How Living at the South Pole Works

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7 päivää sitten

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Writing by Sam Denby
Research by Sam Denby and Tristan Purdy
Editing by Alexander Williard
Animation by Josh Sherrington
Sound by Graham Haerther
Thumbnail by Simon Buckmaster
Select footage courtesy the AP Archive
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frogstamper Tunti sitten
At least there is a "lifeboat" habitat in case of emergencies, like say some of the scientists were to plant thermite charges and find a 100000-year-old crashed alien spacecraft containing a horrific DNA copying creature...great foresight.:)
Arthur Morgan
Arthur Morgan 2 tuntia sitten
Lc 130s do emergency airlift down there
Controversial Chris
Controversial Chris 4 tuntia sitten
Hydrothermal liquifaction could be used to make the south pole waste free self powering community.
Oofet 4 tuntia sitten
This guy sounds the same as the guy from half as interesting
Jake Calvin
Jake Calvin 4 tuntia sitten
The irony of Ouch Health at 6:17
Martin Kaufmann
Martin Kaufmann 5 tuntia sitten
What a crap with this Covid talk... its like any flu before.
Tuzz Nation
Tuzz Nation 5 tuntia sitten
Back when I was a kid, i was like I'ma be a scientist going to north pole and space. Fast forward, graduate collage had a job in Montana. Dat winter tho. Nope, no more scientist for me
Lord Zero
Lord Zero 6 tuntia sitten
This very weird. Why did you didn't mention all the other antarctic bases ? My country (chile) has like some stations that could be easily be used (and had been used) to support other nations over there. And I know for a fact that both the Chilean Army and Navy has planes and Icebreaker ships that could be used to provide support. In fact the hospital and the airport shown in the video are located in Chile, the country closest in the world to the south pole. So why did you skip so many facts ?
Valarius J.
Valarius J. 9 tuntia sitten
So you're telling me there is a place on Earth where it's totally normal to spend several months on end indoors in a relatively small building, in perpetual darkness for most of the year, with nothing but the cold howling wind outside, ice and snow as far as the eye can see, and you do this with a somewhat small group of people but other than that the rest of the world leaves you alone? And this is somehow a sacrifice? Sounds like an introvert's dream vacation!
Nicklas H
Nicklas H 10 tuntia sitten
stop referring to science as THE science, it's not THE science, it's just SCIENCE. science is never a definitive thing, but an ever evolving discipline
Yonatan brutman
Yonatan brutman 10 tuntia sitten
Please do more aviation videos!
Ben D
Ben D 11 tuntia sitten
Say "Therefore" one more time.
soiung toiue
soiung toiue 11 tuntia sitten
Who would have thought a logistics themed channel would have millions of subscribers
Charlie Verleysen
Charlie Verleysen 12 tuntia sitten
Hi sam it's my B-day tmrw. I've been watching you for 4 years now and I'm turning 13. I hope u have a nice year❤
Joel Driver
Joel Driver 12 tuntia sitten
First you have to climb the huge ice wall that flat earthers claim is there and then get past the world military powers that are guarding it. Ba ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Shamseer Sardar
Shamseer Sardar 13 tuntia sitten
This is a best job for a Introvert ever!!!!!!!
The Sage
The Sage 14 tuntia sitten
yeah but i bet the pay is mad good.
Dziadek 16 tuntia sitten
They have better internet at the south pole than I have at my house
NavilNDG 16 tuntia sitten
Haha its the half as interesting guy
lacintag 17 tuntia sitten
If we can have a permanent presence there, we can have a permanent presence on the moon.
perdi aziz
perdi aziz 17 tuntia sitten
Why waste so much...on finding Alien life on distant galaxy...if you could spend it for other finding cure for cancer or other illnesses
job place
job place 19 tuntia sitten
Covid should not affect Antarctica. Preventing it from being introduced there is very easy.
kape some1
kape some1 19 tuntia sitten
7:00 Starlink will solve this problem.
Ryan 7
Ryan 7 20 tuntia sitten
These people are so lucky. I am so jealous. I don’t know how someone could refer to it as a sacrifice. To live for nine months away from civilization. To not have to deal with the arrogant, mean, nasty, annoying, narcissistic, evil animals that are referred to as humans. I need to find a way to get there!
The Raider
The Raider 21 tunti sitten
Anyone think that HAI and wendover sound the same?
The Raider
The Raider 21 tunti sitten
Yes I knw there the same person.
The Raider
The Raider 21 tunti sitten
Its weird
andrecoxa 22 tuntia sitten
Amazing material!
Kristopher Walsh
Kristopher Walsh 23 tuntia sitten
Maines weather goes to -10f every winter. Theres alot of people who live in Maine.
