Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Tonne Steel Ball
Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Tonne Steel Ball
Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Tonne Steel Ball

Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Tonne Steel Ball - Tom Scott

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Hi, I'm Tom Scott. These are some of the things I've made and done. They'll probably come back to haunt me in a few years' time. (Want to get in touch about anything? Use the "contact me" link below, not YouTube messages!)

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The Link That Can Crash Chrome: http://a/%%30%30 - - In the news today: a link which, when moused over or clicked on, crashes Google Chrome. It's a heck of a bug: but how does it work, and what does it have to do with "null-terminated strings"? TECH DETAILS:

Why California's Musical Road Sounds Terrible

In Lancaster, California, there's a musical road. When you drive over it, it plays the William Tell Overture. Unfortunately, it's out of tune. Here's why. Thanks to David Simmons-Duffin, who figured this out about nine years ago: -- he seems to be the first to have figured out not just that it's wrong, but exactly what happened! I'm at on Twitter at on Facebook at and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo


TechZone ► If there's a river or a lake near your house, then you probably know that certain places aren't suitable for you to swim. Well, for example, if there are some hidden rocks or, according to some legend, a terrible monster. But there are places where not only you're not supposed to swim, but you shouldn't even put your hands or feet in. We don't simply want to scare you, so you're gonna see it for yourself. These are the places where you shouldn't to swim.

Sinking Ship Simulator: The Royal Navy's Damage Repair Instructional Unit - with many, many thanks to the Royal Navy and everyone at HMS Excellent! How do you train sailors to save a sinking ship? Sure, you can teach them the theory, but there's no replacement for having to hammer softwood wedges into deck and bulkhead splits that are spraying cold, high-pressure water in your face. At HMS Excellent in Portsmouth sits Hazard, a Royal Navy Damage Repair Instructional Unit (DRIU). Every Navy recruit who's going out to sea will have to go through something like this -- and on a much harder level than we did! But then, they'll have...

Why Britain Uses Separate Hot and Cold Taps - @tomscott - Why don't we use mixer taps? I've talked about the British plug before, and how it's a wonderful design: British plumbing, on the other hand, still leaves a lot to be desired.

13 Unusual Facts About Females That Are Totally True

All of those books on how to understand women have nothing about the biological and social facts of the fairer side of humanity. Bright Side looked far and wide to find some pretty awesome and controversial facts about ladies — and here is what we got. Subscribe to Bright Side : ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: Instagram: SMART Youtube: 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: Have you ever seen a talking slime? Here he is – Slick Slime Sam: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit:

AI learns to play pool

Using the genetic algorithm I train an AI to play pool. Source code is up

This Video Is 2D And 3D Simultaneously: the Pulfrich Effect

Hold on tight, because with a stabilised camera shot and a pair of sunglasses, you're about to see a video that works in both 2D and 3D at the same time. The technique's called the Pulfrich Effect, and this is how it works. The BBC's terrible 90s Doctor Who special, Dimensions in Time, can be seen here, complete with its Noel Edmonds-filled framing: Camera and sound: Matt Gray / I'm at on Twitter at on Facebook at and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo

ALL Talking Tom Shorts - Hyper Marathon

Lights! Camera! MARATHON! It’s time to watch all 30 of the hilarious, the epic, the awesome episodes of Talking Tom Shorts. All you need to do it get comfy and enjoy! Subscribe to my YouTube channel: I’m Talking Tom, and I’m the original talking tomcat. It’s great you’ve stopped by. If there’s fun to be had, this cool cat and my friends are probably having all of it! You should definitely check out my shorts, trailers, and gameplay videos featuring me and my friends. Also, keep up to date with my crazy thoughts and ideas via my video blog Talking Tom...

Rotary Jails and Accidental Amputations

In Crawfordsville, Indiana, there's a rotary jail: an invention that, with hindsight, should probably never have been built. But it was, here and in other towns across the United States. It might have sounded like a good idea on paper, but in practice, it had a few unfortunate problems... including occasional accidental amputations. More about the Rotary Jail Museum: Edited by Michelle Martin, @mrsmmartin I'm at on Twitter at on Facebook at and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo

What Is Sea Level, Anyway?

