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Big Questions

All Episodes 2015

  • Returning Series
  • YouTube
  • 2014-09-01T04:00:00Z
  • 3 mins
  • 6 hours, 12 mins
  • Documentary
A weekly show where we endeavor to answer one of your big questions.

143 episodes

Special 1 Bloopers!

  • 2015-07-27T17:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, enjoy some of our many flubs!

1x15 What is dirt made out of?

  • 2014-12-29T18:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Caleigh Waddell asks, "What is dirt made out of?”

This week, "kat3krazy" asks, "Where did saying a guy was 'hot' originate?”

1x17 Is blood ever blue?

  • 2015-01-12T18:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, pablo bribiesca asks, "Is blood blue when it is in an oxygen starved environment? And if so, how can I prove it?"

1x18 How far can I see on a clear day?

  • 2015-01-19T18:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Brian Currie asks, "On a clear day, how many miles can I see in every direction? How about on a hazy day?"

1x19 Why are my ears ringing?

  • 2015-01-26T18:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Emma R. asks, "Why do I get that weird ringing noise in my ears?"

1x20 Do your organs grow with you?

  • 2015-02-09T18:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Jen Alexander asks, "Do your organs grow with you?"

1x21 Why is the heart associated with love?

  • 2015-02-09T18:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Anish Sharma asks, "Why is the heart associated with love?"

This week, "doxysrox" asks, "Why does Asparagus make your pee smell?"

1x23 Why don't humans have a mating season?

  • 2015-02-23T18:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, "piano trumpet" asks, “Why don’t humans have a mating season like most animals?”

1x24 How does a two-way mirror work?

  • 2015-03-02T18:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, "bored during school" asks, “How does a two-way mirror work?”

This week, "bored during school" asks, “Why do we get dark bags under our eyes when we're tired?”

This week, "locked-up time lady" asks, “Why do mosquitoes prefer biting some people to others? Is there something we can avoid doing or do besides using repellent, like eat bananas?”

1x27 What is the origin of the high five?

  • 2015-04-06T17:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Jacob Shields asks, “What is the origin of the high five?”

This week, ibrokemyscooter asks, “What makes a permanent marker permanent?”

This week, Aldrym Gamatero asked, "Why is 301 used in YouTube for view count?"

This week, a bunch of people asked, "Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?"

This week, Elliott and special guests, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant, Beaker, answer Tony's question, "Why do things taste bad after you brush your teeth?" *MUPPET FLAIL*

This week, Alyssa Nitta asks, "Why are keypads on phones arranged in ascending order while keypads on calculators are the other way around?"

This week, Grace F. asks, "Why does 98 degrees Fahrenheit feel hot to us even though our bodies are around that temperature?"

1x34 Why do you see better when you squint?

  • 2015-05-25T17:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Amar Jerath asks, "Why do you see better when you squint?"

1x35 Does hitting the snooze button help

  • 2015-06-08T17:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Mitra Mirpour asks, "Does hitting the snooze button and getting those few extra minutes of sleep actually help?"

This week, Rennie DiCarlo asks, "Why do we blush when we're embarrassed?"

This week, Jacob Mitchell asks, "What did the original colonists sound like? Did they have a modern British accent?"

1x38 Why do Americans use Fahrenheit?

  • 2015-06-29T17:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Martin Prince asks, "Why do Americans use Fahrenheit?"

1x39 Why is ginger a palate cleanser?

  • 2015-07-06T17:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Katie Doman asks, "Why is ginger a palate cleanser?"

1x40 Why are people ticklish?

  • 2015-07-13T17:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Tim B. asks, "Why are people ticklish?"

This week, Jacob White asks, "Why does my nose get runny when I'm cold?"

1x42 Why do bees die after they sting you

  • 2015-08-03T17:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Leovigildo Santos asks, "Why do bees die after they sting you?"

This week, morgana7544 asks, "Why are there silent letters in English words?"

This week, Dan Hite asks, "Why do we tilt our heads when confused or pondering a question? Why do some animals seem to do the same?"

