MythBusters


MythBusters
Did a Medieval Chinese astrologer make it into space by strapping rockets to his chair and setting them off? Just how hard IS it to find a needle in a haystack? Can you in fact go insane by having water drip on your forehead? These are just a few of the myths, urban legends, and improbable sayings that the Mythbusters try to figure out. Comprised of special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Heineman - as well as their motley crew of Mythbuilders, Mythterns, and resident crash test dummy Buster - they don't just tell the myths, they put them to the test to see which ones are possible, and which ones are just plain bunk.

Genre: Reality, Special Interest

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  • Watch MythBusters Season 14

    • Episode 4

      4. Indy Car Special

      aired: Wed, May 22, 2013

      The MythBusters burn rubber at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway testing racing myths. Can man beat machine in a 30-ft, standing-start sprint? Can a driver lose 10 lbs during a race? Can a race tire's suction rip loose a manhole cover during a street race?

    • Episode 3

      3. Down and Dirty/ Earthquake Survival

      aired: Wed, May 15, 2013

      Watch the ALL NEW season of MythBusters Wednesdays at 9PM E/P. The MythBusters test if using a bathroom's hand dryer is better than a paper towel and which stall is the cleanest. They test if it's better to stand in the doorway during an earthquake.

    • Episode 2

      2. Deadliest Catch Crabtastic Special

      aired: Wed, May 8, 2013

      Deadliest Catch captains Johnathan and Junior join the MythBusters to test if a crab pot will drag you overboard to the bottom if your foot is caught in a coil, if it's better to work a 30-hr grind with no sleep, and if crab pots truly are indestructible.

    • Episode 1

      1. JATO Rocket Car: Mission Accomplished?

      aired: Wed, May 1, 2013

      Watch the ALL NEW season of MythBusters Wednesdays at 9PM E/P. Back for MythBusters' 10th anniversary with more rocket power, more gadgets, and a huge rolling bunker called The Beast, will the team bust the JATO Rocket Car myth once and for all?

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    • Episode 7

      7. Food Fables

      aired: Sun, Nov 18, 2012

      Just in time for Thanksgiving, the MythBusters team up with celebrity chef Alton Brown to find out if you can cook lasagna in a dishwasher and a meal under the hood of a car. Kari, Grant and Tory test tryptophan and what really tastes like chicken.

    • Episode 6

      6. Cannonball Chemistry

      aired: Sun, Nov 11, 2012

      Adam and Jamie test whether a mattress can really cushion a watery wipeout. Meanwhile, Kari, Tory and Grant tackle a blast from the past as they test if cannonballs made of stone can really cause carnage.

    • Episode 5

      5. Mini Myth Medley

      aired: Sun, Nov 4, 2012

      The team mixes it up with a medley of viewer requested myths and hit a home run with baseball legend Matt Cain. The guys test an underwater bike ride, if you really can 'know it like the back of your hand,' and the potty dance.

    • Episode 4

      4. Fright Night

      aired: Sun, Oct 28, 2012

      There's thrills, spills, and spine tingling chills as Adam and Jamie see if certain sound frequencies can convince people of paranormal activity. Kari, Grant and Tory find out if the smell of fear really exists.

    • Episode 3

      3. Hail Hijinx

      aired: Mon, Oct 22, 2012

      Adam and Jamie pick apart some rope bridge physics from the action movie Cliffhanger, while Kari, Grant and Tory test if giant hail can really sink a fishing boat by puncturing the hull.

    • Episode 2

      2. Trench Torpedo

      aired: Sun, Oct 14, 2012

      The guys fire up a myth from World War One - testing if a trench corner can slow down a shockwave and save a soldier. Tory, Kari and Grant crash clown cars to see if balloons can protect you in a crash.

    • Episode 1

      Titanic Survival

      aired: Sun, Oct 7, 2012

      Adam and Jamie team up with Titanic movie director James Cameron to tackle the most requested myth

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    • Episode 10

      Wet and Wild

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      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, or swimming in syrup. Go behind the scenes on the twelve wettest myths of all time.

    • Episode 9

      Location, Location, Location

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      From Alameda to Africa, from the desert to the deep blue sea - the MythBusters declassify their top destinations and reveal the inside scoop...Why is the team banned from a certain quarry in California? What location is so scary it keeps the team awake?

    • Episode 8

      Toilet Bomb

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Adam and Jamie tackle a blockbuster bathroom bomb, while Kari, Tory, and Grant take to the skies to find out if a flying V works for planes as well as it does for birds.

    • Episode 7

      Wheel of Mythfortune

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      To determine the lucky winners of the viewer request lottery the guys spin the Wheel of Mythfortune and pick 5 random emails and letters and respond the only way they know how - with science.

    • Episode 6

      Drain Disaster

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      The MythBusters go underground to test if a sewer drain full of combustible gas is ignited - would it turn the innocent manhole cover into a missile? Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory put truck bedliner to the test - is it bite, crash, and bomb proof?

    • Episode 5

      Flying Guillotine

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Jamie and Adam tackle a military myth that 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.

    • Episode 4

      Duct Tape Plane

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Adam and Jamie test three viral videos featuring extrodinary excavators - can they row a barge, take you wakeboarding, and do acrobatics? Kari, Grant, and Tory patch up a plane that's had an unfortunate encounter with a bear - using only duct tape.

