How Cod Saved the Vikings

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    VeritasiumVeritasium

    διάρκεια: 9:12

    The Vikings suffered many hardships living in the north of Europe: long, cold winters and importantly a lack of sunlight. Luckily, they had cod.
    Check out Vitamania: ve42.co/cod
    When making a video about vitamins I thought the story would mainly be about supplement pills, whether we should or shouldn't take them and how they're made. But what I found out is vitamins have a remarkable story that affects many more aspects of our lives. For example the Vikings needed a source of vitamin D to last the dark winter months and for their children to develop strong, healthy bones, avoiding rickets.
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    This video was filmed by Harry Panagiotidis
    Researched and written by Derek Muller and Jonny Hyman
    Editing, animation and music by Jonny Hyman
    Cod liver oil animation by Iván Tello
    Vitamania was written, directed and produced by Sonya Pemberton

Nic Halabicky
Nic Halabicky

Just watched Vitamania, it was super good!

Πριν 5 ημέρες
Another Penguin
Another Penguin

Lol just today my sister bought me a cannister of 'pure cod liver oil' vitamin supplements.

Πριν 7 ημέρες
jbe
jbe

@8:03 Slightly misleading... the first British randomised trial on this was not until the 18th century. The citrus-scurvy relationship was well established in the 16th century! Wikipedia actually has lots of detail on this... I guess there was a slightly different fleet dominating the seas back then with lots of lemons on board :)

Πριν 14 ημέρες
HAYAO LEONE
HAYAO LEONE

If vikings were very pale and adapted to weak sunlight, why the need to compensate?

Πριν 17 ημέρες
gabrielchcosta
gabrielchcosta

Call of Duty sure was important for the vikings

Πριν 18 ημέρες
NatGazer
NatGazer

True

Πριν 20 ημέρες
Ems
Ems

Course I read God

Πριν 21 ημέρα
stan wong
stan wong

Scott cod liver oil. Most of the kid in my town consume this when we are young. https://www.scottskids.com/sg/products.html

Πριν 22 ημέρες
Torerikk Korneliussen
Torerikk Korneliussen

Im sorry but as a norwegian i cringed when you said lofoten. You kind of said it totally wrong. Im sorry

Πριν μήνα
Gabriel B.
Gabriel B.

What a cod solution to the problem

Πριν μήνα
solsek7
solsek7

Thinking cod meant call of duty.

Πριν μήνα
Matty Mathew
Matty Mathew

I hear their new currency says 'In Cod we trust'

Πριν μήνα
Reece Shaney
Reece Shaney

7.30 take cod oil like it’s a drug

Πριν μήνα
Jeffery Mitchell
Jeffery Mitchell

you seem to be conflating 'Norse' with 'vikings' but I forgive you.

Πριν μήνα
John Koemans
John Koemans

The Eskimo's also .

Πριν μήνα
Eonwulf
Eonwulf

So before the scientific method, we just relied on natural selection.

Πριν μήνα
MavTuber
MavTuber

"Bob is dead." "Yup." "Seems to have eaten those berries here." "Yup." "Maybe should tell the others not to eat them." "Yup."

Πριν μήνα
instone09
instone09

Brilliant presenting style.

Πριν μήνα
Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore

Is Vitamania still available on SBS / in Australia for free?

Πριν 2 μήνες
Anthony PC
Anthony PC

The lessons taken from this in your conclusion are great. the kind of nuance more people need to hear and comprehend to have a more reasonable perspective on "alt meds" and other tradition-based proscriptions.

Πριν 2 μήνες
Y tho
Y tho

Call of duty?

Πριν 2 μήνες
Godzilla
Godzilla

But call of duty doesn't exis.......... *OH WAIT*

Πριν 2 μήνες
Josh W.
Josh W.

cod oil memes created vikings

Πριν 2 μήνες
Czech mate
Czech mate

Thanks a lot for reminding me to take me vitamin D pills so I don't go outside and can watch this.

Πριν 2 μήνες
Doug Dickerson
Doug Dickerson

It was a gift from Odin

Πριν 2 μήνες
JustCreAtoR
JustCreAtoR

unbelievable...

Πριν 2 μήνες
Aman Singh
Aman Singh

Science is awasom..

Πριν 2 μήνες
Totally a white president
Totally a white president

my mother gave me a lot of cod oil when i was little, loved it, was so tasty (ofc it was artificial flavor)

Πριν 2 μήνες
Miguel Bueno
Miguel Bueno

anybody here that has read the Brotherband series by John Flanagan?

Πριν 2 μήνες
poke
poke

Or or or maybe.. maybe they just ate cod because there was a lot of cod around and realized meat is good

Πριν 2 μήνες
Adrian
Adrian

Ok, as a Norwegian that don't like fish I will start taking vitamin b3

Πριν 2 μήνες
GamerKLS
GamerKLS

This is the most perfect video i have ever seen. Perfectly summarized :)

Πριν 2 μήνες
Lina Rydland
Lina Rydland

The way he pronounced “Lofoten” made me smile It’s funny listening to people trying to pronounce our Norwegian places! Especially Stavanger, Trondheim or Tromsø😂❤️ (for me at least🤣🤣)

Πριν 2 μήνες
Felipe Bertolini
Felipe Bertolini

yeah, ending scurvy sure is why Britain enslaved and colonized the world...I got what you were going for, but sounded really weird. And actually is just what the european "progress" ideology wants us to think

Πριν 2 μήνες
ivofena83
ivofena83

I live in north Scotland and NHS told me I don't need any cod oil or vitamin D. Who is wrong?

