“MythBusters” is revisiting a fan favorite episode during its 2015 season. And according to reports, audiences will definitely want to tune in and sink their teeth into the upcoming and meaty installment of the Discovery Channel series, which is set to air in August.
That’s right, co-hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will once again be going head-to-head (or should we say head to fin?) with the toothy villain from Steven Spielberg's classic 1975 thriller "Jaws." The forthcoming episode is titled “MythBusters vs. Jaws.”
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Ten years ago, the myth busting duo set out to test whether or not it was possible to blow up a scuba tank with a bullet – a famous scene that occurred in the summer horror flick, resulting in the death of the man-eating shark. But ultimately, the duo proved the tank wouldn’t explode. Instead, it rocketed after getting struck. However, not everyone agreed that the twosome’s methodology in busting this myth was correct, according to Entertainment Weekly.
So, in honor of the 40th anniversary of “Jaws,” and in celebration of the Discovery Channel’s 2015 installment of Shark Week, Adam and Jamie will be diving head first into the water as they take on the murderous creature for a second time – but with a twist. Instead of seeing if a scuba tank with explode after getting shot, Adam and Jamie are attempting to find out if the impaled tank will rocket through the esophagus of the shark.
“Because if it does and it makes it through the gullet and into the stomach, our experted academy of science indicates that that’s going to mean that it’s ruptured a bunch of sensitive organs along that way – and that means a dead shark,” Jamie explains.
To find out whether or not a shark can be killed by a bullet and a scuba tank, Adam and Jamie had an “anatomically correct analogue” of a shark built and made sure to match every aspect of their testing to the iconic “Jaws” clip.
Will the two be able to bust this myth? Fans will find out when “MythBusters vs. Jaws” airs on Saturday, Aug. 29, on Discovery Channel.