Delivering mail by jumping from a moving boat

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    Tom ScottTom Scott

    On Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, there's a summer tradition: "mail jumping". It's a bit dangerous, a bit ridiculous, and would never be allowed to start today. But it's a tradition. ■ Thanks to the Lake Geneva Cruise Line: www.cruiselakegeneva.com/

    Edited by Michelle Martin twitter.com/mrsmmartin

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Tom Scott
Tom Scott

And to answer the obvious question: yes, there are other ways to get the mail delivered these days. But it's a tradition, and one that a few lakehouses are happy to continue!

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drh3b
drh3b

@AnArn B TRADITION!

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John C. Newman
John C. Newman

Hope you enjoyed Wisconsin! Also, hope you visited the D&D museum there in Lake Geneva, it's a place I hope to visit someday. (from Madison, WI)

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Andrijana Stankovska
Andrijana Stankovska

@Grandlotus Iroh I think it's mentioned in the video. The boat tours and they are contractors on behalf of The US postal service.

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sailaab
sailaab

Hmmm @Gooner

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Gooner
Gooner

@sailaab That's America for you.

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Steets
Steets

Tom Scott exploring the weirder parts of the postal system is a miniseries I am loving so far.

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Hakosh Gaming
Hakosh Gaming

Yessir

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absolutely failz
absolutely failz

you cant pay me enough to put grimey letters in my mouth of jump into a grimey lake and have some old boomer back up into me in reverse instead of drive some day

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Sabretooth
Sabretooth

@KingBobXIV Not to mention mandated in the Constitution. A handy way to weed out charlatan politicians.

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Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin

The more I see videos like this, the more I realize it's surprising that there isn't yet a YouTuber whose niche is talking about the postal system.

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Alex
Alex

You know there was a small Scottish Isle off of a medium Scottish Isle (North Harris) where the Royal Mail experimented with rockets. Unsurprisingly they stopped decades ago.

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OLBastholm
OLBastholm

Tom is so hilariously uncoordinated. I'm really impressed that he's putting himself in so obviously uncomfortable situations

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Michael Bronson
Michael Bronson

If u really want to see how uncoordinated tom is, check out the parkour video

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mllop aeet
mllop aeet

It surprises me that out of all the weird things we do in Wisconsin this is the one Scott chose to cover. But at the same time it doesn't really surprise me lmao

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TheAnthraxBiology
TheAnthraxBiology

I love how much Tom overcomplicated this. "so I run toward the mailbox, I put it in the mailbox, I turn around from the mailbox, I go back toward the boat" 😂

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Jim Dennis
Jim Dennis

"Kiss the goose."

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EpicGamer_9999
EpicGamer_9999

Tom just seems so genuine now, and you can tell he loves doing YouTube. Something a lot of people don't have.

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Xon Discotheque
Xon Discotheque

He always was genuine :)

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Metal Rockstarizer
Metal Rockstarizer

Explain that to Nikocado Avocado.

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Arirock 18
Arirock 18

@nul And then still got a vpn sponsor after that video

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nul
nul

I mean, this is the same guy who got a VPN sponsor and ended up dunking on VPN sponsors instead. I knew right at that moment, Tom Scott was more about the passion than the payment. Still a relief to see that hasn't died out.

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Roy Wiggins
Roy Wiggins

I certainly hope he does, because he's been on YouTube longer than some YouTubers have been alive!

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Millicent Oak
Millicent Oak

"They know that their outgoing mail might have toothmarks in it" is probably my favourite bit.

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grantm
grantm

Imagine: "Job applicants are required to bite down on an envelope to ensure they meet orthodontic requirements - with open bites ending several aspirant mail jumpers' dreams."

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Cheesecake
Cheesecake

It’s fun to think that every Tom Scott video is like a postcard from a friend telling you about a cool place they found.

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Legend
Legend

@Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Would you buy the life network postcard?

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Tuning3434
Tuning3434

Tom Scott and Tim Traveller

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JW2
JW2

True

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Aspen Frost
Aspen Frost

this melted my heart

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cube boy
cube boy

fr

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Lawrence Calablaster
Lawrence Calablaster

It’s so weird to hear Tom describe this job being done by “people half his age” because I always envision him as being just a little older than me, which would mean half his age is quite young.

