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  • On Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, there's a summer tradition: "mail jumping". It's a bit dangerous, a bit ridiculous, and would never be allowed to start today. But it's a tradition. ■ Thanks to the Lake Geneva Cruise Line: www.cruiselakegeneva.com/
    Edited by Michelle Martin mrsmmartin
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  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott  2 bulan yang lalu +16524

    And to answer the obvious question: yes, there are other ways to get the mail delivered these days. But it's a tradition, and one that a few lakehouses are happy to continue!

    • drh3b
      drh3b Bulan Yang lalu

      @AnArn B TRADITION!

    • John C. Newman
      John C. Newman Bulan Yang lalu

      Hope you enjoyed Wisconsin! Also, hope you visited the D&D museum there in Lake Geneva, it's a place I hope to visit someday. (from Madison, WI)

    • Andrijana Stankovska
      Andrijana Stankovska Bulan Yang lalu

      @Grandlotus Iroh I think it's mentioned in the video. The boat tours and they are contractors on behalf of The US postal service.

    • sailaab
      sailaab Bulan Yang lalu

      Hmmm @Gooner

    • Gooner
      Gooner Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @sailaab That's America for you.

  • Steets
    Steets Bulan Yang lalu +13733

    Tom Scott exploring the weirder parts of the postal system is a miniseries I am loving so far.

    • Hakosh Gaming
      Hakosh Gaming Bulan Yang lalu

      Yessir

    • absolutely failz
      absolutely failz Bulan Yang lalu

      you cant pay me enough to put grimey letters in my mouth of jump into a grimey lake and have some old boomer back up into me in reverse instead of drive some day

    • Sabretooth
      Sabretooth Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @KingBobXIV Not to mention mandated in the Constitution. A handy way to weed out charlatan politicians.

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Bulan Yang lalu +3

      The more I see videos like this, the more I realize it's surprising that there isn't yet a IDclipsr whose niche is talking about the postal system.

    • Alex
      Alex Bulan Yang lalu +2

      You know there was a small Scottish Isle off of a medium Scottish Isle (North Harris) where the Royal Mail experimented with rockets. Unsurprisingly they stopped decades ago.

  • OLBastholm
    OLBastholm Bulan Yang lalu +1105

    Tom is so hilariously uncoordinated. I'm really impressed that he's putting himself in so obviously uncomfortable situations

    • Michael Bronson
      Michael Bronson 18 hari yang lalu

      If u really want to see how uncoordinated tom is, check out the parkour video

    • mllop aeet
      mllop aeet Bulan Yang lalu +15

      It surprises me that out of all the weird things we do in Wisconsin this is the one Scott chose to cover. But at the same time it doesn't really surprise me lmao

  • TheAnthraxBiology
    TheAnthraxBiology Bulan Yang lalu +621

    I love how much Tom overcomplicated this. "so I run toward the mailbox, I put it in the mailbox, I turn around from the mailbox, I go back toward the boat" 😂

  • EpicGamer_9999
    EpicGamer_9999 Bulan Yang lalu +841

    Tom just seems so genuine now, and you can tell he loves doing IDclips. Something a lot of people don't have.

    • Xon Discotheque
      Xon Discotheque Bulan Yang lalu

      He always was genuine :)

    • Metal Rockstarizer
      Metal Rockstarizer Bulan Yang lalu +1

      Explain that to Nikocado Avocado.

    • Arirock 18
      Arirock 18 Bulan Yang lalu +20

      @nul And then still got a vpn sponsor after that video

    • nul
      nul Bulan Yang lalu +69

      I mean, this is the same guy who got a VPN sponsor and ended up dunking on VPN sponsors instead. I knew right at that moment, Tom Scott was more about the passion than the payment. Still a relief to see that hasn't died out.

    • Roy Wiggins
      Roy Wiggins Bulan Yang lalu +44

      I certainly hope he does, because he's been on IDclips longer than some IDclipsrs have been alive!

  • Millicent Oak
    Millicent Oak Bulan Yang lalu +83

    "They know that their outgoing mail might have toothmarks in it" is probably my favourite bit.

    • grantm
      grantm Bulan Yang lalu +5

      Imagine: "Job applicants are required to bite down on an envelope to ensure they meet orthodontic requirements - with open bites ending several aspirant mail jumpers' dreams."

  • Cheesecake
    Cheesecake Bulan Yang lalu +3816

    It’s fun to think that every Tom Scott video is like a postcard from a friend telling you about a cool place they found.

