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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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An Elevator That Actually Goes Sideways

I've filmed a paternoster lift; I've filmed the strange Genoa elevator that sort-of goes sideways. So when I got an email from Thyssenkrupp, an elevator company, saying "come and see our Multi elevator that actually goes sideways", I wasn't going to turn it down. Full disclosure: Thyssenkrupp paid for my travel to Germany, but that's all they did. I'd got in touch with them last year asking to see this when it opened; their PR firm replied, offering to fly me out. They had no editorial control over this, and didn't get to see it before it was uploaded! More information about...

Point Zero: Where All Roads Start

http://tomscott.com - @tomscott - At the front of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris sits a mostly-ignored marker. Mostly ignored, that is, until one person arrives and takes pictures, at which point everyone crowds round it and ruins the shot.

Beautiful Relaxing Music 24/7: Study Music, Sleep Music, Meditation Music, Sleeping Music

Beautiful relaxing music 24/7 featuring instrumental music by me, Peder B. Helland. This music can be used as sleep music, study music, meditation music and background music. Sit down and relax with beautiful nature videos. Download all of this music ►https://soothingrelaxation.bandcamp.com/album/beautiful-relaxing-music-compilation-2?campaign=beautiful-live This music includes piano music, cello music, violin music, harp music, guitar music and choir music. The number next to the bird indicates the piece that is playing. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ~Places to download my music~ Itunes ► https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/peder-b.-helland/id670633352 Bandcamp ► http://soothingrelaxation.bandcamp.com Amazon ► http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_srch_drd_B00FGLK06C?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=Peder%20B.%20Helland&index=digital-music&search-type=ss Google Play ►https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/Peder_B_Helland?id=Aknsdtud7aeouew6ny2zv5d3xhq ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I am a composer from Norway and I started this channel with a simple vision: to create a place that...

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQCeMIQpFBc Camera and sound: Matt Gray / http://mattg.co.uk 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

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...

Calling The Police Doesn't Charge Your Phone Battery

In Slough, outside the headquarters of Blackberry, I talk about an urban legend that's almost true: the idea that calling 999, the British emergency number, could actually charge your phone battery. It's not quite right, but it's close. (It's easy to make fun of Slough. There's no second part to that, it's just easy to make fun of Slough.) WEB: http://tomscott.com TWITTER: http://twitter.com/tomscott FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/tomscott INSTAGRAM: @tomscottgo

Relaxing Jazz & Bossa Nova Music Radio - 24/7 Chill Out Piano & Guitar Music Live Stream

Please Subscribe Cafe Music BGM channel https://www.youtube.com/user/cafemusicbgmchannel BGM channel https://www.youtube.com/user/bgmchannelbgm Music For Business「Cafe Music BGM Station」 JAPANEASE / https://bgm-station.com English / https://bgm-station.com/en You can use this music at your restaurants,shops,hospitals,offices,part­ies etc.. New Release(iTunes) https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id1292321820?app=itunes Our Music for relaxation, for work, for study etc. All music in this video & in this channel is original music by me. 〜Spotify〜 https://open.spotify.com/artist/3yKoHgjtyenCOIRaD2Gghu ~iTunes~ Jazz Bossa https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/coffee-shop-music-jazz-bossa/id1068050505 https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/happy-jazz-bossa/id1028904334 BGM channel https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/yu-yin2-ep/id954262715 PIANO MUSIC https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/background-piano-music-ep/id835673684 ~Official web site~ http://www.bgmchannel.com/ ~Contact ~ For business inquiries (live music&creating music for your business), contact us via contact form in website For YouTubers (collaboration/music usage for your channel),  please contact via message instead of comments facebook https://www.facebook.com/bgmchannelbgm/?ref=hl

Beautiful Piano Music 24/7: Study Music, Relaxing Music, Sleep Music, Meditation Music

Beautiful piano music 24/7 live stream featuring relaxing music by me, Peder B. Helland. Suitable as study music, sleep music, meditation music and background music. Follow me on... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/PederBHelland/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PederBHelland Twitter: https://twitter.com/PederBHelland Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/pederbhelland The number next to the bird in the video indicates the piece that is playing. I hope you enjoy! :) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Many of these piano pieces are available on the album "Bright Future": iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bright-future/1354010610 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/26M9epU3xkYWrQOuuxEEQ6?si=BaTCFU3DSXSG-VBjzWqB0g Bandcamp: https://soothingrelaxation.bandcamp.com/album/bright-future Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Peder_B_Helland_Bright_Future?id=Be7q77x5f75kgmkg23x35cawkxq Soothing Relaxation: https://soothingrelaxation.com/collections/albums/products/relaxing-piano-music Amazon: http://amzn.eu/7yiGgpx Tracklist of "Bright Future": 1. Always ★89 2. Our Journey ★122 3. Together ★128 4. Our Future ★92 5. Rose Petals ★132 6. A New Day ★97 7. Bedtime Lullaby ★98 8. A Long Time Ago ★99 9. I...

Gender Neutral Pronouns: They're Here, Get Used To Them

http://tomscott.com - @tomscott - Grammatical gender is a silly concept. So I'm about to go against my vow of descriptivism, and risk being run over by the Linguistic Mafia's bus, and say this: it's a silly idea. [The line about "the first sentence of the video" is wrong: it's not actually in the first sentence of the video. I cut that line, and forgot about that second line. Whoops.]

The Magic Roundabout: Swindon's Terrifying Traffic Circle and Emergent Behaviour

http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - Despite its reputation as being a Traffic Circle of Hell, Swindon's Magic Roundabout -- like the couple of other "ring junctions" in the UK -- is a triumph of road design. Here's why it works so well. For more information on this, its small number of siblings across the country, and why popular opinion's still against it, have a look at its CBRD entry: http://www.cbrd.co.uk/articles/the-magic-roundabout/

LUXURY OFF ROAD - How much can this Mercedes handle?

