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The Innovation of Loneliness

The Innovation of Loneliness

Shimi Cohen made this video explaning how social networks can paradoxically make us lonely – or lonelier – by instilling false concepts about relationships. Based on this book and an article by Dr. Yair Amichai-Hamburgers.

FACTSlides

FACTSlides

Take a break from whatever you’re doing, and learn something new. This single-purpose website offers bite-sized bits of random knowledge at the click of a mouse. It’s like a PowerPoint deck, but interesting. (Thanks Luke!)

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Slow Motion Underwater Guns

Slow Motion Underwater Guns

In honor of Shark Week, Richard Ryan gives us some fascinating and artistic info, as he shoots hollow point and 9mm ammo underwater and presents it to us in the glorious slow motion.

The Poop Cycle

The Poop Cycle

ASAP Science explains what happens to human feces after we flush it down. TL;DW: Thank goodness for bacteria and we’re not going to eat vegetable soup or chocolate milk for a while. But also, who poops pebbles?

What is a Surveillance State?

What is a Surveillance State?

YouTuber manniac explains the basics of a Surveillance State and how fundamentally unsound it is. It criminalizes and curtails the rights of the very people that governments are supposed to protect. English captions available.

79 Common Mispronunciations

79 Common Mispronunciations

Mental Floss’ List Show once again undertakes a task for the public good, enlightening us about some commonly mispronounced words and names along with their proper pronuciashens pronunciations. Also see: Pronunciation Manual.

How to Fake Piano Skills

How to Fake Piano Skills

YouTuber Sam Tucker knows a simple yet effective way to make decent music on a piano even if you don’t actually know how to play one. It’s a significant step up from our go-to piano trick.

10 Summer Life Hacks

10 Summer Life Hacks

Grant Thompson aka The King of Random has some tips to make summer less messy and more enjoyable. Actually you can follow practically all of these tips any time of the year. Don’t let thieves see that shampoo bottle hack.

True Facts About the Owl

True Facts About the Owl

(Gore) ZeFrank presents the owl. Like bears, many owls are fuzzy and cuddly, and their young are insanely cute. But the truth is they grow up to be well-equipped predators and are more likely to rip your eyes off than be your pet.

NPR: Recycling Bottles

NPR: Recycling Bottles

NPR’s Planet Money visited a recycling plant and a bottle manufacturing facility in to see how used bottles are recycled. They found out that it takes less energy to turn recycled glass into bottles than if raw materials were used.

Where Do Deleted Files Go?

Where Do Deleted Files Go?

Vsauce explains the basics of digital file deletion. As always, he goes beyond answering his initial question, leading to trivia about data scavengers in Ghana, a program that “unshreds” paper files and the death of the universe.

Could We Stop an Asteroid?

Could We Stop an Asteroid?

If an asteroid was on its way to Earth, what can we do to stop it? Bill Nye The Science Guy dropped by ASAP Science to talk about possible solutions. None of them involve oil drillers. Because this is serious business.

The Truth About Bananas

The Truth About Bananas

Did you know that for the last 60 years we’ve been eating banana clones? And that these clones are perennially in danger of being wiped out? Go bananas with banana trivia in this episode of the Sci Show.

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Nanoflight

Nanoflight

Using his Nanoflight technology, photographer Stefan Diller takes amazing color images of plants and insects magnified thousands of times. Check out his videos on Vimeo and his images on Nanoflight.

AK-47 Underwater Slow Mo

AK-47 Underwater Slow Mo

Destin of Smarter Every Day teamed up with the Slow Mo Guys to capture what happens when you shoot an AK-47 underwater. At 27,450 fps, we see a gas bubble and a water jet emerge along with the bullet.

Caterpillar Speed Trick

Caterpillar Speed Trick

On his trip to the Amazon Rainforest, Destin of Smarter Every Day found a group of caterpillars that seem to have figured a way for all of them to move faster. How? By acting as each other’s conveyor belt. Unedited video here.

Making a Car Rollover Stunt

Making a Car Rollover Stunt

Jason Lewis films the Performance Picture Vehicles crew as they setup and perform a car roll over stunt for an unnamed film. Skip to 8:50 for the stunt. The amount of work and risk they put in for a few seconds of video is amazing.

Uncontacted Tribes

Uncontacted Tribes

Footage of one of the last known uncontacted tribes on the planet in the Brazilian forest. A zoom lens provides a glimpse without disturbing them, while we learn about the threat the “civilized” world poses to them.

The Placebo Paradox

The Placebo Paradox

Placebos and the placebo effect are some of the most intriguing puzzles of humanity. Evolutionary psychologist Nicholas Humphrey talks about a possible reason for why placebos even work at all.

50 Science Misconceptions

50 Science Misconceptions

The latest educational clip from Mental Floss debunks dozens of things we always thought were true. We were most disappointed to find out that the brontosaurus didn’t actually exist. Why? No brontosaurus burgers.

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The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

PBS Off Book talked to a variety of experts about one of mankind’s most exciting and frightening endeavors: developing artificial intelligence. Watch the video to find out some of its challenges, rewards and risks.

Same Animal, Different Sound

Same Animal, Different Sound

Do you know which animal makes a “Wang wang” sound? Find out in this video by Vimeo user properniceinnit. He asked people of different nationalities to demonstrate how animals sound in their language.

Cockpit Chronicles

Cockpit Chronicles

Cockpit Chronicles is an ongoing blog and video series by American Airlines co-pilot Kent Wien. The series lets us in on the activities and routines of flight crew. The linked video is about preparing meals for the crew.

Can Blind People Draw?

Can Blind People Draw?

Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, has shown us how he cooks and what he sees; here, he responds to the popular request to draw various objects based on how he thinks they look. (Thanks Ben!)

41 Historic Deaths

41 Historic Deaths

We’ve seen a list of people who cheated death. Now here’s a list of people who died in unexpected ways. Some of them are dumb ways to go, but mostly these are just freak accidents. And also infections.

Why are Things Creepy?

Why are Things Creepy?

Michael from Vsauce explores humankind’s fearful reaction to things that aren’t actually dangerous. Vagueness, ambiguity and things that are just slightly off are key contributors. We’re going to go wash out our eyeballs now.

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