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  • butterbuddha1
    butterbuddha1 27 days ago

    Can Mark host a show talking about misconceptions or things you didnt know about Canada???

  • Brian pyroCat
    Brian pyroCat Month ago

    Please have John Green do more life hacks. Funniest videos on youtube!

  • Ava Jorgensen
    Ava Jorgensen Month ago

    I literally only just realized why the list show takes place in a "salon". It all makes sense now.

  • Seth Dyer
    Seth Dyer Month ago

    Can you do a video about the fact that Kumail Nanjiani has been the face of the channel for years.

  • Jesus Sastre
    Jesus Sastre 2 months ago

    Please Please, a huge favor. I don't know where and when but in one of the channels of the Green brothers I saw a video that said how many "battles" between sperm whales and giant squids are a day. It was here? And how many?

  • TigerClawTV
    TigerClawTV 5 months ago

    Unsubscribed due to the approval of harassment at vidcon.

  • Gareth David
    Gareth David 5 months ago

    Unsubscribed due to the approval of harassment at vidcon.

  • Zundfolge
    Zundfolge 5 months ago

    I've always know you were farther to the left than I, but the way you guys dishonestly and unfairly handled the whole Sarkeesian/Sargon thing at Vidcon I can no longer support your channel.

    • Zhixing Che
      Zhixing Che 5 months ago

      what happened if you don't mind explaining?

  • envie allen
    envie allen 8 months ago

    if i had an unbreakable ball and threw it at a black hole would it at any point for any ammount of time move faster than light?

  • blitzwing23
    blitzwing23 8 months ago

    misconceptions about cabbies. Bring back Elliot!

  • Observer31
    Observer31 8 months ago

    My gf and I are disappointed about the diminished amount of content on this channel :( More videos please!

  • Sarah Krueger
    Sarah Krueger 10 months ago

    Hi Mental Floss! I've been a huge fan for a really long time and LOVE the videos! I have had a slight concern for a while though about the volume levels of your introduction music. The traditional music used always seems to be significantly louder than the introduction narrator and video with the exception being your holiday music and Big Questions intros. I know it seems minor, but it has startled me and many others I know when watching the beginning as viewers frantically attempt to turn down or mute the opening sequence. I still love the content and am still a huge fan, but I would love to be able to binge the videos without adjusting the volume for each video :) Thanks Mental Floss and DFTBA!!!

  • David Draper
    David Draper Year ago

    did episode 9 of the list show have some inaccuracies? I'm wondering why it is no longer available?

  • Vincent Rivoire
    Vincent Rivoire Year ago

    Please can ypu do theethimology of the major Canadian cyties?

  • Alien
    Alien Year ago

    I've been subbed to you for a long time, but this morning I find you've deleted replies to my comment on your video on facts about magic. You just lost a sub, not that I think you'll care.

  • Griffin Squires
    Griffin Squires Year ago

    facts about grilled cheese

  • Adam Brundell
    Adam Brundell Year ago

    Where'd that video about music festivals go?

  • Justin Valencia
    Justin Valencia Year ago

    You should totally bring back misconceptions, it was the best show the channel, list show is boring, and so is john green.

  • Sohail Manzoor
    Sohail Manzoor Year ago

    HY, i want to make rubber stamp on to plasic bag with permanent market ink but it takes 2-3 minutes to dry.. which chemical can i add in ink to dry in air as early as possible, thanks

  • Devil Dinosaur
    Devil Dinosaur Year ago

    do 25 misconceptions about the mafia. :)

  • Ben Litfin
    Ben Litfin Year ago

    Could you do a mega pixel multi image of the wall to look at and zoom in on?

  • jodi8727
    jodi8727 Year ago

    could you do an episode about the misconceptions people have about the Amish and one about agriculture. Thank you.

  • Missy Mitchel
    Missy Mitchel Year ago

    What happens if you give a blind from birth person a hit of acid?

  • mantra4ia
    mantra4ia Year ago

    Hey there mental floss, for a list segment, can you spotlight: facts about write-in ballots? (the process, historical figures who have been write-ins, countries it occurs in outside the US, laws that effect write-ins, bizarre cases, etc)

  • Eat Play Live with Sasha Anesa

    Good content. Sub back?

  • Malcolm Graham
    Malcolm Graham Year ago

    Really appreciated the misconceptions, wish it didn't end.

  • Ed La Febre
    Ed La Febre Year ago

    Could you please attempt to proffer a proper designation, or classification, that best describes the process through which a complete human body might undergo hyper-rapid degradation/decomposition/degeneration, possibly on a molecular level- though any state of "breaking down", or "falling apart" will do-, while the host is still alive?
    After suffering a dream in which I was privy to such an experience, I've tried, to no avail, to find any situation where this particular state might exist, and have a name for it.
    Please?

    • Chris Vance
      Chris Vance Year ago

      +Ed La Febre Entropy. That is a weird dream. If I had a dream such as one you described, I would think I was blown up. So I would evaluate my life choices of late, because obviously part of me doesn't agree with something huge going on in my life.

  • Brandan Dahl
    Brandan Dahl Year ago

    Where is Craig? :(

  • celicynd
    celicynd Year ago

    Seems like thechive.com stole your body language video from 2 days ago almost verbatim.
    thechive.com/2016/01/14/lets-talk-about-body-language-20-photos/

  • Lisa McKenna-Hubbard

    MAKE A LIFE HACKS PART 4

  • Sylvia Gallus
    Sylvia Gallus Year ago

    OMG please don't say "experiment" as EX-PEER-I-MENT it's EX-PAIR-I-MENT (ĭk-spěr'ə-mənt). Well, however it's said, it's never "PEER".

    • Jacob Griffin
      Jacob Griffin Year ago

      Experiment is expairement (ɛkspɛɹɪm(ɛ)n̩t), not expeeriment (ɛkspɪɹɪm(ɛ)n̩t).
      John Green was wrong about Gangnam Style, it's gongnom (gɒŋnɒm), not gangnam (geɪŋnæm).

  • luvvy25
    luvvy25 2 years ago

    Is there a reason Episode 9 is private? Not angry or anything, just curious.

  • The Meow
    The Meow 2 years ago

    Misconceptions about vegetarian/veganism!

  • ashenbreese
    ashenbreese 2 years ago

    given some of the recent sound bites coming from people like ben carson, as well as the unfortunate state of scientific illiteracy in general in america, it might be helpful to do misconceptions videos about both big bang theory and biological evolution--granted that you guys have not already done such. even so, revisiting such topics seems worth while. thanks guys, and great work on your channel. :)

  • Marvin Salazar
    Marvin Salazar 2 years ago

    Hi you guys. There should be a video about the origin of nicknames. That would be really cool. Like why are James called Jim? Why are Roberts called Bob?

