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YouTube: STILL 25 MORE Videos Worth Watching (at least once)
YouTube is a most wonderful website with many uses throughout the
world. Sure, a primary use is for entertainment purposes, but what many
people might not consider is that it is also quite useful for other
things. For example, a teacher may use YouTube to search for animations
which explain difficult concepts which would be otherwise hard to
explain. A company might upload training videos for its employees to
watch at their leisure from anywhere in the world. Whatever the
purpose, there are certain videos which have become popular internet
The 25 videos with which I present you now are certainly not the best videos on YouTube, nor are they the most widely known internet memes. They are merely videos which form a slice of the internet which I, personally, believe are worth watching (at least once).
If you haven't seen my first or second sets of twenty-five YouTube videos, It is highly recommended.
NOTE: This video has a large MUSIC SECTION
#25: The BallTrack
As usual, we'll start off with a marble track video. This one is a bit different though. If you've ever played Marble Drop, you'll know what this as about.
#24: Liquid Magnet Structure
Ferrofluids are colloidal mixtures composed of nanoscale ferromagnetic, or ferrimagnetic, particles suspended in a carrier fluid, usually an organic solvent or water. The ferromagnetic nano-particles are coated with a surfactant to prevent their agglomeration (due to van der Waals forces and magnetic forces). Although the name may suggest otherwise, ferrofluids do not display ferromagnetism, since they do not retain magnetization in the absence of an externally applied field. In fact, ferrofluids display (bulk-scale) paramagnetism, and are often described as "superparamagnetic" due to their large magnetic susceptibility. Permanently magnetized fluids are difficult to create at present.
The above is from Wikipedia.
#23: Metal Versus Ice
Like Pixar's Up? Me too. This song is positively UPular.
#21: Kina Grannis' Strong Enough.
This is a Kina Grannis original. She has a CD out and I think she may just hit the big time.
#20: Liza Minelli, Ring Them Bells
One of Liza's incredibly wonderful performances. She certainly has an excellent voice and a beautiful way of telling stories.
#19: Baba Yetu LIVE
Seen to the right is a live performance of Baba Yetu, the theme to Civilization IV, the video game. A wonderful piece of music by itself, the live version is truly wonderful.
#18: STOMP: Basketball/Kitchen
Changing gears, but only a little bit, we now see STOMP, and one of their best performances. The Basketball/Kitchen scene.
#17: The Beatboxing Flautist
Not many people can beatbox with a flute. But this guy certainly can.
This gentleman has quite a wide range of sounds at his disposal. Enjoy his combination of several regular drum sounds, as well as several house/techno sounds.
#15: The Mamas and the Pop Tarts
Ah yes... More Wheezy Waiter Weirdness.
#14: Worst. Coreography. Ever.
If you thought you saw the worst choreography when you saw Alexi Sayle (Video #8), you were wrong. This happens to be the most atrocious combination of terrible lyrics, obnoxious choreography, and nauseating set choice that I've ever seen. Bleaurrghh...
#13: Enter Kazoo Man
If you didn't like Kazoos before, let this video change your mind. Yes, all four screens are the same person.
#12: Resonant Chamber
The final item in our unusually large music section today is Animusic's Resonant Chamber. Whatever you do, don't think of spiders...
For the record, I want one of these in my house.
#11: Anti-Laughing Challenge.
I held my peace until 2:18... Who couldn't laugh at that.
#10: Answering Machine
Ah yes. The token CommunityChannel video. You know you enjoy these. Don't lie.
#9: Telemarketer Torment
Telemarketers: we all have them. We're all annoyed by them. Here's one way to get back at them.
NOTE: Telemarketers are real people and I think it's a terrible thing that our society has come to the point where we have to employ people for the sole purpose of annoying other people.
(mild satire above)
#8: Hole in the wall
You've got to love Japanese programming. Well, it managed to catch on in Europe and now we've got this. If you want to see the original version, check out Human Tetris.
#7: Rube Goldberg Machines
What's a set of YouTube videos worth watching without Rube Goldberg Machines?
#6: Epic Rube Goldberg
Probably the most Epic Rube Goldberg video on the internet, see here, a Rube Goldberg machine designed for one thing: Making ramen.
#5: Player Pianos and QRS Music
During the early 1950s a number of collectors began to rescue player pianos and all the other instruments of the 1920s and earlier. Amongst them was Frank Holland, who formed his collection while working in Canada. On returning to England he located a number of like-minded enthusiasts and started to hold meetings at his house in west London. In 1959 this was formalized as ‘The Player Piano Group'. By the early 1960s, Frank Holland had formed the British Piano Museum (now the Musical Museum) in Brentford. His enthusiasm and effort was the focus of the preservation movement in the UK.
In America, another collector was Harvey Roehl, who was so enthused by the players that in 1961 he published a book called Player Piano Treasury. This sold by the tens of thousands, and was followed by books on how to rebuild and restore these instruments. Harvey Roehl's Vestal Press was a major driving force in raising awareness of the player piano within the general population.
In 1961, Max Kortlander died of an unexpected heart attack and QRS was run by his wife until she sold the company to Ramsi Tick in 1966, in whom it found another stalwart champion whose business philosophy was not so much profit as to limit losses. QRS's presence ensured that owners of newly-awakened players could purchase rolls of the latest titles, so ensuring that the instrument remained current, not just a historical curiosity.
In recent years there has been greater focus on full rebuilding as original instruments finally stop working. Early enthusiasts could often get by with limited patching, but the repair requirements have slowly risen, although even to this day it is possible to find original 1920s instruments that still work after a fashion — a tribute to their quality, and an indication of their continued popularity.
The above is from Wikipedia
#4: Powers of Ten
What a difference a power of ten makes. See for yourself!
#3: Yop Me, Mama
Wierd? Yes please.
#2: Google Street View
Have you ever wondered how Google Street View Works? Wonder no more.
#1: Disneyland California: The Mad Hatter
This is probably the most entertaining character to play. And these folks do it well.
Which video did you like most?
Leave a comment in the comment section letting me know which video was your favorite and why. I'm very interested to know.