Science of Stupid

The BEST episodes of Science of Stupid

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Host Richard Hammond, from the hit series Top Gear, explains the science behind videos taken from the Internet.

Last Updated: 6/26/2022Network: National Geographic
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Wall Running Face Plants
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9.20
5 votes

#1 - Wall Running Face Plants

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/11/2015

Surfing on Sand and Walking in Heels
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9.20
5 votes

#2 - Surfing on Sand and Walking in Heels

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/17/2015

Pole Vaulting Mishaps
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9.19
52 votes

#3 - Pole Vaulting Mishaps

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/14/2014

Richard Hammond explores the potential to embarrass, injure and humiliate yourself when pole vaulting or just rolling down a hill in a trash can.

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Bungee Cord Snaps
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9.16
55 votes

#4 - Bungee Cord Snaps

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/7/2014

A look at juggling, flying a kite and bungee jumping.

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Jet Pack Failure
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9.16
51 votes

#5 - Jet Pack Failure

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/14/2014

Richard Hammond explores the potential to embarrass, injure and humiliate yourself when abseiling, running up walls or flying with a jet pack.

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Rooftop Drops
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9.03
64 votes

#6 - Rooftop Drops

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/30/2014

Clips featured include embarrassing tubing, taking a ride on a rodeo bull and hanging upside down.

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High Jumps and Shallow Water
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9.00
4 votes

#7 - High Jumps and Shallow Water

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 8/7/2015

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Soccer Balls and Mousetraps
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9.00
2 votes

#8 - Soccer Balls and Mousetraps

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired 8/28/2015

Tennis Racket and Chair Dances
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9.00
2 votes

#9 - Tennis Racket and Chair Dances

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired 8/28/2015

Most Unsporting Moments
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9.00
1 votes

#10 - Most Unsporting Moments

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 6/3/2016

From making a touchdown to attempting a high jump, Richard Hammond explains the science behind the world's most jaw-dropping sports matches gone wrong.

Human Tower Disasters
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8.95
57 votes

#11 - Human Tower Disasters

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/30/2014

Richard Hammond presents clips of people stilt walking, firing a sling slot and playing golf.

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Learning to Fly
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8.90
60 votes

#12 - Learning to Fly

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/30/2014

Richard Hammond explores the humiliating and painful potential of karate kicks, urban-biking bunny hops and snowboarding on water.

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Poolside Fails
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8.86
59 votes

#13 - Poolside Fails

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/7/2014

Richard Hammond explores the potential to embarrass, injure and humiliate yourself when riding a zip line or trying to swallow powdered cinnamon.

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Half-Pipe Wipeouts
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8.67
6 votes

#14 - Half-Pipe Wipeouts

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/4/2015

Roof Jumping: To Infinity and Below
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8.67
6 votes

#15 - Roof Jumping: To Infinity and Below

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/18/2015

Flip Flops and Power Purges
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8.57
7 votes

#16 - Flip Flops and Power Purges

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/18/2015

Segways and Water Skis
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8.50
4 votes

#17 - Segways and Water Skis

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/24/2015

Ping Pong and Leg Waxing
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8.50
2 votes

#18 - Ping Pong and Leg Waxing

Season 2 - Episode 34 - Aired 9/4/2015

Episode 2
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8.50
2 votes

#19 - Episode 2

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/29/2017

In this episode, we learn how many ways there are to injure and humiliate yourself dipping your dance partner, jumping in the snow and bottle flipping.

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Dancing Disasters
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8.36
100 votes

#20 - Dancing Disasters

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/16/2014

Learn just how many ways there are to embarrass, injure and humiliate yourself when pole dancing, using a pogo stick and cutting down a tree.

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High Lines and Back Flips
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8.33
3 votes

#21 - High Lines and Back Flips

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/24/2015

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Bottle Rockets and Aerial Kicks
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8.33
3 votes

#22 - Bottle Rockets and Aerial Kicks

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 8/14/2015

Ring of Fire
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8.19
116 votes

#23 - Ring of Fire

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/9/2014

Learn just how many ways there are to injure and humiliate yourself while riding a unicycle, running on a treadmill – or jumping off a roof.

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Discus for Dummies
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8.19
100 votes

#24 - Discus for Dummies

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/16/2014

Science experts reveal exactly how and why adventure can turn into misadventure.

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Zip Line Fails
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8.09
34 votes

#25 - Zip Line Fails

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/23/2014

Richard Hammond explores the humiliating and painful potential of scooter stunts, break dancing and swinging on ropes.

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