• Published on Oct 24, 2017
  • Prepare to drop some knowledge next time you visit the carnival.
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    0:21- Ceral Killa- Blue Wednesday -
    0:53- Carnival Song written special by Andrew Applepie-
    3:40- Berlin- Andrew Applepie-
    10:00- Q- Blue Wednesday -
    11:13- Too Happy to be cool by Notebreak-

    Summary: I collected data at the carnival for a full day. Then I used that information to figure out which games are the biggest scams using science to analyze them and show you how to beat them. I also figured out how much the carnival actually pays for the prizes so even if you win, you lose. And then I visited the carnival with my professional baseball playing buddy to dominate all the games. It worked well.

    I make videos like this once a month all year long while supplies last:
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Comments • 25 468

  • Mark Rober
    Mark Rober  Year ago +18082

    This video has been snowballing in my head for the past year. I'm so pumped to finally get it out. It's a great reminder of how we interact with physics every second of the day in 1,000 different ways.

    • zachary 70
      zachary 70 3 days ago

      I went to that place on 2019 April vacation

      ATOMIC DUCK 8 days ago


    • Galacthicc
      Galacthicc Month ago


    • Joel 5200
      Joel 5200 Month ago

      Mark Rober epic

    • Toxic Cherry Dude
      Toxic Cherry Dude Month ago

      i love your explaining of science please upload more often. I followed you on twitter because i want to know when you upload , i didn't know i lot until You explained it all. Thanks for these videos

  • Hotpink51
    Hotpink51 21 hour ago

    Are those watergun games rigged? I wonder...

    GTAFINESTWAR 23 hours ago

    Santa Cruz, California

  • AdventurousSistersTV

    Very good to know!! Lol

  • John Newman
    John Newman Day ago

    That rope ladder wont beat me anymore.
    *Let's see who's laughing now, Rob...*

  • Emilie Wood
    Emilie Wood Day ago

    Watching these videos is much more fun than science class

  • JJ Falcon
    JJ Falcon Day ago

    I won the ring toss first try

  • Lucas
    Lucas Day ago

    That beach looks familiar... Us anyone?

  • Pugs Galore
    Pugs Galore Day ago

    The rope game with two ropes I can fall off. I bet you.

  • Chocoffee _
    Chocoffee _ Day ago

    I loved the physics and math you used to explain everything. Subbed

  • Disco Potato 17
    Disco Potato 17 2 days ago +1

    Honestly I just play the games with my girlfriend to have a good time and we have tons of fun so that’s what really matter to me. Money comes and goes🤷🏽‍♂️

  • cos ball
    cos ball 2 days ago

    On the star game u can cut it off by cutting to bottom

  • It’s just a Drill Everyone

    The fact that I live in Santa Cruz makes me think: should I go often?

  • Elsi's Animals
    Elsi's Animals 2 days ago

    the rope bridge is actually much simpler than that you don't have to keep your center of mass on the line you just move your hands as far enough forward so your not crawling but still stable with yours knees still on the edge of the stall thing. Then you put your knees on and hold tight the ladder will flip but you wont be touching the floor and then you just climb up upside down. The best way to do this is move your hands as far up as possible then move one leg and hook it over the top of a rung then lift your other leg and hook your legs on the same rung then just move your hands again and repeat. Trust me it works for me every time.

  • Jesse Houston
    Jesse Houston 2 days ago

    Last time i went to a carnival some guy try to convince me to shoot the basketball when it was embarrassingly clear that the rim was bent into an oval shape. I called him out on it and he said " you never might make it"

  • Annie Productions
    Annie Productions 2 days ago

    One time I won the ring toss

  • Joshua McClellan
    Joshua McClellan 2 days ago

    I've won the ring bottle game one time. Bought a whole bucket got it on my first toss and won a Giant Bull Dog. Tossed the other rings didn't get a single one after the first toss.

  • I Like Turtles
    I Like Turtles 2 days ago +1

    The 15k dislikes is carnival owners

  • Louie Arms
    Louie Arms 3 days ago


  • Hayden Cook
    Hayden Cook 3 days ago

    Man I saw this years ago TheXvid

  • Tingly Oyster
    Tingly Oyster 3 days ago

    I can
    Do it but it hurts on the ladder you lay on your stomach and pull yourself up keeping you belly on the ladder

  • Toilet Tyme
    Toilet Tyme 3 days ago

    7:04 ladder

  • Juan Montes
    Juan Montes 3 days ago

    Lol why?

  • Jeremiah 1
    Jeremiah 1 3 days ago

    I win the star bb gun game about 50% of the time..... just saying

  • captain pool
    captain pool 3 days ago


    Get rekt😂😂😂

  • Albert Contreras
    Albert Contreras 3 days ago

    Santa Cruz

  • Ellen Kiberd
    Ellen Kiberd 3 days ago

    i won the ring toss one - try me bish

  • Jay Vincent
    Jay Vincent 3 days ago

    Idk if it’s just me but sometimes I think he looks a bit like Nolan North.

  • The Philadelphia Robot Factory

    10:10 every wife's reaction!

