What counts as a mountain?

More educative entertainment from Tom Scott:

I’m at the top of Mount Evans, more than 14,000 feet – 4.3km – above sea level. This is definitely a mountain: but why doesn’t the smaller summit next to it also count? Let’s talk about prominence. (Just not for too long, I’m getting low on oxygen.)

He doesn’t reveal, alas, how the mountain does at predicting murders.

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