Moving Illusions

  • Published on Dec 10, 2013
  • The newest Mind Blow on Vsauce2:
    music by
    brusspup anamorphic illusions:
    ANOMALOUS MOTION by Akiyoshi Kitaoka:
    "Out of Focus" by Akiyoshi Kitaoka:
    anomalous motion explanations:
    how to make YOUR OWN anomalous motion images:
    Animal Collective illusion cover:
    "illusion" etymology:
    really great "game" etymology image:
    dazzle paint:
    "Command And Control" book:
    Disneyland forced perspective:
    Birds use forced perspective:
    Müller-Lyer Illusion and culture:
    anamorphic illusions on street:
    anamorphic illusions STUART TRAY:
    Titanic and recovered bodies:
    Titanic and optical illusions:
    Tooth-drilling and optical illusions:
    The End of History illusion:
    The illusion of control:
    a bunch of neat illusions:
    Architectural illusions:
    Ames room:

Comments • 11 073

  • GTK'TV GrettyKunGTV So'Gret


  • Morgan Rand
    Morgan Rand Day ago

    lmao i cant see most illusions but go off

  • Aaaa Bbbb
    Aaaa Bbbb 2 days ago


  • House Music Sensation
    House Music Sensation 2 days ago +1

    I like to collect this interesting and mind blowing images! Awesome video!

  • RPGaming
    RPGaming 3 days ago

    0:59 pouse it it does the same

  • Md Zaid Hassan
    Md Zaid Hassan 4 days ago

    Who else paused the video to see if it were really still

  • TheNathannator
    TheNathannator 4 days ago

    This has been proven to be false. Granted, this video was from 2013.

  • Wobby
    Wobby 5 days ago

    5:46 since when did Iceland look like a piranha

  • Kristi Roe Owen
    Kristi Roe Owen 5 days ago +1

    Ya know what else is an illusion?
    A: yo mama.

  • Tru Clan
    Tru Clan 6 days ago +1

    2019 anyone?

  • Reggae Kid 968
    Reggae Kid 968 6 days ago +1

    You’ve heard of bill nye the science guy, now get ready for vsauce the science boss

  • Yhowbyjytub310
    Yhowbyjytub310 8 days ago

    First paragraph doesn't move any more than text normally moves when I read it...

  • virtsuop
    virtsuop 8 days ago +1

    this guy kinda looks like vsauce

  • ilmu011
    ilmu011 10 days ago +1

    4:14 No, nope, that's a terrible idea.
    Some fuckface will see an actual child, will think to themselves "eh, that's just a decal again" and run the child over.

    • PointlessMaster
      PointlessMaster 10 days ago

      OR, they could see the decal and try to sway off the road, away from the child they think they're about to hit

  • Xalaxy
    Xalaxy 10 days ago +1

    4:14 It would be pretty ironic if a driver saw that drawing and swerved to the right
    and hit a kid walking on the sidewalk

  • water melon
    water melon 12 days ago

    I could have swore the title was still images before I clicked on the video

  • Hole
    Hole 13 days ago +2

    Pause at 1:36.

    Trust me, you wont regret it.

  • Baconsoup Gaming
    Baconsoup Gaming 13 days ago +1

    So..... our brains don’t process the chunks quick enough?

  • Scath
    Scath 13 days ago +2

    10,000th comment

  • aayus patre
    aayus patre 14 days ago +1

    Who is just scrolling and seed this

  • Steve Seymour
    Steve Seymour 14 days ago

    10:02-10:11, why does hearing this make me wanna cry

  • Ozzy craft
    Ozzy craft 14 days ago

    o o o ooo oo oooo o ooo o ooo o ooo o ooo ooo o ooo ooo o what is it in text its in morse code

  • TheNameless
    TheNameless 15 days ago

    why do all youtubers only post where the song came from
    why don't they post name of song and artist
    why do you do this to us

  • John Wick From Fortnite

    So is illusion of control like slot machines?

