You cannot be a super villain if you don’t
have a secret lair inside a volcano. Preferably one with a cauldron of bubbling
lava you can slowly lower 007 into once you finish monologuing at her and leave the room
laughing maniacally, confident in her impending demise. But it turns out that volcanoes with active
lava lakes are incredibly rare. Of the roughly 1,500 active volcanoes worldwide,
we only knew of seven with lakes of bubbling lava. Until July of 2019, when scientists announced
they had found an eighth, and it is the most supervillain-y one yet. It’s called Mount Michael, and it’s located
on one of the South Sandwich Islands about 1,000 miles from Antarctica. The mountain is mostly covered in glacial
ice, perfect for covering in guard wolves with lasers on their heads. No one has ever summited Mount Michael on
account of stratovolcano’s steep sides. If no one’s ever been to the top of the
volcano to peer in, you may be wondering how we know Mount Michael has one of the world’s
few lava lakes. It was only discovered thanks to decades of
satellite imagery. Thermal anomalies were first spotted in the
1990s and again in the early 2000s, but the image quality and processing techniques weren’t
advanced enough to prove there was a lava lake conclusively. But from 2003 to 2018, multiple missions collected
better data allowing researchers to conclude that Mt. Michael was home to a lake of lava
about 70 to 150 meters across, and potentially as hot as nearly 1300 degrees celsius. This volcano is pretty remote, so it doesn’t
pose much danger to anyone, you know besides secret agents. But studying it may help us predict the hazards
posed by other lava lakes, some of which are near populated areas. One such volcano is Kilauea on the big island
of Hawai‘i, and its lava lake contributed to serious destruction as recently as 2018. In late April of that year, it spilled out
from the summit, then a few days later the lake began to drain as magma moved downslope
underground. Eventually the magma broke through the surface,
and by early June over 20 fissures had opened up, dumping lava out in huge quantities. This continued for months, destroying over
700 homes, displacing thousands of people, and blanketing over 35 square kilometers of
land in lava. When volcanoes erupt, it’s not the tsunami
of fire you might imagine and sometimes it’s possible to outrun or even outwalk the molten
rock. When volcanoes do kill it’s likely the avalanches
of rock and ash called pyroclastic flows, or mudflows called lahars that will get you. But another volcano that’s home to a lava
lake has killed with superfast lava. Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic
of the Congo is a steep-sided stratovolcano, periodically containing a lake of particularly
low-viscosity lava that’s currently about 400 meters deep. In 1977, the crater wall holding the lava
lake inside broke, sending lava traveling as fast as 100 kph barreling down the slopes,
destroying nearby villages and taking lives with it. So any new lava lake we discover offers a
chance for further study and clues on how to avoid disasters in the future. We still don’t know why some of them persist,
it could be the lakes are connected to a cache of magma deep underground, or the gases coming
up from underneath are hot enough to keep the rocks molten. It would help if we could find more of them
to study. Some scientists have suggested that we might
have luck discovering them beneath the oceans, where the majority of the world’s volcanism
occurs. If we can only find these 8 lava lakes on
the surface, maybe diving under the waves will be our next step to study this rare phenomenon. Supervillains may be trying to destroy the
world, but every-day villains are trying to steal your identity, and there’s way more
of those guys. That’s why I use a VPN. NordVPN has double data encryption. And for a short time, they’re offering 75%
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get an extra month of Nord for free! For more geologic videos like this, check
out this video on the mysterious Earth blobs wrapped around the Earth’s core. So, would you live near an active volcano? I bet Dr. Evil makes a terrible neighbor. Let us know in the comments, make sure to
subscribe while you’re down there, and I’ll see you next time on Seeker.

This Rare Lava Lake is Hiding in an Ice Mountain
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100 thoughts on “This Rare Lava Lake is Hiding in an Ice Mountain

  • August 15, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    So I understand metric is standard for most of the world. But I still cant conceptualize k/hr. Could you do Meters per sec or per hour just as like a pop up in the corner? Because a yard and a meter is relatively close in size.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 1:12 pm
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    Hmmm that's hot

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  • August 15, 2019 at 1:14 pm
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    Something so beautiful about satellite images of fractured ice in such a dark ocean- plus a sick ass icey volcano. Hope it doesn't melt because no one gives a shit about climate change

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  • August 15, 2019 at 1:17 pm
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    Had to dislike and stop watching after this retard referred to the SJW 007.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 1:22 pm
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    Seeker, you ruined any chance of anybody taking anything knowledge wise from this video by saying 007 is a (she) at the very beginning. Not saying a 007 film with a female lead wouldn't be good movie but it will unfortunately just be a female spy movie and not an actual 007 film in my eye's. The character was written to be a male with characteristics that wouldn't feel right with a woman. But…. that has absolutely nothing to due with a video that was made about lava… which backs my first sentence.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 1:22 pm
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    Calling 007 "she" facepalm – Can we just for ONE DAY not hear about this PC nonsense, PLEASE?

