Food Detectives premiered on FOOD NETWORK on July 29, 2008. This series explores the delicious connection between science and food, pulling back the curtain and revealing the answers to some of the most puzzling food mysteries. Food Detectives mixes a healthy dose of humor with a wealth of fascinating factoids. Aided by willing culinary techs and the brains from the leading science and technology magazine Popular Science, the series will conduct experiments to find the truth behind the most interesting food myths. Ted and his team will dig deep to answer questions like: Does it really take seven years for gum to digest in your stomach? Is the five-second rule true? Can an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Viewers can also get in on the fun by submitting their most puzzling food conundrums for potential show experiments.