Category Archives: Educational Videos

Why Vultures Don’t Get Sick from Their Diet, the Time a Flying Pig Grounded All Planes at Heathrow Airport, What Exactly Sea Monkeys Are and More

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In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at why vultures don’t get sick when their diet is full of rotten, dead things, that time a flying pig grounded every plane at Heathrow airport, why we say “stat” when we want something done quickly, why three strikes in a row in bowling is called a turkey, what exactly […]

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Who is the “Fat Lady” and Why It’s Over When She Sings, the Origin of Rubber Ducks Being Associated with Bath Time, Why the Hottest Part of Summer is Called the Dog Days and More

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In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at the origin of the expression “It ain’t over until the fat lady sings”, when people started using rubber ducks at bath time, how deep into the ground you own when you buy land (and what rights you have in the sky above it), how the Pet Rock fad started, […]

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Why Pop Rocks Pop, How Blue and Green Eyes Exist, How to Keep a Banana Perfectly Ripe For a Week and More

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In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we share a variety of topics including why pop rocks pop, how to keep bananas perfectly ripe for a week, the amazing fall and rise of the Mars Candy Company, why men’s and women’s bikes classically had a differing top tube, why blue is the color for boys and pink for girls, […]

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The Difference Between Brown and White Eggs, Why We Have a Seven Day Week, Why Carbonated Beverages Called “Soft Drinks” and More

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In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at the difference between brown and white eggs, why we have a seven day week, the reasons carbonated beverages are called “soft drinks”, the reason pistachios used to be dyed red, why iodine is added to salt, and if one of the Bond Girls was really formerly a man. Click […]

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Why Doesn’t the U.S. Use a Popular Vote for President, Why Do a Donkey and an Elephant Represent the Democrats and Republicans, and More

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In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we are getting into the US Presidential Election spirit by looking at why the U.S. uses the electoral college instead of a popular vote, whether U.S. Presidents have to pay taxes on the various perks of the office, the fascinating story of the first attempt to assassinate an American President, why a […]

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The Origin of “That’s What She Said”, From Soccer Hopeful to World’s Angriest Chef, Has Anyone Ever Actually Been Poisoned by Halloween Candy and More

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In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at the origin of “That’s what she said”, the rise of the world’s angriest chef, and the time the BBC deleted almost every episode of Doctor Who. We then get into the Halloween spirit by looking at Dan Aykroyd’s fascination with the paranormal, why witches are often depicted flying on […]

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Why Comfortable Air Temperature is So Much Lower Than Body Temperature, The Controversial “Growing up Skipper” Barbie Doll, Why Crackers Have Holes and More

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In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at the Barbie whose breasts grew, why comfortable air temperature is so much lower than body temperature, if it’s possible to breastfeed with implants, why there are holes in crackers, the reason movie advertisements are called trailers and how anti-fog spray works. Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel […]

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The Fascinating Way in Which Airplane Oxygen Masks Work, Why Aircraft Windows Aren’t Usually Aligned With the Seats, and More

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In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at how oxygen masks work on planes given they aren’t hooked up to any oxygen tanks, why airplane windows are not usually aligned correctly with the seats, where the expression “guess what chicken butt” came from, the War of the Worlds mass panic that never really happened, and how Pilates […]

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How WW1 Got Women to Start Wearing Bras, How Women Fainting During the 19th Century Led to the Invention of the Vibrator, Why People Say “Mayday” in an Emergency and More

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In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at how WW1 got women to start wearing bras, why voices squeak during puberty, why people say “Mayday” in an emergency, what happens to food used to break world records, the comic book character who used cocaine and why women fainting so often in the 19th century led to the […]

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The Difference Between Partly Cloudy and Partly Sunny, Is Pet Food Safe for Humans to Eat, What Happened to the Flags on the Moon and More

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In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we answer a variety of questions, such as- the difference between partly cloudy and partly sunny, if pet food is safe for humans to eat, what happened to the flags on the moon, why mosquito bites itch and why police officers are sometimes called pigs. Click here to subscribe to our YouTube […]

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The People Who Slowly Turn to Bone, Why the Queen Doesn’t Need a Passport, The Truth About Aspartame and More

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In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at a variety of topics, including, the rare genetic condition that slowly encases some people in a prison of bone, why the Queen of England doesn’t need a passport, if aspartame is really bad for you, what is actually in juicy fruit gum, why we use the term “gay” for […]

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Why is a Final Performance Called a Swan Song, What Does the Dangly Thing in Your Throat Do, Why Do Other People’s Farts Smell Worse and More

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In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at a variety of topics, including, why a final performance is called a Swan Song, the purpose of the dangly thing in the back of your throat, the reason other people’s farts smell worse to you, the story behind why we tell actors to break a leg, what type of […]

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When Did Men Start Getting Circumcised, Who Really Invented the Tea Bag, Why Don’t Trains Have Cabooses Anymore and More

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In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at when men started getting circumcised, who invented tea bags, why trains don’t have cabooses, why it’s called an Adam’s apple, where the term “boobs” comes from and why we don’t use bidets in the United States Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for many more videos like […]

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The Adventures of the First Man to Walk in Space, the Truth About Twice Boiled Water, the “Nope” Chemical that Sets Fire to Almost Anything and More

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In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at how the first man to walk in space almost got stuck there and what happened after, Stigler and his Law of Eponymy, the Forgotten Beatle, whether twice boiled water is really bad for you, what chlorine triflouride is, why they say “mush” to make sled dogs go and what […]

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Cow Farts and Global Warming, Why Some Devices Have Two Prongs and Others Have Three, The Cold Chicken War and Trucks and More

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In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at how Dick came to be short for Richard, whether cow farts really contribute to global warming, why nearly all zippers have ykk on them, what color carrots used to be before the 17th century, why some electrical plugs have two prongs and others have three, how chickens made it […]

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Do Olympic Medalists Receive Cash Prizes, Why are Potatoes Called Spuds, Does Sex Before an Athletic Event Hinder Performance and More

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In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we discuss whether Olympic medalists receive cash prizes, why potatoes are called spuds, if sex before an athletic event will hinder performance, where mosquitoes go during the daytime, the ridiculous nuclear launch code previously used by the US at all minuteman silos and why vitamins make urine bright yellow. Click here to […]

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