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  • 12.21.15

Bill Gates Drinks Poop, Shrimp Eat A Pig: The Best Videos Of 2015

Decide for yourself which is grosser.

There are two kinds of people in the world, people who have already seen a swarm of ocean shrimp consume a dead pig to the bone, and people who are about to click on this link.

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The shrimp are clearly enjoying themselves, as is Bill Gates, who drank sewage that had been purified into clean water as part of a test of a new machine designed to bring better drinking water to the developing world. The big smile on his face (and his continued health) is a good sign that the technology worked–but try watching it without cringing a little. You might also cringe for the poor grape being precisely sewn together by a robotic surgeon, but not as much as when you realize the grape is just a test, and the robot is really meant to sew up people.

As you mentally prepare yourself for the days of robotic doctors, take a few minutes, relax, and watch the most popular videos we shared on Co.Exist this year:

1: Watch Bill Gates Drink Purified Poop Water

He’s proving a point about a promising system that turns sludge into clean water and electricity for the developing world.

2: Watch A Surgical Robot Suture A Delicate Grape—And Pretend It’s Your Uterus

It’s mesmerizing to watch this surgical device work with such precision, but what does that precision get you?

3: Watch (And Be Terrified) As These Flesh-Eating Shrimp Strip A Pig To The Bone

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Nature, man.

4: Watch: This Pepper Shaker Lets You Have Dinner With Real People, Not Phone Zombies

With a single twist, families can reclaim their real face time together.

5: Watch This Olympic Cyclist Try To Power A Toaster With His Bike

Even these mind-blowingly large thighs struggle to toast a slice of bread in this unusual visualization of how much energy our appliances are hogging.

6: Every Driver Should Be Forced To Watch This Video On How To Not Be A Jerk When You Pass A Bike

It’s from England, but just imagine the cars are on the other side of the road and you’ll get it.

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7: This Simple Video Explains How Easy (And Cheap!) It Is To Install Bike Lanes—Without Slowing Traffic

Care for the “3-to-2” road diet? Or how about an old “4-to-2” instead? This video shows all the innovative ways you can make room for bikes on the road.

About the author

Morgan is a senior editor at Fast Company. He edits the Ideas section, formerly FastCoExist.com.

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