12 thoughts on “Gyu Min’s Talon Talk 2020

  1. Super engaging TED talk! Your high quality puns, editing, and unexpected plot twist kept the video engaging throughout. Plus, your citations and references made the talk very credible and scientific. Its definitely changed the way I see oranges. Best of luck with your experiment in TALONS 10.

    • Thank you so much, Jerome! I’m glad my methods of engaging the audience paid off haha! Also, I am glad you have gotten a better insight for oranges because that’s all I really wanted from this project; for people to be educated on this topic. Thanks for the comment!

  2. Hi Gyu Min!
    Amazing TALON Talk! It was truly informative and fascinating. Your video is very engaging, and I learned a lot about the benefits of oranges. Why did you choose this question for your TALON Talk? According to this video, would you suggest that we eat oranges as soon as they are picked?

    By the way, I loved the ending! Thank you for allowing me to become a “master chef on oranges”.
    TALONS alumna, 2017-2019

    • Hello, my amazing mentor and friend Kailey!
      Thank you for stopping by and watching my TALONS Talk, it really means a lot for you to be checking my blog after In-Depth. To answer your first question, it’s simply for my love of food! If you think about it, my experiment for TALONS 10 will allow me to munch down on oranges and completed a lab at the same time! I am quite the genius. As for your second question, it would be best to eat oranges that were picked immediately if you were looking at it from a vitamin C standpoint. Certainly, oranges that were just picked would have the highest concentration of vitamin C and would be the best for your body. Just make sure the oranges you picked or bought are ripe enough to eat! Taste is just as important.

  3. Your video was awesome! Very clear points! I don’t really have any wishes, because although your video went a bit long, it was also very thorough and covered pretty much everything. I do have a question, however. Why does bruising oranges cause them to rot?

    -Devon Brooks, TALONS 9

    • Hey Devon! Thanks for watching the video, and enjoying it as well! Glad you found it informative and engaging 🙂 To answer your question with my current knowledge, I know that when the orange is bruised, the skin of the fruit and the cells of its walls break apart allowing oxygen to come in. This oxygen then begins the process of oxidization in the orange making it susceptible to infections. I hope this answers your question; Unfortunately, I only briefly looked at the factor of bruising so I cannot 100% confirm my answer, but it is the best I could share as of now.

  4. Hi Gyu Min!

    I really enjoyed learning about the types of decay and how you can prevent it from happening. You are very engaging and I love the humour you used throughout your talk!

    One wish I would give is to lower the volume of the music, as it could be quite hard to hear you at times.


    Can it be quantified to measure the rate of decay if you leave out an orange on your counter?

    -Derek Law, TALONS 9

    • Hey Derek! I’m so glad you enjoyed my video and recognized the humor I implemented throughout the speech! I understand that the volume of my music might have been quite loud compared to my voice, so I made sure to have lots of text during that section of my speech. I apologize if it was still hard to understand the points I was making during that bit. Thankfully I didn’t use music for the rest of my talk, so hopefully you still got a strong amount of information from my presentation nonetheless.

      Unfortunately, I didn’t look into how to measure the rate of decay for my TALONS Talk, so I wouldn’t be able to give a proficient answer quite yet. But what I will be doing for my TALONS 10 experiment is measuring the levels of vitamin C in oranges if left on a counter for example. And as we that the levels of vitamin c in an orange is directly related to the rate of decay, it would be safe to assume that we could measure the rate of decay through the concentration of vitamin C. So long story short, I will make sure to get to you by the end of my experiment (haha)!

  5. Hello Gyu Min! I really loved your presentation! You managed to keep me engaged throughout the entire video, and even though I, like many people, already knew about the high concentration of Vitamin C in oranges, I didn’t think about how the levels may change throughout the rotting process that an uneaten orange would undergo. I also loved how you spoke with a clear tone and seemed confident throughout your presentation. One small suggestion I have for you would be to make your accompanying slides slightly larger, as they could be hard to read at times. However, this wasn’t much of an issue since you referenced points on the slide. My question for you is: how did you decide to research this topic and what interested you about it?

  6. I found your TED talk to be very engaging and entertaining so I didn’t mind spending a bit more time watching it. I was just wondering if similar decay can be seen in other foods.

    -Ewan Hildebrand, TALONS 9

  7. Hi Gyu Min! As always you have the best charisma and I can Vitamin C that you have amazing puns. You had great transitions and a well-written speech. If I had one piece of advice I would recommend talking a bit slower, because sometimes the speed of your speech took away from the content. Lastly, I was wondering people always say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, do you believe now that an orange a day does a better job of keeping the doctor away?

  8. Really good job Gyumin! Your jokes were awesome as always. Everything was explained very clearly and deeply. Sometimes you spoke a little too fast, but otherwise it’s an amazing presentation. I keep juggling oranges, that may be why they’re all bruised.

    Does Vitamin C have any factor in the taste of the orange?

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