The Sydney Opera House Illusion


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  • alok kumar
    alok kumar 3 часа назад

    Book your ride safe with #heretothere
    Western Sydney airport transfer

  • John Smith
    John Smith День назад

    That intro was such a stretch

  • Tyrone Shoelaces
    Tyrone Shoelaces День назад

    What in the hell is Wheezy Waiter talking about?

  • realHurps
    realHurps День назад

    what did i just watch

  • Warp Drive
    Warp Drive День назад

    He has totally lost it. I like him now even more!

  • Nathan Niang
    Nathan Niang 2 дня назад

    I’m done. I didn’t get past the first min. You earned a sub tho.

  • whitesnake6363
    whitesnake6363 3 дня назад

    Worst attempt at puns ever

  • :r
    :r 3 дня назад

    wait. the illusion with the rings makes the one with a bigger ring around it look bigger. what the hell?

  • Flamo353
    Flamo353 4 дня назад

    Where can I find the video explaining the intro?

  • adobepoopscript
    adobepoopscript 4 дня назад

    That beginning went on too long. Next video lol.

  • Maya Elvis
    Maya Elvis 4 дня назад

    1:55 did anyone else hear bitter?😂

  • Jarod Hardcastle
    Jarod Hardcastle 4 дня назад

    The intro made me not watch the rest of this video. I wanted to learn but I refuse to watch on principle after those puns.

  • Hawkeye
    Hawkeye 4 дня назад

    I'm really sorry but I am totally confused about the opening becauce I am not a native english speeker and I dont get it
    But I laugh about your try beeing funny and miss everthing :-)

  • Gabriel
    Gabriel 5 дней назад

    pretty much the same thing that happened to the spaceX picture of the dark side of the moon and earth

  • Ali Hussain Al-Nasser
    Ali Hussain Al-Nasser 5 дней назад

    You're horrible at making puns

  • Ize4shady
    Ize4shady 5 дней назад


  • Prashant Vikal
    Prashant Vikal 5 дней назад

    This illusion is exactly what they built in Tajmahal to make it more impact full. There is a video out there showing just that.

  • Stephen Barba
    Stephen Barba 6 дней назад

    LOL You caught yourself on that studder Michael at 6:15 - 6:17

  • theshoal12
    theshoal12 6 дней назад

    0:35 please don't stop being ridiculous.

  • Skylan Thuwolfe
    Skylan Thuwolfe 7 дней назад

    If you focus on the side of the Opera House instead of the middle, the effect is much less pronounced

  • Kim Jong-Fun
    Kim Jong-Fun 7 дней назад

    opera house illusion = TAJ mahal illusion

  • exogenesis91
    exogenesis91 8 дней назад


  • RyanWake bradtelle
    RyanWake bradtelle 10 дней назад

    The Identical circles that seem like they're a different size, is because smaller circles bleed imaginary size

  • Adam Seals
    Adam Seals 10 дней назад

    0:59 watch that high af

  • i'm mister brightside
    i'm mister brightside 10 дней назад

    hold ur fingers up to the screen around the opera house and itll make more sense

  • Winchester2247
    Winchester2247 10 дней назад


  • Kelly Dees
    Kelly Dees 11 дней назад

    Your puns are KILLING ME!!!

  • Unknown Dragon Prince
    Unknown Dragon Prince 12 дней назад

    i'm nine and it dosent fool me

  • Nikita Poletaev
    Nikita Poletaev 12 дней назад

    the sydney illusion works basically everywhere. i looked at a tree out my window and stepped back and it still works

  • Epic Turtle Plays
    Epic Turtle Plays 12 дней назад +1

    I used to troll people...

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  • FireFreezer 12
    FireFreezer 12 12 дней назад

    the weirdest part about the comment section here is what then blows up into a whole argument... please dont turn this one into one

  • BeastmodeNL
    BeastmodeNL 13 дней назад


  • Dragon Skater
    Dragon Skater 14 дней назад

    Your STICK😏😏😏😏

  • Catnium
    Catnium 14 дней назад

    please don't do puns...
    they don't really make you look smart .. just very basic

  • Sjoo
    Sjoo 14 дней назад

    What is the background music in his videos? 1:08

  • HarlockGlitch
    HarlockGlitch 14 дней назад

    It happens to the moon all the time: When it is high up in the sky looks tiny. When sits low on the horizon, next to landscape objects, it looks huge.

  • Ankit Kumar
    Ankit Kumar 15 дней назад

    Same happens with taj Mahal

  • LeniFeis Lenifeis
    LeniFeis Lenifeis 15 дней назад

    0:00 - 0:40 incomprehensible alien language

  • Mauricio Luzardo
    Mauricio Luzardo 15 дней назад

    you lost me at elephantastic...

