What Is The Speed of Dark?

  • Published on Jul 29, 2014
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    this is the video where I talk about THE SPEED OF PUSH: thexvid.com/video/do1lm9ievye/video.html
    Big thanks to Martin Archer for help with this episode: www.martinarcher.co.uk/
    And thanks to Guy Larsen for his shadow magic: twitter.com/guylar
    music by www.TheXvid.com/JakeChudnow
    and www.audionetwork.com
    shadows faster than light:
    making the moon brighter: what-if.xkcd.com/13/
    sunset and earth’s shadow and belt of venus in single pics:
    amounts of evening-types in a city: weatherspark.com/averages/33125/Honolulu-Hawaii-United-States
    superluminal scissors:
    wave animations:
    phase velocity vs. group velocity: resource.isvr.soton.ac.uk/spcg/tutorial/tutorial/Tutorial_files/Web-further-dispersive.htm
    faster than light dark patches:
    make a light interference pattern at home:
    the speed of ignorance:
    “animalcules”: www.leben.us/index.php/component/content/article/59-volume-3-issue-4/236-antoni-van-leeuwenhoeks-amazing-little-animalcules
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Comments • 26 617

  • icewave ch.
    icewave ch. 6 hours ago

    Something to blow your brain off

  • johnrtrucker
    johnrtrucker 13 hours ago

    How fast is ignorance? Atleast faster than most guardian angels... cut off a semi, text and drive, drive too fast on an icy road, using your foot to push the last limb into the tree shredder, swallow a condom or beat a train across the tracks and you'll see exactly how fast ignorance is

  • mcfat10
    mcfat10 19 hours ago

    0:14, *well hello there*

  • nowonmetube
    nowonmetube 20 hours ago

    Why, if Leeuwenhoek discovered bacteria, why aren't they called animalcules like the term he named them?

  • nowonmetube
    nowonmetube 20 hours ago

    Vsauce is the answer to any flat earther arguing

  • saho xd
    saho xd 22 hours ago

    I am stupid

  • TraceguyRune
    TraceguyRune Day ago

    The speed of light.

  • TruthNerds
    TruthNerds Day ago

    It is possible to shoot faster than light. Proof: A shadow can move faster than light, *and* Lucky Luke shoots faster than his shadow.

  • Thapelo Afrika
    Thapelo Afrika Day ago

    God this guy is good, wish my teachers were more like him back in school

  • Michael Gabriel
    Michael Gabriel Day ago

    open bob

  • Parker Railton
    Parker Railton Day ago

    I know this s anIs an old video but I feel he fundamentally misunderstood how shadows work(I am in no way an expert my self). The shadow would move at the speed of light because if you cut off a light source the residual photons would continue to travel towards the light object. Love key a extremely fast tap the if you block the flow the water(photons) under your hand will continue to move until it hits whatever it was pointed at.

  • Gustas G -GAMER-
    Gustas G -GAMER- 2 days ago

    Just 7 seconds in and I comment:
    *I H A V E N Y C T O P H O B I A*

  • Azraf Rahman
    Azraf Rahman 2 days ago

    Does Vsauce mean, VelocitySauce?

  • Kai Na
    Kai Na 2 days ago

    What if I put a slippery object in the intersection of the lightyear long scissors so it gets pushed?

  • Reece Johnson
    Reece Johnson 3 days ago

    12:40 wtf happened to his eyes?

  • Daniel Salazar
    Daniel Salazar 3 days ago

    Awesome job :)

  • RayRexDex
    RayRexDex 3 days ago

    0.00000000000000000001mm in 999999999999999999 light years

  • julieee G
    julieee G 4 days ago

    when he blew a kiss i felt sum typa way 🤪

  • the memist,awsomist and best doge ever

    My mom went to Columbia's university wow is so shocked I'm not joking btw

  • Altaïr ACU
    Altaïr ACU 5 days ago

    4:10 earth is flat tho

  • Mike Millsap
    Mike Millsap 5 days ago

    I’m surprised that darkness can get faster than light

  • ConnieDraws Art
    ConnieDraws Art 5 days ago

    Sometimes I wonder this, if you record a light being turned on in a dark room, and then slowed down the video EXTREMELY slow, would you be able to see the light travel from the lightbulb to the rest of the room in the slowed recording? cause like when you turn on a light you can’t even see the light fill the room cause it’s so fast it just looks like the room is suddenly bright

  • Headteachers
    Headteachers 5 days ago

    Light has left the chat
    Dark has joined the chat

  • Kizito Onyeagusi
    Kizito Onyeagusi 5 days ago

    What is the speed of thought

  • Auditor
    Auditor 5 days ago

    Darkness doesn't have a speed, its just the absence of light.

