Tom Scott
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Hi, I'm Tom Scott. These are some of the things I've made and done. They'll probably come back to haunt me in a few years' time.
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The Abandoned Hill With Two Members Of Parliament
The Abandoned Hill With Two Members Of Parliament
23 days ago
Old Sarum, in Wiltshire, is a now-desolate hillfort run by English Heritage. But it was once one of the most important sites in southern England: so important that it had two members of Parliament. Then, it became a "rotten borough": and a warning about power. Thanks to English Heritage: more information and how to visit: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/old-sarum/ Research and script assistance from Jess Jewell Drone camera by Jamie Bellinger Edited by Michelle Martin: twitter.com/mrsmmartin Audio mix by Graham Haerther: haerther.net Filmed safely, following all local and national guidance: www.tomscott.com/safe/ SOURCES: Corfield, P. (2000). Power and the professions in Britain 1700-1850. London: Routledge. Dodsworth, W. (1814). An historical description of the cathedral church of Salisbury : including an account of the monuments, chiefly extracted from Gough's "Sepulchral Monuments," and other authentic documents : also, biographical memoirs of the Bishops of Salisbury, from the earliest period by W. Dodsworth, verger of the Cathedral English Heritage's own research page: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/old-sarum/history/research/ www.historyhome.co.uk/c-eight/constitu/parlrep.htm I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why You Can Spot Bad Green Screen
Why You Can Spot Bad Green Screen
28 days ago
Green screen looks terrible sometimes. Here's why. • Get access to CuriosityStream, including Nebula and my original series, for just $2.99/month here: curiositystream.com/tomscott Animated by William Marler: wmad.co.uk Sound mix by Graham Haerther: haerther.net I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
I Asked 64,182 People About “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells”. Here's What I Found Out.
I Asked 64,182 People About “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells”. Here's What I Found Out.
19 days ago
Thanks to Jack from Jacksfilms on piano: usa-video.net/u/jacksfilms • And thanks to everyone who answered! Sources and a data download are in the description. History sources: www.cracked.com/blog/the-secret-true-history-jingle-bells-batman-smells/ www.cbr.com/jingle-bells-batman-smells-secret-origin/ Data spreadsheet link: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bVUdszCBsWn5ez9FPFCioirdyNeZu3ctvNYShExpTQo Audio mix by Graham Haerther: haerther.net I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The World's First Internet Bench
The World's First Internet Bench
Month ago
In the Abbey Gardens of Bury St Edmunds, in a quiet corner of a park, sits the World's First Internet Bench. Well, sort of. It's been nearly twenty years, and it's arguable whether it ever did the job in the first place... Edited by Michelle Martin, twitter.com/mrsmmartin SOURCES: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1475654.stm www.theregister.com/2001/08/10/vandals_and_phreakers_plague_msn/ Archive images courtesy Andrew Parsons / PA Archive / PA Images, used under license. Filmed safely: see www.tomscott.com/safe/ for details I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
How England's Oldest Road Was Nearly Lost Forever
How England's Oldest Road Was Nearly Lost Forever
Month ago
The Icknield Way, in south-east England, is a road and footpath that's been part of the landscape for millennia. But if parts of it hadn't been legally marked down, then those parts would have become private land, gone forever. Who has the right to walk where? The Ramblers' Don't Lose Your Way project: www.ramblers.org.uk/dontloseyourway/ - and the crowdfunding page for the project : www.gofundme.com/f/don039t-lose-your-way "Stories of landowners": John Andrews' "From A Wild Frontier to the Promised Land", which is worth a read: www.craddocks.co.uk/pannageman/suffolkpaths.pdf Filmed safely: see www.tomscott.com/safe/ for details Edited by Michelle Martin: twitter.com/mrsmmartin I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Worst Typo I Ever Made
The Worst Typo I Ever Made
Month ago
When 'undo' won't do. • Sponsored by Dashlane, the password manager. Get a 30-day free trial at www.dashlane.com/tomscott • MORE BASICS: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha Written with Sean Elliott twitter.com/SeanMElliott/ Graphics by William Marler wmad.co.uk Audio mix by Graham Haerther haerther.net/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Ə: The Most Common Vowel in English
Ə: The Most Common Vowel in English
Month ago
"Schwa" is the most common vowel in English. Every English speaker uses it, all the time, but most people have never heard of it. • Written with Molly Ruhl and Gretchen McCulloch. Gretchen's podcast Lingthusiasm is at lingthusiasm.com/ Gretchen's book BECAUSE INTERNET, all about the evolution of internet language, is available: 🇺🇸 US: amzn.to/30tLpjT 🇨🇦 CA: amzn.to/2JsTYWH 🇬🇧 UK: amzn.to/31K8eRD (Those are affiliate links that give a commission to me or Gretchen, depending on country!) Graphics by William Marler: wmad.co.uk Audio mix by Graham Haerther: haerther.net REFERENCES: Trask, R. (1997). A student's dictionary of language and linguistics. London : New York: Arnold ; Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Lacabex, E., & Gallardo-del-Puerto, F. (2018). Explicit phonetic instruction vs. implicit attention to native exposure: phonological awareness of English schwa in CLIL, International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching (published online ahead of print). I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why Some "Remastered" Music Videos Look Awful
Why Some "Remastered" Music Videos Look Awful
Month ago
This isn't "the way they were meant to be seen". • Join CuriosityStream, including access to Nebula and my original series, for only $2.99/month here: curiositystream.com/tomscott When USa-video allowed music labels to "remaster" their original uploads, different videos had very different approaches. Some are in crystal-clear 4K; others are very definitely not. Here's why some of them look terrible. Animation by William Marler: wmad.co.uk Sound mix by Graham Haerther: haerther.net I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Are There Problems That Computers Can't Solve?
Are There Problems That Computers Can't Solve?
2 months ago
All about Hilbert's Decision Problem, Turing's solution, and a machine that vanishes in a puff of logic. MORE BASICS: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha Written with Sean Elliott twitter.com/SeanMElliott/ Graphics by William Marler wmad.co.uk Audio mix by Graham Haerther haerther.net/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Hidden Rules of Conversation
The Hidden Rules of Conversation
2 months ago
Gricean Maxims are a vital part of how we understand each other: a set of... well, maybe "rules" is a bit strong. They're guidelines that we follow without realising it. And it's the reason that "asbestos-free cereal" sounds suspicious. Written with Molly Ruhl and Gretchen McCulloch. Gretchen's podcast Lingthusiasm is at lingthusiasm.com/ Gretchen's book BECAUSE INTERNET, all about the evolution of internet language, is available: 🇺🇸 US: amzn.to/30tLpjT 🇨🇦 CA: amzn.to/2JsTYWH 🇬🇧 UK: amzn.to/31K8eRD (Those are affiliate links that give a commission to me or Gretchen, depending on country!) Graphics by William Marler: wmad.co.uk Audio mix by Graham Haerther: haerther.net REFERENCES: Munroe, R. (2009). "Free". xkcd.com/641/ Grice, H.P. (1975). "Logic and Conversation," Syntax and Semantics, vol.3 edited by P. Cole and J. Morgan, Academic Press. Reprinted as ch.2 of Grice 1989, 22-40. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why This British Crossroads Is So Dangerous
Why This British Crossroads Is So Dangerous
3 months ago
Ipley Cross, in the middle of the New Forest, is one of the most dangerous road junctions in Britain. Why? • Thanks to Bez, whoever you are: their definitive article on this junction is here: singletrackworld.com/2018/01/collision-course-why-this-type-of-road-junction-will-keep-killing-cyclists/ Edited by Michelle Martin twitter.com/mrsmmartin Graphics by Mat Hill mat-hill.com ADDITIONAL SOURCES: www.advertiserandtimes.co.uk/ipley-crossroads-campaign The UK government's Traffic Signs Manual, chapter 6, 15.18.2 I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why You Can't Name A File CON In Windows
Why You Can't Name A File CON In Windows
2 months ago
The short answer is "backwards compatibility". The long answer is... well, it's the rest of this video. MORE BASICS: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha Written with Sean Elliott twitter.com/SeanMElliott/ Graphics by William Marler wmad.co.uk Audio mix by Graham Haerther haerther.net/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Abso-b████y-lutely: Expletive Infixation
Abso-b████y-lutely: Expletive Infixation
2 months ago
There are rules in the English language that you've probably never been taught, but you know anyway: how to split apart words with "infixes". But you've never been taught it because some of those infixes are words you probably shouldn't use in front of your high school English teachers... Written with Molly Ruhl and Gretchen McCulloch. Gretchen's podcast Lingthusiasm is at lingthusiasm.com/ - and there are two bonus episodes, #1 and #13, on the podcast Patreon about exactly this! Gretchen's book BECAUSE INTERNET, all about the evolution of internet language, is available: 🇺🇸 US: amzn.to/30tLpjT 🇨🇦 CA: amzn.to/2JsTYWH 🇬🇧 UK: amzn.to/31K8eRD (Those are affiliate links that give a commission to me or Gretchen, depending on country!) Graphics by William Marler: wmad.co.uk Audio mix by Graham Haerther: haerther.net REFERENCES: IPSOS Mori / Ofcom (2016). Attitudes to potentially offensive language and gestures on TV and radio. www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0023/91625/OfcomQRG-AOC.pdf [PDF] Vittrant, A., Watkins, J., & Matisoff, J. (2018). The mainland southeast Asia linguistic area. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter GmbHMouton. Ringe, D. (2006). From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic. Oxford: OUP Oxford.Ljung, M. (2011). Swearing: A cross-cultural linguistic study. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Ljung, M. (2011). Swearing: A cross-cultural linguistic study. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan. McCawley, J. D., & Zwicky, A. M. (1992). Studies Out in Left Field: Defamatory Essays Presented to James D. McCawley on the Occasion of His 33rd or 34th Birthday. John Benjamins Publishing Co. McMillan, J. (1980). Infixing and Interposing in English. American Speech, 55(3), 163-183 Zwicky, A., & Pullum, G. (1987). Plain Morphology and Expressive Morphology. Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 13, 330. Aronoff, M. (1976). Word formation in generative grammar. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. McCarthy, J. (1982). Prosodic structure and Expletive Infixation. Language, 58(3), 574. McMillan, J. (1980). Infixing and Interposing in English. American Speech, 55(3), 163-183 Zwicky, A., & Pullum, G. (1987). Plain Morphology and Expressive Morphology. Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 13, 330. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
This Video Has 15,070,673 Views
This Video Has 15,070,673 Views
3 months ago
The title of this video should change with the times. But nothing lasts forever: here's the story of how I made it work, why it used to be easier to make that work, and how it all ties in to the White Cliffs of Dover and the end of the universe. Edited by Michelle Martin: twitter.com/mrsmmartin Includes an accelerated section of "Traduction automatique des flux d'information (Yahoo Pipes IV)" by Laurent Moccozet, which is licensed under CC-by: usa-video.net/9m4oxwPw7bY-video.html - the remainder of this video does not fall under that license. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why Dark Video Is A Terrible Blocky Mess
Why Dark Video Is A Terrible Blocky Mess
3 months ago
Dark scenes in television, USa-video, and streaming platforms all look pixelated and blocky. Here's why. Animation by William Marler: wmad.co.uk I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
YouTube's Copyright System Isn't Broken. The World's Is.
