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Gimme Five July 29, 2008

Posted by smooregasbord in General.

When I’m bored, I peruse the internet for random, weird, and sometimes interesting sites. I stumbled upon this website called 5min.com the other day. This is a how-to website that has hundreds and hundreds of videos on a wide array of topics like how to knit, how to make french onion soup, understanding your cholesterol levels, how to burp a baby, and how to solve a rubik’s cube. Videos can be submitted by anyone. It’s basically an informational YouTube. They say the idea is that everyone is an expert at something and that expertise can be relayed to the public in no more than five minutes.

The videos are divided among approximately 20 categories ranging from Food to Sports. The videos are even further categorized by subtopics. For example, under Food, you find American, Asian, Desserts, Soup, Vegetarian…and the list goes on and on. Some are very informative while others, well, they are clearly there for entertainment purposes. If you’ve always wanted to know “Where do smurfs come from?”, then 5min.com has the answer.



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