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Adam Funk
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:06 pm    Post subject: Brainiac has been nobbled! Reply with quote

The horror!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/life/badscience/story/0,,1821144,00.html

--> But what really happened? Deep Throat (OK, Brainiac's Dr
--> Bunhead, aka Tom Pringle) claims: "Absolutely bloody
--> nothing. The density of caesium ensured it hit the bottom of
--> the bath like a lead weight. The sheer volume of water then
--> drowned out the thermal shock-wave I was expecting to
--> shatter the bath. They could not go home empty handed. So
--> they rigged a bomb in the bottom of the bath and then blew
--> the s**t out of it. I must say it did look cool ... [It] ate
--> away at my conscience. But I couldn't do anything about it."
-->
--> If this was all faked, then what is the point of me
--> watching? And, what is the point of them saying "the rapid
--> generation of hydrogen gas" caused the explosion, if it
--> didn't?
-->
--> Anyway, a Sky spokesman said: "All of the experiments
--> conducted on Brainiac have proven theory behind them. We aim
--> to inform, excite and, above all, entertain our viewers with
--> science method conducted in a fun and engaging way. We love
--> big bangs and sometimes we'll make an explosion bigger than
--> we need to just because it's fun, but we always tell our
--> viewers."

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Dirk Bruere
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Joined: 16 Feb 2006
Posts: 62

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Brainiac has been nobbled! Reply with quote

Adam Funk wrote:
Quote:
The horror!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/life/badscience/story/0,,1821144,00.html

--> But what really happened? Deep Throat (OK, Brainiac's Dr
--> Bunhead, aka Tom Pringle) claims: "Absolutely bloody
--> nothing. The density of caesium ensured it hit the bottom of
--> the bath like a lead weight. The sheer volume of water then
--> drowned out the thermal shock-wave I was expecting to
--> shatter the bath. They could not go home empty handed. So
--> they rigged a bomb in the bottom of the bath and then blew
--> the s**t out of it. I must say it did look cool ... [It] ate
--> away at my conscience. But I couldn't do anything about it."
--
--> If this was all faked, then what is the point of me
--> watching? And, what is the point of them saying "the rapid
--> generation of hydrogen gas" caused the explosion, if it
--> didn't?
--
--> Anyway, a Sky spokesman said: "All of the experiments
--> conducted on Brainiac have proven theory behind them. We aim
--> to inform, excite and, above all, entertain our viewers with
--> science method conducted in a fun and engaging way. We love
--> big bangs and sometimes we'll make an explosion bigger than
--> we need to just because it's fun, but we always tell our
--> viewers."


That should not come as a surprise, given that their 'high explosive'
demos are faked. HE does *not* cause (in one instance, allegedly using
nitroglycerine) a washing machine to fall apart in a ball of flame. HE
is far more dangerous.
Here's what it *should* have looked like
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-6212929973397721918&q=grenade+washing

Dirk
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Adam Funk
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: Brainiac has been nobbled! Reply with quote

On 2006-07-19, Dirk Bruere at NeoPax <dirk.bruere@gmail.com> wrote:

Quote:
That should not come as a surprise, given that their 'high explosive'
demos are faked. HE does *not* cause (in one instance, allegedly using
nitroglycerine) a washing machine to fall apart in a ball of flame. HE
is far more dangerous.
Here's what it *should* have looked like
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-6212929973397721918&q=grenade+washing

I won't try it at home. And probably not at the office, either.

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