YouTube's Copyright System Isn't Broken. The World's Is.
3 months ago
No copyright infringement intended. | Watch Money, my new Nebula Original series, when you join CuriosityStream for only $2.99/month: curiositystream.com/tomscott WRITTEN BY: Tom Scott SCRIPT ASSISTANT: Andrea Marks CAMERA: Jamie Drew CAMERA: Joe Stone AUDIO MIX: Graham Haerther EDITOR: Isla McTear CAPTIONS: Caption+ WITH THANKS TO: 1901 Arts Club The Camera Museum, Soho Evan Edinger The Lexi Cinema, Kensal Green Mandy Celine Oliver Thorn Tim Bunn LEGAL CAMEOS: Leonard French usa-video.net/u/ljfrench009 Devin Stone usa-video.net/u/legaleagle QUASI-LEGAL CAMEO: Jay Foreman usa-video.net/u/jayforeman MINECRAFT SEQUENCE: Joel "Smallishbeans" usa-video.net/u/SmallishBeans MUSIC Epidemic Sound Canon in D solo piano recording courtesy of ProstoRecords and Envato Market Canon in D rock recording courtesy of Kora3000 and Envato Market STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY Images used under license from shutterstock.com PRODUCER Reb Day © Pad 26 Limited MMXX Chapters 0:00 Introduction 1:09 Chapter 1: The Mess We're In 10:08 Chapter 2: No Copyright Infringement Intended 22:18 Chapter 3: Content ID 28:21 Chapter 4: Where Do We Go From Here 39:00 Trailer and Sponsorship 40:07 Credits and Outtakes tomscott.com twitter.com/tomscott instagram.com/tomscottgo
Inside The Billion-Euro Nuclear Reactor That Was Never Switched On
Inside The Billion-Euro Nuclear Reactor That Was Never Switched On
3 months ago
Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant, in Austria, was ready to go: it just needed starting up. But that never happened, and forty years later, it still sits mothballed. Here's why. Thanks to all the EVN team: you can find information on tours (in German) here: www.zwentendorf.com/ - and about EVN here: www.evn.at/EVN-Group/Energie-Zukunft/EVN-Fuhrungsangebot/Zwentendorf.aspx Camera by Matt Gray: usa-video.net/u/mattgrayyes Edited by Michelle Martin: twitter.com/mrsmmartin I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why You Can't Buy Dasani Water in Britain
Why You Can't Buy Dasani Water in Britain
5 months ago
Coca-Cola's brand of bottled water, Dasani, was a flop in the UK after the public realised it was just filtered tap water. But the story's a bit more complicated than it might seem. | Drinking Dasani with Ashens: usa-video.net/c6VhcpwFZJM-video.html Thanks to Sally Le Page on camera! usa-video.net/c/UC9AUeAvdEVJfyS9rd9pvp8g I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Stopping A Laser Beam In Mid-Air
Stopping A Laser Beam In Mid-Air
5 months ago
Lasers travel at the speed of light. You can't stop one in mid-air like Kylo Ren. Except: we just did. Here's how. • Seb's video: usa-video.net/8YONOexk0Ek-video.html • seblee.me/ Lasers by Seb Lee-Delisle, assisted by Abby Shum Camera by Matt Gray usa-video.net/u/mattgrayyes Edited by Michelle Martin twitter.com/mrsmmartin Graphics by William Marler wmad.co.uk I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Country Where All Public Transit Is Free
The Country Where All Public Transit Is Free
4 months ago
From March 1st 2020, Luxembourg will have free public transit throughout the country: you'll be able to travel on buses, trains, trams, and that one funicular railway without a ticket. It sounds like a good idea: but is it? Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Thanks to Leonard French at Lawful Masses for holding the camera out on the Casemates: usa-video.net/c/UChBJtu4BhT8b8t9Qe9R-EZg I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Sentences Computers Can't Understand, But Humans Can
The Sentences Computers Can't Understand, But Humans Can
5 months ago
The Winograd schema is a language test for intelligent computers. So far, they're not doing well. MORE LANGUAGE FILES: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0 Written with Gretchen McCulloch and Molly Ruhl. Gretchen's podcast Lingthusiasm is at lingthusiasm.com/ - and Gretchen's new book, BECAUSE INTERNET, is available: 🇺🇸 US: amzn.to/30tLpjT 🇨🇦 CA: amzn.to/2JsTYWH 🇬🇧 UK: amzn.to/31K8eRD (Those are affiliate links that give a commission to me or Gretchen, depending on country!) REFERENCES: Levesque, H.J., Davis, E., and Morgenstern, L. (2011). The winograd schema challenge. In AAAI Spring Symposium: Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning. Trask, R. (1993). A dictionary of grammatical terms in linguistics. London ; New York: Routledge. (page 233) Winograd, T. (1972). Understanding natural language. Cognitive Psychology, 3(1), 1-191. (page 33) Hunston, S. (2002). Corpora in Applied Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Jurafsky, D., & Martin, J. (2009). Speech and language processing: An introduction to natural language processing, computational linguistics, and speech recognition (2nd ed., Prentice Hall series in artificial intelligence). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall. Gray, M. & Suri, S. (2019) Ghost work. Boston, M.A.: HMH Books. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why The Dutch Headwind Cycling Championships Are Difficult And Amazing
Why The Dutch Headwind Cycling Championships Are Difficult And Amazing
4 months ago
About once a year, on the Oosterscheldekering barrier in the south of the Netherlands, there is NK Tegenwindfietsen: a bicycle race cycling into a headwind. This year it was 120km/h: this is why it's so difficult, and also why it's so brilliant. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why TRUE + TRUE = 2: Data Types
Why TRUE + TRUE = 2: Data Types
5 months ago
INT, BOOLEAN, STRING and FLOAT: these are the things that data is made of. • Sponsored by Dashlane - for free on your first device @ www.dashlane.com/tomscott MORE BASICS: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha Written with Sean Elliott twitter.com/SeanMElliott/ Directed by Tomek Graphics by Mooviemakers www.mooviemakers.co.uk/ Audio mix by Haerther Productions haerther.net/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscott
The Bridge That's In Two Countries At The Same Time
The Bridge That's In Two Countries At The Same Time
5 months ago
Schengen is a small town in Luxembourg, on the borders with France and Germany. But one of those borders is a little more complicated: the Mosel (or Moselle) river is a condominium, it belongs to both countries at the same time. And thus, so the bridges above it. REFERENCES: I'm not 100% happy with the research in this video, because it was put together quickly and, through necessity of language, from English-speaking secondary sources. However, Frank Jacobs in the New York Times on condominiums, talks about the history of the treaties: opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/23/the-worlds-most-exclusive-condominium/ and that's confirmed by a reference in Freshwater Boundaries Revisited: Recent Developments in International River Law by María Querol, which quotes Bernhardt's Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Vol 111, p465. Interestingly, the borders on Google Maps, Bing Maps and OpenStreetMap all take different (and sometimes nonsensical) twists and turns, so I've chosen to illustrate the simplest example. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
How To Grow A Martian Salad On Earth
How To Grow A Martian Salad On Earth
6 months ago
Subscribe to Aspect Science! usa-video.net/c/UCyi06SeKkiwoAzFVmQtDtfg or start with Tom's video on what would happen if a meteoroid hit an Apollo astronaut: usa-video.net/ll8izWe9nqk-video.html "12kg of Martian soil simulant" is a pretty good guest video pitch. This week, Tom from Aspect Science tries to grow a salad in Martian soil.
How Neurosurgeons Navigate Inside The Brain
How Neurosurgeons Navigate Inside The Brain
6 months ago
Go subscribe to Brainbook! usa-video.net/c/UCnbPqck6c4yydPKVK0Faf6w or start with Alex's video on a day in the life of a neurosurgeon on call: usa-video.net/8RXEaAjpt4Q-video.html The brain is a mass of neurons, but some areas are more important than others. How can surgeons navigate inside the brain? How do they know exactly where to operate, and what to do? Alex from Brainbook explains.
Why My Teenage Code Was Terrible: Sorting Algorithms and Big O Notation
Why My Teenage Code Was Terrible: Sorting Algorithms and Big O Notation
7 months ago
When I was a teenager, I wrote some terrible code. Here's why. • Sponsored by Dashlane - for free on your first device @ www.dashlane.com/tomscott MORE BASICS: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha Written with Sean Elliott twitter.com/SeanMElliott/ Directed by Tomek Graphics by Mooviemakers www.mooviemakers.co.uk/ Audio mix by Haerther Productions haerther.net/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscott
Why 2020 Started On December 30th
Why 2020 Started On December 30th
6 months ago
Weird calendar edge-cases and computer bugs. It's an old-school video. • The Fasthosts Techie Test competition is now closed! Learn more about Fasthosts here: www.fasthosts.co.uk/tomscott FURTHER READING: The ISO 8601 Standards for date and time: www.iso.org/iso-8601-date-and-time-format.html The tweet referenced in the video: twitter.com/_ninji/status/549365454322802688 The Guardian article mentioned: www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/dec/29/twitter-2015-date-bug I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why Do We Move Our Hands When We Talk?
Why Do We Move Our Hands When We Talk?
7 months ago
Gestures are a really important part of language. But how do we use them, and why? MORE LANGUAGE FILES: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0 Written with Gretchen McCulloch and Molly Ruhl, with an assist from Lauren Gawne. Gretchen's podcast Lingthusiasm is at lingthusiasm.com/ - and Gretchen's new book, BECAUSE INTERNET, is available: 🇺🇸 US: amzn.to/30tLpjT 🇨🇦 CA: amzn.to/2JsTYWH 🇬🇧 UK: amzn.to/31K8eRD (Those are affiliate links that give a commission to me or Gretchen, depending on country!) REFERENCES: Kendon, A. (2004). Gesture: Visible action as utterance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Bernard, J. A., B Millman, Z., & Mittal, V. A. (2015). Lederer, J. (2019). Gesturing the source domain: The role of co-speech gesture in the metaphorical models of gender transition. Metaphor and the Social World, 9(1), 32-58. Gawne, L. & McCulloch, G. (2019). Emoji as digital gestures. Language@Internet. 17(2). nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0009-7-48882 Kendon, A. (2004). Gesture: Visible action as utterance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Lederer, J. (2019). Gesturing the source domain: The role of co-speech gesture in the metaphorical models of gender transition. Metaphor and the Social World, 9(1), 32-58. McNeill, D. Gesture: a Psycholinguistic Approach. Kendon, A. (2000). Language and gesture: Unity or duality? In D. McNeill (Ed.), Language and gesture: Window into thought and action (pp. 47-63). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Kendon, A. (2004). Gesture: Visible action as utterance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Iverson, J., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (1998). Why people gesture when they speak. Nature, 396(6708), 228-228. McNeill, D. (1985). So you think gestures are nonverbal? Psychological Review, 92(3), 350-371. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why The World's Littlest Skyscraper Was A Massive Scam
Why The World's Littlest Skyscraper Was A Massive Scam
7 months ago
In Wichita Falls, Texas, the Newby-McMahon Building stands 480 inches tall. Not 480 feet: 480 inches. There's a story of a smooth-talking scammer that sounds almost too good to be true. But is it? Thanks to Jan and all the folks at Hello Again: helloagainwf.com - and to everyone at the Wichita Falls Library! Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why Electronic Voting Is Still A Bad Idea
Why Electronic Voting Is Still A Bad Idea
7 months ago
We still shouldn't be using electronic voting. Here's why. • Sponsored by Dashlane - for free on your first device @ www.dashlane.com/tomscott MORE BASICS: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha REFERENCES: Computerphile video: usa-video.net/w3_0x6oaDmI-video.html Stories about voter identification happening outside the law: www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,,-1051,00.html Voting machines left connected to the internet: www.vice.com/en_us/article/3kxzk9/exclusive-critical-us-election-systems-have-been-left-exposed-online-despite-official-denials Hackers getting voting machines to play Doom: www.salon.com/2019/08/14/hackers-can-easily-break-into-voting-machines-used-across-the-u-s-play-doom-nirvana/ "Small, well-funded team backed by a national government": www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/us/politics/russian-hacking-elections.html Scottish election: www.theguardian.com/politics/2007/jun/20/scotland.devolution and news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6627657.stm - with the Excel detail on page 50 of www.openrightsgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/org_election_report.pdf?page=50 Report on e-voting in Estonia: estoniaevoting.org/ Written with Sean Elliott twitter.com/SeanMElliott/ Directed by Tomek Graphics by Mooviemakers www.mooviemakers.co.uk/ Audio mix by Haerther Productions haerther.net/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Can The Words You Read Change Your Behavior?
