27 Amazing Accomplishments of Elderly People – mental_floss List Show Ep. 447

A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John shares the accomplishments of elderly people! Subscribe for new episodes of mental_floss every Wednesday! —- WE’RE ON SNAPCHAT! Username: mental.floss Mental Floss Video on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mf_video —- Website: http://www.mentalfloss.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mental_floss Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mentalflossmagazine Store: http://store.mentalfloss.com/ (enter promo code: “YoutubeFlossers” for […]

Arson as a Christmas Tradition: The Gävle Goat

In Gävle, Sweden, every year they build Gävlebocken, an enormous traditional Swedish Christmas straw goat. And every year, someone tries to burn it down. Here’s to holiday traditions. THANKS TO: Axel Wickman, @axelwickm on Twitter, for the post-burning photos of the goat from this morning! I’m at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at […]

What the Fahrenheit?!

The crazy story of the arbitrary temperature scale used in a tiny minority of countries. Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Snatoms are available again! http://www.snatoms.com Support Veritasium on Patreon: http://bit.ly/VePatreon Celsius didn’t invent Celsius: http://bit.ly/VeCelsius Video animated by Marcello Ascani: http://bit.ly/VeMarcello Thanks to Patreon supporters: Nathan Hansen, Bryan Baker, Donal Botkin, Tony Fadell, Saeed Alghamdi Music […]

Diving Between the Continents (Silfra, Iceland) – Smarter Every Day 161

Click to get a Kiwi Crate Subscription for a kid you love: http://bit.ly/SmarterKiwiCrate Click here if you’re interested in subscribing: http://bit.ly/Subscribe2SED Click to tweet this: https://goo.gl/3FMWAK ⇊More info!⇊ My personal favorite is the Tinker Crate, which focuses on Science and Engineering. My daughter prefers the Doodle Crate. These people gave us a free 4-wheeler excursion […]

The World’s Most Famous Teapot: The Utah Teapot

At the Computer History Museum, in Mountain View, California, there sits a small teapot. It’s the world’s most famous teapot, after a computer graphics researcher called Martin Newell digitised it. You’ve probably seen it: here’s its story. And thanks to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California: you can visit them online here: http://www.computerhistory.org/ […]

10 Times Christopher Hitchens Was a Professional Mind-Blower

10 Times Christopher Hitchens Was a Professional Mind-Blower FAIR-USE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER * Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, commenting, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. – This video has no negative impact on the original works – This video is […]

Messages From Mars

The Planet Behind Your Eyes: https://youtu.be/5_MhErD-EA0 Huge Thanks To The HI-SEAS Mission IV Crew Sheyna E. Gifford, Carmel Johnston, Andrzej Stewart, Cyprien Verseux, Tristan Bassingthwaighte, Christiane Heinicke Special Thanks To National Geographic and The University Of Hawaii. VIDEO CREDITS Produced, Edited and Hosted by Kevin Lieber Instagram: http://instagram.com/kevlieber Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevleeb Website: http://kevinlieber.com Camera And Audio […]

How Perspective Shapes Reality

Thanks to http://www.audible.com/minutephysics for supporting this video, which is about how the way we describe the world can influence the way we perceive it. In particular, with regards to Bohmian mechanics, Schrodinger wave functions, Feynman path integrals, and Galilean moons attached to Jupiter by springs. Thanks to everyone who supports MinutePhysics on Patreon! Link to […]

39 U.S. City Name Origins – mental_floss List Show Ep. 446

A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John shares the name origins of some of America’s cities! Subscribe for new episodes of mental_floss every Wednesday! —- WE’RE ON SNAPCHAT! Username: mental.floss Mental Floss Video on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mf_video —- Website: http://www.mentalfloss.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mental_floss Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mentalflossmagazine Store: http://store.mentalfloss.com/ (enter promo […]

The art of cognitive blindspots | Kyle Eschen | TEDxVienna

Using two classics of magic, Kyle Eschen explores the psychological techniques that underlie theatrical deception. As people wander the world, they use assumptions and heuristics to filter out everything that they deem unimportant – Kyle gives a conjuror’s perspective on the brain’s predictable blind spots. More information on http://www.tedxvienna.at Magician Kyle Eschen thinks deeply about […]

Is Apple Losing its Magic?

Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/9FS8uF Apple is currently the world’s most valuable company and new the Macbook pro will probably sell extremely well. But is Apple starting to lose its magic? Let’s take a look. Become a Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/ColdFusion_TV Hi, welcome to ColdFusion (formerly known as ColdfusTion). Experience the cutting edge of the world around us in […]

Re: The Trouble With The Electoral College – Cities, Metro Areas, Elections and The United States

Discuss this video: http://reddit.com/r/cgpgrey The Trouble with The Electoral College: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wC42HgLA4k How the Electoral College Works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUS9mM8Xbbw This vlog is a bit of a mess, but as the saying goes: “I would have written a shorter letter if I had more time.” I needed to make this and upload this so I could stop thinking […]

