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The Coolest ''''Country''''' Flag You Need To Know

  • Published on Mar 27, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • - Thank you, Bonnie Bees, for making this video possible: www.patreon.com/cgpgrey
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    ## Related Videos:
    - More flags! • No Flag Northern ...
    - Who Owns Antartica? • Who Owns Antarctica?
    ## Further Exploration:
    - True South Flag Website: www.truesouthflag.com/
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    ## Music
    - David Rees: www.davidreesmusic.com

Comments • 2 716

  • Veritasium
    Veritasium 2 months ago +4126

    How did this get copyright flagged? Did EA get to it this quickly?!

    • Qsie
      Qsie 2 months ago +11

      My question exactly! I hope we hear more once it gets resolved ❤

    • Leak
      Leak 2 months ago +253

      I guess EA must have read "flag" in the video title as "plz flag"... :(

  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks 2 months ago +3471

    That final flag design is actually super cool

  • Jon Forsythe
    Jon Forsythe 2 months ago +2023

    I have never seen that flag design before but it's perfect! What a great design & what a great companion to Greenland's flag. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

    • May the Science be with You
      May the Science be with You 2 months ago +44

      To make it perfect, the blue at the top should be replaced with black and the blue triangle shaded in orange, to reflect Antarctica's most iconic inhabitants.

  • Kent Slocum
    Kent Slocum 2 months ago +981

    My favorite flags are the ones that can be reasonably drawn by hand. The American Flag is pushing it with those thirteen stripes and 50 stars, but at least they are simple shapes. The flag of my home State of Oregon is entirely too complex and detailed for anyone except exceptional sketch artists to get right (and practically impossible to do entirely by memory). However, this Antarctic flag is a brilliant combination of simplicity, beauty, and meaning.

    • Josef Stalin
      Josef Stalin 2 months ago +51

      As a fellow Oregonian I feel obligated to point out that our flag also has 2 different faces meaning you'd have to draw both sides if you wanted to fully represent the flag. But hey, at least one of the sides is easy

    • Kent Slocum
      Kent Slocum 2 months ago +37

      @Josef Stalin I'm not an artist, so even a "easy" drawing of a beaver would easily defeat me. Plus, I work for the University of Oregon, so I think I'm legally obligated to avoid anything involving beavers. Go Ducks!

    • Josef Stalin
      Josef Stalin 2 months ago +8

      @Kent Slocum well I can definitely second that last part

    • eLNeroDiablo
      eLNeroDiablo 2 months ago +3

      Australian state flags are just about as bad as some US state ones - sure, the National Flag is iconic enough, but look up the flags for New South Wales or ACT (Canberra) for example, and see how complex they get with the Union Jack plus State Crests and other complications!

  • notanimposter
    notanimposter 2 months ago +149

    Actually the white sheet is a very fitting Antarctica flag in my opinion. No military could ever fly it in battle. A flag of peace and snow!

  • ArcticFox140
    ArcticFox140 2 months ago +455

    So... Grey is going to go dark now and in 9 months we'll get a video drop of him actually in the Antarctic talking to the son of the guy who made the original design for the 3D atlas company, who will give Grey a mysterious sketch book that belonged to his father that will have concept art of said flag done by someone dated in the 1800s. Going to be epic!

  • Cryonicprawn
    Cryonicprawn 2 months ago +22021

    I can't believe Grey didn't spend 8 months and a plane trip to Redwood City to see if EA knew about the origins of 3D World Atlas. He's come such a long way since Staten Island.

    • stuff r'us
      stuff r'us 2 months ago +823

      If EA knew about it then it would cost money to talk about it

    • Seth Campbell
      Seth Campbell 2 months ago +82

      That's for the Jimquisition.

    • TheNiteinjail
      TheNiteinjail 2 months ago +207

      Oh you think there won't be a coolest flag part two?!?!?! hahaha

    • Zever
      Zever 2 months ago +19

      Don't go to redwood shores. It's not worth the trip

    • Jon Ragnarsson
      Jon Ragnarsson 2 months ago +14

      Yeah, he's slacking...

