentially when considering masses at those levels?


    SNICKER ME DOODLE20 hari yang lalu

    Well king ghidorah is from space

  40. gillette match 3

    gillette match 321 hari yang lalu

    the male muto alone is heavier than slattern and the megakaiju.

  41. Art Westefeld

    Art Westefeld21 hari yang lalu

    Just watched Godzilla : King of the monsters and they gave the sizes for several of the monsters. Spoiler Mothera has an 803 foot wingspan, Rodan is bigger.

  42. FBI Agent Agee

    FBI Agent Agee23 hari yang lalu

    Is godzilla *B I G E N O U G H?*

  43. Amanda Orozco

    Amanda OrozcoBulan Yang lalu

    Oh god the mispronunciations 😫

  44. Esteban Palomo

    Esteban PalomoBulan Yang lalu

    Are the "dragons" from GoT appropriately sized?

  45. robloxian

    robloxianBulan Yang lalu

    Holy shit Ghidorah's name is going through a hard time ghiderrah danm

  46. Chase Hardison

    Chase HardisonBulan Yang lalu

    Can you imagine that bird pooping on your car?

  47. Owen Keenan

    Owen KeenanBulan Yang lalu

    At the interview for the next Godzilla movie: Manager: Alright Thor, what do you think would make this movie better? Thor guy: actually I'm not Thor and.. Yeah I don't care Thor guy: make them bigger and then have th- Manager: your hired Manager

  48. Owen Keenan

    Owen KeenanBulan Yang lalu

    I think it's pronounced row-den, but idk for sure

  49. Cellery Von

    Cellery VonBulan Yang lalu

    "tiny" fighter jets lol

  50. dmdz

    dmdzBulan Yang lalu

    Shouldn't you have used bat wings for Ghidorah? That's pretty much what they are. Also, it's noted in the extra material that Ghidorah's flight muscles are strong enough to form a storm system around him whenever he takes flight, so they did think about that.

  51. Cody Sallada

    Cody SalladaBulan Yang lalu

    Hey you should do a video showing the displacement of air due to the huge wings. Imagine what even a single flap could do in devastation.

  52. just a random dude

    just a random dudeBulan Yang lalu

    8:53 I would say Ghidorahs wings are more like bat wings but whatever

  53. Wondrrboy

    WondrrboyBulan Yang lalu

    How much power would it take for a human to lift off the ground (fly)?

  54. Exolette

    ExoletteBulan Yang lalu

    We all know where ghidorah came from... so this is kinda useless.

  55. Chaos Clareon

    Chaos ClareonBulan Yang lalu

    "They would need to produce massive amounts of energy to stay lifted during flight" Yes, that's why Ghidorah travels in a hurricane, which can hold him up just fine. That fact makes all of this science make sense to me. As for Mothra and Rodan? Idk. They said Rodan has caked on Lava on his wings yet he was still able to fly, so I was questioning that already lol.

  56. jeremy mcadam

    jeremy mcadamBulan Yang lalu

    How fast would the wing tips be moving? I'm guessing tens of mach

  57. Kalub Corlet

    Kalub CorletBulan Yang lalu

    In all reality they are fictional and in any case they eat rads for food and are millions of years old tAking that into equasion they can have more power in each thrust than a normal animal seeing how they have more strength than a nuclear bomb detination hense y rodan can literally destroy a city just by flying over it they are sifi which for the most part is science we dont yet undersand its realistically impossible to compare it to the sciane we understand becaus anything is posssible in science just like in the 50s a touch screan smart phone was still science fiction

  58. Fallen

    FallenBulan Yang lalu

    what about stuff like hollow bones and such though?

  59. H3liX Lazar

    H3liX LazarBulan Yang lalu

    Let them fight

  60. FiNNiK

    FiNNiKBulan Yang lalu

    I'm actually quite sad that no creature on earth has evolved a different method of flight than wings... Imagine if there were animals with rotors or rocket engines!

  61. JDragon 82

    JDragon 82Bulan Yang lalu

    one note that prolly alot of people may have already said. Ghidorah's wings look more like a bat, so would it be more fair to place him as more of a bat like creature and less a pterosaur???

  62. Michelle Estes

    Michelle EstesBulan Yang lalu


  63. Cj P

    Cj PBulan Yang lalu

    YOUR hair is glorious

  64. Jay Rilley

    Jay RilleyBulan Yang lalu