Scary But So Fun: The Evolution of Roller Coaster Loops
If you’ve ever rode a roller coaster with a loop, you may have noticed that it's never fully circular. Ever wonder why?
The Evolution of Ski Jumping
If you follow the Winter Olympics, you may have noticed that the position of ski jumpers as they're mid-air changed quite a bit. Why the sudden change?
Are These Famous Photos of Lee Harvey Oswald Fake?
The authenticity of the infamous photo of Lee Harvey Oswald with a rifle has been analyzed and recreated for decades... Is it fake or not?
The Reason Why No One Ever Smiles In Old Photographs
Discover the real cultural and technological reasons behind the serious faces in old portrait photographs.
How Do Olympic Divers Make SUCH Small Splashes?
How do Olympic divers manage to make the tiniest possible splash? Team USA's head diving coach explains the inner workings of the sport.
Why Is the “Wolf Turn” Such a Big Deal In Gymnastics?
The 'wolf turn' is a gymnastics move highly valued by Olympic judges and notoriously difficult to do...
This Race Is One of the TOUGHEST In the Olympics
The record for the 400-meter hurdles race was broken in 2021, for the first time after 25 years. Here's why this race is among the toughest in the Olympics.
Why Do New COVID-19 Variants Keep Showing Up?
New and increasingly dangerous and infectious versions of COVID-19 keep showing up around the world. Is there any way to stop the vicious cycle?
What a Vaccine’s “Efficacy Rate” Actually Means
Does having higher efficacy rates make a vaccine better? According to health experts these numbers are actually the wrong way to compare vaccines.
Did You Know That The Height of Mt. Everest Is Changing?
What is the precise height of Mount Everest? The answer depends on who and when you ask...
The Innovation That Helped the Allies Win World War II
In world War II Donald Bailey came up with an innovation that allowed the allies' tanks to cross bodies of water, and consequently win the war...
Vaccinations SHOULD Trigger Side Effects, Here’s Why
Once you watch this video and understand why vaccine side effects happen, you may even be happy to get that headache.
Hypnotism: Science or Forgery?
His contemporaries called him a charlatan, but in the late 1880s, Dr. Anton Mesmer was onto something we now know as hypnotism.
The Secret Behind Napoleon Bonaparte’s Signature Pose
You may have noticed that Napoleon Bonaparte is always depicted in the same pose - tucking one hand in his shirt. But why?
From Playground to a Professional Sport: Evolution of Tag
Those who were good at tag as children might want to know that the beloved playground game is now a professional sport
Are Sweet Potatoes and Yams the Same Vegetable?
Sweet potatoes are also commonly called yams, so many people assume that the two are the same vegetable... but is it really true or are they different?
Was The First Famous War Photo in History Staged?
“The Valley of the Shadow of Death” is the first famous war photo in history, but journalists started questioning its genuineness. Was this famous photo staged?
This Cool Technology is the Future of Filmmaking
The world of CGI is moving at an insanely fast pace, and the famous green screen itself may soon be replaced by a novel technology called the volume.
If a Kid Could Paint It, Why Is It in a Museum?
Some art is so minimalistic it's hard to understand why it's in a museum. Some of them are just... a white canvas. it turns out there is more that meets the eye
These Gigantic Ships Make World Trade Possible
The largest container ship in the world is the size of 4 football fields! Learn about these colossally enormous boats and their impact on the economy.
Has Anyone Ever Truly Seen a Ghost?
If ghosts don't exist, how come some people swear they have seen one?
Fun History: How Pink Became the ‘Official’ Girls’ Color
It seems like a natural law of the world at this point, but actually, pink wasn’t always associated with girls. This video explains how the phenomenon began.
Could Coffee Soon Become Obsolete?
Scientists estimate that by 2050, the amount of land that can accomodate coffee farming may shrink by 50 percent! Why does it happen and can we stop it?
The Morally Murky Way to Speed Up Covid-19 Vaccine Process
Some scientists are proposing a controversial plan that could get us the coveted covid-19 vaccine faster. How does it work and what are the reprecussions?
The British Museum and Treasures That Don’t Belong There
There is a great deal of controversy surrounding some of the possessions of the British Museum that were imported from other countries...