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  • It's not you. Claw machines are rigged.

    If you have played a claw machine you probably haven't won many prizes and maybe even thought they are rigged. Find out what really happened to your allowance. Follow Phil Edwards and Vox Almanac...
  • The bizarre physics of fire ants

    They're not just an animal, they're a material. And that's got engineers interested. // Subscribe to our channel! For more information about the Hu lab:
  • The 1995 Hubble photo that changed astronomy

    The Hubble Deep Field, explained by the man who made it happen. Subscribe to our channel! Click here to download the Hubble Deep Field images:
  • Why ships used this camouflage in World War I

    Dazzle camouflage was fantastically weird. It was also surprisingly smart. WWII saw another kind of strange history unfold: a meme (yes, really). Watch our video on it here:
  • Why no aquarium has a great white shark

    Many have tried to keep a white shark in captivity. Here's why that's so difficult. There are several aquariums around the world, including one in Georgia, that house whale sharks, the biggest...
  • Bernie Sanders' accent, explained

    Bernie Sanders' accent, explained Subscribe to our channel! This year two major presidential candidates — Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump — speak with a New York...
  • How the US failed to rebuild Afghanistan

    "Where the road ends in Afghanistan, the Taliban begin." Subscribe to our channel! The US war in Afghanistan has raged for 16 years, since the US invaded after 9/11,...
  • Why a total solar eclipse is such a big deal

    How solar and lunar eclipses work. Note: This is an update of a video we published in 2015. Sources: Getty Images