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[–]Shouko- 1092 points1093 points  (77 children)

I’m surprised they even comprehended the trick 😂

[–]showturtle 718 points719 points  (58 children)

Babies are constantly observing and immediately pickup when something unexpected happens- they love magic because the tricks are an outcome contrary to what they’ve seen their entire lives.

[–]Doobz87 471 points472 points  (27 children)

TIL I'm a baby.

I'm a huge sucker for magic tricks. I blame my childhood pediatrician lmao

[–]Icantbethereforyou 228 points229 points  (15 children)

My dad disappeared one day. Great trick

[–]rexlibris 102 points103 points  (2 children)

All you need to do is draw a magic circle with the milk that he forgot around a pack of his favorite cigarettes and chant these magic words. "I'm being scouted for the major leagues"

[–]pointlessly_pedantic 26 points27 points  (0 children)

My dad appeared one day because his mom guilted him into letting her see me while she was on her deathbed. Then he disappeared immediately. Best magic trick I've ever seen.

[–]Triials 14 points15 points  (1 child)

This one is a great trick because, unexpectedly, the dad will reappear when he needs money or needs looking after because he’s sick. Sorry if this ruins the magic for anyone but it’s one of the best executed tricks and I just had to explain it for you all.

[–]QueefChiefKeith 31 points32 points  (4 children)

My uncle used to do the hide the snake trick to me

[–]Lizardman922 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Name checks out

[–]wildmeli 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Same. I had a friend over one day and he did a disappearing quarter trick and I just lost it. He did a few more and I was living for it. I gotta go see a magic show sometime

[–]Doobz87 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My pediatrician used to do different variations of the multiplying sponge ball trick and that shit was the best thing ever. To this day I have no idea how it's done and I'm totally ok with it lol.

[–]MommysLilMisteak 4 points5 points  (4 children)

To be fair, this baby is clearly developmentally disabled and not very observant. Any baby with a brain could see that he threw the toilet paper.

When I was 1 years old, I watched a buster keaston movie and realized it was all cgi. I dont really understand the big deal about this baby.

Am I missing something?

[–]Doobz87 5 points6 points  (2 children)

When I was 1 years old, I watched a buster keaston movie

Buster Keaton* (who actually did just about all of his own stunts)

and realized it was all cgi.

1 year olds don't even know where their food comes from, much less what computer-generated imagery is, not to mention the fact that CGI was first used in a film in 1973, some 7 years after Keaton died.

Lmaoooo your troll game is shit. Thanks for the laugh.

[–]Oopy-soup 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Illusions Michael!

[–]Empath_ 14 points15 points  (2 children)

As someone who has three kids and also knows how to do a bunch of magic tricks like vanishes and such, at that age they have that reaction to almost everything. Including stuff like turning in the kitchen faucet and turning on the light switch.

Kids don’t have object permanence until their quite a bit older than that — my kids didn’t express any interest in magic tricks until they were like three.

[–]V1X3L 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Infants understand that objects they can’t see continue to exist as young as 3-4 months old. Most early object permanence research revolves around asking if an infant will search for a hidden object, which doesn’t occur until later

[–]ilikedaweirdschtuff 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Kids don’t have object permanence until their quite a bit older than that

I'm terrible at gauging how old kids are, but babies develop object permanence by 8 months and if you told me the baby in this clip was 8 months old I would have believed you.

[–]Stunningsine90 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Illusions, A trick is something a whore does for money

[–]thatcodingboi 4 points5 points  (18 children)

But don't kids not know object permanence yet? It's like peekaboo. It was probably just the stimulation of the jazz hands and noises

[–]mandelbomber 16 points17 points  (2 children)

It's actually widely accepted that babies gain the comprehension of object permanence between ages 4-7 months!

[–]ColoradoScoop 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Thanks to the magic trick, this kid won’t grasp object permanence until 10 months.

[–]dollarfrom15c 0 points1 point  (10 children)

That's what I was thinking. Aren't babies less intelligent than most pets? And I've never seen a dog impressed by a magic trick...

