Posts tagged Hank Green
Posts tagged Hank Green
Just thinking about a new way to have a resume. I’m sure I wasn’t the first person to think of this. It kinda makes me wonder what I was doing for all of 2008 and 2009 though…I guess I have a fairly substantial archive of that information in the form of the Vlogbrothers channel :-)
What a ridiculously cool idea!!
Episode one of School of Thrones has launched. Hope you guys like it!
I’ve never seen Game of Thrones so I have no context of who these characters are, but I really enjoyed this! And I think those glasses should become a permanent part of Mary Kate’s wardrobe.
HOLY BALLS HOLY BALLS HOLY BALLS!!!
Karen Kavett shares my thoughts.
It really is gorgeous. I’ve taken to calling it “Crossing the Delaware.”
So TMBG posted this picture of Clarissa on their facebook page last week, I noticed I had the same poster. So…then this happened.
It occurs to me only upon looking at this photo that a great deal of who I am was informed by Clarissa Explains it All.
The best use of 90s Pizza John.
A+++ Would Reblog Again
A fairy ring is a naturally occurring ring of mushrooms. They are also known as pixie’s rings, faerie circles, or elf circles. The English believed that fairy rings were where fairies came to dance and celebrate, the mushrooms of the rings were used as stools for the fairies to recuperate during the evenings festivities.
When I was young I spent a lot of time in Ireland because my parents would always want to go back to their homes often. My mum used to tell me about faerie circles and she said that if you disturbed the ring by touching it, all the magic creatures would come and get you. I actually saw one of these rings for myself and was terrified the elves would come for me.
HANK HAS TO SCIENCE ON THIS
When the spore of some kinds of mushroom hits the ground to begin its life cycle, it will radiate out from the point of genesis with tiny little threads called mycelium which are actually the physical body of the fungus. The mycelium stretches throughout the soil, feeding by decomposing matter and, if there’s good food and consistent soil structure in every direction, it will radiate out in a nearly perfect circle. Eventually, when the center of the ring runs out of nutrients, the fungus goes into it’s spore production phase, and sends up “mushrooms” or the fruiting bodies of the fungus. These are all produced at the same time around the edge of the mycelium, taking all of the nutrients from the mycelium to produce these reproductive spore factories.
So each mushroom is not an individual organism, but rather the fruit of a sort of sub-surface fungal tree.
To me, this is even cooler than elves and fairies.
well let’s just keep them faerie circles because I’d like children to keep their fantasies and childhood memories
Agree to disagree…I would rather children revel in the excitement, beauty, wonder, and power of the real.
That is SO COOL.
And they can be science and fairy circles at the same time. Like, I don’t believe in ghosts, but sometimes think I hear one when I’m alone in the house.
THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING
I really was like, “An extremely important thing is happening to me on the Internet right now, and the wireless shuts off at 10,000 feet, so I think we both know we’re not yet ACTUALLY at an altitude where it’s necessary to turn off all electronic devices, so I’m really sorry, but…yeah I have to keep this on.”
A while back I made a video translating dance songs into English. In that video, I asked Nerdfighters to go to this thread and post what language they speak. Then, an amazing thing happened. A linguist and nerdfighter named Hedvig compiled a quite complicated spreadsheet of all the languages spoken in Nerdfighteria. Hedvig can say it better than me though so…In case you’re interested, the languages spoken by members of nerdfighteria are roughly 110, most of them belong to the some of largest language families of the world: indo-european, afro-asiatic, niger-congo (only bantu), sino-tibean or austronesian.
The third largest language family in terms of number of languages is Trans-New-Guinea and no language was represented from that group (no wonder, it doesn’t have that many speakers).
These six families cover 64% of all languages and are spoken by 85% of the worlds population, as native tongues that is.
In this case most nerdfighters speak one language from these six families that is very big (like russian, malay or portuguese), so even though we don’t speak all languages in these five families we still represent roughly 72% of the worlds population. This is interesting when we think about the fact that we speak 1.6% of the languages, but still we cover so many speakers. Languages of the world are distributed a big like Zips Law, most have extremely low number of speakers and a few are extremely huge.
So Cool! Thanks so much to Hedvig for putting this together. You can see the full spreadsheet here, and if you speak a language that is not on the list, just let us know in the chat.
I just want to be a linguist sooooo much.
Congratulations Hank and John!
There were a lot of these to choose from to reblog, but I’m picking this one because the only other tab open is Fishing Boat Proceeds.
This is obviously a really huge feeling, something that doesn’t really make sense, but also feels perfectly natural…and of course totally impossible. John and I owe a lot to a lot of people. To each person who ever cared enough to subscribe, to share a video on facebook, to email one to a friend, to donate to the P4A, to make a video response, to comment, to rate our videos with five (now non-existant) stars. To try something new, to care about creators as well as creations. To want to be a part of something unusual and weird.
To every person who was a little too excited about Accio Deathly Hallows or who dragged their friend over to their computer to show them the cool, thing they found….even if their friend didn’t think it was, in fact, all that cool. To the teachers who show our videos in class. To everyone with a DFTBA tattoo, or a hanklerfish in your notebook. To the people who have been watching since ‘07, and the ones who found us last week. To the citizens of Nerdcrafteria, the team at EffYeahNerdfighters, the sub-reddit creators, and the mods in Our Pants. To the Lizzie Bennet lovers, the SciShow Fans, the Crash Course Students, the Swoodilypoopers supporters, and of course, in every way, to the Nerdfighters.
TO ALL OF YOU…WE ARE IN A WONDERFUL, FASCINATING, CAPTIVATING, GLORIOUSLY DEEP HOLE DEBT TO YOU AND WE LOVE IT DOWN HERE SO MUCH.
Thank you all.
We love you guys! Congrats <333
What Hank said.
To celebrate one million subscribers, the nerdfighters of kiva (including Hank and me) are trying to get to $2,000,000 in total loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world. Join now and you can make your first loan entirely for free thanks to the generosity of some rich people.