Geek Vs. Nerd: Which Are You? | Earth Lab

  • Published on Sep 3, 2013
  • Many people use geeks and nerds interchangably, but there are actually differences in geeks vs. nerds. BBC Earth Lab's NumberHub explains the numbers that separate these two groups.

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  • Paddy Mcdoogle
    Paddy Mcdoogle Day ago

    Nerds are usually underdeveloped or fat and smell and are unattractive looking with little confidence.

  • utg
    utg 10 days ago

    I would love to hear Hannah talk about random facts for two hours, James May style. Or both of them together

  • Ryan Hudson
    Ryan Hudson 14 days ago

    Nerk ( a geek and nerd )

  • GFD
    GFD 29 days ago

    im a gnerd :|

  • Conex Xenon
    Conex Xenon Month ago

    What if i weight about 200kg? Am I not a nerd then?

  • P M
    P M Month ago

    dream come true, my favorite read explaining stuff..

  • caden bartlett76
    caden bartlett76 Month ago +1

    She only got a bit of it right

  • Ded D
    Ded D Month ago

    You are truly a hot nerd ... that is the dream ^_^

  • Leon Rhimes
    Leon Rhimes 2 months ago

    From all explanations out there this video is the best IMO. I just linked it to the page of my current project to help future users to determine if they are geeks or nerds.

  • Atrocious Conundrum
    Atrocious Conundrum 2 months ago

    Allrighty. Officially nerd! I feel like i can get friends now... but i don't want to.

  • Brian Sellier
    Brian Sellier 2 months ago

    I think Don Mc Millan answered this question nicely

  • DomseDerPirat
    DomseDerPirat 3 months ago

    i could listen to her reading the phonebook forever

  • Daniel Vasconcelos
    Daniel Vasconcelos 4 months ago you're welcome

  • Godel Escher Bach
    Godel Escher Bach 4 months ago

    Her voice sounds so soothing and beautiful in this video as compared to others.

  • daniel Nava
    daniel Nava 4 months ago

    Is this AMSR?🤔

  • Yaseen Mohammed
    Yaseen Mohammed 5 months ago

    Hi, hannah. Or ms. frye if you prefer. My name is yaseen mohammed. Can you make a follow up video, please, on nerd and geek similarities, if there are any?

  • Old Iron Shops
    Old Iron Shops 5 months ago

    Needs are better looking than I recall

  • Sami Common
    Sami Common 5 months ago

    Your voice gives me goosebumps. Now i am horny...

  • Vold deVolde
    Vold deVolde 5 months ago

    Hah! - IQ > Bodyweight has always been what I've looked for in a woman :)

  • olipsemeth
    olipsemeth 5 months ago

    So "Knurd" is how a Knurd would spell "Nerd".

    This comment should make clear which of a geek or a nerd I consider myself to be…

  • TheShreester
    TheShreester 5 months ago

    Geek? Nerd? I'll be whatever gets me your number lady! 😉

  • The Last Attempt
    The Last Attempt 5 months ago +5

    Nerds are knowledgeable of academia
    Geeks are educated on pop culture

  • 天佑香港
    天佑香港 5 months ago

    Geeks and Nerds pale in comparison to boobies! Oh yeah boobies!

  • 天佑香港
    天佑香港 5 months ago

    geeks are groupies; nerds are rock stars.

  • MrEmrys24
    MrEmrys24 5 months ago

    I'm a nerd that love vegetables and boobies

  • elektrolyte
    elektrolyte 5 months ago

    I just spent 6 minutes that I never expected to spend today :) and the MOST delicious VOICE!

  • davekachel
    davekachel 5 months ago

    Interesting. In german geek is an insult while nerd is sort of the compliment version

  • J Bee
    J Bee 5 months ago +1

    woaaah woaaaah woaaah 16+ Gigs of RAM are VITAL!!!

  • Leo Warren
    Leo Warren 5 months ago

    In someways Linus gets very nerdy especially if you avoid Windows and use CLI

  • 57thorns
    57thorns 5 months ago

    Geeks are fake and nerds are for real.
    But that is not really fair to the geeks, there is some merit to being in the audience as well.

  • neddy laddy
    neddy laddy 5 months ago

    I never knew what either of them meant so thank you.

