Every minute, 300 hours of content are uploaded to YouTube. Users collectively watch 5 billion videos every single day. The site is an all-purpose visual and auditory archive of the modern human experience, for better and for worse.

The ratio of trash to treasure is high; you can click through multiple clips of weird lighting, bad editing, unfunny jokes, and random screaming before you get to the best YouTube videos. So when you find a good channel with consistent content, you latch onto it and you don't let go.

We rounded up 12 of the best YouTube channels across a wide range of disciplines, from sports to food to beauty. The channels we selected consistently create quality videos, often over a period of years.

Here are our picks for the Best YouTube Channels. Happy viewing!