Be prepared to start believing that just about anything is achievable.

Join globally acclaimed scientists, leading sports scientist and former British Olympic athlete Professor Greg Whyte; brain surgeon and scientist Dr. Rahul Jandia, MD and PhD; and neuropsychiatrist and brain behaviour expert Dr. Heather Berlin, as they embark on a heart-thumping worldwide quest to track down and investigate individuals with mind-blowing unique abilities that extend far beyond that of ordinary humans.

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From incredible extreme cold water swimmers to body-defying contortionists, champion eaters consuming massive quantities of food at lightning speed to record-breaking mathematicians, witness these astounding individuals pit their talent in a series of extraordinary challenges designed to push their skills to the extreme edge.

Five parts of jaw-dropping bionic capabilities, “Superhuman Showdown” investigates the physical and mental makeup of the world’s most extraordinary people to determine the science behind their superhuman skills. Categorising their feats based on five unifying traits including speed, strength, endurance, brain power or skill, each episode sees five “superhumans” push themselves to the limit in a series of rigorous scientific tests:

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Following these stringent analyses in a high-tech lab, Dr. Rahul, Professor Whyte and Dr. Berlin then select the two most impressive individuals from each category to go head to head in a grueling final showdown where they take their abilities further than they have ever taken them before.

Get ready to hold your breath on “Superhuman Showdown”, premiering on Discovery Channel (Astro 551) on 15th October 2012 (Monday) at 10pm. Encores every Tuesday at 9am. and 3pm, and Saturday at 6pm.

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