Why is a Fossilised Keyboard in this Pavement? | Nostalgia Nerd

20 maj 2020
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If you walk to the point where Elm Hill meets Prince's Street, in Norwich, and look down, you'll find a prehistoric looking fossilised keyboard in the pavement. How did this "pavement keyboard" get here, and what purpose does it serve?
Huge thanks to Molly Sole for agreeing to take part in this video.
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  • This one was a really interesting one. finally someone explained what the heck that keyboard was.

    TappotuoppiTappotuoppi6 dagar sedan
  • Map: www.google.com/maps/@52.6309492,1.2967592,3a,46.1y,64.89h,53.67t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipMg1endqOdq5Vi0mGB0-QH_lh8jvYH0eTGRpOk!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipMg1endqOdq5Vi0mGB0-QH_lh8jvYH0eTGRpOk%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya270.17645-ro0-fo100!7i4608!8i2304

    securitycounterchecksecuritycountercheck21 dag sedan
  • my first thought was to get a keyboard and make a mold of it so that I could do the same thing. My second thought was where do I get wet concrete?

    Sean PeacockSean Peacock25 dagar sedan
  • Sp, you live in the same town as Mr Ashens. Interesting. Have you ever been for a coffee together?

    yogibear2k2yogibear2k227 dagar sedan
  • Some stupid humans in the future will claim it as evidence for their religion.

    David KinsellaDavid KinsellaMånad sedan
  • I've walked past (and on it) so many times! Our cities got lots of little intricacies in it!

    Syteanrics ScenesSyteanrics ScenesMånad sedan
  • Hey, it turns out you can speak rather normal when talking to other people :P

    Borislav GeorgievBorislav GeorgievMånad sedan
  • Good work mate! In a way it's sad the legend is solved though!

    hak1985orghak1985orgMånad sedan
  • WoW awesome Investigation!

    extrasupermorgenextrasupermorgenMånad sedan
  • That keyboard needs to be rescued and repaired.

    Coffee FoxCoffee FoxMånad sedan
  • I really really like computers. How about you?

    KholaKholaMånad sedan
  • I saw it yesterday as I was passing by, so cool

    AtariBoy 77AtariBoy 77Månad sedan
  • Cool story. She's pretty cool.

    Johnny PopeJohnny Pope2 månader sedan
  • Why would you not zoom in on the keyboard after saying "Thank and good evening" at the end?

    Linkovich ChomofskyLinkovich Chomofsky2 månader sedan
  • I went on a boatey holiday on the Norfolk Broads with the lads when I was a teenager and ended up in Norwich, after growing up in Liverpool it was pretty dull, although thing were exciting in Liverpool sometimes for the wrong reasons, but I digress. We went to some nightclub and it was like something out of the 1970's saying that it was the 1980's at the time so it wasn't as bad as it first sounds. Anyway we had a great time being snotty teenagers and laughing at the locals doing there best Saturday Night Fever routines.

    diecast jamdiecast jam2 månader sedan
  • Great video and research. It took me about 7 minutes from never having heard of this keyboad to being intensly invested in it and wanting to visit Norwich to see it for myself.

    MusicFanatical1MusicFanatical12 månader sedan
  • This os so funny. And all those people who were so wrong, but demanded they were right, must feel foolish now. lol.

    MrWitchbladeMrWitchblade2 månader sedan
  • This is a wonderful video

    Quietus PlusQuietus Plus2 månader sedan
  • egg head man was searching on that computer

    Reese MORGANReese MORGAN2 månader sedan
  • norfolk represent!

    david hatreddavid hatred2 månader sedan
  • And even now that piece makes an amazingly cool statement of how the digital world has marked our world. Truly cool stuff.

    The Phantom Safety PinThe Phantom Safety Pin3 månader sedan
  • alienz

    AstroVision MediaAstroVision Media3 månader sedan
  • Might be one of its kind now, but this will be a common sight in 50 million years.

    N Q HN Q H3 månader sedan
  • Very interesting story.

    Amir HamzahAmir Hamzah3 månader sedan
  • Because someone realized AI would take over and they wanted to mess with computer babies 200,000 years from now?

    Phil JermakianPhil Jermakian3 månader sedan
  • This was strangely therapeutic to watch... Well done mate, you should do a series on these modern folk tales!

    David NelsonDavid Nelson3 månader sedan
  • as the concrete just looks like a DIY patch in a hole... most likely some imaginative local got sick of said hole and got creative at the same time... lot of effort to go to, make a mould of a keyboard... but why not?

    Muckin 4onMuckin 4on3 månader sedan
  • Never wanted to know about this ever.... due to never hearing about it ever, granted there is little a pond between it and myself so perhaps not that surprising. Still, I loved hearing this, simply a great little story to stumble across. edit: fixed a typo

    Lewis TaylorLewis Taylor3 månader sedan
  • cuz someone put it there dummy.

    UnEqual RealityUnEqual Reality3 månader sedan
  • This was quite a charming video. I rather enjoyed it. Thank you.

