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    I just bought a CHEAP catamaran SAILBOAT and prepare to move it up the ICW with NO EXPERIENCE-PART 1
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    I just bought a CHEAP catamaran SAILBOAT and prepare to move it up the ICW with NO EXPERIENCE-PART 1

    October 19, 2019


    hey guys we had to take a quick break
    from the houseboat because I bought a catamaran so shortly after I bought the
    houseboat I realized the adventure was limited on it I can only take it but so far
    just gonna leave it on a lake I really wanted something that would take me to
    Florida for the winter so I started looking and I really like catamarans
    and after doing some research and checking out prices I realized how
    expensive they are so finally I came across in 1976 Iroquois mark 2 it is 30
    feet long and it’s gutted and it’s in my price range two days later we drove down
    in North Carolina and I purchased this catamaran and the guy we bought it from
    it was super cool he gave me 30 days to leave it there until I can arrange to
    come pick it up fast forward two months and he texted me he was like hey you
    should probably come and get this boat now so off we go to North Carolina to
    motor this boat all the way up to the James River and then ride bicycles back
    unfortunately we chose the hottest week of the year to do this so we’re gonna
    just power through it and make it happen what’s up guys we finally made it to
    Kittyhawk we got in really late so we dropped some of the stuff off here at
    the boat and then we slept at a campground went to bed at probably five
    in the morning and now it’s it’s around 11 a.m. but the boats floating it looks
    good James is here he’s been getting some
    stuff out for us so we’re gonna attach some cleats and then guess we’ll figure
    out how this thing works James is gonna show us how to drive the boat because I’ve
    never driven a boat before and then we’re off to the James River
    this is James hey guys feel a little tired right now a little sweaty I’m
    gonna get this thing going yes so how long have you had the boat I got it on
    my 40th birthday nice and March so a little over a year yes yep then you want
    something bigger and better now yeah time to let you take my dream and me to
    upgrade mmmm wasp there are more wasps hello it’s spinning but yea it’s pulling the wood up I was told that this is your emergency
    leak kit you take a little bit of a wax toilet ring and throw it on right now
    the boat doesn’t have any leaks so you should be good but this is a case of
    emergency only probably works better on a cooler day instead of a hot day where it’s just gonna melt first thing you want to do to start it take this bulb right here and you just squeeze it until you feel pressure and I feel pressure and that moves your fuel
    down into the line after that it’ll siphen automatically okay alright you have your choke here pull your choke in alright this is your cutoff switch right here if you have it like this they’ll kill it
    won’t start your oil is right here pop it out and check the level push it back in oh man all right so now your cowl’s back on
    you’re running you got fuel this stick i added to it just to give it a bit more height all right okay right now you’re in neutral okay “r” is reverse so this works great for like steering but you got to kind of
    come down here to get it out okay then you’re neutral again neutral is lined up here
    uh-huh reverse is the other way all right crazy we’re gonna cast off alright you’ll hear it click and go into neutral and you know it won’t really turn at all easy slow and easy yeah is that as much as it turns? yea it takes a little bit to turn it Oh no am i getting close? a little bit yeah Oh we’re okay maybe I’ll take it a little wide there okay I’d
    start it kinda like right now okay I’d straighten out a little bit at least i have a mast to kinda point where i’m going yea Leaving the canal and entering the albermarle sound the largest lagoon on the east coast oh really you’re fine let’s talk about juice that’s the stuff i like we are giving it some juice We’re moving along alright now yea i like it what does that mean? how fast does it burn
    through gas you got a ton of gas? yeah we’ll just get back and we’ll try it again okay we’re still good alright tell me if we’re gonna clear that piling do you want to be to the right of the green or the left? oh yeah you’re good you’re good less now you’re going straight for it you’re headed directly at it do you see the other piling? yeah it’s to the left up there uh oh there should be a nut somewhere around here it fell off see how i’m reversing now uh huh that’s a good idea kinda like drifting in see that stream shooting out the back? yea that’s important that’s your engine coolant ah ok we loaded everything onto the
    boat and got ready to take off but then noticed a pretty big storm coming in just installing a skylight beautiful wait it out you don’t like this storm? no i don’t like it either it doesn’t sound good it doesn’t sound good you wanna go for a boat ride? no get me outta here what’s the weather like tomorrow? hopefully good have you looked? no i haven’t. Trevor. if you want i could get you into the office at the campground i got some cots so. oh ok. a little air conditioning. something better. sick. shower. that would be awesome ok that might be.. i don’t want my first boat ride to be with any of that let’s check the weather for tomorrow what’s the weather for Kill Devil Hills
    tomorrow? tomorrow’s forecast for Kill Devil Hills is 90 degrees and mostly
    sunny it’s good three miles an hour from the southwest. that’s actually pushing you the right way. I’ll take it yeah how’s it feel Jess? much better than that over there that looks scary oh my gosh you guys that lighting is close nothing to see here just playing with gasoline in a lightning storm wanna rig that up? yea oh my
    gosh you guys that lightning strike was like really really close I think the hair on my neck is standing up. I don’t love that what’s going on? it’s gonna be too tight. Oh to be
    able to spin? the whole thing okay yeah I can just try and do it right here turn the whole thing. oh ok yea. you can give that a go that’s that’s what we’ll do. this is redneck
    right here I can’t believe you’re recording this hey it’s all part of the
    adventure right? time to go in Can we go inside? I really think we should It shouldn’t last long we’re gonna be alright we’re getting a lot of leaking water
    dripping right here we plugged the hole up with plastic bags and same over there there’s a lot of a lot of water leaking in I mean
    there is water leaking back here the I mean there is water leaking back here same same kind of hole over here that hole is not plugged and I think that’s nope there’s water leaking.. okay there’s
    water leaking out of the roof and then there’s water leaking from the front
    hatch you know what I say when I see a double rainbow all the way across the
    sky I say would you look at this just look at it there’s squares I forgot why that
    was so funny but we were really tired so we got some wood to make a new hatch for
    the front of the boat the window didn’t work out so well because it’s made of
    glass and so while we were making it James proposed that we take the boat out
    for the sunset and I agreed without hesitation but as we’re taking it out we
    realized the wooden dowel is not going to cut it so we’ll have to figure that
    out later but we’re gonna enjoy the sunset
    I grabbed my drone and let’s go ahead and get some shots tomorrow we head out will we
    successfully complete the nearly 200 mile journey up the ICW through the
    Albemarle Sound Great Dismal Swamp Chesapeake Bay and the James River now
    is definitely the time to subscribe and hit the bell notification to come with
    us as we learn to drive a boat navigate waterways I just realized we forgot to
    buy a radio We ain’t got no radio

    FLY FISHING: How to Get Started (casting, techniques, flies) – FLY TV
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    FLY FISHING: How to Get Started (casting, techniques, flies) – FLY TV