    • Episode 3

      Walk a Straight Line

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Adam and Jamie explore the hundred year old conundrum that if blindfolded, can humans travel in a straight line? Then, Kari, Grant and Tory test binary explosives - would they explode in the case of a fender bender?

    • Episode 2

      Newton's Crane Cradle

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      The MythBusters are swinging for science - testing a viral video that supersizes Newton's cradle using wrecking balls to transfer energy. Kari, Grant, and Tory tackle a Hollywood classic - is a bird landing on your hood enough to tip your car off a cliff?

    • Episode 1

      Bikes and Bazookas

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      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.

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    • Episode 11

      Paper Armor

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Adam and Jamie are exploring the physics of shock waves in water and how to avoid injury. Kari, Grant, and Tory find out if battle armor made of paper can compare to steel.

    • Episode 10

      Let There Be Light

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Jamie and Adam test a Hollywood lighting myth, while Kari, Grant and Tory go gangbusters trying to stop out of control cars.

    • Episode 9

      Fixing a Flat

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Adam and Jamie test what it would take for fix a flat tire when you don't have a spare. Then, Kari, Grant, and Tory find out if a fishing reel can really catch fire if you hook a fast fish.

    • Episode 8

      Dodge a Bullet

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Adam and Jamie test if you can jump out of the way of a bullet, while Kari, Grant, and Tory have Buster jumping from great heights to find out if hitting the water is just like hitting pavement.

    • Episode 7

      Spy Car 2

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Jamie and Adam go spy vs. spy and do battle with each other, while Kari, Tory, and Grant are consumed in a battle against mother nature - as they embark on the most challenging snowy saga in MythBusters history.

    • Episode 6

      Blow Your Own Sail

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      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?

    • Episode 5

      Torpedo Tastic

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Did the world's first torpedo really deliver a deadly payload - striking a boat at 800 feet? Adam and Jamie build an ancient torpedo to find out. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant, and Tory test if a truck full of wine can become a machine gun like spectacle.

    • Episode 4

      Bubble Trouble

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Adam and Jamie test a tall tale that it's impossible to stay afloat in carbonated water, while Kari, Tory and Grant find out if an arrow packed with explosives can split a tree in two.

    • Episode 3

      Running On Water

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Adam and Jamie test if they can walk on water, and Kari, Grant, and Tory test if common things can be bombproof.

    • Episode 2

      Blue Ice

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Adam and Jamie tackle an explosive movie myth about magazines and toasters - and Kari, Grant, and Tory take to the skies to investigate the mystery of the destructive 'Blue Ice.'

    • Episode 1

      Season 10, Episode 1

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Adam and Jamie face off with a myth of misdirection and Kari, Grant and Tory go ballistic with two filmic firearms fables.

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    • Episode 12

      Season 9 Episode 12

      aired: Tue, Jul 5, 2011

      On this episode, Adam and Jamie test the merits of a famous assassination attempt while Kari, Grant, and Tory face the pain to see if you really can 'slap some sense' into someone.

    • Episode 11

      Green Hornet Special

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      On this special episode of Mythbusters, Seth Rogen, star and writer of the superhero blockbuster 'The Green Hornet,' joins the team for two blockbusting stories.

    • Episode 10

      SEASON 9 IS NOT OUT YET!

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Adam and Jamie tackle a special request from the highest ranking viewer: President of the United States, Barack Obama.

    • Episode 9

      Bug Special

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      On this episode of MythBusters, it's revenge of the creepy crawlies as the whole team bugs out in the Bug Special.

    • Episode 8

      Dodge a Bullet

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      In "Upside Down Underwater Car", Jamie bravely risks Adam's life in a revisit of one of the most spectacular, harrowing and successful myths in the show's history.

    • Episode 7

      Season 9, Episode 7

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      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.

    • Episode 6

      Sounds Bogus

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      The viewer ideas just keep on coming and in this Request Fest special the team randomly select six bite sized mini myths to test.

    • Episode 5

      Season 9, Episode 5

      aired: Wed, Apr 14, 2010

      On this episode of MythBusters, Adam and Jamie are on an archery odyssey, while there's no rest for Kari, Grant and Tory who take a ride on the wild side for a dangerous driving myth.

    • Episode 4

      Tablecloth Chaos

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      On this episode of MythBusters, Adam and Jamie make the magic happen, while Kari, Grant and Tory strain their brains for a pop culture myth.

    • Episode 3

      Cold Feet

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      When you get Cold Feet do you really get cold feet? When the poop hits the fan, does everyone get covered in the ensuing chaos?

    • Episode 2

      Storm Chasing Myths

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      This special episode of MythBusters is quite literally a perfect storm. That's because Adam and Jamie are putting Tornados to the test, and joining them for this special episode are none other than The Storm Chasers - Reed Timmer and Sean Casey.

    • Episode 1

      The Hair of a Doggie

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      On this episode of Mythbusters, we're testing two shaggy-dog tales that both put our crime-fighting canines to the ultimate test.

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    • Episode 11

      Top 25 Moments

      aired: Wed, Jun 16, 2010

      On this unique episode of MythBusters, Adam, Jamie, Kari, Tory and Grant get all nostalgic with a look back at their top 25 most celebrated MythBusters moments.

