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Outrageous Acts of Science

Outrageous Acts of Science

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  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Clip
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Comedy
  • Tags: science

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Plot Synopsis

Described as TOSH.0 for science nerds, this series, a user-generated pop-science show, features video clips of people doing crazy, hilarious and downright amazing things, followed by experts breaking down the science and explaining the inner workings of each eccentric experiment. From a backyard solar death ray to base jumping in wing suits and from exploding a three-ton whale to flipping over a speeding car, these ingenious stunts, antics and inventions demonstrate principles of physics, chemistry and engineering. Each one-hour episode counts down the top 20 viral videos around a single theme, including: "Homemade Heroes," highlighting people who have taken simple things at home and transformed them into something crazy, amazing and massively dangerous; "Human Guinea Pigs," featuring people who have trained tirelessly to prepare their bodies for scientific endeavors; "Natural Born Thrillers," showcasing how people demonstrate quirky and amazing powers of the natural world; and "Epic Stunts," showing people performing incredible and crazy stunts, pushing them to their limits. Almost five months after this series debuted on Discovery UK on November 28, 2012 with the title YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED, Science Channel aired the U.S. premiere of this series on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10pm ET/PT. On Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT on Science, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE returned for its second season in the United States. The Season 2 premiere episode, "Kings of Carnage," featured topics like: anvil shooting; demolition fail; and jumping out of a helicopter with no parachute. The expert panel for Season 2 featured thought leaders across many disciplines of science headlined by: astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi; biologist Dr. Carin Bondar; and mathematician Matt Parker. Science Channel aired the U.S. premiere of Season 3 of OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE on Saturday, January 17, 2015 and Season 4 on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Hakeem Oluseyi, Debbie Berebichez, and the rest of the scientists are back to kick off 2016 in the best way possible with brand new episodes when OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE returns on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT on Science Channel, immediately following an all-day marathon (6am-9pm) of encore episodes. Saturday's premiere episode (9pm), "Like a Boss," celebrates those internet legends who have beaten the competition and taken science to new heights by doing it bigger and better than the rest. These guys reveal the very best of human ingenuity and perseverance by doing it like a boss. From an Olympian cyclist showing just how much power it takes to toast a piece of bread to the bosses of amateur rocket launches, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE and its team of experts go behind the scenes of the world's most clicked viral videos to break them down and explore the science that behind the stunts millions of internet and social media users enjoy and share each with each other every day. On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT, Science Channel premiered a new season of OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE. The real-life scientists who uncover the principles behind the backyard experiments this season include astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi, physicist Debbie Berebichez, robotics engineer Eric Gradman, molecular biologist Adam Ruben, materials chemist Sujata Kundu, nuclear chemist Alistair Linsell, biologist Carin Bondar, mathematician Matt Parker, and engineer Mike North, among others. In the season opener, "Power Hungry", the featured clips include a whip cracking amateur looking to beat a word record, an explosive keg that becomes a beer fountain and ice swords that splice gourds. Science Channel premiered the eighth season of OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT. The premiere episode, "Life Hackers," looks at backyard inventors creating the ultimate life hacks. From turning a bike into a car, cola into a fire extinguisher or a jet ski into a Jetovator, these life hackers are pure genius.
Tonight (Wednesday, August 30, 2017) at 10:04pm ET/PT, Science Channel premieres the "Masters of Disasters" episode of OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, which counts down the most dangerous clips on the web. Celebrate the fearless people who have mastered disaster by turning it into a scientific endeavor. This episode highlights explosive artwork, underwater sword swallowing, and a jumbo jet pulled by just one man.

Other Titles

  • Aired internationally as: You Have Been Warned
  • Aired in Latin America as: Locolab

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by October Films