AsapScience

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AsapSCIENCE
AsapSCIENCE logo.jpeg
Presentation
Hosted by Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown
Genre Education, Science
Created by Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown
Language English
Production
Production Sarah Weichel Management
No. of episodes 195
Publication
Original release 6 June 2012 – present
Provider YouTube
Website AsapScience's channel on YouTube

AsapScience, stylized as AsapSCIENCE, is a YouTube channel created by Canadian YouTubers Mitchell 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 issues (not all pertaining to science).

Team[edit]

  • Mitchell "Mitch" Moffit, born (1988-03-27) March 27, 1988 (age 30), creator and host
  • Gregory "Greg" Brown, born (1988-09-25) September 25, 1988 (age 29), creator and host

Moffit and Brown are an openly gay couple who met while studying biology at the University of Guelph.[2] They made their sexualities and relationship public online in 2014, two years after starting their channel, in response to homophobic comments and in order to be visible role models for young gay people interested in science.[3][4]

  • 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[5]. 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.[6]

The most viewed video of the channel currently is What Colour is this dress?, which has over 22 million views.[7] Their videos have been featured in websites such as The Huffington Post,[8] Gizmodo[9] and VirtualDr[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 IISuperwomanII's '#LEH' and 'IVIVI'.

In December 2017, AsapScience appeared on Rhett and Link's YouTube channel Good Mythical Morning.[15]

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?".[16] The video sparked a lot of controversy and received a channel-highest dislike percentage of nearly 44%[16] (as of August 2017).

Statistics[edit]

As of 4 November 2017, AsapScience and AsapThought have over 7 million subscribers combined.

Subscribers Views
AsapSCIENCE[17] 7,883,151 869,121,785
Greg and Mitch[18] 901,019 54,331,850
Total 8,784,170 923,453,635

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]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AsapSCIENCE". YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Duffy, Nick (June 14, 2014). "YouTube science hosts come out as gay couple, condemn homophobic comments". PinkNews. Retrieved December 14, 2017. 
  4. ^ Moffit, Mitchell; Brown, Gregory (June 13, 2014). "Coming Out Twice". Huffington Post Blogs. Retrieved December 14, 2017. 
  5. ^ "periodic table song". 
  6. ^ "The Science of AsapSCIENCE - Behind The Scenes". YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "What Colour is this dress -". YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Asapscience". The Huffington Post. The Huffington Post. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Asapscience". Gizmodo. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "دکتر مجازی – علم به روایتی جذاب تر". www.virtualdr.ir (in Persian). Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  11. ^ "AsapSCIENCE". books.simonandschuster.com. 2015-03-17. Retrieved 2015-11-17. 
  12. ^ Lynch, EDW. "Bill Nye Explains How We Could Stop an Asteroid On AsapScience". Laughing Squid. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Amazing Olympic Facts". Youtube. Youtube. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "How Have Olympians' Bodies Changed Over The Years? AsapSCIENCE Explains". www.cbc.ca. CBC News. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  15. ^ Good Mythical Morning (2017-12-12), Are You A Supertaster? Taste Test ft. AsapSCIENCE, retrieved 2017-12-16 
  16. ^ a b AsapSCIENCE (16 March 2017). "Can Math Prove God's Existence?" – via YouTube. 
  17. ^ "AsapSCIENCE". Youtube. Youtube. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  18. ^ "AsapTHOUGHT". Youtube. Youtube. Retrieved 1 March 2016.