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Ten things you didn't know you could learn from YouTube

From learning to tie  your shoelaces properly to building a turbo engine, here are 10 of the best tutorial videos that will teach you something new.

While most of us are aware of the endless entertainment which online video can provide, more and more Australians are turning to video platforms like YouTube for educational purposes. 

In fact, YouTube is the second most popular search engine in the world. So what can it teach us? 

We’ve compiled 10 of the best tutorial videos that will help you learn a new skill.

Jamie Oliver’s kitchen skills 

He is one of the world's most famous chefs and YouTube advocates in the world. 

Jamie Oliver’s ‘FoodTube’ is a channel where Jamie shares beautiful recipes and some great hints and tips to smarten up your kitchen skills. From peeling ginger to cooking the perfect spaghetti, Jamie has you covered.

How to build the ultimate Iron Man costume

It may have taken him four years to complete, but cosplay enthusiast James Bruton from XRobots in the UK openly shares the fabrication, mechanics, 3D printed materials and electronics that went into his Iron Man suit. 

The team offer up tutorials on a variety of projects so be sure to check out their page.

How to tie your shoe laces, properly

There is nothing more upsetting than discovering that you have been doing something wrong your whole life. 

In the very first three-minute audience talk given from the TED stage back in 2005, Terry Moore teaches us the right way to keep our laces together. 

Learn how to make dessert in the microwave

When you don’t want to wait to preheat the oven and need a sweet-fix in a flash, look no further than the BuzzFeed’s video instructions for five simple microwave desserts.

While they may not be for everyone, these will blitz your prep time.

How to build a turbo-jet engine

For the avid engineers and tinkerers out there, YouTuber Colin Furze has uploaded a series of instructional clips that talk through the mathematics, physics and construction of a turbo jet engine from scrap parts.

Like most things on the internet, these instructions should not be assumed to be 100 per cent correct, and we do not advise anyone out there to try this at home.

How to clean your bathroom with soft drink

Is there nothing that cola can’t do?

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to clean your toilet, but have no access to traditional cleaning products, run to the refrigerator and grab yourself a refreshing bottle of cola, and get pouring.

Clocking in close to 18 million views, we’re undecided if this is fact or fiction.

How to turn your smartphone into a 3D Hologram

Ever since Star Wars first screened, the world has been fascinated by holograms. While a large-scale holographic future may be some time away, you may already have a holographic projector in your pocket right now.  

How to make the best paper aeroplanes in the world!

It’s a claim that would cause contention in playgrounds across Australia, but Mahir Cecen guides viewers on how to make what he claims, are the best paper planes in the world.

With over 6.2 million views, we cannot guarantee that you’re the only pilot sporting his designs at the start line.

How to take the perfect selfie

Whether you like it or not, the selfie is here to stay.

Added to the dictionary in 2014, it has become a part of our language, and a common feature in social media feeds over the years. So if you are a fan of turning the camera inwards, super vlogger Michelle Phan shares her tips on how to take the perfect selfie.

Learn how to carve a “simple” fruit art

There are countless arts and craft videos featured on YouTube, and one of the fastest growing trends online is food art.

Food is not just for eating. So if your craft skills are stronger than your culinary skills, then fruit art could be perfect for you.

With over 125,000 subscribers Mutita’s EdibleArt channel on YouTube provides a wealth of resources to get you started on your path.

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Benjamin Mulligan is the Social Media Manager at nbn.

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