Episode 128 • Chemistry & Science
It's not rocket science
Prof. Murry: Good morning, everybody. Please, take a seat. Today we are going to do a little experiment based on what we studied in our previous lesson. Everybody ready? Okay, good. Then grab your goggles and open your books at page 20. All the ingredients are right in front of you, simply follow the instructions you see. Very good, Miss Colby. Good work, Mr. Silverman. Mr. Delaney, why are you not carrying on? It’s not rocket science! You just need to follow the instructions you have right in front of you!
Student: Uhm, it’s just. I read the whole thing and I think there may be a mistake…
Prof. Murry: A- A mistake? Don’t be ridiculous, Mr. Delaney.
Student: No, but, you see, this concoction is mostly water, I’m afraid if we add sodium to that the whole thing is going to blow up.
Prof. Murry: Blo- [laughs]. Please. Here. I’ll show you. Did you weigh this using the scale?
Student: Yes, sir but-
Prof. Murry: Okay, great, then look, all you need to to is add this and wait for it to- [explosion]
Student: Professor Murry. Are you okay?
Prof. Murry: I’m good, yeah. I think you’re right. There’s a mistake in these instructions.