The deadly race to the South Pole The problem with video gambling 2 days ago   05:37

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Two exploration teams raced to the South Pole. Only one made it out alive.

Correction: A previous version of this video used an outdated British flag. The error has been corrected. We also occasionally referred to the British team as English. In fact, some members of Scott's team were Scottish and Welsh.

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Robert Falcon Scott was a British explorer who dreamed of being the first person to reach the South Pole. In 1912, he reached the Pole only to learn that his Norwegian rival, Roald Amundsen, had beat him to it. Caught by freakish weather and a string of bad luck, his entire party died trying to get back. Reasons for his failure range from his use of ponies rather than dogs to a highly unusual temperature drop that made the journey back impossible to survive.

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Kovu Kingsrod
Go Norway! But also.. now I feel really bad for the British team :(
aldermania
Darkroom !
Rosey
Darkroom is beyond brilliant. Something that truly captures and captivates. I could watch an hour length version and still want more!! Beautifully created. Cannot wait for more episodes!!! Fantastic!
alto
amundsen has a movie about him now and ive heard its good, so imma watch it to see if i can see hints to this
The_Majestic_ Unicorn
OMG I READ ABOUT THIS IS SCHOOL
MMovie96
Interesting story.
Awesome video format, really enjoyed it.
Defaulty boi
I like the fact that in my country Road Amudsen is like *That Antarctica dude who was with that Romanian Explorer*
alpinweiss
As a native Nordic person -30C, doesnt really sound deadly if you know what you are doing.
Arthur Ribeiro
lmao dumb anglos
RON WONDER
*forces horse to go through extreme cold climate*
*thanks the horse by implanting a bullet in its brain*
Hebby Bebby
1800- in the future it will be flying cars-

2019- NOOOORWAAY!!
Gooper Loper
If they ran for it nearly nonstop for warmth and cuddled during rest, they couldve made it to that supply depot. I know cause i saw Wind River.
Natalia Xoxo
Dark room is my best, keep it up ❤️❤️❤️
Kevin Dwyer
you failed to mention Tom Crean, who marched from a shelter with the rest of the team who weren’t sent on the last voyage to Scott through the blizzard.
Bud Gilldert
hi
Shanty Town
nice story, can only imagine the new ones that would eventually be told exploring space.
Oscar Karais
i actually feel really bad for the brits
Ero Senin
There goes my sleep for tonight....
Senior Avocado
4:48 worst timing ever seened
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The problem with video gambling The deadly race to the South Pole 2 days ago   05:59

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What happened when Illinois legalized machines known as “the crack cocaine of gambling”.

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Nearly a decade ago, Illinois lawmakers legalized video gambling. They hoped that the machines, which offered up electronic versions of games like slots or poker, would generate billions of dollars of revenue for the state. So they passed a bill quickly, with little debate, to expand the industry dramatically. Illinois now has more than 30,000 of these machines, and more locations to legally place a bet than Nevada.

A ProPublica Illinois investigation has found that the expansion of video gambling hasn’t pulled Illinois out of debt — it’s actually accelerated it. While people in Illinois have gambled a lot more on machines that can be highly addictive, most of the additional money has ended up in the hands of a small group of companies behind video gambling.

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