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Michael Stevens (born January 23, 1986 (1986-01-23) [age 30]) is an educational American Youtuber. He was a member of BarelyPolitical. Vsauce is a generally educational YouTube channel, with sister channels Vsauce2Vsauce3 and WeSauce .

Vsauce was originally created by then member of the BarelyPolitical team, Michael Stevens in 2007. Back then, Michael only made comedy and parody videos. Later on, several regular shows began on Vsauce. These shows included DONG (things you can Do Online Now, Guys) but now there is a channel for DONG which also uploads LÜT videos on that channel too, IMG! (a presentation of photographs), LÜ T (cool things for sale) (now uploaded on DONG channel), and DOT. where Michael asked a weird question (i.e. What is Cool?) and attempt to answer it while also targeting several other questions.

WeSauce is about fan-created content, with segments such as Your BiDiPi and JAM.

History

On June 24, 2010, Michael Stevens created the first Vsauce channel. The channel originally focused primarily on video games, before branching out into other topics such as science and education. As of recently, the channel focuses on education, with the primary educational segment, DOT., being broadcast since September 9, 2012.

Originally featuring a number of hosts, segments such as "IMG!" took over the channel which resulted in Michael Stevens becoming the sole host.

The name, Vsauce, was supposedly generated from using the fake website generator portion of the name generator at www.fakenamegenerator.com.

Since it's creation, Vsauce has branched out into numerous different channels, with Vsauce2 created on December 7, 2010 and Vsauce3 created on December 24, 2010. The latest channel, titled WeSauce was opened on July 25, 2012.

The channel began to gain some popularity in September 2012 after Bill Nye co-starred in the video, "Why did the chicken cross the road?". The channel also gained 1 million subscribers in that same month.

Statistics

Channel statistics as of September 11, 2016

Channel Subscribers Views
Vsauce 10.9 Million+ 1.054 Billion+
Vsauce2 3.7 Million+ 550 Million+
Vsauce3 3 Million+ 281 Million+
WeSauce 183,000+ 4.2 Million+
Vsauce Radio 3,000+ N/A
DONG 327,000+ 7.1 Million+
TOTAL 18.113 Million+ 1.8963 Billion+

Channels

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Vsauce

Vsauce is the main channel and is hosted by Michael Stevens, and features answers to recurring scientific and philosophical questions such as "Is anything real?" as well as less asked questions such as "How much does the internet weigh?".

The original channel is currently very popular, gaining over 7 million subscribers whilst the others have 3.5 million or less. Michael Stevens has stated that he researches his information on Wikipedia as well as using academic papers.

WeSauce

WeSauce features fan created content and shows it off. The channel features segments such as Your BiDiPi, JAM, Music LeanBack! and Riddle Challenge.

Awards

  • People's Voice Award for Best News and Information - Webby 2014

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