Kenneth Slone
The Number Illusion You Won't BelieveGet 70% off NordVPN plus and additional month free: https://nordvpn.com/vsauce2 Use coupon code: vsauce2 Thanks to NordVPN for sponsoring this episode and supporting Vsauce2. Watch my newest video, "The Problem Newton Got Wrong": https://youtu.be/RFlTawWwLZc Sometimes math is so beautifully tricky, and presented in such a subtle way, that it’s virtually indistinguishable from magic. Welcome to The Kruskal Count. David Copperfield is probably the most famous living magician/illusionist, and he’s made use of the Kruskal Count to convince millions of people worldwide that he harbors amazing predictive powers. Does he? Well… yes and no. At the core of his mathematical mind reading is physicist Martin Kruskal’s discovery that certain counting games are really a sequence of chains that can intersect and eventually become one single chain. Using that knowledge of well-concealed probability, it’s easy to perform a mind-blowing demonstration that appears to be pure magic. But it doesn’t *always* work, because that’s the way probability goes. Sometimes it’s perfect, sometimes it isn’t. By examining the Kruskal Count as a magic trick and also through its original card-based format, we’ll see that magic can be math… and math can be magic. Play “The Kruskal Count Card Trick” simulator by Alex Frieden and Ravi Montenegro: http://faculty.uml.edu/rmontenegro/research/kruskal_count/kruskal.html *** SOURCES *** David Copperfield Vacation Destination Trick: https://youtu.be/RZmS_BTwPEU “The Kruskal Count,” Lavarius, Rains, Vanderbei, October 2001. https://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0110143.pdf Mathematical Card Tricks: “It’s probably magic,” American Mathematical Society: http://www.ams.org/publicoutreach/feature-column/fcarc-mulcahy6 “How Long Does It Take To Catch A Wild Kangaroo?” by Ravi Montenegro and Prasad Tetali: https://arxiv.org/pdf/0812.0789.pdf “Monte Carlo Methods for Index Computation,” by J.M. Pollard: https://www.jstor.org/stable/2006496?origin=crossref&seq=1 *** LINKS *** Vsauce2: Twitter: https://twitter.com/VsauceTwo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VsauceTwo Talk Vsauce2 in the TCU Discord: https://discord.gg/tyh7AVm Hosted and Produced by Kevin Lieber Instagram: http://instagram.com/kevlieber Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevinlieber Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/thecreateunknown Research And Writing by Matthew Tabor https://twitter.com/TaborTCU Editing by John Swan https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJuSltoYKrAUKnbYO5EMZ2A Huge Thanks To Paula Lieber https://www.etsy.com/shop/Craftality Select Music By Jake Chudnow: http://www.youtube.com/user/JakeChudnow Get Vsauce's favorite science and math toys delivered to your door! https://www.curiositybox.com/ #learning #education #vsauce
Why this awful sounding album is a masterpieceBrace yourselves, this video is about Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Trout Mask Replica, by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band was inducted into the Library of Congress' national recording registry in 2010 - nearly 40 years after it's release. The album has been widely cited by artists of all kinds as a shining point of creativity and original thought - it also is very very hard to listen to. It's the musical equivalent of a Jackson Pollock painting. Its discordant rhythms and motifs sound made up on the spot by a child, but every sound and riff you hear on the album was arduously rehearsed over the course of a year by a group of young musicians who were remarkable in their own right. Samuel Andreyev and Susan Rogers join me on Episode #6 of Vox Pop's Earworm to breakdown why this album is such a masterpiece. Samuel Andreyev's Frownland analysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FhhB9teHqU Interviews with John French and Bill Harkleroad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWgfVVbK4bA&t=1955s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od0_LRNlE5A Articles and Sources: http://www.beefheart.com/ The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObNDoR36v0E Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2006/aug/04/popandrock.shopping1 Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/trout-mask-replica-19690726 Some songs don't just stick in your head, they change the music world forever. Join Estelle Caswell on a musical journey to discover the stories behind your favorite songs. Check out the entire Vox Earworm playlist here: http://bit.ly/2QCwhMH And follow Vox Earworm on Facebook for more: http://www.facebook.com/VoxEarworm Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o