Am I Really That Fast at Learning? An Experiment

14 jan 2019
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When I first started this channel, one of the first skills I learned was to juggle. I did that in around 3 hours and 44 minutes, which I thought was a pretty good time. In this episode I’ve enlisted someone to learn the same skill to compare times with. That person is my wife, Kim. She’s usually the one behind the camera, this week we swapped roles! Hope you guys enoy!
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Bio: My name is Mike Boyd and I make videos documenting my process of learning stuff as quickly as I can. Subscribe for more upcoming videos and feel free to tell me what you'd like me to learn next in the comments or on Twitter (@mikeboydvideo).
Thanks to Josh Horton for supplying the juggling balls:
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  • Most people can learn instantaneously! Proof: Pee on and electric fence! Lol, you won't do that again!

    Mabon BranMabon BranPirms 4 dienām
  • 5:33 why are u using a scrached phone /

    Z2 CuberZ2 CuberPirms 4 dienām
  • When I learn to juggle I didn't piss around starting with 1 or 2, I just went straight up to 3. Also I actually did the juggling cycle backwards, didn't realise I was doing that until I looked at the instructions ages later and I swapped between juggling forward and backwards while learning

    Henry GinnHenry GinnPirms 9 dienām
  • 1:41 That reaction was so cute

    Science done rightScience done rightPirms 10 dienām
  • It's really helpful to show the actual depiction of the "learning curve" Strangely enough many people mention it but never show it. The concept of the dip is good to see as then you can appreciate that it's only a temporary state and that with a bit more practice it'll become satisfying again......and maybe even fun ;)

    A CA CPirms 12 dienām
  • Your wife is beautiful mike!😀

    Lolpop gamingLolpop gamingPirms 18 dienām
  • Tnx for inspire me bro..I took that challenge and practice properly.. Now I can juggle 3 balls.. Here is my video link My wife also inspired..She wants to learn..She took that challenge too

    Rubel AhmedRubel AhmedPirms 18 dienām
  • What kinds of balls are those?

    SuperKpillSuperKpillPirms 21 dienas
  • Love your videos with your wife!

    Sheryl BSheryl BPirms 21 dienas
  • and when you have mastered it, try making them bounce together on purpose to add something different to it

    Ash SargentAsh SargentPirms 22 dienām
  • Make a business to help people learn to do stuff they couldnt do before.

    Anime UzumakiAnime UzumakiPirms Mēneša
  • Wow juggling must be hard. I tried last year but it took 2 hours. But I did have a professional teach me so it wasn’t fair.

    TylifierTylifierPirms Mēneša
  • now we got two boyds juggling

    Forgotten StudiosForgotten StudiosPirms Mēneša
  • Now I need to learn how to learn fast

    FPS kingFPS kingPirms Mēneša
  • I literally learned how to juggle in 5 minutes

    filip manjevicfilip manjevicPirms Mēneša
  • it took me 10hours to learn to juggle

    Juice999WrldJuice999WrldPirms Mēneša
  • Is Kim left eye dominant mike? Because I noticed she kept throwing the balls over her left eye most if the time

    QuacklQuacksQuacklQuacksPirms Mēneša
  • You gave her tips so this video is pointless

    Austin WarrenAustin WarrenPirms Mēneša
  • I did note that you dropped yer phone

    Mr TaitMr TaitPirms Mēneša
  • Im learning how to juggle as we speak and its day 2 today and I can successfully do 3 balls in one repetition but im not able to do anymore straight after with my left hand hesitating a lot lmao so I hope to learn it by the end of next week. Wish me luck lol

  • Sorry.

    Ben SalterBen SalterPirms Mēneša
  • He's: *deep breath* Learned to learn faster and with that ability to learn to learn faster he has learned to learn others faster with his techniques of learning to learn faster. *furious panting*

    bacon lettuce potatobacon lettuce potatoPirms Mēneša
  • 5:33 what in the world happened?

    Xerxes Zedric JimenezXerxes Zedric JimenezPirms Mēneša
  • Learn to yoyo

    CloudPvPCloudPvPPirms Mēneša
  • His wife is just fine❤️

  • It's a nice idea for a video, but come on, juggling 3 balls? I don't want it to seem like bragging in any way, but I was pretty much able to juggle 3 balls without ever doing it before, only with 2 balls (which couldn't even be named juggling, you're basically just throwing 2 balls in different hands). I would've loved if this video approached a harder skills than this one. Anyway, great video as always!

