Real Engineering looks at one of the most basic electronic components, and how its ability to change between states is at the core of every bit of technology we count on every day. While early devices had just a handful of transistors, today’s computer chips pack billions.
(PG-13: Language) Movies have glorified the swashbuckling pirate lifestyle, but the reality is that they had it pretty bad, especially when it came to food, diseases, and overcrowded ships. Sam O’Nella explains why you should stop singing “Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.”
If you’ve ever watched an auction here in America, you know that the auctioneers speak a mile a minute, and what they’re saying seems almost like gibberish. In this video, auctioneer Barry Baker explains what they’re really saying in their so-called “chant.”
(PG-13: Language) Cracked’s corporate scumbag Roger is back to give us a good, hard Rogering, with a look at pharmaceutical companies who invest in patents, political lobbying, marketing, and incenting doctors, so they can reap big profits off of patients with severe illnesses.
We’ve all read our share of Shakespeare in school, but the combination of old English and William’s flowery prose sometimes makes it difficult to comprehend exactly what he was talking about. Our favorite YouTube puppets do their best to sort Romeo & Juliet out for us.