The Conspiracy Theory that the Middle Ages Never Happened

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  • Half as Interesting
    Half as Interesting9 muaj më parë

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  • TheElectricOrigins


    3 ditë më parë

    We the computer????? That's a "logical" fallacy.

  • Matrix Cuber

    Matrix Cuber

    Muaj më parë

    This is ironic

  • L18


    Muaj më parë

    **looks at HAI 200**

  • Mika8513


    Muaj më parë

    No I know why ALthe suggested this video, just after I watched your "AI generated" video...

  • chris pham

    chris pham

    Muaj më parë

    We made a vid about Nike and how they are dominating the sportswear industry: This was our alternative thumbnail idea 😉.

  • Rosario Castro
    Rosario Castro2 orë më parë

    People actually believe this? 😓

  • Mike Coote
    Mike Coote19 orë më parë

    LOL the Moors ruled from 711-1492

  • MDT
    MDT21 orë më parë

    this must be the most hilerious conspiracy ever ... Why ? ...i Almost daily metaldetect in europe and find medeival alot silver coins , gold coins. even the early beginning 750 A>D> Lodewijk de Vroome pseudo coin fibula...? i make them myselfs ...on the field ....probably

  • Danny Beads
    Danny BeadsDitë më parë

    This is one of the stupidest conspiracy theories ever, because we have scientific proof that our historical dates are correct by matching astronomical events that could only have happened in history if the dates were correct, like a solar eclipse in BC times or other things like that, everything has to align perfectly with the dates, and they do. You basically have to be a moronic flat earther to believe this one also.

  • snorkleycake
    snorkleycakeDitë më parë

    That was pretty cool how you censored Mohammed, I’ve never seen anyone else bother

  • Octavius
    OctaviusDitë më parë

    This period is known as the Dark Age, not the Middle Age. Which, by current standards of fact checking, renders this video as false, misleading and canceled. Please make at least some effort.

  • dody armanto
    dody armanto2 ditë më parë

    So according to the phantom time hypothesis sun wu kong the monkey king and his master didn't exist? That's preposterous

  • Rodney Reed
    Rodney Reed2 ditë më parë

    It's 90 days in a season, it's 4 seasons which is 360 days in a year. White people history is about, 6000 years old so where did white people come from should be your next video

  • Gavin the great Gavin the great
    Gavin the great Gavin the great2 ditë më parë

    Middle Ages ended in 911? Charlemange did 9/11 confirmed!

  • Crystal Gamer
    Crystal Gamer2 ditë më parë

    Conspiracy theorists like to look for inexistent problems when the real proven-to-exist ones are constantly right in front of their faces

  • Supremekushhh
    Supremekushhh2 ditë më parë

    Can’t believe this was in my recommended considering ALthe hates conspiracy theories. Surprises me, I’m not complaining tho

  • Theeduckie
    Theeduckie2 ditë më parë

    A+ segue to advertisement is why I’m subscribing.

  • TheElectricOrigins
    TheElectricOrigins3 ditë më parë

    There are several SCIENTIFIC DATA matching 2-3 centuries of misalignment during the first millennium: -ECLIPSES: Robert Newton (NASA) and Anatoly Fomenko's team proved there was sudden deceleration in Eart-Moon system, shifting eclipses from X-VII centuries. -DENDROCHRONOLOGY: Larsson and Ossowski's studies showed there is a 232 year gap in tree rings in Europe during the 1st millennium. -Spring Equinox measurements from Anatolius of Ladiocea recorded it at 19 March 283 AD. Since in 1582 spring equinox was 11 March (previous to Gregorian Reform) there are 19-11=8 days of difference, which at a rate of 128.2 years/day would give 1025 years instead of the alleged 1300 years. -In the Gregorian Calendar Reform, the pope removed 10 days. If it was done to reform Julian Calendar they should have removed 13 days. If it was done to set Eastern Day on a fix Sunday, they may have created their own "Nicenic Calendar" even if it was just for the sake of no ulterior reforms. Additionaly, NO DOCUMENTS exist that prove that Nicenean goal.

  • Filipe Bernardino
    Filipe Bernardino3 ditë më parë

    The whole issue here is that we live with a time mentality, time is irrelevant, even frozen snacks tells you how long you should put it in the microwave. The Mayan calendar wasn't even about time, but space, where would things sit or be. We are the only ones who obey time. There is always a time for anything, or no time at all.

