I tried to film a volcano and it was a complete disaster

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    Tom ScottTom Scott

    Iceland has a new volcano, Fagradalsfjall: I wanted to visit, to talk about the infrastructure around it, and work out how the country deals with a new and dangerous tourist attraction. It didn't go well.

    Thanks to Bjorn Steinbekk, who I thoroughly recommend if you need a fixer or drone pilot in Iceland! www.steinbekk.com/ He's also the person who flew a drone into the lava: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmGKL...

    The quote is from Sam Hughes' Ra, which is free online. I thoroughly recommend it: qntm.org/ra

    Filmed safely: www.tomscott.com/safe/

    I'm at tomscott.com
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott

In case you're wondering, "Icelandic-Mexican fusion cuisine" was a lamb-potato-and-cheese burrito with a skyr-based sauce and it tasted amazing.

Vor 2 Monate
nalrom rolyat
nalrom rolyat

Oooohhhhhhh that sounds g o o d

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RWBHere
RWBHere

Yep. Nature is THE BOSS!

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Gad Nac10
Gad Nac10

I see tom scott is a bit of a foodie! That does sound quite amazing

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BeeBarb28
BeeBarb28

Thanks for letting us know

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Pizza Lover
Pizza Lover

Fisherman got a sayin, gain an inch, lose a foot

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Aniruddha Mahmood
Aniruddha Mahmood

4:26 is the best moment is this video

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Tom Brown
Tom Brown

I fell asleep ..sorry...

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Christopher Hein
Christopher Hein

I love this video because it shows real live. Great improvisation!!

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Not 2 busy
Not 2 busy

If you hurry, you can still go to La Palma in the Canary Islands and stop that volcano too !!!

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leon witteman
leon witteman

(L)

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MrWayne1Fan
MrWayne1Fan

hxejtli hini. u hin haddihor. grazzi. barri.

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brewer312
brewer312

Disappointed tourists? Why would they be disappointed, it would still very very interesting and cool to see.

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Winter’s Ghost
Winter’s Ghost

If you leaned something then you’ve become wiser and if you told others then you’ve given a sacred gift of education. So it wasn’t a failure. Every project can’t work out perfectly. I’ve built a lot of experimental projects. I only succeed about half the time. But when I fail, I always learn much so I become wiser. What’s important is doing projects to help others. Then it’s fun even if it fails and it’s good karma.

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Agent Coxack
Agent Coxack

Earth: “Behold. Danger, in all its forms. This can destroy you in an instant.” Humans: “purty”

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JJ
JJ

Tom's such a n00b - I went to the volcano twice and it was all good. :/

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Edo MA Guaiota
Edo MA Guaiota

@Tom Scott dont be late for La Palma, is very nice here right now.

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Joshua Tay
Joshua Tay

"don't walk on the damn lava"

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Deputy Nordburg
Deputy Nordburg

T shirt slogan idea: I guess ice Icelandic Mexican fusion cuisine was a bad idea!

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Piyush Jha
Piyush Jha

I have huge respect for you Tom

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SnowChains
SnowChains

Imodium, always take a family pack of Imodium.

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Nic Vulcano
Nic Vulcano

You should’ve watched ClickHole’s Learn Attack video on volcanoes, you’d learn that they correlate perfectly with the Chinese stock market and could’ve gone by those trends

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Angela Lovell
Angela Lovell

"It is very late and we are so tired but it's time to climb the volcano a second time." Famous last words.

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AH Tea
AH Tea

This is fascinating - it ain't all about lava. 100% this is my favourite video of yours. (SO sorry about the food poisoning - that is awful for your video and for you) I read all the management bits. Don't care if there was lava flowing - the cooled lava (basalt?) was the best thing I've seen. And the Sam Hughes quote! Sometimes you just have to look at what you have instead of what you wanted. Not a failure. Thank you.

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Harris Keeley 👉 Maskoffweb,com 👈
Harris Keeley  👉 Maskoffweb,com 👈

M a s k o f f w e b made me happy

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Harris Keeley 👉 Maskoffweb,com 👈
Harris Keeley  👉 Maskoffweb,com 👈

M a s k o f f w e b. made me happy

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Holy Khan
Holy Khan

This is the greatest failure turned success I've seen since Stuart Ashen went looking for Jar Jar Bink's tongue candy.

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Life = 42
Life = 42

Great video! I love how you create them!

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Kiel Meakin
Kiel Meakin

Don’t you documentary types ever feel a little strange about traveling al over for non essential means (entertainment) while usually complaining about climate change? Always strikes me as odd how you can do so with a clean conscience

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Tess
Tess

Tbh, I kinda like the off-the-cuff style of this vid

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nuke583
nuke583

I love that instead of filing this away you showed your process. It takes an amount of humility and respect to put a "failure" up anyway.

