The Sydney Opera House Illusion

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    Music by Jake Chudnow
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Комментарии • 5 088

  • xMO5TxH4T3Dx
    xMO5TxH4T3Dx 7 часов назад

    Is this Vsauce?

  • i Rabast
    i Rabast 12 часов назад

    The world is not an illusion. There are illusions in the world

  • John Jo
    John Jo День назад

    Me: *starts video*
    Michael: *Starts intro
    Me: *Scrolls down to make this comment*

  • teja kompella
    teja kompella День назад

    Why are you not using vsauce channel again

  • Max Cristinzio
    Max Cristinzio 2 дня назад

    the name "michael's toys" still gets me every time

  • Teri Tan
    Teri Tan 2 дня назад +1


  • d mar
    d mar 3 дня назад

    - 2,396,265 boring

  • Francis Torchio
    Francis Torchio 3 дня назад

    At the very beginning when he showed the opera house not changing in size but the container changing, I am reminded of a very famous illusion that Alfred Hitchcock used in his movie 'Vertigo'. The shot is called the Dolly zoom where the main subject remains the same size but the relationship between foreground and subject change.

  • Zhou Ye
    Zhou Ye 4 дня назад

    I know exactly where that room is, not the best furniture or service or anything but they do offer a fantastic view, really breathtaking the first time you talk into that room.

  • Felix Dawson
    Felix Dawson 5 дней назад

    Mug-Derr for watching :)

  • BloodehSuverners
    BloodehSuverners 9 дней назад

    Vsauce. More like Bsauce. Goteem 😂😂😂

  • Luke Moscaritolo
    Luke Moscaritolo 10 дней назад

    2:32 is his thumb supposed to bend like that? 😂😂

  • Omgurafi
    Omgurafi 10 дней назад +1

    Micheals toys 😉😏

  • Soggy Mattress
    Soggy Mattress 12 дней назад +1

    I used to take a toy plane and put it closer to my eye if it would be bigger in real life than whatever else I was playing with. I just remembered I did that in the intro

  • Dodo LP
    Dodo LP 12 дней назад

    where is bee

  • Nathan
    Nathan 12 дней назад

    The hole on the right is definitely tighter. Yum

  • Amanda Chapone
    Amanda Chapone 13 дней назад

    Plates are the cause of obesity !!

  • pan icon
    pan icon 14 дней назад +1

    Is this a weird nega dolly zoom?

  • DMT Infinity
    DMT Infinity 16 дней назад +1


  • Adrian Garcia
    Adrian Garcia 20 дней назад

    Illusion 100

  • Dominic Nguyen
    Dominic Nguyen 20 дней назад

    I wood be lion if i said that today's show will not be elephantastic because today we're going to banana ascorbic acid paper towels tape yardstick 20 prepared slides for a microscopefully have fun

  • Koivu Gaming
    Koivu Gaming 21 день назад


  • Szczypior
    Szczypior 21 день назад +1

    In the intro he should have think of a toy bee for the word "be"

  • dexter gamingmc
    dexter gamingmc 21 день назад

    I lost ya at the outro

  • FNC
    FNC 21 день назад

    6:20 suprised me more than the vid. Never thought id see him stutter

  • Simeon Stanchev
    Simeon Stanchev 22 дня назад

    The name Michael's toys sounds pervert

  • Legend Allen G.A.D.
    Legend Allen G.A.D. 22 дня назад

    I can see this kind of type illusion,
    Every time I look things out of the windows then I go backwards...
    Everything goes big.

  • Adam Kelly
    Adam Kelly 23 дня назад

    3:11 I love how he shuts up the comments before they get started lol

  • Nooby Noob
    Nooby Noob 25 дней назад

    ƒσɾ αʆʆ σƒ ψσմ հσɕƘεψ ƒαης σմϯ ϯհεɾᴇ.

  • Death Ray
    Death Ray 25 дней назад

    0:00 - 0:40 = PUNS

  • Parthian Capitalist
    Parthian Capitalist 26 дней назад +1


  • vhaelen
    vhaelen 26 дней назад

    if im not mistaken the reason why the opera house apears to be larger when further away from the window is the same why if you are in a moving care it takes much longer for things far away to pass out of your vision compared to stuff thats closer to you. atleast i think its the same reason

  • Logan Young
    Logan Young 27 дней назад

    My balls itch

  • Seth Begley
    Seth Begley 27 дней назад +2

    Fun fact: plants could use the thing at 1:56 to trick animals into eating the smaller, more seed dense fruits they produce by putting bigger leaves around slightly bigger seedless fruits to trick animals into thinking they are actually smaller than the seedy fruits around the smaller ones. This would help them reproduce better through animals eating them. Of course the animals might learn the "bigger" looking ones are more seedy, and eat the seedless ones, but that would take time. For the time being, this plant could dominate the natural world.

    • Zach Jones
      Zach Jones 15 дней назад

      Seth Begley Or they could make all of their fruits seedy. Ni matter which fruit an animal eats, it would be eating a lot of seeds. Same effect for less effort and higher chance of it working.

  • Michael McArthur
    Michael McArthur 27 дней назад

    Shut up v-sauce michael.

  • Llewellyn Lubbe
    Llewellyn Lubbe 28 дней назад +1

    Some random objects

  • Jason Games
    Jason Games 29 дней назад

    Allusion or illusion

  • Mario Hernandez
    Mario Hernandez 29 дней назад

    3:26 issa nipple

  • Ayan Barnwal
    Ayan Barnwal 29 дней назад

    It's easier to see though this illusion if you have two working eyes and stereoscopic vision

  • Hanson Sun
    Hanson Sun 29 дней назад +14

    Micheal forgot the password to Vsauce channel

  • Moyd Wathiqi
    Moyd Wathiqi 29 дней назад

    Actually my 5 year old son fell for the orange circles trick and pointed at the right one as the bigger one.

  • Dara
    Dara Месяц назад

    another bit of proof that australia does not exist.

  • Unusual
    Unusual Месяц назад

    *Michael has gone insane*

  • Bone Lad
    Bone Lad Месяц назад

    That opening legit made me worried I was having a stroke. Thanks Michael.

  • Krack Tart Kreme
    Krack Tart Kreme Месяц назад

    When you run out of ideas for an intro

  • John Farris
    John Farris Месяц назад

    That's why I manscape.😂

  • Austin Scibby
    Austin Scibby Месяц назад


  • The horse with no name
    The horse with no name Месяц назад


  • rebelwade
    rebelwade Месяц назад

    I suffer from micropsia and when you mention the two modes of vision that is my experience things like door knobs can appear the size of a push pin or the size of a basketball but when I reach out to open the door my hand automatically makes the appropriate shape as it seems to know how big a door knob should be no matter how big or small I am seeing it

  • A sophisticated intelectual.
    A sophisticated intelectual. Месяц назад +1


  • GermanOsorio
    GermanOsorio Месяц назад

    That was a terrible intro.

  • Scp1730
    Scp1730 Месяц назад

    but wait, wouldn't the thing outside shrink? like the real-life example was the same size when you moved back. or am I just not understanding something?

  • Mimic
    Mimic Месяц назад

    I would be lying if I said that today's show was not going to be fantastic because today we're going to ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ to hopefully have fun.

  • Eggypoop99 99
    Eggypoop99 99 Месяц назад


  • Capissotor
    Capissotor Месяц назад +1

    He googled all those puns

  • Steve BigEve
    Steve BigEve Месяц назад +2

    3:24 looks like my girlfriend's nipples.

  • What'sthescore
    What'sthescore Месяц назад

    He needed a bee for his 3rd word

  • MrMarshall 2077
    MrMarshall 2077 Месяц назад


  • ShayAway
    ShayAway Месяц назад

    Wood you like some wood? ... Wood you?

  • Dee Chiluiza
    Dee Chiluiza Месяц назад

    At 2:00, if the answer is: "circle in the right looks bigger" that's actually the right answer, it's not implying it's bigger, just that it looks bigger and that's correct.

  • Saumil sunil Shah
    Saumil sunil Shah Месяц назад

    Did someone notice it isnt vsauce channel

  • KatimariDove
    KatimariDove Месяц назад

    Ah Micheal, you know how much I love hockey

  • Mark Gearing
    Mark Gearing Месяц назад

    Yeah, yeah, you had a great hotel room. Well done.
    Was there another point to this video?

  • Connor McHarney
    Connor McHarney Месяц назад

    Michael I like your shows but you almost lost me in only 15 seconds this time.