This week, Kevin asks, "Does ginger ale really help with stomach aches?"

This week, Sarah F. asks, "Can you really be tired from sleeping too much?"

2x01 Where did we get the name America?

  • Season Premiere

    2015-09-07T17:00:00Z — 3 mins

Welcome to season two! This week, Fred T. asks, "Where did we get the name America?"

2x02 Why do we cry?

  • 2015-09-14T17:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Briana Stanhope. asks, "Why do people cry?"

This week, starlinguk asks, "I have arthritis, why do my joints hurt more when it rains?"

2x04 Are there good viruses?

  • 2015-09-28T17:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, acalibaby808 asks, "Are there good viruses?"

This week, capselo asks, "Why does my hair feel dry after swimming in chlorinated water?"

2x06 Why are blueprints blue?

  • 2015-10-12T17:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, David Lev asks, "Why are blueprints blue?"

This week, Kristina Bailey asks, "Why does our voice sound different when we hear an audio or video recording of it?"

This week, Margaret asks, "Why is there a joker in playing card decks?"

This week, Jerome asks, "Why does daylight saving time vary by country?"

2x10 What causes motion sickness?

  • 2015-11-09T18:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Craig asks, "What causes motion sickness?"

2x11 Why do babies' eyes change color?

  • 2015-11-16T18:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, doxysrkx asks, "Why are babies born with blue eyes?"

This week, Keegan T. asks, "What's the difference between American and Canadian Thanksgiving?"

This week, Bradley Stein asks, "How did eating popcorn become a custom at movie theaters?"

This week, seanjedi97 asks, "Does popping your knuckles really cause arthritis?"

This week, Tobias Anderson asks, "Why do we get songs stuck in our heads?"

This week, ReiAyanami8 asks, "Why does sudden exposure to sunlight cause some people to sneeze?"

2x17 Why do people have birthmarks?

  • 2016-02-01T18:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Creddie Ramos asks, "Why do people have birthmarks?"

This week, clairebellxo asks, "What makes hair naturally straight or curly?"

2x19 Where did emojis come from?

  • 2016-04-04T17:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Emily asks, "Where did emojis come from?"

This week, mgnm257 asks, "How did it end up that some countries' citizens drive on the left side of the road and others drive on the right?"

2x21 What's a brain freeze?

  • 2016-06-06T17:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Peggy asks, "What's a brain freeze?"

2x22 What's the origin of fireworks?

  • 2016-07-01T17:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Lindsay asks, "What's the origin of fireworks?"

2x23 Why are there 24 hours in a day?

  • 2016-08-08T17:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, FreedomFanBoy asks, "Why are there 24 hours? Why not 25? or 100?"

2x24 Why do traffic jams occur?

  • 2016-09-05T17:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Colleen Jousma asks, "Why do traffic jams occur? Is it only because there are too many cars on the road or is there something more to it?"

This week, Tim asks, "What's the evidence that ghost hunters use and look for?"

2x26 Why aren't there B batteries?

  • 2016-11-07T18:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, spdyrel asks, “Where do the naming conventions for batteries come from? AAA, AA, D, etc.? Also why no B batteries?”

2x27 Do hats cause balding?

  • 2016-12-05T18:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Sammi Wood asks, “Is it true that if you wear a hat often enough it will cause you to bald?”

This week, Hajera Fatima asks, “Why do we close our eyes when we sneeze?”

2x29 Is there an explanation for déjà vu?

  • 2017-02-06T18:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Kel A asks, “Is there an explanation for déjà vu?”

This week, Donovan Norman asks, “Is it necessary to rinse off apples and such before eating them?”

2x31 Why did we stop going to the moon?

  • 2017-04-03T17:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Elivelton Luza asks, “Here’s a question, WHY THE HECK didn’t we go AGAIN to the moon??”

2x32 What's the history of lawn mowing?

  • 2017-05-01T17:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, ThisIsKir asks, “When did it become the norm to mow the lawn?”