Ahmed Tahir
Ahmed Tahir 23 tuntia sitten
I can't even watch this video with the amounts of "however" "therefore" "additionally" like please you're not a grade 9 student
Ahmed Tahir
Ahmed Tahir 23 tuntia sitten
bruh who wrote this script-please speak more naturally
hmm2 23 tuntia sitten
bendover productions
Peter Päivä sitten
Warmest it has ever been in Antarctica is 18 degrees Celsius which is 64 degrees Fahrenheit
skaltura Päivä sitten
Those staying over the winter are all badasses.
hawtpotato90210 Päivä sitten
Just saw this was posted but I'm freaking out about desert monoliths.
Alexander Wood
Alexander Wood Päivä sitten
Yikes! I wonder if they're getting soon? How bad is the weather that they can't fly there in the winter? They fly all over Alaska, the South Pole uses specialized military aircraft. A video about the C-130s and other aircraft would be cool too!
Matthew Baynham
Matthew Baynham Päivä sitten
Why not have a network of mini wind turbines and illuminate the need for such a large supply of fuel? And why only one big building when a fire could happen?
Russia Päivä sitten
We own land
TheMaskedArcanum Päivä sitten
I bet they play d&d on their off hours
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi Päivä sitten
"this year the challenges and risks are even bigger" Everyone who has lived through 2020: oh there we go again
Keith Ritala
Keith Ritala Päivä sitten
I wintered over at the original South Pole station 1971-72. Very primitive conditions compared to the luxury the current crew now has. Nevertheless, the weather and remoteness make it a very inhospitable place.
Clever Päivä sitten
There are 2 impostors among us.
Ian Baltutis
Ian Baltutis Päivä sitten
Great video, my sister will be part of the 2020-2021 overwinter crew at Amundsen-Scott. You did a good job covering the COVID challenges. She had to spend many weeks at each stage of her trip in quarantine to get from facility to facility.
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi Päivä sitten
Truly beautiful music in this video by the way!
John Doe
John Doe Päivä sitten
There's high altitude balloons with WiFi China has them tethered to boats
John Doe
John Doe Päivä sitten
In my WORld the scientific method matters. Make that t shirt you'll make millions
John Doe
John Doe Päivä sitten
Oh and science too
John Doe
John Doe Päivä sitten
You need to do a video on critical thinking.
M a t t Mills
M a t t Mills Päivä sitten
Let me guess the 300 dislikes are Flat Earthers.......
John Doe
John Doe Päivä sitten
Doesn't covid need moisture to travel?
John Doe
John Doe Päivä sitten
Blimps deliver WiFi and 4 & 5g
Bijan Izadi
Bijan Izadi Päivä sitten
I’m gonna rewatch this a lot cause those images and videos from the south pole are insane
XuryFromCanada Päivä sitten
Kari Ahola
Kari Ahola Päivä sitten
Time zone? Amundsen-Scott station located on the South Pole observes New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) during standard time and New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT) during the DST.
KingofDestruction Päivä sitten
can i go there on vacation?
Disent Design
Disent Design Päivä sitten
Antarctica is the only continent without a single reported case of COVID-19, so if you believe all the fear mongering, it might seem like an ideal location
Q0ET9U Päivä sitten
"Spending the vast majority of the year indoors in a single building with a small number of people." Sounds like a lot of people this year.
LkS Päivä sitten
04:30 bruh they literally put up a pole in the south pole
Noukz Päivä sitten
Truly beautiful music in this video by the way!
SandyxBibi Päivä sitten
YAY my country is on the video!!
Todd H.
Todd H. Päivä sitten
Did anyone find Macready and Childs?
Little Bastard
Little Bastard Päivä sitten
when the narrator never went to canada or russia loll
Gud Boi
Gud Boi Päivä sitten
Pls make india geography problems
dominick lucido
dominick lucido 2 päivää sitten
You guys need 5g
uddin islah
uddin islah 2 päivää sitten
Joolz Godfree
Joolz Godfree 2 päivää sitten
Noah Shackelford
Noah Shackelford 2 päivää sitten
Just stay clear of the tap dancing penguins.
Scott Warwick
Scott Warwick 2 päivää sitten
0:35 - haha that’s where I live right there!
Jay Ros
Jay Ros 2 päivää sitten
"Severe degree of isolation, six-months of continuous darkness and small work community". Introverts paradise. Where do I sign?
jeff wolf
jeff wolf 2 päivää sitten
Covid the big lie of the 21st Century
Zachary Zarko
Zachary Zarko 2 päivää sitten
I considered working at the South Pole as a logistics manager when I retired from the military. Living conditions are probably very similar to what the first settlers on Mars will face.
Cunard Line: Spare Every Expense
Cunard Line: Spare Every Expense 2 päivää sitten
I wonder if the people at the South Pole ever make snow forts and have snowball fights.
