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The Leaning Tower of Lire

See Brain Candy Live in Australia!! Me on twitter: The block stacking problem: Adam Savage's TESTED: The Curiosity Box: Vsauce PO Box: PO Box 33168 L.A. CA 90033 ***CREDITS*** Hosted by Michael Stevens Edited by Jack Merline VFX by Eric Langlay ( Music by Jake Chudnow ( ***VSAUCE LINKS*** Vsauce1: Vsauce2: Vsauce3:

Inq's Cipher Wheel

Get your own Inq's Cipher Wheel and everything else in Box VIII: Twitter: Instagram: Send me something! Vsauce PO Box: PO Box 33168 L.A. CA 90033 ***CREDITS*** Your host today has been Michael Stevens Edited by Hannah Canetti and Michael Stevens VFX outros by Eric Langlay Music by Jake Chudnow and from ***VSAUCE LINKS*** Vsauce1: Vsauce2: Vsauce3:

Lenz's Law

GET A FREE AUDIOBOOK! or text michaelstoys to 500-500 LINKS TO LEARN MORE BELOW! dong on twitter: dong on instagram: my reddit post about DONG and Vsauce1: VIDEOS MENTIONED: The episode of Mind Field at UC Irvine. We look at how playing video games can effect the shape and size of your brain: How dangerous are magnetic items near an MRI magnet? Veritasium: PhysicsFun on instagram: Science Bob and magnetic cereal: wbeaty's video on how to make a generator: MRI quench: Levitating frog: Faraday's Law interactive: Lenz's Law: Lenz's Law interactive: Ann Druyan: Voyager Golden Record: ***CREDITS*** Hosted by Michael Stevens Edited by Hannah Canetti and...

How High Can We Build?

What's the tallest THING we've ever built? How tall will we EVER be able to build? Follow Michael Stevens: music by: Links: see two sunrises/sunsets and calculate the Earth's Radius: also HERE: Tallest Structures TIMELINE: Tallest list incorporating building/structure distinction: falling person and terminal velocity: KWTV, first radio mast taller than the Empire State Building: radio mast collapse VIDEO: Dubai and Burj Khalifa in fog: Pictures of Burj Khalifa: Burj Khalifa and Ramadan: Shuttle / ISS height: Sunrise from orbit VIDEO: XKCD Date Idea" Space elevator: (be sure to enjoy the Conan Space Pirate Toy .gif) Another possible way to make a...

The Brachistochrone

BRAIN CANDY LIVE TICKETS: Links to sources and to learn more below! MY TWITTER: MY INSTAGRAM: THE CURIOSITY BOX: Stan Wagon “Roads and Wheels” [PDF]: 3Blue1Brown video, “The Brachistochrone, with Steven Strogatz”: Pile of people visualization originally from this Vsauce1 video: Online spirograph: The Brachistochrone Rolling: Refraction of light: Feynman on The Principle of Least Time: cycloid as answer to brachistochrone: Music from: and Roulette animations by Eric Langlay good relevant Wikipedia articles:'s_law Wolfram demonstration projects used: "Cycloid Curves" from the Wolfram Demonstrations Project Contributed by: Sean Madsen Additional contributions by: David von Seggern (U. Nevada, Reno) "Shaping a Road and Finding the Corresponding Wheel" from the Wolfram...

The Banach–Tarski Paradox

Q: "What's an anagram of Banach-Tarski?" A: "Banach-Tarski Banach-Tarski." twitter: Instagram: Kevin’s Field Day video: Field Day: Deep dream animation by If you like it, you'll love this video also by Nader: Chocolate illusion: Chocolate illusion video: related Numberphile videos: sizes of infinity (includes diagonal argument): infinity paradoxes: Vi Hart on types of infinity: Countable & uncountable definitions: Banach-Tarski on wikipedia: Banach-Tarski proofs: Banach-Tarski explinations online: Cayley graph animated gif: Hilbert’s hotel on wikipedia: types of infinity: set theory and quantum physics: LHC gif: Zermelo-Fraenkel axioms of mathematics: Is math invented or discovered? more deep dream images: BOOKS: The Pea and the Sun: The Outer Limits...

