Casually Explained: Magnets

  • Published on Feb 17, 2016
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  • AKA
    AKA 4 days ago +1

    When i'm going to be a teacher i'm going to show my kids this video

  • Henry The Moonrabbit

    Casually explained has the munchies

  • lucario is not op
    lucario is not op 5 days ago

    This video is exactly 4 minutes and 20 second

  • Rachel Margraf
    Rachel Margraf 17 days ago

    As a physicist I expected this to be wholly inaccurate, but no, as long as you can tell the jokes from the physics, this is pretty good!

  • Ben Anderson
    Ben Anderson 28 days ago

    Yup, still don't know shit about anything, especially magnets

  • Daniel Thibodeaux
    Daniel Thibodeaux 29 days ago

    Gonna need a lot of magnets to attract the hotness of Natalie Dormer

  • Lilly Weaver
    Lilly Weaver Month ago

    Congrats, I now understand magnets more than my fucking college chem class got me to. TVclip is my savior.

  • Yoda
    Yoda Month ago

    I died at the drawing of the Australia dinosaur

  • Lewis Clark
    Lewis Clark Month ago

    Has anyone told the Insane Clown Posse about this video? (see This shit blew my muthafuckin' mind!

  • Brent Parsons
    Brent Parsons Month ago

    Did you know magnets work in space

  • DinoDoesStuff
    DinoDoesStuff Month ago

    Was that YSAC for the brownie break part?

  • I’m already Sans Undertale

    Oh cool I'm the thousandth comment on Casually Explained's probably first actual video

  • Amina King Brown
    Amina King Brown Month ago +1

    it's a shame that you don't have 7.6 billion sucribers

  • Cristian Smikle
    Cristian Smikle Month ago


  • Siddharth
    Siddharth Month ago


  • Ninja Pudding
    Ninja Pudding Month ago

    Insane Clown Posse did indeed get it right.

  • Sven Beckers
    Sven Beckers Month ago

    The only thing i learned from this video is that brownies are good for your brain

  • Matt Wilson
    Matt Wilson Month ago +1

    You used to live in Tasmania? Sweet!

  • yes yes
    yes yes Month ago

  • Deus Vult
    Deus Vult Month ago

    how tf do you learn so much

  • TURKI uwu
    TURKI uwu Month ago

    Haha 420 video

  • lohphat
    lohphat Month ago

    You brain does not run off of glucose when in ketosis. Ketone bodies power the brain instead of glucose.

  • lyxuary lynx
    lyxuary lynx Month ago

    hey fuck you I learned something. that's not what this chanel is for

  • Bonish Koirala
    Bonish Koirala Month ago

    I came here for the Natalie Dormer stick figure.

  • J S
    J S Month ago +1

    I’m confused because I actually learned something.

  • Riot Pool
    Riot Pool Month ago

    Look at the video length

  • Harsh Raj Always free
    Harsh Raj Always free Month ago +1


  • RayMysteryo
    RayMysteryo Month ago

    You’re white?!

  • Mimicus Records
    Mimicus Records Month ago

    3:06 is this the answer for how to make a flying saucer?

  • Joonsu Kwon
    Joonsu Kwon Month ago

    the induced current is opposite the movement of the electron so the magnetic field should point downwards but funny video nonetheless

  • NASSAfellow
    NASSAfellow Month ago

    Who else was expecting the food to go up in flames?

  • Salmon Fish
    Salmon Fish Month ago

    magnets how do they work

  • Ryan Lasek
    Ryan Lasek 2 months ago

    Watching this before high school physics and after high school physics is a very different experience

  • Andrewtheantivirus
    Andrewtheantivirus 2 months ago +1

    Casual grade a under a

  • Simen Tobiassen
    Simen Tobiassen 2 months ago +1

    The microwave oven is a dielectric ("electric"/voltage field driven) device - kind of the opposite of magnetic.
    Dielectric heating:

  • Tab Golem
    Tab Golem 4 months ago

    Casually Explained: Magnets...
    Joyce: The Upside Down reopened.

