This video was made possible by Skillshare Learn anything with Skillshare for free for 2 months by being one of the first five hundred to sign up using the link below This is Africa And this is the Sahara Desert A pile of sand that’s about the same size as the United States Linving inside of this enormous area are more than two and a half million people So imagine taking the country of Slovenia and spreading everybody out to live there across China and you’ll get an idea of just how desolated it is There is evidence, though, that not too long ago, the entire Sahara used to be green For the past few hundred thousand years, the Sahara has switched back and forth between a desert and a grassland over and over Every forty-one thousand years, because the long-term changes in Earth’s rotation, messing up the location of the North African monsoon The next time the Sahara will turn green naturally this way will be in about fifteen thousand years or in seventeen thousand AD But humanity is nothing if not grossly impatient Imagining the course of human history with a green Sahara would be radically different The Sahara has always been a giant and obvious barrier for travel between the Meditteranean and Sub-Sahara Africa Thousands of kilometers of desert, rought Atlantic waters of the west and the lack of many markets south of Morocco prevented Pre-Modern explorers from ever getting past it Centralized states like Egypt, Carthage, the Romans, Byzantines, and Islamic empires surrounded the desert in the north and the east But all of them failed to control or expand beyond the desert In an alternate history scenario where the Sahara is green, all of this ages and enables these states to expand their influence deep into the African heartland Even in Modern times, turning the Sahara green somehow would revolutionize the entire world. And open up a tight amount of land for colonization and settlement by the world’s ever-growing population One of the most Modern attempts at doing this so far was a plan developed nearly one hundred years ago to creat an artificial sea in the middle of it all, right here in Egypt The plan doesn’t seem too crazy at first, but progressently gets more and more insane as this video goes on But first, a quick geography lesson

The Insane Plan to Build a Sea in the Sahara With Nukes

100 thoughts on “The Insane Plan to Build a Sea in the Sahara With Nukes

  • July 19, 2019 at 4:18 am
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    So if the Sahara was green and every 40-50k years it switches back and forth. Tell me. Where does the sand go.

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  • July 19, 2019 at 8:54 pm
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    The moment we humans develop a pure fusion bomb, we can start construction.

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  • July 20, 2019 at 1:38 am
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    That insane

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  • July 20, 2019 at 8:17 am
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    Lex Luthor thinks this plan is absolutely genius!!

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  • July 20, 2019 at 7:14 pm
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    If you are a muslim, you know we are almost at the end of the world if this happen

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  • July 21, 2019 at 11:32 pm
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    I'm from Egypt and thank God the Wgyptian government said no.
    Anyways, keep the good content! Love your vids!!

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  • July 22, 2019 at 8:36 pm
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    Salt water flows in from the med and evaporates leaving the salt behind as more salt water flows in. This would result in an inland sea that is so salty that not much could live in it.

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  • July 22, 2019 at 8:36 pm
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    Salt water flows in from the med and evaporates leaving the salt behind as more salt water flows in. This would result in an inland sea that is so salty that not much could live in it.

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  • July 23, 2019 at 5:39 pm
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    In my humble opinion, any problem that couldn't potentially be solved with nukes isn't worth thinking about.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 1:47 am
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    Bassler just wanted to Nuke a bunch of Africans

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  • July 24, 2019 at 3:03 am
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    Ask china, they'll get it done.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 8:15 am
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    Use conventional explosives bruh

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  • July 24, 2019 at 8:25 am
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    Imagine how many animals would be saved from thirst, nukes will do nothing exept fill water no life will be healthy there, and water of drink would be toksic, so its my opinion only, but if they work with machines its better its just 55km they can make animals grow in number and not die from thirst than slowley they can make rivers to from that lake thats realy posible way on saving african animals.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 3:24 pm
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    I bet sKiLlShArE will teach us how to make hole

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  • July 24, 2019 at 5:32 pm
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    Thumbs down for promoting a different channel 🤷‍♂️👎✌️