The Invention Of Blue

Curiosity Box: Written, Produced, Edited and Hosted by Kevin Lieber Instagram: Twitter: Website: Contributing Researcher & Editor Matthew Tabor, Koala Fight Media VFX by Eric Langlay Select Music by Jake Chudnow Special Thanks Paula Lieber Vsauce2 Links Twitter: Facebook: Website: **** LINKS AND SOURCES **** BOOKS The Brilliant History of Color in Art by Victoria Finlay Blue: The History Of A Color by Michel Pastoureau Secret Language Of Color by Joann Eckstut and Arielle Eckstut SPECIAL THANKS Virginia Postrel Victoria Finlay Joshua J. Mark Kidmograph Outro Song “I Came Back For You” by Trevor Something ARTICLES Pigments Through The Ages Color In Art Harvard Color Vault Little Snow White A Story Of Blue The Material History of the Color...

The Galton Board

Get my favorite science and math toys delivered right to your door: Buy a Galton Board here: Twitter: Instagram: Vsauce PO Box: PO Box 33168 L.A. CA 90033 ***CREDITS*** Starring Hannah Canetti With special appearance by Michael Stevens Edited by Hannah Canetti and Michael Stevens Close-up footage of the board by JAKE ROPER VFX outros by Eric Langlay Music by Jake Chudnow ***VSAUCE LINKS*** Vsauce1: Vsauce2: Vsauce3:

Relativistic Effects

LINKS TO LEARN MORE BELOW! follow: Relativity VIDEO RECOMMENDATIONS: I talk about relativistic effects in this video: My video about flat Earth: Minutephyisics series on relativity (first two chapters are out so far) Chapter 1: Chapter 2: More time dilation videos: Best0fScience: PBS Space Time: Sixty Symbols: Fraser Cain: Relativity BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: “Relativity Simply Explained” by Martin Gardener “Relativity Visualized” by Lewis Carroll Epstein "Spacetime Physics" “A Most Incomprehensible Thing: Notes Towards a Very Gentle Introduction to the Mathematics of Relativity” by Peter Collier Requires some background in relevant math topics (see above) but very very good: “Spacetime And Geometry: An Introduction To General Relativity”...

Adam Savage's One Day Builds: 1000 Shot NERF Blaster!

Adam picks up a NERF Rival Nemesis blaster, and upgrades it with a custom magazine to hold a THOUSAND soft plastic NERF balls. Watch as Adam builds the new magazine from scratch, uses kit-bashing to detail the blaster, and adds more upgrades like the bi-pod and laser. And to test this massive rig, Adam sets his sights on some prehistoric prey! Life finds a way! Shot and edited by Joey Fameli and Gunther Kirsch Watch more videos made possible by the Tested Premium member community here: Subscribe for more videos! Follow us on Twitter: Get updates on Facebook: Tested is: Adam Savage...


Welcome to Top10Archive! A paradox is a question or statement that completely goes against logic. From time travel, to the Twin Paradox, we're giving you our picks for the top 10 mind blowing paradoxes. Support us by shopping on Amazon! 10. The Liars Paradox 9. Grandfather's Axe Paradox (Ship) 8. The Twin Paradox 7. Grandfather Paradox 6. Zeno's Arrow Paradox 5. Hempel's Paradox (The Raven Paradox) 4. Causal Loop Paradox 3. Crocodile Paradox 2. The Friendship Paradox 1. Paradox of Twin Earths References: Voice Over Talent:

Online Illusions

First 36 Get 20% Off Annual Subscription: The Curiosity Box: ***Click "SHOW MORE" for links to DONGs*** Michael Bach (0:44) Ghostly Gaze (0:56) Albert/Marilyn (2:11) Dancing Girl (3:48) Thatcher Effect (4:39) Fading Dot (5:03) Oscillating Dots (5:56) Hinged Tessellations (7:19) ***CREDITS*** Hosted by Michael Stevens Edited by Hannah Canetti ( VFX by Eric Langlay ( Music by Jake Chudnow ( ***VSAUCE LINKS*** Vsauce1: Vsauce2: Vsauce3:

