What would happen if Pietro Maximoff, better known as the mutant Quicksilver, ran right past you? With a little help from the Muppets, the folks at Vsauce explain the consequences of a close encounter with Quicksilver at top speed — and it wouldn't be pretty.
The crew over at Vsauce has set out to answer a very important and critical question: would car headlights work at the speed of light? Unsurprisingly, the answer is not simple, but in the process, you do learn a lot about general relativity and photons and other sciencey stuff.
We've seen it happen time and again in commercials: a six-foot-tall pitcher of walking, talking Kool-Aid bursts through a brick wall, bellowing his trademark, "Oh yeah!" But could he really do it without completely cracking up?
Earth is round, but that shouldn't keep us from speculating about the implications of a flat planet.
Hey look. There's an object on Mars that, from a certain vantage point, looks just like a squirrel. Must be a space-squirrel, right?
There are more than seven billion human beings living on Earth. That sounds like a lot until you imagine all of them sitting in a pile in the Grand Canyon.
So, technically, this is what it would look like if the Moon were a disco ball AND orbited Earth at the same distance as the International Space Station, i.e. roughly 420 kilometers (260 miles) above the surface of the Earth. But that doesn't make it any less incredible looking.
We did love the superhuman-on-superhuman violence in Man of Steel, but what if Superman were to launch his solar-powered fist at an ordinary human being? Vsauce gives us a lesson in comic book physics and explains why a Kryptonian punch would damage far more than just your face.
Sex in space is one thing. But babies in space?
How did smooshing our faces together come to signify love and affection?
Many of you probably know that it takes light from the Sun a little over 8 minutes to reach Earth, so it would take us all at least that long to realize our parent star had vanished. But what would happen after that?
If everyone on Earth stood shoulder-to-shoulder, they would occupy an area roughly the size of Los Angeles — about 500 square miles. Now imagine if every single one of them jumped. Together. All at the same time. What would happen?
This video, by vsauce, not only explains why yawning is contagious, but also lays out the physiology of yawning, reveals that you're less likely to yawn when your brain is cool, and gives us some delightful clips of parakeets yawning.