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The Two Generals’ Problem

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: ... Tom Scott
5 days ago

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Why “No Problem” Can Seem Rude: Phatic Expressions

"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 ..... Tom Scott
1 week ago

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The Fetch-Execute Cycle: What's Your Computer Actually Doing?

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 ... Tom Scott
2 weeks ago

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How To Stop A Colossal Bridge Corroding

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 ... Tom Scott
3 weeks ago

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why typing like this is sometimes okay.

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 ... Tom Scott
1 month ago

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How To Build An App: Everything You Didn't Know You Needed To Know

Watch all 15 episodes right now: • This educational series is sponsored by ... Tom Scott
1 month ago

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The Giant Underground Tunnels Protecting Tokyo From Floods

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 networ... Tom Scott
1 month ago

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Why You Can't Trust Me

I went to a place called Coober Pedy to tell a story about water. • Sponsored by Audible: Go to or text 'trustme' to 500 500 to get... Tom Scott
1 month ago

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The World's First Solar Powered Train

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 ... Tom Scott
1 month ago

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Mr Olds’ Remarkable Elevator

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... Tom Scott
2 months ago

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The One-Lane Bridge Shared By Cars And Trains

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:... Tom Scott
2 months ago

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What Counts As The Steepest Street In The World?

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 ... Tom Scott
2 months ago

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Testing A Zip Line That Goes Round Corners

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 ... Tom Scott
2 months ago

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The Circle Visible From Space

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 t... Tom Scott
2 months ago

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The First 3D Color X-Rays

At the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand, the team at Mars Bioimaging are using detector equipment originally developed for the Large ... Tom Scott
3 months ago

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The Brain-Eating Amoebas of Kerosene Creek

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 ..... Tom Scott
3 months ago

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The Hundred-Tonne Robots That Help Keep New Zealand Running

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 ... Tom Scott
3 months ago

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The Sculpture That Looks Like A Real-Life Cartoon

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 ... Tom Scott
3 months ago

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Where Two Oceans Meet, Debunked

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 ... Tom Scott
4 months ago

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I Drove My Childhood Favorite Racing Game In Real Life

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 ..... Tom Scott
4 months ago

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The Artificial Gravity Lab

In the Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory at Brandeis University, there's the Artificial Gravity Facility: otherwise known as the rotating room. No-... Tom Scott
4 months ago

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Blindfold Balancing in the Spinning Space Chair

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 ... Tom Scott
4 months ago

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The Library of Rare Colors

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 .... Tom Scott
5 months ago

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Keep It or Dump It (with Matthew, who is lovely but not internet famous)

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. Tom Scott
5 months ago

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The Last Play-For-Cash Fascination Parlor

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... Tom Scott
5 months ago

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Above Average (with too many people to fit in this title)

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... Tom Scott
5 months ago

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The Broken Building That Must Not Be Destroyed

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 ru... Tom Scott
5 months ago

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Weight For It (with Evan Edinger and Luke Cutforth)

Welcome to the Game Garage! A series of three new, experimental quizzes and games. Thanks today to Evan Edinger - - and ... Tom Scott
5 months ago

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A Questionable Experiment in Motion Sickness

Go see William Osman's video about building the car! - and thanks to Michael Reeves for being a guinea pig: ... Tom Scott
5 months ago

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Why Denmark Is .16 Seconds Behind The World

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 ..... Tom Scott
6 months ago

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How Auto-Tune Works

Featuring the Gregory Brothers! Go subscribe to them: Pitch correction: it can make terrible singers sound decent, brilliant singe... Tom Scott
6 months ago

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Slowing Down A Stock Exchange With 38 Miles Of Cable

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 ... Tom Scott
6 months ago

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I Got To See And Hold My Brain

Subscribe to Neuro Transmissions! or start with their video on how to train a cat to high-five: ... Tom Scott
6 months ago

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This Is Your Brain On Stale Air

Subscribe to Kurtis Baute! or start with his one-take video on the history of the universe: ... Tom Scott
6 months ago

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How Knot To Hang A Painting

Subscribe to Up and Atom! or start with Jade's video on quantum tunnelling: ... Tom Scott
7 months ago

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The Fishermen That Hold Their Breath For 10 Minutes

Go subscribe to Medlife Crisis! or start with Rohin's video on why you shouldn't test for ... Tom Scott
7 months ago

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Why NASA Spun Astronauts Around, But Doesn't Any More

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 use... Tom Scott
7 months ago

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The Canyon That Humans Made By Accident

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 .... Tom Scott
7 months ago

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Stealing Our Friend's Brain Backup PRANK (GONE WRONG!!!) 🤯🤯🤯

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: https://share.dl/iijAKAJnn ... Tom Scott
8 months ago

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The Consequences of Your Code

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 ... Tom Scott
8 months ago

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Your New Social Credit Score

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 .... Tom Scott
8 months ago

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The City of Golf Carts

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 go... Tom Scott
8 months ago

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The Artificial Intelligence That Deleted A Century

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... Tom Scott
8 months ago

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The Other Tree That Owns Itself

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 differen... Tom Scott
8 months ago

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The Sweater Curse and Clothing Controversies: Citation Needed 8x06

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: ... Tom Scott
8 months ago

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An American Stonehenge: The Mysterious Georgia Guidestones

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 ... Tom Scott
8 months ago

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The Crazy Eights Incident and the Pumpy Thing: Citation Needed 8x05

I realise we never actually define "pumpy thing" in this video. I'm not going to define it here either. BONUS MATERIAL: ... Tom Scott
8 months ago

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Testing The World's Longest Echo

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... Tom Scott
9 months ago

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