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Joe Hanson Reveals The Most Annoying (And Deadliest) Animal On Earth: VIDEO

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Sharks bite only a few people each year, and yet they strike fear into our hearts. Hippos and crocodiles run way faster than we'd like to think and have nightmarish man-eating reputations of their own. And yet, this deadly assortment can't come close to the sinister, insidious, disease-carrying...mosquito!

Yes, as Joe Hanson of "It's Okay to Be Smart" reveals, mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on earth, and their reign of terror is nowhere near over. In his newest video, Joe gets serious and ponders the ethics of insecticide and other preventative measures against the itchy, malaria-ridden "pokes" of the the culprits.

It is a problem of huge importance around the world and, as Joe points out, there needs to be a conversation. Let us know your opinion of the mosquito in the comments below.

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Joe Hanson Shows Off The Most Important Science Images Ever: VIDEO

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It's Okay To Be Smart's Joe Hanson has returned from a stint with bees and snowflakes to show off some of the most important scientific images ever captured. From medieval times to the twentieth-century, Joe convinces us that pictures have played a huge role in the development of science and the dissemination of knowledge.

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The Science of Kissing: VIDEO

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It's Okay to Be Smart's Joe Hanson explores the reasons why we kiss.

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Are All Snowflakes Truly Unique? - VIDEO

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With much of the nation hunkering down in this brutal cold front, what better time to investigate the science behind snowflakes?

Watch PBS’s resident smartypants Joe Hanson dive into all the icy cool facts, AFTER THE JUMP

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1458

THE NOBEL PRIZES: Where did they come from, and why haven't they changed?

SIX MONTHS FOR SIX WEEKS: Episode 3. Catch episodes 1 and 2 HERE and HERE.

RUPAUL DRIVES: Taylor Dayne.

FIREWORKS: Explode.

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A Monumental Geology Lesson: VIDEO

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Washington D.C.'s monuments are gorgeous and It's Okay to Be Smart's resident smartypants Joe Hanson is about to offer you some related geological factoids with which you can impress your friends on your next visit to the nation's capital.

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