The Race to Win Staten Island

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Special thanks to: Abdullah Abdulaziz, Andrea Di Biagio, Andrew Proue, Bear, Ben Schwab, Bob Kunz, Cas Eliëns, Chris Amaris, Chris Chapin, Christian Cooper, chrysilis, Colin Millions, Dag Viggo Lokøen, David F WatsonDavid Palomares, Derek Bonner, Derek Jackson, Donal Botkin, DretheGreat, Edward Adams, Elizabeth Keathley, Emil, emptymachine, Erik Parasiuk, Esteban Santana Santana, Faust Fairbrook, Freddi Hørlyck, Gavin Voit, George Lin, Guillermo, Jacob O, James Bissonette, Jason Lewandowski, John Buchan, John Lee, John Rogers, JoJo Chehebar, ken mcfarlane, Kozo Ota, Leon, Maarten van der Blij, Marco Arment, Martin, Maxime Zielony, Michael Mrozek, Mikko, Nevin Spoljaric, Orbit_Junkie, Osric Lord-Williams, Peter Lomax, Phil Gardner, Rescla, Rhys Parry, Richard Jenkins, rictic, Ron Bowes, Saki Comandao, Shallon Brown, Shantanu Raj, ShiroiYami, Steven Grimm, Tianyu Ge, Tijmen van Dien, Tristan Watts-Willis, Tómas Ãrni Jónasson, Veronica Peshterianu, سليمان العقل

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  • Daniel Disanti
    Daniel Disanti21 klukkustund síðan

    I guess New York lost.

  • Colin Finkel
    Colin Finkel22 klukkustundum síðan

    I'm scared . . .

  • clayton G
    clayton GDegi Síðan síðan

    1:46 Sarah Cumsock

  • Jonathan Reiland
    Jonathan ReilandDegi Síðan síðan

    *T H R O B B I N G S U S P E N S E*

  • Sam S.
    Sam S.Degi Síðan síðan

    Hey Grey, did you know that each person swallows, on average, 8 spiders a year in their sleep?

  • LoorTheDarkElf
    LoorTheDarkElfDegi Síðan síðan

    Okay but can we all appriciate the incredible irony of the thematic thunderstorm AND rainbow when he found the grave??? Like... if he hadn't filmed it, I wouldn't be given to believe it

  • Badly Drawn Dawg
    Badly Drawn Dawg2 dögum síðan

    The most evil teacher would be the one who asks students when the Staten Island race happened for 100% of their history mark.

  • Ujen Shrestha
    Ujen Shrestha2 dögum síðan


  • Reginald Uy
    Reginald Uy2 dögum síðan

    Alternate title: A man pines for his goal on the other side of an boundless ocean of history and entropy... and keeps deciding to go for a swim.

  • Cranberry Juice
    Cranberry Juice3 dögum síðan

    this makes me think about how many other “historical facts” that i learned are actually just tell-tales

  • Entertaining Reviews
    Entertaining Reviews3 dögum síðan

    10:47 Rainbow Luck!

  • Frieda Iceborn
    Frieda Iceborn4 dögum síðan

    Remember when you could just travel to another country for the lols.

  • Lakarius Litz
    Lakarius Litz4 dögum síðan

    The damaging delete understandably heal because sushi frustratingly educate beneath a murky mailbox. needless, simplistic man

  • Daniel Savitz
    Daniel Savitz5 dögum síðan

    Plankton: Tell them off, New Jersey! Assert yourself! New Jersey: That's my Staten Island Plankton: Great! Now let 'em have it! New Jersey: You can have it

  • Marlon
    Marlon6 dögum síðan

    Grey probably had to wait for a very long time for a thunderstorm when he went to the graveyard for dramatic effect

    YEHEHEBE7 dögum síðan

    If he was spoke like an American he wouldn't be so polite with his wording, seeing as how he went through all that trouble to be shut down by some locked house.

  • DarchAengel
    DarchAengel8 dögum síðan

    You gave more light to my hometown than it deserved. You have my eternal gratitude.

  • Zelda Nut
    Zelda Nut9 dögum síðan

    9:20 is the laugh of a broken man

  • ShiaraMoon
    ShiaraMoon10 dögum síðan

    I have never related more to someone else than I have in this video! I totally get this need to *know* and find answers.

  • Michael Brennock
    Michael Brennock10 dögum síðan

    I wonder if anyone has picked up where Grey left off and interviewed the Staten Island Museum docents?

  • Praj K
    Praj K11 dögum síðan

    love your videos!

  • Payal Porwal
    Payal Porwal11 dögum síðan

    This is PhD level stuff. Jokes aside, really impressive.

