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EXCLUSIVE Sneak Peek: Which Discovery Star Is Aging Rapidly for TV?

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 28th 2011 3:30PM
This Discovery star is unrecognizable, isn't he? It is a he, right? Honestly, the make-up job is so good, nothing would surprise me.

These unbelievable exclusive photos popped into my inbox and my jaw dropped -- one of Discovery Channel's most beloved stars has aged rapidly for their latest 'Curiosity' special titled 'Can You Live Forever?'

Curious? Find out who it is and why they did this after the jump, plus enter to win an equally amazing prize.

Adam Savage, 42 / Adam Savage, 1000In 'Curiosity: Can You Live Forever?' (premieres Sun., Oct. 16, 8PM ET on Discovery), Adam Savage from 'MythBusters' fame shows us what it might be like if we will one day be able to live forever, and hypothesizes about when that day might become a reality.

Yep, that's Adam -- white hair (what's left of it) and all.

Savage, who's 44 now, looks slightly less fiery in these pics -- which are circa 2967 when he'd be 1,000 years old. But we're glad to see he's still got an adventurous streak with that motorcycle and those signature glasses ... I guess those were the biggest hint, but I still didn't guess it was him.

A heavily made-up Savage looks back on his long life in this special to discuss how science and modern medicine in the 21st century transformed him into a supercharged cyber-human who could live forever. Finally, something the 'MythBusters' haven't tackled yet!

In the discussion, we'll learn about brain downloads, self-regenerating organs and full-body transplants, all essential in becoming the world's first 1,000-year-old man.

'MythBusters' Gift BagPretty awesome stuff, right? Now something for you 'MythBusters' fans: Tell us in the comments what myth you want Adam, Jamie, Grant, Kari and Tory to tackle this season (premieres Wed., Sept. 28, 9PM ET on Discovery), and we'll choose one lucky winner to receive this sweet 'MB' prize pack.

The 'MythBusters' giveaway features:

• Comic-Con exclusive 'MythBusters' oversized bag

• Comic-Con 2010 poster, signed by all 'MythBusters' hosts

• Adam & Jamie bobblehead set

• 'MythBusters' "Human Guinea Pig" black t-shirt (size XL)

Giveaway details:
AOL TV is giving one reader the chance to win this 'MythBusters' prize pack.

To enter to win, submit a comment on this post telling us what myth you'd like to see tested on the show.

Submit your entry before 2PM EST on Friday, Sept. 30, and make sure to use a valid email address. Good luck!

The prize may take 2-4 weeks to arrive.

AOL TV 'MythBusters' giveaway is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. To enter, please leave a comment on this page. The comment must be left before 2:00 pm Eastern Time on Sept. 30. You may enter once per email address and one winner will be selected in a random drawing. Click Here for complete Official Rules.

Watch an interview with the 'Mythbusters' on the show's next season.

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I'd LOVE to see them test Hybrid cars to see if they are actually as good for the enviroment/better than regular cars as they advertize.

October 16 2011 at 10:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nathan Smith

I'd love to see some more James Bond myths.

How about his grappling watch in Goldeneye? Is it possible to make a device that small, capable of firing a projectile, trailing a cable, at that sort of velocity? Then could it actually be weight bearing? Or the more ridiculous Mini-Rocket Cigarette, from You Only Live Twice. What about the Fake Fingerprint used in Diamonds are Forever, is that possible? Then there's the pen gun in Never Say Never Again, and the Stun Gas Cigarette in The Spy Who Loved Me. Then there's Moonraker, which features a wrist-mounted dart gun, and a Seiko watch with explosives and a remote detonator. In A View to a Kill, Bond uses a pair of Polarized Sunglasses to see through tinted windows. A flame throwing lighter is shown in License to kill, as is "Dentonite Toothpaste," which is supposedly a toothpaste-like explosive that can be detonated via remote receiver, disguised as a pack of cigarettes. Is it all even possible?

Anyway, my point is that the Bond series hosts a ton of gadget myths, and would be pretty enticing to an audience.

October 11 2011 at 4:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Are certain parts of your tongue really only for tasting certain tastes?

October 11 2011 at 4:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nathan Smith

How about the Coke + Pork myth? Lately, quite a few Youtube videos have popped up, showing people adding Cola to pork products. Some time later, little "worms" will appear. Some people claim them to be worms (Think Trichinella), while others claim them to be fat, or an outright hoax. This has been spreading around social networks, scaring people out of eating pork products (which have become significantly more safe, in the last 30 years.) Personally, I would love to know what's actually going on, and think this is a great myth that you could actually let viewers do at home. So, tell us! Myth or Fact!?

October 11 2011 at 4:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How about different ways magnetic strips can be demagnetized (e.g. the access cards for hotels being demagnetized by cell phones, etc.)?

October 11 2011 at 4:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
the one and only ;)

I would like to see them test whether animals can truly sense major events before they actually occur. Example would be an earthquake, tornado or other severe anomalies. If they can get testing that confirms this then they should see how close people can come to detecting troubles or disasters before they happen.

I know they can't create earthquakes or major disasters that would put animals and humans at risk but I'm sure they could find a safe and controlled way to do it!

October 11 2011 at 3:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Amélie Nolin

I want them to test the myth that you get new brain wrinkles when you learn things

October 11 2011 at 3:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Scott P

Test the myth that your smart phone could land the space shuttle.

October 02 2011 at 12:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hiccup cures!

October 01 2011 at 2:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I want them to test the myth that cats are untrainable.

September 30 2011 at 10:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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