Have you met Dr. Stone?
His name is Senku Ishigami, and he’s in a bit of a bind, petrified for almost four thousand years and waking up in a future that has reverted back to near-prehistoric sensibilities. No vehicles, no internet, no AnimeLab?!
Ahh, it’s too dreadful to even imagine, but luckily he’s got more than a few tricks up his sleeve, rebuilding society one step at a time with his genius intellect. This anime combines action with real-life science, and you’d be amazed how much you can get done with just the natural resources around you.
And so, I thought I would take a crack at it myself, rolling up my sleeves and undertaking a few of Senku’s schemes here. Though I may not be a brilliant inventor, a talented chemist or a cunning engineer, I’m hopeful I can make up for it with sheer optimism and occasional glib remarks.
The main criteria and the most important one of all, is that the only experiments ventured here are those which came with the disclaimer that we could try it at home. No matter how innocuous it may have seemed, if Mecha Senku didn’t spring into action to give us the okay, it was not attempted for this list.
And of course, the same goes for you, aspiring scientists! Feel free to try out any of the below projects yourself, but leave the rest of the heavy duty fieldwork to the professionals. Seriously, if you go to jail after foraging for wild mushrooms on private property, we are not going to bail you out.
A minor spoiler warning is in effect, of course, because this is a show about science and we’re bringing you some serious science…ing?