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Urgh! How can Ms Hucklebuck have so much stuff?
-Maybe she just really likes boxes.
-I wish she liked smaller boxes.
Jonathan, can you pop upstairs, please?
My telephone doesn't seem to be working. Hello?
-Oh. Will do, Ms Hucklebuck.
And by the way, my name is Colin.
This is Brain Freeze!
With Dr Knowles...
Colin the floor manager...
and Ms Hucklebuck.
Come on, everybody!
BOTH: It's time for...
Today, we're asking...
Strength can be measured in a number of ways.
Diamond is the hardest natural material,
and is very difficult to scratch.
However, if you smash a diamond with a hammer, it will fracture.
On the other hand, super strong steel is known for its amazing
tensile strength, meaning it can resist being pulled or stretched.
But there are some materials in nature that are even stronger.
Spider silk has incredible tensile strength
and, relative to its size, is actually stronger than steel.
Whoa, that's amazing!
There couldn't be anything stronger than that.
I wouldn't be so sure. See you after this break.
And we're clear!
Oh. I mean, really! What's in these things?
Yeah, I've got my suspicions about this one, all right.
FRANTIC YAPPING INSIDE
Hello, Ms Hucklebuck! It's Colin...
BOINGING AND WHIZZING
Well, I did not expect to see that!
Wait 'til the others find out about this.
-Oh, crumpets! Positions!
So, tell us, Dr Knowles,
what is the world's strongest natural material?
-The world's strongest natural material isn't diamond.
Or even spider silk!
Oh, please tell us! Please tell us, Dr Knowles.
It's limpet teeth!
That's a joke, right?
Limpets are a type of sea snail that look like barnacles.
They feed on algae by scraping along rock surfaces
with a tongue-like structure called a radula.
Their radula contains tiny microscopic teeth
which are made of composite fibres that are both hard and tough,
making for a phenomenal grip.
By studying these incredible creatures,
scientists are learning new ways to build structures in the human world.
This process is called bioinspiration.
We can all learn something from that.
-See you next time!
-Bye-bye, limpet fans!
Ohhh... I feel like I'm going round in circles here.
I could have sworn I carried this box in already.
Ach, I know what you mean, Doctor! It feels very repetitive.
Hang on! I've been moving all these boxes from here to there.
And I've been moving all those boxes from there to here.
Oh, don't tell me...
Oh, 'fraid so, Dr Knowles.
It's going to be a long night.
Er, Jonathan! You will keep it to yourself about...
You know, what you saw earlier, won't you?
Absolutely, Ms Hucklebuck. Mum's the word.
And would you be a dear and pop back up when you get a sec?
My computer seems to be running a bit slow...
-I've read the manual and...
-Yes, Ms Hucklebuck.