  • George Boulos
    George Boulos 3 days ago

    Carnies are the worst human beings on earth.

  • anubis1119
    anubis1119 3 days ago

    fun and educational!

  • Joe Troutt
    Joe Troutt 3 days ago

    For every game won a carny goes hungry.

  • Erotesis Music
    Erotesis Music 3 days ago +1

    One of their prizes is a basketball ... with a baseball teams logo printed on it ... 🤔
    No wonder it only cost them 80cents ...

    • Erotesis Music
      Erotesis Music 3 days ago

      +Andrew Cornejo 🙄

    • Andrew Cornejo
      Andrew Cornejo 3 days ago

      +Erotesis Music they literally just put famous teams on the balls to attract. Being an opposite sport doesn't make a difference in quality.

    • Erotesis Music
      Erotesis Music 3 days ago

      +Andrew Cornejo again, they're different sports, seems clear that they're a cheap product printed in a country that doesn't know the difference, or is an error, hence the cheap price of a product ...

    • Andrew Cornejo
      Andrew Cornejo 3 days ago

      +Erotesis Music why does the logo matter? I've seen some with basketball teams and I'm sure they're the same price

    • Erotesis Music
      Erotesis Music 3 days ago

      +Andrew Cornejo que¿?
      I mean it's pretty clear, but if you *really* need it spelled out in simpler terms, they're different sports ... vastly different ... duh ... 🙄

  • Justin Villasenor
    Justin Villasenor 3 days ago

    Santa Cruz Cali

  • Devin Riley
    Devin Riley 3 days ago +1

    Now I know how I went broke at that damn fair😭😭😭😭. I'mma get em next time doe😂

  • Donald J Trump
    Donald J Trump 3 days ago

    It’s the fun of the game. If that’s the case then just go buy fish at the supermarket instead of fishing for it.

  • rubenking09
    rubenking09 3 days ago +1

    Lol Matt went to my high school and practiced with us

  • Carla Almaraz
    Carla Almaraz 3 days ago

    I actually won the ring one

  • John Torgerson
    John Torgerson 3 days ago

    Mark, I love your videos, but I wish you'd give us the satisfaction of seeing your MLB player friend actually play these throwing games instead of glossing over it with a 5 second montage. Just spend a minute talking to him and showing his performance vs. yours. You tease the idea of a professional athlete playing carnival games and you don't deliver.

  • halomaster5850
    halomaster5850 4 days ago

    I think I'm lucky I've won a ring on the bottle 3 times

  • Jack's Complete Lack of Suprise

    Idk why people think the ladder game is so tough, all you need to do is stand up with both feet on the first rung and run faster than they can turn. Easy

  • VRebel GoDsRebel
    VRebel GoDsRebel 4 days ago

    Well I know what not to play when I go back to Santa Cruz Beach boardwalk. Lol I recognized it from the start of this video

  • Mady Suiter
    Mady Suiter 4 days ago

    I have also seen bottles in the game were you have to knock down the bottles with a baseball that are magnetic

  • Sara Garcia
    Sara Garcia 4 days ago

    Worked there for two summers and would help the customers win because the games where so rigged and I hated taking their money.

  • Miss Mistique
    Miss Mistique 4 days ago +1

    I’ve won the ladder one before, it was easy. I’m small and like a monkey so I just hung on and climbed on it upside down.

  • Wavy slays
    Wavy slays 4 days ago

    You blew my mine

  • Aidan Perreault
    Aidan Perreault 4 days ago

    Never tell me the odds!

  • Eddie V
    Eddie V 4 days ago

    For the ring toss, depending g how many rings you got, just toss everything in the bucket at once and one will go in most of the time.

  • Isaac Lerch
    Isaac Lerch 4 days ago

    How do these businesses get there merchandise for such a low price

  • Valerie A.
    Valerie A. 4 days ago

    Was this at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk?? I live near there. Wow.

  • zainecooking123450
    zainecooking123450 4 days ago

    In all games have a 50% chance you win or you don't

  • Amazing Amatzu
    Amazing Amatzu 4 days ago

    I won the ring toss with an "investment" of 3 dollar

  • Lorenzo jr Samudio
    Lorenzo jr Samudio 4 days ago

    That's at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.

  • Ayks
    Ayks 4 days ago

    15k people are carnival workers

    JOHN CENA 4 days ago

    The way to make the star fall is to shoot the paper from the top

  • Leptye
    Leptye 4 days ago


    GARRY OAK 4 days ago

    I call shenanigans!!!!!

