This is the Technical Difficulties,
we’re playing Citation Needed. Joining me today, he reads books you know,
it’s Chris Joel. Everybody’s favourite Gary Brannan,
Gary Brannan. “All I’m gonna tell you is the whole thing will need ripping out, burning, and starting again, Vicar.” And the bounciest man on the Internet, Matt Gray Insert soliloquy here… Thanks Matt. In front of me I’ve got an article from
Wikipedia and these folks can’t see it. Every fact they get right is a a point and a ding [DING]. And there’s a special prize for
particularly good answers which is And today was are talking about
Camille Flammarion. Hello foreign parts. -Yes… absolutely.
-Hello. Any guesses as to which foreign part? “France”? Point. Straight off the bat. [DING] Yes. And the wheel spins
and lands on France! Again! The wheel is 50% France. “France… rest of the world.” Flammarion? Flammarion. OK, we are going to need an occupation here. Yeah, we are. Astronomer and author. It’s a long article, so I’m happy to give you that. Astr-author? Astr-author. Yes, he was a-str-author. So he wrote books about astronomy,
that were either fact or fiction. Well that’s the thing. They were both.
I’m going to give you a point. [DING] “Faction!” Isn’t that just lies? Oh! Faction is already a word. He wrote both science fiction and popular science God, I hope he didn’t get those two mixed up. Ah! Yes, well, funny you should mention that, Gary. “I have the manuscripts here of my
important scientific work… “and my one here about men with
bum-faces from Venus. “But they both went to the same printer
on the same day, in the same envelope!” “We can completely agree with Professor whatever…” -Flammarion!
-Flammarion. He was not a professor. “…on gravitational waves, but the bum faced goats from Mars, are a completely different concept.” I mean, I’m not going to give you
bum faced aliens from Mars -But I will…
-Well, there’s a first! I am going to give you a point for Mars [DING]
He was one of the people who… Canals on Mars? -Point! [DING] Absolutely right.
-There we go! Percival Lowell in America, was the
one who came up with the theory. But yes, he thought there were artificial canals on Mars. What? For boating? Yeah! Big, big canal boating system. Big recreational holiday market out there, to be honest. Go to Mars. Get a narrowboat. Pootle along the canals of Mars. At a gentle four miles per Mars hour. The canals on Mars were actually what? Motorways. Just rain covered motorways. When they looked at them through the telescope, the light glinted off them. -It was an easy mistake. Anyone could have made it.
-Swans landing on it, all the time. All the bloody time. Cobwebs on the telescope? Erm… not quite. Not quite. They were natural formations, weren’t they? No! No, not at all.
And they weren’t artificial formations either. So they weren’t formations at all! I will give you a point. [DING] Can you explain what they were? No! I was just being a pedant about what you’d said. There are two possible explanations for the canals. -One…
-They’re canals! OK, there are three… But one of them was definitely wrong.
There are still two, that are… possibly… One is that there was a formation…
something they saw, they misinterpreted. The other… is an optical illusion. Like the one when you go to the fair and you walk in and the mirror makes you look all small and fat? Yeah, that it made a load of… Watch it! Watch it, watch it…
Watch it! It made a load of points look like lines that
connected up, through a slightly dodgy telescope. But! Why canals? It could have been rivers or… -They were straight lines.
-They were very straight. So they looked more like canals than rivers. So they looked like irrigation canals. You know what? If I had the ability to do
one gigantic s***-stirring effort I would now transport myself to Mars…
with a canal boat! Just be there waving. No. Put it out on Mars and half bury it,
like it’s been there a long time. When the next Mars rover comes over the hill.
“Holy s***!” I suppose the Curiosity rover’s the size of a big car. Yeah! So if you make it shorter and longer,
it’s a narrowboat rover. If you just put, I don’t know, some… expanding foam sealant around the windows and doors. I’m sure it would be airtight enough. I mean let’s face it, the moon lander was
made of tin foil. A canal boat’s way stronger! Hello NASA? Yes, it’s Matt Gray. Put narrowboats on Mars. They’ve gone. See, this is how the world gets sorted. Yeah! Matt Gray. “Hello World Organisation, it is Matt Gray!” So… Flammarion was… I’m going to try…
I’m going to try. I’m not even off tangent.
We’re talking about canals on Mars. Yeah, yeah! Oh yeah! This is perfectly on stream! How did we stay relevant?! It’s a skill! I dunno? Six years later, how are we still relevant? Flammarion was both scientist and…
very much not a scientist. So he was exposed to
two very different lines of thought. One of them was very much scientific method.
