Saturday, April 26th, 2008
s0e1: MythBusters Young Scientists Special
A Science Channel Special: Four finalists head to San Francisco to conduct experiments with the cast of ``MythBusters.''
Thursday, November 20th, 2008
s0e2: Common Car Myths Special
Adam and Jamie fuel up a couple of SUVs to find out which is more efficient driving with the windows open or the air conditioner on. Next Kari, Tori & Grant try to find the smooth driving on rough roads. Then, can you stop a car by throwing it into reverse? Meanwhile, Adam and Jamie try to sort out several car related myths including using a car as cover in a gunfight and get their hands on their very own Mythbusters Cadillac. Finally, the team tackles the question, what is more dangerous, driving drunk or driving while talking on a cell phone.
Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
s0e9: Buster's Cut: Unarmed and Unharmed
Previously aired episode Re-edited and remastered with behind the scenes tidbits: Adam and Jamie test an old gun-slinging story; Grant, Tory and Jessi test another myth from the movie ``Speed.''
Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
s0e10: Buster's Cut: Phone Book Friction
Previously aired episode Re-edited and remastered with behind the scenes tidbits: Never before seen footage and learn insider info from the set as Adam and Jamie dial in on a phone book fable, while Kari, Grant and Tory test a fishy tale of Hollywood pyrotechnics.
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
s0e11: Buster's Cut: Duct Tape Hour 1
Previously aired episode Re-edited and remastered with behind the scenes tidbits: Watch never before seen footage and learn insider info from the set as Adam and Jamie create a sailboat made entirely from duct tape while Kari, Grant and Tory fire off a few duct tape cannons.
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
s0e12: Buster's Cut: Curving Bullets
Myths tested: This is an edited rerun of episode 123 (Curving Bullets) originally aired June 10, 2009. It features never before seen footage and behind the scenes info (dubbed "Buster's Cut").
Sunday, November 14th, 2010
s0e13: Buster's Cut: Spy Car Escape
Previously aired episode Re-edited and remastered with behind the scenes tidbits: Adam and Jamie experiment with different ways to lose a tail in a car chase, as Kari, Grant and Tory explore whether an object fired backward from a vehicle moving forward will simply will fall to the ground.
Thursday, January 23rd, 2003
s1e1: Jet Assisted Chevy
The story of the jet-assisted Chevy goes like this. The Arizona Highway Patrol stumbled across a blackened crater in the side of a mountain at the end of a long stretch of desert road. After an investigation, they learned that an Air Force sergeant from a nearby military base had attached a rocket-assisted takeoff unit to the roof of a 1967 Chevy Impala. He got up to about 80 mph, and then fired the things off. Within seconds the car was traveling at 350 mph. The crater was found in the mountainside 100 feet off the ground. Who do you think will be the "dummy" to test this myth? The Pop Rocks and soda legend concerns a boy known as little Mikey, who was featured in commercials for Life cereal. Some years later, Mikey was challenged by his friends to eat six packs of Pop Rocks candy with six cans of soda. According to the myth, the carbon dioxide in the candy combined with the carbon dioxide in the soda to create so much pressure that Mikey's stomach exploded and he died. Our MythBusters risk their lives for you, the viewer, in these two death-defying experiments.
Thursday, January 23rd, 2003
s1e2: Biscuit Bazooka
In this episode, Jamie and Adam take on a few legends involving dubious behavior. First, they contemplate the one about an obese woman on a trans-Atlantic flight whose derriere is suctioned into the plane's toilet after flushing, forcing the plane to land before she can be removed. Will the bottom fall out of this myth? How about the one involving a friend of a friend who thought she was shot while sitting in her car in a supermarket parking lot on a very hot day? The story goes that when the paramedics arrived, they found her head splattered with a mass of raw biscuit dough. And then there's the leaping lawyer. Some guy (apparently a lawyer), kept bouncing off a plate-glass window on the 24th floor of a high-rise building. After one too many impacts, the window shattered and the guy fell 24 floors to the ground, where he promptly died. Another day, another deadly myth.
Friday, March 7th, 2003
s1e3: Poppy-Seed Drug Test
So, this guy named Larry Walters attached something like 45 weather balloons to this lawn chair. One of the tethers broke on the unemployed truck driver's little invention, shooting him straight up into the air. Apparently he sailed to 16,000 feet, where he was spotted by airline pilots, eventually closing LAX airport. He was finally rescued by a helicopter after he floated out to sea. Is this popular Internet legend full of hot air? Will Jamie and Adam close LAX? In the 1964 James Bond classic, Goldfinger, the villain's secretary is murdered with the dreaded gold body paint, causing death by skin suffocation. Supposedly, leaving a small patch of skin unpainted at the base of the spine will save the victim. Unfortunately, the movie's producers didn't have this vital piece of information, dooming actress Shirley Eaton to death on set. Who will be the guinea pig in this experiment? On a tastier note, can eating a poppy-seed bagel produce a positive result for opiate use in a drug screen? Our brave hosts test these stories so you don't have to.
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003
s1e4: Exploding Toilet
Can a toilet be made to explode by pouring a flammable liquid into it and lighting a match? Does running in the rain rather than walking get you less wet? Can assassins really use bullets made out of ice so that they leave no trace?
Friday, October 3rd, 2003
s1e5: Cell Phone Destroys Gas Station
Can using a cell phone at a gas station cause the pump to explode? Can changes in air pressure at high altitude cause silicone breast implants to explode? Can spinning a CD-ROM at too high a speed cause it to shatter?
Friday, October 10th, 2003
s1e6: Barrel of Bricks
Can urinating on the electrified third rail of a train track cause you to be electrocuted? Can a wallet made from the skin of an electric eel erase the magnetic information from your credit cards? Can a construction worker be killed by a barrel of bricks?
Friday, October 17th, 2003
s1e7: Penny Drop
Can a pedestrian be killed by a penny dropped from the top of a skyscraper? The team finds out the terminal velocity of a penny and make a penny cannon, then shot it at a pigs scull. This showed if a penny being dropping at terminal velocity can kill someone. Can you be baked to death on a tanning bed? Can toothfillings transmit radio waves?
Friday, October 24th, 2003
s1e8: Buried Alive
Can a person jumping off a bridge be saved from death by throwing a hammer into the water to break the rigidity of the surface? How long will the air last in a coffin if you are buried alive? Can cola clean rust, cook a steak, or remove bloodstains?
Friday, November 7th, 2003
s1e9: Lightning Strikes / Tongue Piercing
Could a small town have built a working cannon out of a tree? Can a pierced tongue withstand the electric force of a bolt of lightning? The team takes a mold of Adam's head and pierced the heck out of it to see if they could get a lighting strike from an electric rod. Are there ways of beating a Breathalyzer? The team tries many myths to see if they could drink and make it not show up on a Breathalyzer.
Friday, December 5th, 2003
s1e10: Stinky Car, Raccoon Rocket
Mythbusters, Jamie and Adam put their noses to the test to find out if that nasty smell in your car is there to stay. Is the myth of the stinky car true? Then follow the gasoline trail as they try to flush out the truth in the raccoon in the drain myth.
Friday, December 12th, 2003
s1e11: Alcatraz Escape
Jamie and Adam retrace the steps of the infamous prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz without a trace in 1962. Although presumed drowned, they'll find out if it was possible to survive the tides of the San Francisco Bay in a homemade raft. As for other myth, Jamie and Adam test whether quacks from ducks echo. They examine the urban legend about whether a stud finder can tell whether you have something implanted in your body.
Sunday, January 18th, 2004
s1e12: Chicken Gun
Can a cooked and raw chicken flying toward an airplane interfere with its flight or will the jet engine just blow it away? The team makes a huge pressurized cannon and shoots a chicken at a jet's windshield. Did a woman give birth to an octopus after swallowing an octopus egg? Can your washing machine kill you?
Sunday, January 11th, 2004
s1e13: Explosive Decompression, Frog Giggin', Rear Axle
Can a bullet hole in the hull of an airplane cause explosive decompression that destroys the plane? Can a .22 caliber gun cartridge attached to a car ignition be used as a fuse? Can a car be ripped off its rear axle?
Sunday, January 25th, 2004
s1e14: Sinking Titanic, Goldfish Memory, Trombone Explosion
Will a sinking ship suck you down as it goes under? Can fish actually remember things? What happens when you throw a firecracker down the neck of a trombone?
Sunday, January 25th, 2004
s1e15: Breakstep Bridge
Can a marching band make a bridge collapse? Can bacteria from a toilet settle in a toothbrush? Can a person water ski behind a rowboat?
Tuesday, June 8th, 2004
s2e1: Myths Revisited
In this episode, Adam and Jamie re-test some myths hearing the publics suggestions and complaints. Myths tested: -"Peeing on the Third Rail" -"Goldfinger" -"Chicken Gun" (which gave problems and had to be re-tested twice) -"Ice Bullet" -"Cell Phone + Gas Station = Explosion" -"Aerosol (formally Biscuit) Bullet, part II" "Exploding Implants, part II"
Tuesday, June 29th, 2004
s2e2: Best Explosions
The Best Booms and Bangs so far from the series!
Tuesday, July 27th, 2004
s2e3: Scuba Diver, Car Capers
Adam and Jamie investigate the urban legend of a scuba diver who is dumped in the middle of a forest fire by a fire-fighting helicopter. Can a scuba diver get sucked up and spit out like this? They also investigate other legends: what happens when a banana is shoved into a car's tailpipe? What happens when you pour sugar in a car gas tank? What happens when you shoot a gun at a gas tank?