  • Um Oliveira Qualquer Um Serumaninho Lindo

    Não acredite nas mentiras dele

  • ̄\_ツ_/ ̄ Overrated

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  • IceDew!
    IceDew! 16 days ago

    *WOAH that's anamorphic*

  • Sgt Wingman
    Sgt Wingman 17 days ago

    Stopped at 0:02 and thought TheXvid was broken again wth

  • Paddy Mc
    Paddy Mc 18 days ago +1


  • namjoon’s personal advocate

    0:27 I shouldn’t be laughing this hard at the ludicrous/ludacris joke sksjkssk

  • Retro Toast
    Retro Toast 21 day ago

    Does anybody know what's the song called at 1:37 ?

  • Harrison Martinson
    Harrison Martinson 21 day ago

    I sometimes like to believe people read my comments

  • N-Series
    N-Series 22 days ago

    Michael tells me to gently shake my device, i shake myself on my chair violently.

  • ninja king
    ninja king 22 days ago

    The third and second illusion fucked my eyes and it went blurry

  • SSjgod
    SSjgod 23 days ago

    Hey v says my name is T H A N O S

  • 14.lucifer.07_
    14.lucifer.07_ 24 days ago

    Soooo... Why do I see Ludacris at 0:27

  • Asma Begum
    Asma Begum 24 days ago

    the first illision didn wave for me

  • Hurley Law
    Hurley Law 24 days ago


  • Solomon Fang
    Solomon Fang 25 days ago

    6:18 Chunk not found

  • manny XP
    manny XP 26 days ago

    I wish I could control the stock prices 😅

  • Dexter & Lowe
    Dexter & Lowe 27 days ago

    I know an illusion. Our brains named themselves

  • highlvlcuriosity
    highlvlcuriosity 27 days ago

    I exploited the exploit by laying my tablet down and looking from a further distance.

  • Rasberry Pie Soda
    Rasberry Pie Soda 28 days ago

    Californian was asleep.

  • Rasberry Pie Soda
    Rasberry Pie Soda 28 days ago

    The iceberg was seen but ignored.

  • Luca Toffa
    Luca Toffa Month ago

    Am I the only one who didn't see any movement at the very beginning??

  • Michael Applewhite
    Michael Applewhite Month ago

    2:49 because the USA has a huge butt ton of a army today

    BACON LORD Month ago

    1:00 i have a poster of that in my room

  • A Mustapha
    A Mustapha Month ago

    You fucking hurt my eye

  • Bartholomew Dan
    Bartholomew Dan Month ago

    stay away from me and my family

  • Anthony Bondrager
    Anthony Bondrager Month ago

    Okay? The intro illusion didn't work as expected

  • mmerc 10
    mmerc 10 Month ago +1

    1:35 Bee Movie.

  • DeltaSJL
    DeltaSJL Month ago +2

    How can I put gifs as thumbnails?

  • Lars's Wig
    Lars's Wig Month ago

    Best channel to be on at 3:00 a.m. I feel very intelligent now, I can levitate.
    Or maybe it's just an illusion.

  • Shelley McConaughy
    Shelley McConaughy Month ago +1

    5:04 I thought that person was female until he basically said it’s not!

  • Naufal Y.w CMDR
    Naufal Y.w CMDR Month ago

    why do the title use indonesian?

  • Ignas Balseris
    Ignas Balseris Month ago


  • Type your Name
    Type your Name Month ago

    Who's watching in 4018?.... Spoiler alert we humans evolved and these doesn't work anymore we patched these illusions out of our brains back in 3050 after an alien invasion tried to take over Earth 3.0 by taking over our minds.

  • Silent Spawn
    Silent Spawn Month ago

    What a mind fuck

  • xXGhylleXx plays Games

    You know something is gonna be serious when you hear 1:37

  • Doge Animations
    Doge Animations Month ago

    The Russians

  • Kulantia Rage
    Kulantia Rage Month ago

    Do you like Animal Collective?

  • CrazyM4x
    CrazyM4x Month ago

    my brain can't take this much information at once

  • Nooby Noob
    Nooby Noob Month ago +1


  • MR music
    MR music Month ago

    That "allusion" on the road is the stupidist thing that I have ever seen. Say your driving down the road at, say 60km/h and there are 3 cars behind you going the same speed. You see this "allusion" and you slam the breaks. BOOM pileup. BOOM serious injury. Or say if you swerved onto the footpath and hit a REAL child or a REAL person. It's just stupid.

