Show your kids how to measure the speed of light with a chocolate bar (Yes, they can eat it after.)

August 19, 2014 | No comments

Deducing the speed of light may seem like a measurement that would require a laboratory and perhaps some kind of a science degree. In fact, all you need is a microwave, a ruler, and a regular bar of chocolate.

Try this experiment with your kids…and then at the end there’s candy. That’s education at its finest…

Jellyfish stab you with millions of venom-loaded hypodermic needles. Finally, there’s footage…

August 18, 2014 | No comments

We all know that contact with Jellyfish causes an immense amount of pain. But do you know how, exactly?

Here’s the short version: Their tentacles are equipped with hypodermic needles, activated by contact, that shoot venom into whatever they touch. How many of these needles does a jellyfish have? Oh, only about 800,000 per square centimeter.

Travel with Destin of Smarter Every Day to see animal venom expert Jamie Seymour in Cairns, Australia. Together they watch a tentacle in a way that no one else ever has — through a microscope using a high-speed camera.

What you’re about to see has never been recorded before…and it will make you even more certain than you have ever been to stay far away from jellyfish…

Musician visits all 185 Oregon State Parks in one summer for a mesmerizing music video

August 8, 2014 | No comments

Musician Slater Smith normally performs with his band The Weather Machine, but he embarked on an ambitious solo adventure last summer. Over the course of the summer in 2013, Smith traveled to each of Oregon’s 185 state parks to record a music video for his single “Back O’er Oregon.”

The music is good on its own, but the scenery is absolutely breathtaking…

Who’s up for a road trip?

Ordinary dad makes impossible scientific breakthrough, is wildly amused

July 29, 2014 | 5 comments

When Ryan Bateman’s dad bought two identical motion-sensing garbage cans, little did he know that he was about to make a shocking scientific breakthrough and discover perpetual motion…

Bateman logged the discovery as it took place over the course of three days…

Day 1: Father discovers bins with sensors that trigger when he walks by, laughs every time.
Day 2: Dad begins greeting bins as if they were loyal, eager dogs.
Day 3: Dad creates infinitely triggering bin cycle, laughs ass off.

Stunning iceberg crumbles into the sea, is astonishingly beautiful…until the scream

July 29, 2014 | 3 comments

Rick and Wanda Stead were passing by a beautiful iceberg in Newfoundland, Canada, when it suddenly gave way. When Wanda realized Rick was too entranced by the spectacle to start their boat and move them to safety, she went a little crazy…

Of course, if any of us were in her shoes, staring down a giant tidal wave, we’d have done the same thing.

Massive fish attacks fisherman, steals his gear 80 feet underwater

July 28, 2014 | No comments

As Arif Sabir was spearfishing 80 feet down off the coast of Florida, the hunter became the hunted. A fearless goliath grouper snuck up close, and then as Sabir tried to swim out of reach, it attacked.

Sabir was unharmed, but the same can’t be said for his stuff…or the fish that was on the end of his spear at the time…