How Living at the South Pole Works

19. nov.. 2020
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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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  • 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 Stacey42 minutter siden
  • Covid has made it dangerous..

    vipul kaushalvipul kaushal8 timer siden
  • 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 flores14 timer siden
  • How do they get electricity?

    Ameya BAmeya B17 timer siden
  • 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 NeedDag siden
  • 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 SkipperDag siden
  • Logistics of Grand Tours e.g. Tour De France, Giro or Vuelta

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  • bruh just use the data

    Ananas GaboAnanas GaboDag siden
  • appendix removed gets one mild diarrhea unable to repopulate anal bacterias

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  • 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 pham2 dager siden
  • But how do they get there? Through planes and airports Wendover?

    JustJulyoJustJulyo2 dager siden
  • Satelite communication will change with starlink, and that's exciting.

    How ya doin today BarbHow ya doin today Barb2 dager siden
  • 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

    SoundCrafterVicSoundCrafterVic2 dager siden
  • An account on south pole

    Syed AhamedSyed Ahamed2 dager siden
  • 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 Reynolds2 dager siden
  • i wanna know how the construction crew built it from scratch in Antarctica in the first place

    spaceinbetweenspaceinbetween2 dager siden
  • 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 Sharma3 dager siden
  • “The South Pole was not made for humans” Probably more accurate to say that humans were not made for the South Pole.

    jonki leshijonki leshi3 dager siden
  • Yang milih Allah SWT like.

    Gau XarGau Xar3 dager siden
  • I don't know why, I find Antarctica fascinating.

    NirzonNirzon3 dager siden
  • Do u think I should be an airline pilot

    Joe MamaJoe Mama3 dager siden
  • Amazing videos from Australia - subscribe for more 👌👌

    Zam AdventureZam Adventure3 dager siden
  • How can I colonize Antarctica to build a nation there?

    Khanh PhamKhanh Pham3 dager siden
  • This guy makes me go to sleep

    Cyber GamingCyber Gaming4 dager siden
  • DIdnt you have this exact same video 2 years ago?

    BonBonAdios MiaEVERGLOWBonBonAdios MiaEVERGLOW4 dager siden
  • 1:47 getting hypothermia just by watching them

    pro hackerpro hacker4 dager siden
  • 0:36 really? I thought most people loved that weather and thought I was the only one that couldn’t stand it

    YottifferentYottifferent4 dager siden
  • I hope they're paid really really well.

    Arya PourtabatabaieArya Pourtabatabaie4 dager siden
  • I like living here because they won't find the bodies for a long time...

    Leo SalorantaLeo Saloranta4 dager siden
  • Only in peak Sumner

    Dr Nandish PurliDr Nandish Purli4 dager siden
  • and other conditions -Have to be self sufficient -Slow internet and communication

    doliio volaydoliio volay4 dager siden
  • 2021 NBA bubble location?

    Rover DoverRover Dover4 dager siden
  • And they didn't even touch on alien related disturbances.

    Rover DoverRover Dover4 dager siden
  • Can't we at least leave one continent without any human...

    Ilja StepanovIlja Stepanov4 dager siden
  • Salute to This Peoples..!! Respect× 1000

    Anurag MateAnurag Mate4 dager siden
    • 13:18 “overstate” not “understate”

      doliio volaydoliio volay4 dager siden
  • 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 R5 dager siden
  • So downloading anime episodes in the South Pole is a hassle.

    Halcon SerranoHalcon Serrano5 dager siden
  • Whenever I talk about Antarctica, I always think about Roald Admundsen and Robert Scotte - pioneers discovering the southernmost point of the earth.

    Geo15factsGeo15facts5 dager siden
  • Mars will be 100 times worse.

    QuantumBracedQuantumBraced5 dager siden
  • exposed and forced to live with EVERYONE

    sam smithsam smith5 dager siden
  • The prevailing wind at the south pole is northerly.

    bilishu alissbilishu aliss5 dager siden
  • how living at the South Pole works for USA

    Ismail HossainIsmail Hossain5 dager siden
  • Does anyone know the place at 0:36?

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  • 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.

    b9yb9y5 dager siden
  • They searching for "The Thing"

    ChronoireChronoire5 dager siden
    • Crazy how during this whole pandemic the people in antarctica have been chilling in darkness

      bilishu alissbilishu aliss5 dager siden
  • "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!"

    ShadeemShadeem5 dager siden
  • No water cooling necessary to run an extremely powerful PC.

    A RailfanA Railfan5 dager siden
  • 这就是油管版的回形针吧,质量好高啊

    peng zhangpeng zhang5 dager siden
  • 13:18 “overstate” not “understate”

    Sam PatelSam Patel6 dager siden
  • I have on my bucket list a trip to the south pole. I understand a tour exists for about $100K.

    Bill BeyatteBill Beyatte6 dager siden
  • @gmail is fine. its totally acceptable.

