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The Most Unlikely Things

The Most Unlikely Things

Real Life Lore bombards our minds with some of the most unlikely things that could happen to us. That includes becoming a professional athlete, getting killed by a bee sting and dating a supermodel. The most unlikely thing? You may have already tried going for it.

Making an Obsidian Sword from Scratch

Making an Obsidian Sword from Scratch

How to Make Everything has been getting a ton of requests to make a sword out of obsidian, likely in part due to the material’s use in Game of Thrones as the White Walker-slaying dragonglass. Uniting the Seven Kingdoms may have been an easier task.

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How to Make Gourmet Oreos

How to Make Gourmet Oreos

Bon Appétit’s pastry chef Claire Saffitz thought she faced a daunting task in trying to recreate the original Oreos. But thanks to another chef’s recipe, she quickly figured out how to make ones that seem to taste even better than the original.

Building a Rock Skipping Robot

Building a Rock Skipping Robot

Mark Rober has built a lot of fun and fascinating gadgets. He explains his process with his latest build – a rock skipping robot. Through rigorous research and testing, he was able not only to build the robot but to learn how rock skipping works as well.

Good Things at the End of the World

Good Things at the End of the World

There have been lots of predictions about the apocalypse, but so far, Earth has managed to survive. But if you were able to foresee the end of the world, there could be a few positive things to come from that knowledge. The glass half-full guys at The Good Stuff explain.

Cosmos: Possible Worlds (Trailer)

Cosmos: Possible Worlds (Trailer)

“Dreams are maps. Let the best ones point the way.” The amazing documentary series Cosmos is getting a new season. In Cosmos: Possible Worlds, host Neil deGrasse Tyson will take us to hopeful explorations of both inner and outer space. Premieres Spring 2019 on FOX.

Are We All Related?

Are We All Related?

When you think about how the whole six degrees of separation thing, it’s not a stretch to imagine that we’re all related in one way or another. It’s Okay to Be Smart explores the mathematical and genealogical complexities of our ancestral connections.

The 4 Animal Combat Styles

The 4 Animal Combat Styles

(Gore) TierZoo’s latest video focuses not on one family of animals but on a specific aspect: fighting types. He classifies them under grappler, rushdown, spacing, and projectile. Each has excellent examples, but they all have weak points and counters.

Learning to Make Fire

Learning to Make Fire

Primitive Technology lulled us into thinking that making fire from scratch is easy. But as Mike Boyd quickly learns, it can be a frustrating and nearly impossible task if you don’t do your research beforehand. But with the right wood – and 8 hours of practice! – it can be done.

Adam Ruins Loofahs

Adam Ruins Loofahs

Do you like scrubbing down with a loofah sponge in the shower? Well Adam Conover is here to destroy any illusion that you had that the things are good for your skin. Apparently, they just hold on to dirt and bacteria, and remove your skin’s natural moisturizing oils.

How the ’90s VHS Look Works

How the ’90s VHS Look Works

There are dozens of apps and filters that let you replicate the look of VHS footage for photos and videos. Tom Scott spoke with film and VFX studio Red Giant to understand why VHS looks so blurry and can have so many artifacts.

Making Sunscreen from Scratch

Making Sunscreen from Scratch

How to Make Everything explains how ultraviolet light can damage our bodies as well as what people used to use to block ultraviolet light. He then attempts to make his own sunscreen. He cheated a bit, but the end result actually works.

How Selzer Took Over America

How Selzer Took Over America

So what is it about fizzy drinks that makes them so appealing? Quartz takes a look at the history of seltzer water, and how these purified, carbonated beverages became so insanely popular here in the U.S. over the past 100 years.

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The World in UV

The World in UV

Veritasium filmed his latest video to show ultraviolet light so that we could see how objects would look like if we could see UV light. Sunscreen becomes dark, as do many light objects. He goes on to explain why this is the case and how it can be useful.

Deep Sea Nuke

Deep Sea Nuke

Kurzgesagt explores another really unpleasant hypothetical – what would happen if we detonated a nuclear bomb at the bottom of the Mariana Trench? But nuking the Earth’s deepest known point might not have the apocalyptic results you’d think it would.

Are Electric Planes Possible?

Are Electric Planes Possible?

More cars than ever are relying on electricity for propulsion, but using electric motors and batteries for aircraft poses challenges. Real Engineering explores whether a pure electric flyer would be possible, and why it’s so difficult to achieve. Caution, physics equations ahead.

How Airports Make Money

How Airports Make Money

It costs over a billion dollars per year to run an airport. With that kind of investment, you’d think they must be making bank. And that’s exactly the case. Wendover Productions breaks down where airports get their revenues and the tactics they employ to increase them.

Simon Giertz’s Brain Surgery

Simon Giertz’s Brain Surgery

(PG-13: Language) We love Simone Giertz for all of the wonderfully sh*tty robots she’s given us. But not too long ago, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Well, the good news is that she’s on the mend from the scary procedure to remove it, and is here to share her story.

The World’s Strangest Time Zones

The World’s Strangest Time Zones

In a perfect world, we would have 24 even divisions for our time zones. But as RealLifeLore points out, political agendas and the dreaded daylight saving time have created weird partitions that can theoretically lead to some crazy watch adjustments.

How to Make Ice Cream at Home

How to Make Ice Cream at Home

Binging with Babish teaches us three ways to make our favorite frozen treat. The first two are easy and require only a handful of ingredients. One uses bananas as the base, while the other uses condensed milk and whipped cream. The third one is the traditional way.

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Da Vinci Eye Drawing App

Da Vinci Eye Drawing App

This mobile app makes learning to draw a lot easier and more fun. It uses your phone’s camera so you can overlay an image that you want to copy or use as a template and then sketch over that in real-time. It’s available for both iOS and Android.

The Insane Logistics of Formula 1

The Insane Logistics of Formula 1

Formula One races take place in five continents every year, making logistics a big part of teams’ operation. Wendover Productions shows how months of planning makes it possible for teams to use trucks, buses and planes to transfer to different countries in just a couple of days.

The Problem with Interstellar Travel

The Problem with Interstellar Travel

The idea of visiting far-off worlds is the stuff of science fiction, and sadly it’s likely to remain that way for a very long time. You see, the big problem is that we humans just don’t live long enough to travel very far. RealLifeLore explains some of the many challenges we face.

Chemtrails Explained

Chemtrails Explained

The cloudy white lines that aircraft sometimes leave behind in their wake are commonly known as chemical trails, or chemtrails. But they’re technically called contrails, short for condensation trails. As Reactions points out, that’s because they’re mostly made of water.

Can You Uncolor Food?

Can You Uncolor Food?

While we know it’s possible to extract natural colorings from food and other items, is there a way to completely remove its pigmentation and make it white? The Action Lab performed a series of experiments to test this, and provides a brief lesson on the physics of color.

Will This Trick Your Ears?

Will This Trick Your Ears?

AsapScience presents a handful of illusions for our ears – actually, the part of our brain that processes sound. These illusions often fool us into hearing sounds that don’t exist, or hearing something else aside from what’s actually there.

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