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  • Prevenge IX
    Prevenge IX 3 жыл бұрын +19486

    I lost a wallet in Japan that had 300 dollars in it. When I got it back all the cash had been folded into cranes.

    • C Luek
      C Luek 2 күн бұрын

      Cranes can only be folded from squares. BOOYA

    • MusicManiacAden
      MusicManiacAden 8 күн бұрын

      @Elijah Soper there is actually origami that is done with dollar bills, and it's a bit more difficult than squares depending on the thing you make with it.

    • sk
      sk 12 күн бұрын

      @A1 A1 more tourists in Kyoto than locals - at least on the touristy avenues. Likely someone from China took it.

    • Ahaan Jayden
      Ahaan Jayden 12 күн бұрын

      Did I ask?

  • Husker
    Husker 10 ай бұрын +1704

    I’m curious how much the results would differ if there had been thousands of dollars in cash, plus gift cards and credit cards. People are honest about $4, but when it’s thousands I bet you might get a different result.
    Edit: Thousands of dollars is probably too extreme. People might return it because they fear repercussions of taking that much money. A few hundred dollars might be the sweet spot. A few hundred dollars isn’t enough to get the law involved and likely isn’t enough for a bad guy to come after you.
    FWIW I’m not suggesting that Mark should’ve done the test risking that much money. I’m simply stating that I believe the results could differ if there was more money in the wallet. I don’t think counterfeit money is a solution because that could easily end up in an innocent person’s hands.

    • FortWhenTeaThyme
      FortWhenTeaThyme 2 күн бұрын

      Sadly this renders most of the data useless. I would think a few hundred is the sweet spot.

    • Ron Moore
      Ron Moore 9 күн бұрын +1

      "People are honest about $4, but when it’s thousands I bet you might get a different result." Exactly.

    • Mridul
      Mridul 15 күн бұрын

      Mr beast should do this

    • Chris L
      Chris L Ай бұрын

      @Rajat Gupta That would depend on how likely they think it is to be caught. That kind of thing would constitute grand theft in the US and typically be a felony.

    • Rajat Gupta
      Rajat Gupta Ай бұрын

      @Elena Asinovskaya They are not 'most' and my comment is self explanatory

  • Richard Weighill
    Richard Weighill  Жыл бұрын +1129

    As a fast food manager in a small town in Alberta, I had several teens irritating me by skateboarding on the lot using the concrete furniture and speed bumps for stunts. I was just about to go and tell them to get lost when one of them came out of the washroom and handed me a wallet he found on top of the urinal. It was intact with credit cards and about $700 cash. Lesson learned.
    When we contacted the wallet owner we discovered that he was visiting Kelowna BC and I was traveling to see my parents the next day in Vernon. 30 minutes north of them. When we met the next day they bought me lunch.

    • la bla
      la bla 29 күн бұрын

      @Brawndo: The Thirst Mutilator You saw it and thats all I need

    • la bla
      la bla 29 күн бұрын

      @Brawndo: The Thirst Mutilator Not making any sense none at all

    • Brawndo: The Thirst Mutilator
      Brawndo: The Thirst Mutilator Ай бұрын

      la bla, Thanks for noticing my prodigious skills 😃
      (too bad KZclip made your comment invisible and no one else can see it)

    • The Devils Advocate
      The Devils Advocate 3 ай бұрын

      Skateboarding is better than loitering. When kids loiter it's almost always bad.

  • BigMoneyPile
    BigMoneyPile 7 ай бұрын +434

    I will never forget when I lived in Chicago, i dropped my wallet on the westside, which is know to be a sketchy neighborhood. It was full of cash and credit cards. The person who found it called all the numbers I had written down on peices of paper(which was probably awkward cause who knows who's numbers I had) and then finally got ahold of someone( I think it was my mom)who called me and told me someone found my wallet. They drove all the way out my house to deliver it (on the northwest side) and wouldn't even accept a reward. I offered them all the cash that was in it and they wouldn't even accept it. I still to this day cant believe that happend in the city of Chicago

    • Magick1969
      Magick1969 Ай бұрын

      This is a great story

    • Chris L
      Chris L Ай бұрын

      @veryslyfox If they had the wallet, they didn't need the trick. They already had the information necessary to rob it. And chances are that that house wasn't that much more wealthy than the others in the neighborhood.

    • Chris L
      Chris L Ай бұрын

      @Jay Peterson If what they're doing is sufficiently bad, it doesn't even take very many.

    • Hamza Rizvancevic
      Hamza Rizvancevic Ай бұрын

      Robin Hood never stole from the people

  • Jenny Wolswinkel
    Jenny Wolswinkel  Жыл бұрын +141

    When you find a lost wallet or purse, you hold a person's life story in your hand. Becoming a part of that story by returning or handing in the wallet, is a little adventure. In my experience, the excitement is what I remember rather than a sense of duty. Also, having experienced the relief of a returned wallet, it is a wonderful thing to be able to give that feeling to another person.

    • veryslyfox
      veryslyfox 3 ай бұрын

      Such a beautifully poetic explanation. I once found a wallet in the dressing room of the department store. I didn't want their life story in my hands... just the valuable stuff inside the wallet. Finders keepers, losers weepers. ^_^

  • edwan camille
    edwan camille 6 ай бұрын +75

    I love it how every time something happens to mark he makes it into a whole science project like his wallet or when a scammer stole his package lmao he’s honestly the biggest drama queen and I’m here for it

  • C-Tag
    C-Tag 4 жыл бұрын +51037

    Drops 69 wallets in canada gets
    420 wallets back

    • Reee
      Reee 11 күн бұрын

      Ppl calling in to donate their own wallets 😂😂😂

    • Chris L
      Chris L Ай бұрын

      Yes and over a thousand apologies for the wallets being dropped in the first place.