Can The Words You Read Change Your Behavior?
7 months ago
"Priming" is the idea that the words you read can change the way you act. And yes, there are papers that show an effect: but we also need to talk about the Replication Crisis. MORE LANGUAGE FILES: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0 Written with Gretchen McCulloch and Molly Ruhl. Gretchen can be found at lingthusiasm.com/ And Gretchen's new book, BECAUSE INTERNET, is available: 🇺🇸 US: amzn.to/30tLpjT 🇨🇦 CA: amzn.to/2JsTYWH 🇬🇧 UK: amzn.to/31K8eRD (Those are affiliate links that give a commission to me or Gretchen, depending on country!) REFERENCES: Kay, A. C., Laurin, K., Fitzsimons, G. M., Landau, M. J. (2014). A functional basis for structure-seeking: Exposure to structure promotes willingness to engage in motivated action. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143, 486-491. doi:10.1037/a0034462 Bargh JA, Chartrand TL. Studying the Mind in the Middle: A Practical Guide to Priming and Automaticity Research. In: Reis H, Judd C, editors. Handbook of Research Methods in Social Psychology. New York: Cambridge University Press; 2000. Klein, R. A., Vianello, M., Hasselman, F., Adams, B. G., Adams, R. B., Alper, S., … Nosek, B. A. (2018). Many Labs 2: Investigating Variation in Replicability Across Samples and Settings. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(4), 443-490. doi.org/10.1177/2515245918810225 Zaval, L., Keenan, E., Johnson, E., & Weber, E. (2014). How warm days increase belief in global warming. Nature Climate Change. 4. 10.1038/nclimate2093. Hoedemaker, R., & Gordon, P. (2014). It Takes Time to Prime: Semantic Priming in the Ocular Lexical Decision Task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40(6), 2179-2197. Heyman, T., Van Rensbergen, B., Storms, G., Hutchison, K., & De Deyne, S. (2015). The Influence of Working Memory Load on Semantic Priming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41(3), 911-920. McNeill, D. (1985). So you think gestures are nonverbal? Psychological Review, 92(3), 350-371. Balota, D. A., & Lorch, R. F. (1986). Depth of automatic spreading activation: Mediated priming effects in pronunciation but not in lexical decision. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 12, 336 -345. doi:10.1037/0278-7393.12.3.336 de Groot, A. M. (1984). Primed lexical decision: Combined effects of the proportion of related prime-target pairs and the stimulus- onset asynchrony of prime and target. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology A: Human Experimental Psychology, 36, 253-280. doi: 10.1080/14640748408402158 Forster, K. (1981). Priming and the effects of sentence and lexical contexts on naming time: Evidence for autonomous lexical processing. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology A: Human Experimental Psychology, 33, 465- 495. doi:10.1080/14640748108400804 Hutchison, K. A., Balota, D. A., Cortese, M. J., & Watson, J. M. (2008). Predicting semantic priming at the item level. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (2006), 61, 1036 -1066. doi:10.1080/ 17470210701438111 Keefe, D. E., & Neely, J. H. (1990). Semantic priming in the pronunciation task: The role of prospective prime-generated expectancies. Memory & Cognition, 18, 289 -298. doi:10.3758/BF03213882 McNamara, T. P. (2005). Semantic priming: Perspectives from memory and word recognition. New York, NY: Psychology Press. McNamara, T. P., & Altarriba, J. (1988). Depth of spreading activation revisited: Semantic mediated priming occurs in lexical decisions. Journal of Memory and Language, 27, 545-559. doi:10.1016/0749- 596X(88)90025-3 Neely, J. H. (1977). Semantic priming and retrieval from lexical memory: Roles of inhibitionless spreading activation and limited-capacity attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 106, 226 -254. doi:10.1037/0096-3445.106.3.226 Shelton, J. R., & Martin, R. C. (1992). How semantic is automatic semantic priming? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 18, 1191-1210. doi:10.1037/0278-7393.18.6.1191 Klein, R. A., Vianello, M., Hasselman, F., Adams, B. G., Adams, R. B., Alper, S., … Nosek, B. A. (2018). Many Labs 2: Investigating Variation in Replicability Across Samples and Settings. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(4), 443-490. doi.org/10.1177/2515245918810225 Rosenthal R (1979). "File drawer problem and tolerance for null results". Psychol Bull. 86 (3): 638-41. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Is The World Running Out Of Helium?
Is The World Running Out Of Helium?
7 months ago
At the National Helium Reserve in Amarillo, Texas, the US government once stored 32 billion cubic feet of helium. There have been breathless news articles recently saying the world's running out: but it's still possible to buy party balloons. What's going on? More about the Federal Helium Program: www.blm.gov/programs/energy-and-minerals/helium/federal-helium-program Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why The Elevator Shaft Was Invented Before The Elevator
Why The Elevator Shaft Was Invented Before The Elevator
8 months ago
It sounds ridiculous, but it's true. At the Cooper Union Foundation Building in New York, there's the world's first elevator shaft: constructed four years before the safety elevator was invented. • Thanks to Prof. O'Donnell and all the team at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art: you can find out more about the building here: cooper.edu/about/history/foundation-building Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
I Almost Learned To Fly In The World's Only Wingsuit Tunnel
I Almost Learned To Fly In The World's Only Wingsuit Tunnel
8 months ago
In Stockholm, there's a diagonal wind tunnel, used for one very specific purpose: learning to fly a wingsuit. I tried. I almost managed it. More about FlyLikeBrick: flylikebrick.com/ and the tunnel: indoorwingsuit.com/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
How The Netherlands Simulated The Sea Before Computers: The Waterloopbos
How The Netherlands Simulated The Sea Before Computers: The Waterloopbos
8 months ago
"Build some models" seems obvious: but this is a story of ingenuity, of using natural resources well, and of a country that humans dragged from the sea. More about Waterloopbos: in English: www.holland.com/global/tourism/destinations/provinces/flevoland/deltawerk-at-the-waterloopbos.htm in Dutch: www.natuurmonumenten.nl/natuurgebieden/waterloopbos Thanks to Dr Van Rijn and all the team at Waterloopbos, and to Lennert and Sander who both suggested this! Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
This Video Is Sponsored By ███ VPN
This Video Is Sponsored By ███ VPN
8 months ago
I tried to write a more honest VPN commercial. The sponsor wasn't happy about it. • Get ██ days of ███ VPN free at ██████.com/honest The ASA ruling I referenced: www.asa.org.uk/rulings/tefincom-sa-a19-547668.html I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Giant Art That Keeps Planes Quiet
The Giant Art That Keeps Planes Quiet
8 months ago
Next to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the Buitenschot Land Art Park, a giant set of ridges and furrows cut into the landscape. Yes, it's art: but it also stops some local residents from being exposed to jet noise. More about the park: www.schiphol.nl/en/schiphol-as-a-neighbour/page/landscape-design-plan-to-combat-noise-nuisance/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why Helsinki's Library Robots Aren't Important
Why Helsinki's Library Robots Aren't Important
9 months ago
Oodi, the new Helsinki Library, has robots to help reshelve books. They get a lot of press attention. But they're not the important part of the library: here's why. Thanks to all the team at Oodi: www.oodihelsinki.fi/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) With thanks to librarian-USa-videor Peter Musser for script checking: m.usa-video.net/c/UC37J30wHpQOtc1vzuN6OdDAvideos I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/Tom Scott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Self-Driving Race Car
The Self-Driving Race Car
9 months ago
I got an email asking if I wanted to be driven around the most famous racetrack in Britain by an autonomous racing car. I wasn't going to refuse that offer. More about Roborace: usa-video.net/u/roborace Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Camera by Grant Stevens www.moonshineproductions.co.uk/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Inside The Tunnels That Will Store Nuclear Waste For 100,000 Years
Inside The Tunnels That Will Store Nuclear Waste For 100,000 Years
9 months ago
Onkalo, on the Finnish island of Olkiluoto, is planned to be the first geologic storage facility for high-level nuclear waste: eventually sealed for 100,000 years. I got to see inside. Thanks to all the team from Olkiluoto, TVO and Posiva: you can find out more at www.posiva.fi/en/final_disposal/onkalo Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Audio mix by Haerther Productions haerther.net I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
What Counts As The World's Shortest River?
What Counts As The World's Shortest River?
