Science Of Stupid

Cert 18
Science Of Stupid

WHEN TO WATCH

  1. Tuesday 30 August at 00:00

    Episode 3

  2. Tuesday 30 August at 00:30

    Episode 4

  3. Wednesday 31 August at 00:00

    Episode 5

Synopsis

WARNING: By tuning into this show you will witness a whole host of potentially dangerous and seriously stupid stunts performed by some dedicated daredevils. Please resist the temptation to try this at home. Richard Hammond explains the science behind what went wrong, whether it's down to a lack of consideration for the principles of velocity, rotation, friction (ouch!) or kinetic energy, one thing is for sure, you can't beat science!

Clips

Episodes

  • Episode 1

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    Richard Hammond reveals the science behind a whole host of new and spectacular mishaps. First, he explores the many ways to humiliate yourself when paragliding and riding dirt bikes.

  • Episode 2

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    New. From sword tricks to pulling a wheelie, clips reveal that great stunts can often go terribly wrong. Richard Hammond reveals the science behind such extraordinary misadventures.

  • Episode 3

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    Street luge racing and cycling down steps can both have painful and humiliating consequences. Richard Hammond explores how things can go so spectacularly wrong.

  • Episode 4

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    Richard Hammond turns his attention to cliff diving, swinging a sledgehammer and riding a motorised scooter as he reveals the science behind dangerous and humiliating misadventures.

  • Episode 5

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    From attempting a tandem motorbike wheelie to trampolining with friends, Richard Hammond reveals the science behind a spectacular set of mishaps.

  • Episode 6

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    Richard Hammond explores why spectacular stunts often turn into embarrassing disasters. He takes a look at what can happen when you motorbike on sand and try to ski on metal rails.

  • Episode 7

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    Combining hard science with spectacular mishaps, Richard Hammond reveals why bouncing on beds and catapulting your friends into the air can both end in painful disaster.

  • Episode 8

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    Ever wondered why it is so easy to injure or humiliate yourself on a toboggan? Using clips of spectacular sledging mishaps, Richard Hammond investigates.

  • Episode 9

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    Richard Hammond investigates the science behind a host of new painful and humiliating mishaps, including a snowboard trick that ends in disaster.

  • Episode 10

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    New. Clips reveal that kayaking down rapids, scaling tall buildings and pulling handbrake turns can all have dangerous or humiliating consequences. Richard Hammond investigates why.

  • Episode 11

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    Extraordinary mishaps involving wakeboards, hoverboards and basketballs all come under the spotlight as Richard Hammond explores the science behind spectacular misadventures.

  • Episode 12

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    New. Richard Hammond explores the science behind more spectacular misadventures. This time, the perils of skiing and fishing come under the spotlight.

  • Episode 13

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    Flipping off a springboard and running through mud can both have disastrous consequences. But why? Richard Hammond explores the science behind embarrassing mishaps.

  • Episode 14

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    New. Richard Hammond examines more wince-worthy clips as he investigates why food fighting and diving from springboards can both have painful and embarrassing consequences.

  • Episode 15

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    New. Richard Hammond checks out more wince-worthy clips as he explores the possible perils of caravanning, breakdancing and trial biking.

  • Episode 16

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    New. Richard Hammond explores the science behind more spectacular misadventures. This time, he checks out clips of mishaps on ski lifts and explores the perils of wrestling in bubble wrap.

  • Episode 17

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    New. Clips reveal that firing a bow and arrow and loading up a trailer can both have dangerous or humiliating consequences. Richard Hammond investigates why.

  • Episode 18

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    New. Richard Hammond checks out the extraordinary misadventures of ordinary folk as he asks why BMX stunts so often go embarrassingly wrong.

  • Most Unsporting Moments

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    New. Most Unsporting Moments: From ice hockey to high-jumping, Richard Hammond reveals his favourite sporting mishaps in this special compilation episode.

  • Most Painful Lessons

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    New. Science's Most Painful Lessons: From jumping into a bin, to breathing fire and shooting paint balls, this special compilation episode features some of the most ill-advised stunts.