    • joo02
      joo02 Ай бұрын

      Had wallet in car locked in a bag with 10 zippers. The money was stolen in a park where tourists visit. $5000 in USD. Canada is worst

    • ProGamer98
      ProGamer98 2 ай бұрын


    • Felix's eggo waffles 🧇
      Felix's eggo waffles 🧇 2 ай бұрын

      as a canadian, i can confirm

  • Michael Roslyak
    Michael Roslyak 3 ай бұрын +106

    My parents once told me that in their time in Ukraine if you see a wallet on a sidewalk, you should probably leave it because there are criminals who would drop an empty wallet and once a victim picks it up, they would come and demand the money that the wallet didn't have.

    • Reee
      Reee 11 күн бұрын +1

      @Tok Tik j.p.q. ppl literally do that on the strip. Dress in costumes, offer to take pictures, then aggressively ask for payment afterwards.

    • Tok Tik j.p.q.
      Tok Tik j.p.q. 20 күн бұрын

      Sad so

    • Gerard O'Byrne
      Gerard O'Byrne 26 күн бұрын +2

      So sad.

    • El duck
      El duck 2 ай бұрын +3

      @Tok Tik j.p.q. brah

    • Tok Tik j.p.q.
      Tok Tik j.p.q. 2 ай бұрын +3

      @Mahad khan brah

  • Kym's Picks
    Kym's Picks  Жыл бұрын +72

    I'm glad there's more honest people than expected. I couldn't live with myself if I didn't return someone's possessions the way it was found. I always think of it happening to me and how I hope if I lost my wallet/belongings someone would be willing to return it to me.

  • Victor Colin
    Victor Colin 9 ай бұрын +16

    I lost my wallet in Tokyo with about 200,000 yen, next day a Japanese friend helped me out calling the restaurant we were the night before and they claim to have it; that night I picked it up with the whole money in. Making this experiment in Japan would be very interesting.

    • paranoidandroid
      paranoidandroid 6 ай бұрын +3

      There's a video where a guy drops the same wallet 50 times around Tokyo and it was returned intact 100%. 🇯🇵

  • Greeny Playz
    Greeny Playz 6 ай бұрын +13

    Rest in peace Grant, you are an amazing person for the science fans and all aswell.

  • Kevin McCann
    Kevin McCann 3 ай бұрын +235

    lol Another funny story I sat next to a young guy on a plane and we chatted and gave him my business card. He lost his wallet on his trip and someone called me. I said let me see if I can help. I remembered our conversation and remembered what he said about his Dad. I looked up that info and found his Dad on LinkedIn and sent him a note to have his son call the guy who had his wallet. Wallet was returned and I was pretty proud of myself for remembering in depth our conversation.

    • Prakhar Vatsa
      Prakhar Vatsa Ай бұрын


    • random person
      random person Ай бұрын

      @Konglomerat Maybe the text layout gives out an illusion of the text having more lines because they might be on a phone, which would make the text automatically try and fit into the screen 🤔 For example if you had a wide screen and had a text editor in fullscreen, 5 lines of text on a phone would look like 1 line of text on a wide screen

    • Man.I.Literally.Failed!
      Man.I.Literally.Failed! 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Konglomerat I doubt it

    • Konglomerat
      Konglomerat 2 ай бұрын +20

      @Abigail Anderson Too long of a comment? Do you have an attention span of 2 seconds? Tf? it's a short wholesome story. Hardly even 1 paragraph. Certainly you're joking.

  • leonardodavinny
    leonardodavinny 3 жыл бұрын +32705

    Drop your messy wallet in Japan, get it back cleaner with all the bills flattened, crisp, and arranged according to worth.

    • Minmeiso
      Minmeiso  22 күн бұрын

      Exactly ❤

    • 9/11 was an inside job
      9/11 was an inside job 26 күн бұрын

      In some places, you drop your guard for 5 seconds and the wallet, watch, necklace, earrings all disappear

    • Moseeplo
      Moseeplo Ай бұрын

      @Chris L When did finding something become a felony? If you find something, you are under no obligation to turn it in. How do you prove found money is yours? How is keeping a large amount of found money a felony? What law is or has been broken?

    • Chris L
      Chris L Ай бұрын

      @Moseeplo I've heard about that happening around here where somebody finds a wallet with that kind of cash in it and turns it in to the closest lost and found box for return to the owner. Also, keep in mind that keeping that amount of money would constitute a felony if the cops caught the party that kept the money.

    • Chris L
      Chris L Ай бұрын

      In China pick pockets are considerate enough to leave the wallet where you're likely to find it. Which is both completely foreign and creepy AF. It implies that after pinching the wallent, trying the ATM cards at the nearest ATM, they still knew where to find my traveling companion to leave the wallet sitting next to the sidewalk where somehow I saw it.

  • Eric
    Eric 9 ай бұрын +46

    Few years back when I was traveling in Salt Lake City I lost my wallet and in the process of backtracking I went to different stores l had been. The people literally got on their hands and knees to try to find my wallet, it blows my mind to this day.

    • Eric
      Eric 6 ай бұрын

      @Boeie Geurt turns out my wallet was back in the hotel room.

