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Why all world maps are wrong
Why all world maps are wrong
Why all world maps are wrong

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Making accurate world maps is mathematically impossible.

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Why America still uses Fahrenheit

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The bizarre physics of fire ants

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The hidden oil patterns on bowling lanes

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Meat Expert Guesses Cheap vs Expensive Deli Meats | Price Points | Epicurious

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Phillip Is Absolutely Baffled by the Men Who Believe the Earth Is Flat | This Morning

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1JM41yF Gary Heather, Darren Nesbit and Martin Kenny are part of ‘The Flat Earthers’ who come from all ‘four corners’ of the globe even claiming that gravity is fake and The Moon Landing of 1969 was a hoax. So are their ideas ‘from another planet’ or have we all been conned by science? Broadcast on 02/05/2018 Like, follow and subscribe to This Morning! Website: http://bit.ly/1MsreVq YouTube: http://bit.ly/1BxNiLl Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1FbXnjU Twitter: http://bit.ly/1Bs1eI1 This Morning - every weekday on ITV from 10:30am. Join Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes as we meet the people behind the stories that matter, chat to the...

How cars went from boxy to curvy

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Why Starbucks Failed In Australia

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The world is poorly designed. But copying nature helps.

Biomimicry design, explained with 99% Invisible. Check them out here: https://99percentinvisible.org/ Subscribe to our channel here: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Japan’s Shinkansen doesn’t look like your typical train. With its long and pointed nose, it can reach top speeds up to 150–200 miles per hour. It didn’t always look like this. Earlier models were rounder and louder, often suffering from the phenomenon of "tunnel boom," where deafening compressed air would rush out of a tunnel after a train rushed in. But a moment of inspiration from engineer and birdwatcher Eiji Nakatsu led the system to be redesigned based on the aerodynamics of three species...

How America became a superpower

America grew from a colony to a superpower in 200 years. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO 2:07 Correction: Cuba seceded from the US in 1902. With over 800 military bases around the globe, the US is easily the most powerful nation on earth. But it wasn't always this way. The US once played an insignificant role in global affairs. In this 8-minute video, you can see the transformation. Military budget data: https://www.nationalpriorities.org/campaigns/military-spending-united-states/ US foreign bases based on David Vine's book, "Base Nation" http://www.davidvine.net/base-nation.html Troop numbers: "Total Military Personnel and Dependent End Strength By Service, Regional Area, and Country". Defense Manpower Data Center. November 7,...

Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world...yet

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The surprising pattern behind color names around the world

Why so many languages invented words for colors in the same order. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In 1969, two Berkeley researchers, Paul Kay and Brent Berlin, published a book on a pretty groundbreaking idea: that every culture in history, when they developed their languages, invented words for colors in the exact same order. They claimed to know this based off of a simple color identification test, where 20 respondents identified 330 colored chips by name. If a language had six words, they were always black, white, red, green, yellow, and blue. If it had four terms, they were always black, white,...

Why every picture of a black hole is an illustration

Scientists are pretty sure black holes are real. Soon they'll know for sure. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The biggest problem with trying to detect a black hole is that even the supermassive ones are relatively tiny. "The largest one in the sky [is] the black hole in the center of the Milky Way," Dimitrios Psaltis, an astrophysicist at the University of Arizona, writes me in an email. "And taking a picture of it would be equivalent to taking a picture of a DVD on the surface of the moon." What's more, because of their strong gravity, black holes tend to be surrounded by...

A microscopic look at why the world is running out of sand

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The high cost of free parking

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How Will Earth Change If All the Ice Melts?

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The REAL Answer To The Viral Chinese Math Problem "How Old Is The Captain?"

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How QWERTY conquered keyboards

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The 'duck curve' is solar energy's greatest challenge

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Why Norway is full of Teslas

Oslo is the Tesla capital of the world. Follow Johnny on Facebook at https://goo.gl/l0x5cA for more photos and videos from his travels around the globe for Vox Borders. Instagram: https://goo.gl/CduwlO Subscribe to the Vox Borders newsletter for weekly updates: http://www.vox.com/borders-email I spent a day in Oslo before traveling to Svalbard, and noticed that there were Teslas everywhere. Upon further investigation, I learned that the Norwegian government heavily incentivizes ownership of electric cars: Tesla doesn't pay a sales tax on the models it sells, electric car owners are exempt from automobile tolls, and they can charge their vehicles for free. The catch is that Norway...

How the Mona Lisa became so overrated

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What If We Built a Road Around the World?

Go watch Half As Interesting's first video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1bIKvHDNWI What if we constructed a road around the world that connected most of Earth's continents? It'd be cool to drive from Europe to North America and some other places... I guess Please Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2dB7VTO Music is by Brandon Maahs. Check out his website and music by clicking this link: http://www.brandonmaahs.com/audio-reel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/official_wh... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RealLifeLore/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealLifeLore1 Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/RealLifeLore/ Subreddit is moderated by Oliver Bourdouxhe Special thanks my Patrons: Juan Rodriguez, Owen, Jarrell Hawkins, Conor Dillon, Donna, Michael Aufiero, Mohammad Abu Hawash, MechanoidOrange and Greenlandia. Videos explaining things. Mostly over topics like history, geography, economics and science. We believe that the world...

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