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Oh, Jonathan, I'm so nervous about my first time on TV!
I'm not sure I'm ready.
You'll be fine, Miss Hucklebuck.
It's all here in the notes.
Oh, and by the way, the name's...
Morning, Colin! It's almost 5am here in Mongolia.
It's freezing cold, but I'm ready to go.
And it's almost 6pm here in sunny Rio and I'm ready to party!
-Jonathan! My notes!
-Break a leg, Miss Hucklebuck.
I think maybe I just did!
..Colin the floor manager and...
Come on, everybody!
-Welcome to Brain Freeze: Time Zone Special.
It's time for...
Today, we're asking...
Today we're asking...
The Earth spins on its axis
once every 24 hours,
which gives us day and night.
Before there were mechanical clocks,
time was measured mostly using the sun.
When the sun was at its highest point, we called that noon,
but as the world became more connected, there was a need
for a more universal system of time measurement.
MCCORK: So what did they do?
The solution was the standard time zone system -
a series of imaginary lines dividing the Earth into 24 zones,
each an hour apart.
So when it's night-time here in Rio...
..it's morning time here in Mongolia.
Wait! I've got this one.
SHE CLEARS HER THROAT
See you after the break!
And we're clear!
Oh, that was a disaster.
I just know I can do better!
Here are your notes for part two.
Please be extremely careful.
No, not again!
Hey, Colin, thanks for sending me to Rio. This is the best fun ever!
I'm even learning how to do the limbo.
Professor, you do realise you're supposed to be doing
actual science work, don't you?
Well, I'm working on my suntan.
That's kind of science, isn't it? Ha!
Oh, crumpets, we're going live!
But what will I do without my notes, Jonathan?
You'll just have to wing it, Miss Hucklebuck.
And for the last time, the name's Colin!
'You can do this. You are a star.
'This is your destiny.
'Take it by the horns!'
-Welcome back, Brain Freezers.
So, Dr Knowles, why does the Earth spin on its axis?
Before there were planets in our solar system,
there was a spinning nebulous cloud of dust with our sun at the centre.
Over time, these particles began to stick together
and eventually formed planets, which inherited this spinning momentum.
So, you could say
the Earth keeps spinning
because there's nothing there to stop it, right?
Exactly! Just as Newton's first law of motion states...
"An object will remain in whatever state of motion it is in,
"unless another force acts upon it."
I couldn't have said it better myself!
So it's goodbye from me in Mongolia...
..from me in Rio...
..and from me in Brain Freeze studios.
And we're clear!
Right, McCork, I expect you back here first thing Monday morning.
That's GMT, remember.
The thing is, Colin, I've just qualified for the finals
of the limbo, so I might just stay here a bit longer,
if that's all right.
Oh, the joys of being a floor manager.
Well, I'm happy to help out whenever you need it, Colin.
Did...did you just call me...?
No, I don't think so...