• 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.

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Comments • 25 799

  • Mark Rober
    Mark Rober  Year ago +20086

    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.

    • Maan DK
      Maan DK 28 days ago

      Kaitlyn is tired f

    • Gooby
      Gooby 28 days ago


    • Paul Eiserloh
      Paul Eiserloh Month ago

      Unbelievable that it's easier to win in the USA than in Germany.

    • zachary 70
      zachary 70 2 months ago

      I went to that place on 2019 April vacation

  • tragedies not hell

    Ur at santa cruz

  • I'm Fine
    I'm Fine Day ago

    I've never been to a carnival, my childhood is broken.

  • Mushroom Hatters Adventers

    santa cruz

  • Hugo A. Valdez
    Hugo A. Valdez Day ago

    Tits of your toes

  • 等々力
    等々力 Day ago

    The best way to win the ladder game thing:

    L O C K Y O U R L E G S O N T H E B A R S

  • George ST2007
    George ST2007 Day ago

    (This is just a joke) when your friend a clown comes in and watches this

  • Joe Blow
    Joe Blow Day ago

    The one thing this guy has not taken into account is "The thrill of playing to win"..

  • Griffin B
    Griffin B Day ago

    My sister won the ring bottle game

  • Voldemort’s Nose

    9:53 wrong Micheal Jordan sucked at baseball

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  • winaturm1
    winaturm1 Day ago

    there all scameees

  • Daywalker1973able

    This strategy I learned from a show called "Gravity Falls"

    Aim for the dudes head and take the prize when he`s unconscious.

    Works every time.

    "Is that, like, illegal, sort of, or...."

    "WHEN THE COPS are not AROUND, ANY THINGS LEGAL!!!" - Also from "Gravity Falls"

  • Stuck Berry
    Stuck Berry Day ago

    How do I win the roller coasters?

  • Maj_Cyric
    Maj_Cyric Day ago

    The only game I play at carnivals is the "guess your age weight or birth month" .. Not once has a booth been able to guess near my age..

  • Anon ymous
    Anon ymous Day ago +1

    Expect Value! Hey this video is legit!!

  • ImCampers
    ImCampers Day ago

    Santa Cruz boardwalk!

  • anticipate mindrop
    anticipate mindrop 2 days ago

    You had me at New York Mets

  • Angel 36
    Angel 36 2 days ago


  • Default Denault
    Default Denault 2 days ago

    Is it bad I did the ladder one first try.I was at a caravel.since I got it 1st try I got two stuffed Fox's.

  • Jeff Holst
    Jeff Holst 2 days ago

    Back when I was a teen (late 60s) I went to a carnival and things were slow on the midway. The guy on one of the games called me over and let me play (but not for any prizes) for free. I succeeded darned near every time. After all that success, he suggested I pay for the opportunity to play for prizes. I figured that as soon as I started playing for a prize something about the game would change, and not in my favor. I did not take into account that the prize might cost less than what I would pay to play the game. Reminds me of the movie The Jerk where Steve Martin's character is running a "guess your weight or age" game.

  • Rene Luna
    Rene Luna 2 days ago

    Lol, I just bought this for you my lady " 😒why?" Lol

  • Quan Le minh
    Quan Le minh 2 days ago

    7:01 Do anybody notice the fnaf plushie ?

  • Amanda Acevedo
    Amanda Acevedo 2 days ago

    The ladder game can be won by running up the center of the ladder while standing upright.

  • Miles Palmer
    Miles Palmer 2 days ago

    shout out santa cruz beach boardwalk

  • CrazyMatreD !!!
    CrazyMatreD !!! 2 days ago

    20k A DAY!?!? OMG

  • Scott Holliday
    Scott Holliday 2 days ago

    I have beat shooting the star a few times, but I worked on a carnival for four years. The trick is to shoot single BB's at a time, and you use your finger nail Insted of your finger itself. but it can be done!

  • bigmatt
    bigmatt 2 days ago

    I work at the carnival in games and all games have challenges, they are not impossible you can win, it's a carnival not a park, it isn't easy

  • Heidi Murphy
    Heidi Murphy 2 days ago +1

    Quit while you’re ahead

  • Heidi Murphy
    Heidi Murphy 2 days ago +1


  • Snow Off White
    Snow Off White 2 days ago +3

    I always got prizes even though i never won because i always cried to make the host feel bad 😌💅✨

  • 33 73
    33 73 2 days ago


  • Smlfan jeffy 357
    Smlfan jeffy 357 2 days ago


  • Lucas Hile
    Lucas Hile 2 days ago

    Is that cedar point?

