The Sydney Opera House Illusion


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  • - -
    - - День назад

    i lost you at banana

  • Vijay Krishnan
    Vijay Krishnan День назад +1

    Pun cringes

  • Adhesive Boi
    Adhesive Boi 2 дня назад

    Mug Der for watching

  • Spencer Rhea
    Spencer Rhea 2 дня назад +2

    Is this why a 2 liter of coke is only 3 glass fulls?

  • Cameron Cluelow
    Cameron Cluelow 2 дня назад

    we need Jason Silva to explain why this is a thing

  • OneLitMeme
    OneLitMeme 3 дня назад

    *That’s kinda what she said*

  • Nooby Noob
    Nooby Noob 3 дня назад

    *for all of you **_hockey_** fans out there.*

  • Münchhausen
    Münchhausen 5 дней назад

    Isn't it the same illusion that makes moon looking larger if it is close to the horizon line?

  • Adis Kay
    Adis Kay 5 дней назад

    If ur looking at the univers from with in its huge but if u were looking at it from outside the univers it would appear that much smaller

  • The MathsMaster
    The MathsMaster 6 дней назад

    Tried it, it works!

  • Chandan Chandu
    Chandan Chandu 7 дней назад

    I subscribed just after seeing intro

  • Melissa Kalauli
    Melissa Kalauli 7 дней назад

    2:07 the circles were pulsating for my eyes

  • stavya kumar
    stavya kumar 8 дней назад +3

    0:00 to 0:38
    *List this to my 'Vsauce Awkward Moments'*

  • corisco tupi
    corisco tupi 8 дней назад

    I too noticed the effect of far away objects seeming to change size relative to the window as we approach or recede from the window... when I was 4 years old. LOL

  • PunchBug2012
    PunchBug2012 8 дней назад

    that intro almost gave me a stroke

    LESLEYYY 10 дней назад

    Mug cilinder for watching? 🤔

  • Goryllo
    Goryllo 11 дней назад

    your puns gave me cancer, but it was worth it, your videos are amazing!

  • iamsicko
    iamsicko 11 дней назад

    The intro lost me in banana

  • Cian Flavin
    Cian Flavin 13 дней назад

    i should burn myself instead to get rid of the sins i have because of this video

  • Cian Flavin
    Cian Flavin 13 дней назад

    well time to kill myself that joke is so bad

  • Sebekpolak51
    Sebekpolak51 13 дней назад +3

    Yea ik, strange things occur in Australia

    BACON LORD 13 дней назад

    Im ten i can tell that one looks bigger

  • JigHardy
    JigHardy 14 дней назад +1

    0:16 help google translate doesn't have the answers

  • Lazar
    Lazar 14 дней назад

    The orange ones don't look the same (if i cross the eyes, i can clearly say that they are the same size), but that one with the black circles don't have a same effect as the first one, they appear the same to me.

  • M.A. R
    M.A. R 14 дней назад

    My god that intro was so many puns

  • Khan Riffah
    Khan Riffah 14 дней назад

    Most shity joke I have ever heard

  • Rodrigo Salsedo
    Rodrigo Salsedo 20 дней назад

    There's a similar illusion in Rome with the St. Peter's Basilica in a street pretty known for this (Via Nicolò Piccolomini). Check it out yourself:,12.4411071,3a,15y,1.92h,91.26t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sjpdXEBbtj4cvhcA1NXPxFQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

  • Texas Ray
    Texas Ray 21 день назад

    Mug cy-lin-der for watching????

  • Gus TV
    Gus TV 24 дня назад

    😂😂😂 omfg that intro hahahha

  • Gladius Draco
    Gladius Draco 25 дней назад

    How in the hell did you get such a goddamn fancy hotel???
    God I love PG13 profanity.

  • Trey Pohe
    Trey Pohe 25 дней назад +4

    I live in Sydney and never knew there was something called "The Sydney Opera House Illusion"... 😅

  • M4N451995
    M4N451995 26 дней назад

    ok to explain the intro for everyone who seems to be confused


  • II Nic II
    II Nic II 26 дней назад

    *I N T R E S T I N G*

  • Belinda Elisa
    Belinda Elisa 28 дней назад

    Billy Eduard Albert Meier (BEAM)

  • George Armstrong
    George Armstrong 28 дней назад

    What an intro

  • john ecott
    john ecott 29 дней назад

    you are awesome Michael! I would love to meet you in person, I love all of your videos on all channels, so informative and you have such curiosity just like me, wanting to know how we fit into this universe. Keep making awesome videos, and teaching people, you are really one of my favorite channels about science on RUclip.

  • Brad Bodanis
    Brad Bodanis Месяц назад

    I find the comment about 6 year olds being able to correctly identify the circles in the Ebbinghaus illusion interesting. It seems to almost defy Piaget's theory of cognitive development. Most notably, the young children and the volumed containers example. I would like to see some of the research performed with adult and children participants that show that our context-based representations fail us. Great vid!

  • Ninja
    Ninja Месяц назад

    Mug cylinder for watching!