  • Xander Dewitt
    Xander Dewitt11 dögum síðan

    YESSSS YESSSSSSSS YESSSSSSS :*Me when I saw the plane**😂😂

  • MrMan
    MrMan12 dögum síðan

    I just noticed that the states in the 1700 and 1800 have pigtails cause they are young lmao

  • you2angel1
    you2angel112 dögum síðan

    That a boy! You jump on a plane and go get them 😸

  • H S
    H S13 dögum síðan

    Grey is slowly losing his mind

  • Pragadeesh
    Pragadeesh14 dögum síðan

    It's actually raining when he goes to the cemetary!!! That is so cliche

  • 阿諠の廢片頻道
    阿諠の廢片頻道14 dögum síðan

    This guy is so passionate about knowledge and finding the truths, it's kinda touching to see

  • Neal Mindy
    Neal Mindy15 dögum síðan

    The painful dredger dimensionally unfasten because celeste compellingly hand toward a therapeutic ceramic. unwritten, wonderful weeder

  • D. N. Azfar
    D. N. Azfar15 dögum síðan

    This is what to get for sourcing the wikipedia.

  • Aidan
    Aidan16 dögum síðan

    The one person who needs sources for info can’t find them

  • Ko4an
    Ko4an17 dögum síðan


  • RebelCommander7 Star Wars Jurassic
    RebelCommander7 Star Wars Jurassic17 dögum síðan

    If I had gotten that invested in it not that I thought you needed to but if I HAD gotten that invested into I would have stayed till the museum on Staten Island was open

  • Steph
    Steph17 dögum síðan

    I sometimes hope that some day, I'll be out and about in the Netherlands, or maybe working reception at the hotel I work, and I'll have this really nice moment with some random dude, and then later be puzzeled cause his voice is so familiar only to later find out it was grey.

  • Lex's Place
    Lex's Place18 dögum síðan

    So much drama. Well done

  • cyrus around the world
    cyrus around the world18 dögum síðan


  • SwimmingInHoney
    SwimmingInHoney19 dögum síðan

    I was imagining some old, withered figure to be standing next to Billopp’s grave and to turn to Grey and say, “So you came, huh? Billopp’s long lost descendant... finally returned to Staten Island.” *cut to black*

  • Boop Doop
    Boop Doop19 dögum síðan

    Take the most boring version of a story

  • Ishkabob Mexki Movo
    Ishkabob Mexki Movo19 dögum síðan

    plz dont do asmr 😅

  • CILet
    CILet20 dögum síðan

    Running out of options and feeling really desperate for some sort of resolution I knew what I had to do. So I booked a plane ticket and got on a flight to New York in search of some sort of answers.

  • Octopodez
    Octopodez20 dögum síðan

    that last shot is so dramatic, this whole video has a great narrative arch to it 10/10

  • Gaspar Díaz
    Gaspar Díaz20 dögum síðan

    He went all they fracking way yo do that

  • Lindsey Clair
    Lindsey Clair21 degi síðan síðan

    Has anybody done any more digging on this?

  • Jack Buggeln
    Jack Buggeln21 degi síðan síðan

    This is how Greek myths came to be, stories that just got bigger and bigger over the years with some basis in reality

  • Magnus Engeseth
    Magnus Engeseth22 dögum síðan

    Grey enjoying himself immensely while listening to the court hearings reminded me of my favorite The Onion headline ever: Jurisprudence Fetishist Gets Off On Technicality.

  • polygone two
    polygone two23 dögum síðan

    An absolute mad lad goes deep down the rabbit hole to find the history of an island and a boat. Very amusing. xD

  • Charles Moser
    Charles Moser24 dögum síðan

    I also know/worked with the people who run the place and they don't answer my emails either

  • Charles Moser
    Charles Moser24 dögum síðan

    As someone who lives on SI and has been to the billop and conference houses, this must have been a miserable task for you lmao.

  • Windja
    Windja25 dögum síðan

    You got my like

  • Sally Standish
    Sally Standish25 dögum síðan

    Now that’s what I call dedication

  • Hrishikesh Aggrawal
    Hrishikesh Aggrawal26 dögum síðan

    When someone online disagrees with your argument:

  • Just Another Animator
    Just Another Animator26 dögum síðan

    Grey reacting to new jersey get destroyed was hilarious

  • RandomJolteon
    RandomJolteon26 dögum síðan

    What if grey from the future stole the book to know what it was, therefore making past grey unable to find it?

  • Te Haanea Smith
    Te Haanea Smith26 dögum síðan

    imagine getting fact-checked more than a hundred years after your death

  • Puzzle Piece
    Puzzle Piece26 dögum síðan

    This video played like a movie plot with a happy ending

  • Aants California
    Aants California27 dögum síðan

    “Oh dammit there’s two of them!” -CGP Grey

  • Pilpon
    Pilpon27 dögum síðan

    I was wondering which Airport ya came to, then went back to see the road sign, and now I know.

  • KrshyGamer
    KrshyGamer27 dögum síðan

    "closed due to extreme heat" meanwhile video: rain

  • Максим Смирнов
    Максим Смирнов28 dögum síðan

    I love how Grey portrays unknown characters. They are not blackend silhouettes of themselves but diffrently looking people. It's just like it is in our life when we imagine how a toldabout person would look like. In modern media it is a rarity.

  • Ryan Reeves
    Ryan Reeves28 dögum síðan

    I just noticed my family has the same pop corn containers!

  • Zed
    Zed28 dögum síðan

    Me thinks the New York Gov. is out for CGP

  • kate
    kate29 dögum síðan

    Grey you are A KING. Wow.

