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Wendover Productions (1 month ago)
Hey all, I hope you enjoy this video. As a little shout-out, I'm filming behind the scenes at Heathrow today. If you want to see a little of that, make sure to check out my Instagram here: http://instagram.com/sam.from.wendover (warning: that'll be a face reveal)
bep the shep (7 days ago)
@Half As Interesting
SmashPortal (15 days ago)
Are you telling me if I called them at those local area codes it wouldn't be considered long distance?
SmashPortal (15 days ago)
You said the students were hung instead of hanged.
jayshko (19 days ago)
1:40 that's not where Palau is.
bobbillfor2 r (20 days ago)
Bring back twl
Hugo Passmore (19 hours ago)
4:10 hanged not hung tut tut
XxLukeEngland2xX RBLX (1 day ago)
The US does have an embassy in Equatorial Guinea
BackfallGenius (2 days ago)
How Embassies Work Pt. II: The Airplanes Used by Embassies Around the World
Jos Geerink (2 days ago)
What a terrible video!
Mr Asaftei (3 days ago)
What about the US embassy in Romania. 😢
Anindita Saktiaji (3 days ago)
8:22 but they're still mostly hidden behind tall walls, yes very America...
Leonaяdo DiCapяio (5 days ago)
Are RealLifeLore, Wendover Productions and Half as Interesting the same person?
bandito dorito (5 days ago)
Yeah totaly
Kiran Garewal (5 days ago)
1:39 that's not where Palau is.
RikoF1 (5 days ago)
pontA Delgada, great video still
Fare (5 days ago)
The USA embasy in Sarayevo looks like the white house
Crispin Ali Basah (6 days ago)
1:41 Palau is off the coast of East Malaysia?
John Stevens (7 days ago)
11:36 It's Ponta Delgada*, not Ponte Delgada
Keerthana Gurushankar (7 days ago)
Almost airports
transition lenses (10 days ago)
Hazard pay for the Bahamas?!! So much for being paradise..
Texgal (11 days ago)
In other words you go to kiss their ass and make nice
Jordan Widemon (11 days ago)
On hsheuusuehh❤911
Arlo D Mashups (12 days ago)
1:39 that's not where palau's located
Real_pianist (12 days ago)
Good work
Prof. Hilary L. Chow FRAS (12 days ago)
Embassiess and consulates have more modern functions...They issue visas and emergency passports, and provide assistance to their nationals
TheMightyKinkle (12 days ago)
6:50 I thought that was a painting at first!
Vivek Panchagnula (13 days ago)
why the hell does he sound so different?
Dumb, Great Hopefully Viral Memes (13 days ago)
Why are you late on uploading Edit: for both here and half as interesting
Duck Face (13 days ago)
U know what an intressiting topic would be? When starts living in a Country and when stops vacation in a country?
Dr Diamondz (14 days ago)
If America wasn't so worried about security we'd just say "fuck it design our chancy to look like a penis"
BMD (14 days ago)
Fucking bravo dude, I learned a shit ton!
Morningglory (14 days ago)
This was very informative, thank you very much.
Scott Pearce (14 days ago)
You tagged Palau geographically incorrectly.... it's waaaaay more eastern.
jv507 (15 days ago)
What about a high commissioner?
aamj 00 (15 days ago)
70% bonus to live in Iraq? I’m coming home mom
Mr. Harold The Toaster (15 days ago)
Where can I start to make my Toasteria Embassy? 😀
Delcio (15 days ago)
I missed a Wendover video that was uploded 2 weeks ago? Shame on me.
Mantesh Mr (16 days ago)
You were supposed to put up a next video by now
RACKSON (18 days ago)
thebigdog360 (18 days ago)
Congrats on 2 mil!
Phillip Green (18 days ago)
The british flag was shown all over this video, a hint to how British colonialism is still around in this modern age
Cam Stock (7 days ago)
No, British embassies are important, and he spoke a lot about the nation, British colonialism does not exist. It's just very important
Steph LJ (19 days ago)
I pay for YouTube red in order to avoid annoying ads. I hate that your amazing content requires we listen to your in content ads. It's excessive and disruptive. Disruptive ads such as yours make me actively avoid what you're promoting. I will never use squarespace or audible because of this. I won't subscribe to your content either, as much as I enjoy your channel. Work your in sponsorship in a more natural manner and it won't seem intrusive.
