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Why Finland has $100,000 Speeding Fines - Cheddar Explains
88,187 views - 07/09/20
Finland has made headlines over the years for fining drivers with exorbitantly high fine for speeding violations, including one for...
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Redesigning The Office for a Post-Coronavirus World - Cheddar Explains
56,988 views - 07/07/20
Covid-19 has rapidly changed the way we work. With about a third of Americans working from home during the pandemic, it’s only natural to...
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Why Hotel Rooms Have Bibles - Cheddar Explains
111,239 views - 07/02/20
A Gideon Bible in your nightstand is as synonymous with hotels as tiny shampoo bottles and continental breakfasts. So who puts them...
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Why Precisely Priced Homes Sell Better
46,342 views - 06/30/20
The trend of precisely pricing homes is on the rise. Research indicates that a house with a precise price will sell better than a house...
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The Reason Medieval Paintings Of Cats Were So Bad - Cheddar Explains
132,652 views - 06/25/20
Have you ever wondered why cats in medieval paintings and illustrations look so wonky? Their little faces don’t look like animals at all....
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The Big Brands That Make Trader Joe's Products - Cheddar Explains
173,786 views - 06/23/20
We all love Trader Joe’s. Their fun culture, healthy vibe, and cheap private label have all helped fuel prolific growth over the past two...
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Why Juneteenth Isn't A National Holiday And Why It Should Be - Cheddar Explains
30,472 views - 06/19/20
Also called Emancipation Day, or Juneteenth Independence Day, Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United...
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How The Cozy Coupe Became The Best Selling Car Of All-Time - Cheddar Explains
120,708 views - 06/18/20
If you were a kid in the last 40 years, you probably have a Cozy Coupe memory. Growing up It seemed like they were everywhere. That's...
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How Soy Found Its Way Into Everything - Cheddar Explains
97,733 views - 06/16/20
From milk to canned tuna to shampoo, soy is in a good majority of our day-to-day products. It’s added to around 60% of the nation’s...
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Why Obnoxiously Loud Car Alarms Aren't As Common Today- Cheddar Explains
283,636 views - 06/11/20
If you lived in a big city in the 90s, you're probably one of the unlucky people who was kept up at night on a regular basis by errant...
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The Real Reason Washington D.C. Doesn't Have Skyscrapers -  Cheddar Explains
767,077 views - 06/09/20
The skyline of Washington D.C. is stunted. You've probably heard that D.C. can't build skyscrapers taller than the U.S. Capitol Building...
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Are Face Shields Better Than Masks For Coronavirus? - Cheddar Explains
132,274 views - 06/04/20
Now that we’ve all gotten used to face masks, are we ready to make the switch to shields? A recently published article in The Journal of...
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Just How Safe Is It To Be Outside During Coronavirus? - Cheddar Explains
25,029 views - 06/01/20
Summer is just around the corner, and the outdoors may seem like the perfect escape from the threat of contracting the virus. States are...
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The Rise And Fall Of Autotune - Cheddar Explains
235,408 views - 05/28/20
Autotune was a staple in pop hits throughout the 2000s. T-Pain, Nelly, Daft Punk, and almost every major pop artist embraced the...
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How America's National Parks Became Critically Crowded With Tourists - Cheddar Explains
146,908 views - 05/26/20
Visitation to National Park Service sites has seen a boom in recent years. For five years in a row, the park service has tallied over 300...
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How Pandemics Like Coronavirus Have Shaped Our Homes - Cheddar Explains
164,443 views - 05/21/20
Our home design has changed drastically over the past 150 years. Once commonplace items like claw-footed tubs and standing armoires have...
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How Backyard Grilling Conquered America - Cheddar Explains
121,246 views - 05/19/20
Backyard grilling is an American institution. But have you ever wondered where it came from? You might be surprised to learn that the...
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The Real Reason Soap Operas Look So Different - Cheddar Explains
263,511 views - 05/14/20
If you compare a daytime Soap Opera with a primetime television show you'll likely notice that Soaps just look different. This look has...
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Why 3D Movies Keep Failing - Cheddar Explains
348,221 views - 05/12/20
3D movies seem to be on their deathbed. But this isn't the first time that the 3D craze has come and gone - it seems to be a cycle that...
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The Rise, Fall, And Rebirth Of The Ford Bronco - Cheddar Examines
53,019 views - 05/07/20
When the Ford Bronco hit the market in the 1960s, it revolutionized the auto market. Over time, the Bronco became a cult classic, a...
