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.
This isn't your 8th grade science class.
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Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage asked for Lucasfilm's blessing to make the Star Wars episode. Lucasfilm agreed, with some conditions. They could not animate blaster fire or light saber blades, and they could not portray characters doing anything that would violate the family-friendly nature of the series. In particular, they were told not to have any "twerking stormtroopers." 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
[Jamie talks to Adam about his screwed up Hale rocket
Denial is a river in Africa.
In 2006, the British Broadcasting Corporation began transmitting Mythbusters on BBC 2 edited to 30 minute run-times. See more
Referenced in Hiccups: Home Swapping