MythBusters explode into Australia

TV's most explosive geeks Jamie Hyneman (R) and Adam Savage are bringing MythBusters to Australia. (AAP)

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are bringing the MythBusters stage show to Australia. They have promised plenty of audience participation.

Television's most explosive geeks Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are bringing MythBusters to Australia.

The pair will conduct on stage experiments and tell behind the scenes stories during their MythBusters: Behind the Myths tour, which begins in Melbourne.

Hyneman warns fans shouldn't expect to just sit back and relax during the show.

"We are going to be there live and on stage and expecting some audience participation so you better be ready," he says.

MythBusters, now in its ninth season on SBS and the Discovery Channel, mixes science with curiosity to debunk urban myths.

The show has recently covered topics such as is food that has been on the floor for under five seconds really safe to eat and can you really land a plane with no flying experience?

* MythBusters in numbers:

- More than 2,510 experiments completed

- Destroyed 146 vehicles

- Caused 792 explosions

- Tested 833 myths including 23 shark myths

- 194 myths confirmed, 178 myths plausible, 461 myths busted

* MythBusters tour dates:

August 16 - Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

August 20 - Adelaide Entertainment Centre

August 23 - Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney

August 27 - Perth Arena

August 30 - Brisbane Convention Centre

Source AAP

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