Why Did We Blow On Nintendo Games?

if you played NES, you did it too. Did it work? Subscribe to It’s Okay To Be Smart: http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jtotheizzoe Follow on Tumblr: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com ↓ More info and sources below ↓ Check out http://youarenotsosmart.com/ for more on cognitive biases Books by David McRaney: http://amzn.to/1pQqmQh and http://amzn.to/1qrGRpM Did blowing on NES cartridges actually do anything? http://mentalfloss.com/article/12589/did-blowing-nintendo-cartridges-really-help http://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/15044/why-did-you-have-to-blow-into-an-nes-cartridge-to-make-it-work http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?117240-DP-MYTHBUSTERS-Blowing-in-NES-Cartridges Mario speedrun video via akyeren: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Boq3ghiTKHA The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary: http://www.wired.com/2014/04/fantastically-wrong-vegetable-lamb-tartary/ Mice from dirty laundry and other spontaneous generation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_generation —————– Have an idea for an episode or an amazing science question you want answered? Leave a comment below! Follow me on Twitter: @jtotheizzoe Email me: itsokaytobesmart AT gmail DOT com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/itsokaytobesmart Google+ https://plus.google.com/+itsokaytobesmart For more awesome science, check out: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com Joe Hanson – Host and writer Joe Nicolosi – Director Amanda Fox – Producer, Spotzen Inc. Kate Eads – Associate Producer Katie Graham – Director of Photography Andrew Matthews – Editor and motion graphics John Knudsen – Gaffer Music: “Ouroboros” by Kevin MacLeod Video game music: Rolemusic: Ants Rolemusic: Bacterial Love Rolemusic: Ladybug Castle Rolemusic: Another Beek Beep Beer Please Produced by PBS Digital Studios: http://www.youtube.com/user/pbsdigitalstudios ———– Last week’s video: The Cycle of Carbon and Oxygen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqQufVZ3iQk More videos: Why Does Time Exist? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LZq_w-tIl8 The Science of Game of Thrones – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utu-LpJn3Is The Far Future of the Universe – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl9DwNOonOA There Was No First Human -…

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if you played NES, you did it too. Did it work?
Subscribe to It’s Okay To Be Smart: http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub
Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jtotheizzoe
Follow on Tumblr: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com
↓ More info and sources below ↓

Check out http://youarenotsosmart.com/ for more on cognitive biases
Books by David McRaney: http://amzn.to/1pQqmQh and http://amzn.to/1qrGRpM

Did blowing on NES cartridges actually do anything? http://mentalfloss.com/article/12589/did-blowing-nintendo-cartridges-really-help
http://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/15044/why-did-you-have-to-blow-into-an-nes-cartridge-to-make-it-work
http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?117240-DP-MYTHBUSTERS-Blowing-in-NES-Cartridges

Mario speedrun video via akyeren: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Boq3ghiTKHA

The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary: http://www.wired.com/2014/04/fantastically-wrong-vegetable-lamb-tartary/

Mice from dirty laundry and other spontaneous generation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_generation

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Have an idea for an episode or an amazing science question you want answered? Leave a comment below!

Follow me on Twitter: @jtotheizzoe
Email me: itsokaytobesmart AT gmail DOT com
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Google+ https://plus.google.com/+itsokaytobesmart
For more awesome science, check out: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com

Joe Hanson – Host and writer
Joe Nicolosi – Director
Amanda Fox – Producer, Spotzen Inc.
Kate Eads – Associate Producer
Katie Graham – Director of Photography
Andrew Matthews – Editor and motion graphics
John Knudsen – Gaffer

Music:
“Ouroboros” by Kevin MacLeod
Video game music:
Rolemusic: Ants
Rolemusic: Bacterial Love
Rolemusic: Ladybug Castle
Rolemusic: Another Beek Beep Beer Please

Produced by PBS Digital Studios: http://www.youtube.com/user/pbsdigitalstudios

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Last week’s video: The Cycle of Carbon and Oxygen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqQufVZ3iQk

More videos:
Why Does Time Exist? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LZq_w-tIl8
The Science of Game of Thrones – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utu-LpJn3Is
The Far Future of the Universe – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl9DwNOonOA
There Was No First Human – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdWLhXi24Mo

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