Seeing Through Selenite

  • Published: 25 August 2018
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Comments • 4 264

  • Angus Bodle
    Angus Bodle  20 giờ trước

    Funny VNclip recommended me this exactly 1 year after it was uploaded

    • αҡɦเl ɓαɳƶα૨ε
      αҡɦเl ɓαɳƶα૨ε  4 ngày trước

      Who watches his spit more than once? I dont😂

      • PowerThrust
        PowerThrust  8 ngày trước

        This makes so much I sense I get it now thank you

        • 4nubsinatub Yee
          4nubsinatub Yee  10 ngày trước

          Call it point A for bottom

          • htown_wrestler 05
            htown_wrestler 05  10 ngày trước

            Could you do something about how an animal with a vertical pupil might see vs. an animal with a circular pupil?

            • Ishari
              Ishari  12 ngày trước

              If we had eyes that only accept parallel rays but don't need to touch the object, they'd still be pretty weird because you could only see things as big as your pupil (or pupil equivalent thingy). So with human-sized pupils you could maybe read the text on a penny from a mile away, but you could never see a whole penny at the same time. Perspective might be a bit confusing, but it's easier to achieve and it's more versatile.

              • LuisoArt123
                LuisoArt123  13 ngày trước

                Your explanations implies that “light” is an induction rate and that it doesn’t actually have a speed? So that why we see things different depending on which medium it has to “travel”

                • Oh Boy
                  Oh Boy  15 ngày trước

                  10:20 mindfield in a nutshell.

                  • Oh Boy
                    Oh Boy  15 ngày trước

                    0:44 Hey Vsauce, chaotic neutral here.

                    • Solaire 99
                      Solaire 99  15 ngày trước

                      Has video about optics. Micheal: Eats selenite..."Wow, tastes cold"

                      • OptimusPhillip
                        OptimusPhillip  15 ngày trước

                        That makes no sense, though, an alien that touches things to see. If you do that, you're blocking out all the light. It would make more sense if they had fiber-optic corneas that could only detect light in a single direction.

                        • Damien Santos
                          Damien Santos  16 ngày trước

                          OOH that's a beautiful retina

                          • Ari Volow
                            Ari Volow  16 ngày trước

                            1:08 summarizes starwars the last Jedi

                            • Josh The Husky
                              Josh The Husky  17 ngày trước

                              "A for bottom B for top" hahah

                              • ZzZemo
                                ZzZemo  16 ngày trước


                                • RussThaTurtl_
                                  RussThaTurtl_  18 ngày trước

                                  Michael, checking somebody out: "Ooofhh, that's a beautiful retina"

                                  • Deepyn dixies
                                    Deepyn dixies  20 ngày trước

                                    Every time I’m more convince you are God

                                    • Chewy Lewy
                                      Chewy Lewy  22 ngày trước

                                      I keep thinking his shirt has an orange dot and in orange lettering, "REC"

                                      • Chris aka Schulbus
                                        Chris aka Schulbus  23 ngày trước

                                        i always thought about a camera that is basically like a full monitor, just with all the pixels being light sensors... i would really like to know how the picture looks :D

                                        • Zesty Seal
                                          Zesty Seal  24 ngày trước

                                          He craves that mineral

                                          • Carson Archibald
                                            Carson Archibald  25 ngày trước

                                            It looks like if you inhaled this stuff you'd be in allot of trouble

                                            • Please Respond
                                              Please Respond  25 ngày trước

                                              So you're saying Baltic people can only see by pressing their organs against a ruler? Wow.

                                              • Joel Sittler
                                                Joel Sittler  26 ngày trước

                                                Wowww! Aperture! Thats so cooooool!!

                                                • Vadrif Draco
                                                  Vadrif Draco  26 ngày trước

                                                  I'll call it A, for Bottom. I'll call it B, for Top. People might think this is a classic joke of (but they start in B/T, haha), little do they know it requires some IQ to unlock the real joke.

                                                  • Grant Trotter
                                                    Grant Trotter  27 ngày trước


                                                    • Ekaterina valova
                                                      Ekaterina valova  28 ngày trước

                                                      Why didn't my 7th grade physics teacher didn't teach me thain the beggining? Lol

                                                      • Branko Dimitrijevic
                                                        Branko Dimitrijevic  Tháng trước

                                                        overexposed video... LOL irony

                                                        • Qwertyuoip 123
                                                          Qwertyuoip 123  Tháng trước

                                                          The pin-pen merger is strong with this one.