    • Legend
      Legend 8 hari yang lalu

      @Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Would you buy the life network postcard?

    • Tuning3434
      Tuning3434 Bulan Yang lalu

      Tom Scott and Tim Traveller

    • JW2
      JW2 Bulan Yang lalu

      True

    • Aspen Frost
      Aspen Frost Bulan Yang lalu +1

      this melted my heart

    • cube boy
      cube boy Bulan Yang lalu

      fr

  • Lawrence Calablaster
    Lawrence Calablaster Bulan Yang lalu +211

    It’s so weird to hear Tom describe this job being done by “people half his age” because I always envision him as being just a little older than me, which would mean half his age is quite young.

    • vStoned
      vStoned Bulan Yang lalu +2

      @Aleksandr ded

    • Aleksandr
      Aleksandr Bulan Yang lalu +86

      It's difficult to tell since he looks like he's 25 and 50 at the same time.

    • 221 b
      221 b Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Jacob Shirley Order of magnitude

    • Jacob Shirley
      Jacob Shirley Bulan Yang lalu +39

      Google says he's 38. Huh.

  • Ellis Ballard
    Ellis Ballard Bulan Yang lalu +42

    This isn't the point of the video but what really surprised me was 'outgoing mail'. For some reason I didn't realise in America you can just put outgoing post in your own mailbox to be taken away.

    • Nut Bastard
      Nut Bastard 15 hari yang lalu +1

      @Timeyy The postal service in the USA isn't perfect, but it is very good compared to a lot of other countries in terms of how well it actually does work.
      It was designed around rural parameters, and before rail and cars and whatnot. The US is preposterously large, and a good portion of people don't live anywhere near anything even resembling a city.
      Coast to coast is well over 40 hours of driving. That's more than a work week to just traverse the country, with no stops.
      Paris to Moscow is only 30 hours.
      So the whole idea of outgoing mail makes sense because there are vast stretches of the US where there's hardly anything at all.
      But there is postal service for all of it.

    • Timeyy
      Timeyy 15 hari yang lalu +6

      @Nut Bastard Bruh Ive been looking at US mailboxes on TV for like 20 years and never even wondered what that thing was actually for lmao

    • Nut Bastard
      Nut Bastard 21 hari yang lalu +10

      Yep. That's what the flag is for. You put it up if you have outgoing mail.

  • smnoy23
    smnoy23 Bulan Yang lalu +83

    Love Paige’s surprised “Oh, he did it!”

    • aswer huio
      aswer huio Bulan Yang lalu +2

      The white boat docks looks fantastic as well as every detail the house owners have on it. Just like the Golf ball mail box or the goose one

    • aswer huio
      aswer huio Bulan Yang lalu +1

      It surprises me that out of all the weird things we do in Wisconsin this is the one Scott chose to cover. But at the same time it doesn't really surprise me lmao

  • aswer huio
    aswer huio Bulan Yang lalu +10

    The people involved seem so nice. Paige is so encouraging and the captain has so much of a "let the kids have fun, I'll make sure they're safe" vibe.

  • Lake Geneva Cruise Line
    Lake Geneva Cruise Line Bulan Yang lalu +9138

    Tom, thank you for visiting us and making a video about Lake Geneva Cruise Line! It was great to meet you, and we think you did an amazing job delivering the mail -- come back any time for a job as a mail jumper on the US Mailboat! 😃

    • Matthew Jenkinson
      Matthew Jenkinson Bulan Yang lalu +3

      @Michael Freeze I think it was mentioned that it's effectively grandfathered in. It's still only a thing because it started before those were considerations, and it's not like they're totally cavalier about it, there is some significant effort made to be as safe as possible.

    • End Light
      End Light Bulan Yang lalu

      Is it a bad idea? Yes, and I love it.

    • Beakerz
      Beakerz Bulan Yang lalu +2

      @Michael Freeze uh huh. Sure, buddy.

    • Michael Freeze
      Michael Freeze Bulan Yang lalu +2

      in most other countries that wouldn't be allowed because of occupational health and safety regulations but the USA doesn't seem to care about things like employee safety.

    • ScreaMun
      ScreaMun Bulan Yang lalu

      Thanks for having Tom come along! Visited you guys a few years ago so it was awesome to see this! :)

  • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
    Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Bulan Yang lalu +116

    Many a commenter before me has expressed the shocking feeling one gets when Tom Scott stops by a place where one has been before. Today, as someone from Wisconsin who has been to Lake Geneva several times, I finally understand what it's like. I shall now be the one to say, wow, I never knew that an amazing place like this exists in my neck of the woods!

