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A geyser that shoots sparkling mineral water

  • Publicado em 31 Jul 2022
  • In Soda Springs, Idaho, there's a geyser that fires carbonated water into the air, on the hour, every hour. I paid a visit. ■ Thanks to all the folks from Soda Springs who helped with this video!
    Edited by Michelle Martin mrsmmartin
    Camera by Mason Scharf, Terry Gilbert, and Gregg Haney, each of whom happened to be in the right place at the right time for a different eruption: thank you all for stepping in, it looks much better than a tripod shot would!
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Comentários • 1 806

  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott  2 meses atrás +11473

    It's a lot easier to try and get the timing right for something like this, when it's all automated. I still got it wrong the first time.

    • Norwegian Smores
      Norwegian Smores 14 dias atrás +1

      germany has them too.

    • baylinkdashyt
      baylinkdashyt 28 dias atrás

      Well, at least it ain't "having the lorry turn into the Dasani plant on cue after a 6 minute take"

    • Landon L
      Landon L 29 dias atrás +1

      I grew up making carbonated kool-aid with that water.

    • Ryan Carder
      Ryan Carder Mês atrás

      I would have loved to see that!

    • I AM LOM
      I AM LOM Mês atrás

      @Werbna Right amir

  • Erik Jens
    Erik Jens Mês atrás +13233

    That historian looks exactly what you'd expect for a local historian to look like. Love it!

    • /Goodbye  ಠ  ಠ
      /Goodbye ಠ ಠ 4 dias atrás

      He looks like ozzy man's uncle Terry

    • Dr. Cryptox
      Dr. Cryptox 23 dias atrás

      @Retrø_ He looks like any other normal dude his age? Glad to see some people never grow up.

    • JakeCubes
      JakeCubes Mês atrás


    • Hypno
      Hypno Mês atrás

      No wonder he's a historian - he's lived through most of it!

    • C.R. Castaneda
      C.R. Castaneda Mês atrás

      Me too. Cool types for sure

  • Lauren Owens
    Lauren Owens Mês atrás +2173

    I'm from Soda Springs! This is so crazy! Bill was one of my cross country coaches. He hands out mints to everyone. He's a great guy

    • Tami Cannon
      Tami Cannon Mês atrás +1

      When we would visit our Aunt & Uncle, they took us here. I didn't care for the taste either. It tasted like iron to me. It had an awful taste that I didn't like 🤢.

    • Patrik
      Patrik Mês atrás

      @Lauren Owens Oh, nice

    • Lauren Owens
      Lauren Owens Mês atrás +4

      @Patrik Long distance-ish running for high schoolers

    • Patrik
      Patrik Mês atrás

      Cross country cycling? Skiing?

    • Bill Horsley
      Bill Horsley Mês atrás +35

      @Lauren Owens I drink it all the time!?!?!

  • JerryRigEverything
    JerryRigEverything Mês atrás +203

    Wake me up when they find the Mt Dew geyser.

    • wren
      wren 18 dias atrás +2

      @Vincent H. For Mountain Dew specifically it’s baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and dish soap.

    • Vincent H.
      Vincent H. 18 dias atrás +3

      @wren fun fact: if you add certain chemicals to water you can make a glow stick

    • A S
      A S 18 dias atrás +4

      @wren fun fact: if you add certain chemicals to a plastic tube you can make a glow stick

    • wren
      wren 19 dias atrás +3

      fun fact: if you add Hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, and a little bit of baking soda to Mountain dew you can make a glow stick

    • Jean Ding
      Jean Ding Mês atrás +4

      No replies?

  • camp0017
    camp0017 Mês atrás +1103

    Just for your information: in Poland there's a mountain town called Szczawnica, which comes from the word "szczawa" (old Polish word for carbonated water). And, unsurprisingly, there are rich sources of naturally carbonated water in the vicinity, although not geysers.

    • Van da
      Van da 27 dias atrás +1

      @srikengames One? Plenty.

    • Gibbelblonk
      Gibbelblonk Mês atrás

      Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz

    • Jonah Ardayfio
      Jonah Ardayfio Mês atrás


    • TheFreeMaverick
      TheFreeMaverick Mês atrás +2

      @Felipe Lorenzzon It makes sense that it reminds you of that, that's the polish word for hiccups.

    • srikengames
      srikengames Mês atrás +1

      Also one in slovakia somewhere

  • phazei
    phazei Mês atrás +264

    As a sparkling water connoisseur, I think it's important to point out that "soda water" specifically has a neutralizing agent to counter the carbonic acid, such as sodium bicarbonate. That's the major distinction between seltzer and soda water. So depending on the pH, it might just be seltzer water.

