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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What Counts As The World's Shortest River?
What Counts As The World's Shortest River?
9 days 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
Month 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
Month 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)
Month 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
Month 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/32epYoK (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)
Month 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 ✅
2 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 by Sean M Elliott and Tom Scott 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)
Month 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
Month 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
2 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 by Sean M Elliott and Tom Scott 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
Month 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/32epYoK (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?
2 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 by Sean M Elliott and Tom Scott 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
2 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.
2 months 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/32epYoK (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
3 months 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
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
4 months 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?
4 months ago
Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand, has [update, July 2019: had] 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 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
4 months 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
5 months 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
4 months 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
5 months 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
4 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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)
7 months 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
7 months 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)
7 months 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
7 months 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)
7 months 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
7 months 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 .16 Seconds Behind The World
Why Denmark Is .16 Seconds Behind The World
7 months 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
7 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
10 months 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!!!) 🤯🤯🤯
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
10 months 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
11 months 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
10 months 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
11 months 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
10 months 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
Hail Cannons and Operation Popeye: Citation Needed 8x04
Hail Cannons and Operation Popeye: Citation Needed 8x04
11 months ago
No, a hail cannon isn't for if you just want to accelerate a lot of hail really quickly. This week: pseudoscience and real science! BONUS MATERIAL: usa-video.net/MgerCSpxSWo-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
Why Computers Can't Count Sometimes
Why Computers Can't Count Sometimes
10 months 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
Juan Pujol Garcia and Thirtynineitude: Citation Needed 8x03
Juan Pujol Garcia and Thirtynineitude: Citation Needed 8x03
11 months ago
Our traditional Wartime Badass Episode this week, albeit a wartime badass whose weapon included expense reports. BONUS MATERIAL: usa-video.net/tFFoDDhl9DA-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
Britain's Largest Battery Is Actually A Lake
Britain's Largest Battery Is Actually A Lake
11 months 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
The Norwegian Butter Crisis and the Ark of Taste: Citation Needed 8x02
The Norwegian Butter Crisis and the Ark of Taste: Citation Needed 8x02
11 months ago
This time, we're taking on smørpanikk, food politics, and - for the second week running - brandy. BONUS MATERIAL: usa-video.net/MqOWh0lzKOQ-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
Why Do London's Manholes Keep Exploding?
Why Do London's Manholes Keep Exploding?
11 months 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
The Battle of Fishguard and "Brandy": Citation Needed 8x01
The Battle of Fishguard and "Brandy": Citation Needed 8x01
11 months ago
The final season begins! With a traditional tale of a military mistake and a wheel that spins and lands on France. BONUS MATERIAL: usa-video.net/407IeeVA3C0-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
᚛ᚈᚑᚋ ᚄᚉᚑᚈᚈ᚜ and ᚛ᚑᚌᚐᚋ᚜
᚛ᚈᚑᚋ ᚄᚉᚑᚈᚈ᚜ and ᚛ᚑᚌᚐᚋ᚜
11 months ago
Ogham is an old Irish script made by carving notches into stones. It fell out of use more than a millennium ago - but it's an interesting exception to a linguistics and computer-science rule that I'd never even realised existed. Let's talk about the Ogham Space Mark. Thanks to all the team at the British Museum! You can visit their USa-video channel here: usa-video.net/u/britishmuseum I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
If Educational Videos Were Filmed Like Music Videos
If Educational Videos Were Filmed Like Music Videos
11 months ago
There's a reason music videos look strange. I could just talk about framerate, cuts and continuity... or I could get an actual music video director. And a leaf blower. Directed by: Sammy Paul twitter.com/icoepr Produced by: Cambria Bailey-Jones twitter.com/cambriabailey Guy Larsen twitter.com/thisisguido Director of Photography: Ciaran O'Brien twitter.com/ciaranobrien Featuring: dodie usa-video.net/u/doddleoddle Dancers: Deepraj Singh Annie Fox Leanne Vincent Liam Wallace Production Design: Guy Larsen Gaffer: Christine Alexander Camera Assistant: Rachel Hutchings Editor: Sammy Paul Colour grade: Ciaran O'Brien Runner: Jenna Bailey-Jones Extras: Michelle Martin Gianluca Suppa Xina Jailey Special thanks to: Grant Stevens Bob Stevens Jenny Stevens Matt Parker Maths Gear www.mathsgear.co.uk USa-video Space London and the team A Penny4 Production www.penny4.co.uk/ Maths Gear didn't actually pay for product placement in this video. The dice were surprisingly painful. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
What's The Longest Word You Can Write With Seven-Segment Displays?
What's The Longest Word You Can Write With Seven-Segment Displays?
