BEAKMALLUSION: Free Energy Devices


I’m a fraud. A big, fat, handsome fraud. And it’s only a matter of time before the world catches on. *Door Bell* Now what? Greetings, Captain Disillusion! Ellie! What’re you doing here? New month, new delivery. Got a fresh batch of debunking topics for ya… Right here. Already? Mhm! Come on in… People want you to discuss the moon-landing hoax conspiracy theories. Mythbusters already did that better than I ever could. To give your two cents on the topic of cryptozoology. Do I look like either of the hosts of
Monster Talk? Pff. And to definitively disprove the flat earth hypothesis. Vsauce covered it. I can’t compete with that sexy beard. I’m just an expert on spotting if a
picture of a thing is on top of a picture of another thing! Ellie… have I become superannuated? …Yes? No. I gotta level with you, I don’t really
know what superannuated means. But, I do have one more item you might be interested in. What is it? No one knows. We’re hoping you might be able to figure it out. Has anyone tried the button? *Gasp* *Scream* Fact: The High-Definition Video Image is made up of 2 million 73 thousand 6 hundred pixels! Making me look… a little different. Oh my Holly. It’s you! It’s him! *chuckle* At least I still got my hair. Ellie, this man instilled a love for science in millions of kids! Wow, do you sign stuff? I’m Captain
Disillusion, sir. It’s an honor to meet you! Oh well, y’know it’s always great to meet some fans. Old or young… matte, or glossy… Heh… what century is this, anyway? The 21st!
>>Oh, heh! Hey, y’know, you remind me of one of my lab-assistants, yeah. Josie, yeah… no, no, Phoebe… no, you’re really more of a Liza, yeah. I’m Ellie. Oh, nice to meet ya Ellie! Nice to meet ya
Captain Disillusion. I’m Beakman, and you’ve just broken in to Beakman’s – Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute – this is MY show. I’m a web video debunker. Well, I’m a TV scientist. Well, I’ve got all these kids asking me for scientific explanations of weird videos, and I don’t know nothing about no
science. Well, I’ve never used science to explain
a weird video before. Hold on! I’m getting an idea. You… and I… should team up We’ve got it. Clear your browser cache and save your work… It’s the mash-up of the millenium! Here they are… the valiant vanquisher of VFX, and the irrepressible instigator of scientific inquiry. The two… the only… Captain Disillusion and Beakman! You post em’… we’ll roast em! Let’s DEBUNKULATE! Mr. Flare: Blocked due to a copyright claim by Sony Pictures Television. Jeff Vance from Salem, Oregon, asks, “Dear Captain, you might want to check out some of the free energy devices sometime. Like this one.” Not really a question, Jeff. I’ve seen these. Someone builds a contraption and claims that magnets can make it spin forever and generate unlimited energy. A magnetic engine? Also known as a “perpetual motion machine.” I got this, Beakman. Jeff, if these videos are fake, there’s about a million ways to create
the illusion using mechanical effects. First – IF these videos are fake? Oh captain, my captain… we don’t need to know how a perpetual motion machine was faked to be certain that it was. How can that possibly be? Because such a device is against the law. I knew it! It’s a conspiracy by big oil
to keep free energy technology out of the hands of the public! Wake up, sheeple! No, no, no, no, Ellie… I’m talkin’ about the laws of thermodynamics. If you spin a wheel, by itself, in the vacuum of outer space, it will keep on spinning, at the same speed, forever, because there’s nothing out there to stop it. Zaloom! Perpetual motion. But, if you try to use the wheel to power something else, it won’t work. The first law of thermodynamics tells us that energy, which makes our wheel move, can’t be created or destroyed – only
converted into other forms. If the wheel is attached to a bicycle, the friction on the axle converts the wheel’s kinetic energy into heat. So eventually, when all that energy has
escaped, the wheel will stop. The second law of thermodynamics tells us that this process is a one-way street. It can’t be reversed. Here on Earth, there’s also air resistance and gravity