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  • August 15, 2019 at 1:28 pm
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    Wait, No one climb Mt. Micheal Yet? I am going to be the first to climb it.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    >her

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  • August 15, 2019 at 1:46 pm
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    And the worry of added SO2 in the atmosphere from these volcanoes are also a constant worry.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 1:47 pm
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    Tons of James Bond 007 of the past are Men.
    One is a woman
    007 is female!
    Logic?

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  • August 15, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    Lava lake under ice called Michael… interesting

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  • August 15, 2019 at 1:51 pm
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    A month ago on Google Maps, I actually found that island but didn’t think much of it lol

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  • August 15, 2019 at 1:54 pm
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    I thought it was a rooster at first in the thumbnail lol

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  • August 15, 2019 at 1:58 pm
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    Like so they can see

    Could you guys do a studio tour for 4.5m subs, I wanna see what goes on behind the camera

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  • August 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm
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    stop selling website 🤣

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  • August 15, 2019 at 2:01 pm
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    Btw 007 is a Scottish male

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  • August 15, 2019 at 2:03 pm
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    What's up with the anchor, she is being weird?

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  • August 15, 2019 at 2:05 pm
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    Video successfully derailed in the first 15 seconds. Well played.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 2:13 pm
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    Am I having a stroke….South sandwich islands….

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  • August 15, 2019 at 2:22 pm
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    Did you refer to 007 as a she tf

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  • August 15, 2019 at 2:24 pm
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    super vallian sounds cool

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  • August 15, 2019 at 2:29 pm
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    That one volcano with runny lava… Is that from the materials it's made of or is it extra hot?

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  • August 15, 2019 at 2:33 pm
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    Her?

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  • August 15, 2019 at 2:34 pm
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    Mmmm sandwich island

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  • August 15, 2019 at 2:43 pm
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    Pfffff… Amateurs, everyone knows that if lava is coming your way just drink a potion of fire resistance or put a few stone blocks in front of you OR…… Turn the lava into obsidian with a water bucket

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  • August 15, 2019 at 2:54 pm
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    007 is a man dummy

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  • August 15, 2019 at 2:56 pm
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    Dude I wanna climb it

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  • August 15, 2019 at 2:59 pm
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    Hi seeker
    Another interesting video…
    Learned about lava lake..
    I shared your video to my Collegues, they like it…
    Thanks for the video…🙏👍😊

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  • August 15, 2019 at 3:02 pm
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    Lava/magma is nothing more than a result of chemical, electrical and radioactive reactions taking place within earths crust only 30 km below the surface melting rocks, metals and stuff and eventually erupting via volcanoes when pressure becomes too great. Magma is entirely a crustal phenomenon. There is no ocean of magma going all the way to the core of earth, that is a myth schools and mainstream started. Once you realize this, fresh water oceans within earths mantle will start to make sense.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 3:06 pm
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    Kudos on alerting me to the fact that the next 007 is female. That's so awesome. Exciting time to be alive, watching humans awaken, finally.

    For all the old farts who don't know how to embrace the future, the next 007 IS a female, as came out like an hour ago. He was correct to refer to her as female.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 3:07 pm
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    https://youtu.be/FX-kl3NB5wQ

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  • August 15, 2019 at 3:12 pm
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    WAIT Wait wait 007 with "her and she" pronouns? Wtf?

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  • August 15, 2019 at 3:31 pm
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    Minute 00:15 "Monologuing at her"? WTF? James Bond is a male. What is wrong with you, people?

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  • August 15, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    R.I.P DNEWS N THE ORIGINAL CAST

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  • August 15, 2019 at 3:45 pm
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    This was dragged out

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  • August 15, 2019 at 3:59 pm
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    When I looked at the thumbnail I thoght it was Ethiopia, such a disappointment.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 4:10 pm
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    So we are really doing this whole 007 woman thing……..🙄

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  • August 15, 2019 at 4:16 pm
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    Docudrama on Harley Davidson, have you seen it?

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  • August 15, 2019 at 4:26 pm
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    I don't want no VPN!

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  • August 15, 2019 at 4:36 pm
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    007 was a woman?

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  • August 15, 2019 at 4:44 pm
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    Did he say her? Aren’t all the 007s men?

