The Leaning Tower of Lire

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  • Published: 21 January 2018
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Comments • 7 278

  • Pinky Floyd
    Pinky Floyd  13 сағат бұрын

    Zipf's law

    • Sellisa
      Sellisa  Күн бұрын

      I really wish youtube existed when I was learning math. My teachers, or at least the curriculum they were told to follow, were completely uninteresting. It was up to physics class to make it interesting. I did well anyways but it would be way more fun to learn by analyzing problems like this.

      • Ankit Dubey
        Ankit Dubey  3 күн бұрын

        Me: having fun My life: it's fun to watch things topple over Me: -_-

        • error #404
          error #404  Күн бұрын

          Read it as he said "it's fun to watch things topple over"

          • Josh Hagan
            Josh Hagan  4 күн бұрын

            my ex was a lire lmao

            • Luis McGhee
              Luis McGhee  4 күн бұрын

              Lol nerd

              • Алексей Hofstadter
                Алексей Hofstadter  4 күн бұрын

                14:15 tumbler doll,oh childhood, native sounds of childhood, and she’s not scary anything

                • noobplaysfan Games
                  noobplaysfan Games  5 күн бұрын

                  Vsauce Feel smarter then you really are

                  • Observ45er
                    Observ45er  5 күн бұрын

                    t=13.27 As long as the center of gravity is *BELOW* the support.

                    • Observ45er
                      Observ45er  5 күн бұрын

                      Please don't put small, low contrast text at the bottom where the KZclip controls appear and obscure it.

                      • Observ45er
                        Observ45er  5 күн бұрын

                        Ir helps to think about all the CGs that are above the table as balancing those past the edge....

                        • Observ45er
                          Observ45er  5 күн бұрын

                          What are the characteristics of the curve formed by the ends when inverted and things roll down it?

                          • PK Vlogs and Games
                            PK Vlogs and Games  5 күн бұрын

                            1:41 self roast?

                            • lygophile
                              lygophile  6 күн бұрын

                              14:55 wtf is that?

                              • Samuel Dickinson
                                Samuel Dickinson  7 күн бұрын

                                What about Glue?

                                • ALBANER LEBT
                                  ALBANER LEBT  7 күн бұрын

                                  By the thumbnail I thought he was at genius lol

                                  • Madoka
                                    Madoka  7 күн бұрын

                                    Why it no DONG no more?

                                    • Ameen Alshommam
                                      Ameen Alshommam  7 күн бұрын

                                      9:41 Vsauce: *Off Vid* STOP GIVING ME A BLOW JOB IM MAKING A VID ON BLOCKS His Wife: *Doesnt give two sh*ts*

                                      • Ameen Alshommam
                                        Ameen Alshommam  7 күн бұрын

                                        Can anyone watch 10:21- 10:32 with a straight face 😂

                                        • callan embrey
                                          callan embrey  9 күн бұрын

                                          10:27.300

                                          • callan embrey
                                            callan embrey  9 күн бұрын

                                            10:27:200

                                            • callan embrey
                                              callan embrey  9 күн бұрын

                                              10:28

                                              • Alien 4 Ever
                                                Alien 4 Ever  9 күн бұрын

                                                "haha it stays! :D" xD

                                                • leafbelly
                                                  leafbelly  10 күн бұрын

                                                  Weeble Wobbles, anyone? Am I that old?

                                                  • B0R3D4LLTH3T1M3
                                                    B0R3D4LLTH3T1M3  11 күн бұрын

                                                    Adam got so happy when is stayed 😂 So wholesome

                                                    • diediey12
                                                      diediey12  11 күн бұрын

                                                      Nice

                                                      • Zyan Carl
                                                        Zyan Carl  12 күн бұрын

                                                        the door on the left has the exact inclination as my mouse's pointer......interesting

                                                        • Jerrymonkey
                                                          Jerrymonkey  12 күн бұрын

                                                          Cut a ton of blocks, used a few

                                                          • Arbitra Ace
                                                            Arbitra Ace  12 күн бұрын

