Which Way Is Down?



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    Links to sources and to learn more below!
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    Thanks to Eric Langlay (nosel.info) for producing, editing, and animating this episode with me. Thanks also to Henry Reich (nosel.info) for his advice and guidance.
    Universe Sandbox² : universesandbox.com/
    Mass vs weight:
    Great Veritasium video: nosel.info/video/video/wZFkjmPde2x50sk.html
    two other great videos: nosel.info/video/video/mJqXf522rY1_nLs.html and nosel.info/video/video/w3qlh63WhneTqbM.html
    baseballs coming together under gravitational attraction can be simulated in Universe Sandbox 2. More math behind it can be found here: www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/2vyxl7/eli5_will_two_baseballs_a_foot_apart_in_deep/
    Weight to mass (on surface of Earth) convertor: www.convertunits.com/from/kilograms/to/newton
    pencil and Earth falling numbers: www.quora.com/When-we-drop-a-pencil-the-earth-attracts-it-and-it-seems-that-the-pencil-is-falling-towards-earth-Why-doesnt-the-earth-come-up-towards-the-pencil
    NASA HD footage: archive.org/details/NASA-Ultra-High-Definition
    Buoyancy: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buoyancy
    Earth’s spin and its effect on ‘down’: www.freemars.org/jeff/Earth/down.htm
    The measurement of Earth and its gravity:
    Movement of Earth’s center of mass:
    you get heavier before you get lighter as you descend into Earth: www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/4qfl52/do_you_get_lighter_the_further_underground_that/
    vertical deflection:
    practical uses of measuring gravity: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravimetry
    Interactive Earth geoid: experiments.withgoogle.com/chrome/geoid-viewer
    your weight when moon is overhead: www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=11639.0
    Hammer and feather drop on moon: nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/apollo_15_feather_drop.html
    Why things fall at the same rate: www.quora.com/If-an-object-has-more-mass-then-its-pull-on-earth-would-be-greater-than-an-object-with-less-mass-and-therefore-should-fall-to-earth-faster-Why-do-objects-of-different-mass-fall-to-earth-at-the-same-speed
    Wolfram Alpha cone geodesic tool: demonstrations.wolfram.com/ConeGeodesics/
    General Relativity:
    simple animation showing geodesic on cone and how it causes motion DOWN in space: nosel.info/video/video/ppt3ZoSybJpjqpo.html
    GREAT pbs spacetime video (watch the whole channel): nosel.info/video/video/o66cgY2XnJhprac.html
    time and gravity:
    tests of general relativity: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tests_of_general_relativity
    great introductory texts:
    “Relativity Visualized” by Lewis Carroll Epstein www.amazon.com/Relativity-Explained-Classics-Science-Mathematics/dp/0486293157
    There’s also this PDF that takes Epstein’s diagrams into more detail: www.relativity.li/uploads/pdf/English/Epstein_en.pdf
    “Relativity Simply Explained” by Martin Gardener www.amazon.com/Relativity-Explained-Classics-Science-Mathematics/dp/0486293157
    great intro to the math of general relativity:
    “A Most Incomprehensible Thing: Notes Towards a Very Gentle Introduction to the Mathematics of Relativity” by Peter Collier www.amazon.com/Most-Incomprehensible-Thing-Introduction-Mathematics/dp/0957389469/
    Requires some background in relevant math topics (see above) but very very good:
    “Spacetime And Geometry: An Introduction To General Relativity” by Sean Carrol www.amazon.com/gp/product/9332571651/

    Publisert 2 år siden


    1. E8 Ancient.

      wouldnt down depend on your perspective, aka the way gravity is going./ center of the universe on a universal scale? Btw didnt watch yet so if im wrong yeah ight m st00pid

    2. Erik Adnan


    3. Daniel Later

      Couldn't hear shit during the sims music xD

    4. Ogün Karacan

      It changes depends on position. So it's nonsense topic to think.

    5. caspereau

      The amount of tabs he had open at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="680">11:20</a> gave me anxiety

    6. slim benjemia

      Hello, please i have tried using multiple ways to find the name of the music used around <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="969">16:09</a>, if ANYONE could enlighten me it would be perfect. Still thank you Michael sir, since i started i simply couldnt stop watching your videos, there they go, one after the other :)

    7. Pat Twomey

      I really want to *taste* the v sauce

    8. Christopher Zhang

      MWA HA HA! Now I can move earth into the sun by repeatedly dropping a pencil.

