Men in Black’s Noisy Cricket is CRAZY


  1. Because Science

    Because Science5 bulan yang lalu

    Thanks for watching Super Nerds! For all the corrections about the kind of projectile the NC is firing, I'll see you in Footnotes. Also, the blue whale engine is now the Hill Engine (TM). -- kH

  2. KuraIthys

    KuraIthys8 hari yang lalu

    @CollectvlyUnconsious - Strictly speaking, there isn't any. Due to the nature of this assumption for all practical intents and purposes it's in the same category of questions as 'does god exist' And the philosophy of solipsism. (only your own subjective experience can definitively be proven to exist. Everything else is filtered through that experience, and thus is technically unprovable) However, Science is less about absolute truth, and more about pragmatism; As a starting point when doing science, we assume several things are true, even though technically we cannot ever prove this is correct: - There is an objective reality - Everyone experiences this reality - This reality has a consistent set of rules - Those rules apply equally everywhere. None of these are something you can truly prove to be correct. But, pragmatically, if any of these are incorrect, then science as a discipline would largely be meaningless, and would simply become another form of abstract philosophy. It's not that we can prove these statements are facts, but rather that without them, we can't do science. And since science has given us a lot of very useful practical results that appear to work... It can be indirectly inferred that these assumptions are valid. (at least, in most contexts we experience on a daily basis.)

  3. The C.I.A.

    The C.I.A.2 bulan yang lalu

    @some guy I'm pretty sure that's exactly what the gun is supposed to be. I've seen the movies a million times and never once even considered that a tiny projectile was involved.

  4. GrGamer

    GrGamer2 bulan yang lalu

    What if...the projectile was a black hole core??! The hole at that truck was the outcome of the instantly massive energy-absorbing from that hole.

  5. Justin Gould

    Justin Gould4 bulan yang lalu

    I've figured out a way to get to Mars, but Greenpeace ain't gonna like it.

  6. StuG Life

    StuG Life4 bulan yang lalu

    One a side note, as someone who tinkers with guns a lot, a fire arms recoil has some other things to it then just your explanation. Simple things like firing mechinsim or barrels can make a world of difference, and projectile size isn’t always the biggest factor, as charge behind it, length of barrel, width of barrel, etc. awesome vid tho you make science fun

  7. Darkburrow

    Darkburrow2 hari yang lalu

    Noisy Cricket fires soundwaves :D

  8. Atimus Xanth

    Atimus Xanth5 hari yang lalu

    Maybe it's a concentrated percussive blast and the back end blowback is wider than the pinpoint "projectile" that comes out...

  9. Dean J

    Dean J6 hari yang lalu

    What if the knockback isn't from the force of the projectile pushing back on the insides of the weapon but instead caused by the forces created by the projectile after it has exited the barrel.

  10. smegskull

    smegskull8 hari yang lalu

    What if the noisy cricket works like a bazooka and will is being thrown back by an expanding airblast rather than recoil in the gun itself.

  11. KuraIthys

    KuraIthys8 hari yang lalu

    What about if you have a weapon braced against your centre of mass? Granted, that's a very strange place to have a weapon (that's basically your stomach) But... But a large force applied to the centre of mass is by far the most likely thing to send you flying backwards...

  12. RainyDayVFX

    RainyDayVFX10 hari yang lalu

    0:27 my penis in a nutshell

  13. George D

    George D10 hari yang lalu

    It’s clear ya particle weapon so the “weight” of the projectile is kind of borked.

  14. Mcchuggernaut

    Mcchuggernaut11 hari yang lalu

    It's not the recoil of the gun, but the blast wave it creates hitting his entire body that throws Will back. Otherwise the Cricket would just pop out of his hands, and maybe smash through his face flying backwards when he fires it. The gun seems to hyper-accelerate a small (tiny) amount of matter. We're talking a few grains of sand. Something that small traveling that fast through the air would still generate a HUGE concussive shockwave, but not a tremendous amount of recoil, because the projectile is so low-mass. like a meteorite breaking up and exploding as it smashes through the atmosphere, but on a micro-scale. Though, how you would pack an accelerator capable of propelling something even the size of the period at the end of this sentence to such speeds into the dimensions of a Noisy Cricket is the "Fiction" part of this science-fiction gun scenario.

