TV Know more about strange animals and the truth about popular myths in programmes aired on Animal Planet and Discovery Channel
W hy is our planet filled with such a bewildering diversity of mammals, reptiles, fish, birds, insects and plants? “Mutant Planet”, which airs on Animal Planet between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., reveals why Nature allows strange and eccentric animals and their patterns of behaviour to flourish, through the miracle of natural selection. Each episode focusses on key animals in six very special regions of our planet, and takes audiences on a journey of detection and discovery to understand the powerful forces that create the mysteries of evolution.
Can combining Diet Coke and Mentos make the stomach explode? Is it possible to beat a lie detector test? Can Christmas tree lights cause house fires? To know the answers to these questions, watch Mythbusters, on Discovery Science at 9 30 p.m. Hosted by Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, the show aims to uncover the truth behind popular myths and legends by mixing scientific method with curiosity and style of experimentation.