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vStoned
vStoned

@Aleksandr ded

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Aleksandr
Aleksandr

It's difficult to tell since he looks like he's 25 and 50 at the same time.

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221 b
221 b

@Jacob Shirley Order of magnitude

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Jacob Shirley
Jacob Shirley

Google says he's 38. Huh.

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smnoy23
smnoy23

Love Paige’s surprised “Oh, he did it!”

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aswer huio
aswer huio

The white boat docks looks fantastic as well as every detail the house owners have on it. Just like the Golf ball mail box or the goose one

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aswer huio
aswer huio

It surprises me that out of all the weird things we do in Wisconsin this is the one Scott chose to cover. But at the same time it doesn't really surprise me lmao

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Ellis Ballard
Ellis Ballard

This isn't the point of the video but what really surprised me was 'outgoing mail'. For some reason I didn't realise in America you can just put outgoing post in your own mailbox to be taken away.

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Nut Bastard
Nut Bastard

@Timeyy The postal service in the USA isn't perfect, but it is very good compared to a lot of other countries in terms of how well it actually does work. It was designed around rural parameters, and before rail and cars and whatnot. The US is preposterously large, and a good portion of people don't live anywhere near anything even resembling a city. Coast to coast is well over 40 hours of driving. That's more than a work week to just traverse the country, with no stops. Paris to Moscow is only 30 hours. So the whole idea of outgoing mail makes sense because there are vast stretches of the US where there's hardly anything at all. But there is postal service for all of it.

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Timeyy
Timeyy

@Nut Bastard Bruh Ive been looking at US mailboxes on TV for like 20 years and never even wondered what that thing was actually for lmao

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Nut Bastard
Nut Bastard

Yep. That's what the flag is for. You put it up if you have outgoing mail.

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aswer huio
aswer huio

The people involved seem so nice. Paige is so encouraging and the captain has so much of a "let the kids have fun, I'll make sure they're safe" vibe.

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Lake Geneva Cruise Line
Lake Geneva Cruise Line

Tom, thank you for visiting us and making a video about Lake Geneva Cruise Line! It was great to meet you, and we think you did an amazing job delivering the mail -- come back any time for a job as a mail jumper on the US Mailboat! 😃

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Matthew Jenkinson
Matthew Jenkinson

@Michael Freeze I think it was mentioned that it's effectively grandfathered in. It's still only a thing because it started before those were considerations, and it's not like they're totally cavalier about it, there is some significant effort made to be as safe as possible.

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End Light
End Light

Is it a bad idea? Yes, and I love it.

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Beakerz
Beakerz

@Michael Freeze uh huh. Sure, buddy.

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Michael Freeze
Michael Freeze

in most other countries that wouldn't be allowed because of occupational health and safety regulations but the USA doesn't seem to care about things like employee safety.

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ScreaMun
ScreaMun

Thanks for having Tom come along! Visited you guys a few years ago so it was awesome to see this! :)

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Roundish Whale
Roundish Whale

This seems like a wonderfully unique tourist attraction! It also feels like it's the kinda wonky tradition that has just been kept alive cause everyone involved is just so very happy to be a part of it :D

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Goliath
Goliath

It indeed does look very fun

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Dani Studwell
Dani Studwell

It's the Wisconsin way.

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zijuiy wttuy
zijuiy wttuy

I kinda want a regular mail driver to go through all the risks they take just to show tom this isn't any more risky than that

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Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin

Many a commenter before me has expressed the shocking feeling one gets when Tom Scott stops by a place where one has been before. Today, as someone from Wisconsin who has been to Lake Geneva several times, I finally understand what it's like. I shall now be the one to say, wow, I never knew that an amazing place like this exists in my neck of the woods!

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Jack Guy
Jack Guy

It's a funny feeling isn't it; twice he's been to interesting places a few miles from where I live - one that I already knew a bit about, one that I didn't - and in one of them the guy he spoke to about it used to be one of my neighbours!

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vistabuntu
vistabuntu

Same!!

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Nope
Nope

If you're wondering about that yellow flashlight on his back, it's a common lifesaving light for personal flotation devices. They start blinking if they detect they're wet and float next to you, so people can find you if you fall into the water at night.

