As we age, certain things happen to our primary senses. By testing this ability, you can instantly guess just how old someone is! I won’t say too much more than that, because the video explains it beautifully…
Video Source: “How Can You Instantly Guess Someone’s Age?” Uploaded by Science Channel to YouTube channel www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFDQDbXGYlk
If your cat is anything like mine, for one hour of the day (every day) and for NO apparent reason, it will take supreme pleasure in tearing up your couches, running from one end of the apartment to the other and generally acting like a drug-crazed hippie at a trance party. The other 23 hours of the day it’ll spend sleeping and being anti-social. So, it’s when your cat sinks into its daily delirium that you can make use of the following nifty trick called “clipnosis” – the official way to hit your cats “off” button, according to science!
Video Source: “Cat Clipnosis | Outrageous Acts of Science” Uploaded by Science Channel to YouTube channel www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRciHfhLzrA
Two men – a geologist and an artist – get it into their noggins to see what happens when you pour molten rock (lava) onto a sheet of ice. Both lava and ice constitute extremely resilient and powerful forces of nature and the results of this experiment you’ve GOT to see!
Video Source: “What Happens When Lava Meets Ice?” Uploaded by Science Channel to YouTube channel www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvSmPqqZB3Q
Looks like there might just be a Plan B for when we eventually gas ourselves out of our own planet or those apocalyptic zombie films finally make good on their promise to obliterate mankind. Astronomers have discovered a planet that – upon preliminary investigation – would appear to be so similar to our own that there’s a very real possibility it could be fit for human habitation. This comes as great news, because by the time we are forced to move planets (and the technology for interstellar travel has been invented), local asteroid-defeating hero, Bruce Willis, will be long dead. Hooray for Plan B!
Video Source: “Could we move to Earth 2.0?” uploaded by Science Channel to YouTube channel https://youtu.be/fdksRkeBcNU
This has got to be the funniest wildlife video I’ve seen in a very long time… The Western Hook-nosed Snake has developed a rather unique adaptation, which it makes use of to temporarily alarm enemies. It farts. Yes, it farts: something the guy in this video calls “popping noises, which it makes by squeezing air out of its cloaca” (biology speak for butt). Yeah, last time I checked, squeezing air out of your butt is called a fart. I especially LOVE how the snake continues to squeeze out little nervous farts while the guy handles it. If you can remember any of what he says, I applaud you. I was too busy laughing. Enjoy!
Video Source: “Western Hooknose Snake” uploaded by Orry Martin to YouTube channel www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pGJMHOUD7o
This video was submitted to me a few days ago by one of Why? Because Science‘s enthusiasts, Lena Brooks. It’s a funny short by her sketch comedy group called Naptime Comedy and I thought it was so amusing (and well done) that it deserves a share…
Video Source: “The First Man In Space” by Naptime Comedy on YouTube channel www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2WJdjJfcNM&feature=youtu.be