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Can you solve the prisoner hat riddle? - Alex Gendler

Can you solve the prisoner hat riddle? - Alex Gendler

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TED-Ed

Ten captives must pass an alien test of logic to avoid being eaten by determining the colors of their hats.

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

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TED-Ed

Playing music activates the brain in a complex, enriching manner, enhancing cognitive functions and memory.

Why you procrastinate even when it feels bad

Why you procrastinate even when it feels bad

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TED-Ed

The video explains the psychological mechanisms behind procrastination and offers strategies to overcome it.

Can you solve the sea monster riddle? - Dan Finkel

Can you solve the sea monster riddle? - Dan Finkel

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TED-Ed

A tale of the floating city of Atlantartica under siege by sea monsters, where the ruler must select the correct chest of pearls to appease them, using pattern recognition instead of understanding ancient numerals.

Can you outsmart the slippery slope fallacy? - Elizabeth Cox

Can you outsmart the slippery slope fallacy? - Elizabeth Cox

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The video uses a historical context to challenge the validity of slippery slope arguments, illustrating how they can misrepresent the likelihood of extreme outcomes.

The largest river on Earth is actually in the sky - Iseult Gillespie

The largest river on Earth is actually in the sky - Iseult Gillespie

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TED-Ed

The video discusses the Amazon's 'flying rivers' and the Wampís Nation's role in protecting the rainforest and combating climate change.

The world's English mania - Jay Walker

The world's English mania - Jay Walker

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TED-Ed

The video explores the global obsession with learning English, highlighting its impact and significance in the modern world.

How to make smart decisions more easily

How to make smart decisions more easily

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TED-Ed

The video explains the concept of decision fatigue, how it affects people's ability to make sound decisions, and the strategies to avoid it. It illustrates this with a study about parole board judges and how their decisions were influenced by the time of day, probably due to decision fatigue.

Sherlock Holmes and the case of the Red-Headed League - Alex Rosenthal

Sherlock Holmes and the case of the Red-Headed League - Alex Rosenthal

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Sherlock Holmes solves the mystery of the Red-Headed League, which was a ruse to distract a pawnbroker while thieves tunneled into a bank vault.

How did South African Apartheid happen, and how did it finally end? - Thula Simpson

How did South African Apartheid happen, and how did it finally end? - Thula Simpson

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TED-Ed

The video provides a detailed historical account of Apartheid in South Africa, its impact on the Black majority, and the eventual dismantling of the policy leading to Nelson Mandela's presidency.

The science of laughter - Sasha Winkler

The science of laughter - Sasha Winkler

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TED-Ed

A detailed exploration of the mechanics, origins, and social functions of laughter.

The diseases that changed humanity forever - Dan Kwartler

The diseases that changed humanity forever - Dan Kwartler

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An in-depth exploration of the deadliest diseases throughout human history and their impact on society.

Japan's scariest ghost story - Kit Brooks

Japan's scariest ghost story - Kit Brooks

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TED-Ed

The narrative recounts the tragic story of Oiwa, her betrayal by her husband Iemon, and the supernatural vengeance that follows.

The rights you might not realize you have - Shannon Odell

The rights you might not realize you have - Shannon Odell

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TED-Ed

A detailed look at the global movement of youth suing governments over climate inaction and the relationship between human rights and environmental protection.