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  • Sep 14, 2020

  • Normally, the answer would be no. But in these very limited circumstances, at Iceland's Blue Lagoon, you can swim in geothermal power plant wastewater, and it's even healthy: although the marketing material doesn't usually mention it. Here's a story about geothermal energy, cheap heat, and how to keep some ducks warm. Sources: https://www.c40.org/case_studies/the-... https://www.verkis.com/projects/utili... https://nea.is/geothermal/direct-util... https://icelandmag.is/article/nine-fa... https://askjaenergy.com/iceland-renew... https://nautholsvik.is/en/ https://perlan.is/about-perlan/ https://www.epa.gov/coalash/coal-ash-... Research on Blue Lagoon and a skin condition: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0738-081X(96... Filmed safely: https://www.tomscott.com/safe/ I'm at https://tomscott.com on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at https://facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as tomscottgo


  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott 1 month ago

    One thing I couldn't fit into my script: the pipeline expands by around several metres along its length when it's in use, because of the hot water running through it. The big boxes along the way are expansion joints and supports to allow it to move! As ever, all my sources are in the description.

  • Jay Exci
    Jay Exci 1 week ago

    Of course! I want 3 eyes like the simpsons fish.

  • you arent very funny

    "the worlds not going to run out of heat"

  • ClemensAlive
    ClemensAlive 6 days ago

    This is where Nuka Cola gets it's benefits from.

  • José Manuel
    José Manuel 3 days ago

    This lagoon, right here, in the middle of Iceland doesn't look that toxic, because is not.

  • Chip Walter
    Chip Walter 1 week ago

    "There's a hottub on the beach."

  • Jagger - Brawl Stars

    At this point I feel like like he's sponsored by Iceland's tourist department

  • Gothicruler666
    Gothicruler666 6 days ago

    "This water, right here, behind me, doesn't look that interesting. Because it's not."

  • Oleg Kuzmin
    Oleg Kuzmin 6 days ago

    British guy calling a country "A bit wet" probably means there are rains 23/7

  • The Anomaly 23
    The Anomaly 23 2 days ago

    Tom is really capitalising on his trip up north

  • Pa llios
    Pa llios 6 days ago (edited)

    Iceland: The country where human creativity and engineering never go to waste.

  • Regret Sin
    Regret Sin 1 week ago

    A Brit calling anywhere “a bit wet” is terrifying

  • Ermuggo
    Ermuggo 6 days ago

    "the earth is not going to run out of heat" don't jinx it

  • Relics
    Relics 6 days ago

    Swimming in Power Plant wastewater:

  • Azeem Siddiqui
    Azeem Siddiqui 1 week ago

    Toms grandkids: what did you do when you were younger

  • soinu foig
    soinu foig 13 hours ago

    More like: Tom Scott Convinces You to Travel During Coronavirus

  • EklypsiSs
    EklypsiSs 1 week ago

    Tom has finally found a way to get that permanent red t-shirt look

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  • Atash Gallagher
    Atash Gallagher 13 minutes ago

    Tom: The earth won't cool.

  • Nat Marie
    Nat Marie 5 days ago

    Ugh why can’t America just take care it’s people like Iceland takes care of it’s ducks 🥺