    • Ben Fennell
      Ben Fennell Mês atrás +3

      @SA ST Just dont lmao
      Stop conforming

    • SA ST
      SA ST Mês atrás

      Hey do you know how i can like sparkling water. I dont like it but i wanna like it

    • jorriffhdhtrsegg
      jorriffhdhtrsegg Mês atrás

      So, contradictory prpducts like Alka Seltzer are actually Alka Soda? Since they are made of bicarbonate (and other alkaline salts possibly?)

    • Gangsta Boy
      Gangsta Boy Mês atrás

      I think that is why the title says "Sparkling mineral water" which is 100% true

    • VBandit47
      VBandit47 Mês atrás +6

      So perhaps they should rename the town to Seltzer Springs 😂

  • Norwegian Blue
    Norwegian Blue Mês atrás +387

    When I was a kid and hiking one summer in the High Sierras in California, I came across what looked like a newly-created natural spring burbling out of the ground. I filled up my little metal hiking cup and it nearly frosted up, the water was so cold. It wasn't carbonated, but it was the best water I ever tasted in my life.

    • GloryGlory Hole’allelujah
      GloryGlory Hole’allelujah Mês atrás +1

      @Dugroz Reports love it. 🤣👍

    • Dugroz Reports
      Dugroz Reports Mês atrás +24

      "Then, about 2 hours later, I had my own geyser ... if you know what I mean..."

    • Ynnel?!
      Ynnel?! Mês atrás +17

      What I find fascinating is that spring water like that is potable.

  • MrCharlz
    MrCharlz Mês atrás +123

    This is one of my favorite types of Tom Scott videos: Tom goes to see a thing that is shockingly simple and delightfully wholesome.

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Mês atrás +5

      It's an amazing place, but it's not, like, a mindboggling place, it's just a neat place.

  • ZOMGT0D0
    ZOMGT0D0 Mês atrás +36

    My family has hailed from soda springs for multiple generations. Moving back and forth from Utah since they emigrated in the 1860s. It's cool to see Tom's take on something so ingrained in my childhood.

  • Allan Olley
    Allan Olley Mês atrás +66

    Naturally carbonated mineral water has a long history before the invention of artificial carbonation both for bathing and drinking. 18th century chemist Joseph Priestley developed carbonated water and saw it as a way to artificially recreate natural mineral water which was believed to be good for the health.

    • Glaaki13
      Glaaki13 Mês atrás +1

      which now know its "not" (the "" is because of the whose semantics about healthy )

    • Mr Croob
      Mr Croob Mês atrás

      I mean, anything natural will have a longer history than something manmade.

  • evilferris
    evilferris Mês atrás +1600

    Tom Scott: “that’s really nice…. not too fizzy…. I would happily buy that in a bottle.“
    Nestlé has entered the chat.

    • Max Mottram
      Max Mottram 6 dias atrás

      @This is a Vacation no they much prefer sealing off natural water reserve and selling said water back to locals that didn’t pay for it before

    • This is a Vacation
      This is a Vacation Mês atrás +1

      I thought they only liked bottling tap water?

    • Kiwi Chem
      Kiwi Chem Mês atrás +3

      @Vulpix298 bold of you to asume they care about laws

    • Vulpix298
      Vulpix298 Mês atrás +10

      nestle: so what are the child labour laws in that state?

      BRUTALSHANZ1988 Mês atrás +11

      Coca Cola "Am I a joke to you"
      Joking aside Coca Cola's brand Dasani here in the UK was a commercial failure and Tom Scott has a whole video dedicated to the Dasani scandal if you're interested.

  • Jeff W
    Jeff W Mês atrás +10

    4:51 “That’s really nice.”
    The moment that makes it all worthwhile.

  • selohcin
    selohcin Mês atrás +8

    I love that you go to these out-of-the-way places that many of us would never think to consider. Thanks, Tom.

  • Sauspreme
    Sauspreme Mês atrás +4

    Darn I thought the question on everyone's mind would be, when does it run out? Or is it regenerating itself faster than it shoots out?

  • Marcelo Rodrigues
    Marcelo Rodrigues Mês atrás +4

    One thing that is amazing with all Tom's videos is how fast they go: so easy to watch, so well done they end before You know it!

  • Vicky Likes This
    Vicky Likes This Mês atrás +6051

    never ever thought about swimming in soda but it does sound amazingly fun. nice and cool.

