Books open doors, expand your mind, and provide insight into experiences that you might never have otherwise.  It's the original "edutainment!" (that's education and entertainment combined).  We are lucky in this day and age because we have an additional avenue for edutainment, it's the interwebs!  You might already know about John and Hank green's Vlog brothers and Crash Course videos which are informative and very entertaining.  Here are a few more video channels that are fun, funny, interesting, thought-provoking all while being extremely EDUCATIONAL!!  (Yeah I said it. In the summer no less!). 
The host poses really crazy cool questions like "Is the Universe a Computer?" and "Is twitter the Newest Form of Literature?" then attempts to answer them in a matter of a few minutes.
Have a burning science question and don't have time to start from scratch with atoms and neurons?  ASAP Science might have already put together a little video to de-mystify even the most difficult brain chemistry! 
Another good video channel where interesting and seemingly unknowable ideas are explored and explained.  The creator Michael Stevens went to the University of Chicago!  
Thinker is great because it is a mash up of content and you never know what kinds of strange and interesting videos will pop up! 
They say you never stop learning.  As someone who is older and wiser than... some other people, I can say with complete confidence that it's true, you don't.  But why would you want to?  Anyway, do you get your edutainment fix somewhere else besides the sites mentioned above?  Let me know about it in the comments! 
Tue, 07/09/2013 - 6:30pm