Ant-Man VS. Thanos’ Butt: The Science

Ant-Man VS. Thanos’ Butt: The Science

– [Kyle] Could Ant-Man defeat Thanos by… Uh, flying into his butt? Dread it. Run from it. The memes still arrive all the same. And now, they are here. Or should I say, “Science is here.” The Avengers have proven
they are willing to do whatever it takes to save the universe. So, could Ant-Man defeat
Thanos by flying into his butt? Yeah, we’re doin’ it. (exhales) You did this to me. Alright, so it’s time to
ask the cheeky questions. There’s been a meme going
around for months now that the easiest way to defeat
Thanos in Avengers: Endgame is for Ant-Man to fly
up into Thanos’ butt, expand to Giant-Man
size, and then I guess, explode him from the inside out. The idea is gaining so much traction that people are actually
asking Paul Rudd about it, and surely he has more
promotional things to do. So in the grand tradition of this program, let’s take this ridiculous
situation absolutely seriously and try to figure out
what would really happen in a battle between Scott
Lang and intes-Titan. (laughs)
C’mon, that was pretty good. First, obviously, having
someone or something enter your body and then
expand to human size or greater and explode you would be an absolutely horrible way to die. But Thanos does not have to explode for this Ant-Man move to kill him. If Ant-Man really entered Thanos’ colon, I told you we were gonna take
this absolutely seriously, then all he would have to do is perforate the bowel tissue, or tear through it. Bowel perforation is an
extremely serious injury, and that’s because many
different species of bacteria live inside your guts alongside of you, doing beneficial, sometimes harmful, and sometimes neutral things. But if they get out into your
surrounding body tissues, they can cause deadly infections. The mortality rate from
this kind of injury is somewhere between, according to the literature, 11 and 81%. So, if Ant-Man just
perforated the colon tissue, that might be enough to defeat Thanos. Our next question is, then, can Ant-Man get into angry Grimace’s butt? This is an easy one. If Ant-Man can access with
his suit the so-called quantum realm, which is the universe on the very smallest scales, he should be able to easily
move between the spaces of, say, clothing fibers
on the millimeter scale, and even skin cells of organisms
on the micrometer scale. The Ant-Man suit has
allowed the user to pass in between the metal atoms
of a missile’s casing, so I think Ant-Man could
surely get into that boo– Alright, so now Ant-Man
is inside Thanos’ butt. Now what? If we think about this
question more deeply because I guess we have
to now because internet, it can’t be as simple as
Ant-Man just expanding and that’s it for Thanos. And that’s because when
Ant-Man is usually expanding he’s only pressing outwardly
on the air around him, and we can do that right now, air isn’t very heavy,
and so it doesn’t provide much resistance to outward motion. This though, this is Titan colon. Surely, Titan colon from
an alien, superstrong, supervillain, ultimate-being
person must provide more resistive force to
the expansion of Ant-Man than air would. How strong, though, is purple butt? These, these are the
questions we must answer. Now, we have to
approximate just how strong Thanos’ colon is and how
hard Ant-Man can push on it to complete this anal-ysis. What a quantum-mechanically-powered thief can do to a reality-wielding alien’s butt is an extremely complicated question, but I think that we can still roughly approximate what’s going on. Imagine that we have a section of the colon in question here that Ant-Man will be expanding in. What we really wanna know is what will the forces and the stresses be as Ant-Man expands in this colon tissue, and will that stress
overcome the so-called ultimate tensile strength of this tissue? We are doing very important
butt science here, so of course, as you
know, we will be using the Young-Laplace equation for estimating the hoop stress created by the pressure in a cylindrical pressure
vessel with thin walls, with the colon being the pressure vessel and Ant-Man supplying the pressure. (laughs) Duh. If you look at the equation, the tensile forces involve
what we’re looking for on the colon tissue will be
dependent on the pressure that we have to find for Ant-Man, what he’s pressing on with, the radius of the colon and the thickness of the colon’s walls. We will get back to this equation once we have all the numbers that we need to compare to the
ultimate tensile strength of colon tissue. One interesting thing
to note while we’re here is that according to these equations, it is much easier to inflate
a section that is spherical than it is to inflate a
section that is cylindrical, which is why (blows) it’s much
harder to inflate a balloon at the beginning and it
gets easier as it gets, ya know, bigger.
(squeaks balloon) If the tension created in
the walls of Thanos’ colon by Ant-Man’s expansion exceed
the ultimate tensile strength of colon tissue, then obviously
the colon will rupture and this Ant-Man move
will work as per the meme. According to actual scientific studies on the strength of human colon tissue, yep, we found that study, human colon tissue and it’s
ultimate tensile strength sits somewhere between the
ultimate tensile strengths of human muscle and human
skin, at .9 megapascals, or .9 million newtons per square meter, to rupture this colon material. Now what’s important for
us is that .9 megapascals isn’t all that much in the scheme of ultimate tensile strengths. For example, a balloon has mor– (balloon deflates) A balloon’s rubber has more. Okay, so now we have an equation to calculate the stress
in up past Thanos’… Th-anus, and we have the
ultimate tensile strength of human colon material,
which we can compare to Titan colon material. Now though, we butt up
against our biggest problem. How much pressure does Ant-Man push on the surrounding material
with when he enlarges? Is it so much that he forces
material out of the way, or is it not enough so he just conforms to the surrounding material? This is very important. We have to solve this, butts depend on it! This is where we have to start making some serious ass-umptions