    • Yad
      Yad 17 dias atrás

      @JJ spa francorchamps :o

    • Nate Brank
      Nate Brank 24 dias atrás

      @Chemtech2010 fan

    • Andrew Ray
      Andrew Ray Mês atrás

      @acoupleofschoes No, actually. When something is dissolved in water (or another substance), what's happening is that the molecules of the thing being dissolved are pulled apart and wedged between the water molecules. So on the macro level, by adding more molecules you've increased the mass, but because the agreed molecules are located in what used to be the gaps between molecules, you haven't increased the volume. Increased mass with the same volume means that anything dissolved in water makes the water more dense, even if by itself the solute is less dense than water.

    • Peter Althoff
      Peter Althoff Mês atrás

      @Jonathan D That's hydrogen sulfide and it lights up with a spark. 😂😂

    • DragonF1reCDN
      DragonF1reCDN Mês atrás

      @JJ The more you know

  • Jacob Rex
    Jacob Rex Mês atrás +7

    Loving the Idaho videos! It’s great to see my home state getting love!

  • Scotty1928
    Scotty1928 Mês atrás +3

    Tom Scott is a person i can listen to for hours explaining stuff i really do not take an interest in and i would still be well entertained.

  • Zaid Lacksalastname
    Zaid Lacksalastname Mês atrás +4

    This is why I love Tom's videos. he finds or hears about cool stuff, then shares them with us.

  • Sir Goose
    Sir Goose Mês atrás +10

    Something amazing that it’s free to see the geyser and free to taste the water. Such a good thing!

  • SemiHypercube
    SemiHypercube Mês atrás +5207

    Never knew that soda water could be a thing that could occur naturally though it still does make sense

    • J Branche
      J Branche Mês atrás

      Try Güitig if your ever in Ecuador. Really good naturally carbonated mineral water.

    • mikey forrester
      mikey forrester Mês atrás

      My homeown on the moon has three naturally carbonated waterfalls

    • Mr.Tumbleweed
      Mr.Tumbleweed Mês atrás

      Romans used to drink soda water.

    • JDaniel M
      JDaniel M Mês atrás

      Pedras Salgadas water is naturally sparkly. It is one of the most sold soda waters in the world, surpassed only by Perrier

    • Amethyst
      Amethyst Mês atrás

      As I understand it naturally occurring soda water is where the idea to manufacture seltzer came from.

  • Dudok22
    Dudok22 Mês atrás +1

    When I was little I thought that natural carbonated springs water is really common in the world because there were like 6+ springs all around my area. Only when I've seen that people are willing to travel to just see or taste the water did I realize how precious and rare springs like that are

  • Beast Boy
    Beast Boy Mês atrás +11

    What a shame, that we've lost so many of these soda springs because they were deemed an "inconvenience." Nothing is sacred. Glad some are still around today.

  • Garrett Teuscher
    Garrett Teuscher Mês atrás +4

    Idaho native here. Soda springs is one of the many awesome things about idaho, and it'd be so cool to see you check out craters of the moon!!

  • StevK
    StevK Mês atrás +2

    Been there several times. It's an amazing little town. Nearby the town is another park and spring that's less visited. Near nightfall you can see glowing slag being dumped at the nearby phosphate mine.

  • Abhishek Upadhyaya Ghimire

    Impressed by how Tom finds such interesting places and stories 👏

  • Marc Patzelt
    Marc Patzelt Mês atrás +1

    I live in Transylvania and here there are a lot of soda springs so it never occurred to me that this was so rare. What is interesting is that here the water has a really complex taste (it doesn't taste anything like the soda water you would buy from a store) because there are so many minerals within it.

  • Jeff Collette
    Jeff Collette Mês atrás +1

    Tom. You're exactly what I want when it comes to learning. I wish you were a teacher at my school when I attended

  • Normalicious
    Normalicious Mês atrás

    The world is full of such amazing, interesting and downright cool places that many of us wouldn't know about without you. Thank you, Tom

  • Lukáš Staňa
    Lukáš Staňa Mês atrás +1853

    Here in Slovakia we have our own cold water geyser. It's not on electronic timer so you need to wait approximately from 32 to 36 hours between eruptions. Such a pity that there's no Wikipedia article on it in English.

    • Sagamore
      Sagamore 13 dias atrás

      Write it!

    • Van da
      Van da 27 dias atrás

      @ok Geyser in Herlany, Slovakia.

