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Best of the Web

From lectures at little-known forums to famous speeches that made history, our "Best of the Web" collection features talks that come from all over the Web -- not just TED or TED's partner conferences -- so long as the video is available for free, and so long as the talk meets our most important benchmark: that it's an Idea Worth Spreading.

Our Best of the Web collection includes a large variety of great talks on technology, entertainment, design and all the other topics you can find on TED.com.

We actively seek out great talks and performances, but we also want your help! We hope you'll forward us any gem you think we should include in the collection -- no matter how obscure or well-known it is. Email us with "Best of the Web suggestion" in the subject line, and a link to where the talk can be seen.

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Play_botw_iconSrikumar Rao: Plug into your hard-wired happiness

Srikumar Rao: Plug into your hard-wired happiness

18:00 Posted: Mar 2010

Views: 512,336 | Comments: 253

Play_botw_iconRichard Feynman: Physics is fun to imagine

Richard Feynman: Physics is fun to imagine

65:55 Posted: Mar 2010

Views: 446,240 | Comments: 138

Play_botw_iconBobby McFerrin: Watch me play ... the audience!

Bobby McFerrin: Watch me play ... the audience!

03:04 Posted: Feb 2010

Views: 3,074,264 | Comments: 307

Play_botw_iconJK Rowling: The fringe benefits of failure

JK Rowling: The fringe benefits of failure

20:58 Posted: Jan 2010

Views: 1,266,441 | Comments: 340

Play_botw_iconTaylor Mali: What teachers make

Taylor Mali: What teachers make

03:02 Posted: Jan 2010

Views: 508,994 | Comments: 169

Play_botw_iconRichard Dawkins: Growing up in the universe

Richard Dawkins: Growing up in the universe

57:55 Posted: Jan 2010

Views: 307,853 | Comments: 121

Play_botw_iconEdwidge Danticat: Stories of Haiti

Edwidge Danticat: Stories of Haiti

59:33 Posted: Jan 2010

Views: 45,462 | Comments: 19

Play_botw_iconMatt Weinstein: What Bernie Madoff couldn't steal from me

Matt Weinstein: What Bernie Madoff couldn't steal from me

08:30 Posted: Jan 2010

Views: 129,657 | Comments: 84

Play_botw_iconRobert Sapolsky: The uniqueness of humans

Robert Sapolsky: The uniqueness of humans

37:26 Posted: Jan 2010

Views: 486,499 | Comments: 202

Play_botw_iconRandy Pausch: Really achieving your childhood dreams

Randy Pausch: Really achieving your childhood dreams

76:27 Posted: Jan 2010

Views: 500,460 | Comments: 123

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