    October 19, 2019


    Welcome to FLY TV! – My name is Steffan Jensen.
    – I am David Lundh. Today, we are doing this: Up, accelerate and forward. This spot is a bit special
    as the water is running. My first fish on my own! This was my first time fly fishing.
    I am sure it will not be the last. We have rigged your rod now. Are you ready to do some casting? Have you ever had a fly rod? I have never cast with a fly rod,
    but it will be interesting to try. I think you will do well. We will start by giving you the rod. Some say you cannot put your finger there,
    some say you should have your thumb there. Then some want you to do this
    with this finger. I think you should hold it
    like you hold a hand when greeting someone. Grip the rod. Is that okay for you?
    Do you feel comfortable with the grip? – I feel comfortable with this grip.
    – Then we will start like that. Give me the rod. You are sitting on a chair
    and your phone is on the table. The phone is ringing.
    How do you pick it up? I pick it up like this
    and answer like this. No one is there,
    so you put it back down. That is almost what you do
    when fly casting. If your phone is upright,
    you would take it like this. Then you lift it up to your ear. Okay, there is no one there.
    You pause to see if there is anyone there. Then you put it down again.
    Almost like that. You have to hold the line
    between your fingers. Then I go up, back, up
    and forward. Up, accelerate and forward. Try once
    and I will have a look. Okay. Yeah, and forward. There is a lot of wind
    coming in from many different directions. It is a bit difficult to get
    the right movement on the line. But I can see your movements.
    That is what I am looking at. I am not looking
    that much on the line. Does you dad every get angry
    and hammers the table? Sometimes. Think of him. That is your forward movement.
    You put your hand in the table. Good. Back, stop, forward.
    Perfect. That is because of the wind. Normally when we cast,
    we do not hold the line here. We have it over here.
    Pull out a little bit of line. Just hold the line in that hand.
    Do not mind this hand at this moment. Just use it to keep the line. When we have come further,
    we will begin using this hand too. It is just holding the line now.
    Try to do the same thing as before. Good. Up. Good. Good, good. I want to show you one thing. You have been practising
    for a little while now, about 15 minutes. When you get your fly out,
    after making a cast,- -then we start to fish. I will show you the flies later.
    But it can be a fly we have to pull back. You put the line on this finger
    and then strip it in. You see the end of the fly line,
    it is almost inside the rod. Just a little bit is hanging out. We need to get
    all of this line out again. That is when we need to shoot the line,
    when we cast it. You are fishing the line,
    all the way in. Just do as you did before,
    the same movements. You go up and forward,
    but you let the line go a little bit. Then you go back
    and out, out. Look at it. Do the same thing as before.
    Go back and forward. Back and forward.
    Let a little bit of line go. Grab it and go back again.
    Then forward and let the line go a bit. Continue to do that
    until all of the line is out. The trick is to not let the fly touch
    the water or the grass behind you. It always has to be in the air.
    Try it and we will see. – Did it hit the grass?
    – I think so. Yeah, a little bit. What you need to do…
    Can I show you? I will just pull it in a bit. You need to speed it up a bit.
    You need to be a bit faster. Go up and then forward. With a very short line,
    you need to have more speed. Just to make it work. Try it. Good. You will sure hit the grass
    or the water, of course. It is your first time fly fishing,
    you cannot know everything. I will give you five more minutes
    and I will watch you. Then we should start to fish. – Sounds good?
    – Perfect. Good.
    It is looking good. – Thanks.
    – I think we whould leave it. Let’s see if we can catch a fish.
    We can practise more later. – What do you think?
    – Sounds good. Let’s go and find a fly. The first thing we will do now
    is to check the leader. To see if it is alright.
    There may be some knots. Sometimes it is just not good enough. Let’s just check it. But it is alright. We will switch this one
    to a real fly. – That is a pretty bad fly.
    – You think so? It is good enough for you. Let’s have a look at
    your fly box. Let’s have a look. We have seen some fish down here. We need to find a fly
    that we hope they will eat. Here we go. A lot of different flies. We have some dry flies,
    some nymphs and some streamers. There are some floating ones
    for sinking lines. We are using a floating line. We can see that the fish
    is standing quite high in the water. But they are not eating on the surface. I think we should begin with
    a little streamer. I think we should try the green one.
    Like this. It could also be a nymph,
    a little nymph streamer thing. Let’s try it. We want to tie this fly
    to our leader. When I use this kind of fly,
    or a nymph,- -I always tie them
    so they are hanging loose. In a loop.
    A loop knot. Do you know how to tie
    a loop knot? Yes, but I do not think
    it is the loop knot you mean. I make a regular knot first. Just put it around like this.
    That line should be on top. Then pull it up through,
    to make a normal knot. I actually do not know
    the English word for this knot. Just an easy one. Pinch that one and
    put the fly through. The line through the hook. Like that. Take the tip and go back through
    the little hole right here. Through there. Just place the knot where you want it. Just a little bit of…
    Do you see that? Then I pinch it again
    and then I go around five times. Like this. And back in. Into this hole. Then I wet it. Always wet your knots.
    You probably know that. Then I pull it. Loose hanging.
    I always want maximum movement. It should not be stuck one side. Let’s put it… I normally put my fly up here,
    because our leaders are quite long. If it is down here when you start to cast,
    your fly line is always inside the rod. It is not easy to get the fly out
    if the fly line is inside the rod. Just pull the line down,
    around the rod like that. Then you are ready to go. We are going down here,
    but we have sneak carefully. They are every close. We are going to take it slow,
    we will not run down. We are just going to…
    We will start with some very short casts. Come on. I think we should put some line out.
    We will make it all ready from up here. Get the fly out, like this.
    The first cast should not be any longer. We will sneak down here.
    It does not matter how stupid it looks. It is always better to be careful
    when you walk down to the water. Especially when the water is this clear. Hold the rod and the fly.
    Make a low profile. See if you can get down to that rock. Before we make the first cast,
    we just sit for a couple of minutes. Let’s see if we can see anything. We just want to put the fly out
    towards that tree over there. Just let it drift first,
    do not do anything. Just straight out,
    let it drift and hold it. Pull it back in
    when it comes down here. No, it is a perch! Your first fish on the fly,
    but not the one we were looking for. – I am the next perch…
    – You sure are, man. Not the biggest one ever,
    but it is still a perch. Well done! Still, a fish took the fly. Hopefully, we will get a big one. And maybe a trout or a rainbow. Let’s do something else. We will go back up. There is no fish standing here.
    It is one there, but it is too far away. We go back up,
    then we go around to that tree instead. We will leave them here. – You can see our shadows, right?
    – Yes. You do want the shadows to go
    too far out over the water. It is okay to have it in here,
    but there is a fish out there. Do you see that? – Yes, I see it.
    – Let’s come down here. Always hold the line around your finger. If the fish takes your fly,
    you just pull the line to set the hook. Okay, let’s try again. Look at the fly. There is a fish coming.
    It is coming, look at the fly. No, it turned around. There is another one.
    Are you ready? It just looked at it.
    Let it drift, let it drift. Try to get it a bit farther out.
    A little bit farther. There. Lift, lift, lift! Good job! Finally! If it wants to run,
    just let it run. Remember that the leader is very thin. If it wants to swim,
    just let it swim. Just release the handle. Your first rainbow trout ever,
    on a little dry fly. If it wants to swim,
    just let it swim. Perfect. These fish are strong fighters.
    Perfect side pressure. You turn it the other way around. I will stand over here,
    try to pull it towards me. Keep it there, keep it there. Come on! Nice! Well done! – Look at that.
    – That is not a perch. I cannot find the leader.
    I think it is over there. – I do not need this one.
    – It is already off. Lift it up. – With both hands.
    – Like this? Just hold it until
    it is ready to swim. – It is ready.
    – Alright. – Well done!
    – Thanks! – That was good fun!
    – Yes, it was. When you pull this,
    you tighten it up. You can see a bit of movement.
    Not more than that. Try to cast over there. Try to cast it out there. Try it again. Yes!
    Let go, let go, let go! That looks like a big fish.
    It looks like a big fish. Watch your fingers,
    watch your fingers. Let it go,
    just let it go. – This one is crazy.
    – It is one crazy fish. – Is it in there?
    – Oh shit! It will hopefully swim around
    to the other side. – Come up here.
    – Okay. Pull the line over the grass.
    Good. Yeah, there it is. Is this bigger or smaller
    than the last one? I think it is about the same size,
    but it was much stronger. In the beginning. Just a little bit further. – I got it!
    – Nice. – Well done!
    – Thanks! – Come down here.
    – That may be bigger. It is a lot fatter.
    Just put it backwards towards me. You got it. What a beautiful fish.
    Really nice. Let’s put it back. Well done! You are the man now! Well… – That was a good training session.
    – Yeah, it was so much fun. – You enjoyed it?
    – Yeah. Tomorrow is the big day. Tomorrow we need more action. I think we should wrap it up
    for tonight and get ready for tomorrow. Let’s go. A very early morning. We have tried a streamer and a nymph,
    but we saw some fish rising. Then we put on this tiny dry fly.
    A size 16 or something. And it worked! – A beautiful fish!
    – Yeah, a beautiful fish. Really beautiful. Bye bye! – Well done!
    – Thanks! – It is good fun.
    – Yeah. It is only about six or seven o’clock.
    The sun has just come up. – We can end it here if you want to.
    – No. It is time to try
    the things I have learned. Steffan is over there
    and I am on my own now. I left David all alone over there. I think it is time for him
    to fish on his own. He has made good progress
    and done so many things right. It is time for him to cast one his own
    and also learn on his own. I do not want to be standing there
    and telling him what to do. I want him to get
    some experience on his own. You will learn way more like that,
    than if I were to tell him what to do. I will let him fish on his own for a bit.
    I will watch him from over here. Hopefully he will get some fish. This spot that I have brought David to
    to learn fly fishing- -is called Norrbyströmmen. This spot is a bit special,
    because there is running water. You can fish currents
    and use dry flies that drift. Any put and take water
    is a good place to start. It is a limited area and
    you know there is fish in the water. It is not like starting off
    in the sea with sea trouts. Or anything else that
    may feel very difficult. You know there are fish here
    and you know you will catch one. Sooner or later. Just start in a put and take
    or in a smaller lake. Enjoy! – On a streamer this time.
    – Yes, it was a really good take. Was it a hard take? It does not like the sight of me. Got it. Nice. My first fish on my own. – Look at that beautiful fish.
    – That is a beautiful fish. We have almost fished for a whole day. You have tried
    many different kinds of flies. Do you remember the names? –Streamers, nymphs and dry flies.
    – Exactly. Maybe we should…
    Take your box out. We could show the difference
    between the flies we have been using. Pick up a streamer. Do you know or remember
    what it can imitate or look like? I do not really remember,
    but it can look like a bait fish. Exactly, some kind of bait fish. – What is special about the dry fly?
    – It is floating. What could it imitate? Insects on the surface. Exactly, like a mayfly, a caddis
    or a sedge. Can you find a nymph? Here. I do not think we have talked about it. The nymph fly is the “pre-dry fly”,
    before it becomes an adult. It always lives in the water. That is the difference between
    a dry fly and a nymph. The nymphs often crawl on the bottom,
    and swim towards the surface. Before they develop
    into a full size insect. One of these dry flies. That is also a pre-stage
    before being fully developed. It goes from…
    Not these exact flies though. The nymph stage,
    then it comes up to the surface. When it is just on the surface,
    it develops to a full insect. This one is just hanging on the surface,
    pops out and becomes a full insect. What have you been doing with the dry fly? I let it float up to the surface
    and then float with the current. Then the fish took it on the surface. And how about the streamer? Drifting with the current and
    placing it beside the current. Exactly, you have been retrieving
    to make it go both fast and slow. Trying different kinds of things. We have tried the nymphs,
    but we did not get any reaction. You often drift them
    with the current as well. Or slowly handtwist them. These are the types of flies
    we have been using so far. These are three main types
    of flies that we are using. You have been using a floating line
    on your rod or on your reel. It is most common to use a floating line.
    You can still put a weighted fly on it. You can fish a dry fly on it. – That is a good place to start.
    – I have tried with a sinking line too. The leaders we have been using… All the way down from 4X,
    0.17 mm, which is very thin- -and up to 0.28 mm
    with the big fly. It needs a heavier leader. It is a bit bigger thicker here than… The leader on that one is a tapered leader
    to help you get a better turnover. It is good to start with
    a 0.20 mm for the normal streamers. And the nymphs. Maybe a bit thinner, like 0.18 mm,
    for the small dry flies. The problem when they are too thin
    is that they break when you hook a fish. It was pretty tricky in the beginning.
    The more I practised the more I learned. This was my first time fly fishing.
    I am sure it will not be the last. English subtitles: Daniella Twedmark
    www.textsmart.se