                                                          • tom black
                                                            tom black  Tháng trước

                                                            6 months after licking this he died.

                                                            • Amethyst Samia
                                                              Amethyst Samia  Tháng trước

                                                              Michael, do some research on selenite. Incredible mineral and it crumbles. Breaks in shards. Isn’t harmful. Just has an odd nature. And I wouldn’t eat it. Or inhale it. That’s just silly. Do a video on it for us!

                                                              • Flappy Paddle
                                                                Flappy Paddle  Tháng trước

                                                                I wonder if someone out there who has had brain damage, sees upside down

                                                                • Joe W.
                                                                  Joe W.  Tháng trước

                                                                  What if you make selenite lenses?

                                                                  • First Name Last Name
                                                                    First Name Last Name  Tháng trước

                                                                    A small price to pay for salvation

                                                                    • Malem Mutum
                                                                      Malem Mutum  Tháng trước

                                                                      Who watches pron when we have Michael playing with his toys to watch! My brain is so moist after watching this.

                                                                      • OIOOIIOI_OIIIOOIO OIOIOIOO
                                                                        OIOOIIOI_OIIIOOIO OIOIOIOO  Tháng trước

                                                                        What if there was more that one hole but still a single retina?

                                                                        • Artsy golden flame Nutz
                                                                          Artsy golden flame Nutz  Tháng trước

                                                                          "eh you know what the table is salty from sweaty hands and sweaty micheal around it" clap clap 👏 for this dude

                                                                          • Saltine Slacker
                                                                            Saltine Slacker  Tháng trước

                                                                            What is this, a crossover episode?

                                                                            • The Spy of the Tiger
                                                                              The Spy of the Tiger  Tháng trước


                                                                              • Socrates Alexander
                                                                                Socrates Alexander  Tháng trước

                                                                                Why can't we make a lens which cannot magnify but makes the image to be brighter. It is as if you have a bigger eye and the purpose of it is obviously night vision or stargazing.

                                                                                • DAnK CoolSans43 Uziel Molina
                                                                                  DAnK CoolSans43 Uziel Molina  Tháng trước

                                                                                  11:09 this should have been an episode about taste

                                                                                  • Tearsim
                                                                                    Tearsim  Tháng trước

                                                                                    Ulexite: Am I a joke to you?

                                                                                    • MegaSocky
                                                                                      MegaSocky  Tháng trước

                                                                                      The selenite began to flake off because they have a hardness of 2 on the moh scale (so your fingernail can give em a scratch). Also depending on how the distributor processed/mined it, it could just be falling off from its fault line since they form similar to how slate forms (in layers) so they tend to flake off if you have a raw specimen

                                                                                      • Peachy
                                                                                        Peachy  Tháng trước

                                                                                        I love how just (for lack of a better word) plainly hilarious Michael is. Who knew leaening about random stuff could be so hilarilous, thanks to Vsauce Michael

                                                                                        • YaBoiZev -
                                                                                          YaBoiZev -  Tháng trước

                                                                                          “Your knowledge is more important that my health.” -Michael Stevens, a God among men.

                                                                                          • NoriMori
                                                                                            NoriMori  Tháng trước

                                                                                            7:52 The channel This Place has a video that talks about this and shows an example of what it might look like. Was hoping you'd reference him.

                                                                                            • Lizard Wink
                                                                                              Lizard Wink  Tháng trước

                                                                                              Top 10 anime crossovers

                                                                                              • Mr.Knight The Detective
                                                                                                Mr.Knight The Detective  Tháng trước

                                                                                                If only this popped up 3 years ago when I needed it...

                                                                                                • The Cheap Pencil Show
                                                                                                  The Cheap Pencil Show  Tháng trước

                                                                                                  "Hanna come lick this"

                                                                                                  • mienzillaz
                                                                                                    mienzillaz  Tháng trước

                                                                                                    What has happened..? Quite usual clip turned into deleted scenes video..

                                                                                                    • Chris Heichel
                                                                                                      Chris Heichel  Tháng trước

                                                                                                      Since our brain flips the image.....(Does it?) I was wondering if it would take more of our brain to just flip all actions upside-down and how do we know that's not happening?

                                                                                                      • Alex Over
                                                                                                        Alex Over  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                        I lost all concentration when he said A for bottom.

