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    "Vsauce" Is The Internet's Best Place To Have Your Existential Crisis

    Prepare for the most entertaining series of existential crises you will ever have.

    For the last decade, the best YouTube channel for proud nerds, science fans, the chronically curious, and high-minded people of culture has been Vsauce.

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    Launched by Michael Stevens in 2010 (and later expanded with additional channels Vsauce2 and Vsauce3), it became the internet’s go-to for thought-provoking explorations of some of the most fascinating scientific questions and concepts you never knew you needed the answers to. If you’ve ever found yourself suddenly wondering — perhaps during a long shower or while trying to fall asleep — things like, “Why do we laugh? What color is a mirror? How many words can be typed on a keyboard using only your left hand? What happens to digital files when they’re deleted?” then Vsauce might just end up becoming your new YouTube addiction. Here are some of the channel’s best offerings, in no particular order:

    1. "How Much Does the Internet Weigh?"

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    Short answer: About as much as a strawberry.

    2. “How Hot Can It Get?”

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    Have you ever wondered how high of a temperature you could theoretically create in the universe? Or what would happen when you reached it? Did you know that if you heated the head of a pin to the temperature of the sun’s core, it would kill everything within 1,000 miles?

    3. “How Much Does a Shadow Weigh?”

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    Did you know that on a sunny day, the city of Chicago weighs 300 pounds more than when sunlight isn’t covering it?

    4. “How Many Photos Have Been Taken?"

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    As of this video’s creation in 2012, it was estimated that 3.5 trillion photographs had been taken since the invention of photography.

    5. “Is the 5-Second Rule True?”

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    Maybe if it were renamed the “One Femtosecond Rule.”

    6. "Is Your Red the Same as My Red?”

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    Do we all see color in the same way?

    7. “Why Are Things Creepy?”

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    What is the evolutionary origin of feeling “creeped out”? Why do we feel deeply unsettled by certain things, even without a clear and obvious danger present?

    8. “Would Headlights Work at Light Speed?”

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    If you were in a vehicle traveling at light speed, would the light shining from your headlights be going faster than light speed?

    9. “The Science of Awkwardness"

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    Why are you so awkward? Is there a scientific explanation?

    10. “How to Count Past Infinity”

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    There are different kinds of infinity. Some bigger than others.

    11. “Messages for the Future”

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    We’ve sent numerous “message in a bottle,” artifacts into deep space that will outlast Earth itself.

    12. “We Are All Related”

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    Every person alive is at least a 50th cousin of each other.

    13. "What’s Left?”

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    Why are most people right-handed? And why do humans even have a dominant hand at all?

    14. “Travel INSIDE a Black Hole”

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    What would it look like to watch someone fly into a black hole? And what would the experience be like for you to enter one?

    15. “Will We Ever Run Out of New Music?”

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    Is it mathematically possible to someday exhaust every possible combination of musical tones and notes?

    16. “Our Narrow Slice”

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    And last but not least, if you want to be given a sense of how insignificant you are in the grand scheme of human history, this is the video for you.

    17. Do you have a favorite Vsauce video that wasn't listed here? Let me know below in the comments!