  • Chris Obando
    Chris Obando 2 years ago

    Can you do a video on the differences between utopian and dystopian fiction?

  • bababugsie
    bababugsie 2 years ago

    misconceptions about copyright

  • Pokemonlin99
    Pokemonlin99 2 years ago

    Why do China and Taiwan hate each other?

  • The DED1
    The DED1 2 years ago

    Why do we get more Rheum (eye gunk) in the corners of our eyes when we're sick?

  • SiD91
    SiD91 2 years ago

    10 misconceptions about weed!!

  • Minerva Kroes
    Minerva Kroes 2 years ago

    Ive got a rather odd question: Will the concept of love ever be obsolete within mankind?

    • Minerva Kroes
      Minerva Kroes Year ago

      What makes you believe that though?

    • Jacob Griffin
      Jacob Griffin Year ago

      Love and friendship and siblinghood won't be obsolete but sex and romance will.

  • trblessed1020
    trblessed1020 2 years ago

    New subbie not sure if this is where i should post this but how deep the ocean is and how it would affect a human living in those type of conditions.

  • Anthony Ubelhor
    Anthony Ubelhor 2 years ago

    Big question: How does laundry detergent (and soap in general) work?

  • Elania
    Elania 2 years ago

    I suggest a video of misconceptions about feminism

  • The Throwback Channel

    Misconceptions about area 51!

  • BioniclesaurKing4t2
    BioniclesaurKing4t2 2 years ago

    Why did the latest Misconceptions video (social media) suddenly go private while I was watching it?  Did you notice that the volume was jumping all over the place and are fixing it?

  • Minerva Kroes
    Minerva Kroes 2 years ago

    Question: If poison dart frogs get/make the alkaloids from their diet (eg.Ants), will humans be able to acquire similar results through biotech? Can our immune system be engineered to weaponize the toxin instead of destroying it, and use it for our own survival mechanism?

  • Kou Nurasaka
    Kou Nurasaka 2 years ago

    Big Question: Why are some occupations gendered, like hero? Why can't a female be a hero? Why must she be a heroine?

  • Lemon Tea
    Lemon Tea 2 years ago

    Hi mental floss. I'm big fan of you and your channel. I love your amazing videos. But here's a thing: I'm from Vietnam and I want to share my knowledge with my friends, those who barely speaks or understands English. Is it be ok if I translated your videos and posted them on my channel? I promise to write down the copyright and tell them to subcribe to your channel :) Please let me know your opinion :) If you don't agree, I'm still a big fan :) Thank you :D 

  • superdawge
    superdawge 2 years ago

    Hey I love you guys! Obscure trivia and fun, goofy hosts and material is a winning combination!

  • Unidragosisisis
    Unidragosisisis 2 years ago

    is john green still doing this

  • Darcy Trafalgar
    Darcy Trafalgar 2 years ago

    I assume you've done some market research on this as it is only one opinion and I could be unrepresentative, however, although your videos are great, your thumbnails are really boring and I always click on them last despite the fact that I always enjoy the content. I'm not trying to insult, just give you my thought.

  • Steven Hill
    Steven Hill 2 years ago

    Could you make a excessively large book containing all of the information from your videos? I once owned a book called "Passing time in the loo" and I miss having informative literature in my restroom.

  • Joshua Pinaula
    Joshua Pinaula 2 years ago

    Misconceptions about guns! or gun violence!

  • Chris Harris
    Chris Harris 2 years ago

    Big Question: Can a person, who can't speak any language, be able to think? 

  • Jade Harrelson
    Jade Harrelson 2 years ago

    Big Question: Who has to dust the toy wall in the salon, and how do they do it? 

    • James Sekreta
      James Sekreta Year ago

      +Jade Harrelson Perhaps, but I would have no way of knowing. My initial reply was a joke.

    • Jade Harrelson
      Jade Harrelson Year ago

      +James Sekreta I've heard hair dryers are good in a pinch. :)

    • James Sekreta
      James Sekreta Year ago

      I do, and believe me, it's no picnic.

  • fallenhope1
    fallenhope1 2 years ago

    Is John and Matt green even on this show anymore?

  • Charlie King-Miller
    Charlie King-Miller 2 years ago

    Big question: why don't we sneeze when we're sleeping?

  • stiv2slava
    stiv2slava 2 years ago

    I would like to see your video about how humans are actually not alive.  The scenario goes something like this: we are a collection of atoms and molecules, none of which are living things by themselves, so how does a collection of non-alive things make a living body - or at what point can we say these particular un-alive things come to life?  A pile of rocks is a collection of molecules and atoms but we don't consider a mountain a living thing; and so on... thanks for reading.

  • Jonathan Long
    Jonathan Long 2 years ago

    +Mental Floss Big Question:  Why does the switch on the electric fan go from off to high?  Instead of off, low, med, high?

  • Synthinque
    Synthinque 2 years ago

    Why are you speaking so fast... I'm Greek and I can't catch a word from your mouth if I don't push myself :(

  • Reuben Oakley
    Reuben Oakley 2 years ago

    Also, big question: "[Why is] the negative cognitive bias so prevalent in our society and in our brains that we can't just have a good time?" ~Hank Green

  • Reuben Oakley
    Reuben Oakley 2 years ago

    Could you do Misconceptions episodes on things used to support creation/evolution?

  • Matthew Green
    Matthew Green 2 years ago

    One of these days, I want to see Meredith host a show where she gripes at John, just for kicks.

  • Bec Alosi
    Bec Alosi 2 years ago

    Does anyone know how much money is currently in the piggy bank from the salon wall?

  • Alyce Doyle
    Alyce Doyle 2 years ago

    I just watched 63 Mental Floss videos. (the 63 most recent) and I can't believe I did that

  • Boomstick105
    Boomstick105 2 years ago

    I have a question where did the origin of cooties come from?

  • Ian George
    Ian George 2 years ago

    Common Misconception:
    Contempt of court is a violation of the law (passed by a legislature).

  • Jordan Jirik
    Jordan Jirik 2 years ago

    Burning question! Or rather, series or related burning questions! Why do we sell honey in bears? I mean, I know that bears are opportunistic omnivores who have been known to enjoy honey and bee larvae and things like that, but did that knowledge precede modern honey packaging? Is Winnie the Pooh involved? (there's a question I never though I'd ask in earnest...) Did one brand start doing it and their success caused everyone to follow suit? I know this isn't a worldwide practice either, but in America, it's actually difficult sometimes to find honey NOT in a bear. I MUST KNOW WHY/HOW THIS CAME TO BE.

