The European Union officially launches Electrical Derby on YouTube today, their follow-up to last yearâ€™s viral sensation, Chemical Party.
Online PR News – 09-June-2009 – – The EU continues to find clever and original ways to make science research not only easy to understand, but also hip and funny. Their latest roller derby-inspired advert manages to push the comedy even more, as neon-clad roller girls (electrons!) whiz around a roller rink (electric current!). Mustached men act as the positive and negative sides of the battery, while S.W.A.T. team "resisters" try to slow down the rolling electrons.
Watch, as the action of a short circuit and a switch of polarity gets played out with remarkable comedic accuracy â€“ making the prospect of research careers, really, well, cool!
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