  • Brandon Loos
    Brandon Loos 5 days ago

    I think this is my favorite vsauce video.

  • V
    V 5 days ago


  • Supreme Leader Jack
    Supreme Leader Jack 6 days ago +1

    It's just the opposite speed of light

  • Miner Pro Man
    Miner Pro Man 6 days ago

    the only time im scared to open my eyes is when your videos are on

  • WolfieMolfieGaming :3

    There's a speed of dark?

  • Marama Heck
    Marama Heck 6 days ago

    I have nyctophobia! D: I think this will make it worse!

  • a random veiwer
    a random veiwer 6 days ago

    I have nyctophobia :/

  • Andromeda Planet
    Andromeda Planet 6 days ago +1

    A shadow. *music comes on*
    Well this is akward

  • Coflorin vaimo
    Coflorin vaimo 6 days ago +1

    0:30 thanks and bye

  • The Wither Empire
    The Wither Empire 7 days ago

    What about Phobophobia

  • SebasPlays
    SebasPlays 7 days ago

    what happens if ur shadow is more bigger than the moon? would u kill austronauts?

  • Grimmy Death
    Grimmy Death 7 days ago

    Its not traveling faster than the speed of light its just that light itself was blocked a physical object therefor making the light unable to move further...
    Darkness is just something that occurs due to the absence of light

  • Alex Minto
    Alex Minto 7 days ago


  • Lukejohnny9
    Lukejohnny9 7 days ago

    Go to 8:19

  • Peter Carmody
    Peter Carmody 7 days ago

    0:05 thought it was called racism

  • Technogist
    Technogist 7 days ago


  • Technogist
    Technogist 7 days ago

    Faster than light I guess

  • Kevin Labelle
    Kevin Labelle 7 days ago

    2:09 looks like 300ms ping to me....

  • Matt Leese
    Matt Leese 7 days ago

    Ok, so Michael states that the point of intersection between two objects, like the blades on scissors, move faster than each object itself. If we were able to create two objects that are capable of moving just under the speed of light and then find a way to connect an object to that point of intersection that would move with it, is it theoretically possible to actually match or exceed the light speed barrier? I don't see a way of doing it with dark or shadows, but there's got to be some existing theory about this out there, right? Anyone know what it might be called?

  • Fe Fe
    Fe Fe 8 days ago

    no its not! light isn't faster... neutrinos are

  • SawManga
    SawManga 8 days ago

    So i watched whole video without skipping... and well I got a question... What is THE speed of DARK?
    Also. how far does our sun even light. (I mean how far away you would be to not be able to read text.)

  • scratch
    scratch 8 days ago

    How fast is the speed of zero?
    Answer... too damn fast to measure.

  • Blessed B Thy WiLL
    Blessed B Thy WiLL 8 days ago

    Ever time he said "Darkness" I think Rick James

  • Grem
    Grem 8 days ago

    Honestly, this would be a great idea to put something in a game...
    Shadow FTL-Drive

  • Eggman Eggman
    Eggman Eggman 8 days ago

    How the he'll is this guy so smart

  • Christopher Butler
    Christopher Butler 8 days ago

    1:10 Jesus christ moon, put your dick away!

  • Christopher Butler
    Christopher Butler 8 days ago

    Why does this title sound like something someone would just get absolutely baked and ask their friends?

  • supreme shithead
    supreme shithead 8 days ago

    It's the same as the speed of light

  • Joseph DeLuca
    Joseph DeLuca 8 days ago

    moon dick

  • Wulfzz
    Wulfzz 8 days ago +1

    This is so symbolic and beautiful

  • Nick Salad
    Nick Salad 9 days ago

    Xehanort: **breathes heavily*

  • Thunderbird1337
    Thunderbird1337 9 days ago

    How can darkness be no information when it at least contains the information that there is no light in it?

  • Euphorious
    Euphorious 9 days ago +1

    1:04 Baldi... Is that you?

  • Killer Army 610
    Killer Army 610 9 days ago +1

    Its just spicy light...

  • Alex
    Alex 9 days ago

    Can we copystrike vsauce?