  15. Josh Panzerrotti

    Josh Panzerrotti11 hari yang lalu

    since it is well know that ants can lift many times their own body weight how many ants would i take to lift a 100kg chunk of rock off the ground?

  16. sakeino

    sakeino16 hari yang lalu

    What if it's not the recoil from the noisy cricket that pushes Will Smith back but the project when it leaves the gun forms something that pushes him away?

  17. tropico boy

    tropico boy17 hari yang lalu

    Won't it just go through the person it was shot at becuase its realy small and is not big enought to push him back.

  18. Tyler Anderson

    Tyler Anderson18 hari yang lalu

    So since its travelling faster than sound it will make a sonic boom but it's going so much faster would the sonic boom be damaging the the iron will of the Smith.

  19. elkikex

    elkikex19 hari yang lalu

    The biggest question here is: Why would agent K give an untrained rookie this gun over others similar to the ones he's handled? ... besides comedic purposes.

  20. caveman42

    caveman4219 hari yang lalu

    I got a feeling it doesn't fire a steel ball. Probably a plasma shot.

  21. luy92

    luy9220 hari yang lalu

    So do to the fact it moves faster than our galaxy and it didn't evaporate when shot at that speed how long would it take to get to if it were shot at the Andromeda Galaxy

  22. Zygy __

    Zygy __20 hari yang lalu

    What if you fired an osmium ball instead of steel?

  23. Bde_bugsyrouge

    Bde_bugsyrouge22 hari yang lalu

    It's not a projectile It shoots air

  24. Professor Jawbone PhD

    Professor Jawbone PhD23 hari yang lalu

    This is kinda like the Wolverine claws one. You got lost in the math. Forgot to dig into the MIB factoids. First, it's already established in the film that they have non solid projectile weapons so they're wasn't any reason to assume the cricket was firing one when none of the other MIB weapons seemed to. Second, it's factual that the Noisy Cricket is actually a prank weapon given exclusively to new recruits. The other older members would then bet on how far the new recruit gets blown back when they use it. Third, the cricket seems to be some kind of thermal weapon from the rapid ignition of flammable materials it gets fired at. So with variable allowance for "alien tech", it might be safe to say it's possible the "recoil" is a byproduct of some vaporization of the surrounding air as it superheats a select area in front of the muzzle. And again, take into account that it is confirmed to be a prank weapon made specifically to mess with new agents by unexpectedly throwing them backwards without actually hurting them like that amount of kinetic recoil passed through a solid object would definitely do.

  25. David Jenkins

    David Jenkins24 hari yang lalu

    Rather then thinking that the cricket shoots a physical projectile be as its name it the "Noisy Cricket". One could estimate that it is shooting sound itself in a Simi-physical form. Edit: it also could be a reference to the speed and force that a actual cricket needs to make sound but on a much larger scale of force over its mass.

  26. Original American

    Original American24 hari yang lalu

    It must have a charging feature since when Agent K uses it in MIB 2, the recoil is none existant and the damage is far less.

  27. DarkFlamesDarkness

    DarkFlamesDarkness25 hari yang lalu

    How do we know physics work the same Everywhere?

  28. Hero Syndicate

    Hero Syndicate26 hari yang lalu

    what if instead of throwing a projectile it instead creates a vacuum of space that causes a backlash like what we see?

  29. Hero Syndicate

    Hero Syndicate26 hari yang lalu

    its not a barrel its a plasma conduit

  30. McLeish Martin

    McLeish Martin26 hari yang lalu

    Just watched your rods of God episode, so wouldn't the hypothetical 'bullet' make more sense as a cylinder and out of tungsten or even depleted uranium like M1 tanks use?

  31. MAKEITSO86

    MAKEITSO8628 hari yang lalu

    The whale part is killing me XD Or the whales?

