Who Owns New Islands?

Sign up for a CuriosityStream subscription and also get a free Nebula subscription (the new streaming platform built by creators) here: CuriosityStream.com/hai
Watch "The World's Most Useful Airport" here: watchnebula.com/wendover-airport/
Start browning more easily and safely by signing up for Dashlane for free at Dashlane.com/HAI
If you upgrade to premium, use the code “HAI” for 10% off
Get a Half as Interesting t-shirt: standard.tv/collections/half-as-interesting
Suggest a video and get a free t-shirt if we use it: halfasinteresting.com/suggest
Follow Sam from Half as Interesting on Instagram: Sam.From.Wendover
Follow Half as Interesting on Twitter: halfinteresting
Discuss this video on Reddit: www.Reddit.com/r/halfasinteresting
Check out my other channel: althe.info
Music by Epidemic Sound
Written by Adam Chase


  • Half as Interesting
    Half as InterestingVit më parë

    Want an activity to distract your responsibilities? Take care of mine and send in HAI topic suggestions! If we use your suggestion, we'll send you a free HAI t-shirt anywhere in the world. Submit here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUdlvw6YgU44J8AnM2U_ZvRMyvh_CUM51LYSqF5nYJB9d1-w/viewform

  • Kurt Ng

    Kurt Ng

    5 muaj më parë

    I sent in a topic 😊

  • Dichtsau


    7 muaj më parë

    you forgot "manmade islands". go google that british guy! it's an island built upon recycling-bottles! xD

  • Nathan Bundy

    Nathan Bundy

    Vit më parë

    @Kin Fong Yeung exactly

  • Kin Fong Yeung

    Kin Fong Yeung

    Vit më parë

    @C. Nobody really needs to know your existence here, after all, you aren't some overly-glorified channel reviewer leaving undesired comments left right and center.

  • C.


    Vit më parë

    You can keep your snarky attitude that was portrayed throughout this video. I won't visit this channel again.

  • Daniel C
    Daniel CDitë më parë

    I love the little political commentary you sneak in the middle of sentences

  • Kerosin
    KerosinDitë më parë

    “I own this” _No... somebody has arrived before you and already clai-_ “I own this” _Oh sorry my mistake_

  • Trijit Roy
    Trijit RoyDitë më parë

    New land China : it's mine Found oil in New land US: it needs democracy Everyone got settled Britain : i am here only for business, don't misunderstand me

  • spookbeany
    spookbeany17 ditë më parë

    An HAI video simply cannot exist without a sponsorship from Nebula, CuriosityStream, or Skillshare.

  • RadenWA
    RadenWA18 ditë më parë

    Well, Tom Nook is here to claim any new island you got

  • cmndrkool321
    cmndrkool32118 ditë më parë

    If I ever got a hold of an island I would make it Fart Island in honor of Bob’s Burgers.

  • Leander Barreto
    Leander Barreto23 ditë më parë

    Finders keepers I assume

  • Hypersnake
    HypersnakeMuaj më parë

    HAI: "Country beats man, especially Hong Kong" me: *audibly inhales*

  • Stefan
    StefanMuaj më parë

    But surely, if a new island appears in the territorial waters of an existing country then it automatically belongs to that country? Or is it not that simple?

  • John Keefer
    John KeeferMuaj më parë

    Make sure to watch CGP’s video about who owns the islands between New York and New Jersey. New York made its island bigger and New Jersey gets the extra land haha

  • PP Unknown
    PP Unknown2 muaj më parë

    Why wait for islands to form when you can just make them yourself tho

  • Melissa Kalauli
    Melissa Kalauli2 muaj më parë

    3:05 ez It’s owned by the UK

  • Organic Bow
    Organic Bow2 muaj më parë

    Love knows no borders. Nor does Britain.

  • Thegamingteen44
    Thegamingteen442 muaj më parë

    I was thinking it was, whoever got there first and can confirm it controls them if in international waters

  • Atomic
    Atomic2 muaj më parë


  • shahida riaz
    shahida riaz2 muaj më parë

    Chandler does

  • NTMOTan Stats Madness
    NTMOTan Stats Madness2 muaj më parë


  • Ladieswashroommy F1
    Ladieswashroommy F12 muaj më parë

    Scientists manipulate most of their research to get funded . People always say there is no corruption in the scientific community but in fact there’s a lot . The scientific process works . I trust the scientific process, but I don’t trust the person doing it

  • Fortune
    Fortune3 muaj më parë


  • Fortune
    Fortune3 muaj më parë


  • AmyX
    AmyX3 muaj më parë


    M0HAWK HMS3 muaj më parë

    I do of course stupid question

  • doubledefense
    doubledefense3 muaj më parë

    ALERT: This message has been deemed “child danger, sexual, offensive, death threat” by the Official Chinese Government President 迪克黑德·拉莫 due to the amount of love to the proclamation of Hong Kong being free. Please, read at your own costs. winnie the pooh lmao

  • Anyar Zubin Ahmad Anyar Zubin Ahmad
    Anyar Zubin Ahmad Anyar Zubin Ahmad4 muaj më parë

    He called nishinoshima shinto nishoshima shinto

  • Aaron Bolton
    Aaron Bolton4 muaj më parë

    I mean Chandler owns an island so I guess him?

