Educating Manny

Lamborghini – Built to Spite Ferrari

Lamborghini – Built to Spite Ferrari – Ferruccio Lamborghini was the owner of a successful tractor company and a sports car enthusiast. He owned several sports cars from Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Mercedes, Jaguar, and Maserati, as well as some Ferraris. Frustrated with fragile clutches in his Ferraris, he approached Enzo Ferrari about his complain, who turned him away. Lamborghini repaired his 250GT with a clutch from a tractor, which worked better than the original, and after that decided to start a sports car company to spite Ferrari.

What I Learned Making Daily YouTube Videos

Let’s talk about the video making process. I share some tips and observations I picked up from doing daily videos in March (March Madness, no VEDA for me, haha). Have you got any advice yourself? Share it in a comment or with a video link!
Here are the three other channels I mentioned
Nick Nimmin ⭐
Brian G Johnson ⭐
Tim Schmoyer ⭐
Here’s the Dyson my wife was hugging in that clip 🙂

Lawn Mower Accidents – Overlooked Dangers of Yard Work

Lawn Mower Accidents in the USA – The United States leads the world in lawn mower accidents and fatalities. Most people take lawnmowers for granted, not recognizing the dangers, especially with riding lawn mowers. Mowing without proper attention to yard work safety can lead to minor injuries, accidental amputation, or even loss of life. Mow safe!

Do Redheads Feel More Pain?

Do redheads feel more pain? Researchers at the University of Louisville in KY have found that redheads are more sensitive to heat and cold pain; a finding that the MythBusters have disputed. Who’s to say? Pain tolerance is absolutely subjective. Maybe redheads just feel pain DIFFERENTLY. There are theories that redheads feel more pain with toothaches and theories that redheads should have a HIGHER pain tolerance because of a mutation in their MC1R gene. If you ask the American Society of Anesthesiologists, they’ll tell you their research suggests redheads need MORE anesthetic than non redheads. Science Nordic found that redheads are better at eating hot peppers than the rest of us… So they should fair much better on a trip to Mexico… as long as they have a shirt and a good hat! Do Gingers Have Souls?

Daughter Injures Herself on First Live Stream

For today’s March Madness entry, a little something different. Dad and daughter try to figure out YouTube live streaming… or is it livestreaming, as in all one word? Kind of an on-air family vlog, but with an unfortunate trampoline injury (she’s fine). What a first experience with mobile live streaming, right?

$156,450 Vinegar – Thomas Jefferson Wine Bottles

Both Malcolm Forbes and Bill Koch have bought bottles of Chateau Lafite supposedly once owned by Thomas Jefferson. Problem is, the Thomas Jefferson Wine Bottles were frauds. Forbes paid $156,450 for his fake bottle, the most expensive wine ever sold.

Dating at a Price –

Web developer and nerd Brandon Wade seems to have come up with the perfect solution for men who have problems interacting with women. He’s invented a way for men to get female companionship by paying for it! How new and novel it THAT, right? is his site that matches up “generous” men with “attractive” ladies when those men place the high bid. It’s like eBay for meeting women! It’s totally not a sugar daddy website (he actually runs one of those too) and it’s totally not the oldest profession in the world, ’cause they said it’s not.

Calico Cats are 99.99% Female

Calico cats are a kind of domestic cat with white, black, orange, and grey markings. They are almost all female. Male calicos are rare. It’s all about the chromosomes. The cat needs either xx chromosomes or xxy chromosomes. There is a 1 in 3000 chance of a male calico cat.

5 MORE Random & Unrelated Facts!

I liked the last random facts video I made, so I decided to make another one. This time about how rats like to be tickled, ancient Romans sweetened their wine with lead sweetener, and how Sea World has medicated orcas. Cool facts for March Madness.

Selling You Soul on eBay?

There has been at least one soul sold on eBay. Since then, the rules have changed. It’s officially against eBay policy, so you’ll have to make your pitch somewhere else on the internet. One author, Hemant Mehta, sold his soul to a retired holy man for less than $600, but he got a book deal out of it.

Worst School Bus Route Ever

Point Roberts, Washington is a town of about 1300 on the end of the Tsawwassen peninsula. There are no schools in town that teach kids older than 3rd grads so kids but to another US townl… Through Canada!

