Mythbusters 8 Sends Shockwaves Through This Season With Explosive Action, Bullets, Superglue, High Heels And Then Some

Using modern day science, Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara put everyday myths and urban legends to the test to determine what’s busted…and what’s confirmed.

In the latest season, the whole team crank the excitement up a notch by including a myth from the top drawer of dangerdom — a test to see if it is possible to surf the shockwave of an explosion! Other myths investigated in this seven-part series includes Adam and Jamie slipping on a pair of heels to test if wearing the fancy footwear while driving puts you at risk on the road and if superglue could replace a seatbelt in a sure fire head-on car crash.  MYTHBUSTERS 8 premieres every Friday at 9:00 p.m., starting October 5. Encores every Saturday at 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

MYTHBUSTERS 8 begins with Driving In Heels where Adam and Jamie ponder if fancy footwear will place you at risk on the road. So they man-up and slip on the fanciest shoes they can find, putting the shoes and themselves to the test behind the wheel of a sports car on an extreme stunt-driving track.When the smoke has cleared, Adam and Jamie tests out a bladder-busting myth – is dangerous to drive when one’s bladder is full?  Adam boldly takes one for the team, pitting his bursting bladder against his intoxicated brain on a course designed to test his concentration to the very limits of endurance and inebriation. In a separate challenge, Kari, Grant and Tory take on the world’s favourite adhesive in a fan-fuelled super glue triple bill.  They start off with the great one about rock stars gluing a roomful of furniture to the ceiling of a hotel room,test the myth if you can pin down pedestrians with a human-scale super glue flytrap, and welcomes a brand new MythBuster– by sticking him to a car seat to find out if super glue could replace a seatbelt in a sure fire head-on car crash.

In Bouncing Bullet, Adam and Jamie take aim at a ricochet myth from the TV show ‘Burn Notice’. In this small screen scene our hero is being chased by another car, but instead of shooting at the driver, he aims his gun down, firing at the ground just in front of the follow car. Supposedly the bullets then skip off the ground and bounce up and through the bottom of the car, distracting the driver so the first car can escape. But could a bullet really bounce up into the underside of a car? Or is this a myth on the rebound?Don’t miss it because there’s a very MYTHBUSTERS twist to this television tale. Meanwhile Tory, Kari and Grant get the jump on Hollywood in Surfing Shockwave, a myth that comes straight from the Blockbuster play-list. The scene begins with our hero running from an imminent explosion. At the last second they leap into the air and supposedly the force of the blast gives them a superhuman boost, taking the jump from the ordinary to the extraordinary. But could the shockwave of an explosion really amp up your jump? Or is this a mission implausible?

In the episode Bubble Pack Plunge, the MYTHBUSTERS team hit the 007 button with a rocket powered ejector seat, and burst the bubble of an internet video sensation! The internet video depicts a guy wrapped in bubble pack who takes a dive off a three and a-half story building – and walks away! As huge fans of the world’s favourite shock-absorbing packing material, Adam and Jamie can’t resist the eye-popping challenge of discovering whether bubble pack really what it takes to break a multi-storey fall.Then in a separate challenge, Kari, Tory and Grant spin up the wheels on a James Bond movie myth. In Tomorrow Never Dies, 007 is in a car chase when he flips his ride. With the baddies bearing down, James hits the button on the passenger-side ejector seat, re-flips his car and makes good his escape.Hollywood thrills meet stunt fall spills as the team put skills, brains and personal-safety to the test in an over the top, pop-n-drop, high-stakes extravaganza!

Duel Dilemma sees the entire team crank up the danger to the max with knives, guns, swords and rockets. Adam and Jamie start their own history-inspired fight club as they test two myths about duels, one of which involves recreating the infamous scene from The Magnificent Seven.Meanwhile, Kari, Tory and Grant go back to medieval China as they tackle the tall tale of the Fire Dragon.  Rumoured to have been built for battle in the 14th century, the Fire Dragon was supposedly the world’s first two stage missile.  The first stage provided the thrust – propelling this 6-foot long rocket complete with dragon head, a full 800 yards whereupon the second stage would kick in:  From the Dragon’s mouth would shoot a dozen rocket arrows which would fizz downwards towards the enemy.  The whole thing was supposedly effective at a range of 1000 yards.  But was it?  And could it really work?

Additional MYTHBUSTERS eighth season premiere episodes await you, exclusively on Discovery Channel.

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