How Weird Is My Audience? I Polled 15,408 People To Find Out

I asked my audience six questions: some sensible, some ridiculous. I compared their results to the public. And the results were... interesting. • Graphics by William Marler: and his Lungs Podcast:
Audio mix by Graham Haerther
Owl photo credit: Amol Mende via Pexels
Distracted Boyfriend photo credit: Antonio Guillem via Shutterstock, used under license,
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  1. Tom Scott

    Tom Scott

    3 mánuðum síðan

    And that's it for the videos in 2020! As usual, there are some brilliant guest videos coming up in January: please give them a warm welcome!

    • Elias Niwert

      Elias Niwert

      Degi Síðan síðan

      I think the reason for the results of the "how weird are you" question is that YOU, Tom are a solid 5 on that scale. We watch your videos, we sympathise with the ways you think and behave so we must be ona similar wavelength here

    • God's Gamer

      God's Gamer

      28 dögum síðan

      A banger of a video

    • Kenny's Life Stories

      Kenny's Life Stories

      Mánuði síðan

      my guess for why tom's audience rates it's wierdness at five is because we are ussually well aquanited with the internet, where we find weird interests, but we see more weird interests that we don't have,

    • Dan K

      Dan K

      Mánuði síðan

      peap pik

    • The Cando Railfan

      The Cando Railfan

      Mánuði síðan

      I don't watch Tom Scott to see random people, I watch Tom Scott see Tom Scott.

  2. Slaps Only

    Slaps Only

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    I can’t accept these findings as legitimate. Owl McOwlface wasn’t in the top 3 of owl names from Twitter results.

  3. Eris


    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Wow. Does yt do that?

  4. Bo


    5 klukkustundum síðan

    that owl totally does look like a henry

  5. Probably Maybe

    Probably Maybe

    Degi Síðan síðan

    1:42 I suspect it is an introvert thing. Or possibly an indoorsy person thing. (They tend to go hand in hand, from what I've heard.)

  6. au7WeeNg


    Degi Síðan síðan

    I think Athena was because there's a literal genus of small owls called Athene, not _directly_ because of the general association of Athene with owls. IOW, the respondents wouldn't have said Athena to a picture of a big owl.

  7. CD80QL2


    2 dögum síðan

    i love the very specific names for the owl

  8. NotANameist


    2 dögum síðan

    I got to the answer for question 1 and I’m already going to peace out. I don’t want to be associated with *those* people.

  9. QueenEon


    2 dögum síðan

    I so glad Scruffy was in the top 20 for the owl because that was my immediate reaction to seeing it’s scruffy little face

  10. Christopher Briggs

    Christopher Briggs

    2 dögum síðan

    So when they teach typing in school do they say one or two spaces

  11. Xdroid19


    2 dögum síðan

    tbh i use 2 spaces so that it doesnt look like 1 sentence.

  12. Britasha


    3 dögum síðan

    if you think you're weird you're normal, I see.

  13. LeffeUP


    3 dögum síðan

    I love how you can be less weird than average, because weirdness is based on what is the average and normal

  14. Joe Dombrowski

    Joe Dombrowski

    3 dögum síðan

    One space is definitely correct. Two spaces is a relic from fixed with type (think typewriters) where it made the space between sentences clearer. All modern typefaces on all modern systems correctly spaces both letters and space after punctuation, and using multiple spaces can mess up the result. Source: Am graphic designer.

  15. Phillip Kalstrup

    Phillip Kalstrup

    4 dögum síðan

    Om phone i always hit Space twice because it aromatily creates a . And 1 space

  16. GreenPepper 2

    GreenPepper 2

    4 dögum síðan

    I must say, If I send my vote in a survey and see what the result is, and its possible to change my answer afterwards.... I almost always change my vote to the most popular one.

  17. Lxcien


    4 dögum síðan

    Dude that owl should be called: Flappy mc Flappyface...

