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Student Teacher

Student Teacher

We’re curious to know what happened to Jeff Bliss, the student in this video who told his teacher his candid opinion of her teaching style and education in general. After watching, you might want an update too. (Thanks Josh!)

Health Benefits of Video Games

Health Benefits of Video Games

All Time 10s takes us through ten reasons that video games will make you bigger, stronger, faster and smarter – or at least be a better surgeon, jet pilot, or at jumping over flaming barrels.

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How to Pronounce Uranus

How to Pronounce Uranus

CGP Grey explains the best way to pronounce the always popular planet’s name in his latest educational clip. No matter how you slice it, it sounds like your talking about something dirty.

Folding Paper

Folding Paper

While we learned from the Mythbusters that folding paper more than seven times isn’t impossible, but extremely difficult. But if you could fold it 45 times, guess what would happen?

The Most Astounding Fact

The Most Astounding Fact

Superstar physicist and TV host Neil DeGrasse Tyson responds to the question, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the universe?” Watch the original interview here.

8 Animal Misconceptions

8 Animal Misconceptions

CGP Grey breaks another set of misconceptions. Watch the video to learn why you should be more afraid of ostriches than daddy longlegs, why your dogs would rather have blue toys and more.

Groundhog Day Explained

Groundhog Day Explained

C.G.P. Grey on the strange North American tradition of Groundhog Day, with an appropriate cameo from another YouTube friend we know and love. Punxsy Phil does have an awesome name.

Ancient Art of the Abacus

Ancient Art of the Abacus

It’s pretty stunning to see how the human mind can be programmed. These Japanese children perform complex calculations using imaginary abacuses while we still have trouble counting on our fingers.

10 Misconceptions

10 Misconceptions

C.G.P. Grey takes on 10 misconceptions and myths in his usual witty and educational style. We’re disappointed that you can’t see the Great Wall of China from space. Oh, and we’ll never sleep again.

Sketching Electronics

Sketching Electronics

Who says that circuit boards need to look the way they do? Using a conductive pen, ferrous paper and some magnetic conductors, you can turn any sketch into a functional electronic circuit.

2012: The End of the World

2012: The End of the World

With the New Year upon us, some people are convinced that the world will end in 2012. So why is it that all the nutjobs have decided we will meet out fate next year? C.G.P. Grey explains it all for us.

100 Years in 10 Minutes

100 Years in 10 Minutes

This compilation reminds just us how much has happened in the last 100 years – and how much mankind still has to learn about war, humanity, and behaving like we’re all living on the same planet.

Prof. Lewin’s Best Lines

Prof. Lewin’s Best Lines

Some of MIT Physics professor Walter Lewin’s best lines. We like the part where he goes “Wrrrroooop.” A contender for the most hypnotic video of the week. We’re waiting for the dubstep remix.

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100 Facts About Sharks

100 Facts About Sharks

In the new book, 100 Facts About Sharks, you’ll learn dozens of things you never knew about sharks – all of which are completely fabricated. Wonder if their book about pandas is any more accurate.

Death to Pennies

Death to Pennies

C.G.P. Grey explains the history of the copper penny, and the reasons that we should discontinue these economically inefficient coins, which cost nearly 2 cents to manufacture.

Procrastination

Procrastination

Do you constantly put things off until tomorrow? Then watch this brief typographic animation for a little explanation – and advice – on procrastination. Watch now, and don’t bookmark it for later.

Why Daylight Savings Time?

Why Daylight Savings Time?

If you’ve ever wondered why we fiddle with our clocks twice a year, Springing forward and Falling backward, C.G.P. Grey explains it all, but just enough to leave us asking “why, again?”

What Are Continents?

What Are Continents?

One of YouTube’s resident knowledge droppers C.G.P. Grey reminds us of how language and other arbitrary distinctions made by other people shapes how the rest of us view – or divide – the world.

What’s Up With Noises?

What’s Up With Noises?

Mathematician/musician/all-around hottie Vi Hart is back with a layperson’s explanation of sound waves, frequencies, amplification, and how we hear sounds, with her usual mathematical spin.

US State Stereotypes

US State Stereotypes

After watching this brief vid from YouTube user PandaSmashTV, we now know that state mottos are so yesterday, and that these slightly offensive state stereotypes are clearly currying favor.

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How to Tie Your Shoes

How to Tie Your Shoes

We bet you thought you knew how to tie your shoelaces since you were a kid. But back in 2005, Terry Moore gave this great 3-minute TED talk on a better way to do something we all take for granted.

The Automated Library

The Automated Library

The University of Chicago’s Mansueto Library houses up to 3.5 million books and periodicals in its underground robotic shelving system delivering books to readers in a minimal reading room.

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