10 Absurd Automobiles

Ugly cars… silly cars  – we need then to appreciate the nice cars, right? Or maybe not. Here are 10 absurd automobiles that will make your head shake. From the completely pointless Suzuki x90 to the much loved but bizarre BMW Z3 M Coupe.

Popeye Stroked His Chicken

Popeye the Sailor Man is someone you know as a man who gets strength from eating spinach. Every time Olive Oyl gets herself in a jam (pretty much every episode), Popeye tears open a can of spinach and saves the day. But there WAS a time when Popeye got strong from stroking a chicken. More importantly though, who are the true parents of that kid Swee’Pea?

Ladybugs – Vicious Killers

Ladybugs are not very lady like as far as bugs go. These lady bugs eat like cavewomen in fact. They take their prey still alive, munching away regardless of the kicking and screaming. Oh, and if they run out of aphids to eat, they’ll straight up turn to cannibalism. These cannibal creatures will eat baby ladybugs or even other adults.

Taste Buds on Testicles

Researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center have discovered that men’s testicles have taste buds! They’re not yet sure what taste receptors on testicles would be for, but it’s apparently related to spermatogenesis.

Barbie – Her Struggle With Normal

The Barbie doll has been criticized as an over-sexualized influence rather than a positive image of women. Lately, Mattel has release a selection of curvy Barbies. They’re part of the Barbie Fashionistas line of toys and they’re supposed to represent a more realistic body image.

You Can’t Cheat Sleep

Sleep deprivation is no joke. You can’t cheat sleep. Exhaustion is the most obvious symptom, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Turns out, you have a physiological need for sleep. Without it, your cells don’t function properly, you stress your heart, and you can have sleep deprivation hallucinations. Plus, when you’re tired, your brain doesn’t function correctly, making it harder to remember things and also making you accident prone.

5 Random Unrelated Facts

5 random unrelated facts including weird stuff about the Three Stooges (more than just Moe Larry and Curly), the plastic thing at the end of your laces, and Captain Kangaroo. Cool facts for March Madness.

The Gary Vaynerchuk Effect

Gary Vaynerchuk is a source of motivation and inspiration for many a would-be entrepreneur. Starting as a Russian immigrant, he worked his way from lemonade stands to wine library TV to being a CEO of an online ad agency.

Pie on Pi Day – A Real Holiday!

Pi day, or “pie day” is March 14. Get it? 3/14… or 3.14. Nerdy, yes, but fun. In 2009, the US Government actually made it a real holiday. They didn’t get anything ELSE done that year, but who cares when you can have PIE! Celebrate Pi Day 2017 with pie! Get out and find yourself some Pi Day deals!

Pinterest Lens – Search Without Words

Pinterest Lens is a new feature of the Pinterest mobile app that allows you to search by image. Now you can do a Pinterest search without words. Take a picture, let Pinterest find your match, and then pin it!

From the Mind of a 4 Year Old

Something a little different for tonight, mainly because a skunk made my office shed smell like… well… skunk. This is a peek into our family vlog (TheMastBroadcast) and a bit of the vibe we often hit on our review channel as well (StuffWeUseNet). Basically, I just asked my four year old daughter what she likes. Things that make her happy, which in general are things that make a lot of kids happy, especially little girls. Next video we’ll be back to the “Christopher in front of the bookshelf” format, skunk spray or no.

Robin Williams – 5 Great Movies that Aren’t Funny

Robin Williams was a stand up comic and feature film actor known for his witty improvisations. Even after he kicked the cocaine it often seemed like he was amped. Everyone already knows this, though.  Most people also knew he was an excellent dramatic actor thanks to movies like Good Will Hunting and Dead Poet’s Society. Not to mention Awakenings and The Fisher King. But did you know he was also an excellent “bad guy” and was great as being “dark”? Perhaps he was drawing from something inside himself. Five great movies for this “darkness” are The Final Cut, World’s Greatest Dad, One Hour Photo, What Dreams May Come, and Insomnia.

