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Episode 7: All Life on Earth Depends on Microbes

04/22/2013
This video describes the role of microbes in the production side of the global food web. Microbes transform essentially inert gaseous nitrogen into active nitrogen compounds, which then go on to make amino acids and proteins.

Episode 6: Botox and Hollywood

04/15/2013
This episode describes how the bane of sausage makers and home canners became the darling of the Hollywood set. The lethal toxin made by our friend Clostridium botulinum was put to good use paralyzing facial muscles and erasing frown lines. This video has an amazing intro sequence.

Episode 5: Microbiology built the Pyramids!

04/08/2013
Without the awesome power of microbes, these wonders of the ancient world would never have been built! Everyone knows about the awesome number of stone blocks and huge manpower requirements, but few know the important role that yeast had to play in building the pyramids.

Episode 4: Microbiologists Invented Texting

04/01/2013
This episode explains how microbiologists perfected the art of using the fewest possible letters in place of really long complicated words, long before cell phones and the internet were invented!

Episode 3: The First Viral Video, Ever!!!!

03/25/2013
This is the first Viral Video ever recorded! It was made in 1885 and features Louis Pasteur describing the first rabies vaccine clinical trial. This clearly makes it a viral video and not a bacterial or fungal video! Enjoy! (Yes, the first patient was a boy, but things get lost in translation.)

Episode 2: Viral Videos from the YouTube series MicroMinutes

03/18/2013
Without microbiology there would be no viral videos, because, after all, without microbiology there would be no viruses! Sure, there could be "voluminous views videos" but a term like that doesn't have the same visceral impact as a "viral video". This episode describes viral replication in a simple and light-hearted ...

Episode 1: The Introduction for the series MicroMinutes on YouTube

03/11/2013
This is the first episode in the MicroMinutes series on YouTube. MicroMinutes provides science entertainment and education for everyone, especially those with little exposure to classroom microbiology. The primary audience are Nerdfighters and fans of the Vlog Brothers, which means that all are welcome. Enjoy! Microbiology Rules!

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