Text Message Magic

  • Published: 22 June 2019
  • CURIOSITY BOX XII: curiositybox.com
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    Michael Stevens
    PO Box 33168
    L.A. CA 90033
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    Hosted by
    Michael Stevens
    Edited by
    Hannah Canetti
    VFX by
    Jack Merline
    Music from AudioNetwork
    ***VSAUCE LINKS***
    Vsauce1: grclip.com/user/vsauce1
    Vsauce2: grclip.com/user/vsauce2
    Vsauce3: grclip.com/user/vsauce3

Comments • 4 181

  • Quiyum Gaming
    Quiyum Gaming  Πριν 9 ώρες

    Guessed it before he explain med Where is my cookie

    • Petros Stefanidis
      Petros Stefanidis  Πριν 2 ημέρες

      @ My initial real-time guess without seeing the reveal of the trick is that you somehow recognise a pattern on the back of the cards and you encrypt it to the messages you sent. That would explain 1) why you especially mentioned the "nice pattern" on the back of each card in the beginning of the video, 2) why we don't see your face probably looking close at the card and trying to recognise the pattern before texting him, 3) why you text something unnatural like "Hello ok Jack..." and 4) why he takes a little bit of time to respond (most probably looking at the instructions on how to decode.

      • VVindovvZ Recovered
        VVindovvZ Recovered  Πριν 2 ημέρες

        you're out of breath walking that distance.. use some of your money for your health and stamina

        • MrSucc
          MrSucc  Πριν 2 ημέρες

          Before I know the answer. You used keywords.

          • expensive eggs 34
            expensive eggs 34  Πριν 2 ημέρες

            congrats on the baby

            • tanya sharma
              tanya sharma  Πριν 3 ημέρες

              Ok , that's there testing room ...

              • ruri cole pheko
                ruri cole pheko  Πριν 4 ημέρες

                That beard tho💙💙💙

                • grah55
                  grah55  Πριν 4 ημέρες

                  "So the next step is you drill the hole here for bird house. Make sure to ignore Hannah as you blow away the saw dust" *switches phone camera angle from bird house back to Hannah with knife, then back to bird house, then back to Hannah who is now extremely close, final shot focusing on birdhouse*

                  • SuperStewie
                    SuperStewie  Πριν 4 ημέρες

                    I find it to be highly coincidental that there was perfect timing with your dialogue and his returned texts every time.

                    • lygophile
                      lygophile  Πριν 6 ημέρες

                      i'm so gonna play poker with that.

                      • Kang Yuen
                        Kang Yuen  Πριν 6 ημέρες

                        13:56 lets trigger some people with incorrect grammar ay? ;)

                        • Jocelyn the gamer
                          Jocelyn the gamer  Πριν 6 ημέρες

                          Me: guesses king of hearts by some odd chance Me to me: I’m magical Me: guesses 8 of spades, was off by one flipping number skskskksks

                          • Overseer Fifteen
                            Overseer Fifteen  Πριν 6 ημέρες

                            Michael, why are the restrooms labelled Test Rooms? *_why?_*

                            • thomas blevins
                              thomas blevins  Πριν 7 ημέρες

                              17:15 that’s a nice Ace of Spades

                              • Atley Guilbeau
                                Atley Guilbeau  Πριν 8 ημέρες

                                The crew members look like they all have the ability to murder someone 😂

                                • Eden Boehmer
                                  Eden Boehmer  Πριν 8 ημέρες


                                  • Aaron Brooks
                                    Aaron Brooks  Πριν 9 ημέρες

                                    'Ace" of spades?

                                    • The Flying Pika
                                      The Flying Pika  Πριν 10 ημέρες

                                      Please do a face reveal

                                      • Jake Long
                                        Jake Long  Πριν 10 ημέρες

                                        Last text to jack. " ...Your real dad"

                                        • Ishari
                                          Ishari  Πριν 11 ημέρες

                                          Those texts look pretty unnatural. Nobody texts like that. It's obvious it was code.

                                          • clay video
                                            clay video  Πριν 11 ημέρες

                                            2:08 image sent down from the gods

                                            • Erin_.baker
                                              Erin_.baker  Πριν 12 ημέρες

                                              I guessed king of hearts WHAT

                                              • Harry Kuntz
                                                Harry Kuntz  Πριν 12 ημέρες

                                                Michael: *knows the card will be 8 of spades, *flips the card Also Michael: Ace of spades! 17:16

                                                • qwerty uiop
                                                  qwerty uiop  Πριν 13 ημέρες


                                                  • Kari Krummi
                                                    Kari Krummi  Πριν 14 ημέρες

                                                    anything BUTT regular HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAA

                                                    • Super Clutch
                                                      Super Clutch  Πριν 15 ημέρες

                                                      i feel like michael is in a mental institute and they give him things to occupy himself with and post the videos he makes to profit off this guy

                                                      • PosessedNinja 237
                                                        PosessedNinja 237  Πριν 15 ημέρες

                                                        Michaels singing is 10/10, better than all autotune

                                                        • yayaa Mycreations9
                                                          yayaa Mycreations9  Πριν 16 ημέρες

                                                          😂😂 is this the trick the guy from 90 day fiancé did an everyone in Ecuador was like black magic. Haha he burn paper an rubbed the ash an got it 😂😂 peoples faces were priceless his name is corey

                                                          • Jeroen
                                                            Jeroen  Πριν 16 ημέρες

                                                            why does it say: your real dad when he first looks at the message between them followed with emoji's?

