Top 10 Science Videos of 2013

So you don't have to watch yet another Miley Cyrus video (or parody), here are 2013's top videos explaining life's mysteries in very short bursts.

As part of YouTube's year in review that highlighted the site's most popular videos, the company has compiled a list of categories so viewers don't have to watch yet another Miley Cyrus video (or parody). Here are the site's picks for the top 10 videos in their "Education" category, which mainly have to do with scientific questions and answers.

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#10: The True Science of Parallel Universes

Henry Reich's "MinutePhysics" channel provides lots of physics knowledge in highly entertaining animated videos. In this one, he tackles the idea of parallel universes (seen mainly in science fiction), and discusses whether there's a basis in reality for them. Total views: More than 3.5 million.

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#9: Canada & The United States: Bizarre Borders Part 2

Before AsapSCIENCE came along, CGP Grey was providing cool animated explainer videos, and in this case we get a geography lesson (is geography considered a science?) about the border between Canada and the United States. Total views: More than 4.2 million.

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#8: What Your Body Does in 30 Seconds

BuzzFeed is known mainly as a site where you can get lists of things and crazy images, but they do have a video channel on YouTube as well, and this one was popular enough to make YouTube's Top 10 list. Biology! Total views: More than 4.4 million.

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#7: What If The Sun Disappeared?

Vsauce's Michael Stevens is the king of asking a bunch of scientific "What if?" questions and then providing entertaining video answers. In this one (more than 5 million views), we get a discussion of what would happen if the sun disappeared. Hint: It's not good.

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#6: Amazing Facts to Blow Your ind Pt. 2

We get the first entry in the Top 10 list from Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown's "AsapSCIENCE" channel, which dominated this category in 2013. In this video, we get a bunch of random scientific facts. Total views: More than 6.1 million.

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#5: How Old Are Your Ears? (Hearing Test)

AsapSCIENCE is back with another entry - this time providing viewers and listeners with a hearing test (you have to watch in 1080p and use headphones for the test to work. More than 6.7 million views later, there are less people going "what?"

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#4: Is Your Red The Same as My Red?

Michael Stevens from Vsauce discusses the world of color, and whether humans have different perceptions of the same color. Total views: More than 7.7 million.

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#3: Why Do We Kiss?

Spotting a trend with these videos? Michael Stevens is back with another video, this one discussing the science behind kissing - FYI, it's known as "philematology", which isn't as romantic or sexy. Still, this one got more than 8.3 million views, so people are really interest in learning about kissing.

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#2: Immovable Object vs. Unstoppable Force - Which Wins?

Henry Reich is back with his top video of 2013 - this one discussing the phrase about what would happen between a big object and a big force. The real winner? Reich and his more than 8.7 million views on this video.

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#1: Which Came First - The Chicken or the Egg?

It's no surprise that Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown's AsapSCIENCE channel took the top spot here. This question has dogged humans for thousands of years - with more than 13.7 million views, it proves that people are still wondering.

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