    William BenningtonWilliam Bennington3 månader sedan
  • Ahh lovely Norwich :)

    AzaxAzax3 månader sedan
  • Plastic can mineralized on the outer surface but it does not fossilize

    Dalton NeumannDalton Neumann3 månader sedan
  • ....dude that's not a real keyboard it's a imprint otherwise you would see the plastic were the concrete cracked

    Dalton NeumannDalton Neumann3 månader sedan
  • I legit saw that it was made from a mold the second I saw it

    Floofy ChillFloofy Chill3 månader sedan
  • Click click click click

    Floofy ChillFloofy Chill3 månader sedan
  • Theory before I watch. Some dude raged so hard that they yeeted it into the wet pavement, and it never got removed. Edit: Seen the light. "Reality is often disappointing"

    A KamA Kam3 månader sedan
  • Nice video but i do stamp concrete all the time.There are dinosaur stamps that will leave an impression of fossils in the concrete.I guess a keyboard is kinda fitting for the times.

    richard soultrichard soult3 månader sedan

    Tristan SamuelTristan Samuel3 månader sedan
  • It's so good someone took photos of her doing it! Coincidentally I was offered a place at Norwich school of Art and Design the year before Molly so perhaps I would have known her personally had I not flopped my A-levels

    Si ESi E3 månader sedan
  • better as a mystery

    Buster JangleBuster Jangle3 månader sedan
  • Ok, so what is the definition of a fossil?? ......wait, is this clickbait?

    phiddle phartphiddle phart3 månader sedan
  • Ummmm, aren't there hungry people to feed in the world & people without housing? Why are we wasting time & resources on this?

    Jack .StravinskyJack .Stravinsky3 månader sedan
  • when you know that the answer including some background could be given in half a minute ^^

    Bernhard MaierhoferBernhard Maierhofer3 månader sedan
  • Lovely stuff.

    parkie1888parkie18883 månader sedan
  • They are predictions. They showed us this will exist.

    Theresa ToomaTheresa Tooma3 månader sedan
  • 9:11 That's not a poker face! That's a (Oh sh:t!) face. I wonder why?

    Ned KellyNed Kelly3 månader sedan
  • BULL****T she did not create that keyboard art stupid girl

    Richy-JRichy-J3 månader sedan
  • Is this tom scot but im blue da be de da ba di?

    EvidentialEvidential3 månader sedan
  • Being a time-traveler myself, I can confirm, with some authority, that there is no real mystery here.

    Murmur TrollMurmur Troll3 månader sedan
  • Even if it,s ironic, it's still dumb and a waste of data

    elnubnubelnubnub3 månader sedan
  • I'm not saying it's aliens, but...

    Frederico SorianoFrederico Soriano3 månader sedan
  • Looks like someone carved it into the ground

    SenpaijaSenpaija3 månader sedan
  • Someone go get the University art department to make a Blue Plaque and put it on the wall.......!

    Andrew LAndrew L3 månader sedan
  • It's called art

    me and mineme and mine3 månader sedan
  • Time Travel

  • It's simple. Ancient aliens needed a way to program their guidance computers, and an advanced civilization isn't going to settle for punchcards

    Jose BatistaJose Batista3 månader sedan
  • One artist making a statement on technology. One pavement layer that said "I'm not paid enough to fix this."

    Bryan FennerBryan Fenner3 månader sedan
  • Imagine if that keyboard had 1 clickable key that unlocks something

    KinprotoKinproto3 månader sedan
  • Gonna admit that right off the bat I thought you were Brian Brushwood.

    Micah SmithMicah Smith3 månader sedan
  • I reckon some highway maintenance people laid cement on the floor not realising or caring that there was a PC keyboard on the floor lol

    Fil SapiaFil Sapia3 månader sedan
  • lies... it was left there by aliens and our computers started out of a photo of that pavement.

    btd5btd53 månader sedan
  • Jesus. The council needs to sort out the pavement

    Mark ConstableMark Constable3 månader sedan
  • Can plastic be fossilized ? I mean it non organic.....it does not take too much to make a mold and stick it in the ground

    Remjet777Remjet7773 månader sedan
  • Sidewalks are regularly vandalized and sometimes it's by accident. The fact she had something handy to vandalize it was probably a coincidence.

    Kisai YukiKisai Yuki3 månader sedan
  • This fossilized keyboard is PROOF the Earth is only 6000 days old! Read your Bible! PRAISE JESUS!!!!1!!!1

    PatchesRipsPatchesRips3 månader sedan
  • The Bible tells us there’s nothing new under the sun. ☀️

    Crystal DavisCrystal Davis3 månader sedan
    • I understand where you're coming from but did you watch the video? It's an art installment .

      DavidDavid3 månader sedan
  • Reminds me of that one comic book sketch were Gaston Lagaffe was watching people paving over the old sidewalk with new cement, he accidentally bumped his coke bottle, it fell straight into the cement and it stuck out.... "since then, 50 people fell, 12 ended up with a scraped knee ans 235 curses were shouted."

    MK3424MK34243 månader sedan
  • Molly is looking fantastic for her age!

