Everything You Wanted to Know About Animal Farts

From Great Big Story. Dani Rabaiotti is the co-author of a book that passes the smell test. It’s titled “Does It Fart? The Definitive Guide to Animal Flatulence.” A zoologist at London’s Zoological Society, Rabaiotti got interested in the stinky subject after her brother asked her a question: Do snakes fart? She didn’t know. So…

5 People Changing the Face of Hip-Hop

From Great Big Story. They may not be household names. But all the people you are about to meet in this reel are hip-hop all stars. While Matt Maxey signs alongside Chance the Rapper, bringing music to fans who are hearing impaired, Eva Sam keeps the likes of Travis Scott dripping in bling. Baldenna Tha…

4 of the Most Daring Jobs

From Great Big Story. Most of us have our limits. But there are people out there who never say never. Among them: an entomologist who actually allows himself to be stung by tarantula hawks, yellow jacket wasps and other insects; an extreme unicyclist who has never seen a mountain that’s too steep for him to…

Riding a Kayak Over a 134-Foot Waterfall

From Great Big Story. Dane Jackson takes kayaking to extremes. The professional whitewater kayaker has won freestyle and racing events all over the world. But there’s no thrill quite like dropping over the edge of a waterfall as massive as the Salto del Maule in Chile. Watching him descend the 134-foot drop will take your…

Why You Can Spot Bad Green Screen

From Tom Scott. Green screen looks terrible sometimes. Here’s why. • Get a 30-day free trial of CuriosityStream, including access to Nebula and my original series, here: https://curiositystream.com/tomscott Animated by William Marler: https://wmad.co.uk Sound mix by Graham Haerther: https://haerther.net I’m at https://tomscott.com on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at https://facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo

Using Digital Design to Create Physical Art

From Great Big Story. When the world is your muse, inspiration can strike at any moment. Using digital design tools, Zhang Zhoujie’s computer is not just a tool, but a collaborator. Working in an environment fueled by curiosity and exploration, Zhang creates art on screen before translating it into a physical medium. And the results…

Indonesia’s Tricked Out Vespas

From Great Big Story. Lots of people ride the Italian scooters known as Vespas in Indonesia. But Rebel Riders modify their Vespas to the extreme. They use scrap metal, tree branches, anything they can get their hands on to create one-of-a-kind vehicles. Rebel Riders love expressing their individuality through their unique rides. They also enjoy…

The Town Where Everyone Owns a Sauna

From Great Big Story. If you live in Lapland, you likely have a sauna. Pretty much everybody has a sauna in the northernmost region of Finland. People build their homes around them. And why not? It’s freaking cold up there, and saunas are warm, cozy and relaxing. We venture to Lapland to explore the hottest…

I Asked 64,182 People About “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells”. Here’s What I Found Out.

From Tom Scott. Thanks to Jack from Jacksfilms on piano: https://youtube.com/jacksfilms • And thanks to everyone who answered! Sources and a data download are in the description. History sources: https://www.cracked.com/blog/the-secret-true-history-jingle-bells-batman-smells/ https://www.cbr.com/jingle-bells-batman-smells-secret-origin/ Data spreadsheet link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bVUdszCBsWn5ez9FPFCioirdyNeZu3ctvNYShExpTQo Audio mix by Graham Haerther: https://haerther.net I’m at https://tomscott.com on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at https://facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram…

Five Unexpected Places to Visit in Dubai

From Great Big Story. From breathtaking stargazing and vast wetlands to fascinating desert discoveries and ocean shipwrecks, we’ve found the best hidden gems to visit in Dubai. Come along on a diving adventure, meet the wildlife thriving in the desert, and be enchanted by the spectacular desert sky. This Great Big Story was made possible…

On Juneteenth, a Celebration of Black Excellence

From Great Big Story. Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery for Black people in the United States. It’s a time for reflection and for celebration. And, for many of us, a reminder that we need to spend more time learning. Here, we share four stories on Black history and Black excellence.…

Four Unusual Orchestras and Their Unusual Instruments

From Great Big Story. When you imagine an orchestra, you probably picture musicians dressed in elegant attire gathered on a stage in an iconic concert hall playing classical music on violins, flutes and harps. That makes total sense. But, today, people are having lots of fun with the concept of what an orchestra can be,…