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Michael Hagerman
Michael Hagerman

I feel like Tom is going through my random YouTube history and doing all the things I've learned about. I love it!

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zijuiy wttuy
zijuiy wttuy

thank you for this nice video ??. I like it.

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Penumbral
Penumbral

Tom is really out here completing side quests

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Kohlyo ツ
Kohlyo ツ

LMAO

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Mad Hatters in jeans
Mad Hatters in jeans

And yet I don't think he's killed 10 rats in a basement.

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Carbon 12
Carbon 12

Microphone of Recording, Destroyed when wet.

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Reynsoon
Reynsoon

Tom goes through life like Xenoblade players play games. Or RPG's in general, for that matter.

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richmanricho
richmanricho

He has listened to all the NPC story lines

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J Blen
J Blen

I like the acknowledgement that he still had his mic on, and then going for the jump without taking it off anyway, as if there may have been some insightful commentary that wasn't worth missing for the sake of possibly buying a new mic... But he made it so it all worked out fine

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Average Po
Average Po

It surprises me that out of all the weird things we do in Wisconsin this is the one Scott chose to cover. But at the same time it doesn't really surprise me lmao

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xrrxy vvoi
xrrxy vvoi

challenges!

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Paul Durette
Paul Durette

Being from Wisconsin, it's so fun to see Tom here exploring quirky traditions I didn't know about! Thanks for visiting Tom! I need to go check this out myself!

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TangyOrange
TangyOrange

The lake is very fun, I have a house in Williams Bay

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Peter Cory
Peter Cory

Anyone else throw their arms up in celebration with Tom when he successfully got back on the boat? Good job Tom 😁🥳

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hotelmario510
hotelmario510

I love that Tom's way of coping with nerves is to give a running commentary of everything he's doing. Natural television presenter.

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Bertha Hailey
Bertha Hailey

keep hustling

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Zavt Particles
Zavt Particles

@Scanlaid please

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Michael S.
Michael S.

Bumping this with a thin glimmer of hope that Tom sees it. I'd watch the *heck* out of a Tom Scott / Mike Rowe crossover! edit: fixed typo

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Mateusz Lisik
Mateusz Lisik

@Scanlaid Tom Scott + Mike Rowe?

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Cloud
Cloud

Every daring video's like that hehe, narration!

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Taylor Hancock
Taylor Hancock

It’s always so fun to watch Tom try things out, and this incredibly wacky mail delivery system was very good to watch! Always so happy to see how motivated you are to overcome challenges!

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Colin Mottram
Colin Mottram

Tom’s nervous laugh is one of my favourite things! That was really exciting to watch- thank you!

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The Official "Project Shadow" Youtube Channel
The Official "Project Shadow" Youtube Channel

There's a place called house on the rock in Wisconsin, there's something called the infinity room, an automatic orchestra, the worlds largest carousel, and a bunch of other wild things you'd probably like.

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Rafael Peralta
Rafael Peralta

Honestly made me laugh but not mockingly. I enjoyed every second of this and it's nice that they're still doing this awesome tradition for decades now. I hope it continues even further.

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Max Baer
Max Baer

I went on this tour a few years ago, it was so awesome to see kids my age (at the time) have such a fun and unique experience. I was and still am 100% jealous of their summer job XD

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FSUMercerian
FSUMercerian

These experiential videos of Tom doing weird jobs/tasks are just the absolute best.

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EMR
EMR

Tom, that was one of your best videos. Fun, informative and amazing. It made me smile - and your joy at not falling in or missing the boat, was a great ending. It’s heartwarming to see this 100+ year old service being kept up as a real meal delivery and a tourist attraction. One more place to add to my bucket list!

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Frank LaRosa
Frank LaRosa

I live in Wisconsin but had never heard of this before seeing your video. I bought tickets immediately and went on the cruise today. Thanks for making my weekend!

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seegurkekiller
seegurkekiller

The people involved seem so nice. Paige is so encouraging and the captain has so much of a "let the kids have fun, I'll make sure they're safe" vibe.

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Michael Micek
Michael Micek

@HE’S coming soon you were right, He came this morning.