                                                            I searched "stack blocks in minecraft" and ended up here

                                                            • Prussian Imperialist
                                                              Prussian Imperialist  12 күн бұрын

                                                              0:14 human at their finest

                                                              • NoobSlayerGalaxy
                                                                NoobSlayerGalaxy  12 күн бұрын

                                                                On your first day of pre-K 0:12. To. 0:16

                                                                • Liquid Chungus
                                                                  Liquid Chungus  12 күн бұрын

                                                                  Micheal “The Leaning Tower of Lire” Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified

                                                                  • Buffalo Soldier
                                                                    Buffalo Soldier  13 күн бұрын

                                                                    3:23 Ah but simply because the added overhang will never reach 0 doesn't guarantee that you can overhang them as far as you like. The import part is that the rate at which the added overhang shrinks can be modeled by a harmonic series. And this series diverges.

                                                                    • OGD007
                                                                      OGD007  14 күн бұрын

                                                                      @8:33 adam wanted to destroy someone

                                                                      • Andrey Revyakin
                                                                        Andrey Revyakin  14 күн бұрын

                                                                        you can CNC one profile stop against which to slide and stop the blocks, w/o having to deal with each block, one by one

                                                                        • MEKEX
                                                                          MEKEX  15 күн бұрын

                                                                          While practicing for a physics olympiad the teacher gave us this problem, thanks to michael i have proved that i might actually be smart and i was able to solve it just because i could remember michael solving this

                                                                          • HolyPastrami
                                                                            HolyPastrami  15 күн бұрын

                                                                            Perfectly balanced. As all things should be.

                                                                            • Greg Williams
                                                                              Greg Williams  16 күн бұрын

                                                                              I want one of those damn birds lmao

                                                                              • Lukedroid
                                                                                Lukedroid  16 күн бұрын

                                                                                Friend: 69 Me: 2:13

                                                                                • Mistrz Varflock
                                                                                  Mistrz Varflock  17 күн бұрын

                                                                                  So russian children have to play with such creepy looking toys? That... that explains a lot.

                                                                                  • Acuaro_The_WaterDragon
                                                                                    Acuaro_The_WaterDragon  17 күн бұрын

                                                                                    0:14 LOGIC 100

                                                                                    • JariX Gaming
                                                                                      JariX Gaming  17 күн бұрын

                                                                                      7:35 looks like a building that could be a casino hotel

                                                                                      • Jozef S391
                                                                                        Jozef S391  17 күн бұрын

                                                                                        Nobody believes me when I explain this Edit: it's annoying

                                                                                        • Aries The Ram
                                                                                          Aries The Ram  18 күн бұрын

                                                                                          The thumbnail looks like he just got featured in a Genius Verified interview

                                                                                          • Dennys V
                                                                                            Dennys V  18 күн бұрын

                                                                                            Thumbnail look like Michael about to do a Genius Verified.

                                                                                            • Anson Lee
                                                                                              Anson Lee  19 күн бұрын

                                                                                              I’m waiting for a jump scare at the end there

                                                                                              • Gabriel Hendrix
                                                                                                Gabriel Hendrix  19 күн бұрын

                                                                                                *perfectly balanced, as all things should be*

                                                                                                • Rajan Rao
                                                                                                  Rajan Rao  20 күн бұрын

                                                                                                  0:14 when u know ur high

                                                                                                  • [es]sorath 666
                                                                                                    [es]sorath 666  20 күн бұрын

                                                                                                    Me:69 Michael:2:13

                                                                                                    • William Gagne
                                                                                                      William Gagne  20 күн бұрын

                                                                                                      its center of mass not center of gravity

                                                                                                      • Christian DYER
                                                                                                        Christian DYER  22 күн бұрын

                                                                                                        Sacred

                                                                                                        • Jordane 12 Findlay
                                                                                                          Jordane 12 Findlay  22 күн бұрын

                                                                                                          Watch this in the lowest speed 0:04

                                                                                                          • Kaleb Rowe
                                                                                                            Kaleb Rowe  22 күн бұрын

                                                                                                            No Michel it’s too late for that.

