Catch It Keep It

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What would you do to save a 50-inch HD plasma TV from falling 55 feet onto a bed of 6-foot tall steel spikes? Not to mention that the TV is being blasted by flamethrowers until the rope it's hanging from breaks, causing the fall? Start coming up with some ideas, because that's this week's challenge on Catch It Keep It, where three builders race the clock to build something that can stop their prize from being completely annihilated.  Read Full Article

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 9/18/2009

Season 1, Episode 10
Three challengers have 48 hours to save a 50-inch plasma screen from destruction as it falls 55 feet onto steel spikes. The TV, which hangs by a piece of rope, will first be blasted with 6 flame throwers, burning through the rope and causing it to fall.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 9/11/2009

Season 1, Episode 9
To win 2010 NFL Pro Bowl tickets, the Challengers must maneuver a football dummy into the end zone 15 yards away, through three 50-gallon barrels filled with sand, 2000 degree flame throwers, rotating, solid steel tackling arms and 200 PSI fire hoses.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 9/4/2009

Season 1, Episode 8
To win an Xbox Elite gaming system the Challengers must devise a plan to protect it from a 2000-pound car hurling off a ramp at 40 MPH, a floor doused with gasoline and flaming projectiles firing toward it. If they can save it, they each take one home.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 8/28/2009

Season 1, Episode 7
An Open Air Cinema will have 24,000 pounds of steel dropped on it just seconds after two 400-pound battering rams rip the screen to shreds and three air cannons shoot gallons of paint. If any part gets splattered, smashed or shredded, they go home losers.

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How to Play Catch It Keep It

What would you do to save a 50-inch HD plasma TV from falling 55 feet onto a bed of 6-foot tall steel spikes? Not to mention that the TV is being blasted by flamethrowers until the rope it's hanging from breaks, causing the fall? Start coming up with some ideas, because that's this week's challenge on Catch It Keep It, where three builders race the clock to build something that can stop their prize from being completely annihilated. read more

Start the NFL Season with Catch It Keep It's Mike Senese

Every week on Catch It Keep It, we present a challenge to a team of three builders/contestants: Use science, engineering and ingenuity to protect a dazzling prize from a devious machination that is designed to utterly demolish it. 

Salivating football fans who can't wait for Sunday's season-opening NFL games will love this week's episode. The prize: tickets to the 2009 NFL Pro Bowl in Florida. The challenge: Move a football through a unique obstacle course inspired by five of the most extreme forces that football players have to face. Let's take a look:

Extreme cold:

The NFL Way: The coldest game on record is the 1982 AFC Championship game — aka, the "Freezer Bowl." Twenty-seven mph sustained winds at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium brought the temperature down to minus 37 degrees, and unsurprisingly, the hometown Cincinnati Bengals defeated the warm-weather San Diego Chargers 27-7. 

The Catch It Keep It Way: We've submerged a football in liquid nitrogen for 48 hours. At 321 degrees below, even the most supple material is as brittle as glass. One false move and the football will shatter. read more

Catch It Keep It's Mike Senese: Engineer of Destruction

I'm frequently asked: "How did you get on TV? And what the hell is an Engineer of Destruction?"

 

The second part is easy to explain. Engineer of Destruction is my title on Discovery Science's brand-new series, Catch It Keep It. On the show, I devise a new and daunting method of destruction each week that threatens to demolish an awesome prize. read more

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Premiered: July 17, 2009, on The Science Channel
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: A game show in which a team of three must devise a means to save the prize from being destroyed.

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