Pretty much any crazy science/tech/robotics/car video. Bonus points for fire or explosions or other stunts that would likely get me arrested if I tried them in my back yard.
I do love the Russian drivers, though.
Old music from my youth by far!
ELO, Styx, Kansas, Boston, Toto (did anyone else here not know Hold The Line was one of their songs?), anything by Chris Cornell, Cars, The Police, Mr. Big, I could go on all day.
People probably laugh about Mr. Big being a glam band but Paul Gilbert on guitar and Billy Sheehan on bass Gave them some serious credibility.
Another one that has sucked a lot of my time lately is the “LockpickingLawyer”. That guy is simply amazing and the fact that his videos rarely go longer than a couple minutes makes them perfect for someone like me with a short attention span. He has over 1000 videos in which he picks locks from $2 cheapos to $200 high end locks in about a minute. Quite impressive.
@tweezak LPL is also the LockBypassingLawyer, the LockBlastingLawyer and the LockCuttingLawyer at times too.
/youtube LPL bypass lock
/youtube LPL Squire lock
/youtube LPL Ottolock
@dam091 I’ve made it past basic locks, but not ones with security features. Disc detainers are out of my league completely; hopefully Sparrows will indeed manufacturer “the lock pick that BosnianBill and I made”.
Let’s see… Dr pimple popper (just found out there’s a show!), video game dunkey (the only “youtuber” I’ll watch), animals acting odd, someone already said lock picking, “life hacks” that are usually useless… I’m sure there’s more.
I also like How Ridiculous and LockPickingLawyer. Add to that: Project Farm which is an awesome channel where a guy tests everything from duct tape to paint to car batteries to see which is best. Really a great channel. Chris Ramsay, a magician who posts videos solving all sorts of amazing puzzles. Real Tool Reviews, which is exactly what it sounds like. They often test expensive brands vs Harbor Freight stuff with sometimes very surprising results. Freakin’ Reviews, with a guy that tests a lot of As Seen on Tv type products. And oddly enough, I’m hooked on Brooks Holt which is just a dude and his hot girlfriend traveling around playing miniature golf. People think it’s strange to watch and before they know it they’re hooked too.
Engineery stuff. All the “Lookit this 8-bit computer I made from breadboards” or “can I repair 20 Nintendo Switches?” or AvE… dissassembling a tool and talking about which materials are which. That one guy… ElectroBoom? I suspect I’m going to be watching a lot of tradesmen talking while working soon here.
At some point in the past, something I watched triggered YT to start recommending woodturning (lathe) videos to me.
Now, they’re my go to if, e.g., I’m eating alone in a restaurant and just need something to look at on my phone while I eat.
(NB: I didn’t have that need until I got my first smartphone this year…)
Anyway, there are a few flavors…
There are the people who just take a weird-looking hunk of wood and turn it into something beautiful, like this guy:
And there are also people who dream up and carefully design crazy-intricate creations that kinda blow my mind, like this guy:
And a lot of people who combine wood, epoxy resin and a lathe to make beautiful things:
This might have been where the woodworking recommendations started - this guy who “never made a guitar before” makes an incredibly cool one on his first try and then goes on to make several more:
My inner nerd fix is watching Erkin save some person’s data from some memory card/stick or disk where something gas gone tragically wrong.
It’s chemistry, hands-on electronics, a lab, melting stuff (with the trick being only melting what you want), taking apart stuff and putting it back together, and then making sure it still works.
I’ve used his services and the guy is top-shelf. FYI, pricing is not as outrageous as one might think. He recovered a flash drive for me (similar to the video above) for under $200. Worth it, since the alternative was losing the data. He is in Canada, btw.
ProTip: Always buy a 2-pack of the same thumb drives, so you’ll have a donor if one goes bad.