How Much of the Earth Can You See at Once?

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Distance to horizon calculator:

Earth curvature calculator:

US cross section:

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names of large numbers:

Earth’s surface fractal dimension:

Improbable research pancake study:

State flatness paper:

Mental floss article on flat states:

Lake Islands:

XKCD What If? bowling ball Earth:

West Virginia map:

Is Earth as smooth as a billiard ball?

WPA rules:

Billiard ball surface scan paper:

What state people think of as flat:

Roche limit:

Hey What’s That?

Field of view:

Angular diameter:

Spherical cap calculator:

amount of sphere seen from distance calculator:

seeing Earth as a disc:

how high to see the curvature of Earth?

Earth from moon pics:

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  • fart fish

    fart fish

    16 giờ trước

    Food for algorithm ;-)

  • chaunster


    22 giờ trước

    Oh boy. You’re triggering alot of flat earthers without referencing them at the same time 😂

  • TamasTheDemoman


    23 giờ trước

    Where did you get that Rubik’s cube made of pure magic?

  • Mohammad Alkhoory

    Mohammad Alkhoory

    2 ngày trước

    I honestly have no idea what this video is about but i loved it its like ADHD on Meth teaching everything all at once keep it up brother

  • The Cassette Player

    The Cassette Player

    2 ngày trước

    Michael: we are seeing the least of Earth's surface because a sphere, which the Earth approximately is-
    Flat Earthers: *Angry Flat Earther noise*

  • Aldonraptor


    3 ngày trước

    6:08 possibly the coolest rubix cube I have seen

  • Fayanstaki Leke

    Fayanstaki Leke

    3 ngày trước

    (music reinforcing existential crisis)

  • Nathan Scott

    Nathan Scott

    4 ngày trước

    1:15 you sus

    • Nathan Scott

      Nathan Scott

      18 giờ trước

      @Andrea M the website name

    • Andrea M

      Andrea M

      23 giờ trước

      What's a sus?

  • Gamesters


    4 ngày trước

    Michael is just a YouTuber or is he?

  • Noel Goetowski

    Noel Goetowski

    5 ngày trước

    3:55 I didn't realize my eyes would grow if the Earth shrunk.

  • The1Wolfcast


    6 ngày trước

    "Your eyeball would be the size of the moon"

  • Rimothy Logbone

    Rimothy Logbone

    6 ngày trước

    Fun fact: the reason Florida is so flat is because it was originally an old disused garbage barge that people started living on.

  • bad at gaming

    bad at gaming

    7 ngày trước

    510.066 billion*10000000000000000000000000
    Geuss what this number means

  • H & D Presto

    H & D Presto

    7 ngày trước

    ‘Earth is made of stuff’
    Me: yeah?

  • TheUnsaltedPickle


    7 ngày trước

    maybe flat earthers are just really really short

  • Arash siami I am real

    Arash siami I am real

    7 ngày trước

    Vsaouce be like : your mom isn't here right? Or she is?

  • Geese Howard

    Geese Howard

    8 ngày trước

    "music reinforcing existential crisis"

  • Wilson Hernandez

    Wilson Hernandez

    8 ngày trước

    Bull shit it’s all bull shit flat earth

    • Mr Shigura

      Mr Shigura

      7 ngày trước


  • Bob Ji

    Bob Ji

    8 ngày trước

    Intended audience: flat earthers



    8 ngày trước

    0:33 This is going to get taken out of context for sure.

  • Louis Gildersleeve

    Louis Gildersleeve

    10 ngày trước

    🎶The earth is flat the earth ain't round

    • Mr Shigura

      Mr Shigura

      7 ngày trước


  • DJCOfficial


    10 ngày trước

    flat earthers need to see this

  • Gravity_ Destroyer

    Gravity_ Destroyer

    10 ngày trước

    MapP*** rlly

  • Gravity_ Destroyer

    Gravity_ Destroyer

    10 ngày trước


  • digital shoes

    digital shoes

    10 ngày trước

    "... or a icosahedron..."
    looks like Michael rolled a nat 20 on an intelligence check

  • a t-shirt

    a t-shirt

    11 ngày trước

    (Music reinforcing esistential crisis)
    the subtitles 🤣

  • Alden Morgan

    Alden Morgan

    11 ngày trước

    "Earth is made.. of stuff."

  • Cat King

    Cat King

    13 ngày trước

    Mom: You’re not gonna learn anything by looking on YouTube all day.
    My YouTube history:

  • FloatStreak


    13 ngày trước

    I like that the subtitles also say "(Or is it?)"

  • Qu


    13 ngày trước

    He blew my mind with that cube wtf

  • Malaccan Sultanate

    Malaccan Sultanate

    13 ngày trước

    Fun fact: you can understand none of these if you believe the earth is flat

    • S Patrk

      S Patrk

      12 ngày trước

      they just dont want to understand. feeling special is better feeling than realizing that you are gullible dumbass

  • ItsAdrianRoblox


    14 ngày trước

    map what?

