Mr.Wizard's World

Season 2 Episode 8

Episode 8

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Aired Unknown Apr 02, 1985 on Nickelodeon
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ELECTROCUTED HOT DOG - Leila describes the various ways to cook a hot dog: boiling. fry, and baking in an oven. Mr. Wizard says they are going to electrocute one. HOUSEHOLD LEVERS - Mr.Wizard illustrates three kinds of simple levers. FLY’s FEET - How can a fly walk on a wall without falling off? MAGIC NUMBER - Mr Wizard shows Billy a book that contains thousands of names. He writes the name Efrem on a chalk board and asks Billy to choose three numbers from one to ten. Billy writes 6 - 4 - 5 on a drawing pad and then writes them in reverse order: 5 -4 - 6. He then subtracts one set from the other: 099. He reverses the 990 and adds the last two numbers to get 1089. Mr. Wizard tells him to look at the tenth word on page 89 of the book. He turns to the correct page and counts down ten names. It is Efrem. OIL LAMP - Mr.Wizard poses a problem: a storm causes the electricity to go out at your home. You have no candles, no kerosene lamps, no flashlights. How can you make light? CHOCOLATE JOURNEY - You’re going today on an unusual safari guess­ing game to far off places to gather the ingredients for a com­mon food you’ve eaten many times. See how soon you can guess what that common food is. QUARTZ WATCH - According to Mr.Wizard a balloon filled with water and a quartz watch have something in common. MASS vs WEIGHT - Michael examines a brick hanging from a swing frame. Above and below the brick are thin pieces of string. A stout cord supports the strings and brick so that if either string is broken, the brick will not fall to the ground. Mr.Wizard challenges Michael to break the bottom string with­out breaking the top one. Solving the problem involves the concepts of mass and weight.moreless
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