The Vegetable Orchestra Performs From Home

From Great Big Story. The members of Vienna’s Vegetable Orchestra have been playing with their food for more than 20 years. But when they do, it becomes a work of art. These musicians literally play freshly cut vegetables sourced from local markets. And who knew carrots, eggplants, red peppers and other veggies could sound so…

What Makes These Potatoes Stretchy

From Great Big Story. Yang Youping proudly serves Yunnan cuisine at his restaurant in Beijing. Yunnan is a province in southwestern China known for fare like pounded potatoes. They look a lot like mashed potatoes, but pounded potatoes have got a unique stretch to them. Yang guides us through the peel, steam and pound process…

Everything You Need to Know About Potatoes

From Great Big Story. Potatoes are humble. Think about it. They don’t call a lot of attention to themselves. When have you ever encountered a flashy potato? Potatoes are quiet. Potatoes are reliable, and potatoes taste good. Which is why we love them so much. Do you love spuds, too? Sit back and enjoy five…

The World’s First Internet Bench

From Tom Scott. In the Abbey Gardens of Bury St Edmunds, in a quiet corner of a park, sits the World’s First Internet Bench. Well, sort of. It’s been nearly twenty years, and it’s arguable whether it ever did the job in the first place… Edited by Michelle Martin, https://twitter.com/mrsmmartin SOURCES: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1475654.stm https://www.theregister.com/2001/08/10/vandals_and_phreakers_plague_msn/ Archive images…

Black Lives Matter Protests Around the World

From Great Big Story. Protesters of all ages, all races, all backgrounds are showing up at Black Lives Matter protests out of love for their fellow human beings. Out of love for George Floyd. Out of love for Breonna Taylor. Out of love for all of the Black people who have lost their lives because…

The Typewriter Orchestra Performs from Home

From Great Big Story. Great Big Story first met the members of the Boston Typewriter Orchestra in 2017. Formed in 2004, the ensemble is famous for making music with old-school mechanical typewriters. Unfortunately, the Boston Typewriter Orchestra can’t perform together in person right now because of the pandemic. But these creative musicians did the next…

You’ve Been Making Paella All Wrong

From Great Big Story. Chefs around the world have been putting their own spin on paella for years, adding everything from avocado to chorizo to grated cheese to the mix. This gives Guillermo Navarro indigestion. Not literally. But figuratively. Navarro isn’t OK with anyone tampering with the delicious dish that originated in Valencia, Spain, and…

How the Mansion in ‘Parasite’ Was Made

From Great Big Story. If you’ve seen Bong Joon-Ho’s Oscar-winning “Parasite,” which is set in Seoul, South Korea, and depicts the wealth divide, you’ve probably spent hours obsessing over the film’s amazing production design. Us, too. Which is why we just had to talk to production designer Ha-Jun Lee. He takes us behind the scenes…

How England’s Oldest Road Was Nearly Lost Forever

From Tom Scott. The Icknield Way, in south-east England, is a road and footpath that’s been part of the landscape for millennia. But if parts of it hadn’t been legally marked down, then those parts would have become private land, gone forever. Who has the right to walk where? The Ramblers’ Don’t Lose Your Way…

The Guardians of Endangered Wildlife

From Great Big Story. Leopard cubs, penguins and bears. These wild animals and so many more won’t survive with our help. That’s why conservationists, filmmakers and veterinarians are getting really inventive these days. See for yourself. Join us as we visit an island full of adorable quokkas who pose for selfies, spy on penguins with…

The Worst Typo I Ever Made

From Tom Scott. When ‘undo’ won’t do. • Sponsored by Dashlane, the password manager. Get a 30-day free trial at https://www.dashlane.com/tomscott • MORE BASICS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha Written with Sean Elliott https://twitter.com/SeanMElliott/ Graphics by William Marler https://wmad.co.uk Audio mix by Graham Haerther https://haerther.net/ I’m at https://tomscott.com on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at https://facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram…

The Delicious Meat Sludge Factory

From Rare Earth. Dear Australia, I thought you were more keen on Marm. Apparently you’re all about that Vegem. I kind of want to do this story again as a real documentary, with an hour and tons of stock footage. It seems like it would be a cool ‘follow the thread’ type tale through a…

The Swiss Colony of Uruguay

From Rare Earth. No bang, no excitement. Just some farmers living life. I thought the Volk deserved a story, too. Your support keeps us going: https://www.patreon.com/rareearth Follow our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rareearthseries/ Follow my twitter: https://twitter.com/Evan_Hadfield Merch (more designs to come): https://teespring.com/stores/rareearth This video was made possible thanks to our incredible Patreon subscribers Abram Blocton, Adam Lenk,…

Are There Problems That Computers Can’t Solve?