Dumb, Great Hopefully Viral Memes (13 days ago)
Steph LJ IKR
Edis Süleyman (19 days ago)
Why Bulgaria doe?
jayshko (19 days ago)
1:40 that's not where Palau is.
Wilson Loo Kok Wee (19 days ago)
Palau location is not quite right - that's Brunei :)
Joaquin Padilla (19 days ago)
Location of Palau is off. It's in the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines. Not in the South China Sea off the coast of Borneo.
Lianna J (20 days ago)
This is so interesting!!
Jared Mitchell (20 days ago)
Great job, cool video.
Bruno Kunda (20 days ago)
ar the US consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, they have pillboxes, checkpoints, boom gates, armed guards, and heaps of cops outside
Bruno Kunda (19 days ago)
@Doncarlo Agustino They're all run by Americans, there's just heaps of cops outside to prevent bad stuff from happening, in the event of terrorist attack or whatever. It's the same with some other embassies and foreign consulates down the road, there's cops and checkpoints outside as well (I have never seen this in other countries).
Doncarlo Agustino (19 days ago)
I'm curious which of those are run by the Americans and which are Viet? I've heard the Chinese have a similar setup of their own cops surrounding foreign embassies
Pankaj K (21 days ago)
Please make a video on Indian Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC in India to select Indian government bureaucrats. It is regarded as one of the world's toughest examination with success ratio as low as 0.01% (do reverify this figure). Some consider qualifying this exam to be tougher than getting admission in to Oxford University (UK) or Ivy League academies (USA). This will garner more views for you if it can be made in local Indian language (Hindi), as this exam carries huge awe in public imagination in India, besides English.
G G (21 days ago)
What happened to the video about Mount Everest?
tatt oo sticker (21 days ago)
Very educational.
aresef (21 days ago)
Most countries’ diplomats try not to break the laws, but North Korean diplomats are expected to make back most of their operating costs via operations like drug trafficking.
panggop jio (21 days ago)
1:39 Palau somewhere further east from the Philippines
Toby MAK (21 days ago)
Happy 2 million subscribers!
Matthew Yerby (22 days ago)
What if we kissed in the North Korean embassy
Anish Bagri (22 days ago)
I find it -interesting- funny that your 2nd channel "Half as Interesting" has almost half of the amount of subscribers as your main channel does
California Bruh (22 days ago)
Congrats On 2M Thanks for teaching my family :3
TheWeirdestOne1 (22 days ago)
as a person from st lucia its both strange to hear someone acknowledge our existence, and extremely frustrating to hear so many caribbean islands names mispronounced.
Dumbo Lumbo (22 days ago)
Congrats on 2M!
hen ko (22 days ago)
Embassies are basically Continental Hotels
Tarin (22 days ago)
As to the usefulness of embassies, I can tell you they are still very handy if you are living abroad you need to vote/be repatriated/get protection/renew your passport or ID card/and so forth
Chris Bove (22 days ago)
When you said "Palau", you highlighted some random spot off the coast of Brunei and Malaysia. Palau is in the Pacific, on the other side of the Philippines.
yez zd (10 days ago)
I noticed that as well. He highlighted Palawan Island in the Philippines. Palau is located on the other side of the Philippines hehe
jãmëz hûáwèï (22 days ago)
nearly 2 mil! i'll be watching you pass 2 mil today!
Ab C. Def (23 days ago)
Ecuadorian embassy can suck my balls.
Rachael Kowalewski (23 days ago)
You put Palau in the wrong spot
Jordan (24 days ago)
Dope video
PoilyGames (24 days ago)
Thought shmooze was a made up word in civ
Saul Lerman (24 days ago)
Hi. I would like to see if you can investigate how the airlines assign their planes to their various routes, taking into account schedules, flight times and changes in time zones, as well as maintenance programs. Thank you very much and congratulations for your channel. Saul Lerman from Mexico City
lobecosc (24 days ago)
Very educational.
Lanette Richardson (24 days ago)
So what is a consulate?
Trisvette Loh (24 days ago)
1:39 Palau somewhere further east from the Philippines
AlphaTV (24 days ago)
Kim Ir Sen`s son (Kim P'yŏng Il) lived in Poland for 17 years and he was chief of the embassy in their capital (Warsaw), but you did not mention about this embassy when it comes to Europe. It is a pity that research is getting weaker from episode to episode.
