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10 science YouTube channels that'll make you really fun at parties

1 day agoA few week ago, we published a list of nerdy books that would make you an annoying know-it-all at parties. We forgot that it's 2017 and no one reads anymore so we put together a list of our favourite nerdy YouTube channels.

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