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Why the Northernmost Town in America Exists

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Build your custom website with Squarespace by going to http://www.Squarespace.com/Wendover Real Life Lore's video on Barrow: https://youtu.be/JOJtqENVX7A Second Thought's video on Barrow: https://youtu.be/g1JLTa173As Check out my new podcast with Brian from Real Engineering: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/showmakers/id1224583218?mt=2 (iTunes link) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_10vJJqf2ZK0lWrb5BXAPg (YouTube link) Support Wendover Productions on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wendoverproductions Get a Wendover Productions t-shirt for $20: https://store.dftba.com/products/wendover-productions-shirt Youtube: http://www.YouTube.com/WendoverProductions Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/WendoverPro Email: [email protected] Reddit: http://Reddit.com/r/WendoverProductions Select visuals courtesy http://www.Shutterstock.com Music: "Waves" by MindsEye, "Faster Does It" by Kevin MacLeod, and "My Luck" by Broke for Free Animation by Josh Sherrington (https://www.youtube.com/heliosphere) Sound by Graham Haerther (http://www.Haerther.net) Big thanks to Patreon supporters: Arkadiy Kulev, David Cichowski, Venkata Kaushik Nunna, Josh Berger, Vincent Mooney, Marcelo Teivelis, Victor Zimmer, Paul Jihoon Choi, Huang MingLei, Dylan Benson, Maximillian van Kasbergen, Etienne Dechamps, Alex Duvall, Rob Harvey, Ark Balagan, Hagai Bloch Gadot, Aitan Magence, William Chappell, Eyal Matsliah, Sihien, Joseph Bull, Marcelo Alves Vieira, Hank Green, Plinio Correa, Connor J Smith, and Brady Bellini
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Wendover Productions (1 year ago)
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Chad Martin (1 month ago)
Its not rural in Toksook are produce comes in from 2 planes a jet to bethel then a commercial plane to get food here we have no bank no police station no big stores barrow is not rural
Aquilla Fleetwood (4 months ago)
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Scuba Tips (4 months ago)
well done!
Gabriel Shea (4 months ago)
Hey man, the shot you took at 7:15 minutes, with the aboriginal canoe and the LG tv cardboard box is amazing..
Ernesto Garcia (5 months ago)
This was an amazing video, extremely well done sir!
Rich M (3 hours ago)
I'm in Barrow right now and had to watch this again for fun. No more 737 Combis fly here anymore btw. I'll be uploading a twin otter landing in Barrow in a few minutes. Also, Barrow has Subway restaurant now too!
Medieval Potato (7 hours ago)
Thanks for making the video 9:58 not 10:00
Oscar Martinez (1 day ago)
I want to visit barrow
jjman9 (1 day ago)
Have to buy all their food? No animals or fish?
giggity (2 days ago)
Imagine how expensive
Expensive shithole.
bootlegboo (2 days ago)
As soon as Space X deploys all those starlink satellites everyone will have high speed internet and 5G phone reception.
Michelle Green (2 days ago)
Fuck that place. Those people better never complain about being broke!
ななほなし (2 days ago)
I love america
Tubernery (2 days ago)
Do they have comic book shops or Starbucks?
Temple Rose (3 days ago)
Is it weird that I screamed when he mentioned the combi? I love my planes! I love Alaska!
M M (3 days ago)
Alert, Canada is the REAL northernmost town in america
JESSE B (4 days ago)
I wonder if this town is the same location of the vampire flick "30 Days of Night"?
Moritz B. (4 days ago)
Says "american style signs" shows the stop sign that is almost universally used across the globe :D holds true for the street signs i guess
Neon KnoXx (5 days ago)
It went back to it’s indeginous name
KamakaziOzzie (5 days ago)
This would've been the perfect video to include Bill Nye the Science dude..! Maybe with a hand-held propane torch burning a globe to show us plebs we are on a dying planet
MrJohnisthename (5 days ago)
Build a greenhouse and put grow lights inside it. You can grow lots of vegetables within a short season.
MrJohnisthename (1 day ago)
+Mr. Boxmanmelt some ice to water the crops.
Mr. Boxman (1 day ago)
That still requires clean water and energy. I mean seeing as there's lots of oil, they have the energy covered, but the water might be a problem.