  • Phil Spaces
    Phil Spaces 5 months ago

    so i have put a lot of thought in to this. When in school, as HF says, its nothing out of the ordinary to hear kids go on about nerds and geeks, in a negative manner. Also those nerds and geeks were not "cool" and not "girlfriend of boyfriend" material. well to all you bullies and "cool" kids, look at us "losers/nerds/geeks/(and whatever else you called us) now. Enough said.
    every video i have seen with HF shows rude comments, but not about her intellect, rather her stunning good looks, from a bunch of perverts... more than likely some of the same "cool kids" that made fun of her in school....

  • Munich FX
    Munich FX 6 months ago +1

    My IQ is way bigger than my bodyweight.

    In Kilograms...

  • Green Range
    Green Range 6 months ago

    I am torn by the duplicity. I live all over that grid. Geeks use linux, nerds live it. Linuxgruven since 1994! This video was published 6 years ago, I wonder if Hannah could still be listening. Any chance you are available for coffee some time?

  • Xenomorpheus
    Xenomorpheus 6 months ago

    Red Dwarf reference!!!!!!!!!!!!! splendid! "My bad ass Calculus skills are pretty freaky".... sweet mercy.

  • tomatosed
    tomatosed 6 months ago

    I’m a Freaks

  • Andrew Kennon
    Andrew Kennon 6 months ago

    so hot

  • sexmachine-Stay on the scene

    A geek buys a macbook to own one.
    A nerd to use it?

  • DeJake
    DeJake 6 months ago

    1:30 I like all 3 of those things

  • Luka T
    Luka T 6 months ago

    There are two possibilities:
    1. I am nerd
    2. I am a totall idiot

  • A McName
    A McName 7 months ago

    Yes I want to scratch you at the surface!

  • falafel dürüm
    falafel dürüm 7 months ago

    easier said: NERDs use Windows, GEEKs use Linux, both hate Apple

  • falafel dürüm
    falafel dürüm 7 months ago

    3:16 while watching the video with a laptop that has 16GB of RAM :)

  • Steve T
    Steve T 7 months ago


  • nig ward
    nig ward 7 months ago

    U need iq bigger than body weight ?
    Sorry my 600lbs life

  • David Wilkie
    David Wilkie 7 months ago

    Very precisely funny

  • Gabriel Barliga
    Gabriel Barliga 7 months ago

    If you want an IQ bigger than your body weight, just switch to metric

  • Rogue Wolf
    Rogue Wolf 7 months ago

    I am both a geek and a nerd. Literally I posses all of those qualities

  • I'm Just A Girl With A Passion

    What if I like comics and math? I guess I'm a *Neek*

  • Aniceto Ogumoro
    Aniceto Ogumoro 8 months ago

    This should be taught in schools

  • Class & Theory
    Class & Theory 8 months ago

    Your voice is so amazing

  • Shattered Knight
    Shattered Knight 8 months ago

    Thumbs down. Question is irrelevant as they're both abusive are slurs. Users such as her will use it on themselves as if some kind of joke. Yet it isn't a joke. I'd never call anybody those. I don't give a crap how you try to define it. It's just an abusive way of labeling humans for no reason. There has never once been a logically valid reason to label anybody like this.

  • Torvin
    Torvin 8 months ago

    4:28 I like the way she says 'boobies'

  • VC YT
    VC YT 8 months ago

    I'm in love.

  • Hero's Breath
    Hero's Breath 8 months ago

    She keeps saying that nerds are sober and conventional. Whoever wrote this script for her has clearly never gone outside in their lives. Being sober actually makes you UNconventional.

  • Arturo De Santiago
    Arturo De Santiago 8 months ago

    She was doing asmr before anyone, and I like that this was recommended *wink*

  • Anon B
    Anon B 8 months ago

    Would smash

  • Abhothra
    Abhothra 8 months ago

    Dr Hannah Fry should do a reading of the Tractatus Logico Philosophicus.
    90% of TheXvid wouldn't understand it, but it would become one of the top rated science videos EVER.

  • L F
    L F 8 months ago

    1 giga-byte of ram is enough.

  • Michael Sheffield
    Michael Sheffield 9 months ago

    A geek is a want to be nerd