• Question: What is the strangest experiment you've ever done?

    Asked by Carris to Marikka, Matt, Rob on 20 Nov 2014.
    • Photo: Robert Hampson

      Robert Hampson answered on 20 Nov 2014:

      I don’t know.

      We did some really weird experiments to do with the surface temperature of ping pong balls in school Physics classes…

    • Photo: Matt Bilton

      Matt Bilton answered on 20 Nov 2014:

      We know Vitamin D can be quite important for the immune system, so one time I did an experiment with some white blood cells, and I wanted to make sure there was enough Vitamin D.

      We didn’t have any spare in the lab but because Jo, one of my friends, was so tanned I knew she had been on a very sunny holiday! People make loads of Vitamin D when they’re exposed to sunlight so I asked her if she would mind donating some blood :D. I chucked away all of the cells so there was just the serum remaining – with loads of Vitamin D! Then I added that to my experiment.

      Fortunately it worked!