Tom Scott

Why Snow and Confetti Ruin YouTube Video Quality
Published: 2 years ago
Your sports team wins. The confetti drops. And suddenly, the video quality falls apart. Why? Let's talk about interframe compression, bitrate, and unnecessary ...
Welcome to Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers
Published: 6 years ago
http://tomscott.com - Or: what you see when you die. If you liked this, you may also enjoy two novels that provided inspiration for it: Jim Munroe's Everyone in ...
The Grave of the Man Who Never Was: Operation Mincemeat
Published: 1 year ago
In a cemetery in Huelva, in Spain, is the grave of Major William Martin, of the British Royal Marines. Or rather, it's the grave of a man called Glyndwr Michael, who ...
Paternoster Lifts: Dangerous, Obsolete and Quite Fun (including over the top!)
Published: 3 years ago
http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - There aren't many paternoster lifts left in the world: they're inaccessible, tough to maintain and a bit more ...
How The Rosetta Stone Unlocked Hieroglyphics
Published: 2 years ago
Thanks to the British Museum! Go help choose their first YouTube series: https://youtu.be/luXVd6M-wQM The Rosetta Stone is one of the most famous ...
The Most Dangerous Stretch of Water in the World: The Strid at Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire
Published: 2 years ago
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 down to it and that jump ...
The Disaster That Changed Engineering: The Hyatt Regency Collapse
Published: 1 year ago
Today's guest video is from Grady at Practical Engineering! Go subscribe: http://downloadyoutubehd.net/user/gradyhillhouse The Hyatt Regency Hotel collapse was ...
Do The Numbers On Toaster Dials Mean Minutes?
Published: 3 years ago
http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - There's been a "Life Pro Tip" going around the internet lately saying that the numbers on toaster dials are actually ...
Lies on the London Underground
Published: 5 years ago
Tom Scott (http://tomscott.com @tomscott) and Matt Parker (http://standupmaths.com @standupmaths) investigate some of the London Underground's greatest ...
The US-Canada Border Splits This Road Down The Middle
Published: 22 days 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 ...
The Man Who Set Up His Own Toll Road, Without Permission
Published: 3 years ago
http://tomscott.com - @tomscott - Welcome to the Kelston Toll Road: Fed up with a 14-mile diversion caused by a landslip, businessman Mike Watts has taken a ...
Danger: Humans
Published: 4 years ago
http://tomscott.com - @tomscott - A message from the Interstellar Safety Council. What if the rest of the universe wasn't built on "survival of the fittest"? The post ...
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