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MYTHBUSTERS TO AIR 11 PREMIERE EPISODES BEGINNING AUGUST 6
From Exploding Steak to the Moon Landing, New Episodes
Test Some of the Most Exciting Myths to Date
Join Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman as they debunk, decode and demystify pop culture's most baffling urban myths and legends. Using modern-day science, they put each myth to the test, separating the real from the really out there.
Adam and Jamie take their detractors head on as they revisit some of their favorite myths. They'll repeat past experiments to see if their original answer was genuine or bogus. The guys hope to silence their critics once and for all and prove why myth busting is the perfect job for them. MythBusters: MythBusters Revisited Download
Beginning Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 9PM ET/PT, MYTHBUSTERS premieres 11 all-new episodes that tackle myths both widely known and obscure, potentially life-saving and seemingly trivial, including one of the most widely-discussed controversies of the century: Was the NASA moon landing a hoax? The popular Discovery Channel series, currently in its sixth season in 2008, airs Wednesdays at 9PM ET/PT and uses science to determine the truth behind urban legends.
Hosted by Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, and build team members Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara, the MYTHBUSTERS mix scientific method with gleeful curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity to create their own signature style of explosive experimentation. The team’s combined backgrounds in animatronics, robotics, model building and prototyping arm them with the ability to create anything they need to test a myth.
Fan site at: discovery.com/mythbusters
August 2008 premieres include:
Wednesday, August 6 at 9PM Can you tenderize steak with explosives? Adam and Jamie see if tough steak can be made melt-in-your-mouth tender using high explosives. The myth starts with a blast and ends with a better one, as the team hones their technique. Then, Kari, Grant and Tory take a test drive to see if driving angry changes your car’s fuel emission.
Wednesday, August 13 at 9PM They’re exciting, funny and we can’t wait to pass them on to our friends, but can we truly believe every viral video we see? Adam and Jamie try to replicate a popular video where a car is blasted 15 feet into the air with the water pressure from ten fire hoses. Then, they take on a video that shows a tinfoil boat floating inside what looks like an empty fish tank. And Tory, Kari and Grant find out if you can create a cannon using just sawdust and a road flare, and investigate the internet phenomenon of fainting goats.
Wednesday, August 20 at 9PM Ninjas and MYTHBUSTERS go together like matches and gunpowder a match made in heaven. In this special, Jamie and Adam return to a familiar test: in their first ninja episode, the guys thought they’d demonstrated that an arrow could not be caught mid-air, but fans disagreed. So to answer the question once and for all, they enlist the world’s foremost arrow-catching ninja, Anthony Kelly. Other ninja myths include whether there’s really a punching technique that can floor an opponent with only a one-inch lead in, and if an underwater blow pipe could really be utilized to stealthily fell an opponent.
Wednesday, August 27 at 9PM The MYTHBUSTERS take on one of their biggest, most controversial myths ever: Could the July 1969 moon landing have been an elaborate hoax? First, Adam and Jamie focus on photos, testing the theory that two of NASA’s most famous images were shot in a studio. Then, they investigate the myth that to get the classic “low lunar gravity look” the government shot the footage in a studio and then simply slowed it down. And Grant, Tory and Kari take on the claims that the footage of footprints and flags flapping had to have been faked.
Called “the best science show on television,” MYTHBUSTERS has aired on Discovery Channel since October 2003. To date, MYTHBUSTERS has tested over 300 myths including the best way to get out of a sinking car, whether toast always falls buttered-side down, if a bunch of balloons could actually carry you away, and more.•
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