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[07/21/08 - 01:51 PM]
Mythbusters to Air 11 Premiere Episodes Beginning August 6
The latest wave of episodes take on everything from exploding steak to the moon landing.

[via press release from Discovery]

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 �

(Silver Spring, Md) � Beginning Wednesday, August 6 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, 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.

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. A complete list of myths busted to date can be found at press.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications is the world's number-one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. Discovery Communications is owned by Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB), Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





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