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YouTube means you can watch what and whenever you want.

The variety of content you can choose from is just amazing. If you know where to look, you’ll find tons of entertaining YouTube channels. And if you’ve still got room in your schedule for entertainment, we can help you out with these unique YouTube channels…

1. CrazyRussianHacker

For Taras Kulakov “safety is number one priority”. The USSR born former Ukrainian Olympic swimmer, who now lives in Waynesville, North Carolina, explores everything from boiling Coke, testing military food, to dumping 30 pounds of dry ice into a pool.

Taras also shares life hacks and tests gadgets.

Subscribe to this channel if… you get a kick out of watching crazy experiments with a safe ending.

2. Amazing Space

Amazing Space is a YouTube channel dedicated to the infinite space beyond Earth’s atmosphere. Featured videos include live streams, for example from the International Space Station, high resolution videos of the Earth and the Sun, and a collection of timelapse videos.

The material is sourced from NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), and exclusive sources.

Subscribe to this channel if… you are curious about our galaxy and appreciate breathtaking views of our planet floating in space.

3. The School of Life

This YouTube channel and real-life school for adults addresses the kinds of subjects many parents and schools neglect: philosophy, psychotherapy, literature, and art. Channel topics include relationships, self, work and capitalism, comedy, and pop culture.

You can stream individual videos on topics you’re interested in. Or you can follow a curated curriculum to graduate from the school of life as a fully educated adult.

Subscribe to this channel if… you feel like you’ve missed a couple of life lessons and would like to close that gap.

4. LinusTechTips

This channel is a great place to learn about technology. Beginners should start with the As Fast As Possible playlist, which features short videos that explain basic technology and terms. For example, you can find out about TCP/IP, CPU Cache, or how fitness trackers work.

If you need a new PC, the Build Guides, Buyer’s Guides, and Ultimate Guides playlist will show you what to look for and how to build your own PC.

Subscribe to this channel if… you enjoy fun videos about technology.

5. FailArmy

The laugh is always on the loser. And you will split your sides laughing while watching these epic fail videos.

Always remember that one day, you could be the star of a fail video, because this channel accepts fan submissions.

Subscribe to this channel if… you need a good laugh every once in a while.

6. People Are Awesome

On the bright side, failure is a result of trying. And trying hard, over and over again, can lead to great results. People are Awesome celebrates the achievements of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Activities include extreme sports and simple exercises taken to the extreme.

Like FailArmy, this channel depends on material submitted by its viewers. If you have ever documented an amazing trick on video, this is your chance to share it with the world.

Subscribe to this channel if… you admire driven and creative people doing extreme sports.

7. TheRichest

Each video on this channel features a list of fun facts around a fascinating topic. That includes anything from stuff science can’t explain to common objects dirtier than your toilet. Can you find 10 videos you like on this channel?

To curb the randomness, dive into one of the playlists, which focus on unusual people, movies and TV, or creatures and animals.

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8. Looper

Looper shines a light on Easter eggs, interesting facts, and untold stories behind your favorite movies, TV shows, and games. You’ll learn what happened to Mr. T, what famous horror movie monsters look underneath their mask, or why they never made a sequel to Inception.

For someone with an interest in popular culture, this channel provides endless entertainment.

Subscribe to this channel if… you’re an entertainment buff and want to know everything about popular films, shows, characters, and celebrities.

9. Veritasium

Every video on this channel contains an element of truth. Derek Muller answers intriguing questions and explores entertaining subjects through the lens of science. For example, do you know how chameleons change color, whether cell phones can cause brain tumors, or how welding in space works? You’ll find out on Veritasium.

For a list of similar channels, check out our post on science YouTube channels you can’t miss.

Subscribe to this channel if… you’re fascinated by science and want to learn more about the wonders of our world.

10. Tasty

This channel will make you drool. The snack-sized videos break down delicious dishes into the simple steps it takes to make them. You’ll want to dash into your kitchen and try these recipes. All of them.

Didn’t have the right items at home or found yourself in a hurry? Try to find recipes by ingredients or preparation time.

Subscribe to this channel if… you love food and easy recipes.

Uniquely Entertaining

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Do you regularly watch any of these channels? Will you do so now that we have recommended them? What are your favorite YouTube channels? And which ones would you add to this list? Please share your links with us in the comments below!

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Originally written by Tina Sieber on March 10th, 2009

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  1. Bob
    August 13, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Ewwww. Looper and the Richest? Seriously?! Some of the most unoriginal, generic content out there.

    • Tina Sieber
      August 13, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      What would you replace these with?

  2. manohar
    January 18, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    i think "Smarter Everyday" channel is a worthy contender here , amazing stuff and very nice explanation for common things that we do not notice in everyday life.

  3. bob
    August 22, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    tina: what about fexiron007?

  4. pandi merdeka
    April 18, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    :( gidovgent is also suspended... i really like his channel :(

  5. Daniel
    March 16, 2009 at 10:14 am

    how did u miss this one - http://www.youtube.com/user/gigafide?

  6. Tim
    March 12, 2009 at 7:05 am

    What about Fred?

  7. alfred
    March 11, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    There are also a lot of googletechtalks available at: http://www.youtube.com/user/googletechtalks

  8. Aibek
    March 11, 2009 at 6:14 am

    Hey Tina

    How about HotForWords? Heard of it? I used to really like that one.

    • Tina
      March 11, 2009 at 8:55 am

      Yes, I've heard of it, it went through all the popular news a short while ago.

      Marina is a sexy Russian philologist explaining the origin of various words.

      Here's the link for anyone interested:
      http://www.youtube.com/user/hotforwords?blend=1&ob=4

  9. housetier
    March 10, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    One of our members has recently opened a channel on youtube, showing off things that happen on our space station.

    c-base is one of the oldest hacker spaces in the world, and certainly the most remarkable, amazing and just mind-blowing great place!

    I think it wins on uniqueness ;)

    • Tina
      March 11, 2009 at 3:06 am

      Thanks for sharing! And I'll see you guys in a couple of days at the MOAW. :)

  10. E
    March 10, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    YouTube says that the MyDocumentaries has been suspended...

    • Tina
      March 10, 2009 at 1:14 pm

      True. I wrote this post three days ago. Too bad.

      Here's an alternative channel for British documentaries that at least contains that hilarious "Are you 100% English" series: http://www.youtube.com/user/severndroog