  • Trumpet
    Trumpet5 ditë më parë

    K mhm

  • Alex
    Alex6 ditë më parë

    Another conspiracy: yo mama is a llama

  • Double Oh 7
    Double Oh 76 ditë më parë

    Are you completely stupid. It's the DARK AGES, not the middle ages you numbskulls 🤦‍♂️

  • e fan club lol sma for life
    e fan club lol sma for life8 ditë më parë

    Lol are you crazy Karen

  • Sabrina Mitchell
    Sabrina Mitchell9 ditë më parë

    Awww but I like this theory cause that means we are like,in the 1700s actually??? That would be so cool

  • Truman Widing's Main Account
    Truman Widing's Main Account10 ditë më parë

    la vie

  • blade walker
    blade walker10 ditë më parë

    earth doesn't move but clouds do worlds biggest con

  • James the cat
    James the cat11 ditë më parë

    Just as an FYI the roman style of the Victoriana was a delebrat choice to give the idea of continuity from the roman empire to the British in order to create the mith of ligtmasy (i know i can't spell)

  • Ajc 7575
    Ajc 757511 ditë më parë

    Wait, but if there’s 360ish years unaccounted for, why would the solution be to subtract those year not add them.

  • Kristen Riley

    Kristen Riley

    11 ditë më parë

    big brane

  • Ajc 7575
    Ajc 757511 ditë më parë

    Wait, can someone explain the take a day off every 100 years and re add it every 400?

  • Ajc 7575
    Ajc 757511 ditë më parë

    Wait, why would the Julian calendar be off by only 10 days? Did we correct the leap thing?

  • Ajc 7575
    Ajc 757511 ditë më parë

    0:34 did he say youjube?

  • Nova2512
    Nova251212 ditë më parë

    *Nicea is pronounced ny-sea-ah*

  • Jericho Stevens
    Jericho Stevens13 ditë më parë

    so, we're actually living in the year 1700. kinda crazy never thought about how do we know for a fact we're living in the year "2020"... what unarguable authority do we have that says this is how much time has actually past...

    MB4LUNCH13 ditë më parë

    2:19 First Lie of video. The Earth does NOT rotate. easily proven many times and with many Scientific experiments... So there is that...

  • Alejandro Pacheco

    Alejandro Pacheco

    Ditë më parë

    Well according to relativity stuff, the entire universe could in fact rotate around Earth, and as obvious as it may be, there's no way to prove it does nor doesn't in the same way we can't prove if the universe rotates or not.

  • Ein Mensch

    Ein Mensch

    12 ditë më parë

    Bro what

  • {•Itz_Oreo Boba•}
    {•Itz_Oreo Boba•}14 ditë më parë


  • Adrian Lazaro
    Adrian Lazaro14 ditë më parë

    Do one over the nazi German space program and their hidden base on Antarctica !!!!!

  • Train Disciple
    Train Disciple15 ditë më parë

  • Ajhey127
    Ajhey12715 ditë më parë

    I thought that the Middle Ages were just a myth?

  • Supreme Verdict
    Supreme Verdict15 ditë më parë

    I see..soo..2012 is still at us in the future right??

  • Orange Creamsicle
    Orange Creamsicle15 ditë më parë

    The editor: #1 trending super popular easily consumable content The Narrator: The good stuff in the middle of the barrel

  • Kimmy Cassie
    Kimmy Cassie15 ditë më parë

    Time is a concept

  • uday singh
    uday singh16 ditë më parë

    4:11 Town hall from power puff girls ...wait whaaat 😂😂😂😂

  • Random person
    Random person16 ditë më parë


  • Brodin YT
    Brodin YT16 ditë më parë

    This Video Doesn’t Exist.

  • Mic k
    Mic k16 ditë më parë


  • Izaya Orihara
    Izaya Orihara17 ditë më parë

    I personally love antiques, and I do have some carbon dated ones from this time period. So trust the guy with an anime profile pic and name, will you?

  • Tiny Desk Engineer
    Tiny Desk Engineer17 ditë më parë

    I do love looking at fellow humans being idiots

  • Arbiter Of Reason
    Arbiter Of Reason17 ditë më parë

    Perpetual calendar watches have to have the date adjusted once every 400 years to account for leap centuries. The next one is in 2100. Bit of watch mechanic nerd stuff for you guys.

