If you think university-level science classes in China must be a snore-fest, think again.
He might be the coolest professor on campus: A Sichuan University lecturer in Chengdu wakes up his students by applying laws of physics to real life — by breaking a brick with his bare hand in class.
A twelve-minute video of part of the lecture shows the professor breaking the brick and then explaining, in English, how he used science to figure out how he could break the brick.
To demonstrate that the bricks are real, the professor uses the bricks to crack open nuts.
"Be good in my class!" jokes the teacher, after breaking the brick.
After the demonstration, the professor explains the theories of physics he applied in order to break the brick, driving home the point that students should think about ways to put the science they are learning into practice.
"Don't try it at home!" he warns.