Wednesday, September 29th, 2004
s2e4: Ancient Death Ray
Did the ancient Greek scientist Archimedes destroy a Roman fleet by building a heat ray that used only mirrors and sunlight? What is the best way of getting rid of a Skunk's odor? Can a bullet proofshield really stop a bullet?
Wednesday, October 6th, 2004
s2e5: Elevator of Death, Levitation Machine
If you are in an elevator when it falls, can you save yourself by jumping up just before it hits the bottom? Is it possible to create a home-made levitation machine?
Wednesday, October 13th, 2004
s2e6: Beat the Radar Detector
Did a construction worker survive a fall off a building by holding plywood? Can you beat the radar gun using different materials on your car LEGALLY?
Wednesday, October 20th, 2004
s2e7: Quicksand, Bathtub Electrocution, MRI Rays and Tattoos
Can quicksand really pull you under? Is it really possible to kill someone by dropping an electrical appliance into a bathtub? Can an MRI explode a tattoo that has traces of metal within it?
Thursday, November 18th, 2004
s2e8: Exploding Jawbreaker
Is it possible to throw a regular playing card fast enough to inflict bodily harm? Jamie and Adam put the "killer card" myth under the microscope, then look into whether a heated jawbreaker can explode in your mouth. Finally, the guys invent their own static cannon to learn if an unfortunate construction worker really died from sandblasting a PVC pipe on the job.
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004
s2e9: Pingpong Rescue
Can a sunken ship be lifted from the ocean floor using only ping-pong balls? How many balloons does it take to lift a three-year-old off the ground.
Wednesday, November 10th, 2004
s2e10: Boom Lift Catapult
Buster lends a hand as the MythBusters explore the myth of the boom-lift catapult. Will Buster overcome the raw power of a 30,000-pound piece of machinery, or will the boom-lift turn into the ultimate medieval catapult? Then, worried about the price of gas? Tune in to Jamie and Adam's investigation into the most fuel-efficient way to keep cool in the car: turning on the air conditioning or opening the windows.
Tuesday, November 16th, 2004
s2e11: Exploding House
Just how hard is it to find a needle in a haystack? Can you really blow up a house through misusing a bug bomb? Does talking to your plants actually help?
Sunday, December 5th, 2004
s2e12: Ming Dynasty Astronaut
Buster makes the ultimate sacrifice as he's chosen to test the myth of a Ming Dynasty astronomer who strapped rockets to his chair in a bid to launch into space. Then, Adam and Jamie try to corner the energy market as they test out various free energy devices. And finally, the build team nearly lose their lunch testing out whether or not a common household ceiling fan really is a heads-up death trap.
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004
s2e13: Christmas Special
On this special episode, Jamie and Adam present the winners from our fall 2004 favorite-myths online poll. So, did you guys vote for Stinky Car? Or will Pop Rocks and Coke emerge triumphant? Also, the MythBusters try their hand at a few holiday myths: Will putting a silver spoon in a champagne bottle keep it fizzy? Does a snowman melt faster with its clothes on ... or off? Tune in and find out.
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005
s3e1: Buster Special
Buster is the Mythbuster's dummy. Buster is remembered in this hour long special depicting his brave outing testing multiple myths for the guys, as well as an inside, and in depth, look into the creation of our fallen hero's replacement. The team also builds a new Buster because the old one was so trashed up from recent experiences.
Wednesday, February 9th, 2005
s3e2: Ultimate MythBusters
Adam and Jamie go head-to-head in a series of challenges to see who has the guts and "gusto" to be the Ultimate Mythbuster! Test 1: Engineering; create a device to launch a tortilla as far as possible without destroying it. Test 2: Estimation; estimate the weight of 3 different objects looking at them and then taking them with their hands. Test 3: Fear; they have to hold creepy creatures without getting scared. Test 4: Creative Thinking. They have to build the classic "Egg Drop Device" to protect the egg from the fall. Test 5: Pain. They'll have to stand the pain caused by paint balls. Test 6: Memory. They have to test each other with a 6-question quiz about the myths they've tested.
Wednesday, February 16th, 2005
s3e3: Brown Note
Does a certain sound note cause you to "tinkle" in your pants? Does that classic shot with a gun in a movie scene with fly backward possible? Is Chinese Water Torture Real?
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005
s3e4: Salsa Escape
Adam and Jamie go head to head in a madcap Mexican jailbreak as they taste-test the theory of the Salsa Escape. And take one cement truck, add 850 pounds of dynamite, and what's left? Absolutely nothing, apparently. Adam and Jamie join forces with the FBI to find out if you can remove cement build-up from a mixer's barrel using dynamite.
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005
s3e5: Exploding Port-a-Potty
Can a person receive third-degree burns if he or she lights a cigarette while inside a port-a-potty? Armed with Adam's "special sample," the build team explores whether human waste can create enough methane to produce an explosive result. Then the MythBusters test whether a broken drive shaft on the front joint of a car vault can cause a car to pole vault after it hits a pothole. Just how high can this car fly?
Wednesday, March 9th, 2005
s3e6: Is Yawning Contagious?
Using a specially fabricated chamber complete with two-way mirror and a hidden camera, Kari, Scottie and Tory set out to see whether a yawn, like a cold, truly can be caught. Next on the docket: Does toast really fall buttered-side down? Jamie and Adam are on the case, each building a rig to simulate toast being dropped from the dining room table. Finally, the whole team tests the myth that a toy car can beat a real car (in this case, a Dodge Viper) in a gravity slope race.
Wednesday, March 16th, 2005
s3e7: MythBusters Outtakes
Outtakes from the series so far.
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005
s3e8: Cooling a Six-Pack
The mystery is finally over! Watch as the MythBusters use ice, water, refrigerators, freezers and fire to test the fastest way to cool a six-pack. Then the team builds a new crash-test dummy ... and drops it 60 feet from a crane. The result is baptism by destruction for Buster 2.0, and a high-speed, high-impact crash the likes of which ... well, see for yourself. And finally, they may not have had iPods or remote controls to use them in, but did ancient peoples have batteries? Learn whether a crude form was invented more than 2,000 years ago.
Wednesday, March 30th, 2005
s3e9: Son of a Gun
Was a woman in the Civil War impregnated by a bullet that went through a man's region before striking her? The Mythbusters build a life size working bathroom to see if being in the tub during a lightning storm is safe and what happens if you forget to detach your trailer from your boat.
Wednesday, April 6th, 2005
s3e10: Shop 'til You Drop
Find out where the MythBusters find all their goodies to build that myth breaking machines.
Wednesday, April 27th, 2005
s3e11: MythBusters: Revealed
Experience the funny moments, adventure and misadventures, mistakes and mis-experimentations of Adam and Jamie as they test the truth of myths.
Wednesday, May 11th, 2005
s3e12: Hollywood On Trial
New Mythbuilder Grant Imahara joins the team as they recap old movie myths and test new ones in this special Mythbusters episode.
Wednesday, May 18th, 2005
s3e13: Breaking Glass
Can an singer really break glass just by using their voice? Can you make a jet engine out of vacuum cleaner parts? Is it true that a rolling stone gathers no moss?
Wednesday, June 8th, 2005
s3e14: Jet Pack
With $10,000, can they build a hover craft? The team finds all of the possibilities of a hover craft or really a Jet Pack. Did pyramid shape help preserve mummies and current day pyramids preserve food items? In this myth the team make a metal bronze pyramid and puts an apple and a glass of milk under the pyramid. They leave the apple and the milk under the pyramid for 3 months.
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005
s3e15: Killer Brace Position
Adam and Kari go to a local raceway and drive a skills course, while being distracted on the cell phone, and then after knocking back some beers, to find out which is more dangerous. And, in their own homemade mock airplane they test "the brace position."
Wednesday, July 13th, 2005
s3e16: Bullet Proof Water
Adam and Jamie test two urban legends; in 'Bullet Proof Water' find out exactly how deep one must dive to survive a gunshot, and in '360 Degree Swing' find out if it is possible to get a swinger to go all the way around a swing set, up and over the bar.
Sunday, July 17th, 2005
s3e17: MythBusters Jaws Special
Mythbusters are going to put the bite on some fascinating shark myths. Find out if real sharks are capable of performing the way the great white shark in the movie "JAWS" did, and uncover the strength and stamina of these off-screen giants. Including do sharks lose interest in attacking if punched on the nose or jabbed in the eyes and gills? Adam and Jamie put it to the test. Jamie goes overboard to tussle with some fearsome fish. And a scuba tank experiment so dangerous, the FBI are brought in!
Wednesday, July 27th, 2005
s3e18: Border Slingshot
Can you fling someone over the border (200 yards) using a slingshot safely to a mattress? Can the Mythbusters break a US-Mexico Border Myth
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005
s3e19: Killer Tissue Box
'Killer Tissue Box' is an investigation into whether a tissue box can become a lethal missile in a car crash. In 'Split Arrow' the build team tests whether an archer can split one arrow straight down the middle with another, as the legendary Robin Hood was said to have done.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2005
s3e20: Escape Slide Parachute
Join the MythBusters as they test three tall tales of high flying and free falling. The first pits them against Hollywood logic with Buster doing his best Indiana Jones impression, the second tests the explosive properties and decapitation potential of hair cream, and the third addresses surviving a fall from 33,000 feet without a parachute. So, basically, it's business as usual at the "Mythbusters Flying Circus"!
