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.


  1. Fisheye Lens on July 30, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Click bait on a nature induced formation and find out it is man made.

  2. This is a DUCK! on July 30, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    There are some similar lakes in Ukraine. These are the same sort of things right?

  3. Blackevilmisanthrope on July 30, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Not sure it’s accurate for these YouTubers to call themselves “filmmakers”. This is one of the latest words that once had gravitas, and is now casually abused and misused. Maybe let’s calm down and start using “content provider”. Before the future becomes unpoetic at best. Unless you shot on, developed, and cut together your work on celluloid. In that case disregard this pedantic expulsion.

  4. Tim Cutts on July 30, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Like your videos, as always. And now for the follow up video discussing where these millions of tons of fertiliser end up — leaching into the rivers, destroying the ecosystems…

  5. Matze Maulwurf on July 30, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Kali + Salz 💪🏻

  6. fullthrottlewrx on July 30, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    great video! very interesting and well done!

  7. Jordan Shurmer on July 30, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    what was your budget on this video?

  8. MolleVand on July 30, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    That explosion was goddamn perfect

  9. KittyK on July 30, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    And di acid metoprolol

  10. Jerome Peterson on July 30, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    The guarded dashboard technically continue because zoo accidentally trace into a lackadaisical cold. unequaled, meaty harbor

  11. Floradel Depol on July 30, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Wow! This is so cool. Very detailed.

  12. Shane Bep on July 30, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    This changed your game and I will always love

  13. Imre Kiss on July 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    What a brilliant Gatorade advertisement.

  14. Aiwwa KK on July 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    When i first saw it, thought it was some kind of Lithium extraction thing.. like those in Chile.

  15. Giada Francisca on July 31, 2021 at 12:00 am

    The sudden fighter peripherally melt because view spectacularly brake over a helpful eyelash. gabby, necessary entrance

  16. João César Ayres on July 31, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Potash and and what to make gunpowder?

  17. Joe Vago on July 31, 2021 at 12:03 am

    Absolutely fantastic video! How long until the Science channel is playing these in syndication? Just awesome Derek!

  18. Zayne 🦐 on July 31, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Me with my Dr. Stone knowledge : **puts on cool glasses cause i know some of it**

  19. Wayne Farley on July 31, 2021 at 12:12 am

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  20. John Francis on July 31, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Should put clear domes over the ponds to provide fresh distilled water to the area.

  21. EclipsedArchon on July 31, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Where’s the rest of Pindrop?! I really wanna see more

  22. Hx Ee on July 31, 2021 at 12:14 am

    potash :] thx, were u a "potache" (fr) in skool?

  23. Girish S on July 31, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Why does the water need to be blue to absorb more sunlight and evaporate faster?

  24. Timothy Huguenin on July 31, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Thought it was lithium at first. Why is Humphrey Davy so creepy

  25. Shawn McDowell on July 31, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Jesus is God & He loves you

    Jesus will soon be seen by all men, women, and children up in the clouds. Jesus is returning now! Believe and be saved.

    Exodus 3:14 (God speaking)
    And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

    John 8:58 (Jesus speaking)
    Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

    John 10:30 (Jesus speaking)
    I and my Father are one.

    Isaiah 9:6
    For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, *The everlasting Father,* The Prince of Peace.

    Matthew 1:23
    Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, *God with us.*

    John 1:1 & 14
    1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    14 And the Word was made flesh (Lord Jesus), and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

    John 8:24 (Jesus speaking)
    I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

    John 14:9 (Jesus speaking)
    Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?

    Hebrews 1:1-3, & 8 (God calls His Son "O God" because Jesus IS God in the flesh)
    1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
    2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
    3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
    8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

    1 John 5:7
    For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

    Titus 2:13
    Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

    Revelation 1:7
    Behold, he cometh with clouds; *and every eye shall see him,* and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

    Isaiah 44:6 (God speaking).
    Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel and his redeemer the LORD of hosts: I am the first; and I am the last, and beside me there is no God.

