It’s not everyday you can bring up Youtube and learn about eliminating poop splash… well, maybe it is. You can also learn about fire tornadoes, muzzle flashes and why you didn’t die at birth thanks to the unique perspective of an Alabama Rocket Scientist. Smarter Every Day is a Youtube channel that takes a try-it-yourself approach to education. It’s less of a Mythbusters meets Jackass and more of a How stuff works meets your smart engineer uncle from down south. Destin is the man in front of the camera shedding knowledge about everything from vortex shedding to cat physics and it couldn’t be more fun to watch.

Smarter Every Day

You probably know all about 3-dimensional space and 6DoF, but what if you learned about it by someone demonstrating the concept doing gainers off a 30-foot cliff? Translation along the Z-axis is permanently etched in my brain matter. Destin, with the help of his wife, family and children, explores the wonders of the world with an hands-on approach, asking why or how about things you walk past or see everyday, like falling cats…

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There are so many good ones, but here are some of the must see episodes:
Wiggling in space (it can be done)
Art with Bullets (perfect aim)
Poop Splash Elimination (life changer)
Vortex Shedding (I are smarter)
Rube Goldberg with Fire (light it up)
Why you didn’t die at birth (foramen ovale valve)


Josh is founder and editor at, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.