  • Josef Stalin
    Josef Stalin 2 months ago +340

    The greenland flag being a kind of opposite to this one is so perfect to me. One has red while the other has blue, one is north while the other is south, one has most of the color on top while the other is on the bottom, one has a round shape while the other is pointy. If I were an alien and I discovered these flags in their respective countries I'd assume they were some weird earth hieroglyphics that translated to top/bottom and were just being used to label the top and bottom of the planet.

  • Boomerkbom57
    Boomerkbom57 2 months ago +271

    Whenever CGP releases a 5 minute you know there's going to be a 55 minute "footnote" video that didn't get in the full video.

  • Catherine Lu
    Catherine Lu 2 months ago +77

    I'm actually kind of relieved and shocked to see such a simple, non-convoluted video from Grey for once. What a plot twist

  • Nox Ultionis
    Nox Ultionis 2 months ago +165

    Damn. The second flag is satisfying on so many levels and lines up with Antarctica's theme far better than just posting a picture of the whole continent.

  • Ada H
    Ada H 2 months ago +98

    This is why Grey is my favorite educational Clip-Sharer-- he can do months of research, animation, and voiceovers to create some of the best media on this platform that is engaging, interesting, and very well produced. Loved the video so much, Grey.

  • basedhalo 730798
    basedhalo 730798 2 months ago +7674

    Imagine telling EA that they could possibly have a right to Antarctica's flag.

    • BlackSlime_
      BlackSlime_ 2 months ago +635


    • Colaman112
      Colaman112 2 months ago +504

      Shhh.. We decided not to talk about that.

    • lordbusiness1989
      lordbusiness1989 2 months ago +524

      Imagine owning the emoji 🇦🇶

    • Dok Champa
      Dok Champa 2 months ago +363

      Thankfully the newer one is cooler anyway

  • Pedro Scoponi
    Pedro Scoponi 2 months ago +598

    For anyone outside the gaming sphere, the reason Grey mentioned EA's involvement with the vocal equivalent of this emoji 😬
    Is because they're _infamous_ for, among other things, a bad habit of buying gamedev studios that made something cool, beloved or unique, getting their grubby investors hands all over the next products until it's noticeably worse, and then promptly firing everyone and sending the poor, acquired studio to the mass grave. It is a tragicomically frequent occurrence.

    • vegetable oil
      vegetable oil 2 months ago +98

      Also endlessly milking yearly release games without changing much of anything

    • Natan Levine
      Natan Levine 2 months ago +52

      That can't be true! They're dedicated to the art of electronics

    • jsquared1013
      jsquared1013 2 months ago +7

      And microtransactions.

  • Connor Jung
    Connor Jung 2 months ago +46

    I'm proud of him for not losing himself to another Tiffany-style rabbit hole of tangents....but at the same time, you could talk about flags at length and I think we would all appreciate it.

  • Lovecraftian Walrus
    Lovecraftian Walrus 2 months ago +43

    I love This flag so much. The design is really memorable, and there are so many meanings to it, the mountain casting a shadow, the night sky, the compass, the diamond and the parallels to Greenlands flag all make it so cool and I really hope it gets more recognition.

  •  Noctuoidea
    Noctuoidea 2 months ago +36

    I know you probably cut it for time, but the timeline is deceptive since there have been several contenders for the flag design before and after the Bartram flag. There was Smith’s 1978 design, Cooper and Tucker’s in 1995, Hamilton’s in 1999, and Leroi’s in 2007. I think all the designs are pretty great for their own reasons, but I agree that the 2018 one is probably my favorite as well.

    • Valery0p 5
      Valery0p 5 2 months ago +4

      Also the Antartic Treaty flag dates back from the 1961 emblem, that's been around for a long time

  • Kedo
    Kedo 2 months ago +19

    My favourite part of all my favourite parts of Grey's videos is his wonderful voice-over. Not just the sound, but the emotions. So much glee, or anger, or confusion, or hesitation, etc. Of all essay Clip-Sharers I watch, this is the pinnacle of voice-over. What an acting talent!

  • 1 1
    1 1 2 months ago +4033

    Ok that final flag design is actually super cool. The colour scheme is just really satisfying

    • Geo
      Geo 2 months ago +6

      It's too hard to draw

    • Devan Browne
      Devan Browne 2 months ago +464

      ​@Geo oh but drawing the Antarctic coastline is a breeze?

