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The typefaces on highway signs, deconstructed. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔 ) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO When you head out on the highway in the United States, you’re probably paying attention to the signs above your car and on the side of the road — the ones that direct you to
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The plastic we dump into the ocean might be hiding in plain sight. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO 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. For the past several years scientists have been trying to account for
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What killed 9 hikers in 1959? ✉️ Sign up for our newsletter: http://www.vox.com/video-newsletter In February 1959 a group of hikers disappeared in the remote Ural Mountains of Western Siberia. A search party found their tent weeks later, abandoned along with all of their equipment. Frozen bodies were found 1,500 meters away, mysteriously underdressed for the
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How geotagged photos harm nature. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Horseshoe Bend used to be a little-known roadside view of the Colorado River in Page, Arizona. But over the past few years, the spot has witnessed a dramatic increase in popularity. The main culprit for that uptick? Instagram. It’s now one of many hidden treasures
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Hint: It’s why every site asks you to accept cookies. Join the Open Sourced Reporting Network: http://www.vox.com/opensourcednetwork You’ve seen the pop-ups: “This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Please accept cookies.” Cookies do improve your experience. They function as the website’s short term memory; with each new click you make, cookies help the site
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Kilroy was here — those three words showed up in a lot of surprising places. Follow Phil Edwards and Vox Almanac on Facebook for more: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/ We know about the epic drama of World War II, but what about the jokes? The above video tells the story (as best as we can). The iconic piece of
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The world’s tallest mountain just got a little taller — here’s why. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In December of 2020, China and Nepal made a joint announcement about a new measurement for Mount Everest: 8,849 meters. This is just the latest of several different surveys of Everest since the first measurement was taken in
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It’s a simple innovation that helped win a war. The Bailey bridge was Donald Bailey’s innovative solution to a number of wartime obstacles. The allies needed a way to cross bodies of water quickly, but bombed-out bridges — or an absence of crossings entirely — made that incredibly difficult. That was only compounded by new,
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America’s power grid is not ready. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔 ) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In February, extreme cold and an unusual winter storm left millions of Texans in the dark. Many went without power or water, in subzero temperatures, for nearly five days. It was a disaster; dozens died.
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Ali didn’t just shake up boxing. He shook up the world. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO 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.
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The 400-year curse dragging Indonesia’s capital into the sea. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Like many coastal cities around the world, Jakarta is dealing with sea level rise. But Indonesia’s biggest city also has a unique problem: Because of restricted water access in the city, the majority of its residents have to extract groundwater to
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Hong Kong’s superstitious skyline. Follow Johnny on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnnywharris/ Follow the Vox Borders watch page: https://www.facebook.com/VoxBorders/ Sign up for the Vox Borders newsletter: https://www.vox.com/borders-email Watch episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StW7oGSR_Mg Watch episode 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQyxG4vTyZ8 Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Hong Kong’s famous skyline is known for its colorful lights and modern buildings, but a closer look reveals
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It’s a hippo invasion. Become a member of the Vox Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab Follow the Vox Borders watch page: https://www.facebook.com/VoxBorders/ Follow Johnny on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnnywharris/ Sign up for the Borders newsletter: http://www.vox.com/borders-email Drug lord Pablo Escobar smuggled four hippos into his own personal zoo during the 1980’s. But wild hippos are usually only native to
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J Dilla made his MPC3000 musical. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO There’s a halo of reverence around J Dilla, a producer and beatmaker from Detroit who made some of the most fascinating and influential beats in hip hop history. Before his early death in 2006, J Dilla worked with countless artists and producers – from
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The new figure skating scoring system is complicated and controversial. Here’s how it works. Learn why the triple axel is such a big deal: http://bit.ly/2oGrA7N Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO At the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel in an Olympic event, just the third
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Rio is hiding poor people. See Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3BRTlHFpBU Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The 2016 Olympics are set to begin in just over a month in Rio de Janeiro. As the city prepares to receive an influx of international visitors, it is building new infrastructure and transportation systems to accommodate the surge. But the
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We visited the largest body farm in the world, where researchers study human decomposition in order to help law enforcement. Photos by Joseph Stromberg Subscribe to our channel! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=voxdotcom Vox.com is 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
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It all started as a military exercise in Norway. We interviewed a sports expert about the truth behind “mind over matter”: http://bit.ly/2t8PzCc Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Biathlon combines competitive Nordic skiing with rifle shooting. Although biathlon is extremely popular in Europe, most Americans are unfamiliar with the sport. For many of them, the sport
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Child labor was widely practiced until a photographer showed the public what it looked like. This video is presented by CuriosityStream: https://www.curiositystream.com/Vox Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab The 1900 US Federal Census revealed that 1.75 million children under the age of 16, more than one in five, were gainfully employed. They worked all over
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This is why they make $300,000 per episode. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The Simpsons just entered it’s 27th season and has been renewed for a 28th. As the longest-running primetime scripted series on television, The Simpsons has produced hundreds of characters, each with a different voice — but not necessarily a different actor. That’s
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In 1839, Hippolyte Bayard invented photography. And nobody cared. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab People usually associate the birth of photography with Louis Daguerre’s Daguerreotype. His process became the first widespread method of photography after France revealed it to the world on August 19, 1839. But there were actually multiple inventors of photography, and
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Yes, that’s a black and white photo. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab The Hubble Space Telescope only takes photos in black and white. To make those beautiful space photos you’ve probably seen, scientists add the color later using a technique first developed around the turn of the 20th century that imitates how our eyes
