Trapped ring puzzle/trick IMPOSSIBLE (not really)

  • Опубликовано: 3 фев 2014
  • ***And another addition:
    Wow. Thousands of angry and offensive comments. So:
    Comments relating to this video, relevant ideas, and constructive conversations will remain un-moderated.
    But, because there is no reasonable, intelligent person who would concern him/herself with wasting time to make an anonymous analysis of a person like me, if you do make a comment about me, here is what you can expect:
    #1 Your initial (useless) comment.
    #2 My reply. Matched to suit, insults and all.
    #3 Your angry and even less relevant reply.
    #4 I get the last word. All further replies are removed.
    If you make a statement relating to my person, you are clearly demonstrating to me that you are neither reasonable nor intelligent; thus, you will become like a piece of meat to me, and I will use your pointless points for my own amusement and for the amusements of others. Seriously, think about this: We don't know each other. How is it fair for you to make judgments about me, when you know so little? Don't be that guy. Do you think I'm smug, arrogant, narcissistic, or pretentious? Well, unless you have a few videos with a million plus views, keep it to yourself. You would not believe the offensive drivel that leaks out of this place.
    ***The following was later added:
    Secret spoiler comments are now removed, and there is now a keyword filter. The comment that makes me laugh is the "did anyone else notice..." type. Yes, everyone else noticed. In fact, the filter catches around 30 of these comments a day, and then there is the other 5 or 10 per day that I have to remove manually because so many commenters can't spell.
    It is a bit sad that un-moderated comments get so bad. One of the most surprising things about it is how many of you talk without listening; it is not uncommon to see ten of the same comment in a row (because nobody reads what others say), nor is it unusual for me to read dozens of comments about a topic that is answered in the first line of the description. Sorry if it seems as though I am chastising you, because your having taken the time to read this is evidence that none of this actually applies to you.
    ***Original description:
    Because of the cruel irony that is the way that youtube views are distributed, this video will likely go largely ignored, but the idea was this: remember that surprisingly popular pinball in a cube video? I figured that I should try to repeat some of its success by reproducing the formula a little bit (including, but not limited to, use of the word "impossible" in the title for views). I think, but I can't be sure, that this puzzle/trick is better by all measures than the pinball one. I'm not really sure, because I was never really fooled by this puzzle, because I designed it. I'm not trying to sound like I'm so clever, it's just that I don't really know how long this puzzle would have stumped me, because I've never been faced with solving this particular problem. Pay attention to the moment that you knew, for certain, how the trick worked. Often we just give up and wait for the solution to be presented to us, but it sure is satisfying when you work it out for yourself. For exactly that reason, I wanted the video to progress in such a way that it reveals itself ever so slowly (for those who don't spoil it by skipping to the end), which forces the viewer's brain to work at least a little towards figuring it out for themselves. Maybe I'm thinking too much into this, but maybe not. I mean, if a stadium full of people are going to watch this, I have at least some small responsibility to those people, in the sense that they should be engaged or be improved in some way after being distracted from their lives by watching it. Maybe if some of them learn the general idea of what an algorithm is, they didn't waste their time. Whatever. Maybe I'm not that good at it, but I just try to make videos in a way that would interest me if I were the one watching. Well, I'm sending this video public right now, and I am very curious to find out how well received this puzzle will be. Thanks for listening.
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Комментарии • 5 458

  • vijendra gusaiwal
    vijendra gusaiwal 2 дня назад

    Really Really Interesting 😊

  • Sharon Broderick
    Sharon Broderick 3 дня назад

    it is sad that there were negative comments. i enjoyed the whole video . i especially liked the skill you have in making a beautiful puzzle.

  • Super_gamer YT
    Super_gamer YT 4 дня назад

    This is satisfying

  • Mulatto Makayla
    Mulatto Makayla 5 дней назад

    How he do the third one?!

  • OneManFlashMob
    OneManFlashMob 6 дней назад

    Well I don't care if you are a likeable or dislikeable person. Its not like we matter to one another in real life.
    What I cared about was the 'performance', including the video description and your way of handling and responding to comments. Its interesting and thought provoking because its unusual.
    Things and people don't have to be likeable in order to be intellectually enjoyable. And I found a lot of intellectual amusement from your attitude. This doesn't happen very often with the RUclipr style of outrageous or fad based personalities. You are actually food for thought.
    So thanks for all the fish.

