History of Technology 1: The Story of Oil

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even imagine a world without gas-powered vehicles except for the Amish basically [Electric car salesman says batteries aren't included]

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all they imagine all done and it's charming as horses and carriages are

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they aren't exactly how most people want to get to work for well let's face it no [Horse poo on the road]

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get engaged come on guys let's get more creative there huh and no that doesn't [Guy offering a rose to a girl on a horse and cart]

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mean a Jumbotron proposal that's even worse okay proposal aside here's fun [Proposal comes up on the big screen at a game]

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fact a lot of people don't know crude oil

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aka petroleum is actually the fossilized bodies of ancient plankton and algae on

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long ago those bodies sink to the bottom of the ocean there they were buried and [Skeleton sinking]

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exposed to high pressure for a few million years which we continue to take [Guy sat at his desk using a computer]

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a high-pressure situation for like a week so power to those plankton now [Guys head explodes]

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there's a black slime we all know and love and not just in the x-files oil has [Guy hugging a black oil monster]

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50% more energy than coal and because it's in a liquid state it's much easier [Oil in a race against coal]

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to move around well the first thing human beings did with oil yeah set it on [Caveman sets himself on fire]

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fire duh that's just kind of our sink then we

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tried eating it like some sort of nasty Jam we also use it as a lubricant and [Guy eats toast with oil on it]

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adhesive and even for medicinal purposes which was slightly less disgusting so [Pictures of uses for oil]

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yep our relationship with oil was way different than it is now

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need more proof well for starters the supply are outweighed the demand these

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days everybody is tripping over each other to find the next big oil reserve [2 people trip over each other at an oil plant]

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but back in the day everybody was like oh great and science fits of oil it's

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yours for a buck 50 yeah well that all change with the invention of a little [Engine running]

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thing called the internal combustion engine which ended up powering those

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things on earth that's what we making the steam engine obsolete oh we still [Steam engine crying]

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care about you there little engine well the internal combustion

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engine or IC e is what turn crude oil into the next revolution in modern

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energy usage honestly the internal combustion engine and petroleum went

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together like bread and butter or peanut butter and jelly or no oil and toast is [Examples of pairs]

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what Jim work then doesn't worth today [Guy eating toast]