18 thoughts on “Fixed Points”

  1. best intro ever, just tell everyone there's a dick on the moon and make it a segway, never to be mentioned again

  2. Thanks Vsauce i needed to get some new brain cells going after watching a flat earth video and this was just what i needed.

  3. I am Brazilian and when I learned about the trick of finding 4 in the names of the numbers, I decided to try and found something a bit bizarre:
    I'll write the numbers and their names in Portuguese, and check it out – it is strange

    I'll start with 10
    10
    DEZ
    3
    TRES
    4
    QUATRO
    6
    SEIS
    4
    QUATRO
    6
    SEIS
    4
    QUATRO

    Got it? It tries to lock on 4, but due the way numbers are written in PT, it simply doesn't work, creating an oscillation between 6 and 4 – but it tries to stay on 4, but 4 has 6 letters and this is what screws up everything.
    I believer that similar things occur in other languages, but what I think is more strange is the fact of – no matter which language or how the numbers are called – it always tries to lock on 4. Why is there a pattern if human language doesn't have such a pattern? Or has it?

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