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02:20

Pipe apartments in Hong Kong

Pipe apartments in Hong Kong

If you think living space is hard to find in New York (and expensive too), it isn’t even close to the livelihoods of many citizens in Hong Kong. Because there are so many people, and not much space, the average citizen has 150 feet of apartment space. To combat this problem, an architect is turning concrete pipes into temporary apartments.

 

02:34

This boiling river kills anything that enters

This boiling river kills anything that enters

Hidden in the heart of the Peruvian jungle, there are tales of a mythical city of gold. While you might not believe that to be true, the legend of the lost city stuck with this one geothermal scientist into adulthood, when Andres Ruzo decided to search for it, and found something magical.

 

03:15

These sculptures disappear right in front of you!

These sculptures disappear right in front of you!

If you‘re walking in the park and see one of these sculptures, don’t be surprised if it dissolves into the air right in front of your eyes. Created by 3-D German artist Julian Voss-Andreae, these sculptures are 3-D printed, and are mapped extensively beforehand. It may have taken him 3 years to finalize his technique, but now these sculptures can be seen, and not seen, in many places.

 

02:18

The world’s most famous painting

The world’s most famous painting

If you thought of a certain painting while reading the title, it’s quite possible you thought of Leonardo da Vinci’s the Mona Lisa. But why is this painting so famous? Well, it actually used to be just another renaissance painting, until one night.

 

14:18

The most impenetrable airport security

The most impenetrable airport security

We all know that flying can be a hassle. If it isn’t a cramped seat, a crying baby, or a busy plane, it’s probably because of the annoying airport security. While the intent behind high levels of airport security is valid, the U.S. doesn’t have the world’s safest airport.

 

02:44

How low can you go?

How low can you go?

For most people you may know, limbo is a fun activity at a party to get everyone cheering and eventually see someone go too low and hilariously fall over or hit the bar. But for people hailing from the origin of limbo in Trinidad, it is more than a game. One woman in particular has been dubbed the queen of limbo, and she can limbo under anything!

 

06:43

What is the true cost of free parking?

What is the true cost of free parking?

Have you ever stopped to consider just how big some parking lots are? Aside from places to momentarily store our cars, they don’t really do much else. And in some states, they are required by law to have a certain number of spaces, so on average account for 30% of some cities.

 

11:39

Flaming glow in the dark hair

Flaming glow in the dark hair

If you ever wanted to go bold with your hair but didn’t take the plunge, watch as a 14-year-old girl gets a hair makeover - in neon! From natural blonde to platinum blonde to neon hair, she gets the mane of a Phoenix.

 

02:26

How can these new jets destroy airlines?

How can these new jets destroy airlines?

When it comes to airport transportation, the best deals you find probably aren’t ones that go directly to your destination. Whether it's one layover or more, it can be taxing spending days of a vacation in the air. New plane models that are more efficient, however, are working to change that.

 

05:24

How to make soup dumplings

How to make soup dumplings

You might have seen this delicacy at some Asian restaurants, and if you’ve ordered it, it was probably one of your favorite dishes. While soup dumplings may seem confusing at first, they aren’t too difficult to make, and with this great recipe they can be one of your favorite dishes to make at home as well as when eating out.

 

01:59

Tips to live a frugal life

Tips to live a frugal life

This woman is the queen of frugal. With a frugality-related blog, this stay-at-home mom saves thousands of dollars with her cheap alternatives for shopping, food, and even clothes!

 

03:31

The creative ways that different drivers tried to avoid tolls

The creative ways that different drivers tried to

It can be annoying going through toll roads and having to pay, but tolls are there to fund the roads we drive on. Everyone pays them, or at least almost everyone does. Some people are going to outrageous lengths to avoid paying the toll fees.

 

16:20

Cheap vs. Expensive Chocolate

Cheap vs. Expensive Chocolate

Can you guess the difference between high-quality chocolate and lower-quality chocolate? Take it from an expert who looks at what you should be considering when you choose different types of chocolate, and what to consider between the different price points.

 

01:18

MUST TRY Rosé Wine Cocktails for summer

MUST TRY Rosé Wine Cocktails for summer

Rosé wine is the best of both worlds, for red wine and white wine lovers alike. Not only that, but it can make some great summer cocktails that will help you and your friends and family beat the heat.

 

02:52

The world’s first Escape Room

The world’s first Escape Room

You might have seen these types of rooms popping up all over cities, and they have become quite a popular past-time. In Budapest, there are over 80 escape rooms scattered throughout the city. But what’s behind this worldwide fascination with the real escape room puzzle?

