Whether it’s a bee sting or a kick in the groin, pain sucks. But we need these unpleasant sensations so we know when something is wrong or when to avoid danger. Life Noggin explores the nature of pain, and some conditions which prevent people from feeling it.
If you’ve ever had surgery, you know the strange sensation of counting backwards, then basically remembering until you wake up in recovery. TED-Ed explains the science behind modern anesthesia, and how they keep you from moving, feeling pain, or forming memories.
Created by a former eSports coach, the Raise is a gaming keyboard designed to split into two for a more comfortable typing position. Each half can also be used on its own, making it a viable option for left-handed users. Each half has four thumb keys and removable palm pads.
Quartz claims that its insulated bottle can keep tap water 99.99% free from bacteria and other microorganisms. It has an LED under its cap that emits ultraviolet light to kill or deactivate nasty germs. The LED fires up every 4 hours, and lasts up to 3 months per charge.
The perfect everyday accessory for fitness and active living, these recycled stainless steel water bottles incorporates a textured foam massage sleeve which makes quick work of muscle tension before or after a workout. Available in sizes from 18 oz to 40 oz.
It’s a nasty thought, but our bodies are teeming with billions of bacteria all of the time. At times, these microbes are helpful partners, doing things like digesting food, and at other times, they want to kill us. Kurzgesagt explores the delicate balance of the human microbiome.
Super Deluxe introduces us to Eric Lindsey of Prosthetic Artists, Inc. to go inside the artistry of creating prosthetic eyes for people who have lost theirs. Each eye must not only be perfectly fitted, but must be precisely painted to match the patient’s natural eye characteristics.
While you might think that hangnail you got pulling off your socks hurt, The Infographics Show is here to remind us of some of the many much more painful sensations that humans can endure. The thought that the worse the burn, the less it hurts gives us no solace.
“Be the human equivalent of a pile of laundry. Inert. Unmoving.” CGP Grey takes a break from history and politics to give some tough love. He made an abridged version of How to Be Miserable, a satirical self-help book. This one hurt to watch, but we deserve it.