Wednesday, October 12th, 2005
s3e21: MythBusters Revisited
Time to take down the non believers! Mythbusters will go revisit Blown Away, Running in the Rain, Plywood Flyer, Exploding Soda, Explosive Decompression, AC vs Windows Down, and Exploding Gas Tank to end the you did it wrong crowd for the last time!
Wednesday, October 19th, 2005
s3e22: Chinese Invasion Alarm
Join the MythBusters as they head to a California mine to test an ancient Chinese military myth – a subterranean sonar system that could allegedly detect and intercept an invasion from below. Then, armed with an incubator, agar plates and boundless enthusiasm, the guys aim to cook up the truth about a popular food fable. If food has been on the floor for less than five seconds, is it still safe to eat?
Wednesday, January 11th, 2006
s4e1: Paper Crossbow
Adam and Jamie unleash a deadly myth from a supermax prison, attempting to make a deadly weapon out of newspaper and underwear. Grant, Kari and Tory unscrew the cap on some more vodka myths, such as removing cigarette smell from clothing.
Wednesday, January 18th, 2006
s4e2: Shredded Plane
In Shredded plane, Adam and Jamie investigate the cause of a shredded airplane. The other members put their survival skills to the test in Firestarter.
Wednesday, January 25th, 2006
s4e3: Archimedes Death Ray Revisited
Adam and Jamie accepted the challenge from fans mailbags to retest the Archimedes death ray. In turn, fans and MIT team were invited to perform this challlenge.
Wednesday, February 1st, 2006
s4e4: Helium Football
This time around, Adam and Jamie test out a myth that footballs filled with helium will fly further and hang longer than ones filled with regulation air. Based on the myth of a 70s Oakland Raiders Punter. Next, the build team undertake tests in the firing line. Are teeth strong enough to withstand the force of a bullet?
Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
s4e5: Franklin's Kite
Not exactly a Myth, but an interesting experiment, The Team Goes to replicate Ben Franklin's Lightning Storm Kite, which during the process causes injury to Tory.. Stay Tuned!
Wednesday, March 15th, 2006
s4e6: Cell Phones on Planes
So, supposedly, if you fill a normal raft with helium, you can fly. Let's see if the guys can get their boat into the air - get ready for the biggest Mythbusters' build ever. Meanwhile, Tory and Kari tackle a conspiracy theory familiar to many frequent fliers. Can your cell phone interfere with a plane's instruments?
Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
s4e7: Bullets Fired Up
Adam and Jamie test the myth that firing in the air can cause the death of someone if they are impacted by the bullet when it returns to earth. Also Kari, Tory and Grant continue to delve into more popular Vodka myths.
Wednesday, April 26th, 2006
s4e8: Myths Reopened
A look back at myths that generated a truck load of angry fan mail. In Split Arrow, the 3 Mythkateers take another aim at Robin Hood's arrow. The Confederate Rocket will be tested with a Salami launch. Another shot at Bullet-Proof water.
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006
s4e9: Mind Control
Adam and Jamie attempt to blow open a home improvement myth with dynamite. The 3 MythBuilders tackle mind control by manipulating someone's mind remotely.
Wednesday, May 10th, 2006
s4e10: Exploding Pants
The three Mythkateers investigate a fashion disaster when farmers’ trousers suddenly explode. In Great Gas Conspiracy, Adam and Jamie investigate whether the gas and car companies deliberately make gas guzzling cars to increase profits.
Wednesday, July 12th, 2006
s4e11: Crimes and Myth-demeanors
Adam and Jamie once again put movie myths to the test. Are Hollywood heists complete hocus pocus or can you really crack the tightest security systems in the world? Part 1 of 2!
Wednesday, July 19th, 2006
s4e12: Steam Cannon
Archimedes is on Mythbusters again! This time it's his Steam Cannon and the results are amazing as Adam and Jamie build the mother of all cannons. While in Breakfast Cereal, an eating competition puts Adam's Mom to the test! Whats healthier? The cereal or the box itself?
Wednesday, July 26th, 2006
s4e13: Killer Whirlpool
Adam and Jamie test the famous myth of: Can whirlpools kill? Tory, Kari and Grant get snowed in under a snow plow.
Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
s4e14: Diet Coke and Mentos
Inspired by an internet story, The Mythbusters take on the controversy surrounding these fizzy fountains. Then they try and find new household-product tricks that could be the "new craze". Meanwhile, the Mythterns tackle the myth that a single postage stamp on a helicopter blade disrupts the system enough to take it down.
Wednesday, August 16th, 2006
s4e15: Shattering Subwoofer
The guys find out if the bass from a car stereo can destroy an automobile. They rip out the interior of a car, build a giant subwoofer to fill it, and then power it by attaching it directly to the drive shaft. Wear your ear plugs for this one! Also, Grant, Kari and Tory hit the road to take on two tall tales from our mates down under. If you're driving on a rough outback road, will you get a smoother ride by driving faster? And, can you stop your windshield from shattering when a stone is kicked up from a passing car by bracing the glass with your hand?
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006
s4e16: Crimes and Myth-demeanors 2
Part 2 of 2: More Crimes in the movies put to the test: Heat Sensing and Motion Sensors and Safe Exploding with water.
Wednesday, August 30th, 2006
s4e17: Earthquake Machine
Adam and Jamie take on one of the greatest scientist/inventor and myth creator legends of all time, Nikolai Tesla and his Earthquake Machine. Tory and Kari investigate a lethal lava lamp.
Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
s4e18: Deadly Straw
Can a straw go through a palm tree? Can a hurricane really take the feathers off a chicken? and Plant Polygraphing
Wednesday, September 13th, 2006
s4e19: Mega Movie Myths
Adam, Jamie, Buster, and the Build Team are watching movie Myths they have done in the past, and decide to dedicate a whole episode to them.
Wednesday, October 11th, 2006
s4e20: Killer Cable Snaps
Can a high tension cable slice a person in two when it snaps? Also, Tory and Kari explore the myth of 'archaeo-acoustics' in which ancient pottery contains sounds from the past and can be played back and heard today.
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
s4e21: Air Cylinder Rocket
Put simply, this episode is vintage, explosive MythBusters. Adam and Jamie have unfinished business from their Shark Week special, where they shot and then exploded a scuba tank. But they've always wondered if a ruptured cylinder — carefully aimed — can really cause the massive damage some people claim. Meanwhile, Tori, Grant and Kari go back in time to test some prototypes from the past. They all sound highly dangerous, and they probably are ... After all, they're tinkering with engines fueled by gunpowder!
Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
s4e22: More Myths Revisited
Returning to the most controversial myths. More past experiments to see if their original answer was genuine or bogus. So Stop Writing Us!
Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
s4e23: Exploding Lighter
Can a small, disposable butane lighter suddenly ignite with the force of several sticks of dynamite? The Gang tries to light a lighter on fire by hitting it with a golf club and trying to light it with sparks from a torch like tool. And the gang tries to shoot down some popular gunslinger myths. By seeing if it is possible if you can shoot off 5 shots from a magnum before a coin can hit the ground.
Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
s4e24: Concrete Glider
In "Concrete Glider," Adam and Jamie test the old engineering challenge that like a lead balloon, you can't make a concrete glider fly. There's nothing like a challenge to focus the MythBusters' massive minds! Who will fly into history as champ and who will plummet like a stone? Tune in to find out. In the meantime, Kari, Grant and Tori go to amazing lengths to find out just how dangerous it is to stand too close to the edge of a train platform.
Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
s4e25: Firearms Folklore
Just when you think Adam and Jamie have tested every gun legend in history, they come up with three more myths. In an urban shootout, could a criminal's bullet have hit and then jammed the empty chamber of a policeman's revolver? Saving Private Ryan might have been based on fact but what about the scene where one sniper kills another by shooting straight down the enemy's gun scope? And assuming two antique bullets once hit midair in a Civil War battle, is it even remotely possible those two bullets fused together? In the meantime, Kari, Grant and Tori go to great lengths to see whether humankind's first and simplest tool — the hammer — could be far more dangerous than you think
Wednesday, December 6th, 2006
s4e26: Anti-Gravity Device
Christmas comes once a year but not on MythBusters! Is it really true that leaving some Christmas lights on your tree overnight could cause it to heat up so much that the tree bursts into a ball of flame? Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tori investigate a frontier technology that if confirmed would take off in a big way. Anti-gravity is the holy grail of science. But is it science or science fiction? With a flick of a switch can you simply turn off gravity? And if that wasn't enough, in "Vodka Jellyfish," Kari puts her life on the line with a final shot at a vodka myth. Is it true that vodka can cure the pain of a jellyfish sting? There are screams, torture and tentacles! .
Wednesday, December 6th, 2006
s4e27: Holiday Special
Holiday Themed Myths. Can the Mythbusters really make a 35-piece Goldberg machine work, or will they just get frustrated and call it quits? What will keep your tree from dropping needles, bleach or hairspray? Will the turkey kill the dog? Tune-in and see it for yourself.
Wednesday, December 13th, 2006
s4e28: 22,000 Foot Fall
Adam and Jamie explore the improbable survival of a WWII gunner with some of the biggest explosions in the show's history! Can someone fall 22,000 feet and be saved by a bomb? Also, the Build Team explores light-bulbs and energy usage. Does leaving the light on help?
Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
s5e1: Hindenburg Mystery
In this action-packed episode, Adam and Jamie turn dirigible detectives to try and solve one of aeronautics biggest puzzles: did hydrogen really cause the Hindenburg fire? Meanwhile Kari, Tory and Grant come face-to-face — and have to flee — from some of Nature's natural-born killers. See what unfolds as they test the saying: "If you're being chased by a crocodile, run in a zig-zag, because crocs can't turn corners at speed."
