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2004

11 Jan. 2004
Explosive Decompression/Frog Giggin'/Rear Axle
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 Jan. 2004
Chicken Gun/Octopus Pregnancy/Killer Washing Machine
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 Jan. 2004
Break Step Bridge/Toothbrush Surprise/Rowing Water Skier
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 Feb. 2004
Sinking Titanic/Goldfish Memory/Trombone Explosion
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 Feb. 2004
Buried in Concrete/Daddy Longlegs/Jet Taxi
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 Jun. 2004
Best Animal Myths
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
Best Electric Myths
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 Jun. 2004
Myths Revisited
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 Jun. 2004
Best Explosions
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 Jul. 2004
Scuba Diver/Car Capers
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 Sep. 2004
Ancient Death Ray/Skunk Cleaning/What Is Bulletproof?
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 Oct. 2004
Elevator of Death/Levitation Machine
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 Oct. 2004
Beat the Radar Detector
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 Oct. 2004
Quicksand/Bathtub/Electrocution/MRI Rays and Tattoos
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 Oct. 2004
Exploding Jawbreaker
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 Nov. 2004
Pingpong Rescue
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 Nov. 2004
Boom-Lift Catapult
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 Nov. 2004
Exploding House
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 Dec. 2004
Ming Dynasty Astronaut
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 Dec. 2004
Viewers Choice Christmas Special
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.
 

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