    Learn About Sailboats for Children | Educational Video for Kids by Brain Candy TV
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    Learn About Sailboats for Children | Educational Video for Kids by Brain Candy TV

    September 30, 2019


    Welcome back to Brain Candy TV Hey Brainiacs! Look what we have here! Can you guess what all of these parts are for? If you guessed a sailboat, you’re right! Have you ever been on a sailboat before? It’s so much fun! Let’s put these pieces together to make our sailboat, and then we can go for a sail around the island. Let’s start with the bottom piece – that’s called the hull. The hull is empty so that the boat will float in the water. This is called the keel. The keel helps the sailboat go straight and it also has a heavy weight on the bottom to keep the boat from tipping over. This is the rudder which turns the boat left and right. This sailboat also has motor and a special propeller so the captain can drive the boat even when there’s no wind. And the part of the boat that you stand on is called the deck. Below the deck and inside the boat is the cabin. You can see out of the cabin through small round windows called portholes. And an opening on top of the deck is called a hatch. Hey Lizzy, are you all ready to go for a ride on the sailboat? OK, let’s finish putting it together and then we can set sail! This long piece is called the mast. The mast is the big pole that holds up the sails. This mast also has a radar antenna. The radar can check the skies for bad weather and can also see if there are any other boats in the area. Let’s add a forestay and other supports to make the mast stronger so that it doesn’t break from strong winds. Now it’s time to add the big sails! This is a special sail called a spinnaker and it can catch a lot of wind and can make the boat go really fast! This is another sail called the mainsail. The mainsail goes behind the mast, so let’s attach it to the mast as well. In order for the crew to control the sails, we’ll need to add the rigging. The rigging is a bunch of ropes that the crew can pull to change the size and shape of the sails. The steering wheel of a sailboat is called a helm. The helm controls the rudder which turns the boat left and right. This boat has two helms, so the captain can get a good view ahead if the boat is tipped to the left or to the right. But when you’re on a boat, the left side is called “port” and the right side is called “starboard”. The front of the boat is called the bow, and the back of the boat is called the stern. Port, starboard, bow and stern! If anyone ever falls out of the boat, it’s a good idea to have a lifebuoy onboard. When the captain wants to stop the boat for a while and isn’t near a dock, he can drop the heavy anchor to keep the boat from floating away. Here are some special instruments to help the captain navigate. And we also have a throttle so that the captain can drive the boat with the motor instead of the sail. Alright! We’re now done putting the sailboat together! OK, let’s put ‘er in the water and go for a cruise! Ahhh, what a nice day for sailing! Hey, look over at the starboard side – dolphins! Hey look over there! I think I see something at the port bow! Cool, it’s a family of sea turtles! Well, we had a fun day of sailing and now it’s time to head home. I hope you enjoyed learning about sailboats with us! Hey parents. If you and your kids have been enjoying our videos, I hope you’ll consider supporting us by visiting our online store. All of our videos will always be available for free on YouTube, but if you want to support our channel, you can purchase digital downloads of our videos to watch ad-free, any time, on any of your devices without an Internet connection. Click here, or visit us at braincandytv.ca for more details. From Lizzy and me, thanks so much for watching and for your generous support. See you next time!

    Luxury Sailboat ‘Lightheart’
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    Luxury Sailboat ‘Lightheart’

    September 26, 2019


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    The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Not What You Think It Is | The Swim
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    The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Not What You Think It Is | The Swim