    M I T R O IM I T R O IPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Idk if its me but I learned jugglieng in 2 or 4 minutes

    spice micespice micePirms 2 Mēnešiem
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  • 6:05 AWWWWWWW

    TG Goldn_OvelordTG Goldn_OvelordPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • there are some fundamentals you had to help you beat her time. You probably have more life time experience throwing and catching due to playing sports? Its like your wife will likely have a much much much easier time doing inverted writing (writing a sentence on a mirror backwards so that it appears normal to the audience) This is because she would have more experience with this type of activity due to putting on make up.

    Jason UJason UPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • i picked up juggling in less then 15 minutes with no previous experience

    Andrew LaffertyAndrew LaffertyPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • That's awesome!! Learn to juggle with eachother throwing the balls to one another :D

    Joe ThomasJoe ThomasPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Try three balls two people and set the two two and a halve meters away then both use one hand

    Jasper WaaijerJasper WaaijerPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Im only here to hear him say the word “Learn” with that deep bri’ish accent

    John BerrysJohn BerrysPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Well now there are two jokers😂😂

    Rafay AhmedRafay AhmedPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I would say technically she learned to juggle before you did 😂 I would say when she was at about 2:30 she had it so she won 😂

    Eloise O'learyEloise O'learyPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • How did you stretch those 4 hours over 8days?? Once I got the hang of it, I couldnt stop anymore :'D

    Fabian BoFabian BoPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • You learn how to juggle in 3 hours. I'm doing it for months I still can't do it. JJ was right I need to find another talent 🤦‍♂🤦‍♂🤦‍♂

    Mr. LionMr. LionPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Meanwhile I’m here attempting to juggle rice in bags covered with tape

    Aikano9Aikano9Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • He was punching way above his weight

    KirkeGamingKirkeGamingPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I learned to juggle 35 years ago. I *still* get a charge out of seeing that moment when people get it. Actually, there are a couple of points... the first is at about 6 throws, there's a point when the pattern emerges... it's not stable yet, but the learner can see what they're working toward. The second point is at about 20 throws, where something really clicks. Gives me goosebumps. Thanks for sharing.

    Barton ChittendenBarton ChittendenPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I always thought these kinds of skills took months or years to get right for some reason Guess not,i may try it hmmm

    Memes n ShetMemes n ShetPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Mike's wife is surprisingly confident in front of a camera compared to other youtuber's family members👏

    Lukas PociusLukas PociusPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I’m even surprise that she can hit the ball with another ball in the air even I can’t do that

    Joel AmbayJoel AmbayPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Mikes wife : catches a ball Mike:your already pretty good at this 😂😂 1:04

    Andersion415 Jaksion458Andersion415 Jaksion458Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • I've been in them dip for 2 days is this normal (I spend about 1.5 hours a day)

    RedlollypopRedlollypopPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • You should learn how to juggle a soccer ball

    Ethan ColeEthan ColePirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • No milk in your tea

    Laura CurrieLaura CurriePirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • your wife is so funny

    Jackson LindmanJackson LindmanPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • That is great. It took me about 1-2 weeks to get the 3-ball cascade solid in 1988 so that I could run the pattern for 5 minutes or more.

    ts214121ts214121Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Teach her how to solve a Rubik’s cube

    Martin YordanovMartin YordanovPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Look at our Mike Boyd getting married. Congrats mate!

    kevin youssefkevin youssefPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Juggle two handed is easy

    Dylan Johnson 773Dylan Johnson 773Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • You should try to run a 18 minute 5k. It's a very good time and I want to know how some one at hour zero would take to the challenge, because I'm probably on hour 500

    Isaac LinvilleIsaac LinvillePirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Do more of these with your wife

    Dragon X FlipsDragon X FlipsPirms 3 Mēnešiem
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  • Can you please subscribe to my youtube channel because i subscribed your youtube channel

    The Regular YoutuberThe Regular YoutuberPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Maybe you can learn to do a handstand, or a bridge, youre choice😜

