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The Institute


40 minutes

Factual entertainment

Can you play a real live version of Call of Duty and test whether someone is racist? How many techniques are there to eat a millefeuille and what’s the best one? Are people with a tattoo dumber or do we just think that? Is it possible to measure if someone is gay? And do fertile looking dancers actually produce better semen?

Locked off from the outside world 100 human lab rats, a cross section of the Dutch population, will be tested for a week in order to get answers to these questions. The experiments vary from psychological and social to physical lead by hosts Rob Urgert, Joep van Deudekom and Sophie Hilbrand.

The Institute: it’s research into everything you ever wanted to know, into things you didn’t even know you wanted to know and in hindsight might have been better off never knowing at all!