Why Ice Floats on Water - #0.1

Let Me Clarify: Why Ice Floats on Water - #0.1

Ever wonder why ice floats?  Or, why animals don't cook their food?  Gus asks really, really bad scientific questions and it's up to biology expert Sally Le Page to clear the air and the nonsense. Let Me Clarify is brought to you by Audible.com. Get a free audiobook with a 30 day free trial at http://www.audible.com/letme.

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  • DannyKendra FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    does solid butter float on liquid butter?

  • bomblet FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    I really want that shirt

  • Lindsey_11 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RI RT COMMUNITY FOUNDER

    9 months ago

    I love this!

  • superthotty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Humans also have to cook their food because somewhere along our evolutionary line our biology favored a stronger brain over stronger jaws, so our brains became larger and our mandibles smaller/weaker, which is what led us to favoring cooked food, it was softer and faster to chew. Animals don't cook because they don't have to, basically. It was an evolutionary trade humans made that seemed to have a reasonably low cost: a stronger brain and the ability to make tools and learn better at the cost of putting most food we find/produce in fire or hot water. This does make us more susceptible to diseases living in raw meat (like salmonella in chicken or raw eggs) but typically we've also learned to be disgusted with the taste of some raw foods so it's less of a concern.

  • Ligthone04 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    When you're doing the sound effects you should pause the video to over express the word or expression you're making the sound effect for.

  • Ligthone04 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    I love the idea of the show its really enjoyable. I know you're just testing the show at the moment but I would love to different people from the rooster teeth company just come up with questions for her. (I enjoy Gus but would love to see other people come up that are not normally on the spot light)

  • York995 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    I love this so far.

  • gerbosphere FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Does ice float on water?

  • Bscribes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Forced Obsession

    9 months ago

    Great idea, Love it...And I have to agree with the audio bits not really fitting in...Maybe just a low level music that's constant or nothing at all. I am also fine with an AD read but like others have said maybe just do it at the start. But all in all great new show guys!!!

  • ellora FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    I think this is a really good concept for a show and I enjoyed the first episode, but, like many other people found the sound effects/music distracting and kind of annoying. Loved Gus' questions and Sally, though!

  • OsgoodUSNC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Love the show and idea, didn't mind the ad read, but still not a fan of the audio bits. Visuals were nice with some sound, just not the random music and such. That's just my opinion on it though, still looking forward to seeing more episodes!

  • Vhoxz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    So plant's grow faster with less oxygen... interesting... let me check my "herb garden"

  • KateArcade FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Great concept and I'd love to see this as a full fledged series, but the sound effects and music were really jarring against the tone of the rest of the video and took the focus away from Sally's explanations.

  • Mattie_Rojas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Mattie

    9 months ago

    So I watched this three times I need more!!!

  • SpencerCL FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Great idea for a short podcast! We so need scientific literacy, this is a superb way to engage people.

  • xeromaximus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Environmental Biologist

    9 months ago

    To give some clarity this is the general bonding pattern of Ice. It is really cool (no pun intended). tumblr_inline_obnwawOB1L1r15usg_500.png

  • xeromaximus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Environmental Biologist

    9 months ago

    Is It bad I want to submit questions to spread some of the knowledge I have learned in school majoring in biology? 

  • LonktothePast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Man this is incredible!!! Please more of this!!!!

  • Camillagaba FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    I love this. Love Sally Le Page and Gus, but the sound/music was weird and did not fit in. 

  • Lasor

    9 months ago

    This was cool. Looking forward to gaining some killer knowledge to share at parties.

  • Reviewingremy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    How can you talk about how awesome water is and not mention Hydrogen bonds. They are the key to waters amazing properties. Although the polar thing is good.

  • Hade33 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Anything with Sally Le Page is awesome. Love you Sally!

  • missytk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Missy King

    9 months ago

    watching RT and learning things? Imma confused.

  • brian192168 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    dont mind the pictures/graphs/charts and what not but the sound effects/music is disruptive 

  • thyeggman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Show is too short to have an ad.  If it needs to have an ad then put it ad the beginning so it doesn't ruin the flow of the conversation.

  • canhasaname FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Michelle

    9 months ago

    I love Sally and I love science. This was a great idea.

  • Sockbum FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Amazing. I'm really looking forward to the fleshed out "finished" show that will come once the kinks get worked out.

  • SofiaLujan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Madridista

    9 months ago

    I think this has amazing potential. The sound effects didn't really fit, yet although Sally Le Page does a great job at explaining things, the visuals do help lots! Also, as much as I love seeing Gus in pretty much anything, hopefully more RT cast are willing/allowed to be part of it (no more than two per episode though). I also think the length of the video is perfect. 10 to 15 minutes should be enough for discussions like these, otherwise it would be like a short podcast and I don't think that's what they're going for with this concept. 