Van Gogh’s Cloned Ear

Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous in the history of Western art. He suffered from mental illness and on 27 July 1890, Van Gogh shot himself and died two days later. Before that, he’d spent time in a number of psychiatric hospitals and at one point severed his own ear (or lied about his friend Paul Gauguin having done it). Artist Diemut Strobe and scientists from MIT and Harvard have teamed up more than 120 years later to recreate his (ear by cloning) in a living display of the marvels bioengineering.

Ryan Gosling and Knitting?

Ryan Gosling is no doubt a heartthrob. Women adore him, men want to be him. Some men both adore and want to be him. He’s a highly-sought-after actor with an impressive resume, and who knows how many interviews he’s given? In one interview, though, he mentioned having learned to knit on the set of “Lars and the Real Girl,” and he followed it up with this comment about knitting, “If I had to design my perfect day, that would be it.” That was all it took.

Union Pacific 844 – The Steam Engine that Never Retired

Union Pacific’s engine number 844 was the last steam engine built for that line by the American Locomotive Company, delivered in 1944.  It pulled passenger cars until 1957, reaching speeds as high as 100mph.  It’s power output was about 4500 horsepower, so it was equally qualified for freight service, which it did from 1957 to 1959. In 1960, engine 844, along with a similar engine number 838, were saved from the scrap heap in the name of promotional excursions. 844 was restored and 838 was kept for spare parts, although supposedly it’s running gear and boiler are in better shape than those on 844. You can still see the historic locomotive on the rails from time to time.

Electric Cars are Charging Ahead

Electric cars aren’t a new thing. There have been electric cars as long as there have been cars. They’re quieter and usually faster than their gasoline equivalent and there’s very little to maintain, as long as the software doesn’t bug out that is. Tesla, Nissan, Chevy, and BMW have already invested heavily in the technology, with Volkswagen and Hyundai gaining ground. Even Jaguar plans to make an electric sports sedan soon. It seems the general public is becoming more comfortable with the idea of owning an electric car.

Ben Carson – WTF?

Ben Carson is now the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Before that, he ran for President. Before that, he was a surgeon… a highly skilled surgeon with a great education. Education doesn’t necessarily equal smarts. During his first speech as Secretary of HUD, he basically said slaves were immigrants dreaming of prosperity and happiness. Personally, I think they were just dreaming of not being chained to the cargo hold of a boat. How can someone in office be cursed with such shocking ignorance?

Berenstain Mandela Effect

The Berenstain Bears were named after the authors, Stan and Jan Berenstain. The books have always said “Berenstain” with an A. Perhaps you remember it being spelled with an E, like Berenstein. If so, you’re not alone. A lot of people theorize this is proof of a quantum effect or time travel. Some say it’s just faulty memory.

Pink Eye

Pink eye, or conjunctivitis as it’s known medically, is an infection or inflammation of the eye, often accompanied by redness, watering, nasty discharge, itching, and frustration. There are five types of pink eye, including viral conjunctivitis, allergic conjunctivitis, chemical conjunctivitis, inclusion conjunctivitis, and bacterial conjunctivitis.

GTFO Evacuation Guide

*NOTE* Regarding the comment about stealing a car – Don’t do that on a general evacuation order pre-disaster of course. I’m not advocating car theft… But if there’s a fast-spreading fire, an incoming tsunami, or gremlins running around everywhere, I still say you’re better off facing whatever legal consequences may happen from taking a car ALIVE than being dead. Oh, and take one nobody’s trying to use, don’t be a freakin’ carjacker. Zombies, fires, monsters, aliens, failed governments… What are you going to do when the poop hits the fan? In the case of a natural disaster, fire, zombies, or giant ants, when you need to evacuate, planning ahead for your escape could mean the difference between life and death. A backpack with the right prepper supplies is key. Get the right survival pack together and your chances are better to bug out.

