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Its been while since I posted anything on the blog. Honestly, I haven’t felt like it. But every now and then there are some very interesting things in life, that cannot be left unshared. While I was browsing through my emails, I came across this wonderful link that points to the most watched TED videos. They have pooled top sources including TED.com, YouTube, Hulu, iTunes, and several others to rank the videos. Sir Ken Robinson’s 2006 talk about how schools kill creativity tops the list with 13,409,417 views. It’s followed by brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor’s epic story about suffering a stroke — and documenting her body shutting down. Next is Pranav Mistry, David Gallo and then again by Pranav Mistry and Pattie Maes with an astounding demo of SixthSense, a wearable projection computer. Further down the list is Tony Robbins, Steve Jobs, Stephen Hawking, and Mary Roach’s talk on 10 things you didn’t know about an orgasm. This is an impressive collection and each will definitely blow your mind away, or atleast leave you intrigued.

  1. Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity(2006): 13,409,417 views
  2. Jill Bolte Taylor‘s stroke of insight(2008): 10,409,851
  3. Pranav Mistry on the thrilling potential of SixthSense(2009): 9,223,263
  4. David Gallo‘s underwater astonishments(2007): 7,879,541
  5. Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense(2009): 7,467,580
  6. Tony Robbins asks Why we do what we do(2006): 6,879,488
  7. Simon Sinek on how great leaders inspire action(2010): 6,050,294
  8. Steve Jobs on how to live before you die(2005): 5,444,022
  9. Hans Rosling shows the best stats you’ve ever seen(2006): 4,966,643
  10. Brene Brown talks about the power of vulnerability(2010): 4,763,038
  11. Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation(2009): 4,706,241
  12. Arthur Benjamin does mathemagic(2005): 4,658,425
  13. Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing your genius(2009): 4,538,037
  14. Dan Gilbert asks: Why are we happy?(2004): 4,269,082
  15. Stephen Hawking asks big questions about the universe(2008): 4,153,105
  16. Jeff Han demos his breakthrough multi-touchscreen(2006): 3,891,251
  17. Johnny Lee shows Wii Remote hacks for educators(2008): 3,869,417
  18. Keith Barry does brain magic(2004): 3,847,893
  19. Mary Roach 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm(2009): 3,810,630
  20. Vijay Kumar demos robots that fly like birds (2012): 3,535,340

You can check the TED blog that posts the top 20 list published last year. It’s very similar, in fact, with the notable addition of Steve Jobs’ genuine 2005 talk on how to live before you die. Have fun!