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The Terrifying First Space Walk (feat. Adam Devine & Blake Anderson) – Drunk History

The Terrifying First Space Walk (feat. Adam Devine & Blake Anderson) – Drunk History

– Hello, I’m Kyle Kinane. and we’re going to talk about the first space walk.1965! Space race underway!America against Russia.So Russia, they’ve been sending animals out.Poo!But then, the U.S.,Pew!And then, Russia is just like,Who’s the most maniac Russian we have? Pavel Belyayev and Alexey Leonov.So Russia says, Pavel, Alexey, do you want to do some …

Where did Russia come from? – Alex Gendler

Where did Russia come from? – Alex Gendler

Where did Russia come from, why is it so big, and what are the differences between it and its neighbors? The answers lie in an epic story of seafaring warriors, nomadic invaders, and the rise and fall of a medieval state known as Kievan Rus. In the first millennium, a large group of tribes spread …

What If: World Without the US – Part 2

What If: World Without the US – Part 2

In our first episode of a world without the US we looked at the ways that the World War 2 and post War-era may have turned out if the US had simply refused to engage the world and remained isolationist. We discovered that there would be a near-certainty of a World War II that ended …

North Korea – summary of 70 years of history

It’s one of the most closed and isolated countries in the world. Ruled with an iron fist for 70 years by the Kim dynasty. This country is also a thorn on the side of the largest military power in the world, the United States. Let’s trace on a map the evolution of North Korea, ever …

Russia’s Geography Problem

Russia’s Geography Problem

This is a Wendover Productions video made possible by Backblaze and in collaboration with Alternate History Hub and Real Life Lore. Russia is immense–it spans 5,000 miles across, 2,000 miles vertically12, crosses 11 time zones3, borders everywhere from Norway to North Korea4, and is as close to Anchorage as it is to Amsterdam5. It’s huge… …