    September 1, 2019


    SCENES LIKE THIS ARE A DAILY REALITY FOR
    THE CREW OF SEEKER ON THEIR PACIFIC TREK. SOME ESTIMATES HOLD THAT BY 2050, THERE COULD
    BE AS MUCH PLASTIC AS THERE ARE FISH IN THE OCEAN. BUT WHAT IS ALL THIS JUNK, EXACTLY? WHERE DOES IT COME FROM? AND IS IT REALLY CONCENTRATED IN A GIANT ‘GARBAGE PATCH’ SOMEWHERE OUT THERE? MARCUS ERIKSEN IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST
    WHO HAS MADE IT HIS LIFE’S MISSION TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF MARINE PLASTIC. IT’S A GLOBAL ISSUE, BECAUSE PLASTIC ACCUMULATES IN GYRES, LARGE CIRCULAR CURRENTS THAT THREAD
    THROUGH THE WORLD’S OCEANS. What’s leaving land heading out to sea is
    all the single-use packaging: it’s the straws, the bags, the bottles, the cup lids, the stir
    sticks, all this junk that we use once and throw away. A plastic bottle leaving California will get
    to Japan in about three to five years and come back across the northern half
    of the North Pacific. That spinning mass of water is a gyre. Plastic trash will migrate to those zones
    and get stuck. We actually take boats out in the middle of
    nowhere, we drag our net behind the boat and we count the plastic particles that are floating. Working with ocean modelers, we can get these
    regional maps of how much trash is out there, what it is and where it is. BUT ANSWERING EVEN THESE BASIC QUESTIONS ABOUT MARINE DEBRIS HAS PROVEN TO BE SURPRISINGLY CHALLENGING. IN FACT, EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT THE PROVERBIAL ‘GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH’ STARTED IN 1990, WHEN A CONTAINER SHIP SPILLED 61,000 SNEAKERS INTO THE OCEAN. Realizing that a lot of these sneakers would
    never come to shore, that they would would just be stuck in this vortex, Curtis Ebbesmeyer, working with
    James Ingraham Jr. at NOAA, they’re the ones that came up with the term
    ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch.’ CAPTAIN CHARLES MOORE IS OFTEN CREDITED WITH
    THE FIRST OBSERVATIONS OF THE PATCH, A CONSTELLATION OF MICROPLASTIC PARTICLES THAT CAPTURED THE PUBLIC’S IMAGINATION. Captain Charles Moore had described the area:
    he said, ‘Look, I’m in an area roughly twice the size of Texas where I’m doing my transects’
    and that hit the media by storm. There aren’t these islands of trash;
    they don’t exist. It’s more like a smog of microplastic particles,
    billions of them, very toxic over a wide area. EVEN WHEN THEY BECOME BRITTLE AND BREAK APART, PLASTIC PIECES PERSIST. UNABLE TO OXIDIZE OR BECOME WATERLOGGED LIKE
    METALS, WOOD OR PAPER, ALL TYPES OF PLASTIC ARE DESIGNED TO DEFEAT NATURAL DECAY. In general, high density polyethylene, number
    two plastic, is the most common plastic in consumer use, and it makes your soap bottles,
    it makes your toothbrushes, it makes many of the consumer goods that float out in the
    garbage patch. If we think in terms of all the plastic that’s
    been produced since 1950, since it’s a synthetic material, hydrocarbons, it’s probably still
    here today on the planet. DR. SARAH-JEANNE ROYER WORKS WITH
    DR. NIKOLAI MAXIMENKO AND HIS TEAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO TACKLE THE PROBLEM OF TRACKING TRASH. Most of the time, we will find only bottle
    caps and not the bottle itself because the bottle is made out of PET. It’s sinking because the density of PET is
    higher than seawater. DESPITE THE DRAMATIC AMOUNT OF PLASTIC THE
    CREW OF SEEKER HAS ENCOUNTERED, SOME ESTIMATES HOLD THAT 99% OF OCEAN-BOUND PLASTIC WASTE IS STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR. THAT’S WHY SARAH’S TEAM IS WORKING WITH
    THE SWIM EXPEDITION AND THE OCEAN VOYAGES INSTITUTE TO TAG AND TRACK THE WASTE THEY FIND. The Swim are using two different protocols. The first protocol is a visual survey of all
    marine debris they see from the vessel itself. Whenever they find an object that is large
    enough, they will get closer to the debris, they will take pictures of it. If there are numbers or lettering, they will
    share this information with us, so we can track back the origin of that debris. The second protocol is basically to attach
    a GPS buoy onto a marine debris to track their movement in
    the ocean. ONCE THE TRACKER IS ACTIVATED, IT ENABLES
    SCIENTISTS TO BOTH IMPROVE MODELS OF HOW TRASH TRAVELS  IN THE OCEAN, AND LEARN WHERE TO FOCUS CLEANUP EFFORTS. MOST OF THE TIME, SARAH AND HER TEAM CAN’T IMMEDIATELY TELL WHERE A PIECE OF PLASTIC COMES FROM. BUT THEY CAN LOOK FOR OTHER CLUES. We need to use an FTIR or micro-Raman spectroscopy. This spectrum is matching a spectrum that is found in the library telling us what is the type of plastic. It’s probably the dream of all scientists
    to have a satellite and a new instrumentation to be able to quantify the amount of plastic
    floating at sea. THE ENTIRE LIFE CYCLE OF PLASTIC IS POISONOUS. ITS MANUFACTURING PROCESS DEPENDS ON HARMFUL CHEMICALS, AND WHEN RELEASED INTO THE ENVIRONMENT, IT SOAKS UP EVEN MORE TOXINS, AND TRANSPORTS THEM FAR AND WIDE… INCLUDING INTO OUR BODIES. PLASTIC CAN CHOKE THE OCEAN’S ABILITY TO ABSORB CO2 FROM THE ATMOSPHERE,
    EXACERBATING CLIMATE CHANGE. Only 10 percent of the habitat is on land. The rest, 90 percent of the habitat’s in the
    ocean, and it’s totally unexplored for the most part. Imagining all the jungles, all
    the deserts, all the savannas, all the Rocky Mountains… the ocean would be nine times more. The idea that somehow it could be 50 percent
    plastic, 50 percent fish in a mere 30 years is horrifying. BUT THE SITUATION IS FAR FROM HOPELESS. ORGANIZATIONS ARE DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO CLEAN UP OCEAN PLASTIC. MATERIALS SCIENTISTS ARE TURNING THEIR ATTENTION TO NEW PACKAGING SOLUTIONS. AND CONSUMERS ARE MAKING MORE INFORMED CHOICES EVERY DAY. How can we use our science to influence laws and policymakers? When you refuse the single-use plastics, it
    has an effect on your neighborhood, on your local watershed, and the ocean. Now, seeing the UN talking about it, seeing
    companies rise up and say, ‘We’re going zero waste.’ To see countries make a commitment to stop
    the flow of trash from land to sea… I feel optimistic that we can solve this problem. Be sure to visit Seeker.com/TheSwim to read
    daily updates from Ben Lecomte, track his progress in real time, and watch more videos
    about the science happening onboard Seeker. Click here for this next episode, and don’t
    forget to subscribe. Thanks for watching.

    3 Things Fish Shouldn’t Be Able to Do
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    3 Things Fish Shouldn’t Be Able to Do

    August 31, 2019


    [ INTRO ] When you look at a goldfish in a bowl, it’s
    hard to imagine there’s much going on behind those googly eyes. But biologists have found lots of amazing
    things about fish, like how their swim bladders let them control buoyancy. Some fish even take their adaptations to the
    extreme—almost like they have superpowers. Take the archerfish, which gets its name from
    the stealthy way it hunts. It knocks down insects by spitting out a powerful
    jet of water, and then its gobbles its prey up. First, archerfish collect water in their mouths
    by making tubes with their tongues. And then they force it out by squeezing their
    gill covers closed. Their aim is so precise that they’ve been
    seen shooting down insects flying at 25 centimeters per second, and 2 meters above the water’s
    surface! Unlike Superman, archerfish aren’t born
    with their sharpshooting skills. Instead, young archerfish hunt in small schools
    and pick it up through observational learning. A lot of subtle calculations and practice
    go into each blast. For one, light rays bend or refract when they
    change material, like from air to water. Different materials are different densities,
    which changes how light passes through them. So when light reaches an archerfish’s eyes,
    it doesn’t see exactly where its prey is. Kind of like how a pencil looks shifted when
    you stick it halfway into a glass of water. To solve this, archerfish have to aim their
    shot carefully to compensate for the light refracting. Exactly how they do this math is still a bit
    of a mystery though. Archerfish can adjust how powerful their shot
    is, too. For example, for a higher target, they open
    their mouths longer to let in more water, and release it a little more slowly. This makes a more forceful jet of water that
    lasts longer. Scientists have even found that archerfish
    seem to have some visual memory! In one experiment, researchers showed archerfish
    two faces on a screen mounted above their tank — one they wanted the fish to target
    and one they didn’t. The fish got a food reward every time they
    shot water at the target face. They, then showed the fish the non-target
    face and some new faces, to test whether they’d keep ignoring the non-target. Turns out they could! Even if the faces were in black and white
    and the picture was cropped. Now, this next fish has the ability to hunt
    using a killer tail-flip. But not in the water—on land . The mangrove killifish spends most of its
    time lurking in warm, muddy waters low in oxygen and fairly high in hydrogen sulfide
    — the toxic compound that smells like rotten eggs. Those aren’t exactly pleasant conditions,
    but the killifish tolerates them. But when the water quality gets too poor,
    especially if there’s too much hydrogen sulfide, the killifish hightails it out of there and
    spends up to two months living on land. If most fish leave water, the thin plates
    of tissue that make up the gills, called gill lamellae, collapse. So they can’t exchange oxygen and carbon
    dioxide with the environment. Basically, they can’t breathe. The killifish avoids this by growing more
    cells that act like scaffolding in between their lamellae, known as interlamellar cell
    masses. This scaffolding reduces the gills’ surface
    area and exposure to air, so it protects them from drying out. And when they hop back in the water, the cell
    masses waste away and the gills work regularly again. Without functioning gills on land, the killifish
    relies on its skin for breathing. Their skin is full of special chemoreceptive
    neuroepithelial cells that detect when the fish is in air and trigger those changes in
    the gills and increase blood flow to help shuttle chemicals around. The relatively thin epidermis, or outer layer,
    is also filled with ion-exchanging cells called ionocytes. In exclusively water-dwelling fish, they’re
    only found in the gills. Ionocytes help maintain the levels of ions
    in blood so that a fish’s cells can function properly. The killifish’s final trick is a super-powerful
    tail flip that it uses to hunt on land. It contracts the muscles on the upper side
    of its body, making it curl into a “C” shape. Then, a wave of contractions forces its tail
    onto the ground and flips it high into the air, so it can grab insects high above it. Now, the tuskfish might be the first example
    of a fish that uses tools — something we’d usually associate with the great apes or humans. Several species of tuskfish like to eat juicy
    clams. But the edible part is hidden inside a hard
    shell. The tuskfish gets its name from its prominent
    teeth. It uses these to grip a clam, swim over to
    a nearby rock, and smash the shell it by throwing the clam or flicking its head. In a way, it’s using a rock like an anvil. While there’s no one definition of tool
    use in animals, scientists generally agree that it has something to do with holding or
    manipulating an object to alter the environment or attain a goal. And researchers have noticed that tuskfish
    will pick a rock that’s big and solid enough to break a clam shell, and they’ll use a
    favorite rock again and again. Some scientists argue that because the fish
    are grabbing the clam instead of the rock, they’re not really using tools. But fish don’t have any grasping limbs to
    hold onto tools. So if a fish held a stone in its mouth, the
    food would probably float away. So maybe the way we think about tool use needs
    to consider an animal’s environment and anatomy a bit more. But either way, the tuskfish is still showing
    off some skills that are more complex than you might expect. Thanks for watching SciShow, which is produced
    by Complexly, a group of people who want to help humans think about the world we live
    in more deeply. If you want to learn more about wildlife,
    you can check out Animal Wonders, another one of our channels, at youtube.com/animalwondersmontana. [ OUTRO ]

