MythBusters tackle waterslides and right turn only lore, May 19
By April MacIntyre May 13, 2010, 22:52 GMT
MythBusters courtesy of Discovery
Summer fun from the MythBusters on Discovery for next week.
'Waterslide Wipe-Out' premieres May 19 at 9pm ET/PT
Adam and Jamie take on the fantastical flight of a viral video in Waterslide Wipe-out. With over 4 million hits, it didn't take long for our fans to forward it to Adam and Jamie for closer inspection.
In the death-defying video, the slider slips down a 200-foot long slide and flies 115 feet through the air, landing unharmed in a kiddie pool.
Is this feat legit or a slide show sham?
Kari, Tory and Grant test the myth that avoiding left turns can be more fuel efficient. Can you really save gas by going the extra distance to eliminate idling?
Tory, Grant and Kari run into a little snag on Lombard street while trying to deliver the goods on a right turn only myth.
Adam takes a trial run down a monstrous waterslide to test out a popular youtube video. Find out if this myth holds water on an all new Mythbusters, next Wednesday at 9 PM e/p.
Kari, Grant and Tory investigate the myth that right hand turns are more fuel efficient even over longer distances.
Adam and Jamie begin small scale testing on a popular waterslide youtube video.