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Friday, August 14, 2009

Dr. Bunhead Is Coming To X-periment! 2009

Great news, fellow rabid Brainiac fans - Dr. Bunhead is coming to town!

The Science Centre and their co-organizers have informed me that, for the first time ever in Singapore, this year's X-periment! event will feature this world famous "stunt scientist".

Doctor of Exploding Things, Foamy Things... and Exploding Foamy Things.

I mean this guy.

If you have never heard of Brainiac (either because you've been living under a rock, or because you're a banker), here's a sample of what Dr. Bunhead does on the show...

Fooosh... BOOM!

And now, time for some of the details I've received about this event:


science.09 will kick off with X-periment!, a three-day science carnival at Marina Square Central Atrium and will run from 14-16 August 2009. Highlights at X-periment! include special performances by Dr Bunhead from the UK. Dr Bunhead is sure to be a hit with everybody!

This year we are igniting that spirit of inquisitiveness at the heart of science, which has led to so many of its discoveries, with the theme – Ask Why. In that spirit, we are encouraging you and your readers to ask your science questions! (and win an Apple 16GB iPod Touch!)

So how do I participate?

1. Our website: Submit your questions along with your full name and email on the science.09 website (

2. OR Twitter: To submit questions and qualify for the contest via Twitter:

a. Follow @ProfWhy (, the science.09’s mascot Professor Why

b. Tweet your questions to @ProfWhy

The more questions you ask, the greater your chances of winning!

Every Monday, Professor Why will also respond to a selection of the previous week’s questions. Check the science.09 website for answers!

How long is the contest period?

The contest will begin on Tuesday, 11 August 2009 and end at midnight (Singapore time) on Friday, 4 September 2009.

For further details, visit:


If you are free this weekend, why not bring your family down to Marina Square to check out Dr. Bunhead's mind-blowing performance? There are also interesting exhibits to see and hands-on activities to do in the various booths there.

Here's the schedule for Dr. Bunhead's show times:

15 Aug 09 - 12:00 noon, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

16 Aug 09 - 12:00 noon, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

See you there!

Would you like to know more?
- Last year's event: X-periment! 2008


angry doc said...

Is Professor Mayang Lee going to be there too?

Lim Leng Hiong said...

I don't think so.

Why, are you interested in her big basket of fruit? Or what she has in her giant clam?

S.A. said...

I hope Marina Square is properly insured for fire.

angry doc said...

Just wanted to find out whether she goes down, er, I mean whether her fruits go down to the bottom of the pool when put inside water, you understand...

Lim Leng Hiong said...

To S.A.:

...and properly insured for foamy water flooding too :P

To Angry Doc:

Oh her fruits definitely go down.

As for the Professor, it depends on whether you are James Bond or not...

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