Category: Nonfiction

Essays, articles and other works of nonfiction

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More Interesting YouTube Channels

I watched a lot of YouTube during my unemployment, and I discovered a lot of cool YouTube channels. I love YouTube channels that are educational but entertaining, channels that fill the role abandoned by...

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The Olympic Costs of Hosting the Olympics

Ever since the modern Olympics were started in the late 19th century, hosting the games has become one of the biggest honors a city (and country) can have. Equally prestigious is the quadrennial FIFA...

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The Plants of Jurassic Park

I love Jurassic Park (especially the first one), and I’ve watched it more times than I care to remember. But up until recently, I didn’t notice a major plot hole in the series. Plants....

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Joining the Borg Collective

The greatest enemy on Star Trek: The Next Generation is the Borg. The Borg are a hive mind made up of sentient humanoid species from around the galaxy. The Borg like to assimilate any...

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Can I Be a Nerdfighter?

It started with SciShow. While watching chemistry videos on YouTube, I stumbled across Hank Green’s series of short, concise science videos. From there, YouTube’s Related Links led me to Crash Course World History with...

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We All Need “Y’all”

“Y’all” is one of the most useful words in the English language. It’s a shame it’s not acceptable in the most formal settings, because “y’all” fulfills a role that no other word can quite...

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The Not So Lazy “Lazy Game Reviews”

Lately I’ve been watching a YouTube channel called Lazy Game Reviews (LGR). This has quickly become one of my favorite series on YouTube, with a good mix of information, humor, and unique content. Not...

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The St. Louis Earthquake of 1990

The Great St. Louis Earthquake of 1990 never happened. Let me explain. Unbeknownst to many outside the Midwest, St. Louis lies near a fault zone, the New Madrid Fault. While nowhere near as famous...

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Pluto: Too Awesome to Be a Planet

If you’re a science nerd like me, you’ve probably been following the adventures of NASA’s New Horizons space probe. Finally, Pluto is no longer a distant blob in the sky, but a real place...

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Architectural Detail and 3D Printing

Why doesn’t my local supermarket look like the Cathedral of Notre Dame? Or the Sagrada Familia? It sounds like a silly question. Obviously the great cathedrals of Europe took centuries to construct and untold...