The 8-Year Long Worst Traffic Jam in History

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    The story of the Yellow Fleet, a convoy of 15 ships that became trapped in the Suez Canal for 8 entire years because of war.
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Comments • 4 432

    PRATHAM K 10 hours ago

    Oh God, in the war between that two countries I wasted my valuable 8 years

    What was my fault in it 😥😥😥

    PRATHAM K 10 hours ago

    And the longest traffic award goes to Israel and Egypt 🏆

    Cut it from middle :l

  • Iron Man
    Iron Man 15 hours ago +1

    Wife - what took you so fucking long.

    Me- Traffic.

  • Panzer IV
    Panzer IV 17 hours ago

    While all the ships watch the war, the american ship gets hit with a missile on accident and israel and egypt be like:
    *Stops the war and pulls back troops and just signs peace*

  • Zombehnation1001

    *1 Czechoslovakia ship*

  • Krazyfart UwU
    Krazyfart UwU Day ago

    Idk but it felt so good to hear you say that Egypt was the first Arab nation to recognize Israel.

  • Nacmack VonStin
    Nacmack VonStin 2 days ago +3

    American ships gets sunk
    German ships make it home

  • Noah Hess
    Noah Hess 2 days ago

    Israel and Egypt were lucky the Americans didn’t go out there and blow them both off the map

  • Hubert
    Hubert 2 days ago

    Oh Israel the most provacative nation.

  • Bag End
    Bag End 3 days ago

    I think I can blame Trump for this...

  • Oi Josuke
    Oi Josuke 3 days ago

    Narrator: says Naples
    Me: Is ThAt A mOtHeR fUcKiNg JoJo ReFrEnCe!?!

  • Trash rxniin
    Trash rxniin 3 days ago

    Imagine the Orgies

  • Siddhant Patil
    Siddhant Patil 4 days ago

    India is always the reason for changes.

  • Why so pretty Jinsoul?
    Why so pretty Jinsoul? 4 days ago +1

    Has no one made a movie about this? Because this looks like a fun watch in the theaters

  • sacarchy
    sacarchy 4 days ago

    If they were cruise ships there would be many couples first in the history who left for honeymoon but came back with 4 or more children.

  • sacarchy
    sacarchy 4 days ago

    Doing parties on the ships between two enemy army. That's the spirit of joy.

  • Roland Owen
    Roland Owen 4 days ago +1

    >stray israeli rocket hit and sunk the stranded american ship
    they cant keep getting away with this

  • Emily Xx
    Emily Xx 4 days ago +2

    Pool parties, movie nights and football games?? That’s like an 8 year luxury cruise!

  • Robert Callaghan
    Robert Callaghan 4 days ago

    Imagine Indonesia closed their canal

  • EmerBlox
    EmerBlox 6 days ago +3

    You didnt include palestine into Israel... You get my full respect!

  • Tristan Shaver
    Tristan Shaver 8 days ago

    This would make a great movie, or a great tv show. Like the show should just be of the guys living on the ships. Maybe comedy style like the office or mash

  • Mic
    Mic 8 days ago

    What a great movie to make!

  • Carthaginian 779
    Carthaginian 779 8 days ago

    fuck israel

  • พิตตินันท์ จันทร์ศรี

    I wanna know the name of the background music.
    If who knows what the name it is,told me.

  • Matty313
    Matty313 9 days ago

    Of course the Swede’s ship held the pool parties lol

  • Kitty Licker IV
    Kitty Licker IV 9 days ago

    What happened to the others?

  • Hannah Ni
    Hannah Ni 9 days ago

    2:57 suez-cide mission

    sorry i'll leave

  • Dwaipayan Dutta
    Dwaipayan Dutta 9 days ago

    How did they survive? What did they eat for 8 long years? What about electricity?

