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The Night Hag – Demon That Visits You In Your Sleep

The Night Hag – Demon That Visits You In Your Sleep

It’s late at night and you’re having a pleasant dream. Maybe you’re reliving one of your favorite memories, or you’re having that dream where you’re a flying superhero again, saving the world from destruction. Perhaps you’re a knight in shining armor, fighting off a fire-breathing dragon- but not for the hand of a helpless maiden, …

Neil deGrasse Tyson: My Man, Sir Isaac Newton

Neil deGrasse Tyson: My Man, Sir Isaac Newton

Who’s the greatest physicist in history?DeGrasse Tyson:    Isaac Newton.  I mean, just look… You read his writings.  Hair stands up… I don’t have hair there but if I did, it would stand up on the back of my neck.  You read his writings, the man was connected to the universe in ways that I never …

The Hindenburg Disaster (The Titanic of the Sky)

The Hindenburg Disaster (The Titanic of the Sky)

It’s 1937, and you’re just an average German who’s won the opportunity of a lifetime, first class accommodations aboard Nazi Germany’s premier airship, the Hindenburg. The Hindenburg is the height of luxury, and a sixty-plus flight veteran of the world’s first airline, DELAG- which stands for something in German that we don’t feel our narrator …

The Terrifying Truth About Bananas

The Terrifying Truth About Bananas

Here at SciShow HQ we have a little food area for the employees – Sometimes there are donuts. Sometimes there are nuts. Sometimes dried mango. But the one thing that never sticks around and is gone as soon as we can buy it is the wonderful, beautiful, noble banana. Unfortunately for us, they may not …

Richard Feynman, The Great Explainer: Great Minds

Richard Feynman, The Great Explainer: Great Minds

We’ve talked a lot about great scientists on this show: people who solved mysteries that have been stumping lesser smarty-pants for centuries. Some of them even answered questions nobody had ever thought to ask before. But a lot of great minds have not been great explainers. Richard Feynman, the American physicist, most famous for pioneering …