    • CBP&J
      CBP&J 6 ай бұрын

      Don't listen to the haters! There are nice people everywhere, but is Salt Lake we just aren't shy about it.

    • Vaszty Vault
      Vaszty Vault 7 ай бұрын +1

      @Boeie Geurt they definitely took his wallet 😭😭😭

    • Boeie Geurt
      Boeie Geurt 8 ай бұрын +3

      They were either honest people or they were the ones who took your wallet and they made you believe to this day that they are innocent by helping you look for it. You never know, your story reminds me of those killers who help search for a "missing" woman/child..

  • PoshMurder
    PoshMurder  Жыл бұрын +118

    I lost my wallet here in London (outer London, far from central), and gave up on finding it since you only really hear about robberies and such.
    To my surprise I got a letter, saying that someone handed it into my local police station. Absolutely nothing was taken from it, but by that time I already cancelled my cards and issued new ones!
    That was rather surprising.

  • Preppy Pooper
    Preppy Pooper 5 ай бұрын +10

    As someone who lives in Oregon and has been to Portland I was extremely shocked at how many were returned considering almost every store has their windows boarded up (not an exaggeration)

    • _
      _ 10 күн бұрын

      A small percentage of the population causes a lot of chaos

  • StealingYourBones
    StealingYourBones 10 ай бұрын +29

    I once found a wallet on a sidewalk. When I picked it up I was very puzzled because the wallet was absolutely filled with local saver cards. In every single card holder there was a different savers card and a few in the actual wallet part as well. I just dropped it off at the nearest house but it still puzzles me to this day that someone lost a wallet that was specifically for saver cards.

    • womanonabicycle
      womanonabicycle 3 ай бұрын +1

      @StealingYourBones There will have been a severe couponer in a local supermarket crying and having to pay £111.23 for a shop worth £111.23...

    • StealingYourBones
      StealingYourBones 9 ай бұрын +2

      @arbj true. I did what I could but there was no form of identification so I really couldn’t do much

    • arbj
      arbj 9 ай бұрын +2

      That didn’t save the wallet from being lost though…

  • Jake Aaron
    Jake Aaron 3 ай бұрын +61

    I always drop wallets in mail dropboxes. It's nice to know that actually works.

    • Jake Aaron
      Jake Aaron Ай бұрын

      @Nick C more than you would think.

    • Nick C
      Nick C Ай бұрын

      Lol how many wallets are you finding

  • DisappointmentsAnd Disgrace
    DisappointmentsAnd Disgrace 3 жыл бұрын +3599

    This man turned "Social Experiments" back into Social Experiments.

    • I Identify As Non-Retarded
      I Identify As Non-Retarded 2 ай бұрын


    • Cássio Lins
      Cássio Lins 6 ай бұрын

      @Pi Tech Actually this kind of study has been done before, and with more money the return rate actually went up!

    • Wooargh
      Wooargh 6 ай бұрын

      @Just Another Comment I did study it at university. I have a major in Psychology. That particular experiment has been replicated many, many times.

    • Jan Erin -
      Jan Erin - 6 ай бұрын +2

      remember that mark said the purpose of the philippine bills was to give the illusion of a chunky wallet despite the Philippine bills + the american bills only amount to 4 dollars. It should be enough to give the person of malicious intent to take the wallet and never return it.

    • Wooargh
      Wooargh 10 ай бұрын

      And if you really want to know how wonderful human beings are look up the Milgram Experiment.

  • Stephanie Seitz
    Stephanie Seitz 11 ай бұрын +48

    Chicago checks out, I lost my wallet on a train when I was in college and didn't even realize it until I got a call from the lost and found at the station. Someone had turned it in, no money missing or cards or anything! I was surprised but sooo grateful as a broke college kid!

    • TheTimeLapseGuy
      TheTimeLapseGuy 9 ай бұрын

      @Joshua Mahalek well was your phone number inside?

    • Joshua Mahalek
      Joshua Mahalek 10 ай бұрын +2

      I lost mine at a convention in Rosemont. Never saw it again

  • Mindscream
    Mindscream  Жыл бұрын +24

    I was on a motorcycle adventure and lost my wallet in the middle of nowhere. Someone took the effort to drop my wallet at my home 300 miles away. That's dedication

  • Beckett Kenny
    Beckett Kenny 2 ай бұрын +4

    Not surprised at all that Chicago had a 100% return rate! One of my fav things about living here is that you get the perks of the big city, but with a feeling of genuine midwestern kindness and community! ❤️ Chicago’s the best

    • Reee
      Reee 11 күн бұрын

      Do you feel safe generally? Like if you mind your own business I mean lol

  • Ari Woodward
    Ari Woodward 10 ай бұрын +56

    I would like to see this same test done again to see if this changes over time or if people keep the city about the same

  • jeremywhite92
    jeremywhite92 5 ай бұрын +4

    I love the story of the convenience store owner who couldn't get the wallet stolen!

  • Maezar Animations
    Maezar Animations 3 жыл бұрын +18935

    Imagine someone not returning it and then seeing this video

    • Woozy
      Woozy Ай бұрын +1

      "Hi I'm John Quinones, I'm just wondering why didn't yo-"

    • james5024
      james5024 3 ай бұрын


    • blackfalcon1324
      blackfalcon1324 3 ай бұрын

      @ex Lightning Not having any money could just be down to someone finding the wallet, looting it and leaving it behind.

