World’s Strangest

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Picture of the Big Bang

(YouTube link) Minute Physics explains cosmic background radiation -the oldest light. There’s an interactive map to accompany the information in this video. Link -via Geeks Are Sexy

Burning Matches in Slo-Mo

In this five-minute video, photographer Nick Moore shows us how to build and photograph your own micro-forest fire, using strike-anywhere matches in a workshop setting. While the building-the-rig portion may seem slow at first, it becomes fascinating when the camera shifts into slow-motion and fast-motion, as appropriate for the length of each task. [...]

How to Enrich Uranium

(YouTube link) Don’t for a minute think that just because you know how it’s done that you can do it! Bill Hammack, the Engineer Guy, explains why every country in the world doesn’t already have nuclear weapons. Uranium comes in two isotopes, but only one is used for bombs. Separating the two is extremely difficult. -Thanks, [...]

Richard Feynman: No Ordinary Genius

In this 90-minute BBC documentary from 1993, we see a glimpse of Richard Feynman at his best. Feynman and other figures from his life are interviewed extensively, revealing a portrait of a complex mind — a man who was willing to live with doubt, uncertainty, and incorrectness as part of the human condition. [...]

Why We Chicken Out At The Last Minute

Why do we say we’re going to do brave and risky things only to chicken out at the last minute? Researchers have found the answer: Scientists led by University of Colorado Boulder psychology and [...]

One Minute Fly

(YouTube link) His species only lives for a minute, but he has a long bucket list. (via the Presurfer)

How to Sing the Most Overtones in a Minute

Turns out, we all did it wrong in kindergarten. This is how you sing the most overtones in a minute, courtesy of ethnomusicologist and throat singer Tran Quang Hai. What technique! Hit play or go to Link [...]

13 Eco-Friendly Halloween Crafts

If you’re still hunting for a few fun last minute crafting ideas to spice up your Halloween decor, WebEcoist has a great collection of fun crafts that are all eco-friendly as well. Enjoy. Link

Schrödinger’s Cat

(YouTube link) New Scientist produced a new One-Minute Physics animation to explain the Schrödinger’s cat thought experiment in a hurry. As if you could explain “collapsed realities” in one minute. Still, it’s a cute cartoon. Link

How long can you live after decapitation ?

Is it possible that a person could remain aware for up to a minute after being decapitated ? Its a question that has been asked for centuries, just ho…