Tom Scott

Tom Scott 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.

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6:11The Beach Where Lego Keeps Washing Up
The Beach Where Lego Keeps Washing UpÁhorf 686 þ.Degi Síðan síðan
5:36Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine
5:40What Color Is My Hoodie?
What Color Is My Hoodie?Áhorf 1,7 m.28 dögum síðan
6:34It's like a spaceship for sharks.
It's like a spaceship for sharks.Áhorf 821 þ.Mánuði síðan
5:02Why Shakespeare Could Never Have Been French
3:56Why Real Explosions Don't Look Like Movie Explosions
31:48YouTubers have to declare ads. Why doesn't anyone else?
3:15Why 18th-Century Firefighters Let Some Buildings Burn
4:01Hill Hill Hill Hill, debunked, debunked
Hill Hill Hill Hill, debunked, debunkedÁhorf 1,1 m.3 mánuðum síðan
4:32The Radioactive Beach In New York
The Radioactive Beach In New YorkÁhorf 717 þ.3 mánuðum síðan
7:23Trying To Create an AI Tom Scott (on a $100 budget)
7:42Australia's Bushfire-Hunting Satellites
Australia's Bushfire-Hunting SatellitesÁhorf 535 þ.3 mánuðum síðan
7:49Trying To Fail A Drug Test On Purpose
Trying To Fail A Drug Test On PurposeÁhorf 1,6 m.4 mánuðum síðan
17:59The Greatest Title Sequence I've Ever Seen
The Greatest Title Sequence I've Ever SeenÁhorf 1,7 m.4 mánuðum síðan
2:46The Never-Used Road Where The BBC Crash Cars
The Never-Used Road Where The BBC Crash CarsÁhorf 1,6 m.4 mánuðum síðan
4:03How Many Languages Are There?
How Many Languages Are There?Áhorf 1 m.5 mánuðum síðan
4:47Walking The Most Dangerous Path In Britain
Walking The Most Dangerous Path In BritainÁhorf 1,8 m.5 mánuðum síðan
9:51Why The Web Is Such A Mess
Why The Web Is Such A MessÁhorf 1,8 m.5 mánuðum síðan
6:07I Almost Learned To Fly A Jetpack
I Almost Learned To Fly A JetpackÁhorf 835 þ.5 mánuðum síðan
8:21Five Things You Can't Do On British Television
Five Things You Can't Do On British TelevisionÁhorf 2,5 m.6 mánuðum síðan
5:23My Unlicensed Hovercraft Bar Is Technically Legal
3:24It’s pronounced GIF.
It’s pronounced GIF.Áhorf 2 m.6 mánuðum síðan


  • Why are there two Toms?

  • I live in a landlocked city, but it happens to be very windy. If you walk along the more open pathways, all the bushes along the side are just filled with garbage. Loose plastic bags, food wrappers, cups, etc. all buried at the bottom, stuck under all the leaves and branches. Trash is one of the biggest problems we have right now, but it seems like our answer is to just make more of it. Very bleek outlook on the future of our environment

  • Plastic Planet. To think that if humanity would to suddenly disappear tomorrow, plastics would still continue to live on long after all of us.

  • Holy moly you look different

  • It’s a bleak irony to find a plastic broom amidst a sea of rubbish. Get sweeping!

  • *i miss old Tom Scott* 😪

  • :'(

  • Now do it in the dark during an ice storm with 60 kmph wind.

  • awwww 69k likes!

  • the security guard is just like "dude chill out already"

  • What's that Tom? You are not going to colonize a district and tell them how to name things? I thought you are British....

  • I grew up in the city of St. Catharines, which sits right next to Lake Ontario. We often found tonnes of garbage, plastic, etc, on the beaches. Very sad indeed...

  • How to survive being lost in the woods? Dont!

  • i love perranporth never seen lego though

  • including Covid shot?!?

  • hrrkrkrkrwpfrbrbrbrlablblblblblwhitoo’ap

  • Damn not the beyblade at 3:01

  • Meanwhile Fred Dibnah would have gone up the outide with his own ladders and no ropes and only a flatcap and a packet of woodbines for protection

  • wow...

