A Bow Tie-Tying Race Between Bill Nye the Science Guy and Glen Tickle at SXSW

Back in March 2014, before Glen Tickle became a Contributing Writer at Laughing Squid, he attended the SXSW festival on behalf of Geekosystem. While he was there, he challenged Bill Nye — perhaps best known for the live-action educational television series Bill Nye the Science Guy — to a bow tie-tying race which resulted in a slightly one-sided competition which was recorded for the ages. Thanks to Tickle’s brave but ultimately foolhardy challenge, we now know that Nye can tie a perfect bow tie in just over 18 seconds.

Adults Act Out the Audio of Children Pretending to Have a Job Interview

In a recent episode of Kid Snippets (see previously) by Bored Shorts, adults perform a job interview scene by lip syncing to the audio of two children pretending to have a job interview.

New Kid Snippets videos every MONDAY. If movies were written by our children… We asked a kid to interview his little brother for a job. This is what they came up with.

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A Helpful Chart That Explains the Chemicals That Give Autumn Leaves Their Color

Color of Autumn Leaves Explained

A helpful chart by Compound Interest explains the chemicals that give leaves their color both when they are green and when they change color in autumn.

Leaves are green because of chlorophyll, yellow because of a combination of carotenoids and flavonoids, red because of carotenoids combined with anthocyanins, and orange when only carotenoids are present. The chart is presented with detailed explanations of each of the different pigments.

image via Compound Interest

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