Why Cities Are Where They Are
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Wendover Productions is all about explaining how our world works. From travel, to economics, to geography, to marketing and more, every video will leave you with a little better understanding of our world. New videos go out every other Tuesday.

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How to Fix Traffic Forever

The first 100 people to sign up will get three meals off their Blue Apron order free! Click here: http://cook.ba/2tNrXSI This video is sponsored by Blue Apron. Check out my new podcast with Brian from Real Engineering: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/showmakers/id1224583218?mt=2 (iTunes link) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_10vJJqf2ZK0lWrb5BXAPg (YouTube link) Support Wendover Productions on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wendoverproductions Get a Wendover Productions t-shirt for $20: https://store.dftba.com/products/wendover-productions-shirt Youtube: http://www.YouTube.com/WendoverProductions Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/WendoverPro Email: WendoverProductions@gmail.com Reddit: http://Reddit.com/r/WendoverProductions Music is “Vibe Ace” by Kevin MacLeod and “Solar Flares” by Silent Partner Animation by Josh Sherrington (https://www.youtube.com/heliosphere) Sound by Graham Haerther (http://www.Haerther.net) Ramp meter photo courtesy SounderBruce via Flickr Ramp meter photo 2 courtesy Garrett via Flickr Stockholm congestion charge photo courtesy Eurist ev via Flickr FedEx Field...

Why the Northernmost Town in America Exists

Build your custom website with Squarespace by going to http://www.Squarespace.com/Wendover Real Life Lore's video on Barrow: https://youtu.be/JOJtqENVX7A Second Thought's video on Barrow: https://youtu.be/g1JLTa173As Check out my new podcast with Brian from Real Engineering: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/showmakers/id1224583218?mt=2 (iTunes link) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_10vJJqf2ZK0lWrb5BXAPg (YouTube link) Support Wendover Productions on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wendoverproductions Get a Wendover Productions t-shirt for $20: https://store.dftba.com/products/wendover-productions-shirt Youtube: http://www.YouTube.com/WendoverProductions Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/WendoverPro Email: WendoverProductions@gmail.com Reddit: http://Reddit.com/r/WendoverProductions Select visuals courtesy http://www.Shutterstock.com Music: "Waves" by MindsEye, "Faster Does It" by Kevin MacLeod, and "My Luck" by Broke for Free Animation by Josh Sherrington (https://www.youtube.com/heliosphere) Sound by Graham Haerther (http://www.Haerther.net) Big thanks to Patreon supporters: Arkadiy Kulev, David Cichowski, Venkata Kaushik Nunna, Josh Berger, Vincent Mooney, Marcelo Teivelis, Victor Zimmer, Paul Jihoon...

Human Population Through Time

It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewer babies on average. When will our global population peak? And how can we minimize our impact on Earth’s resources, even as we approach 11 billion? Download the video in HD: http://media.amnh.org/sciencebulletins/AMNH_HumanPopulation_DOWNLOAD.mp4 Related content: Population Connection http://worldpopulationhistory.org/map/1/mercator/1/0/25/ UN World Population Prospects https://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/ Real-time population counter http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/ NASA EarthData https://earthdata.nasa.gov NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu Video credits: Writer/Producer AMNH/L. Moustakerski Animator AMNH/S. Krasinski Sound Design AMNH/J. Morfoot Scientific Advisors AMNH/S. Macey AMNH/J. Zichello Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Images PhyloPic David Hillis, Derrick Zwickl, and Robin Gutell, University of Texas World Population used courtesy of Population Connection, ©2015 Other...

Why Trains are so Expensive

Get an exclusive 7-day free trial of Videoblocks: http://videoblocks.com/Wendoverproductions_0417 I started a brand new podcast with Brian from Real Engineering. In the first episode we talk with Hank Green of Crash Course, VidCon, SciShow, and more. Give it a listen here: https://itun.es/us/YGA_ib.c Support Wendover Productions on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wendoverproductions Get a Wendover Productions t-shirt for $20: https://store.dftba.com/products/wendover-productions-shirt Youtube: http://www.YouTube.com/WendoverProductions Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/WendoverPro Email: WendoverProductions@gmail.com Reddit: http://Reddit.com/r/WendoverProductions The full script with sources can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2p-HoK9KXEAamNTTkdSaERqdGc/view?usp=sharing Sound by Graham Haerther (http://www.Haerther.net) Thumbnail by Joseph Cieplinski (http://joec.design) Research by William Mayne Passenger and conductor icons courtesy H Alberto Gongora from the Noun Project Select footage courtesy Amtrak Amtrak locomotive photo courtesy Nathan D. Holmes Amtrak...

