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Craziest YouTube Explainers 2011

Nov 20, 2012
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Baby Laughing Hysterically Explained
Babies are cute. Even cuter? A baby that laughs hysterically while his father tears up pieces of paper. But just what is so funny about it? Jorge Ribas finds out.
Extreme Sports Risk-Taking Explained
Ever wonder why some people are more likely to take risks than others? Why some can catapult themselves off giant slip and slides, and others get scared on roller-coasters? Jorge Ribas gets the answer.
Breakdancing Gorilla Explained
Zola the Gorilla has got some serious b-boy moves. But what's really going on here? Jorge Ribas talks to zookeeper Garth Irvine from the Calgary Zoo to find out.
Dancing Zombie Squid Explained
A restaurant in Japan is serving up some very fresh sushi. The "dead" squid begins to squirm as soy sauce is poured over it, but why? Martin Berman speaks with a chemist to find out what's going on.
Transformers: Wingsuit Flying Explained
The newest Transformers movie features an extreme sport called wingsuit flying. To learn more about this form of human flight, Martin Berman talks to a pro who's been jumping off cliffs for years.
Dead Spot on Hisense Arena Explained
Tennis balls are supposed to bounce. So what happened to this ball during a match at the Australian Open? Jorge Ribas explains.
Surfing Geese Explained
A gaggle of geese float down the Colorado River and onto a giant, man-made wave! Are they surfing or just trying to survive (or maybe a little bit of both)? Jorge Ribas gets the answer.
Lioness Tries to Eat Baby Explained
A curious baby gets a look inside a lion's mouth, with a thick piece of glass safely separating them. But was the lioness really looking for a snack, or just being playful? Jorge Ribas finds out.
First BMX Triple Backflip Explained
BMX rider Jed Mildon completed the world's first triple backflip on his bike, seemingly defying the laws of gravity in the process. Martin Berman talks to Mildon to find out how he prepared himself for the record-breaking feat.
Exoskeleton Helps Student Walk Explained
Four years after being paralyzed in a car accident, UC Berkeley graduate Austin Whitney was able to walk again thanks to a new robotic exoskeleton. Jorge Ribas finds out how it works.
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