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November 21, 2004

Brainiac

Filed under: — elana @ 19:56 IST

There’s this funny show on SkyOne called Brainiac. It’s geek science. Soooo silly. Right now they’re doing something on mobile phones and gas stations. But the piece before this was, get this, filling a swimming pool with custard (from a powder, not homemade), and seeing if someone can walk on it. Seriously. Custard, apparently, is a non-Newtonian liquid, and as long as it’s not being impacted, it is a liquid. But when you impact it, it goes hard, and you can actually walk on it. Freaking great.

They call the show Brainiac: Science Abuse. Yep. It is. But I can’t stop watching it. And they keep blowing things up, which is fun to watch.

3 Comments »

  1. (showing off) I believe the word is thixotropic! ;)

    Comment by Justin — November 23, 2004 @ 13:09 IST

  2. “They call the show Brainiac: Science Abuse. Yep. It is. But I can’t stop watching it. And they keep blowing things up, which is fun to watch.”

    That sounds like a program in the USA called “Myth Busters”. It too is quite cool! They’ve done tests to prove if you’d be electrocuted if a plugged in toaster fell into your bath water… they’ve tested if a person gets wetter by walking in the rain or by running in the rain.. It’s hilarious!

    Comment by rnchackett — December 8, 2004 @ 20:01 IST

  3. Yes, I have seen that show (part of the one with “does a sinking ship drag you down with it?”). Not nearly as much fun as Brainiac tho…Mythbusters takes themselves seriously, while Brainiac doesn’t even come close. :-)

    Comment by Elana Kehoe — December 10, 2004 @ 04:00 IST

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