because the movies aren’t very clear on exactly
how Scott Lang’s powers work. Does Ant-Man actually push
on stuff when he enlarges? That makes or breaks this meme, and the movies aren’t very clear on this. For example, sometimes
Ant-Man is enlarging through the dirt, forcing
that dirt out of the way, which is obviously some amount of force. Other times though, he
gets caught expanding inside of a room, like the room itself is keeping him from expanding further, like our Thanos colon might. Other times, whole buildings are expanding with Pym particles,
obviously pushing stuff out of the way with some force, but then other times Ant-Man is expanding into a punch like he’s providing no force of his own at all. Paul Rudd doesn’t even know
how to approach this question, and he’s Ant-Man. – I don’t know!
I don’t know. – I surveyed every single
shrinking or enlarging of Ant-Man or The Wasp in
the entirety of the MCU and found that, more often
than not, it is implied that enlarging provides
some kind of force. Okay, but how much force? I think the best example
and most straightforward one might be this, when The Wasp uses her car and Pym particles to launch an SUV. In that scene, the SUV
looks like it’s launched at around a 45-degree angle and spends a full two seconds flying through the air. Now in that scene, the car specifically is a 2000 GMC Yukon XL. Yes, we must get this specific. If we assume that this car gets a rough parabolic trajectory
during this launch, which I think is a reasonable assumption, then we can use the equations
for parabolic trajectories to solve for the initial velocity needed to give this car this kind of motion. Then, we can plug that
initial velocity value into the work-energy equation to see just how much force
applied over what distance it will take to move the
car from zero velocity in the direction of launch
to the initial velocity we just calculated for the parabol– just a second. Do all of this and we get a force imparted to the SUV from The Wasp’s
car of a little over 100,000 newtons, almost done, butt math! The Wasp’s car in this scene, I checked, is a 2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, the dimensions of which
you are seeing right now. I think it is a reasonable
assumption to think that this force is being applied over every square inch
of the roof of the car, because that is what
is pushing on the SUV, and if you do that, divide the force value by the dimensions of this 2010
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter roof, then you get a pressure value
of 2.5 pounds per square inch that Pym particles are
allowing that Sprinter to push on the SUV with. Because Ant-Man is using the same Pym particle pushing power, I think that this, this
is our pressure value. Whew, okay so now we have
everything we should need to take this meme way too seriously. So, Ant-Man shrinks. He moves past fabric, past skin cells, and into Thanos’ colon. He then enlarges with Pym particles with 2.5 pounds of force
acting across every square inch of his body, and therefore
against the colon walls. Using even more butt studies to get a range of dimensions for colon radii and colon thickness, and we get a tension in the walls of Thanos’ colon of… 0.2 megapascals, or… over four times less than the ultimate tensile strength
of human colon tissue. Now, before we conclude,
let’s just check our numbers with a different source. According to another butt
study from 2016, entitled Rupture of the Sigmoid Colon
Caused by Compressed Air, I quote, “The average
pressure needed to cause “full thickness tearing of
the human gastrointestinal “tract is 0.29 kilograms
per square centimeter.” Can you do the conversion in your head? That’s okay, I can. The average PSI needed to
rupture the human colon is 4.12, or a full 60%
more pounds per square inch than we calculated
Ant-Man would be pressing on Thanos’ colon with. And so, if our assumptions,
estimations, and calculations are reasonable, no,
Ant-Man would not be able to just fly into Thanos’
colon, expand, and defeat him from the inside out. Thanos’ colon would be
strong enough to resist the continued expansion of Ant-Man, and so this meme wouldn’t work. And this is especially
true if Thanos’ colon is much stronger than human butt, which surely, it must be. This meme now has to be done and dusted. So, could Ant-Man fly into
Thanos’ butt and expand as a way of finally
defeating the Mad Titan? Well, if our assumptions and calculations are close to correct, no,
he wouldn’t be able to. The movies don’t really
give any good indications that Pym particle expansion comes along with any real amount of force. The most straightforward
example that I could find in the films does throw a car, sure, but if you take that
force and distribute it across the surface area of Scott Lang’s relatively smaller
body, it doesn’t produce butt-bursting pressures. In reality, if Ant-Man tried this meme, he would be stuck inside Thanos’ colon, the size of Thanos’ colon, and this surely has to be worse than being
stranded in the Soul Stone. Let’s turn that into a
meme, butt-cause, science. Oh, I guess you could say that Ant-Man wouldn’t have rekt-um. You know, I have more butt puns, if you want them, here’s another one. (electronic music) I know on the face of it, it sounds maybe a little ridiculous that
a human wouldn’t be able to enlarge past and get out of something that has a rubbery tensile strength, like you wouldn’t be able
to get out of a balloon. However, look at people actually trying to get out of balloons after they do a dumb internet challenge. You can be easily constrained and trapped inside something that has
colon-like properties, so I don’t think it’s as
ridiculous as it seems on its face. Thank you so much for watching, Christina, if you want more of me
and you want to suggest ideas for future episodes, please follow us here at
these handles on social media. Also, the fourth episode of
The Science of Mortal Kombat is now live, we are nearing to a close, and whoa, that last one, hey, we really made that
guy get over here, huh? If you haven’t seen it, you’re
gonna wanna check it out. Thanks. (electronic music)

