Social Experiments

Making A Grocery List Before We Go Shopping Reduces Food Waste 43s

Making A Grocery List Before We Go Shopping Reduces Food Waste

Today's household wastes 50% more food than we did in the 1970s? Guilty (raises hand)! Believe it or not, even low income first world families probably eat better than Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette. As prepared food becomes more accessible, but the distance between the table and the food producer, i.e., the farmer, grows greater, we have become less efficient eaters. Waste is for the birds. Literally! Look at those birds! Flocks of seagulls sponge off of our food waste , and no longer hunt for their food. They don't even bother living at the beach any more, as more and more of them have taken up residence at the local landfill. Even the noble bald eagle seems less stately groveling for free handouts. It's bad enough if that birds on welfare are a symbol of everything degenerate in society, but is this the kind of world we want? It's not the birds' fault; it's ours. Egads, $2,275 in wasted food every year? I don't know about you, but that seems like a lot of money to me. It's like we are two different people: the good guy who buys fresh produce—which is not cheap these days, and the bad guy who orders pizza once we get home, because making one involves work we don't have time for any more. Of course, the lettuce and tomatoes go bad sitting there as we finish off the pizza (except for those last couple of pieces). The downside of living in such relative affluence is that we buy more food than we can use. Maybe we are learning all wrong, not that massive amounts of advertising have anything to do with it...*smirk* The video suggests making a grocery list before we go shopping, which lends credibility to the notion that we are victims of impulse shopping . Is it the way grocery stores are cleverly laid out, with the most frivolous merchandise front and center? You can't blame the grocery store, they want us to buy and buy and buy and never stop buying. Have you ever been accosted by a grocery store clerk stepping in front of your grocery cart and telling you, like a conscientious bar tender, “You've had enough!”? No, that never happens. Consider this, that our population is rising. We are competing with more people for a dwindling food supply. More of us are moving to urban regions, where we can't really be expected to grow our own gardens, much less our meat. You would have to be living in a cave to notice the cost of all kinds of meat is going through the roof, and many kinds of fish that we took for granted in the 1970s, like North Atlantic cod, are simply no longer on the shelves. Big changes are coming in the way society acquires and consumes food. Think positive, because we still produce more food than we can actually use. There will be plenty for everybody. It must be true, otherwise those seagulls and eagles wouldn't be getting fat at our expense. Rather than get all sentimental about our paleolithic past, when we could kill a woolly mammoth and let thousands of pounds of meat go to waste, let's start to look at things a different way. Chickens will still be around years from now. We don't have to hoard them every time there is the hint of a threat of price increases.

Published: March 7, 20181,947 views
Social Experiment Has People Stepping Up In Defense Of Bullied Boy4m21s

Social Experiment Has People Stepping Up In Defense Of Bullied Boy

Bullying has been present in society for a very long time. What was used as an equivalent for the word “sweetheart” back in 1530, today is associated with someone who uses force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. People have been scarred both physically and psychologically for life after being under attack from others who feel superior to them. About 28 percent of children ages 12-18 have reported being bullied at school during a school year. Most schools have a firm policy on bullying, but there are those who claim they are powerless against this plight. Some 160,000 kids refuse going to school out of being bullied. After the recent events that happened with a boy named Keaton Jones being bullied, YouTuber MattTV decided to conduct a social experiment seeing how people would react if they saw a child being Bullied in public. The results were shocking! The experiment consisted of a group of teenagers approaching a young boy with a backpack on and ball in hand, approaching him out of nowhere and using coercion and force to intimidate him. Three different cases are present, where every each one of the witnesses didn’t think twice before stopping the bullies from getting violent with the boy. When they were asked why they chose to intervene, the two women who stopped the “bullies” said that they wanted to do right by someone who otherwise can’t stand up for himself. Just like they would like someone to stand up for their child if they were caught in a similar situation. Keep calm and say NO to bullying! When kids or people are saying bad things about someone is because they are insecure about themselves. So, if someone is saying bad things about you or your best friends, family or someone you care, remember it has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them. Bullies manipulate, they like to have the control and make you feel like you are the one with a problem. Don’t be afraid! Stand up, speak out and take back your life. You are not to blame. If you ever find yourself in a situation like this, don’t be afraid to stand against bullies. Make a commitment against bullying. Treat others with respect and kindness. Be a person who will stand up and protect someone if he is being bullied and not to be a bystander. Is a responsibility to stop this kind of people! Everybody has the right to live in a place where they can feel loved, safe, included, valued, and accepted regardless of differences. Treat others as you wish to be treated. Don't simply be kind, but be nice and polite to other people. That can be so fulfilling and rewarding. Be caring, don't pass judgment, and have respect for others. On the off chance that we would all be able to do this, the world would be a better place. The fact is to instruct this to the next generation.

