Maybe you've heard that the Internet was created by the United States, so that they'd have a communication channel that would survive a nuclear attack. Or maybe you've heard that Al Gore invented the Internet. Neither of these theories are the whole picture—not quite.

Kurzgesagt breaks down the history of the Internet in this fascinating video, which tells us all about the different pieces that came together and ultimately led to what many of us now use daily. It's fascinating stuff.

Who Invented the Internet? And Why? [Kurzgesagt]