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I Dare You to Watch This Entire 3-Minute Video

I'm in my 30s, but I don't have the attention span that I did as a teenager. Back then, I could actually read an entire book in one day and, occasionally, one sitting. I could watch an entire movie or study a difficult subject for 2 hours without interruption.

I think that I could do all of these tasks again if I had to do. But it's harder since I've started living online.

In this video from College Humor, Adam Conover challenges you to watch an entire 3-minute video that contains no hidden surprises or punchlines. Can you do it?

-via Huffington Post

Did you manage to watch the entire 3-minute video clip?




I spent more time getting the link to work on my browser than actually watching it because sound wasn't working and they didn't have a closed captioning option...

I'm not sure if it is quite an attention span issue, but I have a lot of issue with videos that are used to convey information that could easily be done much better in still images and/or text. Too often I've had friends try to insist that I comment on something (political or often pseudo-science...) that is only in video format, and is either just a talking head for an hour that could have been edited down, or something that alternates between talking and fuzzy images that would be a lot more useful if I could see at higher resolution and take the time to understand. It doesn't help I don't have the greatest hearing, and takes me a lot more effort to understand what some people say versus reading something. I'm still interested in video format when it actually conveys motion, or at least a speaker with some dynamics.
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