China's Geography Problem

Build your beautiful website for 10% off at https://squarespace.com/wendover Subscribe to this brand new channel from Wendover Productions: https://www.youtube.com/halfasinteresting Check out my podcast with Brian from Real Engineering: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/showmakers/id1224583218?mt=2 (iTunes link) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_10vJJqf2ZK0lWrb5BXAPg (YouTube link) Support Wendover Productions on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wendoverproductions Get a Wendover Productions t-shirt for $20: https://store.dftba.com/products/wendover-productions-shirt Youtube: http://www.YouTube.com/WendoverProductions Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/WendoverPro Email: WendoverProductions@gmail.com Reddit: http://Reddit.com/r/WendoverProductions Animation by Josh Sherrington (https://www.youtube.com/heliosphere) Sound by Graham Haerther (http://www.Haerther.net) Thumbnail by Joe Cieplinski (http://joecieplinski.com/) This video was partially inspired by a chapter in Tim Marshall's "Prisoners of Geography": https://www.amazon.com/Prisoners-Geography-Everything-Global-Politics/dp/1783961414 Tibet highway photo by Matteo Melchior Potala Palace photo courtesy Ondřej Žváček Music: "Thoughtful" by Lee Rosevere and "Saver" by Podington Bear/Sound of Picture Big thanks to Patreon supporters: Kevin Song, Kevin...

The World's Future MEGAPROJECTS (2017-2040's)

A documentary on eight of the most ambitious mega-projects currently under development around the world, featuring: Istanbul's building boom (Turkey); the Mission to put a human on Mars; the effort to develop Lagos (Nigeria); Africa's unprecedented clean energy opportunity; the project to probe the nearest Earth-like exoplanet; Atlanta's stadium of the future (Georgia, United States); India's effort to modernize its highways; and China's unprecedented One Belt One Road, "New Silk Road" initiative. Get your free audiobook: http://www.audibletrial.com/TheDailyConversation Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ Video by Bryce Plank and Robin West Music: By Matt Stewart-Evans: https://soundcloud.com/mattstewartevans https://www.facebook.com/Matthew.Stewart.Evans Alex Gopher: https://soundcloud.com/alexgopher https://www.youtube.com/user/go4musicchannel ...

Why cities are full of uncomfortable benches

That bench won't be yours forever. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO When designing urban spaces, city planners have many competing interests to balance. After all, cities are some of the most diverse places on the planet. They need to be built for a variety of needs. In recent years, these competing interests have surfaced conflict over an unlikely interest: purposefully uncomfortable benches. Enter the New York City MTA. They’ve installed 'leaning bars’ to supplement traditional benches & save platform space. But designs like this carry an often invisible cost: they rob citizens of hospitable public space. And the people who experience this cost...

The Plane Highway in the Sky

Support Wendover Productions on Patreon: https://www.Patreon.com/Wendover Productions Over the North Atlantic, where there is no radar coverage, planes don't fly like they normally fly. They follow a set of daily tracks that act like highways in the sky. Youtube: http://www.YouTube.com/WendoverProductions Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/WendoverPro Email: WendoverProductions@gmail.com Subreddit: http://www.Reddit.com/r/WendoverProductions Sources: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/05/14/opinion/14-in-flight-mark-vanhoenacker.html?_r=0 (This is a fantastic 10-15 minute read) https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/common/nat.html http://aerosavvy.com/north-atlantic-tracks/ http://nats.aero/blog/2014/06/north-atlantic-skies-gateway-europe/ Attributions: North Pole Oriented Map Courtesy Strebe Airplane icon courtesy Mirko Velimirovic from Noun Project Airplane overhead icon courtesy Viktor Vorobyev from Noun Project Gander airport photo courtesy www.Fronterasblog.wordpress.com and used under Fair Use Guidelines Air Traffic Control video courtesy Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Cockpit view courtesy Simulation and Aviation Overnight flight footage courtesy FlyingHDWorldwide

Why no aquarium has a great white shark

Many have tried to keep a white shark in captivity. Here's why that's so difficult. There are several aquariums around the world, including one in Georgia, that house whale sharks, the biggest fish in the sea. But not one has a great white shark on display. Aquariums have made dozens of attempts since the 1970s to display a captive great white shark. Most of those attempts ended with dead sharks. By the 2000s, the only group still trying was the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which spent a decade planning its white shark program. In 2004, it acquired a shark that became the...

