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You Should Thank This Man for Inventing Jet Boats

Smithsonian Channel
In 1954, a man named Bill Hamilton invented the water-jet propelled boat, ideal for exploring the shallow rivers of his native New Zealand. This later revolutionized boating worldwide. From the Show: Aerial New Zealand

You Probably Don't Want Your Airline Pilot to Try This

Smithsonian Channel
Third generation stunt pilot and Minnesota's favorite daredevil, John Mohr, attempts astonishing aerial acrobatics in his 1943 Stearman biplane. From: AERIAL AMERICA

You Have V-Mail

Smithsonian Magazine
Victory Mail allowed servicemen during World War II to transmit letters to their loved ones back home quickly and easily (National Postal Museum). Read more at

You Don't Want to be on the Receiving End of a Caiman’s Bite (4K)

Smithsonian Channel
Male caiman bites are extremely powerful – a staggering 270 pounds per square inch. This older male is about to feel its full force in a battle with a younger rival. From the Series: Brazil Untamed: Jaguar Den

You Don't Want to Step on a Stonefish

Smithsonian Channel
Stonefish are aptly named - they look exactly like stone, allowing them to blend into their surroundings and surprise unwitting prey. From: SPEED KILLS: Ocean

You Don't Want to Be Around When Baboons are Hunting

Smithsonian Channel
If the opportunity presents itself, this primate embraces its carnal side. From: LETHAL ATTRACTIONS

You Do Not Want to Get Tased by This Eel

Smithsonian Channel
The electric eel generates electric shocks of up to 1,000 volts, 80 times the electric voltage of a car battery. Watch as a caiman learns this fact the hard way. From: ELECTRIC AMAZON

You Do Not Want to Fall in This Croc-Infested River

Smithsonian Channel
Baiting crocodiles is a dangerous activity, but sisters Crystal and Jackie Gray are experts. The process involves buffalo meat and being very, very careful. From the show Mighty Cruise Ships: Celebrity Solstice:

You Can't Fake This Kind of Flying

Smithsonian Channel
Going from a large commercial jet to a small single-engine airplane is not easy, but Randy McGehee is the perfect man for the job. He has the versatility and experience to jump into any type of aircraft. From: DANGEROUS FLIGHTS

You Can Test Out Life on Mars In This State

Smithsonian Channel
Soaring over Utah, it's easy to imagine that you've left Earth and have stepped onto another planet. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Utah

You Can Find the Oak Tree From 'Shawshank Redemption' Here

Smithsonian Channel
In the 1940s and 50s, Hollywood's biggest stars considered Malabar Farm an ideal getaway. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Ohio

You Are What You Eat

Smithsonian Channel
Sloths may give new meaning to the phrase 'slow food diet.' Researchers on Barro Colorado Island are studying sloths to see how their diet affects their speed - or lack there of. From the Show: Secret Life of the Rainforest

You Absolutely Don't Want to Get Bitten By This Turtle

Smithsonian Channel
At 150 pounds, the alligator snapping turtle is a formidable presence in the waters of the bayou. But its hunting style relies on ambush, not intimidation - all with the help of a curious worm-like appendage in its mouth. From the Series: America's Mississippi: The Bayou

Yoshiro Takahashi, "Quantum degenerate mixtures of Alkali and Alkaline-Earth-like atoms"

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Yoshiro Takahashi, Kyoto University, during the workshop of "Research Frontiers in Ultra-Cold Atoms and Molecules:Unequal Mass Mixtures and Dipolar Molecules", lecture titled "Quantum degenerate mixtures of Alkali and Alkaline-Earth-like atoms", at the Institute for Theoretical, Atomic and Molecular and Optical Physics, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 23-25, 2012. © Harvard University and Yoshiro Takahashi. The text and images on ITAMP's YouTube channel are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned or held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is being provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research or enrichment. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires permission. ITAMP is supported through grants by the National Science Foundation Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s).

