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Kick Off Geek Week With Ten Videos that Blow My Mind

But Not SimplerBy Kyle HillAug 5, 2013 2:30 PM

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In honor of YouTube’s Geek Week, I present to you the top ten nerdy videos that have blown my mind in the last few months. Enjoy. Derek Muller at Veritasium first blew my mind with large scale-levitation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txmKr69jGBk&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL16649CCE7EFA8B2F And then he showed me I have no idea what temperature things are: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqDbMEdLiCs Science communicator extraordinaire Vsauce has a way with words (I have no idea how he memorizes so many) that can inform you while chilling you to the core. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBK3QpQVnaw Joe Hanson at It's Okay to Be Smart blew my mind when he showed me, commonsensically, just how big our solar system is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mD-ia6ng0A Destin at Smarter Every Day has routinely captured the most amazing slo-mo shots I have ever seen in. my. life. This is one of them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe-f4gokRBs And he has also filmed the discovery of one of the most amazing spiders I have ever seen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrWnZ7VySac There are almost no words for this; something so amazing in something so mundane. Physics knows what is going on here, but first, you've got to see this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ukMId5fIi0 Minute Physics is well-known for its snappy explanations of the most complex ideas in science, but in the video below, they enlist Neil deGrasse Tyson to cover one of the biggest questions ever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pL5vzIMAhs AsapSCIENCE is also a big player in the science video game, and in the video below they got national treasure Bill Nye The Science Guy to blow my mind on LASER BEES: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Agdvt9M3NJA&feature=c4-overview&list=UUC552Sd-3nyi_tk2BudLUzA Vi Hart is a mathemagician, and Origami has nothing on her folding magic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIVIegSt81k Honorable mentions: You can create your own Star Wars blaster noise, like right now, GO! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtUGYKjG09g Who else can rant like this? Who doesn't want to see this movie? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BBhNkywMJY Science as a concept is amazing, but it is even more amazing when you can see it happen before your eyes. In the video below, the amazing shapes that appear are the product of well-understood equations, but it makes it no less incredible. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvJAgrUBF4w If it doesn't blow your mind how much power an atomic bomb actually has, nothing will: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggH-ObiUWEE WAIT. WHAT? HOW DID I NEVER NOTICE THIS? MIND. BLOWN. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVIGhYMwRgs (He had a back injury, FYI)

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