Discovery's 'Street Science' creates flame tornado in downtown Tampa and premieres tonight on cable (w/video)
Want to see a giant tornado of flames rising in the center of downtown Tampa? Don't worry, it's just a TV show.
Tune in to the Science network tonight at 10 p.m. for the premiere of Street Science, a new series showcasing offbeat and eye-catching science experiments performed outdoors and often captured in awe-inspiring slow motion.
Hosted by "science magician" Kevin Delaney, Street Science was filmed at more than 60 locations around the Tampa Bay area, Discovery spokesperson Sydney Baldwin said. Some of the local spots that will be seen in the first season include 3 Daughters Brewery, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, the Tampa Riverwalk, Skipper's Smokehouse and Tropicana Field.
Street Science was produced by Tampa-based production company Spectrum for Discovery Communications, the media giant that also operates Discovery Channel. The series channels a bit of the same D.I.Y.-science spirit as Discovery's long-running reality hit Mythbusters.
Among the experiments performed in the first season: leaf blowers turned into hovercrafts, creating an instant nitrogen cloud and visiting Salon Sassin on Armenia Avenue to find a surprising use for their hydrogen peroxide (video above).
The Tampa Hillsborough Film & Digital Media Commission will host a free public screening of the season premiere of Street Science tonight in Cotganchobee Fort Brooke Park. That event featuring food trucks, music and "special guests" begins at 6 p.m., with the screening starting at 7.
New episodes of Street Science will air weekly at 10 p.m. on Science.
You can watch a preview of the ping pong ball experiment at 3 Daughters below.