9 months ago
If you've been a subscriber for a while, you probably know where this one is going. Although you may still be surprised about where I ended up going... Montana's Giant Springs State Park, and Lake Sumiainen in Finland, have very short rivers. Finding the shortest in the world, though: that could be trickier. Sources: www.cntraveler.com/stories/2012-06-18/d-river-lincoln-city-oregon-ken-jennings-maphead and a lot of googling for various folk tales. Also, travelling to Finland. Here's the co-ordinates of the Finnish river: 62.6497 N, 26.0484E Thanks to Wren from Corridor Digital for the LA drone shot! twitter.com/sirwrender I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Toxic Pit With A $3 Admission Fee
The Toxic Pit With A $3 Admission Fee
11 months ago
The Berkeley Pit, in Butte, Montana, was once the richest hill on Earth: the Anaconda Copper Mine. Now: it's not all that rich, and it's not much of a hill. Instead, it's a toxic pit filled with sulfuric acid. Thanks to the Montana Resources team: www.montanaresources.com/ REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING: "10,000 miles of tunnels": mtstandard.com/news/local/new-map-plots-butte-underground/article_f1de51e2-948f-5634-9aa0-87ad730d9cfd.html "35,000 people a year": www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/toxic-montana-pit-tourist-attraction] Protective Water Level, and the details of the underground water that I didn't have time to go into: pitwatch.org/protective-water-level/ The first treated water being removed from the pit: www.mtpr.org/post/treated-water-begins-flowing-out-buttes-berkeley-pit Edited by Tom Fuller I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Only Bit Of Louisiana's Coast That Isn't Sinking
The Only Bit Of Louisiana's Coast That Isn't Sinking
11 months ago
On a coastline that's steadily sinking under the waves, the Wax Lake Delta is rising: which is a wonderful thing for researchers.Historically, every time humans try and mess with the Mississippi, there have been unintended consequences: and even though we can now model it fairly well, there are still surprises. Thanks to Alex Kolker and all the team at LUMCON in Louisiana. Here's more about his research: lumcon.edu/2017/10/20/land-building-in-a-river-delta-can-help-reduce-carbon-dioxide-emissions/ And if your institution subscribes, the paper on carbon storage in the Wax Lake Delta that he worked on is in Nature here: www.nature.com/articles/ngeo3044 Other references and further reading: How humans sank New Orleans: How humans sank New Orleans: www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/02/how-humans-sank-new-orleans/552323/ Retiring place names: www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/02/24/us/jean-lafitte-floodwaters.html Levee wars: www.propublica.org/article/deregulate-federal-levees-section-408-permit-secretive-lobbying-effort Resettling the first American 'climate refugees': www.nytimes.com/2016/05/03/us/resettling-the-first-american-climate-refugees.html CREDITS: Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Audio mix by Graham Haerther haerther.net Land and sea data and images from NOAA and NASA / Landsat, public domain Aerial imagery from Google Earth, used with permission I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Cash and Grab (with Bird Keeper Toby and Inés from Draw Curiosity)
Cash and Grab (with Bird Keeper Toby and Inés from Draw Curiosity)
10 months ago
I'll say this about this week's Game Garage: we definitely had fun. Thanks to Toby: usa-video.net/u/birdkeepertoby and Inés: usa-video.net/u/drawcuriosity ! Edited by Elliot Gough Audio mix by Graham Haerther Directed by Grant Stevens Produced by David Bodycombe and Tom Scott A Pad 26 / Labyrinth Games production I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Language Sounds That Could Exist, But Don't
The Language Sounds That Could Exist, But Don't
11 months ago
The International Phonetic Alphabet: one sound for each symbol, and one symbol for each sound. Except for the sounds we can't make. Pull down the description for the references! MORE LANGUAGE FILES: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0 Written with Gretchen McCulloch and Molly Ruhl. Gretchen's new book, BECAUSE INTERNET, is available now: 🇺🇸 US: amzn.to/30tLpjT 🇨🇦 CA: amzn.to/2JsTYWH 🇬🇧 UK: amzn.to/31K8eRD (Those are affiliate links that give a commission to me or Gretchen, depending on country!) Gretchen can be found at lingthusiasm.com/ REFERENCES: Harbeck, J. (2009). Presented at the 30th annual Editors’ Association of Canada conference, Toronto, June 6, 2009. Algeo, J., & Pyles, T. (2004). The origins and development of the English language (5th ed.). Boston, Mass.: Thomson/Wadsworth. Nicolaidis, Katerina (2005). "Approval of new IPA sound: the labiodental flap". Journal of the International Phonetic Association. 35 (2): 261. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Checkpoint (with Ashens and the Polybius Heist crew)
Checkpoint (with Ashens and the Polybius Heist crew)
10 months ago
This game turned out a lot more stressful than we thought it would. Thanks to ASHENS and the POLYBIUS HEIST crew, you can watch their first movie here: usa-video.net/3Tf2As_AQ6s-video.html and Ashens' channel here: usa-video.net/u/ashens Edited by Elliot Gough Audio mix by Graham Haerther Directed by Grant Stevens Produced by David Bodycombe and Tom Scott A Pad 26 / Labyrinth Games production I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
I'm Not A Robot ✅
I'm Not A Robot ✅
11 months ago
What those boxes are for, and why you might not have to click them soon. • Sponsored by Dashlane -try 30 days for free at: www.dashlane.com/tomscott MORE BASICS: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha Written with Sean Elliott twitter.com/SeanMElliott/ Directed by Tomek Graphics by Mooviemakers www.mooviemakers.co.uk/ Audio mix by Haerther Productions haerther.net/ Thanks to Dashlane for sponsoring the video! If you're techie enough to watch this video, you should be using a password manager. Get a 30-day free trial at dashlane.com/tomscott I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Personal Best (with dodie, Sammy Paul, Daniel J Layton and Reb Day)
Personal Best (with dodie, Sammy Paul, Daniel J Layton and Reb Day)
10 months ago
We're back! New games, same garage. Thanks to the crew from SOME LOVELY BOARD GAMES: usa-video.net/EfeCp3-_U8M-video.html Dodie: usa-video.net/u/doddleoddle Sammy Paul: usa-video.net/c/UC78zXJFimlWORdNrBS5pqGw Daniel J Layton: usa-video.net/u/danieljlayton Reb Day: usa-video.net/c/UCi7nf3Wb5HzFgfkKLgTqzpw Edited by Elliot Gough Audio mix by Graham Haerther Directed by Grant Stevens Produced by David Bodycombe and Tom Scott A Pad 26 / Labyrinth Games production I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Flying A Plane With Fireworks On The Wings
Flying A Plane With Fireworks On The Wings
11 months ago
Aerosparx are a British aerobatics team that perform displays with fireworks attached to their wings. This is how they do it. More about Aerosparx: www.aerosparx.com/ Camera by Grant Stevens www.moonshineproductions.co.uk/ Ground display camera by Adam Landau Edited by Michelle Martin @mrsmmartin Audio mix by Graham Haerther haerther.net I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Two Generals’ Problem
The Two Generals’ Problem
11 months ago
Time to tell a story about idempotency, computer science, and the Night of the Multiple Orders. • Sponsored by Dashlane -try 30 days for free at: www.dashlane.com/tomscott MORE BASICS: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha Written with Sean Elliott twitter.com/SeanMElliott/ Directed by Tomek Graphics by Mooviemakers www.mooviemakers.co.uk/ Audio mix by Haerther Productions haerther.net/ Thanks to Dashlane for sponsoring the video! If you're techie enough to watch this video, you should be using a password manager. Get a 30-day free trial at dashlane.com/tomscott I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why “No Problem” Can Seem Rude: Phatic Expressions
Why “No Problem” Can Seem Rude: Phatic Expressions
11 months ago
"Hello!" "Thank you!" "You're welcome!" These are all phatic expressions, and people can argue about them. Pull down the description for the references! MORE LANGUAGE FILES: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0 Written with Gretchen McCulloch and Molly Ruhl. Gretchen's new book, BECAUSE INTERNET, is available now: 🇺🇸 US: amzn.to/30tLpjT 🇨🇦 CA: amzn.to/2JsTYWH 🇬🇧 UK: amzn.to/31K8eRD (Those are affiliate links that give a commission to me or Gretchen, depending on country!) Gretchen can be found at lingthusiasm.com/ REFERENCES: Brown, P. and Levinson, S. 1987. Politeness: Some Universals in Language Usage. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press. Goffman, Erving (1967): On Face-Work. An Analysis of Ritual Elements in Social Interaction. In: Ders.: Interaction Ritual. New York: Doubleday. 5-45. Dinkin, A. (2018). It's no problem to be polite: Apparent-time change in responses to thanks. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 22(2), 190-215. Bucholtz, M. & Hall, K. (2005) Identity and interaction: A sociocultural linguistic approach. Discourse Studies. vol. 7 (4-2): 585-614. Yngve, Victor. "On getting a word in edgewise," page 568. Papers from the Sixth Regional Meeting [of the] Chicago Linguistic Society, 1970. Sacks, H., Schegloff, E. A., & Jefferson, G. (1974). "A simplest systematics for the organization of turn-taking for conversation." Language, 50, 696-735. Tannen, D. (2012). Turn-Taking and Intercultural Discourse and Communication. In Bratt Paulston, C., Kiesling, S. F., & Rangel E. S., Japan/Anglo-American Cross-Cultural Communication (pp 135-157). Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics: The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Fetch-Execute Cycle: What's Your Computer Actually Doing?
The Fetch-Execute Cycle: What's Your Computer Actually Doing?
11 months ago
The fetch-execute cycle is the basis of everything your computer or phone does. This is literally The Basics. • Sponsored by Dashlane -try 30 days for free at: www.dashlane.com/tomscott Thanks to Dashlane for sponsoring the video! If you're techie enough to watch this video, you should be using a password manager. Get a 30-day free trial at dashlane.com/tomscott MORE BASICS: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha MINOR CORRECTIONS: In the graphics, "programme" should be "program". I say "Mac instead of PC"; that should be "a phone instead of a PC". And most importantly, I say "every sixth cycle": that should be "every ninth". Fortunately, none of these materially affect the content of the video! Written with Sean Elliott twitter.com/SeanMElliott/ Directed by Tomek Graphics by Mooviemakers www.mooviemakers.co.uk/ Audio mix by Haerther Productions haerther.net/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
How To Stop A Colossal Bridge Corroding
How To Stop A Colossal Bridge Corroding
11 months ago
A decade ago, engineers found the Humber Bridge had the same problem as many of the world's suspension bridges: unexpectedly fast corrosion. Here's how they fixed it, and how they're checking that it's staying fixed. Thanks to all the team at the Humber Bridge board, at Cleveland Bridge, and Visit Hull and East Yorkshire, all of whom spent a lot of time and effort getting me up to the towers! Aerial and ground camera by Octovision Media octovisionmedia.co.uk Edited by Michelle Martin @mrsmmartin I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
why typing like this is sometimes okay.
why typing like this is sometimes okay.