    • i
      i  Mês atrás

      karlovy vary says hello

    • FuguTheFish
      FuguTheFish Mês atrás

      @Lukáš Staňa what a king

    • Cloud
      Cloud Mês atrás

      @Lukáš Staňa That would be awesome for the betterment of everyone

  • Conner Payne
    Conner Payne Mês atrás +1

    It’s great to see more people talk about, my grandma lives a short walk from it and so all my childhood I’ve visited it, I was actually there the day before this video was released.

  • PabloEdvardo
    PabloEdvardo Mês atrás +1

    As someone from the states I love seeing you travel and expose things that I never knew about!

  • Elijah Anonymous
    Elijah Anonymous Mês atrás +5

    I visited this 3 days ago. I'm shocked, I can now claim that I have stood in the same place as Tom Scott

  • Orion Kaelin
    Orion Kaelin Mês atrás +5

    With the Yellowstone "death zone" and this I wonder what else you might be checking out in the area?
    The old Spud Drive In theater (est. 1953) in Driggs/Victor Idaho might have been nice, if it hadn't recently collapsed during a wind storm!

  • SirCrest
    SirCrest Mês atrás +2

    Geysers and springs just seem super interesting to me. These natural pumps of sorts.
    Did they do any sort of study on how large the reservoir is?

  • Kerry Gibbs
    Kerry Gibbs Mês atrás +1

    Tom, you have one of the greatest jobs. Thank You for showing us so many interesting things. You videos are so good, it’s easy to imagine I’m there. Thank You!!

  • Ethan Williamson
    Ethan Williamson Mês atrás +1

    Holy cow it's awesome to see you talking about a small town I grew up next to! Great video. There is a small park close by that you can get actual "soda water" from but it does not taste good at all.

  • Michael Swader
    Michael Swader Mês atrás +1

    Woah, never thought I'd hear a British person say they'd buy water in a bottle! Great video as always :)

  • KezzDaddy
    KezzDaddy Mês atrás +2603

    My tour bus broke down when I travelling the USA in 2019. The town locals were nice enough to send a school bus out to get us and we hang around the town for 9 hours while we waited for the replacement tour bus. So cool and the locals are so lovely.

    • cereal-killer
      cereal-killer Mês atrás

      @Querez can you not thee the surrounding geography? does that look like the uk to you?

    • Thomas the Thermonuclear Bomb
      Thomas the Thermonuclear Bomb Mês atrás

      @Vykk Draygo No, just unrelated

    • Querez
      Querez Mês atrás

      @KezzDaddy That's alright, it happens to all of us at some point.

    • Dan s
      Dan s Mês atrás +1

      @Querez Doh! Ma bad, sorry people seem to be taking this as an opportunity to be mean, I was being a bit of an ass. Have a nice day despite some of the others.

    • KezzDaddy
      KezzDaddy Mês atrás +3

      ​@soundscape26 Extra funny with the following being mentioned in the video:
      The Oregon trail,
      Yellowstone and Old Faithful,
      The secretary of the interior in Washington, DC.
      The "European" settlers
      and the local historian speaking in an American accent
      There is not paying much attention and then whatever that guy did.

  • Colin MacKenzie
    Colin MacKenzie Mês atrás +1

    In August 2017, a friend and I went to Idaho to view the solar eclipse, viewing it from a place just south of Rexburg. While we were there, we went to Soda Springs and saw the geyser, and took video and stills of it. Yes, we tasted the water, which was slightly warm, perhaps not quite lukewarm, and a bit fizzy. We got it from closer to the source

  • Tony Kraus
    Tony Kraus Mês atrás +1

    this one was particularly interesting for some reason. amazing as always, Tom

  • Bill Johnson
    Bill Johnson Mês atrás +5

    The timer that they use to turn the geyser on is the same timer we use to open and close our chicken coop doors :)

  • One Sad Tech
    One Sad Tech Mês atrás +1

    This is so cool! Definitely a place I wanna visit in the future.

  • Ava Lauman
    Ava Lauman Mês atrás +3

    Never in a million years would my father think his hometown interesting enough to deserve a Tom Scott video. It is crazy to think that nearly 200k people now know about Soda Springs

    • AT Watkins
      AT Watkins Mês atrás

      Right?! All my aunts and uncles took all us grandkids out there on a big loop around their old stomping grounds one time and made sure to bring a pitcher and some lemon-lime koolaid to mix with the spring water like they did as kids.

  • vondeliusc
    vondeliusc Mês atrás +4

    Love the incredible places you find in the EU, and enjoying all the places you are sharing in the US (Cheers from 'right next door' in Kalispell, Montana)

  • Milan Vosáhlo
    Milan Vosáhlo Mês atrás +3

    In Karlovy Vary, there's a museum/shop of stuff that gets sprayed with mineral water for looong time. It's a spa city and the tour there including the water sources is nice.