11 months ago
That's right, we're kicking Season 2 of the Basics off with a technical episode about a somewhat-obsolete technology! IT'S PARTY TIME. Wait, no, not party time. IT'S CODE TIME. Close enough. Let's talk about seven-segment displays, and about the longest word you can write with them. Public domain list of English words: github.com/dwyl/english-words Thanks to my proofreading team, and to Tomek on camera! The Cambridge Centre for Computing History: www.computinghistory.org.uk/ BONUS LINK: Genius regex crossword puzzle: regexcrossword.com/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
How The First Ever Telecoms Scam Worked
How The First Ever Telecoms Scam Worked
Year ago
In the 1830s, two French brothers, François and Joseph Blanc, pulled off the first telecoms scam in history. The optical telegraph, a line of semaphore towers stretching from hilltop to hilltop, was for government use only: but something as simple as the law wasn't going to get in their way. Thanks to Victoria Harrison for all her research and translation skills! Pictures of the original documents are uploaded here: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xik-sJZMUf9GRNCAu7m7amQMZ7Mos1HM?usp=sharing CG effects by Mat Hill: mat-hill.com/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Wingwalking Isn't What It Used To Be, And That's A Good Thing
Wingwalking Isn't What It Used To Be, And That's A Good Thing
Year ago
Back in the 1920s, wingwalking claimed lives. Daredevils would move around on the top of a plane's wings, in mid-flight, often without any harness or any safety line. Maybe they'd be able to clip onto something during takeoff and landing, but maybe not. There are still a few of those true daredevil wingwalkers out there in the world, but in the 21st century... it's usually a bit different. Thanks to the team at Aerosuperbatics Wingwalking: www.aerosuperbatics.com/ (this isn't sponsored, and I paid for my flight). Edited by Michelle Martin, @mrsmmartin Post Audio by Emi Paternostro, proximitysound.com I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
We Made a Banhammer (feat. NerdCubed)
We Made a Banhammer (feat. NerdCubed)
Year ago
For years, moderators of online forums and chat rooms have wielded a metaphorical "banhammer" to deal with anyone who steps out of line. Now it's real. Well, a bit more real, anyway. THANKS TO: Mat Hill for design and coding: mat-hill.com/ All the code and art is online under the MIT license: gitlab.com/matwhill/tomscottbanhammer Chris Joel for the idea, and for wielding the hammer. Dan (Nerd³) for lending us his chat room: usa-video.net/u/officialnerdcubed and twitch.tv/nerdcubed Ray Roberts on camera: rayrobertsfilms.com Emi Paternostro for audio mixing: proximitysound.com And Chris' friend Mark, on Mixer, for inspiring the whole thing: mixer.com/SparkyandCo I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Collapsible Crash Test Robot Car
The Collapsible Crash Test Robot Car
Year ago
The Global Vehicle Target is the new standard for testing autonomous driving and crash test systems. To cameras and radar, it looks like a car: but if you hit it, it'll fly apart. So if your emergency braking doesn't quite work... well, this is what happens. Thanks to everyone at Thatcham Research! You can find out more about them at www.thatcham.org/ and about the target at www.thatcham.org/car-safety/driver-assistance/ Filmed by Tomek: usa-video.net/u/tomek Edited by Michelle Martin, @mrsmmartin Post Audio by Emi Paternostro: proximitysound.com I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why You Don't Want To Go Viral
Why You Don't Want To Go Viral
Year ago
On a rainy Scottish island called Jura, it's time to talk about the Manual, about long-term sustainable success, and about not having just that one catchphrase. The term "viral" has fallen out of fashion in the last few years, which is why this series wasn't called "going viral". And in truth, that's not what you want to do. Post Audio by Emi Paternostro, proximitysound.com Jimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond were better known as the KLF (or the Timelords, or the JAMs, or...). Their Manual is out of print, but I'm sure that won't stop enterprising people from tracking down versions of it, or footage of their burn. The music for this series has been an instrumental version of "Game of Taking Chances" by Johannes Hager feat. Josefin Backrud, from Epidemic Sound I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
The Quiz That Was Shared A Million Times
The Quiz That Was Shared A Million Times
Year ago
I've put the North-o-Meter, and some other old UsVsTh3m games, up at www.tomscott.com/usvsth3m/ - I've disabled the sharing buttons, though. No-one needs them to go viral again. In the middle part of "How To Be Popular On The Internet*", it's time to talk about giving the people what they want, about getting noticed, and about the north-south divide. Post Audio by Emi Paternostro, proximitysound.com I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
That Time I Got In Trouble With The Government
That Time I Got In Trouble With The Government
Year ago
The first part of "How To Be Popular On The Internet*" is all about an old saying: if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. And if you do succeed... well, you're still going to need to do that. My site's still online: www.preparingforemergencies.co.uk/ The government's site is in the internet archive: web.archive.org/web/20040804033956/www.preparingforemergencies.gov.uk:80/ Post Audio by Emi Paternostro, proximitysound.com I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
Your Private Messages Might Travel Under This Beach
Your Private Messages Might Travel Under This Beach
Year ago
In Porthcurno, Cornwall, there's an old telegraph cable landing station. It's how Britain talked to the Empire -- and it's now a museum. But the technology here isn't quite as obsolete as you might think. Thanks to Steve and all the team at the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum! You can find out more about them here: telegraphmuseum.org/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
