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Don’t Worry, it’s Just Electrostatic Discharge

(YouTube link) Shervin very helpfully explains how professionals test electronic products for resistance to damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD). I learned a lot from this video. See more at ElectroBOOM! Link -via Viral Viral Videos

GravityLight

(YouTube link) What an ingenious idea! Clocks have been powered by gravity for centuries, so why not lights? The investment fund for this project already has about six times what they asked for. -via Viral Viral Videos

Can You Say Banana?

(YouTube link) When you are learning to speak your first language, some words can be adorably difficult. She gave it her best effort! -via Viral Viral Videos

Legend of Zelda: Pot Smasher

(YouTube link) Freddie Wong isn’t in the latest Freddie Wong video, but his effects are. Violinist Lindsey Stirling (previously) stars as Link, recreating the pot-smashing moves from the Legend of Zelda video game series. -via Viral Viral Videos

One Ring

(YouTube link) The Honest Trailer featured earlier today mentioned the Hobbits as a boy band, and here they are! You have to wonder how much overlap there actually is between Tolkien fans and One Direction fans, but this parody from The Warp Zone is doing well on YouTube. It’s quite catchy! -via Viral Viral Videos

The Origin of Quantum Mechanics

(YouTube link) The folks at minute physics devotes over four minutes to quantum mechanics, but that’s still a concise overview. And those minutes go by quickly as mathematical physicist Neil Turok uses simple but fascinating analogies to make his points. -via Viral Viral Videos

How to Flip Food

(YouTube link) Chef Jon of Food Wishes tells us the secret of looking like a competent chef, even if you aren’t. Don’t let my kids see this video, they’ll be flipping food all over the kitchen practicing this! Link -via Viral Viral Videos 

West Point Style

(YouTube link) Honestly, I’m only posting about one in every fifteen “Gangnam Style” videos I see …but this is good. Well, Navy fans might take exception. West Point cadets give a U.S. military flavor to every scene of PSY’s video. -via Viral Viral Videos

Big Brother Arrives

(YouTube link) Brothers Bailey Leonard and Meyers Leonard grew up close, especially after their father died. Bailey joined the Marine Corps. Meyers grew a foot taller and became a basketball player. What you see here is older brother Bailey coming home from Afghanistan. The younger Leonard now plays for the Portland Trailblazers. Read more about his [...]

Top 5 Viral Pictures of 1911

(YouTube link) YouTube combines vintage footage, special effects, and modern memes to salute the viral videos of 100 years ago with this top 5 countdown. Somehow this video has 7,200 likes and a few hundred dislike, but only 489 views -but it’s their website, so I guess they can do that. The YouTube page has links [...]