The Planet Behind Your Eyes

Watch Nat Geo’s MARS Monday 11/14 at 9/8c: http://makemarshome.com/ Watch Michael and Jake’s MARS videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RAl8xATLzc&index=3&list=PLiyjwVB09t5xDxwO8KpwJA2HTA13xarpf Thanks to Nat Geo for sponsoring this video *** SOURCES AND LINKS *** Jake’s Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RAl8xATLzc&index=3&list=PLiyjwVB09t5xDxwO8KpwJA2HTA13xarpf Michael’s Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUddy8RGwns&feature=youtu.be&list=PLiyjwVB09t5xDxwO8KpwJA2HTA13xarpf Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach https://goo.gl/ue1FDw Case For Mars by Robert […]

28 Things You Didn’t Know about the Beatles – mental_floss List Show Ep. 445

A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John tells you all about The Beatles! Subscribe for new episodes of mental_floss every Wednesday! —- WE’RE ON SNAPCHAT! Username: mental.floss Mental Floss Video on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mf_video —- Website: http://www.mentalfloss.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mental_floss Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mentalflossmagazine Store: http://store.mentalfloss.com/ (enter promo code: “YoutubeFlossers” for […]

[UPDATED VERSION!] The Trouble With The Electoral College

Discuss this video: http://reddit.com/r/cgpgrey FYI: I don’t count the 1824 election as the final winner was determined by the house of representatives and thus not *technically* a straight-up Electoral College fail. Projected from: http://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/president Meanwhile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUj6IbdHSiA

Why aren’t there “B” batteries? – Big Questions – (Ep. 226)

A monthly show where we endeavor to answer one of your big questions. This week, spdyrel asks, “Where do the naming conventions for batteries come from? AAA, AA, D, etc.? Also why no B batteries?” — Mental Floss Video on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mf_video Want more of Craig? https://www.youtube.com/wheezywaiter https://www.youtube.com/thegoodstuff —- Website: http://www.mentalfloss.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mental_floss Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mentalflossma… […]

Death & Dynasties (Rules for Rulers Follow-up)

Discuss this video: https://www.reddit.com/r/CGPGrey/comments/5bmboh/death_dynasties_rulers_for_rulers_followup/ Get a Che Greyvara shirt: https://store.dftba.com/products/che-greyvara-shirt Get ‘The Dictator’s Handbook’: http://amzn.to/2fgBWps Special Thanks: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita & Alastair Smith & Jason Snell (https://sixcolors.com/) for an emergency microphone loan & Mark Govea, Thomas J Miller Jr MD, dedla , Robert Kunz, John Buchan, Ripta Pasay, Saki Comandao, Andres Villacres, Christian Cooper, […]

The WALKING WATER Mystery (in SPACE and SLOW MOTION!) – Smarter Every Day 160

Solving a 5 yr old personal mystery about “Why Water Walks on Water”. Click here to tweet this video: https://goo.gl/oYRa57 Thanks to Google Making & Science for helping me pursue my #sciencegoals! ⇊ Click below for more links! ⇊ Click here if you’re interested in subscribing: http://bit.ly/Subscribe2SED Checkout some other Great content: Veritasium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIyTZDHuarQ NightHawkInLight: […]

Tesla’s Solar Tiles – My Thoughts

Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/9FS8uF Become a Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/ColdFusion_TV Hi, welcome to ColdFusion (formerly known as ColdfusTion). Experience the cutting edge of the world around us in a fun relaxed atmosphere. Truth About Solar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nabM5MGq_NY Original Powerwall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvlolmFX-rc Sources: Tesla + Solar City Launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sfwDyiPTdU Why Tesla’s new solar roof tiles and home battery are such a […]

26 Scientific Studies about Animals – mental_floss List Show Ep. 444

A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, Mike shares some scientific studies about animals! Subscribe for new episodes of mental_floss every Wednesday! —- WE’RE ON SNAPCHAT! Username: mental.floss Mental Floss Video on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mf_video —- Website: http://www.mentalfloss.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mental_floss Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mentalflossmagazine Store: http://store.mentalfloss.com/ (enter promo code: “YoutubeFlossers” for […]

Is This What Quantum Mechanics Looks Like?

Silicone oil droplets provide a physical realization of pilot wave theories. Check out Smarter Every Day: http://bit.ly/VeSmarter Support Veritasium on Patreon: http://bit.ly/VePatreon Huge thanks to: Dr. Stephane Perrard, Dr Matthieu Labousse, Pr Emmanuel Fort, Pr Yves Couder and their group site http://dualwalkers.com/ Prof. John Bush: http://math.mit.edu/~bush/ Dr. Daniel Harris Prof. Stephen Bartlett Looking Glass Universe: […]

The Bizarre Plan to Drain the Mediterranean: Atlantropa

Herman Sörgel wanted to create the largest civil engineering project the world has ever seen: a colossal dam across the Strait of Gibraltar, lowering the Mediterranean sea. There were, of course, a few problems with this. VFX by David ‘Hoolopee’ Post (http://youtube.com/hoolopee) Camera by Paul Curry (@cr3) I’m at http://tomscott.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott on […]