23 January 2003
1967 Chevy Impala with a jet assisted take off. Eating Pop Rocks with cola can cause death.
23 January 2003
A tin of biscuit dough explodes and hits a woman. A woman is stuck on an airplane toilet. A lawyer crashes through a high rise window.
7 March 2003
Acending in a lawn chair with weather balloons. Poppy seeds cause you to fail a drug test. Being covered in gold paint can kill you.
23 September 2003
Tested myths include magic ice bullets, thought to kill without a clue and is it worth running in the rain, where Adam and Jamie see which gets you drier, running or walking in the rain. To test if you can explode a toilet, the Mythbusters get a crash-test dummy that they name Buster.
3 October 2003
Cell phones are tested to see if they can destroy a gas station. Then, breast implants are tested to see if high altitudes will make them explode. Finally, CD's are tested to see if computer drives can make them break.
10 October 2003
The story of the unlucky construction worker and the barrel of 500 lb. of bricks is tested. Also, you'll see if peeing on the third rail can kill you, along with credit cards not working due to an eel skin wallet.
17 October 2003
Jamie and Adam test whether a penny dropped from a skyscraper will embed in concrete and whether it is possible to pick up radio signals through tooth fillings. They also examine several myths surrounding microwave ovens.
24 October 2003
Buster tries to survive a drop into a body of water with a hammer, and Jamie's getting buried alive! Also, you'd be surprised by how many cola-related myths are perfect for the Mythbusters.
11 November 2003
Jamie and Adam want to see if tongue piercing attract lightning, if they can make a cannon out of a tree, and if drunk people can fool the police.
5 December 2003
The Mythbusters see if a car can get so stinky that no one will buy it. Waiting for 2 months for 2 dead pigs to decompose in a car, the want to test raccoon rocket, where a person lighting gasoline in a sewer pipe to eliminate a raccoon but shoots himself out but lives. Looks like a job for Buster!
12 December 2003
Jamie and Adam try to escape from Alcatraz using a raft made from raincoats. In between, they test to see if duck quacks can echo and if Red Cross has mind control chips for their patients.
11 January 2004
In this episode of MythBusters, Jamie and Adam pull out the artillery when they shoot a bullet hole into the shell of an aircraft and find out if that single shot will cause explosive decompression -- and destruction of the aircraft. They'll find out if two hunters could use a loaded .22 gun cartridge as a replacement fuse in a car's ignition or if it will backfire in all the wrong places. And they take a myth from the movies when they see if it's possible to rip a car off it's rear axle... just wait and see. They don't just tell the myths, they put them to the test.
18 January 2004
The guys test the effects of chickens, frozen and thawed, against a windshield. They also test to see if a human can give birth to an octopus and if 50 lbs. of laundry, along with baking soda w/dog pee, can cause an explosion that could kill a guy.
25 January 2004
In this episode of MythBusters, Jamie and Adam will take a stroll across a bridge to see if the rhythm of soldiers marching together will cause a bridge to collapse. Will the athletes of Stanford University's varsity rowing team be strong enough to pull Jamie up on water skiis behind a fragile rowing eight? Watch where you put your toothbrush, Jamie and Adam will find out if the bacteria from their toilet settles in their toothbrushes. The MythBusters don't just tell the myths, they put them to the test.
22 February 2004
In this episode of MythBusters, Jamie and Adam explore a titanic sized legend. Will a sinking ship suck you down as it goes under? Bored goldfish or just plain stupid? We'll find out if goldfish can remember anything for longer than 3 seconds. A musical myth with highly explosive results, will putting a lit firecracker down the neck of trombone make your music any sweeter? The MythBusters don't just tell the myths, they put them to the test.
25 February 2004
In this episode of MythBusters, Jamie and Adam make a brave attempt to solve a legendary mafia mystery by searching for the decomposed body of Jimmy Hoffa allegedly buried in the concrete under Giants Stadium. The MythBusters will then fire up a jet engine and find out if the power and force of a 737 could launch a taxicab backward 75 feet, and finally -- will Adam's arachnophobia prevent him from finding out if the Daddy Longlegs is the most venomous spider? The MythBusters don't just tell the myths, they put them to the test.