  • TheGreatSploogeOf_1998
    TheGreatSploogeOf_1998 15 дней назад


  • Steven Seaver
    Steven Seaver 15 дней назад

    Hey Dong! Michael here!

  • PMT Slot Hits n' Stuff
    PMT Slot Hits n' Stuff 15 дней назад

    When he dropped the paper towel, I bent over to pick it up.

  • Cogman Inc.
    Cogman Inc. 15 дней назад

    I can NOT wrap my head around those puns at the beginning...

  • Dayan Ahmed
    Dayan Ahmed 15 дней назад

    Dude this is something that always amazed me when I was a kid. I never understood why some buildings got larger the further I went back from my windows. Idk why, but as soon as you explained this, the Sydney Opera House suddenly looked same in size from both views

  • Matapapa 11
    Matapapa 11 16 дней назад

    My house is too small to do this illusion

  • Christian Pavus
    Christian Pavus 16 дней назад

    That intro was hard to watch

  • Brilliant M. Sianturi
    Brilliant M. Sianturi 16 дней назад


    *Read more*

  • Bork bakker
    Bork bakker 16 дней назад

    This isn’t things I can do online now guys

  • Eli Suryana
    Eli Suryana 16 дней назад

    "let me be the world let me give the word let me give the world till I have tears from your eyes"
    outro lyrics in the end as best as I could make
    it sounds like an 80s power ballad

  • Megha Tabassum
    Megha Tabassum 16 дней назад


  • NickJames Campbell
    NickJames Campbell 16 дней назад

    Should’ve put a bee for be

  • AaGeeSafka
    AaGeeSafka 16 дней назад

    The intro gave me a seizure

  • Paul Cancescu
    Paul Cancescu 17 дней назад

    Man I love Michael's toys I hope he never stops making them.

  • PauliusIV
    PauliusIV 17 дней назад

    'Michael's Toys', that sounds wrong on so many levels

  • Milo Murphy
    Milo Murphy 17 дней назад

    Vsauce drinking game: watch this video and take a sip everytime he says circle

  • David Arteaga
    David Arteaga 17 дней назад

    Who else just clicked off the video before the first 6 seconds

  • achilles Duh
    achilles Duh 17 дней назад

    The heck is dong?

    CB/RB GAMING 17 дней назад

    It’s just kids under ten have already seen that illusion before and know they’re both the same size

  • Eduard Pertíñez
    Eduard Pertíñez 18 дней назад

    May the dark container have something to do with the experiment also? Dark surroundings means all info to cortex comes from the center of the image so all neurons can be focused on it.

  • Kyra Zimmer
    Kyra Zimmer 18 дней назад

    interestingly both illusions you had on paper tricked me, but i didn't see it with the opera house/hotel window footage. maybe something about the slowly walking backwards and the brain realizing it's still the same object?

  • Tell Me More About it
    Tell Me More About it 18 дней назад

    Michael stays in cheap hotels. How PAPer T'owell of Him!

  • TheShamansQuestion
    TheShamansQuestion 19 дней назад

    Is the confusing intro bit just:
    Because today we're going to .... hopefully have fun

  • Mr. Jawo
    Mr. Jawo 19 дней назад


  • Ebenezer Memani
    Ebenezer Memani 19 дней назад

    those puns were painful to watch but the video itself was fun

  • Abi
    Abi 19 дней назад

    I watched this with my baby sister to see what she would say about the size of the circles but she just said “What’s a hotel room?!”

  • Maria Gloria
    Maria Gloria 20 дней назад


  • rose winter
    rose winter 20 дней назад

    With the circes/rings one, they both do genuinely look the same size. Same thing with the one before it. Does my brain work differently than other people's?

  • TheKillingHero
    TheKillingHero 20 дней назад

    I’m under 15 And although than 10 but I can still see that your rin and although than 10 but I can still see that The second one the balls are the same size

  • Mr. Person Man
    Mr. Person Man 20 дней назад

    Paus video at @04:57 and imagine "illusion".

  • CR EV
    CR EV 20 дней назад

    how many of you understood any of what he said in the beginning?

  • Nasinas TV
    Nasinas TV 20 дней назад

    Things outside the window always get smaller when you get closer to the window

  • B Esteves
    B Esteves 20 дней назад

    That's why they make shopping carts big :)

  • Albertfan 1938476810
    Albertfan 1938476810 21 день назад

    Top ten anime openings

  • Sayo-Nara
    Sayo-Nara 21 день назад

    those puns are worse than my teacher's

  • cheick fall
    cheick fall 21 день назад

    Wouldn't say that children aren't fooled by the illusion but everything else I'll bite.