Ugandan Knuckles (24 days ago)
Bag dad?
Pedro Beraldo (24 days ago)
brazil also has an embassie in DPR Korea that also has an embassie in brazil
Caolho, o Pirata (25 days ago)
Does anyone think the 16k people employed at the US embassy in Iraq are all related to foreign services? I bet most of this personnel belongs to the Intelligence services.
Bammer2001 (25 days ago)
What software did you use to create the intro of this video? I'm looking for software to help me create high-quality intros for some slideshows I'll be making and putting together while I look for a full-time job.
Jason Dichter (25 days ago)
Are there any flying embassies? Tune in next week to find out!
Fábio Barbosa (25 days ago)
I love your channel and your work! Just cheered when I hear for the first time the city where I live: Ponta Delgada - Portugal - Azores!!
ICykaOsu (25 days ago)
Embassies are basically Continental Hotels
Dave (25 days ago)
And you didnt mention spies. smh
I R I S (25 days ago)
When our class went to Canberra we saw all the embassies in Australia. “So on the left you can see China” “There on the right is America” “Now again on the left is india” “On the right is still America” “See on the left here is France” “On the right is STILL America” “Ok so to the left is Russia” “Ok so now America is halfway done” Lol America was huge
I R I S (17 days ago)
Doncarlo Agustino we must’ve. Sorry I didn’t know
Doncarlo Agustino (19 days ago)
Three streets surround the US Embassy in Canberra, I'm guessing your bus drove around almost the whole perimeter then. Google Maps says the nearby embassies for Belgium and France are almost as big, definitely larger than any of the High Commissions.
iina 이나 (26 days ago)
Haha why Malta though? :D it's not rough to live here with a relatively good healthcare and all..
underscore2002 (26 days ago)
1:40, the location of Palau is incorrect
CyRRaXxHD (26 days ago)
Can you do a video about Free Economic Zones?
Benedict Baybay (26 days ago)
Palau is east of the Philippines not west.
Adam Delonge (26 days ago)
0:59 Since when does the European Union don't include Belgium anymore? The main headquarter of the EU is in Belgium.. #wtf
Alex Bauer (27 days ago)
1:39 palau is not near borneo ;) it's east of the phillipines
Clark Andreasen (27 days ago)
I was beginning to wonder if you were only making HAI videos now lol
Phemelo Mogatusi (27 days ago)
Could you kindly make a video on High Commission & Consulate.
Krêpes (27 days ago)
Can I - a British person - travel abroad to the US and enter the British "Embassy" Building in Washington?
Chuck's poke (27 days ago)
Love the info....good work. Thanks for upload.
experience (27 days ago)
It's a shame that a video about embassies wouldn't mention their critical use by intelligence services to be able to deploy spies on foreign territories.
Doubtful Guest (27 days ago)
It's a shame you didn't show the North Korean -embassy- _chancery_ in the UK. It's literally just a house.
Josh Nesbitt (27 days ago)
God I love this channel
Bentley The Turtle (27 days ago)
"Speak softly and carry a big stick" 8:01
maoellisto (28 days ago)
what about consulates
fabianvM3 (28 days ago)
5% bonus for Costa Rica, what? Is not that hard to live here, i guess that accounts for the risk of some desseases like the ones carried by mosquitos, but everything else... the embassy is even in a nice part of town
Zack Forrester (28 days ago)
6:28; that's a video of my University! Really cool to see you put this on your video!
LazerC4 (28 days ago)
Very informative. Spread love, culture, and smiles. Fuck the negative shit
Gamemaniacization (28 days ago)
So, I think I'll be applying to my embassy in a foreign country then.
Douchebags Refuted (28 days ago)
If I find a tiny little patch of land in the ocean and call it a country, can I assign myself the diplomat of that country and get diplomatic immunity?
Douchebags Refuted (28 days ago)
But why are diplomats immune from search?
Comrade Dan (28 days ago)
Assange was arrested for telling the truth about the capitalist organizations spying on us, stealing from us, and killing us. Don't believe the bullshit slander about him being kicked out for smelling bad or whatever excuse, that's pure propaganda!
GoFeri (28 days ago)
That's not where Palau is.