Who in his era would have been the person, standing at the front of,
“this is science against religion”? The chief scientist? Darwin! Point. [DING] Exactly right.
And then on the other hand, the rising popularity of what
less scientific movement? Roller skating? Not really…
I mean, it is a movement! Very movement! Straight line,
forwards or backwards. Yes. Bowel? Not a bowel movement! No, we’re not having… Chris, save us! Cubism? Way too early. I don’t know! Spiritualism. -The idea that…
-“Knock three times….” Yes, the idea that you could talk to the dead. So he was astronomer, mystic and story teller.
In a time when… Liar, liar… and liar! No, astronomer! This is the thing. This is where astronomy and astrology
hadn’t quite sorted each other out yet. Diverged, yeah. So in 1907, he wrote that dwellers on Mars
had tried to communicate with the Earth. Naturally. And also that what was heading towards Earth? -Cylinders…
-Following cylinders! No one would have believed in the last
years of the nineteenth century that canals on Mars were being observed… No. Not in this case.
Something from a little bit further out. Asteroid? Asteroid. Aste… Uranus?! You’re very close with asteroid. Comet? Point! [DING] for that. Comet is absolutely right. A seven tailed comet. Are you sure that’s not just a very
badly focused telescope again? Well that was the thing, yes! It seems to be swirling in a spiral! A small comet’s seen, it did not have seven tails. “He’s using the kaleidoscope again, isn’t he?” They are in a formation, where there
is one at the top, one on each side… and there is an upside down one at the bottom. Oh ****ing hell! Giant spiders in space! Along those lines, 1910, what
astronomical event revisited us? Halley’s. Yeah, you got there first again, have a point. [DING] He caused a bit of a fuss, did Flammarion. Earth was actually going to pass through
the tail of Halley’s comet. For the first time. And we also, for the first time, had
spectroscopic data on what it was composed of. So they looked at the light coming
out of it, to find out what… To find out what elements and what stuff
was in the tail, that Earth was going to pass through. I’m surprised they could do that then. Yep! 1910. It’s the first time they were able to do it.
So it was a close approach. We were passing through the tail.
What did Flammarion say… “We’re all going to die!” Point! [DING] But how? Bearing in mind they now knew what the tail was composed of and what some of the stuff… Poisoning! Asphyxiation! Yes! Absolutely right. Poison gas.
[DING] There was a cyanogen, which is (CN)₂.
There are brackets there, so it’s 2 of each. Colourless, toxic gas. And apparently he thought
“well that’s in the tail of the comet.” “We’re going to pass through the tail of the comet.” “WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!” He was wrong. Hello! No way! Really? He said it would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet. Did he use the words ‘snuff out’? Erm, I… -I hope so.
-Being French… “Ze snuff.” I would have thought he would have done that in French. I believe that is a translation. “C’est buggered!” What did it cause? PANIC! To a certain extent. I’ll give you a point. [DING] MILD DISQUIET! Witty headlines! A jump in sale of wine. A jump in the sale of something. Lifeboats? Umbrellas? Wills? Gas masks? Point.
[DING] Absolutely right. So in 1910, he essentially
caused a slight panic buy of gas masks. Could be handy a few years later, eh? -I refrained from making that joke.
-That’s not unfair… But yes, that was one of the things.
Then he wrote a series of science fiction books. One of which was called ‘Real and Imaginary Worlds’. -I’m going to guess it was more imaginary than real.
-I can only think of one real one he knew anything about. And he was also wrong. Now we have talked about psychics,
mediums and all this before Several times. Several times, but the approach
here was somewhat different. So are we looking for the scientific analysis of ghosts? Point. [DING] Yes, he was looking at it from the scientific method. And… for the time… was remarkably skeptical. OK. There is a wonderful quote here. “It is infinitely to be regretted that we cannot trust the loyalty of mediums. They almost always cheat.” How very dare he. That doesn’t mean he didn’t believe it. But he was certainly very skeptical about it. He thought they were doing it the wrong way? He thought it might be possible, but… What he needed wasn’t a medium. And I know it would be very hard to find in France, but he needed a well done. I’m not biscuiting that! I’m just… I’m not! Oh come on, that’s beautiful. That’s good stuff. It’s a rare thing in France. Have I mentioned before
I’ve actually been to a spiritualist service? -Is that like a church service?
-Yeah. No, no, he just took his spiritualist in for a tune up(!) No… no! -I actually meant…
-“The readings are a bit off. They need…” -I meant this as a valid question.
