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The Science of Self-Flagellation - Epic Science
Can self-inflected pain make us feel redeemed? Let’s throw some science at medieval and modern flagellants and see what we can reveal about humanity’s complex relationship with pain.
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Stuff to Blow Your Kid's Mind: Gravity
Gravity is the force that holds us on the planet -- but how does it actually work? Join Robert and Julie as they explain how gravity works, and make a handy experiment to demonstrate gravity's effects.
Stuff to Blow Your Kid's Mind: Atmospheric Pressure
Did you know that air has weight? It may sound strange, but it's true. In this episode, Julie and Robert conduct an experiment that shows just how powerful air pressure can become. Tune in to learn more.
Stuff to Blow Your Kid's Mind: Magnets
You've probably played with magnets before -- these fascinating items can exert control over another object without actually touching it. So how do they actually work? Watch as Robert and Julie demonstrate the mighty power of magnets in this episode.
Stuff to Blow Your Kid's Mind: Static Electricity
Have you ever wondered why doorknobs occasionally shock you? The answer involves static electricity. Join Julie and Robert as they explain static electricity in a fascinating (and hair-raising) experiment.
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