Veritasium Veritasium

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An element of truth - videos about science, education, and anything else I find interesting.


33:45Why It Was Almost Impossible to Make the Blue LED
15:02The Rainiest Place On Earth
The Rainiest Place On Earthzhlédnutí 3,8MPřed měsícem
15:11Do People Understand The Scale Of The Universe?
19:03Inside Japan’s Earthquake Simulator
Inside Japan’s Earthquake Simulatorzhlédnutí 1,7MPřed 2 měsíci
18:25The SAT Question Everyone Got Wrong
The SAT Question Everyone Got Wrongzhlédnutí 10MPřed 3 měsíci
18:43The Surprising Genius of Sewing Machines
The Surprising Genius of Sewing Machineszhlédnutí 8MPřed 3 měsíci
23:26What The Ultimate Study On Happiness Reveals
What The Ultimate Study On Happiness Revealszhlédnutí 3,6MPřed 3 měsíci
27:16How Do Night Vision Goggles Work? (There's 3 types)
16:34The Problem With Science Communication
The Problem With Science Communicationzhlédnutí 2,7MPřed 4 měsíci
18:39Extreme Breath-Holding
Extreme Breath-Holdingzhlédnutí 2,3MPřed 5 měsíci
16:46How Close We've Come to Nuclear War
How Close We've Come to Nuclear Warzhlédnutí 2,6MPřed 5 měsíci
21:27Should Airships Make a Comeback?
Should Airships Make a Comeback?zhlédnutí 3,1MPřed 6 měsíci
32:52The Real Story of Oppenheimer
The Real Story of Oppenheimerzhlédnutí 12MPřed 7 měsíci
31:11The Hidden Science of Fireworks
The Hidden Science of Fireworkszhlédnutí 3,6MPřed 7 měsíci
27:15The Most Misunderstood Concept in Physics
The Most Misunderstood Concept in Physicszhlédnutí 12MPřed 8 měsíci
9:01I Vacuum Venom from the World's Deadliest Spider
I Vacuum Venom from the World's Deadliest Spiderzhlédnutí 2,4MPřed 8 měsíci
25:22The Fastest Maze-Solving Competition On Earth
The Fastest Maze-Solving Competition On Earthzhlédnutí 17MPřed 9 měsíci
18:56Why The First Computers Were Made Out Of Light Bulbs
25:34How NASA Reinvented The Wheel
How NASA Reinvented The Wheelzhlédnutí 12MPřed 10 měsíci
24:03Getting Buried In Concrete To Explain How It Works
23:05World's Strongest Magnet!
World's Strongest Magnet!zhlédnutí 12MPřed 11 měsíci
10:19The Most Controversial Problem in Philosophy


  • Tards

  • If the moon never spins then how are there craters on the side we see. Shouldn't the earth block any asteroids from hitting the moon.

  • A lot of misunderstanding in the comments... If you only cooperate when the other player is taking advantage, you become a sucker. The takeaway here isn't "be nice/be kind", it's: Be fair, and defend your interests as necessary depending upon the actions of your opponent. You might also want to look at what happens when a strategy cooperates only with similar strategies and exploits dissimilar (uniformly cooperative) strategies-the generational/evolutionary outcome is very different than what is presented here. Finally, the closing sentiment assumes that free will exists.

  • Ok.

  • this must be veritasium's hardest video for me.

  • I am having a very hard time with the notion that the only way that the air force and the navy found out that the USSR conducted an atmospheric test was by collecting trace samples from the air. I am having a very hard time with the notion that the USSR could keep such a test preparation and the test itself an opaque secret from the west. As if there weren't spies, snitches, plants in different places of the Stalin government that were reporting to the US government. As if there weren't citizens in the USSR that saw the mushroom cloud and began telling tales of it to one another and as if that information didn't circulate around the globe and caught the attention of the US government. The reason they collected samples was that they received reports and rumors and that this was their way of confirming their suspicions.

  • As a graduate in Quant Finance 10 years ago, I clicked into this video milliseconds after the silhouette of the shape of this equation entered this corner of my eye. We used to derive (or recite the derivation of) this whole equation in the final exam. Great video and interview.

