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Questions No One Knows the Answers to (Full Version)
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Questions No One Knows the Answers to (Full Version)

In the first of a new TED-Ed series designed to catalyze curiosity, TED Curator Chris Anderson shares his boyhood obsession with quirky questions that seem to have no answers. (Introducing the series “Questions no one knows the answers to”) “Questions No One Knows the Answers to” was animated by Andrew Park (http://www.cognitivemedia.co.uk)
‘The Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay Is in Our Cubicle!
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Can you solve the bridge riddle? – Alex Gendler

View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-you-solve-the-bridge-riddle-alex-gendler Taking that internship in a remote mountain lab might not have been the best idea. Pulling that lever with the skull symbol just to see what it did probably wasn’t so smart either. But now is not the time for regrets because you need to get away from these mutant zombies…fast. […]
‘The Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay Is in Our Cubicle!
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Can you solve the prisoner hat riddle? – Alex Gendler

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-you-solve-the-prisoner-hat-riddle-alex-gendler You and nine other individuals have been captured by super-intelligent alien overlords. The aliens think humans look quite tasty, but their civilization forbids eating highly logical and cooperative beings. Unfortunately, they’re not sure whether you qualify, so they decide to give you all a test. Can you solve this hat riddle? […]
‘The Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay Is in Our Cubicle!
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The language of lying — Noah Zandan

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-language-of-lying-noah-zandan We hear anywhere from 10 to 200 lies a day. And although we’ve spent much of our history coming up with ways to detect these lies by tracking physiological changes in their tellers, these methods have proved unreliable. Is there a more direct approach? Noah Zandan uses some famous examples of […]
‘The Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay Is in Our Cubicle!
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The Infinite Hotel Paradox – Jeff Dekofsky

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-infinite-hotel-paradox-jeff-dekofsky The Infinite Hotel, a thought experiment created by German mathematician David Hilbert, is a hotel with an infinite number of rooms. Easy to comprehend, right? Wrong. What if it’s completely booked but one person wants to check in? What about 40? Or an infinitely full bus of people? Jeff Dekofsky solves […]
‘The Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay Is in Our Cubicle!
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How to build a fictional world – Kate Messner

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-build-a-fictional-world-kate-messner Why is J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy so compelling? How about The Matrix or Harry Potter? What makes these disparate worlds come alive are clear, consistent rules for how people, societies — and even the laws of physics — function in these fictional universes. Author Kate Messner offers a […]
‘The Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay Is in Our Cubicle!
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What are those floaty things in your eye? – Michael Mauser

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-are-those-floaty-things-in-your-eye-michael-mauser Sometimes, against a uniform, bright background such as a clear sky or a blank computer screen, you might see things floating across your field of vision. What are these moving objects, and how are you seeing them? Michael Mauser explains the visual phenomenon that is floaters. Lesson by Michael Mauser, animation […]
‘The Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay Is in Our Cubicle!
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What makes muscles grow? – Jeffrey Siegel

View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-makes-muscles-grow-jeffrey-siegel We have over 600 muscles in our bodies that help bind us together, hold us up, and help us move. Your muscles also need your constant attention, because the way you treat them on a daily basis determines whether they will wither or grow. Jeffrey Siegel illustrates how a good mix […]
‘The Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay Is in Our Cubicle!
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3 tips to boost your confidence – TED-Ed

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/3-tips-to-boost-your-confidence-ted-ed Made in partnership with the Always #LikeAGirl campaign. When faced with a big challenge where potential failure seems to lurk at every corner, you’ve probably heard the advice, “Be more confident!” But where does confidence come from, and how can you get more of it? Here are three easy tips to […]
‘The Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay Is in Our Cubicle!
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The benefits of a bilingual brain – Mia Nacamulli

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-speaking-multiple-languages-benefits-the-brain-mia-nacamulli It’s obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain? Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one language keeps […]