Year ago
Language changes over time, and that's fine. Time for a dose of descriptivism, as the Language Files return. Pull down the description for the references! MORE LANGUAGE FILES: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0 Written with Gretchen McCulloch and Molly Ruhl. Gretchen's new book, BECAUSE INTERNET, is available soon: 🇺🇸 US: amzn.to/30tLpjT 🇨🇦 CA: amzn.to/2JsTYWH 🇬🇧 UK: amzn.to/31K8eRD (Those are affiliate links that give a commission to me or Gretchen, depending on country!) Gretchen can be found at lingthusiasm.com/ REFERENCES: Labov, W. (1972) Some principles of linguistics methodology. Language and Society 1(1): 97-120. Bucholtz, M. & Hall, K. (2005) Identity and interaction: A sociocultural linguistic approach. Discourse Studies. vol. 7 (4-2): 585-614. Biber, D. & Finegan, E. (1994). Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Register. New York ; Oxford: Oxford University Press. Soffer, O. (2012). Liquid language? on the personalization of discourse in the digital era. New Media & Society, 14(7), 1092-1110. Bourlai, E., & Herring, S. C. (2014). Multimodal communication on tumblr: I have so many feels! Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Conference on Web Science - WebSci '14. doi:10.1145/2615569.2615697 Lawson, A., Ferrer, L., Wang, W., & Murray, J. (2015). Detection of demographics and identity in spontaneous speech and writing. In A. K. Baughman, J. Gao, J. Pan, & V. A. Petrushin (Eds.), Multimedia Data Mining and Analytics (Vol. 3, pp. 205-225). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-14998-1_9 Mckee, H. (2002). “YOUR VIEWS SHOWED TRUE IGNORANCE!!!”: (Mis)Communication in an online interracial discussion forum. Computers and Composition, 19(4), 411-434. Danet, B. (2013). Flaming and linguistic impoliteness on a listserv. In S. C. Herring, D. Stein, & T. Virtanen (Eds.), Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communication (Vol. 9, Handbook of Pragmatics, pp. 639-664). Walter de Gruyter McCulloch, G. (2019). Because internet. New York: Riverhead Books. Milne, A. A. & Shepard, E. (1926). Winnie-the-Pooh. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. Urabnik, C. L. (2013). Adjacent character repetition: Orthographic Pragmatics in Computer-Mediated Discourse. (Master’s Thesis) San Francisco State University. Gunrajm D.N., Drumm-Hewitt, A.M., Dashow, E.M., Upadhyay, S.S.N., Klin, C.M. (2015). Texting insincerely: The role of the period in text messaging. Computers in Human Behavior 55(B). (pp 1067-1075). doi:10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.003 Gonzalez-Lloret, M. (2011). Conversation analysis of computer-mediated communication. CALICO Journal, 28(2), 308-325. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
How To Build An App: Everything You Didn't Know You Needed To Know
How To Build An App: Everything You Didn't Know You Needed To Know
Year ago
Watch all 15 episodes right now: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGJu6skU4TBYrIWxggkZBrF5 • This educational series is sponsored by Google This isn't going to be a click-a-button and follow-along series that gives you the same result as everything else. We're not even going to talk about code. This is everything you didn't know you needed to know about building an app. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Giant Underground Tunnels Protecting Tokyo From Floods
The Giant Underground Tunnels Protecting Tokyo From Floods
Year ago
If you believe the hype, then the Metropolitan Area Underground Discharge Channel stops Tokyo flooding. It doesn't. But it is one colossal part of a huge network of flood defences that protect a city that would otherwise be... well, very wet. MORE ABOUT THE DISCHARGE CHANNEL: The Discharge Channel's site (in Japanese): www.ktr.mlit.go.jp/edogawa/gaikaku/ Advice for English-speaking visitors: matcha-jp.com/en/4002 REFERENCES: "Below sea level" and "aging levees": www.kensetsu.metro.tokyo.jp/content/000028631.pdf [PDF, parts translated in www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/climate/tokyo-floods.html ] "All that protects the two and a half million people": mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180823/p2a/00m/0na/007000c Discharge channel stats: www.japanriver.or.jp/EnglishDocument/DB/file/004%20Kanto%2079(T.O-12).pdf [PDF] THANKS TO: Local fixer: Yamada Masato Post translator: Dominic Jacobs Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why You Can't Trust Me
Why You Can't Trust Me
Year ago
I went to a place called Coober Pedy to tell a story about water. • Sponsored by Audible: Go to audible.com/trustme or text ‘trustme’ to 500 500 to get started today. CORRECTIONS: www.tomscott.com/corrections/ Thanks to everyone in Coober Pedy; I had a wonderful time there. I'm sorry this isn't the video you all hoped for! Sources for this video: Smerdon, B.; Ransley, T.; Radke, B.; Kellett, J. (2012) Water resource assessment for the Great Artesian Basin. A report to the Australian Government from the CSIRO Great Artesian Basin Water Resource Assessment. Australia: CSIRO. doi.org/10.4225/08/584c45a39e1b5 Martin, P. (2019). Opal capital Coober Pedy 'on knife-edge' as desert town faces water problem. Retrieved from www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-06/coober-pedy-water-supply-concerns-opal-capital/10867894 Coober Pedy weather: www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/201901/html/IDCJDW5012.201901.shtml Great Artesian Basin boundaries: Great Artesian Basin boundary: data.gov.au/data/dataset/241d11ac-649d-46a5-8cae-3dddb53a8010 Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International, creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, (c) Commonwealth of Australia (Bioregional Assessment Programme www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au), (c) Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) 2013 I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The World's First Solar Powered Train
The World's First Solar Powered Train
Year ago
The Byron Bay Railroad Company runs the world's first 100% solar-powered train. It wouldn't work everywhere - but in the bright sunshine of Australia, it might just be the right tool for the job. More about the railroad: byronbaytrain.com.au/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Mr Olds’ Remarkable Elevator
Mr Olds’ Remarkable Elevator
Year ago
Olds Engineering, a traditional workshop and foundry, sits in Maryborough, Australia. It's not the sort of place you'd expect to find a new industrial invention in the 21st century: and yet the Olds Elevator, patented by Peter Olds, is just that. More about Olds Engineering: www.olds.com.au/ and the Olds Elevator: www.oldselevator.com/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The One-Lane Bridge Shared By Cars And Trains
The One-Lane Bridge Shared By Cars And Trains
Year ago
Near Hindon, on the South Island of New Zealand, there's one of only two remaining one-lane road-rail bridges in the country. No barriers, no lights, no sirens: if you're driving across this, you need to make sure to listen out for the train horn. Thanks to all the Dunedin Railways team! You can find out more about them here: www.dunedinrailways.co.nz/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
What Counts As The Steepest Street In The World?
What Counts As The Steepest Street In The World?
Year ago
Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand, has the Guinness World Record for "steepest paved road over a continuous distance of more than ten metres". Which is enough to bring in quite a few tourists. What's the history? And what counts as "steepest street"? Thanks to Mayor Dave Cull and to Gary Blackman. You can see some of Gary Blackman's photography in Te Papa's collection: collections.tepapa.govt.nz/agent/222 And an interview with him: www.odt.co.nz/entertainment/arts/blackman-still-finding-out-what-camera-will-take UPDATE, JULY 2019: The Welsh street took the record: www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-48992331 UPDATE, APRIL 2020: The New Zealand street appealed and took the record back: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-52215151 CITATION: von Worley, S. (2010). More Steeps Of San Francisco - A New Steepest Street Is Born. Retrieved from www.datapointed.net/2010/02/more-steeps-of-san-francisco/ The Guinness World Record data is here: www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/62907-steepest-street-road And the Welsh street is referenced here: www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/10/bricks-dont-usually-roll-welsh-town-harlech-worlds-steepest-street Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Testing A Zip Line That Goes Round Corners
Testing A Zip Line That Goes Round Corners
Year ago
If you invent a new theme park or amusement ride, how do you test it to make sure it's safe? There's no Federal Bureau of Zip Lines. I visited one of the companies that does just that sort of testing - and, now, inventing. More about Holmes Solutions: holmessolutions.com/ And their adventure recreation division: holmessolutions.com/case-study/adventure-recreation Information on foreseeable misuse: Health and Safety Executive. (2017). Fairgrounds and amusementparks: Guidance on safe practice. London: HSE Books. www.hse.gov.uk/pUbns/priced/hsg175.pdf [PDF] Information on US regulation of theme parks: Hollandsworth, S. (2018). Schlitterbahn’s Tragic Slide. Texas Monthly. Retrieved from www.texasmonthly.com/news/jeff-henry-verruckt-schlitterbahns-tragic-slide/ - this is an interesting and somewhat harrowing article on the now-demolished world's largest waterslide. Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Audio mix by Graham Haerther (haerther.net) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Circle Visible From Space
The Circle Visible From Space
Year ago
Mount Taranaki, on the North Island of New Zealand, is a large-scale circle that's visible from space: a stratovolcano with six miles of forest around it. But that didn't happen naturally. Oh, and there's a good chance that, in the next fifty years or so, it might explode. GOOD VIDEOS ON NATURAL PERSONHOOD: Law professor Jacinta Ruru at TEDx Christchurch, for a formal talk: usa-video.net/3zAPwaOYjQU-video.html Leonie Hayden at The Spinoff, for a more vlog-style approach: usa-video.net/UbS-bOUgotU-video.html SOURCES: Taranaki Civil Defence and Emergency Management cdemtaranaki.govt.nz/taranaki-hazards/natural-hazards/volcanic/ McWethy, D., Wilmshurst, J., Whitlock, C., Wood, J., & McGlone, M. (2014). A High-Resolution Chronology of Rapid Forest Transitions following Polynesian Arrival in New Zealand. Plos ONE, 9(11), e111328. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0111328 Perry, G., Wilmshurst, J., & McGlone, M. (2014). Ecology and long-term history of fire in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal Of Ecology, 38(2), 157-176. ME: I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The First 3D Color X-Rays
The First 3D Color X-Rays
Year ago
At the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand, the team at Mars Bioimaging are using detector equipment originally developed for the Large Hadron Collider, and putting it to a very different use: medical imaging that allows 3D, false-color images inside the human body. Thanks to the Mars Bioimaging team: www.marsbioimaging.com/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Audio mix by Graham Haerther haerther.net/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Brain-Eating Amoebas of Kerosene Creek
The Brain-Eating Amoebas of Kerosene Creek
Year ago
Kerosene Creek is a natural hot spring near Rotorua, on the North Island of New Zealand. And there have been official warnings for years: don't put your head under water. It turns out that "brain-eating amoebas", naegleria fowleri, are a real, if rare, thing. Thank you to Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles! Here are some of the references used for this video: Bonifield, J. (2019). Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot. Retrieved from edition.cnn.com/2018/12/07/health/seattle-brain-amoeba-neti-pot-bn/index.html Hermelingmeier, K., Weber, R., Hellmich, M., Heubach, C., & Mösges, R. (2012). Nasal Irrigation as an Adjunctive Treatment in Allergic Rhinitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. American Journal Of Rhinology & Allergy, 26(5), e119-e125. doi: 10.2500/ajra.2012.26.3787 Piper, K., Foster, H., Susanto, D., Maree, C., Thornton, S., & Cobbs, C. (2018). Fatal Balamuthia mandrillaris brain infection associated with improper nasal lavage. International Journal Of Infectious Diseases, 77, 18-22. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2018.09.013 Yoder, J., Straif-Bourgeois, S., Roy, S., Moore, T., Visvesvara, G., & Ratard, R. et al. (2012). Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis Deaths Associated With Sinus Irrigation Using Contaminated Tap Water. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 55(9), e79-e85. doi: 10.1093/cid/cis626 Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Hundred-Tonne Robots That Help Keep New Zealand Running
The Hundred-Tonne Robots That Help Keep New Zealand Running
Year ago