-Yeah, as in… I went to be serviced by a spiritualist? No, no, I had a day… That’s very different, Matt! I can tell you now, that’s not what happened! No, no. I’d been out with a friend of mine.
I’d had a few. I will admit this. And I walked past. And there is a Spiritualist church, near where I lived.
And there was a sign in the window saying… “Display of Mediumship Tonight”. And I thought… in for a laugh! Yeah, OK. So I snuck in. I went up, and in the first
row of this building. It was like this… church! They had fitted it out with pews
and a pulpit and an altar and the lot! And this bloke was stood in the pulpit, doing… effectively, live spiritualist… this was the big religion of the early 20th century. This even took in Rudyard Kipling
after his son was killed. There were thousands. People were really
into it and it still hangs on in certain parts. Is this like the American stuff? Yeah, exactly the same, yeah.
But he’s doing live. It was… s***! I can’t put it any different, it was ####! I was expecting any other word there. I walked in. I thought, “OK, I’m… You know, there’s lots of older ladies in there”. And I thought, well, as the new… bloke in the room… if he wants to show off… he’s going to pick on me. He could… I’d had a few. I’m open to anything,
and if he could pick something out that… he doesn’t know, I’ll be genuinely impressed.
If nothing else, in his skill at cold reading. He just stood there, and this is a
mill town in the north of England… right, and goes… “Now, I’m… I’m getting the vision of someone… who worked… in a factory.” “Maybe on some kind of cloth… machine?” “They were called… Edith.” And at one point, someone would go “Oh yeah! Yeah, that’s my sister’s friend, when I was younger.” That… far away… a link! “Now! He’s saying something about money.” I mean… I could do this s***! “Is there a problem with…”
There was one were he said something like “Is there a problem with a child?” And she’s kinda, “No!” “Erm? Oh, the readings are very fuzzy
from the other side.” “Is there a problem with children or young people at all?” “No?” “It’s for the future!” Oh yes! And that’s how you do it! At that point, I gave an audible “HA!” from the back. It was terrible. I could do it. Stand in front of a room. Say some old people’s
names. And if you get it wrong, just go “Oh, it’ll make sense one day.” and carry on! Is this a religion? Yeah! They sang hymns and everything at the end. Then had a glass of orange squash. wobbled out and got a samosa butty on the way home. And got what? A samosa butty. How northern is that phrase? It’s a deep fried pastry, with spiced meat inside. The Empire… In a bap! Yeah! -Bread roll, for those…
-In a bread roll, with a bit of mint sauce. The Empire made it to the north. That sounds nice. I want to try that now. It’s beautiful! Don’t! No… that’s… no, that’s double carbs, which I… Chip butty! Burrito. Yeah, never mind. Yeah! -It’s three!
-I withdraw my objection. The number of times I’ve come back, with a big
splodge of yogurt sauce down my front after one. I’m sorry, what? -At least that’s what I told the rest of you.
-After he’d been serviced by the Spiritualist. Seriously, Flammarion was simultaneously
quite a believer and quite a skeptic. He was sure there was something. But, as he looked at it, he kept finding
it can’t be that, it can’t be that. Martians! Or… or Martians! Martian canal boat dwellers. Beaming their thoughts down. Buy me a new pot plant or one of
those nicely painted watering cans… Gonna say that. With a… with a plant in it. That’s obviously from the north of Mars. Every planet has a north!
What can I tell you? It’s kinda sad really, because he seems to
have had the scientific method and really… both wants to prove it properly. Scientifically. And also really wants to believe, and is going, “I’m just… there must be something there!” And I’m going really high pitched. But you know? Yep, that’s absolutely the case. Had a massive influence on a number of people. And has quite a few things named after him. Any ideas? Stars? – No…
– Comets? -Er… Asteroids?
-Yes! [DING] A ghost?! Ah… Well… His own ghost?! Yeah! It was incredibly convenient. Asteroids also named after his sister,
his niece, perhaps his first wife. Did he name them? Er… No! Oh! No he’s just very well respected for what he did for astronomy and for science. And also, not canals on Mars,
what else is named on Mars? Mountains? Volcanoes? -The opposite…
-Valleys? -There’s a word…
-Craters? -Point [DING] Craters. Absolutely right.
-Holes! Upside down hills. -Holes!
-Oh yes. Oh yes. As we Martians… I’ve said too much already! With that, congratulations Matt.
You win this week’s show. Yeah! You win a highly expensive summary
of the life of an American horror actor. It’s Vincent Price’s very pricey précis. With that, we say thank you to Chris Joel. Gary Brannan. Matt Gray. I’ve been Tom Scott and we’ll see you next time. Just hit myself in the face. Worth it. Whole day, worth it for that! [Translating these subtitles? Add your name here!]