  32. justin ervin

    justin ervinBulan Yang lalu

    Okay there’s an issue here. Why does the noisy cricket have to be firing a projectile with mass? In the representation of the movies it looks as though it’s pure energy being expelled at an alarming speed. How then would you calculate recoil without the mass of an object being expelled? Is there an actual way to calculate the recoil we see with just an energy reaction irrespective of mass?

  33. gabriel mesa

    gabriel mesaBulan Yang lalu

    Whatever happened to save the whales🐳🐋 Kyle??? Now you're just using them as rocket fule🚀♾😲

  34. gabriel mesa

    gabriel mesaBulan Yang lalu

    I KNEW IT !!! Kyle's an alien

  35. dmdz

    dmdzBulan Yang lalu

    "But of course, we know humans are not perfect spheres" Are we certain of this?

  36. Anders Sorenson

    Anders SorensonBulan Yang lalu

    It's a pusher rail cannon firing a nano force field generator.

  37. frotwithdanger

    frotwithdangerBulan Yang lalu

    Wouldn't there be a good chance it'd just ruin the user in other ways? Like all that force over a small, squishy area like the muscle in his hand would explode his hand like a tomato, push through the bone in his trigger finger, then lodge the cricket somewhere in his head? Also, it'd create a deafening if not deadly sound from the shooting an object that fast. And he'd need more than ray bans and more like a welding helmet and gloves to protect his hands and eyes from the plasma throwing off at least UV light. And the area in front of him would be superheated so it might even just burn him with heat, remove all the oxygen from the surrounding area, or cause the air to turn into various harmful chemicals like nitric oxide, nitric acid, etc.

  38. Matthew Ferrie

    Matthew FerrieBulan Yang lalu

    The noisy cricket would probably go right through a person like a bullet with that much recoil, I think.

  39. Liam Hogan

    Liam HoganBulan Yang lalu

    What if it's a laser with that much recoil. Would that propogate a fusion reaction in the air?

  40. Ski-Lo the Guru

    Ski-Lo the GuruBulan Yang lalu

    Clay Matthews is not a football player... He, my friend, is a candy ass! (8:59). Now if you want to feel pain, bring in the Mack truck (Khalil Mack that is!)

  41. Ano N. Ymous

    Ano N. YmousBulan Yang lalu

    A small projectile travelling at high speeds will most probably just pierce right throgh the van but it won't launch it.

  42. Andrew Holka

    Andrew HolkaBulan Yang lalu

    Now I want to see Kyle vs MatPat

  43. Reaktor Bolshoy Moshchnosti Kanalnyy

    Reaktor Bolshoy Moshchnosti KanalnyyBulan Yang lalu

    I do doubt the noisy cricket is a projectile type weapon like our modern day fire arms.

  44. Zechsmarquis9188

    Zechsmarquis9188Bulan Yang lalu

    could the noisy cricket utilize a controlled antimatter explosion?

  45. FalloutJack

    FalloutJackBulan Yang lalu

    I wanna point out the obvious fact that is MIB operates by the laws of physics, that Because Science should therefore explain The Galaxy, the MIB world being in an alien locker, and Griff. Good luck! And I must concur the notion that the cricket is firing some kind of energy or intensely-powerful energized particle, because sci-fi. Oh, additionally: The recoil... You COULD have your arm impact your ribs and throw you back.

  46. Anti-Stereotypical .Miner

    Anti-Stereotypical .MinerBulan Yang lalu

    What if the mass is...well massive? What if it were just condensed down to barrel size?

  47. Fabrice Busch

    Fabrice BuschBulan Yang lalu

    Well you assume it fires a projectile of some sort... it apears more like a sonic type of weapon that release some sort of compreset sonic burst ,the math are kinda the same but the recoil coud be stronger because of the wawe coming out (like a super strong yet super smal loudspeaker) as well in that case the size of the gun muzzle may be inconsequential .As the entire thing or the whole barrel may be the nuzzle.

  48. Colin Moore

    Colin MooreBulan Yang lalu

    I always thought it was like a girojet pistol, but with an explosive warhead.

  49. Pile of carbon

    Pile of carbonBulan Yang lalu

    What's this about? I seem to have lost track around 3:23. Must be something with the planet Venus. Always is with these things.

