How Quickly Your Burger “Ages”

If at any point in your life you’ve had internet access, you’re sure to have encountered the spurious claim that fast food burgers are so filled with preservatives that they won’t decompose. But is that true?

The Student Debt Crisis As Explained By An Artist

In the face of a slowly recovering economy, average US student loan debt weighed in at around $29,400 as of 2013. Add to that un-and underemployment rates hovering at 8.5 and 16.8% respectively, and the fact that students cannot declare bankruptcy to have their loans forgiven, and the picture gets pretty grim pretty quickly. In light of this, Paloma Izquierdo has taken to film to describe how most millennials respond to such bleak prospects. If it reminds you of the story of Sisyphus, you’re understanding her point.

George Takei Narrates An Animated Short On Life, Fear And The Unknown

This remarkable short film has walked away with more gold than Michael Phelps, and it’s easy to see why. Watch as a squirrel and bear–narrated courtesy of George Takei–talk through some of life’s most crippling questions in “The Missing Scarf”.

How A Skateboard Is Made

Throughout the years, skateboards and those who use them have been subjected to a number of associations, none of which are unambiguously good or bad. Your thoughts on the sport and the culture aside, the mechanics that go into the skateboard’s construction are as intricate as they are visually stunning.

For more skateboarding video–from its physics to what happens when you put a bunch of chalk dust onto a skateboard, be sure to check out our skateboarding section.

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