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SOURCES AND MORE INFO BELOW:
Jared Diamond’s “The World Until Yesterday”: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-World-Until-Yesterday-Traditional/dp/0141024488/

music by: youtube.com/jakechudnow

Follow Michael Stevens: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce

more on WEIRD: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/05/weird_psychology_social_science_researchers_rely_too_much_on_western_college.html

incorrect predictions: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Incorrect_predictions

More famous INCORRECT predictions:

http://www.rense.com/general81/dw.htm
http://web.mit.edu/randy/www/words.html

history of miscegenation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miscegenation

debunked scientific beliefs: http://listverse.com/2009/01/19/10-debunked-scientific-beliefs-of-the-past/

Hollow Earth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollow_Earth

Hollow Concave Earth: http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/koreshan-state-historic-site

Concave Earth spying attempt: http://bit.ly/1gnDwRE

Scathing reviews of masterpieces:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/30497/11-early-scathing-reviews-works-now-considered-masterpieces

Thomas Midgley, Jr.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Midgley,_Jr.

QI clip about Midgley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZAnnvSOEmw

Inventors killed by own inventions (AllTime10s): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu9KXQmL2d8

50 worst inventions: http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1991915_1991909_1991817,00.html

Nevin Lead and crime study: http://pic.plover.com/Nevin/Nevin2007.pdf

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25 Responses

  1. Saturn314x says:

    5:03 Thought the video was about to end but then I checked the time.

  2. whats the song called in 7:25 ?

  3. NATHAN S says:

    Michael your videos are fantastic and a pleasure to watch thanks for your content!

  4. If it was up to Thomas midgely to run the world, I don’t think we would be here

  5. Way to put things into perspective. Now i feel even less inpotant

  6. Windy City says:

    Vsause is a race biter

  7. Timothy Lei says:

    Rockets end then we are vsauce

  8. Demosthenes says:

    Flint still doesn't have clean water

  9. Insert Minecraft theme song

  10. Is it not "guns germs and steel" discredited?

  11. OK but like why are they using Minecraft music

  12. i managed to find our world in the outro here's the time mark

    10:13

    make sure to pause your screen before pressing that

  13. i managed to find our world in the outro here's the time mark

    10:13

    make sure to pause your screen before pressing that

  14. Meme Daddy says:

    Fuck, I must have a fuck ton of lead in my blood jesus XD

  15. Andrew ? says:

    It should still be illegal for a black person to marry a white person, the white people are beautiful they don’t need nasty black genes…. I wish I was white…

  16. Samuel Voltz says:

    Slow down the video at 10:12
    You'll see something interesting 😉

  17. Lee Marvin says:

    when the music slowly faded in at ~ 5:36 i was all like "damn. that was short"

  18. Samo Meers says:

    Have you read the works of Anatoly Fomenko? He claims, and he isn't the only one, that Scaliger's chronology is all a lie. I for one am inclined to believe him.

  19. Snape255 says:

    Excuse me um do you mean Robert plant

  20. Roofy! says:

    10:13 nice pic of London ya got there!

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