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Colors to a Blind Man

Colors to a Blind Man

You know who else has color blindness aside from color blind people? Blind people. Tommy Edison – who has been blind since birth – explains just how weird and hard to fathom colors are for him.

How the Wii U GamePad Works

How the Wii U GamePad Works

YouTuber Clan of the Gray Wolf provides a comprehensive and informative explanation of how the Wii U GamePad’s major components combine to make a versatile and powerful device.

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Is The 5-Second Rule True?

Is The 5-Second Rule True?

This myth has been debunked multiple times, so Vsauce asks a different question: is there a period of time, however small, that one can theoretically pick up the food before bacteria gets to it?

7 Ways to Open a Wine Bottle

7 Ways to Open a Wine Bottle

HouseholdHacker already showed us how to open a crowned bottle without using a bottle opener. This time they provide alternative ways of popping wine bottle open without using a corkscrew.

Will New Music Run out?

Will New Music Run out?

Professional wonderer Vsauce thinks about the possibility that we’ll run out of “new music.” After the mind-blowing numbers and facts, there’s no solid answer. But it doesn’t really matter.

Dangerous Books for Boys

Dangerous Books for Boys

These vintage-inspired books Things to Do and Things to Know are loaded with tips for boys of all ages, such as making your own battery, learning spy cyphers, how to juggle and even dog tricks.

The Self-Taught Engineer

The Self-Taught Engineer

15-year-old Kelvin Doe is a completely self-taught engineering whiz. He used discarded spare parts to make batteries, generators and transmitters, enabling him to run his own radio station.

The Chemistry of Addiction

The Chemistry of Addiction

This is your brain on drugs. And gambling. And too much Internet. The SciShow explains the biological root of addiction and how some substances and behaviors take advantage of our survival instincts.

6 Ways to Open a Bottle

6 Ways to Open a Bottle

We’ve shown you a variety of bottle openers big and small. But if you ever find yourself without one, HouseholdHacker knows 6 alternative ways of opening a bottle. The money trick is awesome.

The Science of Morning Wood

The Science of Morning Wood

AsapSCIENCE gets down to the hard facts behind nocturnal penile tumescence aka “morning wood.” It turns out there is nothing erotic about it, just a consequence of our body’s maintenance procedure.

Kijani Grows

Kijani Grows

Eric Maundu has a unique garden. Instead of soil, his plants grow on water and feed on the waste material of fish. He also has an automated garden that he can monitor and nurture from the Internet.

The Power of Quiet

The Power of Quiet

An excerpt from Susan Cain’s talk on RSA about breaking the negative perception about introverts and how extroverted people may work best when partnered with introverts. Art by Molly Crabapple.

The Moon Illusion

The Moon Illusion

Don’t you love it when the moon is huge? Well, did you know that when the moon looks bigger, that’s it’s all an optical illusion? It’s no closer to the Earth regardless of how different it may look.

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10 Incredibly Strong Insects

10 Incredibly Strong Insects

We’ve all heard how ants can lift an insane amount of weight, but did you know there’s a bug that so strong you need a drill to crack its shell? Or one that can jump up to 140 times its own height?

How to Defuse a Shaken Soda Can

How to Defuse a Shaken Soda Can

Steve Spangler shows us how to prevent a shaken soda can from spilling its contents when opened. It has to do with nucleation points, but in summary: hit the sides of the can gently and you’re good.

Wonderful Life with the Elements

Wonderful Life with the Elements

Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji breathes life to nature’s simplest substances in his book Wonderful Life with the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified. A great read for kids and adults alike.

Jokes, Anti-Jokes & Chicken

Jokes, Anti-Jokes & Chicken

Vsauce tackles the anti-joke about the chicken crossing the road, the science behind humor, the world’s oldest joke and more. What we want to know is what Vsauce is doing below the camera.

Acoustic Levitation

Acoustic Levitation

Argonne Labs scientist Chris Benmore demonstrates his acoustic levitator, which can make small objects or small amounts of fluids float by encasing them in a standing wave. More here.

A Combinatorial Explosion

A Combinatorial Explosion

A dedicated teacher tries to tackle an exponential problem. Educational at first, but then Japan. Those who can bear to watch it to the end will be treated to a most masterful trolling.

Amazing Mind-Blowing Facts

Amazing Mind-Blowing Facts

ASAP Science may seem to have chosen a hyperbolic title for this video, but it really is filled with interesting trivia. Well, at first. Then it starts to become quite morbid. Remember to breathe!

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Animation & Motion Graphics

Animation & Motion Graphics

The latest episode of PBS Off Book takes a look at one of the most popular and progressive visual arts: animation and motion graphics, and shares a bit about its history, variety and purpose.

Embrace the Remix

Embrace the Remix

Kirby Ferguson goes to TED to share his mantra: Everything is a Remix. We continually copy and emulate without guilt; to deny others the same opportunity is to hinder humanity’s progress.

Cat Flipping in Slow Motion

Cat Flipping in Slow Motion

Smarter Every Day explains the physics behind cats’ famous trick: landing right side up even from an upside down position. Now Destin, explain how your cat is able to make you fetch the ball.

Quick & Simple Life Hacks

Quick & Simple Life Hacks

Here are 10 very practical and useful tips from HouseholdHacker. Learn how to make your own stylus, unclog a shower head and clean various objects with readily available items. Pt. 2 here.

What Color is a Mirror?

What Color is a Mirror?

It’s all about colors and light (and bad puns) in the latest episode of Vsauce. Learn the color of mirrors – yep, it’s a trick question with many answers – how our eyes get their color and more.

The Worlds of Viral Video

The Worlds of Viral Video

PBS Off Book talks with content creators and aggregators about the history and evolution of the Web’s killer app, from home videos to advertising to serving as platforms for more serious issues.

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