100 thoughts on “Ant-Man VS. Thanos’ Butt: The Science”

  1. Hey, Super Nerds! So many comments…I'm sorry , the internet made me do it. For the corrections concerning using the car launch when the care is the largest: because Ant-Man physics is very inconsistent with what happens at what size, I went with constant pressure rather than constant force because otherwise at the smallest sizes, an enlarging Ant-Man or Wasp would literally punch through the ground (or people) they stood on. I know it’s weird, but I think it works. Also, if we don’t do that and assume constant force, when the tiny car looks like it starts actually pushing on the Yukon, I checked, and the pressures would still be within Thanos-survivable ranges. — kH

  2. Also, if we ignore the fact that he went through a building at the end of endgame, you do not take into count the fact that during the car chase, the car does not make contact with the car at full size. Instead the van is a much smaller size, still excepting the same amount of force on the car, making it seem more obvious for the psi to increase by some degree.

  3. Antman should shrink and just go in and out while leaving a live grenade up Thanos butt behind xD -> Captain Bomb'a style (weird polish cartoon about a captain who dosent like to miss while shooting aliens):D I would bet that Buttplosion would kill the that purple Titan, or to the very least that would give him some seriously unusuall farting experience xD

  4. The surface area of the roof of Ant-Man’s vehicle would be a lot smaller at the moment of contact, increasing the pressure over a smaller space. Using the dimensions of a full-size vehicle would make your calculations flawed.

  5. If we assume that shrinking and expanding uses some amount of energy then we can calculate the power (J/s) required to expand, if we assume that the power stays constant then the amount of pressure applied when small would be greater than when big due to the change in surface area. I think that Antman would push all the innards out of Thanos through his various orifices and end up wearing a Thanos suit.