    • Jack Guy
      Jack Guy Bulan Yang lalu

      It's a funny feeling isn't it; twice he's been to interesting places a few miles from where I live - one that I already knew a bit about, one that I didn't - and in one of them the guy he spoke to about it used to be one of my neighbours!

    • vistabuntu
      vistabuntu Bulan Yang lalu +1

      Same!!

  • Roundish Whale
    Roundish Whale Bulan Yang lalu +109

    This seems like a wonderfully unique tourist attraction!
    It also feels like it's the kinda wonky tradition that has just been kept alive cause everyone involved is just so very happy to be a part of it :D

    • Goliath
      Goliath 26 hari yang lalu

      It indeed does look very fun

    • Dani Studwell
      Dani Studwell Bulan Yang lalu

      It's the Wisconsin way.

    • zijuiy wttuy
      zijuiy wttuy Bulan Yang lalu +2

      I kinda want a regular mail driver to go through all the risks they take just to show tom this isn't any more risky than that

  • Michael Hagerman
    Michael Hagerman Bulan Yang lalu +108

    I feel like Tom is going through my random IDclips history and doing all the things I've learned about. I love it!

    • zijuiy wttuy
      zijuiy wttuy Bulan Yang lalu

      thank you for this nice video ??. I like it.

  • Nope
    Nope Bulan Yang lalu +13

    If you're wondering about that yellow flashlight on his back, it's a common lifesaving light for personal flotation devices. They start blinking if they detect they're wet and float next to you, so people can find you if you fall into the water at night.

  • Penumbral
    Penumbral Bulan Yang lalu +3640

    Tom is really out here completing side quests

    • Kohlyo ツ
      Kohlyo ツ Bulan Yang lalu +1

      LMAO

    • Mad Hatters in jeans
      Mad Hatters in jeans Bulan Yang lalu +5

      And yet I don't think he's killed 10 rats in a basement.

    • Carbon 12
      Carbon 12 Bulan Yang lalu +2

      Microphone of Recording, Destroyed when wet.

    • Reynsoon
      Reynsoon Bulan Yang lalu +2

      Tom goes through life like Xenoblade players play games. Or RPG's in general, for that matter.

    • richmanricho
      richmanricho Bulan Yang lalu +17

      He has listened to all the NPC story lines

  • Average Po
    Average Po Bulan Yang lalu +19

    It surprises me that out of all the weird things we do in Wisconsin this is the one Scott chose to cover. But at the same time it doesn't really surprise me lmao

  • J Blen
    J Blen Bulan Yang lalu +22

    I like the acknowledgement that he still had his mic on, and then going for the jump without taking it off anyway, as if there may have been some insightful commentary that wasn't worth missing for the sake of possibly buying a new mic... But he made it so it all worked out fine

  • Paul Durette
    Paul Durette Bulan Yang lalu +8

    Being from Wisconsin, it's so fun to see Tom here exploring quirky traditions I didn't know about! Thanks for visiting Tom! I need to go check this out myself!

    • TangyOrange
      TangyOrange Bulan Yang lalu

      The lake is very fun, I have a house in Williams Bay

  • Peter Cory
    Peter Cory Bulan Yang lalu +9

    Anyone else throw their arms up in celebration with Tom when he successfully got back on the boat? Good job Tom 😁🥳

  • hotelmario510
    hotelmario510 Bulan Yang lalu +3145

    I love that Tom's way of coping with nerves is to give a running commentary of everything he's doing. Natural television presenter.

    • Bertha Hailey
      Bertha Hailey Bulan Yang lalu

      keep hustling

    • Zavt Particles
      Zavt Particles Bulan Yang lalu

      @Scanlaid please

    • Michael S.
      Michael S. Bulan Yang lalu

      Bumping this with a thin glimmer of hope that Tom sees it. I'd watch the *heck* out of a Tom Scott / Mike Rowe crossover!
      edit: fixed typo

    • Mateusz Lisik
      Mateusz Lisik Bulan Yang lalu

      @Scanlaid Tom Scott + Mike Rowe?

    • Cloud
      Cloud Bulan Yang lalu

      Every daring video's like that hehe, narration!

  • Taylor Hancock
    Taylor Hancock Bulan Yang lalu +13

    It’s always so fun to watch Tom try things out, and this incredibly wacky mail delivery system was very good to watch! Always so happy to see how motivated you are to overcome challenges!

