Science of Stupid - Netflix

From motorbike crashes and trampoline mishaps to unexpected explosions and novice lumberjacking, we witness the world's most jaw-dropping acts of stupidity.

Science of Stupid - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2014-04-09

Science of Stupid - KISS principle - Netflix

KISS is an acronym for “Keep it simple, stupid” as a design principle noted by the U.S. Navy in 1960. The KISS principle states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated; therefore simplicity should be a key goal in design and unnecessary complexity should be avoided. The phrase has been associated with aircraft engineer Kelly Johnson (1910–1990). The term “KISS principle” was in popular use by 1970. Variations on the phrase include: “Keep it simple, silly”, “keep it short and simple”, “keep it simple and straightforward”, “keep it small and simple” and “keep it stupid simple”.

Science of Stupid - Variants - Netflix

The principle most likely finds its origins in similar minimalist concepts, such as Occam's razor, Leonardo da Vinci's “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”, Mies Van Der Rohe's “Less is more”, Bjarne Stroustrup's “Make Simple Tasks Simple!”, or Antoine de Saint Exupéry's “It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away”. Colin Chapman, the founder of Lotus Cars, urged his designers to “Simplify, then add lightness”. Heath Robinson machines and Rube Goldberg's machines, intentionally overly-complex solutions to simple tasks or problems, are humorous examples of “non-KISS” solutions. Also Shakespeare's “Brevity is the soul of wit”. A variant — “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler” — is attributed to Albert Einstein, although this may be an editor's paraphrase of a lecture he gave.

Science of Stupid - References - Netflix

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