Tom Scott
Tom Scott
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There's a £100,000 coin buried under this London building
The 1933 British penny is one of the most famous coins in the world. I'm not saying this is definitely a heist movie waiting to happen... but I do think someone should write it. ■ Thanks to the team at Baldwin's, and the penny's owner, for letting me film it! www.baldwin.co.uk/

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Ten years ago, I predicted 2022. Did I get it right?
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Predicting the future is a fool's errand, but I tried it: talking about phones, lifelogging, and social changes. And on top of that: what do I think's coming in 2032? 2012 photo credits: Andy Davidson, IMG_1790, www.flickr.com/photos/andy_d/7906847522/ Andy Davidson, IMG_1791, www.flickr.com/photos/andy_d/7906848920/ both licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 creativecommons.org/licen...
The meters-high mountain of mannequins in the Midlands
Views 982K14 days ago
Mannequins are generally bought, used once for a project, and then thrown away to landfill. Except here, at Mannakin in Lincolnshire. Thanks to Roz and the team at Mannakin: mannakin.com My first thought was "don't those mannequins rot, just sitting out there in the weather?" And then I realised: no, not really, they're fibreglass. That's part of the problem Mannakin's trying to help with! Edit...
Five YouTubers. Five games. $10,000. ⋮ Money: the full series
Views 1.5M21 day ago
I invited Rohin from @Medlife Crisis, Sophie from @Soph's Notes, @Mike Boyd, Sam from @Wendover Productions, and @Mia Mulder to play some games. They'll be tempted by individual profit over group wealth, in an environment designed to slowly break their team apart. But all they knew is: they'd be sat around a table trying to win cash: over $10,000. This is a show about trust, about loyalty... an...
The hidden background noise that can catch criminals
Views 2.9M28 days ago
Electrical Network Frequency analysis, ENF analysis, matches background hum against power grid logs. I talked to one of the researchers who works on it, and also set them a challenge. Thanks to @Answer in Progress, @Hannah Witton and @Steve Mould! I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at tomscott on Facebook at tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
The Thames Barrier must never fail. Here's why it doesn't.
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The Thames Barrier is a wonder of engineering. If it fails, then London floods. Here's how the engineers there make sure it doesn't fail. More about the Thames Barrier: www.gov.uk/guidance/the-thames-barrier Producer/Director: Cambria Bailey-Jones Editor: Michelle Martin Camera Operator: Jamie MacLeod Drone Director: Alex Glynn Drone Team: Ian Hunter, Tim Hubbard Runner: Rebecca Johnson Colouri...
The world's most expensive object by weight
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At $8.3 million dollars for around 40 milligrams, the British Guiana 1c magenta is the world's most expensive object by weight: it's a postage stamp from 1856, the only one of its kind. More about the stamp and Stanley Gibbons: www.stanleygibbons.com/collecting-stamps/one-cent-magenta I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at tomscott on Facebook at tomscott and on Instagram as...
The town where holding fireworks over your head is a tradition
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Bridgwater Carnival, in Somerset, has a long tradition of squibbing: a huge procession of people holding fireworks right above their heads. This year, I got the chance to be one of the squibbers. Thanks to all the Bridgwater Carnival team: their site is www.bridgwatercarnival.org.uk/ Camera: Dave Mackie and Nyles Hollister Edited by Michelle Martin: mrsmmartin (Thanks to the person ...
The tunnel where people pay to inhale radioactive gas
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In most of the world, inhaling radon for pain relief sounds like a bizarre idea. In some places, though, it's so accepted that it's prescribed by doctors and covered by health insurance. And I have no idea how to talk about it. Thanks to the team at the Radonstollen in Bad Kreuznach: you can find out more about them at www.acuradon.com SOURCES: The paper I reference in the video is "Radon Expos...
This tiny railroad across the sea has an important job
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The Lorenbahn, the Lüttmoorsiel-Nordstrandischmoor island railway, is famous for the tiny, private trains that take residents to and from the mainland. But that's not why it was built: and it's got a more useful purpose as well. Thanks to everyone from Landesbetrieb für Küstenschutz, Nationalpark und Meeresschutz Schleswig-Holstein, and to the islanders, for all your time and patience! Camera o...
Why this "falling rocks" sign is more important than most
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In Brienz/Brinzauls, a small village in the east of Switzerland, there's a village slipping into a valley and a road that's surprisingly dangerous. Thanks to everyone I interviewed: pull down the description for links and more details! CCTV footage from Geopraevent, used with permission: www.geopraevent.ch/ More details on the Brienz radar: www.geopraevent.ch/project/rockfall-radar-brienz/ CSD ...
An actual, real-world use for robot dogs
Views 1.5M2 months ago
At a pumped storage plant in western Austria, a company called Energy Robotics is testing robot dogs for inspection. All the fancy Boston Dynamics publicity stunts aside: are the robots actually useful? ■ As ever: this is not an advert, Energy Robotics and illwerke vkw had no editorial control. They just asked "do you want to fly your drone inside the Obervermuntwerk II hydroelectric power plan...
The highway where trucks work like electric trains
Views 3.1M2 months ago
In Lübeck, Germany, there's one of several eHighway test projects: overhead catenary wires, where electric trucks with pantographs can pull power directly from the grid. Thanks to everyone who gave so much time to make this video possible! More about the eHighway: www.ehighway-sh.de/de/ehighway.html Prof. Cebon's work at the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight: www.csrf.ac.uk/author/dcebon/ Cam...
The shooting range where you fire over a busy road
Views 4.7M3 months ago
The Brünnlisau shooting range in Switzerland has its targets on the other side of a major road. And it's safe. Here's how and why. Thanks to everyone at the Schiessanlage Brünnlisau! Camera: Alicja Pahl Producer: Sebastian Capeda at Viven viven.ch Editor: Michelle Martin mrsmmartin I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at tomscott on Facebook at tomscott and on Ins...
The world's only float-through McDonalds
