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The G forces were out of this world. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO If you’ve ever been on a modern looping roller coaster, you’ve probably experienced a thrilling, safe, and mostly comfortable ride. But this wasn’t always the case. Just over 100 years ago, loop-the-loops were painful,
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Thoughtfully curated, thoroughly explained. You’re watching a special livestream: our linear TV channel that brings together the best of Vox and other networks at our parent company Vox Media, including @The Verge, @Eater, @Secret Base, and more. This week we’re bringing the stream to YouTube so you can discover our favorite work across Vox Media,
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There’s a case for making playgrounds riskier. This video is presented by Wix, sign up at https://www.wix.com/go/vox Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The stereotypical modern playground — with its bright colors and rubberized flooring — is designed to be clean, safe, and lawsuit-proof. But that isn’t necessarily the best design for kids. US playground designers
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The state has a historically abysmal voter turnout rate. Why? 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
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President Obama’s final State of the Union address to the nation was about an hour long. We cut it down for you. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Read the full text of the speech here: http://www.vox.com/2016/1/12/10758328/state-of-the-union-2016-full-text Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events
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The hidden clues and details in the trailers for Avengers: Age of Ultron, due in theaters in May. Watch the full trailers for Avengers: Age of Ultron, and read more analysis here: http://www.vox.com/2015/1/13/7536873/avengers-ultron-2-trailer-explained http://www.vox.com/2014/10/23/7047745/avengers-age-of-ultron-trailer-explained http://www.vox.com/xpress/2014/10/29/7089737/avengers-age-of-ultron-extended-trailer-revealed Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really
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The Netflix hit went old-school for its opening credits. Correction: The final iteration of the logo, in ITC Benguiat, was designed by the content agency Contend, not Imaginary Forces. Imaginary Forces then designed the title sequence based off of that logo. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut
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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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Tornado Alley experiences more tornadoes than anywhere else in the world — why? This video is presented by CuriosityStream: https://www.curiositystream.com/Vox Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab The United States experiences more tornadoes than any other country, averaging over 1,200 per year. Most of those twisters are touching down in the central part of the country
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150 years of tension may be coming to an end. 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
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Drugs are bad, but the drug war is worse. It’s possible that legalizing marijuana could be a huge public-health win. 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
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Rats are grosser than we thought, but it’s not their fault. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO It’s estimated that there are over 2 million rats in New York City alone. They often carry infectious diseases like E. Coli and Salmonella and gnaw on infrastructure, causing billions of dollars in damage every year. But is any
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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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Plain old soap and water absolutely annihilate coronavirus. Support Vox by joining the Video Lab at http://vox.com/join or making a one-time contribution here: http://vox.com/contribute You’ve been told a thousand times: wash your hands to stop the spread of COVID-19. But why does this work so well? It has to do with the way the soap
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What it’s like to flee Ukraine Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, more than 3 million people have been forced to flee their homes and leave the country. The vast majority are migrating west, toward the EU, and most
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Mall santa, carny, and CEO: How Homer Simpson’s jobs represent America. Here’s the full article and list of jobs: http://www.vox.com/2016/9/6/12752476/the-simpsons-homer-middle-class Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Video by Estelle Caswell Zachary Crockett 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
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The hidden meaning behind Pope Francis’s clothes. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The pope is one of the most recognizable figures in the world, in large part because of the clothes he wears: all white, ornate ponchos, various hats. But all popes don’t actually dress alike. There
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The only way is by surviving “the rule of four”. 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. Most
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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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How bad graphic design changed award shows, elections, and your medicine cabinet. The 2017 Oscars ended with a pretty shocking mix-up. Announcer Warren Beatty incorrectly named La La Land as the Best Picture winner, and the mistake wasn’t revealed until crew members had already started giving their acceptance speeches. A lot of things went wrong
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Wingdings is the font made entirely out of symbols. But why? Follow Phil Edwards and Vox Almanac on Facebook for more: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/ As a means of writing sentences, Wingdings fails — but that was never its purpose. It was created to be used as a unique tool for the pre-internet era. It was akin to
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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 battle for Ukraine’s skies has enormous stakes. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The Russian air force is huge. Ukraine’s is not. And yet, more than two weeks into Russia’s war in Ukraine, one of the biggest surprises was that Russia had not yet achieved control of
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In an age where everyone’s phone has a camera, why do we still rely on sketch artists to document trials? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO We sat down with Christine Cornell, a courtroom sketch artist who has been covering trials for over 40 years to talk about why even in an age where everybody’s cellphones
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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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“Freemium” games can end up gaming gamers. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The “freemium” business model allows us to use an app for free with the option to purchase additional features. In the case of games, that model can fundamentally alter the user experience, from gaming to getting gamed. By collecting troves of data on
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The border of unity. 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 Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO With original music by Tom Fox: https://m.soundcloud.com/user-416166523 Colombia is currently dealing with a massive wave of refugees coming from Venezuela. Venezuelans are fleeing their home because of
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Accio Harry Potter translations! Translating the Harry Potter books written by J.K. Rowling, in over 60 languages around the world, was not for the faint of heart or vocabulary. Translators didn’t have advanced copies of the books to get a headstart and these books could take months to adapt from English. They also had to
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Two decades of the world’s most notorious prison. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In 2002, the US opened a prison at its naval base in Guantánamo bay, Cuba. The 9/11 attacks had occurred just months before, and the US was capturing hundreds of men in Afghanistan and
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In the last few years, scientists have discovered thousands of exoplanets – and a lot of them are surprisingly weird. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In 1584, Italian friar Giordano Bruno argued that other stars had planets of their own and that those planets had inhabitants. He
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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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