    • blackfalcon1324
      blackfalcon1324 3 ай бұрын

      Imagine thinking they got 200 bucks just to learn they cant even buy a starbucks.

    • Harsh Sahu
      Harsh Sahu 3 ай бұрын

      C'est moi 🥺

  • Dortchskii
    Dortchskii  Жыл бұрын +13

    That’s really cool. Glad to see that I experienced an outlier. Case. I’ve only lost my wallet once, and unfortunately it was empty of the 200 dollars I had and needed for food. Luckily I have family and friends that were more than willing to make sure I was taken care of.

  • The View From Here
    The View From Here 10 ай бұрын +3

    Coming from Iowa, I was excited to see how well we fared, knowing that Iowa is a pretty honest place. So watching you call out Nashua, IDAHO, was such a head-shaker. We don't get no respect, even when we deserve it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    • IANovace
      IANovace 10 ай бұрын +2

      Agree. They still think we make Potatoes out here. smh

  • alex
    alex Ай бұрын

    Can you imagine the confusion the disneyland security guy had when he realized that two identical wallets were turned in with all the same very specific things in them. That would be so strange, like a weird glitch or whatever lol

  • IconicAnemone
    IconicAnemone 10 ай бұрын +7

    If you think about it, there could have been a number of people who saw the wallet and just walked by. Mark didn’t include those numbers from the videos seen of the wallet, but i would love to see those data points

  • Bill Stretch
    Bill Stretch 9 ай бұрын +4

    What is really more sad, is that when you return a lost item the person doesn't even thank you!

  • Kamjorsh
    Kamjorsh 3 жыл бұрын +3691

    As a Canadian I can confirm that If you drop a wallet you will get 2 wallets back

    • Bo
      Bo  Жыл бұрын

      Are u guys still alive

    • Cowatude
      Cowatude  Жыл бұрын

      @OMAAMO nono, as a Canadian i can confirm Canada does not exist... wait nvm

    • Payton Hein
      Payton Hein  Жыл бұрын +1

      As a Canadian, I can confirm Canada is awesome

    • Vanilla The Hamster
      Vanilla The Hamster  Жыл бұрын

      he didnt try toronto dang

    • George Case
      George Case  Жыл бұрын

      I moved to Canada 10 yrs ago. I find it weird here because I have had things stolen from me very often (gyms, car broken into etc.) which I haven't experienced in any other countries, yet I have lost wallets and phones on many occasions and always had them returned.

  • SirWilliamSquireVonDutchMire
    SirWilliamSquireVonDutchMire 11 ай бұрын +19

    I've been to almost every state and spent a lot of time in many of the cities around the United States and the people in Salt Lake City are definitely the nicest.

    • Zach Gaming Reactions
      Zach Gaming Reactions 7 ай бұрын +1

      Have you been to Flint Michigan and if you have were people nice there? Just curious because of the crime that goes on there and if it affects the citizens too.

  • Martyns
    Martyns 2 ай бұрын

    I love the factors you took into consideration while carrying out this experiment. Very practical and likely to yield an accurate result (unbiased). Great job👍

  • Tyler V
    Tyler V 10 ай бұрын +18

    5:34 As an Iowan the number of times people mix up Iowa and Idaho still continues to suprises me.

  • DConstructiveCritic
    DConstructiveCritic 6 ай бұрын +5

    What a great message. You are an amazing human being Mark Rober.

  • MormonDude
    MormonDude 2 ай бұрын

    I remember one time some one lost their wallet in the place I work at and there was almost $400 in there.
    Needless to say they were really happy about getting it back.

  • Knight's Armory
    Knight's Armory 3 жыл бұрын +1581

    I found a ladies purse in a cart in the Walmart parking lot one time. She cried when I returned it to her home.

    • Andrew Grant
      Andrew Grant  Жыл бұрын

      Well done you. Respect.

    • Elizabeth Haralson
      Elizabeth Haralson  Жыл бұрын

      I found a ladies purse in a cart at Kroger where I work. Keys,wallet, phone everything, along with abandoned groceries. She never
      came back. WIERD.

    • galaxy_high
      galaxy_high  Жыл бұрын

      @Garrett Johnsen omg one time I accidentally gave the customer my server book (I used an old check presenter) instead of their check, and the bastards took all the cash I had... a lot of that money goes to the restaurant at the end of the night it’s not exclusively tips it’s more like a cash register. I was devastated.

    • Nexus
      Nexus  Жыл бұрын


    • Harcix
      Harcix 2 жыл бұрын

      What did you do to her?

  • Fhloston Paraphrase
    Fhloston Paraphrase Ай бұрын

    This takes me back to when I had a summer job as a janitor at a small mall. Someone found a wallet and handed it in to me.
    There was ID in it, searched the lady up and found out that she lived close by, less than 1 km, and since I didn't have a particularly busy day, I decided to use my remaining 40 mins to go and deliver it.
    Upon arrival it turned out to be a retirement home of some sort and I was greeted by a very skeptical nurse/handler at the door (why are you here?), but when I explained it, she let me in and I had to witness her leaving the wallet on the owners night stand (she was still out).
    Turns out...the owner was somewhat demented (or at least cognitively weakened), she probably didn't know her wallet was even missing 😛
    Hopefully this doesn't come out as bragging, but if you turn something in and don't get a big thank you...there might be reasons you're not aware of.

  • John Mazmanian
    John Mazmanian 11 ай бұрын +1

    Mark I love the effort and thought you put into your channel you make a content, thank you!