                                                                                                        • Christian Bonanni
                                                                                                          Christian Bonanni  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                          I'm more interested in how everything would look if you didn't have to physically touch the selenite to the object to see, but instead the selenite let all parallel rays from any object pass through. Your plane of vision would have a fixed area and you would have no sense of depth, so you would see all objects as they are in that fixed plane. The area of your plane of vision would be the same as the area of your optical organ, let's say its one square foot. If you looked at something far away like the moon, you would see one square foot of it's surface as it is. If you managed to land on a far away world, you would see one square foot of it.

                                                                                                          • S Morales
                                                                                                            S Morales  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                            Michael:You probably shouldn't inhale this Also Michael:Let me taste this

                                                                                                            • Prune Child
                                                                                                              Prune Child  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                              Point A for bottom Michael's been smelling that comet vomit again

                                                                                                              • MistRMustard 420
                                                                                                                MistRMustard 420  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                Michael takes a bite out of selnitet

                                                                                                                • the cool koopa
                                                                                                                  the cool koopa  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                  Michael licks a piece of selenite for 5 minutes

                                                                                                                  • christian Saldaña
                                                                                                                    christian Saldaña  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                    Incredibly,you don't need light to see. Like,a black hole can only be observed by matter going toward it and noticed by the X-rays the matter emits,but if you look at a black hole,you could see it. If you really need light to see,you shouldn't be able to see black. Ever thought of that? No. You only thought about keeping your sciency stuff to keep what you think is the truth.

                                                                                                                    • Akash Vaidya
                                                                                                                      Akash Vaidya  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                      And I thought he is sane, but then he started licking the table

                                                                                                                      • Veridicule
                                                                                                                        Veridicule  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                        B for Top 👌

                                                                                                                        • Veridicule
                                                                                                                          Veridicule  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                          A for Bottom 👌

                                                                                                                          • Sentient-Snow M.O. Valent
                                                                                                                            Sentient-Snow M.O. Valent  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                            Video title: Seeing through Selenite Video ends ***Licking Selenite*** Typical Vsauce video...

                                                                                                                            • Wesley Jones
                                                                                                                              Wesley Jones  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                              The fact that you wear a citizen skyhawk makes me love you even more, Michael

                                                                                                                              • Jonathan Brumley
                                                                                                                                Jonathan Brumley  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                Point a for bottem

                                                                                                                                • blueknight
                                                                                                                                  blueknight  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                  Are you the one who went around licking frogs to see which one would get you high?

                                                                                                                                  • Simon Deelstra
                                                                                                                                    Simon Deelstra  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                    Why is it so fun watching michael explain bltantly obvious things?

                                                                                                                                    • TheMarionick
                                                                                                                                      TheMarionick  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                      Yea, this is big brain time

                                                                                                                                      • Dr. Poopstick
                                                                                                                                        Dr. Poopstick  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                        *Michael licks selenite... Sniffs selenite while not knowing if it's dangerous or not.* A true scientist!

                                                                                                                                        • Steven Kawleski
                                                                                                                                          Steven Kawleski  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                          Like if vsauce was ADHD

                                                                                                                                          • Maria Conzuelo Estrada
                                                                                                                                            Maria Conzuelo Estrada  2 tháng trước


                                                                                                                                            • Maria Conzuelo Estrada
                                                                                                                                              Maria Conzuelo Estrada  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                              Let's say u wanna see a black line oOh wOndErful

                                                                                                                                              • Another Guy
                                                                                                                                                Another Guy  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                At 7:45, with that logic I would guess having that as a lens would reduce the size of our field of view to the same size as our retina?

                                                                                                                                                • CallumKazi
                                                                                                                                                  CallumKazi  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                  Would a selentite camera lens work?

                                                                                                                                                  • Jamescharles Begonthot
                                                                                                                                                    Jamescharles Begonthot  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                    It will be very vulnerable so it has to make itself big and scary

                                                                                                                                                    • Jamescharles Begonthot
                                                                                                                                                      Jamescharles Begonthot  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                      Your knowledge is more important than my health sounds like something my science teacher would say when she was in hailing toxic gas

                                                                                                                                                      • AbstracTAssassin 30
                                                                                                                                                        AbstracTAssassin 30  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                        Kid: Mom can I have Vsauce Mom: We have Vsauce at home Vsauce at home:

                                                                                                                                                        • Aditya Bagaskara
                                                                                                                                                          Aditya Bagaskara  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                          Michael licking selenite makes my IQ go higher