    • Episode 10

      Flu Fiction

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      On this frightening episode of MythBusters, you'll want to duck for cover as the team tests myths that will make you afraid. Very afraid...

    • Episode 9

      Fireball Stun Gun

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      On this explosive episode of MythBusters, the whole team gets hot under the collar of what is no doubt a pyromaniac's dream. That's because while Adam and Jamie literally play with fire, Kari, Grant and Tory are playing with fireworks.

    • Episode 8

      Waterslide Wipeout

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      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.

    • Episode 7

      Duct Tape Hour 2

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      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.

    • Episode 6

      Mythssion Control

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      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.

    • Episode 5

      No Pain, No Gain

      aired: Wed, Apr 28, 2010

      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?

    • Episode 4

      Bottle Bash

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      On this episode of Mythbusters Adam and Jamie get feisty with a bar fight fable while Kari, Grant and Tory investigate a ballistic material mystery from history.

    • Episode 3

      Spy Car Escape

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      On this episode of Mythbusters, it's "spy versus spy" as Adam and Jamie investigate the best way to lose a tail in Spy Car Escape. In Vector Vengeance, Kari, Grant and Tory take their myth from a fascinating physics "thought experiment."

    • Episode 2

      Dive to Survive

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      On this Episode of Mythbusters we lock, load and explode for two myths inspired by Hollywood hi-jinks.

    • Episode 1

      Soda Cup Killer

      aired: Wed, Mar 24, 2010

      Hang on, because on this episode of Mythbusters the team have 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, our very own yodas of soda start by firing cups out of a cannon, and it's clear the forces at play are fearsome. Then out on location, in what can only be described as lethal litter jousting, our dynamic duo discover exactly how much damage a drink can do. And to wrap it up Jamie builds a shoulder mounted soda can cannon. Naturally.

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    • Episode 31

      MacGyver Myths

      aired: Wed, Feb 20, 2008

      This reverential episode of MythBusters pays tribute to the man who made something really useful from out of almost anything-MacGyver!

    • Episode 30

      Viewers' Special 2

      aired: Wed, Feb 13, 2008

      On the first Viewer's Special we tested a bunch of myths from the Mythbusters fan site, and it was a blast-literally. So in our second Viewer's Special we once again open up Adam and Jamie's inbox for ideas.

    • Episode 29

      James Bond Special, Pt. 2

      aired: Wed, Feb 6, 2008

      The Mythbusters dedicate this one-hour special to the ultimate action hero: James Bond. They put the gadgets and stunts to the test leaving them shaken, not stirred.

    • Episode 28

      Airplane On a Conveyor Belt

      aired: Wed, Jan 30, 2008

      In this three-myth blockbuster the team takes a crash-course in remote controlled airplane flying, bug-out by testing the "cockroach survival" theory, then return to fraternity pranks with exploding cans of shaving cream.

    • Episode 27

      Lead Balloon

      aired: Wed, Jan 23, 2008

      In this episode of Mythbusters, surfs up dude. The team tests if a couple of sticks of dynamite can create ideal surfing conditions and then test the proverbial lead balloon.

    • Episode 26

      James Bond Special, Pt. 1

      aired: Wed, Jan 16, 2008

      "The name's Hyneman. James Hyneman." It's tuxedos and martinis as the Mythbusters take on 007 in this James Bond special one-hour episode. Our stealthy secret agents are on a mission to explode the myths about Bond's gadgets, getaways, and guns.

    • Episode 25

      Air Plane Hour

      aired: Wed, Dec 12, 2007

      Jamie and Adam take wing to test if a person with no flight training can safely land a 747 and if a plane can take off from a conveyor belt speeding in the opposite direction. Tory, Grant, and Kari jump on some Hollywood-inspired skydiving myths.

    • Episode 24

      Confederate Steam Gun

      aired: Wed, Dec 5, 2007

      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.

    • Episode 23

      Pirates 2!

      aired: Wed, Nov 28, 2007

      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.

    • Episode 22

      Shooting Fish in a Barrel

      aired: Mon, Nov 12, 2007

      The MythBusters test the truth behind some time-honored sayings and conventional wisdom. Is it really as simple as shooting fish in a barrel? Are elephants really scared of mice? And what's really the best cure for a hot chile burn?

    • Episode 21

      Supersized Myths

      aired: Mon, Nov 5, 2007

      Jamie and Adam get steamed testing if a water heater can rocket through the roof and into the atmosphere. Meanwhile, Tory, Grant, and Kari try on some all-American myths about blue jeans.

    • Episode 20

      Exploding Water Heater

      aired: Wed, Oct 31, 2007

      Myths Revisited offers Jamie and Adam the chance to clear their name! Returning to the most controversial myths, they repeat them to see if their original answer was genuine or bogus.

    • Episode 19

      Trail Blazers

      aired: Wed, Sep 5, 2007

      In RFID Tags, Kari, Tory and Grant are putting the latest RFID conspiracy theorists to the test. Meanwhile Adam and Jamie are testing two myths about weapons.

