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Offline Peter B

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Today I Found Out video about hoax
« on: July 12, 2022, 08:02:33 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqfMv3kYrp8&lc=UgzjwlcmmeqQkOR398B4AaABAg.9dNXneT_o289dNZ8TQ-DBH

Not a bad video, a couple of little errors.

And lots of wingnuts in the comments...!

Offline PDI-11

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Re: Today I Found Out video about hoax
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2022, 01:41:34 PM »
I think that video is fake! Other than a few obvious cuts, the narrator talks continuously and never pauses to take a breath.  :) Forget about the probability of the moon landing. How did the narrator do that?!

I checked the playback speed many times to make sure it was at normal speed. There is literally hardly a moment without any narration. Maybe the video was recording as a slower speed, then sped it up for the playback, but the editor got the speed wrong (or did it on purpose to make us suspicious.)

Offline Jeff Raven

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Re: Today I Found Out video about hoax
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2022, 02:12:32 PM »
I think that video is fake! Other than a few obvious cuts, the narrator talks continuously and never pauses to take a breath.  :) Forget about the probability of the moon landing. How did the narrator do that?!

I checked the playback speed many times to make sure it was at normal speed. There is literally hardly a moment without any narration. Maybe the video was recording as a slower speed, then sped it up for the playback, but the editor got the speed wrong (or did it on purpose to make us suspicious.)

Silly, he's using the same equipment that the astronauts used to breathe on the Moon, survive the hellish radiation of space and the Van Allen belts, and also allowed Nixon to phone another celestial body.  C'mon, that's obvious!    ;D

Offline Jeff Raven

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Re: Today I Found Out video about hoax
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2022, 02:15:10 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqfMv3kYrp8&lc=UgzjwlcmmeqQkOR398B4AaABAg.9dNXneT_o289dNZ8TQ-DBH

Not a bad video, a couple of little errors.

And lots of wingnuts in the comments...!

Yeah, saw this one one a couple days ago, and have been very tempted to create a login for YT just to address the knuckleheads. Not only did they obviously not watch the video (they ask about things that were specifically addressed) but they are just spouting the same, tired rhetoric.

Offline Ranb

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Re: Today I Found Out video about hoax
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2022, 02:57:27 AM »
That Youtube channel is entertaining, but I think they are rather lax in fact checking some of the subjects they discuss.  I used to be subscribed to that channel, but lost interest due to their "style over substance" way of doing things.

Offline Peter B

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Re: Today I Found Out video about hoax
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2022, 05:09:17 AM »
Oh, and Expattaffy has just posted a comment...

Offline Jeff Raven

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Re: Today I Found Out video about hoax
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2022, 07:21:13 PM »
Oh, and Expattaffy has just posted a comment...

Yeah, he's posted at least a couple, each going to a different image.  The most recent one I saw had a shorter field of view, but the first one showed a nice long terrain shot. I was tempted to ask him what he thought the problem was, but remembered some of his posts here, and decided I didn't need that aggravation.

Offline Jeff Raven

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Re: Today I Found Out video about hoax
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2022, 07:26:07 PM »
That Youtube channel is entertaining, but I think they are rather lax in fact checking some of the subjects they discuss.  I used to be subscribed to that channel, but lost interest due to their "style over substance" way of doing things.

As Peter B pointed out, there are a few obvious ones in this one, and I agree that it detracts from the overall video.  The presenter saying kilometers instead of miles when he gave the average distance to the moon is understandable given where he's from, but mispronouncing Ed White's last name (he got it right later) was something that should have been caught, and giving the planned launch date for Apollo 1 as the date of the fire made it seem like whoever wrote the script just did a quick search, saw that date, and went with it.

In general I find their videos entertaining, but as you said, they aren't always fact-checked well.