Cynthia Lynn Deloof
How Not to be BoringNo one is ever boring: we just seem boring when we haven’t learnt the surprisingly easy art of being honest about our vulnerabilities. For books from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://goo.gl/Bse6mT Join our mailing list: http://bit.ly/2e0TQNJ FURTHER READING “One of our great fears – which haunts us when we go into the world and socialise with others – is that we may, in our hearts, be really rather boring. But the good news, and a fundamental truth too, is that no one is ever truly boring. They are only in danger of coming across as such when they either fail to understand their deeper selves or don’t dare (or know how) to communicate them to others. …” You can read more on this and other topics on our blog TheBookofLife.org at this link: https://goo.gl/Fa2hve MORE SCHOOL OF LIFE Our website has classes, articles and products to help you think and grow: https://goo.gl/pHXZXq Watch more films on SELF in our playlist: http://bit.ly/TSOLself Do you speak a different language to English? Did you know you can submit Subtitles on all of our videos on YouTube? For instructions how to do this click here: https://goo.gl/G8xLtf SOCIAL MEDIA Feel free to follow us at the links below: uCTdWk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theschooloflifelondon/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSchoolOfLife Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theschooloflifelondon/ CREDITS Produced in collaboration with: Ana Stefaniak http://www.anastefaniak.co.uk/ #TheSchoolOfLife
9 Secrets of the Statue of Liberty Most Americans Don't KnowThe Statue of Liberty is one of the most (if not THE most) famous monuments in the world. Anyone visiting New York City can see her, but not everyone knows that Lady Liberty has her own secrets. One of them is – she might not even be a lady at all! Or do you know, for example, that number seven meant a lot for the Statue's creators? It's easy to notice the Statue has seven spikes on its crown, symbolizing universal liberty across the seven oceans and continents. But there are less obvious references to the number seven. Btw, you can see this monument not in NYC only! Other videos you might like: A Secret New York Island That You Can Never Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2s8G0WH4iM 12 Strange US Geography Facts No One Told You About https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJvZJpQ2jfA 10 Fun Facts About America Even Americans Don't Know https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqAaFjavfhE TIMESTAMPS: The Statue of Liberty was once split into pieces 0:21 It was one of history's first crowd-funding campaigns 1:04 The Statue of Liberty wasn’t always green 2:05 It used to serve as a lighthouse 2:32 It's all about number seven 3:04 The construction supporting the Statue was designed by Gustave Eiffel 3:39 It might have masonic ties 4:41 The face of the Statue of Liberty could be that of a man 5:45 There's more than one Statue of Liberty 7:08 #StatueOfLiberty #NewYork #brightside Preview photo credit: Statue of Liberty on the Île aux Cygnes in Paris, taken from a bateau-mouche: By H. Zell - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10909857 Animation is created by Bright Side. As seen from Central Park West: By Ajay Suresh from New York, NY, USA - New York Historical Society, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=80475410 A cornerstone with bronze relief images: By Norbert Schnitzler - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=863567 Denarius (42 BC) issued by Cassius Longinus and Lentulus Spinther, depicting the crowned head of Libertas, with a sacrificial jug and lituus on the reverse: By Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. http://www.cngcoins.com, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=516732 Animation is created by Bright Side. SUMMARY: - It's really hard to picture it, but the Statue actually arrived from France on June 17, 1885, in over 300 copper pieces. The precious cargo was traveling in 214 crates on the French ship, Isère. - Then, American newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer stepped in. Even though 80% of the donations were small ones from middle-class citizens, Pulitzer managed to collect the necessary amount from over 120,000 donors. - The Statue of Liberty is made of copper, so it was originally about the same color as a penny. According to the New York Historical Society, it turned completely green because of oxidation by 1920. - The statue was originaly supposed to serve as a lighthouse for ships sailing into New York Harbor. And, two years after it arrived in the US, it actually became one. - There are 16 leaves around the torch, and the monument itself is 151 feet tall. The sum of both those digits is seven as well. Clearly, that number meant a lot for the Statue's creators. - Famous engineer Alexander Gustave Eiffel helped design the steel internal framework to keep the statue stable. It's strong enough to withstand around 600 bolts of lightning a year. - Most people are positive it's a representation of the Roman goddess of freedom, Libertas. The widely accepted story is that Bartholdi modeled her face after his mother. - Author and journalist, Elizabeth Mitchell, however, claims that the sculptor actually used his brother's face as a model! - Another theory was presented by French writer Nathalie Salmon, who claims Lady Liberty was modeled after her ancestor Sarah Salmon. - You can find a smaller Statue of Liberty, which was the original model for its big sister, in the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. It's been there since 1906, after Bartholdi gave it to the Luxembourg museum for the World’s Fair of 1900. Music by Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC Stock materials (photos, footages and other): https://www.depositphotos.com https://www.shutterstock.com https://www.eastnews.ru ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
The Number Illusion You Won't BelieveGet 70% off NordVPN plus and additional month free: https://nordvpn.com/vsauce2 Use coupon code: vsauce2 Thanks to NordVPN for sponsoring this episode and supporting Vsauce2. Watch my newest video, "The Problem Newton Got Wrong": https://youtu.be/RFlTawWwLZc Sometimes math is so beautifully tricky, and presented in such a subtle way, that it’s virtually indistinguishable from magic. Welcome to The Kruskal Count. David Copperfield is probably the most famous living magician/illusionist, and he’s made use of the Kruskal Count to convince millions of people worldwide that he harbors amazing predictive powers. Does he? Well… yes and no. At the core of his mathematical mind reading is physicist Martin Kruskal’s discovery that certain counting games are really a sequence of chains that can intersect and eventually become one single chain. Using that knowledge of well-concealed probability, it’s easy to perform a mind-blowing demonstration that appears to be pure magic. But it doesn’t *always* work, because that’s the way probability goes. Sometimes it’s perfect, sometimes it isn’t. By examining the Kruskal Count as a magic trick and also through its original card-based format, we’ll see that magic can be math… and math can be magic. Play “The Kruskal Count Card Trick” simulator by Alex Frieden and Ravi Montenegro: http://faculty.uml.edu/rmontenegro/research/kruskal_count/kruskal.html *** SOURCES *** David Copperfield Vacation Destination Trick: https://youtu.be/RZmS_BTwPEU “The Kruskal Count,” Lavarius, Rains, Vanderbei, October 2001. https://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0110143.pdf Mathematical Card Tricks: “It’s probably magic,” American Mathematical Society: http://www.ams.org/publicoutreach/feature-column/fcarc-mulcahy6 “How Long Does It Take To Catch A Wild Kangaroo?” by Ravi Montenegro and Prasad Tetali: https://arxiv.org/pdf/0812.0789.pdf “Monte Carlo Methods for Index Computation,” by J.M. Pollard: https://www.jstor.org/stable/2006496?origin=crossref&seq=1 *** LINKS *** Vsauce2: Twitter: https://twitter.com/VsauceTwo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VsauceTwo Talk Vsauce2 in the TCU Discord: https://discord.gg/tyh7AVm Hosted and Produced by Kevin Lieber Instagram: http://instagram.com/kevlieber Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevinlieber Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/thecreateunknown Research And Writing by Matthew Tabor https://twitter.com/TaborTCU Editing by John Swan https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJuSltoYKrAUKnbYO5EMZ2A Huge Thanks To Paula Lieber https://www.etsy.com/shop/Craftality Select Music By Jake Chudnow: http://www.youtube.com/user/JakeChudnow Get Vsauce's favorite science and math toys delivered to your door! https://www.curiositybox.com/ #learning #education #vsauce