Vor 22 Tage
Troutmaan
Troutmaan

I went there a month ago

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sylentny
sylentny

Yup yup. This was us.

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R. B. M
R. B. M

Love Tom’s videos! I could watch Tom read the phone book and it’d be entertaining

Vor 24 Tage
Bob
Bob

too much volcano

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Sarah Miller
Sarah Miller

It takes a lot of bravery to admit to yourself and the audience that a shoot didn't go the way you wanted it to, and to take a different angle for the video. I admire you for that.

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B Rumm
B Rumm

6:47 I'm actually surprised there is Polish text on that sign.. and there is a typo in it. (eupcji -> erupcji)

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m w
m w

Island life in a nutshell honestly

Vor 27 Tage
noxious89123
noxious89123

Haha, atleast your microphone WAS plugged in, eh? ;)

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Герасим Кацман
Герасим Кацман

Mad respect to bjorn

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Peter Andreas Kristoffersen
Peter Andreas Kristoffersen

You're amazing. You make a failed video super-interesting!

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Serenity
Serenity

whoever owns that volcano must have a nice life

Vor 28 Tage
Joshua Adam Stith AKA YouTube Librarian
Joshua Adam Stith AKA YouTube Librarian

Genius

Vor 28 Tage
Tim Karlsson
Tim Karlsson

sir. you are not dressed for volcano-surfing

Vor 28 Tage
Emanuel Landeholm
Emanuel Landeholm

Shoutout to everyone else who's been watching those exact IMO graphs since the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption.

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FJRBoersma
FJRBoersma

I love how you show your proces with these kinds of video's, i mean, cool subject and would have been awesome, but still you made it into a cool video and good content! Thanks for sharing!

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Soganox
Soganox

This was interesting in its own right! Thank you for sharing the experience :)

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Cormac McCreary
Cormac McCreary

One could say it was a "natural" disaster

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KAY B 14
KAY B 14

1:27 Sam Porter Bridges

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Alex Rawlings
Alex Rawlings

Bruh Tom doesn’t even know how to go down skree. Also he’s hiking, not climbing. To be fair, I only know these terms because I live an hour from the Rockies and am surrounded by outdoorsy folk

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Samuel Sägesser
Samuel Sägesser

Points for effort!

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senna krijtenburg
senna krijtenburg

i have been watching every video and this is my fave.. but brooooo.. a volcano

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Juan Garay
Juan Garay

I'm here at nothing

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are you traumatized?
are you traumatized?

Fagradalsfjall sounds like a spam message in xbox live

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Keeleon Ohms
Keeleon Ohms

Even Tom's "failures" are better than 99% of the content on youtube.

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tichu7
tichu7

This is why I love the content creation on YouTube. The story about why this was a failure was just as enthralling as the original story.

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xrrxy vvoi
xrrxy vvoi

"Iceland has a new volcano!" is an unexpectedly very scary sentence.

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unidentified ideas
unidentified ideas

title should've been natural disaster, just for the wordplay i tried to film a volcano and it was a natural disaster, but also a regular disaster.

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Carrie-Anne Thomas
Carrie-Anne Thomas

I think that story was much more interesting than the original planned video. One of those things that are fun to hear about even though they were terrible to experience.

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Ilkanar
Ilkanar

"I didnt got footage so i'm angry as fuq" CGP Grey: Am i a joke to you? But vid seems like you vented a bit of that 2021 year anger haha

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The Ludonarrian
The Ludonarrian

Even in "failure" your videos are still funny, entertaining, and informative. And the fact that you publish them when they go wrong is admirable.

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Liz C. Fry
Liz C. Fry

OK, so you're not Steven Speilberg - but it was fun watching your video - Monty Python, eh?

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bofooit gojo
bofooit gojo

i think this is the only person who actually earns the revenue

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bodoti qwiu
bodoti qwiu

"Iceland has a new volcano, and it's close to the airport, easy to get to-" EXCUSE ME ARE WE TALKING ABOUT AN AMUSEMENT PARK

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Attack Helicopter
Attack Helicopter

Those shots of lava look cool even if it was cloudy and just fell in a hole

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Avenire
Avenire

I just visited iceland for a 2 week long trip and I hiked up the same volcano on my second day there and recognized the view instantly. Cool to see a video about it

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Kabegami The Great
Kabegami The Great

That is not reykjavik's airport

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Haraldur Karlsson
Haraldur Karlsson

Nature is predictably unpredictable...

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Hulax
Hulax

Volcanos are so cool and scary at the same time

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Jan Brož
Jan Brož

Thanks for sharing this, i thougt I was the only one who gets underwhelming conditions when I go somewhere

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bodoti qwiu
bodoti qwiu

once in a while ground yourself. And be it by reporting about mishaps or inaptitudes. Thanks, heads up (and feet down)!

