Five online videos guaranteed to make you more interesting

There is more to the web than memes and funny cat videos.

Most of us are aware of the countless smiles, laughs online video can supply.  But there is more to the web than cat videos, memes and LOLs.

We’ve compiled five of the most interesting videos on the social web, guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, question what you know, and make you more interesting.

Man is literally split in two

Media artist and futurist Jason Silva breaks down the existential bummer. Leading with the infamous line from Earnest Becker, Jason freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence.

Emma Watson: HeForShe

There are few moments in people’s lives where they are given the opportunity to change the world. 

Emma Watson leveraged the opportunity given to her when co-hosting a special event for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign, opening eyes and minds across the world.

Kim Kardashian West at Re/code

It was unique moment when Kim Kardashian West took to the stage at ‘Code Mobile’, and international tech conference for software developers. 

Breaking away from the fashion-forward, reality television dialogue, Kim gave unexpected insights into business and industry - something no one expected.

John Oliver & Stephen Hawking

When one of the smartest minds on the planet sat with John Oliver as the instalment of Last Week Tonight's new "People Who Think Good" series, the conversation was as eclectic and impactful as one could expect. 

Covering such topics as parallel universes, artificial intelligence, and Charlize Theron, this clip will arm you for countless water-cooler conversations.

Bertie, the fastest tortoise in the world

We all know the story of the tortoise and the hare, but Bertie ‘the speedster’ tortoise threatens to smash the reality of childhood tales around the world. 

How fast is the tortoise world’s equivalent to Usain Bolt? 0.28 metres per second. Or 0.56 kilometres per hour.

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Benjamin Mulligan is the Social Media Manager at nbn.