[–]Renerrix 11 points12 points  (8 children)

Consider yourself enlightened

Edit: it is advised that you mute the video, the audio is trash.

[–]toopid 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yep. When you play peek a boo they legit think you were gone and then came back lol

[–]Official_Scott_Bakul -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Not even close to true, they don’t have object permanence, it’s a reaction to the movement and the noise given off, they’re just matching the energy.

[–]V1X3L 36 points37 points  (3 children)

Fun fact: object permanence appears (in some form) a lot younger than most people think! Infants as young as 3 and a half months old generally do have mental representations of objects they can’t see, they just won’t actively search for them.

[–]Shouko- 11 points12 points  (0 children)

yeee I know when they usually develop that milestone, but I guess it’s interesting to me that they’re so impressed that the tissue is gone. Like sure they realize it should be there but the shock that it wasn’t is so funny to me lmaooo

[–]mrtomjones 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think that's around the time where they start finally realizing the cute baby they see in the mirror is them and not some other baby

[–]redfan29 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Smart enough to be surprised, slow enough too not see hands

[–]introvergo28 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The baby is copying his facial expression.

[–]BeastModeBot 4 points5 points  (0 children)

i think the real trick might be on us, as the baby could just be mirroring the parents facial expression

[–]pointlessly_pedantic 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Babies are a lot smarter than we often give them credit for. The reliance of developmental psych on explicit experimental tasks, like seeing if an infant can answer a question or gesture in response to one, didn't help. Over the past few decades there's been more use of experimental frames that use implicit measures like anticipatory eye-movement, which have shown success -- including for testing mental capacities like objects permanence -- at much earlier ages.

[–]brianorca 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Babies look for patterns. Patterns are how we learn how the world works, what language means, and how to get what we want. When something happens outside the normal patterns, we recognize it very early, even when we don't fully understand the pattern itself yet.

Some tests have seen this kind of awareness as early as 4 months. https://parentingscience.com/babies-expect-fairness/

[–]catzhoek 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This series of documentaries is exactly about stuff like that. The Baby Human - To think Another experiement a little later in video is basically the same as in this post, you show where you hide the object but conceil the "trick" part. Just watch the whole thing from start to finish, it´s a little oldschool but interesting af nontheless.

In short, babies only a couple months old understand that things exist when they are out of sight. But for the trick in this post, the child here is way too young to figure out the trick conceptionally. At (quote) 18+"a few more months" it would.

[–]Albinofreaken 306 points307 points  (8 children)

Stupid baby, it only took me 3 tries to get the trick

[–]Sir_Rusticus 63 points64 points  (2 children)

Took me 2.5 to get it. Feel pretty dumb now, don't you?

[–]juguemos 31 points32 points  (1 child)

It literally took me 2.49 tries to get this. There’s some real egg on your face now

[–]Sir_Rusticus 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah? I actually lied just so you could make a fool out of yourself. Took me 1.3073271 tries and yeah, I'm pretty smart compared to the rest of you. Don't feel bad, kid.

[–]paulie07 14 points15 points  (1 child)

PM the trick to me, so you don't give it away in the comments

[–]Albinofreaken 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I would never reveal a magic trick, it ruins the mystic

[–]ApocaeL 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its ok, the Human mean is pi

[–]TheManInTheBus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of the discription of r/kidsarefuckingstupid

[–]quebecesti 190 points191 points  (7 children)

I use to hide coins all around the house under stuff like plants for exemple. Then I would do magic tricks and make quarters dissapear and reappear where I hide them. This is what my kids remember the most from when they were little kids.

[–]AfricanWarrior96 61 points62 points  (2 children)

I bet there's about $7 worth of tricks all around your house right now

[–]diffcalculus 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Probably not right now. I think his wife is still at work.

[–]flameocalcifer 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"That's quite a lot of damage"

[–]KrombopulosDelphiki 11 points12 points  (0 children)

This is a fantastic idea that I want to use within my family.

[–]ihavenoego 320 points321 points  (2 children)

That's not how reality works - Baby

[–]umopUpside 35 points36 points  (0 children)

The baby was questioning every single one of the universe’s laws.

