Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Kreosan: Ukrainian Youtubers Offer Wacky Experiments, With A Side Of War & Immigration

Kreosan is a youtube duo that offers low-tech high-drama science experiments like how to start a fire with a cellphone and heating food with electricity. The channel is so popular, it's been profiled by the NYT.

The videos are fun to watch, especially when explosions ensue! But they also give a glimpse into what it's like to live in the midst of war.

For example, check out this video tour of their hometown Luhansk.

Of most interest to immprofers, though, might be this video of the pair's journey from Ukraine to Moscow for a youtuber conference. The duo hitchhiked their way and slept in a tent off the road. Watch from 1:33 to 3:00 or 4:30 as they cross checkpoints. Your heart will ache right after when you hear how when they leave the combat zone, they note it's "unusual for us to see people freely walking in peace" and "not hearing consistent sounds" of shelling.



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