8 June 2004
A recap of myths involving animals. A frozen chicken can penetrate a airline window better than a thawed chicken. A goldfish's memory lasts only three seconds. A duck's quack does not echo.
6 May 2004
A recap of three myths involving electricity. Peeing on the third rail will cause you to be electrocuted. Tongue piercings attract lightning. Microwave myths.
8 June 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 experiements to the test!
29 June 2004
A recap of the best myths involving explosions. Talking on a cellphone while pumping gas can cause an explosion. While trying to kill a raccoon that had wandered down a culvert using gasoline, a hillbilly was blown 200 feet out of the pipe after igniting the gas. A Medieval Hungarian town built a cannon out of a tree overnight. Pouring gas in a toilet and lighting it will cause the toilet to explode.
27 July 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?
29 September 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?
6 October 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.
13 October 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.
20 October 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...
27 October 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?
3 November 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.
10 November 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?
16 November 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.
5 December 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.
22 December 2004
The team test holiday-related myths while counting down the top 10 myths as voted by the viewers. A frozen turkey can explode if dropped into deep fryer too fast. If you put a silver spoon in a bottle of champagne, the bubbles will last longer. A falling icicle can kill a person. A clothed snowman melts faster than a naked one. A stream of urine can freeze in freezing temperatures. Lighting the fireplace makes the rest of the house colder.
2 February 2005
A recap of dummy Buster's finest moments.
9 February 2005
Adam and Jamie compete to see who is the Ultimate Mythbuster. Who can build a machine to launch tortillas further? Adam and Jamie put their fears to the test. Guess the weight of three items. Build a device to drop an egg without breaking it using oranges, gloves, and other items. Who has the higher pain threshold? A quiz about previous Mythbuster episodes.
Season 3, Episode 1: Brown Note16 February 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?
23 February 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.
2 March 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.
9 March 2005
Jamie and Adam examine whether yawning is contagious. They also examine whether a toy car can out race a real car.
16 March 2005
A look at outtakes and deleted scenes from previous episodes.
23 March 2005
Adam and Jamie examine the fastest way to cool a six-pack of beer. They also examine static electricity and test Busters body by dropping him while he's in a car.
30 March 2005
Mythbusters examines the Civil War myth that a woman was impregnated by a bullet fired through the groin of a soldier. They also examine whether you can be electrocuted during a thunderstorm while taking a shower or talking on the phone.
4 April 2005
The Mythbusters discuss their favorite stores and vendors they go to buy supplies for the show. Adam and Kari explain how to make ballistics gel.
27 April 2005
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Mythbusters.
5 May 2005
Hollywood myths are put to the test. Bullets spark when they ricochet off objects. Aluminum paint had a bad reaction on Wizard of Oz actor Jack Haley which hospitalized him. A large person can break through a door frame. A person can be thrown through a glass window and not be injured. A pool of gas can be ignited by throwing a cigarette at it.
18 May 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.
Season 3, Episode 12: Jet Pack9 June 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...
22 June 2005
Jamie and Adam examine whether the brace position was designed by the airline industry to kill people rather than save them during an airplane crash. They also examine whether driving while talking on the cell phone is just as dangerous as driving while drunk.
13 July 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.
10 August 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...
27 July 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.
3 August 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.
17 July 2005
Shark strength myths - destruction of a shark cage, catching a shark with piano wire, submersion of barrels, pulling and ramming a boat. Scarring a shark by punching. Blowing up a scuba tank.
12 October 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!
19 October 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?
26 October 2005
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.
2 November 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.
9 November 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.
16 November 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...
11 January 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.
18 January 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.
25 January 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?
1 February 2006
Jamie and Adam examine whether a helium filled football will travel further than a normal football. Meanwhile the Mythbusters team examines whether it is possible for a person to catch a bullet with their teeth.
8 March 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.
15 March 2006
Adam and Jamie hit the website for ideas and visit helium raft. Is it possible to fill a raft with helium and fly away? Its turns out to be their biggest build ever. At least in size!
19 April 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.
26 April 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.
3 May 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.
17 May 2006
The team tries out a myth of farm workers' pants igniting, using materials from fertilizer to explosives, while the boys waste money on nifty fuel-saving devices found on the Internet, and remind us that biodiesel (cooking oil!) is a semi-viable fuel alternative.
