• Published on Oct 24, 2017
  • Prepare to drop some knowledge next time you visit the carnival.
    Go expand your mind and learn something new at The first 300 people (they opened this up to first 2,000) get 2 months FREE!
    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 • 26 449

  • Mark Rober
    Mark Rober  Year ago +20955

    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.

    • Fegsta Chops
      Fegsta Chops 8 days ago

      Every time I’ve been to a fare someone’s always walking around with the huge teddy 😞 never me.

    • ELBOXY #1
      ELBOXY #1 9 days ago

      @Tony Chen oof

    • John Gemeniano
      John Gemeniano 21 day ago

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    • Dean Shaw
      Dean Shaw Month ago

      the basket toss i won first go by doing the right way and wat made it harder was it was one of those balls with bumps on them

    • Tracie Chaffee
      Tracie Chaffee Month ago

      If you think science is cool you should hate hilary clin5on yvtfcuvgyguyvjhgcfvvhvyubhuibuhgvyuvgyuvgyu

  • BookeaterStroryeater
    BookeaterStroryeater 14 minutes ago

    i learned all of this in math classes about probability

  • Bovata
    Bovata 38 minutes ago +1

    4:18 whats the site link?

  • Team Turtle
    Team Turtle 2 hours ago

    Why is school a thing all I needa do is watch this guy

  • Amber Shadow
    Amber Shadow 3 hours ago +1

    Thx that’s helpful cause I live near Delmar fair

  • StainlessOak19 19
    StainlessOak19 19 3 hours ago

    This guy equals 50,000,000,000,000 IQ !

  • U S Ti
    U S Ti 4 hours ago

    Life is not a movie. So, in normal daily life, we don't get chances to show off our shooting or punching skills.
    Thats why we play those games in the carnival, to show off like a hero.

  • Clash Course
    Clash Course 6 hours ago

    Dividing wins by tries gives you probability not percentage... that's chance

  • Arul Xavier
    Arul Xavier 9 hours ago

    Promoting Amazon

  • NightcoreSyan
    NightcoreSyan 9 hours ago

    Baseball players are god

  • Siddhant Bhatnagar
    Siddhant Bhatnagar 10 hours ago

    He probably ended some careers

  • Voition_Light
    Voition_Light 11 hours ago

    Moral of the story:
    *bring a good cricket,Basket ball or baseball player with you*

  • Saffy Dumo
    Saffy Dumo 13 hours ago

    I've won the leader climb

  • Christian Silva
    Christian Silva 13 hours ago

    That place your at looks like Santa Cruz boardwalk

    • jayaybe1
      jayaybe1 12 hours ago

      What? I'm nowhere near Santa Cruz!

  • Cameron Guthrie
    Cameron Guthrie 14 hours ago +1

    demolition ranch: hold my bullets

  • Gà Chơi game
    Gà Chơi game 14 hours ago

    9:40 that kid like "whattttttttttttttt"

  • Pretzel Time
    Pretzel Time 15 hours ago

    I thought I knew this was Coney Island because of the distance between the roller coaster and the log flume, but then I realized that the log flume is a different color...

  • Dirty Dingo Ringo
    Dirty Dingo Ringo 15 hours ago

    well no duh

  • Bingo187 Bung
    Bingo187 Bung 17 hours ago

    "I just bought this for you my lady" "Why??" 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Too funny!!

  • David Corena
    David Corena 17 hours ago +1

    I was there yesterday and won the basketball game 😂

  • Caitlyn Boone
    Caitlyn Boone 18 hours ago

    for the ball toss i won but they said i was standing too close when there was a counter and they said i could go as close as i want as long as i don’t you over the counter

  • stwamps roblox
    stwamps roblox 20 hours ago

    Me when he talks about the ladder : but what if I just hold on to the bottom and don’t fall

  • Jasrup
    Jasrup 21 hour ago

    The latter thing is really easy I go to wonderland and I get a huge prize all the time, also I can go half way without my hand

  • Milan Ferrari
    Milan Ferrari 21 hour ago

    You have a cheat with the ladder where even if ur upside down you can still climb up

  • Mitchell Bruce
    Mitchell Bruce 22 hours ago

    Be amazed youtube channel copied you

  • days end
    days end 23 hours ago

    the games are fun to in Vegas.... really ...if you think your coming out ahead your nuts...these businesses are not built on winners...

    • jayaybe1
      jayaybe1 12 hours ago

      You're paying for the entertainment, NOT the prize! Jeez...........

  • Dan Bonacum
    Dan Bonacum 23 hours ago

    BUENOOOOO ! WELL DONE ! And I actually NEVER go to carnivals because I'm so damned cheap !