I Hit 3,000-Year-Old Art with a Hammer
I Hit 3,000-Year-Old Art with a Hammer
Year ago
The White Horse, in Uffington, is one of the oldest surviving works of art in Britain: carved into a hillside in Oxfordshire 3,000 years ago. Every year, it's rechalked by volunteers co-ordinated through the National Trust, a line of maintenance going back to before England had written history. Thanks to all the National Trust team! If you're free over the August bank holiday and fancy helping out, here's the link! www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/9220f3c2-d50f-4a9e-9063-8d9346ed5da9/pages/details Thanks to Ian from IanVisits for giving the tipoff - he makes a cameo in this one! www.ianvisits.co.uk/ Camera by Paul (@cr3) - he also makes a cameo! Edit by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) - who doesn't make a cameo. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
Testing The Sound Mirrors That Protected Britain
Testing The Sound Mirrors That Protected Britain
Year ago
Over on the RAF Starrship channel, I'm talking about the history of radar: usa-video.net/VDC_RCh0ws8-video.html - but over here, we're testing a 90-year-old piece of technology that was meant to be part of Britain's air defence. The Sound Mirrors, on Romney Marsh, were built in the late 1920s as a way to amplify the sound from aircraft engines over the English Channel. We're flying a bit closer than that, with a drone. STARRSHIP: Instagram: instagram.com/starrshiphope/ Facebook: facebook.com/starrshiphope/ Twitter: twitter.com/starrshiphope Website: starrship.space/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
The Nuclear Reactor Run By Students
The Nuclear Reactor Run By Students
Year ago
At Reed College in Portland, Oregon, there's a TRIGA nuclear reactor, used for research. You can stand next to it and watch the blue glow from the bottom of a deep swimming pool. I had to visit. More about the reactor and about Reed College: reactor.reed.edu/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Post audio by Emi Paternostro (proximitysound.com) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
How The 90s VHS Look Works
How The 90s VHS Look Works
Year ago
90s VHS video filters are in fashion right now, and most producers are using the same filter as everyone else. Why does the filter look like it does? To answer that question, I went to talk to the person that wrote it! Thanks to Harry Frank and all the team at Red Giant - you can find out more about them here: www.redgiant.com (This is not a sponsored video!) Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Graphics by Mr Weebl: usa-video.net/c/UC9wk6mlzKKN3_sVMPd2p-3Q I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
Stories I Can't Tell
Stories I Can't Tell
Year ago
There are some stories in Canada that I'm not qualified to tell. Pull down the description to find out about them. USa-video LINKS: * Residential Schools: Heritage Minutes: Chanie Wenjack usa-video.net/v_tcCpKtoU0-video.html A Viceland interview with survivors: usa-video.net/9QMZaOVOin8-video.html A CBC interview with a survivor: usa-video.net/nJ64DItsIi0-video.html * Yellowknife: usa-video.net/ie5V-K70JUk-video.html#t=2m13 (from 2:13) WRITTEN LINKS: * Residential schools: On the facts of residential schools, UBC has a good primer: indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/the_residential_school_system/ For stories, full transcripts are available of survivors' testimony here: wherearethechildren.ca/en/stories/ * Yellowknife: This history of the Yellowknifes Dene First Nation, written in 1997, contains the history of the mine's effects on the community. From page 50 onwards: www.akaitcho.info/linked/weledeh%20yellowknife%20dene%20history.pdf
We Should Let Some Wildfires Burn
We Should Let Some Wildfires Burn
Year ago
In the last few years, wildfires have been getting worse - and, oddly, it's because humans have been preventing them. From a helicopter above the forests of British Columbia, and from the Tree Ring Lab at UBC, let's talk about how we should just let some wildfires burn. Thanks to Bradley Friesen! He's about to properly launch his channel 'Destruction by Gravity': usa-video.net/c/UCL3Kr3kf9W34cUvurxl7AGw and Mister Bentley the Dog is on Instagram: instagram.com/mrbentley_thedog/ Thanks to Dr Lori Daniels at the University of British Columbia! Her recent research into wildfires includes: Chavardes, R.D., L.D. Daniels, Z. Gedalof, D.W. Andison. (2018). Human influences superseded climate to disrupt the 20th century fire regime in Jasper National Park, Canada. Dendrochronologia 48:10-19. and this op-ed in the Globe and Mail: www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/we-created-bcs-wildfire-problem-and-we-can-fix-it/article35686104/ Thanks to the BC Wildlife Service for letting me use their photos: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) Post audio by Emi Paternostro (proximitysound.com) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
The Drink With A Human Toe In It
The Drink With A Human Toe In It
Year ago
In Dawson City, a small mining town in the Yukon, sits the Downtown Hotel. Inside there is a tradition that tourists have been trying out for decades: the Sourtoe Cocktail. Thanks to everyone at the Downtown Hotel! More about them: dawsoncity.ca/attraction/sourtoe-cocktail-club/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
Watching for Nuclear Attack at the Top of the World
Watching for Nuclear Attack at the Top of the World
Year ago