Our Narrow Slice

SOURCES AND MORE INFO BELOW: Jared Diamond's "The World Until Yesterday": music by: Follow Michael Stevens: more on WEIRD: incorrect predictions: More famous INCORRECT predictions: history of miscegenation: debunked scientific beliefs: Hollow Earth: Hollow Concave Earth: Concave Earth spying attempt: Scathing reviews of masterpieces: Thomas Midgley, Jr.:,_Jr. QI clip about Midgley: Inventors killed by own inventions (AllTime10s): 50 worst inventions:,28804,1991915_1991909_1991817,00.html Nevin Lead and crime study:

The Science of Awkwardness

awkward......... Sources and extra links below! me on twitter: me on instagram: music by Embarrassment and prosociality: Empathetic Embarrassment: Cringe subreddit: awkward hug gifs: Embarrassment: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (on YouTube): “Why Are We Morbidly Curious?” (related Vsauce video): social rejection and physical pain: Social awkwardness and genetics: Psychology experiments that test the breaking of social norms are called “breaching experiments”: Stage Fright: Oxytocin: Oxytocin and fear/anxiety: negativity bias: more negative emotions than positive: Eleanor Roosevelt quote: “in you 20s and 30s…” quote: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (on YouTube): “sonder” gif:

What Will We Miss?

Follow Michael Stevens for MORE: LINKS AND SOURCES BELOW When was I conceived? Another conception calculator if the above link is down: (you can also Google "conception calculator" and find a bunch) Birthday star calculator: 6009: Zeitpyramide / Time Pyramid: Time Pyramid today VIDEO: Chernobyl: Awesome Kraftwerk preformance of "Radioactivity": Supernova viewed from Earth simulation VIDEO: Betelgeuse: Eta Carinae: Andromeda and Milky Way collision: FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out): Fate of Niagara Falls, Mt. Rushmore, and total solar eclipses: Saturn's rings in the future: a photon's path out of the sun: Troxler's Fading:'s_fading MUSIC BY Jake Chudnow: and

Magic 13

Get my favorite math and science toys delivered regularly to your home! Twitter: Instagram: Send me something! Vsauce PO Box: PO Box 33168 L.A. CA 90033 ***CREDITS*** Host Michael Stevens Special Guest JAKE ROPER Edited by Jack Merline VFX outros by Eric Langlay Music by Jake Chudnow and from ***VSAUCE LINKS*** Vsauce1: Vsauce2: Vsauce3:

What Is A Paradox?

Brilliant: Thanks to Brilliant for sponsoring this episode. *** SOURCES LINKS AND MORE *** “The Ways of Paradox and Other Essays” by Willard Van Orman Quine: Zeno of Elea, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Zeno’s Paradoxes, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Convergent Series, Khan Academy: “Game Show Problem” by Marilyn vos Savant, Parade Magazine, 1990: “Solution to the Grandfather Paradox” by minutephysics: “The Faint Young Sun Paradox!” by MinuteEarth: *********************************** Vsauce Links Website: Twitter: Facebook: Hosted, Produced, Writing Contributions And Edited by Kevin Lieber Instagram: Twitter: Website: Research And Writing Contributions by Matthew Tabor Writing Contributions by Michael Stevens VFX By Eric Langlay Special Thanks Paula Lieber Select...