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Why There Are So Few Pickup Trucks In Europe - Cheddar Examines
565,461 views - 05/05/20
The pickup truck has become a symbol of Americana. In fact, the Ford F-150 has been the best selling vehicle in the United States for the...
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How Navigation Apps Actually Create More Traffic - Cheddar Explores
150,976 views - 04/28/20
Most drivers depend on navigation apps for driving instructions and avoiding traffic. However, these apps could actually be contributing...
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Why Movies Are Wrong About Elevator Free Falls - Cheddar Explains
309,754 views - 04/23/20
In practically every action movie, there’s a scene where an elevator cable snaps and the car goes shooting down the shaft. But that...
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How Humans Caused Our Own Allergies - Cheddar Explains
346,668 views - 04/21/20
Sniffling. Sneezing. Runny eyes. Springtime brings a rush of seasonal allergies that plague us - but historically, allergies were mild -...
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What The Pronunciations Of Brand Names Really Mean - Cheddar Examines
84,844 views - 04/16/20
Marketers use a linguistic science called ‘Sound Symbolism’ to aid in naming brands and products. The science focuses on the sounds of...
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Why Sitcoms Stopped Using Laugh Tracks - Cheddar Explains
2,415,537 views - 04/14/20
For the better half of the last century, multi-cam sitcoms across television relied on the laugh track to make TV shows better. Thanks to...
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The Rise And Fall Of Orange Juice - Cheddar Explains
591,985 views - 04/09/20
Did you know orange juice wasn't a nationally consumed beverage until the mid 1900's? It feels like the ubiquitous drink of breakfasts...
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Why The Human Knee Is A Design Disaster - Cheddar Explores
329,320 views - 04/07/20
Millions deal with knee problems every year. From elite athletes tearing their ACLs to senior citizens with chronic knee pain, there is...
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Breaking Down The $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package - Cheddar Explains
36,585 views - 04/04/20
On Friday, March 27th, the House of Representatives approved a record-breaking economic stimulus package. The $2.2 trillion stimulus...
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The Surprising Problems With The City Grid - Cheddar Explains
178,146 views - 04/02/20
The rectangular grid is an ancient city plan and has been used by civilizations for thousands of years. It underpins many of our cities...
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Why New York Dumps Old Trucks (And More) Into the Ocean - Cheddar Explores
182,665 views - 03/31/20
In 2008, photographer Stephen Mallon documented the dumping of 44 decommissioned subway cars into the Atlantic Ocean. Today, 2,400 cars...
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What Makes Coronavirus So Infectious? - Cheddar Explains
132,302 views - 03/28/20
Coronavirus has spread around the world with unprecedented speed and effectiveness. So what is it about this virus that makes it so...
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Doctor Responds To Coronavirus Myths - Cheddar Explains
39,509 views - 03/26/20
As COVID-19 sweeps the globe heaps of misinformation comes with it. With so many ways and places to consume information it can be tough...
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How Will Summer Really Impact Coronavirus? - Cheddar Explains
837,055 views - 03/20/20
Whether it’s the President of the United States or one of your friends, people all over the country are claiming summer will help get rid...
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How Los Angeles Got Its Iconic Architecture Style - Cheddar Explains
79,189 views - 03/19/20
You might not recognize the name, but if you've driven around Los Angeles you'll definitely recognize the style. Googie architecture...
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The Tiny Compound That Makes Soap A Coronavirus Killer
749,110 views - 03/13/20
Hand sanitizer has become a scarce commodity as Coronavirus has spread around the world. But you might be surprised to learn that...
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The Fall Of The Business Suit - Cheddar Explains
272,364 views - 03/12/20
Over the last few decades, the classic suit and tie has become a rare sight in offices across the United States. Today, 50% of reported...
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Why The World Sends Its Plastic Trash To Malaysia - Cheddar Explores
87,714 views - 03/10/20
Southeast Asia has become the world’s largest importer of plastic scrap. Bales of imported plastic shipped in from the US, Europe and...
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Why All Fast Food Chains Look The Same Today - Cheddar Explains
967,720 views - 03/05/20
Have you ever wondered why new McDonald's, Wendy's, KFC, Taco Bell, Burger Kings and more are starting to look the same? Over the years...
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Why Some Apps Are Intentionally Slow - Cheddar Explains
283,010 views - 02/27/20
In tech, speed is usually a major priority. But did you know it’s actually possible to create a program that is too fast? So some...