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  • August 15, 2019 at 4:53 pm
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    "mount michael" could they not come up with a better name?

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  • August 15, 2019 at 5:08 pm
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    Monologuing at her? As far as I know every 007 has been male?

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  • August 15, 2019 at 5:43 pm
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    That is the least evil name ever Mount Michael on the South Sandwich Islands

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  • August 15, 2019 at 6:01 pm
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    Mt. Michael, it's clearly named after me. I volunteer to summit it first.

    Can someone buy my a plane ticket though? Not sure what airline to use to get there…

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  • August 15, 2019 at 6:19 pm
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    I can't think of a worse way to go then slowly being consumed by lava

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  • August 15, 2019 at 6:22 pm
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    Tf i read lava cake😞

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  • August 15, 2019 at 6:24 pm
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    Hey Vsauce, mount michael here.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 6:45 pm
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    Minecraft

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  • August 15, 2019 at 6:50 pm
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    Yo who's got the water bucket?

    I'm tryna hit up the nether

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  • August 15, 2019 at 6:55 pm
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    Wicked people exchanging everything natural for a lie. You actually say "her" for the name "James Bond" as if you were doing something. But this is the rhetoric of the wicked who want to destroy the image of God. You are made in the image of God and that means you were made upright and holy but since you cling to sin you will be thrown into the fiery lake of hell. Irony is the end of us all.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 6:57 pm
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    Ha! hot lava, take that global warming!

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  • August 15, 2019 at 7:03 pm
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    ..
    I suddenly got anxious like I was in minecraft near to the lava lake hehe

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  • August 15, 2019 at 7:06 pm
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    James bond a her? Wtf is this guy on?

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  • August 15, 2019 at 7:24 pm
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    Her?

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  • August 15, 2019 at 7:48 pm
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    Did he just call 007 a “her?” It’s a dude my guy…

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  • August 15, 2019 at 8:17 pm
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    Vpn is almost useless bro

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  • August 15, 2019 at 8:20 pm
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    Her???? 007 will never be a woman, no matter what Hollywood and pc culture tries to tell ya 🙂
    Good video as always though

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  • August 15, 2019 at 8:28 pm
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    When did 007 become a "her"? 🤨

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  • August 15, 2019 at 8:38 pm
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    I stopped watching the moment he mentioned oo7 was female. The movie's not even out yet. James Bond still male. And the following James Bond will be a man too

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  • August 15, 2019 at 10:30 pm
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    So progressive 🙄

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  • August 15, 2019 at 10:34 pm
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    Why are people being triggered that he said her for 007?

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  • August 15, 2019 at 10:36 pm
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    007 was a MAN… I'm going to lose this subscription. Plenty of other science channels that don't insert political jabs. Later y'all! Like way Later!!! #answerswithjoe #vsauce #scishow

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  • August 16, 2019 at 12:08 am
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    Her ? Incel ?

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  • August 16, 2019 at 12:09 am
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    This dude woke af

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  • August 16, 2019 at 12:42 am
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    Please don't remind us about the new 007. Just ruining a franchise that I loved so much. This will be the first bond film that I won't see since On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Please don't get me wrong, I have nothing against women on the big screen or being the main character. But to ruining a beloved franchise to placing "James Bond" aka "Agent 007" as a woman and brush off the fact that 007 is a guy since 1969. It's like saying Batman has been Batwoman all this time and the same for Superman. And I feel sorry for the actor to get the backlash from die-hard fans. For the future of the franchise, are we just gonna have random no name 007's now? Or is it just going to be a coloured woman?

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  • August 16, 2019 at 12:50 am
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    You know bond is a dude right?

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  • August 16, 2019 at 1:32 am
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    Buts she's in the kitchen making sammich?

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  • August 16, 2019 at 1:39 am
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    Volcano MT Michel Jackson ? Wow !😯 is he still a live? I thought he is dead 💀. I think like it super bikini 👙 instead of super Mt Michel 😂by the way he is gone baby gone and only left behind is his musical legacy that’s it.

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  • August 16, 2019 at 3:52 am
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    I live near of one of the top 10 active volcanoes in the world however it makes small eruptions constantly so according to the authorities this releases energy that if not could be potentially dangerous due to acumulation. It's close but kind of far enough and there other mountains that in theory could receive the first pyroplastic fluids but one never knows. The city is located at the north and normally the eruptions and pyroplastic fluids goes to south.

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  • August 16, 2019 at 4:31 am
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    Thanks! Can someone please explain to me why they couldn't just drive by on a boat, launch a disposable drone, & take both pictures and temp /etc. readings? Seems the perfect excuse for a little expedition! 𝓡𝓲𝓴𝓴𝓲 𝓣𝓲𝓴𝓴𝓲.

