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Questions No One Knows The Answers To: VIDEO


A new adorably-animated series from TED. TED Curator Chris Anderson shares his boyhood obsession with quirky questions that seem to have no answers.

 I agree with the YouTube commenter, who says, "I want this guy to sit next to my bed and ponder these things out loud while I go to sleep." Preferably on a dark, starry night.


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  1. If, when, why, what?
    How much have you got?
    Have you got it, do you get it, if so, how often?
    And which do you choose, a hard or soft option?
    (How much do you need?)

    Posted by: homo you dint | Mar 19, 2012 9:20:16 PM

  2. Andy Towle is working late tonight
    to bring us a lovely night cap.
    I watch this video with gratitude
    for all you share. ~Marcito

    Posted by: Marcito | Mar 19, 2012 10:24:42 PM

  3. Cool !

    Posted by: Tom in long beach | Mar 19, 2012 11:14:03 PM

  4. I like!

    Posted by: Deee! | Mar 20, 2012 1:11:57 AM

  5. Oh God, please never use the word "boyhood" again. Please.

    This word is ONLY used by sexist writers of the 1930s reminiscing about their days at Eton, scout leaders and pedophiles.

    Posted by: G.I. Joe | Mar 20, 2012 2:22:00 AM

  6. Beautiful. But I do wish they had got the earth spinning the right way. It was only W->E once!

    Posted by: Elegir | Mar 20, 2012 3:35:17 AM

  7. As J B S Haldane said, "The universe is not only queerer than we suppose but queerer than we CAN suppose." Except on Towleroad, I suppose.

    Posted by: uffda | Mar 20, 2012 7:04:08 AM

  8. But but GI Joe, Gill's "Boyhood in Surrey" speech is the greatest thing ever written!

    Posted by: Winston | Mar 20, 2012 7:15:16 AM

  9. Great animation, but the monologue is nothing more than sesame street for adults. Without the animation, no one would pay attention to this.

    Posted by: SPOT | Mar 20, 2012 9:55:24 AM

  10. +10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000...

    Posted by: Brian | Mar 20, 2012 9:55:46 AM

  11. Maybe the Universe expands to encompass that which it holds? (?!)

    A thousands years ago the world was flat and the universe was a sheet of black fabric hung in the sky just out of reach, and these strange lights appeared on it we called 'stars' and strange orbs traveled across it we called 'planets', and the smallest particle we knew existed was a mustard seed. Now, from 'observation', the universe is 15 billion light years across (whatever that means), finitely infinitely large, and is composed of atoms and atoms are composed of even smaller particles, finitely infinitely small -- because the Universe expanded to encompass our perception of it -- that which it holds.

    Posted by: SFRowGuy | Mar 20, 2012 4:42:49 PM

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