  • Frank Sposato
    Frank Sposato 2 years ago

    The Navy sold 5 aircraft carriers for a Penny each. That must be why we still use Pennies.

  • LelouchL3
    LelouchL3 2 years ago

    Question! Why do people get squeamish? I mean what is it exactly?

  • Shaw Taylor
    Shaw Taylor 2 years ago

    Big Question: why does squinting our eyes help enhance our eyesight?

  • Theo G.
    Theo G. 2 years ago

    I was wondering if you could put subtitles at some point (in english, of course). It's useful for many people, particularly those in the Deaf community. I absolutely love your videos, but I don't always understand what you're saying. (and the subtitles provided by youtube are crappy.) Thanks for reading.

  • Sage Villarreal
    Sage Villarreal 2 years ago

    Why do peoples butt ich if they don't wipe all the way after a #2?

  • Reuben Oakley
    Reuben Oakley 2 years ago

    I just started reading John's first book "Looking For Alaska". It's pretty good so far and there appears to be a real phone number on page 37. It says "773.573.6521; JG--Kuffs?" and I think the "JG" stands for "John Green"! I am very tempted to call the number. Has anyone here called it before (or read the book, no spoilers if so)?

    • Reuben Oakley
      Reuben Oakley 2 years ago

      Finished the book a while ago but forgot about this comment. Doesn't look like it really mattered though, due to the lack of discussion generated.

  • Ken Knight
    Ken Knight 2 years ago

    I've always wanted to know how many ways there are of pulling 100 tiles from a full bag of scrabble tiles. I have tried to figure it out, but it maxes out any calculator I can find.

  • Matthew McCaffity
    Matthew McCaffity 2 years ago

    So are we just not going to answer the big question on why shower curtains keep blowing into the shower?

    • Reuben Oakley
      Reuben Oakley 2 years ago

      +ZeroTooL88
      Have you ever tried, you know, just... not giving a crap? I mean, it works wonders for me!
      (Anyone who gets that reference will get a +1 from me)

    • Matthew McCaffity
      Matthew McCaffity 2 years ago

      +Reuben Oakley Why does it happen even when I have a heater in the bathroom?  Really, I already know the answer, and that is only part of it. Another explanation is that water comes out of a shower head with a lateral rotation parallel to the ground and that also creates another type of gust It just bugs me that they repeatedly said it would be next video and there is no explanation for why they uploaded other big questions instead the last two weeks.

    • Reuben Oakley
      Reuben Oakley 2 years ago

      The hot water causes the air in the shower to heat up. Hot air rises and thus attempts to escape from the top of the shower (usually through the gap between the curtain rod and the wall). This creates an imbalance of air pressure and air from outside the shower comes to replace the air that left. In essence, you made your own wind!

  • donttrustwhatisay
    donttrustwhatisay 2 years ago

    Big Question: Why do we look terrible in other peoples photos? 

    • Reuben Oakley
      Reuben Oakley 2 years ago

      Cheap cameras, bad photography skills, social awkwardness or a combination thereof. If you want to look good in a picture, follow the rule of thirds. Keep faces or eyes around the imaginary line 2/3 the way up in the photo (faces for full or half-body pictures and eyes for pictures of faces). If you want more details on this, Google the rule of thirds, adding the word "photography" to the search may give more accurate results.

  • donttrustwhatisay
    donttrustwhatisay 2 years ago

    Common Misconceptions: The Suffragists 

  • Super Puppy
    Super Puppy 2 years ago

    Big Question: Why do different people like different things?

  • Darcy Johnston
    Darcy Johnston 2 years ago

    Where is the big question answer from last week?! Its boggling my mind. ):

    • Reuben Oakley
      Reuben Oakley 2 years ago

      +Darcy Johnston
      Oh well... Honestly, I need to catch up on the videos on Mental Floss, I've been experimenting with a bunch of less popular channels of late.

    • Darcy Johnston
      Darcy Johnston 2 years ago

      First Monday it shouldve aired it was a Shampoo video saying the next big question would be the shower one, instead it was about permanent markers. ): Hopefully this Monday.

    • Reuben Oakley
      Reuben Oakley 2 years ago

      Maybe that's the big question!@_@

  • Naomi Haines
    Naomi Haines 2 years ago

    Big Question:  What is the postage located on the upper left hand corner of mail and no where else?

  • m0h4md
    m0h4md 2 years ago

    a big question for you: are oranges called oranges because oranges are orange, or is orange called orange because oranges are orange ?

    • Reuben Oakley
      Reuben Oakley 2 years ago

      +ZeroTooL88
      All is forgiven. This is the internet, so I already had my flame shield up! ;)

    • Matthew McCaffity
      Matthew McCaffity 2 years ago

      +Reuben Oakley Sorry for being rude to you in my original comment.

    • Reuben Oakley
      Reuben Oakley 2 years ago

      +ZeroTooL88 Alright, I seem to have been corrected, thank you. Although Wikipedia isn't exactly the most reliable source on the internet... The only reason that I said anything after your comment was because I was taught that the color was first and the fruit named after it. Even in the article you mentioned, the only evidences used are the earliest known mentionings of each use of the word, which could change with new evidence. For now though, this goes to you. Good job!
      DFTBA

    • Matthew McCaffity
      Matthew McCaffity 2 years ago

      +Reuben Oakley
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_%28word%29
      Second freaking paragraph: "The earliest uses of the word in English refer to the fruit, and the colour was later named after the fruit. Before the English-speaking world was exposed to the fruit, the colour was referred to as "yellow-red" (geoluread in Old English) or "red-yellow"."

    • Reuben Oakley
      Reuben Oakley 2 years ago

      +ZeroTooL88
      I'm just going to assume you are trying to be funny and move on with my life. Also, I'll stop "answering stuff" when people stop asking questions that I know the answer to. :P

  • Stephen S
    Stephen S 2 years ago

    When did tooth brushing become a common practice?

    • Reuben Oakley
      Reuben Oakley 2 years ago

      Bigger question, "How many people need to be doing something for it to be considered 'common'?"

    • James Sekreta
      James Sekreta 2 years ago

      Yesterday.

  • That Guy Dobbs
    That Guy Dobbs 2 years ago

    I have a big question, how does evolution know what to evolve into?

    • Reuben Oakley
      Reuben Oakley 2 years ago

      +That Guy Dobbs No prob, glad I could help!

    • That Guy Dobbs
      That Guy Dobbs 2 years ago

      thank you for that in depth answer it was one of the questions i have always wanted to know the answer to so thank you very much!

