My Ancient History teacher shows my class a TED talk about the Cyrus cylinder about a month ago and ever since I've been meaning to search for more on YouTube as I found it really interesting and entertaining. I'd also heard other bloggers mention them before so I thought it would be good to have a look at some when I had the chance.
I finally got some spare time to search for them today and boy, was it a good decision.
I was completely overwhelmed with the amount of videos that I came across just on the main TEDtalks channel an I finally came across one that peaked my curiosity enough to click on the link.
The first video I watched was called 'Peter Attia: What if we're wrong about diabetes?'.
As someone who has diabetes, naturally, this was going to grab my attention and it was a really interesting talk about the link between diabetes and obesity. This led me to search through the suggested videos bar at the side of my current video to find the next talk that peaked my interest.
I ended up watching 9 other TED talks, including these:
- Cameron Russell: Looks aren't everything, believe me, I'm a model
- Amanda Palmer: The art of asking
- Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
- Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better
- Joshua Walters: On being just crazy enough
- Daniel Tammet: Different ways of knowing
It's evident just from the 7 talks I've suggested here that there is a huge variety of different talks that will interest most people. Just take some time to scroll through the videos on the channel and click on the first one that catches your eye, you might be surprised!