                                                            • Jake Petrie
                                                              Jake Petrie  Πριν 17 ημέρες

                                                              i love you vsauce

                                                              • Alexis Fremond
                                                                Alexis Fremond  Πριν 17 ημέρες

                                                                For those interested in the proof of the down/under shuffle problem at the end of the video: Start by assuming that the deck contains 2^n+1cards. In this case we want to prove that the last remaining card is the one in the 2nd position in the original deck. If N is the number of card, denote P(N) the position of the last remaining card. We want to prove that P(2^n+1) = 2. This can be proven by induction. For n=0, this is trivial. Suppose the property true for some integer n, i.e. suppose P(2^n+1) = 2. If we prove that P(2^(n+1)+1) = 2, we're done. Observe that for N = 2^(n+1)+1 cards, after 2^n steps of the down/under process, the deck contains 2^n+1 cards since 1 card is removed at every step. Because we assumed P(2^n+1) = 2, it must be true that P(2^(n+1)+1) = the 2nd card of the deck after 2^n steps. But that card is clearly the 2nd card of the original deck. This is because after k steps, the 2nd card of the original deck is in the k-last position, and the number of cards is N-k. Hence for k=2^n, the 2nd card is in the 2^n-last position and there are 2^n+1 cards left. We now prove that P(2^n+q) = 2*q where 1

                                                                • LiFault Gaming
                                                                  LiFault Gaming  Πριν 17 ημέρες

                                                                  Quality thumbnail, love it.

                                                                  • Kidd_bleedem
                                                                    Kidd_bleedem  Πριν 17 ημέρες

                                                                    This dude is a genius

                                                                    • Richard S.
                                                                      Richard S.  Πριν 17 ημέρες

                                                                      What? Dong got changed into a Ding! Maybe we'll get a Dingdong even.

                                                                      • gagan hk
                                                                        gagan hk  Πριν 18 ημέρες

                                                                        im sorry i gotta say this, please lose your bear

                                                                        • gagan hk
                                                                          gagan hk  Πριν 18 ημέρες


                                                                          • Rich Pop
                                                                            Rich Pop  Πριν 18 ημέρες

                                                                            i guessed close to right every time without knowing

                                                                            • Khalifa
                                                                              Khalifa  Πριν 19 ημέρες

                                                                              Love your watch with the Arabic numbers!

                                                                              • Falling beds
                                                                                Falling beds  Πριν 20 ημέρες

                                                                                4:16 Me telling my dog to sit repeatedly.

                                                                                • 面倒にChammerly
                                                                                  面倒にChammerly  Πριν 20 ημέρες

                                                                                  *OK HANNAH*

                                                                                  • Creative Genius
                                                                                    Creative Genius  Πριν 20 ημέρες

                                                                                    Two Days Later... Jack: Okay ready.

                                                                                    • nusictone1
                                                                                      nusictone1  Πριν 20 ημέρες

                                                                                      17:16 he said ace of spades. What a fraud

                                                                                      • Mustafa Mustafa
                                                                                        Mustafa Mustafa  Πριν 20 ημέρες

                                                                                        0:55 anyone else just mesmerised by Michael shuffling cards?

                                                                                        • Gamesontheday
                                                                                          Gamesontheday  Πριν 20 ημέρες

                                                                                          how do you know if it is a queen?

                                                                                          • ray Williams
                                                                                            ray Williams  Πριν 21 ημέρα

                                                                                            When the hell did he stop putting music in his videos??

                                                                                            • lisa faye
                                                                                              lisa faye  Πριν 22 ημέρες

                                                                                              I was weirded out at first because I guessed the king of hearts before he sent the text 😝

                                                                                              • AudaciousPupper
                                                                                                AudaciousPupper  Πριν 23 ημέρες

                                                                                                "I wanna do this all in real time" *much later* "down under down under down under *ACE* of spades" 17:12

                                                                                                • Miklos Horthy
                                                                                                  Miklos Horthy  Πριν 23 ημέρες

                                                                                                  i got scared cause i guessed the 9 of spade's

                                                                                                  • Luka Jebisashvili
                                                                                                    Luka Jebisashvili  Πριν 23 ημέρες

                                                                                                    Michael: Hey VSauce, Michael here. Me: 5 of hearts

                                                                                                    • reid rob
                                                                                                      reid rob  Πριν 23 ημέρες

                                                                                                      3:01 alrighty then

                                                                                                      • Erik Rohs
                                                                                                        Erik Rohs  Πριν 23 ημέρες

                                                                                                        I guessed 9 of spades wtf

                                                                                                        • Interracial Suspect
                                                                                                          Interracial Suspect  Πριν 23 ημέρες

                                                                                                          VSauce texts like a boomer

                                                                                                          • The Logster
                                                                                                            The Logster  Πριν 23 ημέρες

                                                                                                            o O o a A a e E e i I i m M *M*

                                                                                                            • Feddzzz
                                                                                                              Feddzzz  Πριν 23 ημέρες

                                                                                                              Hey! That wasn't the ace of spades!

