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Why California's Musical Road Sounds Terrible
Why California's Musical Road Sounds Terrible
Why California's Musical Road Sounds Terrible

Why California's Musical Road Sounds Terrible - Tom Scott

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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: http://davidsd.org/2008/12/honda-needs-a-tune-up/ -- he seems to be the first to have figured out not just that it's wrong, but exactly what happened!

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The US-Canada Border Splits This Road Down The Middle

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 — and border crossings here aren't as easy as they used to be. Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo

The Simple Solution to Traffic

The way we can make traffic disappear. Discuss this video: http://reddit.com/r/cgpgrey Brought to you in part by: http://www.audible.com/grey Special Thanks to: Mark Govea, Thomas J Miller Jr MD, dedla , Robert Kunz, Saki Comandao, hcblue , John Buchan, Andres Villacres, Christian Cooper, Michael Little, PervertedThomas , Nevin Spoljaric, rictic , Ian , Faust Fairbrook, Jason Lewandowski, Michael Mrozek, Jordan LeDoux, Chris Woodall, سليمان العقل, Tony DiLascio, Richard Jenkins, Chris Chapin, Tod Kurt, Chang Wang, Kozo Ota, Phil Gardner, Jordan Melville, Martin , Steven Grimm, Joe Pantry, Benjamin Morrison, Colin Millions, Muhammad Shifaz, Chris Harshman, Jose Reyes, Guillermo , Ron Bowes, Tómas Árni...

The Man Who Set Up His Own Toll Road, Without Permission

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 £300,000 risk and set up his own private toll road. It costs £2 for cars to travel the 400 metres -- which is slightly less than the cost of the petrol to take the detour. And the odd thing is this: despite the Kelston Toll Road not being approved by the local council, Mike is still on the right side of the law. Many thanks to Mike Watts and the team at the Kelston Toll...

Why don't perpetual motion machines ever work? - Netta Schramm

Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-don-t-perpetual-motion-machines-ever-work-netta-schramm Perpetual motion machines — devices that can do work indefinitely without any external energy source — have captured many inventors’ imaginations because they could totally transform our relationship with energy. There’s just one problem: they don’t work. Why not? Netta Schramm describes the pitfalls of perpetual motion machines. Lesson by Netta Schramm, animation by TED-Ed.

Stopping a Disastrous Plan with Science: the Bay Model

John Reber had a plan: to dam the San Francisco Bay. He convinced some politicians - and it took the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the Bay Model they built in Sausalito, to prove him not just wrong, but dangerously wrong. Thanks to all the team at the Bay Model! You can find out more here: http://www.spn.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Bay-Model-Visitor-Center/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) CG sequence by David 'Hoolopee' Post (http://youtube.com/hoolopee) I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram and Snapchat as tomscottgo

Inside Zedd's $16 Million Mansion That Has a Skittles Machine | Open Door | Architectural Digest

In this episode of Open Door, Grammy-winning record producer and DJ Zedd gives an in-depth tour of his $16 million mansion in Benedict Canyon, an area of Los Angeles that's near Sherman Oaks and northwest of Beverly Hills. Zedd's self-decorated home is 9,500 square feet with views of the canyon and tons of full-length glass windows. See photos and read the full interview here: http://archdg.co/x3PLMMq The house is structured into three sections: work, living, and sleep. The work section has Zedd's recording studio and an unfinished gym. The driveway leads into the front entrance, which crosses a moat. A huge wall with...

How To Pronounce Japanese Car Brand Names. Say Mitsubishi, Subaru, Toyota, Correctly

Have you ever wondered how Japanese people pronounce japanese car brand names? well, fear no more. In today's video, I will teach you how to say Japanese car brand names such as Mitsubishi, Subaru, Mazda, Lexus, Acura and Toyota. Sorry guys, I meant Lexus wasn't recognized as a brand in Japan until 2005. Not North America. And for those of you getting butthurt over this "correct" pronunciation video, let me remind you that I did not create this video to force anyone to pronounce brands the Japanese way. Do I force Japanese people to pronounce Ford, GM, and Chrysler the way we...

How Hot Can It Get?

