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This is 200 Calories

This is 200 Calories

200 Calorie portions of foods. ASAPScience made a crucial mistake though. The definition they gave in the video is for the calorie, which is 1/1,000th of a Calorie – note the capital ‘C’. 200 Calories is equal to 200,000 calories.

True Facts About Mantis Shrimp

True Facts About Mantis Shrimp

The most badass animal to grace ZeFrank’s True Facts series, the mantis shrimp has sexnocular – hexnocular? – vision, a flamboyant attire and a punch so hard and fast it can break an aquarium’s glass.

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Cooking with Dog

Cooking with Dog

A popular Japanese cooking show on YouTube, Cooking with Dog stars an anonymous chef and a dog named Francis. Each episode Francis sits beside the chef and narrates in English. Naturally. It’s confusing and educational.

Thug Notes: To Kill a Mockingbird

Thug Notes: To Kill a Mockingbird

(NSFW: Language) “Classic Literature. Original Gangster.” The online study guide Thug Notes is just like CliffsNotes, except its host Sparky Sweets drops knowledge about literary works using African-American street slang.

CameraRocket

CameraRocket

CameraRocket collects information about cameras from all over the Web and presents them in a clean and easy to understand format. You can look at the specs, reviews and more about a camera or even compare two cameras.

The Hero’s Journey

The Hero’s Journey

If you believe Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth theory, most narratives follow a similar “Hero’s Journey” structure. Here, Mario, Fafa and Johnny T explain how the theory can be applied to everything from Star Wars to Happy Gilmore.

What if Superman Punched You?

What if Superman Punched You?

Vsauce imagines what it would be like if the Man of Steel introduced his fist to your face. The hilarious conclusion? If he used all his strength, Supes couldn’t actually punch you: you’d be obliterated even before his fist touched you.

Teen Speaks 20 Languages

Teen Speaks 20 Languages

17-year-old Tim Doner is a hyper-polyglot: he can speak nearly 20 languages, and is said to be the youngest person to achieve such a feat. How did he do it? Through good old hard work. And by watching TV.

Don’t Mess With My Nuts

Don’t Mess With My Nuts

A hardworking chipmunk is busy gathering nuts around the forest and stashing them in his burrow. His opportunistic kin takes the easier route. A wonderfully shot excerpt from Discovery’s North America series.

Can Humans Feel Temperature?

Can Humans Feel Temperature?

MinutePhysics answers a question we never knew was worth asking – do you really feel the temperature of other objects when you touch them? Unless you’re a physicist, the answer might surprise you.

People Who Cheated Death

People Who Cheated Death

BuzzFeed lists a handful of incidents that should have proven fatal to the people involved, but they somehow beat the extremely small odds and came out alive and kicking. Stay strong, Alexis!

Left- and Right-hand Traffic

Left- and Right-hand Traffic

Minute Earth talks about the possible reasons behind bidirectional traffic conventions, reminding us that we live by many conventions dictated by ideas that are long obsolete. If we can even remember them.

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

There’s much to be said about thinking out of the box, but sometimes the best ideas are the simplest ones. Anthony Rubino Jr. compiled 101 inventions that required no expensive research or complex experimentation to develop.

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Amazing Animal Defenses

Amazing Animal Defenses

Vsauce2 takes a look at some animals with unusual defense mechanisms. Some of the animals include the pistol shrimp and the mimic octopus. We imagine the goblin shark’s face is enough to scare other animals away.

Coconut : Nose to Tail

Coconut : Nose to Tail

The Perennial Plate visited with a family in Sri Lanka to learn of the numerous uses for the mighty and versatile coconut tree, which provides food, hydration, shelter, rope, oils – and even booze.

50 Common Misquotations

50 Common Misquotations

Mental Floss drops another knowledge bomb with this eye-opening list of mangled and misattributed famous quotations. Granted, some of them are trivial, but a good number of them will leave you ashamed.

Pistol Shrimp Slow Motion

Pistol Shrimp Slow Motion

BBC Earth Unplugged takes a close look at the pistol shrimp. This crustacean can snap its enormous claw at such high speed that it generates a huge burst of sound, heat and pressure, enough to kill small fish.

True Facts About the Aye-aye

True Facts About the Aye-aye

ZeFrank talks about the Aye-aye, a very unusual primate that looks like a monkey crossed with a house elf. If you think its name and appearance are weird, wait ’til you see how it looks for food.

Desktop Diaries

Desktop Diaries

Desktop Diaries is an ongoing series by Science Friday. Each episode, scientists and other noted academics talk about the items in their office. The linked video is about Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s office.

Why You Can’t Outrun a Cheetah

Why You Can’t Outrun a Cheetah

0 to 60mph in under 3 seconds. 75mph top speed. And a bad ass spotted coat. The Smithsonian Channel explains how these fast cats have held the animal land speed record for more than 10 million years.

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Ridiculous Food Serving Sizes

Ridiculous Food Serving Sizes

BuzzFeed takes a look at the absurdly small serving sizes of popular food. Granted, most of these are not good in large amounts, but still. Why would you call it a “single” pizza if you think it’s good for two people?

Unusual Units of Measurement

Unusual Units of Measurement

Mental Floss’ List Show shares 36 weird units of measurements. Some make common terms like a pinch, a dash or a drop more specific, some have no fixed value and some are just plain weird. A millihelen? WTF?

In the Next 30 Seconds…

In the Next 30 Seconds…

Buzzfeed continues their series of short video infographics with an informative clip about all of the things the human body will do in the next 30 seconds. Great job on those red blood cells! Keep up the good work!

Opening Soda on the Ocean Floor

Opening Soda on the Ocean Floor

Before astronaut Chris Hadfield was wowing us from the International Space Station, he spent some time 2-1/2 atmospheres below the surface of the ocean. Here, he shows us how the sub-sea pressure affects a shaken soda can.

Bizarre Borders Pt. 1

Bizarre Borders Pt. 1

CGP Grey has talked about a city within a city and a convoluted kingdom. Here he talks about countries that only have one neighbor country, either because one is inside the other or because the two are surrounded by an ocean.

The History of Typography

The History of Typography

A stop-motion animation about the origin and the pivotal developments in the field of typography. Ben Barrett-Forrest does a great job of explaining the differences and the rationale behind different typefaces.

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