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38 Spelling and Grammar Errors

38 Spelling and Grammar Errors

Mental Floss’ The List Show returns with one of its most practical episodes yet. All websites should require people to watch this video before giving away commenting privileges.

What the Net Does to Our Brains

What the Net Does to Our Brains

While we’re firm proponets of letting our brains wander aimlessly on the Internet, the guys at Epipheo and author Nicholas Carr say that today’s approach to consuming information may not be the best thing for our grey matter.

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Icebreaker Time-Lapse

Icebreaker Time-Lapse

YouTuber Cassandra Brooks talks about her time aboard the USAP research ship Nathaniel B. Palmer. The images were taken over a two-month period as the ship sailed, crunched and rammed its way through Ross Sea in Antarctica.

How to Eat an Apple

How to Eat an Apple

After Foodbeast schooled us on how to devour a cupcake, they’re back to make us unlearn the way we’ve been chomping on apples all our lives. Apparently, if you eat ’em top-to-bottom, you do away with all of those wasted cores.

How to Open a Can with a Spoon

How to Open a Can with a Spoon

Say the zombie apocalypse has arrived, and you’re scrounging through houses for food. You find a can of your favorite potted meat product, but can’t find an opener. Now if only we could tell the difference between pears and peaches.

The Story of Frozen Food

The Story of Frozen Food

Minute Earth explains how freezing became a viable method of preserving food. The next time you open your freezer and gaze at the goods inside, thank Clarence Birdseye and the Inuits for their wisdom.

If Oxygen Disappeared for 5 Sec.

If Oxygen Disappeared for 5 Sec.

What would happen if all the oxygen in the world – from the air, water, the Earth’s crust and our bodies – ceased to exist for just 5 seconds? The apocalypse. Made by BuzzFeed based on these Quora threads.

Childbirth vs. A Kick in the Balls

Childbirth vs. A Kick in the Balls

AsapSCIENCE tries to determine which hurts more between giving birth or getting kicked in the balls. If you ask us, it’s this simple: Unless said ball kicking is administered continuously for hours, childbirth wins.

Monkeys Want Equal Pay

Monkeys Want Equal Pay

In this 2011 TED Talk, Primatologist Dr. Frans de Waal shares one of his experiments about moral behavior in animals. Watch what happens when two capuchin monkeys are given unequal rewards for the same task.

The Future of Wearable Tech

The Future of Wearable Tech

PBS Off Book spoke with scientists, engineers and other tech experts to come up with a very optimistic discussion about the potential of wearable technology and the importance of open source materials.

How Much Money is on Earth?

How Much Money is on Earth?

Learn about how much money we have, how dirty it is and more in one of the most valuable episodes of Vsauce yet. The amount of priceless knowledge packed in the video left us dizzy.

56 Acronyms & Initialisms

56 Acronyms & Initialisms

Mental Floss’ List Show lays out the meaning behind some of the acronyms & initialisms of popular brands, people and more. It’ll give you a new reason to hate the USA PATRIOT Act, whether you agree with it or not.

How Much Food Does $5 Get You?

How Much Food Does $5 Get You?

BuzzFeed compares the price of common food items in various countries. It’s interesting to see how the country where food seems cheapest is so close to the one where things are painfully expensive.

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Why Do We Cry?

Why Do We Cry?

Did you know that there we actually cry three different types of tears? Learn all about them and more as AsapScience discusses a couple of theories and claims about why humans are such crybabies.

Quick & Simple Life Hacks 8

Quick & Simple Life Hacks 8

The eighth installment of Household Hacker’s Quick and Simple Life Hacks series. We think some of the tips are pretty common – if not outright obvious – but the spaghetti trick is pretty neat.

True Facts About the Duck

True Facts About the Duck

(NSFL) ZeFrank’s latest True Facts episode may feature a very common animal, but trust us, this is his weirdest and freakiest episode yet. Ducks are straight up hentai material.

Wringing out Water in Space

Wringing out Water in Space

Astronaut Chris Hadfield performs an experiment suggested by a couple of 10th grade students: what happens when you wring a wet washcloth in space? One of the most bizarre things we’ve ever seen.

China’s Fake Nike Town

China’s Fake Nike Town

Blue Ocean Network looks at the shoe counterfeiting industry in Putian. Apparently some of the shoes are so well made that they can fool quality assurance inspectors, prompting people to label them “legitimate knockoffs.”

The Film Before The Film

The Film Before The Film

Nora Thoes and Damian Pérez’ brief documentary about the title sequence. Learn about its utilitarian origin, the technologies that influenced its evolution and one director who doesn’t like using title sequences.

How Tall Can Mountains Be?

How Tall Can Mountains Be?

Minute Earth explains that theoretically, our planet could have mountains up to 5 times the height of Mount Everest. So why don’t such towering landforms exist? Watch the video to find out.

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Community & Postmodernism

Community & Postmodernism

PBS Idea Channel ponders the philosophical and cultural relevance of Community. Sadly, just as it got the definitions out of the way and set up guide questions, Idea Channel drops the topic. What? Moar!

How to Change a Light Bulb

How to Change a Light Bulb

The bumbling engineer Mehdi Sadaghdar takes on his simplest topic yet. This time he shows us the do’s and don’ts of changing a light bulb. Mostly the don’ts. Keep that in mind if you want to use this as a guide.

The Science of Parallel Universes

The Science of Parallel Universes

Minute Physics shares some of the scientific theories regarding one of the most fascinating and terrifying possibilities we can ever conceive: that not only are we not alone, there may even be more than one of each of us.

What If the Sun Disappeared?

What If the Sun Disappeared?

Vsauce brightens our day with another educational clip, which explains all of the crazy things that would happen to us if the Sun were to vanish. Guess we’d have 8 minutes and 20 seconds of blissful ignorance at least.

45 Odd Facts About US Presidents

45 Odd Facts About US Presidents

Mental Floss continues to make learning history a lot more fun. Learn about the idiosyncracies of US Presidents, the weird names of their pets, an ancient speed limit rule and more in this video.

Refillable Canned Air Hack

Refillable Canned Air Hack

Canned air is a very handy cleaning tool, but if you want to save money and the environment, try this trick by Household Hacker. It turns a disposable can into a refillable one using a bike tire valve and some epoxy.

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