Quarantined in the Years of the Internet

I think she has another channel or Weibo or something?

There’s lots of Chinese influencers that I know with YT channels, I brushed it off as “VPN+all-governments-like-money”.

The same thing as in N. Korea, or other similar regimes, where “western goods” circulate regularly and properly, just not officially.

Should we designate this as the right thread for posting wholesome / educational youtube channels?
(Channels, not videos; let’s be mindful of space)

https://www.youtube.com/user/AntsCanada (AntsCanada)

https://www.youtube.com/user/MelloYellow5000 (Ants Australia)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJIW-bpoAsZY5vnsEShgTSw (Exotics Lair)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0XNssyypOLiq4vVgXm9NtQ (Life in Jars?)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwg6_F2hDHYrqbNSGjmar4w (Animalogic)

https://www.youtube.com/user/BBCEarth (BBC Earth)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW7uyD0hfqg&list=PLaCDmykyjVw_B983AQ2iGuZOA3ZLJ8Sry .
(Your Dinosaurs Are Wrong)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCePRXHEnZmTGum2r1l2mduw (Common Descent podcast)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBbnbBWJtwsf0jLGUwX5Q3g (Journey to the Microcosmos)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1of9ELYwB623fWaAMRDVFA (Grandpa Kitchen)

https://www.youtube.com/user/emmymadeinjapan (emmymadeinjapan)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNhX3WQEkraW3VHPyup8jkQ (Langfocus)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXCxNFxw6iq-Mh4uIjYvufg (Jackson Crawford)


Sure, why not? :slight_smile:

If you want to also add them in the wiki post, please create a separate section and make the links with descriptive text, so it’s easy to navigate.

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Here’s a music channel that I like for ambient, background music

Primitive Technology channel


Some good suggestions are the slingshot channel of that ingenious German, Joerg “Let me show you its features ho-ho-ho” Sprave:

The great astronomy channel with daily updates of Anton Petrov:

PBS Spacetime for those that are more into physics:

Be warned: A lot of their videos can cause quite the “oh my, I should replay this minute to get what he said” moments.


The MozART group for some funny and good music:

Curious Droid for some very nice scientific topics and questions

Bright insight if you want a “alternative history” channel without the tinfoil silliness (he has some amazing info and photos in his videos and whether someone find what he says plausible or not is neither here or there. )

SciManDan a channel dedicated to debunking tinfoilers and flatearthers (very funny, but bring a helmet along to protect yourself from the facepalms. Some of the people he covers are totally bananas)

And last but not least the LockPickingLawyer … a channel that will make you never feel safe at home anymore :stuck_out_tongue: (seriously, sometimes it takes him more time to explain what lock is infront of him, than actually pick the lock)

I mean look at this. The title is not even clickbait :smiley: :


Hah, I saw his video “I used Ben & Jerry’s Lock on my Wife’s Icecream”

She cut out the bottom of the carton…

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@yebellz the video made me want to be responsible. (rekindled perseverance :woman_office_worker:)
My thought about HBO was “very good, but haven’t we all torrented everything already?”


I’m binge-watching the flat earther videos. I’m fluctuating between roaring laughter and facepalms.


It might be in Verne since he wrote so much (I’ve read only half a dozen of his books), but I think it is more likely to be Carl Stephanson’s famous short story “Leiningen Versus the Ants,” made into the movie The Naked Jungle, starring Charlton Heston. Or it could be Wells’s “The Empire of the Ants.” Both are set in Brazil, which really does have some fearsome Army ants.


I’m pretty sure I’d never heard of Carl Stephanson or Wells when I was maybe 10 years old :joy: :joy: :joy:

But I read lots of Verne back then, maybe even most of his novels. I have a faint memory of it, it might be the 15-year-old captain, but I don’t remember the exact scene and most of my books from back then are at my parents’. :frowning:

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https://www.youtube.com/user/TEMP0NAUT/search?query=ants .

Ants devouring stuff in fast-forward. Take off the query to watch food rotting.

https://www.youtube.com/user/usefulchartsdotcom .

Useful, uh, charts.

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(Please don’t discard the video just because she’s a beauty Youtuber. She has been very open about her mental health issues and she’s saying some useful stuff in a casual way, I’m posting because maybe it can help someone feel anchored during these times).


Liven up your Zoom meetings!