    • Reuben Oakley
      Reuben Oakley 2 years ago

      It doesn't. Evolution cannot plan ahead because it is a random process. I know that they said this is not true in their Big History video series, but they are kind of wrong. I understand and agree that natural selection is not random and will only help good traits. However, the mutation process (which is what creates new traits) is completely random. A simple analogy is that mutations are the gas and natural selection is the engine, each one needs the other to be useful. However, there is no driver saying which way to go.
      Also, the mutation process is the least efficient fuel EVER. When we use gas in a car, we usually get around 10% energy efficiency. That means that we properly use around 1 out of every 10 parts of gas. Mutations, however, take MILLIONS of occurrences to get something useful. In fact, when researching the experiment behind the article "Evolution In Action: A 50,000 Generation Solute to Charles Darwin", I found that the actual rate of useful mutations (and thus, evolution) is too slow to satisfy the timeline used in evolutionary theory. It was some interesting stuff!
      DFTBA

  • Moustafa Yehia
    Moustafa Yehia 2 years ago

    Do a video on how much money the inventors of famous tools such as the lightbulb, toothpaste, or even the microwave! These inventions are well known but no one really mentions how much they made and/or are making. Thank you!

  • Brian Sisco
    Brian Sisco 2 years ago

    Why doesn't Mental Floss have more female hosts? 

  • Glenn Gilley
    Glenn Gilley 2 years ago

    Do a video about the hologram we live in #quantumphysics  

  • greyhunter450
    greyhunter450 2 years ago

    Have you guys done a misconceptions about vaccines? I think that'd be a good one.

  • Ian Harvey
    Ian Harvey 2 years ago

    Why/how does mint flavor make your mouth feel cool?

  • KayScrooge Guy
    KayScrooge Guy 2 years ago

    Does the amount of food items placed in a single microwave oven, affect the time it would take for the oven to heat the items?...

    • a1rondog1a
      a1rondog1a 2 years ago

      I found it does matter how much you put in at one time. And doubling the time for two items just doesn't work. How big and how much you fill a container you're using to heat food matters as well. For instance, a bowl filled to the top with stew will take longer than the same contents in a larger container. Most of this I found out thru trial and error methods but it's not like it's dangerous or anything. More of a "Time" hack than anything. Use your power levels too, to time your meals as well and do other things at the same time.

  • 777darksyd777
    777darksyd777 2 years ago

    Did the classical Maya collapse due to anthropogenic environmental change?

  • Reinis Ramans
    Reinis Ramans 2 years ago

    How would an overweight person compare to a person with normal body mass while starving? Does being overweight help survive longer without food?

  • Thomas Kardos
    Thomas Kardos 2 years ago

    Why does the boiling temperature of water change with altitude?

    • Reuben Oakley
      Reuben Oakley 2 years ago

      Higher altitude means less air on top of you and thus less air pressure. Less air pressure means that the water is not being held together as much and will boil at a lower temperature. It is the reverse with lower altitudes.

  • Nik Codsi
    Nik Codsi 2 years ago

    very interesting big question: (preamble)-the human body gives off about 100 Becquerels of radiation per kilogram. My question is how, and why, do we give off that amount of radiation? 

  • Jewish Hitler
    Jewish Hitler 3 years ago

    Can we get 13 Inventions and Innovations Creating a Better Future for Men?

  • Bruce Wayne
    Bruce Wayne 3 years ago

    Where did you get that cool display shelf? (the one with the giraffe)

  • jem nugget
    jem nugget 3 years ago

    WHAT IS THERE SONG?!?!?!

  • Epic Joyful Creations

    51 facts for the 51 years of doctor who

  • Brojman
    Brojman 3 years ago

    I have the flu right now....Just finished a(too many hours long) marathon of Mental_Floss. I'm pretty sure I watched every episode... Thanks for keeping me distracted from my sickness!

  • mikkj1
    mikkj1 3 years ago

    A question for you: I was born on November 26, 1946. How many people were born on that day, and how many are still alive? Generally, at what age does anyone move into the top 50% of "survivors", or the top 40-30%, etc.?

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy 3 years ago

    Here's a good question, how do headphones work? They plug in to any device with the jack, but how do they work?

    • Reuben Oakley
      Reuben Oakley 2 years ago

      The electrical impulses sent through the cord travel through a small wire nearby a small magnet. The electrons' presence cause the magnet to be either attracted or repelled and it vibrates accordingly. This vibration enters our ears and becomes sound.

  • Kendra Guinness
    Kendra Guinness 3 years ago

    misconceptions idea: misconceptions from psychology. it amazes me how many studies are still taught in psych 101 classes (e.g. most of Piaget's work) that recent studies have found massive amounts of counter evidence for. or people misusing terms for mental disorders, e.g. "multiple personality disorder" is not a thing. it's called dissociative identity disorder. and people mix it up with schizophrenia. or "manic depression" is actually bipolar disorder, etc. 

  • Ken Jackson
    Ken Jackson 3 years ago

    I just watched a Mental Floss piece with the guy who has a different size beard on every bit he does where he explained correctly that STANDING IN FRONT OF A MICROWAVE WHILE USING IT IS NOT DANGEROUS.  He also correctly recommended to NOT stand in front of a working microwave for long periods of time. (It's also not good to stand close to helicopter taking off either but that's my opinion). He correctly explained that food is heated in a microwave by the microwaves heating the water molecules etc and so on.  He even showed a microwave in use and the manner in which the microwaves bounce around.  
    His explanation of why it is safe to stand in front of a microwave while mostly correct left a lot out.  He explained a little about the "thing" we all see across the front that (my words) looks like a board with holes in it.  He DID NOT mention that this "board" is the very reason microwaves don't bounce out of the oven and fry your face.
    The "board" is a FARADAY CAGE.  I'm not a Mental Floss personality so I'll leave it up to those who are to explain what a FARADAY CAGE is and how it works...

  • Jared Graham
    Jared Graham 3 years ago

    i tried 2 click on 59 last name meanings   now cant find it so send me the link please

  • Subject Matters
    Subject Matters 3 years ago

    Did the How To Commission Your Own Cologne video get removed????

  • Lumpy Pliskins
    Lumpy Pliskins 3 years ago

    Jobs that you assume no longer exist but do? (Example ice wagons.)

  • Lizzie Smith
    Lizzie Smith 3 years ago

    Could you do a list video about crazy conspiracy theories?

  • Steven Wills
    Steven Wills 3 years ago

    Big Question: why is Earth called Earth and what is it called in other languages and why?

