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Kal Penn
Mark Fuller & Dr. Christine Gulbranson
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Discovery Channel: 5/1/2013-6/19/2013
Pilgrim Studios

The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius featured design engineers competed to create the most innovative solutions to a technological challenge.


Competitors will have just thirty minutes to come up with a solution using their own intellect to compete the challenge. Based on logic and design, the expert panel of judges would determine the best engineer concept and select two captains to lead their team to execute the project. The team with the best design will remain safe, but the losers will face the judges who will determine which member will be eliminated.

The winner of the competition will earn $50,000 and a one-year contract to work at WET, the industry leader behind some of the world's most innovative water-based designed environments and experiences including the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas.


Host Kal Penn is mostly known for playing as Kumar Patel in the Harold and Kumar franchise. He is also known for playing as Dr. Lawrence Kutner on the Fox hit medical drama House M.D.


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