  • Adrian Trujillo
    Adrian Trujillo 9 days ago

    What is the speed of knowledge?

  • Slender TGE
    Slender TGE 9 days ago

    We are just little shits killing each other on a giant rock. HOW DO WE KNOW ALL THISS

  • Smil3 3ilms
    Smil3 3ilms 9 days ago

    How do some people find sun sets beautiful because I don’t

  • Aava Jii
    Aava Jii 9 days ago

    Theres no speed of darkness there only the speed of light leaving

  • Syrez
    Syrez 10 days ago

    What is the speed of gay?

  • Snufk u
    Snufk u 10 days ago

    Speed of my anger when i lose at game

  • 8 Bitfan
    8 Bitfan 10 days ago

    this is scaring me

  • Youssef Elfathi
    Youssef Elfathi 10 days ago +1

    Yo mom: why you scared of the dark
    Black dude next to u: :(

  • nobody
    nobody 10 days ago +1

    Cary:What is the speed of dark?
    TWOWers: *sees this video*

  • cubeincubes
    cubeincubes 10 days ago +1

    I think there’s a black nascar driver now

  • Methadras
    Methadras 10 days ago

    His crazy eyes of passion scare me

  • Chad Perkins
    Chad Perkins 10 days ago

    Shaw is evil.

    • Chad Perkins
      Chad Perkins 10 days ago

      Is not was, because people are still using his teachings to forge the world closer to their heart’s desire.

  • You see me evrywhere :/

    Speeeeeeed isssssssss keeeeeeeeeey

  • Anthonyxzx
    Anthonyxzx 10 days ago

    The speed of light

  • Mike Shurgs
    Mike Shurgs 10 days ago

    I asked one of my "teachers" what the speed of dark was; and they just outright called me dumb. :/

  • Evan Richards
    Evan Richards 10 days ago

    I hate you

  • lovely Brudah
    lovely Brudah 11 days ago

    So Sonic Is Dark

    Shadow? Hmm

  • EdvardsZz Rub
    EdvardsZz Rub 11 days ago

    i am confuison

  • Rakesh B R
    Rakesh B R 11 days ago

    the mind is faster than light....

  • DingoYabuki
    DingoYabuki 11 days ago

    Did the thumbnail disturb anyone else?

  • Mexicano-201 hell
    Mexicano-201 hell 11 days ago

    I’m woke

  • Jeffrey Willis
    Jeffrey Willis 11 days ago

    Agnotology....love it.

  • Soup 759
    Soup 759 11 days ago

    Nighttime is beautiful uwu

  • Patrick Grimm
    Patrick Grimm 11 days ago

    Light thinks it travels faster than darkness yet no matter how fast light travels it finds that the darkness is there, waiting.

  • Seelko
    Seelko 11 days ago

    Thought he was bouta say the n word

  • Kwanele Masondo
    Kwanele Masondo 12 days ago +1

    Pupillary Light Reflex at 0:32 and 12:38

  • julius Jørgensen
    julius Jørgensen 12 days ago +1

    i have Sciophobia

  • Aki123
    Aki123 12 days ago

    noone talking about him looking like gman in the first scene

  • ChilledTea
    ChilledTea 12 days ago

    office depot product placement

  • Jacob Schwartz
    Jacob Schwartz 12 days ago

    hahan gotcha bitch

  • CeeBarrio1
    CeeBarrio1 12 days ago

    1:15 I do that alone at night in my room with another body part and it looks eerily similar 🍆

  • Murder Man Brick
    Murder Man Brick 12 days ago

    i want to die~Vsauce

  • Masibulele Mampofu
    Masibulele Mampofu 13 days ago

    This just concludes creation is infinite and we will never know everything.

  • Captain Campion
    Captain Campion 13 days ago

    dark is fast look at usain bolt he's fast

  • Itty Bitty
    Itty Bitty 13 days ago

    I live in pittsburgh!! I heard of that dude haha

  • Iwona Kamyczek
    Iwona Kamyczek 13 days ago

    i have octophobia i always think theres a killer in front of me

  • Zachariah M. Baird
    Zachariah M. Baird 13 days ago +2

    Scooby got waves.

    • H20wned
      H20wned 3 days ago

      Honestly didnt expect this here, felix really fucked with you huh


    That means that Light speed isn't the fastest thing in the universe?

  • Popular Pizza
    Popular Pizza 14 days ago

    Does this mean we’re vsauce? 😮