From Tom Scott. All about Hilbert’s Decision Problem, Turing’s solution, and a machine that vanishes in a puff of logic. MORE BASICS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha Written with Sean Elliott https://twitter.com/SeanMElliott/ Graphics by William Marler https://wmad.co.uk Audio mix by Graham Haerther https://haerther.net/ I’m at https://tomscott.com on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at https://facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo

Are the Charrúa Extinct?

From Rare Earth. Edit: Sal*SI*puedes, not sal*IS*puedes, you dumb Canadian. In case it isn’t clear to some through the text, I believe in Charruan rights. I believe in the rights of people in Uruguay to look to their heritage for support and guidance. I believe in the value of the state recognizing and understanding the…

Why This British Crossroads Is So Dangerous

From Tom Scott. Ipley Cross, in the middle of the New Forest, is one of the most dangerous road junctions in Britain. Why? • Thanks to Bez, whoever you are: their definitive article on this junction is here: https://singletrackworld.com/2018/01/collision-course-why-this-type-of-road-junction-will-keep-killing-cyclists/ Edited by Michelle Martin https://twitter.com/mrsmmartin Graphics by Mat Hill https://mat-hill.com ADDITIONAL SOURCES: https://www.advertiserandtimes.co.uk/ipley-crossroads-campaign The UK government’s…

How Does Uruguay Exist?

From Rare Earth. Sorry I took a week off, it was my birthday and I wasn’t really feeling the birthday work. This is somewhat of an update to that old Laos introductory video idea. I had so much footage of Artigas I kind of had to. Hopefully this helps set the scene for future episodes.…

Why You Can’t Name A File CON In Windows

From Tom Scott. The short answer is "backwards compatibility". The long answer is… well, it’s the rest of this video. MORE BASICS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha Written with Sean Elliott https://twitter.com/SeanMElliott/ Graphics by William Marler https://wmad.co.uk Audio mix by Graham Haerther https://haerther.net/ I’m at https://tomscott.com on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at https://facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo

How Wind Turbines Make You Sick

From Rare Earth. Be it known that I take no responsibility for this video giving you typhoid. Your support keeps us going: https://www.patreon.com/rareearth Follow our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rareearthseries/ Follow my twitter: https://twitter.com/Evan_Hadfield Merch (more designs to come): https://teespring.com/stores/rareearth This video was made possible thanks to our incredible Patreon subscribers Abram Blocton, Adam Lenk, Adam Kaufman, Alanna…

This Video Has 13,222,050 Views

From Tom Scott. The title of this video should change with the times. But nothing lasts forever: here’s the story of how I made it work, why it used to be easier to make that work, and how it all ties in to the White Cliffs of Dover and the end of the universe. Edited…

This Dog Licked My Foot

From Rare Earth. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little self-indulgent segue into our new season in Uruguay. The coming episodes feature those classic Uruguayan vacation highlights of Cuban refugees, dead cows, light drug use, and a splash of genocide. Don’t worry, I’ll keep it light. Enjoy! Your support keeps us going: https://www.patreon.com/rareearth Follow our Instagram:…

1 Hour of Cinematic FPV – Hypercine 4K

From airblastr. Sit back and relax for one hour of beautiful cinematic FPV footage. Glide through landscapes from around the world and enjoy the fresh air. This video is meant to be a relaxing escape with headphones or as a background loop while you cook dinner. Put on your favorite playlist and enjoy. Be well…

The Roof That Keeps Bermuda Alive

From Rare Earth. This is the second in my little two part working holiday to Bermuda. Another somewhat happy story. After this we’re headed to Uruguay, a country I knew virtually nothing about until I showed up at the airport. Like Bermuda, it will be a lot less heavy than our last few seasons, which…