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21 YouTube Channels That Will Increase Your IQ By Like 50 Points

"What if all men disappear?", "What's the biggest explosion we can possibly create?", "What's it like to travel into a black hole?", "Why is everyone so bad at giving gifts?"...

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1. Vox

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What it's about: Vox helps you cut through the noise and understand what's driving events in the headlines and in our lives, covering everything from taxes to terrorism to Taylor Swift.

The Middle East's Cold War, Explained

Where Babies In Movies Come From

Why Japan Has So Many Vending Machines

2. Vsauce

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What it's about: This channel answers questions about everything ranging from the inner workings of our mind to the mysteries of the universe.

Travel Inside A Blackhole

What's The Most Dangerous Place On The Earth?

Why Do We Kiss?

3. TEDx Talks: India Edition

What it's about: While TEDx has been known for inspiring real world solutions, it has generated quite unique perspectives concerning situations local to India. Check this series out to agree (or disagree) with one-of-a-kind views on different issues. The interesting story of our educational systemA well-educated mind vs a well-formed mind: Dr. Shashi Tharoor Why is India so filthy?Partition of India and the forgotten question of Baluchistan
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What it's about: While TEDx has been known for inspiring real world solutions, it has generated quite unique perspectives concerning situations local to India. Check this series out to agree (or disagree) with one-of-a-kind views on different issues.

The interesting story of our educational system

A well-educated mind vs a well-formed mind: Dr. Shashi Tharoor

Why is India so filthy?

Partition of India and the forgotten question of Baluchistan

4. Scroll: Daily Economics Series

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What it's about: Ever thought about how your favorite roadside vendor makes a livelihood? No? That's 'cause you only think about yourself. So, watch these pieces and get a good lesson on the economics of little businesses.

How lucrative is India's most common roadside occupation?

What does it take to run a poha stall in Mumbai?

In the time of e-books, how much does a roadside bookseller earn?

5. Riddle

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What it's about: Answers absolutely the most absurd "What If" scenarios. Because why put a dampener on imagination?

If You Detonated a Nuclear Bomb at The Bottom Of The Mariana Trench

What'll Happen In 1 GOOGOL Years From Now

What If All Men Disappear

6. Alternate History Hub

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What it's about: Using knowledge of geography, population, and other historical facts, the creator predicts what could have happened had things gone differently in history.

What If The Internet Never Existed

What If The United States Didn't Exist

What If Aliens Try To Invade The Earth As In Independence Day

7. The Great Big Story

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What it's about: This channel is all about understanding diversity among people and ecosystems, those little things that are often overlooked, through "cinematic story-telling". It publishes micro documentaries and short films, as well as series for digital, social, TV and theatrical release.

8 Of The Cutest -- And Rarest -- Creatures On The Planet

Need a Good Password? This 11-Year-Old Will Sell You One

The New York Public Library Has a Human Google

How To Eat Like A Hindu God

8. Wisecrack

What it's about: Either LOL your way through classical and contemporary works of art, or rue deep questions which you never thought could exist, even within a series like Star Wars.Pride & Prejudice - Thug Notes Summary and AnalysisBlack Mirror: What's the Point?The Philosophy of House of Cards
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What it's about: Either LOL your way through classical and contemporary works of art, or rue deep questions which you never thought could exist, even within a series like Star Wars.

Pride & Prejudice - Thug Notes Summary and Analysis

Black Mirror: What's the Point?

The Philosophy of House of Cards

9. Real Life Lore

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What it's about: As no question is too stupid to be answered, this channel also answers "What If" scenarios, about a wide range of topics like history, geography, economics and science.

The Absurd True Scale Of Pablo Escobar's Wealth Visualised

What's The Biggest Explosion We Could Possibly Create?

What's The Safest Place on Earth?

What If Everyone Lived In Just One City?

10. TED-Ed

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What it's about: With TED-Ed’s commitment towards creating lessons worth sharing, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which are collaborations between talented educators and animators, on discussion on topics ranging from pop culture, history, art and maths.

The Wars That Inspired Game Of Thrones

Why Do Cats Act Weird

Questions No One Knows the Answers To

Can You Solve The Prisoner Hat Riddle?

11. Quartz

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What it's about: It explores cultures, tastes, traditions, and the science behind trivial things with a keen eye. And at the end of it all, you will never dismiss anything as frivolous.

