How Weird Is My Audience? I Polled 15,408 People To Find Out

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    Tom ScottTom Scott

    Dauer: 09:54

    I asked my audience six questions: some sensible, some ridiculous. I compared their results to the public. And the results were... interesting. • Graphics by William Marler: wmad.co.uk and his Lungs Podcast: lungspodcast.co.uk
    Audio mix by Graham Haerther
    Owl photo credit: Amol Mende via Pexels www.pexels.com/photo/brown-and-white-owl-close-up-photography-2683982/
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott

And that's it for the videos in 2020! As usual, there are some brilliant guest videos coming up in January: please give them a warm welcome!

Vor 4 Monate
SoulfulJim1
SoulfulJim1

Is Tom Scott a cat person by any chance?

Vor Tag
Richard Cox
Richard Cox

Dear Tom, internet people usually like cats cause they tend to walk themselves.

Vor 12 Tage
Artos Bear
Artos Bear

A statistically significant number of Neurodivergent people prefer cats and your audience...uhh

Vor 15 Tage
Michael Fussell
Michael Fussell

Your audience probably just chose cats more often from their “viral-ness” online

Vor 26 Tage
Elias Niwert
Elias Niwert

I think the reason for the results of the "how weird are you" question is that YOU, Tom are a solid 5 on that scale. We watch your videos, we sympathise with the ways you think and behave so we must be ona similar wavelength here

Vor Monat
AH-64 Apache
AH-64 Apache

Will had alot of fun at the end there

Vor 19 Stunden
Slime Games development
Slime Games development

Owl

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Conor Walle
Conor Walle

The answers for this audience literally describe me, I like it here

Vor Tag
Stromo Vusciinii
Stromo Vusciinii

The owl must be called barnsby or barnabus

Vor Tag
Sasori Haruno
Sasori Haruno

I have never once in my entire life heard of two spaces after a period. It just... f e e l s incorrect.

Vor 2 Tage
Qaaq
Qaaq

The owl's name is Herbert

Vor 2 Tage
RyanSpacePineapple
RyanSpacePineapple

GERALD

Vor 3 Tage
G
G

Yet another absolutely brilliant, intelligent, provoking, entertaining, interesting video from Tom Scott.

Vor 3 Tage
G
G

Holy crap. The name in my mind for the owl is Hank .. the casual form for Henry. This is getting freaky.

Vor 3 Tage
G
G

Don't be so quick to snap analyze your results. One space after a period.. I have no social media whatsoever.

Vor 3 Tage
flad
flad

I like the darker shirt.

Vor 3 Tage
Blake Brown
Blake Brown

What psychopathy puts two spaces after a period. Wait it kinda looks better.

Vor 4 Tage
「CASH」
「CASH」

T. T

Vor 4 Tage
Nitro524
Nitro524

The answer to one or two spaces is because we’re all used to modern keyboards

Vor 4 Tage
LightAndDarkKlumpi
LightAndDarkKlumpi

i named the owl Bob

Vor 4 Tage
DarkKnightCookies
DarkKnightCookies

I didn't even now two spaces after a period was a thing? I

Vor 5 Tage
Aya
Aya

Tom's laugh made my entire year. I can die happy now

Vor 5 Tage
n m
n m

Wow. Great video

Vor 5 Tage
george kane
george kane

I am more like what general public (except I always use one space) and the owl is Mitch McConnell

Vor 5 Tage
Maxon Schreave
Maxon Schreave

Their name is obviously Harold or Maya, I don't make the rules

Vor 5 Tage
A McConnell
A McConnell

I would have said yes to the Mist Challenge, because I used to play the PC game, Myst.

Vor 6 Tage
Jackaloopt
Jackaloopt

Two spaces between sentences was from learning how to type on a physical typewriter in high school. That was the standard.

Vor 6 Tage
GlorbGuy
GlorbGuy

I never participated in the poll, but while watching the video, 8 immediately named the owl henry

Vor 6 Tage
sierra Croy
sierra Croy

I named the owl robyn, like row-bin. Interesting

Vor 6 Tage
Thomas Noyes
Thomas Noyes

I really wanna see more of these polls

Vor 6 Tage
Leon Lionharth
Leon Lionharth

Testing two spaces after a dot. Wow weird. Grr

Vor 6 Tage
Anouar Kabbaj
Anouar Kabbaj

This was quite an interesting one, I’d love to see it done for a bunch of different youtubers’ audiences with the entire sample being the baseline

Vor 6 Tage
racer949494
racer949494

For the weird question, your viewers probably just went for the perfect 5 out of 7 score xD

Vor 6 Tage
scoot
scoot

i'd name the owl Bartholomew

Vor 7 Tage
Jack F
Jack F

The former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon may be the funniest thing I have ever heard.

Vor 7 Tage
Masoli23
Masoli23

I don’t use two spaces. I use 3.

Vor 7 Tage
PerfectlyDrawnSheep
PerfectlyDrawnSheep

5

Vor 8 Tage
ammar nanaa
ammar nanaa

I answered your questions while watching and to my surprise I answered exactly like your audience each and every time. I have only been watching your channel for 2 weeks. By the way I am amazed how you find all these diverse topics and strange places, really do you get outside help?