  • Colin Mottram
    Colin Mottram Bulan Yang lalu +7

    Tom’s nervous laugh is one of my favourite things! That was really exciting to watch- thank you!

  • XxgenericgamerxX
    XxgenericgamerxX Bulan Yang lalu +5

    There's a place called house on the rock in Wisconsin, there's something called the infinity room, an automatic orchestra, the worlds largest carousel, and a bunch of other wild things you'd probably like.

  • Rafael Peralta
    Rafael Peralta Bulan Yang lalu +10

    Honestly made me laugh but not mockingly. I enjoyed every second of this and it's nice that they're still doing this awesome tradition for decades now. I hope it continues even further.

  • Max Baer
    Max Baer Bulan Yang lalu +8

    I went on this tour a few years ago, it was so awesome to see kids my age (at the time) have such a fun and unique experience. I was and still am 100% jealous of their summer job XD

  • FSUMercerian
    FSUMercerian Bulan Yang lalu +5

    These experiential videos of Tom doing weird jobs/tasks are just the absolute best.

  • EMR
    EMR Bulan Yang lalu +11

    Tom, that was one of your best videos. Fun, informative and amazing. It made me smile - and your joy at not falling in or missing the boat, was a great ending. It’s heartwarming to see this 100+ year old service being kept up as a real meal delivery and a tourist attraction. One more place to add to my bucket list!

  • Frank LaRosa
    Frank LaRosa Bulan Yang lalu +5

    I live in Wisconsin but had never heard of this before seeing your video. I bought tickets immediately and went on the cruise today. Thanks for making my weekend!

  • seegurkekiller
    seegurkekiller Bulan Yang lalu +3299

    The people involved seem so nice.
    Paige is so encouraging and the captain has so much of a "let the kids have fun, I'll make sure they're safe" vibe.

    • Michael Micek
      Michael Micek Bulan Yang lalu

      @we you were right, He came this morning.

    • devtrash
      devtrash Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Justin McGough Life is politics. ignore that fact at your own risk

    • Paul Haynes
      Paul Haynes Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @GenX Rants Possibly. But half the population seem to agree with some of those problems.

  • nnerd
    nnerd Bulan Yang lalu +10

    I love lake Geneva! My grandparents live about 10 minutes away and we used to watch these guys do this all the time!

  • Alex
    Alex Bulan Yang lalu +6

    This is one of those jobs you'd hear about from old folks that can't possibly still exist today, surely it's an urban legend...
    Great job getting the extra goose points!

    • aswer huio
      aswer huio Bulan Yang lalu

      I kinda want a regular mail driver to go through all the risks they take just to show tom this isn't any more risky than that

  • Pete Smith
    Pete Smith Bulan Yang lalu +11

    I kinda want a regular mail driver to go through all the risks they take just to show tom this isn't any more risky than that

    • xrrxy vvoi
      xrrxy vvoi Bulan Yang lalu

      wasn't worth missing for the sake of possibly buying a new mic... But he made it so it all worked out fine

  • AA
    AA Bulan Yang lalu +11

    This looks like so much fun, perfect summer job

  • Mukul Upadhyay
    Mukul Upadhyay Bulan Yang lalu +1734

    I think the driver must be praised too here guiding the boat so close to the platform and not hitting it every single time is commendable.

    • Carbon 12
      Carbon 12 Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Blyskawica1 Strictly boats have commanders and some boats do have drivers- a driver is someone who controls the engine, and in a traditional narrowboat they are literally driving horses to pull them along.

    • soundscape26
      soundscape26 Bulan Yang lalu

      Much practice.

    • Justpim19
      Justpim19 Bulan Yang lalu +4

      Why do you think someone falls into the water on a weekly basis. The captain was to far from the dock

    • Blyskawica1
      Blyskawica1 Bulan Yang lalu +3

      ‚Captain’! Boats don’t have drivers!

    • cold12u
      cold12u Bulan Yang lalu +6

      I didnt consider this, huh.

  • Nathan
    Nathan Bulan Yang lalu +8

    I live in Wisconsin and was just by Lake Geneva this weekend! I was not expecting a video from Tom about my state! Very cool I never knew this was a thing so close to me

  • Desaturated Firefox
    Desaturated Firefox Bulan Yang lalu +8

    Oh, that looks super fun. I would have wanted to do that as a teenager too.

  • JustWasted3HoursHere
    JustWasted3HoursHere Bulan Yang lalu +13

    I think it's so cool (and actually crucial in some ways) that so many of these 'silly' cultural things still happen all over the world. I hope they never go away.