  • secretcitizen
    secretcitizen Mês atrás +7

    "I'd happily buy that in a bottle"
    Don't say that too loud or Nestle will hear you.

  • Jon Bowman
    Jon Bowman Mês atrás +1

    Hey i've been there! Always thought it was awesome how you could just walk right up to the geyser if you wanted, unlike yellowstone. Although the wetness usually keeps people away!

  • The Guarding Dark
    The Guarding Dark Mês atrás

    Thank you for showing a just down home small town tourist attraction here in the US. I am old enough to remember going out on weekend trips to places like this with my family back in the 70's. Now you can't get kids out of the house or off their game consoles. Used to go to zoo's, museum's, and all sorts of other places just to go. It is a dying enjoyment. Again, thanks.

  • mwsoft
    mwsoft Mês atrás +7

    Huh... in Poland, affordable bottled sparkling water by default is expected to come from naturally carbonated mineral springs. There are many such springs here with massive bottling plants nearby. You can even expect slightly different flavor, depending on water brand. Of course cheap stuff made from carbonated tap water also exist but it isn't really popular.
    I grew up within 100km radius of 5-6 spa/healing towns with mineral springs, so I find it kinda amusing for it to be such a novelty 🙂

    • Brother Tris
      Brother Tris Mês atrás

      Muszynianka is the best one imo :)

    • Stoney3K
      Stoney3K Mês atrás +2

      In a lot of places in Europe they don't just bottle the water but the springs are also pumping stations for the local drinking water supply. So yes, in Belgium they use Spa to flush their toilet.

  • Deltarious
    Deltarious Mês atrás +2

    This is in that category for me of "extremely pleasant Tom Scott videos" there's something just very fundamentally 'nice' about this video and it feels almost comfy to watch

  • Nate Wilde
    Nate Wilde Mês atrás +1

    Tom, the fact that you’ve put out a few videos from my home area makes me happy :) hope you enjoyed Idaho!

  • Joe Bleasdale
    Joe Bleasdale Mês atrás +41

    In the US, “The world’s only captive geyser” and “The only captive geyser in the US” mean the same thing

    • jameswalker199
      jameswalker199 Mês atrás +2

      "World famous in america" as we say in Great Britain (and probably elsewhere)

    • onafixedincome
      onafixedincome Mês atrás

      As an American.... you are so right! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • MikefromEarth
    MikefromEarth Mês atrás

    There are tons of those in and around Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs, CO. They have water bottle fillers set up at the various springs. The different springs even have different flavors and amounts of carbonation. Super cool.

  • Darenator1
    Darenator1 Mês atrás +1

    When I was a Scoutmaster I would take the boys there. Bring pre-sweetened cool-aid and we had home made sodas!
    You missed a few other gems in town. There is a dormant geyser tube to explore,. Also almost a mile long lava tube that you can't get lost in. The slag pour is amazing,. Real lava so bright it's hard to look at in the day time.

  • Sean Embry
    Sean Embry Mês atrás +545

    Tom Scott: The only guy that can get millions of people to watch a literal hole in the ground, and make it enjoyable!

    • Some Guy
      Some Guy Mês atrás +1

      Tom Scott, or any construction foreman.
      Gotta have at least 3-5 people to watch a hole in the ground on a construction site, so give it a career's worth of time and you'd get close XP

    • Fritz Colburn
      Fritz Colburn Mês atrás

      @Sir Chasm I'm now wondering how many are going to catch that reference.

    • Exayevie
      Exayevie Mês atrás

      Louis Sachar objects!

    • Elijah Buchanan
      Elijah Buchanan Mês atrás +2

      Although this is true, do realize that he really just tours the weird stuff that people were already going to see sometimes. He just makes them internet stories instead of just local oddities

    • Economics101
      Economics101 Mês atrás +12

      saying its a hole in the ground is selling a carbonated water geyser a bit short

  • MrFrenchyge
    MrFrenchyge Mês atrás +1

    We need a series of video shorts of Tom experiencing and taking pleasure from simple things.... like tasting carbonated water.

  • D9
    D9 Mês atrás +1

    I would love a Tom Scott tour when he just talks about cool stuff on stage.

  • Columbia Jones
    Columbia Jones Mês atrás +1

    Wow. I was born in that town and to see you make a video about it is amazing!

