Funny / Look Around You

  • Bumcivilian. The funniest word ever made up.
  • Imhotep is invisible.
  • The egg experiment.
    • "Make sure you look out for the release of the new albumen. It's out now!"
  • The following Incredibly Lame Pun from the iron episode - (paraphrased) "The iron pyramid is connected to an alternating current from the mains as well as a direct current from a battery. We're using AC/DC because it's heavy metal."
  • An enormous pair of scissors has appeared.
  • "Machadaynu!"
  • Thanks Tchaikovsky. Thaikovsky.
  • "Probably about ..5.05 Mg" (read point-point five point oh five microgallons)
  • The "Little Mouse" song.
  • The Post Office Tower spent six consecutive weeks at UK No. 1 due to a mix-up.
  • The Incredibly Scary Picture from series 2. Great effort is taken to point out before it's first appearance how scary it is, with a stock "those of a nervous disposition look away now" only for the incredibly tame picture (A bear and a skeleton) to appear late. The image continues to appear at random throughout the rest of the episode.
  • "Man has been using iron since the stone age."
  • The lab exterior in Series 1 looks like a giant ping-pong ball in the middle of a field. Because it is a ping-pong ball photoshopped into footage of a field.
  • "Thanks ants. Thants."
  • "But remember: Whether you're at home, in school, or just out and about: whatever you do, never give a gypsy calcium."
  • "[...] the British mission to destroy Mars." Complete with computer graphic of an orbiter launching a missile at it.
  • Bless you, ants.

  • "Man would be unable to process foods."
    Zooms in on gravestone
    "And would starve."
  • "The equipment is now dismantled"

    "And then destroyed"
    Shoots equipment with gun