  18. Tim Tam

    Tim Tam

    4 dögum síðan

    Until seeing this video I have never heard of a single person putting two spaces after a full stop or period

  19. Shankar


    4 dögum síðan

    not Owlie McOwlface?

  20. Shankar


    4 dögum síðan

    did you mean imagine a smell or *remember* a smell?

  21. Chronic Doll

    Chronic Doll

    4 dögum síðan

    I also wanted to call that owl Henry. Wtf makes that owl look like a Henry? I'm genuinely intrigued.

  22. FaerHazar


    4 dögum síðan

    Why did everybody want to name him Henry!? I said the same thing, taking the survey!

    • FaerHazar


      4 dögum síðan

      Is it from something? Its just suitable.

  23. Lukas M

    Lukas M

    5 dögum síðan

    You should've asked the UK. The US in general isn't smart enough to be compared with your audience. (Seriously, ever seen a young US Adult struggling with geography? I bet!)

  24. Josh Rennig

    Josh Rennig

    6 dögum síðan

    i've imagined a smell once, it was so nonchalant, i only just recalled it now, i was playing music with my friend and we tried to simulate smells with the music, and we did like a grassy smell, vanilla, and citrus

  25. Maksim Kuzmin

    Maksim Kuzmin

    6 dögum síðan

    Hedwig. No other options.

  26. Clayte


    6 dögum síðan

    I thought the owl should be called Barny bc my brain is weird and it was scruffy

  27. Imrose Mahmood

    Imrose Mahmood

    6 dögum síðan

    Well... seems like noone went for "Barry the Owl". RIP.

  28. Marco Castiglia

    Marco Castiglia

    7 dögum síðan

    You got us at the beginning

  29. Captain Yolo Waffle

    Captain Yolo Waffle

    8 dögum síðan

    Tom, we aren’t normal, we watch some British guy who’s been wearing the same red shirt for 30 years and probably is cursed with looking 21 for the rest of his life talk about obscure things on the internet, what did you think?

  30. Aiden Bagshaw

    Aiden Bagshaw

    8 dögum síðan

    Did no one think pigwidgeon?

  31. Fantasy recenze

    Fantasy recenze

    9 dögum síðan

    I didn't get it. Why would you make two spaces?

  32. Robbie Violante

    Robbie Violante

    9 dögum síðan

    6:12 i appreciate that lil pop-up :)

  33. Whimsy


    9 dögum síðan

    That owls name is Murphy.

  34. Avery Ratqueen

    Avery Ratqueen

    9 dögum síðan

    All of these owl names are wrong, his name is clearly Henry Edgeforth the III

  35. Prashant Mani

    Prashant Mani

    9 dögum síðan

    I could actually imagine sounds when I was a child

  36. Riley Carpenter

    Riley Carpenter

    9 dögum síðan


  37. Hiya, It's Elia

    Hiya, It's Elia

    10 dögum síðan

    Clovenhorn, Destroyer of Mars has my heart.

  38. WiggaMachiavelli


    10 dögum síðan

    French spacing appears to be an artefact of typewriting, or of being unfortunately French.



    10 dögum síðan

    I'm a cat person....hold up

  40. Ben Palmer

    Ben Palmer

    10 dögum síðan

    Harold the Owl gang rise up

  41. Dan Dineen

    Dan Dineen

    11 dögum síðan

    Tom Scott: You are more weird than you think you are. Me eating fish fingers and custard (inspired by Doctor Who): oh really?

    • Dan Dineen

      Dan Dineen

      11 dögum síðan

      Fish custard is surprisingly good!

  42. Nav Jordaan

    Nav Jordaan

    11 dögum síðan

    I feel like internet people are more likely to like cats

  43. Mango Smoothie

    Mango Smoothie

    11 dögum síðan

    I feel like I can imagine sounds faces and smell.....but to a limited extent? Sometimes faces are blurry, the tunes fade out quickly and the smells are I can do these stuff but not perfectly

  44. Skin Mush

    Skin Mush

    11 dögum síðan

    im sorry "Jimmy Tallon"😭?????