  • Frank R. Haugen
    Frank R. Haugen17 ditë më parë

    Solution to your zoom issue: use Microsoft Teams :-)

  • scatercat jones
    scatercat jones17 ditë më parë

    Not into conspiracy theories but carbon dating is not reliable

  • Slavko
    Slavko17 ditë më parë

    Checkmate atheists.

  • Ziggyzaggy 300
    Ziggyzaggy 30018 ditë më parë

    It's a really cool theory

  • Washika Afrozi
    Washika Afrozi18 ditë më parë

    It’s 476 AD!

  • linksgrünversiffter grumpy old man
    linksgrünversiffter grumpy old man18 ditë më parë

    Everyone and math: a few days because calendar Illig: sEvErAl hUnDrEd yEaRs

  • dif49
    dif4918 ditë më parë

    What sane person would believe that

  • periklis spanos
    periklis spanos18 ditë më parë

    All the yesterday things don’t happen we know that also trips to moon don’t happen

  • TheDonGork
    TheDonGork19 ditë më parë

    Some people think conspiracy theorists are obsessive. It’s just guys being “what if” hypothetical then doing research for entertainment

  • 1 muffin
    1 muffin19 ditë më parë

    So according to the conspiracy people on new year in 613 (31.12.613) just decided that the next day is January the 1st 912... *For no fucking reason* (It's a joke don't take it serious, looking at you karens)

  • The Sorrentos Moon
    The Sorrentos Moon19 ditë më parë

    l have no idea why this Theory is being slowly introduced, l saw a video sometime ago where they said there were never any Anglo-Saxon's in Brittany as it was called then. l couldn't stop laughing until l sat back and thought, goodness some people will take that seriously. l am here to inform that as l write to you, l descend from the Anglo - Saxons of Brittany. l have personally seen our Crest with many, many others, that sit on the roof of The Great Banquet Hall in England. l have our Crest hanging in my own home, although we don't have a Motto, as they didn't come in until about 13th -14th Centaury, our Family name is very Ancient. Who do you think fought the Crusade's? Thank God my family down through time has kept records, today l am a 9th Generation Australian, we are actually 11 Generation's now. The 1st photograph of my family was taken in 1832 in Australia. No Middle Age's l find that particularly insulting

  • The Sorrentos Moon

    The Sorrentos Moon

    17 ditë më parë

    @Vlad Prus Exactly. Where did the Anglo-Saxon Language come from before English was introduced. It irritates me to no end regarding History being re-written. Also, l would love an explanation regarding the Throne, that all English Monarch's sit on at their Coronation. It's the Throne of Edward The Confessor, who was an Anglo-Saxon King. When Prince Charles becomes King, he too, will sit on that Throne.

  • Vlad Prus

    Vlad Prus

    17 ditë më parë

    "l saw a video sometime ago where they said there were never any Anglo-Saxon's in Brittany" so what would be the origin of English language then?

  • daniel de lewis
    daniel de lewis19 ditë më parë

    I didn't know that dismissiveness was part of the scientific process.

  • Michal Drevenák
    Michal Drevenák19 ditë më parë

    Open mind a little more u almost got it but its huge u have to prepage ur mind for TO SEE the size of the fraud here___

  • enoughofyourkoicarp
    enoughofyourkoicarp20 ditë më parë

    So basically we've got another 300 years until the world ends? Great, more delays! Oh well, I guess I'll take that holiday after all...

  • Loreman72
    Loreman7220 ditë më parë

    Oh, so the Vikings never happened? Smh

  • hellavadeal
    hellavadeal20 ditë më parë

    I met a man that believed he was the only real person , The world was a hologram and he was a prisoner stuck in it. Nothing you say will convince him otherwise, because you are part of the program. He is not allowed in public. They keep him under observation to prevent him trying to get out of the matrix, ie. killing himself.

  • RudolfMaster
    RudolfMaster20 ditë më parë

    i guess we are just gonna ignore the rise of islam

  • Wendylcs
    Wendylcs20 ditë më parë

    the meaning of the term "Conspiracy Theory" as used here is a mutation. (Conspiracy theory = suspicions about an organized group of two or more persons carrying out covert plans, usually for corrupt purposes)

  • friedcash
    friedcash20 ditë më parë

    The i660 vs.1660 (i vs 1) aspect of related theories wasnt addressed.

