With the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union last year, the future of a unified Continent has become unclear. The benefits of the Union — trade, health care, and travel between member nations — are clear. But the opaque political process and immigrant crisis have outweighed the advantages in recent years. Kurzgesagt looks at the history of the EU, what it was designed to accomplish, and whether keeping it around is worth the headache.
In China, there are entire markets devoted to cell phone parts — not surprising when nearly every component is manufactured and assembled there. Formerly a programmer from Silicon Valley, Scotty of Strangeparts wondered if he could build an iPhone 6S from parts found at the market. It took a while to finish, but finish he did — with a working iPhone made from about $300 in second-hand and refurbished components.