  • Excellent

  • The guy who randomly ticked the answer and got it right🗿🗿

  • so sell first?

  • I really enjoy these videos. I really appreciate how you present modern theory in an Accessible way, and yet you do it with a humility that is so often lacking in how journalism covers these things. I think that the electric Universe criticisms of the cosmic microwave background research deserves to be answered, but I also believe that the work you're doing here is important no matter how science and Discovery changes what we're seeing.

  • I won't perform any sort of religious drama but I must tell you my bros & sises read & churn GITA🙏 it'll really help.

  • I would like that we as a species give ourselves the ultimate public good, a one world Leviathan that will arbiter that game and make sure everybody abides by the same rules. Right now it is pure chaos.

  • Don't forget the people with ADHD that loose interest before the end of the test 🙋

  • E is my answer, I assumed since it was 3 times bigger it would take 3 times the time

  • Holy shhht this just blew my mind (again) about how amazing the American school system really is

  • We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

  • This guy probably changed the path of someone's future who was depending on an SAT score for a certain college.

  • Common sense that air resistance pushes them "flat". But some people think the earth is flat so... nothing really surprises me.

  • I always dreamed about being stranded on a desert island until it actually happened.

  • the answer is infinity

  • Umm, you have some of the most clickbaity videos on the internet. I thought you had it down to a science at this point.

  • Holonyak ... Holo-gram ... ?

  • The cat isn’t alive and dead at the same time it’s either its dead or alive but you in a state that doesn’t know if its alive or dead

  • Im confused why the 5th was so confusing? If two lines are side by side and less than 90 degrees they will eventually cross when lengthened to infinity.. thats just commin sense.. Its just a really long triangle... Is it because two lines less than 90 degrees cant be truly parallel?

  • Total bs

  • Bro is slowly turning into the Silver Surfer 🏄‍♂️.

  • Imagine jumping into a pool and forgetting you have that on and just dying of falling 💀

  • Finally, the Dragon Ball Z gravity training room can be real!

  • Amazing content as always

  • Oh well

  • awesome video

  • How ?

  • Scottish Dearie Burns

  • If those *Muricans refuse to use the Metric system can they atleast use a mix of Imperial and Metric? Like for example 4.56 milli inch? Or perhaps 5 kilo yards? Maybe 6 milli gallons?

  • I absolutely loved the explanation of the n-type and p-type semiconductors. I watch this part every time I am confused. (4:05) 5 pages of my book in just 4 minutes.

  • This video is kind of depressing.

  • this was obvious from the start, not only aiming would be impossible, if you've ever even just played Kerbal Space Program you would know it takes fuel to get out of orbit... and if you want to use the atmosphere to brake? then you're making aiming even more difficult. You should hire an engineer to talk these things through before building.. there are literally fins on every missile and or rocket, you could have even added a twist to the fins to have your rod spin while falling thus giving it a little more stability. Hire me, I'll talk you through it.

  • This video is really enlightening!

  • I was smoking a cigarette when I started this video and ended up butting it out and throwing the rest of the pack in the garbage. Thanks for literally saving my life.

  • Great video. I’ve been a professional commodities futures & options trader for years. Always so interesting to hear the background to the markets.

  • teardrop family reunion

  • So, if you just told us that reality is flat, why do we think the Earth is round? What math proves that the Earth is round when reality is flat?

  • I had the correct answer quickly (within two minutes or so). But only because I already expected there was something odd about it. Without that I would have certainly said 3 revolutions (the "obvious" solution).

  • Can't we just use the convention, that when light hits the 100% reflective mirror at speed C, it transfers some of its energy into that mirror and now the speed of light on the way back is C of Etotal - Etransferred? (Just a science student so I don't really know about this stuff that much :))

  • I knew this in middle school damn this is sad to see how common knowledge isn't really common

  • Spin...

  • There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.

  • I honestly understood this concept of energy in energy out and how the sun works blah blah from high school physics and biology. I was introduced to the concept of entropy from my current fav movie called Tenet. When I was researching on what entropy is, everything started to make more since in multiple dimensions. However all said and done I still struggle to understand why most scientists believe that there is no God.