The Secret Codes that Printers Put on Every Paper

The Secret Codes that Printers Put on Every Paper

This video was made possible by Dollar Shave Club. Get your first starter set for just $5 at DollarShaveClub.com/HAI. This video is about bricks. Now, something you might not know about bricks is that they often have an indentation on…

How Leonardo da Vinci made a “satellite” map in 1502

How Leonardo da Vinci made a “satellite” map in 1502

This map from 2019 was compiled using satellite and aerial imagery. Leonardo da Vinci made this one around 1502 — while stuck on the ground. How? When infamous Italian politician Cesare Borgia brought Leonardo da Vinci — the guy who…

Panama Papers einfach erklärt (explainity® Erklärvideo)

Panama Papers einfach erklärt (explainity® Erklärvideo)

TWL #4: Which Way Should Toilet Paper Face?

TWL #4: Which Way Should Toilet Paper Face?

So, there’s this fantastic Wikipedia list descriptively titled Wikipedia:Unusual Articles. I just remember it as “That Wikipedia List.” It’s a collection of hundreds of articles about unusual, unexpected, and unbelievable subjects. No matter what link you click, it’s bound to…

The naked lady that changed the rules of art

The naked lady that changed the rules of art

In the 1800s, most paintings looked like this. Muted colors, complex scenes, and lots of mythological stuff. But in 1865 something came along that was so different, it caused shock and horror and outrage. “ the body’s putrefying color recalls…

Why China Is so Good at Building Railways

Why China Is so Good at Building Railways

This video was made possible by Squarespace. Build your beautiful website for 10% off at squarespace.com/Wendover. Imagine a train that took you from Washington, DC to Dallas, Texas in nine hours… or Paris, France to Athens, Greece in nine hours……

How this border transformed a subcontinent  |  India & Pakistan

How this border transformed a subcontinent | India & Pakistan

This is the Golden Temple. People come here from all over the world to bathe in its waters, to look at the Holy Book that is inside of this middle Golden Temple and to just experience the holiness of this…

We measured pop music’s falsetto obsession

We measured pop music’s falsetto obsession

This is a chart that has never been seen before. This one hasn’t either nor has this one. None of these have. That because I made them, along with Matt here. My name is Matt Daniels and I’m a journalist…

India and Sri Lanka’s violent fight over fish

India and Sri Lanka’s violent fight over fish

I’m here in one of the weirdest pieces of land I’ve ever been flying my drone over the Indian Ocean. There’s a battle going on out here. It’s not a battle for land or for people. This is a battle…

Apollo 11’s journey to the moon, annotated

Apollo 11’s journey to the moon, annotated

You’re looking at one of the most incredible moments in human history. That’s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, walking on the moon. Okay, maybe you’ve seen this clip before, but think about that for a second: They’re on the moon.…