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[OC] I asked 1.6k people how many holes certain objects have.

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[OC] I asked 1.6k people how many holes certain objects have.

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518 points · 6 hours ago

well done op! I found this very interesting. 5% of people think spoons have holes!

level 2
261 points · 6 hours ago

I dig a small depression in sand then I have made a hole. The spoon's bowl is a small depression. Therefore a spoon has a hole.

I assume...

level 2
24 points · 6 hours ago

Must be absinthe fans.

level 2
5 points · 5 hours ago

To be fair. You can get a special spoon with a moustache guard and hole in it to sip your soup through. Those have a hole.

level 2
Score hidden · 20 minutes ago

Do not try to see the spoon, that's impossible. Instead only try to realise the truth...there is no spoon. Then you'll see that it is not the spoon that forms a hole, it is only yourself.

level 2
Score hidden · 39 minutes ago

A straw is just a very tall washer, but look at the results.

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OC: 3Score hidden · 20 minutes ago

At least 5% of people filling out an online survey didn't read the question and just picked a response

level 2
Score hidden · 20 minutes ago

Well, soup spoons often have holes in the ladle to hang them up. Maybe they thought of those?

But yes, I was wondering as well.

level 2
Score hidden · 18 minutes ago

An absinthe spoon has holes.

level 2
Score hidden · 12 minutes ago

A cup is a spoon with a very deep hole... You see it depends on your point of view

level 2
Score hidden · 10 minutes ago

Some folks have holes in their spoons' handles so they can hang them up

level 2
Score hidden · 3 minutes ago

There should be a control question where the two answers are literally "right answer" and "wrong answer", just to measure how often people mis-read, click on the wrong button, whatever.

level 2
1 point · 5 hours ago

maybe they thought it was a trick question and/or thought "They make spoons with holes in them" I feel like a lot of people would be like...thats a silly question, it must be the set up to a joke or something.

level 2
1 point · 6 hours ago

If you zoom in far enough you have a depression with walls.. Sooo technically a hole

level 1
130 points · 6 hours ago

Very interesting. By the time I reached the end I was wondering what actually defines a "hole".

level 2
74 points · 5 hours ago

definitely see the vsauce on it - in the field of topology:

A hole in a mathematical object is a topological structure which prevents the object from being continuously shrunk to a point. When dealing with topological spaces, a disconnectivity is interpreted as a hole in the space.

basically...something you can pass another object through without crossing any of the surfaces through themselves. A typical coffee mug is equivalent to a torus/donut. (the handle has a hole, but the 'container' does not, since you can't pass an object through it...and thus you can rearrange all the inner and outer surfaces (except the handle) to just a sphere which could be shrunken/simplified to a point..because of the handle and subsequent hole, you get a torus.

level 1
248 points · 6 hours ago

Hey Vsauce, Michael Here, here's a video that explains the science behind holes in a funny, educational way!

level 2
35 points · 6 hours ago

The intro of that video is what we're all here for.

level 2
Score hidden · 1 hour ago

That was super interesting.

Except for that opening. That was extra gross.

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