    Can't wait to buy that shirt!

  • MitchMurray FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    I agree with a lot of other people about the sound effects and the ad. Obviously ads are always going to be a downside for viewers and are necessary from a production standpoint, but a twelve minute show isn't long enough to be interrupted by an ad: It would fit a lot better at the beginning or end. Similarly, the sound effects are just kind of weird and tacky and interrupt the experience of what is otherwise a good piece of content.

  • Antharwn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTNY Admin

    9 months ago

    So, I'm gonna watch this show either way. But I had an idea on maybe how to get a conversation going? What if it's done in more of an "Always Open," style. Maybe bring in 1 or 2 more people and you start with a base question. Then you can have an open scientific discussion for the next 15 or 30 minutes, or however long is necessary. That gives time to let the topic grow and sort of ask additional or other questions! I think it's a brilliant concept but the layout right now just seems a bit simple. I'd love something a tiny bit more engaging. 

  • AEixilimar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Double dildo member

    9 months ago

    Love it..

  • leash36 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Leash

    9 months ago

    YES this show has the potential to be amazing. I'm not sure how I feel about all the audio effects, but I'm loving the content. Just like many other community members, I loved when Sally came on the podcast for the first time and was so exciting to see her back recently. And now on a new show! Looking forward to watching more. 

  • doomtroop83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gunfighter

    9 months ago

    resist the ant overlords! 

  • blanderson102 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold BrettAnderson

    9 months ago

    I like the concept of the show but 1) it is just not long enough and 2) there aren't enough people on it. Right now it is just a Q&A with Gus and Sally with questions that are easily answered by a simple look up on google. There should be more people asking the questions, which makes Sally on the RT podcast great. I wish they would just bring her in for a podcast format type show that is about 30 minutes or so with 3 RT personalities for a better variety of questions.

  • TheWallaceIsIn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTXSyd Guardian

    9 months ago

    I love how excited Sally gets over little things in science, because it makes me excited for little things in science too. Like, water is fuckin cool but now I feel like it's super fuckin cool after Sally talked about it!

  • mrDj FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Sally is awesome and all, but Id like to know if she will be the only guest...e.g will we get Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson or Matt Taylor to answer some questions?

  • dashingdylan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Definitely glad this is happening :)

  • whalepoops

    9 months ago

    Ugh, this is going to be absolutely brilliant. It seems like a very busy time for Rooster Teeth personalities, and I'm sure scheduling must be an absolute disaster at present, but I'm so so glad you guys are still moving forward with this idea. A bigger audience for the phenomenal science-communication work that Sally does, and a really interesting contrast to the way RT argument segments often tend to work. This has so much potential, and I'm so excited to see what it becomes. 

  • JosephRafael FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold CERBERUZ

    9 months ago

    Love the show and love Sally, just wish, like some others, that the episode was longer.

  • Hillbeast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    love this show 10/10

  • B0r1ng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Love seeing Sally back. I'm down for this show and hope it reaches a longer format.

  • DirkMcNealy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Part of what made Sally so fun on the podcast was the stark contrast with a bunch of idiots. And Gus, sorry, you're not that dumb. You need a Gavin or Brandon on this show. But hopefully not Brandon.

  • ValiantValkyrie

    9 months ago

    love the show, love love love seeing sally again. i agree with what most of the other comments are saying, that the audio effects were a little much and the ad in the middle like that kinda threw me off. not saying that i'm totally against an ad, but it felt a little weird. the episode itself was a LOT shorter than i was expecting (i thought it would have been closer to 20 or 30 minutes than less than 12) but i'm not going to complain too much seeing as how i love the content either way. thanks so much to everyone who put in the time to make this!

  • TimeTravelPenguin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TimeTravelPenguin

    9 months ago

    Great show! I love the impromptu side of it, I don't know if the questions are thought of before recording, but it was very enjoyable. Similar to other users, some of the music and sound effects seemed off, too loud, or maybe unnecessary. To be fair, this show is in its baby stages, so watching it grow will be awesome. I loved it, and I can't wait for more!

  • TheMisterFlux FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Love the show. Tone down (or eliminate) the sound effects and try to work something out with Audible to switch to an Audible banner ad or something. The ad read is too jarring in a 12 minute show.

  • AndaleTheGre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Gotta love that toothy grin! Glad to see her again.

  • Keywora

    9 months ago

    Great show! I can't wait to see more!!!!!

  • WhiteGrizzly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Loved the show! It was great but some of the sound effects were loud and long which was a little distracting in key moments when Sally was talking. But that is the only complaint i have, cant wait for more episodes! 

  • seyelive FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    so rocks do not float on lava

    • Silentash94 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 months ago

      Does not*

  • Izayer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Stories

    9 months ago

    Sally your genius is showing.