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devtrash
devtrash

@Justin McGough Life is politics. ignore that fact at your own risk

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Paul Haynes
Paul Haynes

@GenX Rants Possibly. But half the population seem to agree with some of those problems.

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nnerd
nnerd

I love lake Geneva! My grandparents live about 10 minutes away and we used to watch these guys do this all the time!

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Alex
Alex

This is one of those jobs you'd hear about from old folks that can't possibly still exist today, surely it's an urban legend... Great job getting the extra goose points!

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aswer huio
aswer huio

I kinda want a regular mail driver to go through all the risks they take just to show tom this isn't any more risky than that

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Pete Smith
Pete Smith

I kinda want a regular mail driver to go through all the risks they take just to show tom this isn't any more risky than that

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xrrxy vvoi
xrrxy vvoi

wasn't worth missing for the sake of possibly buying a new mic... But he made it so it all worked out fine

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AA
AA

This looks like so much fun, perfect summer job

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Mukul Upadhyay
Mukul Upadhyay

I think the driver must be praised too here guiding the boat so close to the platform and not hitting it every single time is commendable.

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Carbon 12
Carbon 12

@Blyskawica1 Strictly boats have commanders and some boats do have drivers- a driver is someone who controls the engine, and in a traditional narrowboat they are literally driving horses to pull them along.

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soundscape26
soundscape26

Much practice.

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Justpim19
Justpim19

Why do you think someone falls into the water on a weekly basis. The captain was to far from the dock

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Blyskawica1
Blyskawica1

‚Captain’! Boats don’t have drivers!

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cold12u
cold12u

I didnt consider this, huh.

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Nathan
Nathan

I live in Wisconsin and was just by Lake Geneva this weekend! I was not expecting a video from Tom about my state! Very cool I never knew this was a thing so close to me

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Desaturated Firefox
Desaturated Firefox

Oh, that looks super fun. I would have wanted to do that as a teenager too.

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JustWasted3HoursHere
JustWasted3HoursHere

I think it's so cool (and actually crucial in some ways) that so many of these 'silly' cultural things still happen all over the world. I hope they never go away.

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Oaken Shadow
Oaken Shadow

This is really cool. I love that they keep a tradition alive, making it safer with the ladders and vests. It so amazing.

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Jeremy Joyner
Jeremy Joyner

Tom is the perfect example of "if you can't overcome your fear, do it scared"

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pbjbagel
pbjbagel

@BarmAcidic Sorry, I don't take your meaning. "Despite of it" is ungrammatical as Hello has referenced above. "Don't correct people who don't need to be corrected" is good advice :)

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Hello
Hello

@BarmAcidic he was just correcting his grammar. And doing it politely as well, but if the op doesn’t wish to take the advice he sure is welcome to do so. I’m sure he’ll appreciate the correction though, to avoid future grammar mistakes.

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BarmAcidic
BarmAcidic

@pbjbagel they both mean the same thing, it’s such an old quote that both versions are fine. Don’t correct people who don’t need to be corrected.

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irighterotica
irighterotica

The only way to conquer fear is to face it!

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YouKiddinMe
YouKiddinMe

Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is doing it even though you are afraid.

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Jake Fernie Fernandes
Jake Fernie Fernandes

This is amazing! I've seen the videos of the teens at their best and worse jumps and always wanted to see you do it, Tom. You've made my year! Thanks, Tom!

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Ethan Dudek
Ethan Dudek

I used to go up to Lake Geneva every summer and I remember going on these boats with my grandma. Its nice to have the memories come back.

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+①⑧⑤⓪⑧①⑥⓪⑧⑨⓪WHATS'ApP
+①⑧⑤⓪⑧①⑥⓪⑧⑨⓪WHATS'ApP

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TarenNauxen
TarenNauxen

Lived in this region most of my life and I've never heard of this. Absolutely amazing. Next thing you know, Tom's going to learn to play Hammer-Schlagen!

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Karkitty202
Karkitty202

I remember when I felt like a nerd for watching Tom Scott, now everyone watches him!

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Jordan McIntyre
Jordan McIntyre

I think what I love most about Tom is his willingness and motivation to try crazy and interesting things despite being obviously uncomfortable and sometimes terrified. Awesome bloke.