Benjamin Michel (6 days ago)
Hopefully the marijuana industry can fill the gap with the oil
Twe Foju (6 days ago)
$80,000 income / year with necessities items like Tissue paper costing $20.. ok
Fayze Mourie (6 days ago)
Gene Murphy (7 days ago)
Liberty call for nuclear submarines
Shilu Liu (8 days ago)
Wonder how they are going to deal with garbage over there...
amcluesent (9 days ago)
The Mayor seems a little 'slow'
Slug Tripping (9 days ago)
What a sad existence.
Slug Tripping (9 days ago)
I bet most of the people don't wanna be there
T May P (9 days ago)
This is where flat earth people should cross if you want to prove the earth is flat.
Himself Lee (10 days ago)
They need to get started with greenhouse farming. That with the fishing and growing chickens for eggs and meat would help them to become self-sufficient should they be cut off from supplies coming in. They may need help getting this implemented, but why not?
Himself Lee (10 days ago)
Thank you for explaining their economy. We were wondering where the money came from. Good job!
kljxzcl (13 days ago)
real life Vikendi
kljxzcl (10 days ago)
+Ricardo Hoàng less guns
Ricardo Hoàng (10 days ago)
Vikendi with more inhabitants and less snowmobiles
Nonmi Hiseddeo (13 days ago)
It's a slum.
Pi (14 days ago)
9:59 time Lol
Charles Rasor (14 days ago)
Its not called barrow anymore
Bajoobie Cuzican (14 days ago)
How do they afford to live there?
Ricardo Hoàng (10 days ago)
Like the people who live in Tiksi and Svalbård?
Ibrahim Najm (17 days ago)
The title is fucking stupid
Inbal Feuchtwanger (19 days ago)
Id bet Russia is pretty pissed at their past leadership for giving this land up for practically free. Ive heard at the time they felt it would be tough to hold from the brits anyways though.
Acel Shock (19 days ago)
That mayor sounds like he can make some really good bass sounds
AviaMahaNakhon (21 days ago)
Now Barrow is Utqiagvik
Psychotic Bob (21 days ago)
If the price I pay for goods in Barrow is 8-10 times what I pay in the lower 48 then I expect to be paid 8-10 times in Barrow what I earn in the lower 48. Also, Barrow would only need one "hotel". 100 rooms and I bet they would never be sold out. Oh yeah. What do they so with their shit? Outhouse?
S. H. (24 days ago)
The Town Mayor is such a cheery person.
Garrett Jeffers (27 days ago)
I'm leaving for there in 18 days, oil is in no danger of going away and they know it lol
Pat Rick (24 days ago)
Wish I could come with!
rapskallion (28 days ago)
I had a difficult time locating this place on Google Maps until I realized they call it Utqiagvik. Barrow is a little easier for me to spell.
Ricardo Hoàng (10 days ago)
Barrow returned to its native name for 3 years!
theymusthatetesla (28 days ago)
....but what about a Vampire attack??
Droiz (1 month ago)
Northernmost Town in America: Exists* Youtube: Why the Northernmost Town in America Exists
SoggyFries (1 month ago)
holly fuck that was depressing.
Ryan (1 month ago)
Full tard potato mayor
nextari (1 month ago)
Many items are expensive, but they're having a sale 75% off on ice through next winter.
nextari (1 month ago)
$20 for toilet paper? I bet they go through a lot of that hand sanitizer.
nextari (1 month ago)
If you need an ambulance, they take you to the pier in a wheel barrow and drop you in the bay, to reduce the swelling.
AthenaSaints (1 month ago)
0:21, what is this, northern territory of Westeros?
Fernando Flores (1 month ago)
LOVE IT !!! 💪👍🙏
Brian Johnson (1 month ago)
Love how the fascist cling to climate change. Explain the ice age and the a livable planet with no humans. Hey asshole you cant control the earth. If you could the Dinosaurs would still be here
CaseOfThe Sniffles (1 month ago)
JavaFirst.website (1 month ago)
Very nice! A great video, indeed! Thank you!
Adam Brown (1 month ago)
Please pronounce Nevada correctly.
CaseOfThe Sniffles (1 month ago)
And Tok
Sayantan Dasgupta (1 month ago)
Why does a city historically inhabited by Inuit people has an Anglo mayor?
Grayson F (1 month ago)
0:45 grafton is in new Hampshire not vermont
Ali Shabazz (1 month ago)
But people been living there thousands of years.
A J (1 month ago)
Damn right! This is why America is the shit! There's not just weather for everyone in this country but different climates lol . Whatever your heart desires
Pia Iese (1 month ago)
What about fisheries it's got to be amazing up there
Mary Empire (1 month ago)
Alaskan natives land until Americans came and take it for their owns, all because of loving war and military to stand against Russia. Oh my god America you love war and genocide so much 😷
Madelyn Pearson (1 month ago)
Macka Leven (1 month ago)
hydroponics guys!!!