Wednesday, January 17th, 2007
s5e2: Pirate Special
2 Hour Special with 4 Pirate Themes Myths. They included whether the eyepatch would help you see in the dark, whether you could use a knife to slide down a sail, whether a canon ball killed more people compared to the splinters, and whether alcohol could be a good cleaner for laundry.
Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
s5e3: Underwater Car Escape
If you're unfortunate enough to drive your vehicle into the drink, is it possible to escape or will a watery grave be your fate? Heading poolside, the guys get their feet wet by doing some intensive underwater training. Then the pressure is on as they seat themselves inside a submerged car and do their darndest to get out. Meanwhile Grant, Tory and Kari roll out the Seven Paper Fold myth. Is it possible to fold a piece of paper in half more than seven times? Taking this myth to the outer limits, our crew sets up at a location that has plenty of space — NASA. Here, in the biggest build they have ever attempted, their mission is to put together a piece of paper that's the size of a football field.
Wednesday, March 7th, 2007
s5e4: Speed Cameras
Take two self-confessed speed freaks — yeah, that would be Adam and Jamie — and pit them against the people's nemesis: speed cameras. The result: an action-packed adventure full of fun, fascination and, best of all, fast cars. Can speed cameras be beat by speeding faster than they can click? How about using license plate protectors or changing lanes to avoid the camera's eagle eye? Adam and Jamie put the pedal to the metal to crack these myths. Meanwhile in "Exploding Nitro Patches," Kari, Grant and Tory explore the myth that when the paramedic shouts "Clear!" and the defibrillator vents, its volts may start more than a heart.
Wednesday, March 14th, 2007
s5e5: Dog Myths
Is it possible to teach an Old Dog New Tricks? In attempt to find an answer Adam and Jamie go head to head with a pair of untrained dogs. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant, and Tory look into the myth that you can Beat The Guard Dog.
Wednesday, March 21st, 2007
s5e6: More Myths Reopened
Every so often the MythBusters draw conclusions that leave the fans seething. Well, once again, it's time for Adam and Jamie to put some of their most contentious outcomes under the microscope in More Myths Revisited. That's right - tune in and check out a few myths that left you peeved, like Exploding Trombone, Sniper Scope, Finger in the Barrel and Coke and Mentos.
Wednesday, April 11th, 2007
s5e7: Voice Flame Extinguisher
It's another hypnotic MythBusters episode, full of sound and fury, and guaranteed to have you spellbound. Grant, Tory and Kari go deeper ... deeper ... deeper into the world of hypnosis, while Adam and Jamie appear to be under some sort of influence as they make extraordinary noise in the name of science. In "Voice Flame Extinguisher," Jamie and Adam set out to discover if it's possible to put out a fire using only your voice. According to the myth, concentrated sound waves can prevent air from getting to the flames and, starved of oxygen, the fire dies. One thing's for sure, the boys' voices aren't gonna set the world on fire!
Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
s5e8: Birds in a Truck
In "Birds in a Truck," Adam and Jamie tackle Sir Isaac Newton's founding principle of thermodynamics and the law of conservation of momentum. They're looking into a physics' classroom urban myth. If birds in a truck take flight do they lighten the load? Watch to see if the 'Busters will be outsmarted by a flock of pigeons ... Meanwhile, Grant, Tory and Kari become crime scene investigators. A photo found on the Net shows a speedboat impaled on a channel marker, almost neatly split in half. In an effort to get to the bottom of this watery fender bender, our intrepid CSI team goes on a high-speed joyride.
Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
s5e9: Walking On Water
It's "East Meets West" in this episode of MythBusters. Shrouded in secrecy and mythology, not to mention cult popularity, ninjas are perfect fodder for the MythBusters. The whole team joins forces to pit science against martial arts mystique. Can ninjas run on water as movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon would have us believe? In "Walking on Water," Adam, Jamie and a ninjitsu master try their luck at aquatic agility. And if that doesn't work, the boys get confrontational as they compete to see how ninjas - masters of illusion - could create the impression of water running. In "Samurai Swing," Kari, Tory and Grant find out if a ninja could stop a samurai sword with his bare hands. To avoid the sharp sting of steel the team devises a ninja rig to clap onto the sword, and it seems like this myth is all in the timing.
Wednesday, May 30th, 2007
s5e10: Western Myths
Adam and Jamie saddle up for some western myths. But that's not all — Kari, Tory and Grant test the modern marvel of airbags. You've got it all: past and present; horses and cars; guns and explosions.
Wednesday, June 6th, 2007
s5e11: Big Rig Myths
Can an exploding Truck Tire Kill? And Another Fuel efficiency myth, will drafting reduce drag? Is it possible for a car to go inside a truck while it's still in motion?
Wednesday, June 13th, 2007
s5e12: Grenades and Guts
Jamie and Adam investigate the cliché that a quick thinking action hero can protect his fellow cast members from a grenade blast. Meanwhile, in Diet Coke and Mentos — Exploding Stomach, our intrepid trio test an internet video with an outrageous claim.
Wednesday, June 20th, 2007
s5e13: Snow Special
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! It's all about pure powder and the MythBusters team is ready to tear up those classic movie myths on everything snow.
Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
s5e14: Baseball Myths
Can a baseball be hit hard enough to remove the covering? Can dry balls be hit farther than humid ones? Is sliding over the base really faster than running it? Can balls be hit further with a corked bat?
Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
s5e15: Viewer Special
Viewers’ favorite myths are put to the test. If you sneeze with your eyes open, will your eyeballs pop out of your head? Can you stop a car by putting it in reverse? Will a tennis ball unlock a car door? Also, Jamie and Adam reunite with Alan Normandy to test whether you can kill someone by loading your rifle with cigarette butts. And finally, a young boy asked the MythBusters to take care of the family station wagon. Retired FBI agent Frank Doyle and friends lend their support…and munitions.
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007
s5e16: Red Flag to a Bull
Are bulls really aggravated by the color red? Can ammunition stored in the oven be lethal? Can bullets thrown in a campfire kill you? Do bulls in a china shop act like "bulls in a china shop?"
Wednesday, August 29th, 2007
s5e17: Superhero Hour
Can you climb a building with a motorized grappling hook? If you punch someone while wearing a ring, will you make a ring-shaped imprint? Can you change in a phone booth? Can you rig a grappling hook on to a car, shoot it at a steel structure, and use it to swing around a 90 degree corner?
Wednesday, September 5th, 2007
s5e18: Myth Evolution!
Can you beat the speed camera? Can a ninja deflect a bullet with their palm? Can a person breathe from a car tire underwater? Will an RFID chip explode in a MRI scanner?
Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
s5e19: Trail Blazers
Can you light a trail of gas from the leaking tank of a moving vehicle and have the vehicle explode? Can you outrun a trail of burning gunpowder before it reaches a barrel of gunpowder? Can you be burned by a defibrillator if you are wearing an underwire bra or have a nipple ring?
Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
s5e20: Exploding Water Heater
Can a water heater explode like a rocket and shoot through the roof of a house? If a person is being dragged by a horse, can the friction caused by the movement make their jeans catch on fire? Can shrinking jeans while wearing them in a hot bath for six hours kill you?
Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
s5e21: Super Sized Myths!
A 2 Hour Special where Adam and Jamie return to the JATO rocket car to try and make if fly, find out whether great white sharks are attracted to low frequencies and afraid of dolphins. Meanwhile, Tori, Grant, and Kari use a real 747 to try and blow a car, bus, and single-engine plane off the road. Also Tori tries to wakeboard behind a cruise ship, the biggest episode to date!
Wednesday, November 21st, 2007
s5e22: Shooting Fish in a Barrel
Is shooting fish in a barrel really as easy as the proverb says? What is the most effective cure for pain caused by hot chili peppers? Are elephants really afraid of mice?
Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
s5e23: Pirates 2
In this piratical sequel, the MythBusters once again plunder and pillage for maritime myth, testing two Pirates of the Caribbean movie-inspired myths and the curse of a Sand Neck Tie.
Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
s5e24: Confederate Steam Gun
Jamie and Adam take on a mythical confederate weapon: a steam-powered machine gun rumored to fire 400 rounds a minute at a 300-yard range. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant, and Tory put their lying skills on the line to test mythical ways to beat a lie detector.
Wednesday, December 12th, 2007
s5e25: Air Plane Hour
Can an average joe land a 747 plane with no training and experience? Can a plane take off on a conveyer belt moving in the opposite direction? And lots of Skydiving Myths!
Wednesday, January 16th, 2008
s6e1: James Bond Special: Part 1
There's so many myths on James Bond, it's 2 episodes long! Tonight its part 1 of James Bond Myths! In the 6th Season Premiere!
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008
s6e2: Lead Balloon
The MythBusters decide to sink a lead balloon in order to put that proverbial saying to the test. They also look into whether or not dynamite can be used to help create the right conditions for surfing.
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
s6e3: Airplane on a Conveyor Belt
Can cockroaches survive a nuclear war? It has long been claimed, but Adam and Jamie decide to finally see whether or not this common claim is true. Later, they see whether or not an airplane could get the speed to take off by rolling on a conveyor belt. Finally, they test whether or not cans of shaving cream can explode if a common prank goes awry.
Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
s6e4: James Bond Special: Part 2
More James Bond Myths Put to the test.
Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
s6e5: Viewers Special 2
Its finally here, Part 2 of your Viewer Suggested Myths! Can you slide down a steel cable with your jeans? Does eye black help athletes see? Can a spark follow a trail of gunpowder leaking from a barrel, catch up with it, and explode? Can you cut down a tree with a machine gun?
Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
s6e6: MacGyver Myths
MacGyver has always been able to get out of sticky situations using the most unorthodox objects. In this episode, our very own quick thinking heroes put some of the most well known MacGyver strategies to the test.
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008
s6e7: Alaska Special
Adam and Jamie head to Alaska for some Bone Chilling Alaskan Style Myths!
Sunday, July 27th, 2008
s6e8: Shark Week 2008
Can sharks detect a struggling fish? Do dogs attract sharks? Does chili powder repel sharks? If you play dead in the middle of a bunch of sharks, will they leave you alone? Do Spots of light attract Sharks? Could you find a shark's eye when it's splashing you around in his mouth? Mythbusters Shark Week Special 2008.
Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
s6e9: Exploding Steak
The seventh season opens with fan requested myths, including whether steak can be tenderized with explosives and if driving while angry changes fuel consumption.
Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
s6e10: NASA Moon Landing
The Marshall Space Flight Center hosted the Mythbusters television show. The Mythbusters chose Marshall as one of several NASA locations for an episode to debunk the notion that NASA never landed on the moon. The cast conducted tests involving a feather, a weight, a lunar soil boot print, and a flag in a vacuum. A team of Marshall scientists helped with the tests.
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
s6e11: Viral Hour
On this infectious episode of Mythbusters, we give internet 'viral videos' a timely check-up. They're exciting, funny, and sometimes barely credible. We can't wait to pass them on to our ten best friends, but can we truly believe everything we see?
Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
s6e12: Phone Book Friction
Adam and Jamie use a fan mail film to dial in on a phone book fable. Kari, Grant and Tory test a fishy tale of Hollywood pyrotechnics with their own big bang theories.
Wednesday, September 17th, 2008
s6e13: Water Stun Gun
On this episode of Mythbusters, Adam and Jamie investigate a secret agent myth - that you can turn a conventional electric stun gun into a water-powered electric stun gun.
Wednesday, October 8th, 2008
s6e14: Blind Driving
On this episode of Mythbusters, there are 'fore' myths at which to swing and miss. And the four myths couldn't be more different.
Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
s6e15: Ninjas 2
Ninjas and Mythbusters go together like matches and gunpowder: a marriage made in heaven. Ninjas are steeped in mythology that they've been only too happy to circulate. It's time to separate fact from fiction in the Mythbusters Ninja special 2.
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
s6e16: Alcohol Myths
On this episode of Mythbusters, Jamie, Adam and Kari apply some science to the theory that the more you drink, the more attractive you find the opposite sex. Does drinking alcohol make people look more attractive? Do alleged ways of sobering up really work? Could the ancient Korean Hwacha actually do what is claimed?
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
s6e17: Motorcycle Flip
On this spectacular episode of Mythbusters Adam and Jamie raid the Ark-hives for an Indiana Jones movie myth... and Kari, Grant and Tory are breaking bad to test tall tales of breaking out of prison.
Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
s6e18: Coffin Punch
On this death-defying episode of MYTHBUSTERS, the whole team gets together to test myths about survival. Adam and Jamie return to one of the fans' favorite subjects -- what is bullet-proof?
Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
s6e19: End With A Bang
In this Idiom Special episode, the team joins forces to put sayings we all take for granted under the MYTHBUSTERS microscope, including: "You can’t polish poop", "Hit the Ground Running" and "Better to End with a Bang!"
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
s7e1: Demolition Derby Special
2 Hour Season Premiere! Flipping a Bus (Based on the Movie "Speed") Fan Revisit!: The Car Pancaked Between 2 Trucks! Hollywood Crash Tests into a Fruit Cart! And Can a Car survive a 4,000 Foot Drop?
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
s7e2: Alaska Special 2
The Team heads back to Alaska for more Alaskan Themed Myths!
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
s7e3: Banana Slip, Double Dip
Don't even think about Double Dipping that Chip! A Real Bannana Peel Slip n Slide? Make your own Diamonds out of Food? and other food based myths. The Biggest Boom in Show History? You be the judge!
Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
s7e4: YouTube Special!
Can you create a 7 foot tall LEGO "Ball" and roll it down a hill? And Other YouTube Made Myths!
Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
s7e5: Swimming in Syrup
MacGyver's Magic Bullets Can you shoot two targets with one shot by splitting a bullet on an axe blade?
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
s7e6: Exploding Bumper
On this high-velocity episode of Mythbusters, we test two highly contentious legends that span 500 years of locomotion- from the reliable horse to the sometimes-unreliable motorcar.
Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
s7e7: Seesaw Saga
On this high-flying episode of MythBusters, the whole team tackles one massive and improbable myth from the fan site: could a skydiver whose parachute failed to open hit a playground see-saw and send a small girl flying seven stories high?
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
s7e8: Thermite vs. Ice
So if you poured thermite onto ice, would the ice would melt in an instant? Can car stereo vibrations be so loud that nearby guns will start shooting off randomly?
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
s7e9: Prison Escape
Adam and Jamie see if it's possible to cling to the roof of a speeding and swerving car like it's done in action movies. Kari, Tory and Grant try to break out of jail by cutting their way through steel cell bars -- using only dental floss. Did an 18th century prisoner once put his ball and chain -- shackled to his ankle -- in the prison cannon and fire himself over the prison wall to freedom. Is it possible?
Wednesday, June 10th, 2009
s7e10: Curving Bullets
Adam and Jamie get the Blue Angels to find out if a sonic shock wave can shatter glass. Tory, Grant and Kari take on this season's most requested myth: Can you really bend bullets around obstacles with a side arm flick, as it was done in the movie 'Wanted?'
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
s7e11: Car vs. Rain
Can flooring it in a rainstorm keep your convertible dry? Can popcorn be cooked by an explosion, and does its popping have enough force to destroy a building?
Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
s7e12: Knock Your Socks Off
If one bullet is fired and the other is dropped simultaneously from the same height, which will hit the ground first? Or will they hit at the same time, owing to gravity? Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory test an old saying: can you really knock someone out of their socks? In true MYTHBUSTERS fashion, their tests involve Buster, a boxing ring, a nitrogen cannon, a battering ram and, of course, explosives.
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
s7e13: Duct Tape Hour
Adam and Jamie see if it's possible to lift a car using nothing but duct tape, they then attempt to build a working sail-boat out of it. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tori see if the tape can be used to build a working cannon.
Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
s7e14: Dirty vs. Clean Car
Adam and Jamie get down and dirty with the myth that a muddy motorcar gets better gas mileage than its clean cousin. Meanwhile Kari, Grant and Tory are hitting the sauce and comparing hangovers to test an age old adage about beer and liquor.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
s7e15: Greased Lightning
Adam and Jamie stroll into hell's kitchen to investigate a pair of frightening potential kitchen catastrophes. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory find out whether microwaving C4 will make it explode - plus a well-aged myth which maybe right on the nose: using cheese as cannon ammo.
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
s7e16: Hurricane Windows
On this cold and blustery episode, Adam and Jamie bet the house on a highly contentious hurricane survival tale in "Hurricane Windows" open or closed? Meanwhile, Kari, Grant, and Tory tackle two frigid fables involving liquid nitrogen.
Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
s7e17: Crash and Burn
Adam and Jamie test whether an out-of-control car really crashes and burns every time; Kari, Tory and Grant test a story about the world's first rocketeer.
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
s7e18: Myth Evolution 2
On this episode of MythBusters, it's an evolution revolution as the team takes five fan favorites and focuses on a fascinating new facet for each.
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
s7e19: Dumpster Diving
The team plumbs the depths and hits great heights with a double diving extravaganza.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
s7e20: Antacid Jail Break
The team tests two dangerous tales from the wrong side of the tracks. Can antacid tablets be used to blow a prison cell open? Can a person drive safely on a moonless night without using his headlights?
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
s7e21: Unarmed and Unharmed
On this episode of MythBusters Adam and Jamie return to the Old Wild West for a quick draw gun-slinging story, while Grant, Tory and Jessi hop on board the Mythbus for another manic myth from the movie Speed. Hang onto your ten-gallon hats!
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
s7e22: Hidden Nasties
Jamie and Adam take on rat-pee contaminated cans as well as everyday items dirtier than your toilet, while Tory, Grant and Jessi take on the Cannonball Run.
Monday, December 28th, 2009
s7e23: Mini Myth Mayhem
Six fan-requested myths are put to the test. Can Adam and Jamie send a coconut with an engraved address through the mail and is it possible to light a match with a bullet? Four other myths will also be tested.
Monday, January 4th, 2010
s7e24: Boomerang Bullet
Can ricochets of a bullet fired by you kill you in a closed space? And a Monty Python myth with a bouncing castle.
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
s8e1: Soda Cup Killer
This episode of MYTHBUSTERS mixes a killer cocktail of lethal littering and high-flying action movie action. In cup vs. car, Adam and Jamie tackle a tall tale of trash and crash. Can a Styrofoam cup of soda, thrown from a car at highway speeds, penetrate the windshield of an oncoming car and seriously injure the unfortunate driver? It sounds far-fetched, but Adam and Jamie discover how much damage a drink can really do. Tory, Grant and Jessi find out if film ‘fall guys’ can really hang on to the side of a building, Hollywood-style. Just about every action movie has a variation on the death-defying cling, but is it actually viable? The team tests their limits using their wits and a fake chopper.