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100 thoughts on “Camille Flammarion and a Spiritualist Story: Citation Needed 5×05

  • July 15, 2016 at 5:58 pm
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    He really IS my favorite Gary Brannan! How did you know???

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  • July 15, 2016 at 7:08 pm
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    The wheel is 50 % France 😀

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  • July 15, 2016 at 7:18 pm
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    "A jump in the sale of" Longboats.

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  • July 15, 2016 at 7:56 pm
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    Citation Needed is among the few videos where I actually use Captions/Subtitles to understand better what I'm hearing (I'm not a native speaker).
    However, the caption settings are always messed up, mainly the opacity of the font and background, so there you have a black background at 75% opacity, and a white font at 25% opacity, and it turns out to be a dark background with a slightly less dark text on it. Is this something the video uploader can change globally for everyone who watches the video? Did the technical difficulties hit again and try to make something more beautiful by making it more aweful? At least, in German we have a word for that: "verschlimmbessern".

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  • July 15, 2016 at 10:47 pm
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    I guessed that it would be Kevin Spacey's Pricey Precis. So close!

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  • July 16, 2016 at 5:19 am
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    ^_^

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  • July 16, 2016 at 5:50 am
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    maybe he was perceiving with his mysticism, WW1?

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  • July 16, 2016 at 2:57 pm
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    I expect samosa butties at the live show now Tom.

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  • July 16, 2016 at 6:03 pm
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    Bread Roll, Bap = Batch for us people in Coventry.

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  • July 16, 2016 at 9:32 pm
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    It's funny how as a non native speaker I don't understand a thing when they speak like they did in this video

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  • July 17, 2016 at 6:23 am
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    (this might freak you out, but) I've seen most Citations Needed episodes so many times by now, that dialogue from them sometimes just pops in my head 🙂 When I woke up in the middle of the night though, I thought this: "Sir Henry Bessemer's gimbly van vending machine". Don't know where that came from or what it would look like, but a van vending machine sounds a little bit like one of your prizes. 😛

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  • July 17, 2016 at 10:01 am
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    I'm a bit worried about Chris! He seems quiet in these few episodes. Maybe a bad day? Thank you for this amazing show!

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  • July 17, 2016 at 3:10 pm
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    14:02 – lots of planets have a north but not all, it would obviously depend on if the planet had a magnetic field

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  • July 17, 2016 at 3:35 pm
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    Chris should have gone for the Monty Python path with that one… He didn't… Was slightly disappointed.