In the far north of Canada sit the DEW Line stations: "Distant Early Warning". Built in the 1950s, these were the sites that would have sounded the alarm if the Soviet Union ever attacked North America. Or at least, they were until they went obsolete just a few years later. This video relies on public domain archive footage from: DEW Line Story (1958): archive.org/details/dew_line_story_1 archive.org/details/dew_line_story_2 Atlas the ICBM (1957): archive.org/details/342SFP00583AtlasTheIcbmCape And is based on the research of: Louis Isemann, James. (2018). To detect, to deter, to defend: the Distant Early Warning (DEW) line and early cold war defense policy, 1953-1957. krex.k-state.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/2097/2161/JamesIsemann2009.pdf;sequence=1 [PDF] Schlosser, E. (2009). Command and Control. [amzn.to/2sQd6Fq (aff. link)] Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
Lateral Game 6: The Grand Final
Lateral Game 6: The Grand Final
Year ago
This is it: one of these teams is going home with the trophy. It'll come down to knowledge, wits, and a bit of sideways thinking. This is the Lateral Grand Final. Pull down the description for links to everyone's work: Simon Clark, usa-video.net/c/UCRRr_xrOm66qaigIbwFLvbQ @simonoxfphys Sally Le Page, usa-video.net/u/shedscience @sallylepage Helen Arney, helenarney.com @helenarney Kat Arney, katarney.com @Kat_Arney Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) This video has an error: at 3:59, "eastern" should read "western". For all corrections on this channel, see www.tomscott.com/corrections/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
The New Highway to the Arctic Ocean
The New Highway to the Arctic Ocean
Year ago
Until recently, Canada didn't have a road link to the Arctic Ocean. But last year, the all-weather Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway opened, which meant that finally the country was connected "from sea to sea to sea". I set out to drive it, but it didn't quite go how I planned. Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
Lateral Game 5: The Last Chance
Lateral Game 5: The Last Chance
Year ago
Both these teams have lost once; now it's either through to the Grand Final or off to the bus home. Welcome to the last chance saloon. Metaphorically, anyway, we're still filming in the same studio. Pull down the description for links to everyone's work: Geoff and Vicki are on All The Stations: usa-video.net/c/UC7ttKX46nJxUeXZ0aoD4Q5g and Geoff's own channel usa-video.net/c/UCd18OhMfRmjMjzSHP7Zrzmw They're @geofftech and @norwegiancheese Helen Arney, helenarney.com @helenarney Kat Arney, katarney.com @Kat_Arney QUESTION EDITOR David Bodycombe EDITED BY Michelle Martin @mrsmmartin GRAPHICS BY Support Class supportclass.net MUSIC BY Tobias Stich www.tobias-stich.com/ DIRECTED BY Matt Gray mattg.co.uk I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
Freezing 200,000 Tons of Lethal Arsenic Dust
Freezing 200,000 Tons of Lethal Arsenic Dust
Year ago
Giant Mine sits near Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Once it was a productive gold mine, but after the gold ran out, the mining company went bankrupt and left the government to clean up the mess: enough arsenic trioxide dust to kill everyone on Earth. The solution: freezing it, at least for now. Thanks to all the team at the Giant Mine Remediation Project! More about them: www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100027364/1100100027365 There's an error in this video: I say "200,000 tonnes of gold", but that's actually 200,000kg. The 200,000 tonne figure is for arsenic dust. You can see all corrections for this channel at www.tomscott.com/corrections/ The history of Giant Mine and the local First Nation people, a story I'm not qualified to tell: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/canada-150-betsina-family-nwt-1.4180681 Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
Lateral Game 4: The Fast Route to the Final
Lateral Game 4: The Fast Route to the Final
Year ago
One team's going straight through to the Grand Final in two episodes' time! The fourth match of Lateral also includes Tom's favourite question of the entire series. Pull down the description for links to everyone's channels: Simon Clark, usa-video.net/c/UCRRr_xrOm66qaigIbwFLvbQ @simonoxfphys Sally Le Page, usa-video.net/u/shedscience @sallylepage Geoff and Vicki are on All The Stations: usa-video.net/c/UC7ttKX46nJxUeXZ0aoD4Q5g and Geoff's own channel usa-video.net/c/UCd18OhMfRmjMjzSHP7Zrzmw They're @geofftech and @norwegiancheese QUESTION EDITOR David Bodycombe EDITED BY Michelle Martin @mrsmmartin GRAPHICS BY Support Class supportclass.net MUSIC BY Tobias Stich www.tobias-stich.com/ DIRECTED BY Matt Gray mattg.co.uk I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
Tilting an Icy Floor Until You Fall Over: WinterLab
Tilting an Icy Floor Until You Fall Over: WinterLab
Year ago
If you're in Canada, you need good winter boots. But how do you know whether they're actually safe, or whether you'll fall over the first time you step on ice? This is WinterLab, part of the Challenging Environment Assessment Laboratories at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, where they're testing winter shoes with science. More about the lab and their ratings: www.ratemytreads.com/ Thanks to Evan from Rare Earth for being camera op! usa-video.net/c/UCtGG8ucQgEJPeUPhJZ4M4jA Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
Lateral Game 3: the First Elimination Match
Lateral Game 3: the First Elimination Match
Year ago
One of these teams is going home; one of these teams will carry on to the playoffs! Time for the third game of Lateral, which this week includes far more double-entendre than the question editor intended. Pull down the description for links to everyone's work: LDShadowLady: usa-video.net/u/ldshadowlady @ldshadowlady Smallishbeans: usa-video.net/u/smallishbeans @smallishbeans Helen Arney, helenarney.com @helenarney Kat Arney, katarney.com @Kat_Arney QUESTION EDITOR David Bodycombe EDITED BY Michelle Martin @mrsmmartin GRAPHICS BY Support Class supportclass.net MUSIC BY Tobias Stich www.tobias-stich.com/ DIRECTED BY Matt Gray mattg.co.uk I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
The Town That Was Burned for Science: Aultsville
The Town That Was Burned for Science: Aultsville
Year ago
