Where the hell did you dig up Prof Julius Sumner Miller???
I used to watch his show on PBS with my children. It was the series that he opened with the introduction, "Professor Julius Sumner Miller is my name and Physics is my game".
I come from a family of Engineers and Test Pilots who brought us from the Model T and Sopwith Camel to the Jet and Helicopter age. My father for 47 years as an MIT trained Engineer with his Masters in Electrical Engineering and other degrees in Chemical Engineering designed machinery, rubber composites and synthetics for our modern age while my Uncle worked with him specializing in Vulcanizing and other Heat Processing equipment for the industry, my First Cousin was a Senior Test Pilot for Sikorsky in Connecticut and the list goes on, so my brothers and I grew up with these occupations being the topic of conversation at the dinner table, family gatherings and such giving us the inclination to levitate toward that venue with our children.
They would bring home new experimental products to be tested in the real world such as boots, shoes, athletic equipment, sporting goods, electronics, camping equipment, parkas, diving suits, life rafts, life vests, floats, tools where the ball or sintered bronze bushings had been replaced with synthetics, electronic automobile ignition systems without points (late 1960's to early 1970's), non-stick coated cookware (early stuff was really, really bad and gave food a plastic like glassy texture where it touched the pan), etc, etc. We had gift subscriptions when we started learning to read to Popular Science, Popular Mechanics and the like.
A long weekend might involve helping in the workshop designing and building something for the next vacation trip or to use around the house or while out fishing or might simply have revolved around getting up early before my Mom and sneaking into the kitchen to make a Manly Breakfast with plenty of meat involved.
I therefore may see things from a vastly different perspective than many others due to all of the above.
I write analytical software, my younger brother is a certified network engineer/DBA (also formally schooled as a pastry chef) and the youngest brother specializes in custom software and computer systems for law offices. My daughters were both math majors and honor students with the eldest specializing in mathematics and analysis and the youngest in volunteerism doing disaster relief. They found Julius entertaining and captivating perhaps because by the 1990's there was no chance here in the US of being put on the spot by him.
For cookware the girls prefer my original series Faberware Stainless Steel set (with the Eldest inheriting my mothers) or good old no frills cast iron. That jury is out on the new ceramic knives (many are too thin and flexible making them dangerous for things like cabbage) with them still preferring my commercial Dexter and Chicago knives that I bought when new 50 years ago.