Different types of chopsticks, explained

The science behind the Impossible Burger

Popsicles made of pollution

12. Half As Interesting

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What it's about: What this channel states as "half as interesting" is ironically (at least should be) more interesting than most of the garbage our senses are subjected to over the internet. It forces you to think, so prepare to have your mind-blown.

Why Taking Photos Of The Eiffel Tower At Night Is Illegal

The Secret Protocol For When The Queen Dies

What Your Name Decides About Your Life

13. Today I Found Out

What it's about: Borrow a couple of interesting questions about general trivia from this channel to pose at your next water-cooler conversation, answer them yourself, and be declared as the most intelligent guy at the office.Why Are Kinder eggs Illegal In The USWhy is There 12 Days of Christmas in the Song Instead of One?What Happens if You Accidentally Damage or Destroy a Priceless Work of Art in a Museum
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What it's about: Borrow a couple of interesting questions about general trivia from this channel to pose at your next water-cooler conversation, answer them yourself, and be declared as the most intelligent guy at the office.

Why Are Kinder eggs Illegal In The US

Why is There 12 Days of Christmas in the Song Instead of One?

What Happens if You Accidentally Damage or Destroy a Priceless Work of Art in a Museum

14. Be Amazed

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What it's about: These bite-sized documentaries on a range of weird topics put forth as Top 10 lists, with a dash of humour thrown in, shall satisfy your curiosity while making you say, "Wait, is this real?"

Top 10 Foods That Originally Looked Totally Different

Top 10 Bizarre Discoveries That Scientists Can't Explain

Top 10 Things You Didn't Know Looked Totally Different Originally

10 More Symbols You Didn’t Know The Meaning & Origins Of

15. It's Okay To Be Smart

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What it's about: This channel makes nerdy the new sexy, and answers relevant quetions about science-y stuff around us. The amount of observation it must have taken to come up with these questions is awe-inducing.

Why Is Blue So Rare In Nature

The Sixth Extinction

What's The Deadliest Animal In The World

Where Does The Smell Of Rain Come From

6 Chemical Reactions That Changed History

16. The School Of Life

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What it's about: For hard-hitting questions concerning the unchanging state of the world and your own life, this channel provides pragmatic solutions which will (maybe) make you a little bit more optimistic.

Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich

Why We Hate Cheap Things

The Importance of an Unhappy Adolescence

17. The Infographics Show

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What it's about: Because what's better than having difficult stuff like inflation/recession, Greek debt crisis, etc., simplified with the help of fun visuals.

What If The World Was One Country?

Taboos Around The World

What a Dollar ($1) Gets You Around the World

India vs Pakistan 2017 - Military / Army Comparison

18. Kurzgesagt - In A Nutshell

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What it's about: Kurzgesagt explains things using optimistic nihilism and aims to make science look beautiful and less daunting.

The Most Efficient Way To Destroy The Universe - False Vacuum

How The Stock Exchange Works (For Dummies)

Why The War On Drugs Is A Huge Failure

19. The Atlantic

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What it's about: Since everything we experience in life, informs everything that we do, The Atlantic brings forth new experiences to an internet device near you, with the aim to make us a bit more open-minded of other people and places.

Why Women Prefer Male Bosses

Do Animals Have Their Own Culture?

Why Is Everyone So Bad At Giving Gifts?

20. Seeker

What it's about: Seeker exists where technology, innovation, and the future collide. They celebrate relentless curiosity with an insatiable drive to question, inspire, and create.You Might Get Fat Just By Smelling Your FoodDid Science Just Prove Women Are Nicer Than Men?We’re Hardwired to Be Jealous, But Why?Not Even Death Can Stop Frogs From Procreating
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What it's about: Seeker exists where technology, innovation, and the future collide. They celebrate relentless curiosity with an insatiable drive to question, inspire, and create.

You Might Get Fat Just By Smelling Your Food

Did Science Just Prove Women Are Nicer Than Men?

We’re Hardwired to Be Jealous, But Why?

Not Even Death Can Stop Frogs From Procreating

21. Wendover Productions

What it's about: It answers really controversial questions, the kind which always get you into trouble during an "intellectual discussion".India's Geography ProblemWhy Airlines Sell More Seats Than They HaveWhy This Number Is Illegal In The United States
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What it's about: It answers really controversial questions, the kind which always get you into trouble during an "intellectual discussion".

India's Geography Problem

Why Airlines Sell More Seats Than They Have

Why This Number Is Illegal In The United States