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Dave F
Dave F

He's a modern-day John Noakes.

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

@Yuki Co-signed bigtime. As someone who suffers from panic disorder (though my attacks don't really spring from any specific 'phobia'), I found his rollercoaster video legitimately one of the most motivating things I've ever seen. I empathized with him so much and actually--hmm do I admit this to a bunch of strangers? oh what the heck--cried a bit when he conquered that phobia and realized what he'd been missing. Just a lovely, inspiring moment.

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Diana Hsu
Diana Hsu

@Yuki 100%. I've found myself thinking back to the roller coaster video and thinking "Okay, what would Tom Scott do?" when I'm nervous about doing something new.

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Josh Rice
Josh Rice

@sirBrouwer I understood that reference.

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dave l
dave l

@argon For our entertainment..

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Souless Shadow
Souless Shadow

Tom getting so pumped when he managed to get off and then back on the boat was fantastic!

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Morantau
Morantau

This seems like a fun job!! Thanks for showing this, Tom!!

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Luca Gamba
Luca Gamba

The white boat docks looks fantastic as well as every detail the house owners have on it. Just like the Golf ball mail box or the goose one

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Vinemaple
Vinemaple

Always keep hold of the railing, Tom! Hand over hand, one hand for the ship and one for yourself!

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Abdul Jaleel Khan
Abdul Jaleel Khan

tom is so scared to be physical yet he is so physical these days.

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Matthew
Matthew

He trying to prove to himself he can still keep up with the whippersnappers.

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Ross _
Ross _

Getting body-slamed, tightrope walking, jumping off a boat to deliver mail, parkour ... at some point Tom is going to need to admit that he's developing some degree of physical fitness.

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unocualqu1era
unocualqu1era

My body is ready

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Aidan Xavier
Aidan Xavier

Tom is really turning into an athlete. Parkour, wrestling, now boat jumping. Really fun to watch him take on all of these sports and challenges

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Thomas
Thomas

Great to hear these people talk about this, seems like they really enjoy doing it. Also big props to you for rocking it Tom!

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Max Tremblay
Max Tremblay

This video made me smile more than it should have 😅 This mail-delivering system is both absurd and awesome

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God Supports Abortion. Numbers 5:11-31
God Supports Abortion. Numbers 5:11-31

4:15 Bravo to the editor, perfect synchronization of the interview and the footage there

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Mr. Friendship
Mr. Friendship

Imagine if a pizza delivery guy can speedrun his way to reach for the customer's house by doing exact the same thing as Tom does.

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Rachelcookie321
Rachelcookie321

Why are you talking about pizza? They only deliver mail this way.

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litten 2up
litten 2up

@Rataplan na thats only if someone else is sending it from the same system

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Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin

@Kempeth A paper route but for pizza

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KunoMochi
KunoMochi

@Feakre Maybe... But not Jimmy John's! They'll somehow get their car over the water and onto the lawn before you can hang up your phone or close the browser window after you have ordered.

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Slook
Slook

This just makes me wonder how these guys get pizza delivered.

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OldBlue560
OldBlue560

This was awesome. It’s like a snapshot of history 😊

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Jer0090v
Jer0090v

Good one Tom! Reminds me of travelling to school by train in the days when you could open doors and windows, and run across tracks :)

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AleKO
AleKO

Tom, having successfully completed the test, is now officially a citizen of Wisconsin and no other state.

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Logan Lorenz
Logan Lorenz

I live in Wisconsin, and we were actually planning a balloon ride in Lake Geneva soon. I guess this is something we could look for when we go. But I guess we won't get to see Tom doing it

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CHIIIEEEEEEEEFFFFSSS
CHIIIEEEEEEEEFFFFSSS

I spent a summer at Lake Geneva a few years ago, and it's wild to see Tom having a very similar reaction to the one I had when I learned about this.

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Aaron Davis
Aaron Davis

But....tradition! The catch-all argument against the sensible. The fact that these entertainers have the clean the boat's toilets says everything about what's actually going on here.

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daexion
daexion

@cooldloop There are a lot of places to stay in the area for people on vacation and not everyone owns a house there or knows someone who does.

