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Unusual hypotheses are tested for validity.
Season 1, Episode 14
March 3, 2014
A test to see if attraction impairs speech abilities. Also: examining whether red hair affects pain tolerance; using vacuum cleaners to climb walls; and making music with bananas.
Season 1, Episode 13
The guys test whether fear affects foot temperature. Also: dance experiments; a look at coconut water as a possible substitute for blood plasma.
Season 1, Episode 12
February 24, 2014
An experiment is conducted to see if women can remember directions better than men. Also: dog behavior; the origins of matches and lighters.
Season 1, Episode 11
The guys test whether strong chlorine scent is a good indicator of cleanliness in pool water. Also: an experiment with pupil dilation; a look at the dimensions of a blue whale's heart.
Season 1, Episode 10
February 17, 2014
The guys test if pigeons can carry messages faster than fax machines; the chicken-or-egg origins dilemma is addressed. Also: a test to see if smells can affect a sleeping person.
Season 1, Episode 9
A test to see if profanity heightens a person's ability to endure pain. Also: Ferrari musicality; blind caterpillars.
Season 1, Episode 8
February 3, 2014
The propulsion abilities of lawn mowers are tested. Also: bending water with static electricity.
Season 1, Episode 7
The guys test whether bubble wrap can protect a person from a lengthy fall. Also: color effects; cow names; bouncy-ball kinetics.
Season 1, Episode 6
January 27, 2014
A test to see if rhyming makes a person more persuasive. Also: an attempt to fit a person into a swimming cap; microscopic mites found in eyelashes.
Season 1, Episode 5
The guys try gluing a man to the ceiling. Also: an attempt to separate an egg using suction; a test to see if the color red affects a bull's temper.
Season 1, Episode 4
January 20, 2014
The guys try to make pudding dance. Also: a swimsuit I.Q. test is performed; pigeon memory is examined.
Season 1, Episode 3
A shrimp's endurance level is determined. Also: a placebo test examining drunkenness; taste functionality in a dry mouth.
Season 1, Episode 2
January 13, 2014
The guys try to balance the weight of a pickup truck on four ceramic mugs. Also: a test of motor skills.
Season 1, Episode 1
Unusual hypotheses are tested for validity. In the series opener, the guys test whether germs can spread from the toilet to a toothbrush several feet away.
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