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Comments:

Author Miguel Mendes (1 month)
I think there are 6 continents:
1-Europe
2-Africa
3-Asia
4-Oceania
5-America
6-Antartica

Author Co So (3 months)
It's 6
1- Europe
2- Asia
3- África
4- Oceania
5- Atarctica
6- América

The europeans cartographed the world, so we are to say who and who's not a
continent.

Author Jude Pelaez (2 months)
There are just two continents
1. The entire Western Hemisphere
2. The entire Eastern Hemisphere

Author Ashley L (1 month)
Is Australia the continent? Or is it Oceania? My geography teacher says
it's Oceania but I've always learned it as Australia. 

Author ParalimniVoice (3 months)
why don't we call them as we always used to?

1. Europe(it's culture and people are clearly not connected with Asia and
we don't have to go along with the definition of ''continent'')
2. North America(although along with South it would be called 'America' all
together)
3. South America
4. Africa
5. Asia
6. Oceania
7. Antartica

Seven, the answer is clearly.. SEVEN.

Author Demonite (5 months)
Europe and Australia shouldn't be called continent in my opinion. ^^ Just
like Pluto isn't a planet, not just because of it's sice. GCP even made a
video about it. If it was about sice, Mercury would fall next.

Author antun nutna (3 days)
this is the shit aliens dont visit us

Author sirLamperouge (5 months)
Isn't it technically Oceania, not Australia?

Author nunixnunix04 (4 months)
1. America (North + South)
2. Eurosiafrica (Europe + Asia + Africa)
3. Oceantarticaland (Greenland, Antartica, Oceania)

It's simple, East Major Land (Eurosiafrica), West Major Land (America) ,
and Major Islands (Oceantarticaland).

Author MrTecsy (27 days)
In Brazilian schools we learn this:

1 - Europe (+ Iceland and Greenland)
2 - Asia (+ Middle East and India)
3 - Oceania(aka Australia)(+ All the islands below Southeast Asia)
4 - Africa (+ Madagascar)
5 - South America (+ Falkland Islands)
6 - Central America (Mexico to Panama + Caribbean)
7 - North America (Just USA and Canada)

Author James Kohls (5 months)
is 2:21 a Pandemic Reference or something?

Author Gamesaucer (2 months)
I'll say there are 9.
I've classified them in a way that's more dependent on cultures yet still
tries to stick to the "landmass" idea a little.

1. North America
2. South America
3. Western Europe, including everything west of Germany, Austria and Italy.
4. Large Russia: Eastern Europe (at least Ukraine, Belarus, Romania and
Bulgaria), Kazakhstan and Russia.
5. Great Africa: Turkey, Africa, Madagascar and the Middle East
6. Great Scandinavia: Scandinavia, Greenland, Svalbard and Iceland.
7. Southeast Asia: India, China, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia,
etc.
8. Pacifia: Australia, New Zealand and all the Pacific islands including
Hawaii.
9. Antarctica.

I'm still a bit unsure where to fit Greece and a large part of Eastern
Europe, as well as the border between Great Africa and Southeast Asia.
Mexico belongs to North America and Cuba and most of the other islands in
the Caribbean belong to South America. Large Russia also includes Nova
Zembla. It's unclear to me what to do with Nunavut.

Author ThePickaxeMoviesMC (20 hours)
there are seven continents

Author Will Tapley (1 day)
Obviously, it's 1

Author TheSqrtMinus1 (2 days)
2:21

SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING


Plague Inc. reference?

Author Thomas Clarkson (25 days)
Sooooo this entire video discussed what to 'technically' call a continent
before, right at the end, saying, "Fuck you, you make up how many
continents there are"

Author Nick Man (25 days)
What about Jaun de fuca?

Author Nick Archer (3 months)
President Madagascar, someone sneezed in Brazil!
Shut...
Down...
EVERYTHING

Author Gabriel Moura (3 months)
For me it is: America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Antartida. Then
you have the subcontinents like North America, Central America and South
America, Middle East, South Asia Etc

Author The Matty Bible (6 months)
in mexico we actually deal with 3 Americas: North, Central and South
America, so it's actually 8 for us

Author William T. Sherman (10 days)
3 Continents
1-Austro-Afro-Eurasia
2-America
3-Antarctica

Author Jacen Solo (11 days)
I think the continental plate system is still pretty fine. It may not be
'ideal' in the "We'd want it to be like this!" way, but science is always
the best means to describe geographic formations as it's the only accurate
one. Everything else is just pretending to be real.