 

14:31

How to win at Guess Who

How to win at Guess Who

Guess Who is a game you may remember from your childhood, or maybe it was a gift you got for your children to play. But if you remember, it may have taken a while to win the game, or you may have won in the first few moves.

 

08:05

Analyzing time travel in fiction

Analyzing time travel in fiction

Time travel in fiction is exactly that, fiction. But in the forms of entertainment that use it, there are many different approaches to doing so. While there is the problem of how time travel physically works, there are other interesting things to notice about how pieces of fiction handle time travel, and the different types of time travel that exist.

 

01:47

What is life like in a supermax prison?

What is life like in a supermax prison?

For the worst of the worst criminals, there’s one prison in the mountains of Colorado that they won’t be able to break out of. Isolated from the rest of the world, this prison is the only supermax in the country, and is a life sentence to all who go there.

 

07:41

Bowling lanes have hidden oil patterns

Bowling lanes have hidden oil patterns

Aside from immense talent, you probably didn’t know what separated you, the average bowler, from the professionals. While a lot of the difference is due to talent, practice, and dedication, the professionals are also able to read and understand the hidden oil patterns on every lane they bowl.

 

02:36

Homemade meals from a vending machine

Homemade meals from a vending machine

You, like many Americans, probably use a vending machine a few times a week. For most of us, it’s typically for a cold beverage or quick snack. But in Japan, vending machines sell a whole different product.

 

01:00

It is so easy to swim in the Dead Sea

It is so easy to swim in the Dead Sea

If you’ve ever swum in the ocean, you know that it may be difficult to stay afloat, and unless you have a flotation device you might find yourself constantly thrown underwater. But if you don’t like having to constantly try and stay afloat, the Dead Sea might be the perfect vacation spot for you. Because of its specific chemical composition and salt content, the Dead Sea is easier to float in than other bodies of water.

 

05:37

What does gallium do to an aluminum can?

What does gallium do to an aluminum can?

Gallium is an interesting element. It’s a metal that has a melting point very close to room temperature, so holding it in your hand can make it melt into a liquid very easily. But if you haven’t heard of this metal, it has some other cool properties too. One of which is how it interacts with aluminum objects, like a soda can.

 

05:10

How did the U.S. government keep a town of 75,000 secret?

How did the U.S. government keep a town of 75,000

In Tennessee, there’s a town called Oak Ridge that doesn’t exist. Well, it actually does exist, but no one knew about it. During WWII, many residents were asked to leave town, and the workers that came in their place were told nothing about what they were doing.

 

02:43

The truth about milk

The truth about milk

If you’ve ever thought about all the different types of milk available to choose from, you might have realized that many of the non-dairy alternatives are just filtered almonds, or other products.

 

03:59

The weird physics of fire ants

The weird physics of fire ants

What would make fire ants interesting to engineers? Well, fire ants are a unique group of animals that are able to create structures by connecting their bodies to survive different conditions. Whether it’s the threat of water or something else, these ants are evolutionarily adapted to survive by sticking together.

 

09:25

Just what the doctor ordered

Just what the doctor ordered

Art and music are often considered therapeutic. You have likely seen the stories of celebrities visiting terminally ill patients but have you heard of musicians doing it? There is an organization called Musicians on Call doing just that!

 

03:20

Mars has organic matter

Mars has organic matter

It’s a scientist’s dream come true-- soil samples taken from 3 billion-year-old mudstone in the Gale crater has been found to have organic matter. The Curiosity rover on Mars has also detected methane in the Martian atmosphere.

 

08:56

Beautiful handmade birthday presents

Beautiful handmade birthday presents

It can sometimes be hard to find a present worthy of someone you love, and buying something can often feel cheap. If you aren’t sure what to get the woman in your life for her birthday, here is a beautiful example of how simple handmade presents can make a wonderful gift.

 

04:57

The SECRET reason you’re not losing weight

The SECRET reason you’re not losing weight

Recent studies have found out that while it is good for your health, exercise isn’t the solution to losing weight. But it’s probably one of the first things people go to when trying to shed the pounds, so why doesn’t it work?

 

02:45

Extreme Ski-Base Jumping

Extreme Ski-Base Jumping

Base Jumping is the most dangerous sport in the world, but what happens when you mix that with skiing? Definitely not for the faint of heart, this hybrid sport is practiced by extreme athletes who fly off massive cliffs while deploying their parachutes within mere seconds of landing.

 

02:46

What does 100 calories really look like?

What does 100 calories really look like?

One aspect of losing or gaining weight in a healthy manner is watching what you eat, and calories can be a great indication of what is really inside of different foods we consume. But how easy is it to tell how many calories are in something? Do you know how many calories you consume a day? Could you guess correctly if given a chance?