acting on the wheel. So it’ll stop spinning even sooner – no matter how well-oiled it is. You can’t win. A machine won’t put out more energy than you put in. Worse, you can’t even break even. A machine won’t run forever, unless you keep putting energy into it. Ok, fine, but the people in the videos ARE putting energy into their magnet engines. They’re using magnets. I hate to burst your bubble there, D man, but magnets are not a source of energy. Then, what do you call this? *gasp* I call that a waste of potential. Now, are you tellin’ me that you kids in the 21st century still don’t know how magnets work? Well, it was a trending topic once because of a song, and… I think I bought the song, but… didn’t click on any of the articles. Oh, brother! All the stuff in the universe is made of atoms, each of which has a nucleus with some electrons zippin’ around it. These electrons have what physicists call, “spin”. When a whole bunch of them in neighbouring atoms spin in the same direction, they create a magnetic field. We can get this to happen in some metals, turning them into permanent magnets. Like the ones on your fridge. I don’t know, seems to me like there’s
plenty of energy inside magnets. Well, Captain, as we both know, things are not always as they seem. Observe. Oh, thank you, Ray, heh… lookin’ good!
>>Well, thank you very much!. Opposite poles of two magnets attract. The closer they get to each other, the more the two magnetic fields interact, and potential energy increases. But once they snap together, all the energy dissipates as heat. You have to put in just as much work to pull em’ apart again. What about when the same poles of two magnets repel? It must take energy to push like that. Yeah, but who’s doin’ the pushing, the magnets, or you? Ohhh. That’s nice, Beak, but uh… here’s a “Fast Fact” for ya. Regular, non-perpetual motion motors, have magnets in them. Ah, they do, but not just any magnets – special magnets, that can be turned on, or off, with electricity – called… Electromagnets.
>>Which we already covered in uh… Season 4, episode 13.
>>Of Beakman’s World! So, motors?
>>*gasp* Oh, I know this! Every electric motor has 2 basic parts, the rotor – the thing that rotates – and the stator – the thing that stays still. Both are lined with a combination of permanent and electromagnets. When some of the electromagnets in the stator are turned on, they attract magnets in the rotor, making it turn a little. Then those electromagnets go off, and another set goes on, turning the rotor further. Over and over, the magnets in the rotor chase the magnetic fields in the stator, and the motor shaft spins. Oh, amazing Ellie, how do you know so much about electric motors? I’m saving up for a Tesla. Oh, ah…
>>Tesla is a car now. Huh, fascinating. Wait a minute, I think I just got i! It’s not the magnets that drive the motor, it’s the changing current! As long as you have electromagnets turning on and off on the stator or the rotor, or on both, things’ll move! That’s right! But –
>>But if you have permanent magnets on both sides, the whole contraption will get stuck faster than the clock I filled with mayonnaise that time. Yes, because of –
>>Because of something called, “cogging torque.” Boy, you’re really gettin’ the hang of this. When two magnets are close together, it’s not just their closest poles that are interacting, it’s their magnetic fields as whole. So in a set up like this, the magnets are doing just as much pulling as pushing. Try it for yourself, and you’ll see that instead of spinning fast, the rotor gets stuck whenever the stator
magnet is exactly half-way between each pair of rotor magnets. They lock together like the teeth of two invisible cogs. Which means you’d have to get… creative to make your machine appear to work. For instance, you could put a reed switch in the housing of the fan, to have it activate from proximity to the magnet and power the motor with a button cell. Or, you could connect two button cells directly to the coil in the glue beads on this contraption. Or, you could hide a small, powerful motor and battery in the core of this needlessly large device, then pretend to disassemble it and let gullible observers examine the decorative parts, while your lackey makes sure that no one gets too close to the actual machine. The possibilities for fooling an uninformed audience are endless. So, does this mean magnet engines could never, ever, ever, ever work? Well, it means that they don’t work according to the laws of physics as we understand them today. In the future, we might make new discoveries that change our core assumptions about how the universe works, forcing us to rewrite physics textbooks, and helping us overcome these limitations in a completely new way. But I wouldn’t hold my breath. So, Jeff of Salem, Oregon, that’s the deal with “free energy devices”. Ah, it looks my work is done here. Where are you off to, Beakman? You know, there’s always so much more to learn. Time to explore the world! I hear Mexico is really nice this time of year. Remember, love with your heart,
>>use your head for everything else, see you next time,
>>on Captain Disillusion!

