The Quiz That Was Shared A Million Times

  • Published on Aug 29, 2018
  • I've put the North-o-Meter, and some other old UsVsTh3m games, up at - I've disabled the sharing buttons, though. No-one needs them to go viral again. In the middle part of "How To Be Popular On The Internet*", it's time to talk about giving the people what they want, about getting noticed, and about the north-south divide.
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  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott  5 months ago +4122

    I was genuinely worried this might turn into an ASMR video if I had to talk any lower than this. Apologies to whoever was in the next cabin.

    • Awesome Aasim
      Awesome Aasim Month ago

      It already is one 😂

    • Limerence
      Limerence 3 months ago

      You'd just get more views and probably put the other guy to sleep

    • Dylan Watersnake
      Dylan Watersnake 3 months ago


    • Bemmu Sepponen
      Bemmu Sepponen 5 months ago

      It had the feeling of sharing a sleeping cabin on the train with you and hearing this story one-to-one.

    • taffyjock1
      taffyjock1 5 months ago

      If you listen carefully you can hear the quiet fapping of your neighbour and the gasping for breathe from his auto erotic asphyxiation, ASMR just pushed him over the edge.

  • Eine kleine Nachtmusik

    Nicely self aware.

  • YLK 212
    YLK 212 7 days ago

    How is the train so still and no sound

  • DiddyHop
    DiddyHop 8 days ago

    I did the quiz, and i'm apparently 42% northern.
    The arrow seemed to be roughly on the same level as Norwich, so it's more accurate than i anticipated, although apparently i live in Wolverhampton

  • RJ
    RJ 20 days ago

    This series is very insightful and well developed thank you Tom Scott

  • Okay-Sweetie
    Okay-Sweetie 27 days ago

    I’m 42% northern and somewhere near Wolverhampton and that’s terrifying because it’s literally just a drive down the road

  • Geleeuw
    Geleeuw 29 days ago

    Supposing you have an idea that is so revolutionary that literally nobody gets it, but it could let's say solve all our problems instantly, if properly managed and otherwise destroy it. How do you start gaining credibility, how do you not get killed once someone believes you.

  • Micah Philson
    Micah Philson Month ago +1

    I'm from the midwestern US.
    I'm from the area that's about as South as it gets in our country without actually being from _the_ South.

  • Matthew McGrew
    Matthew McGrew Month ago

    Sounds like the north in the UK is like the south in the US

  • TheNordicYeti
    TheNordicYeti Month ago

    I nearly broke my keyboard trying to type 'Ed Balls' faster than 0.52 seconds

  • Yonk
    Yonk Month ago

    6:53 spitting truth. I love your work, mr. scott. I like what you decide needs to be heard in any sentence I hear on youtube.

  • Dopamine Drip
    Dopamine Drip 2 months ago

    'And people tend to trust a white guy with a British accent'
    Lad, you are the product of a great chain. Fly the banner high
    For British content creators.

  • Daniel Moolman
    Daniel Moolman 2 months ago

    I just took the quiz, and I’m 5% Northern, somewhere around Jersey. That’s very far south, but I live in South Africa, so it’s to far north.

  • MinecraftEpicPlayer
    MinecraftEpicPlayer 2 months ago

    I didn't even know such a thing as "Sleeper trains" existed! That's amazing!

  • DauntingKitty
    DauntingKitty 2 months ago +1

    I'm 60% northern

  • Emily Ross
    Emily Ross 3 months ago

    My result was 3.8 km north of where I lived from 0-11 (East Midlands) and 162 km south of where I lived from 11-19 (North West) (assuming they all had the same latitude).

  • Malhar Deshpande
    Malhar Deshpande 3 months ago +1

    if i become famous , i want tom to narrate my success story

  • Robert Fuller
    Robert Fuller 3 months ago

    Thanks for the honesty behind "lots of people trust a white guy with a British accent." I've now realized almost all my science-related youtube channels are British...

