Mondays, on BBC Two
The show, hosted by Top Gear presenter James May, answers key questions on aspects of everyday life, including what makes up the human body, what a cloud is and what makes the universe work so effectively.
Have you ever wondered if certain chemicals can make you irresistible to the opposite sex? Well James May certainly has, and with a little help from his motion graphic friends, he’ll distill the sensuous secrets and explain how our world is really just one big laboratory. Along the way he’ll reveal that what you flush down your toilet could actually be making you money, how the booze in your bottle could power a jet and why the elements in the periodic table are just like us – they don’t all get along! Join James as he discovers what sorcerers and scientists have wondered for centuries, whether we can turn lead into gold - and if you’re lucky, he just might share chemistry’s secret to eternal life.
How have smart guys with spanners managed to change the world? James May finds out by asking things like: What did steam ever do for us? What is the smartest machine? And … When can I move to Mars? Through a weird and wonderful world of animation and motion graphics James will reveal all the answers and along the way find out who has been building skyscrapers for millions of years, what a football has to do with nanotechnology and how a 180mph chicken gun and foul tasting tea help keep you safe on a plane. James uncovers fascinating facts, super science and a wealth of downright wackiness, giving you the real ‘nuts & bolts’ account of how things really work, from the wheel to the Saturn V rocket.
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