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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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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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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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What's the Deepest Hole We Can Possibly Dig?

The first 500 people to use this link will get a 2 month free trial of Skillshare: http://skl.sh/RLL What is the deepest hole that humanity has ever dug? If you're curious about the answer, then this is the video for you! 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: Conor Dillon, Donna, Michael Aufiero, Owen, Mohammed Abu Hawash, Patrick Kelley, MechanoidOrange and Greenlandia. Videos explaining things. Mostly over topics like history, geography, economics and science. We believe that the world is...

Lemon powered Supercar- WORLD'S LARGEST Lemon Battery

I was challenged by VW to make electricity to support their electric Supercar at Pike's Peak. The CRUSHED the course record by 15 seconds in the race. I got a little help from William Osman and some kids and without hurting any feelings one was better than the other. Check out William's video here: https://youtu.be/oa5MRqrEdJI The battery used to store and deliver the lemon, zipline, and solar power is a Mobi Gen built by FreeWire Technologies MUSIC- 0:01- Arrow- Andrew Applepie- http://andrewapplepie.com/ 1:09- Run- Andrew Applepie- http://andrewapplepie.com/ 1:56- Keep on Tryin- Andrew Applepie- http://andrewapplepie.com/ 2:42- Cereal Killa- Blue Wednesday - https://soundcloud.com/bluewednesday/ 5:48- Danijel...

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....

Turbo'd my Mom's Car - Her Reaction Was Priceless!

Secretly installed a turbo kit on my moms car and delivered it to her! Check the video of us installing the turbo kit here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp8VGon0qDs&t=145s HP Logic - https://www.youtube.com/user/BoostCrzy Titan Motorsports - http://www.titanmotorsports.com Enkei Wheels - http://enkei.com RPM turbo kit - https://www.rpm-motorsports.com

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

Chris Hadfield Brushes his Teeth in Space

2013-03-31 - Canadian astronaut and Commander of Expedition 35 answers a question about how astronauts brush their teeth in space. You might be surprised by what he reveals! Credits: Canadian Space Agency and NASA Expedition 34-35 Web page: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/missions/expedition34-35/ Hygiene in space Web page: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronauts/living-hygiene.asp Find out more about this video: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/search/video/watch.asp?v=1_40lih8na

British Numbers confuse Americans - Numberphile

Title changed for Grey!!! Two Americans living in England discuss the numeric nuances which cause them problems. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Featuring... Uber YouTuber CGPGrey - http://www.youtube.com/user/CGPGrey Linguist Lynne Murphy - http://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.co.uk/ The good bits of animation by Pete McPartlan - http://www.petemcpartlan.co.uk/ Music by Alan Stewart - http://www.youtube.com/user/AlanKey86 Interviews and video by Brady Haran - http://www.bradyharan.com/ NUMBERPHILE Website: http://www.numberphile.com/ Numberphile on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/numberphile Numberphile tweets: https://twitter.com/numberphile Subscribe: http://bit.ly/Numberphile_Sub Videos by Brady Haran Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/numberphile Brady's videos subreddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/BradyHaran/ Brady's latest videos across all channels: http://www.bradyharanblog.com/ Sign up for (occasional) emails: http://eepurl.com/YdjL9 Numberphile T-Shirts: https://teespring.com/stores/numberphile Other merchandise: https://store.dftba.com/collections/numberphile

Rush Hour in Different Countries Like You’ve Never Seen It

You are stuck in your car in what seems like an endless flow of other vehicles. You get stuck in traffic jams on your way to work or to the airport to pick up your friends. That crazy nerve-wracking time is called “rush hour,” and you wish you could fly away to the other side of the world to escape it. Do you want to see how the world looks during the busiest hours of the day? Some of the contrasts are truly fascinating! TIMESTAMPS Beijing, China 0:55 Dhaka, Bangladesh 2:17 Venice, Italy 3:32 Chhattisgarh, India 4:39 Tokyo, Japan 6:01 Siem Reap, Cambodia 7:10 London, Great Britain 8:24 Moscow, Russia 9:35 São...

The World's Most Dangerous Path Isn't So Dangerous Any More

El Caminito del Rey, the King's Little Pathway, is now a tourist attraction near Malaga, in southern Spain. But once, it brought adrenaline junkies here - sometimes fatally. Now it's safe: but the internet doesn't really know that yet... I'm at http://tomscott.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo And thanks to Paul (@cr3) on camera!

