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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  • There are two things I need to live; internet and wendys.

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  • Safest spot during zombie apocalypse

    Haysnairt E4Haysnairt E418 uur geleden
  • mask in Antarctica even after being thoroughly tested .. fuck off with that shit

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  • This narrator drives me a little crazy with his over pronunciation of "t".

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  • How do I live there

    Madalynn WilliamsMadalynn Williams2 dagen geleden
  • Did anyone else randomly want to learn what life was like in Antarctica?

    Smoothie BaeSmoothie Bae6 dagen geleden
  • How much secks you think happens on the continent? I mean, getting nekkid has to be a pain.

    Mister Good DadMister Good Dad7 dagen geleden
  • Come to find out, the pole is 2 hrs ahead of where i live!

    Luisalynn VictoriaLuisalynn Victoria9 dagen geleden
  • Keep up the good work on your channel!

    The Christian GamerThe Christian Gamer14 dagen geleden
  • now i want to go there

    Justgo 403Justgo 40316 dagen geleden
  • Another trash town where more trash has Nu way where to go 07

    Jovenal DomingoJovenal Domingo18 dagen geleden
  • I said it years ago I’ll say it again stop don’t touch under the sea it’s a destruction to nature’s under the sea ground pipe gas black gold all over the world 🌎 oceans is a fall to nature’s world 🌎 07 think joe

    Jovenal DomingoJovenal Domingo18 dagen geleden
  • T artaria

    Alan RuechelAlan Ruechel19 dagen geleden
  • Normal people: "man, 90°F is hot!" People at the South Pole: "10°F? Time to breakout the bikinis!"

    Patrick KennedyPatrick Kennedy26 dagen geleden
  • “They are screened to see if they can handle the extreme degree of isolation” well a large chunk of the world’s population is qualified for it now.

    RadenWARadenWA27 dagen geleden

    Dawn CarneyDawn Carney29 dagen geleden
    • There is no mt Everest. Prove me wrong.

      Kit CanyonKit CanyonDag geleden
  • This is the kind of place where alien creatures kill the crew one by one and they have no internet access until 8pm.

    Lantrani ChannelLantrani ChannelMaand geleden
  • 4.30 why is the union flag UPSIDE down!

    boywithadolphinboywithadolphinMaand geleden
  • Great video. Overall id like to work there.

    Jelena VecicJelena VecicMaand geleden
  • Is the Starlink signal reaching there these days? I wonder!

    Rexin OridleRexin OridleMaand geleden
  • I can't stand the heat and humidity with all my illnesses, especially my copd and other breathing difficulties. I always thought it would be great to live in Alaska or the south pole. You just changed my mind, I'll suffer here.

    Sheila GravelySheila GravelyMaand geleden
  • This is just the guard house for the ice wall security. #itsflat

    GamesWithVirtualGamesWithVirtualMaand geleden
    • Huh

      DerNutellaBoyDerNutellaBoyMaand geleden
  • Even Antarctica has better internet connection than mime

    Ansar AzeezAnsar AzeezMaand geleden
  • heroes ... the scientists there

    Steven KimSteven KimMaand geleden
  • This is the kind of documentary my brain needs at 12am

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  • Living in Antarctica must be like Living in a totally new different planet

    Robotic 135Robotic 135Maand geleden
  • I think the LGBTQ might be rooted in the superficial nerdiness of the presenters nasal.

    tropophytetropophyteMaand geleden
  • Man.. sometimes I wish I could pack up and do something cool like this.

    D HD HMaand geleden
  • Mans really said 6 months of darkness

    Jose PerezJose PerezMaand geleden
  • Pretty sure virus’s cant survive in extreme cold soooo they’re pretty safe

    HardcoreNachoHardcoreNachoMaand geleden
  • I thought climate change was melting all of it not

    Tim BrowderTim BrowderMaand geleden
  • The craziness of covid, through politicians will cover the world ! Truthfulness is omitted .