    • Pingwn
      Pingwn 2 months ago +185

      This is a very simple design, what on earth are you talking about?

    • Geo
      Geo 2 months ago +2

      No. It is not. Both of them are too hard to draw

    • Rudy
      Rudy 2 months ago +34

      ​@Geo Like, exact proportions or in general?

  • Warshava
    Warshava 2 months ago +35

    As an argentinian I love the fact that the Uk and Argentina are fighting as two sisters for the territory knowing all the history that we have together.

  • ShroudedWolf51
    ShroudedWolf51 2 months ago +2

    Not going to lie, obscure history like this is a big reason why I like Grey's content so much. Thank you for your hard work.

  • Guilherme Santos
    Guilherme Santos 2 months ago +4

    Happy to see 2 CGP Grey videos in a row. His ever mysterious upload schedule is always pleasantly surprising.

  • Drake Magnum
    Drake Magnum 2 months ago

    I love what you do CGP. You always make subjects 10 times more interesting than they initially sound.

  • DrewDoesThings
    DrewDoesThings 2 months ago +3

    It's amazing how you fit so much cool information into such a short timeframe. Instantly one of my favorites on the channel!

  • yikai
    yikai 2 months ago +4188

    I love how Grey telling the person beside him on a plane utterly useless information is now just his video style

    • BoomBoomBrucey
      BoomBoomBrucey 2 months ago +99

      I hope you realise your profile picture looks like a short beard hair ... And I spent longer than I care to admit trying to get it off my phone before I realised 😑

    • fatcatgoon
      fatcatgoon 2 months ago +53

      If Grey was telling me things on a plane for hours I wouldn't need the in flight entertainment!

    • Benjamin Lynch
      Benjamin Lynch 2 months ago +24

      How much you want to bet that the person beside him is actually his animator?

    • Matheew Maranisha
      Matheew Maranisha 2 months ago +3

      ​@BoomBoomBrucey damn? 😭

    • Ella Martin
      Ella Martin 2 months ago +5

      They're like the doctors companion.

  • Thatonekid
    Thatonekid 2 months ago +7

    Look at you, keeping things simple and devoid of rabbit-holes most enticing! Proud of you!

  • Zach Williams
    Zach Williams 2 months ago +7

    Grey is that one youtuber that we forget about but when we see that he posted our day just gets better.

  • nintendorules1993
    nintendorules1993 2 months ago +1

    Excited to hear Grey and Myke talk about how hard grey had to stop himself turning this into a 30 minute flag history video 😂

  • Warren Garabrandt
    Warren Garabrandt 2 months ago +2

    This is super interesting. I didn't realize Antarctica even had a flag. I just assumed all the countries that had expeditions down there would fly their individual country flags.

  • Taylor Bertie
    Taylor Bertie 2 months ago

    It's really cool to see flags being taken seriously. Thanks Gray!

  • B
    B 2 months ago +2947

    I demand 20 minutes of Grey tracking shell companies while slowly losing his mind to work out exactly who owns the 3D Atlas flag!

    • Isaac Allwood
      Isaac Allwood 2 months ago +28

      Please Grey!

    • Kirk Schuman
      Kirk Schuman 2 months ago +83

      Only to find out its his most hated rival..THOMAS HEARNE!

    • Edward L.
      Edward L. 2 months ago +8

      He already has Grey Industries

  • RabeSocke1412
    RabeSocke1412 2 months ago +2

    That was an amazing video, thank you for getting this beautiful flag design to my attention! Proud to be a Bonnie Bee.

  • Chris Greenough
    Chris Greenough 2 months ago +1

    Love your content! Never change! Not even if Clip-Share thinks everyone likes TikTok length content. I want HOURS of content! THANKS!

  • Ekin Köker
    Ekin Köker 2 months ago

    Thank you for all the cool content that you create! Happy to be a Bonnie bee. This was a really interesting video and I like the new Antarctica flag.