Πριν 2 μήνες
Ragnar Þór Guðmundarson
Ragnar Þór Guðmundarson

5:20 Actually... the Vikings didn't use hammers.

Πριν 2 μήνες
Ragnar Þór Guðmundarson
Ragnar Þór Guðmundarson

VIKIIINGS!

Πριν 2 μήνες
Eduardo A. Chongkan Líos
Eduardo A. Chongkan Líos

I love how it ends: "with that knowledge, our future is determined not by luck, but by our ability to manipulate reality to our advantage"

Πριν 2 μήνες
zhead86
zhead86

8:21- i would argue that gems like this are what make you a perfect fit to spread knowledge

Πριν 2 μήνες
Sidney Lin
Sidney Lin

i know cod saved them or whatever but bro that plate of food looks disgusting god bless i cant believe europeans still live like this

Πριν 2 μήνες
adlsaias
adlsaias

There is no citrus in Scandanvia. You need to explain why vikings did not die from scurvy which will kill you faster as an adult then rickets. Polar explorers had huge casualties in only a few months when they tried to pass a winter on carbs and boiled meat. The obvious answer is that Vikings were a low carb society. If your grains are close to zero you can get enough vitamin c from animal foods to avoid scurvy.

Πριν 3 μήνες
John Doe
John Doe

5:38 SJW be like : WHY AREN'T THEY BLACK PEOPLE TOO YOU RACIST !!

Πριν 3 μήνες
DIY Miracle
DIY Miracle

Heads up, viking was an occupation (pirate), not a culture.

Πριν 3 μήνες
deepstrasz
deepstrasz

How do animals survive in the worst of conditions? It's the same with humans. No reason to go scientific about it to whys and hows. Even they did not think about these things.

Πριν 3 μήνες
That one guy you wish you were
That one guy you wish you were

It's an occupational hazard.

Πριν 3 μήνες
InkayNgOG
InkayNgOG

I thought it was how call of duty saved Vikings lmao

Πριν 3 μήνες
LuTubuMeu
LuTubuMeu

Annual Massacre? Annual food to survive. Use the right words!:)

Πριν 3 μήνες
Shawn Lehmann
Shawn Lehmann

Vikings didn’t have video games... how did they play cod

Πριν 3 μήνες
Samuel Estenlund
Samuel Estenlund

I saw Vitamania on national television in Sweden. That was awesome!

Πριν 3 μήνες
Nightmare Blade
Nightmare Blade

I remember seeing a Townsends video on Stockfish that these sailors would take aboard their ships and such, so it was pretty cool being able to cross reference both videos!

Πριν 3 μήνες
alfred garza
alfred garza

Awesome info sir thank you . 👊🏽 Trump 2020 Victoria,tx

Πριν 3 μήνες
Nína Sólveig Svavarsdóttir
Nína Sólveig Svavarsdóttir

What about Iceland?

Πριν 3 μήνες
Droid 16 Beta
Droid 16 Beta

The game isn't even that good

Πριν 3 μήνες
Anthony W
Anthony W

5:20 I believe that's the definition of the word MEME

Πριν 3 μήνες
Adena Properties
Adena Properties

What beautiful children ! So...eating cod, cod liver and potatoes cooked in butter saved the Vikings. ( If only they'd had potatoes back in the days of Lief Ericksson, lol. ) Cultural knowledge is a two-edged sword. The Viking Settlements in Greenland died out after the start of the mini-Ice Age. They dressed in the latest impractical European fashions ( curly-toed boots and all ) by that time and wouldn't eat organ meats from seals, etc. like the Esimaux did. Meanwhile, colder, ice-bound conditions meant that the Norse Settlers there couldn't fish for cod offshore anymore. Lacking the all-important oil-soluble vitamins, warmest clothing ( the Eskimaux started sewing themselves and their own children up in seal skin clothing with the fur on the inside ) and without regular trade with Scandinavia, the Norse settlers in Greenland simply died out. In an earlier cold snap centuries previous, the Eskimaux had deserted Greenland, leaving it entirely open for Norse Colonisation. Now...the Norse disappeared and they thrived again. Had the Norse taken up eating organ meat from marine mammals and their own livestock--and had they started dressing properly for the colder conditions--it is likely that Greenland would today be peopled entirely by Scandinavians and that much of North America would have already been speaking Norse by the time of the Columbian contacts.

Πριν 3 μήνες
Steven Wu
Steven Wu

Food...food never changes

Πριν 3 μήνες
xBrainZy
xBrainZy

COD is trash tho 😅

Πριν 3 μήνες
Antoine Papelier
Antoine Papelier

I did not know they went there before Christoph Colomb thank you for that info among lots of others in that video... Like in all of them lol.

Πριν 3 μήνες
Joakim
Joakim

Scandinavia gets as much sunlight as everyone else, it’s just more unevenly distributed

Πριν 3 μήνες
Thomas J
Thomas J

Yeah sure, but the intensity is also lower

Πριν 3 μήνες
b l v v d s a w g e k k t
b l v v d s a w g e k k t

this is not my type of CALL OF DUTY

Πριν 3 μήνες
Fucazzia
Fucazzia

Fun fact: Many Scandinavians have an older family member that insists on Cod Liver Oil as some kind of magic cure-all. Head-ache? COD LIVER OIL! Coughing? COD LIVER OIL! Fever? COD LIVER OIL etc. It is practically a running joke. Also that it tastes god-awful and that children will always hate it

Πριν 3 μήνες

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