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Are Humans Hotter Than The Sun?

Are Humans Hotter Than The Sun?

The idea that our bodies make more heat than the sun seems outlandish. In this video from minutephysics and XKCD, we learn how – going strictly by volume – a human radiates more heat than an equivalent amount of the sun. You’ll also find out what might happen if planets were made out of their corresponding element.

How To Detect Fake Fireworks

How To Detect Fake Fireworks

After receiving an e-mail purporting to show off the fireworks intended for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, minutephysics thought something seemed off. This video is less about the fireworks and more about doing what all good scientists and skeptics do by pausing to think about things before accepting them as the truth.

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