Ah! Learning! School can sometimes feel like a drag but before you hit YouTube to watch another cat falling off of someone’s kitchen counter, why not load up one of the following videos that prove, without a doubt, that even complicated topics can be legitimately fun. Besides, what’s not to love about Professor X or Ray Charles singing the alphabet to you?
We rounded up six videos that are just plain cool from YouTube stars, celebrities, rock bands, and even the Animaniacs. And, oh yeah, you might just learn a thing or two.
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This video from "Glove and Boots" should be mandatory viewing for anyone before t̶h̶e̶r̶e̶ t̶h̶e̶i̶r̶ they're allowed to comment on the Internet.
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If there's one thing all kids love, it's nerdy experimental rock bands from the '80s explaining difficult concepts. Here, "They Might Be Giants" takes us through the basics of the elements in a pretty nifty animated video.
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This could pretty much be any Bill Nye video, but this ditty on static electricity is vintage Science Guy at the top of his science game.
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The Animaniacs always did a great job of balancing irreverent humor with educational material. Although this one about state capitals is mostly pretty tame. And ludicrously catchy.
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Unlearn the myths learning grown up about daddy long legs, ostriches, and baby birds, and more. You’ll impress your friends with your newfound knowledge about animals.