  • Claire Kong Frost and Flame -Kids Club

    Carnival: I'm gonna make money out of these scams! MUA HA HA HA HA
    Mark: Lemme go get my ruler and pen... and my professional baseball athlete buddy...
    Carnival: "laughs" I'm in danger

  • Claire Kong Frost and Flame -Kids Club

    I'm going to Ocean Park...
    I'm in HK so meh on the carnivals

  • Pam Coley
    Pam Coley 3 days ago

    Men and women have a different center of mass

  • nyy200955
    nyy200955 3 days ago

    I'm sorry, but I paused the video, read that article on the guy who lost his life savings, and I'm dead 😂

    Dudes logic: I just lost $300 on a carnival game I know is rigged......lemme run home and grab my other $2300 just to be sure 😂

  • Talking Thrones
    Talking Thrones 3 days ago

    16k carnival workers dislikes this video...

  • Michael Schmelzle
    Michael Schmelzle 3 days ago

    I dont play these just to play. I have to win a teddy bear for my daughters so they can see their daddy win them a teddy bear.

  • A Coo
    A Coo 3 days ago

    Eii where my cali crew at

  • Moe Curls
    Moe Curls 3 days ago

    👍 great video

  • Chris Russell
    Chris Russell 3 days ago +4

    The BB gun game I always win 100% of the time trick is to tap fire

  • Christopher Guzmman
    Christopher Guzmman 3 days ago

    I haven’t gone to Santa Cruz in a whileeee

  • Death Eater YT
    Death Eater YT 3 days ago

    That’s my boardwalk

  • Cøaster Crazy Caleb

    *Bill Nye has entered the chat*

  • ellen knell
    ellen knell 3 days ago

    Loved the ending. "Why?!"

    LORD ODIN 3 days ago

    I won the ring toss on the 3rd throw so I guess I actually won xD got my giant bear

  • Aurus Merriweb
    Aurus Merriweb 3 days ago

    That’s not true regarding an athlete being a master at every sport. Put your friend with an olympic athlete high jumper and we will see. Or a speed skater. Or a swimmer. Or how about an extreme skier? Your video was sound and contained intelligence until that ignoramus statement. 🤨

  • Fidelis Evangello
    Fidelis Evangello 3 days ago

    Why not make a line on the top of the target? (Bb one)

  • Armita Taheri
    Armita Taheri 4 days ago +14

    But lets be honest, we all go to carnival games to have fun.
    Not really to win anything

  • Avery Fudhjsusfjfs
    Avery Fudhjsusfjfs 4 days ago

    ladder game, pfft! EASY

  • Dj St3rling
    Dj St3rling 4 days ago

    i need a friend like Matt

  • DramaQueen
    DramaQueen 4 days ago +1

    I saw Santa Cruz in the background and instantly started crying. It's my childhood family trip and I can't go anymore. 😭😭😭 Amyone who's sees this plz enjoy it for mee

  • Wehrmacht
    Wehrmacht 4 days ago

    9:34 LOGAN paul is good in this game

  • demon slayer
    demon slayer 4 days ago +2

    The lowest plushies price in US cost $3. What are you talking about 45 cents?🤦‍♀️🤦‍♂️

  • ninjapoodle22
    ninjapoodle22 4 days ago

    Santa Cruz!!!!

  • Debraval Reyes
    Debraval Reyes 4 days ago

    You dont know how to bend over to pick thinks up. Go watch babies bend over and pick things up they do it right. Babies learn from parents how to do it wrong

  • NubOnSteroid
    NubOnSteroid 4 days ago +6

    I'll bet you anything that if Matt won any more games he would have got kicked out xD.

  • Big Mac
    Big Mac 4 days ago +15

    7:30 perfectly balanced as everything should be- Thanos

  • Theeraphat Sunthornwit

    9:23 it's not added sound effect right? lol

  • Maddie Kirwan
    Maddie Kirwan 5 days ago

    i had my first kiss there🥰

  • Maddie Kirwan
    Maddie Kirwan 5 days ago +7


  • HH Adventures
    HH Adventures 5 days ago

    I’m a god at the ladder game. Not to brag but mMMMMM

  • eluna354
    eluna354 5 days ago

    Win that thriller tee! But don't go into the haunted house...

  • x̶ C̶a̶l̶l̶o̶u̶s̶ x̶

    Won the ring toss one time on my second throw, paid 2 bucks and the worker did not want to give up the huge prize 😂 everybody wanted my monkey

  • Andy Hay.
    Andy Hay. 5 days ago

    Plastic should be banned.

