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97%VideoSep 2014

IKEA enter technology sector

(2:29) Are Apple and Samsung quaking in their boots? IKEA introduce the revolutionary bookbook.

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97%VideoDec 2011

Luis von Ahn - Massive-scale online collaboration

(16:40) Who'd have thought that with some brilliant lateral thinking, CAPTCHAs (the annoying security test that verifies you're human) can be simultaneously used to benefit humanity.

95%VideoDec 2011

Kurt Cobain on life and literature (1993)

(23:11) Nirvana's Kurt Cobain was hailed as "the spokesman of a generation". He gives a sweet and candid interview to Erica Ehm of Canada's Much Music TV program, talking about literature, feminism among other things. Nine months later, he killed himself.

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94%VideoMay 2014

Elizabeth Warren: Washington is rigged for the rich

(2:40) Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts reads from her book 'A Fighting Chance'.

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94%VideoAug 2014

Bill Maher reads from Rick Warren's 'The Purpose Driven Life'

(9:08) Bill Maher discusses Rick Warren's intimate knowledge of God's mind as outlined in his book "The Purpose Driven Life".

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94%VideoOct 2015

Covers - A series of 55 animated vintage book graphics

(5:05) A twist on already great graphics from vintage book covers.

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94%VideoApr 2016

Transformers 30 Years Anniversary Pop-Up Book

(4:50) Amazing Transformers pop-up book that features real paper transformations.

94%VideoSep 2009

The Origin of Stupidity

Romanian chick takes on The Banana Guy and his toyboy sidekick Kirk Cameron

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94%VideoMar 2011

Art of the pop-up book

The amazing world of paper engineering is not just for kids. If you're in the area of Bowdoin College, Maine, USA, pop along to their free exhibition, second floor of Bowdoin's Hawthorne-Longfellow Library and runs until June 5, 2011.

94%VideoSep 2011

What we can learn from five million books

(14:09) Google have digitised millions of books (15 million to date), but short of reading them all, how can we practically use the accumulated words today? Google have created NGrams that allow you to trace the usage of any word or phrase in the historical record, opening up the science of 'culturomics' (the application of massive scale data collection and analysis to the study of human culture). From a TEDTalks in 2008 with Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel.

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