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Sometimes flight recorders are the only way the victims’ families will know what happened to the plane. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Immediately following an airplane crash anywhere in US territory, the National Transportation Safety Board dispatches a team of investigators to survey the wreckage, gather information from the airline and from air traffic control,
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How El Chapo dug his way to the top of the drug trade. Check out the Today, Explained podcast episode on El Chapo here: https://bit.ly/2DaFZS8 Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Throughout his career as a drug trafficker, tunnels have been the common theme in El Chapo’s story. When he gained control of a major drug
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The linguistics behind Kevin Spacey’s Southern accent in House of Cards. Read What linguists say about Kevin Spacey’s bizarre Southern accent on House of Cards: http://www.vox.com/2015/2/27/8119829/house-of-cards-spacey-southern-accent Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Produced by Joss Fong with Alex Abad-Santos Images courtesy of Getty Sources: Dennis Preston, Oklahoma State University; Robin Dodsworth, North Carolina State University; Kirk Hazen,
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How the 1978 spinoff accidentally shaped the Star Wars universe. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO A long time ago in living rooms across the US, a bizarre 98-minute Star Wars-themed variety show aired on CBS to an estimated 13 million viewers. It wasn’t necessarily the first of its kind: hosts like Donny & Marie Osmond
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Alexa’s recording you. What’s she doing with it? Read Sara’s article about the privacy settings on your smart speaker: https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/12/9/22160427/amazon-alexa-google-assistant-siri-holidays Correction: At 0:58, we mistakenly suggest that every 1 in 5 American households has a smart speaker. In fact, over one-third of U.S. adults has a smart speaker. We regret the error. In 2014, Amazon
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A lot of celebrity butts sat in this chair. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab The golden age of album cover design doesn’t have a specific start and end date, but many regard the late 1960s to 1970s as one of the field’s most exciting times. From the psychedelic rock covers of the ’60s to
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Bernie Sanders’ accent, explained Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump both speak with a New York City accent. And Queens College linguist Michael Newman thinks it might be good for their brand. Writing in the New York Times, he said: “Americans have come to associate New Yorkers, and so New York
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They’re not just an animal, they’re a material. And that’s got engineers interested. // Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO For more information about the Hu lab: http://www.hu.gatech.edu/ Red imported fire ants (solenopsis invicta) are native to South America and an invasive species in the United States. One of the adaptations that makes them so hardy
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Bran’s powers are based on both fiction and physics — and they have huge implications for Westeros. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO 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
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When discussing climate change, it’s not about saving the planet. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO One of the common mistakes people make about climate change is saying that it’s about “saving the planet.” But that’s not really the right way to think about it. Earth has gone through immense climate changes many times before, in
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Next time you’re suffering from a spicy bite, don’t reach for water. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO 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
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Slow motion and timelapse can reveal the wonders of the natural world. Check back next Monday for the next episode in this mini-series. Watch the previous episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAOKOJhzYXk Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO And check out BBC Earth’s channels: https://www.youtube.com/user/BBCEarth https://www.youtube.com/user/EarthUnpluggedTV Planet Earth II is airing Saturdays on BBC America. Full episodes will also
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The major party color schemes, and the terms “red state” and “blue state,” are actually a recent phenomenon. Subscribe to our channel! https://goo.gl/0bsAjO 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
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The largest container ship in the world launched earlier this month. It’s nearly the size of four football fields. Here’s how container ships got so huge and transformed the global economy. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Sources: The Box, by Marc Levinson: http://www.amazon.com/The-Box-Shipping-Container-Smaller/dp/0691136408 Eric Burniche http://www.flickr.com/photos/125006583@N05/15460454056 David AE Levy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6lV5QR_4qk MSC via Vimeo http://vimeo.com/114546802 Maersk
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The technology behind the cinematic style of the BBC’s Planet Earth II. Check back next Monday for the next episode in this mini-series. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO And check out BBC Earth’s channels: https://www.youtube.com/user/BBCEarth https://www.youtube.com/user/EarthUnpluggedTV Planet Earth II is airing Saturdays on BBC America. Full episodes will also be streaming the day after they
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Why Christopher Nolan is obsessed with Shepard tones. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is a nerve-wracking movie. Three separate storylines tell the tale of the famed World War II evacuation in a intense two hours of film. A lot of that feeling has to do with how the film’s score uses Shepard
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A wedding videographer explains the bizarre economics of your big day. Listen to NPR’s Planet Money on why wedding dresses are so expensive: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2011/08/05/138760908/why-are-wedding-dresses-so-expensive Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO 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
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Shigeru Miyamoto’s design philosophy, explained. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO 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:
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Look in the margins of medieval books and you’ll find an unusual theme: knights vs. snails. Follow Phil Edwards and Vox Almanac on Facebook for more: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/ Lillian Randall’s paper is here: https://www.scribd.com/document/263159779/The-Snail-in-Gothic-Marginal-Warfare And Michael Camille’s book about marginal art can be found here: http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/display.asp?K=9780948462283 http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/I/bo3536323.html Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Medieval snails and knights
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Debates are broken. Here’s how to fix them. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The presidential debates have become major media events, but a decreasing share of Americans are watching them. Although that proportion slightly increased for the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the proportion of voting-age Americans watching isn’t nearly what it
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Chipotle’s food safety crisis, explained. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO After hearing a trickle of reports about food poisoning over recent months, millions of lunch-seeking Americans are probably wondering: Is it safe to eat at Chipotle? The bad news is that public health investigators haven’t identified the source of the E. coli that sickened almost
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