We’ve all gotten lost in a rabbit hole on YouTube. Often the practice is met with a bit of guilt, but we’re here to tell you it’s okay! Not all YouTube videos are mindless! If you’re going to fall down a rabbit hole, here is where we suggest you begin.
22.8 million subscribers
Mark Rober is a former NASA and Apple engineer turned content creator. With his impressive experience, Rober brings a lot of knowledge to his entertaining, science-backed videos. He might best be known for his squirrel obstacle courses and glitter bomb anti-theft packages, but some of our favorite videos focus on games.
2.65 million subscribers
Simone Giertz is a Swedish, puppy-loving gal who tackles fun and whimsical engineering challenges. Her videos about her homemade TRUCKLA: The world’s first Tesla pickup truck may be her most popular, but she’s also the self-proclaimed “Queen of $h*tty Robots!” Our favorite videos from Giertz focus on her unique inventions.
2.66 million subscribers
You’ve probably already seen Matty Benedetto’s videos on TikTok and Instagram. Benedetto turns silly, everyday issues and even nonexistent problems into…well, unnecessary inventions. The videos are funny and clever while highlighting some of the coolest engineering you’ll ever see. Benedetto uses a 3D printer to create most of his devices, and our favorite videos make us want to buy one!
12 million subscribers
Colin Furze is a former plumber and BMX fan known for blowing things up. Furze recently got the public’s attention with a system of tunnels he dug under his UK home. While his tunnel project is mind-blowing, our favorite videos from his channel have engines and fire.
12.9 million subscribers
If you’re into superheroes, this is the channel for you! Hacksmith founder James Hobson uses his engineering background to bring fictional inventions from movies and TV to life. Hobson’s most popular content focuses on Caption America’s shield. However, our favorite videos from the Hacksmith channel are inspired by Star Wars.
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