Can you believe that Fixies are
Such itty-bitty creatures? Even when they’re magnified
It’s hard to see their features. They’re tiny, infinitesimal,
So small it makes you doubt. But if you meet a Fixie, please,
Don’t let their secret out! The Short Circuit Are you sure we allowed to play in your dad’s office? We not going to play in here. We came here on a tour. I think this place is like a real museum. Just take a look at that! I have no idea what it is. And this thing is a complete mystery. Keep it down! This is a museum, you know? What a great museum guide you are!
You know absolutely nothing! How can you say I don’t know? I know. I’d like to run a test here. On a capacitor. – On this one?
-Don’t touch! Why can’t I? It’s not a museum. – Because it’s dangerous!
– If you touch it, the shock could be deadly! But you two are touching it all the time. I’ve seen it! The only time is when the device is turned off. And right now the device is running. For many centuries the Fixies
only had to work on mechanical devices, but after the discovery of electricity, the Fixies had to master electrical devices as well. At first, Fixies were getting terrible shocks. And they really, really hurt! Over time, the Fixies figured out
that you can’t fix appliances when they are turned on. And bare wires should never ever be touched. And Fixies also learned that electricity can travel
not just through wires, but through plain old water. So that’s why if a broken wire
ever ends up in a puddle of water, you must never get close to it. Or you could get a terrible shock! Fixies learn all these important rules, and they hope humans understand
that they need to learn them as well! Look! Now here’s one I know about. It’s an old radio my dad got from my grandpa. More than 60 years old – can you believe it?! Your grandpa? The old radio! That was a joke! Is it still working? I don’t know. Let’s check. What was that? It looks like the electricity got turned off. Maybe it was a short circuit. I’ll go find out! So it was you who caused the short circuit! I was in here showing all these things to Nolik. And we wanted to turn on the radio. We flipped the switch on and then suddenly Kaboom!
The lights go off! They’re off everywhere in the apartment. So then how can I even warm up my pizza now? Soon it will warm up all by itself
now that the refrigerator isn’t working. Simka, what is that thing you said? A short circuit? Electricity goes back and forth
from an appliance with two separate wires. For example, an iron uses the electricity
it needs to get hot. But if those two wires start touching each other
without the iron in the middle, then the wires will get hot instead. And this can cause the wires to burn out. When this happens it’s called a short circuit. Short circuits can happen
when the coating around a wire is worn out or when an appliance is broken on the inside of it! So when you tried turning on that old broken radio, the wires in the apartment started burning. Does that mean all of the wires got destroyed?! Don’t worry. In our apartment there is
an automatic switch to stop that. It turns off the electricity
when the wires start getting too hot. And what about that… automatic switch? Is that something you need
your mom and dad to turn on? No question! You definitely would, but you have us! Yeah! And we have Papus and Masiya. I’ll go tell them what happened here.
And you guys turn off the radio. But we’ll get electrocuted! What do you mean electrocuted? Thanks to you there is no electricity! Are you ready? Pull it up! Hurrah! Tideesh! So, Tom Thomas, what are we doing next? Why don’t we continue with our tour? Hey, wait for me! I’m coming! Hey, wait! I thought you were fixing
the television with Papus and Masiya! They asked me to come here and stay with you, on your awesome museum tour. That way there’ll be less for them to fix in here later. Fixies go to Fixie schools
And study to be masters. There’s so much they need to learn
To save us from disasters! There isn’t one appliance
That they don’t know about, But if you meet a Fixie, please,
Don’t let their secret out! GPS …and… …three, four! Stop! Who goes next? I’m next! Five! One! Two! Three! Three… And? Wait, I’ve got to choose a route! Should I go here or there? Choose already! Nolik! What are you doing over there?! Nothing at all! Just waiting at my place! Good. And don’t get off it! Well, Fire? What was that? The alarm on my fixie-tab. Oh! Our lesson is about to start! Hurry! What about the game? Later! As soon as young fixies
enter their first year of Fixie school, everyone gets their own fixie-tab! It’s a little computer that can do anything at all. Well, almost anything at all! Studying with a fixie-tab is fantastic! You can read it just like a book and write in it just like writing in a notebook. You can use a fixie-tab to listen to music, watch movies, find your way around, and talk, text,
and send letters to your friends. And if you want you can use a fixie-tab
to go onto the Internet that humans use, or you can visit the secret Fixie Internet, where you can find news about the world of the Fixies. And fixie-tabs have games on them, too! Of course these games can be a lot of fun, but you shouldn’t play games
until your homework is all done. Faster, or we’ll be late! I know a shortcut we can use! This way! Now which way do we go? I need to remember the route. I think it’s this way! Or it could be that way. Well, which is it – this or that? I have no clue! So what’s our plan? We’ll go back and start again! We flew in from there, right? No, I think it was there! That’s not how we flew in. It was there! I think we’re lost in here. Uh-oh. Nolik, stop the panicking! I only went, “Uh-oh.” I’m not panicking yet. It’s your fault, Fire. “I know a shortcut. Go this way!” How are we going to get out of here? How do I know? All I know is that we are late for our lesson. Thanks to someone. It was not on purpose, I swear. Now Grandpus will punish us. Oh! What’s going on? I think I found a way to get out! Which way? Right here! I forgot that inside of my fixie-tab is a GPS navigator! Class! What is a navigator? A GPS navigator is an interactive electronic map that can help you find your way around. The navigator can figure out where you are
by using signals that are sent to it from satellites. All you have to do is type
the address of the place you want to go into it, and the GPS can figure out a route to get you there. And then it helps you as you go
by telling you where and when you need to turn, so you can easily get to your destination. Let’s see. Right now we’re here. And where do we need to go? You know where.To school! But where is that? Are you joking? In the laboratory of Professor Eugenius. Can you be quiet?! Where do you want to go? The laboratory of Professor Eugenius. Please wait, while I chart out the route. Huh! It did it! The navigator says to go… there! Hey, what are you doing over there? Come on! And if you happen to go off route, the navigator will give you a different way to… Well, you finally made it. Unfortunately, you missed an important lesson today! We got lost. Forgive us. In case you are wondering,
we were studying navigators! And you know what? We just used a navigator to get here! Yeah! It showed us the way that we had to go! Well, that’s certainly quite lucky for you, because now you don’t get an “F”. But from now on, kids, you have to get here on time. I promise you that. Cause now we know where to get our shortcuts from.