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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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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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Vox explains the historical events that produced the bizarre, tragic North Korea we know today. 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 up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the
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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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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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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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From script to screen making a TV show is a fast and furious process. Here’s how they get made. We took a look inside one of the best shows on television, The Americans to see how they go from script to screen. You can check out the full feature here: http://www.vox.com/2016/4/14/11411564/how-tv-gets-made-americans-fx-production Subscribe to our channel!
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Golf’s distance debate, explained. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab These days, pro golfers are hitting the ball far. Really far. And it’s creating a problem: because modern golfers can reach the hole with fewer shots than before, older courses — like Augusta National Golf Club, Oakmont Country Club, and others — are becoming obsolete.
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What vending machines can teach you about this country Subscribe to the Vox Borders newsletter for weekly updates: http://www.vox.com/borders-email Follow Johnny for more photos and videos from his travels around the globe. Facebook: https://goo.gl/l0x5cA Instagram: https://goo.gl/CduwlO While in Japan I noticed vending machines everywhere. Looking into it a little deeper a discovered that there’s a
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Early portraits looked pretty grim. A lot of old photos from the 19th and early 20th century are fraught with doom and gloom—and on the occasion the literal dead face. That led to the popular belief that people just did not smile in old photographs. The common explanation is due to the limited technology at
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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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It’s got a lot to do with taxes. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔 ) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Monaco is the world’s second-smallest country, spanning only 2.2 square kilometers. Yet it’s the capital of the wide world of car racing. For more than 70 years, the country has hosted the Monaco
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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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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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