Tom Scott

Why European Clocks are Running Slow, and British Clocks Aren’t

Many people sent me this story: it covers my favourite topics of power grids and temporal anomalies. But when the mainstream press have already covered it, how could I add something more? The answer: by adding another pet topic, Unnecessary British Patriotism. And a teasmade.

Press release:

Teasmade: [aff. link]

Update, April 8th 2018: they fixed the dispute, and ran the grid at 50.01Hz for a few weeks:

If you liked this, you may also like the video I made on how engineers keep the grid stable, and why it’s getting more difficult:

Audio mix by Matt Gray:

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