  • hotlavatube
    hotlavatube Mês atrás +1

    Speaking of unintended carbon dioxide releases, I watched a documentary recently on the Lake Nyos, Cameroon disaster. Lakes in area have CO2 supersaturated in the deep water. The CO2 seeps into the lakes from an underground magma chamber over time, and thermal stratification of the deep lake keeps much of the CO2 trapped deep. In 1986, a massive release of CO2 suffocated over 1,746 people and 3,500 livestock. A degassing system has since been installed.

  • John Garrett
    John Garrett Mês atrás +561

    My dad grew up in Soda Springs, and we drove through many times between Utah and Wyoming to visit. It's a great place to see, and you smell it a long ways away!

    • K G
      K G Mês atrás +2

      If you smelt it you dealt it!

    • The Soviet Muffin
      The Soviet Muffin Mês atrás +1

      @alicehaslonghair it is so mind boggling smelly here I hate it

    • alicehaslonghair
      alicehaslonghair Mês atrás +2

      Can confirm. There is a DEFINITE smell!

    • froggyfrog9002
      froggyfrog9002 Mês atrás +2

      MOM grew up here it is cool to see and is smelly I can remember my mom complaining that her window washer fluid was not working and getting hit by it but from utah to soda springs it a fun drive

    • John Garrett
      John Garrett Mês atrás +15

      @The Soviet Muffin I can definitely confirm that. As a kid I really wanted to get sprayed by the geyser. My parents tried to keep me from doing so, but I managed to sneak past them and right up near the geyser as it went off. I got soaked, and while it was summer and I dried off quickly, the smell remained. Unfortunately for my parents (and myself as I soon realized) was we still had two hours of driving before we got to our destination. Let's just say the windows were down the whole time!
      Fun childhood memories now 😅

  • wtf dude
    wtf dude Mês atrás +2

    Yup this one of the best channels out there. love your work tom.

  • A Hickey
    A Hickey Mês atrás +1

    This is such an amazing little town! I highly recommend visiting if you are ever in the area. They have one of the best rock shops in the west there so make sure to stop by there if you visit!

  • Art o' Craft
    Art o' Craft Mês atrás +1

    So the one thing I'd expected in this was the estimation of when the water or more likely the CO2 would run out?

  • Talion
    Talion Mês atrás +1

    Now the question is:
    Is this where humans learned of carbonated water or did they discover this after the concept was already thought of?

  • Ben Willock
    Ben Willock Mês atrás +673

    San Pellegrino used to come out sparkling too.
    They tap the gas off seperately and re-add it to the water now, for consistency reasons.

    • Nastyswimmer
      Nastyswimmer Mês atrás +1

      @Tony Montana OK - if the minerals need carbonation to preserve them how are they preserved before the carbon dioxide is added?
      The water underground is under pressure which keeps the CO2 in solution. When it reaches the surface the pressure is released and the CO2 escapes causing the fizzy soda effect. The water bottlers collect the water and CO2 separately and bottle them under pressure once again

    • Muetze
      Muetze  Mês atrás

      Most carbonated waters do, but today the grade of fizziness is controlled.

    • Jyrik Morgul
      Jyrik Morgul Mês atrás +9

      @Tony Montana your reading comprehension isn't great, is it?

    • Soken50
      Soken50 Mês atrás +5

      @Drew Dastardly There are still plenty of naturally carbonated mineral water sources throughout the world, especially around (former) volcanic areas. the Central and Eastern France regions are full of towns with each its own namebrand sometimes carbonated mineral water with different concentrations, giving them each their own unique taste and health benefits.

    • Drew Dastardly
      Drew Dastardly Mês atrás +15

      Peckham Springs is the only honest mineral water left.

  • Banter Maestro2
    Banter Maestro2 Mês atrás

    Natural spring water is so good! We had several natural artesian wells on our farm in the midwest that flowed year round. That water was so pure it was almost sweet.

  • Chelsea Madson
    Chelsea Madson Mês atrás +1

    I grew up in this town! Love the mineral water! We always make koolaid with it or even in the winter time tea when not feeling well.

  • Harpog
    Harpog Mês atrás

    Whenever Tom tries a food or beverage he is (nearly) always pleasantly surprised by it. " Mmm,That's really nice!"

  • saltyiscool
    saltyiscool Mês atrás +1

    i got a video idea: my local town in long island ny had a lake where the dam broke making the lake become a big crater made of mud but two years later it grew back as a bush and tree infested forest with a little stream in the middle.