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100 thoughts on “BEAKMALLUSION: Free Energy Devices”

  1. Ryuu Ainaki says:

    …oh my god… oh my god… it's Beakman… it's really Beakman… oh thank you, thank you so damn much, Captain Disillusion… and thank you, Mark Zaloom, for all the hard work you've done. I'll be honest… I always liked you better then Bill Nye.

  2. Travelinmatt76 says:

    I was never into Beakman, it was a little too zany

  3. HELLSING T says:


  4. DaBlackStar says:

    I miss beakmans world so much…it made science fun and interesting as a kid…definetely paved the way for Bill Nye the Science guy

  5. DaBlackStar says:

    Dual layered round magnets…..i have a theory that may work…alll u need is a little push to get it started and a switch to made a reverse magnet slow it down til it stops as an off switch

  6. skuzlebut82 says:

    I remember when I was young, The Learning Channel has Beakmans World on for 24 hours straight. My parents let me stay up all night long and I spent that time swapping out VHS tapes as I recorded every episode.

    I still remember the address to send in questions.

    Beakmans World
    PO Box 30087
    Kansas City, Missouri 64112

  7. Jorge Daniel Sampayo Vargas says:

    Sad, no south pole penguins at the end…

  8. iLx says:

    So far your biggest video. Best of lucks! Love your content 🙋‍♂️

  9. rocamontana says:

    What a homage, a hero pledging allegiance to another hero

  10. Zwordsman says:

    I've never seen this channel before.. But. BEAKMAN. HELL YES. OH HELLL YESSSS.

  11. Bob Pruett says:

    I used to love watching Beakman with my son in the 90's. Bill Nye was always a wannabe.

  12. pokemon guy whoblahblahblah!!!! says:


  13. MRP Media Rebel Productions says:

    how am I just finding this now! OMG this is amazing! Beakman!!!

  14. Sound Trek says:

    This is amazing, why didn't I see this way back when?

  15. David Bitran says:

    I love beakman

  16. SEO Toy Review says:

    Wow, Beakman! What happened to his Rat friend?

  17. tenaxnidor says:

    That was amazing!!!

  18. frankielawless says:

    Beakman is the Man!!!

  19. Joel Thompson says:

    This is the coolest thing. So awesome you got him. Grew up watching him.

  20. wasabio 1 says:

    OMG, Beakman! ( ;u;) My childhood!
    It used to air here in Argentina, and it was one of my favorite shows as a kid…i loved the whacky, zany humour and characters, and touched on many interesting subjects i probably wouldn't have been interested at that age otherwise, but beakman made it so much fun. So nice to see him back after all these years ( ;w;) i think he'd have a field day on youtube, with stuff like free energy hoaxes and so on lol

  21. wasabio 1 says:

    PS: great production, and really in the spirit of the show :') great job!

  22. Aiden Rodriguez says:


  23. Chris Phoenix says:


  24. CapnPicard says:

    I'm a kid again!

  25. guybravo says:

    This made me feel happy to watch. Beakman is the best.

    My only criticism is that your “lack of multiple cameras with quick cuts” really did the poor guy a disservice to his style of performance.

  26. fritz walter says:

    anyone noticed, that the frontwheel makes this Clutch Sound?

  27. Some Asshole says:

    Why does Beak sound like Alf?

  28. Sérgio says:

    OMG! That was awesome! I love Beakman! 😀 😀

  29. Kwame Din Davis says:


  30. J Ray says:

    Go see beakman live

  31. Fiondo says:

    Omg this video was so good 🙂

  32. Frank Bieser says:

    Thanks for this. I've been missing Beakman. Great to see him again (as opposed to that other "science guy" 😉 ).

  33. Frumpy Jones says:

    Holy freaking crap. How have I never known of this channel before? But youtube knows my love of Beakman and I almost passed out when it suggest it to me.
    Now I've subscribed, hit the bell and am in the process of looking all your videos.

