You were glad to see the back of chemistry in school because it's so dull, right? Wrong! Chemistry is amazing, and it helps explain what all the stuff around us is and where it comes from.
This video is part of a new series by Crash Course, which will explain why chemistry is so important. This first one explains how the fundamental building blocks of chemistry — the proton, neutron and electron — can be arranged together to make everything. Which, when you think about it, is kinda neat. [YouTube]