  • Kawaiigogglesandyee
    Kawaiigogglesandyee 5 days ago

    0:54-1:06 hahahahaha

  • Zerandom Games
    Zerandom Games 5 days ago

    go raptors game 5

  • 43 3
    43 3 5 days ago

    i love you ^^

  • Raza Kampono
    Raza Kampono 5 days ago


  • J 671
    J 671 5 days ago

    Winning a loved one a stuffed animal versus buying it has different feelings like earning it vs just getting it

  • Paul Bowman
    Paul Bowman 5 days ago

    I used to run the one toss three bottles there is a trick the people set the top one slightly forward to make the ball bounce off the top to keep it from hitting the key middle bottom bottle the trick is medium speed and hitting the middle bottle closes to the top of the middle bottom bottle without hitting the top one

  • Scott0711
    Scott0711 5 days ago

    I have won a ring toss game before

  • Nycole Colvin
    Nycole Colvin 6 days ago

    omg I love the beach boardwalk 😂

  • Brittney Craig
    Brittney Craig 6 days ago

    Damn dude. High five for this

  • Isaiah Rodriguez talking about sports and gaming

    Lol I just went to Santa Cruz today

  • Gacha Owo
    Gacha Owo 6 days ago

    I can do the latter one if I went to it because I have a strong grip

  • Maryssa KRAFT
    Maryssa KRAFT 6 days ago

    Reminds me of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

  • Robo Inc 20162
    Robo Inc 20162 6 days ago +1

    No one in the comments the plushes look like bootlegs and especially the fnaf ones 😡

  • Raymond Meyers
    Raymond Meyers 6 days ago

    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Grew up going to that park.

  • Jason Cappuccino
    Jason Cappuccino 6 days ago

    Lmao, the end it so my wife!

  • charlie nichols
    charlie nichols 6 days ago

    i got a fish at the carnavile from the ring toss game soooo you just suck at it

  • Morgan Green
    Morgan Green 6 days ago

    I learnt a lot in this video

  • DelfinoSquare Track
    DelfinoSquare Track 6 days ago +1

    For the star game, cut out a line across the paper, above the star.

    • DelfinoSquare Track
      DelfinoSquare Track 2 days ago

      Fun Fact: If you cut around the star, the star is still TECHNICALLY on the card.
      Ha. Using the word technically automatically means I’m right!

    • Alpha Omega
      Alpha Omega 2 days ago

      It's still technically on the card, cuting the top part of this wouldn't change this fact. If you tried that, that's exactly what they'll say. In any event doing this will still result in the paper being flimsy torward the end of the cut as you suggest. So whether you agree with the wording or not matters naught the outcome will be the same. Unwinnable.

    • DelfinoSquare Track
      DelfinoSquare Track 2 days ago

      Yeah ok... There’s still some card left. Soo... What’s ur point...

    • Alpha Omega
      Alpha Omega 3 days ago

      Star must be shot FROM CARD...

  • Pika OW
    Pika OW 6 days ago +7

    Flashback to me yeeting a ball into a cup first try after my brothers told me i would miss

  • Potato luv-er
    Potato luv-er 6 days ago

    Why is there a rocket scientist and professional baseball player

  • InducedSumo563
    InducedSumo563 7 days ago

    I made it up one of the ladders before

  • JustinT2
    JustinT2 7 days ago

    why did you skip through the part everyone was waiting for?

  • gecko Productions
    gecko Productions 7 days ago

    Santa Cruz beach boardwalk. That is where I go

  • Plastic Life
    Plastic Life 7 days ago

    @5:24.. the rel secret to the basket toss game is that when they show you the demonstration, they already have another ball inside to take away the bounce

  • William Rogers
    William Rogers 7 days ago

    One time i saw some guy try the ladder climb and rather than staying topside like a normal winner, this dude straight held onto one rope and just shimmied his way up. He walked out with the biggest grin id seen in a while

  • Alessandra Guppee
    Alessandra Guppee 7 days ago

    Cringiest use of science buzzwords

  • Binz Witz
    Binz Witz 7 days ago

    Help me get to 100 subscribers I’ll make content!!!

  • Anagram Confirmed
    Anagram Confirmed 7 days ago

    @ 3:23 you have a silver dime worth a couple dollars in the second stack from the right, 7th one down.

  • girl gonewild
    girl gonewild 7 days ago

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  • Tim Allen
    Tim Allen 7 days ago

    You make some really cool and entertaining videos. Yours is literally the first that I clicked subscribe to. The only problem I foresee is less of the "Honey Do" list getting done.

  • Ear Elephant
    Ear Elephant 7 days ago

    Alright fine I'll watch it TheXvid

  • Sam
    Sam 8 days ago +7

    Someone: lose a game

    Mark: I'm about to destroy this carnival's whole career.

  • MrTricyc
    MrTricyc 8 days ago

    For 1 you are wrong on the first one cuz the basket isn't really round it's slightly off lolol so you have to be right on to get it ;P