    RattoRatto3 månader sedan
  • Looks like his Facebook is in Pirate Speak

    [CYXXYC][CYXXYC]3 månader sedan
  • Prehysteric nonsens. 🤣😂🤣

    daytona1212daytona12123 månader sedan
  • huge tom scott vibes from this video, great job!

    Peter SavridesPeter Savrides3 månader sedan
  • I don't understand how anybody could think this keyboard was pre-80's.

    Matt WolfMatt Wolf3 månader sedan
  • Stamp

    Qanon Boom718Qanon Boom7183 månader sedan
  • Someone should restore it

    Ben DoverBen Dover3 månader sedan
  • The folklore would've been that it was supposed to be in the 1980s the truck lost it

    Raph Caswell-JonesRaph Caswell-Jones3 månader sedan
  • Still looks better than my keyboard 🤣

    Roland ten NapelRoland ten Napel3 månader sedan
  • I like that there's a keyboard fossilized in the concrete. But it's probably going to get removed by some boomer who thinks it ruins the sidewalk

    LerkscoreLerkscore3 månader sedan
  • As soon as I saw that I thought some bored dude just put a mold in it

    Mr. KMMMr. KMM3 månader sedan
  • You could say this was the KEY BOARDom idea.

    Kafj302Kafj3023 månader sedan
  • god, I love modern art.

    Hate9.Hate9.3 månader sedan
  • she's so great.

    R-POWR-POW3 månader sedan
  • When we got on the video call I thought "this woman is lying, there is no way that she is older than 25 right now". Then they had the picture of her actually doing it!

    Ahron WayneAhron Wayne3 månader sedan
  • It’s impressive how much credibility is given to people commenting online these days. Almost 4 minutes before starting to see some sort of serious research.

    Nicolas NuñoveroNicolas Nuñovero3 månader sedan
  • Normally in my town you only find dog paws

    Gecko oGecko o3 månader sedan
  • Commodore 64, Vic 20 ?? Anyone?

    Sidney HirstSidney Hirst3 månader sedan
  • Brilliant, Molly. Thank you.

    Sgt Rock 68Sgt Rock 683 månader sedan
  • it would be cool if they repoured that concrete and she re-did the piece itsa ll crumbled anyway and needs repair, someone shoul give her a call when they repair that spot.

    AsTheWheelsTurnAsTheWheelsTurn3 månader sedan
  • Well, what it was is hardly a mystery. It's just who did it. Anyone who didn't instantly think "Someone printed it with a mould" is pathetically dull in the head and should be grateful for any career they've managed to acquire. I won't take what internet debates have said at face value because so many people just talk bullshit for the sake of it, myself included. But any of those _"serious"_ people really should feel bad for their terrible deductive skills.

    ZaireZaire3 månader sedan
  • i swear when i was a kid i remember keyboards sometimes had a plastic cover that could go over it, probably to stop dust or something. Anyway, i remember it being a hard transparent plastic that was moulded to the shape of the keys. It would make the perfect mould to push into wet concrete.

    Q phoxQ phox3 månader sedan
  • just discovered this fella, now time to settle in for a binge watch.......thanks bud!

    Sofa King AwesomeSofa King Awesome3 månader sedan
  • Glad you cleared this up for all the idiots

    Wade WoodringWade Woodring3 månader sedan
  • The stories of people saying their dads told them if fell off a truck are probably true. Only, the dad's made them up because it sounded interesting.

    Ian ZaineaIan Zainea3 månader sedan
  • Brilliant!

    Mark RogersMark Rogers3 månader sedan
  • Excellent video! As a result of this I'll definitely subscribe! However, I must say that 'ye olde' is pronounced 'the old' because the use of the term "ye" used to be written þe, employing the Old English letter thorn 'þ', which got replaced with the 'y'. Ye as a pronoun is pronounced ye. So now you know.

    Raymond RomanosRaymond Romanos3 månader sedan
  • The best thing in this was the interview confirming the when and why and who. The second best thing was seeing how people just make up stuff (and how gullible people 'Liked' the comments of how it was a Remington typewriter or from the 1950s or the 1800s when it's clearly a computer keyboard with the number pad on the right hand side).

    ShawnGBRShawnGBR3 månader sedan
  • I call bullshit it was all by accident. First thing, the kind of concrete used on paths doesn't mould well to the fine details of a keyboard. There's too much chunks of coarse gravel. Second, she said she was just walking to school and happened to see a spontaneous opportunity to do some street art. While someone else took photos of her doing it. So spontaneous. Still looks cool, tho. Not arguing with that. :)

    Major MalfunctionMajor Malfunction3 månader sedan
  • Damn, I live near Norwich and I've never heard of or seen that before!

    LaurenLauren3 månader sedan
  • mad respect for having your facebook on pirate

    madferretmadferret3 månader sedan
  • I love these mystery videos that actually have closure

    badmoose01badmoose013 månader sedan
  • It was probably sent from the future into the past.

    Brian OLearyBrian OLeary3 månader sedan