Illusions of Time

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Surviving The Deadliest, Dumbest Game

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Announcing my Only-Fans

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5 Fun FREE Mobile Games! — App All Knight

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The Money Game I Won’t Play. Here’s Why.

Thanks to LastPass for sponsoring a portion of this video! Click here to start using LastPass and get 40% off through December 8: A money game exists in which the potential payoff from being robbed makes perfect mathematical sense… but I won’t play it. Will you? “Pascal’s Mugging” is derived from the classic philosophical […]

$14,000 GAMING THRONE! — Game LÜT

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141 Optical Illusions!

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The Auction Problem

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You’re Lying To Yourself (and I’ll prove it)

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The Hopeless Game You Need To Play [ft. @Whang! and @psychicpebbles]

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The Most Powerful Supercomputer

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The Odd Number Rule

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Do You Really Know ANYTHING? ft. Neil deGrasse Tyson

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This Impossible Game Makes NO Sense

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Can A Sword REALLY Cut You In Half?

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Tracking COVID-19 and MORE!

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The Easiest Problem Everyone Gets Wrong

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Pick A Number And I’ll Guess It

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How Many Holes Does a Human Have?

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The Secret of Snakes and Ladders

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Could You Survive JUMANJI?

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Surviving The Deadliest Game

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Could You Survive ALIEN?

Watch Austin Evans’ Video: Watch Vintage Space’s Video: Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Video: (Click “Show More” for references) In space no one can hear Jake (me) scream…but as Jake (me again) races to destroy a terrifying xenomorph hunting his crew, they’ll learn if you can survive the world’s deadliest acids, how to communicate across the […]

Two Envelopes Paradox

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The Hardest Easy Game

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Could You Survive GHOSTBUSTERS?

Behind The Scenes For This Episode Can Be Seen here: Watch Vsauce2’s Video: Watch Sara’s Video: (Click “Show More” for references) Jake (me) ain’t afraid of no ghost (but I actually am) as he finds out if you could survive being crushed by a giant marshmallow creature, wearing a portable nuclear accelerator on your […]

Could You Survive MEN IN BLACK?

Behind The Scenes For This Episode Can Be Seen here: Watch Vsauce1’s Video: COMING SOON Watch Rosanna Pansino’s Video: COMING SOON (Click “Show More” for references) Donning his black suit, Jake (me) finds out if you could survive being swallowed by a gargantuan alien insect, the kickback of an alien gun, and the immense […]

Could You Survive BACK TO THE FUTURE?

Watch Dianna’s Video: Watch Craig’s Video: Watch the Making Of: (Click “Show More” for references) Jake (me) steps into the film “Back to the Future” to find out if you could survive the massive pressure wave generated by a giant guitar amp, time travel paradoxes, and the electricity from a lightning bolt […]

Could You Survive The Movies? – Official Trailer

Could You Survive The Movies is a series dedicated to exploring the magic and science of cinema. In each episode, Vsauce3’s Jake Roper (me) takes you on an immersive journey into the world of a different movie; blending unscripted scientific exploration with narrative storytelling. From the jungles of Jumanji, to the vastness of space in […]