Synopsis by Alice Day
In this episode of Connections 3, the science education series that blends humor and serendipity, delivers another group of seemingly unrelated events that are connected in surprising ways. The programs mix science, art, and history in a manner designed to engage the viewer. Genial host James Burke heads to Stonehenge, dicusses Martin Luther, Tycho Brahe, and Mary Queen of Scots, then moves up to the magnetic North Pole. From here he brings up gin and tonics, which leads to the mixing of rubber with gasoline, concluding with the subject of firebombing.
technology, social-change, connection, interdependence, invention