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  • Can’t stop watching

  • Imagine found a lego millenium falcon set washed away

  • This Video Has 28,987,982 Views 100% spot on!

  • ah, ive been swindled

  • i would like on omaha beach on d-day rather than on that beach barefoot and stepped on a Lego

  • Omg I love disguised gambling game

  • That 'AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH' in chapter 1 has made my day

  • The world is broken. Well who broke it? Google and you tube and Facebook and Tweeter and all the GREEDY SELFISH scumbags called the majority.THIEVES. The good news is the world is approaching it's devastating END. Hurry up, the sooner the better. I want the world to end.

  • The title just moved when i saw this

  • As if we need a reminder of just how stupid humans are.

  • I was surprised no mention was made by her of cigarette butts, they are one of the biggest waste products that end up in our oceans


  • The one thing I’ll always remember from Perranporth is getting stung by a sodding Weaver fish 😂

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  • I'm not really concerned about this, not since I read about plastic eating bacteria found in the wild. These bacteria will likely quickly spread across the globe (there being so much food for them), and then plastic will become more like wood is in terms of biodegradeability. The bacteria are slow, but have already been "ennobled" in labs to be much more effective. This however is not just a good thing. We use plastic as much as we do because it won't degrade, and once it will, we will likely do to it what we do with wood: Impregnate it to protect it from being degraded, and then we are to some degree back to where we are now. But there will be a significant difference: We will be able to choose whether or not the plastic we use is to be biodegradeable, and for most common uses, such as packaging in supermarkets, there will be no reason to use the impregnated types, as they are not expected to last very long anyway. Additionally of course, all of the waste we have already dumped will (eventually) be degraded. That is not to say we can just litter as we want with plastic, as there are many different types, and in all likelihood some will not be easily broken down. Not to mention the other chemicals typically found in plastic, which are also not great. But things are not as bad as they seem.

  • Get the Casio 😉

  • Rule 11: loud is sometimes funny

  • Still 1000% spot on.

  • Never thought I'd be so angered by something called a "nurdle"

  • Was this video also suggested by GPT-3?

  • Offers Offiers WHAT

  • ffi

  • This video has raised your credibility substantially!! For the simple reason that you DIDN'T do the "bit of fun" video - you were honest enough to show your surprise and highlight a problem that from the tone of the video you didn't know existed - WELL DONE Tom

  • In queens speech government to introduce 20p deposit scheme for plastic bottles.

  • Peoples are so unconsious to let those elevator works...

  • We are on the other side of the world in Australia and we have the same plastic nightmare washing up in the Whitsundays. LEGO would be an improvement.

  • And then wondering why Bill Gates and Klaus Schwab want to depopulate us!

  • “Uncle Billy lost his Willy on the motorway” we what we sang in school 🤣

  • I wonder if this is where the latest GMM video came from.

  • We should be careful on Money disposal, if you are not spending to earn or get back money,then stop spending..

    • I learned from Bernado's Trading not to be in the trade unless the signs are clear and predictable going forward and get out when you reach a reasonable target..

    • I'm from canada, I and my colleagues gave a try to Bernado Green and it has been good returns of our investment , I personally made profits of 3400 Every week with my investment of $8000 which Is still in my wallet as my capital..

    • I've worked with 4 traders in the past but none of them is efficient..

    • @Hilda Frankson you Text him on WhatsApp.

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  • So really it was the story you were going to tell but you realised an opportunity to show your serious concerned face?

  • Funniest thing is we're watching this video because ISchats also used our personal data and preferences to "advertise" us this content. We're in an endless advertising cycle

  • "Five things you can't do on British television" How about infomercials? Are they television shows or are they commercials? And do they have infomercials in the UK?

  • Didn't realise stuff in drains just goes straight out to sea/rivers. I go out litter picking in the woods next to me, disgusting how much plastic and discarded rubbish you collect. Actually 75% of it is bloody dog poo bags (full or empty) just chucked. Dog walkers seem to think its okay to scoop up dog poo in the bag and just chuck the bag in a bush or up in a tree! why??!

