• According to everyone I talked to in the town, that’s wrong. My research was wrong, news articles are wrong, Wikipedia is wrong.” – Tom Scott

Sometimes the things needing rejection are your assumptions and even data. Tom Scott’s YouTube channel is focused on thorough research to understand the intricacies of often overlooked aspects of life. His piece on Coober Pedy is a sterling illustration of the pitfalls of how even when researching diligently with cited sources, one can still get it wrong.

This story doesn’t mean that *all* news is wrong. It is just a cautionary tale as to the immense difficulties of finding out the true facts behind even the simplest of stories.