Puffer has passed out, and Pat tries a variety of tactics to revive him. He uses the wires from the lamp to shock Puffer, and after several attempts, Puffer catches on fire. He finally wakes up Puffer by dumping water on him to put out the fire.
To answer "How do scientists figure things out?", Beakman uses the scientific method step by step to answer the question, "Does salt water conduct electricity?" they conduct an experiment to test their hypothesis and form a conclusion.
Social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducts a series of radical experiments that test the willingness of individuals to obey authority. When the inflictor is interviewed as to why he continued to send electric shocks after each incorrect answer even when he was begged to stop, the inflictor implies that it wasn't that serious because it was the subject that made the request. This clip illustrates the conflict between personal conscience and obedience to authority.