12 July 2006
Adam and Jamie test whether Hollywood heists are really possible.
19 July 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!
26 July 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.
9 August 2006
Jamie and Adam try to scientifically explain the recently publicized and highly entertaining chemical reaction caused as a result of placing a Mentos candy into a 2-liter bottle of Diet Coke. The rest of the Mythbusters team explores the possibility of a standard postage stamp causing enough imbalance in the rotating assemblies of a helicopter to cause it to crash.
16 August 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.
23 August 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.
30 August 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.
6 September 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.
13 September 2006
Pure Movie Myths - Indiana Jones canopy drop, Austin Powers ejector seat, Underworld floor shooting escape, cut a sword with a sword, and finally, Dukes of Hazard car jump.
11 October 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.
18 October 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?
25 October 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.
1 November 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.
8 November 2006
Adam and Jamie each try to make a glider out of concrete, while the build team looks into whether you can get sucked out onto the train tracks if you stand too close to a passing train.
29 November 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.
6 December 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.
6 December 2006
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.
13 December 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.
10 January 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.
17 January 2007
The myth busters explore the perils of those poor hapless pirates; cannonballs, shrapnel,eye patches, rum and dirty clothes.
24 January 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?
7 March 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.
Season 5, Episode 5: Dog Myths14 March 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.
21 March 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.
11 April 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.
18 April 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.
25 April 2007
Jamie and Adam test several ninja-related myths: is it possible to walk one water, can you catch an arrow mid-air with your hand, and can you catch a sword with just the palms of your hands?
30 May 2007
Jamie and Adam test old west myths: can you shoot someone's hat off and can you break someone out of prison with horses or dynamite. Meanwhile, the build team determines whether a side airbag can turn a lock pick into a deadly projectile.
6 June 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.
13 June 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.
20 June 2007
Adam and Jamie try to cause avalanches though various means, while the build team freeze tongues to frozen poles and drive backwards on a icy road.
8 August 2007
Roger Clemens, perhaps baseball's greatest living pitcher, joins the gang to take on the national pastime as only the Mythbusters can.
15 August 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.
22 August 2007
Jamie and Adam test various myths involving bullets in fires, microwaves, and other potential lethal combinations, while the build team tests two bull-related myths.
29 August 2007
The five test superhero myths including: Can you leave a ring imprint on a surface? Can you use a device to rise skyward? Can you use a grappling hook to make a 90 degree turn while driving?
5 September 2007
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.
31 October 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.
7 November 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.
14 November 2007
A two hour super size Myth Special - Sharks, Airplanes, Rocket Car, Cruise Ships.
21 November 2007
The team tests whether it is really easy to shoot fish in a barrel, whether elephants are actually afraid of mice, and which home remedies are the best for easing the burn of spicy food.
Season 5, Episode 23: Pirates 2!28 November 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.
5 December 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.
12 December 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.
16 January 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.
23 January 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.
30 January 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.
6 February 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.
13 February 2008
The Mythbusters try to cut down a tree with a machine gun, test out baseball players' eye black, try to slide down a ski lift using pants, and try to replicate the cartoon myth of blowing up a barrel of gunpowder that someone is carrying.
20 February 2008
This reverential episode of MythBusters pays tribute to the man who made something really useful from out of almost anything-MacGyver!
23 April 2008
MythBusters travels to Alaska to investigate whether a stick of dynamite fetched by a dog can sink an SUV on a frozen lake, whether cabin fever is real, and whether its better to hit a moose at high speed or low speed.
26 April 2008
27 July 2008
The myth busters test the second round of shark week born myths.
6 August 2008
Adam and Jamie try various nonstandard way to tenderize steaks, while the build team looks into whether drivers use more gas when calm or when angry.
27 August 2008
On this episode of MythBusters, the team tackles the tallest tale of all in Moon Landing Hoax Hour. Did NASA pull off the greatest cover-up in human history?
Season 6, Episode 12: Viral Hour3 September 2008
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?