    Julio JamesJulio JamesMaand geleden
  • All introverted gamers be like “np….a year to ez”

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  • How are we gonna live on mars when living in antarctica is this hard

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  • A video on the logistics of smuggling drugs into the South Pole?

    Urban PicturesUrban Pictures2 maanden geleden
  • the way you draw the airfoil it is the trailing edge... just you know

    MK UisMK Uis2 maanden geleden
  • Ferb… I know what we’re gonna do today

    LEMMY LEMONLEMMY LEMON2 maanden geleden
  • Fire nation

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  • The broken desert suprisingly charge because mass jointly joke round a wicked radio. bizarre, crabby michelle

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  • Surprised you didn't include the coolest and physically largest experiment at the south pole. The ICECUBE Neutrino observatory. A kilometer wide cube of hundreds of photodetectors drilled two kilometers down into the crystal clear south pole ice.

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  • (-84.6478577, -116.0709107) can someone explain these patterns on google maps 🤷‍♂️ 25759W2H+VJ

    AJ 🥊AJ 🥊2 maanden geleden
  • Antarctica is also a great place to store radioactive fuel from nuclear power plants. But that's confidential 🤫

    Lexon7Lexon72 maanden geleden
  • Dude where doyou send your application?

    Martin GerberMartin Gerber2 maanden geleden
  • Humans will soon have to move there due to global warming and climate change making the rest of the world uninhabitable.

    Marin AngelovMarin Angelov2 maanden geleden
  • 7:50 you mean 1.54MB right megabytes?

    TheCuriousOneTheCuriousOne2 maanden geleden
  • Don't be fooled..she's home to 13% of worlds oil reserves. It's sience backed by oil tycoon's

    911lineman911911lineman9112 maanden geleden
  • A DC-3 with turbo props, how cool is that😎

    Jerry UmfressJerry Umfress2 maanden geleden
  • Training to survive and adapt in a self-sufficient South Pole shelter on a hostile frozen land is a good start before it leaps forward to Saturn's Moon Titan for the self-sufficient human colony in a near future. Adapt or die! 👍🤠👍

    Time TravelerTime Traveler3 maanden geleden
  • Oh here we go, more political propaganda about covid. Mask mandates in the most remote part of the world? Claiming that they're at risk despite covid having a 99.97%+ survival rate for the majority of people. Heck if these people are in best health they'll probably have a 99.9999%+ chance of survival. You're having a laugh aren't you?

    Joey NebulousJoey Nebulous3 maanden geleden
  • 13:27 "Spending the vast majority of the year indoors, in a single building, with a small number of people... " Gamerz be like, " Ah, ya ? So ? "

    SeaJay OceansSeaJay Oceans3 maanden geleden
  • Sounds like the south pole needs starlinks internet....

    Brandon DunnBrandon Dunn3 maanden geleden
  • Ah, so my internet is slower than the Antarctic base.

    FixitFixit3 maanden geleden
  • No one ever thought of placing a full-time hooker there? I mean common....

    purplerabbitpurplerabbit3 maanden geleden
  • Bullshit on the waste. Some of the waste is flown out, most is packed up on berms by the end of the world. 3/4 or more stays. USAP pockets the taxpayer money. Don't let this guy twist your head up with lies.

    jo mammajo mamma3 maanden geleden
  • I find vry interesting,

    Salim ChoudhrySalim Choudhry3 maanden geleden
  • Sad thing is when the worlds over populated probably have some land developer trying to build condos there lol

    Mike RageMike Rage3 maanden geleden
  • fcc

    SamSam3 maanden geleden
  • A mask mandate at the South Pole is possibly the most unscientific thing I've ever heard of.