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  • July 17, 2016 at 7:23 pm
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    I feel that this should be on Radio 4…

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  • July 19, 2016 at 3:39 pm
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    Got the prize name correct! What do I get?

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  • July 20, 2016 at 1:32 am
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    Congratulations you won a cleaning spray made from humans owned by Eddard Stark and a famous cocaine addict. Thats right you've won, Sean Bean and Charlie Sheen's bottle of Soylent Green Mr Clean

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  • July 20, 2016 at 3:01 am
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    Good to see more subbed videos, even if I don't need the subtitles personally.

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  • July 20, 2016 at 11:39 am
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    4:15 – Tom trying to get the conversation back to the topic.
    4:19 – not a chance

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  • July 21, 2016 at 9:15 am
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    I was thinking, ha, you Brits think you're so smart, well I knew this thing about the canals… then I realized I heard about it on QI. Oh well…

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  • July 21, 2016 at 6:03 pm
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    Here's an idea for the next season: have one of the other guys be the host, so Tom can now do the answering-questions work.

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  • July 23, 2016 at 2:51 am
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    Tom, do one on The Oakville Blobs!

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  • July 24, 2016 at 8:47 am
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    How long do we have to wait? I don't know how I'll be able to make it, waiting. 😭😭😭😠😠

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  • July 25, 2016 at 9:13 pm
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    I wish they would stop trying to be "wackey" .

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  • July 27, 2016 at 12:58 am
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    Had a kinda shite day today and was sorta hoping there'd be a new citation needed to cheer me up since I hadn't checked in about a week, but then I remembered this was the last of the season. Ah well, it was a wondrous season. Count this as my repeated vote that I did, in fact, sign up for this.

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  • July 27, 2016 at 11:21 am
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    Is there ever going to be a chance to see the long unedited version of citation needed episodes?

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  • July 29, 2016 at 4:52 am
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    who else can't stop looking at the gopro on the overhead stove vent?

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  • July 31, 2016 at 10:20 pm
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    I just discovered this and its great, listened to all the seasons. will there be another season?

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  • August 8, 2016 at 9:39 pm
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    please make a podcast version of this, it'd be preferable, tbh 😛

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  • August 10, 2016 at 12:31 pm
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    Is this podcast on itunes?

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  • August 11, 2016 at 4:17 am
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    Dearest, Tom Scott, Chris Joel, Matt Gray and Gary Brennan – I am addicted to your show. I have now watched each episode at least 10 times. No joke. It's getting sad. I need more. I need my fix. Stop screwing around in Antarctica (no doubtedly hugging penguins), or traveling to New York (because you've already hugged a penguin), or cycling w/ a flask of brandy, or spending hours on Tinder and get cracking! <3 A Crazy American Girl

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  • August 15, 2016 at 12:57 am
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    Wow, were u guys shnokered ir are u like this all the time?😂

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  • August 17, 2016 at 3:24 pm
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    I want to fix the Finnish subtitles for this video(and others if they have that) and create Swedish subtitles. Can I do that on the YouTube Android app or do I have to use a Computer? i don't have one of my own but I could borrow one from our University library.

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  • August 24, 2016 at 7:35 pm
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    Is there a version of the 'Mystery Biscuits' jingle, on its own? For if we wanted to play this game at home…

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  • August 27, 2016 at 9:19 am
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    Might I suggest "You win an excellent piece of music, written by a large feline from Ireland – a Magnum Opus by a magnum O'Puss"

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  • September 7, 2016 at 10:44 pm
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    "PANIC!" "Eh, to a certain extent." "MILD DISQUIET!!"

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  • September 7, 2016 at 10:47 pm
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    I'd say to Flammarion, not a good enough reason to use 'impregnate'…

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  • September 18, 2016 at 3:38 am
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    Forgot to mention that spooky face on Mars. Creeps me out.

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  • September 19, 2016 at 10:18 pm
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    I thought the "canals" on Mars was valles Mariners?

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  • October 2, 2016 at 3:05 am
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    "Martian canal boat dwellers, beaming their thoughts down!"

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  • October 7, 2016 at 6:21 am
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    What's the 'North' in England like? Anything like the US's South?

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  • October 7, 2016 at 8:07 pm
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    As I watch this I realise that I'm sitting next to a book printed by Flammarion publishers (Les coulises et la création by Cedric Villani and Karol Beffa) glad to see that the name lives on in scientific publishing!

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  • October 16, 2016 at 5:01 am
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    "No, he took his spiritualist in for a tune up." ROFLMAO

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  • October 28, 2016 at 10:15 pm
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    Can u do a behind the scenes episode so show set up (time laps or normal) have it in real time with cameras pointed at tom Mat the. Show post production and show u showing the others and there reactions

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  • January 6, 2017 at 1:07 am
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    I have watched all of these episodes multiple times, and only just noticed the camera atop the range hood.

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  • January 12, 2017 at 4:03 pm
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    To be fair to gary, in india people do eat what he called a "samosa butty" just, call it "samosa pav" where pav translates to bread. So not too far from indian street food there. Yorkshire is essentially india. who knew.

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  • March 6, 2017 at 6:20 am
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    the captions at 2:40 say No! (bumhole). Tom with the subtle post-editing banter.

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  • April 24, 2017 at 10:25 pm
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    9:58 If Tom would be drinking alcohol, I am certain he would have downed an entire glass of wiskey or gin&tonic at this very point, just to drown the disappointment and sadness caused by Matt's pun.

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  • May 11, 2017 at 2:25 am
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    "Half the wheel is France" has got to be one of my favorite quotes from citation needed.

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  • May 28, 2017 at 4:24 pm
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    Who's living room are you make these vids in? Or do you Brits still call it a parlor?

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  • May 31, 2017 at 2:48 am
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    Camille? Isn't that a girls name?

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  • June 4, 2017 at 11:33 pm
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    "If you make it shorter and longer it's a Narrow Boat"

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  • June 8, 2017 at 3:14 am
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    I don't know why I thought of this, but I'm like the only freaking American that doesn't know the dance for cotten eye joe.

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  • June 12, 2017 at 12:20 am
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    The captions at 6:08 are wrong. It should be "falling cylinders".

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  • June 15, 2017 at 12:56 am
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    A begrudging biscuits this tie round.

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  • June 30, 2017 at 3:49 pm
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    wasn't said French scientist trying to say channels, but it was translated as canals, and stated as fact from then on.

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  • July 3, 2017 at 4:25 pm
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    Can someone explain to me what are they talking about 9:45 + ?

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  • July 4, 2017 at 5:34 pm
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    The canals of Mars were actually
    full of lesbians, apparently.

    I apologize if you understand that reference.

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  • July 5, 2017 at 9:18 am
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    Once you spot the wide shot camera over Gary"s right shoulder, you can"t focus on anything else…

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  • July 11, 2017 at 12:31 am
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    Re psychics, there's a brilliant South Park about it called The Biggest Douche in the Universe.

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  • July 11, 2017 at 4:58 pm
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    my mother made the best samsosas the other day

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  • July 18, 2017 at 8:54 am
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    5:15 Chris' laugh!!! FANTASTIC!!!

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  • July 25, 2017 at 11:27 pm
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    "…Chris save us" that is the most plaintive cry I've ever seen

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  • July 26, 2017 at 1:28 pm
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    "Every planet has a north"
    Is that a cheeky doctor who reference

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  • August 4, 2017 at 3:34 pm
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    "Half of this episode doesn't make sense!"
    "It will do in the future…"

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  • August 21, 2017 at 4:50 pm
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    I like how Chris is much more still than the other 2 during the introduction.

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  • October 4, 2017 at 4:08 am
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    Are you paying for this top rate closed captioning? Because I turned it on to see the butchery of the "northern phrase" and it makes sense. And now as someone who cannot eat starches due to health reasons I am craving an item of food I have never had but would love to try.