  • Sonic


    14 ngày trước

    Vsauce in 10 years: Humans exist. Or do they?

  • Wyatt Searels

    Wyatt Searels

    14 ngày trước

    1:19 interesting subreddit u were looking at buddy

  • D.M. Gamer

    D.M. Gamer

    14 ngày trước

    6:10 I have that thing

  • Lightplayz


    14 ngày trước


  • DeAdpOoL


    15 ngày trước

    Set your render distance to 128 chunks and you gud

  • Aman Shandil

    Aman Shandil

    15 ngày trước

    1:19 so uh Noones gonna notice the name of the site ?

  • Kay K

    Kay K

    16 ngày trước

    The intro is something I didn’t know I needed

  • Natalie Schaefer

    Natalie Schaefer

    16 ngày trước

    I have no idea what the hell he's saying but I'm still listening

  • Eigil HCR2

    Eigil HCR2

    16 ngày trước

    We can see all the earth at once.
    You just need two pictures and boom

    • Eigil HCR2

      Eigil HCR2

      14 ngày trước

      @Релёкс84 Hundreds?

    • Релёкс84


      15 ngày trước

      Actually, you'd theoretically need an ittsy bitsy more than 2. In pratice though, it takes hundreds.

  • Bubba Gump

    Bubba Gump

    16 ngày trước

    On that dower note, it is a reminder that WE are the only ones to save ourselves

  • Felipe Magalhães

    Felipe Magalhães

    16 ngày trước

    6:08 the amazing star cube

  • Nico_afton


    17 ngày trước

    17:30 he put in 314 what is the first 3 numbers of pie

  • Am_The_Coum_Man


    18 ngày trước

    I want one of those fancy brain hurting rubix cube

  • Goria Akash

    Goria Akash

    18 ngày trước

    Wait so the earth isn’t flat?

  • Sudev


    18 ngày trước

    technically you could just put several mirrors behind the earth and could see a 100% of it

    • bikuch


      17 ngày trước

      you would need some BIG ASS mirrors

  • 70 West

    70 West

    19 ngày trước

    “Most of the balls we deal with are so small” that hit hard micheal that hit hard😭

  • Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford

    19 ngày trước

    16:26 welllll depends who you ask

  • Francisco 1234 Cruz YT

    Francisco 1234 Cruz YT

    19 ngày trước

    2:36 no context

  • Super MTF Squad

    Super MTF Squad

    19 ngày trước

    2:15 Could be greatest roast ever

  • panthererousse


    20 ngày trước

    6:09 ok
    6:10 WAIT WHAT

  • Kyofu BigMan

    Kyofu BigMan

    21 ngày trước

    just turn up your render distance lol

  • Naj


    21 ngày trước

    really good sources Vsauce "MapPorn" surely gotta check that

  • Lulaire Noroub

    Lulaire Noroub

    22 ngày trước

    A thousand kilometres is a megameter. Why do we feel weird saying that? It's fine with bits and bytes and tonnes and even imperial measurements like tons and joules. But metres and litres and grams, suddenly we get weird about it. In fact a tonne is basically just made up so that we don't have to say megagram. Which has the semi interesting side effect that a megatonne is actually a terragram, which I feel is oddly fitting.

  • Barfieman362


    22 ngày trước

    It HAD to be florida 😂

  • Barfieman362


    22 ngày trước

    Giving a whole new meaning to flat earth

  • Lolapoozaa


    22 ngày trước

    Ima go make a sandwich.

  • Colin G

    Colin G

    23 ngày trước

    5:13 very political

  • Thomas Mills

    Thomas Mills

    23 ngày trước

    Its good they cant see us...

  • Moon


    23 ngày trước

    I just saw half of it

  • Survival Mode

    Survival Mode

    24 ngày trước

    As a fellow native Kansan I can confirm it’s very flat

  • Steve McPhereson

    Steve McPhereson

    24 ngày trước

    Listening to this at work while doing stuff… zoned out to focus on the thing I was doing and randomly heard Snooki and zoned in confused af

  • Sean


    25 ngày trước

    When you were in Pittsburgh, you were at the Carnegie Science Center, weren't you? :D

  • Versus2000


    25 ngày trước

    The first 22:00 of this video is completely pointless and riddled with plugs. After that point, he spends about 30 secs to say the answer is 49%.

  • ℕ𝕒𝕤𝕖𝕖𝕞


    26 ngày trước

    11:55 he really do be vibin doe

  • blank username

    blank username

    26 ngày trước

    Rewards for finishing a Vsauce video:
    +5 life XP
    +1 IQ
    +10 Confusion
    +10 Understandment

  • Vallabh Sonawale

    Vallabh Sonawale

    26 ngày trước

    25:11 this was worth the video

  • tundra archer

    tundra archer

    27 ngày trước

    "Music reinforcing existential crisis"

  • Interrobang


    28 ngày trước

    13:11 This doesn’t seem right- wouldn’t this just have the same gravitational effect as you holding a globe-sized sphere of iron and rock?

