Tom Scott
Tom Scott
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Why Australia bottles up its air
Every few months, when the wind's blowing in the right direction, a bottle of air is taken from Kennaook / Cape Grim, at the northern tip of Tasmania, and saved for science. Here's how and why. ▪ More about the Cape Grim Air Archive: research.csiro.au/acc/capabilities/cape-grim-air-archive/
There was no way to put this in the main video, but I have to point to some of the bleak history of Kennaook / Cape Grim, and the massacre that happened there: www.ourtasmania.com.au/northwest/history-cape-grim-mass.html
CSIRO and I acknowledge the Pennemuker people, traditional owners of Kennaook / Cape Grim, and their continuing connection to their culture; and pay our respects to their Elders past and...
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I took a ride on a moving radio telescope
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The Parkes Radio Telescope, Murriyang, part of CSIRO, is one of the most famous telescopes in the world: and it's got a unique way of getting equipment up and down from the central section. ▪ More about the Telescope: www.csiro.au/en/about/facilities-collections/atnf/parkes-radio-telescope Edited by Michelle Martin mrsmmartin I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at tomscott on...
These chickens save lives.
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"Sentinel chickens" are an early-warning system against some nasty mosquito-borne diseases. I visited a flock in New South Wales, Australia. ▪ More about NSW Health's surveillance: www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/mosquito-borne/Pages/surveillance.aspx MVE was actually found in the area I filmed, just a couple of days later, although in that case it was direct mosquito detection, not via chicke...
This rollercoaster doesn't stop automatically
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The Great Scenic Railway, at Luna Park in Melbourne, Australia, is the second oldest rollercoaster in the world: and it's one of only a few which still uses a manual brake. Here's how it works. ◾ Luna Park: lunapark.com.au/ @lunaparkmelbourne Thanks to @JulianOShea on camera: visit his channel for lots of stories about Unknown Melbourne, including this great video about the bridge that trucks k...
The "architecture graveyard" is alive and well
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Poly Canyon, at Cal Poly, is an experimental architecture laboratory. And it's open to the public: www.caed.calpoly.edu/content/facilities/poly-canyon Thanks to Jacob DeBoard for the suggestion I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at tomscott on Facebook at tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Doing robotic surgery on a copy of myself
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Thanks to Lazarus 3D: www.lazarus3d.com/ ▪ Lazarus had no editorial control over this video, and I paid for my own MRI, but of course they helped set everything up and provided the print! Edited by Michelle Martin mrsmmartin Thanks to Graeme Wiltrout for the suggestion I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at tomscott on Facebook at tomscott and on Instagram as tom...
I was wrong (and so was everyone)
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Did 18th century firefighters really let buildings burn? Sources below. ■ AD: 👨‍💻 NordVPN's best deal is here: nordvpn.com/tomscott - with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Here's the full, thoroughly referenced report: www.tomscott.com/corrections/firemarks/ Thanks to historical consultant Paul J Sillitoe: www.linkedin.com/in/paul-sillitoe-avi-consultants Thanks to Afonso Noronha for the email sp...
The US government is giving out free wasps
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The brown marmorated stink bug is an invasive pest. To help deal with its numbers, the Oregon Department of Agriculture is releasing its natural enemy: the tiny samurai wasp. There's a lot of work that goes into it. ▪ Thanks to all the team at the ODA, and to Chris Hedstrom for the macro footage. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at tomscott on Facebook at tomscott and on ...
Firing radioactive stuff at high speed under city streets
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TRIUMF's Rabbit Line, on the University of British Columbia campus, sends slightly radioactive material under the streets of Vancouver at 100km/h (60mph). Here's how and why. ◾ More: www.triumf.ca/headlines/current-events/rabbit-line-gets-replacement Edited by Michelle Martin mrsmmartin I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at tomscott on Facebook at tomscott and o...
Cheap, renewable, clean energy. There's just one problem.
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The Bay of Fundy has cheap, clean power: if you can harness it. ■ AD: 👨‍💻 NordVPN's best deal is here: nordvpn.com/tomscott - with a 30-day money-back guarantee. I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at tomscott on Facebook at tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
Why build a diving board twice the Olympic height?
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The Montreal Olympic Sports Centre has a 20m (65ft) diving board. That's twice the Olympic height. Why would anyone need that? ◾ The Centre: parcolympique.qc.ca/centresportif/en/ ◾ Thanks to @Lysanne_Richard Edited by Michelle Martin mrsmmartin I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at tomscott on Facebook at tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
This river can be switched on and off
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Surely water simulation can be done with computers now? Well, not quite. At the University of Sherbrooke, there's an artificial research river, and I asked them to start it up. ▪ The University's civil engineering department: www.usherbrooke.ca/gcivil/ Edited by Michelle Martin mrsmmartin With thanks to Sherbrooke team members Basem (who also flew the drone!) and André (who also wro...
This electric ferry uses a very long extension cord
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The Udbyhøj Cable Ferry across Randers Fjord in Denmark is electric-powered: but rather than batteries, it's plugged into mains electricity. Here's how it works. ▪ More about the ferry: www.randersfjord-faerger.dk/ Production manager: Sissel Vindskov Bødker at GotFat, gotfat.dk Camera: Peter Sørensen Runner: Victor Gade Editor: Michelle Martin mrsmmartin Audio mixer: Dan Pugsley at ...
Is Poland's tap water really protected by clams?
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There's a lot of articles written about how tap water in Warsaw is constantly tested by a small team of clams. It felt like a hoax to me: so I went to find out. ▪ Thanks to MPWiK Warsaw: www.mpwik.com.pl/ Producer: Marcin Krasnowolski polishfixer.com Camera: Michał Opala Editor: Michelle Martin mrsmmartin I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at tomscott on Facebook at facebook...
The government approves of this shark now.
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The Headington Shark, in Oxford, UK, is a local icon: but it was protest art, put up without permission. Now, the local government wants to protect it. ▪ The Shark House: www.headingtonshark.com/ Edited by Michelle Martin mrsmmartin I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at tomscott on Facebook at tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
This 1970s tank simulator drives through a tiny world
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This 1970s tank simulator drives through a tiny world
Keeping the world's longest railroad tunnel safe
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Keeping the world's longest railroad tunnel safe
I finally found a useful monorail.
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I finally found a useful monorail.
I thought the treadmill crane was fictional.
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I thought the treadmill crane was fictional.
Why do YouTubers clap at the start of videos?
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Why do Clip-Sharers clap at the start of videos?
How much helium does it take to lift a person?
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How much helium does it take to lift a person?
This is the most interesting roof in London.
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This is the most interesting roof in London.
This massive truck makes artificial earthquakes
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This massive truck makes artificial earthquakes
Why the US Army electrifies this water
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Why the US Army electrifies this water
Delivering mail by jumping from a moving boat
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Delivering mail by jumping from a moving boat
How the US Postal Service reads terrible handwriting
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How the US Postal Service reads terrible handwriting
A geyser that shoots sparkling mineral water
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A geyser that shoots sparkling mineral water
The world's largest walking robot
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The world's largest walking robot
I visited the Yellowstone Zone of Death
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I visited the Yellowstone Zone of Death
Flying here is (surprisingly) legal
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Flying here is (surprisingly) legal