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  • July 24, 2019 at 8:50 pm
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    how dumb are we? when are our African leaders going to discuss and allow our engineers to come up with a lasting solution? or are they comfortable running the colonial territories they were handed over by the west in a "normal" way. its time we Africans realize we will never help ourselves unless we take risks. the rest of the world has done it and that is why we are considered a third world region.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 10:18 pm
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    They could name it "The Glowing Sea"… Just watch out for Deathclaws.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 10:40 pm
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    This is in fallout 4 it’s called the rad sea

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  • July 25, 2019 at 6:29 am
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    If they do that wouldn't it be radioactive?

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  • July 26, 2019 at 3:14 pm
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    John ball is the grandfather of lavar ball

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  • July 27, 2019 at 5:16 am
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    Nukes are always the best solution

    always

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  • July 27, 2019 at 5:55 pm
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    Spade and bucket

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  • July 27, 2019 at 6:08 pm
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    Gadafi has done the beginig, but NATO has distryed Libia and kill Gadafi.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:01 pm
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    If the Sahara turned into a sea, we won't see the hurricanes attacking America again.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:13 pm
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    You don't need nukes

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:48 pm
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    The real glowing sea

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  • July 27, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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    Just make a giant drill with giant tank tracks and dig that shit bro

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  • July 28, 2019 at 11:16 am
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    Wouldn’t turning sahara green impact Amazon?

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  • July 28, 2019 at 12:19 pm
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    As if Egyptians already don't have a plan to build Nile 2.0

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  • July 28, 2019 at 7:23 pm
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    All you need is a very narrow channel and the force of water will dig the rest for you.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:23 pm
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    Well they should have not killed Gaddafi cos he was planing to it and unit Africa in one country

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  • July 28, 2019 at 11:01 pm
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    So they want to build a sea in the desert? Why the heck do you do it so close to the Mediterranean?

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  • July 29, 2019 at 12:37 am
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    just make a 2×2 infinite water source

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  • July 29, 2019 at 12:42 am
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    Yeah lets just spew more radioactive shit into the atmosphere for us to breathe

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  • July 29, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    Friederich: *presents a reasonable but expensive plan
    The world: "Yeah, can't do, to much money
    Friederich: "How about i present this unreasonable and crazy stupid plan then, for sure they'll say OK"

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  • July 29, 2019 at 9:38 pm
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    John has ball…s

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  • July 30, 2019 at 4:22 am
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    Man why did their have to be a Russian spy to snitch and tell everyone about the atomic bomb now shit like this happens oh yeah let’s put over 100 nukes in the ground when 1 not even that strong wiped out a whole damn city full of thousands of people

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  • July 30, 2019 at 2:01 pm
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    Complete bullshit. Don't bother watching this.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:25 am
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    5:06
    Airstrike in Fortnite: exists

    Noobs in Fortnite:

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  • July 31, 2019 at 6:21 am
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    Not like that haven't dropped nukes in random spots and shifted the tectonic plates causing every natural disaster

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  • July 31, 2019 at 11:59 am
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    Y don’t they sell the sand for free to the world all they gotta charge is shipping, so over time it will work it self out cost wise

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  • July 31, 2019 at 2:33 pm
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    You can't explode nuclear bombs to displace dirt & sand, because they will leave radioactive decay, which will prevent you from using the land. You would have to use conventional bombs or explosives to blowout the sand and dirt, and then scrape it away, to build a large lake or sea.

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  • August 2, 2019 at 12:17 am
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    I wonder if the boring company could do this. Hmm someone please point this out to Elon musk

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  • August 2, 2019 at 4:35 pm
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    Ask Elon Musk to do it.

