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Vsauce

Vsauce is a YouTube channel that produces short and entertaining educational videos on a variety of topics. There’s a sense of community on Vsauce. The host and creator, Michael Stevens, opens each video with his traditional greeting, “Hey Vsauce, Michael here…” before he dives into whichever question inspired the video. Most of the videos are in direct response to a subscriber’s question, and people ask some pretty awesome questions like “What if the Sun disappeared?” and “Why do we play games?” Vsauce is one of those channels that you can’t escape from. You’ll watch a video that somebody shared on Facebook, and then get linked to another interesting one, and then another topic will grab your attention, and before you realize that it’s 3:00 in the morning and you have to go to bed. But you don’t want to, so you watch one more video. It’s addicting. Trust me. I watched three Vsauce videos while writing this. So check them out, it’s a great way to kill time and expand your mind.

Critically Rated at 15/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Silly Putty

Silly Putty is like a more extreme version of Play-Doh. You can mold it into different shapes, but you can also bounce it, stretch it, and even copy newspaper ink. You can fold it over itself and create little air pockets that have a satisfying snapping sound when you pop them. You can use it to fingerprint yourself and then stretch it out to enlarge it. They have a flesh-toned color one that you can use to make you chin look bigger, or have an extra finger, or forgot to zip up your fly. It comes in a little egg shaped container and that’s where it lives when you’re not playing with it. It’s one of those rare toys that transcend playtime and become educational, useful, and practical in ways you never thought possible. The best toys are the ones that require your own imagination.

Critically Rated at 16/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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