  • CaptainC
    CaptainC Күн бұрын

    I lost my wallet that my gf gave to me in SF at a club and it was actually returned a week later! So happy. Not even about the money in the wallet, but rather the actual wallet can't even be bought anymore and has a lot of sentimental value to me

  • The Dark Narrator
    The Dark Narrator 11 ай бұрын +9

    Anytime I ever lost money I genuinely prayed someone that needed it found it and used it however they needed to make it another day

  • Rusty Shackleford
    Rusty Shackleford 7 ай бұрын +6

    I lost a wallet with 1300 cash in it at a huge music festival. Few hours later collected it from the lost in found with nothing missing. Faith in humanity restored.

  • grap
    grap 2 жыл бұрын +1186

    Mark: "So age doesn't really affect their honesty."
    Toddlers: *"Incase you haven't noticed, you've fallen right into my trap."*

    • Oinves76
      Oinves76 2 жыл бұрын

      ItsMeDaijahRBLX because, you’re yourself?

    • Google was my idea
      Google was my idea 2 жыл бұрын

      Peeling Bananas I do.

    • Oinves76
      Oinves76 2 жыл бұрын

      ItsMeDaijahRBLX Also nobody cares

    • Oinves76
      Oinves76 2 жыл бұрын

      ItsMeDaijahRBLX *LIKE**

    • Google was my idea
      Google was my idea 2 жыл бұрын

      I was the 999th comment

  • David Jia
    David Jia  Жыл бұрын +3

    Huge props for sharing that CGP Grey video! It's super insightful! Anyone who hasn't watched it yet really should!

  • Joseph Bullough
    Joseph Bullough 6 ай бұрын +1

    A number of years ago I lost my wallet and it was returned several months later with more cash than I'd originally had, as well as several gift cards. My guess is the wallet was found by someone who kept the wallet and began using it, then lost it themselves (the return was anonymous). Replacing credit cards, I.D.s, etc., was the worst part of the experience.

  • Cedric Monson
    Cedric Monson 8 күн бұрын

    Mark you should retry this study in all the same cities to compare progress or decline, also you should do a second larger study with even more wallets and maybe even some variation to said wallets.

  • Andi K
    Andi K 10 ай бұрын +56

    Love the idea, some people might not have returned because it was just $6 bucks and in the digital age every picture can be reprinted. Do the test again with $100 in it and see what happens.

    • Sharkie
      Sharkie 7 ай бұрын

      @Emsyaz He has 22,300,00 subscribers and works with mrbeast and used to work for NASA lol

    • Sarah Gubler
      Sarah Gubler 9 ай бұрын

      @Emsyaz collab with mrbeast anyone?

    • Daniel G
      Daniel G 9 ай бұрын +3

      @Morning Lift What engineers are you talking about? For most engineers around 100k a year is the average.

    • Mm Fresh Meat
      Mm Fresh Meat 10 ай бұрын +2

      @Morning Lift i guess, but the guy worked at nasa you can imagine he has a big salary (who else can say they worked at nasa on their resume??)

    • Morning Lift
      Morning Lift 10 ай бұрын +5

      ​@Mm Fresh Meat Actually, engineers do not make a lot. They make a decent wage but unless they have a startup, engineering is an unappreciated profession. They have a huge beneficial impact on our society but make a little more than teachers. This is sad but true.

  • John Joel
    John Joel Ай бұрын

    Great video like always, thank you. Learned something new, find a wallet, drop it in a mailbox. I work for public safety, found a wallet once, tried to return if and the person had the police come and get it. Talk about crazy. Next time I’ll just throw it in the mail box, won’t bother to figure anything out.. Thank you for the knowledge gained.

  • Claudiu
    Claudiu 2 жыл бұрын +3260

    When I was a child i found a wallet. A lot of cards but no money. I supposed that someone took the money and left the wallet. I took it and walked like half the city(a small city) to find the owner(i didn't know where is the exact adress). When i found it i gave them and tell them where i found it. I didn't expect rewards like money, just a thanks. That old lady accused me that i took the money. I felt bad.
    Anyway that's the story how I started robbing people.

  • Graeme Ballantyne
    Graeme Ballantyne 9 ай бұрын +2

    It would be very interesting to see this experiment repeated in the UK, and if there are differences between English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish levels of honesty. Also if there's a correlation between honesty and small towns and villages. In fact this study is about more than honesty, because if someone returned a wallet with a note saying "I'm sorry but I was desperate, and I took the money to buy food", in a way it would make that person even more honest and community minded. Great video, and your comment about social media creating a skewed mindset is spot on.

    • Professor Sogol
      Professor Sogol 3 ай бұрын

      Paddy was a XXXXX
      Paddy was a thief
      Paddy came to my house
      And stole a side of beef

  • Eva
    Eva  Жыл бұрын +16

    The study was very well done and it was very informative, it was great that you took the time and effort to take so many different factors into consideration. However, I know it's just for a video, but the sample is too little so the results don't seem conclusive, 10 wallets per city is not enough knowing how many statistic variables were considered. Also it's not safe, but if this was done with more money probably the results would have been different

  • You
    You 3 ай бұрын +6

    I lost so many things in Japan and I always got everything returned to me. One time I dropped a Suica card (like a prepaid credit card with $100 in it) at a trade show with thousands of people and it was still returned to me after. I was so shocked. Thank you most Japanese people for being so honest and empathetic.

