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

20 mei. 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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  • If I was this artist. I would never admit to it or come out about how I did it. I would feel that the mystery and ideas of how it came to be would be the art its self, and knowing that I effected so many people in such an intriguing way would be my reward. I feel like by coming out about it you end that fun and the art becomes less interesting. But still a cool story non the less.

    Will CamickWill CamickMaand geleden
  • Jesus christmas, she is so cute and she did this in 1998? American healthcare is trash, shes almost 40 and looks like 25 year old americans lol

    truhhhhhhhokIII3truhhhhhhhokIII32 maanden geleden
  • More like a theory than a conspiracy theory really. Who conspired when the keyboard fell of the truck.

    Free HatFree Hat2 maanden geleden
  • I'm calling it now, a Time Traveller took his PC back some time ago and at some point left this keyboard in the area.

    MirrorclawMirrorclaw3 maanden geleden
    • Darn reality, why are you so boring! :(

      MirrorclawMirrorclaw3 maanden geleden
  • ‘So i booked a ticket’

    TubbyMcWubbyTubbyMcWubby3 maanden geleden
  • Uh, its not FOSSILIZED, its embedded. Fossilization is a process wherein the atoms of the original item are chemically REPLACED by cations from the surrounding material. Thereafter the atoms of the fossil are no longer the original atoms of the original burred item. The difference is significant and important.

    radzewiczradzewicz3 maanden geleden
  • time traveller 1: were back time traveller 2: I think I dropped something time traveller 1: hey where's your keyboard?

    Dr. BucketDr. Bucket5 maanden geleden
  • This one was a really interesting one. finally someone explained what the heck that keyboard was.

    TappotuoppiTappotuoppi6 maanden geleden
  • 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 Peacock6 maanden geleden
  • Sp, you live in the same town as Mr Ashens. Interesting. Have you ever been for a coffee together?

    yogibear2k2yogibear2k26 maanden geleden
  • Some stupid humans in the future will claim it as evidence for their religion.

    David KinsellaDavid Kinsella7 maanden geleden
  • I've walked past (and on it) so many times! Our cities got lots of little intricacies in it!

    Syteanrics ScenesSyteanrics Scenes7 maanden geleden
  • Hey, it turns out you can speak rather normal when talking to other people :P

    Borislav GeorgievBorislav Georgiev7 maanden geleden
  • Good work mate! In a way it's sad the legend is solved though!

    hak1985orghak1985org7 maanden geleden
  • WoW awesome Investigation!

    extrasupermorgenextrasupermorgen7 maanden geleden
  • That keyboard needs to be rescued and repaired.

    Coffee FoxCoffee Fox7 maanden geleden
  • I really really like computers. How about you?

    KholaKhola7 maanden geleden
  • I saw it yesterday as I was passing by, so cool

    AtariBoy 77AtariBoy 777 maanden geleden
  • Cool story. She's pretty cool.

    Johnny PopeJohnny Pope7 maanden geleden
  • Why would you not zoom in on the keyboard after saying "Thank and good evening" at the end?

    Linkovich ChomofskyLinkovich Chomofsky7 maanden geleden
  • 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 jam8 maanden geleden
  • 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.

    MusicFanatical1MusicFanatical18 maanden geleden
  • This os so funny. And all those people who were so wrong, but demanded they were right, must feel foolish now. lol.

    MrWitchbladeMrWitchblade8 maanden geleden
  • This is a wonderful video

    Quietus PlusQuietus Plus8 maanden geleden
  • egg head man was searching on that computer

    Reese MORGANReese MORGAN8 maanden geleden
  • norfolk represent!

    david hatreddavid hatred8 maanden geleden
  • 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 Pin8 maanden geleden
  • alienz

    AstroVision MediaAstroVision Media8 maanden geleden
  • Might be one of its kind now, but this will be a common sight in 50 million years.

    N Q HN Q H8 maanden geleden
  • Very interesting story.

    Amir HamzahAmir Hamzah9 maanden geleden
  • Because someone realized AI would take over and they wanted to mess with computer babies 200,000 years from now?

    Phil JermakianPhil Jermakian9 maanden geleden
  • This was strangely therapeutic to watch... Well done mate, you should do a series on these modern folk tales!

    David NelsonDavid Nelson9 maanden geleden
  • 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 Taylor9 maanden geleden
  • This was quite a charming video. I rather enjoyed it. Thank you.

    William BenningtonWilliam Bennington9 maanden geleden
  • Ahh lovely Norwich :)

    AzaxAzax9 maanden geleden
  • Plastic can mineralized on the outer surface but it does not fossilize

    NumaTechPrototypesNumaTechPrototypes9 maanden geleden
  • ....dude that's not a real keyboard it's a imprint otherwise you would see the plastic were the concrete cracked

    NumaTechPrototypesNumaTechPrototypes9 maanden geleden
  • I legit saw that it was made from a mold the second I saw it

    Floofy ChillFloofy Chill9 maanden geleden
  • Click click click click

    Floofy ChillFloofy Chill9 maanden geleden
  • 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 Kam9 maanden geleden
  • 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 soult9 maanden geleden

    Tristan SamuelTristan Samuel9 maanden geleden
  • 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 E9 maanden geleden
  • Ok, so what is the definition of a fossil?? ......wait, is this clickbait?

    phiddle phartphiddle phart9 maanden geleden
  • Ummmm, aren't there hungry people to feed in the world & people without housing? Why are we wasting time & resources on this?

