Welcome to our newest video series, called Ask Us Anything! And we really mean it. In each video, we'll answer the odd-ball, amusing, or just plain confounding questions you have about the world around you. We drew inspiration from the monthly column from the magazine, which is written by Daniel Engber (you can find those gems here). But, we operate on the assumption that every conundrum and quandary can be solved with a little animation and sound effects.