Monday, September 22, 2014

Trauma & Addiction: Crash Course Psychology #31

So, what do Batman and J.R.R. Tolkien have in common? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It used to be called “Shellshock” and it can be really really really destructive. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank lays out the low down on PTSD and how trauma can affect the brain. Plus, a look at how addiction can play into trauma and the different types of treatments used to help those afflicted. 

He had a funny voice everybody knows he had a funny voice John Green (about Washington)
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Who Started World War I: Crash Course World History 210

In which John Green teaches you WHY World War I started. Or tries to anyway. With this kind of thing, it’s kind of hard to assign blame to any one of the nations involved. Did the fault lie with Austria-Hungary? Germany? Russia? Julius Caesar? One thing we can say for sure is that you can’t blame the United States of America for this one. Woohoo! Well, you can hardly blame the US. 

Friday, September 19, 2014
Ever hear a really good joke about Polio? Or made a casual reference to someone having Hepatitis? Or maybe you teased your buddy by saying he has Muscular Dystrophy?
Of course you’ve never done that, because you are not a terrible person! You would never make fun of someone for having a physical illness, but folks make all kinds of offhand remarks about people with mental illnesses without giving it a second thought.
Hank Green x (via megisanerdfighter)
Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Big Bang: Crash Course Big History #1

In which John Green, Hank Green, and Emily Graslie teach you about, well, everything. Big History is the history of everything. We’re going to start with the Big Bang, take you right through all of history (recorded and otherwise), and even talk a little bit about the future. It is going to be awesome. In the awe-inspiring sense of the word awesome. In this episode, we walk you through the start of everything: The Big Bang. We’ll look at how the universe unfolded at its very beginning, and how everything in the universe that we know today came into being. So that’s kind of a big deal, right?

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Watching Crash Course Biology for my test next week, in which Hank is briefly and gloriously bearded. Nostalgia!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Watching Crash Course in Ancient History!


Watching Crash Course in Ancient History!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Outtakes #3: Crash Course Psychology

In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank has trouble saying the words and posits a world in which he can be hypnotized to forget things just so he can enjoy them all over again.


To: David
From: Craig, Finn, and Stacia

Happy Birthday, David! You never forget to be awesome!


Friday, September 12, 2014

HOW World War I Started: Crash Course World History 209

In which John Green teaches you about World War I and how it got started. Crash Course doesn’t usually talk much about dates, but the way that things unfolded in July and August of 1914 are kind of important to understanding the Great War. You’ll learn about Franz Ferdinand, Gavrilo Pincep, the Black Hand, and why the Serbian nationalists wanted to kill the poor Archduke. You’ll also learn who mobilized first and who exactly started the war. Sort of. Actually there’s no good answer to who started the war, but we give it a shot anyway.


My chemistry teacher is kinda cool


My chemistry teacher is kinda cool