A Famous Actor Asks 6,000 Kids For Help. The Result Is A Different Kind Of Scientific Breakthrough.

Gabe Stein
At 0:25, I'm trying to decide who's more adorable — Alan Alda (aka Hawkeye from the TV show "M*A*S*H") or the kids he's working with. At 1:45, he nails why I never liked science classes. At 3:25, I'm laughing at the best science video/song I've ever seen. As if it can't get any better, by the time 7:21 rolls around, another one of my science heroes has delivered one of the best explanations of why science is important that I've heard in a long time.

Why are you still reading this?! This video is action-packed, start to finish.
ORIGINAL: By "PBS NewsHour." The yearly Flame Challenge is run by Alan Alda, who, in my dreams, is my best friend and we talk all the time about incredible science stuff and occasionally I do impressions of his outrageous accent. In reality, he's just a great actor, feminist, and science advocate who everyone should know more about. You should also check out the winning entry featured in the video, which is by Benjamin J. Ames and is truly hilarious, educational, and fun.

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