To “cleanse” the palate, this debacle is itself ironically a lesson about the scientific method Nye pays so much lip service to. If this is your first exposure to Bloom, you might conclude that she’s a volatile chemical with no practical uses and should be quickly discarded. Not so. Trust me, she’s extremely talented and her show is delightful. (Many of her older pre-show song parodies, available on YouTube, are funny too.) This particular experiment produced the entertainment version of a lab fire — trial and error — but run a few more experiments before you give up on her. I promise, she’s graphene-like when given the right material to work with.
Don’t ask me what this is doing on Nye’s show, though. Isn’t his target audience kids?