Brainiac: History Abuse

Wednesday 8:00 PM on Sky1 Premiered Jun 01, 2005 Between Seasons


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Brainiac: History Abuse

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Following on from the success of Brainiac: Science Abuse, the Brainiacs are now tackling History in their own inimitable style. And just as Brainiac: Science Abuse answered the scientific questions you didn’t discover in the classroom, Brainiac: History Abuse deliver everything you wanted to know about history but the teacher was too afraid to tell you! Swapping test tubes for a time machine Charlotte Hudson presents Brainiac: History Abuse with an able team of Brainiacs to bring the history books to life. Ernest Clough – History Buff – is also on hand with amazing historical facts. The Brainiacs will delve deep into the past to find out everything about the most evil tortures, weaponry and punishments through to ancient cures and beauty treatments. Never ones to accept the written word, the team will find out for themselves if Churchill was right to extol the virtues of Pykrete by subjecting the substance to their own rigorous tests and they ask if Cleopatra was really onto something when she said ass’s milk was good for your skin as three bathing beauties try baths of ass’s milk, cow’s milk and dog’s milk. Each week viewers will get a lesson in 'How to be a Domestic Goddess' – medieval style! Learn how to delight friends and family with scrumptious recipes from times past. Who could have known how delicious some freshly dug up garden worms could be? Testing out inventions of yore, the Brainiacs find out how we might use various items today. Is the battering ram really defunct or could there be some modern situations where it would be helpful to have one around? And the suit of armour – how would modern man cope with everyday activities in this attire? And, finally, yes – the Brainiacs will still be blowing up caravans but it’s not in the name of science this time, it’s in the name of history.moreless

Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 6/15/2005

Season 1 : Episode 3