  • MrTimziito
    MrTimziito 3 years ago

    John Green you are Awesome, if only my Teacher had your voice.. School would have been more easily to listen too :(

  • Brady Nordfelt
    Brady Nordfelt 3 years ago

    You guys should do an episode on the Oak Island Treasure, and maybe put it on a segment of famous lost treasures or unsolved mysteries.  Just a thought.  

  • Sazy Plew
    Sazy Plew 3 years ago

    Two out of two Mental Floss video selections were preceded by a commercial...The very same commercial. In total, over a couple of months, EIGHT out of NINE Mental Floss video selections were preceded by a commercial--the same commercial. I don't know which is more irritating; the high frequency or the same commercial. I don't utilize this channel much anymore because of the high frequency of the one and only commercial. Furthermore, now that after nine viewings I took notice it's a Ralph Lauren commercial I will not buy Ralph Lauren clothes or bedding due to the irritating high frequency and repetition...even though due to its music it's a pretty damn pleasing commercial.

  • Eric Coffman
    Eric Coffman 3 years ago

    Maybe you guys should do a vid on "How An HD TV Screen Works" or something. Or maybe how a credit card scanner works.

  • Pedro Colicigno
    Pedro Colicigno 3 years ago

    A few things:
    1. Nice TARDIS in the back.
    2. There is a collage in Brazil called ITA (Instituto de Tecnologia Aeronautica) in which the last year students have a class called "Society Rehabilitation".

  • Joshua Vanderhei
    Joshua Vanderhei 3 years ago

    A video on lefty facts would be cool, being a lefty myself...

  • Getman Corporation
    Getman Corporation 3 years ago

    Do one about mining! The deepest mines, the biggest mines, most gold, copper, diamonds, ore in mines, coolest mining equipment, how mining makes modern life work, if it's not grown then it's mined!

  • mountainoceankath
    mountainoceankath 3 years ago

    This is a wonderful channel! Thank you! Just watched your intro vid about 35 jobs that no longer exist, and I had known only a few! I can say that I have "set pins" manually at a bowling alley once - in McMurdo Station, Antarctica, where I used to work, they had a small bowling alley for the people (I don't remember exactly, but there was only one or 2 lanes) and we had to set our pins if I recall correctly. (Hmmm. Maybe I need some mental floss - because I can't remember those days as well as I used to!) :)

  • Mohamed Achehboune
    Mohamed Achehboune 3 years ago

    Hello there,
    I'm a big fan of yours.
    I'd love to know what's the definition and use of all these words:
    Thine. Thy. Thou.
    Greetings.

  • Vinamy
    Vinamy 3 years ago

    haha, just stumbled across your channel - love these big question videos - great idea! :)

  • Roger Swift
    Roger Swift 3 years ago

    do another video debunking life hacks, plenty more of them on the web still untested

  • JombieMann
    JombieMann 3 years ago

    Here is something that i have wondered about for a long time.
     We all know that bats (and other animals) use sound to navigate and "see" their environment.
     When there is a swarm of bats, how does each bat know what echo is theirs and not some other bats echo? It seems to me that there would be such an overlap of sounds from all those bats that they all would effectively be flying blind.
     If you use this question, rephrase it so it's easier to understand. 

  • J Burdick
    J Burdick 3 years ago

    I have a question for ya:  How did you come up with your "Name"?  I ask, because back in 1980 or thereabouts, I spent countless appreciative hours watching/listening to a BAND NAMED MENTAL FLOSS!!!  So again I ask...how did YOU come up with that same name?  Thanks in advance for your reply.

    • J Burdick
      J Burdick 3 years ago

      Oh darn it...I was really hoping you'd found them for me!!  But I'm sad to say it's not them...they would be in their 50s now...maybe late 40s...thank you for looking though!!  That was really awesome of you.  :D

    • Christine
      Christine 3 years ago

      Do you mean http://www.reverbnation.com/mentalflossband that one?

    • Christine
      Christine 3 years ago

      I don't know how they came up with the name, but Mental Floss has been a magazine since 2001, so I don't think the show hosts know the answer.

  • Loren Davis
    Loren Davis 3 years ago

    I have a question for you guys.
    When people refer to the Seven Seas, which seven seas are they referring to?

    • General Zeta
      General Zeta 3 years ago

      The Seven Seas are the North Atlantic, South Atlantic, North Pacific, South Pacific, The Southern Ocean, Indian Ocean, and The Arctic Ocean. I think they are called the Sevens Seas instead of Seven Oceans is because that it is more catchy, but it is misleading.

  • Junk Car Boys
    Junk Car Boys 3 years ago

    Keeping the world educated...one useless fact at a time. Bravo & well done. I am now a master conversationalist. 

  • SecretMan TwentyFive

    Uhm, is the quiz show still here?

  • Ana Bez
    Ana Bez 3 years ago

    Can you make a video about the debate on why women are socially obligated to cover their breasts in public while men are not?

    • General Zeta
      General Zeta 3 years ago

      A quote from a anther person about the same thing, don't remember who "You are absolutely right, men should have to ware shirts to"

    • J Burdick
      J Burdick 3 years ago

      Ha.  You got me there, Eetu, LOL.  90% of the time they CAN do it.  However, every year there is a festival here called The Oregon Country Fair, where people dress up as dragons and faeries and various other creatures...lots of people on stilts...music all over the place.  Anyway, there are a lot of women who attend this Fair topless.  So there you have it.  :D

    • J Burdick
      J Burdick 3 years ago

      Depends on where you live.  I live in Eugene, Oregon, and it is legal for women to walk around topless here.  Might want to consider relocating?  

  • Sazy Plew
    Sazy Plew 3 years ago

    What's up with the commercial interruptions? I had to watch the SAME commercial three out of three Mental Floss video selections. Is this the future of YouTube or unique to Mental Floss? Commercial interruptions was not the status quo for Mental Floss before. Is this a tool to make more money? You guys have a magazine, etc, where other channels don't have other revenue, yet they're advert free. Given this current experience, I don't see me watching your channel nearly as much as other sections where there are no commercial interruptions, especially at every play. Also, having to watch the SAME EXACT commercial at each play was irritating. Sad...because I liked Mental Floss.

    • Sazy Plew
      Sazy Plew 3 years ago

      Two out of two Mental Floss video selections were preceded by a commercial...The very same commercial. In total, over a couple of months, EIGHT out of NINE Mental Floss video selections were preceded by a commercial--the same commercial. I don't know which is more irritating; the high frequency or the same commercial. I don't utilize this channel much anymore because of the high frequency of the one and only commercial. Furthermore, now that after nine viewings I took notice it's a Ralph Lauren commercial I will not buy Ralph Lauren clothes or bedding due to the irritating high frequency and repetition...even though due to its music it's a pretty damn pleasing commercial.

