Jamie and Adam tackle a military myth that it's safe to use the explosive C4 as a cooking fuel as long as you don't drop anything on it. Meanwhile Kari, Grant, and Tory put a Chinese martial arts myth to the test.
In Michigan, Mike helps the U.S. Department of Fish & Wildlife control the sea lamprey population that is jeopardizing the fishing industry of the Great Lakes. Then at Mandalay Bay Casino Mike makes 'meat gel' to feed the fish in the shark reef aquarium.
An America flush with cash and terrified of the Red Menace defined the inventions of the 1950s. Featured inventions are transistor radios, Sputnik, flight data recorders, the breathalyzer and hovercraft.
Three people suffer the strangest afflictions. An infection may rob a college student of her eyeball. In just twenty-four hours, a mysterious infection paralyzes six-month old boy. A mother recovering from giving birth endures a horrific aftermath.