Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Of Stunts and Viral Videos: Science of Stupid


Have you came across with a viral video lately? National Geographic Channel takes a funny look at the Internet’s most shocking viral videos in April 2014 when it premieres Science of Stupid, a show that explains why stunts go wrong when amateurs try to copy them. Hosted by Ramon Bautista, they will try to explain how some of these videos resulted to a disastrous ending and explain in scientific terms why it failed.

With the boom of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, where people find it easy to post and share interesting information and content, it’s no wonder that some are foolhardy enough to try the crazy stunts that they see professionals do. Such attempts often have catastrophic results—which in turn are posted in the hopes of going viral! Science of Stupid makes sense of this nonsense by showing the necessary setup to make the stunt successful along with what the people in the video did wrong to make things go haywire. It uses visual diagrams to explain the scientific principles applied—or in these cases, not applied—during each attempt.

Each episode of Science of Stupid features a variety of stunts posted on the Internet, ranging from the dangerous to the silly. Thrill seekers collide with the invincible laws of physics as the show explains what happens when two women jump off the roof into a swimming pool, and how a potato canon can cause real damage to a man’s groin with a muzzle velocity of 300 kilometers per hour despite its innocuous name. Eating a spoonful of cinnamon may sound easy, along with other Internet myths that people might thoughtlessly want to try out for themselves, but Science of Stupid outlines the biological, physical and engineering mistakes behind each failed attempt.

A 14-part series of epic fails and realizations, Science of Stupid is hosted by the funny man himself, Ramon Bautista. With his stunt in being a youtube sensation, he will charm you with his wit as he explains the scientific principles behind the stunts and unfortunate experiments.

These OMG moments may have led you to scream, laugh or do a palmface but just a simple warning, do not try these at home! But I'm sure that once you see them at Science of Stupid and they explain it all for you, you'll have second thoughts to even dare. Catch Science of Stupid in April, only on National Geographic Channel.  

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