Comments

  • xXMattopsXx
    xXMattopsXx 10 hours ago

    So can I dynamite fish carp

  • Zack Davenport
    Zack Davenport 10 hours ago

    Ahh yes, the... Airchive

  • Dakota
    Dakota 10 hours ago

    Why didn't they make the contractor fix they're screw up

  • Eric Taylor
    Eric Taylor 10 hours ago

    A couple of years ago I started having alarming neurological symptoms. After many tests and scans I got a call from a specialist who would be taking over my case. At this point I still had no idea what was going on, so I called the number to set up an appointment. The words I was greeted with filled me with dread. "Thankyou for calling neuro-oncology, can I help you?" It turned out that because of a rare genetic disorder I have I was referred to a doctor who had a subspecialty in this disorder, his main specialty was neuro-oncology. So I didn't have brain cancer. But of course the receptionist who set up my appointment couldn't tell me this, so I spent about a week thinking I was going to be getting very bad news indeed. It was very stressful. I mentioned this to my doctor and for some reason they stopped greeting people with that greeting. I mean, a lot of the people calling that number probably do have brain cancer, and you don't want to find this out with a cheery "Thank-you for calling the brain cancer treatment doctors"

  • Panamá-Canadá
    Panamá-Canadá 10 hours ago

    I want something similar for my phone.

  • Ganesh Thapa
    Ganesh Thapa 10 hours ago

    How the dish at that angle doesn't rip off from the building is quite interesting

  • Rob Mckennie
    Rob Mckennie 10 hours ago

    "even the best driver has a limit on how quickly they can stop" a good driver wouldn't need to stop quickly because a good driver would be ready to stop if they're approaching a zebra crossing with people near it

  • Guilherme sampaio de oliveira

    Why would you love this?

  • רפאל
    רפאל 10 hours ago

    11:54 I didn't even realize the break was an actual Clip-Share integrated ad, I was like "break? What break", then skipped the ad and saw 'part two' "Ooooh..."

  • Tatar Sauce
    Tatar Sauce 10 hours ago

    1:03 Annie are you okay?

  • Tyler L
    Tyler L 10 hours ago

    Crazy how Dominion Voting Systems hasn't been completely dismantled yet after participating in one of the biggest crimes in U.S. history in 2020

  • Guilherme sampaio de oliveira

    That can catch *ANYONE*, saying "catching *criminals*" would be disingenuous.

  • Keseharian Rifa
    Keseharian Rifa 11 hours ago

    woww

  • light487
    light487 11 hours ago

    Why not just have a ferry?

  • deadspeedv
    deadspeedv 12 hours ago

    If you are in Tasmania still then you would be experiencing some snow in the middle of summer right now haha

  • Mark Vincent
    Mark Vincent 12 hours ago

    Betcha I'm doin' an ol' bit o' honkin' the Bobo, and they won't let me do that on the tele.