The Ports of Auckland are automating their straddle carriers, which might not seem like much: until you phrase it as "hundred-tonne autonomous robots guided by nanosecond-precision tracking". More about the Ports of Auckland: www.poal.co.nz/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Sculpture That Looks Like A Real-Life Cartoon
The Sculpture That Looks Like A Real-Life Cartoon
Year ago
Gibbs Farm, in New Zealand, is an enormous private sculpture collection. Its most famous piece is Horizons, by Neil Dawson - and it looks like a cartoon tissue somehow painted onto the landscape. To see it in person, though, will take a bit of effort. Gibbs Farm: www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Where Two Oceans Meet, Debunked
Where Two Oceans Meet, Debunked
Year ago
Cape Reinga, at the very northern tip of New Zealand, is known for being where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean, where two oceans collide. The truth, though, is a little more complicated than that. Thanks to Dr Simon Clark for helping proofread my script: usa-video.net/u/SimonOxfPhys - any errors are mine, not his! Current visualisation from earth.nullschool.net , used with permission I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
I Drove My Childhood Favorite Racing Game In Real Life
I Drove My Childhood Favorite Racing Game In Real Life
Year ago
When I was a kid, I played the demo version of Need for Speed II a lot. Just the demo: it came free on a CD with a monthly computer magazine. Every detail of that one demo track was stored in my head, long-dormant... until I ended up in Vancouver, and memories started surfacing in very odd ways. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Artificial Gravity Lab
The Artificial Gravity Lab
Year ago
In the Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory at Brandeis University, there's the Artificial Gravity Facility: otherwise known as the rotating room. No-one's invented futuristic gravity plating yet, but if you want to test how humans would cope with artificial gravity, this is the best way. More about the Artificial Gravity Facility: www.brandeis.edu/graybiel/facilities/srr.html More about the Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory: www.brandeis.edu/graybiel/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Audio mix by Graham Haerther haerther.net Animation by Mooviemakers www.mooviemakers.co.uk I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Blindfold Balancing in the Spinning Space Chair
Blindfold Balancing in the Spinning Space Chair
Year ago
The Multi-Axes Rotation and Tilt Device (MART) is used for spatial orientation experiments: it's a chair balanced on a metaphorical knife-edge, powered by precise and fast motors. And my job was to not fall over. More about the Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory: www.brandeis.edu/graybiel/ More about the MART: www.brandeis.edu/graybiel/facilities/mart.html More about Vivek's research: sites.google.com/view/vivekanandpandeyvimal 3D printed movement sculptures by Sacha Panic, Ian Roy, Alberto Pierobon and Vivekanand Pandey Vimal Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Audio mix by Graham Haerther haerther.net Thanks to Jordan Harrod for the title! I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Library of Rare Colors
The Library of Rare Colors
Year ago
The Forbes Pigment Collection at the Harvard Art Museums is a collection of pigments, binders, and other art materials for researchers to use as standards: so they can tell originals from restorations from forgeries. It's not open to the public, because it's a working research library -- and because some of the pigments in there are rare, historic, or really shouldn't be handled by anyone untrained. More about the Forbes Pigment Collection: www.harvardartmuseums.org/article/a-short-history-of-a-pigment-collection-and-art-conservation-in-the-united-states The Harvard Art Museums: www.harvardartmuseums.org/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Audio mix by Graham Haerther haerther.net/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Keep It or Dump It (with Matthew, who is lovely but not internet famous)
Keep It or Dump It (with Matthew, who is lovely but not internet famous)
Year ago
The final episode in this run of the Game Garage gives us a Proper Quiz: complete with all-or-nothing questions and a prize of FIVE THOUSAND PENCE. That's pence. It's £50. We didn't have that big a budget. Edited by Elliot Gough Audio mix by Graham Haerther Directed by Grant Stevens Produced by David Bodycombe and Tom Scott A Pad 26 / Labyrinth Games production I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo Photo credits: Element photos are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution unported 3.0, from images-of-elements.com/ - for each individual credit, images-of-elements.com/[name of element].php Celebrity photos licensed under Creative Commons Attribution licenses. See URL for full license: John Cusack by Cliff commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cusack09.jpg Drew Carey by Mercy for Animals MFA commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Drew_Carey_2014.jpg Kim Cattrall by Canadian Film Centre www.flickr.com/photos/cfccreates/6852106279/ Oprah Winfrey by Greg Hernandez commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oprah_Winfrey_at_2011_TCA_2.jpg Rachel McAdams by Andrew Biskinsky commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rachel_McAdams,_TIFF_2012_(bright_crop).jpg Hugh Grant by Julien Rath commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hugh_Grant_%2711.jpg Kylie Minogue by Raph_PH commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kylie_Minogue_at_The_Queen%27s_Birthday_Party_(cropped_3).jpg Damian Lewis by Jaguar MENA commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Damian_Lewis_at_the_London_Reveal_of_the_New_Jaguar_XE.jpg
The Last Play-For-Cash Fascination Parlor
The Last Play-For-Cash Fascination Parlor
Year ago
On Nantasket Beach in the seaside town of Hull, Massachusetts, sits the last play-for-cash Fascination Parlor in the world. It's a century-old arcade game, made of relays that click and buzz. There are a few other parlors left in the world: but this is the only one where you're playing for actual money. More about the Paragon Boardwalk: www.paragonboardwalk.com/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Above Average (with too many people to fit in this title)
Above Average (with too many people to fit in this title)
Year ago
Today in the Game Garage, it's not about what you know: it's about what you can do. Pull down the description for the full cast and links to everyone's channels! IN THE STUDIO Cambria Bailey-Jones - twitter.com/cambriabailey Guy Larsen - guylarsen.com Taha Khan - usa-video.net/u/khanstopme ON THE PANEL Barry Lewis - usa-video.net/c/UCAzyupPG4vdo8jd9nJ13LAw Colin Furze - usa-video.net/u/colinfurze Em Ford - usa-video.net/u/mypaleskinblog Hannah Witton - usa-video.net/u/hannahwitton Lucy Bella Earl - usa-video.net/c/UCz4tgANd4yy8Oe0iXCdSWfA Saf - usa-video.net/u/SuperSafTV Steven Bridges - usa-video.net/c/UCqK0ukwGsTDh7sHih1OmLJA And here's the stop-motion video that Cambria, Guy and Taha were working on! usa-video.net/hjr4wfnVmpE-video.html Edited by Elliot Gough and Michelle Martin Audio mix by Graham Haerther Directed by Grant Stevens Produced by David Bodycombe and Tom Scott A Pad 26 / Labyrinth Games production I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Broken Building That Must Not Be Destroyed
The Broken Building That Must Not Be Destroyed
Year ago
St Peter's Seminary sits in woodland about an hour west of Glasgow, near a village called Cardross. If you like Brutalist architecture, then it's a beautiful ruin: if not, then perhaps your view isn't so kind. It's a historic, religious building: but it's also a money sink that can't be demolished. My thanks to Ronnie Convery at the Archdiocese of Glasgow! Edited by Michelle Martin, @mrsmmartin I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Weight For It (with Evan Edinger and Luke Cutforth)
Weight For It (with Evan Edinger and Luke Cutforth)
Year ago
Welcome to the Game Garage! A series of three new, experimental quizzes and games. Thanks today to Evan Edinger - usa-video.net/u/naveregnide - and Luke Cutforth - usa-video.net/u/lukecutforth - for being the guinea pigs for Game 1: Weight For It. Sure, we could have spent a fortune on a massive studio, huge props and a giant seesaw: or we could get a garage, some GoPros, and some boxes of sand. Edited by Elliot Gough Audio mix by Graham Haerther Directed by Grant Stevens Produced by David Bodycombe and Tom Scott A Pad 26 / Labyrinth Games production I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
A Questionable Experiment in Motion Sickness
A Questionable Experiment in Motion Sickness
Year ago
Go see William Osman's video about building the car! - usa-video.net/7ZK_fnS62Lk-video.html and thanks to Michael Reeves for being a guinea pig: usa-video.net/c/UCtHaxi4GTYDpJgMSGy7AeSw We built a car that you drive with real-life video game lag, and used it for an ill-advised, mostly-unscientific experiment about motion sickness. In case it wasn't obvious: we did this in a private area away from public roads and other traffic, and I insisted on more safety checks than William and Michael would normally have. Don't try this unless you're doing the same! Edited by Elliot Gough Audio mix by Graham Haerther REFERENCES: Treisman, M. (1977). Motion sickness: an evolutionary hypothesis. Science, 197(4302), 493-495. doi: 10.1126/science.301659 Spinks, R. (2018). We still don’t understand motion sickness, but it’s likely to get worse in the digital age. Retrieved from qz.com/quartzy/1379653/we-still-dont-understand-motion-sickness-but-its-likely-to-get-worse-in-the-digital-age/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why Denmark Is .23 Seconds Behind The World
Why Denmark Is .23 Seconds Behind The World
Year ago
Measuring time is a complicated thing. Computers, banks, and stock markets in Denmark all use UTC, the international standard: but according to the law, they shouldn't. Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Thanks to Thor Nielsen for the suggestion! I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
How Auto-Tune Works
How Auto-Tune Works
Year ago
Featuring the Gregory Brothers! Go subscribe to them: usa-video.net/u/schmoyoho Pitch correction: it can make terrible singers sound decent, brilliant singer sound mediocre, or Cher sound like a robot. But how does it work? And is it possible to explain that without actually trying to understand Fourier transforms? I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Slowing Down A Stock Exchange With 38 Miles Of Cable
Slowing Down A Stock Exchange With 38 Miles Of Cable
Year ago
High-frequency traders have a few tactics on stock exchanges: but simply put, they gather price information faster than anyone else, sometimes even faster than the markets themselves, and use that to make a tiny profit many, many, many times. There are all sorts of solutions: but it turns out there's a simpler one that involves physics. Thanks to Ronan and all the team at IEX - you can find out more about them here: iextrading.com/ or on Twitter at twitter.com/IEX I fact-checked Ronan's claim about the SEC white paper because it seemed a bit too good to be true, but he's right: see Hu, E. (2018). Intentional Access Delays, Market Quality, and Price Discovery: Evidence from IEX Becoming an Exchange. SSRN Electronic Journal. www.sec.gov/files/07feb18_hu_iex_becoming_an_exchange.pdf [PDF] Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
I Got To See And Hold My Brain
I Got To See And Hold My Brain
Year ago
Subscribe to Neuro Transmissions! usa-video.net/u/neurotransmissions or start with their video on how to train a cat to high-five: usa-video.net/VfsVw0ndFAQ-video.html We're all used to seeing MRI scans of brains. But how do they work? Can you really "see" brain activity, or read someone's mind? Alie and Micah from Neuro Transmissions went to get scanned -- and ended up having some fun with 3D printing, too.
This Is Your Brain On Stale Air
This Is Your Brain On Stale Air
Year ago
Subscribe to Kurtis Baute! usa-video.net/c/UCTRM8LE1g6UXrVZKwgw5oEA or start with his one-take video on the history of the universe: usa-video.net/ObngtuPFI8A-video.html Inside his homemade, hermetically-sealed, airtight biodome, Kurtis Baute is already out of breath and surrounded by more carbon dioxide than he should be. And that's going to affect a lot of things -- including how smart he is. SOURCES: CO2 and Cognitive Function Scores: ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/pdf/10.1289/ehp.1510037 Indoor Air Quality and Academic Performance: www.gwern.net/docs/co2/2015-stafford.pdf
How Knot To Hang A Painting
How Knot To Hang A Painting
Year ago
Subscribe to Up and Atom! usa-video.net/c/UCSIvk78tK2TiviLQn4fSHaw or start with Jade's video on quantum tunnelling: usa-video.net/WPZLRtyvEqo-video.html You've got a painting and two nails. Can you use both nails to hang the painting so that if either nail is removed, the painting falls? That's the puzzle: in this week's guest video, Jade's going to solve it with maths.