  • Steve Kanter
    Steve Kanter 2 months ago

    I love how such a simple question can turn into a huge labyrinth of research

  • Joel
    Joel 2 months ago +1

    Admittedly, I was initially disappointed when Grey sealed off the "who could claim to claim the copyright" rabbit hole, but this was meant to be a short video, so maybe that rabbit hole can reopen another day 😄

  • Anthony Tran
    Anthony Tran 2 months ago +2499

    I'm so proud of Grey for releasing a short video! Not that I don't enjoy the longer videos but I have a feeling this took significant personal restraint 🙌

    • CGP Grey
      CGP Grey  2 months ago +1568

      Thanks. It really, really did. This almost spiraled off in many directions.

    • 1Dr490n
      1Dr490n 2 months ago +153

      Wait for the rest of the series

    • Remi Maloney
      Remi Maloney 2 months ago +87

      @CGP Grey well, with any luck, one of these spirals may.. spin-off? :-P

    • Dave Webster
      Dave Webster 2 months ago +115

      @CGP Grey So Part 2 the 1 hour special is due when exactly?

    • LostError
      LostError 2 months ago +41

      @CGP Grey It's kind sad that it didn't spiral out of control, those are the best ones...

  • Mark S
    Mark S 2 months ago +5

    You've become such a great entertainer with these videos. I wish you could do them more often, but I know how life is and the time it takes to do these properly. So I will gladly enjoy whatever I can get when I can get it. Thanks!!

  • SupremeOverlord24
    SupremeOverlord24 2 months ago +6

    My parents say, "we absolutely LOVE this guy, so we look forward to his latest installment as well."
    I concur!

  • Nick Silva
    Nick Silva 2 months ago

    Love seeing so many CGP Grey videos released this year. Looking forward to seeing more.

  • kl rs
    kl rs 2 months ago

    Thank you for your excellent work! Making works that have recurring value is difficult but inspiring, thank you!

  • Jan Philipp Sachse
    Jan Philipp Sachse 2 months ago +1

    Hey Grey, thanks for all the great content here and on Cortex! ❤ As per usual, a very interesting and engaging video 😊

  • Benabik
    Benabik 2 months ago +552

    I didn’t realize all of Grey’s videos are filmed live in the Royal Albert Hall. Awesome.

    • Adrian Thoroughgood
      Adrian Thoroughgood 2 months ago +33

      If you look closely you can even see the acoustic panels hanging from the roof!

    • KikeMHC
      KikeMHC 2 months ago

      @Adrian Thoroughgood can I get a time stamp

    • Xan Ultra
      Xan Ultra 2 months ago +5


    • KikeMHC
      KikeMHC 2 months ago


    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 2 months ago +2

      CGP Grey is filmed in front of a live studio audience!
      [cue applause]

  • Red Oak
    Red Oak 2 months ago +5

    I love how Grey is just like an immortal information salesperson, who does not at all care about the safety or interest of the recipients.

  • NoBudjetFilms
    NoBudjetFilms 2 months ago

    Very cool! It's a great looking flag design. Much better than the variations of 3 parallel bars that most countries use.

  • Energya
    Energya 2 months ago +1

    It's quite a cool flag indeed. I also love the detail that its aspect ratio is wider than usual so the central icon will remain visible for longer in the harsh Antarctic winds

  • Sousy M
    Sousy M 2 months ago +3960

    For the sake of Grey’s wellbeing and mental health, I’m super glad he managed to contain himself.
    For the sake of my own cruel and easily distracted mind, I’m slightly disappointed there was no hour long descent into existential madness.
    I am a bad person.
    Simple or labyrinthine, our household is going to end up watching it 12 times and rewatching the entire back catalogue anyway, just like we do every time there’s a new video CGP Grey video.
    We will create our own descent into madness, as it should be.

    • Scott
      Scott 2 months ago +88

      The real question is, if Grey didn’t go down a rabbit hole this time, what was he actually doing for the past 3 months since the last video?

    • Name Pending
      Name Pending 2 months ago +40

      @Scott probably a different video

    • Xynnia Kensukia
      Xynnia Kensukia 2 months ago +47

      I was going to say: I wish he had gone into the Forest, it makes for such entertaining videos xD
      But he's probably wandering through it for various other projects

    • Thomas Kositzki
      Thomas Kositzki 2 months ago +5

      Carry on.

    • Jordan Beagle
      Jordan Beagle 2 months ago +7

      This is the way.