  • aleee2002
    aleee2002 3 months ago

    The thing is I am very bad with social relations. Thats why most of my watchers are family, european and american

  • Peachy
    Peachy 3 months ago

    I'm from Canada but I took the test for fun, turns out I'm 27% northern

  • 동첸임니다
    동첸임니다 3 months ago

    Common misconception but Scotland has more than one train station.

  • Baldeep Birak
    Baldeep Birak 3 months ago +1

    Great games. A bit difficult with math on tablet but works well.
    The north south game revealed a nearby city so very well made.

  • Aileen
    Aileen 3 months ago

    i did the quiz, got 'somewhere around oxford' and verbally went 'ew'
    thanks tom
    (im from the midlands)

  • Patrick Spence
    Patrick Spence 3 months ago

    Hi @Tom Scott That test really is accurate. It got me as 87% Northern to a location about 30 miles from where I Live

  • b Wall
    b Wall 3 months ago

    we love you tom!

  • zero pr0ductions
    zero pr0ductions 3 months ago

    southerners have to say mahogany at least 2 times a day

    YAKYDAR 3 months ago

    100% Northern surprisingly accurate 👀

  • Stijn Weijters
    Stijn Weijters 3 months ago

    Same!!! I'm also a shower t(h)inker.

  • TheW3lshGamer
    TheW3lshGamer 3 months ago

    You can't do simple maths under pressure was utter genius

  • Meme Maker 9000
    Meme Maker 9000 3 months ago

    The results are in! We reckon you're
    100% northern
    That's somewhere around Newcastle.
    I'm from bloody Manchester.

  • dolfinsbizou
    dolfinsbizou 3 months ago

    Night trains with beds still exist???

  • Diamond Dogs
    Diamond Dogs 3 months ago

    You’re not a clickbait channel, and that’s what people love! That’s what I love!

  • oya ya
    oya ya 3 months ago

    Garvey and chips are you sick in the head

  • Flowwolf
    Flowwolf 4 months ago

    Where abouts in the Midlands are you from? :O

  • HaxxorElite
    HaxxorElite 4 months ago +1

    Try making a new channel and see how it goes without making anyone know its you making the video

  • mahdi rafatjah
    mahdi rafatjah 4 months ago

    Don't know why I feel kinda close to you, is it your confidence or kindness I don't know, but I know I'm Keen on you

  • Alex Bevins
    Alex Bevins 4 months ago

    What about the 'slap Michael Gove' one

  • Theo Green
    Theo Green 4 months ago

    I got 0 percent Northern. Nice.
    I'm from Cheltenham.

  • Dominic Leung
    Dominic Leung 4 months ago

    Southern northern aside, are you from East or West Midlands though :)

  • burnzy3210
    burnzy3210 4 months ago

    ok i'll give you that the british (english) accent does carry weight but please dont go down the route of racism by claiming that people care more about what you're saying because you're white

  • kairon156
    kairon156 5 months ago

    I could be wrong but, Doesn't TVclip have a rule that your Thumbnail should have a face in it?

  • Parkin Pham
    Parkin Pham 5 months ago

    takes quiz, arrow goes off of britain, 0 percent northern

  • The Junks
    The Junks 5 months ago

    I'm a Queenslander. I did the test, it said I was from Bournemouth. haha

  • Ronan Phillips
    Ronan Phillips 5 months ago

    Did that train actually move

    • AlphaCore
      AlphaCore 5 months ago

      Yep, slowly. Meant to let you sleep inside it, hence the name.

  • TwistedJokes
    TwistedJokes 5 months ago

    I remember the North-o-meter quiz!

  • alish2001
    alish2001 5 months ago

    4:00 so powerful

  • Ritik Sinha
    Ritik Sinha 5 months ago

    95 % Northerner (Middlesbrough) but wait I am from Nottingham

  • Johno3998
    Johno3998 5 months ago

    This is probably my favourite TVclip channel, I've yet to be disappointed by an upload

  • Phoenix Pyre
    Phoenix Pyre 5 months ago

    from the midlands like me, fellow mansfieldian?

