Should Pluto Be A Planet Again?

– [Narrator] Back in the ’90s, most people took Pluto for granted. Fast-forward to 2006. Suddenly, Pluto was all Americans were talking about. Or rather, yelling about. Some people were so angry, they were giving astronomers death threats. – People were so angry that they said that all the astronomers should be put on the…

Dropbox CEO On His $11 Billion IPO

– You have this interesting legend of the time you were summoned to Apple by Steve Jobs. You know what I’m going to ask you. What happened? And then how does that relate to where you’re at today? – Well I, we had Steve had heard about Dropbox and we arrived at 1 Infinite Loop,…

Why It’s OK To Eat A Brown Avocado

Narrator: Would you eat this avocado? How about this one? They’re actually the same, just one’s been sitting out for a few hours. And sure, one doesn’t look as good, but that doesn’t mean you should just throw it out. In 1989, the average American ate about one pound of avocados a year. By 2017,…

The Biggest Dinosaurs Of All Time

Just how big did the dinosaurs get? Meet the world’s first dinosaur. No, down here. Eoraptor would have only come up to about your knees. In fact, most early Triassic dinosaurs were on the shrimpy side, including predators like the fierce, mule-sized Coelophysis. But after volcanic eruptions took out their competitors and ushered in the…

How Realistic Is Spider-Man’s Web Slinging Antics?

In the recent film starting Tom Holland, Peter Parker cooks up his own webbing in his high-school chemistry class. Now, he could have made it out of anything, like fishing line or even steel, and yet he chooses to replicate spider silk. Spider silk. This kid is trusting his life to a flimsy-looking strand of…

The Physics Of Drifting, Explained

(contemplative orchestral music) – [Narrator] Drifting, the most exhilarating and mesmerizing exhibition of style and control while driving a car. Drifting is graceful, simple even, in appearance. (tires squealing) (engine roaring) But inside the car, there is a riot of activity as the driver wrestles with steering angle, braking, and wheel speed to throw the…

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Suck?

Each year, five million Americans get their wisdom teeth removed, which costs about three billion dollars in total medical costs. But for many, it’s worth it, since leaving them in can cause serious problems like gum infection, tooth decay, and even tumors. But wisdom teeth weren’t always the unwelcome threat we see today. Wisdom teeth…

How To Land The Interview And Nail It

– In a world where people are getting increasingly marketed to more and more, it’s important to be able to make your point succinctly and effectively. The biggest mistake that people make when it comes to writing a resume is, first of all, writing a resume. Oftentimes they will write a resume like a list…

Do The Death Penalty And Longer Prison Sentences Deter Crime?

– [Narrator] President Trump thinks giving drug dealers the death penalty could help solve the opioid crisis. – Some countries have a very, very tough penalty, the ultimate penalty. And by the way, they have much less of a drug problem. – [Narrator] This isn’t the first time the Trump Administration has taken a tough…

Why We Eat Oysters Alive

(instrumental music) – [Narrator] Most people think it’s a food safety issue. You keep the oyster alive as long as possible and that reduces the risk of bacterial contamination, and there is a little bit of truth to that. Oysters can carry a scary flesh-eating bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus. You can get it from oysters…