By Jami Lundborg
Updated March 31, 2009 at 04:00 PM EDT

Bill Nye the Science Guy was pretty rad when I was 12. And it’s pretty rad now too. In this clip, from an episode about the brain, Jerry Andress demonstrates the mind-trickery of various illusions. Perhaps I’m just an easy audience, but the last part of the clip managed to get a (somewhat embarrassing) “Oooooo” out of me. It’s pretty spiffy. Hopefully, you’ll be just as entertained — or at least enjoy a nice, nostalgic trip back to the days when watching an egg get sucked into a pop bottle was the absolute height of amazingness.