The Art Assignment argues that whether it be something as primitive as bones or as advanced as a neural network, there’s always a human touch at the root of all machines used to make art. We like to think of it from the other end: art is unfinished until a human mind ponders it.
Individual insects have limited skills, but when they form a colony, the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts. Kurzgesagt explores the phenomenon known as “emergence” – which sounds like a great name for a flick where billions of ants rise up to take over the world.
Why is it that people who have no idea what they’re doing think they’re good at it? David Dunning explains how their ineptitude makes it difficult for them to be self-aware of their shortcomings. Before you judge, the same thing can apply to all of us to an extent.
Japan has tons of rules and practices. But like other communities, some of them don’t make sense, and some of them are ignored. Life Where I’m From made this lighthearted guide about modern Japan’s rules. We can’t wait for the hit anime about the mighty safety cone.
When you fly over much of rural America, you’ll notice that there are lots of squared-off little blocks of land forming cool geometric patterns when observed from the sky. But why is this the case, and not so much in other parts of the world? Half as Interesting explains.
OverSimplified tries his best to squeeze humor out of the tragic Football War of 1969. Arguing over immigration issues, tensions between El Salvador and Honduras were aggravated when their national football teams faced each other at the World Cup qualifiers.
Looper, Terminator, Back to the Future, and even Groundhog Day each play with the idea of time travel in different ways. Minute Physics explores the many ways in which moving through time affects characters, story, and the universe around them. We love do-over movies.
We’re so used to seeing Hot Ones’ Sean Evans interviewing celebrities, we almost forgot First We Feast’s channel was about food. In this clip, he teams up with pepper expert Noah “Heatonist” Chaimberg for some tips on how to pick the right hot sauce for the right dish.
Besides obvious stuff like bad breath, cavities, and gum disease, it turns out that there are much nastier things that can happen to you if you stopped brushing your teeth. Life Noggin digs into the potentially deadly consequences of leaving all that unwanted bacteria around.
As much fun as carnival games look, they’re designed to steal your dollars, and not to award you that giant stuffed bear. Engineer Mark Rober is here to explore the math and physics behind carny scams, which are the biggest rip-offs, and a few ways to improve your chances.
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