  • Munch, munch, delicious crunch
    Munch, munch, delicious crunch Месяц назад

    I knew there wasn’t an opera house in Sydney

  • Charlotte
    Charlotte Месяц назад

    thats why men love me. i have tiny hands

  • Dothisosaurus Lab
    Dothisosaurus Lab Месяц назад

    What was he trying to say in the intro? And in the outro?

  • Mister Kg Vlogs
    Mister Kg Vlogs Месяц назад

    Btw is called foreshortened

  • really carrie pawebio
    really carrie pawebio Месяц назад

    it’s like binocular with your hand actually

  • CogitoErgoCogitoSum
    CogitoErgoCogitoSum Месяц назад

    The bigger looking orange circle is also surrounded by MORE circles.
    And that play one words thing or whatever you did at the very beginning made absolutely no sense.

  • sylys
    sylys Месяц назад

    "Then you're pretty smart and you probably have a lot of experience with illusions"; cynicism disguised as flattery is quite a propos in a video about illusions = )

  • Dias
    Dias Месяц назад

    The “Michael’s toys” part sounds like an intro to an innocent sex shop

  • zergo
    zergo Месяц назад


  • MinecraftSurvivalGaming
    MinecraftSurvivalGaming Месяц назад

    Yo instead of looking at both look at one and try not to look at the other and make the other only be in your field of view without you actually looking at it the illusion seems to completely go away when I do that idk you

  • Zlatan 5557
    Zlatan 5557 Месяц назад +1

    I also observed this as a kid (not on the Opera House of course). I was pretty amazed by this. I saw it again and again, took hundreds of photos of it. This video made me recollect it all

  • Rishabh Purohit
    Rishabh Purohit Месяц назад

    I legit loathe your attempt at making puns... But fokin love your videos maen!

  • glagle lolba
    glagle lolba Месяц назад

    Ik this isn't considered an illusion but I find it fascinating to see object at a distance move slower than objects more near when looking out a train or car

  • ThatLittleKitten
    ThatLittleKitten Месяц назад

    The puns made me lose it haha

  • AniGa
    AniGa Месяц назад

    ... I wanted to say "they're the same size", but then you said "well, okay, that just means yer smart" about that answer before I could post it, so now I'd look like a smartass if I said that.
    ... I, uh, did just say that, now that I think about it.

  • 5up3rp0s1710n
    5up3rp0s1710n Месяц назад

    This was *Puntastic*

  • sei shin
    sei shin Месяц назад

    Anyone catch the 3 bees at the start he didn't show?

  • Manas Jatkar
    Manas Jatkar Месяц назад

    Didnt get the last one...

  • super stick animator
    super stick animator Месяц назад

    I'm 6 and that illusion look like a normal illusion.

  • Varun S
    Varun S Месяц назад

    Am I smarter? Or this video is dumber? Hmm? Hmm? 😅
    Thats called illusion bc...

  • Zach014G
    Zach014G Месяц назад

    Micheal please no more puns its killing me XD

  • jorgepeterbarton
    jorgepeterbarton Месяц назад

    focal length innit. there's less of a change in perspective for far objects as there is for the close one like the walls and window.
    You can use that trick in photography that's why some portraits are done with a narrower lense instead of a wide one, because it totally changes someone's facial features so much, a wide angle lense can make your nose look bigger etc.

  • Eduardo Marra
    Eduardo Marra Месяц назад

    It's just a gap in Matrix!!!!

  • Forever Never
    Forever Never Месяц назад

    yeaa no idea what you said after elephantastic

  • AquaDronix
    AquaDronix Месяц назад

    Nice appartment

  • risang wisesa
    risang wisesa Месяц назад

    Where is the toy?

  • KyanJ.
    KyanJ. Месяц назад

    What the actual heck did he say at the intro of the video?

  • Jaime Lorenzo Del Rosario Diaz De Rivera

    ascorbic acid
    paper towels
    yard stick
    20 prepared slides for a microscope

  • Yaqub
    Yaqub Месяц назад

    I don't want to be one of these annoying comments that say "oh it did not work for me" but all the illusions in the video dont work for me.

  • Edward Dizon
    Edward Dizon Месяц назад +1

    4:11, how did you remove the hotel from the camera shot? you have some xray camera or something? or was the hotel a fake and was just added with editing?

    • Andrew Armstrong
      Andrew Armstrong Месяц назад

      It's not removing the hotel, but rather it's flipping back and forth between the start of video out the window and the end of the video after backing up into the hotel. The hotel room is simply unseen as the camera is looking out the window. Does that make sense?
      (this better not be some SICK JOKE)

    • god pawlik
      god pawlik Месяц назад

      There are Camera lenses which can memorize what they had seen before, and just add the stuff in later.