    • Sazy Plew
      Sazy Plew 3 years ago

      Come on Mental Goes Flosss...three out of four clips were preceded by a commercial...THE SAME COMMERCIAL. Not only was this the same commercial shown three times over, within let's say a half hour, but the very same commercial that was repeated from a month ago, wth! For any marketers or YouTube decision makers out there reading, seeing the same commercial over and over is not just irritating, but, at least for me, yields a very negative emotional response to the product.

  • Maureen McBride
    Maureen McBride 3 years ago

    Please do a shark week video!

  • stryderzer0
    stryderzer0 3 years ago

    You people do know that mental floss is not going to answer any of your questions right?

    • General Zeta
      General Zeta 3 years ago

      Most likely, but some one like me may come along answerer what they can. (As long as I can reply)

  • Kim Saliba
    Kim Saliba 3 years ago

    I'd like to see more of that background and who made the shelving unit. how was it made what's it made of etc...

  • Jesus Christ
    Jesus Christ 3 years ago

    fuk u jon greren ur a fagot. You're honestly the most fucking annoying and obnoxious person currently alive. 

  • MovieMationStudios
    MovieMationStudios 3 years ago

    This is really random but I just noticed that the Japanese wave in you channel art is album art from Takeshi Terauchi and Bunnys!

  • Natalie Sinclair
    Natalie Sinclair 3 years ago

    Love the information here, even though as some pointed out may not been fully researched ;)

  • Aidan Hoole
    Aidan Hoole 3 years ago

    You guys should do a supercut just of the answers to the commenter questions, I've found those last few seconds of explanations to the random questions people come up with to be just as interesting as the videos that they're attached to.

  • Kunal Patankar
    Kunal Patankar 3 years ago

    Hello. I read your article on yahoo and on your blog  about "14 of the World's Craziest Roads". The third road, Khardung La, is very much inside the Indian territory. Even though there are border disputes between India and China, Khardung La was never claimed by china. The link to the photo also states that it is in India. Indians are very sensitive about the border. Please correct the mistake before this gets blown out of proportion.

  • HDmex's Instant Replay

    This would be great if you can answer this question,
    But when different species of the same type animal communicate with each other is it in different accents or different languages? Say a Robin and a Blue Bird were chirping at each other would they understand each other but have like accents? Like the robin sounded northern and blue bird had a southern accent, or would it be like 2 different languages like robin was English and blue bird was Spanish?

    • General Zeta
      General Zeta 3 years ago

      I am not certain of these but the most likely answers would be that Birds only really communicate for a few resins, mostly to ether find a mate, or warning the flock of danger. And other birds calls are not of their kind so they just ignore them (unless it the warning of danger). I am no expert but these can most likely put you on the right path to find the real answer.

  • rkcpek
    rkcpek 3 years ago

    I wonder if he's ever done a piece on board games. That's right, board games. I don't mean the classic wood and ceramic games like Go, backgammon, I mean modern games. The ones that really work to tax your thoughts. If he hasn't then... I'ld like to make the suggestion.

    • General Zeta
      General Zeta 3 years ago

      The Disk World board game is really good, and is on of my favorite board games anther is the Dungeon and dragons board game. But what about card games not trading cards games but mainly the game Dominion. What are some of you favorite non classic or electronic games.

  • Rita Schmid
    Rita Schmid 3 years ago

    Hey anyone who happens to read this I just found a great channel as well. (I promise I am in no way associated or will gain (whatever it is you gain from you tube subscriptions) with this channel) But please check out This Planet. They seem like a young and budding CGP Grey or Green Brother. Check it out, if you hate it, yell at my channel I would assume my user name will point you there :)

  • Phyllis N.
    Phyllis N. 3 years ago

    I JUST FOUND OUT THIS IS THE GUY WHO WROTE A FAULT IN OUR STARS. Amazing. I read the book and i watch his channels but i never knew HE was John Green. Hes now my idol because hes so talented and multifaceted.

  • Christon
    Christon 3 years ago

    I really want that poster of Nick Offerman...

  • thomaspc2
    thomaspc2 3 years ago

    Congrats on the book and the movie!

  • fr0ma2z
    fr0ma2z 3 years ago

    A question: Why do many humans change their clothes to go to bed? When did we start wearing pajamas and why?

  • Ruth Riddel
    Ruth Riddel 3 years ago

    What is the longest word in the English language that contains none of the five major vowels?

    • Denis Caibal
      Denis Caibal 3 years ago

      I remember that the longest common use word is "rhythms" but they might give you a more antiquated, but still English, word that's longer.

  • Peter Agostini tips an repairs

    To whom it may concern , 
    Why did people lives so long in biblical times ? 100 to 300 years  Thank you .

  • YouTube Guru
    YouTube Guru 3 years ago

    Thanks for Subscribing!

  • YouTube Guru
    YouTube Guru 3 years ago

    You're the best!

  • DemilleJr
    DemilleJr 3 years ago

    Can you tell me about your display wall? Did you install it yourself and what it's made up of? I'd like to duplicate it next to my arcade cabinet to display all my toys and such. 
    Thanks.

  • TheDewman03
    TheDewman03 3 years ago

    Perhaps you could do an episode on scientist who were ignored or ridiculed for their ideas only to be proven right later on.  Such as Alfred Wegener who came up with the idea for continental drift.

  • Natizo Kitchen
    Natizo Kitchen 3 years ago

    Great channel, thank you for your hard work bringing these videos to us. I'm enjoying going through them :)

  • PrankCoast
    PrankCoast 3 years ago

    Hey everyone! IM in High School and I just made a new channel I just uploaded my first video and it would mean a lot to me if you checked it out left a comment and maybe even subscribe.

  • Zrin
    Zrin 3 years ago

    I've only just found mental_floss and I absolutely adore every single one of your videos. Thank you to the whole floss team for bringing such interesting and entertaining education to Youtube!

  • bgdddyweave77
    bgdddyweave77 3 years ago

    Great video about the hobbies of successful people. The only recommendation that I have would to be to add Dwight D. Eisenhower to your list of golf enthusiasts. Apparently, Ike love the game so much that he had a course build at Camp David, a putting green installed at the White House, and was a member of the preeminent course, Augusta National (which he visited 29 times while in office, often staying for a week at time). Apparently, Eisenhower was such an avid golfer that he played nearly 800 rounds just during the period he was in office.

