• How I Made My Own iPhone – in China
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    How I Made My Own iPhone – in China

    Where are you from? From USA. USA? Yeah. Very good. I am trying to make my own iPhone. Very good. [MUSIC PLAYING] I was in a dimly lit barbecue joint here in China. I was with people like me, geeks who are fascinated by the electronics manufacturing scene. And someone said, you know, see all these cell phone parts in the markets. I wonder if you could build your own phone. I kept coming and going from China over the past nine months, and I couldn’t get rid of this burning question. Could I make my own cell phone? Would people even cell parts to a Western guy like me…

  • How Much Does it Cost to Make Your Own iPhone?
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    How Much Does it Cost to Make Your Own iPhone?

    This is the number one question I get asked and the answer is… We’ll get to the full answer shortly But first I wanted to give you a few updates about strange parts The last month has been a total whirlwind for me I released my second video To a huge response again Thank you I did a ton of interviews And I even a chance To do my first live studio taping in front an audience And that was pretty cool But first You know what I wanna do? What? I wanna take a gander over to the another part of the studio So we can learn all about…

  • A Visit to Zhaoyi’s Filigree Art Museum
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    A Visit to Zhaoyi’s Filigree Art Museum

    the Xiaoyi jewelry store in Beijing China houses a small museum displaying filigree inlay art pieces on the third floor originated more than two thousand years ago filigree inlay is now considered an important part of China’s cultural heritage this is a replica of the crown worn around 1600 ad by empress xiao Duan consort of Emperor one Li of the Ming Dynasty the jewelers who made this spectacular replica first carefully measured and analyzed the original crown recovered from the Empress’s tomb to create a blueprint before they started work on the reproduction the dragons on the top of the crown are made by filigree inlay techniques historically only…

  • Poetry Makes Nothing Happen: Thoughts on Ai Weiwei from the Indianapolis Museum of Art
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    Poetry Makes Nothing Happen: Thoughts on Ai Weiwei from the Indianapolis Museum of Art

    Good Morning Hank, it’s Tuesday. I finished filming Crash Course US History early yesterday, so I drove down to the Indianapolis Museum of Art where Sarah is a curator. By the way, we have our own spring snow in Indianapolis. Walked into the museum then into the entry lobby, currently home to this installation by the great Spencer Finch called “Following Nature,” which Sarah curated and which abstractly recreates Monet’s famous “Garden at Giverny.” Upstairs, I went to visit “Ai Weiwei- According to What?” I think Ai Weiwei is probably the most important artist alive, and my wife, not to brag, is responsible for this show’s only tour stop in…

  • Who was Confucius? – Bryan W. Van Norden
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    Who was Confucius? – Bryan W. Van Norden

    Most people recognize his name and know that he is famous for having said something, but considering the long-lasting impact his teachings have had on the world, very few people know who Confucius really was, what he really said, and why. Amid the chaos of 6th Century BCE China, where warring states fought endlessly among themselves for supremacy, and rulers were frequently assassinated, sometimes by their own relatives, Confucius exemplified benevolence and integrity, and through his teaching, became one of China’s greatest philosophers. Born to a nobleman but raised in poverty from a very young age following the untimely death of his father, Confucius developed what would become a lifelong…

  • Hong Kong Protest: Sticky Note Lennon Walls Explained
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    Hong Kong Protest: Sticky Note Lennon Walls Explained

    In recent weeks, Hong Kong’s streets, bridges, and tunnels have exploded with sticky notes. Locals call them “Lennon Walls.” Since the beginning of July, these Lennon Walls have organically sprung up at over a hundred spots as a form of protest against an unpopular bill. We went to check out a few of them. Among all the Lennon Walls in Hong Kong, this one in the north is the largest. The name pays homage to the John Lennon Wall in Prague. After Lennon’s death in 1980, people there covered a wall with lyrics and graffiti inspired by the Beatles. Similarly, the Hong Kong walls are hotspots for people to vent…

  • Dead Wrong┬« with Johan Norberg – Who Pays for Tariffs?
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    Dead Wrong┬« with Johan Norberg – Who Pays for Tariffs?

    Trade wars are a winning strategy, because no matter what happens, China is paying us billions in tariffs! The Treasury is collecting tremendous amounts of money, and that’s great for our country. Dead wrong. Tariffs are taxes on imports. They are not paid by the Chinese government, they are not paid by the Chinese exporter, they’re paid by the U.S. importers straight to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection within ten days of the product clearing customs. Anything that the U.S. Treasury gets, it takes from U.S. companies and consumers. An evaluation of Trump’s 2018 steel tariffs shows that it raised prices of steel products by almost 9%, so U.S.…

  • How To Make Lipstick & Lip Balm From Scratch | How to Make Everything
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    How To Make Lipstick & Lip Balm From Scratch | How to Make Everything

    this episode is sponsored by Squarespace it’s thanks to their support that our videos like this and more are possible we just launched our new website on Squarespace and really impressed you can check out the link in the description if you need a website yourself get 10% off we’re going to Squarespace.com slash make everything the lips are one of the most sensitive organs on the human body and their shape and color strongly linked to sexual attractiveness and feminine attributes some studies have shown that the fullness of female lips be an indicator of their health and fertility historically the coloring of one’s lips to enhance that attribute…