Each episode, the MythBusters, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, two special effects experts with more than 30 years of experience, methodically set out to bust three urban legends. And they don't just explain if something's true or false: through trial and error, they demonstrate it. Sometimes they crash things, sometimes they blow things up -- all in the name of science.
In Helium Football, Adam and Jamie test out a myth that footballs filled with helium will fly further and hang longer than ones filled with regulation air. In Catching a Bullet in your teeth, the build team undertake tests in the firing line.