Thursday, January 6, 2022

Whiskers and Transcripts

One of the many things that I love about being a dad to two little girls is all of the questions they ask me. Many of their questions are about things that I haven't thought about in decades. For example, the other night my four-year-old asked about our cat's whiskers. Specifically, she wanted to know why cats have whiskers. My answer was that cats have whiskers to help them feel and sense things near them especially in the dark. For my four-year-old that was a suitable answer. If you'd like a bit more in-depth answer as to why animals like cats have whiskers, SciShow Kids offers this good video lesson.


While watching the video above, I accidentally clicked on the "open transcript" button on YouTube. That reminded me of this tutorial I published about how to create a hyperlinked transcript of almost any YouTube video.