From a media release:
What Happens When Curiosity Overrides Caution? Find Out When NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME Premieres May 6 on Discovery
Danger! Parents warn their children, caution labels abound, and common sense dictates that there are just certain things that one must never, ever do â€“ especially at home. But turning this accepted wisdom on its head, Discovery presents NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME, an â€œexplosiveâ€ new Canadian series premiering Monday, May 6 with back-to-back episodes at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. The 13-part series blends science, danger, and comedy when hosts Teddy Wilson (INNERSPACE) and Norm Sousa (The Sketchersons) conduct madcap experiments and test the limits of what a house can withstand â€“ and beyond.
In each episode, the two dangerously unqualified hosts precariously mix, ignite, flood, explode, and otherwise wreak havoc on the contents of a charming old farmhouse in southwestern Ontario â€“ no appliance or fixture is safe in their hands! NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME, produced by Torontoâ€™s Insight Production Company Ltd. in association with Discovery Canada and Bell Media, is based on a format devised by Norwegian broadcaster NRK and distributed by DRG.
Donâ€™t most people â€“ secretly â€“ want to know what would happen if they ignored the safety warnings? Why canâ€™t she garden with explosives, or heat tin cans directly on the stove? Why shouldnâ€™t he flood a second-floor room to test its threshold, or make moonshine in the garden shed? As Wilson and Sousa test these â€œneversâ€ and more, staging elaborate trials using conventional products, household appliances, volatile gases, and professional-grade explosives â€“ essentially whatever they can get their hands on â€“ they reveal the extreme dangers lurking behind commonplace warnings.
NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME also features a team of special effects and fire safety professionals, plus experts from various fields of demolition, chemistry, and radiation, to maximize the consequences â€“ and keep Wilson and Sousa out of harmâ€™s way (most of the timeâ€¦). With 20 cameras capturing every angle â€“ including highly-specialized â€œPhantomsâ€ that can record 2,650 frames per second for the ultimate in slow-motion replay — the series showcases the legitimate physics and chemistry behind the outrageous cause-and-effect consequences of Wilson and Sousaâ€™s experiments in stunning detail.
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