Season 15, Episode 16 Super Hot

First Aired: June 9, 2008

A study of extreme temperatures. Included: A life-size mannequin is exposed to temperatures above 1000 degrees; geologists take lava samples from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii; and scientists heat plasma to over 200 million degrees. Also: a visit to Underwriters Laboratories to watch malfunctioning blow dryers and coffeemakers melt.

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  • Premiered: December 10, 1993
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Architectural and engineering landmarks of the 19th and 20th centuries. The programs previously aired on A&E's `Time Machine' series. Among the subjects: the Brooklyn Bridge, the Maginot Line, the Erie Canal, the Aswan Dam and the Trans-Siberian Railroad. (more)

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