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Yakuni
Yakuni

@Fakjbf me tho X_x

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superjare23
superjare23

@cooldloop If not on the lake it's cheap. I grew up there.

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Aachen 1944
Aachen 1944

@Fakjbf literally same

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James west
James west

I would love to do this for one day, maybe not a whole year span but one day I would love this

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xItsCuzILikeTurtles440815KillerPVPProLPHDXD lolGHG
xItsCuzILikeTurtles440815KillerPVPProLPHDXD lolGHG

As a not so good swimmer, this looks like so much fun

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Sky Kincaid
Sky Kincaid

I've been watching your videos for years and I have to say that an opening line of "this is objectively a bad idea" is humorously characteristic of them. Well done!

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SovietOmega
SovietOmega

This is like watching kid game shows with all the wacky athletic challenges, except it is an actual job. Fun stuff!

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Kairos Kentauri
Kairos Kentauri

The little kiss to the goose is adorable. Like this practice needed to be more charming :)

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Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin

I'm so glad they went with the goose mailbox instead of a boring normal mailbox.

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RK Stevenson
RK Stevenson

The best part was hearing her excitedly say "He did it!"

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Mark Wright
Mark Wright

@Munchmunch Well it was a goose, they don't do anything but aggressive :)

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Munchmunch
Munchmunch

It was agresive kiss

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Andreas Gurdel
Andreas Gurdel

Those two practically kissed!

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Zenaltra Feyrbrand
Zenaltra Feyrbrand

This looks like so much fun, love it

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Bikerchris
Bikerchris

The kiss the goose was really funny, thanks for sharing Tom 👍

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JxR
JxR

I knew about this mail delivery already, but this video was fun. Love the ending

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Brice Lory
Brice Lory

It just cheers me up to see my state featured in a Tom Scott video! Go Wisconsin!

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minij hooi
minij hooi

Tom is really out here completing side quests

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Nethiuz
Nethiuz

This is cool, i drive boats as close as possible to things as well, for tourism of course. Don't live anywhere near the USA but these guys look like they have a great crew, fun work environment and would love to visit one day.

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Braden Sorensen
Braden Sorensen

I feel I could--and would--have done this if I had had the opportunity.

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Daniel Walter
Daniel Walter

I went here for a vacation, it was very entertaining to watch them running to the beachfront mailboxes.

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RedLeader182
RedLeader182

Tom! I grew up on Lake Geneva, spent my youth on my father's boat on the waves, and he worked for nearly 30 years at Gage Marine, the company that owns these boats (The flag with the G on the employees shirts!). I just recently lost him. Seeing this pop up now on my feed gave me a huge smile. The boat jumpers are a local legend in our area. Thanks for a nice reminder of dad!

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Tsab
Tsab

Rest in peace for your dad, Hope you have good memories

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Tokxfy
Tokxfy

Rest in piece to your dad.🙏

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sevn thre
sevn thre

i'm real glad you got this as a sweet reminder :-) wish you the best!

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Andrew Peterson
Andrew Peterson

sorry for you loss

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LARAUJO
LARAUJO

Rip

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Macebob Kasson
Macebob Kasson

I cheered when Tom made that jump. HIghlight of my day.

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Beepbeep Lettuce
Beepbeep Lettuce

I cheered so loud when he did it! What a fun video

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Brennan Lighthall
Brennan Lighthall

Go to lake Geneva all the time, love watching the mail boat do it’s thing.

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Ken Coffman
Ken Coffman

The Lake Geneva mail boat is a Wisconsin summertime legend.

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Buckethead
Buckethead

I love how about 3 seconds after letting out a primal scream, Tom still politely kisses the goose before departing

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xs
xs

As someone who lives in the area, you're supposed to kiss the goose before you go out for good luck!

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Yuval Talya Nehemia
Yuval Talya Nehemia

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Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin

He was going to get those style points no matter what.

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OG Giggs
OG Giggs

It's not polite to keep a lady waiting

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QuantenMagier
QuantenMagier

I love it that he actually copied her kissing the goose, that's so essential for the mail delivery! ❤

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DerParadonym
DerParadonym

Someone just has to install an incredibly well designed, difficult to see and open mailbox there...