10 September 2008
On this episode of Mythbusters Adam and Jamie take a fan mail film and use it to dial in on a phone book fable. And then Kari, Grant and Tory test a fishy tale of Hollywood pyrotechnics with their own big bang theories.
17 September 2008
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.
8 October 2008
On this episode of Mythbusters, there are 'fore' myths at which to swing and miss. And the four myths couldn't be more different.
Season 6, Episode 16: Ninjas 215 October 2008
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.
22 October 2008
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.
29 October 2008
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.
5 November 2008
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?
12 November 2008
In this premiere episode, the team joins forces to put sayings we all take for granted under the MYTHBUSTERS microscope.
19 November 2008
It's viewer request week as the Mythbusters investigate bamboo torture, alkali metal-water explosions and the merits of brandy for treating hypothermia.
8 April 2009
The Mythbusters work on a collection of myths involving destroying cars through various means: dropping, collisions, and rocket sleds.
15 April 2009
On this blisteringly cold episode of Mythbusters, the team gets some northern exposure as they pack up their sleds, their brass monkeys and their ingenuity for Alaska Special 2.
19 April 2009
The tech trio evaluates the increased killing power of arrows fired from a galloping horse. Meanwhile Jamie and Adam determine the potential threat to life and limb of an exploding car bumper.
26 April 2009
In this episode of Mythbusters, it's double the trouble as Adam and Jamie take on not one but two classic comedy myths. Meanwhile Kari, Grant, and Tory test if you can make homemade diamonds and get the biggest bang in Mythbuster history.
20 May 2009
The Mythbusters determine if it's possible for a sky diver's parachute to fail causing him to hit a seesaw and launch a little girl onto the roof of a seven story building. It could happen? Testing it turns out to be so complex it requires the entire team to pitch in.
6 May 2009
Jamie and Adam are literally in the soup as they try to determine if they swim faster in syrup than plain cold water. Kari, Tory and Grant try to repeat MacGyver's feat and break a lock with the gunpowder from six bullets and then substantially larger charges. Then they test Davy Crockett's claim that he could hit two targets by firing a bullet at an ax blade to split it in two.
29 April 2009
On this all-viral episode of Mythbusters, the team puts the most requested YouTube myths to the test. They size up a smash web-hit about a giant ball of Lego and discover the explosive power of match heads.
27 May 2009
The two teams look at a couple fire arms that are thought to be dangerous to the user as well as the target. But for some real fun, Jamie and Adam burn thermite with ice. Of course Kari, Grant and Tori get to have some explosive fun too.
3 June 2009
Jamie tries to hang on to the roof of a car as Adam, driving, tries to flip him off; just like in the movies. Then Adam takes a turn on the hood while Jamie drives. Grant, Tory and Kari are back in prison, but not to worry, viewers have given them some ideas for how to escape.
10 June 2009
Adam and Jamie try to break glass with a .50 calibre rifle and a fighter jet or rather with their sonic booms. Meanwhile Kari, Tory and Grant try to curve bullets.
17 June 2009
Jamie and Adam drive a convertible in the rain and try not to get wet. Kari, Tory and Grant try to explode a house with popcorn by cooking a ton of it in extra-ordinary ways.
7 October 2009
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.
14 October 2009
The Mythbusters try everything they can think of with duct tape; lift Jamie and lift a car, fix a boat and build a boat. Then to squeeze in everyone's favorite, explosions, they build a cannon.
21 October 2009
Adam and Jamie get down and dirty with the myth that a muddy motorcar gets better gas mileage than it's clean cousin. Meanwhile Kari, Grant and Tory are hitting the sauce and comparing hangovers to test an age old adage about beer and liquor.
28 October 2009
Adam and Jamie test myths involving grease fires and water, while the build team tries to blow up C4 in a microwave and use cheese in a cannon.
4 November 2009
What's the best way to leave your windows in a hurricane? Open or Close? Along with a few Liquid Nitrogen Myths
11 November 2009
Adam and Jamie find out if a car out of control crashes and burns when it falls out of a cliff like in the movies. And Kari, Tory and Grant check the story of a man who rocketed himself into the sky and survived.
