I would like to think that the kind of people who enjoy Why? Because Science also enjoy a good glass of wine or seven over the weekend. I imagine that during the week, you’re all hard-working and hard-reading folk, but that the weekends turn you into debauched, raging party animals with an insatiable appetite for pole-dancing, vodka and name-soiling.
Oh wait, that’s me!
Regardless of your weekend shenanigans, however, what we should all do is be sure to keep our brains stimulated and happy and what better way to do that than reading blogs and watching videos that are educational AND funny.
FUNNY… did you get that? Most people tune out the minute they hear the word “educational.” What a terrible, terrible word. So, without further ado, here’s your weekend brain food my dear readers! Happy Friday!
It’s Just Not Natural! Actually, being gay totally is! With more than 1,500 animal species in which homosexuality is well documented, being queer is not only fabulous, it’s totally natural!
How to Bake a Diamond: Learn how to make your very own diamonds in this funny science blog with ingredients that include carbon, a shovel, patience and a degree in town planning.
Who You Gonna Call? Ghostbusters! What does science have to say about the existence of ghosts and should we believe the “evidence” put forward by shows like Ghosthunters? I know, dumb question, but this blog provides the sciencey answers.
Amazing Science Videos: Funny, Spell-binding, AWESOME
Eddie Izzard – Death Star Canteen: Even Darth Vader has to eat, and so logically the Death Star would have had a canteen… or at least that’s the reckoning of comedian Eddie Izzard in this hilariously funny video with animated lego.
Fire in the Sky! National Geographic filmmakers Claus and Anneliese Possberg put together this outstanding time lapse video showing the aurora borealis (northern lights) dancing and crackling across the evening sky in Norway.
A Drunk History of Benjamin Franklin: If you found your own history lessons at school mind-numbingly boring (who didn’t?) then this epic and inebriated telling of the story of Benjamin Franklin’s kite experiment will have you paying attention like never before. Features funny actor Jack Black.
TED Talks: New Research Stops Bleeding Immediately: Medical inventor and a fellow of TED Joe Landolina explains his amazing innovation, which is a gel that can instantly stop bleeding in even life-threatening arterial wounds. Gross, but awesome demonstration!
Epic Rap Battles of History: Thomas Edison Vs. Nikola Tesla: Giants of science and industry, Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, verbally battle it out to a sick beat. In the end, you get to decide who wins!