These Pools Help Support Half The People On Earth
These Pools Help Support Half The People On Earth
What are these electric blue ponds in the middle of the Utah desert? And why do they keep changing color?
Join Derek Muller (Veritasium) as he looks into the weird, bizarre, and seemingly inexplicable images found on Google Earth to discover what on Earth they actually are. It’s a travel vlog, documentary, and science show wrapped into one. It’s Pindrop.
0:29 Electric Blue Ponds
2:13 Finding The Truth
5:47 Importance Of Potash
8:41 Potash From Rocks
14:04 Safer Ways To Mine
17:28 Potash The Savior
The bucket of water landed
When you mentioned that mining is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, it reminded me of another dangerous job. Saturation diving! I’d love to see an episode of that!
Thanks for the explanation. We saw these pools from a viewpoint in canyonlands national park back in 2014 and I always wondered about the meaning. Now i know, thanks to Derek!
NOW I know why if you cover a huge stump with sacks of fertilizer and ignite it the stump will be blown out of the ground!!🔥
How did that NOT shatter the bucket?! Lol
This is so interesting
i learn alot’s from this video .. tq
I have a mysterious photo of something I took while on the flight to California from Atlanta. I was literally sleep and woke up facing my window and as I open my eyes, I saw what looks like a extremely large silver plate. I immediately grab my camera and took a photo. I wish I could get it to this guy.
Very cool video!
I guessed it correctly.
That thumping noise during the drone part of the video is incredibly annoying. Otherwise great video and interesting altogether.
So when do we get to find out about the abandoned city off the coast of Japan?
Now that marijuana is legal in many States….we should been well stocked up on pot ash.
Most dangerous job from a simple physical standpoint is logging. but i guess you couldn’t make a cool science video about how a tree could fall on a person and break their neck. I’m out there every day dodging trees. love your stuff, you’re smart and it seems like we both read James Gleick books. keep it up!
Where’s Pindrop Episode 2?
And they put that stuff in bananas?!
Why today November 30, 2022 are farmers saying there’s a shortage of potash ?
I don’t like YouTube style.
Once again ,another holy grail video. I mean, I always loved your channel forreal, but the consistency of your content is just unmatched to me.
Derek talking to people at Dead Horse Point overlook who hadn’t yet seen the placard that explains what the ponds are. 😆
Kid* – hey dad look i made the model that looks like real minining site
Veritasium CEO* – If you don’t mind can i blow it for content
Plz bring more of this
how is there only one episode of this series? what . where . who??
Sports people lol
i know how to make gunpowder now 🙂
I’ve seen the word before, no idea what it meant, thought it was pronounced poe-tash 😆
The Potassium Recipe goes back So Far in history,
I wish I could go back in time and find out just what it was that inspired that First guy to even want to try to discover Potassium.
I always wonder about mundane things like that.
What made that very first guy even want to try to find something No One Else even knew Anything about.
I’m certain the vast majority of them were purely Accidental discoveries.
I learned about potash because of our food crisis. Russia is a major supplier of potash and you can bet Putin is using global dependency on potash to his advantage during the war.
The map shown to denote Germany for the year 1861 makes little sense. There did not exist an official state of Germany then, just Prussia, Bavaria, Austria, and other smaller entities within the German Confederation of 1815-1866. The area of the German Confederation reached much farther to the east and south than what’s shown at 8:58.
18:27 "Sports People" are called Athletes my friend. 😄
He looks weird dressed like Geo. Washington.
So blue Gatorade is blue because it’s full of copper sulfate. I never knew that! COOL!
It is not a good thing that we are over populating.
amazing video also love the tv theme
What a cheap way of making an explosive.
Wouldn’t the copper sulfate need to be removed from the potash somehow?
There are other colored materials in Utah and Northern Nevada – the tailings from various mining operations, some of which I believe have heavy metals or arsenic, and can be seen from I-80.
This was very interesting, informative, and fun. Thank you!❤
this is so cool
what did you think was going to hapin like francim is the same thing but stronger its also a non-metal also potasim
I have seen those in person
thats great to know that hundreds of thousands of gallons of the dying colorado river are deliberately being evaporated away on purpose… Can we drink Potash?? Whatever company is profitting off of this waste I hope that they also live in an area that depends on the Colorado River for survival. If they dont, then they need to be forced to live out here as well since they helped this water crisis along as they get rich and care about nothing but lining their own pockets..
So fortunate to have Vetitas! And that’s the truth!
Great video. It shows the interconnectivity and importance of another, largely unknown, industry to the rest of society.
We native Americans demand a cut of all revenue made in the USA
8:52 "Lumber"? Sawn wood? Perhaps "timber" was used?