18 November 2009
The team takes five fan favorites and focuses on a new angle for each. Revisited are: Water Heater Rocket, Hollywood Car Hang On, Liquid Nitrogen, Bend a Bullet, and finally Snow Plow Split.
25 November 2009
Dumpster diving rooftop getaway; Crushing deep sea dive using old diving suit (not SCUBA).
2 December 2009
Jamie and Adam attempt a jailbreak using the pressure from the carbon dioxide released by lots and lots of antacid tablets. Grant, Tory and Jessi try to determine if it's possible for smugglers to evade boarder patrols by driving at night with their headlights off.
9 December 2009
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!
16 December 2009
Adam and Jamie test for the possibility of disease transmission from rat urine on soda cans and later compare household items for cleanliness versus a toilet seat. Grant, Jessi, and Tory try to skip a car across water.
28 December 2009
Can you light a match with a bullet? Can you mail a coconut without a package? Can you make an ear wax candle? Will putting a sleeping persons hand in warm water make him wet himself? Is it possible to build a Gorn cannon? Can you put your hand in molten lead without getting hurt? The Nytbuster will find out.
4 January 2010
Adam and Jamie test the myth that a ricocheting bullet could kill the shooter. Tori, Grant and Jesi want to fling a corpse over a castle wall using a tree as a catapult.
24 March 2010
Adam and Jamie talk trash and crash when they test whether a Styrofoam cup full of soda can be a lethal projectile when thrown from a car at high speeds. Does the cup penetrate the windshield of an oncoming car and seriously injure the driver? Jamie and Adam build a number of soda shooting cannons to see how deadly this myth really is, including a never-before-seen shoulder mounted cannon courtesy of Jamie. On a higher note, Grant, Tory and Jessi Combs (in her final episode with the team) test the classic silver screen cliché of the death defying hang. Are any of these actually viable? Using a helicopter and their wits, the team finds out if these hang times can happen.
31 March 2010
Is it safer underwater when a boat on the surface explodes. Adam and Jamie intend to find out and it will take some major explosions to settle the question. Tory, Grant and Kari get to play with some high power guns to see if phone books work as a poor man's car armor.
7 April 2010
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."
14 April 2010
Adam and Jamie test whether it's worse to get hit in the head with a full or an empty bottle, while the build team build various cannons made out of leather.
28 April 2010
Rocketeers Tory, Kari and Grant try to launch a barbecue grill propane tank. Dr. Jamie and Mr. Adam torture their guests, co-workers and co-star to collect data on pain tolerance.
5 May 2010
The Mythbusters respond to fan objections to their techniques in past episodes. Tory, Grant and Kari try again to knock some one out of his socks. Adam and Jamie test Jamie's assertion that a head on collision has the force of a collision with a wall at twice the speed.
12 May 2010
Myth Busters reprises their duct tape episode. While the Daring Duo builds a duct tape bridge and risks a fifty foot fall, the Tenacious Trio crashes car after car to find out if duct tape can stop a speeding vehicle.
19 May 2010
Adam and Jamie try to recreate a You Tube video of a man sliding down a water slide, flying a hundred feet through the air and landing in a kiddie pool. The Trucker Trio checks out whether it is more efficient to forgo left turns even if right turns mean extra distance.
2 June 2010
The three rocketeers are back this time trying to launch a man into the air with an impressive battery of off the shelf sky rockets. Meanwhile, Adam and Jamie find out if pepper spray and a taser work in combination to act as a flame thrower.
9 June 2010
Jamie, Adam, Kari, Grant and Tory take on snot, sneezes and decapitation by tornado.
16 June 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.
6 October 2010
On this episode of Mythbusters, we're testing two shaggy-dog tales that both put our crime-fighting canines to the ultimate test.
13 October 2010
Adam and Jamie use a 747 to simulate tornado force winds to test the Tornado Chasers armored vehicles and to design a personal tornado proof suit.
Season 8, Episode 14: Cold Feet20 October 2010
The Mythbusters test whether being scared actually gives you cold feet, and find out what happens when the poop really does hit a fan.
27 October 2010
Can a motorcycle pull a tablecloth out from under a setting for a banquet? Do humans really only use 10% of their brain?