  • Petrus Rauhala
    Petrus Rauhala 5 months ago

    1:33 my shower plans are usually masterminded crimes... maybe i shouldn't, for once, take your advice

  • j1mmyZeta
    j1mmyZeta 5 months ago

    I'm wel prowd ov bein northern, me

  • apanapane
    apanapane 5 months ago

    I found your channel via Computerphile. Loved your way of telling a story, so I was happy to subscribe to your channel.

  • SexyPotato3
    SexyPotato3 5 months ago

    It's a maths party

  • Madalin Lowe
    Madalin Lowe 5 months ago

    I got 0% Northerner. I think it's very accurate seeing as how I'm Australian.

  • planroro
    planroro 5 months ago

    Rather, they were already doing some Number𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘴...

  • FrankieFourFingers
    FrankieFourFingers 5 months ago +2

    Your the best Tom Scott and the team, I really appreciate the work you do.

  • panda4247
    panda4247 5 months ago

    "Lots of people told us that their result had identified the actual city they lived in".
    Of course. If you say "Nottingham" and "London" and cities like that, you will get lots people with this experience. I mean, statistics...

  • Wolfferoni
    Wolfferoni 5 months ago

    Is that why there are so many damn Buzzfeed quizzes?

  • omgubler
    omgubler 5 months ago

    It's a maths!
    Maths party!
    We do maths! At the party!
    Disco action!
    Party addict!
    [something] Ravin'
    [Help, I've been listening to this on repeat for half an hour now]

  • omgubler
    omgubler 5 months ago

    OMG I CAN do maths under pressure!! The game ending screen is the best thing ever XD

  • Aaron Tate
    Aaron Tate 5 months ago

    I'm apparently 60% Northern!

  • Julia Lilienstein
    Julia Lilienstein 5 months ago

    I'm 23% Northern and I'm American.

  • Bradley Greer
    Bradley Greer 5 months ago

    Got 100% northern which is Newcastle, a little too far north since I'm from Leeds

  • felface
    felface 5 months ago

    I remember computerphile!

  • KaYoS Blood
    KaYoS Blood 5 months ago

    The quiz was COMPLETELY CORRECT.

  • XamiNaxamis
    XamiNaxamis 5 months ago

    I got 25% northern
    I live in Seattle
    Im offended

  • Williamg209
    Williamg209 5 months ago

    you dont exist, the midlands dont exist

  • MrVipitis
    MrVipitis 5 months ago

    I don't make content at all... But I would love to do little VFX skids myself. My audience? I am fairly active on Reddit. But nobody looks at usernames and I won't be recognized. I am active in a forum about ThermalCameras, where my name is probably known by a few people. And I got a group of friends in a epsorgs betting Discord of less then 20 that know me.
    Quality over quantity because your audience will be of higher quality as well.

  • Beep Boop I’m A Robot

    I don't want to become too emotional while putting my thoughts into words after watching this video, but Tom, honestly, the part around 4:51 and 6:15 is brilliant. Why? It renews my faith in the attribute "social", relating to networks. It gave me a new understanding of the actual importance of the individual, of human connections. Amazing video..

  • Tiavor Kuroma
    Tiavor Kuroma 5 months ago

    I think I'm one of those that found you through Computerphile

  • Ijeoma Wogu
    Ijeoma Wogu 5 months ago

    something about the northbound-sleep-in-train set up felt like we were with you while you were having one of those genius shower thoughts, strangely intimate.

  • marcus walter
    marcus walter 5 months ago

    7%, somewhere around Jersey. I guess i'm more southern than I thought. Gosh!

  • Megadyptes
    Megadyptes 5 months ago

    I'm from Bristol and I say Bath in the supposedly northern way not Baaaaaaaaaaaaath like Bathonians and south-easterners do. Bah!