  6. Scott could have gotten out by using the protrusions on his suit to "pop" an opening for himself to expand into…then its just a matter of expansion.

  7. Ant-Man wouldn't need to expand to full size to defeat Thanos. He would just need to be big enough to tickle his prostate.

  8. Your math is wrong. You have to use the area of the car being launched and not the Sprinter roof. The roof of the sprinter is larger than the bottom of the car or even the area of the tires touching the ground. But to sanity check yourself. The part of the roof that is larger than the car can not be pushing on the car in order to launch it You may even want to use an average or half the size of the cars area because the Sprinter starts pushing on a small but expanding area as it gets bigger. If you assume that the area of the roof of the sprinter is twice as much as the area of the bottom of the car then you have more than double the pressure and yes it would be enough to bust ass.

  9. Why I am here? I don't want to know this. I don't want to watch this. I want to make it unseen and unheard! 😱

  10. What if Ant-Man carried a sword with him for this…maneuver, and hence focused a lot of the pressure into one point like popping a balloon with an needle? Once you’ve got the initial tear going, keep expanding with that sword, and rip the rest of the way.

  11. You used the size of the Mercedez van in its real size measures, you didn't use the scaled out measures. Accuracy in science, right?

  12. Could Ant-Man cause an aneurysm/sroke to happen by going into Thanos' blood stream and enlarging in his brain?

  13. I don't wanna watch more of these X-men and Batman comics garbage, but so if this guy can miniaturize and expand, at which speed he's expanding? what are the physics behind this and assuming he can change his size fast enough, the pressure generated could be comparable to a few grams of explosives.
    Does his suit captures and releases photons to convert and change his mass? I need more details.

  14. Sorry, Scott would be crushed and Thanos would be seriously constipated for a while and maybe have an upset tummy. Always thought the whole idea was foolish, "all that for a drop of blood?" And people seriously thought this would work?

  15. This Meme honestly is pretty funny. I'm glad you covered this! It's so ridiculous and dumb it's amusing.

    But one thing did really make me laugh even harder; Ant Man covering himself in Hot Sauce for those extra Critical Hits!

  16. There's a flaw in your math. Given the superior might of Thanos's colon, your conclusion is probably still correct. However, when calculating the psi that the expanding vehicle exerted on the other one, you used the surface area of the the 1st after it was fully expanded. The expanding vehicle would have made contact- and therefore its forces would need to be applied- BEFORE it was fully expanded, so you would need to use the dimensions of the vehicle at the moment it became large enough to make contact with the bottom of the vehicle above it. This would give you a psi many times greater than the one you calculated.

  17. Or, he could've just gathered up an army of ants and had them get into his pants. If nothing else, it would at least provide a distraction.

  18. It would work if he expanded, the stretched his mass out, and kept doing that and it would eventually rupture

  19. I couldn't help but giggle for the first half of this vid. I'm soooo immature! That said, and considering your finds, just because Ant Man doesn't expand with the force necessary to wreck em, surly his growth would cause severe intestinal trauma? Lol!

  20. the error here is to think thanos functions by human biology standards…AKA: to assume he has an as*Holl at all…

  21. Does this still hold up after End Game as we see Antman expanding out of the rubble of the destroyed Avenger's facility? Does that expand with greater pressure and is it enough to rupture Thanos' ass?

  22. Wouldn’t Antman act as a blockage. This would prevents Thanos from… defecation. 😂
    Don’t you have to crap to live?

  23. I find it hard to believe the Yukon only weighs 5500lbs. I had a 1999 6cyl Ranger extend cab 6ft bed that weighed 4500lbs. All the extra seats, carpet, sheet metal, glass, doors with electric windows and speakers, either a hatch or rear doors, and it only weighs 900lbs more then a 1500 GMC Sierra? The truck its built on.

