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Mark Rober gets Bill Gates’ verdict on Impossible burger & Beyond Meat

Published: 13/Feb/2020 14:22 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 8:09

by Jacob Hale


In an attempt to “save the world,” YouTuber Mark Rober made a plant-based burger and sausage from Impossible and Beyond Meat for none other than Bill Gates – and he had a lot to say about it.

As people become more aware of the impact of the systemic eating of meat, the growth of vegan or plant-based diets is growing constantly.

This is something that Rober wanted to investigate for a new video – and decided to take it to one of technology’s biggest innovators, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and get his opinion of companies such as Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat, who continue to innovate plant-based food.

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Mark Rober has over 10 million subscribers on YouTube.

Having taken to the labs where scientists work on perfecting their plant-based “fake” meat, Rober was taught how to create the perfect bratwurst and burger, dressed to perfection and a hardly-noticeable difference from real meat.

Then, he took his new-found knowledge to Gates, who tried some of each and seemed pretty impressed with the food but, in particular, with the technology behind the creation.

“It’s quite good,” he said after biting into his burger. “That’s quite different to what they used to make. The quality is only going to get better. The plant-based guys are not done innovating. Eventually, they claim, you won’t be able to tell the difference.”

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After also trying his bratwurst, Rober decided to ask 0ne of the world’s richest men about the effect eating meat – or meat replacements – could have on the planet.

Gates explains how the agriculture sector alone accounts for more greenhouse gases than all the cars, trucks, ships and planes combined, and is a very inefficient source of energy.

Rober then explains how meat is almost a “middle-man” for humans getting their nutrients, asking if animals get all of their energy from plants – which we then consume through them – why do we not go straight to the source and try to move toward more plant-based diets?

Finally, wearing a Team Trees T-shirt in support of MrBeast’s campaign to plant more trees and contribute to nature a little more, Mark gives us some facts about the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and how it affects not only us but the entire world around us.

As one of the richest men in the world, there can’t be much that truly impresses Bill Gates – but he definitely seems interested in the future of plant-based foods.


PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
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The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.