Distributed By - Discovery Networks International
Weird Connections is a fast-paced and entertaining glimpse at the strangest experiments being performed in the name of science today. On the surface these experiments seem so ‘out there’ that it’s hard to believe they’re more than late night lab pranks. Each episode takes the viewer on an unlikely and unexpected journey, plotting the connections between one amazing experiment and the next and ending with the real scientific advances they have inspired.
In Programme One, Neurobiologist Claire Rind demonstrates why showing her pet locust the battle sequence from Star Wars wasn’t as insane as the scientific community first thought. Weird Connections shows how her cutting edge brain-mapping research in locusts has inspired computer models and robot insects, and has ultimately led to the creation of Volvo’s first collision-avoiding car. Thousands of lives will be saved thanks to Claire and her sci-fi loving locust.
From levitating frogs to video games for flies, Weird Connections mixes the weird and the wonderful in a fast-paced and entertaining half hour proving once and for all that fact really is stranger than fiction.