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Bachelor Stars Reveal What It's Really Like To Be On The Show - Experts Explain
150,949 views - 02/25/20
Have you ever wondered what it's really like to be on the The Bachelor or The Bachelorette? In this video, former contestants Ben...
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The Cold War Plan For A U.S. Death Star - Cheddar Explores
60,381 views - 02/20/20
The iconic rotating wheel space station from 2001: A Space Odyssey has become a fixture of our collective sci-fi consciousness. But did...
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These 7 Digits May Be More Important Than Your Social Security Number - Cheddar Explains
135,254 views - 02/18/20
Our cell phone number has become one of the most important numbers in our lives. Recently a hack called "sim jacking" has gained...
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The Moment The NBA Turned Into A Fashion Show - Cheddar Explains
42,068 views - 02/14/20
Today, basketball players are bonafide style icons: the walk into an arena on game day is basically a fashion show. It wasn't always like...
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Why New York City Still Uses Wooden Water Towers - Cheddar Explains
1,296,208 views - 02/12/20
When you look across the New York City skyline, you might notice the thousands of wooden water towers that line the tops of the...
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How Winning An Oscar Became About Money - Cheddar Explains
36,902 views - 02/08/20
Winning an Oscar isn't just about making a good movie. Studios, actors, and marketing firms run expensive campaigns for months prior to...
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How The Red Carpet Became An Award Show Staple - Cheddar Explains
26,958 views - 02/06/20
Hollywood has transformed the red carpet into a platform for actors and actresses to showcase high fashion before award shows like the...
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Donald Trump Vs. Nancy Pelosi: A History Of The Rivalry
62,925 views - 02/05/20
After the conclusion of Tuesday night's State Of The Union Address, Nancy Pelosi ripped up a copy of Donald Trump's speech. This dramatic...
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The Downfall Of The Convertible Car - Cheddar Examines
188,934 views - 02/04/20
The convertible has been an icon since the beginning of the automobile era. But in recent years, sales have declined drastically. We...
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Will A Quarantine Prevent The Spread Of Coronavirus? - Cheddar Explains
64,271 views - 01/31/20
Efforts to combat coronavirus are underway in China. In attempt to limit the spread of the disease, a travel ban in Wuhan and the...
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How Nintendo's R.O.B. The Robot Saved The Gaming Industry - Cheddar Examines
44,558 views - 01/30/20
In 1983 the video game industry is in peril. An over-saturated market of third-party software games resulted in a $3 billion loss. But,...
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How the U.S. Military Influences Hollywood - Cheddar Explains
43,958 views - 01/28/20
The Department of Defense has a widespread influence on Hollywood, from hardcore action films to comedies like Pitch Perfect 3. Turn's...
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Will A Mask Really Protect You From Coronavirus? - Cheddar Explains
1,503,891 views - 01/24/20
What exactly is coronavirus, and what's the best way to protect yourself? We checked in with Dr. Amesh Adalja to ask if surgical masks...
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Here's Why The Driving Age Is 16 In Most States. Should It Be? - Cheddar Explains
60,071 views - 01/23/20
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. 16 to 17-year-old drivers are almost twice as...
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How A Drone Strike Works - Cheddar Explains
94,634 views - 01/21/20
The U.S. has become dependent on drones to monitor and target perceived threats. They may keep military officials out of the line of...
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Why Ski Resorts Are Dying - Cheddar Explains
554,314 views - 01/16/20
Skiing is the quintessential winter pastime. But recently, the multi-billion dollar industry is in decline. The number of skiers is...
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Why Presidential Speeches Are Getting Dumber
505,651 views - 01/14/20
The reading levels of American presidential speeches have been on a steady decline since the 1920's. The answer has less to do with the...
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Why All Films Have This Disclaimer
1,651,080 views - 01/09/20
Nearly all films have this disclaimer: "This is a work of fiction. any similarities to persons living or dead, or actual events is purely...
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Why TVs Have Become So Inexpensive
735,523 views - 01/07/20
TV prices have hit all time lows. Why is that? Well, TV companies have found another revenue stream. Further reading: 1. Wired...
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The Deceptive Origins of Subliminal Messaging - Cheddar Examines
65,054 views - 12/26/19
Whispers of the word ‘Popcorn’ flashing across a movie screen, rumors of the word ‘sex’ hidden on a Ritz cracker. You’ve heard the tales...