Vor 8 Tage
A
A

But why would you use 2 spaces?

Vor 8 Tage
Buster Entertainment
Buster Entertainment

The Owl: HARRIET JONES FORMER PRIME MINISTER.

Vor 9 Tage
Elliott Hill
Elliott Hill

The owl is a Kevin to me.

Vor 9 Tage
Eleni Demos
Eleni Demos

What IS normal. If there is no dictation of what is implied by that term, there can be no legitimate judgement to that.

Vor 9 Tage
J P
J P

Cats for life

Vor 10 Tage
Paigey-poo
Paigey-poo

I called the owl Cinnamon 🤷‍♀️

Vor 10 Tage
13redstone31
13redstone31

Random condition not met, data not accepted

Vor 10 Tage
ItselfBookshelf Twitch VODS
ItselfBookshelf Twitch VODS

Blathers is a fitting name for that owl.

Vor 10 Tage
OK
OK

wow I tried to guess what Tom's audience would rate themselves on the weird scale and I guessed 5. I definitely belong in this audience :)

Vor 11 Tage
Hendrikus Scherphof
Hendrikus Scherphof

I think the cat-dog result is explainable. Presumably an above-average portion of your audience lives in urban areas. Since dogs require more space to keep, they would likely be more popular in rural areas.

Vor 11 Tage
Itsashane
Itsashane

People put two spaces after a period?

Vor 11 Tage
Ossi Toivonen
Ossi Toivonen

-How weird are you? -Yes.

Vor 12 Tage
Matthew Berry
Matthew Berry

The best name for the owl is Richard and no one will change my mind. It could either be I lovable oaf, or a bit of a d*ck.

Vor 12 Tage
Jake Depwe
Jake Depwe

I was always told to put two spaces after a period when writing any sort of formal document. Other than that I never thought about it.

Vor 12 Tage
MonkeyBrothers02
MonkeyBrothers02

As soon as Tom said “think of a name for this owl” I looked at it and immediately thought it looked like a Henry. That is so interesting how so many people thought Henry.

Vor 12 Tage
Minie
Minie

I would've called the owl "peep" lmao

Vor 12 Tage
Christian Memes
Christian Memes

WHAAT!? I rated my weirdness to 5 hahaha

Vor 12 Tage
mintyglitches
mintyglitches

im appalled that no one else wanted to call the owl greg

Vor 12 Tage
Alexius Czar P. Vergara
Alexius Czar P. Vergara

I thought Henry for the owl and i was so surprised, i watched this video like a year ago but i dont know if i just remembered it or i just felt its a noble name, like king Henry.

Vor 13 Tage
MoonLight Blue
MoonLight Blue

This is really cool

Vor 13 Tage
itsukizy
itsukizy

everyone is talking about Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon but whoever came up with XxX_The_Mouse_Killer_69_XxX is a comedic genius and i would like to be friends with them

Vor 13 Tage
MatchBreakers
MatchBreakers

To answer the weird normal question I’m gonna need a definition of “normal” frist. Kappa.

Vor 14 Tage
MatchBreakers
MatchBreakers

Internet people who follow someone hard enough to do their online poll I guess are more likely to be younger, students and/or not have a settled family life yet, and caring for a cat is just easier. Certainly everyone I know my age has a cat rather than a dog, even if they’d prefer dogs they wouldn’t have one as they feel it would take too much care. America is also a country with generally more space. It’s easier having space for a dog to run in the Midwest than in the relatively (compared to the US) densely populated Europe. And there could be some cultural bias. Obviously just a guess, but could be interesting to do a study on.

Vor 14 Tage
BlueBaum2.7.1
BlueBaum2.7.1

Helena the Owl is called Helena.

Vor 14 Tage
Gnaaruag
Gnaaruag

I think Miss Scarlett Blumberton of East London is the clear winner here

Vor 14 Tage
Le Spoje
Le Spoje

Clearly there were no Australians in this poll, very disappointed not to see Owly McOwlface in the results.

Vor 14 Tage
TheSkystrider
TheSkystrider

Why name an owl on a poll anything other than something ludicrous or unique? I'd have named *her* Night Diver.

Vor 14 Tage
Ege şanlı
Ege şanlı

I just realised i cant imagion a smell. Like i did not notice it for 18 years.

Vor 14 Tage
ChoBoiBigly
ChoBoiBigly

As soon as I saw the owl I decided it would be Carl, the reasoning is lost to me

Vor 15 Tage
Pat O'Donoghue
Pat O'Donoghue

Today I learned that there are people in the world who put two spaces after a full-stop...

Vor 15 Tage
Artos Bear
Artos Bear

Two spaces for word processing because it helps screens show text more clearly, as well as when you print it. The period shows more clearly even now. Ffs no. Two spaces

Vor 15 Tage
Cianitrihs Khour
Cianitrihs Khour

Some of those were quite surprising from this end as well. I'd tend to expect the public to focus more on the normal, but then again did not recall ever seeing a double space after a period.

