Category Archives: Educational Videos

The Origin of Looney Tunes’ “ACME”, The Slave Who Helped Make the Freedom Statue, Why the Monopoly Pieces are as They are and More

looney-tunes

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we discuss the origin of the “ACME” brand name in Looney Tunes, the slave who helped make the famous Freedom Statue in Washington DC, why the Monopoly pieces are as they are, that time a tulip cost more than a house, and the truth about whales and their blowholes (aka, why Dory […]

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Who Invented the QWERTY Keyboard, the Truth About the Origin of the Fortune Cookie, Fascinating Harry Potter Facts and More

QWERTY

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we discuss who invented the QWERTY keyboard and how it became the defacto configuration for keyboards, the truth about who really invented the Fortune Cookie, the interesting story behind the song “A Boy Named Sue” and what famous children’s poet wrote it, and a bunch of fascinating Harry Potter facts. Be sure […]

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What Happens When You Freeze Water In a Container That Won’t Let It Expand, Why a Baker’s Dozen is 13 Instead of 12 and More…

ice

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we discuss what happens when you freeze water in a container that won’t let it expand, why figure skaters don’t seem to ever get dizzy when they spin, how smoke detector’s work, and the fascinating story behind how the dwarf planet Pluto got its name.  Be sure and subscribe to our YouTube […]

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Why We Get Ice Cream Headaches, The Rockstar Who has a PHD, What Causes Hiccups and More

random-facts

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we discuss why we get ice cream headaches, why engines are commonly measured in horsepower, what causes hiccups, what the Hokey Pokey is all about, and the Rockstar with a PhD.  Be sure and subscribe to our YouTube Channel for many more videos like this. What Causes Ice Cream Headaches Why Engines […]

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Why We Call the Seasons as We Do, What PEZ Stands For, Who was the First to Pee on the Moon, The Coming Banana Apocalypse, and More…

PEZ

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we discuss why we call the seasons Summer, Autumn (or Fall), Winter, and Spring; what PEZ stands for and some interesting things about its creator; the fact that soon enough the type of banana we eat today probably won’t be available in the supermarkets anymore; who was the first to pee on […]

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In Which We Answer the Questions: Do Earwigs Lay Eggs in Your Ears, When Did Humans Start Wearing Clothes, and Much More…

toasting-drinks

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at whether earwigs really sometimes lay eggs in people’s ears, when humans first started wearing clothes, why certain bedding has tags that say they are illegal to remove, why we toast drinks, and, finally, we also debunk 6 common myths.  Be sure and subscribe to our YouTube Channel for many […]

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How Many Burgers in a Cow, Why Some Countries Drive on the Left and Others on the Right, The Difference Between Brown and White Eggs, and Much More…

monroe

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at how many burgers a typical beef cow produces, the difference between brown and white eggs, whether Isaac Newton really had an apple fall on his head (surprising this one), what size Marilyn Monroe really was, why some countries drive on the right and others on the left, and we […]

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How Greenhouse Gases Work

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In this video from MinuteEarth, created by Henry Reich et al, you’re going to learn how exactly greenhouse gases keep the Earth’s temperature relatively regulated. If you like this video, go check them out and subscribe to their channel here. You can also join us in supporting their efforts to make more videos like this by donating via their Patreon […]

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