Sidewalk Scientist

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Sidewalk Scientist
Genre Informational
Presented by
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 123
Executive producer(s) Lam Chi-wing
Producer(s) TVB
Location(s) Hong Kong
Editor(s) Fung Hoi-kei
Running time 25 minutes
Original network TVB
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Audio format Stereo
First shown in Hong Kong
Original release 20 April 2013 – 15 January 2017
External links
Season 4 Website

Sidewalk Scientist (Chinese: 學是學非) is a Hong Kong TV programme broadcast by TVB and presented by Kaki Leung, Ali Lee, Jacqueline Wong, Mayanne Mak, Sammi Cheung, Roxanne Tong, Crystal Fung, Tiffany Lau and Bowie Cheung.[1] This programme explores the scientific knowledge in daily life through different experiments. Despite its English title, there are also segments to correct common misuse of English or Chinese, to clarify of legal misconceptions and to introduce local history. Sammy Leung was invited as guest host of the special episode of season 1 and has since become a returning guest host in following seasons. In season 2, a male guest host will join in as 'Captain'. In season 3, all of the episodes revolved around sports.

The show was nominated at the 2013, 2015 and 2016 TVB Anniversary Awards for the Best Informative Programme, and won the award in 2016.


A very wide range of topics have been covered by the show, such as:

  • Are there more bacteria in your mouth than on a toilet seat?
  • Will dry ice explode?
  • Are there any alternative uses of salt?
  • Can a human walk on eggs?

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2013 Best Informative Programme Sidewalk Scientist (Season 1) Nominated
2015 Best Informative Programme Sidewalk Scientist (Season 3) Nominated
2016 Best Informative Programme Sidewalk Scientist (Season 4) Won

External links[edit]

Official websites
Sidewalk Scientist Season 1
Sidewalk Scientist Season 2
Sidewalk Scientist Season 3
Sidewalk Scientist Season 4


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