  • Jeff Benton
    Jeff Benton4 muaj më parë

    3:33 the part where he said someone just comes along and takes it and shows a Cowboy put his .44 revolver on the table: priceless

  • Ryan Gaming
    Ryan Gaming4 muaj më parë

    Here we are after Mr.Beast Bought an island

  • Dz73zxxx
    Dz73zxxx5 muaj më parë

    maybe we should give it to them sinking nations, like tuvalu or marshall islands.

  • Nembly
    Nembly5 muaj më parë

    I'm reminded of the fledgling potential new country island of Abalonia.

  • Ironcheater101
    Ironcheater1015 muaj më parë

    every comment here is about china, and i love it

  • Ahsan Sadiq
    Ahsan Sadiq5 muaj më parë


  • Faith Rex
    Faith Rex6 muaj më parë

    Oh boy there's going to be a stir when they find Krakatoa

    SAMURAI K9S6 muaj më parë

    Easy it belongs to the earth.

  • My name Is dead to me
    My name Is dead to me6 muaj më parë

    If I find an island I would try claiming it as mine, make my own flag and build a small self sufficient house on it with a small airport for my ultralight to take off from

  • TheDarrylJohnsonShow
    TheDarrylJohnsonShow6 muaj më parë

    Not enjoying the political overtones here

  • Dord_Live
    Dord_Live7 muaj më parë

    I assumed that whoever owns the territorial waters that the new island was created in would end up owning it.

  • Random
    Random7 muaj më parë

    Who owns new Islands ? if there is Bird Pop the US ! althe.info/number/vaPFkXiMq5R3hp0/video

  • Melody Lustig
    Melody Lustig7 muaj më parë

    A French journalist named what?

  • Dichtsau
    Dichtsau7 muaj më parë

    you forgot "manmade islands". go google that british guy! it's an island built upon recycling-bottles! xD

  • Agora Vai
    Agora Vai7 muaj më parë

    Why you speak so fast???

  • Snakee PlayZ
    Snakee PlayZ7 muaj më parë

    Imagine just being in a helicopter just waiting to claim a new island

  • Yitewewoteli
    Yitewewoteli7 muaj më parë

    Hai: if you want to learn more about islands, and what its like living on them Me: mate i literally live on an island, you can tell by me queen bean.

  • Chris的角球生物 Chris-Gurashi
    Chris的角球生物 Chris-Gurashi8 muaj më parë

    Thank you for showing picture of Hong Kong people threatened by police because of dictatorship

  • Noah
    Noah8 muaj më parë

    5:00 yeah I watched that for free on yt

  • Fred does XC
    Fred does XC8 muaj më parë

    Old chap england, of course

  • yugimumoto1
    yugimumoto18 muaj më parë

    Note to self: carry around an American flag while sailing just in case I find a new island so I can claim it

  • Veyzh
    Veyzh8 muaj më parë

    2:50 why is spain red

  • Cactus
    Cactus8 muaj më parë

    Love when they stim out about climate change like it's a thing

  • Christoph Keresztes
    Christoph Keresztes8 muaj më parë

    Am I the only one who read "Who owns New Zealand" before clickin it?

  • Alice
    Alice8 muaj më parë

    “And country beats man. Especially in Hong Kong” 🤭 facts

  • Caleb Nasiatka
    Caleb Nasiatka8 muaj më parë

    And if it has bird poop it belongs to the U.S.

  • Sebastião Mendonça
    Sebastião Mendonça8 muaj më parë

    "Everybody loves islands" *happy Madeiran noises*

  • Torin Lewicki
    Torin Lewicki9 muaj më parë


  • Michael Christesen
    Michael Christesen9 muaj më parë

    4:41 Tanzania did not exist in 1963, it was called Tanganikya and it was smaller

  • Hiyuke La Vie
    Hiyuke La Vie9 muaj më parë

    Well, it depends on if it has oil. If it does then, The US: "I hear it calling out for freedom"

  • vinterbearr
    vinterbearr9 muaj më parë

    Unclaimed land: *exists* Every single dang country: *its free real estate*

  • joe d
    joe d9 muaj më parë

    3:29 "[...] somebody just claims that they own it, and if they get enough people and countries to believe them, then they become right" _anxious Serbian noises_

  • Sheeporama
    Sheeporama9 muaj më parë

    #1,000th coment

  • BPC
    BPC9 muaj më parë

    yo wach swiss01

  • Shiju Joseph
    Shiju Joseph9 muaj më parë


  • ghoti
    ghoti9 muaj më parë

    Me. I own all the islands. And all the land.

  • Mary Ann Ramos
    Mary Ann Ramos9 muaj më parë

    Island: *exists* U.K.: Hello Sudan's replacement, welcome to the Empire of Random Rocks from my Collection!