The 2019 Mercedes G-Class is HERE. I think I might have said 2018 a few times in the video. But either way, the beautiful redesign of Mercedes' off road power house is here! And its time we find out how capable it is off road. Should the luxurous Mercedes G-Class stick to the pavement? or can it hold its own against the other off road vehicles... There is only one way to find out. I was super impressed with the G-Class. Check out Dans video HERE: https://youtu.be/h12RapVRwBw And Check out my Behind the Scenes vlog HERE: https://youtu.be/4R9tD2Al-UI Let me know what you...

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

California's Historic Roads - Highway S-2

A highway through a remote desert valley was once home to the first form of transcontinental transportation, the Stagecoach. Highway S-2 follows the old Southern Immigrant Trail by which most of the miners came to California during the Goldrush of 1849. The route was later called, erroneously, "The Great Overland Stage Route of 1849." A Nick Adolfo Production. This video was submitted as Project 3 for the Cinema 2 class at Los Angeles City College (LACC).

ᑖᒻ ᔅᑳᑦ and ᖃᓂᐅᔮᖅᐸᐃᑦ

Inuktitut syllabics are brilliant. A writing system that's not an alphabet, but something really clever: an abugida, one designed from scratch for a language very unlike anything European. [Pull down the description!] Context and history: https://www.noslangues-ourlanguages.gc.ca/collaborateurs-contributors/articles/inuk-eng.html https://thediscoverblog.com/2015/06/11/aboriginal-syllabic-scripts/ I'm here because of Chris Hadfield's Generator Arctic - go check out everyone else who was on the trip, and have a look at tickets for their show at Massey Hall, Toronto, on November 12th! http://generatorevent.com Thanks to Kataisee Attagutsiak (ᑲᑕᐃᓯ ᐊᑕᒍᑦᓯᐊᖅ) for proofreading this script! She helped put Inuktitut into Unicode, so she's something of a language hero. The fellow travellers at the end are Norm and Joey...

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: http://www.rotaryjailmuseum.org/ 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

How to Visit Chernobyl

http://tomscott.com - http://twitter.com/tomscott - Here's the behind-the-scenes video from Chernobyl week, where Paul (@cr3) and I answer how we got here, and what it's like -- while you see all the B-roll footage that I couldn't fit into the regular videos!

Sinking Ship Simulator: The Royal Navy's Damage Repair Instructional Unit

http://tomscott.com - with many, many thanks to the Royal Navy and everyone at HMS Excellent! http://royalnavy.mod.uk 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...

Arson as a Christmas Tradition: The Gävle Goat

In Gävle, Sweden, every year they build Gävlebocken, an enormous traditional Swedish Christmas straw goat. And every year, someone tries to burn it down. Here's to holiday traditions. THANKS TO: Axel Wickman, @axelwickm on Twitter, for the post-burning photos of the goat from this morning! 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

The Museum of Failure

In Helsingborg, Sweden, the Museum of Failure has just opened. It's just one room, but inside, curator Samuel West has assembled some of the world's greatest commercial disasters - and also a few things that just didn't work out the way anyone planned. More about them: http://museumoffailure.se/ 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 Lava Lamps That Help Keep The Internet Secure

At the headquarters of Cloudflare, in San Francisco, there's a wall of lava lamps: the Entropy Wall. They're used to generate random numbers and keep a good bit of the internet secure: here's how. Thanks to the team at Cloudflare - this is not a sponsored video, they just had interesting lava lamps! There's a technical rundown of the system on their blog here: https://blog.cloudflare.com/lavarand-in-production-the-nitty-gritty-technical-details 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

Relativistic Effects

LINKS TO LEARN MORE BELOW! follow: http://www.twitter.com/DoOnlineNowGuys Relativity VIDEO RECOMMENDATIONS: I talk about relativistic effects in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACUuFg9Y9dY My video about flat Earth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNqNnUJVcVs&t=3s Minutephyisics series on relativity (first two chapters are out so far) Chapter 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rLWVZVWfdY Chapter 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTxWAQGgeQw More time dilation videos: Best0fScience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHRK6ojWdtU PBS Space Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GguAN1_JouQ Sixty Symbols: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxqjyl74iu4 Fraser Cain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwCYwte9NKg Relativity BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: “Relativity Simply Explained” by Martin Gardener https://www.amazon.com/Relativity-Explained-Classics-Science-Mathematics/dp/0486293157 “Relativity Visualized” by Lewis Carroll Epstein https://www.amazon.com/Relativity-Explained-Classics-Science-Mathematics/dp/0486293157 "Spacetime Physics" https://www.amazon.com/Spacetime-Physics-Edwin-F-Taylor/dp/0716723271 “A Most Incomprehensible Thing: Notes Towards a Very Gentle Introduction to the Mathematics of Relativity” by Peter Collier https://www.amazon.com/Most-Incomprehensible-Thing-Introduction-Mathematics-ebook/dp/B008JRJ1VK Requires some background in relevant math topics (see above) but very very good: “Spacetime And Geometry: An Introduction To General Relativity”...

The Problem With Renewable Energy (and how we're fixing it)

( This isn't a sponsored video, but I am massively grateful to all the team at SSE! Go look: http://sse.com/whatwedo/ourprojectsandassets/ , and pull down the description for more. ) As the world switches to renewable energy - and we are switching - there's a problem you might not expect: balancing the grid. Rotational mass and system inertia are the things that keep your lights from flickering: and they only appear in big, old, traditional power stations. Here's why that's a problem, and how we're likely going to fix it. Thanks to all the team at SSE! FULL DISCLOSURE: This is not a...