  50. Dennis S

    Dennis SBulan Yang lalu

    What if it fires a tiny black holes or nutronium

  51. cralix thegameking

    cralix thegamekingBulan Yang lalu

    You said throwing a blue whale what about a sperm whale that was suddenly and against all probability called into existence

  52. Jonathan Sophrosyne

    Jonathan SophrosyneBulan Yang lalu

    OMG, someone should Songify "Never Gonna Forget This Pain".

  53. David Campbell

    David CampbellBulan Yang lalu

    My private theory is that the noisy cricket is a weapon that creates a tiny packet of superhot plasma (a few fractions of a gram) and accelerates it to near relativistic velocities

  54. Jay Laforge

    Jay LaforgeBulan Yang lalu

    Clearly you’ve never seen the videos of people shooting the .557 Tyrannosaur round you should definitely watch it 😂😂😂

  55. GrowHow

    GrowHow2 bulan yang lalu

    I am betting the noisy cricket uses dark energy and dark matter.

  56. Charles Scudder

    Charles Scudder2 bulan yang lalu

    Do a episode about a 2 bore rifle. It fires half pound bullets.

  57. Devin D

    Devin D2 bulan yang lalu

    It would never be a circle, there is a reason we don't a shoot musket balls anymore! Shapes change when you break the sound barrier, the shape tends to need to be more front heavy to keep it from tumbling, at those speeds tho.....who knows.

  58. pbdye

    pbdye2 bulan yang lalu

    This is a weapon that could destroy the ISS from your front porch with minimal leading.

  59. Jesse Stiles

    Jesse Stiles2 bulan yang lalu

    Why did the video start at 3:24? And what was I doing before this?

  60. Sam Haynes

    Sam Haynes2 bulan yang lalu

    The Noisy Cricket literally blasted a flaming hole through a box truck or semi trailer, and cut the arm/pulley on a tow truck. An iron-based plasma is entirely possible for what it creates.

  61. Jak

    Jak2 bulan yang lalu

    The whales... I wailed...

  62. James Fruge

    James Fruge2 bulan yang lalu

    I believe that it could be just that, however the projectile would as he said vaporize upon leaving the barrel UNLESS if the projectile has a weight density equal to the force needed to throw agent j. But for this to be true firing from such a small barrel it would to consist of a mass equal to agent j's weight(47kg). To help you understand what I'm saying when a star/planet collapses in on itself it often creates a gravity-well or black hole at which point the entire mass of the star is then pulled into a singularity hundreds of thousands times smaller than it's original size, you now have something that's really small and yet weighs as much as a planet. If that's to hard for you to understand here is a layman's perspective. You have trash can filled with empty uncrushed soda cans roughly 5 pounds worth that takes up a lot of space. so you crush all the cans condensing the amount to a fraction of the space in the can, you now have 5 pounds of stuff in a relatively small space. You have the same amount of mass(5lbs of cans) just made a lots smaller. Now back to the cricket. The gun is firing a projectile the size of a pencil point(0.25grams estimate) but weighs as much a a grown man(47kg), that's a lot of weight in a small package and for it to move as fast as it does it would break the sound barrier and the force of the boom created when that happens could throw someone. Why? Because Science?? No because I over think everything until it makes sense.

  63. James Fruge

    James Fruge2 bulan yang lalu

    I call bs... the recoil of shotguns and some larger caliber rifles can throw people. I'm not saying you'll get thrown like agent j(will smith) from firing the cricket but you can get thrown to the ground if you're not standing properly or braced against something. There are videos of people laying prone firing 50cal, 20mm and 30mm rifles getting pushed back anywhere from a couple inches to a few feet... so you saying that there isn't a gun that can throw the user(s) back is complete bs...

  64. Ross Wilson

    Ross Wilson2 bulan yang lalu

    U focused on “if the noisy cricket fried a projectile” but what if the noisy cricket friend a force like a “gravitational force” for example

  65. Sherløck H.

    Sherløck H.2 bulan yang lalu

    Could it maybe fire some sort of energy that releases wave that makes Will get pushed back. Because it definitely fires a type of energy