  • Vanz
    Vanz20 ditë më parë

    Anything: *Happens* Current conspiracy theorists: Bill Gates

  • star destroyer
    star destroyer21 ditë më parë

    I got a curiosty stream ad lol

  • Dustin Noland
    Dustin Noland21 ditë më parë

    What about the war between the Martians and the napkin making union. They left that out too.

  • Krishna Priya H
    Krishna Priya H21 ditë më parë

    "Who name sounds like an IKEA furniture" that cracked me up 😅😅😅... This guy's presentation is awesome man...

  • badwolf66
    badwolf6621 ditë më parë

    1715 is coming to an end I mean 2020! Bring on 1716.... I mean 2021!

  • TheyMadeMonsters
    TheyMadeMonsters21 ditë më parë

    Amein! HalleluYah!

  • Suzanne Hartmann
    Suzanne Hartmann22 ditë më parë

    So the question is not so much did years happen but what were they numbered, did the numbering star over, from zero or from something else (like 325) and why etc.

  • Suzanne Hartmann
    Suzanne Hartmann22 ditë më parë

    Now ASTRONOMY I can get behind thank you for pointing that out.

  • Suzanne Hartmann
    Suzanne Hartmann22 ditë më parë

    CARBON DATING is NOT reliable. It depends upon carbon 14 (which is harmlessly radioactive but decays so that is why it is usable but not in this case for a timer). In order to USE it to date with it has to be uniform across the earth and across time. If it happens to be in different concentrations either at different locations OR at different times it no longer functions as a reliable date indicator. Because you no longer know if the animal, plant or person has less C14 because of where they came from, or if that year there just happened to be less they breathed in rather than it has been 1000 years SINCE they breathed more in and it decayed into C12. Well even though the archeologists did not want to question that supposition other scientists were busy doing research that bore on that very problem. Collecting ice core, glacier cores, ocean cores and lake bed cores. After looking at papers from all these different disciplines and projects I and others came to an important conclusion. C14 dating is crap because it is random in the environment. The prevailing theory among the GEOLOGISTS writing those important papers is that since it was found in spikes along with other elements associated with meteors that might explain why the spikes. And why the distribution across the earth is not uniform either. In fact currently archeologists use C14 to make other more important and appropriate observations. For example is the skeleton they just dug up more likely to be a local or an invading Viking? Because the C14 concentration is very germane to locations. Just not time.

  • Suzanne Hartmann
    Suzanne Hartmann22 ditë më parë

    Snarling and mocking does not make you sound smarter than the other guy. Debating his facts does that. See you have a MUCH bigger problem than that oversimplified explanation of the "missing time" theory. Where are the head stones all over Europe that SHOULD say things like 1275 or 1112. Most of the ones historians CLAIM have dates of that nature actually say i275 or i112. AND so do the coins. Printed by various kings and kingdoms so it is not just an issue in a single country mind you. And supposedly these are the dark ages where ALL the kings and kingdoms forgot how to write and left us nothing in the form of written records. Suspicious much? In fact the Muslims have such records but, and here is where the calendars matter, they do not count time the way the ROMANS (therefore popes who are really all descendants of Caesars) do, or the second Reich. You know Holy Roman Empire? Hitler tried to establish the third one of those. So we have a serious problem figuring out what year IS this? 2020, more than 2000 years since Christ or 1020 1000 years since Christ or something else entirely. Since we were lied to entirely about the native peoples who live on this continent when Europeans arrived how much do you really trust their history of the European continent? Some of the cities like Chicago were intact cities when the Pilgrim's landed.

  • AwsomEthan
    AwsomEthan22 ditë më parë

    fact: the 9/11 conspiracy is so incredibly stupid that I question the intelligence of the people who believe it

  • J-One


    14 ditë më parë

    I question the intelligence of anyone this gullible. This is Kelly Bundy levels of naivity.

  • Lawrence Ferguson
    Lawrence Ferguson22 ditë më parë

    The dark ages started when Rome invaded Greece

  • Lawrence Ferguson
    Lawrence Ferguson22 ditë më parë

    Did ancient civilization invent the club or was it modern man

  • Skyler Garza
    Skyler Garza22 ditë më parë

    Did you forget about the gregorian calendar fixing things on that 1000 year scale already too? There's some funky maths involved in the millennium years as well. The calendar fixes itself for a good 20k years without input. On another note, time keeping (separate from date keeping) needs to be adjusted by using "leap seconds" every once in a while too, that's a fun fact

  • R⃤o⃤c⃤k⃤e⃤y⃤
    R⃤o⃤c⃤k⃤e⃤y⃤22 ditë më parë

    Birds aren't real.

