MythBusters: Season 4, Episode 20

Killer Cable Snaps (11 Oct. 2006)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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. Written by Anonymous

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The "clay pot as recording media" myth that Kari, Tory and Grant investigated in the "Pottery Record" segment was previously used as a plot device in The X-Files: Hollywood A.D. (2000) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Committed (2005). The MythBusters determined that it was so unlikely as to be impossible. See more »

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Kari: [Looking through Thorny's collection] It's a Barbie steam engine.
Salvatore: No, it a G.I. Joe steam engine
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