  • Sunnybrook1
    Sunnybrook1 2 months ago

    Thanks for the video, love the history of flag designs, especially blue/white vector ones~

  • Illy Shaieb
    Illy Shaieb 2 months ago

    Thank you for making such amazing, informative and interesting content.

  • DeuS CaNoN
    DeuS CaNoN 2 months ago

    Honestly, I kinda want to see what the deep dive into the history of the flag could reveal. I know it costs Grey a ridiculous amount of time, but those deep dives are usually the most interesting because of how funny history can be.

  • Christopher Barber
    Christopher Barber 2 months ago +6

    I'm glad to see you publishing again! I was afraid that the Tiffany journey might have taken all the joy in researching out of you!

  • Kevin Steffey
    Kevin Steffey Month ago

    Happy to see Grey revisiting flags! I wish that could foretell a return of HI. Oh, do I miss that show. Nice flag there Antartica.

  • Looney Alchemist
    Looney Alchemist 2 months ago +1260

    This sounds weird but I was seriously concerned for Grey's partner freezing to death and Grey just monologing to a frozen corpse.

    • Reniare
      Reniare 2 months ago +89

      Me too!! I think I let out a sigh of relief when it panned out to show them on a stage.

    • Lillylu
      Lillylu 2 months ago +37

      He must have kept the video short to avoid just that?

    • Pat The Plant
      Pat The Plant 2 months ago +11

      Always wear a scarf and gloves when in Antarctica.

    • Raina Ramsay
      Raina Ramsay 2 months ago +6

      Same! Give that guy a scarf!
      (Apparently that's all you need to stay warm in Antarctica)

    • Josh Garcia
      Josh Garcia 2 months ago

      Poor lil guy needs a scarf

  • djcfb
    djcfb 2 months ago +7

    A five minutes Grey video feels like eating an appetiser without the following main course 😂, we want more please 🙏!

  • Epidemilus Feichtinger
    Epidemilus Feichtinger 2 months ago

    hey grey,
    love your vids and the cortex podcast
    thanks for all the joy you brought me ❤

  • ehsquared92
    ehsquared92 2 months ago

    The Antarctica flag is awesome. The dual triangles remind me of an iceberg: the visible part above the water, and the hidden part below.

  • Tuet 64
    Tuet 64 2 months ago +11

    I love the fact, that at 0:43 Grey added the flag of Syldavia from Tintin!

  • MyrddinE
    MyrddinE 2 months ago +1

    I love how you have turned every post into an impromptu poem of alliterative awesomeness.

  • Kitty Yuki
    Kitty Yuki 2 months ago +554

    The new Antarctic flag just tickles the Vexillogical part of me, it's just so simple, yet so symbolic, so elegant! The bonus with the juxtaposition with Greenland's flag is the cherry on top.

    • Lovecraftian Walrus
      Lovecraftian Walrus 2 months ago +19

      I know right! I just can’t get over how it’s simple, and yet has so much symbolism in it. It might be my favourite unofficial flag of anything

  • seligman99
    seligman99 2 months ago

    As someone that spent hours playing with 3D Atlas and other CDROM infotainment programs back in the day, I'm amazed I never knew this bit of trivia.

  • Joel Goodson
    Joel Goodson 2 months ago +1

    The flag of Antigua and Barbuda is similarly designed and similarly cool!
    🇦🇬 It appears to show a vista of a beach from between two mountains with a setting/rising sun

  • Rob Pungello
    Rob Pungello 2 months ago

    Anyone else immediately thumbs up CGP vids before even watching? You just know it's gonna be good

  • Felix Li
    Felix Li 2 months ago +1

    That's indeed a cool flag! I think the design is neat yet representative.

  • Omar Mtz.
    Omar Mtz. 2 months ago

    I love when Grey takes the person asking the question on a force travel to learn things 😂. Also the new flag reminds me of the Reboot cartoon from 2000"s

  • Andor_Yoko
    Andor_Yoko 2 months ago +696

    That new flag is so simple yet so elegant

    • Eric Lotze
      Eric Lotze 2 months ago +51

      Yeah, it looks cool af. I LOVE the color scheme.

