'Mythbusters' sets return date, reveals myth list

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Here’s when Mythbusters returns plus a rundown of some of the myths being tested this year.

The Discovery hit celebrates its 10-year anniversary with new episodes beginning Wednesday, May 1. The gang will revisit the first myth they ever tested a decade ago — trying to find out, once and for all, if a a rocket-propelled car can actually fly.

Other highlights this season include a Breaking Bad-themed episode, a cross-over with Deadliest Catch and an episode featuring Indycar driver Ryan Briscoe and Olympic runner Wallace Spearmon.

Over the past 10 years, the team has tested 885 myths, filmed over 7,200 hours, created 815 explosions and has used 43,500 yards of duct tape (OK, I sort of suspect they’re just estimating last number).

Other myths being tested include:

·         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?

As we previously reported, Mythbusters is also doing a zombie-themed episode with Walking Dead actor Michael Rooker, but that episode isn’t airing until the show’s second batch of season 10 episodes (likely in the fall, but there’s no confirmed date yet).

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