    9. manloeste

      if in your mind you swap the "s" in Einstein to "sh", you come closer to how his name is pronounced correctly. Like "yne shtyne".

    10. SCOOTS

      *_d o u b l e s l a p_* <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="207">3:27</a>

    11. Mustafa Kirman

      Micheal makes me question life

    12. cool guy 69 Crismaru

      Michael. The guy to make something into a really cool thing

    13. zenenbee

      vsauce slaps his 2 balls to explain down

    14. Nectovelius Salavin

      Ummmm... Pounds are units of force, mass.

    15. Claude-Samuel LEVINE

      i will ?*/\load this video

    16. LocoCoco

      What is the music at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="325">5:25</a> ?

    17. Bfb_Pencil

      Isaac Newton: gravity- Einstein: I’m gonna stop you right there.

    18. Bfb_Pencil

      Flat earthers: I’m gonna stop you right there

    19. heyzoo007

      Elite: Dangerous is another great example of how vast our universe is

    20. Kyle Ruffin

      Confusing vid for crazy smart people

    21. Shinichi Kudo

      Girl: Babe, go down on me... Michael: But which way is down???

    22. niceu niceu

      *brain explodes after watching the video*

    23. Luka Lundsteen

      You are not fat. You are just on the wrong planet

    24. Exetude

      fat guy: hey docter, I want to loose weight, mind if you tell me how? doctor: *GO TO THE EQUATOR*

    25. Exetude

      hey want some bad news? I just threw a baseball in the air, made your day longer HAHAHAHAHA

    26. Peter Griffin

      This video is his masterpiece.

    27. mike albers

      You're thinking too hard.

    28. RunningAmpharos

      Gravity: I cause down *T I M E T R A V E L:* I'm about to end this whole man's career

    29. RunningAmpharos

      "Do you want to go to the party tonight?" "I'm down man" *Michael*:

    30. RunningAmpharos

      Video Game: **press down to duck** Vsauce:

    31. RN8 P

      Michael is like that one kid who always ask questions

    32. Pope Francis

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="312">5:12</a> GIVIT UP FOR MA MAN, BIG G!

    33. SamTheMan

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="301">5:01</a> Isaac Newton AKA Robert Plant

    34. toilet paper


    35. Monkey Puzzle View

      ... and wanted to know which way is up. Thx

    36. Tarun Sri Sai

      Imagine you ask your gf, "What's your favorite pet?" and she replies with, "Cmon, don't be childish, ask something logical" so you reply her with this.

    37. [Blank]

      All flat earths joined the cone*

    38. Sgurd Meal

      Videos like this are so valuable

    39. john hunter

      Omg I lost it at AIR or.

    40. G GalaXy_World

      can we destroy gravity in earth?

    41. Marvin

      I didn't really got it but it's very interesting😂

    42. Dory Azar

      I love how he went from throwing a pencil to talking about space time 😂😂

    43. Allen Doge

      I guess this guy is the new albert Einstein

    44. Tim Lewis

      I've heard that in the space between galactic clusters, the equations of space time are such that gravity is negative and the space between them is expanding, so it's not an inverse square law with unlimited range as we first thought.

    45. Vuk Vla

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="830">13:50</a> i wasn't ready for this 💀💀💀💀💀

    46. Radicalorchid 49

      How many times vsause said "the point is" | | V

      1. Radicalorchid 49

        Vsause: let's make the sun a black hole Me: SOUND THE ALARMS WERE ALL GONNA DIEEE

    47. Uncle Bridge


    48. inanda Shehan

      glad i’m not the only one still watching in 2020

    49. Neck Thebet

      This way 4--

    50. Oliver Johansen

      does the moon have a gravitational effect on us even if the moon is in space?

    51. Dasgath

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="505">8:25</a> Black magic! .. are you a balloon whisperer?

    52. Madilyn Ryan

      Wait so youre saying gravity doesn't cause us to fall but fucking CURVATURE

    53. Luis Angel Blancas Cruz

      Gravedad y Atracción Que me dices si dos lápices exactamente contrarios sobre la superficie de la tierra se dejaran caer a la misma altura? Ambos serían atraidos a la Tierra, sin embargo, la Tierra no podría atraerse a ambos lápices al mismo tiempo, no?