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
s8e2: Dive to Survive
More Hollywood hi-jinks are explored in this episode of MythBusters. First up, Adam and Jamie plunge head first into a climactic cinema cliché: to survive a blast by the bad guys, the good guys dive underwater and resurface unscathed. Can a deep dive really save you from imminent annihilation? Kari Byron returns from maternity leave with a vengeance when she, Grant and Tory call for directory assistance. According to on-screen espionage scenarios, lining the inside of a car’s doors with a layer of phonebooks will bulletproof the car. But can you believe everything you see?
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
s8e3: Spy Car Escape
On this episode of MythBusters, it's spy vs. spy as Adam and Jamie investigate the best way to lose a tail in a car chase. These intrepid investigators test three of the all-time movie classics: tacks, smoke, and oil all launched from the trunk of a moving car. Jamie and Adam not only design and install the weapon systems, they take turns as 'pursued' and 'pursuer.' In a fascinating physics 'thought experiment,' Kari, Grant and Tory explore whether an object fired backwards from a vehicle moving forwards assuming both speeds are exactly the same will simply fall straight to the ground. Common sense says it should, but science is not as straightforward.
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
s8e4: Bottle Bash
Adam and Jamie get feisty with a bar fight fable while Kari, Grant and Tory investigate a ballistic material mystery from history. Forensic scientists have supposedly discovered that you'd be worse off having an empty beer bottle smashed over your head as opposed to a full one. Sounds counter intuitive, no? To get to the bottom of the bottle mystery, Adam and Jamie begin the brawl by bashing Buster, a pig, Mr. Jell-O Head and something they dreamed up called Meat Head. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory challenge the concept of a leather cannon. According to historical documents, ancient Swedish and Irish armies used animal hides to build their cannons. There is no written record of how successful these leather cannons really were, so the testing was rather explosive.
Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
s8e5: No Pain No Gain, Propane Tank Rocket
On this episode of MythBusters, Adam and Jamie both become "lab rats" for science. In "No Pain, No Gain", they test a myth that touches us all: are some types of people really more tolerant to pain?
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
s8e6: Mythssion Control
On this Episode of MythBusters the fans take command in Mythssion Control. First up it's Hyneman vs Newton. Then - Kari, Grant and Tory are back in the school of hard knocks, as they retest knock your socks off.
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
s8e7: Duct Tape Hour 2
In this second Duct Tape stick-tacular, Adam and Jamie set up a challenge that will take the tape's strength, adhesion and load-bearing capability to the absolute limit. Meanwhile Kari, Grant and Tory are all wrapped up busting duct tape automotive myths.
Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
s8e8: Waterslide Wipeout
On this wet and wild episode, Adam and Jamie tackle the biggest, dirtiest, most vertigo inducing build in MythBusters history while Kari, Tory and Grant deliver the goods, to find out if taking only right turns can save you gas.
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
s8e9: Fireball Stun Gun
Jamie and Adam investigate if pepper spray plus a stun gun can cause a fireball. Also the team attempt to discover if a man launched himself 150 feet with fireworks?
Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
s8e10: Flu Fiction
Jamie, Adam, Kari, Grant and Tory take on snot, sneezes and decapitation by tornado.
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
s8e11: Top 25 Best Busted Myths
On this clip show episode of MythBusters, Adam, Jamie, Kari, Tory and Grant get all nostalgic with a look back at their top 25 most celebrated MythBusters moments.
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
s8e12: Car Conundrum
MythBusters is back with a re-conditioned, re-mastered episode featuring three of our most popular car conundrum myths of all time!
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
s8e13: Buster's Cut: Alcohol Myths
Myths about alcohol are challenged in this special "Buster's Cut" edition, we'll see if "beer goggles" are real, test some sobering up myths, and rebuild an ancient war machine, the Hwacha.
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
s8e14: Buster's Cut: Duct Tape Hour 2
On this "Buster's Cut" the team will build a giant duct tape bridge and pit car against duct tape with surprising results.
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
s8e15: Buster's Cut: Knock Your Socks Off
This "Buster's Cut" will literally knock your socks off and test an age-old physics theory for the first time in history.
Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
s8e16: Buster's Cut: Viewer Special Threequel
From bamboo torture to exploding bathtubs, the team puts viewer suggestions to the test on this "Buster's Cut" edition of the show.
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
s8e17: Buster's Cut: Bottle Bash
A Bar fight story is put to the test; a historical mystery involving ballistic material is probed.
Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
s8e18: Hair of the Dog
The gang test two shaggy-dog tales that both put our crime-fighting canines to the ultimate test.
Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
s8e19: Storm Chasing Myths
This special episode of MythBusters is quite literally a perfect storm. That's because Adam and Jamie are putting tornadoes to the test, and joining them for this special episode are none other than The Storm Chasers - Reed Timmer and Sean Casey.
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
s8e20: Cold Feet
If the “poop hits the fan,” does everyone get covered in the ensuing chaos? When you “get cold feet,” do your feet really get cold?
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
s8e21: Table Cloth Chaos
Can a motorcycle pull a tablecloth out from under a setting for a banquet? Do humans really only use 10% of their brain?
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
s8e22: Arrow Machine Gun
Did the Greeks create an arrow machine gun that offered the speed, distance and precision that modern machine guns do? Is driving while tired is as bad as — or worse than — driving while tipsy?
Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
s8e23: Mini Myth Madness
The viewer ideas just keep on coming and in this Request Fest special the team randomly select six bite sized mini myths to test.
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
s8e24: Reverse Engineering
Stay in your lane for this episode of MythBusters, because Jaime and Adam are putting the pedal to the metal - backwards. And if that wasn't enough for you then Kari, Grant and Tory turf some surf-boards... with a little help from an SUV.
Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
s9e1: Mission Impossible Face Off
Can realistic facial masks be used to bypass security measures as shown in the movie, Mission Impossible? Is it possible to start a merry-go-round spinning by shooting bullets at it, as depicted in Shoot 'Em Up?
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
s9e2: Blue Ice
Jamie and Adam take on an explosive scene from Bourne Supremacy, while Kari, Grant and Tory test a tale about human waste falling from the sky.
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
s9e3: Running on Water
Adam and Jamie take on a viral video, while Kari, Grant, and Tory explore which common items can be bombproof.
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
s9e4: Bubble Trouble
The MythBusters see whether it's possible to stay afloat in bubbly water, and whether an arrow packed with explosives can split a tree in two.
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
s9e5: Torpedo Tastic
Did the world's first torpedo really strike a boat with a deadly payload at 800 feet? Can corks in wine bottles be turned into projectiles if exposed to enough pressure?
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
s9e6: Blow Your Own Sail
Adam and Jamie put Hollywood sound effects up against reality, and Kari, Grant and Tory find out if you are adrift on a sailboat with no wind, can you propel your boat with a fan?
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
s9e7: Spy Car 2
Can you really shoot accurately with guns mounted on the hood of a car? Will a bullet just spin if shot at a frozen lake?
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
s9e8: Dodge a Bullet
Adam and Jamie test if you can jump out of the way of a bullet, while Kari, Grant and Tory find out if hitting the water is just like a similar fall onto pavement.
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
s9e9: Fixing a Flat
Changing a flat tire without using a spare; can a fishing reel catch fire by hooking onto a fast fish?
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
s9e10: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
The MythBusters count down -- and give you insight into -- their favorite transportation moments.
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
s9e11: Let There Be Light
Jamie and Adam take on "The Mummy," while Kari, Grant and Tory try to stop an out-of-control car with another car.
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
s9e12: Paper Armor
Adam and Jamie explore the physics of shock waves in water and how to avoid injury, while Kari, Grant and Tory find out if paper battle armor can compare to steel.
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
s9e13: Bikes and Bazookas
Adam and Jamie test the myth that a motorcycle is a greener and cleaner machine than a car, while Kari, Tory, and Grant unleash the first RPG in MythBusters history to see if a bullet could take out a bazooka.
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
s9e14: Newton's Crane Cradle
Jamie and Adam test a viral video that supersizes Newton's cradle using wrecking balls, while Kari, Grant, and Tory tackle whether a bird landing on your hood is enough to tip your car off a cliff.
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
s9e15: Walk a Straight Line
Adam and Jamie explore whether humans -- deprived of sight -- can travel in a straight line, while Kari, Grant and Tory test whether binary explosives will explode in the case of a fender bender.
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
s9e16: Duct Tape Plane
Adam and Jamie test three viral videos featuring the extraordinary excavator: Can it really row a barge? Be used to go wakeboarding? Perform seemingly impossible feats of acrobatics? Then -- using only duct tape -- Kari, Grant, and Tory attempt to patch up a plane that's had an unfortunate encounter with a bear.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
s9e17: Flying Guillotine
Jamie and Adam explore whether it's safe to use the explosive C4 as a cooking fuel as long as you don't drop anything on it, while Kari, Grant, and Tory put a Chinese martial-arts myth to the test.
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
s9e18: Drain Disaster
Find out whether a sewer drain full of combustible gas, when ignited, will turn an innocent manhole cover into a missile, and whether truck bedliners are truly bite, crash, and bomb proof.
Friday, November 11th, 2011
s9e19: Location, Location, Location
From Alameda to Africa, from the desert to the deep blue sea, the MythBusters declassify their top destinations and reveal all kinds of inside scoop, from quarry-bans to unplanned myth busts.
