If you've watched a few Smarter Every Day videos, you know that I am a huge fan of learning through books. I read when I travel, listen while I'm commuting to work and enjoy hearing stories with my family as we drive around. Here are some of my favorites and I've also listed links to the videos that I talk about them in!
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 Butterfly Farming IS AMAZING |  SED #96

Butterfly Farming IS AMAZING | SED #96

 Spider vs Penis |  SED #98

Spider vs Penis | SED #98

 My Awesome Australia Adventure! |  SED #99

My Awesome Australia Adventure! | SED #99

 BULLET TIME FAIL (Slowmo) |  SED #101

BULLET TIME FAIL (Slowmo) | SED #101

 Kinematics of Grasshopper Hops |  SED #102

Kinematics of Grasshopper Hops | SED #102

 Why are Bugs Attracted to Light? |  SED #103  |  SED #184

Why are Bugs Attracted to Light? | SED #103 | SED #184

 The Magic of Butterfly Scales |  SED #104

The Magic of Butterfly Scales | SED #104

 This is a BUTTERFLY! |  SED #105

This is a BUTTERFLY! | SED #105

 How Houdini DIED (in SLOW MOTION) |  SED #108

How Houdini DIED (in SLOW MOTION) | SED #108

 Finding Nemo's Plot Mistake |  SED #115  How Fish Eat |  SED #118   MANTIS MURDER SHRIMP |  SED #121

Finding Nemo's Plot Mistake | SED #115
How Fish Eat | SED #118
MANTIS MURDER SHRIMP | SED #121

 Milking the WORLD'S MOST VENOMOUS FISH! |  SED #117

Milking the WORLD'S MOST VENOMOUS FISH! | SED #117

 TATTOOING Close Up |  SED #122  How Laser Tattoo Removal Works |  SED #123  The Drill we sent to Mars |  SED #143

TATTOOING Close Up | SED #122
How Laser Tattoo Removal Works | SED #123
The Drill we sent to Mars | SED #143

 Hummingbirds Eating From My Mouth |  SED #124

Hummingbirds Eating From My Mouth | SED #124

 Secret of Snapping Spaghetti |  SED #127

Secret of Snapping Spaghetti | SED #127

 Facebook Freebooting |  SED #128  Inside a Kangaroo Pouch |  SED #139

Facebook Freebooting | SED #128
Inside a Kangaroo Pouch | SED #139

 The Backwards Brain Bicycle |  SED #133

The Backwards Brain Bicycle | SED #133

 SpaceX-PLOSIONS |  SED #138

SpaceX-PLOSIONS | SED #138

 Burning Astronaut Pee |  SED #149

Burning Astronaut Pee | SED #149

 What I learned from President Obama |  SED #151

What I learned from President Obama | SED #151

 POTATO GUN vs. WATERMELON |  SED #155

POTATO GUN vs. WATERMELON | SED #155

 How to Drive with One Arm (AND NO LEGS) |  SED #158

How to Drive with One Arm (AND NO LEGS) | SED #158

 FEELING THE FORCES OF A FIGHTER JET |  SED #159

FEELING THE FORCES OF A FIGHTER JET | SED #159

 Handheld TESLA COIL GUN at 28,000fps  |   SED #16  2

Handheld TESLA COIL GUN at 28,000fpsSED #162

  Brave New World   by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley

 Longitude by Dava Sobel

Longitude
by Dava Sobel

  BIGGER BULLET BEATS Prince Rupert's Drop?    |  SED #170   A Real Life Haptic Glove  |   SED #190    Ready Player One |  NDQ #009

BIGGER BULLET BEATS Prince Rupert's Drop?  | SED #170  A Real Life Haptic Glove  |  SED #190
Ready Player One | NDQ #009

  Too Far From Home   by Chris Jones

Too Far From Home
by Chris Jones

  The Walking Drum   by Louis L'Amour

The Walking Drum
by Louis L'Amour

  The Life of Galileo   by Bertolt Brecht

The Life of Galileo
by Bertolt Brecht

 TALKING BACKWARDS (Backwards Banter Brain Testing) |  SED #168

TALKING BACKWARDS (Backwards Banter Brain Testing) | SED #168

 Why Do Cameras Do This? (Rolling Shutter Explained) |  SED #1  72  | Exploring the Forgotten Fair |  NDQ #016

Why Do Cameras Do This? (Rolling Shutter Explained) | SED #172 |
Exploring the Forgotten Fair | NDQ #016