TEMPERATURES! Links to everything: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce http://www.facebook.com/VsauceGaming Thanks to http://www.youtube.com/minutephysics and http://www.youtube.com/user/phdcomics for their guidance on this video! All music (except for the classical in the beginning) by Jake Chudnow: http://www.soundcloud.com/JakeChudnow Human body temperature: http://antranik.org/regulation-of-body-temperature/ GreenPowerScience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svAPyyUJUCo wbeaty's videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/wbeaty/videos?view=0 sun and pinhead fact is from this book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Universe-Teacup-Mathematics-Beauty/dp/0151003238 PLASMA IN MICROWAVE inside my temperature leanback: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVb7XzTbl2k&feature=BFa&list=PL5B111EE10D69CD6E Calculate wavelength based on temperature: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/wien.html WR 104: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/03/03/wr-104-a-nearby-gamma-ray-burst/ These are great discussions of absolute hot if you want to read more: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=39799 http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-highest-possible-temperature.htm http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=384571&page=2 http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=9467.0 Temperature wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperature kugelblitz: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kugelblitz_(astrophysics) Are you brighter than the sun?: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/12/30/are-humans-brighter-then-the-sun/ BONUS: check out the Hagedorn temperature: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagedorn_temperature ****Awesome Russian Guest Stars**** sashok74 http://www.youtube.com/user/sashok74 PolinaRepik http://www.youtube.com/user/PolinaRepik blushsupreme http://www.youtube.com/user/blushsupreme katsiaryna00 http://www.youtube.com/user/katsiaryna00 OnlyFightingRu http://www.youtube.com/user/OnlyFightingRu MWaytv http://www.youtube.com/user/MWaytv 10ELISS http://www.youtube.com/user/10ELISS KiselevSash http://www.youtube.com/user/KiselevSash NinaNonsimple http://www.youtube.com/user/NinaNonsimple pymathru http://www.youtube.com/user/pymathru energytima http://www.youtube.com/user/energytima And also negative ABSOLUTE temperatures: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20827893.500-how-to-create-temperatures-below-absolute-zero.html http://cryo.gsfc.nasa.gov/introduction/neg_Kelvin.html

REASON WHY PLANES ARE PAINTED WHITE! Explained by CAPTAIN JOE

INSTAGRAM FLYWITHCAPTAINJOE: https://goo.gl/TToDlg MY WEBSITE: https://goo.gl/KGTSWK NEW FACEBOOK PAGE: https://goo.gl/heUKGb ▼▼My FLIGHT-KIT I highly recommend for you guys▼▼ MY HEADSET: https://amzn.to/2yncd9d MY SUNGLASSES: https://amzn.to/2Rx1mCm MY PILOT BAG: https://amzn.to/2zYcqSh Company iPad: https://amzn.to/2ynxOhT ▼▼The VIDEO EQUIPMENT I use in my studio and outdoors▼▼ MY CAMERA: https://amzn.to/2yov6sj LIGHTING: https://amzn.to/2zXH2DB IN-FLIGHT RECORDINGS: https://amzn.to/2ynmrGH Why are most planes painted white? When a brand-new plane rolls out of the factory, they are very often painted in a greenish anti-corrosive paint, so that the plane can fly or be moved to the final assembly line and paint shop. Therefore they are nicknamed the "green jets" and are a rare sight for plane spotters. But once the plane arrives at...

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 have talked about it, but that's easy. Making one? That requires precision... and some specialist equipment. You can buy a professional tea tasting set from this Amazon UK affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2qfbxyr Thanks to Morag Hickman for letting me borrow her workshop for last-minute filming! She makes beautiful jewellery, like ring-keepers, dragon necklaces and rings that looks like ocean waves: https://etsy.com/shop/Errant Update: someone has found an earlier ISO cup of tea on the internet,...

Highlights Jeremy Clarkson in Who Wants to be A Millionaire

Jeremy Clarkson in the first episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in the U.K.. The show was a great succes in Britain and scored 5.7 millions viewers. Did you like this video? Please subscribe, like and share. Follow us on our website, twitter or on Facebook. Website : http://thegrandtourfans.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/GrandTourFans_ FaceBook : https://www.facebook.com/TheGrandTourFansCom/ The Grand Tour is a British motoring television series for Amazon Video presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May and produced by Andy Wilman. Genre Motoring Entertainment Created by ...