  • devjock
    devjock 4 months ago

    So I get why electromagnets do the thing they do.. DC current in, magnetic poles on the edge of axial coils.. Simple. We get it. It's the thing that makes transformers and relays and solenoids do the thing they do.
    BUT, explain to me why wrapping wire around an axial magnet (ea; a magnet shaped like a cilinder with the poles on the ends) doesn't induce a permanent DC voltage (or current) in the wire? Like, I get why the field lines go in a loop from north to south pole, and I get the right hand rule, so why doesn't a stationary magnet with a coil around it equal free energy? What's the "stuff" actually travelling the magnetic field lines?

    • SeverSFSs
      SeverSFSs 4 months ago

      Look up electromagnetic potential. One of the things you'll realize is the path is just options for the current to travel and doesnt do so until an option is opened up for it to interfere with. In fact electrical currents can actually pass right through the insulated cables theyre being passed through. Such as power lines for the electricity for your house. The only reason the electricity doesnt escape the insulated lines is because its a more difficult option for the current than following the wire inside the insulation itself. This is why you can get electrocuted by touching insulated power lines.

  • Kirithan
    Kirithan 4 months ago +2

    I can never tell what I can actually learn watching these videos

  • Brandon Prentice
    Brandon Prentice 4 months ago

    I was really hoping for a Insane Clown Posse magnet reference

  • Jaden Marie
    Jaden Marie 4 months ago

    So that’s how some people are magnetic... they do that thing you explained around 3:40 ish

  • Jay Bofa
    Jay Bofa 4 months ago

    Do you even strong nuclear, bro?

  • Caoimhin Mclaughlin
    Caoimhin Mclaughlin 4 months ago

    Fuckin nerd

  • Corey Pattison
    Corey Pattison 5 months ago

    I calibrate my microwave with brownies. Not really. I just eat them.

  • Corey Pattison
    Corey Pattison 5 months ago

    Just repulsive....

  • Bloody Nice
    Bloody Nice 5 months ago +2

    If only Joyce could see this ...

  • Anthony Moreno
    Anthony Moreno 5 months ago

    Thanks for the brownie break

  • ben rafaeli
    ben rafaeli 5 months ago

    This dude keeps a piece of paper in his microwave

  • Kobi Jaro
    Kobi Jaro 5 months ago

    I feel like I'm really starting to get to know him. For example, I know his name is James (probably) and he owns a microwave (confirmed).

  • Waldo
    Waldo 5 months ago


  • Naved
    Naved 5 months ago

    He used to live on a island LUL

  • Ryan Kroeger
    Ryan Kroeger 5 months ago

    you sound like Nathan in the show Nathan for you, kind of remind me of him too.

  • The Multi Gamer
    The Multi Gamer 6 months ago +1

    Shoulda talked about how magnets are just electric fields from a different inertial frame of reference.

  • Doktor Nouveau
    Doktor Nouveau 6 months ago

    I knew you were white.

  • Magnet Tism
    Magnet Tism 6 months ago

    Thanks for repeating other people's lame theories on magnetism. God Based Magnetism on TVclip already explained magnetism correctly.

  • Jerimbo
    Jerimbo 6 months ago

    You got the right hand rule wrong, it’s for straight wires. When you coil a wire it forms a solenoid which has a similar field to a normal magnet.

    • Theoretical Physics
      Theoretical Physics Month ago

      No, that's also a right hand rule. Thank about what is going on tangential to the wire of a solinoid. The E field will travel through the wire, the b field will go though the solenoid, and the lorentz will be orthogonal to those two vectors normal to the surface of the solenoid. Thus, the vectors are orthonormal and you find that your right hand rule still applies. The right hand rule here is only modified so that it makes it simpler to show what goes on with solenoids. It also shows the maxwell-faraday equation in that the curl of E field yields the negative time partial of B field.

  • Rew Rose
    Rew Rose 6 months ago

    Isn't the direction of the current opposite to the direction of the motion of electron?

  • Xeridanus
    Xeridanus 6 months ago

    You used to be Tasmanian? How much was it to remove your other head?

  • Chantz Coleman
    Chantz Coleman 6 months ago

    So uh
    This is actually accurate
    Well played

  • Wolfy :3
    Wolfy :3 6 months ago

    Fucking magnets

  • edgydeedgeplant
    edgydeedgeplant 6 months ago

    IAM actually spinning man :(((