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Cooking Forrest Gump’s Shrimp Dishes

Cooking Forrest Gump’s Shrimp Dishes

“Baked shrimp, broiled shrimp, boiled shrimp…” Binging with Babish takes on the shrimp dishes that Bubba rattled off to Forrest Gump. There are so many of them that they couldn’t fit in one video, but gumbo does make the cut here.

Modern Day Marvels

Modern Day Marvels

Mental Floss’ latest Scatterbrained dropped a ton of trivia about today’s technological and engineering marvels. Learn about the skyscraper with the biggest clocks in the world, a brief history of robots, Tesla and Panasonic’s massive battery factory and more.

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Making Fireworks from Scratch

Making Fireworks from Scratch

How to Make Everything shares a brief history of fireworks, and how they work. Then he gathers the ingredients he needs to make them from scratch, including bat droppings. The resulting fireworks made for a pretty quiet Fourth of July, but technically they still worked.

Casually Explained: The Stock Market

Casually Explained: The Stock Market

Want to make a quick buck playing the stock market? Perhaps you should check out The Motley Fool rather the advice of a guy who has made his money from bad stick figure drawings on YouTube. On the other hand, his point about buying extra monitors is spot on.

The Most Dangerous World Record

The Most Dangerous World Record

There are lots of ways to get yourself into the Guinness World Records without risking life and limb, but some people live for danger. RealLifeLore takes a look at the deadly quest for the highest speed on water, and the many times people have died trying to exceed it.

The Only U.S. Emperor

The Only U.S. Emperor

The Sam O’Nella Academy is here to teach us about one Joshua Norton. This once wealthy San Franciscan decided that he was the head bitch in charge of our nation after a series of misfortunes left him destitute and a bit insane. Then the media gave him a voice and fame.

Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution

Kurzgesagt looks at one of the many ways in which mankind is leaving its mark on our planet. Despite its usefulness, this man-made invention is one of the most destructive forces when it comes to the environment. But in some cases, it’s still better than other materials.

The Similarity Trap

The Similarity Trap

While certain words, objects, and even animals have similar traits, it turns out that they didn’t always evolve from the same origin, and sometimes just organically arrived at a similar point. MinuteEarth explains how likenesses between things aren’t always what they seem.

Forensics Expert vs. TV Crime Scenes

Forensics Expert vs. TV Crime Scenes

(PG-13: Language, Gore) Crime scene analyst and veteran investigator Matthew Steiner sat down with Wired to comment on crime scene investigations in movies and tv shows. He pointed out common mistakes, dangerous moves and impossible findings.

How Vans Shoes Are Made

How Vans Shoes Are Made

Insider takes us through one of Vans‘ factories to show how their sneakers are made. While many of their processes have been modernized, the way they make their world-famous vulcanized rubber waffle outsole remains mostly the same since the 1960s.

US Geography Weirdness

US Geography Weirdness

We’ve all gotten so used to seeing maps of the world in cylindrical and pseudo-cylindrical projections, that our sense of where things are placed and their sizes is pretty distorted compared to reality. RealLifeLore explains many misperceptions of our nation’s geography.

Casually Explained: Moving Out

Casually Explained: Moving Out

Here’s another life lesson from YouTube’s most crudely-drawn adult educational series. This time, you’ll learn about the challenges that face you as you grow up and eventually have to move out of your parents’ basement and get your own place.

The Size of SpaceX Rockets

The Size of SpaceX Rockets

Most of the footage of SpaceX’s rockets are shot from far away, with little to no context to their size. Corridor Crew thought it would be nice to stack them up next to buildings so we can appreciate just how amazing it is that these babies can land and be reused.

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Toothbrush & Toothpaste from Scratch

Toothbrush & Toothpaste from Scratch

How to Make Everything went to a dentist and read up on toothbrushes and toothpastes to find out how to make the cleaning items from scratch. Needless to say, the results were nasty. The pig hair toothbrush alone was bad, but the toothpastes…

Learning to Card Spring

Learning to Card Spring

Serial learner Mike Boyd received a challenge from trickster Chris Ramsay. It seems such a simple and non-essential move, but card springing, where you pop out playing cards from one hand to the other in a controlled spray, is actually a very difficult trick to pick up.

When Directors Debut

When Directors Debut

Andrew Saladino aka The Royal Ocean Film Society is an aspiring director. He wanted to find out if he’s on track at becoming successful in his chosen career, so he looked at the ages of 750 directors to find out the average age at which they debuted.

Deal: Adobe CC Training Bundle

Deal: Adobe CC Training Bundle

Build your skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, InDesign, After Effects and more with this series of online lessons designed to help beginners advance to the next level using Adobe’s ubiquitous and useful suite of tools for digital artists. Save 95% in The Awesomer Shop.

True Facts: Pangolins Posse

True Facts: Pangolins Posse

“Kiss a pangolin French style, and it can tell you what you ate yesterday.” Totally amateur naturalist Zefrank1 schools us on more of natures stranger creations – Myrmecophagidae and various other critters who enjoy a delicious dinner of ants and termites.

Are Humans OP?

Are Humans OP?

TierZoo’s latest analysis focuses on the top dog of the meta: humans. We are severely lacking in defense and stealth, but out bipedal stance, speech, tool use, and of course intelligence more than make up for our weaknesses. Get rekt world!

Why Sitcoms Look the Same

Why Sitcoms Look the Same

In many sitcoms, everything is in focus and brightly lit, and the camera angles are similar as well. It’s all thanks to a system that was developed nearly 70 years ago so that studios could keep filming in front of a live audience.

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Living on the Moon

Living on the Moon

It’s been a long time since we sent astronauts to the Moon, but if we ever decide to explore Earth’s natural satellite again, what would it be like to live there for an extended period of time? TED-Ed’s Alex Gendler explores the challenges of establishing and maintaining a lunar base.

How to Grow Coral

How to Grow Coral

Science Friday introduces us to marine biologist Kim Stone, who specializes in cultivating a diverse array of living coral reef for the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Beyond maintaining captive environments, her team is working to improve life for coral in its natural habitat.

Pre-industrial Surgeries

Pre-industrial Surgeries

If you’re squeamish about the possibility of having a surgery, one look at Sam O’Nella Academy’s history lesson on how these procedures worked before modern medicine should give you plenty of perspective and a more positive outlook on your prognosis.

The Deep Sea Meta

The Deep Sea Meta

Because not much is known about the map or its inhabitants, TierZoo found it impossible to come up with a ranking of deep sea creatures. They did, however, identify two traits that are of utmost importance to surviving this weird and unforgiving environment.

How Elon Musk Saved SpaceX & Tesla

How Elon Musk Saved SpaceX & Tesla

Elon Musk is often hailed as a visionary, and his companies Tesla and SpaceX are often looked upon favorably. But a decade ago, both companies were days away from going bankrupt, with no brilliant solution in sight. Of course, those wouldn’t be his only challenges.

The Wizard Standoff Riddle

The Wizard Standoff Riddle

TED-Ed shares this riddle that will test your probability skills and your courage. You are faced with two wizards, whose powers work only most of the time. You are given a choice between three wands with abilities that have different success rates. Which do you choose?

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