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  • August 2, 2019 at 11:05 pm
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    😂😂😂 just imagine the conversation

    "See…great plan"
    "Well it's just a bit too expensive"
    snorts line of coke
    "Fuckin nuke it"
    😂😂

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  • August 2, 2019 at 11:49 pm
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    So we could get a new massive lake, making land for a lot of people and we already have the technology, but the cost is too high.
    One question:
    Why the fuck everything gotta cost money

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  • August 3, 2019 at 3:09 am
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    Why nukes man.. just use bombs with no nukes.. soviets have lots from the left overs of WW2 hahhahaha
    Carpet bombing B52 will do the job…

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  • August 3, 2019 at 4:10 am
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    Wouldn't radiation infect the water

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  • August 4, 2019 at 2:35 am
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    Why does Africa look like Australia but on an angle 😕🧐🙀

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  • August 4, 2019 at 6:21 am
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    Just dug small canal and flow of water will do rest of the work

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  • August 4, 2019 at 7:45 am
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    Dude we had in USSR like 250 nuclear explosions just to make rivers flow into Kazakhstan. We still actually don’t care.

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  • August 6, 2019 at 9:16 am
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    The earth server will crash so dont

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  • August 6, 2019 at 2:26 pm
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    RIP pyramids

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  • August 6, 2019 at 2:29 pm
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    Why don't make a sea inside Australia?

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  • August 7, 2019 at 3:43 am
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    How is "Nuke the SHIT out of the ground!" not a meme?

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  • August 7, 2019 at 11:53 pm
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    “Bassler came up with a different solution he thought would make everybody happy-

    nuke the shit out of the ground

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  • August 9, 2019 at 3:06 am
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    The one thing I did not see considered was salinization of the sea as the water evaporated at such a rapid rate it would deposit vast amounts of salt. The salt build up would equate to a Salton sea on epic proportions. How many fish and birds would die imagine the consequential outcome to the ecology. The canal would be a good option with desalinization plants along the canal and use the salt osmosis system to generate electricity and instead of pumping the salt saturated water back into the canal flow headed to the inland sea pump it to salt ponds and gather the salt for consumption and other industrial uses. Pump only the portion of desalinated water on the continued journey down the canal to the depression. Use the income from the salt and a portion of the desalinated water to build up the region slowly over time until the canal is complete. Use the black float balls used in LA water system to cut back on the evaporation until the sea is full enough to self sustain and the greenery takes hold. (when complete scoop up the plastic float balls and build the worlds largest bouncy house next to the sea, lol, ) The greenery should help hold the water table and may even help natural springs to take hold. Somebody give me a call when and if anybody does start a project on this scale I would love to participate that would be way too cool.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Humans have too much time on their hands. The modern world needs to thrown back into the 1500's so that people will have no time to think because they are too busy surviving. that sounds like a much better plan to me.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 4:14 am
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    Let's be honest, everyone here thought this was America's idea.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 10:36 am
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    I am sure that Chinese can make it possible, they had already built thousands of canal

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  • August 10, 2019 at 11:21 am
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    (Bombs the sahara)
    Workers: well, i think it's done
    (Random dosimeter clicking)
    Workers: abort plan, we need to abandon this area, it's not safe

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  • August 11, 2019 at 1:37 pm
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    1:20 Magyar térkép

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  • August 12, 2019 at 12:18 pm
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    Blows up all the nukes World starts laging

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  • August 13, 2019 at 9:48 am
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    Maybe not nukes but conventional explosives, would have to use a ton more but in the long run it would benefit the world

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  • August 13, 2019 at 5:50 pm
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    5:06 nuke the bleep out of the ground

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  • August 14, 2019 at 8:53 pm
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    Real Life Lore: Dem People Want To Nuke Sahara.
    Evreyone Watching: COOL!!
    Grian: Please, Do Not Nuke Sahara!!

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  • August 15, 2019 at 12:04 am
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    shouldn't the thumbnail be during and after

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  • August 15, 2019 at 1:57 pm
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    All it needs is the entire minecrafters…. dig the shit out of that canal

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  • August 15, 2019 at 8:59 pm
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    Classic example of the hubris of 'geoengineering'.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 10:19 pm
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    So sad that Humanity can have the resources, the knowledge, and the manpower to do great things, but the barrier is always the cost, which can be reduced to arbitrary values we assign to various materials based on their relative rarity (or simply, arbitrary values we assign to paper pictures of dead statesmen). I wonder if there will ever be any engineering project with undeniable benefits for which we will be compelled to "Just Do It."