2014x15 What is dirt made out of?

  • 2014-12-29T05:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Caleigh Waddell asks, "What is dirt made out of?”

2014x16 void

  • no air date — 3 mins

2014x17 void

  • no air date — 3 mins

2014x18 void

  • no air date — 3 mins

2014x19 void

  • no air date — 3 mins

2014x20 void

  • no air date — 3 mins

2014x21 void

  • no air date — 3 mins

2015x01 Where did saying a guy was "hot" originate?

  • Season Premiere

    2015-01-05T05:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, "kat3krazy" asks, "Where did saying a guy was 'hot' originate?”

2015x02 Is blood ever blue?

  • 2015-01-12T05:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, pablo bribiesca asks, "Is blood blue when it is in an oxygen starved environment? And if so, how can I prove it?"

2015x03 How far can I see on a clear day?

  • 2015-01-19T05:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Brian Currie asks, "On a clear day, how many miles can I see in every direction? How about on a hazy day?"

2015x04 Why are my ears ringing?

  • 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Emma R. asks, "Why do I get that weird ringing noise in my ears?"

2015x05 Do your organs grow with you?

  • 2015-02-09T05:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Jen Alexander asks, "Do your organs grow with you?"

This week, Anish Sharma asks, "Why is the heart associated with love?"

This week, "doxysrox" asks, "Why does Asparagus make your pee smell?"

This week, "piano trumpet" asks, “Why don’t humans have a mating season like most animals?”

2015x09 How does a two-way mirror work?

  • 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, "bored during school" asks, “How does a two-way mirror work?”

This week, "bored during school" asks, “Why do we get dark bags under our eyes when we're tired?”

This week, "locked-up time lady" asks, “Why do mosquitoes prefer biting some people to others? Is there something we can avoid doing or do besides using repellent, like eat bananas?”

This week, Jacob Shields asks, “What is the origin of the high five?”

This week, ibrokemyscooter asks, “What makes a permanent marker permanent?”

This week, Aldrym Gamatero asked, "Why is 301 used in YouTube for view count?"

This week, a bunch of people asked, "Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?"

This week, Elliott and special guests, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant, Beaker, answer Tony's question, "Why do things taste bad after you brush your teeth?" *MUPPET FLAIL*

This week, Alyssa Nitta asks, "Why are keypads on phones arranged in ascending order while keypads on calculators are the other way around?"

This week, Grace F. asks, "Why does 98 degrees Fahrenheit feel hot to us even though our bodies are around that temperature?"

This week, Amar Jerath asks, "Why do you see better when you squint?"

2015x20 Does hitting the snooze button help

  • 2015-06-08T04:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Mitra Mirpour asks, "Does hitting the snooze button and getting those few extra minutes of sleep actually help?"

This week, Rennie DiCarlo asks, "Why do we blush when we're embarrassed?"

This week, Jacob Mitchell asks, "What did the original colonists sound like? Did they have a modern British accent?"

2015x23 Why do Americans use Fahrenheit?

  • 2015-06-29T04:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Martin Prince asks, "Why do Americans use Fahrenheit?"

2015x24 Why is ginger a palate cleanser?

  • 2015-07-06T04:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Katie Doman asks, "Why is ginger a palate cleanser?"

2015x25 Why are people ticklish?

  • 2015-07-13T04:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Tim B. asks, "Why are people ticklish?"

This week, Jacob White asks, "Why does my nose get runny when I'm cold?"

2015x27 Why do bees die after they sting you

  • 2015-08-03T04:00:00Z — 3 mins

This week, Leovigildo Santos asks, "Why do bees die after they sting you?"

This week, morgana7544 asks, "Why are there silent letters in English words?"

This week, Dan Hite asks, "Why do we tilt our heads when confused or pondering a question? Why do some animals seem to do the same?"

This week, Kevin asks, "Does ginger ale really help with stomach aches?"

This week, Sarah F. asks, "Can you really be tired from sleeping too much?"

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