  • Bryson Nichols
    Bryson Nichols 23 hours ago

    If you wanted to look up the baseball player it is Matt winaker not Whitaker

  • Josh Jackzone
    Josh Jackzone Day ago

    Should of had matt do the rope ladder

  • Eli koppelman
    Eli koppelman Day ago

    This is in californa and i'd know the name?

  • Lalambz
    Lalambz Day ago

    i remember playing the basketball shot at the universal studios, and u had to hit 4 out of 10 to get a big prize... good thing there were 5 people watching me play, cause i hit the first 3 shots, one of the ball went in the basket and rolled out of the catcher, i made 4 baskets in total , and without the 5 ppl watching.. i wouldnt have received my prize..

  • Leinad_11
    Leinad_11 Day ago

    He is like alexi st

  • Steven DeMott
    Steven DeMott Day ago

    Ring on bottle game not impossible. . . I've landed several times

  • AmythysT
    AmythysT Day ago +2

    Matt Winaker: *throws a lot of balls and wins a lot of prize*
    Other people: (._.)

  • Jasper Van Nieuwkerke

    Someone once dared me and said: "I bet you can't hit this basketball shot first try!" I tried and hit it first try.
    You couldn't buy less than 3 balls at a time to try, so I had 2 left. Then the lady told me I couldn't throw them anymore because I had already won. So I had to give those tries away and see people fail miserably with my money.
    When I got my prize I noticed a sign on the side saying something like: "The ring size might be different from the standard ring size." I felt great because I won but I did kinda lose as well.

  • Chuck Meow
    Chuck Meow Day ago

    ive beated the ladder when i was younger cause at the middle part i jumped to the end

  • blount_man
    blount_man Day ago +4

    Yo is he filming at Santa Cruz Boardwalk?

  • Fernando Hernandez

    Is that Santa Cruz

  • Combatkiller90
    Combatkiller90 Day ago +3

    **goes to the carnival*
    *Carnival Game Owner: Step right up to win this giant teddy bear, how about you young man? Would you like to play?*
    *Me: NO*
    *Carnival Game Owner: Oh*

  • NCL Gaming
    NCL Gaming Day ago

    Bro that's the santa cruz board walk

  • Andy Wang
    Andy Wang Day ago +1

    Moral: if you want to win, ask a professional first.

  • ThatOneGuyYT
    ThatOneGuyYT Day ago

    I won the ring toss with the bottle and got a giant donkey Kong

  • nou
    nou Day ago

    My dad was doing that shoot out the star game since he was a kid, 42 now, and he won his FIRST time a few days ago.

  • Juan Carlos Moso

    Woah! The Boardwalk in Santa Cruz. :D

  • we be }
    we be } Day ago

    One the one with the rope I would just hold on upside down and keep climbing

  • Storm The Wolf
    Storm The Wolf Day ago +1

    Oh how was the boardwalk in Santa Cruz? Hah I just went there like a week ago

  • mtbig
    mtbig Day ago


  • Ella the fox
    Ella the fox Day ago

    7:09 I remember going at carnival trying the ladder climber thing and I have brown hair, and I remember falling off to the way that the girl is falling off so am I the only one who thinks that girl is me?

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  • Chach Cadi
    Chach Cadi Day ago

    Use science to prank people!

  • SHoCK_PlasmaHD
    SHoCK_PlasmaHD Day ago +2

    In Germany we shoot with Hunting Rifles and that is only skill. Poorly you still have to pay very much if you want a good prize.

  • Kyle Ziggy
    Kyle Ziggy Day ago

    I do think it's important to point out the difference between winning her a stuffed animal that's stuck behind a game hardly anyone ever wins, which makes you awesome vs just throwing money at the problem "Here's a plushie. I bought it off Amazon." C'mon, you haven't got to be a genius to figure that one out.

  • honey lava
    honey lava Day ago

    Sanat cruz boardwalk giant dipper is my favorite ride

  • Lewis Lennox
    Lewis Lennox Day ago


  • Could you Sub to me

    Better solution: go to a arcade

  • Oscar Soliz
    Oscar Soliz 2 days ago

    Who else thought it was creepy AF of them stalking all the people and know how much people spend their money and food they buy

  • Jack Attebery
    Jack Attebery 2 days ago

    On The ladder you can go upside down

  • Infinite Jack
    Infinite Jack 2 days ago

    ru tranny

  • Znitro !
    Znitro ! 2 days ago

    Preach pastor preach

  • Kaya Ryn
    Kaya Ryn 2 days ago

    The trick for the ladder is to lay completely flat against it, wiggling your way up, and if you feel any indication that you’re starting to fall stop climbing immediately and readjust your balance with small, controlled movements. i’ve won the game multiple times with this strategy.

  • David Y
    David Y 2 days ago

    You talk to fast.

