Category: Videos

Look Around You

Look Around You is a British TV comedy series devised and written by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz, and narrated in the first series by Nigel Lambert. The first series of eight 10-minute shorts was shown in 2002, and the second...

This is your brain on drugs

This Is Your Brain on Drugs was a large-scale US anti-narcotics campaign by Partnership for a Drug-Free America launched in 1987.

The future of internet search (imagined in 1995)

David Hoffman made this video for AT&T Bell Labs in the early 1990s. It is pre World Wide Web but very forward thinking. AT&T never actually offer this to the public as things were moving...

Adolf on speed

German writer Norman Ohler’s astonishing account of methamphetamine addiction in the Third Reich changes what we know about the second world war. His book: The Total Rush – or, to use its superior English title, Blitzed – which...

How to make ramen

How to make authentic Japanese ramen. You won’t believe it’s homemade! This is the exact same ramen recipe that is used on a daily basis by chefs all throughout Japan.  This recipe is quick...

Gourmet Oreos recipe

What makes the oreo the king of the cookie? Claire from Bon Appétit attempts to find out as she makes a gourmet version of the greatest sandwich cookie of all time.

Kinetic sand cutting compilation

The Kinetic Sand ingredients include a recipe made up of 98% sand and 2% polymer.  This allows, unlike sandbox or beach sand, can be shaped and molded much easier than traditional sand. Kinetic Sand is...

This year’s hotness explained

This summer in the Northern Hemisphere we’ve seen some pretty exceptional temperatures, not seen in the UK since 1976. However in 76 the UK was a red blob in a mostly blue temperature map....

Pachinko obsession explained

Pachinko machines were first built during the 1920s as a children’s toy called the “Corinth game”, based on and named after the American “Corinthian bagatelle“. Another likely inspiration was the Billard japonais, ‘Japanese billiards’, invented in Western Europe...