Mythbusters takes myths, tall tales and urban legends and gives them the scientific treatment to determine their validity. Myths are proved true, probable, possible, improbable or busted. Often after the real-world practical tests have proved or debunked a Myth, the team will take the experiment to the extreme, many times using more modern technology than the myth could have used or upping the black powder for impressive explosions. Written by
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Did You Know?
The chemical molecule you see in the newer intros of Mythbusters is fictional and doesn't resemble any real molecule. See more
At the beginning of the title sequence used during seasons 1-4, the formula for the area of a circle is shown as two times pi times the radius squared (A=2*PI*r2) but the actual formula for the area of a circle is pi times the radius squared (A=PI*r2). See more
[discussing the lethality of paper-mache arrows
Just thinkin' this one through from a mechanical standpoint... I'd be totally pleased with two inches of penetration.
Generally, I prefer a little bit more.