  • Zaher
    Zaher Mês atrás +431

    In Germany there are several natural carbonated water springs, I tried it once directly from a spring, it has a slightly metallic taste, but hey it is carbonated :)

    • Hassan Selim
      Hassan Selim Mês atrás +2

      Makes a lot of sense to have lots of these in Germany, the country where the default is for things to be carbonated and they have to put a label "ohne ... something" to say that it's NOT carbonated instead of the other way round 😂

    • Kevin Luo
      Kevin Luo Mês atrás +1

      The metallic taste probably comes from copper or zinc. Some elements like arsenic have no taste and you wouldn't want it in your body.

    • Javier Carrasco Melo
      Javier Carrasco Melo Mês atrás

      @Zaher thanks!

    • Zaher
      Zaher Mês atrás

      @Isop 👆😉

    • Zaher
      Zaher Mês atrás +2

      @Javier Carrasco Melo unfortunately the Selters spring was closed then. But there are many others in Hessen. probbacher Sauerbrunnen was the best in my opinion. Another decent one but not as carbonated is Bismarck Quelle in Löhnberg, but it's hard to reach with a car, you need to park somewhere and continue on your foot.

  • Jérôme Röthlisberger
    Jérôme Röthlisberger Mês atrás +3

    I had no idea carbonated water could be a natural occurrence

  • Notusavo
    Notusavo Mês atrás

    Near where I live in the city of São Lourenço there's a park that has multiple sparkling water reservoirs that have different composition, and taste different because of that. So they've set up taps on each reservoir so you can try them out

  • Theo Turner
    Theo Turner Mês atrás

    Will it ever run out if the geyser runs for too long? Is it replenished naturally and if so does that match the rate of the new geyser?

  • Philippe deRepentigny
    Philippe deRepentigny Mês atrás

    I've travelled every which way across the US and honestly, never heard of this geyser or Soda Springs Idaho ! It took Tom Scott to travel 4,834 mi (7,780 km) from London, UK to educate me ! Love this young man's videos. Thanks, I'm now smarter than yesterday.

  • Brigham Larsen
    Brigham Larsen Mês atrás

    I grew up close to Soda Springs in southern Idaho! So fun to see Tom in a familiar special place!! We used to bring Kool-Aid as kids and make flavored soda water

  • Peter
    Peter Mês atrás +3

    That ending made me envious. I haven drank from a water source in ages. For those who never did. Just imagine that 3.A.M glass of water. Specialialy if its a nice cool source with the right minerals. There one I used to drink out off passed trough clay so it was not that hard.

    • Peter
      Peter Mês atrás

      @tsm688 yea in the region i grew up a lot of people are on wells and the ground water there is sulfur rich so there's a smell you have to get use too. The source I'm talking about was one that leaked up out of the ground. The people on the land hooked it up to their house with pipe s but i would go and filled my water bottle directly from it. There are 0 mineral built up except loads of gray clay exposed.

    • tsm688
      tsm688 Mês atrás +1

      as a water plant operator I can get as much well water as I want... it tastes like ass of course. one reason we treat it (the other obviously being safety)

  • Raiku The Dragon
    Raiku The Dragon 10 dias atrás

    I have lived in Idaho for about half of my life and never have I heard of this. It’s been 8 years living and adventuring in Idaho and I am only just learning sparkling water can come out of the ground in my home state.

  • Wayne Warmack
    Wayne Warmack Mês atrás +1

    Really nice to have you visiting us in the States, Tom! 😊👍

  • Darius Andrei
    Darius Andrei Mês atrás +467

    in romania there is a town called buzias that has the exact same thing, there are also small fountains from where you can drink, they all orange just like in the vid, lately it lost its carbonation (still carbonated but just light) but a few years ago it was wery carbonated, there was also a pool with mineral water built since 1929 but for a few years now it sits in ruins.

  • BlackBoxGamers
    BlackBoxGamers Mês atrás +3

    wow, Tom Scott drove through my hometown and I didn't even know it. Holy hell

  • Pavle Stojanovic
    Pavle Stojanovic Mês atrás +1

    Tom Scott should visit "Lepenski Vir" in Serbia, the oldest human settlement in the Europe, so much historical sights around it as well

  • Todd Burgess
    Todd Burgess Mês atrás

    A friend's parents well here in Maine in the town of Caanan was naturally carbonated. We stopped in once on our way out of state and filled up some empty bottles. I had never heard of it and was surprised it actually had a slight carbonated feel to it on the tongue.

  • little hippo
    little hippo Mês atrás

    Just love the fact you can just drink bubbly water from a spring. That’s just so neat

  • In Search of Life
    In Search of Life Mês atrás +471

    Things I don't care about BUT happily watch when Tom talks about them.