Here, I’ve done your prepper shopping for you. You’re welcome:
Backpack – UNIQEE Tactical Backpack –
Beef Jerky – Naked Cow Beef Jerkey –
Ramen Noodles – Nissin Instant Ramen –
Water Purification Tablets – Aquatab Water Purification Tablets –
A Canteen for Water – Military Issue 2 Quart Canteen –
First Aid Kit – Forge Weekender Kit –
Duct Tape – 3M Duct Tape –
A Butane Lighter – Scorch Torch –
Maps – US Army Map Reading Handbook –
Extra Clothes that are Light and Durable – Legion of Weirdos Shirt Shop!
A Rain Poncho – Coleman Rain Poncho –
A Sleeping Bag – Tummah Survival Mylar Thermal Bag –
Rope – Rope –
Baling Wire – Hillman Group 20 gauge –
Two Decent Size Tarps – Dry Top 10’ x 12’ Tarp –
A Hat – Columbia Booney –
A Camping Knife – Tac Force –
Disposable Wipes – CleanLife wipes –
Emergency Radio – Running Snail Solar Crank NOAA Radio –
Walkie Talkies – Komvox FRS/GMRS –

Here’s the American Red Cross first aid kit list:

Star Trek’s Theme Song Had Lyrics

“Theme from Star Trek” (which was originally called “Where No Man Has Gone Before”) was composed by Alexander Courage in 1966. It was an instrumental, but exploiting a purposefully-included contract loophole, Gene Roddenberry wrote lyrics for the song so that he could take half the royalties. Oh, and by the way, the first pilot was completely devoid of William Shatner. Oh, and Spock was originally supposed to be red.

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Look Rich with a Used Car

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to look like you have a lot of money. Today’s video is about six affordable luxury cars. They’re affordable thanks to depreciation. Look rich with a used car. Oh, and by “Luxury”, we’re not talking Buick or high-end Toyota. This list has the likes of Bentley, Maseratti, BMW, Porsche, and Jaguar.

The Bob Dylan Copyright Extension Collection Vol 1

Bob Dylan and Sony Music released the Copyright Extension Collection Vol 1 50th anniversary boxed set to prevent the recordings from legally entering the public domain in Europe. The album is made up of studio and live recordings from 1962 that had not been previously released. Only 100 copies each of the four-CD-R “1962” set were distributed and only in Europe.

Japan Plans the World’s Tallest Skyscraper

The Sky Mile Tower is a proposed 5,577 ft (1,700 m) megatall building to be constructed in Tokyo, Japan. Part of an initiative called Next Tokyo 2045 fit was presented by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Leslie E. Roberson Associates.  The Sky Mile Tower is to be built on reclaimed land in Tokyo Bay. This proposed reclamation project with the Sky Mile Tower as its centerpiece is dubbed as “Next Tokyo”. The building is designed to be occupied by around 55,000 people. With this building, Japan hopes to own the record of world’s tallest skyscraper.

The Thylacine – Should we clone extinct species?

The Thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, was a carnivorous marsupial that lived in Australia until the 1930s when it was hunted to extinction.  Actually, some believe it’s not actually extinct. There have been reported sightings, but no proof. Meanwhile scientists working for a group called Project Lazarus are hoping to resurrect the extinct species via cloning.

D.B. COOPER – Possibly the Most Successful Hijacker

On Thanksgiving eve, November 24, 1971, a man identifying himself as “Dan Cooper” purchased a one-way ticket on Flight 305, a 30-minute trip from Portland to Seattle. Once on board, he notified the crew that he had a bomb and demanded $200,000 cash, four parachutes, and a flight to Mexico. After a stop in Seattle, as the plane embarked on a southward path, Cooper jumped out of the plane with a parachute. He’s never been found. The D. B. Cooper case has been unsolved for over 45 years.
The FBI files on the case:

Dying on Stage – The Story of Comedian Dick Shawn

Dick’s son Adam interviewed:
Comedian Dick Shawn was a very well known comedian in the 1960s who performed successfully in nightclubs for 35 years. He also starred in several movies and TV shows. His brand of comedy was often similar to that of Andy Kaufman, but before Kaufman’s time. In 1987, he died on stage while performing a comedy routine. Unfortunately, the audience thought it was part of the act.

The Blackbird – It’s Every Car – CGI VFX Automotive Camera Rig

The Mill Blackbird is able to transform its chassis to match the exact length and width of almost any car. Its electric motor can be programmed to imitate acceleration curves and gearing shifts and the adjustable suspension alters ride height, rigidity and dampening to replicate typical driving characteristics. It helps capture quality footage and data due to its camera array and tailor-made stabilization unit. A combination of high dynamic range imagery and 3D laser scanning generates a virtual version of the environment, producing 100% realistic CG renderings.

