What if there was a black hole in your pocket?

What if there was a black hole in your pocket?

What would happen to you if a black hole the size of a coin suddenly appeared near you? Short answer: you’d die. Long answer: it depends. Is it a black hole with the mass of a coin, or is it…

Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencils

Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencils

JetPens presents, Kuru Toga, from Uni. A traditional mechanical pencil’s lead will quickly wear down into a flat blunt tip, as seen here. This produces gradually thicker lines and lead breakage. The Kuru Toga mechanical pencils have an internal mechanism…

The art of overtaking in F1 – How Ricciardo beat them all in China

The art of overtaking in F1 – How Ricciardo beat them all in China

In China on Sunday, it looked like it was going to be a very dull procession with very limited overtaking opportunities then a Safety Car at the half way point mixed up the tyre strategies and Daniel Ricciardo showed everyone…

Measles Explained — Vaccinate or Not?

Measles Explained — Vaccinate or Not?

Recently there has been a lot of talk about measles. What does measles actually do, and should you vaccinate against it? Or is this just hysteria? Measles is a virus: a hull of proteins, RNA, plus some more proteins for…

Orbitals, the Basics: Atomic Orbital Tutorial — probability, shapes, energy; Crash Chemistry Academy

Orbitals, the Basics: Atomic Orbital Tutorial — probability, shapes, energy; Crash Chemistry Academy

This tutorial is about orbitals. We’re going to look at what orbitals are, what they represent, how electrons go in orbitals, the order electrons go in orbitals, and the shapes of orbitals. So we know that atoms are made out…

Why China Is so Good at Building Railways

Why China Is so Good at Building Railways

This video was made possible by Squarespace. Build your beautiful website for 10% off at squarespace.com/Wendover. Imagine a train that took you from Washington, DC to Dallas, Texas in nine hours… or Paris, France to Athens, Greece in nine hours……

The Economics of Airline Class

The Economics of Airline Class

This is a Wendover Productions Video made possible by Squarespace–Make your next move with a beautiful website from Squarespace. This video is a bit of a continuation to my last one–Why Planes Don’t Fly Faster. I ended up talking a…

REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!

REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!

Legends about mermaids go back thousands of years. From the Netherlands to South Africa, here are ten famous mermaid sightings from around the world. 10. British Columbia, 1967 In 1967, British Columbia became a hub of mermaid excitement when, one…

Black Holes Explained – From Birth to Death

Black Holes Explained – From Birth to Death

Black holes are one of the strangest things in existence. They don’t seem to make any sense at all. Where do they come from… …and what happens if you fall into one? Stars are incredibly massive collections of mostly hydrogen…

Apollo 11’s journey to the moon, annotated

Apollo 11’s journey to the moon, annotated

You’re looking at one of the most incredible moments in human history. That’s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, walking on the moon. Okay, maybe you’ve seen this clip before, but think about that for a second: They’re on the moon.…