    Matt CrosbyMatt Crosby3 maanden geleden
  • I know I’m weird, but this narrator’s perfect spoken English sounds so unnatural. (Worked in radio)

    MrBigrobmjca3MrBigrobmjca33 maanden geleden
  • Put 4 sats set in equal distance in a pole orbit, done

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    • Why are there so many of these weird comments in the Most Recent Comments section

      Joey NebulousJoey Nebulous3 maanden geleden
  • *but everything changed when the fire nation attacked*

    Creative 8DCreative 8D3 maanden geleden
  • I wouldn't mind working their years around, i love isolated

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    Giada FranciscaGiada Francisca4 maanden geleden
  • extreme isolation? not a problem. been in my house for a year now but i definitely cant stand the cold

    corenikcorenik4 maanden geleden
  • 275 mbit/s = 0.275 bit/s. Now that is not a lot 🤔😉 I guess should have benn 275Mbit/s.

    Torben MøllerTorben Møller4 maanden geleden
  • How is -12° «absolutely unbearable»

    NatureNature4 maanden geleden
  • Its all fun and games until a weird husky shows up

    FaffyWafflesFaffyWaffles4 maanden geleden
  • Me as a midwesterner with -35 degree wind chills (F) in the winter and hearing it gets to a balmy 10 degrees in south pole and thinking hmmm thats not that bad, "most places would find this UNBEARABLE"... hmm maybe i need to move lol

    DestinyCreatorDestinyCreator4 maanden geleden
  • Would love to see more of the aurora . Reminds me of green plasma

    headachehealerheadachehealer4 maanden geleden
  • after covid, and staying at home for almost a year and a half, 3-6 months of semi isolation is childs play

    TennerTenner4 maanden geleden
  • In the event of a nuclear war these Antarctica inhabitants could be the only survivors left on planet earth.

    Mark HallewellMark Hallewell4 maanden geleden
  • 6:44 - Kyiv, Ukraine?

    VoffkaVoffka4 maanden geleden
  • Thanks to Communist party of China life became harder

    Llewyn WrynnLlewyn Wrynn4 maanden geleden
  • I want to go so bad

    Tristezza Lamento LucianoTristezza Lamento Luciano4 maanden geleden
  • It is more like a moon story...something might be hide from us human..

    Lington JalongLington Jalong4 maanden geleden
  • I wonder what people thought when they saw the South Pole for the first time. I'm pretty sure it wasn't 'This place looks like a great place to live. Let's settle down here like the Britains did on America'. Thanks for the interesting video.

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  • beautiful

    Engelton182Engelton1825 maanden geleden
  • So this channel is just a guy talking over stock footage?.....

    SmashmundSmashmund5 maanden geleden
  • Unbearable temperatires ? -10°f or -23c -40°f or -40c -55°f or -48c All are known, in much of the world. Possimly omly difference: the knowledge that warmer temperatures, are coming !

    Dirk TweenDirk Tween5 maanden geleden
  • I agree but if you make important business decisions based soley off of the email domain like “” your not making wise decisions

    Tate SimonsonTate Simonson5 maanden geleden
  • Can starlink helps with their internet?

    Dennis HuiDennis Hui5 maanden geleden
  • The thing that will kill me at the south pole: lack of internet connection.

    Nathan SukaNathan Suka5 maanden geleden
  • Absolutely love your videos but your speaking style is so hard to listen to. Why can’t you just talk normally?

    WTF Happened To MeWTF Happened To Me5 maanden geleden
  • I hope they have a brothel

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  • boring

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  • 19:30 hmm where have I heard that before.. HMMMM

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  • Do people think -12 celcius is unbearable...? Thefuck

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  • These are the people we should send to Mars!

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  • I keep coming bak to this one. can''t getenough

    Penn RyanPenn Ryan5 maanden geleden
  • And then a month after this video was posted Antarctica reported 36 cases. And then 58.

    Kai HongKai Hong5 maanden geleden
  • Parents: eat your veggies!! Me: 4:04

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  • That's humans for you 😂, we not supposed to be there BUT we managed to be there.

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  • Where are the witty jokes? On wait, wrong channel

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  • And they still got faster internet than me

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