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  • World's Toughest Woman

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    S 2 : Ep 11 - 6/21/09

    We compare NFL superstar Ray Lewis monsterous tackle to the force generated by a home plate collision. World Record holder Scott Mendlson can bench press 1,015 lbs. but how can he stack up against nature's heavy lifters. Gina Carano is a master of Muay Thai , we break down the power Gina can create with the art of the eight limbs. We attempt to recreate Dave Winfield's infamous bird-strike.moreless
  • Ultimate Nut Jobs

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    S 2 : Ep 10 - 6/14/09

    NFL offensive linemen Marvel Smith and Joe Staley try to push 15,000 pounds into an end zone. A former MLB pitcher tests his invention: a new cup. Can someone kick hard enough to shatter a baseball bat? The Sport Science team travels to Switzerland to test an innovative new sporting apparel called X-Bionic.moreless
  • Female Sex Test

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    S 2 : Ep 9 - 6/7/09

    We revisit a classic experiement from Season 1, and try to see if science can debunk one of the oldest sports myths about sex before a game-now it's time to test the women. NBA star Sasha Vujacic tries to out shoot Shaq-blind folded.moreless
  • The Moving Car Jump

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    S 2 : Ep 8 - 5/31/09

    Sport Science host John Brenkus tries to single handedly stop NFL tight end Vernon Davis fron running 20 yards. Poker champion Daniel Negreanu bluffs his way past a lie detector. Kobe's infamous car jump video gets put to the test.moreless
  • Busted Guts

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    S 2 : Ep 7 - 5/3/09

    NBA Superstar Amare Stoudemire tries to shatter the glass, NFL WR Dennis Northcutt races the fastest animal on two legs - an ostrich, and competitive eater Pete "Furious" Czerwinski tries to eat an amazing 50 meatballs in only 7 minutes.moreless
  • World Record Kick to the Groin

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 4/26/09

    We throw everything at NFL Superstar Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald to watch him catch it all - ONE HANDED, Mario Andretti Jr will test his lightning fast reaction time, we'll test what happens to an athlete when they drink alcohol, and we'll break down every minute detail that happens in a NASCAR pit stop with Kyle Busch's pit team.moreless
  • Ultimate Sucker Punch

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 4/19/09

    NFL QB Trent Edwards takes on a real life gunslinger to see who really is the quick draw and a NASA "Master Sniffer" puts his extremely sensitive nose right into the middle of things to determine which sport creates the worst stink.moreless
  • The Deadliest Strike

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    S 2 : Ep 4 - 4/12/09

    NFL Superstar QB Drew Brees tries to throw the perfect spiral, Kevin Love attempts to break the NBA record for the longest shot and our host John Brenkus puts his head in harm's way as we test which hits harder - a blocked punt or a soccer ball to the head.moreless
  • Hit and Run

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 4/5/09

    PGA 2008 Player of the Year Padraig Harrington takes on "Happy Gilmore's" outrageous swing, NFL all-star running back Rudi Johnson tries to hold onto the ball while a gauntlet of MMA fighters try to strip it from his hands, Competitive Eater "Furious" Pete Czerwinski shows just what it took for Mike Tyson to bite off a part of Evander Holyfield's ear and which is the more dangerous sport, cheerleading or football - the results are astounding!!moreless
  • The Most Dangerous Experiment

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 3/29/09

    NFL Superstar Ray Lewis takes on a real life SWAT team battering ram to determine which hits harder, Stephon Marbury tries to actually break ankles with his killer crossover, a Stunt Man attempts to recreate the Fan Man flying stunt at the Holyfield-Riddick fight and in the most extreme experiment we've ever done, we shoot an MMA fighter up with natural adrenaline and see if it makes him punch harder.moreless
  • Choked and Slammed