  45. John Southfield

    John Southfield

    12 dögum síðan

    The sassy cook temporally mate because soup superficially box during a zany jeff. whole, tame newsstand

  46. Nico K

    Nico K

    12 dögum síðan

    New line after a full stop. Full stop.

  47. Anders Robertsen

    Anders Robertsen

    12 dögum síðan

    Woah woah woah. I immediately named the owl henry before you revealed the results. That's freaky Idk where that came from.

  48. Colin Few

    Colin Few

    12 dögum síðan

    1 space is objectively wrong though. It's not even a conversation.

  49. spuddude7


    12 dögum síðan

    as soon as i saw that owl i knew only one name would fit it, Henry. but then i kept watching and freaked myself out lmaooo

  50. Henry Riley

    Henry Riley

    12 dögum síðan

    This video has me reconsidering my life

  51. Translaterino Kripperino

    Translaterino Kripperino

    13 dögum síðan

    That owl is definitely called Clark

  52. Mark L

    Mark L

    13 dögum síðan

    I think people thought the mist challenge was the ice bucket challenge

  53. NKND


    13 dögum síðan

    Knowing the internet, I was expecting owl McOwlface

  54. ArcticaQuantum


    13 dögum síðan


  55. Four Slot Toaster

    Four Slot Toaster

    13 dögum síðan

    I'm a 2 on the weirdness scale

  56. emotionally unstable crab

    emotionally unstable crab

    13 dögum síðan

    I was struggling to find a suitable name for my pet owl, and the responses from the Owl question has helped me out. My pet Owl, XxX_The_Mouse_Killer_69_XxX, is now happily hooting in her cage.

  57. Samwise Gamgee

    Samwise Gamgee

    13 dögum síðan

    J. K. Rowling, I have to tell you something. Generations of owls named Hedwig hate you! 😂😂

  58. Rian


    13 dögum síðan

    The “can you imagine a smell” made me remember my time driving a trash truck :(

  59. Netkid


    14 dögum síðan

    *Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon*

  60. Jaki Roge

    Jaki Roge

    14 dögum síðan

    The thankful bandana virtually peep because brother-in-law positionally frame onto a spotless sister. annoying, tidy drive

  61. Joey Wild

    Joey Wild

    14 dögum síðan

    I’d call the owl Harold! What the heck it’s the second most popular in your audience!

  62. Joey Wild

    Joey Wild

    14 dögum síðan

    For the spaces after full stops, your audience is normal. What kind of alien puts 2 spaces after a full stop???

  63. TeutonicWatcher


    14 dögum síðan

    Was your animator at the end still that bored?

  64. Willem Maas

    Willem Maas

    14 dögum síðan

    I've never heard of the one/two space thing. I genuinely don't understand why you would put two spaces after a period. That's so wild.

  65. Lord Feish

    Lord Feish

    15 dögum síðan

    Whoever gave the owl a gamertag has my respect

  66. FrankPujo


    15 dögum síðan

    Serious question: why would you put two spaces after a full stop? Isn't it just wrong?

  67. The Wandering Gamer

    The Wandering Gamer

    15 dögum síðan

    If I used 2 spaces after a sentence. It wouldn't look right.

  68. AdvFix


    15 dögum síðan

    Cat people are mostly online inside, dog persons are you know... outside walking their pet.

  69. Azeres the eye of the storm

    Azeres the eye of the storm

    15 dögum síðan

    Me a cat person: I have never been so offended by something I 100% agree with Edit: I think I'm very weird 7 out of 7

  70. MikeyMonkey


    16 dögum síðan

    One spacers clearly never struggled to reach a page goal for an essay in school.

  71. The Baker

    The Baker

    16 dögum síðan

    When I saw that owl photo, before you even asked the question, I said: “That looks like a Henry.”