  • Oaken Shadow
    Oaken Shadow 26 hari yang lalu

    This is really cool. I love that they keep a tradition alive, making it safer with the ladders and vests. It so amazing.

  • Jeremy Joyner
    Jeremy Joyner Bulan Yang lalu +1967

    Tom is the perfect example of "if you can't overcome your fear, do it scared"

    • pbjbagel
      pbjbagel Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @BarmAcidic Sorry, I don't take your meaning. "Despite of it" is ungrammatical as Hello has referenced above. "Don't correct people who don't need to be corrected" is good advice :)

    • Hello
      Hello Bulan Yang lalu +8

      @BarmAcidic he was just correcting his grammar. And doing it politely as well, but if the op doesn’t wish to take the advice he sure is welcome to do so. I’m sure he’ll appreciate the correction though, to avoid future grammar mistakes.

    • BarmAcidic
      BarmAcidic Bulan Yang lalu +4

      @pbjbagel they both mean the same thing, it’s such an old quote that both versions are fine.
      Don’t correct people who don’t need to be corrected.

    • irighterotica
      irighterotica Bulan Yang lalu +1

      The only way to conquer fear is to face it!

    • YouKiddinMe
      YouKiddinMe Bulan Yang lalu +12

      Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is doing it even though you are afraid.

  • Jake Fernie Fernandes
    Jake Fernie Fernandes Bulan Yang lalu +4

    This is amazing! I've seen the videos of the teens at their best and worse jumps and always wanted to see you do it, Tom. You've made my year! Thanks, Tom!

  • Ethan Dudek
    Ethan Dudek Bulan Yang lalu +7

    I used to go up to Lake Geneva every summer and I remember going on these boats with my grandma. Its nice to have the memories come back.

  • TarenNauxen
    TarenNauxen Bulan Yang lalu +4

    Lived in this region most of my life and I've never heard of this. Absolutely amazing. Next thing you know, Tom's going to learn to play Hammer-Schlagen!

  • Karkitty202
    Karkitty202 Bulan Yang lalu +4

    I remember when I felt like a nerd for watching Tom Scott, now everyone watches him!

  • Jordan McIntyre
    Jordan McIntyre Bulan Yang lalu +4062

    I think what I love most about Tom is his willingness and motivation to try crazy and interesting things despite being obviously uncomfortable and sometimes terrified. Awesome bloke.

    • Dave F
      Dave F Bulan Yang lalu +1

      He's a modern-day John Noakes.

    • Kira Lerner
      Kira Lerner Bulan Yang lalu +6

      @Yuki Co-signed bigtime. As someone who suffers from panic disorder (though my attacks don't really spring from any specific 'phobia'), I found his rollercoaster video legitimately one of the most motivating things I've ever seen. I empathized with him so much and actually--hmm do I admit this to a bunch of strangers? oh what the heck--cried a bit when he conquered that phobia and realized what he'd been missing. Just a lovely, inspiring moment.

    • Diana Hsu
      Diana Hsu Bulan Yang lalu +6

      @Yuki 100%. I've found myself thinking back to the roller coaster video and thinking "Okay, what would Tom Scott do?" when I'm nervous about doing something new.

    • Josh Rice
      Josh Rice Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @sirBrouwer I understood that reference.

    • dave l
      dave l Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @argon For our entertainment..

  • Souless Shadow
    Souless Shadow 27 hari yang lalu

    Tom getting so pumped when he managed to get off and then back on the boat was fantastic!

  • Morantau
    Morantau Bulan Yang lalu +4

    This seems like a fun job!! Thanks for showing this, Tom!!

  • Luca Gamba
    Luca Gamba Bulan Yang lalu +13

    The white boat docks looks fantastic as well as every detail the house owners have on it. Just like the Golf ball mail box or the goose one

  • Vinemaple
    Vinemaple Bulan Yang lalu +3

    Always keep hold of the railing, Tom! Hand over hand, one hand for the ship and one for yourself!

  • Abdul Jaleel Khan
    Abdul Jaleel Khan Bulan Yang lalu +2147

    tom is so scared to be physical yet he is so physical these days.

    • Matthew
      Matthew Bulan Yang lalu +11

      He trying to prove to himself he can still keep up with the whippersnappers.

    • Ross _
      Ross _ Bulan Yang lalu +164

      Getting body-slamed, tightrope walking, jumping off a boat to deliver mail, parkour ... at some point Tom is going to need to admit that he's developing some degree of physical fitness.

