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Dave Willey to Appear on National Geographic Channel Show

Dave Willey to Appear on National Geographic Channel Show

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     David Willey, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown instructor of physics, will be featured in a http://www.upj.pitt.edu/22562.jpgmulti-segment science show on the National Geographic Channel. Beyond Bizarre and Indestructible will premiere back-to-back at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 6.  The show will be repeated again at 11 p.m. Sunday, December 6; at 8 and 11 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, and at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 13.

     Mr. Willey and other experts will explain the science behind a woman hanging by two hooks through her back, a sword swallower swallowing a running jack hammer, a firewalk, and a “strong man” supposedly holding back a high-powered sports car.

     Mr. Willey was a regular guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” where he was known as “The Mad Scientist.”  He has also been featured on television programs around the world in countries including Germany and Holland, where he entertains audiences with the principles of physics.  In July 1998, Mr. Willey earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for distance fire walking.

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     Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.  Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College” (2010), by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College” (2010), and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.”

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 12/4/2009 4:40:00 PM