Take a Physical Health Check With These 10 YouTube Test Videos

Dave Parrack 05-06-2013

As humans we have a propensity to test ourselves on a regular basis. Whether it be participating in a physical 3 Really Inspiring Fitness Infographics, Plus Create One Of Your Own! When you're trying to eat healthily, exercise daily and generally be good to your body, it can be a bit of a drag without regular inspiration and motivation to keep you going. Plus, we all... Read More , or playing brain games Exercise Your Mind With 'Games For The Brain' It is very important to keep your brain occupied and working hard. Not constantly, of course, as we all need time off from thinking, from calculating, from forming ideas. But exercising it on a regular... Read More to keep our minds healthy, we like to know everything is working as it should be. The only way to really know whether all is well in a particular department is to visit a specialist in that field. So, an optician to check your eyesight, a psychologist to check your mental well-being, etc.

However, if you don’t actually think you need professional help you can just test yourself for fun on the Web. You don’t even need to visit a serious website to gain an informal assessment of your health, with YouTube health check videos offering a fun and innovative way of testing various states of being.

What follows are 10 videos divided into five categories, all of which test you in one way or another. Some offer very blunt advice which should be taken with a pinch of salt. Just because you fail one (or more) of these tests doesn’t mean you have something wrong with you, but if you do have genuine health concerns always seek professional help.

Eye Tests

This eye test examines your ability to spot odd numbers or letters lurking amongst a series of other numbers or letters. This isn’t likely to be a test you’ll encounter when visiting a real optician, but it’s one that works surprisingly well on YouTube, with the video giving you limited time to spot the odd one out.

This eye test is focused on checking whether or not you’re color blind, and if so, to what degree. You’re shown a series of pictures that consist of a collection of random spots. Those who can see color in the normal way will be able to spot the outlines of the numbers, while those who are color blind won’t be able to detect the hidden patterns.

Ear Tests

This ear test consists of nothing more than a hum played at different frequencies. The sooner you can hear the noise distinctly, the better your hearing. The same goes at the other end of the scale. Your age will have some bearing on this test, with the higher frequencies only likely to be heard by younger people.

This hearing test is of a similar nature to the previous one, except a noise is played at the same frequency throughout the short clip. Distraction is also employed to help make the test more difficult to pass, with the clip being set up as a test checking your eyesight rather than your hearing.

Awareness Tests

This awareness test asks that you look closely and follow the ball as it is passed around among the players. Keep your eyes peeled and your mind focused in order to remain aware of what is happening at all times. It’s the only way of getting the correct answer. Which I suspect you won’t… I know I missed it completely the first time around.

This awareness test asks you to work out who the killer was in the style of classic murder mysteries which get solved by an intelligent detective. Are you as good as Poirot? Perhaps. But your powers of deduction won’t necessarily help you pass this particular test of awareness.

IQ Tests

This IQ test poses a series of questions designed to check your mental agility 10 Websites With Fun Tests To Gauge Your IQ Read More . You need to see past the obvious and delve a little deeper into the wording in order to do well. It should go without saying that the results given at the end can be taken lightly. This is, after all, just a short YouTube clip and not a Mensa entrance exam.

This IQ test is for those with little patience, as it takes only 10 seconds to complete. You’re shown a sentence and asked to spot all of the F letters present within it. The results may surprise you, especially if you don’t cheat and discover how many you’re looking for before the test begins.

Personality Tests

This personality test is very simple and very short. You’re asked to close your eyes and hold your hands out in front of you. Then you have to imagine your arms being pushed and pulled, with the physical response to the entirely imagined scenario showing how open you are to suggestion from a third party. Or perhaps there is something more going on.

The personality test is based on the famous Rorschach test as devised by Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach. You’re shown a series of slides depicting ink blots, and asked to describe the first thing you see. The results give an indication of your personality characteristics and emotional reasoning. But it’s important to remember that there is no right or wrong answers, so don’t be freaked out by odd results.


I don’t know about you but I’m exhausted after completing all of these tests. Some I passed with flying colors, others I failed miserably. Still, these are mostly intended to be fun and frivolous rather than serious assessments of your physical or mental well-being.

What do you think of these health check tests in general? Or of any one in particular? Do you think there is a place for this kind of thing online or should we ignore advice from rank amateurs on YouTube and beyond 5 Video Sites That Are Alternatives to YouTube Believe it or not there was a time when YouTube wasn't the daddy of all online video sites. It was instead merely just one of a number that was offering ordinary people the chance to... Read More ? Have you seen another test on YouTube you think deserves a wider audience? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  1. Pooky Joralyn
    June 7, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I'm 17 and my ears picked up 60Hz until 9kHz. The first one was easy, but I simply can't understand some questions in the IQ test, as English is not my native language.

    • Dave Parrack
      June 24, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      I should have made mention it will only work for native English speakers, as some of the questions work on the basis of wordplay and meaning. My apologies!

      • Pooky Joralyn
        June 25, 2013 at 6:21 am

        Never mind :)

  2. Mido
    June 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks so much, I really enjoyed passing all of them.

    • Dave Parrack
      June 6, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      Wow, you did extremely well to pass them all!

  3. macwitty
    June 6, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Well, I do not know if the Awareness Tests tells you to act in any way if you do not see the bear. I do not think most people see it ;)

    • Dave Parrack
      June 6, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      What bear? ;)

      • Mido
        June 6, 2013 at 6:04 pm

        The bear )) she means the last video second test ))))

        • Mido
          June 6, 2013 at 6:11 pm

          Oops sorry I was talking completely about something else, don't even pay attention to what I said in the previous post ^_^