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Old 12-16-2018, 09:14 AM   #1
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Short videos better then Sci-Fi...

I spend a lot of time on the web finding insights into all kinds of scientific and economic topics. I think the better ones are the short ones that can be consumed without becoming too bogged down.

Here is one I came across today with amazing scientific animations:

And here is a link to the Veritasium site with several great videos:

Anyone want to contribute more short topic insightful videos? Should be a serious effort and not silliness since we have plenty of that on our forum already.

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Old 12-16-2018, 10:11 AM   #2
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Fascinating! Thanks for sharing.

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Fascinating indeed. But now I have a headache....
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Old 12-16-2018, 02:07 PM   #4
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This page: has a number of short videos that IMO should be viewed by any serious investor. Many, especially the ones by Ken French are very short.

One, "Q&A with Fama at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium" is 42 minutes but IMO is also time well spent. A second one, "Are Markets Efficient?" is also 42 well spent minutes.
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Hans Rosling's Ted Talk is about the best use of graphics in a presentation that I ever saw.

It talks about how the world's health and wealth are quite different than what we think they are. The world is a better place and he provides facts to prove it.

I stole this from Doneff on the What Have You Read thread.
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Old 12-17-2018, 07:56 AM   #7
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The Prince Rupert's Drop is pretty fascinating - basically it's a fairly ordinary drop of glass formed and cooled in a certain way which makes it incredibly strong (and fragile). This first video is a good explanation of the science:

And this one shows a bullet being fired at this drop of glass - the bullet shatters and the glass survives:

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