AsapScience

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AsapSCIENCE
AsapSCIENCE logo.jpeg
Presentation
Hosted byMitchell "Mitch" Moffit and Gregory Brown
GenreEducation, Science
Created byMitchell "Mitch" Moffit and Gregory Brown
LanguageEnglish
Production
ProductionSarah Weichel Management
No. of episodes195
Publication
Original release6 June 2012 – present
ProviderYouTube
Website

AsapScience, stylized as AsapSCIENCE, is a YouTube channel created by Canadian YouTubers Mitchell "Mitch" Moffit and Gregory Brown. The channel produces weekly videos that touch on many different topics of science.[1]

The two creators have a secondary channel, Greg and Mitch (formerly AsapTHOUGHT), which contains videos discussing several topics (not all pertaining to science).[2]

Team[edit]

  • Mitchell "Mitch" Moffit, born (1988-03-27) March 27, 1988 (age 33), creator and host
  • Gregory "Greg" Brown, born (1988-09-25) September 25, 1988 (age 32), creator and host

Moffit and Brown are an openly gay couple who met while studying biology at the University of Guelph.[3] They made their sexualities and relationship public online in 2014, two years after starting their channel, in response to derogatory comments and in order to be visible role models for young gay people interested in science.[4][5]

  • Rachel Salt, researcher
  • Max Simmons, illustrator
  • Chelsea Scherer, digital manager
  • Sel Ghebrehiwot, editor

Channel[edit]

AsapScience videos are about science, with many episodes, such as How Much Sleep Do You Actually Need?, discussing functions of the human body. They sometimes make songs explaining science such as Science Love Song and Periodic Table Song.[6] Each video's scientific concepts are conveyed using colored drawings on a whiteboard and voice-over narration. As revealed in a behind-the-scenes video, Mitchell voices and composes the background music for the videos, while Greg is the primary illustrator.[7]

The most viewed video of the channel currently is Do You Hear "Yanny" or "Laurel"?, which has 60 million views.[8] Their videos have been featured in websites such as The Huffington Post[9] and Gizmodo.[10]

In March 2015, Moffit and Brown released their first book, AsapSCIENCE: Answers to the World's Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, and Unexplained Phenomena.[11]

Collaborations[edit]

AsapScience has collaborated with Vsauce3 on 4 videos, The Scientific Secret of Strength and Muscle Growth and What if Superman Punched You?, Can We Genetically Improve Intelligence? and Can You Genetically Enhance Yourself?.

One of the videos, Could We Stop An Asteroid?, features Bill Nye, who discusses different ways humanity could stop an asteroid if one were on a collision course for Earth.[12]

On 2 February 2014, AsapScience announced that they have collaborated with CBC News to produce one video daily related to sports, for 19 days starting from 6 February.[13][14]

AsapScience also appeared in several videos with IISuperwomanII.[15][16][17]

They had a one-time collaboration with Kurzgesagt on the What Is The Most Dangerous Drug In The World? video which aired on November 16, 2017.[18][19]

In December 2017, AsapScience appeared on Rhett and Link's YouTube channel Good Mythical Morning.[20]

In 2020, alongside Psych IRL and others, AsapScience featured in a YouTube original series Sleeping With Friends, a competition in which participants aim to get the best night's sleep.[21][22][23]

Religion[edit]

On 16 March 2017, AsapScience released a video regarding the existence of God and whether it could be proven through the use of math, titled "Can Math Prove God's Existence?"[24] The video sparked a lot of controversy and received a channel-highest dislike percentage of more than 45%.[24]

Statistics[edit]

As of 26 March 2021, AsapScience and Greg and Mitch have over 10.4 million subscribers combined.

Subscribers Views
AsapSCIENCE[1] 9,590,000 1,486,426,214
Greg and Mitch[2] 824,000 64,717,774
Total 10,414,000 1,551,143,988

Other work[edit]

In February 2016, Mitchell Moffit was announced as one of the 16 HouseGuests on Big Brother Canada 4. He placed 11th and was evicted on day 42 in a 5-3 eviction vote. He was the first member of the Jury.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "AsapSCIENCE". YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved 24 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "AsapTHOUGHT". Youtube. Youtube. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Coming Out Twice". YouTube (Video posted June 11, 2014 says they have been together for "seven and a half years".). YouTube. Retrieved 27 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Duffy, Nick (June 14, 2014). "YouTube science hosts come out as gay couple, condemn homophobic comments". PinkNews. Retrieved December 14, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Moffit, Mitchell; Brown, Gregory (June 13, 2014). "Coming Out Twice". Huffington Post Blogs. Retrieved December 14, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "periodic table song".
  7. ^ "The Science of AsapSCIENCE - Behind The Scenes". YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved 24 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Do You Hear "Yanny" or "Laurel"? -". YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved 8 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Asapscience". The Huffington Post. The Huffington Post. Retrieved 24 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Asapscience". Gizmodo. Retrieved 8 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "AsapSCIENCE". books.simonandschuster.com. 2015-03-17. Retrieved 2015-11-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Lynch, EDW. "Bill Nye Explains How We Could Stop an Asteroid On AsapScience". Laughing Squid. Retrieved 24 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Amazing Olympic Facts". Youtube. Youtube. Retrieved 24 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "How Have Olympians' Bodies Changed Over The Years? AsapSCIENCE Explains". www.cbc.ca. CBC News. Retrieved 24 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ How To Prove Your Parents Wrong ft. AsapSCIENCE, retrieved 2021-03-26
  16. ^ 6 Ways To Appear Smarter Than You Are ft. Lilly Singh, retrieved 2021-03-26
  17. ^ Do Periods Actually Make Women Moody? Ft. iiSuperwomanii, retrieved 2021-03-26
  18. ^ What Is The Most Dangerous Drug In The World? ft. In A Nutshell (Kurzgesagt), retrieved 2020-01-17
  19. ^ "What Is The Most Dangerous Drug In The World?". IFLScience. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  20. ^ Good Mythical Morning (2017-12-12), Are You A Supertaster? Taste Test ft. AsapSCIENCE, retrieved 2017-12-16 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ Sippell, Margeaux (13 May 2020). "YouTube Originals Has a New Sleep Competition Series". TheWrap. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  22. ^ Fitzgerald, Clare (16 May 2020). "AsapSCIENCE, Psych IRL Amongst YouTubers Competing In New YouTube Series". Teneighty Magazine. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  23. ^ Weiss, Geoff (13 May 2020). "YouTube Taps ASAPScience, Kati Morton, More For Sleeping Competition Series". Tubefilter. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  24. ^ a b AsapSCIENCE (16 March 2017). "Can Math Prove God's Existence?". YouTube. AsapSCIENCE. Retrieved 26 March 2021 – via YouTube.