  • Daniel Woodward
    Daniel Woodward Month ago

    Congratulations you have successfully mind fucked me

  • FluffyLilEspurr
    FluffyLilEspurr Month ago +1

    0:01 the words were not moving for me.

  • kkinu juice
    kkinu juice Month ago

    The first illusion didn't work out for me it was buch of words only right right

  • Parker Cubing
    Parker Cubing Month ago

    Hey, That last illusion is not fun

  • _*24*_
    _*24*_ Month ago

    *_1:23_**_ PAUSE!_*

  • nivia Maeva Trindade

    - Michael Here?
    - Alien!

    By Giorgio Tsoukalos

  • Orion D. Hunter
    Orion D. Hunter Month ago

    Trust me, The blue circles moved

  • Comic Luigi
    Comic Luigi Month ago

    Bee movie

  • MrJoelMan
    MrJoelMan Month ago

    1:23 looks like the blue dots are 3D

  • just some guy
    just some guy Month ago

    ok so I have something to look forward to, self growth

  • TealFox
    TealFox Month ago

    The text in the intro doesn’t move for me

  • Sirch
    Sirch Month ago

    8:20 i love how he says "aint'' and ''transient'' in the same sentence

  • Trimmed- -Mustache
    Trimmed- -Mustache Month ago

    Ask Bob Ross for illusions. "The illusion of mist"

  • Just a random person dat draws

    Old man hair cut òwó

  • B M
    B M Month ago

    Titanic wasn’t helped because they thought the fireworks were a party

  • PPLukePrimeP-19
    PPLukePrimeP-19 Month ago

    Even I paused the video they're still moving!

  • Linkin Recker
    Linkin Recker Month ago

    8:50 well the key to a happy life is to except that you are never actually in control

  • Wert Gamer
    Wert Gamer Month ago +1

    Wait so the Disney castle is small? My life's a lie

  • daniel col
    daniel col Month ago

    It's not actaully moving it's just your eyes tricking you

  • Dot Com
    Dot Com 2 months ago

    Illusions can also *Bee Movie* ng

  • Chaos Coyote
    Chaos Coyote 2 months ago

    This episode is hurting my eyes ;_;

  • ufospiral
    ufospiral 2 months ago

    I think I accidentaly created an illusion while making an art
    If you are looking at it and slighty shake the device, the trees appear to jiggle

  • Rafal Iwanczuk
    Rafal Iwanczuk 2 months ago

    This image appears to be moving even though it's not. Also, you will be different in 10 years from now.

  • PlumbingFan
    PlumbingFan 2 months ago

    0:29 Nice rhyme xD

  • Kris Stottlemire
    Kris Stottlemire 2 months ago

    I didn't see the first illusion.

  • Chapper Noddle
    Chapper Noddle 2 months ago

    He’s not moving it’s an illusion

  • Nicopera
    Nicopera 2 months ago

    Kiss ya

  • Fling Gonza
    Fling Gonza 2 months ago

    6:17 bro, just change the render distance in the settings. Easy peasy.

  • Khadene
    Khadene 2 months ago +1

    Dropped my monitor for this.

  • variax2
    variax2 2 months ago

    Alright y'all, not a scientist, but I'm pretty cross faded and alot of these didn't work for me, scientist, work it out, why?

  • Red Lord
    Red Lord 2 months ago

    Ah, I see you got benny's suit in the thumbnail

  • Gappie Al Kebabi
    Gappie Al Kebabi 2 months ago

    dude I had my sound muted and your intro literally jumpscared me

  • lumberjack
    lumberjack 2 months ago


  • GeorgeP
    GeorgeP 2 months ago

    2018 anyone

  • BM 1334
    BM 1334 2 months ago

    That intro looked like my L trips god damn

  • Cheyanne Forbes
    Cheyanne Forbes 2 months ago

    Yeah I used to fall for that “end of history” illusion when I was in my emo phase in middle school.