  • Ayaan
    Ayaan 12 hours ago

    f1 drivers take 4g's every lap on every corner

  • Nartan büyükyıldız

    As a video editor myself and a programming nerd i just wonder how the ACTUAL F*CK do you know that exact second that you are into! I need answers RN!

  • Benji
    Benji 12 hours ago

    Dude just needs a surfboard on his right arm and he’s the archetype Aussie

  • Flarelia
    Flarelia 12 hours ago

    Twitter announced they’re paywalling their API as of February 9, 2023, end of an era.

  • GreyGamerTales129
    GreyGamerTales129 12 hours ago

    I have asbestos in near my garden and my parents do not want to remove it even when I asked them to because they said as long it is unbroken, it won't harm you.

  • Maz 169
    Maz 169 13 hours ago

    6:09

  • Benoit Massicotte
    Benoit Massicotte 13 hours ago

    So ypu made an irrelevant video... Got it.

  • zName1
    zName1 13 hours ago

    And I'm hurting when I fall my own height.

  • khuخرمam
    khuخرمam 13 hours ago

    Ah come on, this is NOT an India Pakistan border (LOC)

  • Daniel thorpe
    Daniel thorpe 13 hours ago

    I broke it

  • Zachary Kosterman
    Zachary Kosterman 13 hours ago

    this is what i grew up with: jingle bells, batman smells, robin laid an egg, the batmobile lost its wheel, and the joker ran away

  • Glenn Summers
    Glenn Summers 13 hours ago

    Hey Tom, I'm from Tasmania. Welcome! I have always heard that we have the cleanest air in the world but always thought that was hyperbole. It definitely is noticeably fresher when you get off the plane here from elsewhere, even the short hop from Melbourne. I guess that it must be true, very interesting I learned something new about my home. Thank you!

  • The Unnamed Account
    The Unnamed Account 13 hours ago

    Whi did he use PsI? Nobody from Australia in their right mind would use PsI

  • Jervis-Jehan Laurent
    Jervis-Jehan Laurent 14 hours ago

    61,085,582

  • Jervis-Jehan Laurent
    Jervis-Jehan Laurent 14 hours ago

    Hmmm? :)

  • Colleen Marin
    Colleen Marin 14 hours ago

    Swiss engineering is spectacular

  • baxpiz
    baxpiz 14 hours ago

    a little rat water never hurt anybody

  • Gogh von Johann
    Gogh von Johann 14 hours ago

    I feel safe now that the chicken bit Tom to check whether he is safe to be around.

  • Paul Xombie
    Paul Xombie 14 hours ago

    Come to Burlington iowa, some points specially through the winter your car can barley get up most of the streets. We're also famous for the world's longest inclined/declined hill Snake Alley built in 1894. Similar to the one in San Francisco. But ours is in the world records. We do an art fair every year on the alley and going up and down is quite a task! Specially since I work at the art center all the way down the hill and have to go back and forth for supplies

  • Void The Railfan
    Void The Railfan 14 hours ago

    its kinda cool tho

  • Jordan Adams
    Jordan Adams 14 hours ago

    that radar setup is redneck AF 2:13

  • δοῦλος Χριστοῦ

    The Stratford on Avon video was rather suspicious, you said no greenscreen and it looked rather that way, although I have rather enjoyed your videos, with the exception of being "unbiased" for radiation therapy, considering the psychopathic damage caused by "elites" and governments with radioactive material, nevertheless, it is good to be discerning with any youtuber and especially those with high production quality and millions of subscribers.

  • Joseph
    Joseph 15 hours ago

    Melbourne is a city! The suburb was Aspendale.

  • Just Relaxing
    Just Relaxing 15 hours ago

    Twenty or Thirty years? Definitely something to protect against radiation poisoning, food shortages, mass starvation, travel to other planets in order to avoid the poisonous atmosphere. Not a good outlook, but hey, we made it that way.

  • Maxellpow123
    Maxellpow123 15 hours ago

    I was shown this in geography recently... My teacher didn't know that I've already seen this video multiple times

  • Quin
    Quin 15 hours ago

    We should build more hydro power plants

  • ACID 🎵
    ACID 🎵 15 hours ago

    ich kann zwar ganz gut englisch aber konnte es dennoch nicht ganz verstehen, schade

  • 745Filipe745
    745Filipe745 15 hours ago

    President Dilma was right all this time

  • Rahmaan
    Rahmaan 15 hours ago

    It's still working after 2 years!!

  • David Urry
    David Urry 15 hours ago

    PRT is Boring Company above ground.

  • RedoStone35
    RedoStone35 15 hours ago

    Ads I got: Premier Inn (#18)

  • RedoStone35
    RedoStone35 15 hours ago

    Ads I got: Tesco Mobile (#22) GoPro (#7) Adobe Lightroom (#1) Jet2holidays (#39)

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    ꧁ LitoMikeM1 YT ꧂ 15 hours ago

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  • Loren Helgeson
    Loren Helgeson 15 hours ago

    One year later... Tom: you OK there, Gary? Gary: I was thinking about YOUR mud pot from last time you were out there.