“MythBusters” returns May 1, celebrates 10th anniversary

When Discovery Channel’s popular series MythBusters returns with new episodes May 1 at 9pm ET/PT, the show will be celebrating 10 years on the network by revisiting the first myth that was ever tested 10 years ago: The team will attempt to find out if a rocket-propelled car can actually fly.

Other highlights this season will include a Breaking Bad crossover episode; a collaboration with the Deadliest Catch captains; and an episode featuring Indycar driver Ryan Briscoe and Olympic runner Wallace Spearmon.

Hosted by Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, along with Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara, MythBusters debuted on Discovery Channel in 2003. The series uses explosive experimentation to prove or disprove popular myths, misconceptions or legends.

According to a release from Discovery Channel, over the past 10 years, the MythBusters team has tested 885 myths; filmed over 7,200 hours; created 815 explosions; and used 43,500 yards of duct tape.

Along with the rocket-propelled car test in the May 1 episode, additional MythBusters Spring 2013 myths tackled will include, according to Discovery:

* Can power naps taken over a 30-hour period double your performance as opposed to staying awake for 30 hours straight?

* Is a crab pot really indestructible like the Deadliest Catch captains claim it is?

* Which is more sanitary: drying your hands with a hand dryer or a hand towel?

* What is the best way to protect yourself during an earthquake?

* Is it actually possible that Indy racing drivers sweat so much that they can lose 10 pounds of body mass per race?

* Are women better than men at multitasking?

* Can you really use explosives to help paint a room?

New episodes of MythBusters begin May 1 at 9pm ET/PT with its 10th anniversary episode, on Discovery Channel.


MythBusters crew: Courtesy of Discovery Channel