MythBusters' MacGyver Myths in May 23 Marathon on Discovery
By April MacIntyre May 22, 2010, 6:34 GMT
MythBusters courtesy of Discovery
Discovery is presenting a MythBusters Marathon from 9AM to 3AM on Sunday May 23, and the famous MacGyver Myths episode airs at 10PM ET/PT.
The man. The myth. The mullet. Discovery Channel honors the man with the ultimate MythBusters spirit, MacGyver, with a repeat airing of one of the series' most popular episodes, MacGyver Myths.
Airing at 10PM Sunday May 23, the episode airs as part of an all-day Marathon from 9AM to 3PM ET/PT.
In the MacGyver Myths episode, Jamie and Adam try blowing a hole in a wall using pure sodium metal dropped in a bottle of water. Science tells us this should be a chemical catastrophe, but will the wall come tumbling down?
Next, Kari, Grant and Tory try building an ultralight airplane with raw bamboo, a small engine and a roll of duct tape. MacGyver made it all seem effortless on television, but real time and gravity may conspire against this working in real life.
The grand finale features Adam and Jamie taking on a four-part MacGyver challenge: to pick a lock, develop film with common kitchen liquids, build a compass, and devise and aerial signal for a rescue helicopter.
With just one hour to finish each task, Adam and Jamie struggle to match MacGyver's Hollywood heroics.