                                                                                                            • Дима Гудов
                                                                                                              Дима Гудов  23 күн бұрын

                                                                                                              Так, какого наша матрёшка начала считаться жуткой?

                                                                                                              • Dessert Rabbit YT Gaming
                                                                                                                Dessert Rabbit YT Gaming  23 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                I think this is the same concept of how bridges are put together/made

                                                                                                                • Advaith m
                                                                                                                  Advaith m  23 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                  Nobody: Michael: Self right-ing toys aren't creepy enough

                                                                                                                  • I have to wait 90 days to change my name

                                                                                                                    Haha, *I T S T A Y S*

                                                                                                                    • Cyber
                                                                                                                      Cyber  24 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                      Is it patched?

                                                                                                                      • Carson Archibald
                                                                                                                        Carson Archibald  24 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                        Michael is the zodiac killer and you cant change my mind

                                                                                                                        • Liam Hartman
                                                                                                                          Liam Hartman  24 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                          Does that series not converge to zero? So essentially as you approach infinity the additional length gained by adding another block becomes zero and thus you could not make it as long as you want. Correct me if I'm wrong please :)

                                                                                                                          • Mr Ricardo very cool Youtuber king
                                                                                                                            Mr Ricardo very cool Youtuber king  24 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                            HEY DINGSAUCE LOL

                                                                                                                            • lexx corp
                                                                                                                              lexx corp  24 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                              Just me or does Michael look like a sex offender

                                                                                                                              • Kamui
                                                                                                                                Kamui  24 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                                0:00 - 0:07 *cornhub intro starts playing*

                                                                                                                                • Marc Liu
                                                                                                                                  Marc Liu  25 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                                  heh heh it stays

                                                                                                                                  • GreenStrqfe
                                                                                                                                    GreenStrqfe  25 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                                    10:22 - 10:25 lmao

                                                                                                                                    • GOO_FAM0
                                                                                                                                      GOO_FAM0  25 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                                      The only person who can talk about blocks for 15 minutes 💀😂

                                                                                                                                      • Kross
                                                                                                                                        Kross  25 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                                        I want someone that looks at me like Micheal looks at the tower of lire at 08:10

                                                                                                                                        • Regalia
                                                                                                                                          Regalia  25 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                                          *Jumpscare @ **14:25*

                                                                                                                                          • Minokawa
                                                                                                                                            Minokawa  25 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                                            Michael! Please make a Leaning Tower with thin blocks with heavy ends, so that the center of mass is much more on the table side. How would a tower look like if only the thickness is the same, but not the length, center of mass etc.?

                                                                                                                                            • ly lol gamer
                                                                                                                                              ly lol gamer  25 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                                              it could be somthing else too 😀

                                                                                                                                              • ly lol gamer
                                                                                                                                                ly lol gamer  25 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                                                Life is weird for some reason wy do it even have to be like this

                                                                                                                                                • ly lol gamer
                                                                                                                                                  ly lol gamer  25 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                                                  I geus humans 😁

                                                                                                                                                  • ly lol gamer
                                                                                                                                                    ly lol gamer  25 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                                                    It is excauly wierd that people dont get the real basics of the video (fysichs) not that you can balance forever or something like that. But the treu meaning is the basic, not the xemonstration axely but how it works and how we can use those to other things to make better things or maybe to descover other thing because of it. If you find somthing new, Used to find more And ask queostions and try. Srry its hard to tell. It isnt my leguage and i was typing fast but the comments arent wath i thougt i would be

                                                                                                                                                    • ly lol gamer
                                                                                                                                                      ly lol gamer  25 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                                                      you can stil go further

                                                                                                                                                      • ly lol gamer
                                                                                                                                                        ly lol gamer  25 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                                                        maybe you mean that the current world reccord is 256

                                                                                                                                                        • ly lol gamer
                                                                                                                                                          ly lol gamer  25 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                                                          planks