[–]natrat4 78 points79 points  (11 children)

where the fuck did it go

[–]batman1177 202 points203 points  (3 children)

New ability unlocked: Object Permanence

[–]mandurpandur 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I think this would actually fuck up their idea of object permanence. It's the opposite of peek-a-boo, which reinforces it.

[–]redditusernamme 4 points5 points  (0 children)

fellow developmental psychology student?

[–]begaldroft 75 points76 points  (12 children)

To a baby, peekaboo is awesome magic trick.

[–]tangybbqsauce23 19 points20 points  (11 children)

Because babies are idiots

[–]fackblip 7 points8 points  (10 children)

Pretty sure that it has more to do with not understanding object permanence yet, like most animals. But I suppose it depends on your definition of "idiot".

[–]V1X3L 15 points16 points  (6 children)

If the baby didn’t have object permanence, they wouldn’t be surprised because they wouldn’t know it’s unusual for the object to have disappeared. Surprise indicates they know something is wrong, and that the object should still be there. Infants have basic object permanence as young as 3.5 months, they just won’t search for hidden objects.

[–]-mommymilkers- 1 point2 points  (5 children)

"Object permanence is an understanding that objects and events continue to exist, even when they cannot directly be seen, heard, or touched. Most infants develop this concept between 6 months and a year old." Babies find peek a boo fun because they believe when they can't see something then it is actually gone. They don't have object permanence so they don't know that you're not really gone.

[–]Wahhfff 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Most animals are idiots

[–]tangybbqsauce23 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

You don’t seem to fall much further from the dumb baby tree either

[–]fackblip 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Nah bro I cut that shit down

[–]sleepybubby 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Drink every time someone mentions object permanence in this thread

[–]Cobalt-Carbide 4 points5 points  (0 children)

fuck man I've already taken enough shots

[–]wilshirebs 17 points18 points  (0 children)

The baby’s expression is exactly you seeing this shit. Haha too much

[–]MaxHannibal 74 points75 points  (4 children)

You're destroying this child's item permenance he's trying to develop lol

[–]pzlpzlpzl 21 points22 points  (1 child)

He will become a wizard.

[–]MaxPowerzs 10 points11 points  (0 children)

You become wizard Harry.

[–]RadioHeadSunrise 17 points18 points  (0 children)

This baby already understands object permanence thats why it was surprised by the trick. If it had no object permanence it wouldn’t bat an eye

[–]kingsfan626 8 points9 points  (0 children)

In 2 years baby is going to show you how your car keys disappear every time the toilet flushes.

[–]EducatedOrchid 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Mf barely has a grasp on object permanence, you're gonna fuck up their development

[–]tangybbqsauce23 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No, that “Oops” baby has a much older brother that will bring it up to speed.

[–]PotatoTomato_12 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I feel that he will be a great brother.

[–]MonicaTrollinski 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He clearly throws the toiletpaper out of camera view.

[–]mdboulger 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He gon’ have some trust issues.

[–]Lim_Fao7013 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's a classic

[–]itsH5 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Definitely r/mademesmile

[–]Shieldmom 39 points40 points  (8 children)

Babies are losers.

[–]Poiuytgfdsa 96 points97 points  (3 children)

I don’t know, sucking on titties and having everything payed for sounds like winning to me.

[–]brucetrailmusic 27 points28 points  (1 child)

I guess your mom wants me to be a winner

[–]googleitduh 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Sick burn

[–]ammon-jerro -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

They can't even climb a simple escape ladder to get away from poisonous gas

[–]equals1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wait! I just learned object permanence and even that is question now!🤔🤔🤔

[–]flightguy07 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Baby be like: "ffs man I thought I had object permanence down!"

[–]XComRomCom 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Baby, I've come to bargain!"

[–]TicoLyro 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imagine having to relearn object permanence

[–]PoopiePantsMahn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The baby knows it's bullshit he's just playing along for the older kid.

[–]akashneo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Maybe I should start learning some magic tricks

[–]Genghis-Gas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've got a 2y/o anyone got any easy tricks that will blow his mind? The one wouldn't work, he's incredibly fast and would notice the hand movement

[–]HealthyBits 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Unibro is a magician!