  • Luis Herrera
    Luis Herrera 3 years ago

    Dear John green,
    My name is Luis Herrera, I am a junior at Oak ridge high school in Conroe, Tx and I am in U.S. History honors, and we are now getting started on our end of the year project and I've decided to do a crash course themed video project on WWII and was wondering if there was any type of advice that you could give me on doing a 4-5 minute crash course. I would appreciate any type of help or advice that you could give me to help make my project be as close to a crash course video as possible. And I also promise to give credit to you in my project for any help you can give me, thank you.
    Sincerely one of your best fans Luis

  • Dallas Chouinard
    Dallas Chouinard 3 years ago

    +John Green 
    You should do a video on most commonly mispronounced names of places ie: Newfoundland should be pronounced "Newfin-land" despite how it's spelled. The idea came to me when people jumped on Hank for his mispronunciation in his latest video about "New Elements and Exploding Whales"

  • David Watkinson
    David Watkinson 3 years ago

    This question has probably been answered before, but is this the same john green that wroth the fault in our stars?

    • David Watkinson
      David Watkinson 3 years ago

      I know, it's so sad!

    • Chelsee Melia
      Chelsee Melia 3 years ago

      Yes it is, In some of the more recent videos he advertises the book and some of his others.
      P.S. That book made me cry so bad.

  • Laurence Kerwin
    Laurence Kerwin 3 years ago

    Question:
    I understand that when two objects are dropped from the same height in a vacuum  they hit the ground at the same time because they both accelerate to earth at 9.81 m/s^2. But if the mass of the second object was substantially greater than the mass of the first, would the second object not have more inertia than the first and take longer to start falling? In turn hitting the ground later. 

    • Denis Caibal
      Denis Caibal 3 years ago

      Well, Newton's law of gravitational attraction states that if the mass of either of the two objects increase, the force of gravitational attraction between them increases as well.
      Plug that into the second law of motion- F = ma - and the coefficient that relates mass to the force- the acceleration caused by Earth's gravity- always happens to be 9.80m/s^2.

  • ztbirdman
    ztbirdman 3 years ago

    John, did you know "Git 'er done" means the same "nothing" everywhere in the U.S.A as well as England? Just another little bit of info on slang terms.
    Also, you are a bad influence. With all your"knowledge" shouldn't you NOT be drinking a "diet" soda/pop/soft drink "coke"? Mental Floss even had a blurb on this in the magazine. Shame shame! I am so disappointed. LOL. By the way, how is GOT'CHA, GO'CHA, GOCHA, GO'CHYA, whatever, spelled? Would that depend on where you are, where you are from or is there only one correct spelling? Just curious.
    Keep up the good work by sticking with the facts and staying away from your opinions. When you start telling people how they shoud think or believe about a subject (the big bang, evolution, what brand of wax to use on their planet saving electric scooter, how to raise their children, you get my drift) you immediately lose part of your audience. Don't start on that drop to a crash landing as your sibling has chosen to do. He needs to open the parachute so he may live to fly another day. Otherwise he will crash thinking "I should have never jumped" not realizing he has a rip cord to pull to open his chute thereby helping him land gently.
    I apologize for the rant but I really enjoy my subscriptions to both the YouTube channel and the magazine. I even give others gift subscriptions to the magazine. Please help improve Mental Floss and don't turn it into the scientific version of Star, Globe...liars weekly. Thanks

  • Aedonix
    Aedonix 3 years ago

    A question for the show.   Considering the improvements in technology over the last 30 years or so.  why do we still use 120 volts in our outlets when we have the technology to make things run on 10v 20v or less?  wouldn't we save a hell of a lot of ou resources if we just converted down?

  • Theo Moss
    Theo Moss 3 years ago

    Dear Mr. John Green,
    So I'm in sort of a predicament.
    I really, really enjoy your book, The Fault In Our Stars, but currently, it is the most read book at my junior high school (middle school). This may not sound like a problem, but I'm required to do a novel project on a book of my choice, and considering I just finished TFiOS for the third time, I figured I should use that for my novel. This would be fine, if not for my previous statement, so I asked my English teacher, and she said I could use An Imperial Affliction, which she knows is fictional, as my novel for the project. I need quotes, ten of them to be exact, and by my count, I found only three, not including quotes by the Novelist Emeritus and Semiprofessional Disappopinter himself, Peter Van Houten.
    Can you help? I would send a letter, but you don't reply to snail mail, and seeing as this is not about press, rights, or purchasing a book, I don't know what else to do.

  • Dynamicz
    Dynamicz 3 years ago

    How did you get from episode 53 to 201?

  • yamihoon
    yamihoon 3 years ago

    Sorry to ask here but....
    What happened with the newsletters via email? 

  • xak brittain
    xak brittain 3 years ago

    I cant speak for when they first came out, but if you were to read the short stories which make up the bulk of Sherlock, you would notice that the phrase "Elementary, my dear Watson" really was used in 1 of them.

  • TheDewman03
    TheDewman03 3 years ago

    You should do an episode on strange facts about the human body.  I'm sure there are many surprising items about ourselves that you could tell us.

  • Terraqueous
    Terraqueous 3 years ago

    unsubbing mental floss because of their whitewashing of niel degrasse tyson in a recent magazine

  • Newell Loo
    Newell Loo 3 years ago

    Hi Mental Floss, please look into the question I have because my professor wouldn't:
    How much resources does articulatory suppression really use up on the articulatory control system to hinder the phonological loop from encoding new acoustic information during a serial recognition task? 
    Thanks!

  • Jared Black
    Jared Black 3 years ago

    When John Green says "Mental Floss" quickly, it sounds like he is saying "menopause."

  • Michael Centofanti
    Michael Centofanti 3 years ago

    why does boiling water freeze faster than room temperature water? it seems paradoxical

    • butterbuddha1
      butterbuddha1 27 days ago

      The answer is that PREVIOUSLY BOILED water will freeze faster. Boiling removes contaminants that make it harder for water to freeze. But if you are racing to 32 degrees you obviously aren't going to win against room temp if you start at 212.

  • Ariel Jacob Majcher
    Ariel Jacob Majcher 3 years ago

    nauseated or nauseous?

  • A. Doan
    A. Doan 3 years ago

    You are the best writer of all time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
    “There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There's .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I'm likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful.” -John Green

  • XSG
    XSG 3 years ago

    Disappointed with the new Lexus ads. Is Subbable not working out?

  • Paul Belden
    Paul Belden 3 years ago

    I read an interesting article on the Mental Floss site that would be interesting to watch in video format. mentalfloss.com/article/32032/why-cant-you-put-metal-microwave

  • mandymandy2323
    mandymandy2323 3 years ago

    If the Green Brothers were the Venture Brothers would that make Hank, Dean?

  • Fernando Martini
    Fernando Martini 3 years ago

    Mental Floss is awesome! :D

  • Justin Nicholas
    Justin Nicholas 3 years ago

    Did you guys say you were from Missoula? Montana?