Thanks to Betty from Articulations! Go see her video on the ISO Standard Exit Sign here: usa-video.net/i5uSlAw8U9s-video.html - and pull down this description for links to all her sources. The St Lawrence Burns were a series of deliberate fires in the soon-to-be-demolished village of Aultsville, Ontario, which was due to be flooded to make way for the St Lawrence Seaway. The results changed the way buildings are constructed around the world, and saved lives. SOURCES: Setting Fires for Science (1958): usa-video.net/HJNcoxRk7Sk-video.html Background for the Spatial Separation and Exposure Protection Requirements of the National Building Code of Canada (1985): nparc.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/view/fulltext/?id=dd7e2811-5bc0-4bc8-99b4-97701100eaaa The St. Lawrence burns (June 1960): nparc.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/view/accepted/?id=4f561fea-c5bc-40ff-ba4c-b4982ddec2dd St Lawrence Burns - Radiant Temperature of Openings by D. G. Stephenson (December 1959) web.mit.edu/parmstr/Public/NRCan/ir156.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 Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
Lateral: Game 2 with Geoff Marshall, Vicki Pipe, LDShadowLady and Smallishbeans
Lateral: Game 2 with Geoff Marshall, Vicki Pipe, LDShadowLady and Smallishbeans
Year ago
The second game! With new questions, new teams, and a brief snippet of music. Pull down the description for links to everyone's channels: Geoff and Vicki are on All The Stations: usa-video.net/c/UC7ttKX46nJxUeXZ0aoD4Q5g and Geoff's own channel usa-video.net/c/UCd18OhMfRmjMjzSHP7Zrzmw They're @geofftech and @norwegiancheese LDShadowLady: usa-video.net/u/ldshadowlady @ldshadowlady Smallishbeans: usa-video.net/u/smallishbeans @smallishbeans QUESTION EDITOR David Bodycombe EDITED BY Michelle Martin @mrsmmartin GRAPHICS BY Support Class supportclass.net MUSIC BY Tobias Stich www.tobias-stich.com/ DIRECTED BY Matt Gray mattg.co.uk I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
The US-Canada Border Splits This Road Down The Middle
The US-Canada Border Splits This Road Down The Middle
Year ago
Rue Canusa (or Canusa Avenue) is a street that's split in two by a border: the northern part is in Stanstead, Canada, and the southern part is in Derby Line, USA - and border crossings here aren't as easy as they used to be. Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
Lateral: Game 1 with Kat Arney, Helen Arney, Simon Clark, and Sally Le Page
Lateral: Game 1 with Kat Arney, Helen Arney, Simon Clark, and Sally Le Page
Year ago
It's been a long time since I've done a quiz or game show on this channel, but finally: introducing Lateral! Pull down this description for links to everyone's channels. Joining me are: Helen Arney, helenarney.com @helenarney Kat Arney, katarney.com @Kat_Arney Simon Clark, usa-video.net/c/UCRRr_xrOm66qaigIbwFLvbQ @simonoxfphys Sally Le Page, usa-video.net/u/shedscience @sallylepage QUESTION EDITOR David Bodycombe EDITED BY Michelle Martin @mrsmmartin GRAPHICS BY Support Class supportclass.net MUSIC BY Tobias Stich www.tobias-stich.com/ DIRECTED BY Matt Gray mattg.co.uk I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
A Town Called Asbestos
A Town Called Asbestos
Year ago
In Quebec, Canada, there's a town called Asbestos. It's an alarming name, one that conjures up images of lung disease and mesothelioma. So now that the town's asbestos mine, once the largest asbestos mine in the world, has closed... why haven't they changed the name? Dr Jessica van Horssen's book, "A Town Called Asbestos", was invaluable for my research. Its ISBN is 9780774828420, and it can be ordered from most libraries and bookstores. Her five-part USa-video series starts here: usa-video.net/e-66YqEHkzA-video.html The Story of Asbestos (1922): archive.org/details/0929StoryOfAsbestos According to Plan: The Story of Modern Sidewalls for the Homes of America (1952): archive.org/details/Accordin1952 The Gruen Transfer: How To Sell Asbestos, Canada: usa-video.net/KIpxelbkI0I-video.html USGS public domain microscopy of asbestos: usgsprobe.cr.usgs.gov/picts2.html The Canadian parliament quote is an official Hansard translation from the original French: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/eppp-archive/100/201/301/hansard-f/35-2/153_97-04-10/153SM1E.html#9543 I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
Keeping Aircraft Safe without Radar: The North Atlantic Tracks
Keeping Aircraft Safe without Radar: The North Atlantic Tracks
Year ago
Over the North Atlantic, there's no radar coverage: so how do air traffic controllers keep planes safe? The answer, at least in part, can be found at Nav Canada's Gander Area Control Centre in Newfoundland. The North Atlantic Tracks are like freeway lanes in the sky, if freeway lanes were stacked a thousand feet on top of each other. More about Nav Canada and the tracks, and the new standards they're introducing: blog.navcanada.ca/increasing-operational-flexibility-north-atlantic/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
⚫ How The Black Point Message Crashes Android Apps
⚫ How The Black Point Message Crashes Android Apps
Year ago
"_If you touch the👇black point then your whatsapp will hang_", says the message that's being sent around, and it's right. It's a text rendering bug, the same as many others -- which isn't interesting. But the characters it's using, Unicode RTL and LTR marks, are worth knowing about. Thanks to everyone who suggested this subject! The Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm: unicode.org/reports/tr9/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
2½ Hours of Unedited Garlic Bread Flight Footage
2½ Hours of Unedited Garlic Bread Flight Footage
Year ago
There's a concept called "Slow TV", championed by Norwegian broadcaster NRK, that emphasises long, unedited, contemplative journeys. Well, I've been snowed under with planning and editing some big projects, so for this week's video we're doing Slow TV with a video even less conventional than last week's. Thanks to Barry from My Virgin Kitchen - go see him cook and test three different garlic breads here: usa-video.net/jYPYbIO9BLE-video.html - and to Steve from Random Aerospace, www.randomengineering.co.uk/Random_Aerospace/Welcome.html ! Pull down the description for more details. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
