Fresh off its third consecutive Emmy nomination, “Mythbusters” is back for more as the hit show returns for its fall season of Wednesdays at 9 p.m., starting September 28, Discovery Channel said Monday.
Fall 2011 myths will include:
- Is it impossible for humans (without a point of reference) to walk in a straight line?
- Are motorcycles better for the environment than cars?
- Can you supersize a Newton’s Cradle to epic proportions?
- If a pigeon lands on the roof of a car, which is hanging precariously over a cliff’s edge, could it provide enough force to send the car plunging over the side?
- In a standoff between a hero with a revolver and a villain with a rocket propelled grenade (as seen in the movie Red), could the bullet trigger the warhead? And would the villain be taken out by the blast?
- Was the “flying guillotine” a lethal ancient weapon — or kung-fu make believe?
- Can you use duct tape to fix a plane that has been mauled by a bear? (As odd as this one sounds, it’s a story that has inundated our fan site message boards for years!)
- Could a methane blast inside a sewer, blow manhole covers tens of feet into the air?
- Some call it indestructible, but can truck bed liners stop an animal attack? Prevent a car from being damaged? Make it bomb-proof?
- A behind-the-scenes look at the special locations MYTHBUSTERS use to in their myth-busting tests, from Alameda to Africa and from the desert to the deep blue sea.
- Explosions. Rocket sleds. More duct tape. Oh… and more explosions!