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 3/22/09

    MMA Superstar Fedor Emelianenko takes on a deadly python in choking power, NY Jets Defensive Tackle Kris Jenkins launches host John Brenkus way into the air and PGA golfer Brad Faxon takes on water, jello and even spaghetti to determine what the worst lie really is.moreless
  • To the Max

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 4/13/08

    All sports are hard — but what are the elements in each sport that are extraordinarily difficult? In this episode, we hit the field of play with athletes to get firsthand insight into some of the most extreme elements of sports. Which requires maximum quickness – hittng a 95 mile an hour baseball, or returning a 150 mile an hour tennis serve? How hard is it to hit a moving target? And worst of all, what happens to the body when the maximum cheap shot occurs: a blow below the belt? And for our most extreme experiment ever, we take an average athlete and enter him in the world's toughest single day endurance event: the Ford Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawai. We'll show what surprising factors make the going tough for even the world's most elite athletes — and how, through it all, the tough get going.moreless
  • Bet You Can't Do That Again

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 4/6/08

    One in a million -- or once in a lifetime? In this episode of Sport Science we break down some of the most spectacular plays in recent sports memory and then attempt to re-create their glory. We set the stages for Randy Johnson's bird strike, Byron Eaton's out of bounds buzzer beater, as well as some mind-boggling plays from the gridiron. We put the once in a lifetime plays to the test in "Bet you can't do that again".moreless
  • Gear Factor

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 3/30/08

    In this edition of Sport Science, the scientists determine how gear enhances performance and how gear hurts athletic performance. With the help of some of the most elite athletes from a wide range of sports, conclusions will be made and those conclusions will really help you get your game in gear!moreless
  • Tricks of the Trade

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 3/23/08

    The scientists put some of the oldest clichés to the test in this episode of Sport Science. Among those clichés is the well known idea, "it's a game of inches." With the help of some of the most skillful athletes from across the country, this episode will prove this theory fact or fiction.moreless
  • Field Warriors

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 3/16/08

    This episode of Sport Science showcases some of the most horrific injuries ever suffered in professional sports. A select group of injuries are retold by the athletes who suffered them. Pain, empathy, blood flow, and broken bones are all tested as the scientists attempt to determine what truely makes people have the urge to look away.moreless
  • Myths

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 11/18/07

    In this episode of Sport Science, the scientists challenge the strangest myths in sports. Among the myths tested is the debate on which is harder to hit- a softball or baseball. Also tested is the legends associated with having sex the night before a big game.moreless
  • X-Factors

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 11/11/07

    When it's game time, and the whistle blows, there are things an athlete can no longer control. We break down everything from the role of officiating in sports, to our wildest experiment in the lab, using sexy clowns and heavy metal music see how external stimuli influence a basketball player. Sports are all about a level playing field, but there will always be elements that are out of an athlete’s control.moreless
  • Cheap Shots

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 9/28/07

    In this edition of Sport Science, the scientists take on the question, "What does a cheap shot in sports feel like?" They discover what would happen if there was no protective equipment in sports or there were no rules. Just when you think it's safe to play, don't forget to wear a cup because you might be feeling the pain of a tennis ball traveling 50 MPH headed straight for your- uh oh!moreless
  • Reaction Time

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 9/21/07

    In this episode Sports Science tests Ben Roethlisberger's passing, Luc Robitaille's defense, Jerry Rice and Chad Johnson off the line, Steve Finley's ability to read pitches, NBA players.
  • Hardest Hits

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 9/14/07

    In this episode, the lab scientists tackle the question- Who hits the hardest in sports? Impact is felt from nearly every sport. Whether it's an outfield collision in baseball, a check to the glass in hockey, or a blindsided sack to an NFL quarterback all inflict certain types of human body injury. 'Rampage' Jackson appears to test the blow felt from one of his uppercuts.moreless
  • Human Flight

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 9/30/07

    Chad Johnson's reach, Jerry Rice's hands, Michael Jordan's hang time, Dominic Rhodes leaping ability, Cuttino Mobley's dunking.
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