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On a little canal off the Elbe river in Germany, sits the McBoat: the world's only paddle-through McDonalds. It seemed like the sort of thing I should investigate. Camera operator: Richard Bielau Producer: Maximilian Thesseling of Klein Aber kleinaber.de/ I'm at tomscott.com on Twitter at tomscott on Facebook at tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo
I thought the Schmid Peoplemover was impossible
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I thought the Schmid Peoplemover was impossible
The world's most useful model railway
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The world's most useful model railway
The public toll road with no speed limit
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The public toll road with no speed limit
Three strange river crossings
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Three strange river crossings
Why this observatory fires lasers at satellites
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Why this observatory fires lasers at satellites
I took the world's shortest flight. It was underwhelming.
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I took the world's shortest flight. It was underwhelming.
The Islands With Too Much Power
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The Islands With Too Much Power
I helped cover a 5,000-year-old monument with worn-out tires
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I helped cover a 5,000-year-old monument with worn-out tires
How one little boat (and me) held up miles of London traffic at Tower Bridge
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How one little boat (and me) held up miles of London traffic at Tower Bridge
The diving gondola: a strange elevator to the ocean floor
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The diving gondola: a strange elevator to the ocean floor
I tried to film a volcano and it was a complete disaster
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I tried to film a volcano and it was a complete disaster
An Unedited, Rain-Soaked Ride on Claughton's Aerial Ropeway
Views 568K6 months ago
An Unedited, Rain-Soaked Ride on Claughton's Aerial Ropeway
The UK's last aerial ropeway uses no power, moves 300 tonnes a day, and will be gone by 2036.
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The UK's last aerial ropeway uses no power, moves 300 tonnes a day, and will be gone by 2036.
How many robots does it take to run a grocery store?
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How many robots does it take to run a grocery store?
The Shocking New Use for Red Telephone Boxes
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The Shocking New Use for Red Telephone Boxes
We Sent Garlic Bread to the Edge of Space, Then Ate It
Views 58M3 years ago
We Sent Garlic Bread to the Edge of Space, Then Ate It
This Video Has 51,133,902 Views
Views 51MYear ago
This Video Has 51,133,902 Views
Why California's Musical Road Sounds Terrible
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Why California's Musical Road Sounds Terrible
Ten Illegal Things To Do In London
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Ten Illegal Things To Do In London
G-Force, Jerk, and Passing Out In A Centrifuge
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G-Force, Jerk, and Passing Out In A Centrifuge
Two Drums and a Cymbal Fall off a Cliff
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Two Drums and a Cymbal Fall off a Cliff
If Educational Videos Were Filmed Like Music Videos
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If Educational Videos Were Filmed Like Music Videos
Do The Numbers On Toaster Dials Mean Minutes?
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Do The Numbers On Toaster Dials Mean Minutes?
I Can't Show You How Pink This Pink Is
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I Can't Show You How Pink This Pink Is
Why Snow and Confetti Ruin YouTube Video Quality
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Why Snow and Confetti Ruin TheXvid Video Quality
Why You Can't Buy Dasani Water in Britain
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Why You Can't Buy Dasani Water in Britain
Sinking Ship Simulator: The Royal Navy's Damage Repair Instructional Unit
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Sinking Ship Simulator: The Royal Navy's Damage Repair Instructional Unit
This Video Is 2D And 3D Simultaneously: the Pulfrich Effect
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This Video Is 2D And 3D Simultaneously: the Pulfrich Effect
The Little-Known Patterns on British Streets
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The Little-Known Patterns on British Streets
Will YouTube Ever Run Out Of Video IDs?
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Will TheXvid Ever Run Out Of Video IDs?
Why 1/1/1970 Bricks Your iPhone
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Why 1/1/1970 Bricks Your iPhone
YouTubers have to declare ads. Why doesn't anyone else?
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TheXvidrs have to declare ads. Why doesn't anyone else?
YouTube's Copyright System Isn't Broken. The World's Is.
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TheXvid's Copyright System Isn't Broken. The World's Is.
British Plugs Are Better Than All Other Plugs, And Here's Why
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British Plugs Are Better Than All Other Plugs, And Here's Why
A Million Dollars vs A Billion Dollars, Visualized: A Road Trip
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A Million Dollars vs A Billion Dollars, Visualized: A Road Trip
The Language Sounds That Could Exist, But Don't
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The Language Sounds That Could Exist, But Don't
Why You Can't Name A File CON In Windows
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Why You Can't Name A File CON In Windows
Why I Can't Show You The H******** S***
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Why I Can't Show You The H S
Fantastic Features We Don't Have In The English Language
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Fantastic Features We Don't Have In The English Language
The Image That Can Break Your Brain
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The Image That Can Break Your Brain
Why Britain Uses Separate Hot and Cold Taps
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Why Britain Uses Separate Hot and Cold Taps
Why You Can Spot Bad Green Screen
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Why You Can Spot Bad Green Screen
The Most Dangerous Stretch of Water in the World: The Strid at Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire
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The Most Dangerous Stretch of Water in the World: The Strid at Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire
2½ Hours of Unedited Garlic Bread Flight Footage
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2½ Hours of Unedited Garlic Bread Flight Footage
The Sculpture That Looks Like A Real-Life Cartoon
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The Sculpture That Looks Like A Real-Life Cartoon