EDIT: And for the plates with no land above the sea; that's irrelevant.
There used to be land above the sea there and one day it'll be above it
again. It really doesn't matter if it's 100% useful to have a name for a
place no one can occupy at the moment. All that matters is that one is
accurately defining what is and what isn't. Whether it's useful immediately
is irrelevant (especially since what's useful is an objective term, one
could very well start to build cities on the water in under a hundred years
on those plates with no landmass above the sea.). All that matters is that
you create a system that can stand the test of time, has no bias involved
(cultural or otherwise) and remains effective and accurate, indefinitely.

Author Uriel Ventris (11 days)
I never understood why people got upset after Pluto was downgraded to a
dwarf planet, Where they afraid they would hurt its feelings?

Author RKH1502 (5 months)
For that matter, how many *oceans* are there?

Author MALayhee700 (13 days)
People who draw lines on pieces of land masses and say it's their's.

Author dannytysks (1 month)
Maybe somebody could explain why some people consider Australia to be a
continent, while other people consider Oceania... 

Author Ethan R (14 days)
1. North America
2. South Ameirca
3. Greenland
4. India
5. Asia
6. Europe
7. Africa
8. Antartica
9. Australia
10. The Middle East or maybe call it Arabia

Author Huntracony (16 days)
i never stuck around this video long enough to hear you say that the answer
is clearly 6 :D which i kind of agree with, but not for everyday use. for
every day use i'd say ditch antarctica (sorry) and separate eurasia.

and (the continent) australia should definitely be called oceania.

Author hieemanuel007new (19 days)
2:23 rule 34 :3

Author Beau Kennedy (20 days)
fuck the cuntinents if you go by the definition then there is onry
1!!!!!!!!!! der Earfh

Author gobo760 (23 days)
@0:41 Ya, draw a line between the US and Canada.... they're nothing like us
at all. =]

Author dkill34 (26 days)
Why is Honshu the Rule 34 Island?

Author TheVideoGameTriangle (26 days)
there is one continent, the universe.

Author Spiderkillers, Inc (29 days)
I want Russia to be a continent. Solves everything. Oh, and let's make
India and the Middle East a continent. That should work. 

Author SuperNinBFDI (1 month)
I always learned it as Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa,
Australia and Antartica (forever alone). Australia is the Main land
of Australia, Tasmania, Papua New Guinea and two provinces of Indonesia.
Australasia is New Zealand and Australia. Then there is Micronesia,
Polynesia, which includes French Polynesia and New Zealand (again).
Melanesia is also a subdivision of Oceania. Oceania includes those 4
subdivisions, Australia is a continent, which includes Mainland Australia,
Tasmania, PNG, those provinces of Indonesia, and sometimes, Timor-Leste.
Oceania is an area of the world that contains all of the island countries
in the general region of the south East Pacific.

Author Canadian Coyote (1 month)
2 Continents
Afro-Eurasia
America

Author Ruairidh MacKinnon (1 month)
Very nice 1984 reference ;3

Author TheWelshAssassin (1 month)
By the starting meaning greenland the british isles and all islands are
continents

Author Luffy (1 month)
I love how Europe is smaller than Russia and is still called a Continent xD

Author Meth Hallow (1 month)
Other continents that Oceania!? Untruth crimespeak!

Author Derp Herp (2 months)
3, Oceania East Asia and Eurasia

Author MagnitudePerson (3 months)
This channel is just Liberal bullshit.

Author Fredrick Höjland (1 day)
There are 3 continents.

America
Afro-Eurasia (feat. Australia & Oceania)
Antarctica

Author Tom0027X (7 hours)
Honestly the tectonic plates-based version makes sense. Just approximate
the borders a bit to more match cultural ones.
...K' maybe keep the Europe/Asia division for now. The "increasingly
unhelpful lines" argument loses strength when you see the Middle East and
India *do* have their own tectonic plates.

Author LocriaHellstrom (6 days)
Madagascar "SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING"

I giggled. Pandemic 2's most frustrating part

Author Alicia DG (2 months)
We'll that did no help and you made it more confusing xD

Author Khang Nguyen (2 days)
Ok now I am confused

Author Alejandro Arce Sánchez (3 days)
ColOmbia!!

Author William Desmond (3 months)
I think its:
1.Eurasia
2.Africa
3.Oceania
4.Antarctica
5.North America
6.South America
7.Greenland

Author Jordan Shank (11 months)
The adjective form (USians? USiads?) doesn't flow off the tongue nearly as
well as "American", which is probably why it's used. If you can come up
with a better name that's still short yet meaningful, maybe it will catch
on. But it's kind of a pointless endeavor anyway. If the demonym was meant
to be political commentary on the so-called "inferiority" of the rest of
the continent, why didn't anyone go all the way and just call it "United
States of the World", so they would be "worldans"?

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