  72. Noah Sanders

    Noah Sanders

    16 dögum síðan

    8:25 Tom Scott's viewers: *I'm not like the other girls*

  73. Karkaranos Builds

    Karkaranos Builds

    16 dögum síðan

    I felt ‘Sir Fredrick, Eater of Universes’ would be a good name for that owl.

  74. Sven-Arne Quist

    Sven-Arne Quist

    16 dögum síðan

    Okay, I did not think of Henry or Harold when I saw the owl. Should I unsubscribe now?

  75. Paris


    16 dögum síðan

    I called the owl Jared



    16 dögum síðan

    Well, I use double space

  77. Charles Lavoie

    Charles Lavoie

    16 dögum síðan

    Sorry... But why the hell would you put two spaces after a period, just why? I never see it anywhere, no one writes like that.

  78. Cédric Rüfenacht

    Cédric Rüfenacht

    17 dögum síðan

    who puts two spaces after a full stop?

  79. N0tL4nc3


    17 dögum síðan

    Me a cat person 👁👄👁

  80. Tay tay

    Tay tay

    17 dögum síðan

    I-i-i I'm not used to the internet after all these years...

  81. Emron A

    Emron A

    17 dögum síðan

    5:34 I was thinking of barn owls so I immediately said "Barney".

  82. halcyongeezer


    17 dögum síðan

    If most of your audience are from the US, is UK no.2? It would be interesting to see how weird your British audience is!

  83. Cal Sostrin

    Cal Sostrin

    18 dögum síðan

    The owl’s name is “Gerald”.

    • Cal Sostrin

      Cal Sostrin

      18 dögum síðan

      I wrote that before I saw the answers.. that was interesting!

  84. Mokongthe3


    18 dögum síðan

    Wait your owl's name is XxX_Kim-Jung_Un_The_DestroyerXxX69

  85. votekyle3000


    18 dögum síðan

    Is Chuck Testa obscure?

  86. Tea.


    18 dögum síðan

    I use two spaces.

  87. Gamer Man

    Gamer Man

    18 dögum síðan

    one space is just easier I don't need to have a slightly bigger gap next to a period for no reason when most people aren't even going to notice

  88. Eciruam Naes

    Eciruam Naes

    18 dögum síðan

    i can imagine smells but only if i smell something close to it

  89. poopfish


    18 dögum síðan


  90. Edward Bruggeman

    Edward Bruggeman

    19 dögum síðan

    U can't spend all day online if you have to walk your dog every couple hours...

  91. PopLadd


    19 dögum síðan

    The owl's name is Percy and I will protect him with my life.

  92. DragonsAtFlight _

    DragonsAtFlight _

    19 dögum síðan

    "one space" american school systems: *we dont do that here*

  93. Dr. Zespert

    Dr. Zespert

    20 dögum síðan

    Dude I can imagine smells perfectly. No trouble at all, I didn’t even realize that was a thing. I could probably even describe them better than colors

  94. Catherine Kilgour

    Catherine Kilgour

    20 dögum síðan

    Two spaces, it must be two!! My typing teacher from high school would be most upset to think people don't know this rule.

    • Catherine Kilgour

      Catherine Kilgour

      20 dögum síðan

      Oh and if you double space on your phone it puts the . in for you making it quicker to start a new sentence.

  95. Alex Benton

    Alex Benton

    20 dögum síðan

    if you put two spaces after a period youre lying

  96. OGMrGamer 4

    OGMrGamer 4

    20 dögum síðan

    i would name the owl "sushi" because yes

  97. Patrick martin

    Patrick martin

    20 dögum síðan

    I put 2 spaces after a sentence because google docs automatically will put a period and capitalize the next letter.

  98. Amo Simo

    Amo Simo

    20 dögum síðan

    Don't mind me, just trying out two spaces after a period. Cheese.

  99. skr gang

    skr gang

    21 degi síðan síðan

    You don't have to set up a poll, you can just look at the comments

  100. Random PC-User

    Random PC-User

    21 degi síðan síðan

    One or two spaces, how is that even a question?!?!