Take two high-school nerds who can't get a date, cross them with a modern day "Frankenstein" experiment and what do you get? The answer is the original comedy series "Weird Science", based on the 1985 John Hughes feature film of the same name. The television series further explores the bizarre adventures of a pair of teenage misfits who use their computer know-how to fabricate the "perfect" woman.
Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips journey underground to tour London's sewers. This extensive sewage system handles over 25 million tons of human waste annually, while coping with cooking-fat blockages and rats.
Visit the Becton Sewage Treatment Works one of Europe's biggest plants which processes sewage from 3.4 million Londoners into water clean enough to return to the Thames.
Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips visit a state-of-the-art milking station that is fully automated and can milk 70 cows three times a day.
Watch as motorcycle helmets endure extreme testing so they can protect wearers from weather, debris, and hard impacts.
Visit a laboratory where crash test dummies undergo high-impact testing to ensure they accurately simulate the human body in a car accident scenario.
Have you always wanted to own a hovercraft but can't afford one? Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips might have the answer. Learn how you can build your own using plywood and a leafblower and ride on air in no time!
Airships once dominated long-distance travel, until a series of high-profiles disasters-like the Hindenburg damaged their reputation. Learn all about the history of balloon flight.
Jonny Phillips investigates the theory that if powerful enough a magnet can erase a laptop's hard drive.
Is it possible to survive being stuck in quicksand? Jonny Phillips risks life and limb to experience firsthand what it is like to slowly sink into quicksand just a few feet away from an incoming tide.
Visit a factory in Yiwu, China, where workers use 500,000 tons of polyethylene plastic to make five million Lucy dolls each year.
Watch Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips quickly construct a building made of concrete canvas a material that has all the elements of concrete, but is flexible enough to be turned into any shape. This technology allows people to erect permanent structures in a fraction of the time needed for traditional building techniques.
The world's first passenger-carrying hot air balloon flew over France in 1783. Join Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips as they explain how today's hot air balloons become light enough to leave the ground.
Visit a medical laboratory to see how artificial eyeballs are made. Every single eye is made by hand and precisely tailored to its wearer.
Do you know why you can skate across ice? It's not because ice is slippery. Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips demonstrate the science behind ice-skating while trying to maintain their balance!
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