How Living at the South Pole Works

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Writing by Sam Denby
Research by Sam Denby and Tristan Purdy
Editing by Alexander Williard
Animation by Josh Sherrington
Sound by Graham Haerther
Thumbnail by Simon Buckmaster
Select footage courtesy the AP Archive
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  • The odd business wailly fancy because path connoly mix through a maniacal oven. soggy, bright cyclone

    rohis akibrohis akib4 tuntia sitten
  • Lockdown protesters: What do you mean I have to stay home to protect us all from the virus? Antarctica crew: bitch please

    Alice HollendAlice Hollend5 tuntia sitten
  • lots of cold

    Brick LifeBrick Life10 tuntia sitten
  • I thought south pole means it is the hottest and north pole, the coldest! 😯

    Grand TensGrand TensPäivä sitten
  • 2:10 this comment was made by the Basler BT-67 and DC-3 appreciation gang

    FFPäivä sitten
  • Plot twist half as interesting is wendover productions

    DeliriousSZNDeliriousSZNPäivä sitten
  • I have a very interesting video topic for you: How Can a Country Become Successful? Basically, if you were President of a Sim City 3rd world country, how would you adjust sliders to make it 2nd or 1st world? Humans have spent millions of years in the dirt, and there is very little information or research on how many countries went from mud huts to space in the span of a few centuries. Possible factors: Geography Natural resources Trade routes Laws / ethics Education Free Markets / Communism Rights / Responsibilities

    Logan WarrenLogan WarrenPäivä sitten
  • I don't get it. Why do they have to raise the building every decade or so? Why can't they get rid of the snow instead?!

    S ChrisS Chris2 päivää sitten
  • I have a weird interest in the logistics of people living in absurdly remote locations, so thanks for fueling this weird hobby of mine.

    Scott StaceyScott Stacey2 päivää sitten
  • Covid has made it dangerous..

    vipul kaushalvipul kaushal2 päivää sitten
  • I have a weird interest in the logistics of people living in absurdly remote locations, so thanks for fueling this weird hobby of mine.

    hugo floreshugo flores2 päivää sitten
  • How do they get electricity?

    Ameya BAmeya B3 päivää sitten
  • Plumber here, I worked there 16 years ago, some of the footage if not most is when I was there. So one of the people walking around could be me 😁

    No NeedNo Need3 päivää sitten
  • Society will remain fragmented and at war with itself until all members of society can play an equal role with an equal existance from birth.. The mere existence of rich and poor guarantee violence and disorder.

    Solo SkipperSolo Skipper3 päivää sitten
  • Logistics of Grand Tours e.g. Tour De France, Giro or Vuelta

    Sambit MishraSambit Mishra3 päivää sitten
  • bruh just use the data

    Ananas GaboAnanas Gabo3 päivää sitten
  • appendix removed gets one mild diarrhea unable to repopulate anal bacterias

    tsartomatotsartomato3 päivää sitten
  • From the tip of South America to the Arctic, Native Americans developed scores of innovations including kayaks, snow goggles, hammocks and cable suspension bridges. These inventions enabled them to survive and flourish wherever they lived. To learn more visit

    chris phamchris pham4 päivää sitten
  • But how do they get there? Through planes and airports Wendover?

    JustJulyoJustJulyo4 päivää sitten
  • Satelite communication will change with starlink, and that's exciting.

    How ya doin today BarbHow ya doin today Barb4 päivää sitten
  • NO ONE is allowed on the "sacred" lands of south pole ! Q: Why ? A: so no one can escape the Jewliens Warlords and Criminals ! by going beyond the south pole on the continent , big as little America . Admiral Byrd

    SoundCrafterVicSoundCrafterVic4 päivää sitten
  • An account on south pole

    Syed AhamedSyed Ahamed5 päivää sitten
  • If you hear someone complaining about wearing a mask, tell them that people are wearing them in the South Pole so they have no excuses.

    Shelbie ReynoldsShelbie Reynolds5 päivää sitten
  • i wanna know how the construction crew built it from scratch in Antarctica in the first place

    spaceinbetweenspaceinbetween5 päivää sitten
  • What I really like about Wendover is there's no clickbait: the title's just a summary of the video topic and then he goes on and explains that topic in an understandable, engaging, detailed way. He lets the video do the talking, not the title

    Neha SharmaNeha Sharma5 päivää sitten
  • “The South Pole was not made for humans” Probably more accurate to say that humans were not made for the South Pole.

    jonki leshijonki leshi5 päivää sitten
  • Yang milih Allah SWT like.

    Gau XarGau Xar5 päivää sitten
  • I don't know why, I find Antarctica fascinating.

    NirzonNirzon5 päivää sitten
  • Do u think I should be an airline pilot

    Joe MamaJoe Mama5 päivää sitten
  • Amazing videos from Australia - subscribe for more 👌👌

    Zamen ZamaniZamen Zamani5 päivää sitten
  • How can I colonize Antarctica to build a nation there?

