Brainiac: Science Abuse (2003–2008)

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Series cast summary:
Jon Tickle ...
 Himself (42 episodes, 2003-2008)
Joe Rowntree ...
 Brainiac Joe (42 episodes, 2003-2008)
Tom Pringle ...
 Dr. Bunhead / ... (41 episodes, 2003-2008)
Neil DuCran ...
 Brainiac Neil (38 episodes, 2003-2007)
Moira Kan ...
 Brainiac Moira (38 episodes, 2003-2007)
...
 Himself - Presenter (37 episodes, 2003-2006)
Ed Arriens ...
 2 Brains (37 episodes, 2003-2006)
...
 Professor Myang Li / ... (35 episodes, 2004-2008)
...
 Dolly Boy (32 episodes, 2005-2008)
Daniel Norris ...
 Brainiac Dan (31 episodes, 2004-2006)
Charlotte Hudson ...
 Herself (28 episodes, 2004-2006)
Richard Greenwood ...
 Brainiac Richard (28 episodes, 2003-2005)
Peter Dickson ...
 Himself / ... (23 episodes, 2005-2008)
John P. Kilcoyne ...
 Himself / ... (22 episodes, 2005-2008)
Karen Naiker ...
 Brainiac Karen (20 episodes, 2004-2005)
Sonal Patel ...
 Brainiac Sonal (18 episodes, 2004-2005)
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The show courted mild controversy when it emerged that at least one of the experiments was faked by a pyrotechnics department. The alkali metals are known to react rapidly with water, producing hydrogen gas and energy, with potentially explosive results. An experiment was set up to demonstrate how these metals reacted by dropping them in water, with the expectation that the heavier alkali metals would be more potent. Lithium, sodium, potassium and rubidium reacted with increasing potency. However caesium (the heaviest of the alkali metals commonly available) simply sank to the bottom of their "tank" (a bath) before it could react significantly, which was far less dramatic than the other reactions suggested. The producers had the bath wired with explosives and blown to pieces, and presented this instead. According to a statement issued by the production company, they frequently used pyrotechnics in this way. See more »

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Richard Hammond: [introducing Jon Tickle walking on custard] Now, science has proven the following - man cannot walk on water. Jesus did, but he was the son of God, giving him an unfair advantage.
[pushes Jon into the pool]
Richard Hammond: As you can see, Jon Tickle cannot walk on water.
Jon Tickle: But I can walk on custard!
Richard Hammond: ...but he can walk on custard.
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too painful
9 June 2010 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

this show is by far the worse i've ever seen. it tries to be a show of entertainment mixed with science but in fact it isn't entertaining at all because the ''acting'' is just too bad, the things they show are pretty common, the scientific method is nonexistent, and the science itself is ridiculed, even the explosions aren't funny on this show and that's quite an achievement because explosions are always a lot of fun. the brainiacs are picked i don't know how but they get ridiculed on TV to prove nothing at all and the things that the show talk about are completely random and completely useless. it's a complete waste of time and believe in me when i say that you are probably better off.


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