Following my earlier post Caesium in water – why does it do this?!, Mark Lorch from the University of Hull pointed out that the Brainiac video included was a fake. In so doing, Mark pointed to the following video that discusses this fakery:
I am embarrassed to say I have never stopped to consider the validity of the science of the Brainiac video since caesium is not too easy to get hold of and is very reactive. However, I’m guessing many science teachers have fallen into the same trap, as Tom Gordon from the University of Sydney concurred. Consequently, Tom has started the Twitter hashtag #fakedsciencevids, finding this little gem (it’s worth reading the comments for this video, although with a slight language warning).
What other faked science videos have you come across?