  • I DK
    I DK9 muaj më parë

    The only diffrence between German and Britain is that the German gave ALL of their empire back to the nations, which it belongs to. Britain........didn‘t.

  • Sam Abbott
    Sam Abbott9 muaj më parë

    What's the deal with HAI and New Zealand?

  • T L
    T L9 muaj më parë

    The never ending shade he’s throwing at anti global warmers and colonialism 🤣🤣🤣

  • ValkyRiver
    ValkyRiver10 muaj më parë

    An island could also be formed by artificial construction (which automatically claims it, unless Antarctica, Bir Tawil or Liberland constructed it, or if it is the Principality of Sealand)

  • osmosis Ψ
    osmosis Ψ10 muaj më parë

    Unclaimed island: exists The British: *Breaths heavily*

  • Ezra Borg
    Ezra Borg10 muaj më parë

    Can't believe you probably gave up monetarization for those 5 seconds.

  • Cyancat123
    Cyancat12310 muaj më parë

    This is random, but is Internet Historian on the Nebula creator team? Just asking since I'm interested, and he seems like he would be perfect for a platform like that.

  • Jackninja5
    Jackninja511 muaj më parë

    2:15 Yet we still have some people who think they are wrong for no reason. *coughtrumpcough*

  • HanLan
    HanLan11 muaj më parë

    I think new island that jumps out like in nowhere in sea, belongs to country in which economical zone or maritime therithory it is.

  • William Snow
    William Snow11 muaj më parë

    Who denies climate change now anyways

  • Netkid
    Netkid11 muaj më parë


  • Matthew
    Matthew11 muaj më parë

    If the guy whom planted the flag had stayed on the island and started building a settlement (and used his own flag instead of a company’s) he would have been given the right to create his own country.

  • Polished Pebble
    Polished Pebble11 muaj më parë

    Closest capital city should own it. Only fair.

  • chandrakant isi
    chandrakant isi11 muaj më parë

    "Rock beats scissors, and country beats a man. Especially in Hong Kong" 😂😂😂 That was brilliant 👍

  • Owen Simonsen
    Owen Simonsen11 muaj më parë

    2:22 : Boomers: No

  • georgeofakind
    georgeofakindVit më parë

    0:19 Yikes™

  • Robert Morrison
    Robert MorrisonVit më parë

    4:22 "especially in Hong Kong." Lmao

  • GOAT 10
    GOAT 10Vit më parë

    Yo y’all gonna make a country next

  • Rat Flakes
    Rat FlakesVit më parë

    [Insert joke about british empire here]

  • Mr. Nice Man
    Mr. Nice ManVit më parë

    Especially in Hong Kong.... U reminded me of my friend, he lives in Hong Kong and was once an exchange student to my school. It’s kinda sad to think that he’s probably fighting on the street now......

  • Mr. Nice Man

    Mr. Nice Man

    11 muaj më parë

    @BJGvideos nah last time we talk was like in december tho, he told me he has been in the front lines for the past few months. Haven't heard from him since then...maybe he abandoned Messenger...idk really

  • BJGvideos


    11 muaj më parë

    Have you heard from him since?

  • leon leon
    leon leonVit më parë

    Land exists. Great Britain: Hoppity hippity, it's now my property! 🤣

  • Sire La
    Sire LaVit më parë

    So... just get to a new island FAST and claim you own it, loudly? Cool

  • Yennifer Torrealba
    Yennifer TorrealbaVit më parë


  • Miguel Teixeira
    Miguel TeixeiraVit më parë

    Hey hey hey portugal doesnt steal... having said that why wasnt Brasil highlighted 😩

  • Dustin Provost
    Dustin ProvostVit më parë

    Oh? But does country beat WOman? Hah! Checkmate libtards!!

  • yelly8506
    yelly8506Vit më parë

    Dude, so much China hating

  • Sam Hammond
    Sam HammondVit më parë

    All you need to make the island American is a little birdshit aka guano.

  • Best of Cerbero Podcast
    Best of Cerbero PodcastVit më parë

    3:34 also for the island of ferdinandea near Sicily

  • Steen Roefs
    Steen RoefsVit më parë

    And who owns planets?

  • cgarzs
    cgarzsVit më parë

    Oh look. More exclusive content on yet another streaming platform getting rubbed in my face. Thank fuck piracy exists.

    LEO LINVit më parë

    "Country beats man, especially in Hong Kong" *The Chinese Government wants to know your location*

  • Dino Filipovic
    Dino FilipovicVit më parë

    Country beats man. Especially in Hong Kong. Daaaaamn

  • Steven Kluber
    Steven KluberVit më parë

    Bird: * Poops on island * US: It's free real estate.

  • clydx12
    clydx12Vit më parë

    WaIT... WhAT??!! The West Philippine Sea is a Chinese Teritory?????!!!!

  • US Airways 001
    US Airways 001Vit më parë

    At 0:47 there is a swiss001 video!

  • King Royal Gaming
    King Royal GamingVit më parë

    Dumb jokes

  • Greg Shonek
    Greg ShonekVit më parë

    2:07 Canada

Faqja Tjeter