German Pilot Spares American B-17 in WWII – Franz Stigler and Charlie Brown

WWII 2nd lieutenant Charles “Charlie” Brown and his crew set off on their first bombing run Dec 20, 1943 in a B-17 Flying Fortress named “Ye Olde Pub”. Shortly into the mission, they were hit by anti aircraft fire and the plane was heavily damaged. Following that, they faced several German fighter pilots, and soon found themselves with three damaged engines, four injured crew, a dead tail gunner, and no radio. Ace fighter pilot Franz Stigler could have taken them down and earned an award, but instead he found himself being a humanitarian.

Ciclovia ?? Every Sunday Bogotá Colombia Reserves Streets for Bikes ?

Sundays and public holidays from 7:00 am until 2:00 pm, many streets of Bogotá are blocked off to cars for runners, skaters, and bicyclists. Bogotá’s Clicovia see about a million people participate on over 75 miles (120 km) of car-free city streets.
In 2006, Colombian congressman José Fernando Castro Caycedo proposed a law banning Ciclovia, charging that it caused traffic jams. Ciclovia users and many other politicians protested the change and the proposal was defeated.

Bogotá’s closing these major streets is akin to Chicago closing Lake Shore Drive and Michigan Avenue or San Francisco blocking off Market and Van Ness, but it’s happened every Sunday since 1974. If you find yourself in Bogotá on a weekend, grab a bike and go!

Disgusting Cheese – Casu Marzu – The World’s Most Rancid Dairy Product

Casu marzu literally translates into English as “rotten/putrid cheese.” It contains live insect larvae, specifically the mangos for the Piophila casei cheese fly. The digestive action of the maggots breaks down the cheese’s fats, delivering a more fermented product. The maggots appear as translucent white worms, about 8 mm (0.3 in) long. It’s created by leaving a whole Pecorino outside with part of the rind removed to allow the cheese flies to lay eggs, which later hatch and eat through the cheese, making it very soft. By the time it’s ready for consumption, the typical casu marzu will contain thousands of maggots.

Buford, Wyoming – America’s Vietnamese Coffee Stop

Buford, is an unincorporated community in Albany County, Wyoming, United States. It is located between Laramie and Cheyenne on Interstate 80. At 8,000 feet (2,400 m) of elevation, this is the highest populated settlement along the First Transcontinental Railroad and on the transcontinental Interstate 80. The town was named Buford in honor of Major General John Buford, a Union cavalry officer during the American Civil War. In 2013, the town was sold to Vietnamese owner Phạm Đình Nguyên. He bought the town to market Phindeli Coffee, a Vietnamese coffee brand.

Krampus – The Anti-Santa

Krampus the Christmas Devil is the counterpart to Santa Claus. Santa rewards, Krampus punishes. Nicer version of the story say he brings you coal and mud and hits you with sticks. In more graphic stories, he puts children in his bag and carts them to hell. The Krampus myth is a part of the German Christmas tradition, as well as tradition in other countries in Europe.

The Cheapest Car in the World – Tata Nano

The Tata Nano is a car manufactured by Tata Motors. Made and sold in India, the Nano was initially launched with a price of one lakh rupees or ₹100,000 (US$1,500). Designed to lure India’s middle classes away from motorcycles, it received much publicity but little acclaim. Although the price of the Nano has increased, considering its current price, the claim “world’s cheapest car” remains true today.

Amazon Go – Is Amazon’s Robot Grocery Store a Job Killer? announced on October 11, 2016 that they are planning to build convenience stores and develop curbside pickup locations for food. In December 2016, Amazon Go was opened to Amazon employees in Seattle. The store uses a variety of sensors and automatically charges a customer’s Amazon account as they walk out of the store, avoiding cashiers and checkout lines. Amazon intends to open Amazon Go for the general public in early 2017.

Millennium Tower – The Leaning Tower of San Francisco

Millennium Tower is a 58-story condominium skyscraper completed in 2009 located in the South of Market district of San Francisco. It is the tallest residential building in San Francisco. In 2016, the building was found to be sinking and tilting. It has sunk 16 inches and is leaning to the northwest.