    • unocualqu1era
      unocualqu1era Bulan Yang lalu +47

      My body is ready

  • Aidan Xavier
    Aidan Xavier Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Tom is really turning into an athlete. Parkour, wrestling, now boat jumping. Really fun to watch him take on all of these sports and challenges

  • Thomas
    Thomas Bulan Yang lalu

    Great to hear these people talk about this, seems like they really enjoy doing it. Also big props to you for rocking it Tom!

  • Max Tremblay
    Max Tremblay 27 hari yang lalu

    This video made me smile more than it should have 😅 This mail-delivering system is both absurd and awesome

  • God Supports Abortion. Numbers 5:11-31

    4:15 Bravo to the editor, perfect synchronization of the interview and the footage there

  • Mr. Friendship
    Mr. Friendship Bulan Yang lalu +3187

    Imagine if a pizza delivery guy can speedrun his way to reach for the customer's house by doing exact the same thing as Tom does.

    • Rachelcookie321
      Rachelcookie321 Bulan Yang lalu

      Why are you talking about pizza? They only deliver mail this way.

    • litten 2up
      litten 2up Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Rataplan na thats only if someone else is sending it from the same system

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Kempeth A paper route but for pizza

    • KunoMochi
      KunoMochi Bulan Yang lalu

      @Feakre
      Maybe... But not Jimmy John's! They'll somehow get their car over the water and onto the lawn before you can hang up your phone or close the browser window after you have ordered.

    • Slook
      Slook Bulan Yang lalu +3

      This just makes me wonder how these guys get pizza delivered.

  • OldBlue560
    OldBlue560 Bulan Yang lalu +3

    This was awesome. It’s like a snapshot of history 😊

  • Jer0090v
    Jer0090v Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Good one Tom! Reminds me of travelling to school by train in the days when you could open doors and windows, and run across tracks :)

  • AleKO
    AleKO Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Tom, having successfully completed the test, is now officially a citizen of Wisconsin and no other state.

  • Logan Lorenz
    Logan Lorenz Bulan Yang lalu +3

    I live in Wisconsin, and we were actually planning a balloon ride in Lake Geneva soon. I guess this is something we could look for when we go. But I guess we won't get to see Tom doing it

  • James west
    James west Bulan Yang lalu +2

    I would love to do this for one day, maybe not a whole year span but one day I would love this

  • xItsCuzILikeTurtles440815KillerPVPProLPHDXD lolGHG

    As a not so good swimmer, this looks like so much fun

  • Sky Kincaid
    Sky Kincaid Bulan Yang lalu +1

    I've been watching your videos for years and I have to say that an opening line of "this is objectively a bad idea" is humorously characteristic of them. Well done!

  • SovietOmega
    SovietOmega Bulan Yang lalu +3

    This is like watching kid game shows with all the wacky athletic challenges, except it is an actual job. Fun stuff!

  • CHIIIEEEEEEEEFFFFSSS
    CHIIIEEEEEEEEFFFFSSS Bulan Yang lalu +2877

    I spent a summer at Lake Geneva a few years ago, and it's wild to see Tom having a very similar reaction to the one I had when I learned about this.

    • Aaron Davis
      Aaron Davis Bulan Yang lalu +1

      But....tradition! The catch-all argument against the sensible.
      The fact that these entertainers have the clean the boat's toilets says everything about what's actually going on here.

    • daexion
      daexion Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @cooldloop There are a lot of places to stay in the area for people on vacation and not everyone owns a house there or knows someone who does.

    • Yakuni
      Yakuni Bulan Yang lalu

      @Fakjbf me tho X_x

    • superjare23
      superjare23 Bulan Yang lalu +2

      @cooldloop If not on the lake it's cheap. I grew up there.

    • Aachen 1944
      Aachen 1944 Bulan Yang lalu

      @Fakjbf literally same

  • Zenaltra Feyrbrand
    Zenaltra Feyrbrand Bulan Yang lalu +1

    This looks like so much fun, love it

  • Bikerchris
    Bikerchris Bulan Yang lalu +2

    The kiss the goose was really funny, thanks for sharing Tom 👍

  • JxR
    JxR Bulan Yang lalu +1

    I knew about this mail delivery already, but this video was fun. Love the ending

  • Brice Lory
    Brice Lory Bulan Yang lalu +2

    It just cheers me up to see my state featured in a Tom Scott video! Go Wisconsin!