  • Patrick Guerra
    Patrick Guerra Месяц назад


  • Me
    Me Месяц назад

    The sercil one i cant see the difrens

  • Caleb Stevens
    Caleb Stevens Месяц назад

    Everyomes talking about the intro but.. Mug cylinder for watching?

  • Miguel Roxo
    Miguel Roxo Месяц назад

    I guess thats why producers and photographers do that frame thing with their hands on tv

  • Dioscoro Federico
    Dioscoro Federico Месяц назад

    0:45 Thank me Later

  • Bum Hole
    Bum Hole Месяц назад

    Y A R D S T I C K

  • Methebest9926
    Methebest9926 Месяц назад

    this reminds me of the taj mahal

  • simon7109
    simon7109 Месяц назад

    With the orange circles I've seen the illusion. I knew they were the same size but they seemed different. On the next picture with the black circles it wasn't the case, they both seemed the same right away.

  • Oceans FFA
    Oceans FFA Месяц назад

    Proof that .6 repeating is 2/3.
    x = .6 repeating
    Multiply both sides by 10
    10x = 6.6 repeating
    subtract .6 repeating (x) from both sides
    9x = 6
    Divide both sides by 9
    x = 6/9
    x = 2/3

  • Turtle_Commander
    Turtle_Commander Месяц назад

    microscopefully have fun


  • Lim Wei Xian
    Lim Wei Xian Месяц назад

    Just so that everyone knows, I did know that the circles were the same size.

  • Youtube Algorithmic Anti
    Youtube Algorithmic Anti Месяц назад


  • King Txco
    King Txco Месяц назад

    he started off doing a play with words then he started naming random things

  • ShadowJay
    ShadowJay Месяц назад

    7:11 Nothing in the bottom left... 7:21 GASP!

  • Lew Hunt
    Lew Hunt Месяц назад

    Surely the most obvious example of this is that the moon when near the horizon looks super huge.

  • Mythical Genious
    Mythical Genious Месяц назад

    Yes! I’m in a video! (My name is Sydney)

    OMAR HOSSAM ELDEEB Месяц назад

    I also seen this phenomenon in 1:11 but didn’t know how to explain it

  • Sydney Phill
    Sydney Phill Месяц назад

    Sydney?... my name is that :D

  • Merry_Hearn_MC
    Merry_Hearn_MC Месяц назад

    And as always...

  • James Harrison
    James Harrison Месяц назад

    Why is this in my recommended

  • Official Rain
    Official Rain 2 месяца назад +2

    Creepy how the opera house gets bigger when you move backwards... think when you move back enough it would be the biggest thing on this planet

  • mayonakanohana
    mayonakanohana 2 месяца назад +1

    Michael got iceeee
    drip check

  • Generic Goat
    Generic Goat 2 месяца назад

    So did Michael sleep in that hotel room or did he just walk back and forth?

  • Will The Hill
    Will The Hill 2 месяца назад

    Just stop Michael...

  • diego monroy
    diego monroy 2 месяца назад

    That’s the effect of two toilet paper rolls but one is full and one is used

  • Idea Engineer
    Idea Engineer 2 месяца назад

    I saw brain candy

  • Zach M.
    Zach M. 2 месяца назад +1

    "yard stICK "

  • Max Mustermann
    Max Mustermann 2 месяца назад

    meeeeeen i thought he´d gonna put a bee there when he says be

  • _meomos
    _meomos 2 месяца назад

    Where can I find the Vsauce soundtrack??

  • Gambero
    Gambero 2 месяца назад

    "Microscopefully have fun" killed me

  • The awesone nintendo fan
    The awesone nintendo fan 2 месяца назад

    Dong is the worst channel name I ever saw

  • brennantg7
    brennantg7 2 месяца назад

    That Sydney opera house illusion was a trip

  • Juliano Souza Chaves
    Juliano Souza Chaves 2 месяца назад

    I actually asked my 8 years old sister and my 4 years old sister which orange circle was bigger and both said that the circle on the right was bigger, I think they are the minority of the kids that doesn't answer correctly.

  • L. Shum
    L. Shum 2 месяца назад

    Perish rn

  • stantaeyeon
    stantaeyeon 2 месяца назад


  • Nintendo B*tch
    Nintendo B*tch 2 месяца назад

    2:01 This is the reason why Micheal participated in Orgy.
    Jk, love your content Micheal!