Japan Discovers The Secret Of Unlimited Chocolate

Japan Discovers The Secret Of Unlimited Chocolate

Remove one piece of chocolate from a chocolate bar. Swap two other pieces, and, voilà, you have what sure seems like an endless supply of chocolate.

Of course, it's not. The above GIF, created from this video by YouTube user Mariano Tomatis, shows how the trick appears to result in the same-sized chocolate bar. However, if you look closely, it does get a wee bit smaller. How much smaller? Minus one piece smaller.

If you like that GIF, here's another chocolate baffler:

Japan Discovers The Secret Of Unlimited Chocolate

This GIF recently appeared on 2ch, Japan's largest forum, where it amazed, delighted, and, yes, baffled. Drawings like this were posted to help explain what the hell was going on in the GIF.

Japan Discovers The Secret Of Unlimited Chocolate

There's an easier explanation: Witchcraft.

このgifが不思議でたまらんのだが [2ch]

Top GIF: Mariano Tomatis


    do you mean mathematicians who have been doing this for years and years?

    Dude, are you serious? This is some new "Japan" meme? I remember seeing this stuff in highschool.

      I think the problem here is that the title for the article just needs to be changed to Japan "Discovers" The Secret Of Unlimited Chocolate or better yet 2ch Baffled By Basic Geometry.

      Last edited 09/10/13 8:51 pm

      Ditto. This is very old. Mutton dressed as lamb...

      It started doing the rounds (again) on facebook recently so I imagine that's where he knicked it from.

    You know whats even better than chocolate? Videogames!!!
    Shame there aren't any in this post......

      The sad reality of "Games Journalism".

    See http://www.murderousmaths.co.uk/books/BKMM2xan1.htm

    I loved that book.

    What you need to do now, is get 5x5 grid of $100 notes and repeat the experiment! You'll end up with and extra $100 note.

    I know I'm either preaching to the choir, or otherwise seen as whining for no reason (I know, I shouldn't have clicked, and I shouldn't have read, and why bother comment, just move on). Due to these random posts of irrelevant things staff found whilst surfing the internet, or articles on whatever the latest fad is in Japan/Anywhere in eastern Asia, boob shots, one sentence click through entries, etc, I am seriously trying to find another way to keep up to date with video games news and get decent relevant video games rhetoric.

    For me this is a massive shame, because I really do find the readers and user base of this Kotaku AU to be the most interesting and enlightening aspect of the site and I don't want to give that up. I also find Serrels and the rest of the Aus crew to be relevant and interesting and mostly targeting my interests as a 30 something gamer, but I still feel frustrated enough to seek an alternative. I'm even trying to pull together a Flipbook feed that only has Kotaku AU written articles...

    Brian, why did you make a GIF of the entire video, minus the credits?! Why push that down my network! I seriously saw this video 2 days ago on Facebook, the place I go and tolerate/filter this sort of stuff because it has to exist in the broad spectrum of interests of the acquaintances I have on there.

    Kotaku is first and foremost a video game focused blog, Brian and co, Allure/Gawker, please, please put more quality control over what is published.

    Last edited 09/10/13 9:32 pm

      Is there any way to customise your Kotaku login so you only see articles by certain authors?

        If there is I can't find it.

          Damnit. I hate the shit that most of the non-AU authors submit.

      You love the serious, journalistic side of Kotaku and its user base? Then stomach these articles (and yes, don't click on them of you want to avoid acid reflux). This guy explains very well why you should: http://www.penny-arcade.com/report/article/ad-blocker-the-games-press-and-why-cosplay-galleries-lead-to-better-reporti

      Last edited 10/10/13 9:17 am

        I would happily pay a subscription for a kotaku service if it meant this tabloid behaviour and content did not exist. I don't ad block and I even click some of the ads when targeted towards my sensibilities. Yes I recognise a lot of people don't and I don't believe such behaviour is the only way to pay the bills anymore than I believe DRM is the only way to stop pirates. The question kotaku needs to ask themselves is whether they just want to be a dollar scraping tabloid or a successful and reputable source of gaming news and current affairs.

      The simple thing to do...... just don't open any BAshcraft articles..... I actually broke my own rule by being here now :s

      But really, it does make your head hurt less if you just avoid this bloke.

    I could tell from the title of the article I'd had no interest in it, but every article on this site should be of interest to me so I came here specifically to complain.

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