  24. Wait… Wouldn't only the area the wheels are touching be used for the calculation instead of the full surface area of the van? Edit: Never mind, the video shows it as much smaller causing it to directly hit the undercarriage, however, the roof of the van was much much smaller than the full size by the time it put an actual force on the vehicle above it. So the surface area of the van applying force on the vehicle above is much less. How much less? Not a clue :D. Is there a way to figure it out? Absolutely. Will I do it? Nope (>*-*)>

  25. What if antman expanded to fill a portion of the intestine in the fetal position. Then stretched out his arms and legs surely there would be enough force from the tips of his hands and feet to rio through his bum bum.

  26. So the simple answer is either antman succeeds, thanos is in pain, and simply uses the time stone, or antman is unsuccessful.

  27. Now that we've seen endgame, Scott expands and moves aside almost the entire avengers headquarters after it was bombed. Would this change the calculations?

  28. So? Instead he shrinks the Statue of liberty or something to the size of a pocket, shrink himself, put the statue in the colon, leave, and then enlarge the statue of liberty 10 times larger than normal. Or a solid steel ball.

  29. I had respect for Kyle and this show until this episode came out… Watched the whole thing of this video and gotta say just that question made me not want to watch this app online m. Thanks for that Kyle, couldn't ask if like Thanos swallows ant man could he kill him or something, no had to go for the ass… because of a meme, bro that's sick and unprofessional. I'm disappointed most of all, thanks for the videos up to this point and good luck on your future stuff Ass-Ant Man.

  30. The final decision ass-umes he didn't try to increase to normal size instantaneously, butt to only the size necessary to perforate the titans colon.

    Thanos' colon would squeeze him with enough force to, most likely, cause Antman to squirt out of Thanos like either soft serve ice cream, or ketchup, depending on how quickly the poor bastard expanded, crushed into a pasty, bloody liquid.

    TLDR, Antman VS Thanos' butt = Antman gets squashed.

  31. hmmmmm…. soooo, when the car expands to normal size to make that other car fly, were does the energy from the flying car goes? wasp should have been into a SadUV

  32. your figures has a major error. you figured the PIM particle expansion pressures on a full size van, then when you figured the antman expansion you figured it as him within the space of the colon. the measurement for both must remain consistent and not have their own separate values.., if he can move a couple feet of earth pushing out of it, the van can throw a large SUV through the expansion, then logically he should be able to push his way out of colon tissue. I would suggest redoing the math applying the same measurement methods to both.

    to figure the puncturing potential, if the van only has 2.5 PSI at full size, so should antman, if you figure the size of his head which average persons is 21.5 to 22.5 inches in circumference, we will figure about 23 inches due to the helmet being on. which gives an area of 42.096482447806 inches, so 42 sq in x 2.5 105 lbs of force being pushed into his colon but the current area is approx 1 sq cm… which is WAY different than your math shows. either use the math equally in both ways or the outcome is flawed.

    ALSO even if your math were correct, he has his own strength and could inflate as far as allowed and use his own strength to push further, inflate within new area, and repeat. and we have seen him and wasp throw people around while in their ant size forms. I dont see the lining of a colon being a match for that kind of pressure, especially given his full strength being provided at about 1/2 a cm in size. it would be like someone ripping a screwdriver through the tissue.

  33. Wouldn’t there be more force? As Scott expands he would have more surface area and therefore more force would be applied because if that right? Or am I just dumb?

  34. Soooo I might be wrong but the force should actually be higher because the SUV is launched before the van is full size. Also if you pay attention at around 1/4-1/3 of it's full size the roof of the van actually crumpled the underside of the SUV. The Van's bounce after it launched the suv I would just contribute to mostly suspension unloading.

  35. So we're not going to talk about how if Thanos farts during or clasp his Titan cheeks at the right time Scot Lang would die???

  36. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH THAT WOULD BE SO FUNNY 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

  37. My only thought is from Endgame when Ant man bursts out from under the collapsed building with War Machine hulk and rocket. If he has enough force when expanding for that then he should be able to burst a thanos.

    Side note. What if the force he creates when becoming huge is different then that created when returning to normal size (The car) this would explain the car as well as how he burst the building

  38. You forgot that when antman crushed the Avengers headquarters walls when he became big during endgame at the battle in the end. If he destroys a ceiling he can definitely destroy some tissue thats not so thic.

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