Category Archives: Education

Comedian Hari Kondabolu

Comedian Hari Kondabolu

This is from comedian Hari Kondabolu’s first appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman”. I categorize this post under humor, but also education. Check out the video, and you’ll know why.

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Jack Passion – and his award-winning beard

Jack Passion - and his award-winning beard

Awesome words and thoughts by Jack Passion – a completely normal man. With a very long award-winning beard.

“There will always be bad beard days along the way”…

This is a must see narrative documentary created by .

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Man of Steel from a Baby’s Perspective

Man of Steel from a Baby's Perspective

Simon is 16 month old. And this is how he reacts to the first flight sequence from Man of Steel. Cute!

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TED Talk: Evelyn Glennie – How to truly listen

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Such an interesting talk.

In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums.

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RSA Short: The Power of Empathy by Brené Brown

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I’ve always been a fan of Dr. Brené Brown - and her studies of vulnerability, sympathy, and empathy. This is a great animated short which explains the difference between sympathy and empathy so very well.

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Dick Proenneke – Alone in the Wilderness

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“Alone in the Wilderness” is the story of Dick Proenneke living in the Alaska wilderness. Dick filmed his adventures, so he could show his relatives in the lower 48 states what life was like in Alaska, building his cabin, hunting for food and exploring the area.

Bob Swerer has taken the best footage from Dick’s films and he has created 3 videos about Dick, “Alone in the Wilderness”, “Alaska, Silence and Solitude” and “The Frozen North”. You can purchase all of them in DVD or VHS format here.

Watch 2 lovely parts of “Alone in the Wilderness” here. They’ll make you long for simple living!

Or watch excerpts from the full version here.

Big thanks to @Syberg for showing me these.

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ReDane

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ReDane by Elk Film has some extremely awesome thoughts about agriculture!
Watch – and learn.

Thanks to Sean for finding this.

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When he’s told to “be a man”

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This is the trailer for “The Mask You Live In“. An exploration of American masculinity by the team behind Miss Representation – coming in 2014.

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TED Talk: Maysoon Zayid – I got 99 problems… palsy is just one

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“I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time,” Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this funny talk. “I’m like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali.” With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.

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Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women – with Jean Kilbourne

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Watch this interesting talk by Jean Kilbourne about the fact, that almost 100% of the images you see of models and celebrities are altered.

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God’s Chorus of Crickets by Jim Wilson

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OMG. Listen to this! So fascinating. The world is indeed united…

Composer Jim Wilson recorded the sound of crickets. Then he slowed down the recording – revealing something amazing!

The crickets sound like they are singing the most angelic chorus in perfect harmony. Though it sounds like human voices, everything you hear in the recording is the crickets themselves.

The recording contains two tracks played at the same time:
1/ The first is the natural sound of crickets played at regular speed
2/ The second is the slowed down version of crickets’ voices

“I discovered that when I slowed down this recording to various levels, this simple familiar sound began to morph into something very mystic and complex…….. almost human,” Jim Wilson says.

Buy the recording of “God’s Chorus of Crickets” here.

UPDATE
My friend Henrik sent me this link saying, that this might be a hoax. Sigh. Check it out – and make up your own mind. Or don’t care at all, and keep listening to this amazing chorus ;) Personally I don’t really mind, if it’s a hoax. Listening made me think about the universe, and how I believe, that there are so many lives on different frequencies, that we can’t – as humans – see or hear.

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Beauty of Mathematics

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This is really cool. It’s the beauty of mathematics – made by Yann Pineill & Nicolas Lefaucheux. Do yourself a favor and watch this is full screen.

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Facts about names – by Michael Stevens and Kevin Lieber

Facts about names - by Michael Stevens and Kevin Lieber

Michael Stevens, also known as Vsauce, and Kevin Lieber of Vsauce2 share facts about names and their importance in society in their latest fascinating video, simply named “Names.”

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TED Talk: Ash Beckham – Coming out of your closet

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Ash discusses the current state of homophobia in our culture challenging even the word “homophobia” itself. There is no fear, just loathing. Hating things we don’t understand, people we don’t know or anything that is different than our day to day. “Homophobic” people are not scared of anything. We all have a responsibility to live our lives as active activists not passive ones when it comes to protecting our fellow humans from hate of any kind.

Thanks to Ole for finding this.

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Homeless Veteran Timelapse Transformation

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This beautiful timelapse show how dignity and respect can change a person.

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