    Jack .StravinskyJack .Stravinsky9 maanden geleden
  • when you know that the answer including some background could be given in half a minute ^^

    Bernhard MaierhoferBernhard Maierhofer9 maanden geleden
  • Lovely stuff.

    parkie1888parkie18889 maanden geleden
  • They are predictions. They showed us this will exist.

    Theresa ToomaTheresa Tooma9 maanden geleden
  • 9:11 That's not a poker face! That's a (Oh sh:t!) face. I wonder why?

    Ned KellyNed Kelly9 maanden geleden
  • Being a time-traveler myself, I can confirm, with some authority, that there is no real mystery here.

    Murmur TrollMurmur Troll9 maanden geleden
  • I'm not saying it's aliens, but...

    Frederico SorianoFrederico Soriano9 maanden geleden
  • Looks like someone carved it into the ground

    SenpaijaSenpaija9 maanden geleden
  • Someone go get the University art department to make a Blue Plaque and put it on the wall.......!

    Andrew LAndrew L9 maanden geleden
  • It's called art

    corona viruscorona virus9 maanden geleden
  • Time Travel

    ImMegatronImMegatron9 maanden geleden
  • 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 Batista9 maanden geleden
  • One artist making a statement on technology. One pavement layer that said "I'm not paid enough to fix this."

    Bryan FennerBryan Fenner9 maanden geleden
  • Imagine if that keyboard had 1 clickable key that unlocks something

    Prince ToPrince To9 maanden geleden
  • Gonna admit that right off the bat I thought you were Brian Brushwood.

    Micah SmithMicah Smith9 maanden geleden
  • 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 Sapia9 maanden geleden
  • lies... it was left there by aliens and our computers started out of a photo of that pavement.

    btd5btd59 maanden geleden
  • Jesus. The council needs to sort out the pavement

    Consty71Consty719 maanden geleden
  • 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

    Remjet777Remjet7779 maanden geleden
  • 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 Yuki9 maanden geleden
  • This fossilized keyboard is PROOF the Earth is only 6000 days old! Read your Bible! PRAISE JESUS!!!!1!!!1

    PatchesRipsPatchesRips9 maanden geleden
  • The Bible tells us there’s nothing new under the sun. ☀️

    Crystal DavisCrystal Davis9 maanden geleden
    • I understand where you're coming from but did you watch the video? It's an art installment .

      DavidDavid9 maanden geleden
  • 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."

    Kayo MichielsKayo Michiels9 maanden geleden
  • Molly is looking fantastic for her age!

    RattoRatto9 maanden geleden
  • Looks like his Facebook is in Pirate Speak

    [CYXXYC][CYXXYC]9 maanden geleden
  • Prehysteric nonsens. 🤣😂🤣

    daytona1212daytona12129 maanden geleden
  • huge tom scott vibes from this video, great job!

    Peter SavridesPeter Savrides9 maanden geleden
  • I don't understand how anybody could think this keyboard was pre-80's.

    Matt WolfMatt Wolf9 maanden geleden
  • Stamp

    Qanon Boom718Qanon Boom7189 maanden geleden
  • Someone should restore it

    Ben DoverBen Dover9 maanden geleden
  • The folklore would've been that it was supposed to be in the 1980s the truck lost it

    Raph Caswell-JonesRaph Caswell-Jones9 maanden geleden
  • Still looks better than my keyboard 🤣

    Roland ten NapelRoland ten Napel9 maanden geleden
  • 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

    LerkscoreLerkscore9 maanden geleden
  • As soon as I saw that I thought some bored dude just put a mold in it

    Bob The BlobBob The Blob9 maanden geleden
  • You could say this was the KEY BOARDom idea.

    Kafj302Kafj3029 maanden geleden
  • god, I love modern art.

    Hate9.Hate9.9 maanden geleden
  • 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 Wayne9 maanden geleden
  • 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 Nuñovero9 maanden geleden
  • Normally in my town you only find dog paws

    Gecko oGecko o9 maanden geleden
  • Commodore 64, Vic 20 ?? Anyone?

    Sidney HirstSidney Hirst9 maanden geleden
  • Brilliant, Molly. Thank you.

    Sgt Rock 68Sgt Rock 689 maanden geleden
  • 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.

    AsTheWheelsTurnAsTheWheelsTurn9 maanden geleden
  • 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.

    ZaireZaire9 maanden geleden
  • 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 phox9 maanden geleden
  • just discovered this fella, now time to settle in for a binge watch.......thanks bud!

    Sofa King AwesomeSofa King Awesome9 maanden geleden
  • Glad you cleared this up for all the idiots

    Wade WoodringWade Woodring9 maanden geleden
  • 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 Zainea9 maanden geleden
  • Brilliant!

    Mark RogersMark Rogers9 maanden geleden
  • 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 Romanos9 maanden geleden
  • 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).

    ShawnGBRShawnGBR9 maanden geleden
  • 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 Malfunction9 maanden geleden
  • Damn, I live near Norwich and I've never heard of or seen that before!

    LaurenLauren9 maanden geleden
  • mad respect for having your facebook on pirate

    madferretmadferret9 maanden geleden
  • I love these mystery videos that actually have closure

    badmoose01badmoose019 maanden geleden
  • It was probably sent from the future into the past.

    Brian OLearyBrian OLeary9 maanden geleden
  • Took me nearly 4 minutes in to realize you had pirate mode on... I completely forgot about that setting

    Mike SMike S9 maanden geleden