How does a blockchain work – Simply Explained

How does a blockchain work – Simply Explained

Blockchains are incredibly popular nowadays. But what is a blockchain? How do they work, what problems do they solve and how can they be used? Like the name indicates, a blockchain is a chain of blocks that contains information. This technique was originally described in 1991 by a group of researchers and was originally intended

Pick a Lock in SECONDS with a Bump Key

Pick a Lock in SECONDS with a Bump Key

This week, no residence is safe, because you are going to commit crime. This episode of Scam School brought to you by Netflix and GoDaddy. Warning– the following episode may contain eggs, gluten, soy and crime. Welcome to Scam School, the only show dedicated to social engineering at the bar and on the street. I’m

Israeli settlements, explained | Settlements Part I

Israeli settlements, explained | Settlements Part I

This is me driving in what I think is one of the most bizarre places in the world. I just crossed over from Israel into the West Bank. If you look at a map of where I am right now, you will see a jumbled mess of of Palestinian towns shown here in green, and

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… or Adelaide, South Australia to Perth, Western Australia in nine hours. These train trips actually

The US President’s $2,614 Per Minute Transport System

The US President’s $2,614 Per Minute Transport System

This is a Wendover Productions video made possible by Squarespace—get your domain before its gone with Squarespace. Moving the president of the United States from one location to another is a logistical nightmare that happens every single day. The American president is one of the most powerful persons in the world and there is no

Safe and Sorry – Terrorism & Mass Surveillance

Safe and Sorry – Terrorism & Mass Surveillance

Terrorism is very scary, especially when it happens close to home and not in some faraway place. Nobody likes to be afraid, and we were eager to make the fear go away. So we demanded more security. In the last decade, it’s become increasingly normal for civil liberties to be eroded and for government agencies

Living Underwater: How Submarines Work

Living Underwater: How Submarines Work

This video was made possible by Brilliant. Learn something new everyday with Brilliant for 20% off by being one of the first 200 to sign up at brilliant.org/Wendover. In all of World War Two, the world used about 5 megatons of explosives. Now, this is a Trident II missile, capable of carrying 12 nuclear warheads