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Shawn W
Shawn W

Greetings from Alberta, Canada, North America, Earth, Sol System. Thank you, Thomas. We appreciate you, Thomas.

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The Quintessential Gamer
The Quintessential Gamer

Tom I only have one question and that is: When are you growing back the pony tail?? I DEMAND PONYTAIL!!!

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RGX
RGX

Tom scott: The tourists are walking on top of the stoned lava. Don't do that! Also tom scott: Sits right on top of it for minutes

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Cassie
Cassie

"Don't walk on the damn lava" is a very good point to take away from this.

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stephen ivey
stephen ivey

Well there was an eruption you saw and that was from your own body it seems

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fouoii gyhh
fouoii gyhh

"Don't walk on the damn lava" is a very good point to take away from this.

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Cassie
Cassie

Can't see a disaster here ... Those drone shots are amazing! Show the drone footage! Where are the interesting interviews!?

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Sven K.
Sven K.

This is to be expected. Also, you are "only" a human - there are things outside your control. You did your best, i don't blame you. Keep your honest videomaking, get some rest and good luck on your next project!

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Yan Sulin
Yan Sulin

i think this is the only person who actually earns the revenue

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fouoii gyhh
fouoii gyhh

It's OK sometimes videos are just disaster.

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dk Pluto
dk Pluto

I went there and i live in Iceland

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Jeff Carrol
Jeff Carrol

This is why nature documentaries can take years to produce. Patience is mandatory. That said, I think you pulled it off!

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Gamey Vibes
Gamey Vibes

Lets be honest, Iceland is that one country yoy forget exists when you think about europe

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Ryan Silver
Ryan Silver

Thank you for putting in the effort Tom!

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Ben Duncan
Ben Duncan

"Good effort" seems insufficient, but you know. I certainly appreciate the attempt!

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David
David

Are u ok Tom?

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t0nda
t0nda

Tom, you seem to have grown a wee bit whiny this time. I, for my part, prefer such videos where there is no (emerging) egomaniac attitude to videos entertaining an »I need to have a shot of the lava and MYSELF« or »Oh, that Stephen Fry -- so I need to lift Tower Bridge as well« attitude. There has been quite a lot of vanity on YouTube so far, and I am afraid you (who has made some rather high-quality informative videos indeed) will finally fall victim to the ever the same YouTuber's illness. So please do not shy back, but every once in a while ground yourself. And be it by reporting about mishaps or inaptitudes. Thanks, heads up (and feet down)!

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macronencer
macronencer

There's no fighting Mother Nature. As a (recovering) time lapse photographer, I feel your pain!

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kate
kate

psst. tom. i got an active volcano not too far from where i am. aloha from hawai'i!

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mllop aeet
mllop aeet

I'm just happy that you're committed to such integrity and almost "anti hype" with your stories. Transparency = credibility.

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DJ matexx
DJ matexx

6:47 made me wonder: why is Polish one of the main languages on that sign? Is there a large minority of Polish speakers over there?

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Sayan Goswami
Sayan Goswami

The videos that did not work are more insightful than the ones that did, so glad that Tom, you posted this. Thanks!

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Necate
Necate

Can't see a disaster here ... Those drone shots are amazing! Show the drone footage! Where are the interesting interviews!?

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AboveEmAllProduction
AboveEmAllProduction

It's OK sometimes videos are just disaster.

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damn Daniel
damn Daniel

the words volcano and disaster should not be together

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starstrukk723
starstrukk723

Icelandic-Mexican cuisine? That exists? As a Mexican myself I want to try this.

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RanOutOfSpac
RanOutOfSpac

Getting food poisoning on top of it all is just cruel.

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Tony B
Tony B

Very good....

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Raid
Raid

"Icelandic Mexican fusion cuisine"

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MrObzai
MrObzai

Even when things don't go your way, Tom, you still manage to make stuff that is fun to watch mate. Thanks for your efforts

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bodoti qwiu
bodoti qwiu

How old are you, you look old an young at the same time

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Kristján Oddsson
Kristján Oddsson

That’s Keflavík Airport not Reykjavík Airport.

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Madhava Kinnicutt
Madhava Kinnicutt

i guess in this case there was not "too much volcanoe"

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John Carlo G. Villamor
John Carlo G. Villamor

5:43 I Almost fell out of my bed

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bodoti qwiu
bodoti qwiu

This would have made an excellent park bench video, RIP

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Chloe Korzh
Chloe Korzh

“AWWWW VOLCANO”

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Phil Mace
Phil Mace

You don't hear David Attenborough moaning like this.

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atlys
atlys

It may not have turned out how you wanted, but it was still incredible content. Thank you, Tom.

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Anthony Wolf
Anthony Wolf

I love how real these videos are. No BS. No glamor.

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For The Love of Gaming - FTLOG
For The Love of Gaming - FTLOG

Ah you poor bugger. Good recovery on the video creation though 😁

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