A Nuclear Waste Dump You Can Walk On: Weldon Spring, Missouri

In Weldon Spring, Missouri, there is a strange, grey, windblasted seven-storey pile of rocks. It's the Weldon Spring Site: a nuclear and toxic waste dump on the site of an old uranium processing factory. And you can walk on it: it's technically a tourist attraction. That was going to be the whole of my video... and then I did some more research. Filmed by Matt Gray - http://mattg.co.uk - @unnamedculprit I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo

What If We Built a Road Around the World?

Go watch Half As Interesting's first video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1bIKvHDNWI What if we constructed a road around the world that connected most of Earth's continents? It'd be cool to drive from Europe to North America and some other places... I guess Please Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2dB7VTO Music is by Brandon Maahs. Check out his website and music by clicking this link: http://www.brandonmaahs.com/audio-reel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/official_wh... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RealLifeLore/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealLifeLore1 Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/RealLifeLore/ Subreddit is moderated by Oliver Bourdouxhe Special thanks my Patrons: Juan Rodriguez, Owen, Jarrell Hawkins, Conor Dillon, Donna, Michael Aufiero, Mohammad Abu Hawash, MechanoidOrange and Greenlandia. Videos explaining things. Mostly over topics like history, geography, economics and science. We believe that the world...

18 EASY SCHOOL MAGIC TRICKS AND SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS

UNEXPECTED TRICKS AND IDEAS FOR KIDS There are so many science tricks that you can perform at home without any problem! All you need is your hands and a few very affordable materials. Congratulations, you cna run your homemade science show and surprise your family members and friends! You can also use these tricks for your school project ideas. For example, do you know how to get electricity out of a potato? If the answer was no, we are here to tell you how! You can also get electricty out of soda drinks. Another amazing block of ideas is connected with batteries. For...

8 Creative Ways Animals Store Food

You aren't the only animal with a pantry! Hosted by: Michael Aranda ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters—we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Patrick Merrithew, Charles Southerland, Fatima Iqbal, Benny, Kyle Anderson, Tim Curwick, Scott Satovsky Jr, Will and Sonja Marple, Philippe von Bergen, Bella Nash, Bryce Daifuku, Chris Peters, Patrick D. Ashmore, Charles George, Bader AlGhamdi ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: Penguin http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v408/n6815/full/408928a0.html http://jeb.biologists.org/content/jexbio/207/15/2715.full.pdf http://www.jbc.org/content/278/51/51053.full?sid=8a314b8b-25cb-4d03-b475-a492ebc1d8e0 http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v237/p291-300 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0300962989901217 Shrike http://www.behaecol.amu.edu.pl/papers/downloads2005/files/ARDEA%2093%20101-107.pdf http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0376635715300097 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0376635705000392 http://www.academia.edu/17346170/Predator_exaptations_and_defensive_adaptations_in_evolutionary_balance_No_defence_is_perfect Red squirrels http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1898/1051-1733-96.3.240 http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1656/1092-6194%282007%2914%5B145%3AUOARNA%5D2.0.CO%3B2 http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/pdf/10.1139/z03-224 http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.2193/0091-7648%282006%2934%5B467%3AUOWBBA%5D2.0.CO%3B2 https://www.jstor.org/stable/1373370 Mole http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0003472 https://books.google.com/books?id=AhlvmkSkxeYC&pg=PA223&lpg=PA223 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1631068313000717 Shrew http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6651/7/7/2639/htm Pika http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1644/08-MAMM-A-261.1 http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1657/1938-4246-45.3.396 http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1657/1523-0430%282006%29038%5B0054%3ASOFPSI%5D2.0.CO%3B2 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/0012-9658(1997)078%5B0774:TMOPTB%5D2.0.CO;2/full Tayra http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00114-011-0821-0 Ragworm http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecy.1613/full Images: Lubber grasshopper https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grasshopper_2.JPG Ragworm https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ecomare_-_zager_worm_(4856-worm-zager-mok-ogb).jpg

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 out there are parts of the world where no-one really minds when international borders are not just ignored, but are completely undefined. SOURCES: Smith, B. (2001). Fiat Objects. Topoi, 20(2), pp.131-148. http://ontology.buffalo.edu/smith/articles/fiatobjects.pdf Khan, D. (2004). Die deutschen Staatsgrenzen. 1st ed. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo

Why European Clocks are Running Slow, and British Clocks Aren't

Many people sent me this story: it covers my favourite topics of power grids and temporal anomalies. But when the mainstream press have already covered it, how could I add something more? The answer: by adding another pet topic, Unnecessary British Patriotism. And a teasmade. Press release: https://www.entsoe.eu/news-events/announcements/announcements-archive/Pages/News/2018-03-06-press-release-continuing-frequency-deviation-in-the-continental-european-power-system.aspx Teasmade: http://amzn.to/2oYrvxb [aff. link] Update, April 8th 2018: they fixed the dispute, and ran the grid at 50.01Hz for a few weeks: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/04/european-grid-dispute-resolved-lost-6-minutes-returned-to-oven-clocks/ If you liked this, you may also like the video I made on how engineers keep the grid stable, and why it's getting more difficult: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uz6xOFWi4A Audio mix by Matt Gray: http://mattg.co.uk I'm at http://tomscott.com on...

Archimedes and a Boat Lift: the Falkirk Wheel

http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - The Falkirk Wheel sits between Edinburgh and Glasgow, in the southern parts of Scotland, and it's the world's only rotating boat lift. There's some very clever design going on here -- and some physics that goes all the way back to Ancient Greece.

How highways wrecked American cities

The Interstate Highway System was one of America's most revolutionary infrastructure projects. It also destroyed urban neighborhoods across the nation. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o

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/jYPYbIO9BLE - and to Steve from Random Aerospace, http://www.randomengineering.co.uk/Random_Aerospace/Welcome.html ! Pull down the description for more details. This started as a conversation in a pub a few weeks ago, and turned into one of the more ridiculous videos I've ever done. We send home-made garlic bread skyward on a balloon; exposed it to the stratosphere, 35km up; successfully returned it to earth in a protective box; and then ate it. It tasted... cold. Audio mix by Matt...

Here's Why My Cheap Audi R8 was TOTALED! Major Factory Flaw Made my R8 Salvage!

Get Honey for FREE ▸ https://joinhoney.com/samcrac Save $$ this holiday season on sites like Amazon, eBay, AutoPartsWarehouse, Best Buy, J.Crew, TireRack, and more! Found It! We take a look under the hood and figure out why this car was totaled out. This should be an interesting rebuild! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samcracc/ Email Me: SamcracAuto@gmail.com Mail: Samcrac PO Box 713 Odessa, FL 33556

What Does a 4D Ball Look Like in Real Life? Amazing Experiment Shows Spherical Version of Tesseract

Follow me on: Get your subscription box here: https://www.theactionlab.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/theactionlabman Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theactionlabrat In this video I show you what a movement through a fourth spatial dimension would look like in our 3D World. I show you what crazy stuff would happen if a 4th dimensional being were to move 4D objects through our 3D space. Weird things happen like the sudden appearing of objects, shape changing, sudden mirror imaging and more! This video is helpful to understanding a 4th spatial dimension using the simplest object...a sphere. This is easier than a tesseract to understand because it looks the same from all directions. WARNING: If you...

Denmark’s ‘Disappearing Road’ Is Really An Awesome Underwater Highway

After nearly 70 years of discussions, Sweden and Denmark finally united literally with the Oresund Bridge, a gorgeous wonder that tunnels into the sea. ► Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use Website ► For copyright matters relating to our channel please contact us directly at : letmeknowoff@gmail.com ► SUBSCRIBE US: https://goo.gl/CAyFbx ► Like us...

The Poison Garden of Alnwick

Inside the beautiful Alnwick Garden, behind a locked gate, there's the Poison Garden: it contains only poisonous plants. Trevor Jones, head gardener, was kind enough to give a guided tour! For more information about visiting the Castle, Garden, and poison garden: https://alnwickgarden.com/ (And yes, it's pronounced "Annick".) Edited by Michelle Martin, @mrsmmartin I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo

That's Why Airplane Seats Are Almost Always Blue

Have you ever noticed how airplane seats are almost always blue, and have you ever wondered if there’s a special reason for that? We’re going to answer this and other popular plane-related questions and also help you pick the best seat aboard as a bonus. With the stress and apprehension that comes with traveling, especially by air, airlines understood that it’s important to calm passengers down and reassure them that everything’s gonna be alright. It turns out blue is the perfect color to send that message. As for materials, the seats can be upholstered with either faux leather or fabric....