We Sent Garlic Bread to the Edge of Space, Then Ate It
We Sent Garlic Bread to the Edge of Space, Then Ate It
Year ago
The title says it all, really. Thanks to Barry from My Virgin Kitchen - go see him cook and test three different garlic breads here: usa-video.net/jYPYbIO9BLE-video.html - and to Steve from Random Aerospace, www.randomengineering.co.uk/Random_Aerospace/Welcome.html ! Pull down the description for more details. This started as a conversation in a pub a few weeks ago, and turned into one of the more ridiculous videos I've ever done. We send home-made garlic bread skyward on a balloon; exposed it to the stratosphere, 35km up; successfully returned it to earth in a protective box; and then ate it. It tasted... cold. Audio mix by Matt Gray: mattg.co.uk Additional camera by Darren I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
G-Force, Jerk, and Passing Out In A Centrifuge
G-Force, Jerk, and Passing Out In A Centrifuge
Year ago
Thanks to the Starrship team for arranging this! I'm also over on their channel, flying with the Blades: usa-video.net/iWY3-1gOrxk-video.html • At the Royal Air Force training centrifuge in Farnbrough, pilots learn how to avoid G-LOC: g-induced loss of consciousness. Let's talk about g-force, about jerk, and about how to keep circulation flowing to your brain. FAQs: * Isn't 3.6g a really low g-tolerance? * Yep. Turns out I would not qualify to be a fighter pilot. The average range for g-tolerance is 4-6; no-one was expecting me to pass out. The centrifuge team do not deliberately try to G-LOC people! To be fair, though, I'd done a few earlier runs with only minor effects. * What g was the RAF person at the start pulling? * That's Marcus, from the Starrship team, and he was successfully pulling 6.5g with the help of g-trousers: they plug into a compressed air source in the plane (and in the centrifuge) and act as a lower-body tourniquet to keep the blood up top. They are very effective. * Why did you shake and shudder when regaining consciousness? * Those are called "myoclonic convulsions", which is a fancy medical term for "muscle jerks", and they're a common side effect of recovering from G-LOC. * What did it feel like? * I'll answer this in more detail in a video over on the Matt and Tom channel soon, but in short: I don't remember it. I was doing the breathing maneuver, then everything was wobbly, then we were stopped! * Is this a sponsored video? * No: the RAF and Starrship had no editorial control over this, and no money changed hands. Obviously, though, they gave me a spin in the centrifuge, and I'm collaborating with them over on their channel too! THANKS TO: The RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine, the Starrship team, and the folks at Qinetiq. STARRSHIP: Instagram: instagram.com/starrshiphope/ Facebook: facebook.com/starrshiphope/ Twitter: twitter.com/starrshiphope I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
Making an International Standard Cup of Tea
Making an International Standard Cup of Tea
Year ago
As far as I can find, no-one has actually made a International Standard Cup of Tea - ISO 3103 or BS 6008 - for the internet before. Lots of people have talked about it, but that's easy. Making one? That requires precision... and some specialist equipment. You can buy a professional tea tasting set from this Amazon UK affiliate link: amzn.to/2qfbxyr Thanks to Morag Hickman for letting me borrow her workshop for last-minute filming! She makes beautiful jewellery, like ring-keepers, dragon necklaces and rings that looks like ocean waves: etsy.com/shop/Errant Update: someone has found an earlier ISO cup of tea on the internet, as part of a German video on tea tasting: usa-video.net/utwwkNkNgiM-video.html I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
hayden bogan
hayden bogan - 6 hours ago
I’m still confused about the ball bit
Laura Aquino
Laura Aquino - 6 hours ago
Sounds like dr who
10mintwo
10mintwo - 6 hours ago
As the water is obviously so clear and clean, it must be very highly oligotrophic and devoid of nutrients for things like plant growth. So where are the plants getting their nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to grow so luxuriantly? The bottom just looks like solid rock.
Leif Coffield
Leif Coffield - 6 hours ago
Tom Scott has a masters degree in BBC like Presentation skills
Breakfast Club Sandwich
Breakfast Club Sandwich - 6 hours ago
Beutiful..
Andrew Stalker
Andrew Stalker - 6 hours ago
I agree, a water slide is a river.
Quinn Fastnow
Quinn Fastnow - 6 hours ago
I live near Butte, and it's so cool for me to see one of my favorite youtubers near me. I hope you visted the mining museum while you were there, it's really interesting.
BuddyFN
BuddyFN - 6 hours ago
You sure you don't have any superhuman powers after that yo?
Donald Rivers
Donald Rivers - 6 hours ago
Who is the shortest Rivers?
Shmimey
Shmimey - 6 hours ago
The Roe River is the pretties short river.
That Thing Dalton
That Thing Dalton - 6 hours ago
I want to do this
RetroAsgardian
RetroAsgardian - 6 hours ago
why didnt you use opus no. 1 as the example music
Patrick Molyneaux
Patrick Molyneaux - 6 hours ago
OMG yes! Visual snow - so nice to finally know the name for it!
David
David - 7 hours ago
looks to me like a creek
dezzen
dezzen - 7 hours ago
Been to that river in Montana many times when I used to live there. Very nice seeing it again not frozen over.
Dhruv Kallianpur
Dhruv Kallianpur - 7 hours ago
Environmental Possbilism
Michael Domansky
Michael Domansky - 7 hours ago
Maximum dumb!
W0LF B3AT5
W0LF B3AT5 - 7 hours ago
1:11 Bruh! There’s something or someone at the end of the tank... 😳
SlimThrull
SlimThrull - 7 hours ago
My cat is the world's shortest river. Prove me wrong. ;)
fredhenry101
fredhenry101 - 7 hours ago
Honestly, I would have just hit decline on the Terms and Conditions screen. I have no desire for immortality.
