YouTube Guide: “The Science of the Cinnamon Challenge”

Vlogbrother Hank Green explains what makes the Cinnamon Challenge so challenging. Meanwhile, Bill Nye the Science Guy goes Gangnam Style!


Chase Hoffberger


Published Sep 26, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 10:30 am CDT

With over 72 hours of footage uploaded every minute, it’s physically impossible to keep track of the content on YouTube. But in YouTube Guide, the Daily Dot will curate its five favorite finds for each workday.

1) Hank Green, “The Science of the Cinnamon Challenge”

The Cinnamon Challenge: We’ve tried it. It beat us. Take it from the source: the Cinnamon Challenge is damn near an impossibility. Don’t believe us? Allow Vlogbrother and scientific fact checker extraordinaire Hank Green to explain.

2) Awkward Spaceship, “Dramatic Macaroni & Cheese”

Think eating macaroni and cheese is fun? Think again. Thanks to Dave Urlakis and the guys at comedy crew Awkward Spaceship, the late night snack you’ve long lightheartedly enjoyed is now a lot more dramatic.

3) Bill Nye, “Science Style”

The two biggest things on YouTube: PSY’s “Gangnam Style,” which has been viewed more than 200 million times, and Bill Nye the Science Guy, recently back on the small screen track with YouTube network Nerdist. Naturally, someone had to mash the two up. That someone was YouTuber AlexRMSTITANIC, who thinks this would make for a fitting theme song should Bill Nye ever start a new show.

4) DeStorm, “Lyrical Countdown”

Pioneering YouTube rapper DeStorm takes his next challenge a cappella: freestyling the details of every number from 50 to zero.

5) NOC, “NFL Replacement Refs Music Parody—Flo Rida’s ‘Whistle'”

Fed up with the current situation surrounding the NFL’s use of replacement referees in games, sports parodists at NOC have taken to remixing Flo Rida’s “Whistle” to make it much more scab ref-friendly. NOC’s take on the replacement refs might be correct: “I don’t know the rules except they tell me how to dress.”

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*First Published: Sep 26, 2012, 3:23 pm CDT