The WORST episodes of Brainiac: Science Abuse
Every episode of Brainiac: Science Abuse ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Brainiac: Science Abuse!
Brainiac is The Alternative science series that shows you the experiments you were never allowed to do in school. Richard Hammond aims to answer the scientific questions that have been bothering us all such as what you shouldn't put in a microwave and Do mobile phones really cause explosions in petrol stations.
#1 - Sports Day Special
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/24/2007
To mark the last in the series of Brand New Brainiac: Science Abuse, Vic Reeves and the team celebrate the most competitive day in the school calendar - Sports Day. Which national dress is the best outfit for swimming? Will it be the kilt and sporran of the Scots or the lederhosen of Germany? In Stuff Nasa Never Tried, Vic attempts to discover whether rockets can help you play football and Olympic silver medallist Iwan Thomas falls prey to Brainiac's top tips for cheating in a race.
#2 - DIY parachutes
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/23/2004
Richard Hammond puts DIY parachutes to the test. We find out if it's possible to go on a romantic dinner date whilst being electrocuted? Does getting scared make you stronger? The cheeky girls pay a visit to the Brainiac lab. Tina Turner and her bunsen burner are back with a bang. Jon Tickle takes the p out of science and drinks it. We try and stop rock and roll with the help of a chainsaw. Plus your chance to vote and win a starring role on the final show of the series as Brainiac goes interactive with explosive of the week.
#3 - Christmas Cracker
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/20/2005
Slip sliding away – CO2 power hits the ice. What to do if Santa gets stuck up your chimney. Knife, fork, spoon – which is Britain’s best bit of cutlery. Which is Britain’s most pain in the arse packaging. Jon Tickle gets in some seasonal slobbering. A gas oven, some explosives and a naked flame – you do the maths. Brainiacs feel the cold this xmas. Hitting the high notes – carol singing on helium. We give the five top tips for snowball fights. And what would happen if you pulled 500 crackers at once?
#4 - Best Way to Pee
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/13/2006
In tonight's episode of Brainiac, we are taken through a variety of experiments including: The best way to pee in a public bathroom, The most effective way to get rid of a stitch and how many strands of spaghetti can you break with your bare hands.
#5 - The Bounciest Ball
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/10/2006
In tonights episode, numerous experiments are tried out to find out: What the bounciest ball is, what the toughest nut is, which finger is the strongest and many more. This episode is also the finale of "Brainiac Darts."
#6 - Football
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/29/2007
Vic Reeves, Jon Tickle and Charlotte Hudson continue their madcap antics and try to answer a selection of puzzling scientific questions. This week the Braniacs are joined by Tony Hadley on helium and The Salon's Ricardo Reido as he attempts the Celebrity Day Job Electrocution challenge.Watch Now:Amazon
#7 - Camping
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/5/2007
Vic Reeves, Jon Tickle and Charlotte Hudson continue to wreak havoc in the laboratory, and try to answer a selection of puzzling scientific questions. The trio are joined by former England cricketer Mark Butcher, who attempts the Celebrity Day Job Electrocution challenge.Watch Now:Amazon
#8 - Fishing
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/12/2007
Lady Isabella Hervey accepts the Celebrity Day Job Electrocution challenge while she trains at the gym. The Braniacs fill a shed full of fireworks, and attempt to make a knickerbocker glory in a microwave. Vic Reeves and his team attempt to answer the questions that have baffled scientists for years.
#9 - Orienteering
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/19/2007
Vic Reeves attempts to create music using rockets, and Jon Tickle carries out an experiment to see if the additive monosodium glutamate really does enhance the taste of foods. Eddie the Eagle joins the madcap team and accepts the Celebrity Day Job Electrocution challenge.
#11 - Sun bather
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/3/2007
Vic Reeves and Jon Tickle attempt to find out how destructive a water bomb can be, and a father tests his son's honesty by seeing how far he can throw him. Plus, DJ Brandon Block takes on the Celebrity Day Job Electrocution Challenge.
#12 - Farmer
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/10/2007
Vic Reeves sets out to create a personal rocket pack aimed at improving commuting times, and 2008 Strictly Come Dancing champion Camilla Dallerup faces the Celebrity Day Job Electrocution Challenge. Meanwhile, Jon Tickle tries to find out whether it would be more painful being hit when it is cold than when it is warm.
#13 - Dog owner
Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/17/2007
Horse-racing pundit John McCririck undergoes the Celebrity Day Job Electrocution Challenge, while Vic Reeves and Jon Tickle test the flying abilities of household objects. Plus, a look at the crumbliest foods and an experiment to try out a variety of alternative fire extinguishers, including a steam roller and explosives.Watch Now:Amazon
#14 - Picnic
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/8/2007
Vic Reeves takes over as the new host of Brainiac for a fifth series. This week the brainiacs are testing out such things as: can you run through a wall of sellotape and what is the fastest means of transport for your luggage!
#16 - Episode 1
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/13/2008
Thaila Zucchi presents regular segment How Hard Is Your Thing? in which she puts viewers' submissions through a series of intense tests to find the hardest object in the land. Vic Reeves sends a portable toilet airborne and a magic trick is updated with an electrifying twist.Watch Now:Amazon
#17 - Episode 2
Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/20/2008
Jon Tickle, Vic Reeves and Thaila Zucchi investigate the fastest way to eat eggs, how many pieces of sticky tape are needed to lift a car and how to turn vegetables supersonic with the aid of a pneumatic cannon and a rocket on a wire. Plus, Abi Titmuss and Frank Bruno try to blow up their caravans.Watch Now:Amazon
#24 - Most Painful Place to Pinch
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/3/2006
In Tonight's episode of Brainiac. We go through a range of experiments including: Finding out which is the most painful place on the body to pinch, Finding out what happens if you jump at the last second of a lift-freefall, What food pets really like, What the fastest way to travel on foot is, and many more.
#25 - Kiddies Roundabout
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/27/2003
Can we accelerate as fast as a jet on a kiddies roundabout. Smash and grab – can a stock car team crack one of the world’s toughest safes. Would you bet your teeth on the laws of science. Resident Brainiac Boffin Jon Tickle takes to the water. How much weight can you lose by having a dump. Making chips – the lazy man’s way. Does a duck’s quack echo. How many times can you fold a piece of paper in half. Which commonly used household oil is the most dangerous. Why are you lighter on a morning than when you go to bed. We test subliminal advertising. And Fat v Thin continues.