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I Hit 3,000-Year-Old Art with a Hammer

The White Horse, in Uffington, is one of the oldest surviving works of art in Britain: carved into a hillside in Oxfordshire 3000 years ago. Every yea...

Testing The Sound Mirrors That Protected Britain

Over on the RAF Starrship channel, I'm talking about the history of radar: https://youtu.be/VDC_RCh0ws8 - but over here, we're testing a 90-year-old p...

A Brief History of Radar with Tom Scott | STARRSHIP

Thank you to Tom Scott and the RAF for allowing us to make this video. Find out more about Cyberspace Communication Specialists and becoming one: ...

Tabletop Time Machine – Experiment 1

Join us back in Chris' kitchen for the first of the Technical Difficulties experiments: Tabletop Time Machine! TOM is @tomscott and at http://tomscott...

The Nuclear Reactor Run By Students

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 bot...

We Should Let Some Wildfires Burn

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 fore...

The Drink With A Human Toe In It

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:...

Avantdale Bowling Club / Tom Scott - Red Bull Music

Directed & Edited by Jordan Arts for Red Bull Music Read more here: http://bit.ly/redbullmusic-abc.

Making an International Standard Cup of Tea

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 hav...

Faceswapping, Unethical Videos, and Future Shock

I was going to tell a science fiction story about faceswapping, and mass blackmail. Then the news broke about unethical faceswapping videos, and softw...

We Sent Garlic Bread to the Edge of Space, Then Ate It

The title says it all, really. Thanks to Barry from My Virgin Kitchen - go see him cook and test three different garlic breads here: https://youtu.be/...

G-Force, Jerk, and Passing Out In A Centrifuge

Thanks to the Starrship team for arranging this! I'm also over on their channel, flying with the Blades: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWY3-1gOrxk •...

The Confusing Borders of Lake Constance

If you're sitting on a boat in Lake Constance, are you in three countries at once? Or just in one? Does it even matter? Because strangely, it turns ou...

The Moiré Effect Lights That Guide Ships Home

I'd never heard of moiré effect beacons until I got an email asking me about them. It seemed like a really clever idea - but it was really hard to res...

Why Doesn't Britain Have Rabies?

http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - In 1993, the New York Times called rabies a "shared national nightmare" for Britain. For younger v...

The Fake Vinegar In British Fish and Chip Shops

"Non-brewed condiment" is what they call it: it's chemically very similar to proper vinegar, a mixture of ethanoic acid, colourings and flavourings, b...

The Most Dangerous Stretch of Water in the World: The Strid at Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire

I know, I know, it's a clickbait title. But I stand by it, because the water is so deceptive, and so pretty, and there's a path that leads straight do...

How The 90s VHS Look Works

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? ...

Only Connect 3x04

Only Connect Season 3 Episode 4 I own no rights to this. This is uploaded under Fair Use/Fair Dealing statutes for academic use only.

7 Illegal Things To Do In A British Election

http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - Don't worry: unlike last time I did a video like this, I'm not actually going to attempt to do any...

Tom Scott vs Irving Finkel: The Royal Game of Ur | PLAYTHROUGH | International Tabletop Day 2017

YouTuber Tom Scott has flown drones through lightning, he's taken on the first human-powered theme park, he's even visited Penistone. But he's never t...

Why Snow and Confetti Ruin YouTube Video Quality

Your sports team wins. The confetti drops. And suddenly, the video quality falls apart. Why? Let's talk about interframe compression, bitrate, and unn...

The US President's Bulletproof Railcar

US Car Number 1, the Ferdinand Magellan, sits in the Gold Coast Railway Museum in Miami. It's 120 tonnes of bulletproof, armoured railcar: a train car...

Keeping Aircraft Safe without Radar: The North Atlantic Tracks

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 ...