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Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan

Tom is the perfect example of "if you can't overcome your fear, do it scared"

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Joshua Morgan
Joshua Morgan

What an awesome episode! Good job, Tom, and thanks for sharing!

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Abisanth
Abisanth

Fun fact: The town is called "Lake Geneva" while the lake is called "Geneva Lake". They were both originally named after Geneva NY (confusingly split into the city and town of Geneva) which in turn was supposedly named after Geneva, Switzerland. Edit: To avoid confusion with Geneva IL, both were later renamed "Lake Geneva" and "Geneva Lake" respectively.

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killerbee13
killerbee13

In Oregon, there's a city named Lake Oswego, which is, of course, situated around Oswego Lake, so I guess that's a pattern.

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Andrew Ray
Andrew Ray

@duckrutt Nah, there are only 16 towns, cities, or villages called Lafayette or LaFayette in the US, and three of them are in Wisconsin.

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Ironborn BTW
Ironborn BTW

@ODST General if you do get into D&D and find yourself back in the area, you can complete the pilgrimage to Gygax’s grave to bless your dice

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Benjamin Baumgartner
Benjamin Baumgartner

@Fabian Wunderle I’ve never heard anyone use that in French. But this may depend on where they’re from. Especially people from Vaud are usually very adamant in having it called Lac Léman

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ODST General
ODST General

@Ironborn BTW Not big on D&D, but as a fairly nerdy guy who lived out that way I am a bit surprised I didn't know that.

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David Horizon
David Horizon

Tom never fails to hold my attention. No matter what the subject, I know I will always find it interesting. And he keeps them short to stay in line with my short attention span! Love him!

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Aria A
Aria A

This looks so fun! Good job on the newspaper delivery Tom 👍😂

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Adam Blesener
Adam Blesener

I love seeing Tom get so nervous about delivering Mail

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A
A

Irs great to see Tom getting out & trying X. This is my favorite hands-on experience yet!

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Alexis White
Alexis White

I actually work at the cruise line and have for 6 years. Fun fact: kissing the goose is supposed to give you good luck so you don't fall in on the north shore

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odjs75 82jaks
odjs75 82jaks

@Sir Chafa is the goose becomr a dragon in therem

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Sir Chafa
Sir Chafa

@katze_sonne we don't talk about the north shore

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TheLordOfChemistry
TheLordOfChemistry

@katze_sonne maybe it is colder I dont know

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katze_sonne
katze_sonne

What‘s up with the north shore? Is that less pleasant to fall in?

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Kathy Bramley
Kathy Bramley

Awesome 😎👍

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George Witte
George Witte

Tom Scott making good use of his parkours training! 😄 Very cool.

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Emily An
Emily An

I think the driver must be praised too here guiding the boat so close to the platform and not hitting it every single time is commendable.

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Rick Sjoerds
Rick Sjoerds

Respect to you, Tom! I would be having the same feelings as soon as I step out on the side 😃

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Cg Gc
Cg Gc

At 0:19 the jumper almost missed the boat. The mailbox should be moved in closer! Awesome job! I watched this video for the accents. I miss the midwestern accents. They are harsh but also soothing.

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Erik The Viking
Erik The Viking

I was waiting for him to jump on the boat ledge, say "YES!" and then fall in the water when celebrating. Overall a great job Tom!

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Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin

That would have been a great bit to dedicate to. It'd totally be worth getting drenched for comedy.

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U238
U238

It's so cool to see Tom Scott in a place I have visited often

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Theo Hornsby
Theo Hornsby

Very wholesome thank you, Tom.

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doomdoging
doomdoging

reminds me of going to work on the rail with my dad as a kid....running everywhere jumping on and off moving trains etc

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Mike W
Mike W

Okay, been here 30 years. None of the high school kids have ever fallen into the lake. The tradition goes back to the families wealthy enough to have escaped the 1871 ChIcago Fire. The mansions the mail route delivers to belonged to tycoons who'd lost their businesses in the fire but chose to rebuild in Chicago instead of fleeing to New York or Boston. They do mention that sort of thing along the tour while you're watching the kids jump around.

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Avery Garon
Avery Garon

I love how Tom's response to any stress at this point is to just scream as loud as he can

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