    • Episode 18

      Myth Evolution

      aired: Wed, Aug 22, 2007

      You're not seeing things. As uncomfortable as it is, it's true -- the MythBusters are wearing their underpants on the outside. And why? Well because this episode is the Superhero Hour -- the Marvel comic maestros are put under the MythBusters microscope.

    • Episode 17

      Superhero Hour

      aired: Wed, Aug 29, 2007

      The color red can drive a bull towards psychopathy. Or does it? The team puts this legend to the test. Then fresh from their bull jousting, the team tests another story about rowdy ruminants as they test the saying: 'Bull in a China Shop.'

    • Episode 16

      Red Rag to a Bull

      aired: Wed, Aug 15, 2007

      Since the beginning of Series 5 the Mythbusters have been putting out the call for new myths to bust. And now it's time to put a new batch of viewer suggestions to the test. That's right it's the Mythbusters Viewer special.

    • Episode 15

      Viewer Special

      aired: Wed, Aug 8, 2007

      Roger Clemens, perhaps baseball's greatest living pitcher, joins the gang to take on the national pastime as only the Mythbusters can.

    • Episode 14

      Baseball Myths

      aired: Wed, Jun 13, 2007

      In this episode of Mythbusters, the whole team is piste off and that's snow joke. Their snowed under with movie myth, and living legend as they put snow myths to the test in this Snow Special.

    • Episode 13

      Snow Special

      aired: Wed, Jun 20, 2007

      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.

    • Episode 12

      Grenades and Guts

      aired: Wed, Jun 6, 2007

      In Exploding Tire of Death Adam and Jamie try to find out if an exploding truck tire can kill. Meanwhile, Kari, Tory and Grant investigate another fuel efficiency fable -- Drafting for money.

    • Episode 11

      Big Rig Myths

      aired: Wed, May 30, 2007

      It's Yeehaa and Hiyo Silver as 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.

    • Episode 10

      Western Myths

      aired: Wed, Apr 25, 2007

      It's east meets west in the Mythbusters Ninja Special. Shrouded in secrecy and mythology, not to mention cult popularity Ninjas are perfect fodder for the Mythbusters. In this episode the whole team combine to pit science against martial arts mystique.

    • Episode 9

      Walking on Water

      aired: Wed, Apr 18, 2007

      Adam and Jamie tackle Newton, the founder of the principle of thermodynamics and the law of conservation of momentum. They look into a physics urban myth. If birds in a truck take flight do they lighten the load? They call a pigeon wrangler for help.

    • Episode 8

      Birds in a Truck

      aired: Wed, Apr 11, 2007

      In Voice Flame Extinguisher, Jamie and Adam set out to discover if it's possible to put out a fire using only your voice. Meanwhile, Kari, Tory and Grant will put four classic hypnosis hypotheses under the microscope.

    • Episode 7

      Voice Flame Extinguisher

      aired: Wed, Mar 21, 2007

      Every so often the mythbusters draw conclusions that leave the fans seething. Well, once again, it's time for the mythbusters to put some of their most contentious outcomes under the microscope, in Myths Revisited.

    • Episode 6

      More Myths Reopened

      aired: Wed, Mar 14, 2007

      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 middle-aged Malamute Huskies. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant, and Tory look into the myth that you can Beat The Guard Dog.

    • Episode 5

      Dog Myths

      aired: Wed, Mar 7, 2007

      Take two self-confessed speed freaks, 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.

    • Episode 4

      Speed Cameras

      aired: Wed, Jan 24, 2007

      On this episode of MythBusters, Jamie and Adam test the stuff of nightmares in Underwater Car. 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?

    • Episode 3

      Underwater Car

      aired: Wed, Jan 10, 2007

      In this action-packed episode of Mythbusters, Adam and Jamie turn dirigible detectives to try and solve one of aeronautics biggest puzzles, while Kari, Tory and Grant come face-to-face -- and have to flee -- from some of Nature's natural-born killers.

    • Episode 2

      Pirate Special

      aired: Wed, Jan 17, 2007

      Arggghhh me hearties -- Jamie and Adam have plundered the seven seas in search of pirate parables and maritime myths and the result is this 2-hour spectacular. And with four stories of hi-jinks on the high seas the action is thick and fast.

    • Episode 1

      Hindenburg Mystery

      aired: Wed, Dec 6, 2006

      Join the MythBusters team as they crack a host of holiday hype. Could reindeer really help Santa fly? What's the best way to keep all the needles on your Christmas tree? Also, find out how much yodeling it actually takes to start an avalanche.

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    • Episode 30

      30. 22,000 Foot Fall

      aired: Wed, Dec 13, 2006

      Jamie and Adam take the plunge on a myth that originated in WWll and detonate the biggest explosion in MythBusters history! In the meantime, the light and shade to the biggest MythBusters explosion ever is provided by Light's ON/OFF.

    • Episode 29

      4x29

      aired: Wed, Nov 29, 2006

      Just when you think Adam and Jamie have tested every gun legend in history, they come up with three more myths. Meantime, Kari, Grant and Tori go to great lengths to see whether mankind's first and simplest tool could be far more dangerous than you think.

    • Episode 28

      Holiday Special

      aired: Wed, Dec 6, 2006

      Christmas comes once a year, but not on Mythbusters! They just can't wait for the silly season. And can you simply turn off gravity with the flick of a switch? Kari, Grant, and Tori test the claims of several anti-gravity devices.