Edgar Velasco
Edgar Velasco - 7 hours ago
This....this is exactly what the internet was made for!
stoeger 2
stoeger 2 - 7 hours ago
Her plat or braid is epic
Eternal Expiditionist Realm
Eternal Expiditionist Realm - 7 hours ago
Wait, how tf are you supposed to write four then?
BobfromSydney
BobfromSydney - 7 hours ago
We are just waiting for the International Astronomical Union to downgrade the classification from "River" to "Dwarf River".
Lily Pham
Lily Pham - 7 hours ago
plot twist: they were in the usa
Brian Ellinger
Brian Ellinger - 7 hours ago
Please go. Because its all false narrative. . Please look at what Steve Barnes and Robert Perry are doing. along with Jeremy Wright his kid. and CJ Oswald along with Paige Lynch. . yes I have money
alphagt62
alphagt62 - 7 hours ago
The trick is not the battery, but the bell. The dissimilar metals will always have a voltage potential, the fact that the bell only requires a micro amp to run is why it never stops. Any normal battery powered device of our time uses far more electricity to operate, so it will exceed the voltage potential of dissimilar metals in a short time. It could run virtually forever, or until the metals turn to dust.
Yitzchok Sabel
Yitzchok Sabel - 7 hours ago
Introducing the Apple Toaster: IP67 and apparently it tells time
Khoomn
Khoomn - 7 hours ago
"OH NO, IM A MISSILE"
Paul Moody
Paul Moody - 7 hours ago
More power to him. Very scary for councils. How dare a person make their own decisions.
All The Artsy
All The Artsy - 7 hours ago
Did you see Hank and John there?
Samuel Hayden
Samuel Hayden - 7 hours ago
They just want their share of the money you made making this video. Didn’t make any? Prove it.
Des Amions
Des Amions - 7 hours ago
The thumbnail though xD
OrionCGaming
OrionCGaming - 7 hours ago
Ummm what about the D River here in Oregon??? I always thought it was the shortest river! :O
Robbie Craughwell
Robbie Craughwell - 7 hours ago
I don't know!
BunniiCake OwO
BunniiCake OwO - 7 hours ago
Yum sPacE BrEaD
Harold BeaumontFinns
Harold BeaumontFinns - 7 hours ago
pick more boring topics
0 438
0 438 - 7 hours ago
It gets -53 celcius in manitoba Canada
RogerDaltrysDiscountPoultry
RogerDaltrysDiscountPoultry - 7 hours ago
I think 1:21 is the single greatest Tom Scott moment. His delivery is just... hilarious and I can't pin down why simple irony just splits my sides lmao
Martin Vazquez
Martin Vazquez - 7 hours ago
I am from Villa la Angostura, Argentina. We have always thought we had the shortest river, The Correntoso River. Though it is not as short as the ones you showed it is certainly wider and its current is stronger. It is nearly 300 meters long and it flows from Correntoso Lake to Nahuel Huapi Lake. Nice video, and it is fun to know that no river holds that record.
Penguinexpress
Penguinexpress - 7 hours ago
What about the world’s shortest street? I think that’s in The U.K., it’s just the length of someone’s door
Scott Lawrence
Scott Lawrence - 7 hours ago
Shortest River? Trivia answer? Nah... Geographical answer? Nah... Wait. This is Tom Scott... Linguistic answer! :D <3
Calvin Odbert
Calvin Odbert - 7 hours ago
I played with balls once
Elijah Henningsen
Elijah Henningsen - 7 hours ago
I liked the part with the river
josh heldz
josh heldz - 7 hours ago
About time humans doing something, after they make a huge mess...
Ken Duncan
Ken Duncan - 7 hours ago
You’re running out of ideas
KillingerDOOM
KillingerDOOM - 7 hours ago
I've had visual snow foreeeeeeeevvveeeerrrrr.
Yogesh Girikumar
Yogesh Girikumar - 7 hours ago
2:15
Kenny The Gamer
Kenny The Gamer - 7 hours ago
The definition at 2:06 is great if you include different terms for different sizes of a flow: like creek, brook, stream, channel, and river being partitioned to different volume per second ranges. That way you wouldn't have a water slide considered a river.
Daniel Schick
Daniel Schick - 7 hours ago
Those chaps you got into a conversation with obviously do not understand your audience.
Max Serretti
Max Serretti - 7 hours ago
My friend: blue My other friend: green Me, an intellectual:
jred7
jred7 - 7 hours ago
Wow! Forget about drugs! Imma stick my finger in this light socket!
AMSempire
AMSempire - 7 hours ago
kop
Steven Utter
Steven Utter - 7 hours ago
Did the GPS tell you to stay on dag-hammer-shultz-vag? Lmfao.
Roxie Mika
Roxie Mika - 7 hours ago
"mile wide toxic pit"? hey, buddy, i don't use euphemisms for YOUR personality, so don't do it with mine
Master Plush Plush
Master Plush Plush - 7 hours ago
London PoPo will like to know we’re you live
Rudy De Leon
Rudy De Leon - 7 hours ago
You can just restore correct? So it's not a true brick? Or is even restore not doable?
Mind Breaker
Mind Breaker - 8 hours ago
Ya know if you poop in space they call it a floater too.
