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Mental Floss

Specials 2013 - 2017

  • 2013-02-18T05:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 7 mins
  • 12 hours, 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

A weekly show hosted by John Green, where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information.

156 episodes

Special 1 A Preview of Mental Floss

  • 2013-02-18T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

Our first episode goes up on March 13th and we'll have a new video every Wednesday after that. Subscribe now to make sure you don't miss a thing!

Special 2 A Second Preview of Mental Floss

  • 2013-03-06T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

Our first episode goes up on March 13th (1 week from today!) and we'll have a new video every Wednesday after that. Subscribe now to make sure you don't miss a thing!

Special 21 Misconceptions about Dinosaurs

  • 2015-04-10T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about dinosaurs!

Special 28 Misconceptions about Sharks

  • 2016-06-05T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about sharks!

This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about famous composers!

Special 55 Misconceptions about Animals

  • 2016-01-29T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about animals!

This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about famous companies!

This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about the wild west!

Special 58 Misconceptions about Sports

  • 2016-02-19T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

In our final episode, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about sports! Thanks for watching! Be sure to check out The List Show for more of Elliott.

This week, Max Silvestri learns to open champagne using only his wits and a sword.

This week, Max Silvestri learns to break a board with your hand.

This week, BekensDwarf asks: "How do they make decaf coffee when the caffeine is in the bean?"

This week, Zraluer asks: "How does deodorant work?"

This week, Ruth R H asks: "How did April Fools Day come about?"

This week, Varun Dabral asks: "Where does the $ sign come from?"

This week, Justineisftw asks: "Why can’t land turtles run or move fast? What makes them incapable of moving at a fast pace?"

This week, "Mystifying Card Magic" asks: "Is it unhealthy to stand in front of a microwave while it is cooking?"

This week, "Camryn Wiens" asks: "Where did last names come from ?"

This week, "rushfreak" asks: "Why don’t spiders stick to their own webs?"

This week, "butterwit" asks: "Why are white diamonds so expensive?"

This week, Bridget Kline asks: "Why do they dye cheese yellow?"

This week, "MadeofAwesome4ever" asks, "I've heard that butterflies were once called 'flutterbys', and that people mishearing/mispronouncing it changed it to 'butterfly'. is this true? If not, why are butterflies called 'butterflies'?”

This week, "A Bond Unbroken" asks, "Why do our teeth chatter when we're cold?”

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

Special 82 Misconceptions about Exercise

  • 2015-01-02T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about exercise.

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

Special 84 Misconceptions about Driving

  • 2015-01-09T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about driving.

Special 85 Is blood ever blue? - Big Questions

  • 2015-01-12T05:00:00Z — 7 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?

Special 86 Misconceptions about Getting Sick

  • 2015-01-16T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about getting sick.

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

This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about germs and hygiene.

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

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

Special 91 Misconceptions about Crime

  • 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about crime!

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

Special 93 Misconceptions from Television

  • 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions from television!

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

Special 95 Misconceptions from the Internet

  • 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions from the internet!

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

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?”

Special 100 Misconceptions about Appliances

  • 2015-04-03T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about appliances.

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, 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?"

Special 109 Misconceptions about Harry Potter

  • 2015-05-29T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about everyone's favorite wizard, Harry Potter!

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, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about some popular stories.

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

Special 114 Misconceptions Bloopers

  • 2015-06-26T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

A weekly show where we debunk common misconceptions. However, we aren't doing that this week. Instead, enjoy some of the many goofs that happen while we make this show.

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

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

Special 117 Misconceptions about Video Games

  • 2015-07-10T04:00:00Z — 7 mins

This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about video games!

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

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

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

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

Special 126 Why do we cry? - Big Questions

  • 2015-09-14T04:00:00Z — 7 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?"

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

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

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

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?"

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

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?"

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

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

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?"

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

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

A monthly show where we endeavor to answer one of your big questions. This week, Hajera Fatima asks, “Why do we close our eyes when we sneeze?

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

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

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

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