    • Episode 27

      Anti-Gravity Device

      aired: Wed, Nov 1, 2006

      Jamie and Adam have a gas exploring the myth of the 'Exploding Lighter' -- that a small, disposable butane lighter can suddenly ignite with the force of several sticks of dynamite.

    • Episode 26

      22,000 Foot Fall

      aired: Wed, Oct 25, 2006

      Myths Revisited offers Jamie and Adam the chance to clear their name! Returning to the most controversial myths, they repeat them to see if their original answer was genuine or bogus.

    • Episode 25

      Anti-Gravity Device

      aired: Wed, Oct 18, 2006

      In Air Cylinder Rocket, Adam and Jamie test the myth known to every high school metal-shop teacher: can a cracked valve on a compressed-air cylinder actually blast the tank right through a cinder-block wall?

    • Episode 24

      Firearms Folklore

      aired: Wed, Nov 8, 2006

      Adam and Jamie test the old engineering challenge; like a lead balloon, you can't make a concrete glider fly. And there's nothing like a challenge to focus these Mythbusters' massive minds!

    • Episode 23

      Concrete Glider

      aired: Wed, Oct 11, 2006

      Jamie and Adam explore the theory that if a high tension cable snaps it can slice a person in two. Also, Tory and Kari explore the myth of 'archaeo-accoustics,' that ancient pottery contains sounds from the past and can be played back and heard today.

    • Episode 22

      Exploding Lighter

      aired: Wed, Aug 9, 2006

      Adam and Jamie are trying to figure out the theory behind the chaos when diet cola and mentos mix. Inspired by an Internet phenomenon, The Mythbusters take on the controversy surrounding these fizzy fountains.

    • Episode 21

      More Myths Revisited

      aired: Wed, Aug 30, 2006

      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.

    • Episode 20

      Air Cylinder Rocket

      aired: Wed, Sep 6, 2006

      Jamie and Adam answer the burning barnyard myth - can a hurricane blow the feathers off a chicken? Meanwhile, Grant, Tory and Kari embrace their sadistic sides and turn the workshop into a horticultural house of horrors.

    • Episode 19

      Killer Cable Snaps

      aired: Wed, Aug 16, 2006

      On this episode the guys ask, can a car stereo destroy a car with just sound? Adam and Jamie pump up the bass to find out. And the Tory, Kari, and Grant hit the road to take on two tall tales from down under.

    • Episode 18

      Deadly Straw

      aired: Wed, Aug 23, 2006

      In Crimes and Myth-demeanors, the team is going up against the latest real-world alarm solutions to see whether they can live up to their claims.

    • Episode 17

      Earthquake Machine

      aired: Wed, Jul 12, 2006

      It's Great Hollywood Heists as Adam and Jamie once again put movie myths to the test in a story so big it covers two episodes. Are Hollywood heists complete hocus pocus or can they really crack the tightest security systems in the world?

    • Episode 16

      Crimes and Myth-Demeanors 2

      aired: Wed, Jul 26, 2006

      Everyone's going round in circles. Adam and Jamie get sucked in by a famous nautical myth-tery about killer whirlpools. Tory, Kari and Grant are in over their heads, snowed under by a snowplow.

    • Episode 15

      Shattering Subwoofer, Rough Road Driving

      aired: Wed, Jul 19, 2006

      In Archimedes Steam Cannon the results are truly spectacular as Adam and Jamie build the mother of all cannons . While in Breakfast Cereal, an eating competition with a difference beckons as Adam and Jamie put Mrs. Savage to the test!

    • Episode 14

      Coke and Mentos

      aired: Wed, May 10, 2006

      Tory, Kari, and Grant investigate a fashion disaster when farmers' trousers suddenly explode. In the Great Gas Conspiracy, Adam and Jamie investigate whether the gas and car companies deliberately make gas guzzling cars to increase profits.

    • Episode 13

      Whirlpool Myth, Snowplow

      aired: Wed, May 3, 2006

      Adam and Jamie attempt to blow open a home improvement myth with dynamite. The 3 Mythkateers tackle mind control by manipulating someone's mind remotely.

    • Episode 12

      Breakfast Cereal, Steam Cannon

      aired: Wed, Apr 26, 2006

      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.

    • Episode 11

      Crimes and Myth-Demeanors 1

      aired: Wed, Apr 19, 2006

      Adam and Jamie attempt to solve another high calibre conundrum to see if a celebratory gun fire can kill when the bullets fall back to earth. Meanwhile the other members shake their thirst on another round of Vodka myths.

    • Episode 10

      Exploding Pants

      aired: Wed, Mar 15, 2006

      Grant, Tory and Kari tackle a conspiracy theory familiar to many frequent fliers. Can your cell phone interfere with a plane's instruments? And Adam and Jamie test out the myth that if you fill a normal raft with helium, that you can fly on it.

    • Episode 9

      Mind Control

      aired: Wed, Mar 8, 2006

      Testing the model of Ben Franklin for electricity and whether it can survive a manmade lightning strike of a million volts. Investigating the 2 top requested facts about flatulence.

