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A new TED Playlist not for the faint of heart: GROSS!

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There’s something oddly satisfying about hearing something gross — something that automatically scrunches your face and makes you cover your eyes, though maybe opening two fingers so that you can sort-of, kind-of see. That’s why we created the new TED Playlist called GROSS!

Included in this playlist: Marcel Dicke’s rousing case for why we should eat insects. Kees Moeliker on how discovering a live duck copulating with a dead duck changed his life. And Marcus Byrne’s love letter to the dance of the dung beetle, which allows it to roll poop over great distances.

TED playlists are collections of talks around a topic, built for you in a thoughtful sequence to illuminate ideas in context. A new playlist is added every week. We hope you enjoy this installment.