  • James Maguire
    James Maguire Mês atrás +23

    I dont know how you do it tom but the timing of you saying "on an electronic timer" and the geyser turning off were almost millisecond accurate. Another fine piece of journalism

    • James Maguire
      James Maguire Mês atrás +1

      @Fisch37 well 33.33 milliseconds is still measured in milliseconds

    • Fisch37
      Fisch37 Mês atrás

      My knowledge on framerates forces me to point out that, with 30fps (, which this video runs on), it is only possible to get up to 33.33...ms accuracy.

    • Sam Foutz
      Sam Foutz Mês atrás +1

      Exactly why is nobody talking about it

  • wolverinefangowings
    wolverinefangowings Mês atrás +2

    If you had asked me to draw a picture of a local historian of a small town in Idaho, he is exactly what I would draw.

  • Glyphic Enigma
    Glyphic Enigma Mês atrás +2

    I love how the city thought to provide a means to taste the naturally carbonated water. :)

    • Kharmitas
      Kharmitas Mês atrás

      There are a lot of places in Germany where naturally carbonated mineral springs have actually been routed through continuously running faucets in public squares and such for free-fillups of bottles and such. Notably, in the Selters region, which (after a bit of misspelling) is where the term 'seltzer' comes from.

  • Van da
    Van da 27 dias atrás

    Tom, your videos are gems. Thank you.

  • Lord Oatmeal
    Lord Oatmeal Mês atrás

    we need more sparkling water reviews from tom

  • Timothy Myers
    Timothy Myers Mês atrás +1

    I love seeing you visiting these interesting sites my home state!

  • John Bolan
    John Bolan Mês atrás

    I love your videos so much. Thank you Tom Scott!

  • Doppler 1212
    Doppler 1212 Mês atrás

    Lmao I never thought I'd see Tom in a place I've passed through before.
    Kinda surprised he didn't touch on the city being apart of like cold war sky watching defense grid, you can see the 40mm Bofors mount around 2:20 peaking behind some trees

  • NMRIH is a great Source mod - blessed by Cory's lip

    4:46 I love how Tom's face went from numb to happy after drinking that sus water

    • evilvet
      evilvet Mês atrás +1

      that's the meaning of life: giving life, meaning,,,,

    • Robert Pirlot
      Robert Pirlot Mês atrás +1

      Because Naturally carbonated water usually taste like CRAP!

    • Jeppe Beier
      Jeppe Beier Mês atrás +6

      @Neon Green Same here. Ground water is drinking water here. Bottled water and tap water comes from the same sources, so not much difference here.

    • Neon Green
      Neon Green Mês atrás +3

      @Jeppe Beier where I live, most people use ground water for almost everything (even drinking sometimes).

    • TissuePaper
      TissuePaper Mês atrás +20

      @Okamikurainya it's clean, clear, and flowing. These are the three rough criteria to determine if a natural source of drinking water is safe to drink. There's no chance for harmful bacteria to build up in flowing water, speaking as somebody who drinks a lot of water from natural sources and has never gotten dysentery.
      Most water that is bottled from natural springs goes directly from the ground to the bottle, so if you've ever had a Fiji, or even a cheap commodity brand of spring water, it's really no different.

  • Wayne Bimmel
    Wayne Bimmel Mês atrás +3

    In Germany there are extinct volcanoes where Co2 bubbles up. There are also springs with natural sparkling water.
    Edit: hadn't watched until the end

  • beearodeewye
    beearodeewye Mês atrás +1

    Remember going there as a kid. Great video Tom.

  • Brenna
    Brenna Mês atrás

    I've been to soda springs on road trips before. We stopped at a rest stop with a natural spring, so we took some bottle and filled them up with the water and a bit of root beer flavor. Very nasty taste but fun memory.

  • J Blen
    J Blen Mês atrás +4

    When Tom drank the water it looked like he was about to throw up, then he just smiled and went 'thats really nice'

  • relpmeraggy2801
    relpmeraggy2801 Mês atrás +82

    WOW!!! Two Idaho videos in a row. As an Idaho native this is so cool to see from your point of view. I really hope you did one on craters of the moon. Fingers crossed.

    • abby burke
      abby burke Mês atrás +1

      Same! I’ve lived in Idaho my whole life and I always freak out when people talk about our state. Idaho is a hidden gem.

  • James S.
    James S. Mês atrás +1

    Tom Scott is a great example that anything that needs to be said can be said in five minutes. It's greatly appreciated! Thank you!👍
    There's plenty of videos on YT that can't get the point across in 30 minutes. 🤔