  • Kairos Kentauri
    Kairos Kentauri Bulan Yang lalu +1317

    The little kiss to the goose is adorable. Like this practice needed to be more charming :)

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Bulan Yang lalu +2

      I'm so glad they went with the goose mailbox instead of a boring normal mailbox.

    • RK Stevenson
      RK Stevenson Bulan Yang lalu +3

      The best part was hearing her excitedly say "He did it!"

    • Mark Wright
      Mark Wright Bulan Yang lalu +6

      @Munchmunch Well it was a goose, they don't do anything but aggressive :)

    • Munchmunch
      Munchmunch Bulan Yang lalu +2

      It was agresive kiss

    • Andreas Gurdel
      Andreas Gurdel Bulan Yang lalu +11

      Those two practically kissed!

  • minij hooi
    minij hooi Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Tom is really out here completing side quests

  • Nethiuz
    Nethiuz Bulan Yang lalu +1

    This is cool, i drive boats as close as possible to things as well, for tourism of course. Don't live anywhere near the USA but these guys look like they have a great crew, fun work environment and would love to visit one day.

  • Braden Sorensen
    Braden Sorensen Bulan Yang lalu +4

    I feel I could--and would--have done this if I had had the opportunity.

  • Daniel Walter
    Daniel Walter Bulan Yang lalu +1

    I went here for a vacation, it was very entertaining to watch them running to the beachfront mailboxes.

  • RedLeader182
    RedLeader182 Bulan Yang lalu +1354

    Tom! I grew up on Lake Geneva, spent my youth on my father's boat on the waves, and he worked for nearly 30 years at Gage Marine, the company that owns these boats (The flag with the G on the employees shirts!). I just recently lost him. Seeing this pop up now on my feed gave me a huge smile. The boat jumpers are a local legend in our area. Thanks for a nice reminder of dad!

    • Tsab
      Tsab Bulan Yang lalu

      Rest in peace for your dad, Hope you have good memories

    • Tokxfy
      Tokxfy Bulan Yang lalu

      Rest in piece to your dad.🙏

    • sevn thre
      sevn thre Bulan Yang lalu +16

      i'm real glad you got this as a sweet reminder :-) wish you the best!

    • Andrew Peterson
      Andrew Peterson Bulan Yang lalu +21

      sorry for you loss

    • LARAUJO
      LARAUJO Bulan Yang lalu +13

      Rip

  • Macebob Kasson
    Macebob Kasson Bulan Yang lalu +1

    I cheered when Tom made that jump. HIghlight of my day.

  • Beepbeep Lettuce
    Beepbeep Lettuce Bulan Yang lalu +3

    I cheered so loud when he did it! What a fun video

  • Brennan Lighthall
    Brennan Lighthall Bulan Yang lalu +3

    Go to lake Geneva all the time, love watching the mail boat do it’s thing.

  • Ken Coffman
    Ken Coffman Bulan Yang lalu +3

    The Lake Geneva mail boat is a Wisconsin summertime legend.

  • Buckethead
    Buckethead Bulan Yang lalu +757

    I love how about 3 seconds after letting out a primal scream, Tom still politely kisses the goose before departing

    • xs
      xs Bulan Yang lalu +33

      As someone who lives in the area, you're supposed to kiss the goose before you go out for good luck!

    • Yuval Talya Nehemia
      Yuval Talya Nehemia Bulan Yang lalu +1

      +

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Bulan Yang lalu +64

      He was going to get those style points no matter what.

    • OG Giggs
      OG Giggs Bulan Yang lalu +63

      It's not polite to keep a lady waiting

  • QuantenMagier
    QuantenMagier Bulan Yang lalu

    I love it that he actually copied her kissing the goose, that's so essential for the mail delivery! ❤

  • DerParadonym
    DerParadonym Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Someone just has to install an incredibly well designed, difficult to see and open mailbox there...

  • David Horizon
    David Horizon Bulan Yang lalu +6

    Tom never fails to hold my attention. No matter what the subject, I know I will always find it interesting. And he keeps them short to stay in line with my short attention span! Love him!

  • Joshua Morgan
    Joshua Morgan 26 hari yang lalu

    What an awesome episode! Good job, Tom, and thanks for sharing!

  • Abisanth
    Abisanth Bulan Yang lalu +966

    Fun fact: The town is called "Lake Geneva" while the lake is called "Geneva Lake".
    They were both originally named after Geneva NY (confusingly split into the city and town of Geneva) which in turn was supposedly named after Geneva, Switzerland.
    Edit: To avoid confusion with Geneva IL, both were later renamed "Lake Geneva" and "Geneva Lake" respectively.