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
s9e20: Wet and Wild
When it comes to H2O, the MythBusters are never shy of putting their bodies on the line, riding the world's biggest waterslide, deep-sea diving in a suit of armor and swimming in syrup. Go behind the scenes of the 12 wettest myths of all time.
Sunday, March 25th, 2012
s10e1: Duct Tape Island
Adam and Jamie get abandoned on a Hawaiian island, armed with nothing but the sticky silver adhesive. Can they use it to source water, find food, build shelter, and even escape?
Sunday, February 15th, 2004
s1e16: Buried in Concrete
Is Jimmy Hoffa buried in the concrete under Giant's Stadium? Do Daddly-Long Leg Spiders have poison venom? Can a jet engine launch a taxi into the air?
Sunday, March 21st, 2004
s1e17: Best Animal Myths
At request of the fans, the best myths related to animals will be shown again in this episode.
Thursday, May 6th, 2004
s1e18: Best Electric Myths
Wednesday, October 26th, 2005
s3e23: Confederate Rocket
The American Civil War was fought with polished bayonets, unreliable muskets and bulky cannons. But was that all? Not according to the Mythbusters: Adam, Jamie and the build team join forces to find out if the Confederate Army had a secret deadly weapon.
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005
s3e24: Vodka Myths
In COMPACT COMPACT, trucks fused together upon impact, sealing the unfortunate car and driver between them. The team needs a traffic-free stretch of freeway to test this.Kari hosts some urban legends about Vodka and its impact on personal hygiene. The team takes vodka and puts it up against the normal oder persperant and tries to get rid of the oder on Kari's feet. They also put it up against the normal mouth wash and smell Kari
Wednesday, November 9th, 2005
s3e25: Steel Toe Amputation
In Steel Toe Amputation, Adam and Jamie test steel toe boots ability to protect from heavy objects. In Bottle Blast Off, the Build team fills soda bottle and watch it lift off, testing Newton's third law.
Wednesday, November 16th, 2005
s3e26: Seasickness - Kill or Cure
The MythBusters take on the myth that electric shock therapy or homeopathic tongue tinglers cure seasickness. Also does driving your pickup with the tailgate down save money and can shoving your fingers into a gun barrel save life?
Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
s6e20: Viewer Special Threequel
Could a torture technique consisting of growing a bamboo through a victim's body have worked? Does dropping alkali metals in a water-filled bathtub result in a huge explosion? Does brandy, such as carried by Saint Bernards, really prevent hypothermia? Does lighting a piano on fire make it explode?
Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
s8e25: Inverted Underwater Car
In a twist on a previous myth, Jamie and Adam test whether you can escape from a car that goes belly-up underwater. Kari, Grant, and Tory test whether you can keep a gunshot from igniting a gas-filled room by shooting through a carton of milk.
Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
s8e26: Bug Special
Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
s8e27: President's Challenge
President Obama challenges the Mythbusters to revisit the Ancient Death Ray myth (Ancient Death Ray) originally aired September 29, 2004.
Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
s8e28: Green Hornet Special
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
s8e29: Operation Valkyrie
Adam and Jamie weigh in on a famous assassination attempt; Kari, Grant and Tory try to determine if one can really can “slap some sense” into someone.
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
s9e21: Wheel of Mythfortune
By spinning the Wheel of Mythfortune, the MythBusters find themselves taking on five random viewer-suggested myths with titles like the Monty Hall Paradox, Lumber Car, Firearm Fashion, Hit the Deck and Flaming Tire. Keep those ideas coming!
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
s9e22: Toilet Bomb
Adam and Jamie tackle a blockbuster bathroom bomb (from Lethal Weapon!), while Kari, Tory, and Grant take to the skies to find out if flying in V-formation works for airplanes as well as it does for birds.
Sunday, April 1st, 2012
s10e2: Fire vs Ice
Adam and Jamie tackle an internet sensation about an epic duel between a flamethrower and a CO2 fire extinguisher, while Kari, Grant and Tory test if you can spy drone with a dust cloud and pull off a kidnapping as seen in the movie Body of Lies.
Sunday, April 8th, 2012
s10e3: Square Wheels
Adam and Jamie test whether, after a certain speed, the ride in a car with square wheels is just as smooth as with round ones, while in Date Night Car, Tory, Kari and Grant tackle a tandem driving myth from the movie Date Night.
Sunday, April 15th, 2012
s10e4: Swinging Pirates
Adam and Jamie take a swing at a pirate movie myth while Kari, Tory and Grant roll out the barrel for a turbo-charged go-cart.
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
s10e5: Battle of the Sexes
A battle of the sexes unfolds as the gang tests five gender-based clichés.
Sunday, April 29th, 2012
s10e6: Driving in Heels
Spike heels and platforms may be the height of fashion, but does fancy footwear put you at risk on the road? Don't miss Jamie and Adam's attempt to find out. Then, in Super Glue Heroics, Tory, Grant and Kari test whether it's possible to glue a roomful of furniture to a hotel-room ceiling as well as to substitute super glue for a seat-belt in a head-on car crash.
Sunday, May 6th, 2012
s10e7: Revenge of the Myth
The MythBusters take fan favorites to another level in the ultimate experimental ramp-up. With fireworks, excavators and exploding limousines, if you want spectacle, this show has it in spades!
Sunday, May 13th, 2012
s10e8: Bouncing Bullet
Adam and Jamie take aim at a ricochet myth from the TV show Burn Notice while Kari, Tory and Grant test the Hollywood myth that if you jump when running away from an explosion, you can surf the shockwave.
Sunday, May 20th, 2012
s10e9: Mailbag Special
This fan-correspondence catch-up includes both question-answering and taking mini-myth requests such as whether you can eat a spoonful of cinnamon without drinking water.
Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
s10e10: Bubble Pack Plunge
The Internet and Hollywood are put on the hot seat as Adam and Jamie test whether survival is possible if you jump from a building wrapped in bubble packaging, and Kari, Grant, and Tory experiment with a James Bond ejector seat.
Sunday, June 17th, 2012
s10e12: Hollywood Gunslingers
Hollywood firearms fables; never-ending ammo; lethal nail guns; deadly silver bullets.
Monday, August 13th, 2012
s10e13: Jawsome Shark Special
Twenty-five shark myths are put to the test for Shark Week 2012.
Sunday, October 7th, 2012
s10e14: Titanic Survival
Adam and Jamie team up with Titanic movie director James Cameron to tackle the most requested myth in MythBuster history, while Kari, Grant and Tory ride a rocket-powered surfboard.
Sunday, October 14th, 2012
s10e15: Trench Torpedo
The boys test whether a trench corner can slow down a shockwave and save a soldier.
Sunday, October 7th, 2012
s11e1: Titanic Survival
James Cameron joins Adam and Jamie to try to answer the questions, did Jack (from Cameron's "Titanic") needlessly die? Is it possible that Rose and Jack could have both fit on the wooden board and survived together?
Sunday, October 14th, 2012
s11e2: Trench Torpedo
The boys test whether a trench corner can slow down a shockwave and save a soldier.
Sunday, November 4th, 2012
s11e5: Mini Myth Medley
Viewer requested myths include an underwater bike ride, if you can know something "like the back of your hand", and the potty dance.
Sunday, November 25th, 2012
s11e8: Explosions A to Z
The team highlight some of the show's 752 detonations as they blast through the ultimate A-Z of explosions.
Saturday, January 4th, 2014
s13e1: Star Wars: Revenge of the Myth
Swinging Luke and Leia across a chasm with a grappling hook; an Ewok log crushing an Imperial "Chicken Walker"; surviving in a tauntaun's belly.
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
s12e8: Duct Tape Canyon
Adam and Jamie use duct tape to survive in the desert.
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
s12e9: Painting with Explosives / Bifurcated Boat
The Mythbusters return to two of their earlier myths, as they try again to paint a room with explosives and bifurcate a boat.
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
s12e7: Hypermiling / Crash Cushion
Testing if you can survive a car crash while sitting between two big guys; three hypermiling myths; techniques that may double your car's fuel efficiency.
Sunday, November 18th, 2012
s11e7: Food Fables
Celebrity chef Alton Brown helps the team discover if it can cook lasagna in a dishwasher or a meal beneath the hood of a car.
Sunday, October 28th, 2012
s11e9: Plane Boarding - Bite the Bullet
Is the method used for boarding planes by most air travel companies inefficient? Can you make an untraceable bullet out of teeth?
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
s12e3: Down and Dirty / Earthquake Survival
Testing a bathroom hand dryer verse using paper towels; the cleanliest bathroom stall; the best place to stand during an earthquake.
Sunday, September 29th, 2013
s12e12: Car Chase Chaos
Adam and Jamie are the ?fast and the curious? as they test a trio of Hollywood car chase clichés. They want to know if you can really switch drivers, share the driving duties, or dump a dead body in the middle of a high-speed getaway? Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory are on critter control as they look at the best way of keeping bugs and bears off your property.
Thursday, October 17th, 2013
s12e11: Zombie Special
Michael Rooker ("The Walking Dead") helps the team test zombie myths; more effective weapon: ax or gun; testing the strength of the living dead; outrunning or outsmarting a horde.
Monday, July 22nd, 2013
s12e13: Traffic Tricks
Adam and Jamie tackle key congestion questions and unlock the traffic gridlock. They find out if a minor unexpected braking incident can really cause a major 'shockwave jam?. They also put the European roundabout up against the typical American four-way stop sign to see which is really the most efficient. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory take on the controversial claim that on a journey of less than 600 kilometers it's always faster to drive. Plus, can lane changing put your life in danger?
