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  • SCIENCE OF STUPID

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We love to watch other people make a mess of things- preferably in spectacular fashion. "Science of Stupid" reveals through science experts exactly how & why adventure turned to misadventure.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Science of Stupid: Episode 1
    What goes up, must come down! Kite surfers launch into the air, hurdlers miss their mark and break dancers lose their balance.
  • Science of Stupid: Episode 2
    From standing on a moving motorcycle to attempting the high jump, Richard Hammond brings you the world’s most jaw-dropping amateur stunts gone wrong.
  • Science of Stupid: Episode 3
    Sliding down a hand rail on a staircase means you end up on the ground. And Ice-bucket challengers take a hit to the head.
  • Science of Stupid: Episode 4
    Tune in for flying cars, flying kayaks and flying dirt bikers! A standing jump may seem simple but turns into a nose dive.
  • Science of Stupid: Episode 5
    Tune into this episode of Science of Stupid for flying cars, flying kayaks, and flying dirt bikers! Watch as car jumpers learn what happens when angular momentum gets the best of their trick, and dirt bikers attempt to ride uphill with too much acceleration A standing jump may seem like a simple task, but when done without consideration of the Work Energy Theorem, a simple jump turns into a nose dive. Planking and wheelchair wheelies are certainly unique activities, and both can cause serious damage when there is a shift in the centre of mass. Prepare to meet the pavement!
  • Science of Stupid: Episode 6
    Revisit your childhood as you learn the science behind climbing trees and playing leapfrog. Without the right height and velocity, you will most likely land on your face! And remember, because of gravity, the higher you climb, the harder you fall! Get away to the desert and watch some amateur sand surfers attempt to overcome friction and avoid eating sand. Well see some failed attempts at the perfect punch, and see what happens when people attempt to toss a five metre caber that weighs 59 kilograms. If you think walking in high heels is easy, think again! Learn the science of buckling and how it makes walking in heels is quite difficult and dangerous.
  • Science of Stupid: Episode 7
    Wintertime brings snow, ice, and fun when enjoyed wisely, but too much ambition sends some thrill seekers into the snow in a nose dive.
  • Science of Stupid: Episode 8
    Sliding down a handrail on a staircase or escalator with an acceleration of zero to 97 kilometres per hour in under 4 seconds seems amazing. That is until you meet with an equal and opposite force and find yourself on the ground! The ice-bucket challenge was a social media hit, but some challengers did not hold the buckets correctly and took that hit to the head. Tumbling, indoor sky diving, and slacklining test athletic ability. Without proper attention to the centre of gravity and reaction of forces, face-plants and bellyflops are sure to occur. And when land kayaking, always remember to steer! If you do not, you may find yourself amongst the trees.
  • Science of Stupid: Episode 9
    Science experts reveal exactly how and why adventure can turn into misadventure.
  • Science of Stupid: Episode 10
    In this episode we learn just how many ways there are to humiliate yourself while leaning on a fence or injure yourself playing with dinghies.
  • Science of Stupid: Episode 11
    In this episode we discover the secrets of ninja grip, the best way to swing onto a bank and what to avoid when parasailing behind a boat.
  • Science of Stupid: Episode 12
    In this episode we learn all about the science behind the Parkour Press and the dangers of moving on a boat.
  • Science of Stupid: Episode 13
    In this episode we learn all about Icebergs, the many ways to hurt yourself jumping off a pier, and what to watch out for biking over a teeter totter.
  • Science of Stupid: Episode 14
    In this engineering special we discover the secrets behind explosive demolitions and what you need to look out for when operating a ladder.
  • Science of Stupid: Episode 15
    Prepare yourself as amateurs attempt billiard trick shots and try to show off their Frisbee talents.
  • Science of Stupid: Episode 16
    Learn just how many ways there are to embarrass, injure and humiliate oneself when walking downstairs, giving a piggyback, or climbing a ladder.
  • Science of Stupid: Episode 17
    In this episode we learn all about surface tension, the best way to catch a drone, and the secrets behind bike river jumps.
  • Science of Stupid: Episode 18
    From dancing on tables to pulling wheelies on quad bikes, Richard Hammond explains the science behind the world’s most jaw-dropping amateur stunts gone wrong.
  • Science of Stupid: Episode 19
    From spinning nunchucks to riding miniature motorbikes, Richard Hammond explains the science behind the world’s most jaw-dropping amateur stunts gone wrong.
  • Science of Stupid: Episode 20
    From attempting a spinning karate kick to performing a chest bump, Richard Hammond explains the science behind the world’s most jaw-dropping amateur stunts gone wrong.
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