    • Episode 8

      Myths Reopened

      aired: Wed, Feb 1, 2006

      In Helium Football, Adam and Jamie test out a myth that footballs filled with helium will fly further and hang longer than ones filled with regulation air. In Catching a Bullet in your teeth, the build team undertake tests in the firing line.

    • Episode 7

      Bullets Fired Up

      aired: Wed, Jan 25, 2006

      Adam and Jamie accepted the challenge from fans' mailbags to retest the Archimedes death ray. In turn, fans and the MIT team were invited to perform this challenge. Can they win the challenge against the MythBusters' secret weapon, Project X?

    • Episode 6

      Helium Raft, Cell Phone on Airplanes

      aired: Wed, Jan 18, 2006

      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.

    • Episode 5

      Franklin's Kite

      aired: Wed, Jan 11, 2006

      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.

    • Episode 4

      Helium Football

      aired: Wed, Nov 16, 2005

      Can electric shock therapy or homeopathic tongue tinglers cure seasickness? Does driving your pickup with the tailgate down save money? Can shoving your fingers into a gun barrel save life? The results may surprise you...

    • Episode 3

      Archimedes Death Ray Revisited

      aired: Wed, Nov 9, 2005

      Adam and Jamie test the ability of steel toe boots to protect against heavy objects. In Bottle Blast Off, the Build team fills a soda bottle and watches as it lifts off, testing Newton's third law: every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

    • Episode 2

      Shredded Plane

      aired: Wed, Nov 2, 2005

      Kari hosts some urban legends about Vodka and its impact on personal hygiene. According to this myth, trucks fused together upon impact, seal the unfortunate car and driver between them. The team needs a traffic-free stretch of freeway to test this one.

    • Episode 1

      Paper Crossbow

      aired: Wed, Oct 26, 2005

      The American Civil War was fought with polished bayonets, unreliable muskets and bulky cannons. But was that all? Not according to the Adam, Jamie and the build team join forces to find out if the Confederate Army had a secret deadly weapon.

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    • Episode 27

      Seasickness - Kill or Cure

      aired: Wed, Apr 27, 2005

      Experience the funny moments, adventure and misadventures, mistakes and mis-experimentations of Adam and Jamie as they test the truth of modern myths.

    • Episode 26

      Steel Toe-Cap Amputation

      aired: Wed, Oct 19, 2005

      The MythBusters are actually taking a pot shot at an ancient Chinese text that alludes to a subterranean sonar system that could apparently detect and intercept an invasion from below. Also, if food's on the floor less than five seconds is it safe to eat?

    • Episode 25

      Vodka Myths

      aired: Wed, Oct 12, 2005

      Adam and Jamie take their detractors head on as they revisit some of their favorite myths. They're going to answer them once and for all and forever silence their critics! Also, Adam and Jamie get another chance to shoot high-powered rifles at Buster!

    • Episode 24

      Confederate Rocket

      aired: Wed, Aug 10, 2005

      Jamie and Adam test the parachute qualities of airline evacuation equipment in their favorite mythbusting location-the Mojave Desert. After being stranded on a plane without pilot, fuel or parachute, Indy spots the emergency Life Raft...

    • Episode 23

      Chinese Invasion Alarm

      aired: Wed, Aug 3, 2005

      '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 with another, as the legendary Robin Hood was said to have done.

    • Episode 22

      Mega Movie Myths

      aired: Wed, Jul 27, 2005

      Adam and Jamie test the myth that immigrants are becoming human projectiles, firing themselves two hundred yards across the border and into the United States. They build a human sized slingshot to see if it's feasibly possible to fly over the frontier.

    • Episode 21

      MythBusters Revisited

      aired: Wed, Jul 13, 2005

      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.

    • Episode 20

      Escape Slide Parachute

      aired: Wed, Jun 22, 2005

      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."

    • Episode 19

      Killer Tissue Box

      aired: Wed, Jun 8, 2005

      Adam and Jamie embark on the longest and most ambitious build ever undertaken. The sky is literally the limit as they aim to take wing on their own personal flying machine. They set out to see whether these flying machines are as magnificent as claimed...

    • Episode 18

      Border Slingshot

      aired: Wed, May 18, 2005

      The mythbusters are testing a myth of operatic proportions -- Can a singer really break glass with just their voice? Ex rock singer, Jaime Vendera attempts a world first! Tory takes on building an explosive jet engine out of vacuum cleaner parts.

    • Episode 17

      Jaws Special

      aired: Wed, Mar 30, 2005

      Jamie and Adam finally test a myth that has survived untried for nearly 150 years concerning an unfortunate Civil War soldier. They then discover how dangerous it is to use the phone or take a shower during a thunderstorm.

    • Episode 16

      Bulletproof Water

      aired: Wed, Mar 23, 2005

      MythBusters answers three diverse questions. Was a crude form of battery invented more than two thousand years ago? Then learn how to rebuild a crash test dummy. Also, find the fastest way to cool a six-pack of beer.

    • Episode 15

      Killer Brace Position

      aired: Wed, Mar 9, 2005

      Adam and Jamie try to determine whether toast really does fall buttered side down. Kari, Scottie and Tory set out to see if yawning is contagious. The whole team tests the myth that a toy car can beat a real car in a gravity slope race.

