This Is Why You Can’t Go To Antarctica

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Antarctica is the last truly untamed land on the planet. It’s a bizarre, otherworldly place buried under miles of ice, with a lot of mysteries and secrets that have come to the surface over the years. So today we’re going to talk about all the strange and unusual stories that swirl around the land of the south pole.

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TIMESTAMPS
0:00 - Intro
4:12 - The Tragedies
9:26 - Desolate Landscape
13:16 - The Gravity Anomaly
16:26 - Monsters And Aliens
24:00 - Scientific Research
27:00 - Sponsor - Neb

All Comments (21)
  • @A_Casual_NPC
    I actually have a 10 year plan im working on to go to antarctica. No joke: I'm a chef, saving up money and actively working towards moving to new zealand. Become a citizen there and then apply to become a chef at the antartica reseach base. Its been a dream I've had for quite some time now
  • @TheWeatherbuff
    "Antarctica... Come for the cold... stay because you're frozen solid." (Antarctica Chamber Of Commerce)
  • @SithLandlord
    So we can't go too Antartica because.... its cold? You didn't really answer the reason why.
  • @TheZapan99
    What they never tell you about sailors thinking the Earth was flat is that someone indeed used to spread that rumor. Three thousand years ago, the Phoenicians had exclusive control over the Straight of Gibraltar, giving them access to the tin and copper mines of the British Isles. To make sure the Greeks would stay in the Mediterranean, they started to spread those rumors about the Earth being flat, ship sailing over the edge, boiling oceans near the Equator and the impenetrable wall of ice.
  • @rockyroad7345
    That's weird....my cousin went to Antarctica a few years ago....as a tourist. Metallica played a concert on Antarctica...the only band in the world to play on all 7 continents.
  • @sl8ofhand
    Shackleton and crew were stranded on the ice for over 16 months. The ship was trapped for nine(9) months before it was crushed by the pack ice. It was six months later that they landed a boat on Elephant Island, where the crew awaited rescue while Shackleton and his boat could reach South Georgia island and arrange to rescue the entire crew.The final rescue from Elephant Island was over two years after the expedition left England.
  • @DukeNauticus
    I was at a work related conference in January and we had an actual explorer who's been to Antarctica a few times to try and help map it out, give us a couple hour lecture on teamwork. Lemme tell you, his stories and pictures from his trips were waaaay cooler than any made-up stories about aliens or secret bases. Like, did you know that if you have to take a piss out there, you can't just unzip and do it there and then? You gotta dig a hole in the snow and kneel over it, because it's usually so windy that it just ends up throwing your whiz right back in your face. And yes, our lecturer had picture proof of him making that mistake.
  • @Whatmobiledeal
    The discovery ship is permanently docked in Dundee, my hometown. Have been aboard it a few times as there is a discovery museum.
  • @PeterMoxilin
    Man, I want to hear the account of the first guy to see a glacier bleeding. "Uhh... Captain? I think we should go back. NOW."
  • Re: Shackleton's endurance expedition. Endurance was trapped by pack ice on January 18th 1915. The rest of the world forgot about Shackleton because it was busy with WW1. Shackleton himself was never rescued. He and five of his crew made the journey to South Georgia (800 miles across the Southern Sea in an open dinghy, navigating by glimpses of the stars to hit a pin prick of land) and Shackleton walked into the whaling station on his own two feet on May 20th. Shackleton immediately began looking for ships to rescue the rest of his party. He was thwarted several times by pack ice. So it wasn't until the 30th of August that Shackleton was able to bring rescue to the 20 men Shackleton had left sheltered on Elephant Island. They had survived not four months, but seven and a half months. One of them had suffered a heart attack. Their supplies had run out on 23rd August. Shackleton brought his entire crew home.
  • @JohmScriv
    Shackleton was a brilliant leader, he cared about his men, never lost a soul, can't say the same about Scott.
  • @drumstick74
    I like your debunking, yet I'd like you to look at Operation Highjump led by Adm. Byrd in 1946-47, and what you think made the entire fleet flee head over heels.
  • @StevenEveral
    "For scientific discovery, give me Scott; for speed and efficiency of travel, give me Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when you are seeing no way out, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton." - Sir Raymond Priestley
  • @jimmyzhao2673
    Shackleton: I'm recruiting some Dogs for another Antarctic expedition. Dogs: 👀
  • @Ligh7Bulb
    You forgot to mention that it’s the resting place of the mythical sword, Frostmourne 🗡️
  • @vavra222
    So i re-read "At the Mountains of Madness" recently and watching this video made me want to read it again.
  • @kasumimori1798
    A Norwegian flag wasn't the only thing that Scott found at the South Pole. He also found a handwritten note from Amundsen, addressed to him, asking him to inform the Norwegian king of Amundsen's success at beating the British to the South Pole... apparently because Amundsen had other things to do before returning to Europe
  • @HepCatJack
    Amundsen did what most British explorers failed to do. He read the log books of every failed Polar (North Pole) expedition and learned every possible lesson as to why they failed. He noticed that in many cases the Inuit and other Native people of the North were able to rescue sailors when that number was small so he went out and studied the harness type for dog sleigh from the Natives of Greenland and Canada using what he though were the best of each design and he learned how to live in the North as they did including how to build igloos. He learned to travel light as British explorers would lug around with them heavy dishes and cutlery which was exhausting work. He had a ship designed called the Fram which had a strong hull that would pop up above the ice if it formed around it instead of being crushed and on his way to the pole he left cashes of seal meat to feed the crew on its return trip. So while Shackleton had a ship called Nimrod, Scott acted like one with his poor planning.
  • @cazrealist1
    Sorry you're wrong it's Santa's secret base so he can get some peace , whilst the tourists go to his summer retreat at the Nth Pole
  • @mjp152
    "Deep Lake" - named by the same linguistic equilibrists that gave us The Rocky Mountains, The Big Blue River and The Great Sandy Desert.