    • Peter
      Peter 2 months ago +16

      Literally Etherium

    • spiko 1337
      spiko 1337 2 months ago +4

      @Peter I was going to say that

  • Altrue
    Altrue 2 months ago +1

    3:26 That zoom out and reverb effect really made my day hahaha, well played!

  • Kyle Jensen
    Kyle Jensen 2 months ago

    Honestly, the more recent flag design looks incredible -- especially that optical illusion with the diamond/chevron design.

  • Jerrick Van Boekel
    Jerrick Van Boekel 2 months ago

    Wow, Grey managed to not get lost in the infinite forest. Well done.

  • Carlos Cruz
    Carlos Cruz 2 months ago +2

    Honestly the True South Flag is one of my favorite flags! It's extremely beautiful!

  • Jomo Jas
    Jomo Jas 2 months ago +440

    We’re all very proud of you Grey for not going back into the forest. Even if it did take you 3 months to make a 5 minute video

    • Daniel Li
      Daniel Li 2 months ago +12


    • dx1403
      dx1403 2 months ago +15

      Many have ventured into the Forest of Knowledge, but few have returned, at least with their minds intact...

    • C. H.
      C. H. 2 months ago +3

      I'm not. Those are my favourite parts of his videos! I put up with his irritating fetish for alliteration to see those bits!

    • Silk Neon
      Silk Neon 2 months ago +7

      He didn’t, actually. He made a rule this year to make it so he has a one video buffer, so that for sure he has a video for December, which is the most important time to put out a video. He talks about it on the most recent theme episode of Cortex.

  • Zachary Hilliker
    Zachary Hilliker 2 months ago

    Always exciting to get more Grey content!

  • Living Murphy's Law
    Living Murphy's Law 2 months ago +1

    Please do more flag videos! This was amazing.

  • AustiPriest
    AustiPriest 2 months ago

    Hey Grey you're awesome and I love your videos, you do an excellent job! Also, more penguins please

  • MagicianJuggler
    MagicianJuggler 2 months ago

    I still can't believe Grey has been an a huge auditorium all this time for (presumably) all his videos.

  • Will Cage
    Will Cage 2 months ago

    The audible “No…” I let out when it was revealed that EA potentially has the rights to a potential Antarctic flag was something I haven’t done for any video in a long time

  • Maniacbob
    Maniacbob 2 months ago +1

    I assumed that when Grey said that he "wanted to keep [this] short" that there was a but coming that was going to send this video down a much longer tangent or rabbit hole and was surprised when the video actually ended.

  • Melanie Beaumier
    Melanie Beaumier 2 months ago

    When there's a new CGP Grey video, I never know what the topic will be, but I always know it'll be interesting!

  • Sean Uzar
    Sean Uzar 2 months ago

    That's a super cool design and I love it. Thank you Grey!

  • fsociety
    fsociety 2 months ago

    Love your work, Grey and team.

  • Jennifer Taylor
    Jennifer Taylor 2 months ago

    As requested, I'm commenting on the most recent video. Love everything that you do, Grey. Your videos are appointment viewing for the whole family.

  • thegelfling
    thegelfling 2 months ago +533

    If they kept the older flag, it might become weirdly different as the visible mass changes shape!

    • Yozo
      Yozo 2 months ago +1


    • Neo
      Neo 2 months ago

      Would take too much time

    • Hedd Thomas
      Hedd Thomas 2 months ago +6

      That mass is land, not just ice, so its unlikely to change shape for millions of years.

    • Magmafrost13
      Magmafrost13 2 months ago +57

      ​​@Hedd Thomas Im pretty sure a lot of what we recognise as Antarctica's outline is just sea ice. There is land, but its not 100% land. Without the ice, it wouldnt even appear as one continuous land mass above water.

    • Jack Higgins
      Jack Higgins 2 months ago +25

      @Hedd Thomas Antarctica is an archipelago so in no way is a depiction as a single solid landmass representative of the true land area

  • James OKeefe
    James OKeefe 2 months ago

    Seeing a Grey video makes my day :) Thank you Grey for this wonderful info and beautiful editing and animation :)

  • Greg Laurie
    Greg Laurie 2 months ago

    It may be short, small and simple.
    But you gotta realize: this is CGP Grey, and Grey never dissapoints.