    • pocket83
      pocket83  6 дней назад

      I appreciate that. But don't think yourself so removed from me. Remember, this is _real life!_ Our lives are being led ever-increasingly through this online space. To wit, what you are here is what you are.
      You and I do matter to one another; to believe otherwise is to be foolish and disingenuous. And so long.

  • Alan Spence
    Alan Spence 7 дней назад

    Smart dude..uses both sides of his brain..not easy.
    Very kool

  • Jae TM
    Jae TM 14 дней назад

    despite that...pretty cool puzzles.

  • Jae TM
    Jae TM 14 дней назад

    There are people who make music..people who make history...aaand people who make a living off of pooling others to purchase items that inflict frustration through instruments of total brain torment. XDD

  • Stellina Rosa
    Stellina Rosa 2 месяца назад

    wow, complements

  • Abhishek Sangavikar
    Abhishek Sangavikar 2 месяца назад

    Wooow not just the puzzle being solved but the video was very artistic Esp. for me who has not even a single acquaintance with craftsmanship.

  • TheOnismithcreations
    TheOnismithcreations 2 месяца назад

    Took about 3 seconds to determine the post either slid/ folded or the ring opened. Great job on the craftsmanship though :)

  • Hannah Phan
    Hannah Phan 2 месяца назад

    OMG the lacquered wood is SOOOO pretty!

  • vip mod
    vip mod 2 месяца назад

    Solving puzzles make our mind creative and organized.... Keep doing that....

  • Haylex
    Haylex 3 месяца назад

    Its a puzzle because when a person tries it, they don't least expect the tiny bar to just move down and they would possibly never try that out, causing themselves to never figure the puzzle out. Just a hypothesis :)

  • Isaac Patterson
    Isaac Patterson 3 месяца назад +1

    Or you can get a sledgehammer and smash it, then you get the ring

  • Maynard. Embretson Embretson
    Maynard. Embretson Embretson 3 месяца назад

    good thinking

  • Amberuiiuiikkk Levi
    Amberuiiuiikkk Levi 3 месяца назад

    Do you know de wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • Night Sky
    Night Sky 3 месяца назад

    Look at all those salty people

  • Logical
    Logical 3 месяца назад

    Satisfying to watch. Also had an ASMR feel to it XD Didn't search for it but glad I watched it. I feel wiser lol

  • JamTheIdol
    JamTheIdol 3 месяца назад

    This is really cool it doesn’t deserve dislikes

  • Amanda Reynolds
    Amanda Reynolds 3 месяца назад

    you could turn this into a pretty nifty ring holder.

  • Zurl Hammerdoom
    Zurl Hammerdoom 3 месяца назад

    I figured it out the moment you said you made it. I didn't anticipate the magnet but I did realise the center post must be moveable.
    Though the puzzle is rather simple and I doubt it would have taken me long to solve it once I got it into my hands it does a great job at displaying the idea that not everything is as it seems.
    Well done with the production work, both the craftsmanship and the videography.

  • nate chapman
    nate chapman 3 месяца назад

    I like this video, though it was a bit simple and I figured it out about ten seconds after you showed it for the first time lol

  • Scott louis
    Scott louis 4 месяца назад

    I had it early, of course I knew. I made one with a toy corvette with 4 post at the end & sides, fun to make

  • Harvey Moseley
    Harvey Moseley 4 месяца назад

    Nice hand skills.

  • untouchblz
    untouchblz 4 месяца назад

    I liked the video thanks for sharing! Love me some chocolate milk too, cold front is here, got to stay warm!

  • Tom Mont
    Tom Mont 4 месяца назад


  • Pass me the salt Please
    Pass me the salt Please 4 месяца назад

    Actually liked this video because the way you chiseled the timber and sand it, i use to love wood work back in school, made a study desk ( very common project) but the results are satisfying knowing ive made something thats useful, anyways love your description made me laugh, especially because its so common, but the way you respond to all the negativity is satisfying and amusing, only because there are people who literally dislike unrelated things out of the blue, only because they are hiding behind a computer screen or whatever knowing they cant be physically touched....