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  • August 16, 2019 at 4:35 am
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    Seeker I'm here for the science/technology news not the politically influenced social activism commentary, I’m thoroughly sick of the politics from both sides, for that I'll watch The Young Turks channel. If I wish to mix both political altruism and technology/science, then I'll watch The Verge channel.

    Seeker if you would be so kind please keep the commentary in the scientific and technology realms, thanks.

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  • August 16, 2019 at 5:40 am
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    her?? 007 is a her?? Since when! Wtf is this world becoming’ 🤦‍♂️

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  • August 16, 2019 at 7:21 am
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    Thumb down for going that female shit with the stupid James Bond joke

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  • August 16, 2019 at 7:43 am
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    Is this anchor related to linus from Linus Tech tips

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  • August 16, 2019 at 8:11 am
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    How did you lose that weight?

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  • August 16, 2019 at 8:11 am
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    0:10 double O7 isn't a girl yet. 😂😂

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  • August 16, 2019 at 8:33 am
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    Scientist need to start booking time on a KH-12 satellite.

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  • August 16, 2019 at 8:45 am
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    Dislike for a sorry attempt to spoil a movie 6 years down the road.

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  • August 16, 2019 at 9:05 am
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    Isn't 007 a HE??

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  • August 16, 2019 at 9:09 am
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    NordVPN is garbage. Failed me on the first day of use after setting it up with support and everything. Nord VPN is nothing but media hype. All talk and no show. Stop promoting bullshit services and only promote legit ones

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  • August 16, 2019 at 10:41 am
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    007 is worse than the gestapo

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  • August 16, 2019 at 11:13 am
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    "her" please don't come to the UK

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  • August 16, 2019 at 12:08 pm
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    I like that you called 007 a "her" ^^ not because of the upcoming movie, but because breaking gender expectations and making people think about it is probably almost always better than not doing it. Why does the role of agent 007 necessarily have to be a man, especially since we're talking Mt. Michael non-canon fan-fiction anyway 😀 ?

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  • August 16, 2019 at 12:46 pm
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    First off if i was a super villian. An had captured 007. I wouldn't evil monologue. Thats dumb. I would only do that as a distraction while my men sold my super weapons to other evil people. So basically i already won an im only monologuing for distraction an time wasting. Secondly i wouldn't lower a 007 into a lava lake. Sure it might be funny. But ultimetly i want to win. So a gun shot to the brain 2 times should suffice. An one in the heart. That way i know they are dead.

    Lastly why as a super villian would i want a secret volcano lair. Sulfar dioxide posining much. Lung cancer. Being killed in a erruption. No thanks. I would choose a small island or just have my own beach front hotel.

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  • August 16, 2019 at 12:56 pm
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    007 is a dude

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  • August 16, 2019 at 1:26 pm
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    Please make video on how close are we to build iron-man arc reactor

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  • August 16, 2019 at 2:21 pm
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    007 is man… Have you not seen the movies???

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  • August 16, 2019 at 3:47 pm
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    It could be fantastic with Narrators like you can make the complex visualization to the commen people, like a videogame Playing but with a scientifical percpective consumenr of science and eduaction, this can be done with React.js or bert with the WegGl watch this video where they put graphic simulations but i would like an interactive visualization see this video it in italian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6t4OqgCFyM&t=327s

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  • August 16, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    007.. "her"..? That will take a LOT to get used to.. I guess they're getting woke even in lisence to kill.. 🔫👧🗡 Next, Jason Bournete & Jaquelin Reacher take on corupt spy agencies..

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  • August 16, 2019 at 7:18 pm
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    Insert artic version of that lava short

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  • August 16, 2019 at 7:18 pm
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    Insert artic version of that lava short

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  • August 16, 2019 at 11:22 pm
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    Your going to tell me we can take a picture of stars and black holes light years away but cant get a proper pic inside a valcano here on eartg from space lol

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  • August 17, 2019 at 2:52 am
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    Did you really reference 007 as "her"? SMH….🙄

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  • August 17, 2019 at 2:17 pm
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    Every once in a while I hear about something like this that makes me realize that Nature is pissed off she ever created life.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 2:36 pm
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    "…at her." Oh God here we go.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 9:39 pm
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    I never expected to learn from DNews…Seeker that James Bond is now a woman.

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  • August 18, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    You can make a cobblestone generator out of this

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  • August 18, 2019 at 9:13 am
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    This channel is soo Woke, they made a woman out of James bond

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