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Big Think’s 10 Most Popular Videos of 2010

As the year draws to a close, it’s time again to take a look back at some videos that really struck a chord with our audience this year.  A glance through our 10 Most Popular Videos of 2010 shows a range of topics—from online dating to astrophysics to atheism—that resonated with our viewers. Jason Fried’s look at interruptions in the workplace came out on top, followed by evolutionary biologist Satoshi Kanazawa and astronomer Edward Sion close behind.

Here they are, in decreasing order of popularity:

  1. Why You Can’t Work at Work — Jason Fried
  2. Why You Can’t Get a Date (Here’s the Math) — Satoshi Kanazawa
  3. A Supernova Could Nuke Us — Edward Sion
  4. Abandon Earth—Or Face Extinction — Stephen Hawking
  5. Why Online Dating Is So Unsatisfying — Dan Ariely
  6. Drug Our Drinking Water — Jacob Appel
  7. Why It’s So Hard for Scientists to Believe in God — Francis Collins
  8. Reading the Bible (Or the Koran, Or the Torah) Will Make You an Atheist — Penn Jillette
  9. Apple’s App Store Is a “Warehouse of S**t” — David Heinemeier Hansson
  10. Why the Clintons Are Married — Helen Fisher

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