  • Ice Cold
    Ice Cold23 ditë më parë

    Oh wait... so this is about dates?. I was expecting you to pick the typical route of "The Middle ages never happened cuz the medival times began with the fall of the roman empire and the roman empire didn't fall until 1453 with the fall of Constantinople". Not this.

  • Richard O'Keefe
    Richard O'Keefe23 ditë më parë

    So the foundation of Islam never happened? Good to know.

  • Peter Schwarz
    Peter Schwarz23 ditë më parë

    Council of Nicaea say Ni- See- A not nick - kea

  • Truth is better Than Fame
    Truth is better Than Fame24 ditë më parë

    "whose name sounds like Ikea furniture" is your way of telling people what to believe? Lies take a lot of effort. Truth does not. Just present the facts. Mentioning the name of the theory was a good start. We'll do our own research from here, thanks!

  • RedNeck Ranga
    RedNeck Ranga24 ditë më parë

    It's all fake!! considering the fact that we base our time and dates on a fairy tale about a man named jesus.. no one knows exactly what year we're in, it's safe to say we're in the billions!

  • Tim Chavez
    Tim Chavez24 ditë më parë

    People still use B.C./A.D.?

  • Euclid Avenue
    Euclid Avenue24 ditë më parë

    5:37 Haram.

  • Jonathan Zimmer
    Jonathan Zimmer24 ditë më parë

    Its not a pretense if you're educated (in it).

  • yoursotruly
    yoursotruly25 ditë më parë

    The Middle Ages are long gone for me, can we make it so Old Ages never happen?

  • Grosom31 ,
    Grosom31 ,25 ditë më parë

    so how did we transit from the early ages, to the late ages?

  • Darryl Dyke
    Darryl Dyke26 ditë më parë

    The big aqueduct isn't actually Roman. It's the Aqueduct Saint Clement in Montpellier dating to 1766.

  • andrew wright
    andrew wright26 ditë më parë

    No one wants to be in 7,000 ad 10,000ad sounds more important. Study the number ten.

  • Owen Whitman
    Owen Whitman26 ditë më parë

    Seamless segue.

  • Freddy Tang
    Freddy Tang26 ditë më parë

    Did you just use the Wikipedia article to make this video? Because literally every example you sited came from the Wikipedia article for phantom time hypothesis. Or maybe you edited the Wikipedia page after making this video

  • akashuriken
    akashuriken26 ditë më parë

    ..all this fuss.. and no one bothers to mention Fomenko

  • Víktor Silaev
    Víktor Silaev27 ditë më parë

    You studied nothing about this theory but okay, keep idiotizing people. You give 0 solid evidences, neither to prove it or disprove it. 5 minutes of wasted time. Learn how to make a research, we all know how to use the damn wikipedia.

  • Víktor Silaev

    Víktor Silaev

    26 ditë më parë

    @fica games11 what?

  • fica games11

    fica games11

    26 ditë më parë

    You expected: 1) Sam to explaining anything without making bad jokes for every 10 seconds 2) 5 minute video to prove or disprove anything

  • Dante Cielo
    Dante Cielo27 ditë më parë

    I love how honest the intro is

  • VelocityDuck821
    VelocityDuck82127 ditë më parë

    Being that the Universe was created in 4004 bc, sure why not.

  • Nightcore Choco
    Nightcore Choco27 ditë më parë

    Uhhm question when did magic exist?, why were they found 1600 only to be slaughtered? why werent they in the middle ages? magic should've been helpful. who told the popes of 1600 that there was a magic user a witch?

  • Rob Fanzega
    Rob Fanzega28 ditë më parë

    My favorite conspiracy theory is adrenocrome

  • wyatt erb
    wyatt erb28 ditë më parë

    god damn this stock footage is awful

  • Mr Rising
    Mr Rising29 ditë më parë

    Great episode!! Well researched.. bottom line is the majority of the population are just dumb and will believe anything if enough people say it's true!!

  • fica games11

    fica games11

    26 ditë më parë

    But majority of population doesn't believe in this theory

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