In the latest episode of Things You Might Not Know, host Tom Scott discusses the colors of the rainbow, which greatly exceed the seven colors typically associated with rainbows, and include colors outside the visible spectrum.
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In the latest episode of Things You Might Not Know, host Tom Scott discusses the new Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender, magnetism, and the menace of magnetic naval mines.
In the latest episode of Things You Might Not Know, host Tom Scott explains why the prime meridian at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich in London, is not actually at 0° longitude according to GPS. In his explanation, Scott discusses how the Earth is not round, and describes disagreements among various mapping systems.
In the latest episode of Things You Might Not Know, host Tom Scott explains how, 400 million years ago, Scotland and Newfoundland, Canada were part of a contiguous landmass. The Pangaea super continent would form about 100 million years later.
Host Tom Scott discusses the longest words in the English language at the Welsh village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in the latest episode of “Things You Might Not Know”. The village — also known as Llanfairpwll — has the distinction of having the longest place name in the United Kingdom as well as the rest of Europe.
In an episode of his Things You Might Not Know series, Tom Scott revealed that nobody is exactly sure how much a kilogram weighs right now. That’s because the system used to measure things internationally is based on a physical standard, but as Scott explains, scientists are working towards a better and more absolute solution….
In his latest video, Tom Scott of Things You Might Not Know describes “The Bubble,” an imaginary filter that blocks all offensive content on the Internet. The video was created in collaboration with designer Chris Hanel. What if you could have a perfect filter for the web? Anything you’d regret seeing or reading: it’s gone…
In a recent video, host Tom Scott of the series Things You Might Not Know explains how chroma key composite effects, commonly called “green screen,” worked before the age of computers. Modern graphics programs can digitally erase a specific color and layer two pieces of video on top of one another, but similar effects used to be…