The Fishermen That Hold Their Breath For 10 Minutes
The Fishermen That Hold Their Breath For 10 Minutes
Year ago
Go subscribe to Medlife Crisis! usa-video.net/c/UCgRBRE1DUP2w7HTH9j_L4OQ or start with Rohin's video on why you shouldn't test for everything: usa-video.net/7kQk9-KLPfU-video.html The Bajau people of Borneo can hold their breath longer than almost anyone else on the planet. How? Why? And how can the rest of us learn to hold our breath for longer? Rohin from Medlife Crisis explains.
Why NASA Spun Astronauts Around, But Doesn't Any More
Why NASA Spun Astronauts Around, But Doesn't Any More
Year ago
The Multi Axis Trainer, or MAT, is an icon of space exploration and astronaut training. But other than spinning round kids at Space Camp: what's it actually used for? Thanks to Moriah and all the team at Space Camp! You can find out more about their programs for kids and for adults at www.spacecamp.com/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Canyon That Humans Made By Accident
The Canyon That Humans Made By Accident
Year ago
The tourist guides promote it as Georgia's Little Grand Canyon: but this is a scar on the Earth, caused by humans either not understanding or not caring about geology. Is it natural? Or man-made? Or both? I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Stealing Our Friend's Brain Backup PRANK (GONE WRONG!!!) 🤯🤯🤯
Stealing Our Friend's Brain Backup PRANK (GONE WRONG!!!) 🤯🤯🤯
Year ago
WASSUP KINGDOM, it is time to GET JACK BACK for last week. Callum has Jack's backup and it's time for some FUN. Download link: share.dl/iijAKAJnn - if you play with him TAG US ⏩ is a series of USa-video videos from a future. [Content warnings for this video: frequent strong but censored language; mild nudity; lizards; hypoxia. While there's nothing too graphic on screen, this does contain depictions of torture, and it may not be a comfortable watch for some viewers.] STEALING OUR FRIEND'S MIND Story by Tom Scott Directed by Cambria Bailey-Jones - twitter.com/CambriaBailey Written by Cambria Bailey-Jones Sammy Paul - twitter.com/icoepr Produced by Sammy Paul Ash Horne - twitter.com/AshleyNHorne Callum Jack Shalloo - jackshalloo.co.uk Aaron Shaun Cowlishaw - spotlight.com/3011-7833-4246 Jack Charlie Hamblett - instagram.com/charliehamblett Director of Photography & Colour Grade Jamie MacLeod - jamiemacleod.co.uk Editor & VFX Elliot Gough - twitter.com/elliotexplicit Sound Recordist & Sound Design Dan Pugsley - danpugsley.co.uk Party Goers Fotina Papatheodorou - spotlight.com/7115-7865-8088 Jasmine Earl - usa-video.net/c/UC7vV1DESYGpQk5b2v_Nfmgw Runner Edith Windle - twitter.com/ediewizz Special Thanks Stefan Abingdon Guy Larsen Executive Producer Tom Scott A Penny4 Production I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Consequences of Your Code
The Consequences of Your Code
Year ago
This is the story of one of the best, and also one of the worst, text messages I've ever received. It's about harm, about consequences, and about the responsibilities that designers, coders and hackers have to make sure we treat other people with care. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Your New Social Credit Score
Your New Social Credit Score
Year ago
From January, every citizen of England and Wales will have a new social credit score. Advice from the Department for Community and Culture. ⏩ is a series of USa-video videos from a future. YOUR NEW SOCIAL CREDIT SCORE WRITTEN BY: Tom Scott VOICEOVER: Melissa Thom melissathom.me ANIMATED BY: Mooviemakers www.mooviemakers.co.uk I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The City of Golf Carts
The City of Golf Carts
Year ago
Some American cities use buses, or trams, or trains. Peachtree City, Georgia, has a different solution: it's not quite public transit, but a hundred miles of golf cart tracks helps to keep cars off the road. More about Peachtree City: www.peachtree-city.org/ and visitpeachtreecity.com Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) With thanks to Titan Miller for emailing me the idea, back in 2017! I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Artificial Intelligence That Deleted A Century
The Artificial Intelligence That Deleted A Century
Year ago
In the last week of December, 2028, humanity forgot about more than a century of pop culture. You've probably never thought about it, and never found it strange - but the reason is an artificial intelligence called Earworm. ⏩ is a series of USa-video videos from a future. WHY WE FORGOT THE 20TH CENTURY WRITTEN and NARRATED BY: Tom Scott ANIMATED BY: Jordan Husmann jordanhusmann.com I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Other Tree That Owns Itself
The Other Tree That Owns Itself
Year ago
The Tree That Owns Itself in Athens, Georgia is well known. The other Tree That Owns Itself in Eufaula, Alabama, really isn't. It's the same story in a different place. Why? I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Sweater Curse and Clothing Controversies: Citation Needed 8x06
The Sweater Curse and Clothing Controversies: Citation Needed 8x06
Year ago
That's it! That's the end of the series. You made it! Congratulations! Enjoy the best mime that Matt has ever done. BONUS MATERIAL: usa-video.net/XRtilePap0c-video.html FULL PLAYLIST: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGIo2odDuuPeYtb7BtQ1kBhp WEB SITE and MORE AUDIO EPISODES: techdif.co.uk Featuring: Matt Gray: mattg.co.uk - @unnamedculprit Gary Brannan: @garybrannan and Chris Joel, who doesn't do this social media nonsense More from us: techdif.co.uk Directed by Grant Stevens Edited by Elliot Gough: usa-video.net/u/ElliotExplicit Audio mix by Haerther Productions: haerther.net I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
An American Stonehenge: The Mysterious Georgia Guidestones
An American Stonehenge: The Mysterious Georgia Guidestones
Year ago
In a field near Elberton, Georgia, USA, sit a set of mysterious standing stones: mysterious not because they're ancient, but because they were funded by someone anonymous in 1980, perhaps as a message to any survivors of the end of the world. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo The closing music is "Nearer My God To Thee", recorded by the US Marine Band c.1896, from the USCB Cylinder Audio Archive, cleaned and sped up: www.library.ucsb.edu/OBJID/Cylinder8785
The Crazy Eights Incident and the Pumpy Thing: Citation Needed 8x05
The Crazy Eights Incident and the Pumpy Thing: Citation Needed 8x05
Year ago
I realise we never actually define "pumpy thing" in this video. I'm not going to define it here either. BONUS MATERIAL: usa-video.net/R_hjV2skRac-video.html FULL PLAYLIST: usa-video.net/pl/PL96C35uN7xGIo2odDuuPeYtb7BtQ1kBhp WEB SITE and MORE AUDIO EPISODES: techdif.co.uk Featuring: Matt Gray: mattg.co.uk - @unnamedculprit Gary Brannan: @garybrannan and Chris Joel, who doesn't do this social media nonsense More from us: techdif.co.uk Directed by Grant Stevens Edited by Elliot Gough: usa-video.net/u/ElliotExplicit Audio mix by Haerther Productions: haerther.net I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Testing The World's Longest Echo
Testing The World's Longest Echo
Year ago
Technically, the Inchindown oil tanks in Invergordon, Scotland, have the world's longest reverberation, but that makes a much worse title. We tested them with a loud noise and some very sensitive microphones. Matt's musical experiments: usa-video.net/CzMVJkTjKNc-video.html Behind the scenes on the Matt and Tom channel: usa-video.net/e4qplnaPjbk-video.html Thanks to Allan, Alan and Preston for all their help on the day, and to landowners the Bannerman Group for allowing us access! Edited by Michelle Martin, @mrsmmartin I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why Computers Can't Count Sometimes
Why Computers Can't Count Sometimes
Year ago
Sometimes, numbers on sites like USa-video and Twitter jump up and down; subscriber counts lag, like-counts bounce all over the place. Why is it so hard for computers to count? To answer that, we need to talk about threading, eventual consistency, and caching. Thanks to my proofreading team, and to Tomek on camera! The Cambridge Centre for Computing History: www.computinghistory.org.uk/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Britain's Largest Battery Is Actually A Lake
Britain's Largest Battery Is Actually A Lake
Year ago
Dinorwig Power Station, otherwise known as Electric Mountain, is a pumped-storage hydro station in Llanberis, Wales. And yes: it's Britain's largest battery. Here's how it works, and why some of the things you think you know about TV pickups might not be so true any more. Thanks to all the Engie team! More about them: home.engie.co.uk Public tours of Electric Mountain are closed until mid-2019, but you can find details here: electricmountain.co.uk/ Camera op: Ryan Priestnall Editor: Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why Do London's Manholes Keep Exploding?
Why Do London's Manholes Keep Exploding?
Year ago
Every month or so, somewhere in London, a manhole explodes. It's so common that it doesn't make the news unless it's spectacular or someone gets injured. Here's why, complete with gratuitous pyrotechnics. Filmed by Perspective Pictures Pyrotechnics by Paul at Darkstar Pyrotechnics News articles: www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/11169183/Explosion-in-city-street.html www.standard.co.uk/news/london/pavement-explodes-yards-from-pedestrians-and-cars-in-old-street-a3568676.html www.express.co.uk/news/uk/819198/london-manhole-cover-explodes-old-street I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
surfacingcom
surfacingcom - 23 hours ago
A member of Parliament for 70,000 people. I live in rural-ish county of over 120,000, in a state with over 150 counties, in a country with 50 states. I think our sheer size and population is something people in the UK don't grasp when they wonder why stupid stuff happens in our politics. My state has 1/6th us UK population, but there are 50 states.
Lard British
Lard British - 23 hours ago
Wankers
Ken Kopin
Ken Kopin - 23 hours ago
Let me say as an admiring Yank... thank you for this. Your subtly with topics like this will one day be fully understood and appreciated by all.
Numero Bruno
Numero Bruno - 23 hours ago
“Just like the simulations”
smiley boi
smiley boi - 23 hours ago
wha-
soviet is retarded
soviet is retarded - 23 hours ago
I like how damage control is just slapping some wood into a hole
dana
dana - 23 hours ago
So in conclusion, if you doubt the timer on a toaster, just use a microwave. Guaranteed timer.
Hazem Atef
Hazem Atef - 23 hours ago
HOLY MOLY IT I ACTUALLY MADE IT 15,070,673 VIEWS OMG
realryanthoman
realryanthoman - 23 hours ago
short answer: Yes, but won’t ever happen
Exspiravit Rapidiatis
Exspiravit Rapidiatis - 23 hours ago
I had some trouble understanding the voice of mr. Ashbee via the videocall, could you maybe add subtitles in the future?
It's Fake Believe
It's Fake Believe - 23 hours ago
I can feel complete with my life knowing this...
Russel Brooks
Russel Brooks - 23 hours ago
Good book on this subject, fiction based on fact: Sarum (also titled Sarum: The Novel of England) is a work by Edward Rutherfurd. It tells the story of England through the tales of several families in and around the English city of Salisbury.