    Melanie GoossenMelanie GoossenPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I am 10 and learned to do it in 57 minutes

    FraserFraserPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I want a series of this asap

    Isak HelgåsIsak HelgåsPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I think Kim was able to crack it because she was really enjoying the process of learning

  • How can I join? Do I have to become a member of skillshare? :)

    Fitness SamuraiFitness SamuraiPirms 3 Mēnešiem
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    Alexandra DelliouAlexandra DelliouPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I learned how to juggle in 15 minutes

    JeeOhEhTeaJeeOhEhTeaPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • You seem to have a really supportive wife/partner, and that might be the true measure of success

    Sean RobertsonSean RobertsonPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • The learning curve is interesting. If it applies to, say, math, you get dumber before you get smarter

    Bauer GilhoolyBauer GilhoolyPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 2:20 that impression gives me hope in life

    A Random BotA Random BotPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I need the BACKFLIP!

    The DACK LASHThe DACK LASHPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • during the slow mos she just weridly stares of into the sky

    Sunay GangradeSunay GangradePirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • When you have a kid do this test to him and then we know if this is genetic too

    oLocoz TRoLocoz TRPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • At last they look like two juggling mummies

    verdan joshiverdan joshiPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Plot twist: mike Boyd's wife is a extremely fast learner!

    Marshall HMarshall HPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • You should make another channel Kim Boyd it will mean Two ways of revenue

    ENCRYPT3DENCRYPT3DPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • what is that music at 8:06?

    Pratik PatilPratik PatilPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • is it only me who reads the titles in his voice??

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  • 5:54 that gave me anxiety

    Max HolmesMax HolmesPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Does anyone else find it funny that during the dip both Mike and Kim accidently threw the juggling balls at the computer? I just noticed that after watching both videos in a row.

    Mr HexxicMr HexxicPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I learned juggle in about a week. now I have moved on to juggling tricks

    Bona AndersonBona AndersonPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • 6:06 look at her eye w0t u did that Nighbt?

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  • This is the only thing I new how to do before I watched this video

    James RotsteinJames RotsteinPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Kim is so cute! Love watching the two of you learning but this was great watching Kim I needs some "balls" (heehee)

    Candy WhitsettCandy WhitsettPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Learn to speak another language.

    Bobby WatersBobby WatersPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • If you are learning to juggle, this video is more inspiring than any juggling tutorial I've seen.

    Bobby WatersBobby WatersPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • family circus

    Bill KongBill KongPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Throws a ball up and down “your already pretty good”

    Carter LanceCarter LancePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I feel like he has that disability that allows people to be exceptionally well at learning talents

    TheHunterTheHunterPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • The two biggest tips that I’ve learned while trying something new is to 1) Truly want to learn your task. 2) commit to each attempt. Having that passion to succeed and having the courage to actually attempt it is the fastest way to reach your goal

    Connor NConnor NPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Now that they can both juggle the next thing to do is pass the balls between each other. It's not that much harder than doing a cascade by yourself.

    FrameDrumAndFluteFrameDrumAndFlutePirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Dang it! Now I have to learn to juggle. Has to be easier than learning how to solve a rubik's cube.

    califero ccalifero cPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Step 1. get decent juggling balls.

    BorisBorisPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Yo. Why is she literally the cutest. Like... holy cow mike, she is literally the cutest thing in the world🥺♥️

    Ethan BargerEthan BargerPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • This dude needs to learn to slow down😂

    Nayla JNayla JPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I think you should ask scientists if you have extra neurons or something

    TEKNOTEKNOPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Idk why! But this really motivated me to try juggling and iam already doing it

    Abdul RafayAbdul RafayPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • i learnd to jugle dor 3 min in 1h 23

    casca japonezacasca japonezaPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • When I learned to juggle, I kept moving forward and eventually throwing the balls too far away, so I stood about a metre away from a wall whilst facing it. Definitely helped.

    Daniel DoddsDaniel DoddsPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • cool

    GabrielGabrielPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • whats that music ?

    Chiki.Chiki.Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Ur wife is ugly

    Kevin CarpenterKevin CarpenterPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • I Bet You're Uglier

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    • This isn't very nice 😶

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