    • killerbee13
      killerbee13 Bulan Yang lalu

      In Oregon, there's a city named Lake Oswego, which is, of course, situated around Oswego Lake, so I guess that's a pattern.

    • Andrew Ray
      Andrew Ray Bulan Yang lalu

      @duckrutt Nah, there are only 16 towns, cities, or villages called Lafayette or LaFayette in the US, and three of them are in Wisconsin.

    • Ironborn BTW
      Ironborn BTW Bulan Yang lalu

      @ODST General if you do get into D&D and find yourself back in the area, you can complete the pilgrimage to Gygax’s grave to bless your dice

    • Benjamin Baumgartner
      Benjamin Baumgartner Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Fabian Wunderle I’ve never heard anyone use that in French. But this may depend on where they’re from. Especially people from Vaud are usually very adamant in having it called Lac Léman

    • ODST General
      ODST General Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Ironborn BTW Not big on D&D, but as a fairly nerdy guy who lived out that way I am a bit surprised I didn't know that.

  • Aria A
    Aria A Bulan Yang lalu +1

    This looks so fun! Good job on the newspaper delivery Tom 👍😂

  • Adam Blesener
    Adam Blesener 27 hari yang lalu

    I love seeing Tom get so nervous about delivering Mail

  • A
    A Bulan Yang lalu

    Irs great to see Tom getting out & trying X. This is my favorite hands-on experience yet!

  • George Witte
    George Witte Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Tom Scott making good use of his parkours training! 😄 Very cool.

  • Alexis White
    Alexis White Bulan Yang lalu +887

    I actually work at the cruise line and have for 6 years. Fun fact: kissing the goose is supposed to give you good luck so you don't fall in on the north shore

    • odjs75 82jaks
      odjs75 82jaks Bulan Yang lalu

      @Sir Chafa is the goose becomr a dragon in therem

    • Sir Chafa
      Sir Chafa Bulan Yang lalu +10

      @katze_sonne we don't talk about the north shore

    • TheLordOfChemistry
      TheLordOfChemistry Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @katze_sonne maybe it is colder I dont know

    • katze_sonne
      katze_sonne Bulan Yang lalu +5

      What‘s up with the north shore? Is that less pleasant to fall in?

    • Kathy Bramley
      Kathy Bramley Bulan Yang lalu

      Awesome 😎👍

  • Emily An
    Emily An Bulan Yang lalu +2

    I think the driver must be praised too here guiding the boat so close to the platform and not hitting it every single time is commendable.

  • Shauka Hodan
    Shauka Hodan Bulan Yang lalu

    Tom is the perfect example of "if you can't overcome your fear, do it scared"

  • Rick Sjoerds
    Rick Sjoerds Bulan Yang lalu

    Respect to you, Tom! I would be having the same feelings as soon as I step out on the side 😃

  • Cg Gc
    Cg Gc Bulan Yang lalu +3

    At 0:19 the jumper almost missed the boat. The mailbox should be moved in closer! Awesome job!
    I watched this video for the accents. I miss the midwestern accents. They are harsh but also soothing.

  • Erik The Viking
    Erik The Viking Bulan Yang lalu +384

    I was waiting for him to jump on the boat ledge, say "YES!" and then fall in the water when celebrating. Overall a great job Tom!

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Bulan Yang lalu +3

      That would have been a great bit to dedicate to. It'd totally be worth getting drenched for comedy.

  • U238
    U238 Bulan Yang lalu +1

    It's so cool to see Tom Scott in a place I have visited often

  • Theo Hornsby
    Theo Hornsby Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Very wholesome thank you, Tom.

  • doomdoging
    doomdoging Bulan Yang lalu +1

    reminds me of going to work on the rail with my dad as a kid....running everywhere jumping on and off moving trains etc

  • Mike W
    Mike W Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Okay, been here 30 years. None of the high school kids have ever fallen into the lake.
    The tradition goes back to the families wealthy enough to have escaped the 1871 ChIcago Fire. The mansions the mail route delivers to belonged to tycoons who'd lost their businesses in the fire but chose to rebuild in Chicago instead of fleeing to New York or Boston. They do mention that sort of thing along the tour while you're watching the kids jump around.

  • Avery Garon
    Avery Garon Bulan Yang lalu

    I love how Tom's response to any stress at this point is to just scream as loud as he can