    54. Joel Sawyer

      Netflix: are you still watching? Us: <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="179">2:59</a>

    55. theRealDuMon

      Watched this around 4am, & around min 10, started rage-thinking, "C'MON, QUIT FLEXIN & GET TO IT ALREADY!!" I'm fairly positive everything he was putting in was "related, but not necessary" per the Vid Title, but he could've EASILY labeled it something else to avoid "blue-braining" viewers: - "What You Think You Know About Gravity Is Wrong" (if he wanted to stay 'click-baity') - "GO HOME GRAVITY, YOU'RE DRUNK" - "WATCH ME REPEATEDLY POP-UP INTO FRAME FOR NO FUCKING REASON" 😆😂🤣🤣💀 - I could go on, but Rule of 3 dictates I shan't I literally started nodding arnd min 23, then left the planet arnd min 25. SNAPPED AWAKE 4m later into another vid in my queue, rewatched where I started nodding at (which is how I know the aforementioned deets), & forced myself to stay awake long enough to fall asleep watching "She-Ra", as not to got to bed angry (couldn't do that w/ "The Last Airbender" cause NO WAY I'd fall asleep, it's just SO GOOD!) I hope that was a good analogous example of "things that are related, but not necessary" for story-telling. If you do that again, w/out giving me fair warning, good sir, we're gonna have beef. 100% USDA Grade A beef 🥩🐮🐄🤣 It was like watching a substitute Physics teacher be try-hard w ZERO CHILL, tryna prove he can play in the bigs. As if the students'll rally to tell the principal, "OMG, HE'S SO PHYSICS LITTY, CAN HE BE OUR TEACH FULL TIME, NO CAP!?!" That's him using google to find current slang to create a substantive fantasy for his wank-bank 🤣

    56. John Barlow

      Technically, pounds are a unit of force (weight) in the US system, like Newtons are in the S.I. system. The unit of mass in the US system is the 'slug'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slug_(unit)

    57. ItsGachaKawaii!

      ‘why are things falling? Does an object get pushed or pulled, or.... it is because of time travel..?’ *boss music*

    58. s4vitar

      Are they being pushed? Or pulled? Or is it because of time travel?!

    59. Efraim Delacruz

      I lack a pparent

    60. Onat Sarıca

      My brainnn

    61. Ricky Keith

      “Look at the sun, it is not currently a black hole, but we can change that” I would make that my yearbook quote if school was still around

    62. ZremioZ X

      *Mom the neighbors drunk again!*

    63. Ruben T

      I gave up at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="165">2:45</a>

    64. Ben Mayer

      Can I PLEASE get the song at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="4">0:04</a> . Anyone.

    65. audiotron1003

      Are you coming to Nottingham UK ? It's a bit far in that I don't have the time to get to your space. So space time doesn't really work for me in the UK.

    66. Cameron Armstrong

      i think michael likes to play with balls

    67. C K

      Vsuace: What just happens was airror (Error) Me:+ laughs to death +

    68. The FBI

      this guy gave me DOWN syndrome

    69. typical new atheist

      THE only WAY is UP

    70. Wattson’s Nessie

      Who gave Michel youtube

    71. John Rodrigues

      Your head ages faster than your feet. What happens when you're laying "down"? 🤔

      1. John Rodrigues

        @ritemoelaw_books83 🙄 woosh

      2. ritemoelaw_books83

        @John Rodrigues It's not that dramatic. Clocks ticks slower closer to the ground.

      3. John Rodrigues

        @ritemoelaw_books83 but if you're on your side , your right side of your brain ages quicker than the left side 😉

      4. ritemoelaw_books83

        If you're on your back, that will make you stomach age faster than your back.

    72. CatTonny

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1056">17:36</a>

      1. CatTonny

        its a trap

    73. onenickelmiracle

      I didn't get much of this, I blame the quasi, pseudo pink floyd music

    74. CatTonny

      This is why you never mess with Vsauce michael <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="391">6:31</a>

    75. CatTonny

      Slap dat ass <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="178">2:58</a>

    76. CatTonny

      Vsauce: first things first lets change the sun to a black hole me: things went from zero to hundred real fucking quick <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="40">0:40</a>

    77. Leo Kovačić

      A flat piece of paper will always non fit a sphere..

    78. Micah McDonald

      how does vsauce sleep at night

    79. バグbUg

      Whichever way isn't up

    80. Enderpony

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="828">13:48</a> My comedy in a nutshell.