    Gavin EdwardGavin Edward6 dager siden
  • Guys I need clarity, is the narrator here the same person as Half as interesting or am I just confused.

    alida flusalida flus6 dager siden
  • Did you just say "twenty hundred metres"? Not two thousand!

    Dave WattDave Watt6 dager siden
  • do they get a supply of P o r n

    TheUltimateOgrelord 27TheUltimateOgrelord 276 dager siden
  • How living at the south pole works.

    trash can cantrash can can6 dager siden
  • I can't believe the USA has ever done anything good

    chaosXpertchaosXpert6 dager siden
    • -12 c unbearable... laughs in Canadian.

      alida flusalida flus6 dager siden
  • Evolution of NOtown Ads. 2010: No ads. 2015: Skip ads. 2018: Skip ads after 5 seconds. 2020: Video will play after ads. 2030: Video may play 2040: Video unavailable, watch ads. 2050: NOtown renames AdTube".

    crubcrub6 dager siden
  • I want to know how they lift the building

    K. T.K.K. T.K.6 dager siden
  • Crazy how during this whole pandemic the people in antarctica have been chilling in darkness

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  • Now, the ice is just full of poop.

    Tiago FeitosaTiago Feitosa6 dager siden
  • This guy is so much better than that Half as interesting guy.

    Yngvi BirgissonYngvi Birgisson6 dager siden
  • Wendover is the only channel which compelled me to subscribe, before that I never subscribed any channel despite using NOtown for more than decade .

    Waseem AbbasWaseem Abbas6 dager siden
  • Technically, Antarctica is the smartest continent

    Preme PlugPreme Plug6 dager siden
  • Let's be fantastical. This is probably an SCP station.

    David GonzagaDavid Gonzaga6 dager siden
  • Spoiler: it's cold. Also, pray that Kurt Russel isn't there.

    Preme PlugPreme Plug6 dager siden
  • Antarctica rule no 1: no taking in of Norwegian stray dogs

    Reliably Top PlayerReliably Top Player6 dager siden
  • 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 B6 dager siden
  • More like humans werent made for the south pole

    Kyle LiKyle Li6 dager siden
  • 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 Gibbus6 dager siden
  • -12 c unbearable... laughs in Canadian.

    NatalieNatalie6 dager siden
  • How can it be cold when it's located in the south?

    B M LlanetaB M Llaneta7 dager siden
  • 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.:)

    frogstamperfrogstamper7 dager siden
  • Lc 130s do emergency airlift down there

    Arthur MorganArthur Morgan7 dager siden
  • Hydrothermal liquifaction could be used to make the south pole waste free self powering community.

    Controversial ChrisControversial Chris7 dager siden
  • This guy sounds the same as the guy from half as interesting

    OofetOofet7 dager siden
  • The irony of Ouch Health at 6:17

    Jake CalvinJake Calvin7 dager siden
  • What a crap with this Covid talk... its like any flu before.

    Martin KaufmannMartin Kaufmann7 dager siden
  • 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 Nation7 dager siden
  • 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 Zero7 dager siden
  • 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.7 dager siden
  • 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 H7 dager siden
  • Please do more aviation videos!

    Yonatan brutmanYonatan brutman7 dager siden
  • Say "Therefore" one more time.

    Ben DBen D7 dager siden
  • Who would have thought a logistics themed channel would have millions of subscribers

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  • 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 Verleysen7 dager siden
  • 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 Driver7 dager siden
  • This is a best job for a Introvert ever!!!!!!!

    Shamseer SardarShamseer Sardar7 dager siden
  • yeah but i bet the pay is mad good.

    The SageThe Sage7 dager siden
  • They have better internet at the south pole than I have at my house

    DziadekDziadek7 dager siden
  • Haha its the half as interesting guy

    NavilNDGNavilNDG7 dager siden
  • If we can have a permanent presence there, we can have a permanent presence on the moon.

    lacintaglacintag7 dager siden
  • 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 aziz7 dager siden
  • Covid should not affect Antarctica. Preventing it from being introduced there is very easy.

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  • 7:00 Starlink will solve this problem.

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  • These people are so lucky. I am so jealous. I don’t know how someone could refer to it as a sacrifice. To live for nine months away from civilization. To not have to deal with the arrogant, mean, nasty, annoying, narcissistic, evil animals that are referred to as humans. I need to find a way to get there!

    Ryan 7Ryan 77 dager siden
  • Anyone think that HAI and wendover sound the same?

    The RaiderThe Raider7 dager siden
    • Yes I knw there the same person.

      The RaiderThe Raider7 dager siden
    • Its weird

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  • Amazing material!

    andrecoxaandrecoxa7 dager siden
  • Maines weather goes to -10f every winter. Theres alot of people who live in Maine.

    Kristopher WalshKristopher Walsh8 dager siden
  • I can't even watch this video with the amounts of "however" "therefore" "additionally" like please you're not a grade 9 student

    Ahmed TahirAhmed Tahir8 dager siden
  • bruh who wrote this script-please speak more naturally

    Ahmed TahirAhmed Tahir8 dager siden