1 Educational CanadianIcon MaleIcon 2018 YouTuber

What If is a Canadian YouTube channel that uploads various educational videos. It consists of a team of editors, scientists/researchers and Peter Schmiedchen, who is the narrator of his videos and the manager of the channel. On March 7, 2020, What If got a second narrator that is a female voice, whose identity is unknown, but some fans think that it is a robot voice.


This channel uploads a wide variety of educational videos, with every single one of them starting with "What If". The subjects could be science, common questions or even videos explaining if something actually happened in a recent trend. He does some research and tends to explain a lot about the topic.

In Other Languages

  • Qué pasaría si - What If Español
  • 大膽科學 - What If Chinese
  • 만약에 - What If Korea
  • क्या हो अगर - What If Hindi


  • Some fans pointed out that many videos end up with all humans dying.
  • Some videos show at the beginning of the top right corner that a video is better with sound.
  • Peter uses clips from various sources such as movies, other YouTube videos and more, just like many other educational channels. However, unlike most, he shows the clip source with small text at the bottom of the clip.
  • It was originally called "whatifscienceshow".
  • Peter made three additional channels, one is Spanish, one in Chinese and one in Korean.
  • Peter revealed his face at 3 million subscribers.
    • Initially, the face at first was shown to be Elon Musk being the narrator, for a plot twist.
      • However, shortly in the video, Peter revealed his real face.
  • Ever since the female narrator started narrating some videos, those videos have been getting a lot more dislikes than usual and hate comments stating that they want the old voice back.

Subscriber milestones

  • 1 million subscribers: April, 23 2019
  • 2 million subscribers: September 2019
  • 3 million subscribers: December 2019]
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