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  • August 16, 2019 at 6:59 am
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    What about a LOT of Conventional Bombs?!

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  • August 16, 2019 at 9:51 am
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    why nuke the s**t out of the desert?

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  • August 16, 2019 at 12:10 pm
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    Make a video about Chott El Jerid

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  • August 16, 2019 at 1:39 pm
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    What the Actual F#

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  • August 16, 2019 at 3:15 pm
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    Good idia without nukes

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  • August 17, 2019 at 1:06 am
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    “Nuke the sh*t out of the ground” had me dying
    😂🤣

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  • August 17, 2019 at 3:04 am
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    DEMONITIZED

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  • August 17, 2019 at 12:34 pm
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    all I gather from this video is that making that lake would be… great idea (as long as you do not use nukes). You would create a lake that would generate energy and livable land you could sell for profit. It would also lower sea levels around and quick evaporation would mean creating more humind climate, more rainfall in the area, better living condition for the people in the region (no more lack of water). Egypt may say they don't have money, but they are probably just waiting for other countries to fundirise the project like with Suez Canal and then benefit from it.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 4:10 pm
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    That's why you shouldn't let Germans anywhere near nukes

    Edit: Albeit the plan to flood it itself is good. The vaporation would cause storms to happen and the ground around the lake would turn fertile…

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  • August 18, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    WHAT YOU CURSED WHY WHY WHY!

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  • August 20, 2019 at 4:58 pm
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    Here comes the Chinese.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 5:42 pm
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    First time I’ve ever heard him swear

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  • August 20, 2019 at 11:18 pm
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    If you nuke the desert to make a lake…….What about radiation after fallout……..No point lol

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  • August 21, 2019 at 1:05 am
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    How about flood a part of the dessert with fresh water using desalination and have the algae absorb all the excess carbon in the air

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  • August 21, 2019 at 3:02 am
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    It is not lost on the rest of the world that some white people think they own the world and can do anything they want to do in Africa. Injecting them with Ebola, stealing their mineral wealth while keeping them so poor they can't defend themselves, chattel slavery, colonial taxes designed to keep them in poverty…you should be ashamed to even show anyone this video. The name of this channel should be Realpieceofshit.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 7:16 am
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    5:05 nuke the shit out of the ground.
    XD

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  • August 21, 2019 at 4:27 pm
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    Just Get 20 EnderMen

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  • August 21, 2019 at 11:32 pm
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    Not sure what having a large salt water lake deep in the desert would be good for? You still can not drink or water fields with it.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 12:50 am
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    Letss just excavate that canal already

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  • August 23, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    Slovenia has been mentioned!! Probably one of the few videos on youtube that mentions it 😀

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  • August 23, 2019 at 12:06 pm
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    Getting sponsored by Skillshare mostly eh? Almost all videos are sponsored by that. You dont have to promote again! How much monet do yoi have boi?

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  • August 25, 2019 at 1:55 am
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    Everytime I hear an impossible number that predates recorded history, I know that its not worth listening to.

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  • August 25, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    Why not hydrogen bombs? It solves the radiation problem and not detonating them at once woud kinda solve the tectonic plates problem

    Can't say something for the landmine problem tho

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  • August 25, 2019 at 4:09 pm
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    Language man

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  • August 27, 2019 at 4:52 pm
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    1:34 from the lion king

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  • August 28, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    someone has been smoking too much wacky tabacky. oil prices would skyrocket overnight and the supply of oil would be greatly diminished due to radiation and possible igniting or damaging oil beds even if they aren't close by.

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  • August 29, 2019 at 2:05 am
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    I got a idea… water pumps

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  • August 29, 2019 at 2:28 am
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    Hello

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