 

05:27

If Jurassic World had parkour

If Jurassic World had parkour

If you’re excited about the sequel to the reboot coming out this year, there have been some trailers and other promotional media to tide you over. In this one, what would happen if a parkour expert was in the Jurassic World. How would they escape the roaming dinosaurs?

 

08:01

What is happening to Subway?

What is happening to Subway?

When was the last time you ate at Subway? If it’s been a while you’re not alone with the rest of the population. In 2017, Subway closed more stores than it opened, and there doesn’t seem to be a shift in the downward trend for the company.

 

03:17

This conveyor belt can move packages in any direction

This conveyor belt can move packages in any direct

In many ways, the advances in technology have led to some amazing creations and inventions that will shape the future of our world. From small lifestyle changes to huge innovations, new ideas are popping up all over the place, one of them being a conveyor belt that can surprisingly move in any direction.

 

09:22

What cities are the most honest?

What cities are the most honest?

You may have had some pop into your head, but this measurement isn’t taken by going out and asking people questions. Instead, one YouTuber decided to see how honest people in different cities really were, by leaving lost wallets, and collecting the data on how many were returned and from which cities.

 

06:01

Everything you need to know about plastics

Everything you need to know about plastics

We use plastic for almost everything, and it has become such an entrenched part of our lives, but how much do we really know about it? What is it made from, and how does plastic get produced? Why is plastic so difficult to get rid of, and what can be done about it?

 

03:34

Valet parking isn’t as safe as you think

Valet parking isn’t as safe as you think

It may not have happened to you, but you wouldn’t believe how easily you can get your car stolen when you valet park it. Usually when doing so, you’re given a ticket or some other way to prove the car is yours when you come to pick it up, but how safe is that system?

 

03:43

What does “natural” even mean on food products?

What does “natural” even mean on food products

The word “natural” on the food you buy at the grocery store is a bit ambiguous. While consumers tend to think it means that food products are free of excessive chemicals and processed additives, the term doesn’t really have as strict of a definition as you might think. “Natural” foods often have lots of added chemicals, and they aren’t always good for you.

 

05:00

Two islands in two countries

Two islands in two countries

There are two islands in the Bering Strait right between Russia and the U.S. One is known as “Big Diomede” and the other “Little Diomede.” They sit only two miles apart and yet are on a 21-hour time zone difference. Say what?

 

03:29

The people protecting the Venezuelan eagles

The people protecting the Venezuelan eagles

The harpy eagles in Venezuela are some of the largest eagles on earth. Not only are they majestic creatures, but they are also an integral part of the ecosystem in the jungles where they live. However, like many animals, they have been the victims of deforestation and poaching, and their numbers are diminishing.

 

01:00

This new money is transparent

This new money is transparent

Counterfeiting has always been a threat to currency. Throughout history, countries around the world have taken efforts to prevent their bills from being easily counterfeited. From micro text to images only seen through light, the hidden secrets of paper money are numerous.

 

01:33

These water-repellent sneakers stay clean

These water-repellent sneakers stay clean

You walk outside, and it’s raining.  Maybe you brought an umbrella, but that won’t protect your shoes from getting water all over them. If you don’t have these water-repellent sneakers, you’ll probably have to air them out later.

 

04:58

The tragedy of the commons explained

The tragedy of the commons explained

The tragedy of the commons is a sad reality in public goods for personal use. It may be difficult to understand, but when many people rely on a limited resource, doing what’s best for the individual is often what is best for the public, but knowing what’s best for the individual is another story.

 

01:05

The playground that floats on water

The playground that floats on water

If you thought that playgrounds couldn’t get any more awesome, now they can float on water.  From a simple trampoline over the water to an intricate city of fun, these playgrounds made by Wibit can cost anywhere from $4,000 to $187,000. Want one for your next shoreline adventure?

 

02:20

The reason why some plugs have 2 prongs, and others have 3

The reason why some plugs have 2 prongs, and other

If you have any large and small electronic devices, you may have noticed that some of their cords have two prongs on the plugs, while others have three. Have you ever wondered why? Well, the answer has to do with your own personal safety.

 

04:57

See the moon in 4K

See the moon in 4K

The moon isn’t anything new -- humans practically see it every night. But the surface of the moon, and being able to see it up close is a different matter. Now, with today’s technology, you can take a virtual tour of the moon in 4K, without leaving your seat.

 

00:50

Why you shouldn’t buy colored chickens

Why you shouldn’t buy colored chickens

Major holidays are the most popular times to buy animals as presents -- whether it’s puppies, kittens, bunnies or even baby chickens. But most of these animals are treated as just that - a present. In reality, these animals are long-term commitments and gifting them to someone else shouldn’t be taken lightly.