  • Fabian Grochowski
    Fabian Grochowski29 dögum síðan

    Mans fell into insanity after he found out they closed it

  • Paprus
    Paprus29 dögum síðan

    Also known as: Grey goes clinically insane for 11 minutes

  • explosiveconverstaion _
    explosiveconverstaion _Mánuði síðan

    what a cool guy, his grandma probobly made him homemade cookies afterwards

  • Jordan Kalmov
    Jordan KalmovMánuði síðan

    The barrels. THE BARRELS! love how he says that

  • LampionManCZ
    LampionManCZMánuði síðan

    Grey please tell me where did you find the audio record of the Supreme Court hearing.

  • Mete Cebeci
    Mete CebeciMánuði síðan

    This became a villain arc out of the blue

  • william mulholland
    william mulhollandMánuði síðan

    why does he have a be at 3:30 because it knows that the hexagons are the bestagons

  • Lary 976
    Lary 976Mánuði síðan

    New Jersey sucks

  • BigotGaming
    BigotGamingMánuði síðan

    remove random crits

  • Justin
    JustinMánuði síðan

    Dont provide historically accurate information? I just might show up at your grave

  • Christopher Maybury
    Christopher MayburyMánuði síðan

    This video has more endings than The Return of the King.

  • Furkan Doğan
    Furkan DoğanMánuði síðan

    This video is insane!

  • You daily Kangaroo dr.

    You daily Kangaroo dr.

    Mánuði síðan

    @Furkan Doğan tru

  • Furkan Doğan

    Furkan Doğan

    Mánuði síðan

    @You daily Kangaroo dr. This dude flied 9 hours just for finding out "Is a missing newspaper really missing?" That is something insane for me

  • You daily Kangaroo dr.

    You daily Kangaroo dr.

    Mánuði síðan


  • Eldar Taghiyev
    Eldar TaghiyevMánuði síðan

    Have you go inside of the house after this video release or not?

  • Jack Qian
    Jack QianMánuði síðan

    ThE baRrels THE BARRELS >:d

  • doomcake
    doomcakeMánuði síðan

    This might be the best thing I've ever watched.

  • SeanAden Figueroa
    SeanAden FigueroaMánuði síðan

    Man they really didn't want to talk to him

  • Treyden Talbot
    Treyden TalbotMánuði síðan

    "Closed due to Extreme Heat Warning" *rains*

  • Menos Problemos
    Menos ProblemosMánuði síðan

    I rarely respect dedication as much as for this video.

  • Sneaky Turtle
    Sneaky TurtleMánuði síðan

    "Ignore my emails? I might just show up"

  • R. a. s. a. t. i.
    R. a. s. a. t. i.Mánuði síðan

    if hes this stubborn about false information no one tell him about mycenaean and ancient greek mythology

  • Ed
    EdMánuði síðan

    I swear the rain follows me, it's raining today and I'm watching the video for the first time and there is rain. Even in the video games I was playing today, rain. WHY

  • huang richard
    huang richardMánuði síðan

    i like that arm of yours...

  • tree dude
    tree dudeMánuði síðan

    This is how historians woro

  • JacK of aLl Nerds
    JacK of aLl NerdsMánuði síðan

    I swear you’re a crazy bastard

  • You daily Kangaroo dr.

    You daily Kangaroo dr.

    Mánuði síðan


  • XeanderMan
    XeanderManMánuði síðan

    3:30 Bee

  • Thomas Smithson
    Thomas SmithsonMánuði síðan

    Awesome video!

  • EE Ehrenberg
    EE EhrenbergMánuði síðan

    If ever a video deserved a like and a subscription, this video won both from me.

  • Sam Wright
    Sam WrightMánuði síðan

    Anytime I recommend CGP to my friends, this is the video I show to them. such a great intro to a great channel that shows the amount of research and dedication that goes into each episode. Thanks for putting your all into each episode you king of a man!

  • Mr. Me
    Mr. MeMánuði síðan

    Imagine just walking down a cemetary with your classmates for a school fieldtrip and see some guy saying "I know you're hear somewhere", "it's amazing" and laughing hysterically

  • Mark Billington
    Mark BillingtonMánuði síðan

    Grey, you've got more dedication than the mythical man you were chasing. I tip my hat to you

  • Joshua Gura
    Joshua GuraMánuði síðan

    I am studying history and just found your Channel and I love it

  • Thomas Aquinas Wibowo • 420 years ago
    Thomas Aquinas Wibowo • 420 years agoMánuði síðan

    MrBeast: first person to circle Staten Island keeps it!

  • Kieth Kabingue
    Kieth KabingueMánuði síðan

    5:51 is just adorable

  • Pranav Nigam
    Pranav NigamMánuði síðan

    How many times has he said the video is ending?

  • Avia220
    Avia220Mánuði síðan

    *There’s nowhere else to go.* a minute later Oh!!

  • Arc
    ArcMánuði síðan

    Seeing an airplane on video in 2021 really hits different

  • Dante Westerhof
    Dante WesterhofMánuði síðan

    “Staten” means “States” in Dutch, so maybe the fight was intended

  • Jake
    JakeMánuði síðan

    it just kept getting better and better