Wobuffet3 (1 month ago)
Are video games sold here at all? That'd be kinda neat.
nick johnson (1 month ago)
looks like a junk yard
Emma McGowan (1 month ago)
Geez this Video just helped flat earthers prove their point 😑
Oleg Krikunov (1 month ago)
У нас в России миллионы людей в таких критериях живут, лишь финансовая составляющая куда ужаснее...
pewpewcannoli (1 month ago)
I watched till the climate change sermon began
nextari (1 month ago)
when first hand testimony isn't the slightest bit interesting, you know you have your head in the sand.
David Molyneux (1 month ago)
It looks bleak
Josef Berns (1 month ago)
What a dump
Cosigner22 (1 month ago)
6:23... Hahaha... Did he really just say it is a self sustaining city? There's NOTHING self sustaining about it. Isn't that what we covered in the whole first half of the video?
great upload i watched in full awesome videos i smashed your like button just because im nice with some support
bundycamp (1 month ago)
It would be tough to do Ramadan there.
Matanuska Butler (1 month ago)
Mua ha ha. We love the cold and deal with the prices because it keeps the rest of you out...
Daiki Cipolloni (1 month ago)
Why the northernmost town in America exists: Best answer: because if it didn’t, the second northernmost town would become the northernmost town in the us.
Pralaya Bodyworks (1 month ago)
Looks like a real shithole
CaseOfThe Sniffles (1 month ago)
it doesn't "look like a shithole" it is one.
Kj_mast_er (1 month ago)
natives of north america are exiled to the end of the earth
Kj_mast_er (1 month ago)
you'r channel is awsome subbed
Peter Seeganna (1 month ago)
It is called Utqiagvik.
Ethan Krauss (1 month ago)
I grew up in Fairbanks Alaska and went to Barrow once. My dad founded ANLC and wrote the language systems for the natives of Alaska!.. Much later I invented the first ion propelled craft to carry its power supply. There is a video of a very rough prototype of it flying you can see if you click the purple icon. People told me it was "impossible" because I would never get enough lift from ions to make the model fly.
basant vimal sharma (1 month ago)
Town exists to keep a lookout for the Russians.
CaseOfThe Sniffles (1 month ago)
Corban Thenoob (1 month ago)
Russians be like... 👀
eda jane (1 month ago)
back2paranormal (1 month ago)
Cabin Fever!
Cre8iveCat (1 month ago)
Tenzack YOGI (1 month ago)
How's the 4G network at Barrow?
eda jane (1 month ago)
Some people have great 4G, but mine doesn’t work that well, only works in Anchorage.
408Magenta (1 month ago)
What does a beer cost?
Kulwinder Grewal (1 month ago)
Just saying isn't Alaska the closest to the north pole Nunavut is the closest to the north pole because of its islands. Nunavut has permafrost on the ground the hole year. Kinda like frost on the ground. Also Alaska is kinda of like Nunavut but Nunavut us colder!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE NO HATE!!!
Kulwinder Grewal (1 month ago)
Please please please please please please please please no hate I was trying to tell the differences and why Nunavut is closer to the north
David Berquist (1 month ago)
With high prices is there lots of shoplifting
Felipe Sanches (1 month ago)
Life in barrow still cheaper Than Life in Brazil
sethman75 (1 month ago)
I should be like the Onion Knight in GOT. Instead of beef and onions i would smuggle in toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Would make a fortune.
darshit vachhani (1 month ago)
Is there any internet there
Cordell Ruzewski (1 month ago)
Last I knew, they changed the name back to the Alaskan Native name. So it's no longer supposed to be called Barrow. Similar to how the tallest mountain in North America is now called Denali rather than McKinley
Rod Herscher (1 month ago)
Very interested documentary........thank you for sharing
Spyro hawk9293 Gaming (2 months ago)
Flippin heck 15$ for hand sanitizer when I can get it for $1 that's so expensive
Hector Hernandez (2 months ago)
The mayor said they are trying to promote tourism. So, you are saying I won't be holding a margarita there. Wait I will be the frozen Margarita. Screw that!!!!
Stazi Belvin (2 months ago)
Half of this winter Iowa was far colder than barrow -.-
Lisa Currier (2 months ago)
Zultan (2 months ago)
"self sustaining"??
UFO (2 months ago)
The mayor seems so not interested

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