    Photography Tips: How to find the right camera settings – think like a photographer
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    Photography Tips: How to find the right camera settings – think like a photographer

    August 30, 2019


    hello all you lovely boys and girls out
    there in photography land this week only show you a little film
    where we’re gonna go through taking couple of images but I’m gonna explain what I’m thinking
    as I do it now cameras a marvelous piece of
    equipment but on their own they can’t do anything they need to input
    Leonardo da Vinci’s brushes and pigments could not have
    created the Mona Lisa without him now I have created a new seven-week
    downloadable photography course which really goes in depth into this thought
    process behind every single image that you gonna take
    it’s called the same building blocks of photography just search for seven
    building blocks a photography you find a place five hours the videos as work
    sheets there’s masses of good stuff this is a big subject and I promise it will revolutionize your
    photography but anyway without further do let’s go and have a look of me shooting a couple of images as i
    talk you through what I’m doing and what I’m thinking in
    order to achieve the image that I want which camera
    settings should I use the question we hear quite a lot so I thought I’d take you through a
    thought process which i use and I ask myself questions by asking
    those questions the answers to its settings they kinda
    arise naturally now I’m assuming you’ve watched most the
    other videos in the different sections that we’ve already got on the site let’s just do it
    suppose I got this little boat sitting here in
    the sunshine which I hope is gonna last we got other boats going on the
    background it’s all really quite nice let’s say I want to take a picture of that first question how do I want it to look do I want to include lots
    background or just the boat do i want to have a
    shot front to back old or just wanna have a shallow depth of field looking at
    the boat by asking these questions it will tell
    me which lens to use and where to stand go and watch the
    lenses film particularly the ones about focal length then you’ll
    understand what I’m talking about the the shot im gonna take I’m gonna have a fairly wide angle shot
    with the boat strong in the foreground and what’s
    going on in the background kinda and not quite so important i wanna
    try and include as much of the sky as I can as possible so that’s gonna give me a wide angle
    lens by getting fairly close to the boat that is going to make the boat strong
    very much the subject to the picture right so I have my wide angle lens on I have already set it to its widest focal length: that 10 millimetres in
    this case so the next thing is to have a look and
    find the composition he’s gonna tell me where I’m gonna need
    to set the zoom but I think i want it shortest I’ll move myself backs and forwards to
    get the composition now ideally I’d like to be about four
    feet that way but I cant so I just hope I don’t fall in and if I do you can have a laugh at my expense if
    you wanna come around here Janey has them yeah 10 mill was fine and I’m just lucky
    that this is probably a good spots on a move back a shuffle and just focus on the boat so what I’m gonna do is put the boat in the kind lower left third in the shot and then those boats
    over there on the opposite upper opposite of the frame so I can see quite clearly that’s gonna
    work beautifully okay next question what light am i In . I’m in sunshine so that’s gonna give me
    my white balance setting isn’t it put onto the sunny setting the next
    question is how much depth of the fields do I want well for this honor
    shot landscape I’m on lot so that the field I wanted to be
    very sharp indeed said that is gonna tell me which
    aperture to useif i want lots of sharpness then i want a small aperture just wanna go to F-sixteen and I go to
    the smallest aperture lot because the lens will perform better
    if I don’t push it to its extremes that’s gonna tell me my depth the field the next question is which shutter speed
    doing i need because the aperture is going to govern
    that and it’s also going to have an impact on eyesight so again looking through the
    viewfinder you can’t do this just kinda pointing at the ground and looking in
    the back look through the viewfinder with the
    shot composed and see what shutter speed on getting I’m getting an 80th of a second
    F-sixteen in this light and my eye ISO on 200 which is the
    lowest the best quality the best colors and everything else so I don’t need to change it if I needed
    a faster shutter speed I would have to increase my ISO I can
    to get that why would I need a faster shutter speed
    you need to have a fast enough speed to freeze any camera shake those a
    little movements come watch the camera shake film that will explain it so there we go by asking myself those
    questions I know what my camera settings are are now put them onto the camera got my
    aperture my shutter speed I’ve got my white balance all set
    and I know that I can use my finest my ISO all I have to do now easily now over the
    water focus on the boat compose my shot and take the picture there it is so there you go there’s one that’ll set
    of questions for that particular shot and those
    questions by asking myself a given myself the settings I need for
    the camera can find a different scenario something kinda interesting me over here if you can see and we got this pontoon
    with these boats tied up to it and in the middle of it there are some
    flowers and I quite like there’s some sort of safety ratings
    record low lifesaver rings now quite like the light on those sites
    those like saber rings and and the flowers either side it’s a real sort of
    boaty sort of a key sighed thing think the sun’s
    going so like the light on them but doesn’t matter I’ll keep talking you through
    the shot maybe the Sun will come out okay that’s the shot I’m gonna go for
    what I’m seeing in my mind is something to do with those rings with
    the plant either side maybe some boats in the background
    something to say this the big boat you know bring it together first think think
    about the composition hand we wanted to look and that’s my first question well
    obviously i’ve got the soft background so i want a shallow dept of field I wanna make those boats in the distance
    probably come this way a little bit so that I can line up my an orange life bouys to do that i’ve gotta think about where do i
    think is really simple to line the shot up you just move yourself around and
    look with your eyes now on this or moving up and down here and I think to get I reckon from about here I’m gonna get the the life boys and the
    bit the plants and then some boats in the background ok where have you gone are you over there she keeps doing that she moves and im not ready
    for it so i turn around to talk to you and fung you’re over there right now to achieve that shot that’s
    gonna give that’s gonna tell me which lens to use im gonna need a long lens because obviously I
    can’t climb over there but even if I could I want to compress
    perspective I want to suck everything together a bit and I want a very narrow field review
    because I want to try and mess things like that Deepwater life jackets available sign on
    the pontoon and also the lifebuoy which is hanging
    on that pole Just in from to the third little boat in
    I don’t want them in their so I want a narrow narrow field of view
    i want to look like looking down a drainpipe like this I
    don’t know why it feel to be on to narrow field a few again gonna look our lenses films this
    the focal length for will tell you all about that the focal length: explained I think it’s
    called anyway long lens so I can get my camera with a long lens on it try not to trash everything in the
    process only is my longest focal length and the
    set zoom as long as possible act I have to move further away then so
    be it the long long as they will keep the field of view narrow so
    let’s try and set my in the Hudson click them standing up now I think
    that’s about right actually getting closer so many as close
    as I can because I want to make sure I can
    exclude that dep water life jackets from the shot just focused up and have a
    look through yeah I’m shuffle this way a tiny bit im lining the shot up nicely yes good I can
    I can just about achieve the shot im after so focus on the the no sorry than getting ahead of
    myself arent i on how much depth of the field do I want a very shallow depth of the field
    because I want the rings to be nice and sharp but i want
    either side of them to be a bit soft so that’s gonna tell me
    which aperture I need because the wider the aperture the shallower the depth of the field so I’m gonna set my widest aperture
    that is the lowest F number okay so now I can have a little look
    through the viewfinder again with the shot all composed and see what
    shutter speed I’ve got now with a very wide aperture obviously tons at light is coming in so have a
    very for most shutter speed let’s have a look at my
    ISO again I’m down on 200 ISO if it was dark you know why it would be
    good if the Sun had gone in cuz I have been able to show you that I’ll find a
    way to in a minute they’ve been dark I would have had to
    make sure that my shutter speed was faster the 200 for the second
    because my lens is set to 200 millimetres I’m gonna need the
    200 for the second to ensure I don’t get camera-shake any wobble lost on taking the
    picture but as it happens with my len says it
    F-four with isn’t quite my widest aperture but
    there you go I’m gonna focus on the lifebuoys I’ve gotta 1500 the second with the shot
    composed so that’s pretty cool let’s just know
    it’s windy squeeze of shot and there you go so that’s what I was looking at by
    asking myself those questions how do I want the picture to look it’s given me the settings i need my
    camera to make sure the exposure is correct and
    I won’t get camera shake et cetera subscribe to our YouTube channel to be
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    Keith Eats Everything At Olive Garden
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    Keith Eats Everything At Olive Garden