  • #ARIANATOR For life
    #ARIANATOR For life 4 days ago

    i literally win the ladder climb every single time since i was like 4 yo cuz i just have super good balance and tight grip so it it does flip over i cans swing it back the other was and keep going back and forth and make the whole thing

  • Alex Kim
    Alex Kim 4 days ago

    Carnival Games: *exist*
    Mark Rober: I'm about to end this man's career

  • doodlebob 420
    doodlebob 420 4 days ago

    South East Texas State Fair games cost like ten bucks to throw a ballthree times

    WANAKO 4 days ago

    A butthole is smaller than the bottle neck o landed before

  • trunkbangking
    trunkbangking 4 days ago

    Few years back i spent over $200 trying to win a ps4..i lost and only won a knock off winnie the pooh..😂😂😂😭😭😭

  • Hey Hey
    Hey Hey 4 days ago

    But maybe it's all about the experience and the fun of it, not about winning and getting a toy

  • ODell Outdoors
    ODell Outdoors 4 days ago

    Great video. I know the work involved in making them so thank you. Now having watched it I’m still going to try and shoot that dang red star out. Lol. It’s only a few bucks every year and I am getting closer so why not. Thanks again.

  • Darth Zy’zyx
    Darth Zy’zyx 4 days ago

    15k dislikes from carnival owners?

  • Jax Carter
    Jax Carter 4 days ago

    How about this, go for the rides. Pass on the games and instead buy the prizes online... your odds of being a winner now 100%.

  • mjudec
    mjudec 4 days ago

    Good fun maths and physics video

  • bansheemania
    bansheemania 4 days ago

    Shootings out the star with no sight bb gun.. trigger pull, left,right, bottom, Top

  • elflakeador09
    elflakeador09 4 days ago

    Carnivals are run by gangsters. Great video 😎👍

  • unknown
    unknown 4 days ago

    Why 😩 haha

  • Dread Knot
    Dread Knot 4 days ago

    11 mintues and pretty much destroyed the carnival games

  • Shane Gawron
    Shane Gawron 4 days ago +2

    Mark: when you win you lose me
    Me:say. Waaahh

  • Sebastian Maciel
    Sebastian Maciel 4 days ago

    "At the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk in the warm California sun..." 🤣🤣

  • nchia
    nchia 4 days ago

    I wouldn’t say I “lose” because it cost them only 45¢ to buy something in BULK.

  • Miguel Gonzalez
    Miguel Gonzalez 4 days ago

    If you have common sense you'll figure this out on your first visit...

  • BlackOps3 Games
    BlackOps3 Games 5 days ago +1

    i won the ring toss once in my lifetime
    9 years

  • ImmortalHitman
    ImmortalHitman 5 days ago

    I luckily won that bottle ring game. The scooter I won was broken lol. Brought it back and got a new one. Deceptive practices.

  • Mohfit
    Mohfit 5 days ago

    The Nike shoes you wear coat 1$ maximum to make and sell for 100-200$.

  • E-Man
    E-Man 5 days ago

    the thumb nail is possible i've won

  • Nothanks Nopenoname
    Nothanks Nopenoname 5 days ago

    Ya skip the games and buy me a giant Cthulhu plush. Or any big toy based off Lovecraft or any horror movie.

  • Leo Martinez
    Leo Martinez 5 days ago

    Santa Cruz?🤔

  • Sophia (Sophie) Saur

    WaIt Is ThAt ThE BoArDwAlK in SANTA CRUZ omgmomgomg

  • 1-800-THANK-U
    1-800-THANK-U 5 days ago

    Who said the Santa Cruz boardwalk was just a small park? Wanna see small? hit up Santa Monica

  • alan m
    alan m 5 days ago

    you missed the basketball goals are undersized a lot

  • KAP 's
    KAP 's 5 days ago

    for the rings and bottles, throw the rings sideways..1 of every 20 should snag the bottle..... won my wife a big teddy bear because of it.



  • Brandon Tschannen
    Brandon Tschannen 5 days ago

    There are so many people that try to see how many vids they can dislike

  • No Name
    No Name 5 days ago

    The ladder climb is literally the easiest one on the list?

  • Frank Martinez
    Frank Martinez 5 days ago


  • Joshua Llamas
    Joshua Llamas 5 days ago

    you make science fun to learn,and interning.Love your videos plus makes science more amazing than boring.

  • Zach Furnish
    Zach Furnish 5 days ago +7

    This is the boardwalk. Jordan Peele filmed US there.

  • Dillynod
    Dillynod 5 days ago

    The way you delicer information has a perfect cadence in my opinion. Very well done and very informative.

  • RK
    RK 5 days ago

    The pitcher was impressive

  • Boxing 101
    Boxing 101 5 days ago

    old carnies, they are always grungy oily greasy nasty guys

  • BongToke419
    BongToke419 5 days ago

    I use to date a girl who worked at the carnival and she could go up the rope ladder easily.

  • Hugh Mungus
    Hugh Mungus 5 days ago +1

    Santa cruz

  • Shawn Smith
    Shawn Smith 5 days ago

    As someone who used to work for a large franchise theme park that will remain unnamed, we had a game with five different height glass plates. From a distance of about 8 feet, you had to try to toss a quarter onto the plate. If it stayed, you won. It was a large prize game. No one ever won because every morning we had to use Turtle Wax on the plates.

  • tory Puente
    tory Puente 5 days ago

    Dam carnies lol

  • Pandumin
    Pandumin 5 days ago

    Is that the us park

  • DragonWaffle
    DragonWaffle 5 days ago

    I spent a lot of money the last time I played these games sure wish I would've seen this first