  • Benjamin Kemper
    Benjamin Kemper  Жыл бұрын

    I actually am surprised it wasnt more returned. I wonder if more people returned multiple similar wallets to security or police than you realized and they didnt bother to play along. I know some questionable characters and I'd be hard pressed to imagine nearly any of them not being able to empathize with a lost wallet.

  • reuniteireland
    reuniteireland 3 ай бұрын +68

    I agree that the amount of money should have been a bit higher since such a low amount of money (much of it in a foreign currency) wouldn't tempt most people. It is easy to be moral when you have very very little to gain from it. If it was say 20 dollars or 100 dollars you may have gotten different results. It is also hard to generalize and say a certain city is more or less honest because it really comes down to the individuals in that city that found the wallet. That being said I am going to put my phone number in my wallet and the tip about taking it the post office is clutch.

  • Diana Rios
    Diana Rios 3 жыл бұрын +1484

    I like how he put Disneyland as a “state” 😂

    • thegiantjj
      thegiantjj 3 ай бұрын


    • Potato Addict
      Potato Addict 5 ай бұрын

      @ROBO KING While Disney Land is a big property in California (500acres), Disney World in Orlando Florida is WAY WAY larger (25,000acres). Basically you could fit 50 Disney Lands inside of Disney World or you could fit one Manhattan Island NY (34sq miles=approx21,000acres) and 7 Disney Lands. In fact Disney World is almost half the size of Orlando (119sq miles=approx75,000acres) which is impressive since Orlando is the 3rd largest city in Florida and the 23rd largest metropolitan city in the United States!

    • Vwerlg
      Vwerlg 2 жыл бұрын

      @Long school does not tell you that Disneyland is a state

    • Angela
      Angela 2 жыл бұрын

      A state of happiness is given! 🤣
      Edit: woops didnt realise @ayomau already said that. Great minds think alike

    • Calvin
      Calvin 2 жыл бұрын

      Listen, it isn't about Disneyland being a state, it is about being in the Disneyland state of mind.

  • Gavin Kitchen
    Gavin Kitchen 6 ай бұрын +1

    Absolutely brilliant Mark. I lost my wallet on last Monday & I'm absolutely traumatised. I have no idea how I'm going to get all my ID back.
    It took me 6 Months to get my last Photo ID. Now I have to go through that process again. I have absolutely no idea how I can get my important ID back, especially Photo. So yes I'm traumatised.
    So thank you for this experiment.

  • Guto Pereira
    Guto Pereira 9 ай бұрын +1

    would love to see this being tested in other countries

  • April N
    April N 6 ай бұрын

    I love this experiment! I once had my wallet stolen out of my driveway. It fell out of my purse when getting out of my car. I had just cashed a tax refund so it was really devastating. It also was super disheartening that it likely was a neighbor.

  • Yassin Eldeeb
    Yassin Eldeeb  Жыл бұрын +1

    I think the cash amount plays a very important rule in this type of science experiment, cause if the wallet had like 500$ the chances would be much lower that it can be returned.

    BLAYZNU 2 жыл бұрын +2147

    I left my wallet on a bar in Ceasar’s Palace in Vegas. Dude literally chased me down to give it to me. I was pleasantly surprised.

    • *💚PrincessOPD💚mando nomadic maverick ford truck UT
      *💚PrincessOPD💚mando nomadic maverick ford truck UT  Жыл бұрын

      Same. Thanks! Josey Wales, from Josey Wales’ Truck Pulls. Logan Utah … aka “Karenville” Utah 😘 👑🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈. 🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂

    • The DolphinGirl
      The DolphinGirl  Жыл бұрын

      I was just in there for vacation on Christmas yesterday…

    • xSlayz
      xSlayz  Жыл бұрын

      I WANNA SHAKE YOUR HAND type guy.??

    • Itismethatguy
      Itismethatguy  Жыл бұрын

      Kinda normal in Pakistan

    • RoyalAza
      RoyalAza  Жыл бұрын +3

      My dad lost his wallet and the dude who stole it started using and putting money into the opal card lmao

  • Andrew Martin
    Andrew Martin 11 ай бұрын +41

    For reference, there is about 180 wallets at 0:13. A cheap one could be about $10 a piece, so Mark spent around 1800 on the wallets alone!

    • Rich Childs
      Rich Childs 6 ай бұрын

      @Gordon Ramsey Arrreee you going the mall after class?

    • whyisblue923taken
      whyisblue923taken 6 ай бұрын +1

      @Lord Everybody Arrr, matey.

    • Dave Cooke
      Dave Cooke 6 ай бұрын +1

      Mark is LOADED. Don't worry about him. He could have put $100 in each of those wallets and not felt it.

    • Gordon Ramsey
      Gordon Ramsey 7 ай бұрын +1

      @Rich Childs Are

    • Linda Ashbrook
      Linda Ashbrook 8 ай бұрын

      Plus shipping costs to all of the cities to be dispersed.

  • Dvasa Vertik
    Dvasa Vertik 11 ай бұрын +5

    I lost my wallet on the bus once with a single coin (¢1) and my student ID in it. A guy drove to the other side of the town to return it with the ID but the ¢1 was gone. Someone already found the wallet, took the ¢1 but not my ID, dropped it and another guy found it and returned it to me. He didn't even accept the reward I offered him for his troubles. This shows how different people are. Replacing that ID would've cost me $30 and a lengthy trip to city hall.
    Thanks guy with the Mercedes!

