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You probably know by now that we love a good TED Talk. We spend many hours each week trawling through the platform’s videos and whenever we come across something particularly helpful or illuminating, then of course we’re going to share it with you.

But today, we thought we’d give you a bit of a break from all the targeted learning about personal development, careers and coaching. Consider this your chance to kick back and watch something new. Yes, you might pick up an interesting fact or two, but they’ll most likely be the kinds of things that you’ll find yourself chatting about at a dinner party, rather than at a board meeting.

With that in mind, here are three TED Talks that are a little bit quirky, fun and different. We’re not setting you any homework; just watch and enjoy. It’s unlikely that any of these have shown up in your normal social media feeds.

1. Can you solve the three gods riddle? (04:41) – OK, it might have been a bit premature to say that today’s blog is all about light relief. This is arguably the most difficult logic puzzle ever created. Are you up to the challenge? Don’t worry, we’re not going to judge if you choose to wait for the explanation, rather than solve it yourself.

2. You have no idea where camels really come from (12:19) – If you already know where camels come from, then by all means skip ahead to our third TED Talk. But if, like us, you’ve always just assumed that they come from some desert, maybe in Africa or the Middle East, then watch on.

3. A science award that makes you laugh, then think (13:04) – You’ve no doubt heard of the Nobel Prize, but are you familiar with the Ig Nobel awards? They’re a light-hearted and often ridiculously funny alternative to the original, whereby prizes are given out to unusual and imaginative innovations. We’re talking experiments with levitating frogs and studies exploring why dropped toast always falls buttered-side down. Now that’s what we call weird science.

There you have it! Our gentle reminder that not every spare moment needs to be spent learning ‘important’ things or doing something productive, or, for that matter, scrolling through social media. Fun and flippant though some of these videos might be, they hopefully make you think.

– The Coach Place Global

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