Tag: random thursday

100 Million Views Lightning Round Video! (Part One)

This channel recently hit 100 MILLION VIEWS. WHAT!? So we’re celebrating with a lightning round video featuring questions submitted by Patreon members.

Hey, you like coffee? Want to support the channel? Today I’m helping out a coffee company here in Dallas called Cultivar Coffee who have been hit hard by the pandemic.

Cephalopods: Aliens From Earth

Cephalopods like octopus, squid, and cuttlefish seem to be as alien as any alien creature from a sci-fi movie, and it’s fun to speculate that they could be aliens from another planet. But could they be aliens from right here on Earth?

Today we look at some of the strangest – and most intelligent – animals on Earth. Cephalopods.

Author David Quammen On The Current And Future Pandemics

David Quammen is the author of Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, which eerily predicted the kind of zoonotic virus outbreaks that we’re seeing right now. In this interview, we talk about his experience tracking ebola in Africa in 2007, why bats make such great hosts for viruses, and why we’ll be seeing more outbreaks like this in the future.

The Apocalypse That Could Have Been

Anybody who grew up in the 90s remembers the Y2K scare – the potential computer glitch that could end the world on January 1st, 2000. It didn’t happen of course, but it could have been bad if not for the work of some dedicated, anonymous heroes.