Comments

  • Samo Anime
    Samo Anime 22 hours ago

    WHY ARE U OLD?!

  • ColeWhite
    ColeWhite 22 hours ago

    The thames barrier is not allowed to fail DAM

  • Rahat
    Rahat 22 hours ago

    What i notice about most future predictions I'd that they go way over the top. Things don't actually change as much as we predict.

  • Vegar Gravråk
    Vegar Gravråk 22 hours ago

    About 70 views off

  • Mininudoalem
    Mininudoalem 22 hours ago

    Came here in 2022 to say the counter is 100% on spot

  • SirDanksALot1337
    SirDanksALot1337 22 hours ago

    bruh what really do you do

  • -TheTopAdventure-
    -TheTopAdventure- 22 hours ago

    I'll definitely try to do a story about that!

  • aant
    aant 22 hours ago

    bro aged so well wow

  • Limerence
    Limerence 22 hours ago

    Don't worry Tom, when I go to steal it I'll credit you and this video

  • Luxury Beats
    Luxury Beats 22 hours ago

    Cool, so what are your stocks predictions for the next 10 years considering you obviously time travelled and went from age 22 to 42 in just ten years....please lemme know!

  • SpectralBacon
    SpectralBacon 22 hours ago

    Nah, short form is already a thing and it's boring, except for Snapchat/TikTok normies who get a kick from small talk. 2032 will be megacorps vs DAOs. Some bioengineering shenanigans as well, probably. And a few random chimp events.

  • melxdiq dooms
    melxdiq dooms 22 hours ago

    O

  • melxdiq dooms
    melxdiq dooms 22 hours ago

    0

  • The Helghast did nothing wrong

    "The copyright system is not broken" Goes on to describe the copyright system as duct taped together and not fit for purpose in the modern age... Do you know what we call things that are duct taped together and no longer fit for purpose... Broken...

