Your Brain On Coffee, An Educational Video

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Have you ever wondered why coffee has the ability to both keep us awake, and make us feel less stabby in the morning?

Your Brain on Coffee, brought to us by AsapScience, explains what caffeine is actually doing to our mind grapes. Most importantly, we discover what not only makes us crave caffeine, but why we eventually need more and more to remain functional.

The best part… AsapScience also explains why it’s physically impossible to overdose on caffeine. So, throw back all the mocha-choca lattes you’d like, and have fun trying to sleep this week.

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What If Fast Food Restaurants Had To Make The Food Look Like It Does In Their Ads?

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It’s no secret that the ads put forth by fast food companies, don’t accurately represent the food that the customer receives. So, what if the fast food eater fought back, and wanted the more edible-looking version of their food item?

Fast Food Ads vs. Reality Experiment is brought to us by Greg Benson of Mediocre Films. Greg, armed with a hidden camera, confronts the fast food workers that are just doing their jobs — asking if they could modify the food to look more like the misleading photo.

The best part… The fast food workers, for the most part, are very courteous and accept the challenge. And, with that little bit of motivation, they get the food pretty darn close to the one in the picture. Please enjoy.

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Realistic Popeye Shows Us What Really Happens When You Eat A Whole Can of Spinach

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Popeye, the squinty-eyed large-forearmed sailor man, is probably best known for his love of spinach. However, in this video from The Pete Holmes Show, we’re given a realistic take on what would happen if someone ate an entire can of pre-cooked spinach.

We won’t give the ending away… But let’s just say that the outcome is definitely easier to believe than Popeye being able to beat up Bluto, or when Popeye turns his corncob pipe into a blowtorch. Please enjoy.

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Replacement Caps That Upcycle Empty Coke Bottles Into Useful Tools

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What to do with all of those empty Coke bottles taking up space in your recycling bin? Coca-Cola 2nd Life has the answer, with a line of bottle caps that put those empties to good use.

The innovative caps turn the iconic Coke bottle into anything from a water squirt gun and bubble blowers for the kids, to spray bottles and condiment dispensers for adults.

The initiative is being rolled out with 40,000 units in Vietnam and will continue throughout Asia. What? We don’t need Coke water guns out west?

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Watch These People Try Coca-Cola For The First Time

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Believe it or not, there are people who’ve actually been living under rocks, that have never tried a Coca-Cola.

Brought to us by BuzzFeed Video, the excuses from these people — who are indeed full-grown Americans — range anywhere from having a mom who was very strict about sugar, to being a Pepsi purist. Not all of them having grown up in a strange cult, as we assumed also.

The reactions to their first Coke experience then range from being absolutely horrified, to the same child-like enthusiasm you’d expect from someone who was denied sugar their entire life… Or, just having escaped a cult. Enjoy.

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