In June 2010, Stevens launched the main Vsauce channel on YouTube, which initially contained mostly video game-related content. One of the earliest videos uploaded to the channel was titled "Mario Farts," in which Stevens narrates footage of the game Super Mario Bros. in which the character Mario continuously passes gas (shown below).
In December, the Vsauce2 channel was created, following by Vsauce3 on December 24th. On August 18th, 2012, the channel uploaded a video titled "What If Everyone JUMPED At Once?", which gathered upwards of 23 million views and 38,000 comments over the next five years (shown below, left). In September, educational content became the main Vsauce channel's focus. On February 17th, 2013, Stevens released a video discussing the experience of seeing color. Within four years, the video received more than 18 million views and 64,100 comments (shown below, right).
Social Media Presence
On June 10th, 2010, the Vsauce Facebook page was launched, which received upwards of 522,000 likes over the next seven years. In October 2011, the @Tweetsauce Twitter feed was created. On December 17th, the /r/Vsauce subreddit was launched for discussions about the YouTube channel. On January 4th, 2017, Stevens appeared on the H3 Podcast, over the next two weeks, the video gained over 900,000 views and 9,200 comments.
On January 20th, 2014, YouTuber jacksfilms posted a parody of Vsauce videos, which gained over 3.08 million views and 10,900 comments (shown below, left). On February 15th, the McSteed TV YouTube channel posted an animated parody of Vsauce (shown below, right).
On June 1st, YouTuber VeriSauce uploaded a YouTube Poop-style edit of Vsauce videos (shown below, left). On November 12th, YouTuber Conjecture uploaded a similar Vsauce parody (shown below, right).
"Quizzaciously" is an English word meaning “in a mocking manner.” In September 2015, the word was widely referenced online in response to a Vsauce episode noting its position as a Google search hapax legomenon, a linguistic term for a word that only appears once in a body of text.