    August 26, 2019


    – On December 13th, in 1982 in Orlando, Florida, the
    Olive Garden opened its doors, eventually it would
    become the largest chain of Italian themed restaurants
    in the United States. Today, I’m eating
    everything at Olive Garden. When you’re there, you’re family. I’m in a truck, we’re gonna be parked in their parking lot getting
    food every thirty minutes, it’s gonna be weird but
    we’re doing it baby. U-Haul for the win. (rhythmic rock music) – I’m going to call them and
    set different pick-up orders of about 10 items at a time, that way there’s just constantly, like, a long noodle going into my body. – [Phone Operator] Thanks
    for calling Olive Garden… – The lasagna dip, dip, duo. Tour of Italy. Bread sticks. Seafood Alfredo. Chicken Alfredo. Black Thai mousse cake. Kid’s gluten sensitive,
    grilled chicken with rotini. I’ll take a gallon of peach tea. This is gonna be the greatest
    Eat The Menu of all time. I love the Garden. I don’t know how you even got this thing to fit in that driveway. You’re great, keep cutting. Yes, here we go Miles, got our wine glasses. – Eat the menu baby! (cheering) – It’s a little bit of secrecy going on, I’m very excited about it. I’m worried if it gets too hot, we’ll melt in the back. – There’s always stories of people dying in the backs of trucks like this. – The shrimp? Smells very garlicy and
    very lemony, very good. Smells very good. Buttery, a little bland, a little under seasoned, but not bad. Spinach and artichoke dip. I’m gonna need what Italians make best. Tortilla chips. This one’s extra sexy. This is kinda like the try guys right, bunch of bland chips
    and one really hot one. I love spinach and artichoke dip, but I’m lactose intolerance
    so I can’t normally eat it, but since my body is not
    gonna handle any of this food, well who cares. (crunching) the chips are amazing. Very buttery, very salty,. There is no spinach flavor. These are mozzarella sticks
    but they are like square. It tastes like the breading has Parmesan. They breaded this cheese with cheese, but it was really salty and good. Just because Italy is not Mexico
    doesn’t mean it can’t try. These are the loaded pasta chips. They smell awesome. (metal rattling) Oh my God, are they carrying
    cows around out there? What kind of trailer is that? I’m eating in this truck! Yes, they nailed it. The bolognese, the
    mozzarella, the maybe Alfredo. It’s really rich, delicious. Its kinda like tomato
    cream sauce meat pasta, but with the crunch of
    chips, that’s kinda awesome. Oh, fuck yeah! Oh, this is the other
    shrimp scampi fritta. Wow, there’s something else in this one. It’s getting warm in here very quick. I’m opening up steaming
    boxes in an insulated truck. Bland, boring! Calamari. Did you know that a lot
    of vendors sell pig anus in place of squid for calamari. I’m not saying this is pig anus, I’m just saying I don’t
    know that it isn’t. Delicious. Actually no it was really bland, it had no flavor and it was
    the hardest thing to chew, in a long time for me. Lasagna dip! So I love this idea of
    eating pasta with chips. Home fucking run! This doesn’t fit anymore. Oh! Yeah okay. Lasagna fritta! These are like lasagna mozzarella sticks. Whoa! Wholly fuck! We need to bust out the madanara. Its soggy, the flavor is pretty good, but its not worth the second bite. The happytisers. Has any restaurant ever thought of that? TGI Friday’s should do that. This is the Spicy Alfredo Chicken. This does not look great. Flavors nothing but chardonnay. I get no Alfredo off of
    that, I think that heat. I think that this is a
    great buffalo wing flavor. Buffalo Wild Wings should
    call Olive Garden be like “yo, we wanna buy your sauce.” this is an Alfredo Monte Cristo Stanwich. Whoa, things are already
    going downhill for me. It’s hot in here. Whoa, it smells awesome! It smells like they filled
    funnel cake with chicken Alfredo. I’m not lying, it smells like a doughnut. Maybe these weren’t meat to be together. I don’t think its good. Look at this tower. Oh, yes, yes, yes. I’ve been waiting for this. Seafood Stuffed Mushroom. That smells very mushroomy. What was that? Seafood flavor is very
    shrimp and crab dominant. It reminds me of the first
    time I ever had seafood. This must be the Dip Duo. It smells like sausage pizza. (crunch) it tastes like microwave pizza. I think they just gave us an extra spinach and artichoke dip,
    so I guess I have to eat it. Oh you know what it was? I just ate the lasagna dip twice. The dip duo is certainly just both of the dips I already ate. There’s two of them, the dip duo. That’s why I couldn’t figure
    out which one I like better, the lasagna dip, they were the same. Well. (crunching) You got me! – Please welcome to the truck
    stage, Becky Habersberger! She’s my wife and she’s in my truck. How you doing? – Good.
    – So good to see you. – Yeah, nice to see you too.
    – I brought us digestives. – Oh thank you. – Digestive enzymes, Becky and I take healthy digestive enzymes
    and we hope that they work. This is Bellini Peach-Raspberry Iced Tea. Cheers I love you – I love ya. – A lot of sugar. – It’s like a melted candy. – Candy’s good. – The Olive Garden’s salad. – Kinda think its so good. – It is very good. I mean the dressing has
    just got so much sugar and like delicious oil in it. Lets get a bread stick in here. – How many are in here?
    – It is dense. – There are 20– (laughter) – Dana nana nana… – Wow! – Let me just get the
    thumbnail for the video. They are like little greasy babies. They are among the top of
    the free restaurant bread. Lets open into these dips. – This one looks like Alfredo. (cheering) – Honey, I’ve never seen you so alive. Lets do the Alfredo. I know I’ve had this one some appetizers, lets see if its better by itself. – That’s so good. – So luxurious. She’s dancing for the right reasons. Meat sauce. I got classic simple bolognese. This is a five cheese marinara. – Lets go. – Like kinda tastes like
    something I make at home. This is I think just plane marinara. Too boring. True story from my childhood. I use to get chicken fettuccine Alfredo, every time we went to
    an Italian restaurant and then on the drive home within an hour, I would need to shit my brains out. And I’d never put it together. We’ll see how I fare today. Alright soup time. Oh its so hot, oh its so hot, oh my gosh. – I feel like we’re
    gonna have saggy noodes. – This looks like a (mumbles) – [Man Off camera] The ceiling fell down. – Oh no! I thought he’s laughing at my joke! – Is the shot okay? We’ll put a olive branch over
    it or something in post right? – [Man Off camera] Okay – And make it a vignette. – I don’t know which one is which. – This is the pasta pasta fazool. – Oh its hot and there’s meant in it. I think they just took the
    meat sauce and added water. – Yeah this is gnocchi – This is so white. Are you sure this is not Alfredo soup? I like it. Its like a stew. This must be the Toscana. It smells like Pizza Hut sausage. – It tastes like water sausage. Wausage! Isn’t that a strange thing
    to put in your mouth, here have some of this
    instead, cleanse your palate. – Truly the worse thing I’ve had so far. This must be the pasta
    fagioli ’cause it’s got beans. Its refreshing. – Especially over that monstrosity. – No I like this, I think this is the most balanced, healthy soup. Alright we’re moving onto main courses. Thanks for being here sweetie. Ladies and gentlemen please
    welcome to the truck, my best bros Marc
    Muszynski and Brian Wohl! (cheering) – Hello
    – Hey You gotta start every
    meal with a bread stick. Oh this is ketchup. – That is ketchup! The shrimp fettuccine Alfredo. – Alfredo sauce, is that
    an American invention or is that actually an Italian thing? – There’s a reason I use to order these kind of food every
    time when I was a kid. It’s really rich, very delicious. It could use a little pepper. – This I can actually
    eat and entire plate of, and still go and do something. I would probably go see a movie. – So what I would always do,
    is I would be with my parents shopping, we would eat this,
    then we go to a book store, and I would go poop in the
