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Carbon gets a pretty bad rap these days, what with global climate change and, but every living thing on Earth owes their very existence to this multitalented little element! And heck, that's not even all it does! Click play to find out more. SciShow Tangents is on YouTube! Go to to check out this episode with the added bonus of seeing our faces! Head to find out how you can help support SciShow Tangents, and see all the cool perks you’ll get in return, like bonus episodes and a monthly newsletter!And go to to buy your very own, genuine SciShow Tangents sticker!A big thank you to Patreon subscribers Garth Riley, Tom Mosner, Daisy Whitfield, and Allison Owen for helping to make the show possible!Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @im_sam_schultz Hank: @hankgreen[Trivia Question] Gigatons of carbon in the atmosphere [Fact Off] Spider/silkworm silk reinforced by carbon Carbon foam made from burnt (pyrolyzed) bread [Ask the Science Couch] Eating carbon (pure forms, organic compounds that are/aren’t toxic) ​​
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