3 November 2010
Is driving tired more dangerous than driving tipsy? Did the Greeks create an arrow machine gun that can match a modern machine guns?
10 November 2010
Could your laptop save you from a speeding bullet? Is it easy to take candy from a baby?
17 November 2010
Jamie and Adam test whether a '70s sport car is as aerodynamic backward as forward, while Grant, Tory and Kari take a surfboard scene from Lethal Weapon 2 to task.
24 November 2010
Adams attempts to escape from an upside-down underwater car, while Kari, Grant and Tory take on "Kiss the Girls."
1 December 2010
Can bees really lift a laptop? Does water repel flies? Can the impact with a bug kill a biker?
8 December 2010
President Obama challenges Jamie and Adam to retest the Archimedes Death Ray myth again, while Kari, Grant and Tory take on "Hellboy."
15 December 2010
Seth Rogen joins the MythBusters for two blockbusting stories from his film, The Green Hornet: Elevator Car Cut and Explosive Escape.
22 December 2010
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.
5 January 2011
6 April 2011
Adam and Jamie face off with a myth of misdirection and Kari, Grant and Tory go ballistic with two filmic firearms fables.
Season 9, Episode 2: Blue Ice13 April 2011
Adam and Jamie test the scene from The Bourne Supremacy - exploding gas by using magazine in the toaster as igniter. Grant, Kari and Tory look into the urban legend of the Blue Ice - frozen airplane's toilet's waste falling from the sky.
20 April 2011
Adam and Jamie test if they can walk on water, and Kari, Grant, and Tory test if common things can be bombproof.
27 April 2011
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.
5 April 2011
Adam and Jamie attempt to re-create a mythical 13th century Syrian rocket-powered torpedo. Kari, Grant, and Tori test whether a burning truck carrying wine bottles will shoot corks 100 feet machine-gun-style.
11 May 2011
Tory, Kari, and Grant test the cartoon myth that it is possible to propel a sailboat by blowing on the sails while on the boat. Adam and Jamie see if common movie sound effects sound like the real thing.
Season 9, Episode 7: Spy Car 218 May 2011
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.
1 June 2011
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.
8 June 2011
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.
15 June 2011
Get behind the wheel, ride the rails and take wing as we as we count down our favorite, most spectacular and downright daring transportation moments.
22 June 2011
Adam and Jamie try to light up a tomb using only the sun and mirrors, while the build team try to safely stop an out of control car using only other cars.
29 June 2011
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.
28 September 2011
Adam and Jamie test if motorcycles are better for the environment than cars. Tory, Kari, and Grant test whether you can save yourself by shooting at a RPG that has been fired at you.
5 October 2011
Adam and Jamie attempt to re-create a viral video that featured a Newton's cradle made with wrecking balls. Kari, Grant, and Tory see if a bird landing on the hood of a car that is balanced on the edge of a cliff will make the car fall.
12 October 2011
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?
19 October 2011
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.
26 October 2011
Adam and Jamie test a myth that C4 can be used as a cooking fuel, but if you drop something on it while it's burning, it will explode. Tory, Kari, and Grant attempt to re-create a mythical flying guillotine.
2 November 2011
Adam and Jamie try to blow manhole covers in the air with explosions, while the build team try various tricks with truck bed liner.
9 November 2011
The Mythbusters review some of their favorite locations from previous episodes.
16 November 2011
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.
23 November 2011
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.
30 November 2011
Adam and Jamie try to reproduce the scene from Lethal Weapon 2
(1989) where a bomb is frozen to make it explode slower, while the build team fly planes in a V formation to try and use less fuel.
25 March 2012
Can Adam and Jamie survive on a deserted island using just duct tape?
1 April 2012
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 like they did in the movie "Body of Lies."
8 April 2012
Adam and Jamie reinvent the wheel, while Kari, Tory and Grant hit the breaks for a date night movie myth.
15 April 2012
The Hyneman and Captain Redbeard take a swing at a pirate movie myth while Kari, Tory and Grant roll out the barrel for a turbo charged go-cart.
22 April 2012
The MythBusters pit Men against Women in the ultimate Battle of the Sexes. Get set for all out war as the team tests five age-old gender-based clichÃ©s.
