What did the original colonists sound like?  – Big Questions – (Ep. 36)

What did the original colonists sound like? – Big Questions – (Ep. 36)

Hi I’m Craig, I’m an OC (original colonist), and this is Mental Floss on YouTube. Today, I’m going to answer Jacob Mitchell’s big question, “What did the original colonists sound like? Did they have a modern British accent?” Let’s get started! Every time attempt a British accent the commenters get angry, don’t get angry. So, […]
Make an AI sound like a YouTuber (LAB): Crash Course AI #8

Make an AI sound like a YouTuber (LAB): Crash Course AI #8

Flower, dog, anxious, senior, car, Item, president, worried, avacado, Zendaya, licorice, Nerdfighter, toothbrush, zany, expedient, This isn’t really a vlogbrothers video. It’s just a random string of words. There aren’t any coherent sentences. It looks like John Green bot could use some help speaking a bit more like human John Green – sounds like an […]
Strange Charm: A Song about Quarks

Strange Charm: A Song about Quarks

Good morning John! I can already hear the music building up beneath me so I should probably just stop talking. This song is about quarks, I wrote it, it’s called “Strange Charm”. [singing] A Quark is a fundamental constituent of matter Observed in 1968 through deep elastic scatter We found that protons aren’t as simple […]
Sound: Crash Course Physics #18

Sound: Crash Course Physics #18

When you think about it, you probably receive hundreds — even thousands — of cues about what’s going on in your environment every day, strictly from sound. In addition to things like speech and music, there are other bits of auditory information that shape your day: an ambulance passing by, a baby crying in the […]
Sound Production: Crash Course Film Production #5

Sound Production: Crash Course Film Production #5

You know what can make even the most entertaining YouTube video really frustrating? Bad sound. That is, for audiences who don’t rely on closed captioning. Like, what if my voice was all garbled with static, or if my words weren’t synced up to the video right now? Annoying, right? You might look away from a […]
The Sun: Crash Course Astronomy #10

The Sun: Crash Course Astronomy #10

The sun is a star. That’s a profound statement, and one that’s not really all that obvious. Those little sparks in the night sky are pretty, but don’t look anything at all like the hot, blazing orb that lights up our days. It was a pretty remarkable intellectual leap to understand the Sun and the […]
The Physics of Music: Crash Course Physics #19

The Physics of Music: Crash Course Physics #19

[flute plays Crash Course theme] That’s a familiar tune! How do instruments, like this guitar, create music? We’ve talked about the science of sound, and some of the properties of sound waves. But when we talk about sound waves in the context of music, there are all kinds of fascinating properties and weird rules to […]
How to Visit an Art Museum | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

How to Visit an Art Museum | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

so today we're gonna talk about how to visit an art museum which may seem like an easy enough thing to do step 1 go to a museum step 2 look at art step 3 hopefully get something out of the experience but the other week when we were filming in Kansas City Missouri I […]
Art Trip: Indianapolis | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

Art Trip: Indianapolis | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

this episode of the art assignment is supported by Prudential we spent quite a bit of time exploring art in other people's cities so we thought it was high time we gave the same treatment to our own but how does one attempt to tourism in one's own town first I recruited Stuart Hyatt fellow […]
The Case for Ai Weiwei | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

The Case for Ai Weiwei | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

in 1995 Chinese artist Ai Weiwei photographed himself as he picked up a 2000 year old urn and let it smash to the ground if we're appalled when cultural heritage is destroyed in the name of God and state how can we possibly defend eyes action how can we buy a ticket to see photos […]