    • Episode 14

      Jet Pack

      aired: Wed, Mar 2, 2005

      Jamie and Adam put another zany car myth through the ringer. Can a broken drive shaft on the front joint of a car vault cause the car to pole vault after it hits a pothole? Revisit an old myth about port-a-potties and third degree burns.

    • Episode 13

      Breaking Glass

      aired: Wed, Feb 23, 2005

      Adam and Jamie investigate whether or not it's possible to bust out of jail using only salsa -- will mild or hot be the best choice? They also test to see if a massive amount of high explosive can break up a cement truck filled with hardened cement.

    • Episode 12

      Hollywood on Trial

      aired: Wed, Feb 16, 2005

      Adam puts his body to the test for science. Will he be able to withstand subsonic frequencies, or will adult diapers be his only hope with the Brown Note? Jamie and Adam put the legend Hollywood gunfights to the test, but can you really be blown away?

    • Episode 11

      Breaking Glass

      aired: Sun, Dec 5, 2004

      Buster takes the hot seat in the Mojave Desert in the myth of the 'Ming Dynasty Astronaut.' Will Buster defy the laws of gravity and survive an explosive launch into space? Adam and Jamie play mad scientists in the quest for free energy.

    • Episode 10

      Shop Till You Drop

      aired: Sun, Nov 21, 2004

      Jamie and Adam return to familiar territory -- blowing stuff up in the name of science. Armed with roach foggers and an abandoned apartment building, the guys find out if toxic fumes and bug bombs will prove to be an explosive combination.

    • Episode 9

      Son of a Gun

      aired: Wed, Nov 10, 2004

      The MythBusters explore the myth of a boom-lift catapult. Buster volunteers to lend a hand, but can he overcome the raw power of a 30,000 pound piece of machinery, or will the boom-lift turn into the ultimate medieval catapult?

    • Episode 8

      Cooling a Six-Pack

      aired: Wed, Nov 3, 2004

      Adam and Jamie put on wetsuits and get ready to take a dive for another myth busting experiment. Is it possible to lift a sunken boat from the ocean floor using only ping pong balls? The MythBusters try to salvage the MythTanic-2 with ping pong balls.

    • Episode 7

      Outtakes

      aired: Wed, Oct 27, 2004

      Jamie and Adam put the Killer Card myth under the microscope. Is it possible to throw a regular playing card fast enough to inflict bodily harm? And from deadly cards to killer candy...can a heated jawbreaker be more that just a sweet treat?

    • Episode 6

      Is Yawning Contagious

      aired: Wed, Oct 20, 2004

      Jamie and Adam discover if Hollywood film-makers got it right. Can you get rid of someone by dropping an electrical appliance into a tub and simply watch the sparks fly? In a truly electrifying experiment, the guys find out what actually happens...

    • Episode 5

      Exploding Port-a-Potty

      aired: Wed, Oct 13, 2004

      Jamie and Adam test an old myth claiming a gust of wind sweeps a man out of a building, only to sweep him back into a lower floor. Then the crew tests speed radar-busting tricks, from a disco ball hanging in a rearview mirror to covering a car in foil.

    • Episode 4

      Salsa Escape

      aired: Wed, Oct 6, 2004

      Jamie and Adam attempt to save themselves in a falling elevator by jumping just before it hits bottom. Then they challenge their imaginations and building skills as they try to create a homemade levitation machine.

    • Episode 3

      Brown Note

      aired: Wed, Sep 29, 2004

      Jamie and Adam reflect on one of the world's oldest urban legends -- did the Greek scientist Archimedes set fire to a Roman fleet using only mirrors and sunlight? And moving to more modern times, have you ever tried to remove the fetid funk of a skunk?

    • Episode 2

      Ultimate Mythbuster

      aired: Tue, Jul 27, 2004

      Adam and Jamie take on new myths! Can an unsuspecting scuba diver be sucked out of the water by a fire fighting helicopter and end up in the middle of a forest fire? And do Hollywood's zany motor-myths and car capers live up to their urban legend status?

    • Episode 1

      Buster 2.0

      aired: Tue, Jun 8, 2004

      Think the MythBusters always get it right the first time? In this episode, Jamie and Adam...with a little help from some viewers, revisit some of the most popular and controversial myths to find out if they can put their own experiments to the test!

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    • Episode 16

      Season 2 Episode 16

      aired: Tue, Sep 23, 2003

      Solve a legendary mafia mystery by searching for the body of Jimmy Hoffa allegedly buried in the concrete under Giants Stadium. Fire up a jet engine and find out if the power and force of a 737 could launch a taxicab backward up to 25 meters in distance.

    • Episode 15

      Season 2 Episode 15

      aired: Tue, Sep 23, 2003

      The Mythbusters set out to methodically bust three urban legends. Join Jamie and Adam as they re-create these myths in order to decide whether or not they deserve a place in urban lore.

    • Episode 14

      Christmas Special

      aired: Tue, Sep 23, 2003

      Find out if a sinking ship will suck passengers down as it goes under. Put a lit firecracker down the neck of a trombone to make sweeter music, and determine the intelligence of goldfish.

    • Episode 13

      Christmas Special

      aired: Tue, Sep 23, 2003

      Find out if a sinking ship will suck passengers down as it goes under. Put a lit firecracker down the neck of a trombone to make sweeter music, and determine the intelligence of goldfish.

