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Episode 7 is the seventh episode of the first season of Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?


Baron Wasteland steals the first atomic theory from Ancient Greece around 430 BC.

At the time of the crime, the time pilots get a visit from Albert Einstein, who came up with the equation E=mc2 in 1921. Once they get there, Baron Wasteland leads the time pilots on Global Pursuit in the 1920's.

Later, the time pilots get a report from The Unknown Explorer, whose clues about the first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima leads them to 1945. There, Baron Wasteland zaps their fact fuel, resulting in a data boost.

Finally, after Baron Wasteland foolishly gives some clues about Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev, the time pilots travel forward to 1979, where they retrieve the concept of the atom.

Adam captures Baron Wasteland, but Carmen escapes.

Time Pilots[]

  • Melanie Murphy
  • Adam
  • Denny Tech

Sketches & Pit Stops[]

  • Cluefinder (Albert Einstein) - 1921 (during the Warren G. Harding administration; when Einstein discovered relativity)
  • Unknown Explorer - 1945 (during World War II; when the first atomic weapon was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan)
  • VILE Villain Clue - 1979 (when Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev signed the SALT 2 treaty)

History of Science (Flight Plan)[]

  • 1986: Chernobyl nuclear disaster
  • 1964: China explodes its first atomic device.
  • 1947: The first commercial microwave oven is introduced.
  • 1942: The Manhattan Project is established to develop an atomic bomb.
  • 1932: The first splitting of an atom by a particle accelerator
  • 1903: Marie Curie wins her first Nobel Prize.
  • 1897: The electron is discovered.
  • 430 BC: Democritus conceives of the concept of the atom.

Time of Trail Questions[]

Bold indicates correct answers.
Italics indicates the contestant's answers.
Underline indicates the contestant answered the question after time ran out.

  1. It's 1895. What medical tool is discovered in Germany?
    • Anesthesia
    • The X-Ray
  2. It's 1905. What does "m" stand for in E=mc2?
    • Mass
    • Molecule
  3. It's 1912. What new device measures radiation?
    • Geiger Counter
    • Oscilloscope
  4. It's 1938. What does fission do to a nucleus?
    • Splits it in two
    • Enlarges it
  5. It's 1945. Which President orders the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima?
    • Roosevelt
    • Truman
  6. It's 1986. Where is there a huge nuclear accident?
    • Answers not given, but the correct answer is Chernobyl.


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