What If Videos
What's at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy and what would be different if Earth was positioned there?
The Earth sits comfortably in its orbit tilted on its axis at 23 degrees. Knock the planet over - and it wouldn't be the Earth as you know it.
Imagine a world where we didn't need any lights, where we could detect diseases just by looking at someone, and literally see right through people's deceptions.
Could we reverse the effects of global climate change by refreezing the arctic?
Obviously, we can't just pack our stuff and move there today. But what if we terraformed it - reshaped it into an Earth's image?
Where on Earth would you be if the Pangea supercontinent never broke appart?
What are your your chances of survival should you be accidentally swallowed by a whale?
How many people have ever lived on Earth? And what if they all came back to life at once?
What If half the population of Earth was wiped out?
How is our self-isolation affecting zoo animals?
Did you participate in toilet paper hoarding?
It seemed innocent enough at the time-build an underground polar research station to study ice core samples. What people didn't know about was the covert plan to set up a nuclear launch pad capable of firing off hundreds of missiles at Russia.
It was a growing community with schools & churches, yet it was deemed expendable enough to be demolished to make room for Central Park. Why?
The events of September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten. Through the darkness of that day shone a light as one small Canadian community opened their doors & their hearts to stranded airline passengers from around the globe.
A thousand years ago America was home to man-made earthen structures that would rival the pyramids in size. Where? St. Louis, of course.
Mani Manithan is a man with a plan, & it's meant to be a little backwards. For 28 years he's walked in reverse in the name of global unity.
How did an almost bankrupt Calgary mining company suddenly become worth billions? By striking gold without ever having to produce an ounce.
For this historical figure over time fiction has become fact. Find out about the real woman behind the story Disney never animated for you.
In the 1600s Japan was not a big fan of Western culture. To emphasize that point it banned its citizens from travelling abroad with a penalty of death if they did for over 200 years.
Brooklyn used to have a mind-blowing amount of weeds. Or should we say weed, as in the kind that people smoke and it makes them...chillaxed?
This eco-sculptor has a point he needs made, so his latest project is on a scale so massive our oceans have never seen anything like it.
Segregated bathrooms & rampant workplace sexism didn't stop three highly educated African American women from helping NASA reach the stars.
It's not be much to look at, but the wax worm's unusual appetite for polythyrene might help scientists find solutions to biodegrading plastic safer & quicker than current methods.
There was a time when zeppelins ruled the skies, floating on air thanks to hydrogen. After dozens of fiery accidents within the industry the Hindenburg's burning marked the beginning of the end for airships.
The author's adventures took him to the skies & across Earth's toughest terrains, but his final tale ends with a mysterious plane crash.