Yosemite Slideshow

Smithsonian Magazine
Carleton Watkins' 19th-Century Photographs of Yosemite Valley (Produced and Narrated by: Brendan McCabe. Text by Bruce Hathaway). Read more at

Yoko Ono “My Mommy is Beautiful” – Hirshhorn Museum

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
A time-lapse of visitors adding notes to Yoko Ono’s participatory artwork, “My Mommy is Beautiful.” The forty-foot long installation invites visitors to bring a photograph or write a thought or memory about their mothers and attach it to the canvased wall. Ultimately, the wall will be obscured by layers of memories and images, thus unfolding a spirited and monumental tribute to mothers around the world. On view in “Yoko Ono: Four Works for Washington and the World” June 17- Sept. 17, 2017 Music: Yoko Ono “I Love You, Earth” (C) & (P) 1986 Ono Music

Yogi, Jackal, and Goddess in Hindu Tantric Yoga

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Session 3: Tantra Yogi, Jackal, and Goddess in Hindu Tantric Yoga David Gordon White, University of California, Santa Barbara Session Chair: Vidya Dehejia, Columbia University, New York City Yoga and Visual Culture: An Interdisciplinary Symposium November 22, 2013 at 6.30 pm Freer, Meyer Auditorium

Yoga | The Art of Transformation

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Yoga: The Art of Transformation October 19, 2013 -- January 26, 2014 Smithsonian's Freer|Sackler #artofyoga Yoga is a global phenomenon practiced by millions of people seeking spiritual insight and better health. Few, however, are aware of yoga's dynamic history. Opening October 19 at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery is Yoga: The Art of Transformation, the world's first exhibition of yogic art. Temple sculptures, devotional icons, vibrant manuscripts, and court paintings created in India over 2000 years—as well as early modern photographs, books, and films—reveal yoga's mysteries and illuminate its profound meanings. /

Yoga as Architecture

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Session 1: Yoga and Place Yoga as Architecture Michael W. Meister, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Session Chair: Qamar Adamjee, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Yoga and Visual Culture: An Interdisciplinary Symposium November 22, 2013 at 6.30 pm Freer, Meyer Auditorium

Yoga and the Sculpted Body

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Yoga and Visual Culture: An Interdisciplinary Symposium Yoga and the Sculpted Body Vidya Dehejia, Columbia University, New York City November 21, 2013 at 6.30 pm Freer, Meyer Auditorium

Yoga and Yogis in Indian Art

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Make yoga history -- donate now: You've heard of the Taj Mahal, but did you know that almost 400 years ago, its builder, Shah Jahan, commissioned a painting showing a prince and a Hindu yogi? Previews this beautiful painting and other masterpieces of Indian art—such as the first illustrated treatise showing yoga asanas -- that will be on view in "Yoga: The Art of Transformation." Share: @FreerSackler | #artofyoga

Yoga Body Paradox

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Make yoga history -- donate now: How could a fourteenth-century artist create a masterpiece that speaks to us today about the yogic paradox of using the body as a means to transcend the body? Exhibition curator Debra Diamond, Associate Curator for South and South Asian Art at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and exhibition researcher Mekala Krishnan, now The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Fellow in Indian and Himalayan Art at the Philadelphia Museum, discuss this puzzle. Share: @FreerSackler | #artofyoga

Yipao Festival in Colombia

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Our friend Carlos Alberto Beltrán R. won't be coming to the Festival, but his tradition will. He sent us this video that he produced so that we can all appreciate the skills and amazing tricks that Colombian yiperos (jeep drivers) perform in competitions. Carlos is a Yipao festival promoter in Colombia. At the Festival, there will be daily yipao demonstrations by Jhon Jairo "Guama" Amortegui, one of the most recognized yiperos of Colombia's Coffee Region. [Catalog No. - CFV10338; Copyright - 2011 Smithsonian Institution]

Yinka Shonibare Reinterpreted

National Museum of African Art
Holly Bass Performance Projects interprets Yinka Shonibare's work through their new performance piece African Futures: DC. Dancers Andile Ndlovu from South Africa and Ayano Kimura from Japan, under the artistic guidance of Septime Weber of the Washington Ballet. Also perfrom a short interprestive piece in response to Shonibare's Odile and Odette.
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