Published: December 15, 201747,778 views
This Rich Vs. Homeless Man Social Experiment Has Left Us In Awe3m02s

This Rich Vs. Homeless Man Social Experiment Has Left Us In Awe

There are people who forget where they came from, so when faced with an opportunity to help someone in need, they would rather turn a blind eye and offer to help. YouTuber 'RobbyTV' wanted to see how both a homeless man and rich man would react if they overheard him talking about his financial problems. The results of this <a href=" " target="_blank">social experiment</a> may surprise you! Robby is walking down the street and talks angrily over the phone with a “boss" who seems to be kicking him out. Robby tries to keep his job, by begging his employer to let his stay, asking if there is anything he can do to earn more money so he doesn’t get evicted. First, he sits next to a well-dressed man on a park bench, wailing over the phone. Not even half a minutes goes by, the guy gets in Robby’s face, asking him to “shut the f*ck up" and “could you go and deal with your life sh*t somewhere else?" in the coldest possible manner. He does the same scenario in front of a <a href=" " target="_blank">homeless man</a>, who doesn’t even think twice before jumping to his feet and offer what little he has gathered that day to help the young man in distress. “Why are you trying to help me though?" Robby asks the kind man, to which he answers that he is used to living on the street and that he wouldn’t want someone else to go through the same. Robby is touched by his selfless gesture and returns him his money, along with $300 in bills as a thank you.

Published: November 30, 2017197 views
Freezing Child Stands Alone Begging For Help And Only One Woman Stops To Help3m23s

Freezing Child Stands Alone Begging For Help And Only One Woman Stops To Help

Most people would stop and offer to help if they were to see a small, homeless child begging on the street. However others might walk away and ignore them. YouTuber RobbyTV decided to throw a social experiment in order to find out what kind of reactions that might provoke. Robby had Emerson stand on the side of the street without a jacket in very cold weather to see if people would help him. He is a child actor and was hired to pose as a helpless, homeless child on the busy streets of a big metropolis, dressed in dirty clothes, holding a huge sign that reads " Homeless and hungry. Please help ”. Many strangers passed the “helpless” child without even noticing him, nobody seemed to care so they decided to move the spot and see if that would change anything. They filmed for one hour and only one person stopped to help. A woman in red jacket approached the boy and stopped to see if he is OK and if he needs help. This woman offered her jacket to the little boy. She asked where his mom was and the boy said that she left him there. The woman reaches for her bag and starts dialing numbers. Hopefully this video will make you think things through next time you see a person in need . There is so much you can do to help!

Published: October 28, 2017766 views
This Chewing Gum Social Experiment Will Surprise You2m41s

This Chewing Gum Social Experiment Will Surprise You

Most of us were scolded in school if we ever chewed gum in class. We were told it’s rude and distracting, which was probably true. But according to this social experiment , it would seem that chewing gum makes you more likable. Probably because chewing gum makes you look like a rebel in the stiff world we live in. In 2013, chewing gum company Beldent set up a social experiment in the form of an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires to get to the bottom of these notions. The exhibit consisted of pairs of identical twins, seated in front of a table with two buttons and a headset. Out of all the visitors of the “exhibit”, 481 participated in the experiment, where they were asked series of questions regarding the subjects and all they had to do was press the button corresponding to the person they think matches the description. One twin was chewing gum while the other simply sat motionless. When asked questions about the twins, nearly 70% of visitors reacted more positively to the one chewing gum. These are all impressions one MIGHT get from someone gnawing at a piece of chewing gum, but it really depends on your personal experience.

Published: September 22, 201738,144 views
Watch This Social Experiment Expose Our Bias Against Poor People5m49s

Watch This Social Experiment Expose Our Bias Against Poor People

Welcome to another excellent social experiment , starred and directed by Josh Paler Lin. The goal of the experiment is not only to make us laugh, but as always in his videos, to make us think deeply and draw some very valid conclusions about human nature. What happens when a seemingly rich dad and then a "poor" dad separately ask strangers for a couple of bucks to buy some baby food (while holding a baby). The results will shock you! The fact stands that, essentially, no one is immune to the effects of money. However, watching experiments such as there enables us to see how good or bad our stereotypes are, how they modify our treatment of other people and what the repercussions are for the entire society. We hope that Josh managed to teach you something. For those unbelievably few of you who still haven’t heard of Josh Paler Lin Known, the crazy Asian prankster on YouTube, he is the guy who has accumulated more than 2.7 million subscribers. His " How does a homeless man spend 100$ " video was viewed more than 30 million times in less than 3 weeks. He used to be a background dancer in music videos, including the video for "Teach Me How to Dougie" and now he is an aspiring actor and entrepreneur. Can you imagine being put under the same test as the people in this video? How would you have behaved? Share with us in the comment section.

Take A Look First Hand And See The True Power Of Makeup3m20s

Take A Look First Hand And See The True Power Of Makeup

With or without makeup, you are a beautiful person. Society has created a notion that makeup equates to beauty. In this video, Taylah Denton provides us with some interesting insight as she applies makeup to only one half of her face. Is makeup used for deception or is it to help make people feel good and confident in themselves? Let us know what you think! The power of make up in this video is incredible . The before and after will definitely blow your mind. This just goes to show how much of an outer appearance make up can actually change. Its like this girl is a whole different person. Putting on makeup is one of the primary things when people tend to get ready for parties or even simple things such as get together with their friends. Makeup is proven to be a confidence booster alongside with making look the way you want to look. This video is most definitely and an example of what the true power of makeup is. Do you wear makeup everyday? Some do while others don't and either is okay, there is no right or wrong. Be sure to leave a comment and check out for more content like this. Check out this social experiment regarding makeup.