    Good job keeping it real for 11 years!

  34. kilgarragh says:

    8:50 what you are describing is a stepper motor, with a standard dc motor its different. and with brusless, it doesent wait for the shaft to come to a full stop, there for keeping momentem for a faster shaft then stepper motors

  35. Arthur Ryan Orilla says:

    When knowledge and nostalgia hit you at the seme time, I love it!!! Wish lester the rat was also there.

  36. Tona Cadena says:

    omg, i love Ellie!

  37. bugoobiga says:

    beakman is to bill nye what science is to seance

  38. laz tej says:

    I love Beakman I grow up watching him as a kid he was like the only person that could show me the facts of science and so much more 🤓😏🙂👍 you’re awesome Beakman and thank you 👍👍

  39. Sinestro Corps says:

    What is this the? Beakman 2000?

  40. jeramylaneholt says:

    All these people with Bill nye the political science guy. Beakman and Mr wizard 4 life.

  41. e-clecticism says:

    No idea who Beakman and Ellie are but another great episode from CD.

  42. Boot Crusher says:

    Is that the real beakman? Paul Zaloom?

  43. NutShells says:

    “I can’t compete with that sexy beard”

  44. tofurki männistö says:

    This is probably my 10th time watching this video and I just realized that Beakman used his last name as an exclamation. 4:55

  45. Fernando Romero says:

    So many memories come to my mind… thank you both for this incredible episode!

  46. Karl Fairburne says:

    holy smokes they got beakman on the show awesome.

  47. Hey! bros, hows goin' my name is PeewwdiEEePiieEEe says:

    I thought I accidentally watch and subscribe in a pay per view channel on youtube

  48. Making Games says:

    I have to come clean, I made one of those perpetual motion machine videos and posted it on a seperate channel… It was a fun afternoon with a friend who happens to be a magician. I actually thought nobody would believe us, but I was surprised to get thousands of views and really strange comments. Even when in the comments some people knew exactly what we were doing, namely feeding energy into it with some slight of hand, others were completely clueless. Now I don´t know who beakman is or what superannuated means, but I thought everybody knew about the first law of thermodynamics. But I found out… maybe we´ve all had it in school, but people don´t remember or don´t care and the internet is full of 12 year olds, who haven´t had it in school yet. So I did what everyone in this situation would do: laugh my head of when I hit 50.000 and tried to make a few bucks with it.
    Now I see the error of my ways, thank you captain for showing me the only true path to happiness: absolute and rigid honesty!

  49. Making Games says:

    I know this is three years ago, but you weren´t superannuated then and you will never be…..
    Because I have decided to become your arch enemy.. Mwoohahaha.. Now for a cool nickname..
    How about Major Illusion? Mwooohahaha, I outrank you now!

  50. John Warner says:

    I loved Beakman's World wen i was a kid. U should make a new show for him or make more special appearances on the show. Anybody else agree with me.

  51. Honky Tonkinson says:

    Probably was too old for the original beakmans world but watched it anyway. Really enjoyed this new video!

  52. Phathom says:

    Why didn't I see this until today?!?! I loved Beakman's world! Having both worlds collide is the best thing ever!

  53. Neth BT says:

    Damn..I used to watch Beakman in 1992 when I was in college using my portable TV with only 2 channels

  54. D Lennon says:


  55. Nio Richardson says:

    It feels like it's a Saturday Morning in the 90's while I watch this, AND I AM NOT DISAPPOINTED. 👏👏👏👏

  56. Mazinger Z says:


  57. WAR Corp. says:

    Free energy!?! Do I hear Electroboom?

  58. Baked Jay420 says:

    i freaking love "Beakman's World" and all other sciencey shows (ex. Bill Nye, Myth Busters)

  59. housevil2 says:

    Wow, what a blast from the past. I watched more Beakman than Bill Nye as a kid so this was especially delightful. It was basically a new episode of Beakman's World, except with CD standing in for the guy in the rat suit.

  60. Shreerang Vaidya says:

    The song Ellie was referring to could have been "shape of you"

  61. BDHO73 says:

    Absolutely brilliant. I’d love to see more with this team.