    • arbj
      arbj 9 ай бұрын +1

      Identity theft is a more serious crime I think, could be one reason why you didn’t loose the ID card. Similarly Laws are more strict for car thefts than say bicycle theft, so car theft is less common , whereas bicycle theft is endemic…

  • meg s
    meg s 2 ай бұрын

    Love what your doing Mark!

  • Joshua Patrick
    Joshua Patrick Ай бұрын +1

    I have a cool lost wallet story. It involved a rival high school band director letting me use an instrument for district honor band and a few years later me finding that exact person’s wallet in a Walmart buggy. What are the odds. Thanks Mr Square!

  • Janet Abbot
    Janet Abbot 6 ай бұрын +12

    It’s unfortunate that Disneyland had to be dropped as a data point. A few years back, my eldest kid lost her wallet on a trolley at Disneyland, and was very sad (the wallet had sentimental value as well as cards/licenses that would be a pain to replace). The next week, the wallet (and everything inside) showed up in a USPS Priority box, send by Disneyland staff. I’m not a huge fan of Disney, but I was seriously impressed.

    • Reee
      Reee 11 күн бұрын

      @Grip It & Rip It exactly what I said. As they should for how much money they make off of each family.

    • Reee
      Reee 11 күн бұрын

      It’s honestly the least they could do lmao.

    • Grip It & Rip It
      Grip It & Rip It Ай бұрын

      They probably felt bad after the outrageous prices they had already ripped you off for. Those parks re full of crime. But they had their own PD, so the stats are never made public.

  • Caelyn Ouellette
    Caelyn Ouellette  Жыл бұрын +6810

    Person: "Did you lose your wallet by any chance?"
    Mark: "Tell me EVERYTHING about you"
    Person: "Wait, what?"

  • piggy pop
    piggy pop 10 ай бұрын +1

    Not only can mark engineer, but he can edit one heck of a video

  • Peri JT
    Peri JT 3 ай бұрын

    Do it for different countries! This would be really interesting to see how this changes over the world.

  • Mr. Omaro
    Mr. Omaro 9 ай бұрын +10

    When i saw him i freezed, almost thought he is alive , now after i realized its more than 4 years ago , my heart melts
    RIP grant TKOR

  • IrishSkyeOMalley
    IrishSkyeOMalley 8 ай бұрын

    I had no idea you could drop a found wallet in the mailbox and the post office will return it to owner! Thanks for that tip.

  • Elizabeth Diaz
    Elizabeth Diaz 6 ай бұрын

    You inspired me sooo much. Cause just yesterday my parents found a lost wallet at a rodeo and I remembered this video and put the lost wallet in my mailbox!

  • Cal T
    Cal T 4 жыл бұрын +1108

    Mark rober is like the dude perfect of science, he doesn’t upload often but when he does you know it is gonna be good. 👍 keep going Mark you inspire us all to like learning and science.😃

    • KweenIduna (Ashley)
      KweenIduna (Ashley) 10 ай бұрын

      @Tim Strömberg dude perfect and mark rober are two of my faves, so i take that as a no to me

    • Nikita Susidko
      Nikita Susidko 4 жыл бұрын +1

      what did you just say that made no scene

    • Ethan Ray
      Ethan Ray 4 жыл бұрын

      I'd like learning a lot more if it wasn't the end of the world when you got a bad grade

    • Growing up together Together
      Growing up together Together 4 жыл бұрын

      i was the 666 like

  • Logan Langlois
    Logan Langlois  Жыл бұрын

    I once lost my wallet while in highschool and the next day was told it was returned to the school for me. I had about 40 bucks in there but no money when it was returned. I was definitely more relieved to just have the wallet back even though that was a ton of money for me at the time.

  • Martin
    Martin  Жыл бұрын

    Faith in humanity partially restored. Not having my last two stolen/lost wallets returned feels less agonizing now.

  • Krod Mandoon
    Krod Mandoon 6 ай бұрын

    You just gave me back a small amount of faith in humanity! Thanks Mark!

  • Ryan McClung
    Ryan McClung 10 ай бұрын

    Out of curiosity, did you also collect data on how many people picked up the wallets and then put them back down?

  • Sorion
    Sorion 6 ай бұрын

    The only time I lost wallet was when I lived in Chicago and nobody returned it to me.
    It had maybe $50, my student IDs, driver's license, and credit cards.
    It was a pain in the butt to get all those reissued.
    Such an irony that the test showed the total opposite of what I experienced.

  • Jay S
    Jay S 4 жыл бұрын +751

    I can't stop laughing imaging the security guards confusion when he kept getting identical wallets xD

    • Rich Smith
      Rich Smith 4 жыл бұрын +40

      "Because Disney hates science 😂"

  • Elijah Steward
    Elijah Steward 2 ай бұрын

    Anytime something bad happens to mark he just makes the world better😊

  • MuddyBob 650
    MuddyBob 650 3 ай бұрын +27

    Well done, Detroit. Really shared your true character on this one...

    • Sonia Vining
      Sonia Vining 14 күн бұрын

      I'm torn here, MuddyBob. Can't decide if I should point out the fact that not one city in Ohio was worth testing, or being shocked that you know how to use the Internet.

  • Journey With Nora
    Journey With Nora 3 ай бұрын +2

    😭 I needed to see this thank you. I'm someone of objective metrics and this really helped restore my faith in people.

  • Drydin
    Drydin 3 ай бұрын +14

    Vegas being high on the list doesn't surprise me at all. Worked in Casino industry half my life myself and co-workers found many a phone , wallet , purse etc. everyone turned into security.

