1. StevoR says

    Could work.

    Salt’n’peppar squid and marinated octopus greek style .. YUM!

    Custard calamari .. hmm.. I’d try it once and see. Could be a sweet way to serve seafood.

    Walking on custard – great fun. Never tried it, sure it would be. Messy but. Wonder how long before it would go very badly off tho’ or does custard not do that?

  2. ronster666 says

    They could have saved some money and watched the Mythbusters episode where they did the same thing, but then they would have missed out on all the fun.

  3. tim rowledge, Ersatz Haderach says

    you probably can’t keep squid in custard

    How would you even know?
    Drop squid in custard.
    Wait a moment.
    Squid engages cloaking device.
    Do you have a squid in custard?

  4. tmscott says


    The video oversimplifies things a bit. Not all non Newtonian fluids act that way, only rheopectic fluids.

  5. Eric Walten says

    @ronster666 (#3): Them just watching the Mythbusters episode would have been difficult, considering the Brainiac episode aired more than 3 years before the Mythbusters episode.

  6. baal says

    I wonder how they will empty the custard out. Also, i wonder how safe the custard is if you sink up to your chest, could you still breathe ok?

  7. TonyJ says

    They’ve got Hamster. Now they just need James May to drive a Rolls Royce into the custard swimming pool.

  8. John Morales says

    I see things like this, and I can’t help but think of the huge amount of food wasted.

  9. Trebuchet says

    I see things like this, and I can’t help but think of the huge amount of food wasted.

    That would be a huge quantity of very bad industrial food! Real custard does not contain cornstarch.

    Despite my recent, and probably regrettable, Top Gear addiction, it took my brain a moment to shift gears and recognize Hammond. Now I’m going to have to go look for more Brainiac clips.

  10. John Morales says

    Trebuchet, yeah, twenty-seven thousand litres of very bad industrial food — it would take a starving person to care to eat such, no?

    (lucky there ain’t such people in the world, then)


  11. jnorris says

    Lord John walks on custard. Now let Lord John turn any liquid into wine, except fruit juice.

    So how did they get the custard out of the pool and what did they do with it?

  12. marko says

    Ah Braniac! A paragon of poor science, entirely intellectually bereft, hosted by the horrible and moronic Jeremy Clarkson sycophant Richard Hammond.

  13. DLC says

    I do have what used to be a swimming pool. I never thought of filling it with non-Newtonian fluid.

  14. Oompa-Loompa says

    I just have a problem with any of the guys on top gear being on a show that has “brain” in the name and it not being about brain damage.

  15. koliedrus says

    Meh. I walk on magma all the time. I use something called “Tectonic Plates” to insulate my feet.