29 April 2012
Adam and Jamie hit the highway with some fancy footwear, while Tory, Grant and Kari get stuck on glue.
13 May 2012
The whole team gets together to take fan favorites to another level in this experimental ramp-up. From exploding water heater and bird balance to excavators and fireworks man, no result is safe from these myth's revenge!
13 May 2012
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 - can you surf the shockwave?
20 May 2012
The MythBusters do a fan correspondence catch-up as the team answers your questions and takes mini myth requests - testing if you can eat a spoonful of cinnamon without drinking water and revealing how the camera crew captures explosions.
3 June 2012
Adam and Jamie test if you jump from a building wrapped in bubble packaging - will you survuve? Kari, Grant, and Tory experiment with a James Bond ejector seat.
10 June 2012
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.
17 June 2012
The MythBusters bust out guns blazing to take aim at eight Hollywood firearms fables including never ending ammo, leathal nail guns, and deadly silver bullets.
13 August 2012
To celebrate Discovery Channel's 25th Shark Week, Mythbusters count-down their 25 most memorable moments with sharks.
7 October 2012
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.
14 October 2012
Adam and Jamie test whether the shape of battlefield trenches could affect soldier survival if there is an explosion in the trench. Kari, Grant, and Tory test whether balloons can save clowns in a car crash.
Season 10, Episode 16: Hail Hijinx3 September 2012
Adam and Jamie test whether it is possible to jump to safety from a falling suspension bridge. Kari, Grant, and Tory determine whether it is possible for hail to sink a boat.
28 October 2012
Can 19 Hz sounds can explain some reports of haunted places? Can dead bodies be moved as easily as portrayed in movies? Is there a smell of fear?
4 November 2012
A variety of viewer-suggested myths are tested: Do you know the back of your hand "like the back of your hand"? Can you ride a bike underwater? Can you throw a needle through glass? Does the "potty dance" help you hold your bladder?
11 November 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.
Season 10, Episode 20: Food Fables18 November 2012
Can you cook Thanksgiving dinner using your car? Does Thanksgiving turkey make you tired? Can you cook popcorn instantly using a pressure vessel? Do various mystery meats really taste like chicken?
24 September 2012
Kari, Grant, and Tory review the A to Z of Mythbusters explosions. They show favorite explosions from previous episodes, along with a few new ones.
1 May 2013
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?
8 May 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.
15 May 2013
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.
22 May 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?
29 May 2013
It's Round 2 of Battle of the Sexes and the MythBusters test the cliches: Will lost men really not stop and ask for directions? Are women better multi-taskers? Which sex can parallel park with aplomb? And should "throwing like a girl" really be an insult?
5 June 2013
Is it possible for a motorcycle to ride across the surface of a lake? Can you build a parachute out of the stuff in your hotel room and jump to safety from the 20th floor?
12 June 2013
Can sitting between two big people in a car protect you if your car gets hit from the side? Is it possible to double your car's fuel efficiency by applying multiple hypermiling strategies?
3 June 2013
Can Adam and Jamie escape from the desert through a canyon using duct tape and bubble wrap?
26 June 2013
Re-visiting myths from previous seasons: Adam and Jamie take two different approaches to try to paint a room with explosives. Kari, Grant, and Tory try to split a speedboat in two by crashing it into a channel marker at 25mph.
15 July 2013
Things get volatile when the MythBusters meet creator Vince Gilligan and star Aaron Paul to check the chemistry behind the hit TV show "Breaking Bad". The team recreates two iconic, acidic scenes to see if the science truly holds up, melts down, or blows.
17 October 2013
WALKING DEAD's Michael Rooker joins the team to test zombie myths. Is an ax or a gun more effective when you're swarmed by zombies? Adam turns un-dead to test if the "might of the living dead" can bust down Jamie's door. Can you outrun--or smart--a horde?
4 January 2014
In this Star Wars special, the MythBusters test if Luke really could swing himself and Leia across a chasm with only his belt-rigged grappling hook, could an Ewok log swing crush an Imperial "Chicken Walker", and could Luke survive in a tauntaun's belly?
11 January 2014
In this moonshiner-inspired episode, the MythBusters find out if an exploding still really could