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Beakman's World

Fingerprints, Beakmania and Flatulence (Season 4, Episode 26)
TV Episode | 21 min | Comedy, Family

Beakman investigates a question about how detectives find fingerprints. Fingerprints are made up of unique patterns that combine in different ways--so no two fingerprints are exactly alike. By using special chemicals that react with sweat ...See moreBeakman investigates a question about how detectives find fingerprints. Fingerprints are made up of unique patterns that combine in different ways--so no two fingerprints are exactly alike. By using special chemicals that react with sweat and oil on potentially felonious fingers. Beakman shows his curious science investgating crew how to make their own fingerprint kits with a piece of charcoal, a table knife, a small paint brush, tape and an ink pad. In this week's Beakmania, Beakman swallows a taste of his own science when answering a viewer who wants to know how to take the "yuck" out of medicine (suck on an ice cube to numb taste buds.) Then Beakman finds out some noisy facts about roadrunners. Finally, Beakman as Chef Art Burn, makes a recipe for crystalline formations crystal clear. With a spoon, a glass jar, some bowls and sugar--science never tasted so sweet. Beakman holds his breath while waiting to find out some answers to a subject in Lester's field of expertise--flatulence. The science crew discovers what all the noise behind farting really is. Gas is passed when it accumulates in the stomach or intestines. In acutality, people pass the gas of bacteria eating leftovers in the colon--these tiny critters chow down and give off waste products like carbon dioxide, hydrogen and methane. The crew signs off with an original tune about flatulence, "the man-made turbulence." Written by Anonymous See less
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Mar 15, 1997 (United States)
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Paul Zaloom
Beakman Beakman   See fewer
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Mark Ritts
Lester Lester   See fewer
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Senta Moses Mikan
Phoebe (as Senta Moses) Phoebe (as Senta Moses)   See fewer
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