  • Ember A
    Ember A 9 ай бұрын

    Please make more videos like this
    I loooooooved this one!
    (Sometimes I watch it over and over)

  • ye
    ye 3 жыл бұрын +3865

    Mark Rober :* lost his wallet *
    Next day
    Proceed to drop 200 wallets

    • FunTimesWithCARBONATER
      FunTimesWithCARBONATER 2 жыл бұрын


    • laveenr
      laveenr 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Tell him to drop wallet carrying $1000, and see how many people call him back.

    • Googie Gress
      Googie Gress 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Better hope he never loses a tooth!

    • Burntspud
      Burntspud 2 жыл бұрын


    • Goal
      Goal 2 жыл бұрын

      @rookA4 200 percent

  • MrSbpool
    MrSbpool 6 ай бұрын +9

    I found a wallet full of cash on a circulator bus in DC.
    I didn't want to dig inside so I handed it over to the driver. She radioed the base and at the end stop there was a very happy grandpa waiting for it. Now the best part.
    I was literally on the first seat and the driver was such a cow that she took all the credit and hugs. I was really low that day and that bit of human gratitude would have made my day.

  • Julie McMullen
    Julie McMullen 8 ай бұрын

    What a great experiment! It almost restores your faith in humanity eh? Being from Toronto, I was rooting for the Canadians! 🇨🇦
    But so happy with our American friends! 👍

  • Jack Cooper
    Jack Cooper 10 ай бұрын +2

    This was an interesting video, I’d like to see you run this experiment in England, since I’m curious about how my own country’s people act

  • DamagePerHour
    DamagePerHour 5 ай бұрын +3

    Wild looking back and seeing grant, he was such a positive force on KZclip. R.i.p.

  • indiki karida
    indiki karida 9 ай бұрын +3

    I lost my phone about 2 months ago, I had dropped it when I got out of my friend's car and didn't realize till much later. When I did realize I started searching for it, calling it from my friend's phone but it was clear it wasn't neither at my house nor at her car. Then this sweet lady calls my friend's number and tells her she found the phone we were calling to, and told us she waited at a local shop for us to go pick it up. I'm writing all this on that same phone because she was kind enough to return it..

  • Samuel Brindley
    Samuel Brindley 2 жыл бұрын +468

    This channel is the reason people should always return wallets and never take parcels off porches

  • Kerry Moran
    Kerry Moran Ай бұрын

    I love what you shared at the end about humanity. Thank you!

  • Meme Memeson
    Meme Memeson 3 ай бұрын +34

    When I was 21 I once lost a wallet containing two weeks' pay - which represented my share of the rent on a two-bedroom apartment. My co-worker found and returned it to me. He was a Cuban immigrant from the era of Castro (this was in the 1980s). I was so thankful, as I would have been homeless, or forced to borrow form the company loanshark at 20% interest.

  • Grateful Dead
    Grateful Dead 9 ай бұрын +1

    I lost my wallet in the Walmart in Dubuque, IA twice a year ago and it was returned both times with the small amounts of cash I had had on me when I lost the wallets. I will be keeping my phone number in my wallet from here on out though, thanks.

  • John Fritz
    John Fritz  Жыл бұрын

    Operation Wallet Drop, Epic. You're so awesome for including all those people, made their day and just made mine. Thank you

  • Charles
    Charles 7 ай бұрын

    thank you for this video that clearly says : the people you dont know are not as bad as (social) media might lead you to believe

  • Sazzorak Skills
    Sazzorak Skills  Жыл бұрын +2496

    I lost my wallet on a trip and I was so concerned it was going to get stolen. We searched for it for hours and came up with nothing. When I was panicking and calling to cancel my cards, I remembered this video, and it gave me some faith that maybe someone would return it…

    Yeah that was bogus, it got stolen, I never saw it again

    • Toes Gaming
      Toes Gaming 10 ай бұрын


    • JP-06
      JP-06 10 ай бұрын


    • Morning Lift
      Morning Lift 10 ай бұрын

      @Skye Aten It could also mean that the experiment outlined in this video is flawed.

    • Ano Nymous
      Ano Nymous 10 ай бұрын +1

      To be fair, most lost wallets are not literally lost, THEY ARE PICK POCKETTED.

    • •Evei Animations•
      •Evei Animations• 10 ай бұрын


  • delilah boden
    delilah boden  Жыл бұрын +1

    This is an amazing scientific view point and I actually recreated around the city (Las Vegas) and ended collecting very similar data I did do it on a bigger scale with 20 wallets in the city and 18/20 were returned but only 15/20 had money in them and really Disney what did you think would happen.

  • lecisko
    lecisko 11 ай бұрын +1

    Sadly in Czechia, I lost my wallet three times, each time with around 20-50 USD equivalents and lots of cards like driving, id, debit etc... And two times I never heard of it again and one time I found it in my mailbox without money :(

    • Giovanni
      Giovanni 10 ай бұрын

      Sorry to read that friend

  • Omni Fanbase Shipper
    Omni Fanbase Shipper 5 ай бұрын

    I have a question for you Mark. Of the wallets that were returned in Seatle, was the person you talked to by chance a Tim Fieldsend? I'm only asking because he's my uncle and I know he lives there.

  • andy henson
    andy henson  Жыл бұрын

    Haven’t seen a video that made me smile this much in a while. Thank you for doing this!