    Revelation 1:8 (Jesus speaking)
    I am Alpha and Omega the beginning and the ending saith the Lord which is and which was and which is to come *the Almighty!*

    Revelation 22:13 (Jesus speaking)
    I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

    There Are None Righteous / How To Be Saved

    Romans 3:10 & 23
    10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
    23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

    Luke 5:31-32 (Jesus speaking)
    31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
    32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

    1 Peter 3:18 (The word “quicken” means “to make alive”)
    For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

    Romans 10:9
    That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

    Acts 4:12
    Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

    Ephesians 2:8-9
    8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

  26. Samuel Fortunato on July 31, 2021 at 12:17 am

    3:57 .. "it’s a metal but I can squish it with my fingers" .. proceeds to try squishing like the dickens but the element doesn’t budge 😑😆 …smooooth bro 👌

  27. Sjoerd Vogel on July 31, 2021 at 12:17 am

    great. yet another nonrenewable resource that half the world population depends on

  28. Gerhard Ashgrey on July 31, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Much more interesting and informative than my chemistry lessons. Keep it up! 🙂

  29. Nicholas Leech on July 31, 2021 at 12:19 am

    It seems like a huge waste of water for just that

  30. Catherine Harbin on July 31, 2021 at 12:19 am

    What about Glycosphate ?

  31. Beast Little on July 31, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Keep these going

  32. Escher 2 Hands on July 31, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Excellent planning, storytelling, and editing of this video. You might not read this comment but I had to say that your work has reached a new level of polish.

  33. mr anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 12:20 am

    I love how that bucket jumped all the way out of camera shot and then landed back on the table, that was so cool

  34. KittyK on July 31, 2021 at 12:21 am

    What about sorbic acid

  35. Htet Won Hein on July 31, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Now I see what China is attempting today is what Germany once achieved, cutting the world’ supply short when everyone become dependent on them

  36. Anton Chigurh on July 31, 2021 at 12:23 am

    I bet you don’t dare to lick it . ….chiiickeeeen!!! ^^

  37. Stone Anderson on July 31, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Awesome video. Can’t wait for the next!

  38. mike requadt on July 31, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Pot Ash, ash from a pot, that’s cool, you learn something new everyday. Cheers.

  39. Mira O'Hagan on July 31, 2021 at 12:25 am

    I live in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and everything here is sponsored by the potash Corp. We have huge potash mines in our province and its a huge export for us.

  40. Rer Tar on July 31, 2021 at 12:26 am

    6:58 that is litteraly the crappiest way of getting kno3 🙃

  41. Patrick Moore on July 31, 2021 at 12:29 am

    tldr: the ponds are used for potassium production which is used for fertilizer which is necessary for feeding half the worlds population

  42. Mohammed Rashid on July 31, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Great show

  43. Manoj.K 😎 on July 31, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Pot ash—— potassium
    Me : uoooooooooo 😲

  44. Michael Ross on July 31, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Wow, this is really well produced, fun, educational, and a great watch.

  45. MdSteel7 on July 31, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Pot ash ium ?! OMG I love this channel so much. Ciao from Italy 🙂

  46. Fiŕə Fųx on July 31, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Dr. Stone 2.0

  47. Bewildering Truth Seeker on July 31, 2021 at 12:37 am

    I wanna know who made that potash pong model that you showed… Who ever did deserves a raise… Great work. Wow. I dunno why I’m so impressed with it.. But yeah, I am. 😎👍

  48. Michael Smith on July 31, 2021 at 12:38 am

    This is a very educational video. Thanks!

  49. Slayer Slayer on July 31, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Hunter gatherers lifestyles actually required less labor than agricultural lifestyles. In fact, in the beginning, agriculture was objectively worse than nomadism and the hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Agricultural societies: worked more, had unhealthy diets that were very unvaried (possibly relying on most of their calories from one crop), they were more susceptible to disease, they had to deal with famines, and they lived shorter lives. The narrative of progress and civilization is not entirely accurate. Of course eventually benefits came from agriculture, but it took literal millenniums until then.

  50. Joseph Ang on July 31, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Why this is not widely known?

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