What started out as an elementary science project soon turned into a YouTube channel that now has over 2.5 million subscribers and over 1 billion views.
At 10-years-old, Lincoln Markham wanted to find out what different sports balls were made of for his school science project. His father, Daniel, decided to help Lincoln by making videos of the two of them cutting open these sports balls to see what was inside.
Now, what began as a simple experiment has now turned into a thriving YouTube channel and an incredible bonding experience for a father and son. After Lincoln and Daniel ran out of sports equipment to cut in half, they moved onto new products—everything from fire extinguishers and lava lamps to drones and MacBooks.
Lincoln and Daniel even used their new fame to help promote a good cause by collaborating with other YouTube channels and billionaire Bill Gates to help raise awareness of global issues among high school students. Lincoln and his father traveled to the Philippines, where Daniel was born and served his mission, to raise awareness about the need for clean, drinkable water worldwide by cutting open a water filter.
Check out some of their recent videos, "What's Inside a Rattlesnake Rattle?" which has nearly 50 million views, "What's Inside an Etch A Sketch?" which has 4.5 million views, and "What's Inside LED Shoes?" which has over 6 million views.