TODAY | March 24, 2014
>>> the host of " none of the above " on the national geographic channel . he's part of a unique brand of science. tim, good morning to you.
>> good morning.
>> in all of the reviews of the show, people refer to you as the irreverent engineer. do you like that label?
>> i do live science. this isn't a magic show. magic's not real. this is real stuff, real science. i go to the streets basically and take a subject and do it as an experiment. and just before i carry it out, i say what's going to happen. here you go.
>> get ready.
>> a bike wheel . and the challenge is, i'd like you to see if you can balance that on a finger. no pregnant ladies allowed i've been told.
>> oh, wow. okay.
>> just from here on one side.
>> on the --
>> he can do it. come on.
>> it is going to go. hold on. let go.
>> we'll hold your mike.
>> i've got to see this.
>> not good.
>> all right. check this out. anyone else want a go?
>> i just want to see how this is done.
>> it's called gyroscopic perception.
>> and that's one of the simpler ones. some of the challenges you give people are rather complex.
>> we do explosions. we do huge dominos, all sorts of massive experiments. small ones, big ones , this is a moderate one. it's a tiny one, quite frankly, but pretty cool thing.
>> that's cool.
>> but the idea it gets people to open their eyes to the wonders of the world around them.
>> and using words like science and experiment. the show is tonight at 9:00. and my bosses told me if the show rates well, i can come back to america.
>> you put a lot on the line.
>> well, you guys need to come over to england.
>> you're never going home . i'll tell you that.
>> good luck.
>> thank you.
>> all right. if you don't watch it tonight, room 913. my room at 9:00. come and join me.
>> all right. there you go.
>> it premieres tonight on natgeo 9:00 eastern. or visit him in his hotel tell room. your choice.