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To Queen Victoria, marriages were about strategic alliances. Correction: At 5:38, the map of post-war Germany is missing eastern Prussia. The borders of Austria-Hungary should also include portions of northern Serbia and southern Poland. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO This video was produced in collaboration between Vox and BBCThree. Over the course of her 63-year
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The science buried under the pseudoscience. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Sources: Mars photography by Tunç Tezel: http://www.twanight.org/newtwan/galleries.asp?Sort=Photographer&Value=Tunc%20Tezel&page=1 Mars visualization from Nooch 86: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK9ozJYELR8 Solar system orbits via Michael Van Daniker, Andrew Lund, and the Astronomy Workshop of Douglas Hamilton at U. Maryland http://janus.astro.umd.edu/SolarSystems/ Ptolemaic system vsualizer via Nebraka Astronomy Applet Project: http://astro.unl.edu/naap/ssm/animations/ptolemaic.html Retrograde motion
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Rubik’s Cube world record-holder Collin Burns tells us how he did it. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO YouTube sources: Collin Burns https://www.youtube.com/user/collinbxyz RECuber https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpFpW3tRN0xtxuaEJvdCggA Tony Fisher https://www.youtube.com/user/KaiXevandStanley Feliks Zemdegs https://www.youtube.com/user/fazrulz1 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
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Everything HGTV told you about linoleum is wrong. Subscribe to our channel and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO If there were a floor covering Olympics, marble would probably get gold. Hardwood would get silver. Bronze would maybe go to tile — and linoleum wouldn’t even make the trials. Arguably the
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How did American Gothic go from third place painting to icon? There’s a story to this famous painting. Find the Overrated Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/OverratedTheShow/ Find Phil Edwards on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/ Grant Wood’s American Gothic is a classic painting. But to understand its fame, you have to learn some context about how it became
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It’s at the heart of Antarctica and on the verge of collapse. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Man-made climate change is warming the planet’s atmosphere and oceans, and the effects are being felt the most at the poles. In Antarctica, home to the largest chunk of ice on earth, ice shelves and glaciers are
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The “theatrical window” has shrunk. But it’s still there. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Covid-19 looked like it could have been the end of movie theaters. Theaters couldn’t show movies. Some of the biggest American theater chains were on the brink of bankruptcy. And US movie studios
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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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Finally, some good news about the environment. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In the ’80s, scientists discovered there was a hole in the ozone over the South Pole. A significant layer of gas that deflects much of the sun’s radiation was disappearing much faster than anyone expected.
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How China and Nepal are taming the Himalaya mountains. Follow Johnny to stay up to date on Vox Borders: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnnywharris Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnnyharrisvox Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Read more about the concept of non-state spaces: https://goo.gl/UsgDDy Vox Borders Episodes: 1. Haiti and the Dominican Republic ( https://youtu.be/4WvKeYuwifc) 2. The Arctic & Russia (https://youtu.be/Wx_2SVm9Jgo) 3.
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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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Fentanyl, a drug more potent that heroin, is the latest iteration of America’s evolving opioid epidemic. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO /// Sources: CDC Wonder: https://wonder.cdc.gov/ CDC 2015 heroin report: https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/heroin/index.html /// Correction: an earlier version of this video inaccurately visualized data on the number of drug overdose deaths estimated to have occurred in 2015
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This marijuana extract is everywhere. But does it work? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Read more about CBD on Vox.com: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/11/1/18024806/cbd-oil-vape-hemp Cannabidiol is having a moment. Increasingly common state legalization and loose federal regulation means that anyone in any state can go online or to a physical store and buy CBD products — from oils
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The Concorde gave us supersonic transport. But why did this supersonic plane fail? The answer is complicated. Follow Phil Edwards and Vox Almanac on Facebook for more: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/ 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.
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Is the huge US national debt a problem? Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Nearly every year, America seems to teeter on the edge of a crisis as the national debt comes dangerously close to hitting the “debt ceiling” and the President and Congress fight over raising it.