  • You need excavators and giant sieves, not litter pickers.


  • This definitely sounds like one of those AI generated video titles

  • We're already past the point of no return. Future humans will experience plastic sand as completely normal. It'll take thousands of years after we stop using plastic until clean natural beaches can return. Who knows what will happen to the wildlife in the interim.

  • It's crazy that the ship sunk 20+ years ago and the LEGO pieces still look kinda new, despite being exposed to the elements for so long, and I can't imagine how many pieces of LEGO haven't been washed up to shore yet. Our plastic really is a disease to our enviroment

  • On the upside all of the plastic mostly consists of Carbon on the atomic level, so this is actually a very efficient way of carbon capture.

  • In the US, a bodge is called a kluge. I'd like to help you work up a history of incredible (and ridiculous) kluges. I even have one from Microsoft Tech Support in 1988. MS released it's latest version of DOS - 3.-something. They got the date function wrong,, Between 1/1/1988 and 2/28/1988, if you set the date at the command line using >Date:1/1/1988, it would set a date that would display as 1/2/1988. Internally, the date counter adjusted for the leap day on 1/1/1988 instead of waiting until 2/29/1988. Our tech team went looking for (or building) a fix. A very bright admin assistant called Microsoft. They told her to just type in the wrong date so it would come out right! Microsoft had no plans to patch the bug! The whole tech team spontaneously yelled, Kluge! Still, the admin assistant got it right; That kluge was the only fix until 2/29/1988, when the bug vanished into history.

  • "you should still vote against it....while you can" ooooof... that was in the face

  • Still 100% spot on. Its a miracle

  • I live in Cornwall and it's a shame to say every beach I've been on has been exactly the same, you clean as much as you can and with the next tide it's all back again.

  • Governments can literally change on a dime their attitudes to plastic. Subsidise recycling, change laws. But they won't. Even with 1,000s of signatures. We need to put more and more and more pressure on our elected officials, or elect new ones

  • I always pronounced it with a g like git

  • Tom Scott please make a video where you take the Voight Kampff test

  • I need to build a buidling What for? I dont know. But put an elevator tube in it.

  • This is definitely sad. What is worse if you go take a sack and gather up a lot of the plastic and dispose of it properly it might still end up back in the ocean. :(

  • CGP Grey did a similar video on how they were wrong in another video. This level of humility and intellectual honesty is sadly an exception, when it should be the norm.

  • Amazing work. Much respect to you both.

  • Amazing work. Much respect to you both.

  • I wonder how much of the plastic taken away from the beach ends right back in the ocean.

  • But the grand problem is, even if we collect up all that plastic, it still exists. Like, if 80% of waste plastic ends up in the oceans, then when we collect up all that plastic and dispose of it... does it just eventually find its way back to the oceans again some day? Because what do we mean by "dispose of it"? We're not actually getting rid of it, are we? We're just storing it all up somewhere else instead. And wherever that alternative storage location is, that Lego brick's got 1300 years to eventually find its way back. "Out of sight" might mean "out of mind", but it doesn't mean "out of existence". It's all still there, just brushed under a carpet, so we can lie to ourselves that it's gone. And, you know, with ground water, coastal erosion, rivers and streams (both overground and underground), tectonic plates, earthquakes, etc. then we might think that that land fill is static and going absolutely nowhere. But over 1300 years? Will that still be true in the year 3321AD? The world looks static at the speed we humans live at, but it really isn't, of course.

  • The ocean isn't full of plastic, the beaches are. Seems fine to me.

  • I found a lot of tiny colourful pieces in Greece at a beach close to Doroufi in 2013. The water there seemed very clear and clean, but the micro plastic pieces told a different story. Very sad!

  • Welcome to the world of the plastic beach

  • I have so little trust in Microsoft Windows and the internet together that I don’t connect my PC to the internet except when absolutely necessary and then only for the absolute minimum number of seconds necessary.

  • well that was daunting,,