    ....for example, i commented on a video which suprisingly has 1.6k likes on it made me kind of happy because all the agreements i was getting, but some replies i get are somewhat retarded, and when i go to look at their profiles/ channels my confusion as to why i get so much negativity is cleared up, heres a link to a video of perfect example from a negative commenter. Enjoy!видео.html

  • Ashley Hernandez
    Ashley Hernandez 4 месяца назад

    I haven’t even watched the video yet, but I’m subscribing and deciding that I love this channel purely for the fact of how the description states you will handle rude commenters in a handy-dandy 4 step process.
    I look forward to seeing what videos you have to offer! Thanks for the laugh!

  • Gp0817
    Gp0817 4 месяца назад


  • Ronni Dahl
    Ronni Dahl 4 месяца назад

    One ? Where can i get one. ? Would be a fun way to propose. When you get the ring out. We get married 😂😂 sorry if i miss spel not from an english speaking country 😊

  • Angel36930
    Angel36930 4 месяца назад

    Woow😍😍 thats amazing, lots of dedication to build, damn sneaky solution too😜

  • Basspro fishing&building
    Basspro fishing&building 4 месяца назад

    you look like the fonze in your picture by the disc sander

  • David McGuinness
    David McGuinness 4 месяца назад

    I like!!!

  • Jack McClellan
    Jack McClellan 4 месяца назад +1

    That Description made me laughed so hard.

  • Jacob Fann
    Jacob Fann 4 месяца назад

    I had a few ideas as to how to do this one, but I never thought of that because that seemed to easy. Nice job man! looks really good to.

  • Dylan Tusler
    Dylan Tusler 4 месяца назад

    Wow I really appreciate the time you took to document this. I enjoyed the level of detail. Plus I love Ovaltine.

  • Mexy 1781
    Mexy 1781 6 месяцев назад

    when you put the magnet in

    STRANG3R 7 месяцев назад +1

    Like for your hard work

  • Carlos Gonzalez
    Carlos Gonzalez 7 месяцев назад

    1:00 Thats where I figured it out, but I didn't think about the magnet to hold the bar in place until it faded to black.

  • Nik Ingram
    Nik Ingram 7 месяцев назад

    would you consider selling one ?

  • zizo 2000
    zizo 2000 8 месяцев назад

    well I can't really say when I figured it out exactly but when you think about it there was really no other way however It's really beyond me I really thought that there would be something different I didn't actually think It would be like that simply put

  • agustineable
    agustineable 8 месяцев назад


  • Amaretto Jones
    Amaretto Jones 8 месяцев назад

    The real puzzle is why you have a framed picture of David Hasselhoff in your workshop

  • Rafael Farinha
    Rafael Farinha 8 месяцев назад

    Liked 3 timss for that caption easter egg

  • Twixxxily
    Twixxxily 9 месяцев назад

    Guys y all the hate I mean it was pretty neat trick and all

  • nick
    nick 9 месяцев назад

    3:58 who is that in the backround

    • nick
      nick 9 месяцев назад

      Wow i cant believe you actually answered

    • pocket83
      pocket83  9 месяцев назад +1

      Don Knotts.

  • Kyle Reese
    Kyle Reese 9 месяцев назад

    This was a complete waste of time

    • pocket83
      pocket83  9 месяцев назад +1

      So is this conversation. Nice selfie.

  • Mike Borrello
    Mike Borrello 9 месяцев назад

    When you showed the magnet. That gave it away.

  • Paauwerhouse
    Paauwerhouse 9 месяцев назад

    Amazing craftsmanship. Your precision is admirable. Love your videos.

  • Lily Figueroa
    Lily Figueroa 9 месяцев назад

    it is cool👍👍 subu

  • Van Cha Zilla Lextra
    Van Cha Zilla Lextra 10 месяцев назад

    Clever Cool Dude

  • RIP George Smith
    RIP George Smith 10 месяцев назад

    i watch these types of videos to help me sleep, thanks.

  • Bass Red
    Bass Red 10 месяцев назад

    Should have put a stronger magnet, so upon first tug the post doesn't move...

  • OfficialMaddeck
    OfficialMaddeck 10 месяцев назад

    I wish i was Rick Rolled instead of this.

  • AirmailMRCOOL
    AirmailMRCOOL 10 месяцев назад

    This is a gag puzzle guys. Don't need to down vote just cause he made you feel like an idiot too.

