S2 E8. Why do crabs walk sideways? How were skateboards invented? Why haven’t hover boards been invented? Ft special guest experts Professor Schmitt and Doug Millard (Science Museum)


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In this week's show we answer three questions from Leo, Dragon and Cecily with help from special guest experts Professor Schmitt and Doug Millard from the Science Museum in London.

Professor Schmitt is a world expert on skateboards and has been making them for decades - he gives us the low down on how they were invented. Doug Millard looks after the airplane collection at the Science Museum in London and chats hoverboards.

We find out why crabs walk sideways, as well as what the biggest crabs on land and sea are – there’s one that is as wide as a giraffe is tall!

We delve into the history of skateboards and talk about the man who crossed the Channel on a hoverboard.

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Molly Oldfield studied History at Oxford before becoming a QI elf, writing and researching questions for the BBC quiz show for twelve years. She has written three books. They are The Secret Museum, a book about all the things that are in museums that rarely, if ever, go on display; Wonders of the World’s Museums filled with things you can see, and Natural Wonders of the World about all kinds of creatures and places on our beautiful planet we call home.

This podcast will also be published as Everything Under the Sun – A Year of Curious Questions in September 2021 by Ladybird at Penguin Random House.

Professor Schmitt – www.newdealskateboards.com

Science Museum – www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

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