Quickie children's cartoon series about the inquisitive Why Why family, whose father is a scientist. In each episode, one member of the family asks another a question regarding some ... See full summary »
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Quickie children's cartoon series about the inquisitive Why Why family, whose father is a scientist. In each episode, one member of the family asks another a question regarding some scientific, medical or geographical situation or word that they don't understand, and someone then explains it to them. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Great show for the curious
26 September 2013 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

After about 13 years, I finally found out again what this show was. I always remember this one sciencey kid's show that described and explained all sorts of magnificent mind boggling phenomena that could keep me busy for hours or even days! Sometimes when I wonder how I became the science-loving curious man I am now, I often think back of this show, even though it's only a vague memory.

What was great about Why Why Family was that it actually was interesting: It covered subjects that were 'complex' to understand technically, but easy enough for children to understand conceptually. By using this approach, I would see the world in such a different manner, and stimulated me to build upon this conceptual basics.

This show encouraged thought and to think beyond the superficial, to always wonder how things worked, truly taught us that the world was a magnificent and curious place to be in, and most of all, that thing rarely are TOO complicated. This show made me feel empowered and curious. Great show.


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