What if Everyone Lived in Just One City?

What if everybody in the world, all 7.4 billion of us all lived together in the same city? How big or small would this city have to be and how close together or far apart would we all be living from each other? This video explores those concepts and visualizes what a massive global city would look like were it to ever exist in the real world. Huge thanks to Ross Bugden for the excellent music, link below! Ross Bugden Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKGLOK2FqmVgVwYferltKQ Epic and Dramatic Music. Flight Hymn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCr0bsng60Y RealLifeLore Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RealLifeLore/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel RealLifeLore Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealLifeLore1

Top 10 Airport Design Secrets You Don't Know The Purpose Of

Before arriving at the Airport you're probably not wondering why the airport is designed the way it is. Yet, everything you see in an airport has a purpose. Here’s our top 10 ways airports are designed the way they are, and the purpose of each design secret. Subscribe for more! ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedSubscribe ◄ Stay updated ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedFacebook https://twitter.com/BeAmazedVideos https://instagram.com/BeAmazedVideos ◄ For copyright queries or general inquiries please get in touch: beamazedvideos@gmail.com Credit: https://pastebin.com/Kfv3M9iu Be Amazed at... Signs - When you’re at the airport, you rely on the signs to point you in the right direction. Walkways - As you’ll see, the reason for...

How to Make First Contact

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These Are the Events That Will Happen Before 2050

Get an exclusive 7-day free trial of Storyblocks: http://storyblocks.com/RealLifeLore_0917 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 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 to my Patrons: Juan Rodriguez, Danny Clemens, Owen, Mary-Helen Burns, 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 is a wonderfully fascinating place, and you can find wonder anywhere you look. That is what our videos attempt to convey. Currently, I try my...

The Most Complex International Borders in the World

In this video I look at some of the most complex international border. Of course, there are more complex borders in the world, but this video looks at some of my favourites. I look at the 3 enclaves countries of the world: Vatican City, San Marino and Lesotho. As well as Campione d'Italia, an Italian exclave which is an enclave of Switzerland. I then take things up a notch and look at enclaves within enclaves. The town of Baarle which is in the Netherlands and Belgium is an incredibly complicated border. But not quite as much as the Cooch Behar...

Why are Walled Cities Round?

Old walled cities can have many shapes, but for mathematical reasons, circular ones are the best. Find out why. Twitter: @TPointMath Music: Angevin B Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Images: Avila: Choniron Great wall: Severin.stalder Great wall: Jakub Hałun Brick laying: Scott Lewis Metal circle: Brian Snelson Manhole cover: Retinafunk Eye: Corinne Kuhlmann Eclipse: Michail Kirkov Mongols: Andrew J.Kurbiko

Why all world maps are wrong

Making accurate world maps is mathematically impossible. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Interact with projections: http://metrocosm.com/compare-map-projections.html Mercator tool: http://thetruesize.com/ Mike Bostock Map Transitions: http://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/3711652 Mercator Puzzle: http://hive.sewanee.edu/ldale/maps/10/06-LOCAL.html Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o

25 FUNNY Differences Between Canadians and Americans

Are you aware of the many funny differences between Canadians and Americans? Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE our Canadian friends, but the truth is we are hilariously different! These are 25 funny differences between Canadians and Americans. Being different is not a bad thing. But it’s still interesting to see just how different two neighboring countries can be. Check out these funny difference between Canadians and Americans (and our photo credits and sources) and don’t forget to leave a comment on the video letting us know of any other differences you guys are aware of: http://list25.com/25-funny-differences-between-canadians-and-americans/ Did you enjoy our video? ...

What Are The World's Largest Cities?

