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What’s the fastest way to alphabetize your bookshelf?

You work at the college library. You’re in the middle of a quiet afternoon when suddenly, a shipment of 1,280 books arrives. The books are in a straight line, but they're all out of order, and the automatic sorting sy...

Will YouTube Ever Run Out Of Video IDs?

Every YouTube video has a unique ID based on a counting system called Base 64. Randomly generated, that Base 64 ID allows YouTube to have a unique yet short url by using the alphabet in lowercase and uppercase plus tw...

Fold & Cut Theorem – Cut any shape from only one cut

Can you cut a square from the center of a piece of paper with just one straight cut? Spoiler: YES, you can. In this Numberphile video, Manchester-based mathematician Dr. Katie Steckles demonstrates an idea that dates ...

James Earl Jones recites the alphabet on Sesame Street

There are few voices with this kind of gravitas, so it's no wonder that James Earl Jones was the first celebrity guest on Sesame Street in 1969. Watch as he transforms the alphabet into something rather riveting. D...

William Wegman’s ABC

ABC, the Sesame Street-featured Weimaraner alphabet by artist and photographer William Wegman. In addition to his paintings, Wegman is well-known for his photographs, videos, and books made with his dogs. See mo...

Signing Alphabet (1977) – Sesame Street

From the early Sesame Street days, composer Joan La Barbara's Signing Alphabet (1977).

Missing U: A clever animation about language and love

Letter I embarks on a journey in this clever animated short film, Missing U, a Ringling College of Art and Design senior thesis by Brooke Wagstaff. Visit more islands and watch more videos ab...

How to Fingerspelling in American Sign Language

A no fuss video illustration for learning how to fingerspell in American Sign Language. Watch more videos about sign language on this site.

The Alphabet, illustrated

Italian studio n9ve has illustrated the alphabet using animated representational vignettes for words starting with each letter. This is a follow up to their first Alphabet video, based on fonts...

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