In Calipatria, California, the town is below sea level -- but their flag pole isn't. But what does "sea level" mean? Is it just theory, or is there more behind it? I'm at on Twitter at on Facebook at and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo

Why It's Illegal to be Named Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116

The first 424 people to sign up for Brilliant will get 20% off their premium subscription: Get a Half as Interesting t-shirt: Suggest a video and get a free t-shirt if we use it: Follow Half as Interesting on Twitter: Discuss this video on Reddit: Check out my podcast with Brian from Real Engineering: (iTunes link) (YouTube link) Check out my other channel:

The US Government's $983 Freeze-Dried Urine

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST, sells Standard Reference Materials, or SRMs for short. They're analysed, quantified, and certified substances: everything from metals, to elements, to food items... to, yes, freeze-dried urine. More about NIST and SRMs: Edited by Michelle Martin, @mrsmmartin I'm at on Twitter at on Facebook at and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo

What if You Try To Lift a Negative Mass? Mind-Blowing Physical Impossibility!

In this video I show you a real experiment that shows how something with a negative mass reacts to a force applied to it. Then I talk about negative mass and if it really is a physical impossibility. If it is real, then how would it react to regular mass? (Great source on negative mass Help Me Make Videos Here: You can enter the ongoing Amazon Echo giveaway here! WARNING: This video is for entertainment purposes only. If you use the information from this video for your own projects then you assume complete responsibility for the results. My Other Channel: For more awesome videos...

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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 research. Or at least it was, until I stumbled upon one magic phrase that revealed its history. It turns out this thing's called an "Inogon leading mark" or "Inogon light" -- Inogon, not Inogen -- and it's a Swedish invention from the 1980s. But there's still a question: why is being used to mark an undersea cable, instead of guiding people home? (Full disclosure: there were some weird strobing effects from the...

Smart Meters are worse than you think (UPDATED)

I learned the hard way what's happening with smart meters in Europe. The same type of smart meter they're using here in France has already been deployed in many EU countries. Mostly, we hear only about the negative health effects of wireless smart meters, but the ones here only send data back over the power lines. In short, with a smart meter, you may end up with less juice to power stuff, and more frequent main breaker trips as people exceed their (now reduced) capacity. My vid on Power Factor: Credits: A BIG thank you to Wes Marquenie for making me smarter! More...

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: Edited by Michelle Martin: @mrsmmartin With thanks to Jonty for lighting Thanks to the team from Titanium Fireworks: - this was not a sponsored video! I'm at on Twitter at on Facebook at and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo

10 Mysteries Solved By Reddit

Reddit has gathered a reputation as the internet's Scooby Gang, and for better or worse, its crowdsourced investigations get results... even if they're not the right ones. From the Subway Cipher to the Box of Crazy, here's 10 Mysteries Uncovered on Reddit. Click to Subscribe.. FAQ's: What editing software do we use?: What mic do we use for our voice overs?: What camera do we use to film?: What computer do we edit on?: Check out the best of Alltime10s - Where else to find All Time 10s... Facebook: Twitter:

British Plugs Are Better Than All Other Plugs, And Here's Why - - ALL THE ELECTRICS I USED WERE UNPLUGGED. DO NOT DO THIS. Yep, I'm going all patriotic again. And while I'm willing to bet that a good number of British folks know the first half of this video, there's one thing about slack in here that I only just learned myself.

Dropping a Living Room

The guys take breaking stuff to new heights as they drop a simulated living room from eight stories up, and then drop a piano on top of that. All in 4K footage. Experience The Super Slow Show only on YouTube.

What's inside Apple HomePod?

We CUT OPEN an Apple HomePod!?! Is this a good speaker? Win one here: We post a new video EVERY WEEK, so, if you liked this video and want more like this then SUBSCRIBE and COMMENT on what you want to see next! Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Instagram: Like us on Facebook: Filmed in 4k on this camera: WARNING: Cutting open items can be dangerous. We do not recommend you try what we do! Only do things the we do in our videos IF you are assisted by a qualified adult under proper safety measures. Always think ahead,...

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 that they wouldn't tell anyone how it works - but now, it's that they can't. Let's talk about deep learning algorithms, neural networks, and search engine optimisation. CREDITS: Thanks to animator Matt Ley for the wonderful cartoon of me: I put this together in three days, plus a day of checking and proofing, in Adobe After Effects. It took about eight hours to render, but that's because every frame has keying, lighting, camera, and motion blur effects,...

The Biathlon: Firing Guns Under Pressure

Welcome to one of the toughest winter sports - although it might not look like it. As well as being one of my regular videos, this is an ad for the Youth Winter Olympic Games! Subscribe to the Olympic YouTube channel: - and see the full description for more links. Discover more about the science of Lillehammer 2016: Over on the Olympics channel: The Art of Monobob: The Technology of the Biathlon Rifle: The World's Largest Underground Cavern: and on my channel: How To Make Snow: The Second Largest Freezer in Norway: