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G-Force, Jerk, and Passing Out In A Centrifuge

  • Publicado em 15 Abr 2018
  • Thanks to the Starrship team for arranging this! I'm also over on their channel, flying with the Blades: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWY3-... • At the Royal Air Force training centrifuge in Farnborough, pilots learn how to avoid G-LOC: g-induced loss of consciousness. Let's talk about g-force, about jerk, and about how to keep circulation flowing to your brain.
    * Isn't 3.6g a really low g-tolerance? *
    Yep. Turns out I would not qualify to be a fighter pilot. The average range for g-tolerance is 4-6; no-one was expecting me to pass out. The centrifuge team do not deliberately try to G-LOC people! To be fair, though, I'd done a few earlier runs with only minor effects.
    * What g was the RAF person at the start pulling? *
    That's Marcus, from the Starrship team, and he was successfully pulling 6.5g with the help of g-trousers: they plug into a compressed air source in the plane (and in the centrifuge) and act as a lower-body tourniquet to keep the blood up top. They are very effective.
    * Why did you shake and shudder when regaining consciousness? *
    Those are called "myoclonic convulsions", which is a fancy medical term for "muscle jerks", and they're a common side effect of recovering from G-LOC.
    * What did it feel like? *
    I'll answer this in more detail in a video over on the Matt and Tom channel soon, but in short: I don't remember it. I was doing the breathing maneuver, then everything was wobbly, then we were stopped!
    * Is this a sponsored video? *
    No: the RAF and Starrship had no editorial control over this, and no money changed hands. Obviously, though, they gave me a spin in the centrifuge, and I'm collaborating with them over on their channel too!
    The RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine, the Starrship team, and the folks at Qinetiq.
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Comentários • 7 118

  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott  4 anos atrás +14796

    If you have questions (what did it feel like? why did you convulse? isn't 3.6g a really low tolerance?) pull down the description, I've answered a few there! And if you see someone ask a question that's in the description, please point them there.

    • Frank Lloyd Wright
      Frank Lloyd Wright 2 dias atrás

      I have another question: did the experience make you dizzy?

    • James Simpson
      James Simpson Mês atrás

      How was the record holder badly injured what exactly happens with that much G force

    • ihbd
      ihbd 3 meses atrás

      was the sloppy toppy too good

    • Stolearov Igor
      Stolearov Igor 4 meses atrás

      So NAza say that they constantly accelerate go up to 25k miles per hour and more? And the astronots can even talk and move? 😂🙉

    • Number6ix
      Number6ix 6 meses atrás

      @jeremy western which episode? (Be seeing you!)

  • Eleven
    Eleven 2 anos atrás +44271

    I think saying ‘blimey’ after you were resurrected from the dead is one of the most british things to ever do

  • Peter James Andrews
    Peter James Andrews Anos atrás +1077

    "I've pulled a few g's before..." Nice one Tom.

  • Connor Emerick
    Connor Emerick 2 meses atrás +265

    “The human body is an incredible thing”
    the human body - *falls from standing upright and head hits the ground, dead*
    also the human body - *casually vibes with 5Gs of force*

    • Diệp Triệu
      Diệp Triệu Mês atrás +4

      Tbf, any animal would die if they have their head hitting the groud with enough force

    • Lia Gamer
      Lia Gamer Mês atrás +4

      Then my head hit the wall, BOOM

  • TTYL
    TTYL 11 meses atrás +88

    off topics:
    as an F1 fans, I really hope that non-fans can now understand how incredible those drivers are to constantly fighting those G-force while racing in 50-70 laps per race not including free practice, qualifying or even crash that can make they face 20-50G per impact.

    • View Askew
      View Askew 2 meses atrás +1

      That cant be good for the human body

    • Ron Mastrio
      Ron Mastrio 2 meses atrás +2

      Humans have a much greater tolerance for lateral g than vertical g.

    • Sky Blue
      Sky Blue 4 meses atrás

      Absolutely. But luckily they are very very short bursts of acceleration when they crash

    • pu uoy evig annog reven
      pu uoy evig annog reven 8 meses atrás +5

      yet they say, f1 is not a sport

  • Premchand Thakur
    Premchand Thakur 11 meses atrás +177

    F1 drivers pulling 2G to 5G for 2 hours straight. Mad respect

    • riley bobbert
      riley bobbert 24 dias atrás

      they probably get used to it

    • Can Özaslan
      Can Özaslan Mês atrás

      @S Patrk That would mean they 0 to 100kmh in 1.35 second, which they can't. Information here is wrong

    • Dean G
      Dean G Mês atrás +1

      @Borja Alonso Vicente Actually they are. Accelerating and braking in a straight line are. When a pilot pulls G he is typically turning and the aircraft is banked.

    • Ron Mastrio
      Ron Mastrio 2 meses atrás +2

      Lateral g doesn't cause the same symptoms as vertical g.

    • shrimpflea
      shrimpflea 2 meses atrás

      Fighter pilots pull way more.

  • JoJo Zeppelin
    JoJo Zeppelin 2 anos atrás +13048

    Those weren’t “muscle jerks”, that was his soul entering back into his body.

    • marl boro
      marl boro 26 dias atrás

      wth is happening to people nowadays? 😅

    • FaZekiller4507
      FaZekiller4507 Mês atrás +1

      @Gangsta Steve no, that would mean sleeping is dying.

    • Blockman Intros
      Blockman Intros Mês atrás

      @Goth Punk Demoiselle it's a joke

    • I M
      I M 2 meses atrás

      @Goth Punk Demoiselle Hey there! This is what is called a "joke", it sometimes involves saying things that are obviously not realistic to people with average IQ. :)

    • Stale Dorito
      Stale Dorito 3 meses atrás


  • Call me Shaggy
    Call me Shaggy Mês atrás +23

    The highest momentary g-force ever survived was *214 g* when Kenny Breck crashed his IndyCar. At 69kg, he momentary weighed over 14.7 metric tons.

  • SarahJRandomNumbers
    SarahJRandomNumbers Anos atrás +652

    3:34 The moment Tom's brain reboots and starts loading Windows.

    • thomicfee
      thomicfee Mês atrás

      @Curved please do

    • black pewdiepie
      black pewdiepie 3 meses atrás

      @Curved do it

    • Curved
      Curved 6 meses atrás +9

      If you want, I can take that and put the windows opening sound onto it

    • Captain Quasar
      Captain Quasar 8 meses atrás +30

      windows blimey edition

    • BobOneX
      BobOneX 8 meses atrás


  • Dani
    Dani Anos atrás +166

    This proves how good of an athlete a F1 driver is. They reach up to 6G under heavy breaking corners.

    • Cheshire Cynic
      Cheshire Cynic 11 dias atrás

      @Jebber And I'm saying you're 1000% wrong. Get off your ivory tower and accept reality.

    • Jebber
      Jebber 11 dias atrás

      @Cheshire Cynic I'm not saying no human has pissed themselves, I'm saying no adults have.

    • Cheshire Cynic
      Cheshire Cynic 11 dias atrás

      @Jebber Show me one human who claims they have never pissed their pants, and I will show you a liar. 🤷‍♀

    • Jebber
      Jebber 11 dias atrás +1

      @Cheshire Cynic Honestly you could have just pointed out water cooling in PCs, would have been less of a self report lmao.

    • chzypai
      chzypai 25 dias atrás +2

      @Cheshire Cynic not really my thing, but hey, if you say so, take your word for it

  • Santik Lingo
    Santik Lingo 2 meses atrás +47

    I love how he just goes "PAH ,,,, puh , ᵖᵘʰ" and fuckin dies

  • BatWithAHat
    BatWithAHat 2 anos atrás +8148

    Imagine you're at a funeral and the dude in the coffin wakes tf up and goes " *BLIMEY!* "

    • MrAwawe
      MrAwawe Mês atrás

      "Thunderin' jaysus do ye think I'm dead?"

    • cdragonVII
      cdragonVII Mês atrás +1

      And then he says “what are all you wankers crying about?” Lmao

    • Alexander Brown
      Alexander Brown 3 meses atrás +1

      Revolution 9 KJV
      6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

    • Eye5x5
      Eye5x5 Anos atrás +3

      That's Britain for you mate.

    • Ricky Kehler
      Ricky Kehler Anos atrás +5

      'ello, welcome to England, it's much more than bangers and mash

  • Dr Won Hung Lo
    Dr Won Hung Lo 10 meses atrás +15

    Seeing you pass out then regain consciousness was a trip! Your facial expression told us everything we needed to know!

  • Adam Goulder
    Adam Goulder Anos atrás +28

    Nicely done. I enjoyed doing the training some years ago and participating in several studies on the centrifuge. It’s definitely a physical test and fatigue is important especially as the onset is quite limited so runs are quite long.
    Hardest was getting to 7.4g with the old anti g trousers and lots of effort on the stain manoeuvre. The typhoon anti g suit with pressurised breathing system made 9g a doddle by comparison!

    • Alexander Källberg
      Alexander Källberg 10 meses atrás +1

      @Adam Goulder ah yes the one in my country has a very short onset.

    • Adam Goulder
      Adam Goulder 10 meses atrás +3

      1g/sec onset. So a 9g run would last 30+ seconds with a 15sec plateau at 9g.
      More modern facilities can achieve higher onset so shorter runs.

    • Alexander Källberg
      Alexander Källberg 10 meses atrás +1

      What do you mean by "especially as the onset is quite limited so runs are quite long."?

  • Aggressively Loving
    Aggressively Loving Anos atrás +8

    it's so fascinating to me how the body in this example as well kind of "shocks" the body in order to wake it up like an emergency shock because I mean you are clearly conscious and aware of what could happen snd your brain activates the emergency switch even though you lost your consciousness. amazing

  • Andrew
    Andrew Mês atrás +3

    Funny that Tom was deathly afraid of roller coasters, but hopped right into this thing designed to drain the blood out of your head.

  • FelixEA
    FelixEA 3 anos atrás +11385

    It's scary seeing him pass out that way and then recalibrate

    • Jonathan Desulme
      Jonathan Desulme Mês atrás

      3.7 g, that's all it takes

    • Sandra In The Sky
      Sandra In The Sky 4 meses atrás

      I'm a paraglider pilot whom may have to pull >3G's to spiral out of a cloud, to me that was very scary!

    • Tricket
      Tricket 6 meses atrás +2

      bro disconnected

    • Ally
      Ally 6 meses atrás

      Forreal tho

    • ShortzYT
      ShortzYT 7 meses atrás

      @snoopyguy21 blend in with the humans

  • BreyDT
    BreyDT 6 meses atrás +3

    Just watching this makes me want to try the centrifuge test and seeing how far I can go even though it might suck lmao

  • Kaizer Mordecai
    Kaizer Mordecai Anos atrás +4

    Super strong of you to live through this for our interest. Thank you!

  • Crab-Dog Jones
    Crab-Dog Jones 5 meses atrás +2

    So does it feel kind of like being on a roller coaster? By which I mean, is it like a more intense version of that feeling you get in your stomach when you're going down a steep incline?

  • Pidge
    Pidge 4 meses atrás +1

    This was super informative and weirdly hilarious. I was in tears laughing

  • Jeezuhs Kriste
    Jeezuhs Kriste 2 anos atrás +7837

    I like that they had to add the “voluntarily” clause to that world record. What poor soul was yeeted into oblivion at 26 gs?

    • Melo9288
      Melo9288 7 dias atrás

      @somethingeasy toretain I think it was formula 1 crash

    • MiniDanielx
      MiniDanielx Mês atrás

      Thats not the world record the world record for the highest survived g-force is 214G during and INDYCAR race and the driver was Kenny Brack

    • JCCyC
      JCCyC 2 meses atrás

      "Indy Car driver Kenny Bräck crashed on lap 188 of the 2003 race at Texas Motor Speedway. Bräck and Tomas Scheckter touched wheels, sending Bräck into the air at 200+ mph, hitting a steel support beam for the catch fencing. According to Bräck's site his car recorded 214 g."

    • Victor Figueroa
      Victor Figueroa 4 meses atrás

      @Filip The Arab There was VanDerDrift who had a 200+ gforce impact with a bridge in an open wheel race at Brands Hatch and survived

    • drmmer
      drmmer 7 meses atrás


  • Benjamin Pilgrim
    Benjamin Pilgrim Anos atrás +3

    I have a PhD in physics, and I was unaware there were names for higher derivatives beyond jerk.

  • Beastmode291
    Beastmode291 Anos atrás +1

    This just made me think about when I went to the fair with my sister and I went on this ride that was looked like a 3 prong claw. It would spin around and around as well as the 3 prong claw ends would also spin like a spinning top whilst being swung around in the air. I was perfectly fine but never had issues with being on rides besides looking down from high places while waiting to get on the ride. But when I got on this ride in particular it felt like I has cramped up all over my body, I couldn't breath, I could even sit up and I had a huge death grip on the handlebar that kept me locked in the seat. My sister was crying because I could barely respond. And last thing I remember as this happened quite some time ago was that I felt soo sore everywhere like I cramped all over my body head to toe especially my head and was just thinking like bro did I just have a stroke or something? Haven't been able to go on a ride since. Don't wanna risk it even though I kinda miss it and would like to take my girlfriend to the fair and when I have kids be able to go on rides with them too.

  • Roberto
    Roberto 6 meses atrás +1

    Excellent video production, as always. Really interesting and the knowledge sharing is great. Thank you,

  • frying2012
    frying2012 6 meses atrás

    Holy crap! Passing out with just 3.6G already. Actually thought that wasn't that much yet. F1 drivers touch 4 to 5G on some laps. But just for brief moments.

  • Luis Gutiérrez
    Luis Gutiérrez 2 anos atrás +13652

    British people literally see Satan and be like:
    “Odd looking bloke that one innit?”

    • Joke Man
      Joke Man 19 horas atrás

      @Sun Tzu Blind me!

    • Joke Man
      Joke Man 19 horas atrás

      @TypicalOven Yes, Tommy innit.

    • L Martin
      L Martin 24 dias atrás

      AMERICANS - when will you understand "innit" means "isn't it?", and grammatically belongs in sentences that way!
      "It's broken, innit?" YES
      "I fell over, isn't it?" NO !!! NO NO NO

    • TypicalOven
      TypicalOven 4 meses atrás

      @Play3r.exe i know it didnt age well

    • Play3r.exe
      Play3r.exe 4 meses atrás

      @TypicalOven no.

  • It’s Odelay!
    It’s Odelay! 23 dias atrás

    Be proud of reaching 3+ G’s. Many people pass out at 1G standing perfectly still. It’s just who they are.

  • Boing 13
    Boing 13 Anos atrás

    Thank you for this. Amazing feat. Youre brilliant! Much love

  • Dr Larken
    Dr Larken 2 meses atrás

    I think it’s amazing someone with a fear of roller coasters pulled of this off! The entire time I’m just imagining perhaps the worst case scenario what happens if that bucket for some reason or another detaches!??!!!

  • Kobe Dunn
    Kobe Dunn 9 meses atrás +1

    Imagine having to put up with your g-force and also controlling a super sonic jet at the same time.

  • S o u p
    S o u p 3 anos atrás +26210

    *practically dies*
    *wakes up*
    *stares at his soul being sucked back into his body*
    "B l i m e y!"

    • sutan m
      sutan m 9 meses atrás


    • Anne Drieck
      Anne Drieck Anos atrás +2

      Best hangover ever!

    • Villager Number 78
      Villager Number 78 Anos atrás

      I mean what else can you really do in that situation?

    • Xott
      Xott 2 anos atrás +1

      S o u p Tom’s British alright

    • Medium
      Medium 2 anos atrás

      S o u p I mean, he’s a Brit

  • restless being
    restless being Anos atrás +1

    Props to this guy taking one for the the team

  • Thomas Davis
    Thomas Davis 3 meses atrás

    Tom Scott can officially take fewer G's than a stock passenger configuration Boeing 747 one of which took 6 G's in an upset and suffered wings bent only a few inches.

  • tay tay
    tay tay Anos atrás +5

    it's so fascinating to me how the body in this example as well kind of
    "shocks" the body in order to wake it up like an emergency shock because
    I mean you are clearly conscious and aware of what could happen snd
    your brain activates the emergency switch even though you lost your
    consciousness. amazing

  • Watch Collector
    Watch Collector Mês atrás

    Took me a few years just to be able to withstand 7.5 G's. It just takes practice.

  • Wjsyejwjwm Meusmqwjieem
    Wjsyejwjwm Meusmqwjieem 2 anos atrás +2634

    My g force tolerance is when I stand up to fast and pass out

    • Ardeact
      Ardeact Mês atrás +1

      That's related to blood pressure, not G's. When you're laying down or resting, your blood pressure is low since your heart is inactive. But once you get it, it's a rapid change so blood effectively can't rush to the brain that quickly.

    • Catalina Baldwin
      Catalina Baldwin Mês atrás +1

      @Sarah ayo, POTS is wild

    • Sarah
      Sarah Mês atrás +1

      omg i have found my fellow syncope homies!

    • ACFAviator
      ACFAviator 3 meses atrás

      Hello Jeffrey

    • Just A Person
      Just A Person Anos atrás +2

      @Villager Number 78 yep it's called POTS

  • Jordan Beagle
    Jordan Beagle 3 meses atrás

    This just goes to show how of a legend Lazlo "The G-Monster" is

  • Jamie
    Jamie 23 dias atrás

    I’ve always wondered if this particularly healthy after a bunch of turns.

  • Jurjen Bos
    Jurjen Bos 8 meses atrás +1

    "jerk" is what make passenger stumble in a moving train. Every train driver knows about it.

  • Bagas Adji
    Bagas Adji 7 dias atrás +1

    I think his consciousness is in the future... if it moves fast again, maybe his body can break into a few particles and disappear.

  • aalia
    aalia 2 anos atrás +2633

    Being British myself, I felt like I was the only one who felt the blimey thing normal to say when you've been practically resurrected

    • Meerkat
      Meerkat 6 meses atrás +1

      When I came round it would be splendid old chap, splendid indeed 😁🤪🤬🙄🤢🤮

    • The Socially Awkward Falcon 🇺🇦
      The Socially Awkward Falcon 🇺🇦 7 meses atrás

      Being American, I'd probably freak out a bit and be like "OY FLAK SH!T"

    • AndorianBlues
      AndorianBlues 9 meses atrás +1

      my cockney roots would reassert themselves and i'd go full "cor bleedin blimey"

    • ThatTallGuy
      ThatTallGuy Anos atrás +8

      @that guy I’m the better guy

    • Tentin Quarantino
      Tentin Quarantino Anos atrás +10

      Gordon Bennett agrees with your sentiment.

  • Turkey
    Turkey 10 meses atrás

    This makes me feel dizzy and queezy just hearing the details of what’s occurring in the body

  • Clorox Bleach #1
    Clorox Bleach #1 6 meses atrás

    Kudos to you! I would never do this.

  • GeDoX
    GeDoX Anos atrás +18

    Everyone who is watching this now, just remember that a crash with a formula 1 car has gotten to 77g this year. Let that force sink in for a minute, and we survived that no problem ^^

    • Alexander Källberg
      Alexander Källberg 10 meses atrás +1

      The time of exposure in those cases is measured in milliseconds though, compared to sustained which is measured in seconds. The highest survivable that has been measured was 214G's.

  • Lorenzo Notarianni
    Lorenzo Notarianni Anos atrás +2

    Maybe a very stupid question but can one become "Incontinent " during the GLoc ?

  • DarcyIsLame
    DarcyIsLame Anos atrás +2559

    3:42 My Dad after betting the entire house on the worst horse in the race...

    • Erlend Vågeskar
      Erlend Vågeskar 14 dias atrás +2

      No joke, that made me happy again after a sad day

    • Toby Goodman
      Toby Goodman Mês atrás

      😂😂😂 broooooo

    • TheRexTera
      TheRexTera 2 meses atrás

      “Bob is NOT your uncle”

    • Chris Newkirk
      Chris Newkirk 2 meses atrás +8

      And 3:25 is during the finish

    • Someone
      Someone 5 meses atrás +2

      This should not be this funny 😂😂

  • Lil Cumstain
    Lil Cumstain Anos atrás +97

    "blimey" is such a british thing to say after losing consciousness lmao

  • John Cooke
    John Cooke Anos atrás

    ...and there was me wondering why Tom Scott was being called a jerk in the title of this video... I learn something new every day!

  • JCCyC
    JCCyC 2 meses atrás

    Just for reference, Formula One drivers typically experience 50% more g than you did while cornering. That, while meticulously adjusting the trajectory and braking like one hundredth of a second within the optimum moment.

  • victor hugo nava
    victor hugo nava 5 meses atrás

    I have a few questions! 🤔 what's the tangential velocity of the centrifuge at 2 Gs, 3G, 4Gs and 5Gs? And what's the radius of the centrifuge? If someone can help me out I would really appreciate it !

    • Carl Hansen
      Carl Hansen 2 meses atrás

      Here's how you can calculate it:
      The g-force (g) of a centrifuge of radius (r), spinning in a horizontal circle at tangential speed (v) in Earth's gravity (g0) is given by:
      g = sqrt(v^4/r^2 + g0^2)/g0
      The idea is that you add up the horizontal acceleration (which is v^2/r) and Earth's gravity (g0) in Pythagorean theorem quadrature, in order to find the net non-gravitational force acting on the occupant relative to his rest weight (m*g).
      Plug in the various number of g's and solve this for tangential velocity v.
      We weren't given r, but I would estimate from the view I could see, that it is between 5 meters and 8 meters. NASA has a training centrifuge with r=8.84 meters.
      Using r=8 meters, we get the following relationship between the g-forces you mentioned, and the tangential velocity.
      2g's, v=11.7 m/s
      3g's, v=14.9 m/s
      4 g's, v=17.4 m/s
      5 g's, v=19.6 m/s

  • Mr. Can
    Mr. Can 2 anos atrás +1498

    I wonder how Tom felt when watching his own footage
    Maybe like "Damn I have to show this to million people?"

    • Darkis Art
      Darkis Art 4 dias atrás

      13.9 Million now

    • PineappleThePine
      PineappleThePine 2 meses atrás +3

      13.4 million

    • Rylami Strandall
      Rylami Strandall 2 meses atrás +2

      @Ramboost007 i need a link for that

    • Ramboost007
      Ramboost007 3 meses atrás +6

      Tom ran for parliament dressed as a pirate, his tolerance for embarrassment is lower than you think

    • Jay
      Jay Anos atrás +18

      even more so choosing that unflattering thumbnail 😂

  • MegaDario35
    MegaDario35 Anos atrás

    It's interesting coming to this video after watching one with a pilot at 9G (during training)

  • The EpicSlayer7 SSS
    The EpicSlayer7 SSS 3 meses atrás

    before knowing how much G was a lot or little, i used to subject my Kerbals in Kerbal Space Program to about 30 to 40 G of deceleration on re-entree... well before seeing this video i learned that was insane but i never knew 4 G was enough to make someone pass out... be it normal or below average, i guess i should be amazed when the pilot is the only one who did no G lock at 6 to 8 G!

    • contendhay
      contendhay Mês atrás +1

      I once pulled over 100 G's with a fighter jet (albeit with an overpowered antimatter engine) in KSP. Any human would turn into paste very, VERY quickly, but the Kerbals are quite resilient.

  • Balkan elk
    Balkan elk Mês atrás

    "I can't quite see. Agh." was one of the funniest things tom has said in a while

  • Yanni Samaras
    Yanni Samaras 6 meses atrás +1

    Jerk and passing out is a different kind of game where I come from but sure, that's valid too, I suppose.

  • Andotus
    Andotus 3 anos atrás +11647

    (wakes up in coffin)
    *B L I M E Y*

    • jenksmaster
      jenksmaster 2 anos atrás

      I found this experience quite dreadful.

    • TheBanjoShow
      TheBanjoShow 2 anos atrás +1

      And it’s muffled cause he’s in the ground lmfao

    • Rafael Carvalho
      Rafael Carvalho 2 anos atrás


    • Meeta Verma
      Meeta Verma 2 anos atrás +2

      @manualLaborer like the grandfather paradox?

    • Oridux
      Oridux 2 anos atrás +9

      "I lost everything there."

  • Marzi224
    Marzi224 5 meses atrás

    If I were to pass out even for a second my reaction would definitely not be "blimey"

  • Concarde Line
    Concarde Line 10 meses atrás

    I’ve been on the enterprise at Alton towers, I’ve sorta experienced this type of feeling before. Except enterprise goes upside down...

  • DISCOCAT_1009
    DISCOCAT_1009 3 meses atrás

    thank you so much for explaining all of this.

  • Sm0kei
    Sm0kei 29 dias atrás

    thats quite terrifying seeing what it looks like actually passing out and getting back your conciousness, i mean what would of happend if he was flying haha

  • Dr. Squatch
    Dr. Squatch Anos atrás +3446

    “I’m getting a little bit of grey out.”
    “I can’t quite see.”

    • Pidge
      Pidge 4 meses atrás +7

      Literally in tears 😂

    • LSUTigerBandTrumpet2014
      LSUTigerBandTrumpet2014 4 meses atrás +11

      @Drake Oola I love it when the British say, 'Blimey!' 😂😂😂 Y'all make my day!

    • official EXE Music
      official EXE Music 10 meses atrás +33

      That had me in tears 😭 🤣

    • Drake Oola
      Drake Oola Anos atrás +159

      B L I M E Y

  • owithoff
    owithoff Mês atrás

    Love yr learning vids… but correction: Acceleration is rate of change of velocity over time, not speed over time. Your speed was constant, but velocity was not. Velocity is a ‘vector’ which has the properties of speed AND direction. Since yr direction is constantly changing you are accelerating. Thank you to teachers at Blackburn Tech for teaching me the difference in the mid 1970s!

  • Pb 207.2
    Pb 207.2 Mês atrás

    Daily Dose of Internet + Tom Scott. I like that combination. Nothing quite like getting the laughable with getting the science/experience behind it.

  • Gearoid Mullins
    Gearoid Mullins 6 meses atrás

    I think most people would like have a go at this, as long as their 'best friend' wasn't at the controls :D

  • Stu Pendous
    Stu Pendous Anos atrás

    These are the machines they put astronauts in to experience induced hallucinations. It’s one hell of a rabbit hole, let me tell you.

  • oO0o⬤o0Oo
    oO0o⬤o0Oo Anos atrás +6914

    My favorite part is when the technician is mocking Tom for twitching at 04:00

  • jasonpb27
    jasonpb27 Mês atrás

    ~5-6G (no suit) and I start to grey out, never pushed beyond that as it was in an aerobatic AC and I'd crash/die, most people are ok with ~4G for short periods.

  • Sbeve
    Sbeve Anos atrás

    You can see his soul slipping out for a second 🤣
    Thanks for getting unconcious for us

  • Cmiguel44
    Cmiguel44 Anos atrás

    Its amazing Max Verstappen survived a 53G crash in Silverstone 2021 and walked away like nothing

  • Hunter Reimers
    Hunter Reimers 9 meses atrás +3

    I’ve heard a lot of different ways to explain the dangers of g locking while flying but never as politely as, “I’m sure you can appreciate that that is a real problem”

  • spookq
    spookq 2 anos atrás +10497

    *temporarily "dies"*
    *wakes up*
    "B L I M E Y"

    • spookq
      spookq Anos atrás

      @Nathaniel Geronimo plus, there's tons on tons of these types of comments

    • The Toaster
      The Toaster Anos atrás

      @Goukimaster it means same as "sacre bleu"

    • Matban
      Matban Anos atrás

      classic Brit

    • Nathaniel Geronimo
      Nathaniel Geronimo Anos atrás

      Look at S O U Ps comment.

    • ahard-daysnight
      ahard-daysnight Anos atrás +1

      @Nathaniel Geronimo dude... its a quote from the video

  • Batony Robson
    Batony Robson Mês atrás

    Dont operators get dizzy from sitting there and also spinning? I mean subject seat rotates and you feel aceleration like going forward and up, but operators are spinning in the circles.

  • that one dude
    that one dude Mês atrás

    tom: ages 60 years in 6 seconds
    also tom: blimey

  • Hazib Latson
    Hazib Latson 11 meses atrás +5

    "G Loc isn't really a problem"
    "But it happens when you're flying ah aircraft"

  • Haruko Sokudo
    Haruko Sokudo Anos atrás

    Mad respect to F1 drivers.

  • AcidGlow
    AcidGlow 2 anos atrás +14775

    *Loses Soul*
    *Goes to Heavens Doors... Gets pulled back to his body*
    BLIMEY! ✅🙂

    • Hungry Adam
      Hungry Adam 11 meses atrás

      @Kreptic wtf is ur problem

    • MasterBuster
      MasterBuster 11 meses atrás

      @Troopers Rule!!! This is hopeless. Millions of families are sufferin every year. Everybody has feelings.

    • MasterBuster
      MasterBuster 11 meses atrás

      @Kreptic What is the problem? Look I know you are feeling a bit off but I want to ask you what happened.

    • MasterBuster
      MasterBuster 11 meses atrás

      Sometimes I usually see people saying “shut up”. Don’t have to approach such people and say something offensive.

    • Naruto
      Naruto Anos atrás

      @Kreptic i you normal?

  • J GoTTi
    J GoTTi Mês atrás

    When you come back, it feels like your soul is rejoining your body! 😂

  • Croire
    Croire 10 meses atrás

    Hey what would be the side effects of you were upside down? Would the blood rushing into your brain lead to a bad situation?

  • Cecil Whinter
    Cecil Whinter Anos atrás

    just seeing the room keep spinning all the time already make me sick. I wouldn't make it because I would get sick before enduring the pressure I feel xD

  • YOUPEOPL_music
    YOUPEOPL_music 6 meses atrás

    Tom, you're a trooper! Nice work!

  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay 4 anos atrás +549

    I like that your face looked funny. Fun video! Respect.

    • Henry Milner
      Henry Milner 3 anos atrás

      Shout me outtt

    • Coba
      Coba 3 anos atrás


    • Schynobonk
      Schynobonk 3 anos atrás +1


    • Dari Kors
      Dari Kors 3 anos atrás +3

      shout me out

    • 808Ender
      808Ender 3 anos atrás +3

      Surprised no one is asking for a shout out in this replies section.

  • Jay Iglesias
    Jay Iglesias Mês atrás

    I'd love to see a F1 driver in this just for a laugh

  • TheEpongeMan
    TheEpongeMan Anos atrás

    And that was "only" 3.5Gs (what most of us can support). Fighter pilots are trained to support up tu 9/10 Gs

  • TotallyNotFem
    TotallyNotFem Anos atrás +1

    How does Tom not run every BBC Documentary Series in the country 😂

  • Daily Vibes 🕊️
    Daily Vibes 🕊️ 6 meses atrás

    Would love to experience this✌️

  • D D
    D D 2 anos atrás +5679

    3:32 Dude temporarily aged like 50 years in a fraction of a sec

    • Eustace Bagge!
      Eustace Bagge! Anos atrás

      @Falcon Summit t a x

    • Tremeschinion
      Tremeschinion Anos atrás

      i like how if you search up his age, it doesn't even give you a straight answer, it just says "about 37 years"

    • Bad Guy
      Bad Guy Anos atrás

      @Falcon Summit nice translation

    • JW _012
      JW _012 Anos atrás

      When you double drop some pingers

    • fly
      fly Anos atrás

      When ya have a rough night on the gear: 3:32

  • D B
    D B 9 meses atrás

    So if you're accelerating rotationally in a centrifuge does that make it a circle jerk?

  • xXxScorpioxXx
    xXxScorpioxXx Anos atrás +3

    Seeing him pass-out reminds of the guy who went 9g or maybe above. Damn that guy was hard.

  • EftelingFan_Deem
    EftelingFan_Deem Anos atrás

    3,6g is a rollercoaster in my country ive been on it 3x (baron 1898 efteling)

  • OG Game Tester
    OG Game Tester Mês atrás

    I love how they just sit in the middle and spin with it

  • MicroPanda
    MicroPanda Anos atrás +2840

    We now know that Tom's reactivation word is "Blimey"

    • André Breton
      André Breton 2 meses atrás

      "Blimey" is more of his startup sound

    • Meerkat
      Meerkat 6 meses atrás +1

      My word would have 4 letters in it

    • TV Dinner
      TV Dinner 6 meses atrás

      Tom, did your face hurt? 'Cos it was killing me! BWHAHAHA! (old joke for you young 'ens)

    • bashpr0mpt
      bashpr0mpt 10 meses atrás +5

      Just think. You've just seen Tom's O face.

    • lc Berchtold
      lc Berchtold 10 meses atrás +20

      Where Windows XP went "dum dahduh du duhdah" Tom goes "Blimey" haha

  • James Barralet
    James Barralet Anos atrás

    There has been plenty of research going about jerk. People just keep it to themselves.

  • my penis has feelings
    my penis has feelings Anos atrás

    This is just me but i think if you put something like this in a theme park this will be a huge hit

  • idk what name
    idk what name 6 meses atrás +1

    seeing his body sort of like, wake up but not really gaining consciousness is creepy but cool in a way

  • David Brooks
    David Brooks 9 meses atrás

    Entertaining video, and I learned a few things too!

  • Per Mortensen
    Per Mortensen 4 anos atrás +483

    Seeing people lose consciousness like this is so eerie.

    • Aldénte
      Aldénte 4 anos atrás +4

      Also the shuddering as he is waking up is also kind of creepy

    • Event Hʘriךּon
      Event Hʘriךּon 4 anos atrás +1

      I think what worsened it for me where the pulling forces, they made look it worse

    • pfos
      pfos 4 anos atrás +1

      Check out videos of people passing out on the SLING SHOT ride for a real creepfest.

    • Lajos Winkler
      Lajos Winkler 4 anos atrás +8

      Almost every fainting looks like this (except the forces pulling his face down, of course). It doesn't look like the stuff you see in the movies. It's a horrible sight because it's followed by movement, gasping and moaning.

    • Event Hʘriךּon
      Event Hʘriךּon 4 anos atrás +58

      i know, i know, but that was my gut reaction to that sudden and unbounded drop of muscle tension. Im so glad he was in a completely safe and controlled environment.

  • Fcunt Y
    Fcunt Y Anos atrás

    "i lost everything there"
    *tom scott went home and saw his house being torn down by the bank, and his pet got taken by the vet*

  • PercivalFromWales
    PercivalFromWales Anos atrás +2

    Reminds me of a scene from 'Moonraker' where Bond was undergoing a similar experience, though that nearly killed him...

  • TheGhostOfFive
    TheGhostOfFive 2 meses atrás +1

    Tom scott: OMG a rollercoaster so scary!
    Also Tom: ...