VERITASIUM. A Youtube channel run by Derek Muller is one of the most renowned educational science channels on YouTube. Veritasium – An element of truth posts videos about science, education and anything else that Derek finds interesting. The channel is home to some of the craziest science debates, theories and even conspiracies. Furthermore Derek also conducts some experiments in the most interesting way and explains the truth behind it. What’s beautiful is that everything on the channel has a significance in not only the world of science but also in our daily lives. In saying that, let’s have a look at some of the best videos on the channel. Our top picks:
How An Infinite Hotel Ran Out Of Room
Imagine a hotel with infinite rooms and with infinite guests. Could the hotel be ever full? If you’re thinking no then you’re wrong, surprisingly the answer is yes! An infinite room hotel can run out of rooms. If you’re wondering how then watch this video to find out :
We’ve seen people talk about gravity on the Internet and have also seen astronauts floating in micro gravity but can you actually defy gravity? Turns out with a simple play of forces you can. Wielding the wheel in the anti gravity wheel may be as hard as welding Thor’s hammer but thanks to the laws of physics, forces can be shifted. Watch this video to know how:
Can Silence Actually Drive You Crazy?
We’ve often heard teachers talk about pin drop silence but never actually experienced one but Derek has. Imagine spending some time alone in the world’s quietest room where the scale of loudness is negative. Can silence drive people crazy? Only one way to find out:
World’s Roundest Object!
Did you know that even the slightest touch is enough to deform natural shapes? Turns out it is. Roundness is common but perfect roundness is rare. While we struggle to draw a circles with free hand, watch Derek up close with the world’s roundest object.
This is why we can’t have nice things
Ever wondered why we need to change light bulbs? Why do nice things come to an end? Is there a secret committee deciding our fate? If you love conspiracies and wish to know the answers to the questions then this video is a must watch!
Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls on This Reservoir?
We’ve seen reservoirs. We’ve seen black balls. Some of us might have even seen a black ball as a reservoir but not 96 Million of them! Turns out they’re there for a purpose. Watch the video to find out: