From the very beginning, fan feedback has been integral to MythBusters. In this final season episode, the most interactive show on TV has peaked with a reddit Special where the internet is in complete control of the editorial.
It's the MythBusters Shark Special as the guys retackle the explosive finale of the film Jaws. But that's not all - with two shark repellent myths thrown in for good measure, the guys are going to need a bigger boat!
The MythBusters tackle some of Hollywood's favorite explosive scenarios. Could a hero really shoot a live grenade in midair and thus render it useless? Could you really contain a TNT explosion inside an ordinary object like a file cabinet or aquarium?
The MythBusters test household myths: Could a vacuum cleaner explode while sucking up black powder? Could sunscreen scorch your skin? Could a piano crash through your roof? And finally could an exploding water heater extinguish a house fire?
The MythBusters go to vertigo-inducing heights to test: Could you bob for an apple when jumping from a 100-foot high bungee cord? And from a viral video, could you really play a match of tennis while both players are standing on top of an airplane's wing?
The MythBusters use sexy science to tackle five captivating clichés about the laws of attraction including if men really do prefer blondes, if pheromone sprays really work, if bigger boobs equal bigger tips, and does a man's wealth really woo women?
The MythBusters tackle congestion questions: testing shockwave jams, if a roundabout is better than a 4-way stop sign, if it's faster to drive than fly when your trip is under 400 miles, and if it's better to change lanes or stay put in heavy traffic.
Adam and Jamie buckle up and return their seats to the upright position to test what really is the best, most efficient way to board an airplane. Tory, Kari, and Grant find out if a bullet made of teeth or even bone is non-traceable.
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?
The MythBusters test car chase cliches: Can you really share driving, change places, or dump the driver while moving at speed? Also, from the message boards, the team tests some fan-suggested deterrents for driving away cats, bears, and snakes.
The MythBusters take on five filmic firearm cliches: Will a bent-barreled shot gun fire? Can you fire a gun in space? Will a gun dropped in a deep fryer go off? What weird items will stop a bullet? And does a neon sign really explode when hit by a bullet?
Watch the ALL NEW season of MythBusters Wednesdays at 9PM E/P. 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?
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.
Watch the ALL NEW season of MythBusters Wednesdays at 9PM E/P. 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.
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?
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?
Jamie puts his life on the line to test the myth that a motorcycle traveling at highway speeds can drive across the surface of a lake. The MythBusters test whether you can survive a jump from a highrise with a parachute made from a hotel room's contents.
Could a guy sandwiched between two big guys in the backseat of a car survive the car being T-boned by a truck? The MythBusters also hit the road to test three more hypermiling myths. Can these simple techniques really double your car's fuel efficiency?
Lost in the wilderness, Adam and Jamie survive the desert, repel down canyon cliff-faces, and brave Class 5 rapids, all with duct tape and bubble wrap. Guest appearance by Nik Wallenda, famous tightrope walker, who has his own way to traverse the canyon.
After 7 years, it's back to unsolved Myth-teries: Can Adam's snowflake of death or Jamie's special sphere paint a room with a boom? Then, the fans demand the return to the cursed, bifurcated boat myth to see if it can be split in two by a channel marker.
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.
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?
MYTHBUSTERS CELEBRATES 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES. Inspiring a generation to inquire, interact and get involved with science, MYTHBUSTERS uses explosive experimentation to prove or disprove popular myths.
The guys fire up a myth from World War One - testing if a trench corner can slow down a shockwave and save a soldier. Tory, Kari and Grant crash clown cars to see if balloons can protect you in a crash.
There's thrills, spills, and spine tingling chills as Adam and Jamie see if certain sound frequencies can convince people of paranormal activity. Kari, Grant and Tory find out if the smell of fear really exists.
The team mixes it up with a medley of viewer requested myths and hit a home run with baseball legend Matt Cain. The guys test an underwater bike ride, if you really can 'know it like the back of your hand,' and the potty dance.
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.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, the MythBusters team up with celebrity chef Alton Brown to find out if you can cook lasagna in a dishwasher and a meal under the hood of a car. Kari, Grant and Tory test tryptophan and what really tastes like chicken.
Adam and Jamie get abandoned on a deserted island with nothing but duct tape between them and life or death! The guys go MythBusters and duct tape vs. wild as they use the mythical material to find food and water, build a camp, and try to get rescued.
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."
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!
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?
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.
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.
Adam and Jamie test the myth that a motorcycle is a greener and cleaner machine than a car, while Kari, Tory, and Grant unleash the first RPG in MythBusters history to see if a bullet could take out a bazooka.
The MythBusters are swinging for science - testing a viral video that supersizes Newton's cradle using wrecking balls to transfer energy. Kari, Grant, and Tory tackle a Hollywood classic - is a bird landing on your hood enough to tip your car off a cliff?
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?
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.
Jamie and Adam tackle a military myth that it's safe to use the explosive C4 as a cooking fuel as long as you don't drop anything on it, while Kari, Grant, and Tory put a Chinese martial arts myth to the test.
The MythBusters go underground to test if a sewer drain full of combustible gas is ignited - would it turn the innocent manhole cover into a missile? Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory put truck bedliner to the test - is it bite, crash, and bomb proof?
From Alameda to Africa, from the desert to the deep blue sea - the MythBusters declassify their top destinations and reveal the inside scoop...Why is the team banned from a certain quarry in California? What location is so scary it keeps the team awake?
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.
Did the world's first torpedo really deliver a deadly payload - striking a boat at 800 feet? Adam and Jamie build an ancient torpedo to find out. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant, and Tory test if a truck full of wine can become a machine gun like spectacle.
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.
This special episode of MythBusters is quite literally a perfect storm. That's because Adam and Jamie are putting Tornados to the test, and joining them for this special episode are none other than The Storm Chasers - Reed Timmer and Sean Casey.
Stay in your lane for this episode of MythBusters, because Jaime and Adam are putting the pedal to the metal - backwards. And if that wasn't enough for you then Kari, Grant and Tory turf some surf-boards... with a little help from an SUV.
On this episode of MythBusters, it's "spy versus spy" as 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."
On this Episode of MythBusters the fans take command in Mythssion Control. First up it's Hyneman vs Newton. Then - Kari, Grant and Tory are back in the school of hard knocks, as they retest knock your socks off.
In this second Duct Tape stick-tacular, Adam and Jamie set up a challenge that will take the tape's strength, adhesion and load-bearing capability to the absolute limit. Meanwhile Kari, Grant and Tory are all wrapped up busting duct tape automotive myths.
On this wet and wild episode, Adam and Jamie tackle the biggest, dirtiest, most vertigo inducing build in MythBusters history while Kari, Tory and Grant deliver the goods, to find out if taking only right turns can save you gas.
On this explosive episode of MythBusters, the whole team gets hot under the collar of what is no doubt a pyromaniac's dream. That's because while Adam and Jamie literally play with fire, Kari, Grant and Tory are playing with fireworks.
It's another feature length episode of Mythbusters and this time the team are on a mission to mash metal. In this 'Demolition Derby' the team have four fables of automotive mayhem guaranteed to bend your fender.
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.
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.
On this extra-sticky episode of Mythbusters, we put a classic physics 'thought-problem' to the test, and then take on two 'magic bullet' myths - one from television, and the other from an American frontier legend.
On this high-flying episode of Mythbusters, the whole team tackles one massive and improbable myth from the fan site: could a skydiver whose parachute failed to open hit a playground see-saw and send a small girl flying seven stories high?
It's an episode of scientific genius with punching, pummelling, and explosive action! Adam and Jamie test the classic physics textbook theory Bullet Dropped vs. Bullet Fired. Kari, Grant and Tory test if it is ever possible to knock someone's socks off.
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.
On this episode of Mythbusters, the team dives into hell's kitchen to test two frightening potential kitchen catastrophes - and take a quirky look at myth that just might be on the nose: can cheese be used as canon fodder?
On this cold and blustery episode, Adam and Jamie bet the house on a highly contentious hurricane survival tale in "Hurricane Windows" - open or closed? Meanwhile, Kari, Grant, and Tory tackle two fridgid fables involving liquid nitrogen.
Adam and Jamie test a classic myth that's been around in tinsel-town since the motorcar was invented - does an out of control car really crash and burn everytime? Kari, Tory, and Grant test an extraordinary story about the world's first rocketeer.
On this felonious episode of Mythbusters, we tackle two highly dangerous tales from the wrong side of the tracks. Then, is a crime more discrete when it's done in the dark? That's what Grant, Jessi and Tory aim to find out in Driving in the Dark.
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!
On this Episode of Mythbusters, it's cops and swabbers as Adam and Jamie turn dirt detectives to get to the bottom of two frighteningly filthy myths, while Tory, Grant and Jessi skip the lake fantastic with a manic movie myth.
On this easily digestible episode of MythBusters, we're testing two myths-suggested by the fans: Exploding Meat & Don't Drive Angry. We push the limits of what people are willing to try, and what they simply can't avoid.
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.
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?
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.
Join the MythBusters team as they crack a host of holiday hype. Could reindeer really help Santa fly? What's the best way to keep all the needles on your Christmas tree? Also, find out how much yodelling it actually takes to start an avalanche.
Arggghhh me hearties - Jamie and Adam have plundered the seven seas in search of pirate parables and maritime myths and the result is this 2-hour spectacular. And with four stories of hi-jinks on the high seas the action is thick and fast.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's east meets west in the Mythbusters Ninja Special. Shrouded in secrecy and mythology, not to mention cult popularity Ninjas are perfect fodder for the Mythbusters. In this episode the whole team combine to pit science against martial arts mystique.
It's Yeehaa and Hiyo Silver as Adam and Jamie saddle up for some western myths. But that's not all. Kari, Tory, and Grant test the modern marvel of airbags. You've got it all; past and present, horses and cars, guns and explosions.
Jamie and Adam investigate the clich 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.
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.
The color red can drive a bull towards psychopathy. Or does it? The team puts this legend to the test. Then fresh from their bull jousting, the team tests another story about rowdy ruminants as they test the saying: 'Bull in a China Shop.'
You're not seeing things. As uncomfortable as it is, it's true - the Mythbusters are wearing their underpants on the outside. And why? Well because this episode is the Superhero Hour -the Marvel comic maestros are put under the Mythbusters microscope
The MythBusters test the truth behind some time-honored sayings and conventional wisdom. Is it really as simple as shooting fish in a barrel? Are elephants really scared of mice? And what's really the best cure for a hot chile burn?
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.
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.
"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.
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.
On the first Viewer's Special we tested a bunch of myths from the Mythbusters fan site, and it was a blast-literally. So in our second Viewer's Special we once again open up Adam and Jamie's inbox for ideas.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.