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

VOTE FOR YOUR PRESIDENT: Thanks to Whang! and psychicpebbles for their selfless commitment to public service as we all endeavor to improve our great YouTube Nation: Whang!: Pebbles: Nothing seems easier, clearer, and more obvious than choosing who to vote for. We’ve done it for thousands of years across cultures ranging from […]

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

Subscribe to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk: Get The Curiosity Box: Huge thanks to Neil deGrasse Tyson and everyone at StarTalk! It seems easy to know things. The basics of epistemology haven’t changed much since Plato’s time, and we navigate every minute of our lives using a system of justified true belief. If we’re […]

This Impossible Game Makes NO Sense

To get MSCHF’s drops early and access secret drops, download their app here Thanks to MSCHF for supporting Vsauce2! Conway Checkers (proof), Numberphile2 | Zvezdelina Stankova: Conway’s Soldiers Interactive Game (Clever Learning): John Conway’s work stretched from nearly-inaccessible math theory to fun children’s games, and it defined how we thought about recreational […]

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

Learn More: Thanks to Full Sail University for sponsoring this video and supporting Vsauce2. Special thanks to Internet Historian: Get Vsauce2’s Woven Math T-shirts/Hoodies: We know how difficult the Monty Hall Problem is for so many people even after they’re shown all the math behind the best possible strategy. It’s basic probability, […]

Pick A Number And I’ll Guess It

Get 70% off NordVPN plus and additional month free: Use coupon code: vsauce2 Thanks to NordVPN for sponsoring this episode and supporting Vsauce2. Sometimes math is so beautifully tricky, and presented in such a subtle way, that it’s virtually indistinguishable from magic. Welcome to The Kruskal Count. David Copperfield is probably the most famous […]

How Many Holes Does a Human Have?

Now you’re thinking: Tweets by tweetsauce Special thanks to @Chubbyemu and Evelyn Lamb ( for answering my questions about the body and holes, respectively. wardrobe by: An article from Evelyn about holes: Coffee mug + doughnut sculptures and video from @Henry Segerman : VIDEO: BUY: sun footage: Supernumerary […]

The Secret of Snakes and Ladders

Learn more about Lithium-ion Cell Safety: Watch my video on Li-ion Cells: Huge thanks to LG Chem for sponsoring this video and supporting Vsauce2. And thanks to Allen Pan of Sufficiently Advanced for not burning my house down: Snakes and Ladders — also called Chutes and Ladders in the US — might […]

Could You Survive JUMANJI?

Watch Toby’s Video: Watch Phil’s Video: Watch Casey’s Video: (Click “Show More” for references) Watch the Making Of: Mysterious forces are at play as Jake (me) gets transported into a crazy video game called CYSTM, a game that asks, could you survive the movies…or in this case could you survive a […]

Surviving The Deadliest Game

Brilliant: Thanks to Brilliant for sponsoring this video. Vsauce2 Merch: There’s no more dangerous game than Russian Roulette. One wrong move and the consequences are fatal… and Balloon Kevin knows it. The real difficulty is that in the sort of game you see played in a movie, there’s no skill involved when a […]

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

Brilliant: Thanks to Brilliant for sponsoring this video. Birthday Paradox T-Shirt: *** Not a real offer, for educational purposes only. I don’t have two envelopes filled with money. I don’t have any envelopes OR any money. *** In The Two Envelopes Paradox — also called the Exchange Paradox — you know what the […]

The Hardest Easy Game

Get 20% off your first order with code: vsauce2 Thanks Mack Weldon for sponsoring this episode Vsauce2 Store: Play The L-Game: Could You Survive Ghostbusters?: Edward de Bono is a lot of things — an author, an economic theorist, a physician — but he’s also a thinker about… thinking. His 1967 […]

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 […]


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I Built a Pasta Chair in Italy

Click here to start using LastPass: Thanks to LastPass for sponsoring this video. Every boy grows up chasing the same dream… to fly to a beautiful villa in Rome, Italy to build a pasta chair out of noodles utilizing a team of international spaghetti-building superstars. Well, every boy doesn’t, but *I* did. And that […]

The Moon Terminator Illusion Sources and sites to learn more below!!! dolly zoom effect: visual angle: great visual angle / angular diameter chart: moon terminator illusion resources: rogers and olga naumenko (2014): moon tile illusion [PDF]: the (more famous) moon illusion: cylindrical perspective animation: […]

The Dot Game That Breaks Your Brain

Start protecting your Internet privacy and get 3 months free: Thank you to ExpressVPN for supporting Vsauce2. On Tuesday, February 21, 1967, in the math department common room of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, the world of pencil and paper math games changed. John Conway and Michael Paterson were trying to invent a brand new […]

DINOSAUR SCIENCE! feat. Chris Pratt and Jack Horner

Jack Horner and Chris Pratt and I talk dinosaurs! More info below! JURASSIC WORLD: TICKETS: Jack Horner: Geological time [image]: dinosauria: What did dinosaurs look like? Birds are dinosaurs: ItsOkayToBeSmart VIDEO: dinos and warm blood: velociraptor image: Old stop-motion dinosaurs: Near Earth […]

Battleship In A Submarine – U.S. Navy vs Vsauce2

This video was sponsored by the U.S. Navy. For more videos like this, check out: Vsauce2 Creator Page: Vsauce2 Nuke Career Page: I worked with the United States Navy on the USS Pasadena to show that the game of Battleship isn’t just a series of alpha-numeric volleys that result in either a […]

Who Owns The Moon?

***NOTE*** This video was originally uploaded in 2013 but has been unavailable for more than a year! Basically, a channel I shouted-out in the first version asked to be removed. That’s okay! Now, in a slightly re-edited version, the video is back! And space-ownership is STILL a major unresolved issue that deserves attention. I’m already […]