  • Bill C
    Bill C 21 день назад

    Does this explain the moon illusion?

  • Enrico Lucarelli
    Enrico Lucarelli 21 день назад

    Very interesting. Thus, i think there might be another, and in fact more significant reason, for why your brain learns to believe that the opera house is bigger if you are further back in your room. You learn with experience that something that is further away gets smaller. But to figure out how far something is your brain analyzes the ground between you and the opera house. When you walk back in your room you remove from your eyesight all that useful information required to estimate the distance between you and the opera house, thus leaving your brain with the illusion that it isn’t that far away and thus shouldn’t be considered so much smaller. In fact, if you try out this illusion with a window and the moon where there is no ground in-between, the effect diminishes. Don’t you think?

  • Random gooy
    Random gooy 21 день назад

    Dose anyone tink mychel messed up

  • Uriel238
    Uriel238 21 день назад

    To be fair, *Michael* you asked which of the circles _appear_ larger. To answer that truthfully requires a bit of self awareness. The observer has to differentiate what they see versus what they expect to see.
    I can know (expect) that both the target circles are the same size, but if I can still see which of them _appears_ larger I can deliniate sight and expectation to better determine truth. Especially if you subvert the illusion paradigm and make the circles different sizes after all.

  • Gosat Kun
    Gosat Kun 21 день назад

    I only watched the first 10 seconds upto now and too bad you didn’t have a 🐝

  • km rifas
    km rifas 21 день назад

    What's the music at 1.09?

  • Limp Wibbler
    Limp Wibbler 22 дня назад

    Ok I think I am off. I had no problem knowing that the circles are the same size, until I closed my left eye, then they looked different, both eyes open and it was very obvious they were the same size. Also the opera house thing was very obvious. The moment you said it I knew the answer. I'm not claiming I'm smart, but rather I think most people notice this. I play cs:go and this is a fundamental to peaking someone stay far from an object. Angles will be your friend.

  • Alaroyde Berry
    Alaroyde Berry 22 дня назад

    Why does America have the dumbest people alive, but live with the smartest people alive. that's all I want to know, really.

  • Zane Roote
    Zane Roote 22 дня назад

    wtf was the puns at the beginning?

  • Cebelle WhiteFide
    Cebelle WhiteFide 22 дня назад

    I realised this when I was a kid, but never found the answer. Thanks for this video 💗

  • Sharjeel Ahmed
    Sharjeel Ahmed 23 дня назад

    You can see the same illusion looking over The Taj Mahal from Agra Fort, India. Built around 500 years ago . Amazing

  • K8tina
    K8tina 23 дня назад

    Omgosh, its Michael from Vsauce!! :-D

  • Red hood
    Red hood 23 дня назад

    The intro gave me cancer

  • Hana Azizah
    Hana Azizah 23 дня назад

    I already know it because of detective Conan lol

  • Gilbert Tang
    Gilbert Tang 24 дня назад

    I was genuinely concerned he was having a seizure.

  • Jason Tattersfield
    Jason Tattersfield 24 дня назад

    Great intro 10/10

  • Akash Vazirani
    Akash Vazirani 24 дня назад

    Get the hotel widows checked ......

  • Wafflez GD
    Wafflez GD 24 дня назад

    I literally had no idea what he was saying

  • 11kele
    11kele 24 дня назад +1

    Good one. You are moving back from the huge opera house and small room window at the same time and this is the reason why opera house appears larger, while it is actually shrinking a bit. The window in the room is much closer and much smaller. Good illusion, though.
    I also have to ask what do you have against bees? You could use it couple of times.

  • Marcel Stachl
    Marcel Stachl 24 дня назад

    Wtf??? That intro

  • Gary Jeffery
    Gary Jeffery 25 дней назад

    when looking at the Delboeuf circles at the same distance, your eyes will re-focus to take in the whole outer circle. can this have something to do with the perceived size ?

  • East Supreme Kai
    East Supreme Kai 25 дней назад

    Michael gains a mental disorder on camera 2k18

  • Saiful Majdy
    Saiful Majdy 25 дней назад

    A principle used in dolly zoom technique

  • McCaroni
    McCaroni 25 дней назад

    you shouldve added an eye and a bee dude

  • Donald Kronos
    Donald Kronos 26 дней назад

    Usually I understand all of the puns, but for some reason this time I missed a few. What was that mug cylinder for watching thing at the end?