Vor 15 Tage
Vanessa
Vanessa

bold of you to assume i have money

Vor 15 Tage
Gualtiero
Gualtiero

Ok let's give a random name at this owl I'll name it harry/Henry it sounds good...

Vor 15 Tage
ComfortableOvertones
ComfortableOvertones

Me, who can imagine smells and sounds but cannot imagine pictures

Vor 16 Tage
randomdude99
randomdude99

Tom Scott: how weird do you think you are? Me: Yes.

Vor 16 Tage
Fireball9670
Fireball9670

I wouldn't have given the owl my own name.

Vor 16 Tage
Weilnixdawar
Weilnixdawar

Still laughing about „Owlbert“

Vor 16 Tage
Dan Wylie-Sears
Dan Wylie-Sears

Two spaces. Monospace fonts still exist, and have uses. For variable-spaced fonts, fine, let the software handle it, if it wants to. Switch your typing habits based on what font you're using? No. Have crammed-in sentence breaks when using monospace fonts? No. That leaves two spaces.

Vor 17 Tage
GSW Cooper
GSW Cooper

xD That fluffy l'il owl should clearly be named Hooty McHootFace

Vor 17 Tage
Solothu
Solothu

Wait I didnt even know putting 2 spaces after a period was a thing

Vor 17 Tage
Dante's Disco Inferno
Dante's Disco Inferno

Consider: Doodle the Owl?

Vor 17 Tage
Fimy32
Fimy32

XD

Vor 17 Tage
TheMelonboy
TheMelonboy

I didnt even know that putting two spaces after a period was a thing people did

Vor 17 Tage
Tate Harrigan
Tate Harrigan

Oh Tom if you only knew what appeared in our YouTube recommendations, you would think we are super weird

Vor 17 Tage
Zephal Verilion
Zephal Verilion

Wtf henry popped into my head when I read "name this owl" what how. That's crazy

Vor 18 Tage
Arco Games
Arco Games

Ronnie the Owl

Vor 18 Tage
TheN0m4d
TheN0m4d

I have never heard of, or seen anybody using two spaces after a period. Is this a thing in the English language? I was really confused by this question, because I never would've thought about using 2 spaces and no, I never used twitter.

Vor 18 Tage
No, Thank you
No, Thank you

I have no inner monolog, and can't see things in my head.

Vor 18 Tage
GAMATIC -_-
GAMATIC -_-

1:34

Vor 18 Tage
Protector of the Realms
Protector of the Realms

It looks like Bob Mortimer’s owl Mavis lmao

Vor 18 Tage
marasii.world
marasii.world

WAIT WTH THE NAME I THOUGHT FOR THE OWL WAS HENRY WTH WTH

Vor 18 Tage
GENERAL GOD
GENERAL GOD

8:46 That's cuz of normal on longer has a true definition like 50+ years ago

Vor 18 Tage
Burned paper
Burned paper

Out of W.E.I.R.D I am an E.I.D Edit: I'm not Western or rich ( - _ - )

Vor 18 Tage
The Editor
The Editor

I have an idea about why so many people chose Henry. There's that video where someone asks her grandma to name pokemon, and I think that the grandma named one of the pokemon Henry. Maybe everyone who knows that video unconsciously linked that with the owl? I have no idea why that would be the case Edit: I was thinking of said grandma naming a charmander "Hamilton." I'm out of ideas.

Vor 18 Tage
Lilac Dreams MLP and HRT
Lilac Dreams MLP and HRT

. Hi. Hi.

Vor 18 Tage
Selin Tozkoparan
Selin Tozkoparan

*kokakikukekuk, esimitasolink, osakilenmis.*

Vor 19 Tage
Rina
Rina

I thought henry instantly then maybe harry then oswald...

Vor 19 Tage
Tian Louw
Tian Louw

If that owl ain't a Frank...

Vor 19 Tage
Littlefox_100
Littlefox_100

5:32 it looks like a Henry I know I’m late

Vor 19 Tage
Littlefox_100
Littlefox_100

Oh my gosh I thought I was original 😐

Vor 19 Tage
Littlefox_100
Littlefox_100

5:32 it looks like a Henry I know I’m late

Vor 19 Tage
Littlefox_100
Littlefox_100

Thumbnail Me: uhhhhhhhhh

Vor 19 Tage
Adam Greene
Adam Greene

6:27 My elementary school had an eagle as its mascot, and they put the name up for a vote and Jimmy Talon won.

Vor 19 Tage
bianca
bianca

i was excited when i saw jeremy on the list of owl names becuase thats what i named it too

Vor 19 Tage
Pendragon
Pendragon

The ones that answered yes to the mist challenge question: 🤡

Vor 20 Tage
Derrad - دراد
Derrad - دراد

Jimmy Talon got me 😂

Vor 20 Tage
Algeria windows
Algeria windows

دراد 🤨

Vor 13 Tage
Dragon Killer
Dragon Killer

دراد ❤️

Vor 16 Tage

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