  62. EXcentriX says:

    Found some recent pictures of "Ellie". Jesus, she's f**king hot.

  63. Dante Diep says:

    Most people just write their fan fictions out, maybe a page at most.

    But our one and only Captain D. made an entire video dedicated to Beakman. God damn, what a man.

  64. Matthew Findley says:

    Crystal Shannon is gorgeous! 💚

  65. Daddy1724 says:

    Ellie with a landing strip

  66. Boshi Yoshi says:

    As someone who grew up watching Beakman's World almost every day, this was absolutely perfect. The sound and visual effects, the slapstick humor, the corny science jokes, the letters and of course the wonderful Paul Zaloom as Beakman himself. You all had such great chemistry together and Ellie did a fantastic job of being a stand-in for Josie/Liza. It really felt like a real episode of Beakman's World. Only thing missing was the sarcastic penguins and a guy in a giant rat suit.

  67. Pixelslick says:

    i feel like i'm meant to be a child watching this, and yet it's still amusing and informative, that's when you know that you've made an excellent show!

  68. disky says:

    This is the greatest thing. Thank you.
    Edit: Zaloom!

  69. Kevin Slater says:

    I do believe this is the greatest thing I've ever seen.

  70. unknown Knife says:

    As of 2019 this is the only one

  71. nirny the furry says:

    Oh my god her gloves are missing there textures oh my god 😫

  72. Srijan Bharati says:

    I love Ellie

  73. strajo _thebajo says:

    Warning Warning* cringe levels exeeding the currently known cringe limits known to humanity (this is not hate I love this chanel it was just so cringy I had to comment)

  74. Jonathan Cardenas says:

    girls cute

  75. A Dogtor says:

    6:00 first time I've seen a blatant cut from one of your vids

  76. FluffieCat27 says:

    If you want to know more about thermodynamics, ted ed explains it in a video.

  77. Wrench is gae says:

    I'm totally stealing Beakman's dance moves.😁

  78. Jordan Hicks says:

    bruh someone alredy made something on why perpetual motion mcahines neverr work
    its cuz god has good anticheat

  79. Hello World says:

    We need giant generators that spin indefinitely in space with some awfully long cables coming down to earth. problem solved. (btw wheres that fat rat?)

  80. Mayuresh Tare says:

    electroboom explains free energy devices better😂😂

  81. Gui Costa says:

    Amazing!!!!!!!! Só much Memories!

  82. Can we get 1000 subs with Some videos says:


  83. jac6995 says:

    Captain D should have been in a rat costume

  84. Joel Vale says:

    Some day in the future these guys will be wrong.

  85. Foot Lettuce says:

    Search up Beakmallusion and the only result you'll see is this video.

  86. Nathan Coffman says:

    This is cringe

  87. Chief 940 says:

    Fanfiction, young school girl walking into a grown man's house.
    It's all coming together.

  88. Lime says:

    “I can’t complete with that sexy beard”.

  89. NGSPC4Life says:

    You just got a sub cause it was just like the actual show and that female did a great job

  90. Sebastian Rueda says:

    I watch this video at least once a week because it makes me smile sooooooooooo much. Thank you a lot for it.

  91. Reagan J says:

    Every second of this video made me inexplicably happy.

  92. Um anônimo legal says:


  93. Dr Usteh says:

    This is the first time I feel jealous while getting excited at the same time! IT'S BEAKMAN! OMG! :'DDD

  94. THE WHITE KNIGHT says:

    Why the fuck so overacting for increase the length of the video , while you can explain the same thing in nearly like 5 minutes

  95. Jack Orozco says:

    Cap, you forgot the penguins

  96. Grant R says:

    Ellie's fuckin bangin bro, ooft.

  97. W0rld says:

    Why are there pauses but perfect outputs and nothing looks cut

  98. Milan Ruzicka says:

    Saul Goodmans brother sure is entertaining

  99. Sergi Medina says:

    Good to see Beakman again!! The complete Beakman's World should be on DVD!!

  100. Ryan Fuxa says:

    How did you find Beakman?!

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