Science of Stupid (TV Series 2014– )
|1||Dancing Disasters (13 Jun. 2014) |
Amateur lumberjacks provide a tutorial on how to improperly cut down a tree. Seasoned street professionals demonstrate Hooke's Law using a pogo stick. A pole dancer learns a hard lesson in friction and gravity.
|2||Discus for Dummies (13 Jun. 2014) |
The "Cannon Ball Ice Dude" racked up 2 million views on YouTube last year with his attempt to jump into a frozen pool. Science of Stupid breaks down the science behind what went wrong with this and other ice-cold stunts
|3||Poolside Fails (20 Jun. 2014) |
It is impossible to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon. Take the word of the hundreds of daredevils who have tried this popular Internet challenge -- and failed. Witness the engineering challenges of building a homemade zip line.
|4||Karate Flops (20 Jun. 2014) |
Several viral videos help explain the physics of bouncing on a trampoline. The effect of gravity and momentum are put to the test on a rope swing. Inexperienced break-dancers demonstrate what happens when your center of gravity is misplaced.
|5||Airbags vs Airheads (27 Jun. 2014) |
The science of a human cannonball is broken down. Parkour enthusiasts show off all the various things that can go wrong when attempting to run across rooftops for sport.
|6||Learning to Fly (27 Jun. 2014) |
Learn the hard science behind bike and monster truck tricks gone wrong and get a crash course in aeronautical science when paragliders collide with trees, a moving truck and even the Statue of Liberty.
|7||Rooftop Drops (27 Jun. 2014) |
Just what is the Internet craze "batman-ing"? Host Seth Herzog explains the downside of ignoring the principles of leverage when hanging upside down from your ankles from doorways, mantels and random public structures.
|8||Human Tower Disasters (27 Jun. 2014) |
Science of Stupid studies the double pendulum effect of a golf swing. Done wrong, and the momentum can knock a golfer off his feet. The secret of walking on stilts is revealed and the kinetic energy of the slingshot is tested on unsuspecting people.
|9||Zip Lines Fails (11 Jul. 2014) |
There's always room for pain when riding a zip line, swings can cause unexpected humiliation, and trying to swallow powdered cinnamon is just not wise..
|10||Bungee Cord Snaps (11 Jul. 2014) |
What can possibly go wrong when bungee jumping blindfolded, flying a kite in high winds or hydroplaning a jet sprint boat at 75 miles per hour? After viewing some shocking viral videos, we examine the science behind what went wrong with the stunts.
|11||Pole Vaulting Mishaps (11 Jul. 2014) |
What can go wrong when a large number of people hurl their bodies down a steep hill while racing to catch a cheese wheel? Then, a few poor high school track stars show how successful or humiliating pole vaulting can be.
|12||Jet Pack Failure (11 Jul. 2014) |
Seth Herzog explores the potential to embarrass, injure and humiliate yourself when rappelling, running up walls and flying with a jet pack.
|13||Don't Lose Your Lunch (18 Jul. 2014) |
What could possibly go wrong when attempting to jump over a moving car, trying a backflip off a brick wall or popping a motocycle "wheelie" on a crowded street? The science behind the failed attempts in stomach-curling viral videos is explained.
|14||Ring of Fire (18 Jul. 2014) |
Unfortunate thrill seekers collide with invincible laws of physics. A man proves that a potato cannon can cause real damage. Two women get a crash course in gravity and real-life "test-dummies" demonstrate the limits of bulletproof vests.