  • Etho Baryonyx
    Etho Baryonyx Месяц назад

    Can someone translate that intro

  • keegan watz
    keegan watz Месяц назад

    Is this what happens with a magnifying glass or is it the fact that it it is a convex/converse lens

  • SwitchedGaming
    SwitchedGaming Месяц назад


  • Austin Martín Hernández
    Austin Martín Hernández Месяц назад

    Both of the circles look the same. Yes I've seen similar illusions before but they never really worked on me much

  • Javier Dice
    Javier Dice Месяц назад

    Easy, It’s a skybox

  • LintishTheBintish
    LintishTheBintish Месяц назад

    I skipped 10 seconds 30 times and it looked like Micheal magically put toys on a piece of wood

  • rushthezeppelin
    rushthezeppelin Месяц назад

    I had this illusion happen to me recently on a rock climbing trip to Colorado. We went to climb Mt. Evans but before we went to climb we walked around near the summit lake, here is a satellite view to help with what I'm describing,-105.6436024,769m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x876ba9ca85fb4895:0xefa49d55b6cbb1b1!8m2!3d39.5883005!4d-105.6438286!5m1!1e4. So we went up the trail that goes north towards a saddle. On the other side of the valley just past the saddle there is a nice looking cliff. Up right at the saddle the cliff looked pretty small but as we started going back south down the trail the cliff got to the point where it looked absolutely enormous compared to at the saddle. This illusion was further exacerbated by the fact that we were in the alpine so we had no trees anywhere nearby to use as constant points of reference for size. This also had the interesting effect of making the cliff that we were going to climb (on the west side of the summit lake) look much closer and smaller than it actually was.

  • Sparta_Qwer d-_-b [PL]
    Sparta_Qwer d-_-b [PL] Месяц назад

    Too much puns

  • rgerber
    rgerber Месяц назад

    have a meme day, sir

  • Aleksandar Simonovic
    Aleksandar Simonovic Месяц назад

    that intro made me almost punch my screen

  • crazy son
    crazy son Месяц назад

    micheals toys is a wierd name it looks inapropriate just dont do it micheal its not worth it i know

  • TheMadGriefer
    TheMadGriefer Месяц назад

    My visual prowess is to good

  • nonname123 Multi Gamer
    nonname123 Multi Gamer Месяц назад

    Intro got me confused

  • Aman Bytheway
    Aman Bytheway Месяц назад

    He said 'be' in the intro a couple times, and didn't hold up a 'Bee'.
    This is a massive missed opportunity :'(

    • Aman Bytheway
      Aman Bytheway Месяц назад

      His last words are "For Watching" and he didn't hold up "Four Watches".

    • Aman Bytheway
      Aman Bytheway Месяц назад

      He said "Better" in the outro and didn't hold up a "Betting Slip"

    • Aman Bytheway
      Aman Bytheway Месяц назад

      He said "world" in the outro and didn't hold up a 'Globe'

    • Aman Bytheway
      Aman Bytheway Месяц назад

      He said 'To' and didn't hold up a "2".

    • Aman Bytheway
      Aman Bytheway Месяц назад

      His first word is also "I" and he didn't hold up an "Eye".

  • Kent Michael Galang
    Kent Michael Galang Месяц назад

    is his mouth in the thumbnail always open for the DONG channel?

  • Kent Michael Galang
    Kent Michael Galang Месяц назад

    Love DONG? Never miss an upload!
    youtube knows me too well

  • The Purple Hooppot
    The Purple Hooppot Месяц назад

    I got a few of those puns but "Mug Cylinder" and a few others I didn't get.

  • Brionny Fr
    Brionny Fr 2 месяца назад

    They look the same to me

  • videos4mydad
    videos4mydad 2 месяца назад

    One should ask "Which circle LOOKS bigger"....not "Which circle IS bigger" - people have caught on that the answer to such questions is always "they are the same size". But the answer to "Which LOOKS bigger" is not they are the same size, but that one of them indeed does LOOK bigger than the other.

  • Nobodii zhere
    Nobodii zhere 2 месяца назад

    My teacher made fun of me while looking at the window walking back and forth

  • Shut Up
    Shut Up 2 месяца назад

    I kinda died inside at the intro ._.

  • Zinc Young
    Zinc Young 2 месяца назад

    The trick is to look at the middle of the objects you’re comparing.

  • Riot Revelry
    Riot Revelry 2 месяца назад

    * watches the first 30 seconds of the video *
    Michael we need to talk.

  • Cliodhna Shields
    Cliodhna Shields 2 месяца назад

    I am so confused at how this started as bad puns about elephants to why obesity is happening

  • Christopher Stephens
    Christopher Stephens 2 месяца назад

    Reminds me of the zolly effect in videography

  • Yeetomosqito
    Yeetomosqito 2 месяца назад

    But Australia doesn’t exist

  • Kiike 21
    Kiike 21 2 месяца назад

    thx for sitting here & watching [at the end]🤔?

  • Sebastian H.
    Sebastian H. 2 месяца назад

    2:30 epic thumb

  • Krepelium Oxide
    Krepelium Oxide 2 месяца назад

    Australia doesn't exist

  • Hanan Kassem
    Hanan Kassem 2 месяца назад

    I live in australia and this was interesting

  • ThatWolfgirl 13
    ThatWolfgirl 13 2 месяца назад

    You could have easily had a toy bee