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The Real Story Behind the Star Wars Crawl - Cheddar Explains
40,304 views - 12/19/19
The Star Wars opening crawl is arguably as iconic as light sabers and Darth Vader himself. hen A New Hope hit theaters in 1977 audiences...
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Why The U.S. Hates Roundabouts
1,855,105 views - 12/17/19
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Expert Explains Why Wine Costs So Much More At Restaurants - Cheddar Explains
42,271 views - 12/12/19
The cost of a bottle of wine might be $20 in a store, but that same bottle of wine could run you $40 or $50 in a restaurant. James Beard...
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Why Cell Towers Are Being Disguised As Trees - Cheddar Explains
326,438 views - 12/02/19
Cell towers disguised as trees are sprouting up all across America. And for the most part, they stand out like well, a cell tower. And...
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The Rise and Fall of the TV Dinner - Cheddar Explains
1,849,202 views - 11/20/19
TV dinners have a surprising origin and at one point dominated American markets. But are we falling out of love with them as a country?...
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The Anatomy of the Presidential Motorcade - Cheddar Explains
552,908 views - 11/13/19
When the President comes to town he is usually riding in a motorcade of 40-50 vehicles. What cars make up this fleet of vehicles and how...
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Why American Yards Are Shrinking - Cheddar Explains
574,364 views - 11/05/19
Have you noticed that the yards of American homes have been getting a lot smaller in the last few years? It's not your imagination....
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The Surprising Reason We Don't Hitchhike Anymore - Cheddar Explains
768,957 views - 10/29/19
You probably think that hitchhiking is dangerous, and there's a big reason for that: Movies, law enforcement scare tactics, and more. But...
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How Your AC Could Help Instead of Hurt The Environment - Cheddar Explores
264,718 views - 10/25/19
Imagine this: your air conditioner is powered by renewable electricity. It also captures carbon dioxide from the air and converts it into...
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How Expanding Bike Lanes Can Actually Decrease Traffic - Cheddar Explains
182,632 views - 10/22/19
Common sentiment is that expanding the amount of space that is dedicated to bike lanes would increase congestion and automobile traffic....
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The Story Behind The Hack That Wreaked Havoc on Hollywood - The Vault
361,758 views - 10/15/19
In 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked by a group of cyber-criminals who called themselves “The Guardians of Peace”. The hackers...
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The Inaudible Sounds That Make Movies Scarier - Cheddar Explains
579,261 views - 10/10/19
Sound is a vital element of any film. But what about sounds you can't hear? In this video, Cheddar Explains how sub-bass sounds, and...
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The Unforeseen Issue With Skyscraper Canyons - Cheddar Explores
550,529 views - 10/08/19
Have you ever walked down a city street in the winter and almost been blown off your feet by freezing wind? Well, it's the result of...
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How an Unlikely Logo Helped Save a Broken City - Cheddar Explains
327,981 views - 10/03/19
It's hard to go one block in New York City without seeing the I Heart New York logo on a building, in a window, or on a T-Shirt. Cheddar...
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How TJ Maxx is Thriving in the Retail Apocalypse - Cheddar Examines
322,840 views - 10/01/19
With the rise of online shopping, retailers have been closing brick & mortar stores at such a high rate that the trend has its own name:...
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The Font That Makes Everyone Read Faster - Cheddar Explains
311,698 views - 09/25/19
Since its inception, the art of typography was very much that: an art form. New fonts were designed to suit a mood, match a message, or...
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Malls Of The Future Are Re-Inventing Retail - Cheddar Explains
344,587 views - 09/20/19
Malls as we know them are going out of style - but that doesn't mean they're dying. Instead, they're using AI, curated experiences, and...
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The Secret Infrastructure Beneath NYC - Cheddar Explains
1,523,821 views - 09/17/19
Above ground, it's a concrete jungle - centuries of buildings of all different shapes and kinds. But what about underground? We take you...
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Why Are We Still Making (A Lot Of) $2 Bills? - Cheddar Explains
436,430 views - 09/12/19
The $2 bill is perceived to be very rare, but in fact, there are more than a billion in circulation. Why are we still printing so many of...
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Why Does New York City Smell So Bad? - Cheddar Explains
1,205,990 views - 09/05/19
New York City has always been described as filthy and smelly with trash everywhere. But, how did New York develop these characteristics?...