Young Homeless Girl Sits Alone Begging For Help. Pay Close Attention To Woman In Red Plaid4m16s

Young Homeless Girl Sits Alone Begging For Help. Pay Close Attention To Woman In Red Plaid

What would you do if you saw a small child on the street, homeless and begging for help? Would you stop on the spot to offer them aid or would you walk away, ignoring them? YouTuber RobbyTV decided to throw a social experiment in order to find out just that. Robby hired a child actress called Laila to pose as a helpless, homeless child on the busy streets of a big metropolis. Laila was dressed in a dirty garb and sat on the freezing cement on the street, with a huge sign that reads "Homeless and hungry. Please help”. What Robby’s camera captured is unsettling at best. Dozens of strangers passed the “helpless” child without even shooting her a look, but as time passed, people started to take notice of the child. Some would stop to offer her some change from their pockets; one woman even stopped to ask her if she is OK and if she needs help, but in the end, all she had to offer the beggar was “It will be okay”. Finally, one woman decided to stop and actually offer help to Laila, bringing some food and a $20 bill. The woman’s looks made Robby feel uncomfortable behind the camera, so he ran to their side, asking her if she is, in fact homeless. The woman gave her last money to a child on the street and even after she learned that the girl is taken care for, she would not accept her gift back. Hopefully this video will make you think things through next time you see a person in need. There is so much you can do to help!

Published: February 8, 2017782,744 views
Picking Up Girls With A Ferrari VS A Puppy4m47s

Picking Up Girls With A Ferrari VS A Puppy

Josh Paler Lin recently got a new puppy, and every time he took him out almost every girl would stop to pet him. So, he came up with a very unique way to test girl’s character by trying to seduce them, i.e. pick them up with the help of a fine Ferrari or with the help of his cute furry friend. He decided to set an experiment and see if he could get more numbers with a Ferrari or with the puppy. We were surprised by the results. The first thought that anyone gets after hearing about this social experiment is to think that rich guys, who have plenty of gadgets and fancy cars, can easily get girls hooked. So, this guy decided to give it a try! He got in his fancy Ferrari and drove on the streets, occasionally stopping every time he saw a girl or a group of girls. Surprisingly, almost every one of these girls ditched him, not minding the Ferrari at all. He only managed to get the number of two girls. Next, he decided to give his cute, little puppy, with a red bow tie, a try! This time, he didn’t even have to approach the girls or use a pickup line , girls started to come to him, bewitched by his puppy. Almost every single girl he spoke to, agreed to give him her number. He was joking and said that he needed to make contact, in case he needed a babysitter for the dog. Amazingly, girls were this time more communicative and open in the conversation with him. Would you pass on this social experiment?

Guy Reaches A Surprising Result With His $100,000 Honesty Social Experiment4m52s

Guy Reaches A Surprising Result With His $100,000 Honesty Social Experiment

How would people react if they saw someone leave a briefcase full of money on the ground? This social experiment tackles that issue with surprisingly mixed results. YouTube prankster and comedian Josh Paler Lin took to a more serious issue this time around - he filled a briefcase with fake $100 bills that will serve as the trigger for his honesty test. He will pretend he forgets that loaded briefcase in front of people and see how they will react. Naturally, the results are what you would expect - in about 6 situations (the number of tests Josh managed to make before losing his briefcase filled with fake cash to someone very dishonest) only a couple of people decided to remind Josh that he was forgetting something looking highly important behind. When he asked these people about their decision, their answer was always the same - honesty is the best policy! The rest of the tests went miserably - people wouldn’t even try and stop Josh from entering the Ferrari without his money. Instead, they would just wait for the car to move away, so that they can grab at and scram. One guy didn’t even wait for the car to drive off; the moment Josh dropped his guard, the guy jumps for the case and darts into the distance. Too bad, the case is worth more than the contents.

How private is your personal information?1m38s

How private is your personal information?

You're more at risk of identity fraud than you think. Sharing personal details like your date of birth, address and phone number can make you vulnerable. Don't make it easy for identity fraudsters. Start by setting your privacy settings. - Credit: Cifas UK

Must see: Back to school child predator experiment4m31s

Must see: Back to school child predator experiment

You must witness this extremely eye-opening social experiment from RobbyTv where he tests three children to see what they would do if they were approached by a stranger on their way to and from school. The results are disturbingly shocking!

Published: September 12, 201610,378 views
Couples drawing challenge: How to draw your partner2m47s

Couples drawing challenge: How to draw your partner

Do you know how to draw? What if you were asked to draw your boyfriend or girlfriend? How do you think it would look? We asked couples in Central Park if they were up for this drawing challenge. Some of their time lapse drawings are funny and some of them are just too adorable! What do you think?

Published: August 31, 20161 plays