How a Microwave Oven Works

Bill details how a microwave oven heats food. He describes how the microwave vacuum tube, called a magnetron, generates radio frequencies that cause the water in food to rotate back and forth. He shows the standing wave inside the oven, and notes how you can measure the wavelength with melted cheese. He concludes by describing how a magnetron generates radio waves. You can learn more about the microwave oven from the EngineerGuy team's new book Eight Amazing Engineering Stories

How Do Pain Relievers Work?

Some people take aspirin or ibuprofen to treat everyday aches and pains, but how exactly do the different classes of pain relievers work? Learn about the basic physiology of how humans experience pain, and the mechanics of the medicines we've invented to block or circumvent that discomfort.

Lesson by George Zaidan, animated by Augenblick Studios.

The Star Wars That I Used To Know

Here's our spoof of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know", done Star Wars style, of course. It's a story of heartbreak to which Star Wars fans everywhere can relate. And even with all that heart ache, it's still a better love story than Twilight.

I, Pet Goat II

A story about the fire at the heart of suffering.

By Heliophant

Super Mario 3D Chalk Art

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Artist: Chris Carlson
Photography: Mike Larremore
June, 2012 - Denver, Colorado
Music: The Boston Pops - Super Mario Theme
Both photographer and artist are for hire.
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An experimental film about the forms and shapes food makes when you flatten them.

Visuals : Hugo de Kok & Kay van Vree

Music : Ivo van Dijk & Sophie Ansems

Bizarre Giraffe-Necked Weevils Fight for a Mate

Most of Madagascar's wildlife is unusual, but its invertebrates are especially strange. There is a rainforest beetle called the giraffe-necked weevil - for obvious reasons. This insect has a bright red, ladybird-sized body, but a hugely elongated neck. Narrated by David Attenborough.

From : Madagascar - Episode 1 - Island of Marvels - BBC Two

Little Quentin

Little Quentin tells the story of an oversexed bunny, a murder, a coverup and the discovery of a terrible secret. This is the only film where you wish it was only a dream, but no.. it is all fantasy!

Directed by Albert 't Hooft & Paco Vink

Simon's Cat in "Window Pain"

Simon's cat doesn't do windows. Can Simon?

A Disney Exclusive from simonscat.

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