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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  • Technically, Antarctica is the smartest continent

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  • Let's be fantastical. This is probably an SCP station.

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  • Spoiler: it's cold. Also, pray that Kurt Russel isn't there.

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  • Antarctica rule no 1: no taking in of Norwegian stray dogs

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  • 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.

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  • More like humans werent made for the south pole

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  • 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.

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  • -12 c unbearable... laughs in Canadian.

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

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  • 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.:)

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  • Lc 130s do emergency airlift down there

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  • Hydrothermal liquifaction could be used to make the south pole waste free self powering community.

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  • This guy sounds the same as the guy from half as interesting

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  • The irony of Ouch Health at 6:17

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  • What a crap with this Covid talk... its like any flu before.

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  • 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

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  • 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 ?

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  • 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!

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  • 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

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  • Please do more aviation videos!

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  • Say "Therefore" one more time.

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  • 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❤

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  • 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

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  • This is a best job for a Introvert ever!!!!!!!

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  • yeah but i bet the pay is mad good.

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  • They have better internet at the south pole than I have at my house

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  • Haha its the half as interesting guy

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

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  • 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

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  • 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!

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  • Anyone think that HAI and wendover sound the same?

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    • Yes I knw there the same person.

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    • Its weird

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  • Amazing material!

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

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

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  • bruh who wrote this script-please speak more naturally

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  • bendover productions

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  • Warmest it has ever been in Antarctica is 18 degrees Celsius which is 64 degrees Fahrenheit

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  • Those staying over the winter are all badasses.

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  • Just saw this was posted but I'm freaking out about desert monoliths.

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  • Yikes! I wonder if they're getting soon? How bad is the weather that they can't fly there in the winter? They fly all over Alaska, the South Pole uses specialized military aircraft. A video about the C-130s and other aircraft would be cool too!

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  • Why not have a network of mini wind turbines and illuminate the need for such a large supply of fuel? And why only one big building when a fire could happen?

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  • We own land

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  • I bet they play d&d on their off hours

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  • "this year the challenges and risks are even bigger" Everyone who has lived through 2020: oh there we go again

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  • I wintered over at the original South Pole station 1971-72. Very primitive conditions compared to the luxury the current crew now has. Nevertheless, the weather and remoteness make it a very inhospitable place.

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  • There are 2 impostors among us.

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  • Great video, my sister will be part of the 2020-2021 overwinter crew at Amundsen-Scott. You did a good job covering the COVID challenges. She had to spend many weeks at each stage of her trip in quarantine to get from facility to facility.

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    • Truly beautiful music in this video by the way!

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  • There's high altitude balloons with WiFi China has them tethered to boats

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  • In my WORld the scientific method matters. Make that t shirt you'll make millions

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  • Oh and science too

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  • You need to do a video on critical thinking.

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  • Let me guess the 300 dislikes are Flat Earthers.......

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  • Doesn't covid need moisture to travel?

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  • Blimps deliver WiFi and 4 & 5g

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  • I’m gonna rewatch this a lot cause those images and videos from the south pole are insane

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  • Therefore...

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  • Time zone? Amundsen-Scott station located on the South Pole observes New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) during standard time and New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT) during the DST.

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  • can i go there on vacation?

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  • Antarctica is the only continent without a single reported case of COVID-19, so if you believe all the fear mongering, it might seem like an ideal location

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  • "Spending the vast majority of the year indoors in a single building with a small number of people." Sounds like a lot of people this year.

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  • 04:30 bruh they literally put up a pole in the south pole

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  • Truly beautiful music in this video by the way!

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  • YAY my country is on the video!!

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  • Did anyone find Macready and Childs?

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  • when the narrator never went to canada or russia loll

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  • Pls make india geography problems

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  • You guys need 5g

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  • "Darfur..."

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  • Just stay clear of the tap dancing penguins.

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  • 0:35 - haha that’s where I live right there!

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  • "Severe degree of isolation, six-months of continuous darkness and small work community". Introverts paradise. Where do I sign?

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  • Covid the big lie of the 21st Century

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  • I considered working at the South Pole as a logistics manager when I retired from the military. Living conditions are probably very similar to what the first settlers on Mars will face.

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  • I wonder if the people at the South Pole ever make snow forts and have snowball fights.

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  • The people in the station watching this right now before the internet is cutoff

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  • 6:42 it was a bit unexpected to see Kyiv, Ukraine in a South Pole video

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  • ive been on Mars planet by eating mars chocolate

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  • "Should we get rid of the snow?" "Nah, just lift up the house."

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  • They'll prolly get the vaccine in December so it won't be so much of an issue for them in regard to Covid.

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  • You mean Australia doesn’t try to kill you in the winter?

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  • 1:36 How is it even possible to build the Amundsen-Scott Research Station without first building an adjacent campus district, library, university, and research lab?

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    • 5:00 I am sure there is more than one flurry lol

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  • I already complain about the cold when it's 50F lol

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  • It's surprising they don't use short wave for voice and data.

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  • But do they get a PlayStation?

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  • it’s all fun and games until the fire nation attacks you

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  • If the people there are supposed to be very healthy, why would they need intensive care in case of having a "covid flu"?

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    • You don't follow the news much, do you?

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  • Can we just leave Antarctica the way it is?

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  • Seeing the smoke coming to the air of South Pole who covered with snow is devastating

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  • "airplane wing"

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  • South pole is like ISS, but without floating in air

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  • Someone else probably mentioned it, but at 7:41 you said "megabits per second" but it's written "milibits per second". Mega is done with an uppercase "M".

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  • Hey wendover, always love your works, but I have to say the intonation of the narration is getting too dramatic recently. Compared to say videos from 1 year ago, which were much more natural and composed. I personally like the past ones' narration much better, and think it fits better with the topics you talk about. I thought I should tell you so you could at least consider it if you were not. No offense, really, keep up the good quality work👍

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  • 1:00 Picture of ice, also one of the least humid places.

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  • How in the world does Wendover get access to all this info. Wow! Great stuff.

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  • In the summer the population of Antarctica is around 10,000 and in the winter is about 1,500

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  • 5:00 I am sure there is more than one flurry lol

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