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  • November 27, 2017 at 8:48 pm
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    For fuck's sake somebody put these
    people on tv

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  • December 2, 2017 at 11:19 am
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    I really enjoyed that subtle War Of The Worlds reference from Gary!! Well done!

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  • December 3, 2017 at 10:56 pm
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    @2:00
    I think it worthwhile to point out that there is, in fact, a much-loved manga & anime series about gondoliers on a terraformed Mars; titled Aria.

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  • December 4, 2017 at 2:31 am
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    Darwin wasn't really anti-religion though. That was Huxley, wasn't it?

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  • December 4, 2017 at 12:47 pm
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    8:50 Had he invested in a gas mask comppany?

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  • December 9, 2017 at 9:27 pm
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    A Small Medium at Large.

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  • December 23, 2017 at 4:16 pm
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    14:04
    A well made Doctor Who reference.

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  • January 15, 2018 at 9:04 am
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    "Real and Imaginary Worlds"
    All I could think of was complex numbers at this point.

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  • January 23, 2018 at 1:12 am
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    Samosa butties unite!!!

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  • January 29, 2018 at 2:29 pm
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    He wrote with 'str' s. A str author.

    That's a computer thing.

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  • February 9, 2018 at 12:39 am
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    Was that French press always there? Or did I just notice it? :D.

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  • February 11, 2018 at 6:38 am
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    The narrow boats on Mars joke is suddenly less ridiculous with that Tesla car rocketing to Mars…

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  • March 30, 2018 at 1:14 pm
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    4 miles per Martian hour, for those who would be interested, is 3.89 mph.

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  • July 11, 2018 at 10:14 am
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    Jesus christ this is the british humor I've been missing.. time to binge watch these.

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  • August 30, 2018 at 9:23 am
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    1:16 I think Tom's voicebox tried to restart there before he could push the button saying 'Cancel Update'.

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  • November 8, 2018 at 1:15 am
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    But the point of a samosa is you can eat it with your hands. You don't need the bread. That's silly. A chip butty is not a comparison.

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  • November 11, 2018 at 10:33 pm
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    I wonder what their combined IQ is.

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  • November 13, 2018 at 10:07 pm
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    It's a breadcake Tom!

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  • November 21, 2018 at 4:01 pm
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    Is this video the origin of the invite to visit the NASA JPL and see Curiosity's twin?

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  • December 2, 2018 at 1:41 am
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    Hey, just wanted to thank whoever does the subtitles for doing them. Even though I am not hearing impaired, as an American, it helps me catch the words I don't recogniz(s)e.

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  • December 8, 2018 at 8:39 am
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    Sad thing nobody mentioned that Flammarion is also a very well known book editor in France (possibly outside it too ?). I don't know if it's named after him or someone else but it might very well be.

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  • December 14, 2018 at 2:11 pm
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    6:07 war of the worlds reference

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  • January 13, 2019 at 12:45 pm
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    All hail Matt the Punmaster!!!

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  • April 10, 2019 at 11:15 pm
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    I'm making a samosa butty right now

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  • May 2, 2019 at 9:25 am
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    Tom's "i'm sorry, what?" cracks me up for some reason

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  • June 12, 2019 at 5:20 pm
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    The Empire…in a bap!

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:57 am
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    Enjoying the War of the Worlds reference, I'm hearing the rest of this episode in Richard Burton's voice.

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  • June 18, 2019 at 2:06 am
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    6:52 I’ve read that Tintin.

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  • July 25, 2019 at 6:07 pm
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    Camille is a bit of a confusing name, having seen it used mainly as a girl's…

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  • July 27, 2019 at 5:58 pm
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    14:02 nice dr who reference

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  • August 29, 2019 at 5:02 am
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    Does anyone else worry that Chris is going going to smack his head on that short ceiling?

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  • September 1, 2019 at 6:04 am
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    Ive never been so pleased to watch four dudes sitting under a staircase around a cramped table, laughing at their own dumb jokes for twenty minutes. Subscribed from America.

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