  • Caleb Gounden
    Caleb Gounden 2 days ago

    Mark rober: uploads video
    People who give tips about the ladder climb: DO YOU THINK IN A JOKE TO YOU?!!?

  • Eric hoyt
    Eric hoyt 2 days ago

    It's easy to win the basket game nearly %100 of the time. Put a fast side spin on it. It will run up the wall instead of hitting off of the back.

  • Swirl AndTwirl
    Swirl AndTwirl 2 days ago


  • Eodiisjz Sjwjswis
    Eodiisjz Sjwjswis 2 days ago

    *Now i know how to win*

  • Storm70
    Storm70 2 days ago

    No one going to talk about he's at the sewer by the coast on los antos

  • Amilia Savage- Urban Spaceman

    Ha! win on these kind of stalls like the baseball player did, and watch the stallholders get the hump big time! 😂

  • Masterchiefqn
    Masterchiefqn 2 days ago

    That is the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

  • No
    No 2 days ago

    Great content

  • friendly neighborhood spooder boy

    Also for the ladder one keep your weight spread out i.e. Try to lay flat

  • Squirrels Will take over earth

    Tip to win the ring bottle game:
    *Ask for a basket of rings and dump out all of the rings onto the bottles*

  • XxPandax MoonxX
    XxPandax MoonxX 2 days ago


  • Avulence
    Avulence 2 days ago

    My brain is not functioning after watching this video

  • James Darr
    James Darr 3 days ago

    I just walked behind the stand,reached in and took the Pink Panther when the guy went to the restroom.....It was free that way....

  • Phil W
    Phil W 3 days ago

    Good video, thank you

  • Jason Haglund
    Jason Haglund 3 days ago

    i had the guy running the ladder game do it to show me its possible he climb'd right up and rang bell lol so i tryed got to the second last step and fell must be a trick

  • cy bay
    cy bay 3 days ago +1

    Umm standard height is 9 ft

  • Matt Beale
    Matt Beale 3 days ago

    Genius lol

  • Florida Man
    Florida Man 3 days ago +1

    What is that mystery coin in the stack of dimes??

  • Sarcastic Potatoes
    Sarcastic Potatoes 3 days ago

    Carnival owners: I like money!!

  • Starfyy ʕ⁎̯͡⁎ʔ༄

    5 yr old kids: Ha he said but
    Mark: Continues on with a science

  • Starfyy ʕ⁎̯͡⁎ʔ༄

    5 yr old kids: Ha he said but
    Mark: Continues on with a science

  • Wyatt Campbell
    Wyatt Campbell 3 days ago

    Your channel is awesome

  • Adam Games
    Adam Games 4 days ago +1

    Who else was so confused at the science part?

    Make the like button blue if u did

  • D.G. Blades
    D.G. Blades 4 days ago



    my brain hurts

  • Jake Fleider
    Jake Fleider 4 days ago

    does anyone know what song is Q-blue wednesday

  • adam urboi69
    adam urboi69 4 days ago

    this man is a genius

  • Lay's Are Nice
    Lay's Are Nice 4 days ago

    Lots of the foods are scams also

  • Aidan Punch
    Aidan Punch 5 days ago

    69 miles per hour . 69

  • TheSkilledAvocado
    TheSkilledAvocado 5 days ago

    wow, very amazing!

    thank you; keep upload videos!

  • Mlagic
    Mlagic 5 days ago

    whos watching in 2019

  • Aaron Aaron
    Aaron Aaron 5 days ago

    Someone can do the line balance backwards!

  • Fred-Dad Krueger
    Fred-Dad Krueger 5 days ago +2

    I just haunt their dreams if they don't give me the big Pikachu prize.

  • Loly
    Loly 5 days ago

    I have an idea :
    Get a pool table
    It costs 50 cents
    Put it in your lawn
    Now kids in your neighborhood will pay you without you doing anything

      MOE FRITZ 4 days ago

      Loly I didn't know a pool table costs 50 cents.

  • Rob Smith
    Rob Smith 5 days ago

    Wowie thank you so so very much you just saved me a whole lot of money on car insurance...thank you buddy such a scholar you are...

  • Aisha Saleh
    Aisha Saleh 5 days ago

    Luckily I’m amazing at the ladder climb

    • Lilly Ray
      Lilly Ray 4 days ago

      Aisha Saleh tell me your secret 😥🧐😩

  • Ryan Sheppard
    Ryan Sheppard 5 days ago +4

    I won the ladder climb twice in a row at Knott's... when I was younger, ha

  • Juan Perez
    Juan Perez 5 days ago

    Santa Cruz, California

  • Luke Patteson
    Luke Patteson 5 days ago

    Critical thinking... I like it