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The limits of the human body and feats of survival are analyzed using forensics.
Season 1, Episode 14
March 25, 2004
Examining a face-reading procedure that supposedly provides the ability to discern other people's thoughts and motives.
Season 1, Episode 13
March 4, 2004
Segments include a chef who can grip a table in his mouth, and a human catapult who almost met with catastrophe. Also: record eye-popping.
Season 1, Episode 12
February 5, 2004
A top free-throw shooter goes up against a machine designed to hit perfect shots; an anti-bear suit is tested by a mechanical bear. Also: a man impaled through the eye retains his sight.
Season 1, Episode 11
January 15, 2004
A man who went unprotected over Niagara Falls, and lived to tell about it. Also: a safecracker.
Season 1, Episode 8
December 12, 2003
A 200-foot bungee jump goes wrong; a free diver goes 300 feet underwater without breathing; a human calculator beats machines.
Season 1, Episode 7
December 5, 2003
A stowaway in a commercial-jet wheel well describes survival at 30,000 feet; a woman talks at a rate of 600 words per minute. Also: the art of knife throwing.
Season 1, Episode 4
November 30, 2003
A mechanical bear machine is used to test an indestructible suit. Also: an analysis of a bowling ball stacker's abilities.
Season 1, Episode 6
November 14, 2003
A human cannonball who missed the net describes the experience; and a man shoots liquids from his eyes.
Season 1, Episode 5
November 7, 2003
A man attempts to break a world record for ice immersion; a teacher gives blind students the ability to navigate like bats; and a man crams 159 cigarettes into his mouth.
Season 1, Episode 3
October 17, 2003
Included: a nearly fatal impalement is analyzed by medical and scientific experts; a teen girl who can climb walls; stacking bowling balls.
Season 1, Episode 2
October 10, 2003
Included: the physical effects of a corset on a woman's body; a man who claims to be able to overcome pain on a bed of nails.
Season 1, Episode 1
October 3, 2003
Included: a survivor's tale of being buried alive in the 1989 San Francisco earthquake; a double-jointed contortionist; parallel parking at 90 miles an hour.
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