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Your Private Messages Might Travel Under This Beach

In Porthcurno, Cornwall, there's an old telegraph cable landing station. It's how Britain talked to the Empire -- and it's now a museum. But the techn...

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...

We Fired a Civil War Mortar at a Caravan | Featuring Tom Scott

What happens when you fire a Civil War mortar at a caravan? We invited YouTuber Tom Scott to find out. The mortar used is a replica of Roaring Meg, wh...

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...

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 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/...

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? ...

Launching An Entire Fireworks Display At Once

Human error has launched massive barrages of fireworks at the wrong time before. We're doing it deliberately! Camera and audio mix by Matt Gray: ...

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...

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...

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 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:...

So You've Learned To Teleport

http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - A guide for the newly empowered, courtesy of the Superhero Help Academic Foundation Trust, Educati...

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...

British Plugs Are Better Than All Other Plugs, And Here's Why

http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - ALL THE ELECTRICS I USED WERE UNPLUGGED. DO NOT DO THIS. Yep, I'm going all patriotic again.

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...

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: ...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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 The YouTube Algorithm Will Always Be A Mystery

The mysterious YouTube algorithm. It's confused people for years, and will continue to do so. So why isn't YouTube more transparent? It used to be tha...

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...