Tag: explainer

Feb 19, 2017

This Is Why You Never Trust a Trapezoid

This Is Why You Never Trust a Trapezoid

In this clip from the 1958 film “Gateways to the Mind“, we see how our mind plays tricks on us and why you should never trust a trapezoid

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Feb 9, 2017

Why Cartoon Characters Wear Gloves

Why Cartoon Characters Wear Gloves

It turns out animators had a few tricks up their slee… gloves

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Feb 4, 2017

This Is Why You Never Load the Heavy Stuff at the Back of the Trailer

This Is Why You Never Load the Heavy Stuff at the Back of the Trailer

For the safest towing experience, load 60% of your weight to the front of the trailer and 40% to the back.

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Jan 28, 2017

This DIY Centrifuge Costs $0.20 and Can Be Used for Medical Tests in Remote Locations

This DIY Centrifuge Costs $0.20 and Can Be Used for Medical Tests in Remote Locations

90 secs of spinning can separate a blood sample into red/white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Longer spins can separate the part of the blood needed for malaria testing

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Jan 9, 2017

How Movie Effects Were Done in the Silent Film Era

How Movie Effects Were Done in the Silent Film Era

Back then, filmmakers had to be quite creative to pull off effects we might take for granted today

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Jan 7, 2017

Picture of the Day: Surface Tension

Picture of the Day: Surface Tension

“Do you have a minute to talk about your car insurance?”

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Dec 19, 2016

1+ Random Facts About Every Country in the World

1+ Random Facts About Every Country in the World

There are 195 countries in the world. Here are random facts about each one.

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