Apr 052014
 
Animation On Mass Incarceration In The US Will Depress You

America has a serious problem.

Even though America has only 4% of the world’s population, we hold 25% of the world’s incarcerated prisoners. Statistically far more than so called less free countries, like North Korea, Russia, and China. 

Worse yet, the numbers have only accelerated over the past few decades. 

Hank Green of the Vlog Brothers discusses this serious problem of mass incarceration in the US in this enlightening and depressing educational animation

 


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Oct 282013
 
The Story oOf The World’s Favorite Fossil

Even those not focused on science and biology are no doubt familiar with the ancient sea creature, the Orthoceras, even if they’ve only seen pictures of it in their text books.

There’s even a Pokemon roughly based on the fossil

But what is the story of this strange, alien-like creature?

Hank Green of education channel Sci Show has stepped forward to explain the history for all to understand in basic terms.

 


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Oct 082013
 
John Green Signs Up For Private Insurance And Obamacare Insurance

The debate over the Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as Obamacare, continues to rage on, even if most Americans don’t really have a grasp of what’s going on.

To help viewers better understand the situation, John Green of the popular Vlog Brothers channel attempted to sign up for both the public insurance of Obamacare and private insurance. 

The resulting video of his experience is quickly spreading across the web. 

 


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Sep 242013
 
42 Amazing Maps

In his most recent video to go viral, Hank Green of the Vlog Brothers discusses a slew of maps, 42 in all. And not just typical maps of land, but also of population, preferences, and other data. 

Interestingly, the maps of the past act similar to a time machine, allowing modern learners to understand the world as viewed in the past. 

Since debuting the video before the weekend, it has already garnered over 400,000 views! The video is also featured on Digg, YouTubeTrends, and NerdFighter

 


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