  • auraball
    auraball 2 months ago +1

    I love the Antarctica flag, it is really cool! Great video CGP Grey!

  • Thomas Killoy
    Thomas Killoy 2 months ago

    So happy to see a new CGP video, wish it was longer than 5 mins.

  • Asterozoan
    Asterozoan 2 months ago +761

    For anyone wondering, the flags at 0:43 are (from left to right):
    Oskar Pernefeldt's proposed "International Flag of Planet Earth",
    Pascal Lee's Mars flag,
    The flag of Gondor from Lord of the Rings,
    An unidentifiable pizza-looking flag (maybe an invention of Grey? Seriously no idea),
    And what looks like a stylised German heraldic eagle [edit: turns out it's the flag of Syldavia from Tintin]

    • Ternovnik
      Ternovnik 2 months ago +141

      The rightmost flag is Hergé's flag for Syldavia from Tintin. It's a pelican.

    • Asterozoan
      Asterozoan 2 months ago +19

      @Ternovnik Ah cool, thanks!

    • Ravenclaw1138
      Ravenclaw1138 2 months ago +66

      I recreated the pizza flag and ran it through an image search, no results at all.

    • Asterozoan
      Asterozoan 2 months ago +26

      @Ravenclaw1138 I tried the same thing :P

    • Jerry Nichols
      Jerry Nichols 2 months ago +4

      I thought that he flag of Gondor had a dark green background instead of black.

  • Andrew Eder
    Andrew Eder 2 months ago +3

    While I do love the True South flag (the dark blue and white flag discussed here), I was surprised you didn't mention the Whitney Smith orange and white flag. To be clear, if they ever do officially assign a flag to Antarctica, I'd love it to be the blue and white one, but the orange and white one does make some interesting and reasonable choices worth mentioning.

  • hydramate
    hydramate 2 months ago

    I can feel the self-restraint that must have gone into keeping this video so short!

  • Amanda Conway
    Amanda Conway 2 months ago

    A 5 minute video is truly a mini-miracle!

  • Forgiven Sinner
    Forgiven Sinner 2 months ago

    Well, I learned something. 1) the motivation for the Antarctic flag, which I couldn't imagine; 2) the designs of the Antarctic flag, which are totally cool.

  • Cythil
    Cythil 2 months ago

    I do like the last one. Simple, elegant. Easy to read at a distance. You can not really confuse it with much else. Work great, I think.

  • mkb
    mkb 2 months ago +14

    I would really like to see this "I lost 27 months of my life and traveled 1000miles" video, they are so informative.

  • Jordan Fancy
    Jordan Fancy 2 months ago +235

    CGP Grey: A Clip-Sharer that makes his fans wait 3 months of a 5 minute video. (Yet, still our favorite channel! )

    • Ray Heinrich
      Ray Heinrich 2 months ago +8

      You just know that that research went down so many side paths... We're lucky it was just 3 months.
      Now get busy with the next one!

    • Alexander Jolley
      Alexander Jolley 2 months ago +9

      From Cortex we know he spent the January and February making a video to be released in December.

    • kiga14
      kiga14 2 months ago

      3 months is on the short end

  • Jon Molnar
    Jon Molnar 2 months ago +3

    The Antarctica flag REALLY looks a lot like the Ethereum logo... I hope that doesn't cause any problems.

  • Eiryn Katherine
    Eiryn Katherine 2 months ago

    I think we're all proud of Grey for not getting lost needlessly into the Forest of All Knowledge for this one.

  • O
    O 2 months ago

    I like to think of this as a covert way of Grey showing us how much work does into his style guide

  • Timothy T.
    Timothy T. 2 months ago +2

    The joys of having someone else to research all the stuff for you. It reminds me of high school, except 3 out of 5 times I was the one set to do all the research...

  • Googie Gress
    Googie Gress 2 months ago

    It sounds like Grey needs a bunch of fulltime researchers to voyage into the Forest of All Knowledge on times like these.

  • Shiro the Wise Wolf
    Shiro the Wise Wolf 2 months ago +207

    I LOVE the juxtaposition of Greenland's flag as a reference, THAT SO SATISFYING!

  • Nixel
    Nixel 2 months ago

    I'd totally listen to Grey talk about flags all day.