Q Is for Questions: #10YearsofYouTube

May 18, 2015

Why is the sky blue? What is the meaning of life? How does deodorant work?

Everyone has questions they need answered, and with countless queries entered into the search bar every day, it's clear many people look to YouTube for solutions. In fact, an October 2013 Pew Study shows that 50 percent of U.S. adults with Internet access watch educational videos. Fortunately, there are more than 24 million question-related videos on YouTube, covering everything under (and including) the sun.

Two of the most popular series devoted to questions and their answers are AsapSCIENCE and VSauce (as well as the latter’s offshoots, VSauce2 and VSauce3). Together, these four channels claim more than 18.1 million subscribers and 1.7 billion views across their videos. Do you want to know what color THE dress really was? Is the 5-second rule actually true? Is it the chicken or the egg that showed up first? These are but a few of the many channels attempting to answer these and the rest of life’s mysteries.

This month is about celebrating the YouTube community and all it’s given us over the past decade. And needless to say, being able to answer pretty much any question that flickers across your cortex is certainly something worth celebrating. So thank you to everyone out there trying to provide answers to questions both big and small.

Now please excuse us while we figure out our next purchase... deodorant or antiperspirant?

-- Marc Hertz