Teens attempt to do research using only encyclopedias—and it’s pure chaos

Remember frantically paging through encyclopedias to finish a science project or report for school? Remember when people used to sell them on TV

No? Then you might be a teen. 

In this latest Fine Bros. clip, a panel of teens tries to answer the big question: What are these things? 

Some guesses: a “dictionary for different things,” “the Internet in books,” “Google way back in the day.” Things get really tense when the teens are asked to research something using only encyclopedias and not Wikipedia. Le sigh

Screengrab via Fine Brothers Entertainment/YouTube 

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.