A new series following British escapologist Jonathan Goodwin as he battles his way out of a series of “ridiculous, complex and dangerous traps” starts tonight on the Discovery Channel.
From being bound to a kitchen table with a live scorpion in his mouth to being tied to a stake upside-down with his head buried in the ground, Goodwin faces challenges constructed from an array of ordinary objects with the help of top mechanical engineer Terry Stroud.
The show also promises to demonstrate important scientific principles, with Goodwin investigatings the theory that minimal movement in dangerous situations is the best thing to do, by having a live scorpion placed in his mouth and covered in 200,000 agitated bees.
As if that wasn’t enough, he goes on to test human reactions to extreme cold by being dunked in freezing water and breaking through an ice sheet to escape; wages war against the force of gravity by taking wild leaps off a diving board; and explores how long a human can survive with limited oxygen by being buried alive.
One Way Out, Mondays 10.00pm and 10.30pm on Discovery