    Khanh PhamKhanh Pham6 päivää sitten
  • This guy makes me go to sleep

    Cyber GamingCyber Gaming6 päivää sitten
  • DIdnt you have this exact same video 2 years ago?

    BonBonAdios MiaEVERGLOWBonBonAdios MiaEVERGLOW6 päivää sitten
  • 1:47 getting hypothermia just by watching them

    pro hackerpro hacker6 päivää sitten
  • 0:36 really? I thought most people loved that weather and thought I was the only one that couldn’t stand it

    YottifferentYottifferent6 päivää sitten
  • I hope they're paid really really well.

    Arya PourtabatabaieArya Pourtabatabaie6 päivää sitten
  • I like living here because they won't find the bodies for a long time...

    Leo SalorantaLeo Saloranta6 päivää sitten
  • Only in peak Sumner

    Dr Nandish PurliDr Nandish Purli6 päivää sitten
  • and other conditions -Have to be self sufficient -Slow internet and communication

    doliio volaydoliio volay6 päivää sitten
  • 2021 NBA bubble location?

    Rover DoverRover Dover7 päivää sitten
  • And they didn't even touch on alien related disturbances.

    Rover DoverRover Dover7 päivää sitten
  • Can't we at least leave one continent without any human...

    Ilja StepanovIlja Stepanov7 päivää sitten
  • Salute to This Peoples..!! Respect× 1000

    Anurag MateAnurag Mate7 päivää sitten
    • 13:18 “overstate” not “understate”

      doliio volaydoliio volay6 päivää sitten
  • What amazes me is that in barely 40 years we went from no human having set foot at the South Pole in history to having a permanent community there. The audacity of our species never ceases to impress.

    Marty RMarty R7 päivää sitten
  • So downloading anime episodes in the South Pole is a hassle.

    Halcon SerranoHalcon Serrano7 päivää sitten
  • Whenever I talk about Antarctica, I always think about Roald Admundsen and Robert Scotte - pioneers discovering the southernmost point of the earth.

    Geo15factsGeo15facts7 päivää sitten
  • Mars will be 100 times worse.

    QuantumBracedQuantumBraced7 päivää sitten
  • exposed and forced to live with EVERYONE

    sam smithsam smith7 päivää sitten
  • The prevailing wind at the south pole is northerly.

    bilishu alissbilishu aliss7 päivää sitten
  • how living at the South Pole works for USA

    Ismail HossainIsmail Hossain7 päivää sitten
  • Does anyone know the place at 0:36?

    b9yb9y7 päivää sitten
  • I'm so glad you did this! I've been wanting a South Pole video for ages after I fell in love with the idea of visiting. Now all I need is a degree in conservation, and hope.

    b9yb9y7 päivää sitten
  • They searching for "The Thing"

    ChronoireChronoire7 päivää sitten
    • Crazy how during this whole pandemic the people in antarctica have been chilling in darkness

      bilishu alissbilishu aliss7 päivää sitten
  • "I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS F***ING COUCH!"

    ShadeemShadeem7 päivää sitten
  • No water cooling necessary to run an extremely powerful PC.

    A RailfanA Railfan8 päivää sitten
  • 这就是油管版的回形针吧,质量好高啊

    peng zhangpeng zhang8 päivää sitten
  • 13:18 “overstate” not “understate”

    Sam PatelSam Patel8 päivää sitten
  • I have on my bucket list a trip to the south pole. I understand a tour exists for about $100K.

    Bill BeyatteBill Beyatte8 päivää sitten
  • @gmail is fine. its totally acceptable.

    Gavin EdwardGavin Edward8 päivää sitten
  • Guys I need clarity, is the narrator here the same person as Half as interesting or am I just confused.

    alida flusalida flus8 päivää sitten
  • Did you just say "twenty hundred metres"? Not two thousand!

    Dave WattDave Watt8 päivää sitten
  • do they get a supply of P o r n

    TheUltimateOgrelord 27TheUltimateOgrelord 278 päivää sitten
  • How living at the south pole works.

    trash can cantrash can can8 päivää sitten
  • I can't believe the USA has ever done anything good

    chaosXpertchaosXpert8 päivää sitten
    • -12 c unbearable... laughs in Canadian.

      alida flusalida flus8 päivää sitten
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    crubcrub8 päivää sitten
  • I want to know how they lift the building

    K. T.K.K. T.K.8 päivää sitten
  • Crazy how during this whole pandemic the people in antarctica have been chilling in darkness

    huc680ram ;qih'quchuc680ram ;qih'quc8 päivää sitten
  • Now, the ice is just full of poop.

    Tiago FeitosaTiago Feitosa8 päivää sitten
  • This guy is so much better than that Half as interesting guy.