                                                                                                              • Brad Brown
                                                                                                                Brad Brown  Πριν 23 ημέρες

                                                                                                                How does the trick work for 3 of Hearts?

                                                                                                                • Álvaro Lrb.
                                                                                                                  Álvaro Lrb.  Πριν 24 ημέρες

                                                                                                                  Is she holding a KNIFE?? 1:38

                                                                                                                  • NinjaKnapp728
                                                                                                                    NinjaKnapp728  Πριν 24 ημέρες

                                                                                                                    The more I watch you the more i feel normal

                                                                                                                    • Herb Quest
                                                                                                                      Herb Quest  Πριν 24 ημέρες

                                                                                                                      17:16 "The ace of spades! Every time" *shows the 8 of spades*

                                                                                                                      • AtomiC Cat
                                                                                                                        AtomiC Cat  Πριν 24 ημέρες

                                                                                                                        I saw this "Text Message Magic" a while ago; It was interesting; I propose that you can include time in the obfuscation, ... for example, Michael and his pal, synchronize their watches, and allow the seconds counter to be a stand in for any various data. then, text a simple "." ;)

                                                                                                                        • Sam Burke
                                                                                                                          Sam Burke  Πριν 24 ημέρες

                                                                                                                          😢😢 he doesn't have the same opening... where's the "hey, Michael here" 😢😢😢😢😢

                                                                                                                          • Kristian Sandsmark
                                                                                                                            Kristian Sandsmark  Πριν 25 ημέρες

                                                                                                                            Ding to Vsauce is like Bing to Google. Inferior.

                                                                                                                            • Robert Smith
                                                                                                                              Robert Smith  Πριν 25 ημέρες

                                                                                                                              3:05 what’s that eggplant for there Micheal?

                                                                                                                              • Sarthak Verma
                                                                                                                                Sarthak Verma  Πριν 25 ημέρες

                                                                                                                                cant find no links below to learn more about the math

                                                                                                                                • Sailor OnDaTea
                                                                                                                                  Sailor OnDaTea  Πριν 25 ημέρες

                                                                                                                                  when i was a kid i marked my deck to win against grandpa.

                                                                                                                                  • GD Diggy
                                                                                                                                    GD Diggy  Πριν 25 ημέρες

                                                                                                                                    Jack: My dad speedwalks Michael: I doubt that. If he says he does then he is not your real dad

                                                                                                                                    • Izaac Lowery
                                                                                                                                      Izaac Lowery  Πριν 26 ημέρες


                                                                                                                                      • Chuck
                                                                                                                                        Chuck  Πριν 26 ημέρες

                                                                                                                                        You can make your own marked cards. And there is a similar trick where you have the spectator call a friend of yours. The person calls and asks for your friend, asks your friend to name the card, and BINGO.

                                                                                                                                        • LifeExt
                                                                                                                                          LifeExt  Πριν 26 ημέρες

                                                                                                                                          What happened to Vsauce

                                                                                                                                          • tanner meche
                                                                                                                                            tanner meche  Πριν 26 ημέρες

                                                                                                                                            Micheals beard is so big in this video

                                                                                                                                            • justpassnthru
                                                                                                                                              justpassnthru  Πριν 26 ημέρες

                                                                                                                                              I guessed 9 of spades without knowing the code. Weird.

                                                                                                                                              • Gaia Jae
                                                                                                                                                Gaia Jae  Πριν 26 ημέρες

                                                                                                                                                What is the design on your shirt? I saw it at a festival last year and have been scouring the internet since to find out its significance.

                                                                                                                                                • Mitesh Kumar
                                                                                                                                                  Mitesh Kumar  Πριν 27 ημέρες

                                                                                                                                                  Bring back vsauce Michael here

                                                                                                                                                  • Tealeaf
                                                                                                                                                    Tealeaf  Πριν 27 ημέρες

                                                                                                                                                    "Ace of spades" *psst.. that's an 8*

                                                                                                                                                    • Wowgrab Gaming
                                                                                                                                                      Wowgrab Gaming  Πριν 27 ημέρες

                                                                                                                                                      Anyone else completely unable to see the details on the card because of the video quality and size of their screen?

                                                                                                                                                      • Kitt Monroe
                                                                                                                                                        Kitt Monroe  Πριν 27 ημέρες

                                                                                                                                                        We've taken Jack and locked him away.

                                                                                                                                                        • Pi
                                                                                                                                                          Pi  Πριν 27 ημέρες

                                                                                                                                                          ooo aaa eee iii mmm