    • Episode 12

      Ming Dynasty Astronaut

      aired: Tue, Sep 23, 2003

      Solve a legendary mafia mystery by searching for the body of Jimmy Hoffa allegedly buried in the concrete under Giants Stadium. Fire up a jet engine and find out if the power and force of a 737 could launch a taxicab backward up to 25 meters in distance.

    • Episode 11

      Exploding House

      aired: Tue, Sep 23, 2003

      The Mythbusters set out to methodically bust three urban legends. Join Jamie and Adam as they re-create these myths in order to decide whether or not they deserve a place in urban lore.

    • Episode 10

      Boom-Lift Catapult

      aired: Tue, Sep 23, 2003

      Will launching a chicken at an airplane disrupt its flight or will it be blown out of the way? The Mythbusters go inside the human body to explore the myth of a woman who claimed she swallowed an octopus egg then gave birth to an eight-legged offspring.

    • Episode 9

      Pingpong Rescue

      aired: Tue, Sep 23, 2003

      Jamie and Adam shoot a bullet hole into the shell of an aircraft to see if that single shot will cause explosive decompression and destroy the aircraft. Find out if two hunters could use a loaded .22 gun cartridge as a car ignition fuse.

    • Episode 8

      Exploding Jawbreaker

      aired: Tue, Sep 23, 2003

      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.

    • Episode 7

      Quicksand

      aired: Tue, Sep 23, 2003

      Mythbusters Jamie and Adam put their noses to the test to find out if that nasty smell in the car is there to stay. Follow the gasoline trail as they try to flush out the truth in the raccoon in the drain myth.

    • Episode 6

      Beat the Radar Detector

      aired: Tue, Sep 23, 2003

      Join Jamie and Adam as they test the limits of a homemade tree cannon to decipher whether or not a small town in Hungary could actually build a working cannon out of a tree. Can Adam's tongue piercing withstand the electric force of a lightning bolt?

    • Episode 5

      Elevator of Death, Levitation Machine

      aired: Tue, Sep 23, 2003

      Fact or fiction: Leaping from a bridge is safer if a hammer is thrown first to break the plane of the water's surface. Find out how much oxygen remains inside a coffin for those poor folks who get buried alive.

    • Episode 4

      Ancient Death Ray, Skunk Cleaning, What Is Bulletproof?

      aired: Tue, Sep 23, 2003

      MythBusters: Find out if dropping a penny from a skyscraper can be lethal to pedestrians on the sidewalk below. Explore the effects of microwaves and whether or not tanning beds really bake sun worshipers from the inside out.

    • Episode 3

      Scuba Diver, Car Capers

      aired: Tue, Jul 27, 2004

      Test the danger of responding to the call of nature on the electrified rail of a train track. Find out if an eel skin wallet can erase the magnetic information on credit cards, and hear the woeful tale of the unluckiest construction worker.

    • Episode 2

      Best Explosions

      aired: Tue, Jun 29, 2004

      MythBusters test whether or not using a cell phone at a gas station can cause the pump to explode.

    • Episode 1

      Myths Revisited

      aired: Tue, Jun 8, 2004

      Jamie and Adam set out to methodically bust urban legends. If a flammable substance is sprayed down a toilet bowl, will a lighted match cause the toilet to explode? Find out if assassins use ice bullets and if running in the rain makes sense.

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    • Episode 3

      Larry's Lawn-Chair Balloon, Goldfinger, Poppy-Seed Drug Test

      aired: Fri, Mar 7, 2003

      Find out if one poppy seed bagel can tilt the results of a drug test and whether balloons can carry a lawn chair. Is a body covered in gold paint able to breathe, or is this a glamorous way to die?

    • Episode 2

      Vacuum Toilet, Biscuit Bazooka, Leaping Lawyer

      aired: Thu, Jan 23, 2003

      Find out if a person can get stuck to an airline toilet while it's in flight, and whether or not there is such a thing as a biscuit bazooka. Take a look at the truth behind the urban legend of the leaping lawyer.

    • Episode 1

      Jet-Assisted Chevy, Pop Rocks and Soda

      aired: Thu, Jan 23, 2003

      Can a '67 Chevy turn into a 350-mile-per-hour road warrior, and are Pop Rocks candy and soda a recipe for disaster? Hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage put urban legend to the test to find the truth behind these great stories.

  • Episodes

    • Episode 3

      MythBusters: MythBusters: Christmas Special

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      The MythBusters team try their hand at a few holiday treats. Will putting a silver spoon in a champagne bottle keep it fizzy? Does a snowman melt faster with clothes on or off? Find out as MythBusters takes a look at all the myths as a holiday treat.

    • Episode 2

      MythBusters: MythBusters: Ultimate MythBusters

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Supported by archive footage from past seasons, Jamie and Adam discover how to find needle in a haystack, how to make thousands of ping pong balls sink below the water's surface and how to train a goldfish to swim through a maze.

    • Episode 1

      MythBusters: MythBusters: Buster Special

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Revisit Buster's greatest moments from MythBusters history, from his fateful trip in the Elevator of Death to the Bridge Jump. He's taken more than a dummy can bear, and he's now ready for a rebuild down to the last battered nut and bolt.

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