    Yngvi BirgissonYngvi Birgisson8 päivää sitten
  • Wendover is the only channel which compelled me to subscribe, before that I never subscribed any channel despite using FIstream for more than decade .

    Waseem AbbasWaseem Abbas8 päivää sitten
  • Technically, Antarctica is the smartest continent

    Preme PlugPreme Plug9 päivää sitten
  • Let's be fantastical. This is probably an SCP station.

    David GonzagaDavid Gonzaga9 päivää sitten
  • Spoiler: it's cold. Also, pray that Kurt Russel isn't there.

    Preme PlugPreme Plug9 päivää sitten
  • Antarctica rule no 1: no taking in of Norwegian stray dogs

    Reliably Top PlayerReliably Top Player9 päivää sitten
  • they do so because they're well paid. not because of science (alone). The worth of this endeavor is decided at another level, not the level of the scientist.

    Mohamed BMohamed B9 päivää sitten
  • More like humans werent made for the south pole

    Kyle LiKyle Li9 päivää sitten
  • When think of scientists, we stereotypically think of people who lack people skills and physical prowess for their pursuit of science. But these are one of the toughest people on earth who's not only fit on the body but also their minds. Salute to their sacrifice for the mankind.

    Ghastly GibbusGhastly Gibbus9 päivää sitten
  • -12 c unbearable... laughs in Canadian.

    NatalieNatalie9 päivää sitten
  • How can it be cold when it's located in the south?

    B M LlanetaB M Llaneta9 päivää sitten
  • At least there is a "lifeboat" habitat in case of emergencies, like say some of the scientists were to plant thermite charges and find a 100000-year-old crashed alien spacecraft containing a horrific DNA copying creature...great foresight.:)

    frogstamperfrogstamper9 päivää sitten
  • Lc 130s do emergency airlift down there

    Arthur MorganArthur Morgan9 päivää sitten
  • Hydrothermal liquifaction could be used to make the south pole waste free self powering community.

    Controversial ChrisControversial Chris9 päivää sitten
  • This guy sounds the same as the guy from half as interesting

    OofetOofet9 päivää sitten
  • The irony of Ouch Health at 6:17

    Jake CalvinJake Calvin9 päivää sitten
  • What a crap with this Covid talk... its like any flu before.

    Martin KaufmannMartin Kaufmann9 päivää sitten
  • Back when I was a kid, i was like I'ma be a scientist going to north pole and space. Fast forward, graduate collage had a job in Montana. Dat winter tho. Nope, no more scientist for me

    Tuzz NationTuzz Nation9 päivää sitten
  • This very weird. Why did you didn't mention all the other antarctic bases ? My country (chile) has like some stations that could be easily be used (and had been used) to support other nations over there. And I know for a fact that both the Chilean Army and Navy has planes and Icebreaker ships that could be used to provide support. In fact the hospital and the airport shown in the video are located in Chile, the country closest in the world to the south pole. So why did you skip so many facts ?

    Lord ZeroLord Zero9 päivää sitten
  • So you're telling me there is a place on Earth where it's totally normal to spend several months on end indoors in a relatively small building, in perpetual darkness for most of the year, with nothing but the cold howling wind outside, ice and snow as far as the eye can see, and you do this with a somewhat small group of people but other than that the rest of the world leaves you alone? And this is somehow a sacrifice? Sounds like an introvert's dream vacation!

    Valarius J.Valarius J.9 päivää sitten
  • stop referring to science as THE science, it's not THE science, it's just SCIENCE. science is never a definitive thing, but an ever evolving discipline

    Nicklas HNicklas H9 päivää sitten
  • Please do more aviation videos!

    Yonatan brutmanYonatan brutman9 päivää sitten
  • Say "Therefore" one more time.

    Ben DBen D9 päivää sitten
  • Who would have thought a logistics themed channel would have millions of subscribers

    soiung toiuesoiung toiue9 päivää sitten
  • Hi sam it's my B-day tmrw. I've been watching you for 4 years now and I'm turning 13. I hope u have a nice year❤

    Charlie VerleysenCharlie Verleysen9 päivää sitten
  • First you have to climb the huge ice wall that flat earthers claim is there and then get past the world military powers that are guarding it. Ba ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    Joel DriverJoel Driver9 päivää sitten
  • This is a best job for a Introvert ever!!!!!!!

    Shamseer SardarShamseer Sardar9 päivää sitten
  • yeah but i bet the pay is mad good.

    The SageThe Sage9 päivää sitten
  • They have better internet at the south pole than I have at my house

    DziadekDziadek10 päivää sitten
  • Haha its the half as interesting guy

    NavilNDGNavilNDG10 päivää sitten
  • If we can have a permanent presence there, we can have a permanent presence on the moon.

    lacintaglacintag10 päivää sitten
  • Why waste so much...on finding Alien life on distant galaxy...if you could spend it for other finding cure for cancer or other illnesses

    perdi azizperdi aziz10 päivää sitten