The most watched and most highly-rated TED talks at the moment

Recently the list of most watched TED talks appeared in TED blog.  Very helpful to make sure you didn’t miss anything:

  1. Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity (2006): 8,660,010 views
  2. Jill Bolte Taylor‘s stroke of insight (2008): 8,087,935 views
  3. Pranav Mistry on the thrilling potential of SixthSense (2009): 6,747,410 views
  4. Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense (2009): 6,731,153 views
  5. David Gallo‘s underwater astonishments (2007): 6,411,705 views
  6. Tony Robbins asks Why we do what we do (2006): 4,909,505 views
  7. Hans Rosling shows the best stats you’ve ever seen (2006): 3,954,776 views
  8. Arthur Benjamin does mathemagic (2005): 3,664,705 views
  9. Jeff Han demos his breakthrough multi-touchscreen (2006): 3,592,795 views
  10. Johnny Lee shows Wii Remote hacks for educators (2008): 3,225,864 views
  11. Blaise Aguera y Arcas runs through the Photosynth demo (2007): 3,007,440 views
  12. Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing your genius (2009): 2,978,288 views
  13. Dan Gilbert asks: Why are we happy? (2004): 2,903,993 views
  14. Stephen Hawking asks big questions about the universe (2008): 2,629,230 views
  15. Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation (2009): 2,616,363 views
  16. Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice (2005): 2,263,065 views
  17. Richard St. John shares 8 secrets of success (2005): 2,252,911 views
  18. Mary Roach on the 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm (2009): 2,223,822 views
  19. Simon Sinek on how great leaders inspire action (2010): 2,187,868 views
  20. Chimamanda Adichie shares the danger of a single story (2009): 2,143,763 views

But I decided to take it one step further and create a list of the most highly-rated TED talks.
Which is not hard to do using their Youtube channel statistics. So, here it is. The list of most highly-rated TED talks:

  1. Marcin Jakubowski‘s open-sourced blueprints for civilization (2011): 71,943 views
  2. Mike Ebeling‘s invention that unlocked a locked-in artist (2011): 45,480 views
  3. Khan Salman‘s video to reinvent education (2011): 196,153 views
  4. Michael Pawlyn is using nature’s genius in architecture (2011): 63,910 views
  5. Sugata Mitra‘s new experiments in self-teaching (2010): 124,703 views
  6. Paul Nicklen‘s tales of ice-bound wonderlands (2011): 19,945 views
  7. Dan Phillipscreative houses from reclaimed stuff (2010): 42,253 views
  8. Eli Pariser bewares online “filter bubbles” (2011): 363,394 views
  9. Anders Ynnerman visualizes the medical data explosion (2011): 21,781 views
  10. Fiorenzo Omenetto talks about silk, the ancient material of the future (2011): 15,814 views
  11. William Li asks if we can eat to starve cancer (2010): 86,675 views
  12. Anthony Atala talks about printing a human kidney (2011): 69,525 views
  13. Benjamin Zander‘s classical music with shining eyes (2008): 399,387 views
  14. Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity (2006): 8,660,010 views
  15. Charles Limb on how brain works during musical improvisation (2011): 36,419 views
  16. Jack Horner on building a dinosaur from a chicken (2011): 56,213 views
  17. Bart Weetjens on how he taught rats to sniff out land mines (2010): 27,730 views
  18. Sir Ken Robinson on the learning revolution (2010): 233,000 views
  19. Thomas Heatherwick on building the Seed Cathedral (2011): 35,022 views
  20. Angela Belcher on using nature to grow batteries (2011): 26,899 views

Enjoy!

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