Thursday, October 17th, 2013
s12e0: Zombie Special
Michael Rooker ("The Walking Dead") helps the team test zombie myths; more effective weapon: ax or gun; testing the strength of the living dead; outrunning or outsmarting a horde.
s13e0: Laws of Attraction
Investigating five clichés about the laws of attraction; a preference to blondes; pheromones; tips correlating with breast size; wealth.
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
s13e7: Bullet Baloney
Firearm cliches; firing a bent-barreled shotgun; firing a gun in space; dropping a gun in a deep fryer; stopping a bullet with weird items; shooting a neon sign.
s13e10: Traffic Tricks
Saturday, January 25th, 2014
s13e4: Car Chase Chaos / Animal Antics
The MythBusters test car chase cliches (can you really share driving, change places, or dump the driver while moving at speed) and some fan-suggested deterrents for driving away cats, bears, and snakes.
Saturday, March 1st, 2014
s13e8: Supersonic Ping Pong / Ice Cannon
Supersonic ping pong; lighting a frozen fuse on an ice cannon.
Saturday, February 1st, 2014
s13e5: Do Try This At Home
Investigating myths that can potentially be tried at home.
Saturday, January 11th, 2014
s13e2: Moonshiner Myths
Testing an exploding still; using "hooch" to fuel an unmodified car.
Saturday, January 18th, 2014
s13e3: Hollywood Car Crash Cliches
Hollywood crash clichés; driving through glass; plowing throw traffic; firing an RPG at an SUV.
s13e11: Car Chase Chaos
Sunday, June 10th, 2012
s10e11: Duel Dilemmas
Adam and Jamie test an old dueling myth - should you really never bring a knife to a gunfight? Kari, Grant, and Tory find out if a two stage missile known as the fire breathing dragon ever really existed.
Sunday, October 21st, 2012
s11e3: Hail Hijinx
Adam and Jamie pick apart some rope bridge physics; giant hail vs. the hull of a fishing boat.
Sunday, October 28th, 2012
s11e4: Fright Night
Adam and Jamie see if certain sound frequencies can convince people of paranormal activity; finding out if the smell of fear exists.
Sunday, November 11th, 2012
s11e6: Cannonball Chemistry
Adam and Jamie test whether a mattress can really cushion a watery wipe out; Kari, Tory and Grant tackle a blast from the past as they test if cannonballs made of stone can really cause carnage.
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
s12e1: JATO Rocket Car: Mission Accomplished?
The 10th anniversary starts off with the busting of JATO rocket car.
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
s12e2: Deadliest Catch Crabtastic Special
Captains Johnathan and Junior from Deadliest Catch join the team to test if a crab pot will drag you to the bottom if your foot is caught in a coil.
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
s12e4: Indy Car Special
The Mythbusters go to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to test racing myths.
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
s12e5: Battle of the Sexes - Round 2
The Mythbusters test the cliches in the second round of Battle of the Sexes.
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
s12e6: Motorcycle Water Ski
Testing if a motorcycle can travel across water at high speeds; a parachute made from hotel room contents.
Monday, August 12th, 2013
s12e10: Breaking Bad Special
The MythBusters are de-bunking the science and chemistry of the hit TV show 'Breaking Bad' as they are joined by creator Vince Gilligan and star Aaron Paul.
Saturday, February 15th, 2014
s13e6: Mythssion Impossible
The MythBusters test three impossible idioms: Can you herd cats? Can you catch a greased pig? And can you cram 10 pounds of poop into a 5 pound bag?
Thursday, July 10th, 2014
s14e1: Fire in the Hole
The MythBusters tackle some of Hollywood’s favorite explosive scenarios. Could a hero really shoot a live grenade in midair and thus render it useless? Could you really contain a TNT explosion inside an ordinary object like a file cabinet or aquarium?
Thursday, July 17th, 2014
s14e2: Household Disasters
It's YOUR house under the Myths-cro-scope this time. Could a vacuum cleaner explode while sucking up black powder? Could sunscreen scorch your skin? Could a piano crash through your roof? And finally, could an exploding water heater extinguish a house fire?
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
s14e3: Commercial Myths
The MythBusters go to vertigo-inducing heights to test out some commercial myths. Could you actually bob for an apple while jumping from a 100-foot high bungee cord? And from a viral video, could you really play a match of tennis while both players are standing on top of an airplane's wing?
Thursday, July 31st, 2014
s14e4: Road Rage
In this episode, three car crimes straight from Hollywood are put to the test: the cliff top push, the two-wheel wipeout (and ... we do mean WIPEOUT, with Adam at the wheel to boot), and, finally, the Corvette barrel roll from "Wanted."
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
s14e5: Laws of Attraction
Investigating five clichés about the laws of attraction; a preference to blondes; pheromones; tips correlating with breast size; wealth.
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
s14e6: Traffic Tricks
Adam and Jamie tackle key congestion questions and unlock the traffic gridlock. They find out if a minor unexpected braking incident can really cause a major ‘shockwave jam’. They also put the European roundabout up against the typical American four-way stop sign to see which is really the most efficient. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory take on the controversial claim that on a journey of less than 600 kilometers it’s always faster to drive. Plus, can lane changing put your life in danger?
Thursday, August 21st, 2014
s14e7: Plane Boarding / Bite the Bullet
What is the most efficient way to board an airplane? Can a bullet made of teeth or bone be untraceable? Also the last episode of Tory, Kari, and Grant.
Saturday, January 17th, 2015
s15e2: The Busters of the Lost Myths
Testing the hijinks from the "Indiana Jones" franchise.
Saturday, January 24th, 2015
s15e3: The A-Team Special
Adam and Jamie test myths related to the '80s TV series, "The A-Team."
Saturday, January 31st, 2015
s15e4: Video Games Special
Adam and Jamie challenge the science of virtual worlds from video games.
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
Adam and Jamie attempt the mechanical metamorphosis of a car becoming a motorcycle and a bicycle becoming a boat.
Saturday, February 14th, 2015
s15e6: San Francisco Drift
Adam and Jamie test myths about daredevil auto drifting.
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
s15e10: Dangerous Driving
Adam and Jamie test whether or not hands-free driving is a safe way to make a call.
Saturday, August 29th, 2015
s16e7: Mythbusters vs. Jaws
In 2005, the MythBusters took a dive into shark-infested waters to test theories from the 1975 classic film "Jaws." In the episode, the MythBusters revisited the epic final scene of "Jaws" and tested whether shooting a scuba tank with a bullet would actually make it explode. The myth was busted, but many viewers thought they got it wrong. Now, ten years later and to coincide with the 40th anniversary of "Jaws," the MythBusters are back to test new ideas, theories and angles from the film. MythBusters vs. Jaws will not only retest the scuba tank explosion, but will also attempt to find out if the sounds of Orcas and the smell of dead sharks repel sharks.
Saturday, September 5th, 2015
s16e8: Star Wars: The Myths Strike Back
Adam and Jamie once again confront the dark side of science in a workshop not so far, far away. A recurring theme in the movies is the ability of the heroes to dodge, evade and dive out of the way of an incoming Stormtrooper shot. But is that possible? The guys also tackle the iconic scene from Episode III when Anakin is defeated in an epic light-sabre duel.
Saturday, January 10th, 2015
s15e1: The Simpsons Special
Myths related to the animated sitcom "The Simpsons" are tested. Will a cherry bomb dropped in a school toilet make others act like geysers? Will placing someone between a wrecking ball and a building protect the building? Along for the ride is special guest Al Jean, executive producer and show runner of The Simpsons.
Saturday, July 18th, 2015
s16e1: Blow It Out of the Water
Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman attempt to blow a boat clean out of the water using 1,000 lbs of high explosives. They also take on the most requested myth of the year when they team up with Breaking Bad EP Vince Gilligan to test out the ability of a homemade machine gun, just like the one Walter White used in the Breaking Bad finale.
Saturday, July 25th, 2015
s16e2: Flights of Fantasy
Adam and Jamie tackle the ultimate aviation investigation: is the U-2 really the toughest aircraft in regular use to fly and land? The guys also take on the next big technological development in commercial delivery - remote control multi rotor drones.
Saturday, August 1st, 2015
s16e3: Accidental Ammo
The guys test out whether a stone shot from a lawn mower can have the same power as a bullet shot from a .357. Next Adam and Jamie look into the story of a pane of glass falling from a construction site and cutting an innocent bystander completely in half from head to toe.
Saturday, August 8th, 2015
s16e4: Dangerous Driving
Adam and Jamie test whether or not hands-free driving is a safe way to make a call while behind the wheel.
Saturday, August 15th, 2015
s16e5: Supernatural Shooters
Adam and Jamie take aim at Hollywood's hit men and their supernatural ability to take down a target. First up, the guys test out whether a well-placed shot through an interior wall could really kill. Next, Adam and Jamie look to epic gun-toting movie "Shoot 'Em Up" to see if handheld bullets can really bet set off by thrusting your hand into fire.
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
s16e6: Unfinished Business
Adam and Jamie tackle fan favorites; video games; grenades; spy cars; super-fast firearms.
Saturday, February 13th, 2016
s2016e7: Failure is Not an Option!
Adam and Jamie drift on dirt, fire at fish tanks and blow up things in the name of science.
Saturday, February 20th, 2016
s2016e8: Reddit Special
The Internet takes control of the show.
Saturday, February 27th, 2016
Saturday, March 5th, 2016
s2016e10: Grand Finale
Saturday, March 5th, 2016
s2016e11: MythBusters Reunion