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Natural Phenomena, a Timelapse

A music video by Reid Gower, featuring the planet Earth in timelapse, set to Blood Theme by DatA.

Canada: Strathcona Park, Vancouver
United States: Fairbanks, San Francisco, Oakland, Boulder, Las Vegas, Seattle
Germany: Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Schwangau
Austria: Hallstatt, Salzburg, Vienna
Czech Republic: Prague, Olomouc
Hungary: Budapest
Poland: Krakow
Turkey: Istanbul


Die Antwoord: Fatty Boom Boom

Fatty Boom Boom is a bright and colourful African adventure, complete with wild animals, zef savages singing and dancing in the streets, and a special guest appearance by a sneaky little prawn star.


Potholer54: Homosexuality Evolution & Bible

How to Confuse a Creationist -- Homosexuality, Evolution, and The Bible

SOURCES:

1:18 -- "Common Sense on Homosexuality" -- Fool4alifetime

1:49 "Born Homosexual" -- by Emptywithoutjesus (on the 2012 Golden Crocoduck nominee playlist)

2:03 -- "Ricky Gervais on Animals"

8:49 -- Evolution: Darwin HATES Homosexuals -- AVTPro

11:43 -- "Genetic and Environmental Effects on Same-sex Sexual Behaviour: A Population Study of Twins in Sweden." Langstrom et al., Archive of Sexual Behaviour, 2010

12:30 -- "Genetic and Environmental Influence on Sexual Orientation as it Correlates in an Australian Twin Sample," Bailey et al., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology March 2000

12:50 -- "Familiality of female and male homosexuality" -- J. Michael Bailey and Alan P. Bell 1993, Handbook of Behavior Genetics

13:14 -- "Homosexuality and evolution" by Goldengun85

14:32 -- "Genetic factors predisposing to homosexuality may increase mating success in heterosexuals" -- Brendan P. Zietsch et al., Evolution & Human Behavior, November 2008

15:08 -- Ibid.

[Music: "Glad to be gay" Tom Robinson Band]


Abracadabraham Lincoln

Pencilmation-type antics ensue when a suspicious hat salesman sells his last five dollar hat. Abraham Lincoln included.

Music entitled "Blue Drag" played by David Naiditch


Salman Rushdie and The Satanic Verses Affair

An excellent historical documentary that highlights the trials and tribulations of Salman Rushdie as he struggled to lead a normal life under the constant threat of the Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwa. The part of the story that most people don't seem to hear about is Rushdie's attempt to convince the Iranian religious leaders to withdraw the fatwa on the basis that he was becoming a more devout muslim. Obviously, it didn't work, but it does show how much pressure Rushdie must have been under at the time.


VSauce: Why Are Things Cute?

Why do small helpless things babies, kittens, puppies, pandas in baby form turn even the most cynical human into a helpless wreck?


VSauce: How Old Can We Get?

Aging is seen as a progressive failure of homeodynamics (homeostasis) involving genes for the maintenance and repair, stochastic events leading to molecular damage and molecular heterogeneity.


Bill Hicks + George Carlin: The Big Electron

Bill Hicks and George Carlin together on the ride that just is.

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Transcript:

Is this real?
Or is this just a ride?
The world is like a ride
You think it's real - it's just a ride
And we can change it any time we want
It's only a choice - between fear and love
The ride goes up and down and round and round
It has thrills and chills and it's very brightly colored
Up and down and round and round
And it's very loud
Don't worry, don't be afraid
It's just a ride
And we can change it any time we want
It's only a choice between fear and love

Why are we here?
I think we're part of a bigger wisdom
That we won't ever understand
A higher order - call it what you want -
Know what I call it?

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Original videos:

Bill Hicks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMUiwTubYu0
George Carlin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjmtSkl53h4
Baraka: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO1nSVy8q8I
Koyaanisqatsi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PirH8PADDgQ


CrashCourse Biology: Plant Reproduction

The Plants & The Bees: Plant Reproduction - CrashCourse Biology #38

Hank gets into the dirty details about vascular plant reproduction: they use the basic alternation of generations developed by nonvascular plants 470 million years ago, but they've tricked it out so that it works a whole lot differently compared to the way it did back in the Ordovician swamps where it got its start. Here's how the vascular plants (ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms) do it.

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Table of Contents

1) Sporophyte Dominance 01:55

2) Ferns 02:14

3) Gymnosperms 03:35

4) Angiosperms 05:33

5) Truth or Fail: Fruit Edition! 08:28

References for this episode can be found in the Google document here: http://dft.ba/-2d8V

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