  • Who Cares
    Who Cares 10 месяцев назад

    I figured out at the end

  • Mr. Democracy
    Mr. Democracy 10 месяцев назад

    I thought there would be some kind of padlock mechanism, and that you would have to rotate one of the metal rods in order to unlock it.

  • Agustin Manyari
    Agustin Manyari 10 месяцев назад


  • Davinhomx
    Davinhomx 10 месяцев назад

    Who disliked this is an asshole!! So much work, and he is pretty good in mechanic things

  • Austro-Hungarian Empire
    Austro-Hungarian Empire 10 месяцев назад

    Good video, I liked the secret advice you left in there, no I won't forget.

  • L C
    L C 10 месяцев назад

    When you added the magnet

  • Elias Kaplan
    Elias Kaplan 10 месяцев назад

    you could say this is im-puzzel-ble

  • Alex Blanchard
    Alex Blanchard 10 месяцев назад

    The moment I saw the puzzle I knew it was something silly and easy, as it would be factually impossible to remove the ring without disassembly, breaking of things, or lowering of the post that it's on.

  • vSnoWyTedDyBeAr
    vSnoWyTedDyBeAr 10 месяцев назад

    1 like = my face to be normal

  • SkullCrusher239
    SkullCrusher239 10 месяцев назад

    Welcome to the best side of RUclip

  • Pentrium
    Pentrium 10 месяцев назад

    got scammed, just 2 sets, a real one and a fake one

  • Peter Gambier
    Peter Gambier 10 месяцев назад

    I never figured it out until you put in the magnet, then it clicked but surely this is a massive cheat, and I realise that this is called the ''Trapped ring puzzle/trick' and it all became clear. Thanks.

  • Jonathan Luis
    Jonathan Luis 10 месяцев назад

    I don't think I like your voice

  • The Loo
    The Loo 10 месяцев назад

    so its a fake puzzle not a real one.

  • Eric Jeffrey
    Eric Jeffrey 10 месяцев назад

    This is what tech lessons in school should have been

  • Leo Melo
    Leo Melo 10 месяцев назад +2

    stupid fucking puzzle.
    waste of my time

    • pocket83
      pocket83  10 месяцев назад +7

      I wouldn't mourn the loss. Your time isn't worth the fossil fuel it costs us to keep you breathing.

  • Ryan Bingham
    Ryan Bingham 10 месяцев назад

    you should put a piece of felt on the magnet so there is no clicking noise when snapping it back in place.

  • Hang Haam
    Hang Haam 10 месяцев назад

    look like a dog toy to me

  • Flaven80
    Flaven80 10 месяцев назад

    You should have put a ball bearing under the post held in place with a magnet. a space big enough to knock the ball out of the posts way. so you would need to know the proper angle to smack the piece and move the ball bearing.
    That would make this a truly difficult puzzle.
    no offense. without adding a puzzle to the post it's obvious that you need to move it...

  • CsgoYT
    CsgoYT 10 месяцев назад

    Step 1: Get a grinder

  • Hjärnan Masken
    Hjärnan Masken 10 месяцев назад

    This puzzle was completely obvious.

  • james morson
    james morson 10 месяцев назад

    around the three minute mark i sorted it out... Very Cool!!

  • nbbg35
    nbbg35 10 месяцев назад

    Such a troll video

  • Sam Goo
    Sam Goo 10 месяцев назад

    Next step, wait ten hours for the glue to dry.

  • Thecasual? Gamer9
    Thecasual? Gamer9 10 месяцев назад

    Damn that description is savage, but i dont think you can judge someones intellect off of an insulting comment

  • Vaunok
    Vaunok 10 месяцев назад

    I knew from the beginning. It was literally impossible to get it off any other way besides having the middle tube drop or rise. Interesting idea with the magnet though. Discourage people from getting it exactly right the first time because it would make it harder to pull down. ;)

    NYNYRESTOBAR PALERMO 10 месяцев назад

    sooooooo slow and reconstructing was not the idea. YOU DID NOT SOLVE ANYTHING.. Stick to carpentry.....

  • Joseph Steinman
    Joseph Steinman 10 месяцев назад

    I want one. This is precision work.