  • Mirza Saifullah

    Mirza Saifullah

    28 ngày trước

    You are an interesting guy

  • Agustin Morales

    Agustin Morales

    28 ngày trước

    6:09 that's a cool ass cube tbh

  • asel


    28 ngày trước

    ok so the taller you are, the more you see but the most far away in the past you live
    edit:see "you live in the past" from VSauce if you dont have the reference

  • asel


    28 ngày trước

    ok so the taller you are, theore you see but the most far away in the past you live

  • SixScorpion


    28 ngày trước

    *An island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island*

  • José Bernardo Tomás Cordeiro

    José Bernardo Tomás Cordeiro

    28 ngày trước

    Ball with spikes

  • justicecaparros


    28 ngày trước

    VSAUCE should be the most out-of-contexed man to be on the moon

  • Buğra Emir

    Buğra Emir

    28 ngày trước

    now i'm regretting to discover this channel

  • Shadewrecker


    29 ngày trước

    "If you were a giant holding the planet like this, you and it would be torn apart by the immense tidal forces created by your gravities" No one tell the macro furries

    • Vic_tory


      27 ngày trước

      They were never one to bother with realistic things.

  • Eric Maroney

    Eric Maroney

    29 ngày trước

    2:55 What about the fact that we have two eyes?

  • Organ Snatcher

    Organ Snatcher

    29 ngày trước

    I know how flat Minnesota and North Dakota are because I live on the border of both of them. The thing is I can't go outside and look more than a few blocks away because there are so many hills.

  • Abhinav Kumar

    Abhinav Kumar

    29 ngày trước

    Distance tends to infinity, view tends to 50%

  • Justin Verville

    Justin Verville

    Tháng trước

    What's up with that shirt bro?

  • MacBilliards trickshots

    MacBilliards trickshots

    Tháng trước

    I live in Illinois and go to Florida for 1-2 months a year. I am a flat lander

  • Champy


    Tháng trước

    We can only see earth on a 4d sphere

  • Link Joyce

    Link Joyce

    Tháng trước


  • monomono bot

    monomono bot

    Tháng trước

    this guy HUH

  • velegrax


    Tháng trước

    depends on what sky/dimension ur in

  • Micheal Radd

    Micheal Radd

    Tháng trước

    Thanks again for messing with me dude.

  • Peppermint Miso

    Peppermint Miso

    Tháng trước

    24:00 - 24:26 meanwhile in bright-star people city: "There are stars smaller dimmer and darker than our own that in theory supports life. We may not see them, but at those distances, they can see our star, and is a part of their constellation and folklore, and that's pretty cool"

    • Tess Mills

      Tess Mills

      Tháng trước

      this gives me a character design idea...

  • 中村奈々


    Tháng trước

    earth flat

    • The 10th Doctor

      The 10th Doctor

      12 ngày trước

      @中村奈々 they dare because if you're really a flat earther you're dumb

    • 中村奈々


      21 ngày trước

      @Small Pp my chest are big they are not flat how dare you

    • Small Pp

      Small Pp

      21 ngày trước

      Just because earth more curvy than you ever will be does not mean you should deny it

    • MSA 79

      MSA 79

      29 ngày trước

      Sorry but it seems like these guys are disagree with you

    • 中村奈々


      Tháng trước

      @Abacus shut globie

  • Melantaly


    Tháng trước

    Leave it to Vsauce to make you feel Insignificant.

  • Olly Wood

    Olly Wood

    Tháng trước

    Does that 2.3 ruggedness thing also apply to the water-surface of earth, or just landmass? Because then the calculation should be applied to land-surface and water-surface seperately, and the results added together to get the total number of atom's on earth's surface.

  • Cummeli


    Tháng trước

    "The Earth is... cool"
    15 seconds later: "And that is why, your mother doesn't love you as much as you think. She loves you... MORE than that."

  • Maverick Berkland

    Maverick Berkland

    Tháng trước

    How come meteorologists say we can see 10 miles visibility? Is that taken at an elevation?

    • Maverick Berkland

      Maverick Berkland

      Tháng trước

      I just read an article on it, and the National Weather Service barely defines it LOL. They say that an average person can see an object 10mi away horizontally.

  • Abdel Khayyam

    Abdel Khayyam

    Tháng trước

    Michael wanted to show off his rectangular prism that turns into two stellated rhombic dodecahedrons

  • スミル


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  • sarcastic minecrafter

    sarcastic minecrafter

    Tháng trước

    Mountain momma?

  • Plain Jane

    Plain Jane

    Tháng trước

    It’s bumpy, feels good. Omg lol got me cracking up 3x in the first 2 min 😂😂😂