  • Ryan Aun
    Ryan Aun 22 hours ago

    Tom I really appreciate your continued effort to promote captions on videos as standard by walking the walk and including them on all your content. As someone who needs them it feels so good to be seen and not have to worry if I'm getting the whole message

  • Anxious
    Anxious 23 hours ago

    i have legit never heard of someone using two spaces after a full-stop

  • Ryan Aun
    Ryan Aun 23 hours ago

    Kudos for rewatching and responding to this Tom, it can be really agonising to revisit the work of our younger selves and you handled this with admirable composure and balanced honesty about your predictions which missed the mark

  • Spark That J
    Spark That J 23 hours ago

    “London is drowning and I…..LIVE BY THE RIVER!”

  • JmWro
    JmWro 23 hours ago

    No cool gang would do it. That would be a very boring company ;).

  • L e e C e e e
    L e e C e e e 23 hours ago

    this is too smart for me to understand

  • Jay Hillz
    Jay Hillz 23 hours ago

    You aged a ton in 10 years

  • lil guppy o
    lil guppy o 23 hours ago

    Aged like 20 years

  • Mystic on l2
    Mystic on l2 23 hours ago

    BRB In 10 years

  • M P
    M P 23 hours ago

    Awesome intro, I love this channel so much

  • Tawa White
    Tawa White 23 hours ago

    When I was a lad public bogs often cost a penny so the joke went: What's the definition of agony?..... A lady waiting outside a public toilet with a 1933 penny. I'll get me coat.

  • Roelf B
    Roelf B 23 hours ago

    I was peacefully watching this video trying to fall asleep and an ad nearly gave me a heart attack

  • Nick Kazmarek (Nick Kazmarek)

    Now this is epic

  • MBA
    MBA 23 hours ago

    I don’t get it… can someone explain it?

  • Amethyst Orchard
    Amethyst Orchard 23 hours ago

    tiny train goes choo choo!

  • Emile Bichelberger
    Emile Bichelberger 23 hours ago

    Charge a fee if they make a movie about it

  • Andy
    Andy 23 hours ago

    Wow, this is incredible! Great job!

  • carbunch
    carbunch 23 hours ago

    It's all fun and games until your consciousness is inexplicably copied to the robot and no one else but robo-you knows.

  • beth 9891
    beth 9891 23 hours ago

    That there is a whole prestigious shop dedicated to collecting and selling stamps is slightly mind boggling. Humans are weird.

  • Isaac Hernandez
    Isaac Hernandez 23 hours ago

    Damn how you go from 20 to 50 in ten years?

  • TheBestUsername
    TheBestUsername 23 hours ago

    Tories be like: "Oi bruv whehs dee booldohshzah oive gawt to exshcscivate it immediutly"

  • macronencer
    macronencer 23 hours ago

    It's interesting to discover written languages that are really coherent like this! Another example is Korean - a friend of mine explained the symbols used in that language in a video and I found it quite beautifully logical.

  • FrankieV 116
    FrankieV 116 23 hours ago

    That targeting system is just amazing and brilliant. I love it.

  • Z PLOYSWAG
    Z PLOYSWAG 23 hours ago

    Mr.TOM! AHA <3

  • Too young to be old
    Too young to be old 23 hours ago

    The Normans invaded in the 11th Century, not the 12th.

  • iZZAEL Official
    iZZAEL Official 23 hours ago

    When I was a child my dream is to have a car running but floating without wheels. I'd probably dead when that happens tho.

  • Shinu
    Shinu 23 hours ago

    why bro hate himself sm

  • Magavaris Magavaris
    Magavaris Magavaris 23 hours ago

    How the f you go from 20 to 50 in 10 years ???????

  • Hesus
    Hesus 23 hours ago

    Damn bro, you got old in those 10 years.

  • ZapDash
    ZapDash 23 hours ago

    Call up Nicolas Cage for National Treasure 3!

  • Alt Account
    Alt Account Day ago

    Hey Ferb I know what we’re gonna do today

  • E Zach Lee Wright

    Imagine you're on a voting machine and the Doom title screen pops up. I would play it

  • Kathleen Stanfield

    I was just talking about how Facebook and other apps are designed to be optimized for mobile, rather than desktop. Funny how things work out.

  • singah sung
    singah sung Day ago

    Tom this was brilliant you have experienced a lot of different exciting things your lucky

  • Kathleen Stanfield

    3:00 - 3:35 Look at the movie: "The Final Cut" from 2004. Scary.

  • Jason Xie
    Jason Xie Day ago

    The world’s most expensive object by weight: *YOUR MOTHER*