Learn things visually at/in 5min

As "Sweatin' to the Oldies" proved oh so long ago, videos are a great way to learn things. In STTO's case, it taught you how annoying Richard Simmons was, which would've taken much longer to learn through words alone. Israeli startup 5min aims to prove that you can learn pretty much anything visually in 5 minutes or less. It's got amateur instructional videos on everything from "How to achieve total relaxation" to "How to start breastfeeding", and surprisingly enough, the two aren't related.

The player has some cool features, allowing you to show parts of the video in slow motion, or freeze on certain frames. You can also view storyboards and subtitles of the video. There are a lot of people on the site too. Not by YouTube standards, but for a fairly new site it's doing well. Anyone can sign up and upload videos proving that they are an expert on something, and can share their knowledge with the world. It's a nice little niche that YouTube doesn't really cover explicitly. Sure, you can learn a lot from watching YouTube videos, but mostly things like "How to get hit in the nuts." Go check out 5min. Get educated, fool.

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