Amr Ishaqq
Amr Ishaqq - 23 hours ago
Elon musk in 20 years we’re gonna have flying cars and Rockets send food to the astronauts this video
Roland ten Napel
Roland ten Napel - 23 hours ago
Do we want to know what 'that' was the cameraman walked in to? 🤣
Babooshka is a Killjoy
Babooshka is a Killjoy - 23 hours ago
Oh I see what you're doing... Nice choice of subject matter and timing Tom. Very nice.
Krzysztof Skowronek
Krzysztof Skowronek - 23 hours ago
There is an old polish saying: it doesn't matter who votes, all that matters is who is counting. I would easily trust software more than people... :(
Т К
Т К - 23 hours ago
Anyone from 15‘070’652 ?
ワイいくわわあああ岩
ワイいくわわあああ岩 - 23 hours ago
Is it me or is just the guy with Gordon Ramsey’s voice
Patrick Kenney
Patrick Kenney - 23 hours ago
Right now it’s actually at that point
R Rocco
R Rocco - 23 hours ago
4:27 Hehe
Geraint Harries
Geraint Harries - 23 hours ago
All I ever knew about Old Sarum came from Peter Firmin's 'Midsummer Notebook of a Country Rat", until now...
The Tree
The Tree - 23 hours ago
what i love about the question mark is that its in almost every langauge and you can always be like: i dont understand youre langauge, or that you are confused
MAgmaPlE
MAgmaPlE - 23 hours ago
I'm delighted every time you are recommended in my feed.
Lou brjs
Lou brjs - 23 hours ago
Am i the 15,070,497M view??😳
Ruben La Rochelle
Ruben La Rochelle - 23 hours ago
Before the video I thought that hill had two MP seat but since there's no one living there who can vote or be voted those two seats remained empty every time...
Yoan Kalthoff
Yoan Kalthoff - 23 hours ago
You officially, technically, traveled back in time by zip wire (zipline).
corustar
corustar - 23 hours ago
I heard the theory recently that the government of the day would use the old university seats to bring in people to be ministers that had relevant expertise but no experience of politics. No idea how true but John Anderson was brought in that way during WW2. So they might of not been democratic but they did have a use.
Adeep Gamer
Adeep Gamer - 23 hours ago
Who's watching this during quarantine. Like if u are
Bimon1234567
Bimon1234567 - 23 hours ago
I think the MP's names were Mr E. Blackadder and Mr S. Baldrick.
LICKHER&STICKHER INTHEPINK
LICKHER&STICKHER INTHEPINK - 23 hours ago
Are you actually this desperate... To be on USa-video ?
Lior Schifrin
Lior Schifrin - 23 hours ago
Who else saw the rick roll in the youtube url?
kitsada 2.0
kitsada 2.0 - 23 hours ago
Virgin skyscraper vs Chad earthtickler
Grant B
Grant B - 23 hours ago
Was that Dvorak 9 at the end?
Lior Schifrin
Lior Schifrin - 23 hours ago
Who else saw the rick roll in the youtube url?
Rebel.ツ
Rebel.ツ - 23 hours ago
I’ve watched this video an embarrassing amount of times.
Jean-Luc Walker
Jean-Luc Walker - 23 hours ago
Wow, I'm impressed about how timely this video is. Such an important lesson to learn and you are such a good teacher to get us there.
Nullus
Nullus - 23 hours ago
Is this the Solsbury Hill of Peter Gabriel fame?
9th Perspective
9th Perspective - 23 hours ago
You tried to rick roll me. I memorized it. Nice try, i guess
eina ANNA
eina ANNA - 23 hours ago
Oohhhh omgodddd 3:29 just hit me like a sack of potatoes... IT'S a PuN!!!!!!!!
Hvitis
Hvitis - 23 hours ago
I did enjoy that after eleven years. Now that's a quality
I sad
I sad - 23 hours ago
Yersterday it says 14m views
coc0s
coc0s - 23 hours ago
157 people weren't ready for 2:12
Lettuce Boy
Lettuce Boy - 23 hours ago
This looks like something I'd build in Minecraft
Aelita Stones
Aelita Stones - 23 hours ago
Title 15,068,329 Actual views 15,069,361
Чебуреник
Чебуреник - 23 hours ago
Кто от Крипера?
Átila Conceição
Átila Conceição - 23 hours ago
Did they really have the balls to write "some women" in a bill? Wow. Just... wow
JamesMarshallFynn
JamesMarshallFynn - 23 hours ago
And what is a rubber button?
Duolingo
Duolingo - 23 hours ago
It stopped working!!
Judy Gaffney
Judy Gaffney - 23 hours ago
Everyone... It is done. It said it had 15,068,329 views In reality it has 15,069,391 views
Kayhu
Kayhu - 23 hours ago
Its because it eats ur skin :D
Noah Forsberg Clausen
Noah Forsberg Clausen - 23 hours ago
I love how Tom is becoming a silver fox, you're good looking mate
Sean L
Sean L - 23 hours ago
Representative democracy is a bit of a sham anyway.
Molly.Dog8 Brooke
Molly.Dog8 Brooke - 23 hours ago
We learnt about this in GCSE history when talking about problems with earlier voting systems in Britain (idk how else to describe the unit). We found it very odd. I’m still haunted by the picture of the hill they gave as a source.
Kate Brown
Kate Brown - 23 hours ago
when i was kid we sang it as "Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg! the batmobile lost a wheel and the joker got away, hey!"
Hope Yukizmizu
Hope Yukizmizu - 23 hours ago
Made in Abyss
The Shameless Kid
The Shameless Kid - 23 hours ago
I do think shooting a Welshmen with a crossbow in Yorkshire is still illegal and still enforced but it isn’t silly
brianartillery
brianartillery - 23 hours ago
Fascinating video filmed at one of my favourite places in Britain.
Omar Smith
Omar Smith - 23 hours ago
It's good that checks were done to ensure Tom didn't call anyone under 18 or Vulnerable. In real life, those are exactly the people who we need to protect from those targeting them.
ReddieW NepTryHard
ReddieW NepTryHard - 23 hours ago
You are wrong bro
Ruborg
Ruborg - 23 hours ago
theres no way to get it fixed right?
Nilcim
Nilcim - 23 hours ago
It says it has 15.069.259 views but the title says 15.068.329 😂😅
Т К
Т К - 23 hours ago
Anyone from 15’068’329 ?
Kenny Phillips
Kenny Phillips - 23 hours ago
I'd rather be climbing up on Salisbury hill than stuck in Cincinnati.
Jonathan Williams
Jonathan Williams - 23 hours ago
How could Manchester have no Representatives? Surely every bit of land was in someone’s district?
a n g e l i c a
a n g e l i c a - 23 hours ago
i loved this!
IndigO
IndigO - 23 hours ago
Everyone: USa-video’s gonna run out of new content soon Tom: *Let’s send garlic bread to space... and EAT it*
Homebrew Horsepower
Homebrew Horsepower - 23 hours ago
An interesting history lesson with an ominously relevant warning for today.
AtlanticCube
AtlanticCube - 23 hours ago
Petition for Tom to make a constructed language
squee222
squee222 - 23 hours ago
So take the power unwillingly.
Le Baguette
Le Baguette - 23 hours ago
Bro pass me some of that Špæçë Łøäf
Phillip Parr
Phillip Parr - 23 hours ago
I was there in January - that road to the car park is a bit of a mare when it's busier!
Kellan Mccarthy
Kellan Mccarthy - 23 hours ago
egg gang
Classified Classified
Classified Classified - 23 hours ago
Claim your it wasn’t spot on ticket here
LuckyWolf GD
LuckyWolf GD - 23 hours ago
Cool
Guchtelspaten
Guchtelspaten - 23 hours ago
Me in the middle of the video when all the math stuff starts: Can I go back and just look at the funny chicken again?
Cyan Griffin
Cyan Griffin - 23 hours ago
Very few comments here recognising that the infliction can totally change the meaning of some of these phrases being discussed. "You alright" can be completely sincere and non-phatic depending on how it's said
Jaemon Smith
Jaemon Smith - 23 hours ago
Everyone dreams of going to space as a kid. This glorified wheat plant did it without paying a dime.
Dynastone
Dynastone - 23 hours ago
Batmobile lost it's wheel on the motorway.
Enderdavid_HD DE
Enderdavid_HD DE - 23 hours ago
3:21 emmm... Sword art online?🤣
Krishy C
Krishy C - 23 hours ago
Umm uncle billy lost his willy in the microwave 🤷‍♂️
Mu51kM4n
Mu51kM4n - 23 hours ago
Wait... an independent group draws parliamentary boundaries? Why can't America do this?? Oh... Because... people with power don't like to give up that power.
Munarki IV
Munarki IV - 23 hours ago
12:23 : "Today's sponsor is.." Me : uh no he's doing the YIAY thing
nnaahhooyy
nnaahhooyy - 23 hours ago
*no correlation at all with current event
TomCat Racing
TomCat Racing - 23 hours ago
This guy looks 70 and 20 at the same time
Strict_asian Broccoli
Strict_asian Broccoli - 23 hours ago
You're telling me I've been doing daily bike rides to old Sarum for 3 months now and I've MANAGED TO MISS TOM SCOTT somehow? 2020 really is a bummer.
jayatlasbane
jayatlasbane - 23 hours ago
Thinly veiled. Well played sir.
Sergio Blanco
Sergio Blanco - 23 hours ago
I mean... Yay
Grid21
Grid21 - 23 hours ago
Your videos are so good and since subscribing I have enjoyed your content. Such a great variety on this channel! Keep going! And keeps teaching us!
маінкрафт канал 2.0
маінкрафт канал 2.0 - 23 hours ago
спиздел у крипера 2004
L54
L54 - 23 hours ago
*Boneless pizza*
Ruborg
Ruborg - Day ago
yea the border is really weird in estonia
Raffy D.E
Raffy D.E - Day ago
Tom Scott out here making a massive message with a tiny video
Ke Bab Foof
Ke Bab Foof - Day ago
It's the future!
Lct123 FN
Lct123 FN - Day ago
There is a miracle it is the exact same views as the title
ItsCloverYT
ItsCloverYT - Day ago
HoIIywood Sign
Tommo Tomorrow
Tommo Tomorrow - Day ago
One of the best parts that was missed out is how the cathedral moved. According to legend, one of the archers in the castle was told to fire an arrow, and where it landed would be the new cathedral. As it fell, the arrow hit a white stag, which ran for eight miles, until it finally collapsed at the site of today’s cathedral’s alter.
ella
ella - Day ago
well it's too bad that this is not at all relevant to what's going on in the world today...
Gerrit Sambal
Gerrit Sambal - Day ago
Omg its now not correct🤭
Ekki
Ekki - Day ago
"It's hard to convince people with power to give up that power", in most parts of the world, isn't actually about the government. Some corporations have way more power than many countries and there's no arguing that it's harder to remove their power than the power of an elected official. It's often them who lobby all branches of government (even illegally in countries where lobbying is illegal) into not losing power. Just changing the people working for the State is comparable to a paint job for a house that's falling apart.
GammaGames
GammaGames - Day ago
The use of drone and selfie stick was really cool