Transcripts (14)

How does a song get stuck in your head?

Tai Asks Why

  • 2 views
  • 20 days ago
  • 26:17

Whether it’s a doot doot doot of an opening riff or a random mix of words from the chorus, 99 per cent of people admit to getting songs stuck in their heads. So what is it about certain songs that make them so catchy? How does a song get stuck in your head?

Ask Tai Why: Silence, no more humans, and the glow of the earth’s core

Tai Asks Why

  • 2 views
  • 27 days ago
  • 09:04

In this week's bonus segment Ask Tai Why, Tai takes questions from: Penelope Cook, Toronto: Is there such a thing as complete silence? Griff, Yukon: What comes after humans? Finley, Wakefield, Quebec: Does the core of the earth glow?

Why is space so dark if it’s full of stars?

Tai Asks Why

  • 2 views
  • about 1 month ago
  • 25:19

Tai is fascinated by what’s in the dark spaces between the stars. Considering there are trillions of stars in the universe (and counting!), it seems a bit odd that the universe isn’t just a blinding ball of light. So then, why is space so dark?

Ask Tai Why: Fear, time and the colour of colours

Tai Asks Why

  • 25 views
  • about 1 month ago
  • 08:18

In this week's bonus segment Ask Tai Why, Tai takes questions from: Charlotte, Toronto: What is fear, and why were we born with it? Desmond: What is Time? George, Toronto: What makes colour a colour?

When the dinosaurs died, how did other animals survive?

Tai Asks Why

  • 18 views
  • about 2 months ago
  • 25:40

Tai spends a lot of time imagining how the apocalypse might go down. So, he turns to animals that have survived past apocalypses—like the one that killed the dinosaurs—to see what traits the true survivors have in common.