  • AffreuxLex
    AffreuxLex 3 years ago

    So, I have a question that I hope isn't overly complicated for this type of show.  As I understand it, photons are what produce light and therefore they move at the speed of light.  Since this is the universal speed limit, if you were to point a flashlight forward and start walking forward, would the produced photons start to bunch up since they would be produced at the same rate but be unable to travel away faster?  Would the visible light be just a tiny fraction brighter?

    • Michael Centofanti
      Michael Centofanti 3 years ago

      +Max Drury changing the speed of the object emitting photons changes its wave length and frequency, not the speed of the photons. that's wyh the stars, which are mostly moving away from us, are all slightly red-shifted

    • Max Drury
      Max Drury 3 years ago

      +Max Drury Also i forgot to add this in, when light goes faster it does not get brighter, it gets brighter when: a) more photons are produced, or b) it is going through a material that lights up. SO even if when you walked forward light sped up it would still not get brighter.

    • Max Drury
      Max Drury 3 years ago

      no, i have a limited understanding but my understanding is that the speed is relative to the flash light, not earth, and therefore it would not be going any faster. But also when you shine a light while walking the photons are not going any faster than when you're still, this is because they are just being produced a tiny amount in front of the earlier ones, they are not being pushed forward and thus moving faster. And lastly although this amy not be true, but i believe that the universal speed limit is the speed of light in a vacuum, just to clear it up, so therefore if you have a vacuum and you have something speeding through it faster than a photon right outside where it is not a vacuum it is not breaking the speed limit. I don't think i explained that very well but you should re ask this question on crash course, sci show, sixty symbols, or any of the channels more like that.

  • Willem van den Berg
    Willem van den Berg 3 years ago

    Dear people from Mental Floss,
    First off, I really enjoy your videos but there is one reoccurring thing I can't help to notice: your videos really are very, very oriented towards an American audience.
    For example in your video about sweets lots of different sorts of sweets which are most probably very known in the US but are nowhere to be found somewhere else on the planet. A same thing could be said about your recent video about comics, in which a load of comics and comics related facts have been brought to my attention but loads of great non-American comics (like Biggles, Tintin and Asterix) have been left out completely. 
    And yes, I do to acknowledge that most of your audience is from the States. But please, become more internationally orientated. Because there are al lot of interesting things to be told about those green parts of not America.
    Thank you,
    Willem S. van den Berg

  • m1a1jake
    m1a1jake 3 years ago

    I like how they purposely misinterpret, over-simplify, or take too literally so many things as they desperately search for a way to disprove or debunk them.

  • AkatsukiLoverX3
    AkatsukiLoverX3 3 years ago

    ....Hey guys, Can you taste your taste buds..? O_o; Wondering...

  • Joshua Foote
    Joshua Foote 3 years ago

    I've tried (in vain I think) to identify all the art, artifacts and architecture in your animated bumper and channel banner.  Any chance for a video(s) of interesting facts about them?

  • TheMasteretsam
    TheMasteretsam 3 years ago

    putting michael from vsace on your show was probably the best decision ever

  • Nader Kasem
    Nader Kasem 3 years ago

    For your next one about comics I can tell you that Bill Watterson (the creator of Calvin and Hobbes) was the first person to use the word "Booger" in a comic strip.
    From,
    Nader Kasem

  • AtrumNoxProductions
    AtrumNoxProductions 3 years ago

    I have an idea similar to the "Staff Pork Chop" fund. Every time you reach the number 42 you should put a quarter in the "Staff Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy Movie Night" fund. You could also include "Panic" or "towel" just to give it some extra numbers. 
    Love your videos!

  • xXThePlayingMantisXx

    can you do more lifehacks

  • JJYH
    JJYH 3 years ago

    I really love the storage system behind you! You  made that  by  yourself ??

  • BPL Perez
    BPL Perez 3 years ago

    why cant the earth expand

  • kmartinpon
    kmartinpon 3 years ago

    I wonder if you could a video about numbers. We use them every day but don't know why we use them (we say seven to represent 7, but why?). And why do we say eleven and twelve instead of oneteen and twoteen?

  • Cody Murphy
    Cody Murphy 3 years ago

    Sub Back?

  • Erik Hopkins
    Erik Hopkins 3 years ago

    Is there any way to do the 25 deadliest Martial Arts the other channel i watched that was doing things like this got to personal on there ideas and ruined the educational/informational aspect of it for me

  • silentmunky
    silentmunky 3 years ago

    I really liked the misconceptions of alcohol video. Could you also do one for cannabis (marijuana)?

  • Alex R.
    Alex R. 3 years ago

    I just looked up the Indiana flag, curious about the symbolism of the design, and read that Indiana didn't adopt an official state flag until 1917, marking its centennial!! Is this true? What did the Hoosiers do for the first 100 years of statehood?? Thanks!

  • dragonson04
    dragonson04 3 years ago

    50 real (and stupid) State Laws.

  • TheFlipsmith
    TheFlipsmith 3 years ago

    Thanks for watching menopause..

  • Tekrothebountyhunter

    Hello, Mental Floss! Love your show!
    I was wondering: how far can a laser shoot it's light before it dissipates, if it dissipates at all? If I was to shoot my laser pointer up into the sky, will a mysterious red dot show up on an alien planet millions of lightyears away?

  • droszcat
    droszcat 3 years ago

    That monkey is ...  Blip one of the sidekicks to Space Ghost.

  • Damian N McQuade
    Damian N McQuade 3 years ago

    If Megadeth is the 3rd greatest metal band, what are the first two?

  • Allisen
    Allisen 3 years ago

    what is the story behind those huge spoon and fork wall decorations? are they some vestigial tradition from when we (as a species) used to be giants? if so, why does no one remember this? thank you :)

  • Noel Hiennadi
    Noel Hiennadi 3 years ago

    Why do non-Newtonian fluids behave the way they do?

  • Taisha Nicole
    Taisha Nicole 3 years ago

    Can you do an episode covering inventions we use everyday, but we don't know who the inventors are. For example, who was the genius who created the plunger?? How about for us ladies talk about who invented feminine products, such as tampons, bras, heels, etc. Or, Who invented the plug you use in the tub to take regular baths or bubble baths??  And, you get the idea.

  • Bush Ninja
    Bush Ninja 3 years ago

    What percentage of regular run of the mill killers are kookoo.

  • Brittney Johnson
    Brittney Johnson 3 years ago

    Just saying in one of your videos you mentioned some celeberties owning pigs but you didn't put a quarter in the piggy bank. Also, why can humans pronounce words but other species can't?