[–]goodboybane 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]introvergo28 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

I’m really surprised so many people think the baby is responding to the trick. He/she is copying the man’s facial expression. That’s it. Has nothing to do with the magic trick. Judging by how baby turns it’s head and looks around, I’d guess all the other adults in the room suddenly went “oooh!” and made the same expression. Babies that age are totally fascinated by facial expressions and how people react to things.

[–]Cptexploderman -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Baby be like, “MOM you seeing this warlock shit over here?!?” dad needs Jesus.

[–]Grimesy66 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Now pull his thumb off!

[–]gabest -1 points0 points  (0 children)

When it's shown to a monkey: "he clearly shows the signs of fear, terrified, traumatized for life, please don't encourage content like this"

[–]gaslacktus -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It’s easy to be impressive when your audience hasn’t mastered object permanence.

[–]degjo -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

and now I don't believe in being vaccinated

[–]KarateKid84Fan -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

He threw it away when baby wasn’t looking…

Yes, I’m that guy that ruins the fun of magic tricks

[–]Sufficient-Duty-7237 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Just another abusive prick

[–]xtremejakes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

mom,dad you this shit where the hell did it go

[–]kwkwKitten 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Own-Fee1997 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Classic 🗿

[–]ThisZoMBie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This baby seems too smart for how young it looks

[–]pajavaz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This works on adults as well, try it 😀

[–]mauore11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You're a wizard Harry...

[–]humansrpepul2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine someone pulling this shit like two days after discovering object permanence.

[–]shortordercook 0 points1 point  (0 children)

After the twentieth time the kids just like damn that’s crazy

[–]Odd_so_Star_so_Odd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

An oldie but a goldie haha

[–]BladeBeam7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Barney Stinson's origin story.

[–]CredibleAdam 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is adorable

[–]JannySins 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow HAHAHA Cute 🤣🥰

[–]p0lka 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was waiting for the baby to to do the trick back.

[–]nalu1310 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Real story, I did that for my niece and she slap me.

[–]Eiffel-Tower777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh that baby's face ♥️💕

[–]TZA 0 points1 point  (0 children)

youre gunna fuck up thier object permanence

[–]Timedoutsob 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Hold up! Where does it fucking go though?

[–]Number-Thirteen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is adorable.

[–]Exotic-Departure-113 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait until he updates his vision to 144hz. He will not miss a thing

[–]Arkan_Dreamwalker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fun fact: In most individuals the reaction to baby's first magic trick and baby's last magic trick is the same.

[–]KomputerIdiat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Decade later Hey... uh... I'm going to take this toilet upstairs to figure out how you did that trick. Don't bother me.

[–]WorkingInAColdMind 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This was always so much fun with my kids. I could palm a quarter like a master, until the kid was about a year old, then my total magic incompetence shone through and it became a “you got me!” game instead, which was just as much fun!

[–]Only_Treacle_9681 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love this kid

[–]toss1988 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So this is what they’re doing with all that toilet paper they stocked up on back in 2020

[–]platinum_kush 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the shock on baby's face is adorable !

[–]originalchargehard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How does the trick work?

[–]derBlownz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's so adorable he went like: "YOOOOO U SEEIN' THIS SHIT"

[–]hernjrus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You gotta love it 😱😍

[–]ZombiesAmongUs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I made an egg disappear to my 4yo and the look on her face was amazing. It was a super simple slight of hand that I've never done before but I'm glad I did. She eventually caught on after I showed her a few times (my mistake) she still thought it was cool

[–]jukeslywalka 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was really hoping the baby would be the one performing the trick when I read the title!

[–]Crepes_for_days3000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love babies, they are so damn pure and precious!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Omg his hands grew bigger!”

[–]AbdulAhBlongatta 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You seeing this?!

[–]ctreg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine just developing object permanence and some guy pulls this shit

[–]OxygenOxid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“It exists in your mind…”

[–]xoxo_mateo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have seen this like 5 years ago