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Snobby Employees May Inadvertently Increase Sales - Cheddar Examines
81,182 views - 09/03/19
A study conducted by the University of British Columbia says that rude employees in luxury stores can actually make you want to buy more....
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How Drones Could Save Millions of Lives - Cheddar Explores
440,293 views - 08/30/19
Drone technology is increasingly being used to provide remote care, supplement emergency responses, and generally decrease the time it...
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How Casinos Use Smell To Hack Your Brain - Cheddar Examines
192,756 views - 08/20/19
Everything in a casino is designed to get you to spend more - including how they smell. Learn about how they use finely tunes scents to...
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Why Skyscraper Cemeteries Are On The Rise - Cheddar Explains
179,936 views - 08/13/19
Imagine a tower of the dead, looming over your downtown. Creepy? Or a good reminder that life is fleeting? Cheddar Explains why vertical...
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Tesla One Year After Elon's Infamous Tweet - Cheddar Rides
27,746 views - 08/09/19
Cheddar Rides is a weekly show that airs on the Cheddar Business network. Today on Cheddar Rides we took a look into the highs and lows...
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Why Are Clothing Sizes So Inconsistent? - Cheddar Examines
74,150 views - 08/08/19
Have you ever noticed how a size 33 in one brand can be way smaller or larger in another brand? Cheddar examines the psychological trick...
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Your Voice Can Give Away What You Look Like - Cheddar Explores
194,882 views - 08/06/19
Can you guess what I look like, just from hearing the sound of my voice? Well, artificial intelligence can. In this video, Cheddar...
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Why Are So Many Cartoon Mothers Deceased? - Cheddar Explains
137,025 views - 07/30/19
It's a tale as old as time...cartoon characters in films from Disney, Pixar, and more must take down the villains and step-mothers to win...
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Why The Government Is Interested In Your Spotify Data - Cheddar Examines
192,343 views - 07/25/19
Economists, bankers, and even government officials are looking at patterns in big data to try and predict what will happen next in our...
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The Human Back Is A Design Disaster - Cheddar Explores
1,199,969 views - 07/18/19
Everyone who lives long enough is likely to experience back pain. And the cause isn't just aging. We have evolution to blame for a spine...
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Airports Are Designed To Make You Spend Money - Cheddar Explains
238,595 views - 07/13/19
Airports used to be a way-station between the ground and the sky. But in the 1990's airports were transformed into malls. In this video...
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Pirates Didn't Really Talk Like That - Cheddar Explains
89,925 views - 07/09/19
From cartoons to the classic Hollywood films, we've always had an idea of how Pirates talked. They said "Argh" and had people "walk the...
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How $500M of Art Was Stolen by Fake Cops - The Vault
374,176 views - 07/04/19
On March 18, 1990, 13 works of art valued at a combined total of $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in...
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The Marketing Backstab That Shook Big Beer - Cheddar Examines
484,723 views - 07/02/19
In 2018, four major beer companies came together to fight back against dwindling beer sales - until Anheuser-Busch betrayed them. Cheddar...
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Why Don't Buses Have Seatbelts? - Cheddar Explains
959,690 views - 06/27/19
Buckle up for safety, unless you're on a school or city bus, apparently. Is this a case of hypocrisy in action? Or is there something...
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How Dominos Won In India - Cheddar Examines
150,695 views - 06/25/19
When Dominos set its sights on expanding into the Indian market they faced a pretty big hurdle - Indians didn't really eat much pizza....
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Why Every TV Show Has A Noticeably Boring Episode - Cheddar Explains
798,845 views - 06/20/19
Whether your favorite television show is Friends or Breaking Bad, every TV show has what is called a bottle episode. But are bottle...
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Why Krispy Kreme Failed in Australia - Cheddar Examines
157,510 views - 06/18/19
Krispy Kreme's initial expansion into Australia was a success, but seven years later the company closed a third of its stores. Cheddar...
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The Fake Socialite Who Scammed New York's Elite - The Vault
5,490,198 views - 06/12/19
Anna Delvey came on the New York City party scene in 2016 and immediately won over everyone. However, her bills started to pile up and...
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Why Target Failed In Canada - Cheddar Examines
144,536 views - 06/06/19
Target is an American go-to for cheap, chic everyday products. But when it tried to expand into Canada, things didn't go as planned....
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Why All Images of Space Are Photoshopped - Cheddar Explores
182,974 views - 06/04/19
NASA, and most if not all, other space agencies photoshop their images of space - but that doesn't mean their photos are fake. In this...
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