Bad Science in Movies, Make Plasma and Lightning with a Single Grape and Special Guest Host Veronica Belmont!
Friday, May 25th, 2012
Today we have special guest host Veronica Belmont from Tekzilla! We look at the top movie tropes that get an F in science. In this week's "Esther Gets Experimental" we show you how to create plasma using a single humble grape and your microwave. And can you help solve the mystery movies and books from our latest Lost Media cases?
There is a lot of science in movies that deserves a big, red F - see what we think is the worst!
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There are plenty of science mistakes that film makers just can't get enough of. No matter how much we all know they don't work, either script writers, directors, or stunt coordinators keep using them. So here's our Top picks for Movie Tropes that Get an F in Science!