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

Thanks to Bill Nye! Check him out here: Vsauce3: FOLLOW @TWEETSAUCE: Vsauce MERCH: Music by Jake Chudnow: Great list of how famous people would approach the chicken question: How we should all FIRST hear the chicken joke: E.B. White: Frog Dissection app: Anti-Joke Chicken: Anti-Joke Cat: "No soap, radio": OLDEST JOKE: Original Summerian: Agyrophobia: Death Clock: Percentage of earth that is paved: Chicken Population: Mary had a little lamb (pics in video from a book I own): Computational theory of humor [pdf]:

How To Count Past Infinity

my twitter: @tweetsauce my instagram: electricpants Sources and links to learn more below! I’m very grateful to mathematician Hugh Woodin, Professor of Philosophy and Mathematics at Harvard, for taking the time on multiple occasions to discuss this topic with me and help me wrap my (finite) head around it. I’m also grateful to David Eisenbud, the Director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, for his help and for connecting me with Hugh Woodin. And of course, big thanks to Brady Haran who created the “mile of pi” seen in this video and connected me...


THE CURIOSITY BOX: BRAIN CANDY LIVE: DONG: **LINKS TO LEARN MORE BELOW** Jake unboxing the latest Curiosity Box (SPOILERS): Other great videos on this topic: "The gyro effect explained, without math" from Matthias Wandel also see "Gyroscopic precession -- An intuitive explanation" from TheHue's SciTech "Gyroscopic Precession" from Veritasium "Anti-Gravity Wheel?" from Veritasium "Bizarre spinning toys" from Physics Girl "Can a satellite do a yo-yo trick?" from Practical Engineering wiki pages about gyroscopes and circular motion: centripetal force: xkcd on Centrifugal Force: Eötvös effect: Music by and Good-lookin' 3D graphics by Eric Langlay: mid-tier 2D animations by me. #whazzzup

Stranger Facial Hair

20% off for the first 200: The Curiosity Box: ***Click "SHOW MORE" for links to DONGs*** DONG on Wikipedia (0:30) Interactive Polyhedra (0:54) Larger Library of Polyhedra (2:18) Bagel (2:39) Stranger Things (3:08) Stroop Test (4:46) General Relativity (7:27) Phet Pendulum Interactive (7:55) ***CREDITS*** Hosted by Michael Stevens Edited by Hannah Canetti ( VFX by Eric Langlay ( Music by Jake Chudnow ( ***VSAUCE LINKS*** Vsauce1: Vsauce2: Vsauce3:

Fixed Points

My video on Sesame Studios: The Curiosity Box by Vsauce: LINKS TO SOURCES BELOW! My twitter: My instagram: DONG: Moon Museum: E.A.T. Brouwer’s fixed point theorem: Excellent interactive wolfram demo of Brouwer: Online graphing calculator used was: fixed points more generally: Gullible 9s: Babylonian method: Iterated equation solver you can use to run the Babylonian method: aleph fixed point: My video on counting past infinity: map projections: antipodes: antipode-finders: Pacific antipode image: Borsuk-Ulam: “four” is the cosmic number: Standupmaths video about how four has four letters. So bummed I only found this AFTER I made this vid, check it out!! “Idempotent”: protocol_7’s comment: Other topology pages: wiki images: Globe is...

Genaille-Lucas Rulers

Get Your First 3 Months Of Skillshare For 99 Cents: The Curiosity Box: MICHAEL ON TWITTER: Vsauce PO Box: PO Box 33168 L.A. CA 90033 Genaille-Lucas Rulers on Amazon: Creative Crafthouse: ***CREDITS*** Hosted by Michael Stevens Edited by Hannah Canetti ( VFX by Eric Langlay ( ***VSAUCE LINKS*** Vsauce1: Vsauce2: Vsauce3:

Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted To Me?!

Mosquitoes are attracted to me and it's likely due to my genes. This video is sponsored by 23andMe Huge thanks to Prof. Immo Hansen and team: References: Genome Wide Association Study for self-reported mosquito attractiveness: The twin study showing correlated attractiveness is stronger for identical twins: Some things we know make mosquitoes more attracted to you: Exercising, higher metabolism, higher body temperature, more body odor, being pregnant, type O blood, infrequent bathing, lactic acid, ammonia, acetone. There are a number of folk remedies people believe protect them from mosquito bites like drinking alcohol, eating garlic, or taking vitamin B. These do not appear to provide any...

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