  • Matteoj
    Matteoj 5 months ago

    Huuuuge respect for this lad. Time Tom took the natural next step and got into politics - we could do with a leader like this!

  • hornylink
    hornylink 5 months ago

    hey I found out about Tom from Computerphile! I can't believe it's been that long.

  • itsZinZin W
    itsZinZin W 5 months ago

    There aren't sharing buttons, this doesn't need to go viral again.

  • royakuma
    royakuma 5 months ago

    Why I feel sadness from your voice.

  • Eric Woytasek
    Eric Woytasek 5 months ago

    I just took the quiz. I have lived my entire life in in Minnesota, USA. But I am 29% northern and should be from somewhere around London! Who knew? Thanks for the fun few minutes Tom.

  • Ang badang
    Ang badang 5 months ago

    80% Northern BOIS

  • A L B I N Ø
    A L B I N Ø 5 months ago

    Remember the impossible quiz

  • anondynamic
    anondynamic 5 months ago

    "Part of the solution to that is..." cliff hangers? Well, it's working.

  • memorless
    memorless 5 months ago

    hey, why can't i add subtitles to this video ?
    I could to the one before, so i thought of doing it to the whole series as a nice time-filler
    please add the option to add subtitles
    much appreciated

  • Crater M.
    Crater M. 5 months ago

    So this is where BuzzFeed tests came from...

  • callMe Meow
    callMe Meow 5 months ago

    I'm from the equator

  • Alex C
    Alex C 5 months ago

    Ed Balls

  • Admiral Percy
    Admiral Percy 5 months ago

    A sleeper train? For a six hour drive? You tiny islanders are weird.

  • Frank Harr
    Frank Harr 5 months ago

    I want to take the sleeper train, now.

  • Hanniffy Dinn
    Hanniffy Dinn 5 months ago

    Let's face it, if it wasn't for numberphile you'd be unknown..

  • Simon S.
    Simon S. 5 months ago

    48% Northern. I'm from Germany. But I actually live next to a region that's quite similar to Northern England

  • Cloud [2512]
    Cloud [2512] 5 months ago

    Ed Balls

  • Maarten
    Maarten 5 months ago

    So I tried the north-o-meter. Apparently I'm 40% Northern which is about Wolverhampton. It's completely wrong! I'm from the Netherlands somewhere from the vicinity of The Hague. Tom, I am disappointed. How did that ever get viral? Pfff.....

    • Maarten
      Maarten 5 months ago

      Wait, I just realized Wolverhampton and The Hague both have a longitude of 52! Tom you are a magician!1 You're able to tell how northerly I am by half a degree of longitude, while I'm not even from the UK!!!!

  • Sourav Goswami
    Sourav Goswami 5 months ago

    I want to copy your whole work (the idea and not the codes) and made it with Ruby2D from scratch! Just because I love programming!

  • Matt Marshall
    Matt Marshall 5 months ago

    I'm really impressed how you do these in a single take. I don't think I can talk for 30 seconds without saying ERRR or without completely forgetting the point I was trying to make.

  • tommy 33790
    tommy 33790 5 months ago +1

    I can do simple maths under pressure

  • aviramster
    aviramster 5 months ago

    Check out Veritasium channel by Dr. Derek Muller on TVclip. A content based channel.

  • Freedom Of Speech
    Freedom Of Speech 5 months ago

    "Let’s not forget that a good part of the reason that Things You Might Not Know took off is that people tend to trust a white guy with a British accent."
    Really? Well that was a huge dump on your audience.

  • paul fears
    paul fears 5 months ago

    Who else found Tom Scott from computerphile

  • jckgoldness
    jckgoldness 5 months ago

    0:01 What are those??!?!!??

  • Hamish Ashcroft plays minecraft

    I guess since I'm from Scotland I should be like 150% northerner

  • Ryan Eakins
    Ryan Eakins 5 months ago

    Tom Scott, I'm forever grateful to you and the great TVclip Algorithm for connecting me with Only Connect.