Premieres Wednesday, November 15 at 9 PM ET/PT on Science Channel
The next generation hosts will put questions, fables, and urban legends to the test to determine which myths are true and which are not. In the season premiere, Brian and Jon use a synthetic cadaver to test whether an airbag explosion can be lethal to a front seat passenger if their feet are on the dashboard during a fender bender. Also in the opening episode Brian and Jon tackle the classic cinematic trope of delayed causality, and try to find out if it’s really possible to decapitate a bad guy, zombie or monster so fast, so accurately, that the head and body hold in position for a dramatic pause. To find the answer they build and test out a rocket powered sword.
Other myths this season will determine if a burglar stuck in a chimney could be shot skywards if a homeowner lights his propane-powered fireplace, the possibility of igniting a lethal campsite catastrophe by cigarette lighter and a sleeping bag full of flatulence, whether a lumberjack can accidentally chop himself down by cutting into a tree and striking an embedded bullet, and more.
From Spring, Texas, Brian is addicted to knowledge with a curiosity and love of S.T.E.M. which has guided him his entire life. He has a biology degree and extensive training and work in emergency medicine and has done research at a body farm studying bacteria growth in human cadavers. He’s also been a drilling engineer in the energy business. At a young age, Brian built an air cannon out of PVC pipe and a small air compressor that could shoot hundreds of yards — quite an achievement until it exploded in the garage, putting a hole in the wall and a dent in his metal toolbox. His skills have vastly improved since with encouragement and knowledge from all his family and friends. Brian is also the proud owner of Bo Dingo – a rescue pup and appointed MythDog – who tags along for all the epic experimenting and fun.
A native New Yorker, Jon is a trained engineer and a product designer. From the moment he was hired to work in his undergraduate wood and metal shop, he knew he had found his eternal happy place. Ten years later Jon has found a way to keep working with his hands, whether it is designing and building furniture or generating concepts, prototypes and tests as a product designer. On the off chance you cannot find him in the shop, you will most likely find him running around junkyards, searching for interesting bits and doo-dads.