Agrim Ghimire
Agrim Ghimire 2 päivää sitten
The people in the station watching this right now before the internet is cutoff
Arthur Paulanski
Arthur Paulanski 2 päivää sitten
6:42 it was a bit unexpected to see Kyiv, Ukraine in a South Pole video
anonymous awesome
anonymous awesome 2 päivää sitten
ive been on Mars planet by eating mars chocolate
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt 2 päivää sitten
"Should we get rid of the snow?" "Nah, just lift up the house."
Luna Regina
Luna Regina 2 päivää sitten
They'll prolly get the vaccine in December so it won't be so much of an issue for them in regard to Covid.
Eric Weng
Eric Weng 2 päivää sitten
You mean Australia doesn’t try to kill you in the winter?
Nando Van Der Gunt
Nando Van Der Gunt 2 päivää sitten
1:36 How is it even possible to build the Amundsen-Scott Research Station without first building an adjacent campus district, library, university, and research lab?
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt 2 päivää sitten
5:00 I am sure there is more than one flurry lol
Ameha K
Ameha K 2 päivää sitten
I already complain about the cold when it's 50F lol
Lord Samich
Lord Samich 2 päivää sitten
It's surprising they don't use short wave for voice and data.
eveningcooking 2 päivää sitten
But do they get a PlayStation?
Belinda Burke
Belinda Burke 2 päivää sitten
it’s all fun and games until the fire nation attacks you
Alicja Chojecka
Alicja Chojecka 2 päivää sitten
If the people there are supposed to be very healthy, why would they need intensive care in case of having a "covid flu"?
KarlBunker 2 päivää sitten
You don't follow the news much, do you?
UQON 2 päivää sitten
Can we just leave Antarctica the way it is?
UQON 2 päivää sitten
Seeing the smoke coming to the air of South Pole who covered with snow is devastating
Eavy Eavy
Eavy Eavy 2 päivää sitten
"airplane wing"
wojtekpolska 2 päivää sitten
South pole is like ISS, but without floating in air
WhiteWulfe 2 päivää sitten
Someone else probably mentioned it, but at 7:41 you said "megabits per second" but it's written "milibits per second". Mega is done with an uppercase "M".
Adam Sohn
Adam Sohn 2 päivää sitten
Hey wendover, always love your works, but I have to say the intonation of the narration is getting too dramatic recently. Compared to say videos from 1 year ago, which were much more natural and composed. I personally like the past ones' narration much better, and think it fits better with the topics you talk about. I thought I should tell you so you could at least consider it if you were not. No offense, really, keep up the good quality work👍
SoggyWater 2 päivää sitten
1:00 Picture of ice, also one of the least humid places.
Phil Laguerre
Phil Laguerre 2 päivää sitten
How in the world does Wendover get access to all this info. Wow! Great stuff.
Basil Minhas
Basil Minhas 2 päivää sitten
In the summer the population of Antarctica is around 10,000 and in the winter is about 1,500
craigcarter400 2 päivää sitten
5:00 I am sure there is more than one flurry lol
Midwest Trains
Midwest Trains 2 päivää sitten
Shut up about covid. Ruined the video by including that part
A B 2 päivää sitten
Covid is relevant subject despite your feelings towards that subject.
djolley61 2 päivää sitten
Also, look out for the shapeshifting, mimicking alien.
Chris Ray
Chris Ray 2 päivää sitten
The Science gets done and you make a neat gun.
Tom Kelly
Tom Kelly 2 päivää sitten
It is amazing to think that despite the terrible conditions there, the south pole is warmer and wetter then Mars, it has more oxygen then any other planet in our solar system, the gravity is the same as what we are used to elsewhere on this planet, despite the distance, it is far far far closer then the moon. It is a paradise for life when we consider our options outside of this planet!
Monty 4248
Monty 4248 2 päivää sitten
I believe your airfoil was backwards, or your airflow was reversed. The leading edge of the airfoil was opposite the free-stream, which is kinda what you don't want.
Bubonic 2 päivää sitten
Now imagine living down there in a horror movie.
crepesoftime 20 tuntia sitten
Kind of like "The Shining" in an extremely remote place.
Destroyer of Worlds
Destroyer of Worlds 2 päivää sitten
Please do one on the Iditarod or sled dogs
Mason G.
Mason G. 3 päivää sitten
It still sounds like a ton of fun, no matter what you say.
Leo CJ
Leo CJ 3 päivää sitten
Having a Gmail, yahoo, Hotmail or whatever other domains doesn't make a business or anyone unprofessional. The sales pitch for your sponsorship is very damaging and favours the silly stigma that a public domain is a synonym of unprofessionalism. Quite disappointed that a channel like this don't pay attention to this details.
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