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
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
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.

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

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
Social experiment: Pregnant homeless woman3m29s

Social experiment: Pregnant homeless woman

Check out this social experiment from RobbyTv where his friend puts on a fake pregnancy suit and pretends to be homeless. Does anyone care or try to help? Make sure to watch till the end!

Published: June 7, 20166,174 views
Kanye West fans go fundraising on the streets of London3m05s

Kanye West fans go fundraising on the streets of London

In response to Kanye announcing that he's in debt and asking Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg for one billion dollars, a few of his fans hit the streets of London to try and raise money for the rapper. Check out all of these incredible responses!

Published: February 23, 20167,103 views
Dear Australia: Find this man a date for Taylor Swift's concert!2m55s

Dear Australia: Find this man a date for Taylor Swift's concert!

Marius Helge Larsen moved to Australia two months ago for work reasons. Before leaving his home country of Norway, his awesome friends gave him two tickets to a upcoming Taylor Swift concert in Sydney. The people back home expect him to bring a date, but he still hasn't had any luck. It would be such a crushing defeat if he had to tell them he has to give up and go alone to the concert. Check out his amazing video that incredibly illustrates his problem and spread the word. Time is running out! You can contact Marius at

Published: November 17, 2015140,849 views
Are brand name pain relievers ripping you off?1m35s

Are brand name pain relievers ripping you off?

Do Tylenol, Advil, and Aleve contain the same ingredients as the generic brands? In this clip, 'bostwiki' shares with us some interesting insight as to what major brands and generic brands have in common and the price difference.

Published: September 4, 20151 plays$25.00 earned
Prankster Performs Experiment To Show That Looks Really Matter3m22s

Prankster Performs Experiment To Show That Looks Really Matter

Known as the famous Asian prankster on YouTube, Josh Paler Lin has accumulated over 2.7 million subscribers. Before doing funny pranks, he was a background dancer for music videos, including ‘Teach Me How To Dougie’. Born in Taiwan, 28-year-old Josh is an inspiring actor who loves entertainment and technology. His video ‘How Does A Homeless Man Spend $100?’ has reached over 30 million views in just 3 weeks. Social experiments involve human subjects and their thoughts and reactions to different situations. They is a great way to understand human nature and arouse debates among people. This recent video that Josh made was for a special purpose. He wanted to show that people are so quick to judge others based on their clothes and looks. Let’s all admit that at some point of our lives, we have judged and laughed at people based on their appearance. Josh dressed up as a homeless man pushing a cart and went to several fancy restaurants and asked if he could eat inside. Most restaurants staff refused to let him in and some directed him to a ‘cheaper’ restaurant near. An hour later, Josh came back with a brand new black Ferrari and taught them a lesson. In this social experiment, Josh Paler Lin shows us why you should never judge a book by its cover! Watch how restaurant hostesses react after he first shows up as a homeless man, then back again an hour later sporting a more wealthier appearance. Credit to Josh Paler Lin.

Does appearance change how people are treated?3m44s

Does appearance change how people are treated?

Model Pranksters bring us a powerful social experiment on the streets of New York. A man dressed in nice clothes and a man appearing to be homeless both pretend to fall down while walking with crutches. Will there be a difference in how many people will help in each situation? The conclusion will show us who will step up and do the right thing. Please share this video to raise awareness for a better world. Credit to 'zipkid99'.

Social experiment: Girl walks around NYC with no pants!3m45s

Social experiment: Girl walks around NYC with no pants!

Model Pranksters TV recently conducted this social experiment in Midtown, Manhattan, New York, featuring model Leah Jung walking the area wearing nothing but a jacket and underwear. In an effort to see how observant pedestrians around her are, the team hired body art company 'The Body Of Art' to paint Leah's legs to resemble a pair of jeans. Would anyone take notice? Check it out!

Published: November 14, 20145,021,980 views