410.Elephants, Beakmania and X-RaysBeakman gives us the skinny on skin, the largest organ in the human body, to answer a viewer's question. Skin acts as a protective wall around our bodies and regulates body temperature. Beakman peels off some more facts about skin and reveals the three layers that make up this organ--the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue.
In Beakmania, Beakman unveils some eye-opening answers to the question, how far could a person see if they had the best human eyesight possible? (a match struck at night fifty miles away).
Then, Beakman explains why Mars is called the "Red Planet", (a red mineral covers the planet's surface). Nurse Phoebe gives a soothing explanation about sunburns and offers some remedies to cool off sun-baked skin. The final breath taking question, "why do we breathe?" is demonstrated by comparing breathing to a gasoline engine. Oxygen is the "gas of life" that gives our bodies the energy needed to sustain itself.