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Dan Heidel
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I'll make a shout out for Amor Sciendi, one of my favorite, undersubscribed channels.  He did a great video on Otto Dix's Storm Troops Advancing Under Gas here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhcTYu1OGto
Also, a good one on the later but related Guernica: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f3Sek0gbyg
If you do more videos along these lines, I'd love to see a collaboration between the two channels.

I really like these videos on the effects of WWI and modernism on culture.  The Great War had profound effects on the world through the death it caused but the cultural effects are much more profound and far reaching on the modern world than the 20 million dead.

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It's also worth noting that any telescope (or microscope) that tells you the maximum magnification on the box (e.g.: over 600X magnification!!!!1!) don't buy it.  It is a cheap piece of crap.

On any telescope or microscope, you change the magnification by switching out lenses.  My workhorse scope goes anywhere from 35x to 480x depending on how I set up the eyepieces.  Anything over 200x is a waste of time, all you do is enlarge a blur. 

The quality of the optics is far more important than the raw maximum magnification.

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Be honest Hank, you hired him because he looks like Ze Frank, didn't you.

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Dried gold nanoparticles are black!  They're purple when the diameter goes up or the agglomeration is in the very early stages.

The color is related to the average nanoparticle diameter as mentioned.  It goes from pale yellow at 3-5 nm to brilliant red in the 12(?) nm range (it's been a while) and once you start pushing up into the 20+ range, it goes to dark purple.  Dried deposits are sort of a weird dark gray/black color that sometimes has traces of metallic gold sheen.  I accidentally discovered some growth conditions that made really huge plate-shaped microparticles in the 500-2000 nm range that were a really cool pearlescent pink once.

Source: worked a lot with making gold nano particles back in grad school.

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OK Fine Bros, Teens React to Grace Helbig Reacts to Teens React to Grace Helbig.

GO.

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They lied to you!  The carrots are good for your eyes bit is actually WWII wartime misinformation propaganda!

http://www.snopes.com/food/ingredient/carrots.asp

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"tastes like soap" really doesn't do it justice.  It's like a mix of dish soap, rotten meat and bleach.

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It's worth noting that there are still scientists that disagree with the sliding filament model in part or whole.  While the bulk of evidence seems to side with that model but there are a few sticking points that indicate that we may have not captured the whole picture.

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"Here's a hint - thousands of people die."

Indy, we don't need the hint, that's always the answer.

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The DSN network has a nice page that shows the realtime communications they are having with all the deep space probes:

https://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/dsn.html

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"I can't ride it, I just build it."
Definitely smarter than the engineers!

I've actually ridden a trick bike just like this one.  They're basically impossible to ride more than a few feet, even for experienced riders.  I could go a couple seconds by just keeping the handlebars completely stationary and shifting my weight to steer.  But the instant I would try to manually steer, instant crash.

Your brain remapping reminds me of old psych/neurology studies where they had people wear glasses that inverted their visual field.  After a couple months, their visual cortex completely remapped their vision.  When the glasses were removed, they had the same problem where normal vision had to be relearned.

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I'm a little dubious about the ability of names to affect us so much as our pre-existing personality affecting our choice of name.

Someone who picks the screen-name of oOo..CuTeKiTtEn..oOo is probably less likely to go on a racist tirade than HITLERDIDNOTHINGWRONG.

Likewise, the fans, team owners and coaches which encourage their players to be more aggressive on the field are probably more likely to pick out an aggressive-looking uniform.
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