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Physics Expert Examines Superhero Film and TV

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Physics professor Rhett Allain breaks down amazing feats of physics from superheroes in movies and television and explains how accurate their depictions really are. How realistic are “superhero” landings? Is the kinetic energy suit from “Black Panther” possible? Even with superpowers, is it physically feasible for Superman to lift a large building? Rhett Allain is an Associate Professor of Physics at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Psychiatrist Daniel Amen Answers Brain Questions

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Dr. Daniel Amen uses the power of Twitter to answer the internet’s burning questions about how the human brain works. Why do we sometimes completely forget common words? Why does our brain seem to work best in the shower? Why is our anxiety through the roof during quarantine? Dr. Amen answers all these questions and much, much more!

Dog Breeds Explained – Part 2

Gail Miller Bisher, best known as the voice of the Westminster Kennel Club, is back to talk about every single dog breed recognized by the American Kennel Club. Gail goes over the seven major groups of dogs (hound, toy, sporting, non-sporting, herding, working, and terrier) and what makes each and every dog breed so special and unique.

Dog Breeds Explained – Part 1

Gail Miller Bisher, best known as the voice of the Westminster Kennel Club, sits down with WIRED to talk about every single dog breed recognized by the American Kennel Club. Gail goes over the seven major groups of dogs (hound, toy, sporting, non-sporting, herding, working, and terrier) and what makes each and every dog breed so special and unique.

How to Stack Playing Cards

Guinness World Record-holding cardstacker Bryan Berg has made a living stacking playing cards, and now he’s here to help all of us learn some of the foundational tricks of the trade. Bryan explains why the traditional “V” stacking formation is flawed and shows how, when done properly, a house of cards can even support blocks of concrete.

Future Pixar Easter Eggs Explained

Plenty of films and movie franchises hide easter eggs, but Pixar takes it to another level. Pixar’s Jonas Rivera reveals all of the secret references to Pixar movies hidden throughout their films. The twist is that all of these references were teasing Pixar movies that weren’t even out yet. Since a Pixar movie can take upwards of 6 years to complete, there’s plenty of crossover between productions. This creates the perfect opportunity for the studio to leave references in each of their films.

Every Batmobile from Movies & TV Explained

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The Batmobile is arguably the most iconic vehicle in the history of entertainment. Batman historian Glen Weldon takes a look at every Batmobile that’s appeared on television and the silver screen. Glen gets into Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher’s takes on the vehicles, why Christopher Nolan transitioned from the Batmobile to the Tumbler, and why the 1966 Batmobile remains so iconic even to this day.