    bookstore bathroom for an hour. (laughing) – Seafood Alfredo. Well there’s shrimp too– (screaming) My shirt has been Alfredoded! Aww its all over my brand new try guys squad ringer sweat shirt, which you can but on tryguys.com. I haven’t tried this tea here. – Oh my God! – Good consistency , very
    similar to the previous dish. – I would definitely recommend
    this over the shrimp only. – If you guys had to describe the seafood Alfredo in one word, what would it be? – Butter – Creamy – Butter creamy. Chicken fettuccine alfredo. This looks perfectly like
    the Tyson pre brown chicken that you get in the freezer
    section, which I like. I like it. Chicken has a great chicken flavor, still could use some lemons
    or peppers or something right? – A little zazz. – It’s a bread bowl full of pizza. Oh! Olive Garden is the new taco bell. – It’s like a boat. – It’s like a stupidly
    shaped meatball sub. If you had to describe
    this dish in three words? – Damn, sauce, pocket! Damn Can we get some bread sticks to go? – You sure can, you can
    take a whole bag full. (laughter) – Yeah!
    – Yeah! – Party favor! Thanks for stopping by. Its the chicken parmigiana
    served with fettuccine Alfredo! I love, I love… – [Man Off camera] You okay? – I think there’s probably better stuff, but I do like it better than just the Alfredo things on their own. Probably eggplant parmigiana,
    but fuck, look at it. Oh its goopy. The egg plant parmigiana is not very good, but its not very bad. Okay the security is putting the pressure on us ’cause were in the truck. Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno. It taste kinda like Chef Boyardee. Egg plant sandwich, I don’t want it. Its made out of bread
    sticks, that’s really funny. The sandwich is better than by itself. Lets try that lasagna. Its pretty good lasagna. It tastes like Stouffers frozen lasagna. Even cheap lasagna is complex. There’s ricotta just above my throat and I’m trying to talk and not die. Well, we’re halfway through the menu which means its time to move the truck. – The spaghetti is, the spaghetti… – [Man Off camera] How’s the spaghetti? – Perfectly Al Dente. – Please welcome my chicken bros, Chris Reinacher and Jared Popkin. – Yeah, some familiar faces. – Wow, that was good. – Thanks dude. – You guys know that Chris
    and I are food partners, but you don’t know that Jared and I are off camera food partners. We do a lot of food
    searching in the cities. – I’d say you and I are brothers or Eskimo brothers in the food world. – We’ve had sex with the same lasagna
    – Wrong channel, wrong channel – The chicken shrimp carbonara. – Oh it’s not bad. – Feels a little manufactured to me. – The pasta with chicken got me snapping, snapping, snapping. – Oh, its that good! This is a whole new
    environment, I kinda like it. This is like late night
    at the Olive Garden. – This is chicken and zucchini. – This zucchini looks
    like, it was almost ready to throw in the trash and they were like, na lets just cook it up. – Halfway through the chicken was dry, but everything else was so wet. It looks like the pan where all the fried chicken crumbs fall off. – Look at that. – Yeah, yours is worse. Lets keep moving our way
    through chicken island. Maybe its the margherita. Its got capers, its got
    little red peppers– – Like the green peas. – Its got– – that’s capers, yeah you’re right. – This time we’re gonna take a bite, were gonna think for a moment. And you’re just gonna say two
    word to describe how we feel. – That will do. – Much salt. – Fishy tangy. – This one smells like Chinese food. – This is like ruining my childhood. – I haven’t been here
    since I was about 12. – Kids are stupid. These noodles are so tiny. Strong pepper flavor. – I actually like those peppers. – Mm hmm
    – This is the best one so far. I like their Chinese food,
    I think the Olive Garden is best at making Chinese food. – This is great Chinese food.
    – What the fuck? – My sister’s a huge scampi girl. She loves, she loves scampi and I think my sister is rolling
    over in her grave right now. My sister is still alive. – Alright we got more stuff that I can’t possibly guess what it is. I’ve never seen these noodles. – Is Olive Garden ordering
    take out from other places? – We’re trying to be
    positive, I loved the nachos. – Oh, that’s good, that’s
    way better chicken. That’s way less dry. – This is very good. – Yeah. We got mash potatoes up in this shit. And it’s the stuffed chicken masala. – Oh!
    – Oh! – That is like a double down. – You’ve given me huge portions. You’re treating me like your Italia son and you’re my Italian mother– – You need more, you gotta
    put some meat on your bone. – Yeah, I love the tatoes,
    I love the chicky chick. I’m feeling good. – Do you think that’s the best one so far? – Yeah
    – Yes (cheering) – Oh this is the chicken
    carbonara, you’ve already had the chicken and shrimp carbonara so this is gonna taste the same, but you
    gotta eat it that’s the rule. – This looks like sketchy boneless ribs, but the wrong color. – Yeah. I do like the carbonara. – It makes your entire
    mouth stick together. – It’s kinda like, if
    white out was delicious. As they use to say in
    the 80s where’s the beef? Right here and helping me eat
    the beef are the people who helped produce this series
    Miles Bonsignore and Nick Rufca. (cheering) Welcome, welcome. – Happy to be here.
    – Thank you – So glad you’re here. Miles has been helping
    me produce this entire eat the menu month and Nick also is our main producer right now,
    and you are a food critic. – Yes, I do food writing on the side. – Well we’re trying the beef. We got three beefs to beef out on. The braised beef bolognese. I like the word bolognese because it sound like a bowl of mayonnaise. Okay lets try it. It is sopping wet. – It is wet, the mouth feel is fair. – Its a little bit goopy
    but the flavors okay. The flavors great– – I’m actually really
    into, I would eat this at like a potluck. I feel like this would be a prize winner. – It screams like a week night dinner– – It does!
    – In front of the TV. – Very comfort food. This is the Braised Beef Gorgonzola baby. Lets show you those chunks. – Wow – It looks like brownies in pasta. – Wow, those are dark. – It’s so soft, it’s like pudding. It tastes like red wine. – I touch it and it cuts in two. – It splinters. – You’re in luck because
    you’re the first people on the eat the menu to ever experience a stake. We have a Sirloin with Fettuccine Alfredo. That’s pretty medium, maybe a
    medium well, but that’s okay. Now that’s a low quality steak. Now our next guest, we got the try guys, actually just Ned– – Just me! – Because the other guys are busy! – Yeah, when you’re me, you’re family. – We’re gonna go through
    the kids menu with you. So you can try–
    – This is exciting. – What west would try when
    he goes to Olive Garden. The kids spaghetti. – That’s great – A little ketchupy. – The red sauce is a little buttery. – Babies would eat this shit up. – Alright what’s next? – Fries. – Doesn’t feel very Olive Garden. – They’re not good. Can’t open it. – Okay let me help you,
    your fingers are too greasy. There you go. – I’m a baby. – Wow, this is just grilled chicken. A little breading here maybe? You know this is pretty great. – I can’t open anything anymore. – No Keith, no. – These are either chicken
    strips or chicken tenders. – Dip it in the mash potatoes. – That was my number one move as a child. I can’t open this, I keep
    forgetting I can’t open the bin. – I think this is why my mom did not wanna bring me here as a kid. It does feel all very processed. – Mac and cheese!
    – Mac and cheese! Interesting, sort of like sour. The mouth feel is there. – Mm hmm – My mouth feels velvety,
    luxurious and then I taste it, I’m like ugh not what I was expecting. – It doesn’t taste like cheese. – Now lets say little Wesley grows up and he’s got a gluten intolerance. – Whoa that tea is crazy, hold on! – I’ve grown to love it. – The gluten-free rotini with red sauce. – It’s a little chalkier, a little stiff. You don’t get the pliability of the glutenmatricies in your pasta. You guys don’t know about glutenmatricies? I fucking love gluten, – We got pizza! – Yeah!