What's The Most Common Language In The World? http://testu.be/1JvSDoQ Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml Right now, there are 28 megacities in the world, with about 450 Million inhabitants among them. So, what are some of the largest cities in the world? Learn More: World Urbanization Prospects http://esa.un.org/unpd/wup/Highlights/WUP2014-Highlights.pdf "In today's increasingly global and interconnected world, over half of the world's population (54 percent) lives in urban areas although there is still substantial variability in the levels of urbanization across countries." An interactive explores the astonishing boom in East Asian cities http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2015/04/09/the-already-massive-cities-of-east-asia-are-only-getting-bigger/ "How much change can happen in only one decade? If you're looking at East Asia between 2000 and 2010, the...

Can the Queen's Guard Really Not React to People While on Duty?

TRY BACKBLAZE FOR FREE!: http://backblaze.com/brainfood If you happen to like our videos and have a few bucks to spare to support our efforts, check out our Patreon page where we've got a variety of perks for our Patrons, including Simon's voice on your GPS and the ever requested Simon Whistler whistling package: https://www.patreon.com/TodayIFoundOut →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/TodayIFoundOut?sub_confirmation=1 Never run out of things to say at the water cooler with TodayIFoundOut! Brand new videos 7 days a week! In this video: “The Queen’s Guard” comprise of various soldiers tasked with guarding the residences of the Queen and, by extension, the Queen herself. Consisting...

Why do medieval buildings overhang their lower floors?

Why do medieval buildings such as cottages and castles overhang their lower floors? The Machicolations shirt: https://teespring.com/castle-machicolations Music: Folk Round by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100357 Artist: http://incompetech.com/

How Much Would it Cost to Live on the Moon?

Support Wendover Productions on Patreon: https://www.Patreon.com/Wendover Productions Living on the moon would be very, very expensive, but let's take nine minutes to calculate just how expensive it would be. Youtube: http://www.YouTube.com/WendoverProductions Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/WendoverPro Email: WendoverProductions@gmail.com Reddit: /u/WendoverProductions or http://www.reddit.com/r/wendoverproductions Big thanks to http://www.shutterstock.com for providing stock footage for this video. Sources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fX3rVRDX3nn2RYBUjqoLYfSoUZ_JDk1KFx63mlbjBnY/edit http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1969-059C http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1579/1 http://www.space.com/17556-giant-nasa-rocket-space-launch-cost.html http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/publications/usdafoodpatterns/estimatedcalorieneedsperdaytable.pdf http://www.actahort.org/books/952/952_73.htm http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/146558main_RecyclingEDA(final)%204_10_06.pdf Attributions Lunar greenhouse photos courtesy University of Arizona and used under fair use guidelines ISS videos courtesy NASA Photosynthesis photo courtesy Somepics Fuel module picture courtesy Idaho National Laboratory Mars Colonial Transporter photo courtesy https://michelresidence.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/mars-colonial-transporter/ and used under fair use guidelines “Moonlight Reprise) by Kai Engal

How Maritime Law Works

Support Wendover Productions on Patreon: https://www.Patreon.com/WendoverProductions Maritime law is confusing, but interesting (I hope.) Last Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PsmkAxVHdM Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/WendoverPro Email: WendoverProductions@gmail.com Attributions: South China Sea video courtesy youtube.com/militarytiger (Creative Commons License) Cruise Ship icon by Rohan Gupta from the Noun Project Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness Map by Alinor (Creative Commons License) Old Cruise Ship photo courtesy Roger W from Flickr (Creative Commons License) Foreign Coders photo courtesy Cory Doctorow from Flickr (Creative Commons License)

Why Were the Irish Once Hated in America?

Irish Need Not Apply. Remember that time most of America just didn't like those pesky Irish? Most don't. So let's talk about the era when the Irish horde was the 'biggest' threat to American decency. https://twitter.com/AltHistoryHub Music by Traditional Irish Folk Music - Gavin Luke Dublin Good Night 1 - Lars Olvmyr Posturing by Sam Kuzel Lord of Dance- Johannes Bornlof Delicate Dancing Strings - Gavin Luke Just to Cheer You Up 4- Bo Jarpehag

These Ancient Relics Are So Advanced They Shouldn't Exist...

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