  • DanHarkless ﴾Halloween videos, YTPs, & more﴿
    DanHarkless ﴾Halloween videos, YTPs, & more﴿ 10 месяцев назад +1

    Cool stuff. I saw the solution as soon as you said there was a trick to getting the ring off, though [SPOILER ALERT] I was expecting the use of a spring rather than a magnet. However, I wouldn't have thought of all the clever bits of workmanship, like using car wax to prevent epoxy squeeze-out from bonding to the wood, or using hacksaw cuts in the posts for more epoxy-gripping surface area. About the only technique I would have replicated is doing one end at a time. 😁

    • pauljerome01
      pauljerome01 10 месяцев назад

      The spring would of been a better solution but I guess he used what he had on hand

  • Robert MacLennan
    Robert MacLennan 10 месяцев назад

    Outstanding instruction.

  • Nobody
    Nobody 10 месяцев назад

    4:19 For some reason, I thought that was part of a fidget spinner. Y'know, that dead thing.

  • MaxBlight
    MaxBlight 10 месяцев назад

    People need to learn to ask whats the limitations lol

  • W Hulshof
    W Hulshof 10 месяцев назад

    Knew the solution from the start, but i found the woodworking interesting.

  • I'm Luryix
    I'm Luryix 10 месяцев назад

    We gonna ignore his fingernails ?

    • pocket83
      pocket83  10 месяцев назад +1

      Ha! No, you mob of morons would have strung me up by now, had you your way. After the thousands of insults, those pointless comments are now blocked. You might have the torch and pitchfork, but I have the gate-key, idiot.
      I wonder- if you were fat, would you think it alright for me to point that out to you? What if it were your mother? I promise that you aren't perfect, so learn to shut up.

  • Crazy Flat Lady
    Crazy Flat Lady 10 месяцев назад

    The power of the human mind is incredible. I've always loved little puzzle gizmos.

  • Nerf Ranger Barkishnokov
    Nerf Ranger Barkishnokov 10 месяцев назад

    Me looking at all the work you had to do "ughhhhhh can't we just order it on amazon?

  • MrSlapYourMum
    MrSlapYourMum 10 месяцев назад

    Most trolled video on RUclip I think!
    And well earned too!

  • MorningStar
    MorningStar 10 месяцев назад

    The ring ball and rope puzzle that brought me here is a puzzle, this is a trick. Puzzles can be solved by logic, tricks can only be solved with missing information. In this case the information is concealed. ( I wont say what it is here ) Without knowing the workings of the concealed mechanism it cannot be logically figured out and thus isnt a puzzle, its a scam. Revealing how it works just makes you look like a scumbag instead of a skilled engineer, or a skilled magician...

    • pocket83
      pocket83  10 месяцев назад +1

      I can assure you that I'm no 'pussy.' But tell me, why should I waste my time with pointless comments like that? Convince me, tough-guy.
      What will I learn from someone who can't even use punctuation?

    • Drew Brown
      Drew Brown 10 месяцев назад

      pocket83 avoid my comment you pussy

    • pocket83
      pocket83  10 месяцев назад +1

      It's like you didn't even watch the video. I make that distinction in the very first sentence. Not that I mind another insult, but this was made for fellow puzzle-makers; it was never intended to go viral.
      If you honestly believe that I deserve the scorn I've felt over this video, then count yourself as lucky that we won't ever meet. Count yourself unlucky for not understanding why Occam's razor is useful to remember in problem solving.

  • Frugal Farmer Channel
    Frugal Farmer Channel 10 месяцев назад +1

    Thanks for the video !

  • Alexander Baum
    Alexander Baum 10 месяцев назад

    I go to a puzzle shop in Spain every summer and they had an identical puzzle which I did when I was there so I knew how to solve it but I really enjoyed learning how it was crafted. Very nice video

  • Toxic Clown
    Toxic Clown 10 месяцев назад

    This was a good video I liked it

  • RJSoftware2000
    RJSoftware2000 10 месяцев назад

    When you drilled center hole. Yes, you right sometimes additional info is needed.

  • sea BASS
    sea BASS 10 месяцев назад

    Keep up the good work these videos of yours are very satisfying and make my day whenever I'm stressed. Thank you for making this kind of videos!

  • KanedaSyndrome
    KanedaSyndrome 10 месяцев назад

    There's a way to remove the ring without using a magnet trick like in the video, with a static rod.