“No home in America is modern without a family fallout shelter.” The 1950’s was an absolutely bonkers time to be alive. And not just because of the music. With the start of the Cold War, the US government started a ridiculous DIY trend: the family fallout shelter.
Learn to play the guitar like a pro with this nifty gadget. It slides beneath the strings onto the fret board of any 6-string guitar, and uses LEDs to show you where to place your fingers as you build your skills. A companion smartphone app provides lessons and tracks your progress.
Become an expert in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator with this extensive series of online courses in the world’s most popular photo editing, layout, and digital drawing tools. In all, there’s nearly $1200 worth of lessons here, so it’s quite a bargain.
Vox contextualizes Grant Wood’s 1930 painting American Gothic. One thing they failed to point out is the significance of that Gothic-style window – it’s like a carbon fiber hood on a Prius. Whether it’s pathetic, aspirational, or just how life works is up to you.
Sight, smell, touch, taste, hearing. We’ve had it engrained our whole lives that those are THE five human senses, but there are many other things we can detect that don’t tie to an obvious sensory organ. Vox delves into some of our abilities which didn’t make the short list.
The Internet has made it surprisingly easy for you to earn extra money on the side while working your day job. Now learn many of the tricks of the trade from this extensive series of lessons in The Awesomer Shop. Best of all, it’ll only cost what you think it’s worth to you.
(PG-13: Language) From Migos to Chance the Rapper, the triplet flow has defined 2010’s rap. Vox looked at the flow’s origins and how it works. We think they missed Snoop’s point though. It’s overuse combined with mumbling that makes for a homogenous sound.
There are about 2 billion active Android devices across the entire price spectrum. And that means Google is making bank. Business Casual tracks the origin of the operating system that revolutionized the mobile phone market, with a bit of help from Apple.
“Some things aren’t meant to scale.” Kith owner Ronnie Fieg is a divisive figure in the streetwear scene, mainly because he comes from a well off and well connected family. But in his Complex Blueprint feature, you’ll see his story is all about being his own man.
So at what point did clowns go from being jolly entertainers to some of the creepiest nightmare fuel ever? Origin of Everything explores what it is about these white-faced, red-nosed characters that keeps us up at night. Turns out they’ve been creepy for centuries.
SciShow host Hank Green answers the question none of us were asking, as he explores the rather ludicrous sounding idea of sending our garbage to the nearest volcano, and then just dumping it in. We don’t really need to explain why this is a bad idea, do we?
You might think that ending a song with a fade out is a bit of a cop out, rather than finding a conclusive way to wrap up the tune. Vox explores the theory that beyond making songs end less abruptly, gently fading out a piece of music has a positive impact on listeners.
RealLifeLore and Half as Interesting wondered if it would be possible to build a road around the world. The answer… is a resounding “no.” Even at their most optimistic, they’re not even willing to consider the thought. But they did uncover interesting roadblocks along the way.
Mike Boyd has picked up 25 unique skills in the past 2 years – not by using or doing anything special – you can see the evidence on his channel. Here he shares the steps he takes to learn a new skill. It all comes down to being a disciplined but practical student.
The always educational Captain Disillusion takes a break from debunking viral videos and questionable crowdfunding to kick off a new series about the masters of visual effects. The first episode looks at the ahead-of-their-time visuals in the Back to the Future trilogy.
AsapSCIENCE compared the health, habits and consumption of the average American with the rest of the world to see what would happen if we all behaved similarly. The average global lifespan would increase, but we would also need much more food and create more waste.
Microscopic computers and batteries. Wireless power. Affective computing. Isaac Arthur compares the typical day of someone from 1717, 2017 and 2077 to guess what emerging technologies will fundamentally alter our daily routines. Skip to 7:07 for the future.
Kurzgesagt simplifies two thought experiments stemming from black holes. The universe being a “hologram” is too literal though. Saying that you can describe a cube by drawing a cube is not the same as saying that a cube is indistinguishable from a drawing of a cube.