Sarreq Teryx
Sarreq Teryx - 8 hours ago
it's a tributarial creek
Andy Bonitz
Andy Bonitz - 8 hours ago
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, It’s Garlic bread
Greg Weidman
Greg Weidman - 8 hours ago
The "Flowing into a larger body of water" would exclude both the Okavango River and the Colorado River. Not a good definition, I think.
dangerouslytalented
dangerouslytalented - 8 hours ago
A cutaway to Finland for one shot, then no answer.
garglefraxthestrong
garglefraxthestrong - 8 hours ago
giving me strong "Bart's People" vibes here
6 6
6 6 - 8 hours ago
You're not supposed to do your own stunts without joining the union.
Janek Keediniihii
Janek Keediniihii - 8 hours ago
Check out Thunder River in the Grand Canyon!
mr mann
mr mann - 8 hours ago
I remember seeing all of those as a kid, but I don't see any of them anymore. No floaters, no veins, no snow. However there's a lot of bloom/glare around bright objects. It's like the light is partially diffusing trough my eyes' lenses instead of exclusively refracting.
MachineThatCreates
MachineThatCreates - 8 hours ago
Time for the implant folks.(this is a sponsored ad) The implant will send a digital signature that any device filming you will recognize so this fakery becomes impossible. Try your implant today.... you'll be so glad you did.🌴
Maxwell
Maxwell - 8 hours ago
Welp. The USa-video ALGORITHM is at it again
Calvin's World News
Calvin's World News - 8 hours ago
This is a really good idea for a kid's book, starting questions to ask a 5-10 year old like "what is a river" with a network/tree of followup questions to explore the issue, until the kid and eventually the adult are stumped and/or learn a bit along the way
grumpy old fart
grumpy old fart - 8 hours ago
It is not the shortest river in the world.Short Creek in Kentucky comes out of a cave, flows about 100 feet and goes backing another cave.
Paul Wheeler
Paul Wheeler - 8 hours ago
Tom could you sort your accent out? Sliding between American and British in the middle of a word is a little jarring. Really good vid as always.
Brett yuo
Brett yuo - 8 hours ago
Cool video!!
Cole Manning
Cole Manning - 8 hours ago
Karl Smallwood anyone?
Michael Stock
Michael Stock - 8 hours ago
So you mean to say I can go to Paris and not even need lsd to trip?? I’m booking a flight now
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ҲҳƉƐⱮƠŊ ƖƠཞƉҳҲ - 8 hours ago
*Dont you hate it when setting your phone to 1970 bricks your phone*
Roi R. Czechvala
Roi R. Czechvala - 8 hours ago
A water slides source of water does not originate from a natural source. This one on begins from a natural spring..
A folding chair
A folding chair - 8 hours ago
BRO HES WEARING AN EXPLORITORIUM SAN FRNA TEEE YESSS
Adargi
Adargi - 8 hours ago
A canal.
Sean Bailey
Sean Bailey - 8 hours ago
EVERY argument comes down to quibbles about the definitions of the words involved, if allowed to go on long enough. Many arguments are really just due to the participants using different definitions.
Ryan Dupuis
Ryan Dupuis - 8 hours ago
I'm glad you're enjoying montana
GreenGleem
GreenGleem - 8 hours ago
How much do you travel, on average, for each video?
Adam Emond
Adam Emond - 8 hours ago
Boy am I thirsty
James Smart
James Smart - 8 hours ago
Generally, isn't a small river that doesn't directly flow to the sea a creek?
Ganondorf Dragmire
Ganondorf Dragmire - 8 hours ago
In US, corporations get human rights, and we all suffer because of it. In New Zealand, mountains get human rights, and aliens enjoy a sensible chuckle from space.
GuanoLad
GuanoLad - 8 hours ago
Look at you travelling around the world mid-sentence like James Burke.
John H
John H - 8 hours ago
According to Wikipedia, coal gas which was stored in these tanks, contains carbon monoxide. Always wondered how that could be safely used in a house. Carbon monoxide is deadly and very small quantities
David Beak
David Beak - 8 hours ago
Great video thanks
Josh Stern
Josh Stern - 8 hours ago
Wheel of Death 1 looks too intense for me!
Tuft D.
Tuft D. - 8 hours ago
"and things go... wrong ... very quickly.."
Lukas Graphen
Lukas Graphen - 8 hours ago
Onkse toi?
shertkl
shertkl - 8 hours ago
It's all samantics
Thomas Serra
Thomas Serra - 8 hours ago
what about thicccccc
Steven Shank
Steven Shank - 8 hours ago
Selling stolen goods
Jack Capell
Jack Capell - 8 hours ago
Is this guy 40 or 20?? hard to tell...
Lewis Doherty
Lewis Doherty - 8 hours ago
The real game occurs at the point the decision is made to choose which branch is assigned a river's name. It is usually the one contributing the largest volume of water to go downstream. This also applies to the major outlets.
Tommy Dancer
Tommy Dancer - 8 hours ago
My question is what is the shortest river that everyone can agree is a river? Actually, I suppose there is someone out there who doesn't believe that any river actually is one.... Never mind.
Hibraisil
Hibraisil - 8 hours ago
This is where we scattered my Dad's ashes.
Reddimus 11
Reddimus 11 - 8 hours ago
You didn't even mention the D River in Oregon! Disliked. Just kidding, good video :)
The CIA
The CIA - 8 hours ago
*_The reason this video doesn't have more dislikes is because the people dumb enough to actually try it out... bricked their phone, so they couldn't dislike the video._*
Ghosssty Yolk
Ghosssty Yolk - 8 hours ago
are there such thing as red screens