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How to Make a Kurzgesagt Video in 1200 Hours

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For years, you have been asking us how we make our videos. So let’s finally talk about it! From research, writing the script, illustrating, to animating, narrating and composing music, a Kurzgesagt video takes roughly 1.200 hours to produce!

How to Sink a Sub with Potatoes

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It's early spring, 1943, and the US is at last finding its footing in the war in the Pacific.

One of the most epic engineering feats in history

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Dig into the history of the construction of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and how John Roebling designed a hybrid suspension system to build it.

How Could We Get To Mars In Only 28 Hours?

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There's a cheat code to getting to Mars. Can humans handle the harsh conditions that space will throw at them?

How 1 In A Billion Chance Brought Down A Whole Airplane

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The crazy tragic story of Flight 232 was all over the news 1989, about an airplane with engine failure that had to attempt a crash landing.

Why doesn’t the Leaning Tower of Pisa fall over?

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Dig into the 800 year history and architecture of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and find out what gives the tower its infamous tilt.

Primitive Technology: 4 years of primitive technology

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4 years of primitive technology.

Engineering with Origami

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Origami is inspiring a plethora of new engineering designs.

The Bizarre Behavior of Rotating Bodies, Explained

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Spinning objects have strange instabilities known as The Dzhanibekov Effect or Tennis Racket Theorem - this video offers an intuitive explanation.

Primitive Technology: Adobe wall (dry stacked)

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I made clay bricks, air dried them and then built a dry stacked (no mortar) wall from those bricks. Brick making is a time consuming process...

Flamethrower vs Aerogel

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We put aerogel to the test vs 'not-a-flamethrower', a huge 2000°C flame to a large fiberglass blanket infused with silica aerogel - formerly the lightest solid (that title is now held by graphene aerogel).

First Flight on Another Planet!

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The Mars Helicopter aims to make the first powered flight on another planet when it takes off on Mars as part of the Mars 2020 mission.

160TB Server with Linus! (From Linus Tech Tips)

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Linus Tech Tips helps Smarter Every Day with organizing his footage.

Why the Future of Cars is Electric

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Electric cars are now ready to take over thanks to advances in battery technology and their inherent benefits: torque, handling, maintenance.

Primitive Technology: Crossdraft kiln

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Primitive Technology: Crossdraft kiln - Building a crossdraft kiln from scratch.

The Romans flooded the Colosseum for sea battles

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Dig in to the history of the Roman Empire’s staged gladiatorial naval battles and how they flooded the Colosseum to reenact famous battles.

World's Lightest Solid!

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Aerogels are the world's lightest (least dense) solids. They are also excellent thermal insulators and have been used in numerous Mars missions and the Stardust comet particle-return mission.

Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls on This Reservoir?

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I took a boat through 96 million black plastic balls on the Los Angeles reservoir to find out why they're there.

How Sand Mining Destroys One Home to Build Another

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As Singapore dredges sand out from beneath Cambodia’s mangroves one woman is faced with the erasure of her beloved home.

Primitive Technology: Fired Clay Bricks

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Creating fired clay bricks from scratch.

How Do White Walkers Shatter Swords?

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For Game of Thrones fans winter is finally here, and with it comes the long foreshadowed White Walkers. These foes have proven to be a dangerous threat for many reasons, but one of the biggest is their seeming imperviousness to the average weapons of the Seven Kingdoms.