    – Pretty good! – Yeah!
    – Pretty good! – Yes!
    – Pretty good! – A 100% – Uh ha
    – Mm hmm – You got the cheese,
    you got the sauce right, all that sugary sauce makes me feel good. – Go to bed. – I’m toe tapping. – Fucking go to bed. (burping) – The children five
    cheese marinara spaghetti. – This sauce tastes too much
    like Chef Boyardee to me. – You say that like it’s a bad thing. – This is their gluten-free
    pasta with meat sauce. – Oh saving the best for last. – Yeah, yes. That meat sauce is way better. – That’s good meat sauce. – (together) put that sauce on the pizza. – Its a meatball pizza bowl. (cheering) – A side of grapes. Oh my God, these are so good. – God, I’m so sweaty.
    – You’ve been in here all day? – It’s hot in here. Thanks for dropping by Ned,
    I’ll see you back at the office. – Yeah, see ya. – Okay, I might not come back. – Who better to enjoy
    the flavors of the ocean, then my best musical pals Lewburger. Please welcome Hughie
    Stone Fish and Alex Lewis. – Yay!
    – Hey! – Shrimp carbonara. This is the first time
    its got asparagus in it. – When you’re here, you’re asparagus. – We are asparagus. Kiss. – Oh, I’m already going. – Kiss. That’s great. – Buttery, light, strong, think, zesty, mouth feel, tongue feel, good– – Yeah, very mouth fell I agree with that. Mouth feel all the way. – Oh, the smell really hits you. – Salmon Picatta. – You are incredibly aware
    that you are eating fish, – Its fishy.
    – when you eat that. – It’s time for salmon! (burping) – Jesus Keith. – Insane in the membrane. – Whoa, this broccoli tastes like lobster. – What? (laughter) – When you’re here– – You’re family.
    – You’re breadstick – You’re family breadstick. – I do not like, oh you know what, that one was good. – Shrimp scampi. – I feel like the whole vicinity
    of this van is just like perspirating and its really making it hard to enjoy the smell of seafood. – Its like we’re on the sexy,
    sexy model T on the titanic. And we’re fucking hard, fucking so hard. – We’re fucking hard
    or we’re fucking hard. – We’re both. Putting our hand in the
    window and everybody’s like, I wish I were in love like they were. – But the pasta itself, a cool, wet slime. (laughter) – I feel disgusting. – Okay get out. I’ve only got two main courses to finish so I’m gonna eat them alone because sometimes you go out to eat alone. (burps) My body is like a little
    ticking time bomb. Its just cheese and tomato sauce, I think its not bad at all. The mushroom ravioli. (deep breath) I want you to look at what it looks like. Its pure mushrooms and cheese. I don’t like it. She was outside in the parking lot and we gave her a bread
    stick, please welcome Abbey. – Hello! – Hey Abbey! – How’s it going? – Good, how are you? – I am good. – So did you know that
    Olive Garden has smoothies. – No. – Me neither, they do. We’ll spoon together,
    not we’ll spoon together, we’ll eat with spoons. I barely know you Abbey. – This is why you don’t get
    in trucks with strangers. – That’s exactly why you
    don’t do what Abbey’s doing. – Lets go with strawberry and banana. – Beep.
    – Beep. – I got an ice chunk. – Oh, its terrible. – Why are you going in again?
    – Is there banana? I wanna find a banana flavor. – Its not good. – Tastes like cough syrup. – Wait can we do that like cheesy one. – Oh yeah, wow. – That one’s not as bad
    as the strawberry banana. – If this was a Popsicle and
    it was a really hot summer day, it would be kinda good. – I mean, but who has time to go and get a smoothie from Olive Garden. – Why would you get? Yeah is it suppose to be an impulse buy? Can we get a mango peach smoothie. This is a pretty fun surprise. – Yeah! – Yeah, thanks for
    joining us you were great. – Thanks for having me. – Yeah. – That was great. – Yeah, you were great. (laughing) – Our production manager and editor Alexandria Herring and YB Chang. Better known as the left over ladies, slash the dubster divas
    slash the food babies. Get on in here. (cheering) – I was almost not gonna come out when I heard our first introduction. – But then you heard the slash. – Yeah – And then we realized
    we’re locked in this truck, we can’t get out. This is the s’mores layer cake. S’mores. – That’s pretty good. – Kind of like a layer of
    pudding, with an invisible layer of cake with some cream cheese
    frosting, some candy on top. – It is like a lot of
    white, little bit of cake, a lot of chocolate, a little bit of cake. This is the seasonal Sicilian cheese cake. Its gotta be covered in gloobies. – Strawberries are really good. – The strawberries are good. – Yeah but like… The cheese cake is very
    lackluster in flavor. Its not a New York cheese cake. – Well the strawberry is so good. – Yeah, I just don’t get
    enough cheese cake flavor. I’m just tasting the berries. – Hey you, it’s a lemon cream cake. – [YB] Oh its lemon? I’m gonna let it touch my face. – No! – That’s good, very light. A little bit artificial lemon tasting. – But I don’t mind it. – No its pretty good. – Oh my God the planes. – Maybe they’re like looking
    for us, like a helicopter circling around, like this is a suspicious van in the parking lot. – We think its a meth
    lab, it smells crazy, when they get out they
    keep gasping for air. We know you’re in a U-Haul. Get out with your pasta in your hands. This is the chocolate
    black tie mousse cake. Okay, everybody take a– – Oh my God, that kinda looks like… Balls. – Okay, YB
    – It does. – It looks like balls. – It looks like balls. – Now I feel weird, like cutting it off. – You should take a bite of the balls. I’ll take a little bit of the
    balls, just because its there. Okay, cheers. – Cheers.
    – Cheers. – Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep. – That’s so sweet. – It’s all topping. – I need a glass of steaming hot milk. Warm apple crostata, al limone. – That actually looks pretty good. – Looks like a eggs benedict. – Yeah, looks like a little poached egg. – Okay now its gross. – Now its gross, but just
    take a little spoony. I’m into it, the apples
    are very cinnamon sweet. – I’d order this one. – Alright bye girls. – Bye!
    – Bye! – Make sure you subscribe to
    our Patreon to watch them. I guess they’re gonna eat all this too. – All of the pastas mixed together. (laughing) – I think that’s a good idea. We got this dolcini, its got
    chocolate flakes and a mousse. I’ve no idea what that should taste like. We got this dolcini, It tastes like cherries,
    I don’t see any cherries. Alright we got this dolchini, Mm hmm, strawberries. This dolcini, Mm hmm peach or orange? Chocolate! Too bitter. Oh boy! Are these the zeppoli? They’re like beignets. (mumbles) so tough. Maybe you’re suppose
    to dip it in the sauce. Okay. Its jelly doughnut. They should put something
    in there like pennies. That’s the sound of police.. (laughter) I didn’t try the zepolli
    with the chocolate. (groaning) Raspberry was better. I love tiramisu. Think I could eat it up my nose? If I just shoved it into my nose. I need to chew much, mask pony. Have you seen a cake roll like that? Wee! Ladies and gentleman its
    time for the coveted, the incredible, chocolate lasagna. Chocsagna. (burps) Look guys its cake flavor. Its got chocolate cake flavors. It tastes nothing like lasagna. But it has the spirit of lasagna. It’s good. There’s so many items, I’m gonna give three best and three worst. Number one best, those
    sexy Italian nachos. The second best of the
    day, the chocosagna. And the other one that
    was the best of the day (burps) The chicken masala solid
    double down with mash potatoes. The worst of the day, the
    calamari who’s chew refused to do. The second bad one of the day, the soup. Oh that kale, sausage soup. What a nightmare. And then the third worst of
    the day, the mushroom ravioli. Thanks for watching, this has been eat the menu Olive Garden. I’m in a truck in a parking
    lot, its been a great day. We ate it all, we did it,
    we’ll see you next time on EAT THE MENU! I’m Keith blah, blah, blah, Goodnight! (upbeat music) – (sing together) When
    a moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, Olive Garden!