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The US colonized a country and built a labor supply. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Filipino nurses have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus in the US. That’s because they make up an outsized portion of the nursing workforce. About one-third of all foreign-born nurses in the US are Filipino. Since 1960, 150,000 Filipino
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How to design fear, explained with 99% Invisible. Check them out here: http://99pi.org Correction: The correct spelling of “warning” in Persian is هشدار. Watch the previous episode from this series: http://bit.ly/2DDIQAL Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Chances are you wouldn’t be able to recognize a biohazard even if you were looking right at one. But
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It’s not because they’re drunker than you are. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Asian flush, also widely known as Asian glow, is when Chinese, Japanese and Korean people turn red after drinking alcohol. What causes Asian glow? Genetics, basically. Around 36% of Northeast Asians are deficient in one of the enzymes that metabolizes alcohol, due
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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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That stereotypical Western backdrop isn’t typical of the West. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Towering red rock formations and big blue sky make up the classic backdrop of the American West. But the rocks we see in so many movies aren’t typical of the area at all. In fact, they are unique to one
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Making clean energy isn’t enough: We also have to move it. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In the near future, the energy made in the US is going to be much greener. The country’s current goal is for solar plants alone to make nearly half of US
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Animators had a few tricks up their slee…err gloves. 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
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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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This photo of Lee Harvey Oswald has been analyzed for decades. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Lee Harvey Oswald was murdered two days after he was arrested for assassinating US President John F. Kennedy. But before Oswald died, he claimed that a damning piece of evidence against
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And why the world needs more of them. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In the last century, 85% of the world’s oyster reefs have vanished. And we’re only recently beginning to understand what that’s cost us: While they don’t look incredibly appealing from the shore, oysters are
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Fencing is actually 3 different events. Here’s how to tell them apart. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO At the first modern Olympic Games in the summer of 1896, nine sports encompassing 43 events were played. Of those original nine, only five have appeared at every Summer Olympics since. One of those sports is fencing. Fencing
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China’s best diplomats are the ones that sit around and eat bamboo all day. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO China has given pandas to foreign powers long before the 20th century, but the most current iteration of panda diplomacy began in the 1950s with its gifting of Ping Ping and An An to the Soviet
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Birds, mammals, and fish are miniaturizing as temperatures rise. Why? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Animals all across the world are undergoing a strange transformation. In Appalachia, salamander body sizes have decreased by 8 percent since 1960; menhaden fish caught in the Atlantic are 15 percent lighter than they were in 1987; and bird specimens
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Every bowling lane has a hidden oil pattern. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards finds out what that means. Help us make more ambitious videos by joining the Vox Video Lab. It gets you exclusive perks, like livestream Q&As with all the Vox creators, a badge that levels up over time, and video
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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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Mao Zedong swimming in a river in 1966 was a big deal. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab In 1966, Mao Zedong, China’s communist leader and the founder of the People’s Republic of China, was rumored to be in failing health. The devastating policies of his Great Leap Forward (1958-1962) — which forced millions of
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The solstice alignments of Stonehenge, explained. Join the Vox Video Lab: http://www.vox.com/join Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Note: A previous version of this video referred imprecisely to “Neolithic Britain” when discussing the Newgrange tomb in Ireland. We have removed that phrasing. My apologies to the Irish. Stonehenge is a popular destination for summer solstice celebrations
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We talked to Team USA’s head coach to find out. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔 ) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Elegant Olympic dives fly by in a matter of seconds. Because of that, it’s hard to know what to look for when you try to judge the sport from your couch.
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A deceptively difficult gymnastics turn. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Every Summer Olympics, gymnasts amaze viewers by performing incredibly complex and dangerous skills. As these routines get more and more complicated, they become harder to top — and the latest way to add value and distinguish a routine is the wolf turn. The wolf turn
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Running the 400-meter hurdles requires strategic rhythm, but it’s over so fast you just might miss it. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO There are few single events that demand as much skill as the 400-meter hurdle race. Olympians need to have the speed of a 200-meter dash runner, the endurance of an 800-meter runner, an
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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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How a cheesy joke from the 1830s became the most widely spoken word in the world. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO OK is thought to be the most widely recognized word on the planet. We use it to communicate with each other, as well as our technology. But it actually started out as a language
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“Where the road ends in Afghanistan, the Taliban begin.” Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The US war in Afghanistan has raged for 16 years, since the US invaded after 9/11, in 2001. At the onset, a centerpiece of US strategy was to rebuild Afghanistan’s crumbling infrastructure. This move expedited military logistics and maneuvers, while simultaneously
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Why some Covid-19 vaccines were developed faster than any vaccine ever. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔 ) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Researchers working on Covid-19 vaccines have smashed speed records, bringing new vaccines from development to distribution in less than a year. They did this with the help of billions of
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Jennifer Wright explains how the color pink became associated with girls. Racked article: http://www.racked.com/2015/3/20/8260341/pink-color-history 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
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The Rosetta mission launched by the European Space Agency landed successfully on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on November 12. The historic touchdown by the Philae lander was decades in the making. Read more about it here: http://www.vox.com/2014/11/12/7203081/philae-comet-rosetta 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
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It all comes down to fluff. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Before each serve, most professional tennis players go through a ritual to get in the zone. Novak Djokovic will bounce the ball with his racket, then with his hand. Rafael Nadal will usually pull his shorts
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One of the Cold War’s biggest moments began at a routine press conference. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab The fall of the Berlin Wall has a lot of memorable moments: US President Ronald Reagan’s declaration to “tear down this wall”; David Hasselhoff singing at the Brandenburg Gate; and Berliners wielding pickaxes and hammers, tearing
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There’s a better way to design prison architecture. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Halden Prison in Norway looks sort of like a fancy dorm room or a hotel — much different than the barbed wire and cramped cells we often associate with prison design. Its look is all part of a plan to create
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