Square One is a math based TV show for 8-12 year olds created by the Sesame Workshop. I remember it fondly as one of my favorite educational programs as a kid. I was able to find some episodes online recently.
For those of you who spend any time in New York, take a look at Johnny T’s NYC Tourist Tips.
Improv Everywhere is a wonderful group that does “Positive Pranks” in public places. Essentially, people are going about their day and all of a sudden, a magical moment will happen to them. My favorites are the musicals like Food Court Musical and I Love Lunch. But they also do some great pieces like Frozen Grand Central, The Light Switch and Guys in Blue Shirts and Khaki’s at Best Buy. The history of Improv Everywhere is is pretty wonderful as well. Charlie Todd talks about it and they even made a movie. Every year they do a larger more public pranks like the MP3 experiment (which is awesome and I’ve been to 3 times) and No Pants Subway Ride (which I haven’t been but really want to go to)!
Thank people for the little things in life that have made a difference. Watch this 6 minute talk and hear about a truly inspiring Thank You.
Powers of 10 is a fantastic video by Charles and Ray Eames on how big and small the universe is. It’s great for kids as well as adults.
I went to Yale. This video does a good job of explaining why i chose Yale. More than the content, the fact that students and recent graduates put this together on a their own shows the kind of creativity and ethos at the school. While you’re looking at videos, you should also take a look at this video where Harvard finally admits that Harvard Sucks.