  • The Senate
    The Senate 10 days ago

    Maybe the real trade routes were the friends we made along the way

  • Battleballs
    Battleballs 10 days ago

    Out of all the ships to hit. Israel hit the American one. I'm starting to see a pattern here that I'm not sure I like

  • Horatio Huskisson
    Horatio Huskisson 10 days ago

    Anthony Eden was proved right, Egypt shouldn’t have been trusted with something as important as the Suez Canal

  • Jerry Xu
    Jerry Xu 10 days ago +1

    Imagine your package tracking on Amazon

  • krisselissan
    krisselissan 11 days ago +1

    2:58 didn’t you mean a _Suezide_ mission

  • L0nelyqvrI
    L0nelyqvrI 11 days ago

    Then they forget something important

  • Insanejughead
    Insanejughead 11 days ago

    Fairly certain the american ship would've made it back had it not sank...
    Honestly don't know why the other country's boats were done for... too old, perhaps? Anyone know their history?

    GOLD DAYTONA 12 days ago

    A stray Israeli rocket. Yeah sure, Israel just doin Merica a solid and letting them claim that insurance

  • Ethan Chen
    Ethan Chen 12 days ago

    What’s the music

  • Jacob G.
    Jacob G. 12 days ago +1

    I'm surprised the nations of the ships didn't step in, WWIII would have happened then and ended pretty quickly

  • Tio Caiman
    Tio Caiman 12 days ago

    and eight years later the hippie clothes arrived at the stores but now everybody was using disco clothes

  • 3rdEye
    3rdEye 13 days ago

    Was that really 'traffic' tho?

  • Cypress Hill
    Cypress Hill 13 days ago

    I tried man this music is too fuckin much for talking about a traffic jam

  • Sharmein Alireza
    Sharmein Alireza 13 days ago

    Suez Canal: Opens
    All of newtons laws: bsfuyhgfseduyfcuysduyfeghwiusefhui

  • Mansoor Junaid K
    Mansoor Junaid K 13 days ago

    *This canal could have made the british loot india faster*

  • Kartoffelkamm
    Kartoffelkamm 13 days ago +2

    Ok so, to summarize: America´s involvement in a war or other armed conflict just ends it then and there, and German ships remain fully functional even after not moving at all for 8 years.
    Makes sense to me.

  • Milan Shah
    Milan Shah 14 days ago +1

    Hello, how can this be called Traffic Jam???

  • Al Gireaux
    Al Gireaux 14 days ago

    The lake there are stuck on, "Great Bitter Lake" says *alot* that everyone is in a living Hell.

  • Leon Yun
    Leon Yun 15 days ago

    Now we know it kids, stuck at traffic for long enough and we'll have our own olympics.

  • Wasim Mohammad
    Wasim Mohammad 15 days ago

    That’s why I call

  • Ninjastoned
    Ninjastoned 15 days ago

    8 years of Notice me Egypt Senpai

  • Buzzer
    Buzzer 15 days ago +3

    *Estimated Delivery: 8 years*
    Me: Bruh moment

  • Alexander Hsieh
    Alexander Hsieh 16 days ago +1

    Great Bitter Lake...what a fitting name.

  • claycon
    claycon 16 days ago

    Not an actual traffic jam - but a great story none the less 👍🏼

  • Saba Ahmed
    Saba Ahmed 17 days ago

    People who celebrated 2020 in their car: man you see this traffic jam was for the last ten years long!

  • litesp
    litesp 17 days ago +1

    RealLifeLore spreading lies about the deliberate attack on the USS Liberty by Israel.

    • Mareos42
      Mareos42 17 days ago

      I just today found out about this shit unbelievable they call it a stray missile

  • Brady Wilder
    Brady Wilder 18 days ago +21

    Isreal and Egypt: Literally fighting to the death around the lake
    Ships in the lake with a war going on around them: You guys want to play some football and watch a movie later?

  • clipside
    clipside 19 days ago

    this shows how stupid a war is.. and how people would actually get along and its only our government turning us against each other...

  • cain timms
    cain timms 19 days ago

    Did Israel pay USA reparations?

    • Randumb
      Randumb 18 days ago +1

      cain timms oh they sure did! They pulled off 9/11 for us

  • Ziad Khaled
    Ziad Khaled 19 days ago

    Peace between the 2 countries was definitely the right thing to do

  • Ziad Khaled
    Ziad Khaled 19 days ago

    Damn they could've at least went to a safe place and requested help

  • F. W.
    F. W. 19 days ago +1

    Party every day, I would work there for 6 months