Mad Science Fair

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Mad Science Fairs are like regular Science Fairs, but on a more exaggerated scale, with Mad Scientists showcasing their various creatures, doomsdays devices and various other miscellaneous contributions to Fringology.

Should the scientists that regularly attend possess intentions of world conquest or genocidal aspirations, the Mad Science Fair may be just a part of a Criminal Convention.


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    Comic Strip 
  • In Foxtrot a summer camp Jason and Marcus went to had a science fair with projects like cold fusion and a synthetic tadpole brain. They themselves made a miniature warp engine but due to accidental sabotage there's no indication if it would have worked.

    Film - Animation 
  • The Evil Science Fair in Igor is designed like a gladiatorial contest. Mad scientists from the Kingdom of Malaria create doomsday devices of various shapes and sizes and pit them against one another. The winner wins first place, the invention used to threaten the world with ransom to fuel Malaria's economy.

    Live Action Television 
  • The kids at Tesla High in Eureka are just as much of mad scientists as their parents, experience has taught Deputy Jo Lupo to attend the science fair in full SWAT gear.

    Web Comic 
  • The Cinderella holiday short from Girl Genius replaces the grand ball with a Glorious Science Faire, the winner of which will get to marry one of the princes- or both of them. Agatha's stepmother sets the stepsisters up with Agatha's potato clock, ant farm, and model volcano (after rejecting her other inventions, including a talking fish and a machine for getting parallel lines to meet) and ordering her to stay home. Agatha shows up to the science fair anyways, with her own project: an army of giant robots.

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    Western Animation 
  • The The Tick episode "Tick vs. Science" features a Mad Science Fair where Carmelita's father presents his new mind-switching device.
  • In the Mary Shelley's Frankenhole episode "H.G. Wells' Scary Monster Contest", mad scientists all over travel to Somewhere in Eastern Europe for the Scary Monster Contest, where they showcase their terrifying creations to a panel of judges.
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