Meet The Guy Who Wraps Celebrities' Luxury Cars

Celebrity car customizer Yianni Charalambous specializes in incredibly rare and expensive cars. Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, McLaren, Bentley, Rolls Royce, he's wrapped them all. Among some of the celebrities he has worked with are KSI, Harry Styles, Rupert Grint, Gordon Ramsay, and Anthony Joshua. For more, visit: https://yiannimize.com/ MORE CARS CONTENT: How Porsches Are Made https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QBG4ucbaxY Inside A $45 Million Car Collection With Over 400 Classic Cars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e8Vu9ubDhI Why Tesla's Model X Was The First SUV To Receive A Perfect Crash Test Rating https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJTY7ilwSq4 ------------------------------------------------------ #Luxury #Cars #BusinessInsider Business Insider tells you all you need to know about business, finance, tech, retail, and more. Subscribe to our channel and visit us...

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

How Water Towers Work

Purpose and function of elevated water storage tanks. Get some Bombas socks for 20% off! http://bit.ly/2PZuQLg Code: PRACTICAL The job of finding enough water, making it safe to use, and then reliably distributing it to the system customers with almost no downtime is a monumental task that requires a lot of infrastructure. And, probably the most visible component of a public water system is the elevated storage tank, also known as a water tower. I’m Grady Hillhouse and this is Public Works, my video series on infrastructure and the humanmade world around us. -Patreon: http://patreon.com/PracticalEngineering -Website: http://practical.engineering Writing/Editing/Production: Grady Hillhouse Animation: Stephanie White, Connor Claver, Dayan...

The Simple Solution to Traffic

The way we can make traffic disappear. More Queue Quickening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAHbLRjF0vo&index=2&list=PLqs5ohhass_TMd_JbYuKsinQayalas67E 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 Jónasson, Mikko , Derek Bonner, Derek Jackson, Orbit_Junkie...

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...

The Bizarre Plan to Drain the Mediterranean: Atlantropa

Herman Sörgel wanted to create the largest civil engineering project the world has ever seen: a colossal dam across the Strait of Gibraltar, lowering the Mediterranean sea. There were, of course, a few problems with this. VFX by David 'Hoolopee' Post (http://youtube.com/hoolopee) Camera by Paul Curry (@cr3) I'm at http://tomscott.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo

Stirling Engines - the power of the future?

Stirling engines are having a bit of a revival. What are they, and how do they work? Could they generate our electricity in the future? Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Lindybeige More ranty videos here:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL92609E6F61F4E5A4 I like machines that show their workings. You can see all the parts of a stirling engine doing their jobs. Stirling engines are simple, but use a principle that may be unfamiliar to many viewers. One thing that you have to remember from your science classes is that gases expand and contract very rapidly indeed, making this sort of engine practical. Stirling engines are...

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...

Talking Fast With a Record-Setting Speed Talker

If you were a kid in the ‘80s, you might recognize this man, or, at least, you’ll recognize his velocity of speech. John Moschitta Jr.’s motormouth dominated the airwaves with stints as the fast-talking FedEx guy, Mr. Testaverde on “Saved by the Bell” and the infamous Micro Machines Man. With the ability to say up to 11 words per second, Moschitta broke the world record and made a career out of his dizzying cadence. The Guinness-certified speed talker sat down to give us the whole scoop on his life in fast lane. Now, try to keep up. #SpeedTalker #Fast #GuinessWorldRecord SUBSCRIBE:...

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...

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...

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

The Battery That's Lasted 176 Years

GUEST VIDEO! Go subscribe to Sally's channel: http://youtube.com/sallylepage In a laboratory at Oxford University sits the Oxford Electric Bell, which has spent 176 years constantly ringing. And no-one's quite sure what the battery that powers it is made of... Add Sally on all the social networks: Twitter: http://twitter.com/sallylepage Facebook: http://facebook.com/shedscience Instagram: http://instagram.com/sallylepage Website: http://sallylepage.co.uk Snapchat: sally.lepage Thanks to camera operator Mikayla Hunter: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvv5I_zxSDPFHry1Oexf6pg And thanks to the University of Oxford's Physics Department for letting us film the bell! References: Croft (1984) The Oxford electric bell, Eur. J. Phys. http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0143-0807/5/4/001 Croft (1985) The Oxford dry pile, Clarendon Laboratory Historical Notes No. 3 The Clarendon Dry Pile, Department of Physics website http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/history.asp?page=exhibit1

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