Sunday, April 16, 2017

Vsauce: Our World is Amazing

This is not really a documentary but it's an incredible, 10-hours-long, video material full of amazing scientific explanations. Don't be discouraged by the length of the playlist because the material is divided in relatively small parts and you can digest them in your own time. This is simply a compilation of the most popular videos of one spectacular YouTube channel - Vsauce.

Robert L. Ripley

The Oddyssey: Robert Ripley and his world.

Robert L. Ripley, who was heavyset and dainty, wore his dark widow’s peak slicked back flat and had teeth so jutting and crooked that, until he got some of them yanked out and straighter fakes jammed back in (which hurt like hell), he looked remarkably like a vampire. He had a girlfriend called Okie and a dog named Dokie. Among his prized possessions was a bullet that a man had coughed up forty-nine years after being shot in the chest. Ripley travelled all over the world to collect what he called “queeriosities”: the skull of a Tibetan man, the shrunken head of an Ecuadoran woman, the penis of a whale.

The Embarrassing History of Crap Thrown Into Yellowstone’s Geysers

When it comes to geothermal features, Yellowstone National Park holds an embarrassment of riches. Located largely inside the massive caldera of an ancient volcano, the park is home to thousands of geysers and hot springs, including Old Faithful and the Grand Prismatic Spring. But of course humans just can’t have nice things, and pretty much ever since Yellowstone’s one-of-a-kind geysers and pools were first discovered, people have been throwing shit into them.

The Blood of the Crab

Horseshoe crab blood is an irreplaceable medical marvel—and so biomedical companies are bleeding 500,000 every year. Can this creature that's been around since the dinosaurs be saved?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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