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MythBusters

Episodes

32 Episodes 2007 - 2007

Join Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman as they investigate a collection of urban myths including;

Episode 1

Hindenburg Mystery

Wed, Jan 10, 2007 60 mins

Adam and Jamie examine the Hindenburg disaster, using three replicas of the ill-fated airship to determine if chemical compounds on its exterior may have sparked the huge conflagration.

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Episode 2

Pirate Special

Wed, Jan 17, 2007 120 mins

Jamie and Adam investigate exactly what would happen if a pirate ship fired a broadside cannon barrage into another ship, working their way up from a small-scale cannon to a full-scale 6-pound ball.

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Episode 3

Underwater Car

Wed, Jan 24, 2007 60 mins

Jaime and Adam examine the feasibility of escaping from a car that is underwater; Grant, Tory and Kari determine if it possible to fold a piece of paper in half more than seven times.

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Episode 4

Speed Cameras

Wed, Mar 7, 2007 60 mins

Myths and facts about speed cameras---and ways to foil them---are tested by Adam and Jamie, including license-plate protectors, avoiding the camera's field of vision, and driving really, really fast. Also: whether a defibrillator can start a fire.

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Episode 5

Dog Myths

Wed, Mar 14, 2007 60 mins

Adam and Jamie attempt to teach a pair of untrained middle-aged Malamutes new tricks; Kari, Grant, and Tory investigate a myth about guard dogs.

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Episode 6

More Myths Reopened

Wed, Mar 21, 2007 60 mins

Previous program topics with contentious outcomes are revisited.

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Episode 7

Voice Flame Extinguisher

Wed, Apr 11, 2007 60 mins

Jamie and Adam try to put out a fire by yelling loudly at it; Kari, Tory and Grant examine four hypnosis hypotheses, including post-hypnotic suggestions and self-hypnosis.

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Episode 8

Birds in a Truck

Wed, Apr 18, 2007 60 mins

Adam and Jamie investigate the Internet myth that the weight of a truck carrying a load of birds can be lightened if it hits a bump, causing the birds to take flight.

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Episode 9

Walking on Water

Wed, Apr 25, 2007 60 mins

Adam and Jamie probe myths about ninjas and martial arts.

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Episode 10

Western Myths

Wed, May 30, 2007 60 mins

Adam and Jamie lay some Western myths to rest; Kari, Tory and Grant test automobile air bags.

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Episode 11

Big Rig Myths

Wed, Jun 6, 2007 60 mins

Adam and Jamie try to find out if an exploding truck tire can kill; Kari, Tory and Grant check out how much fuel can be saved by drafting another car.

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Episode 12

Grenades and Guts

Wed, Jun 13, 2007 60 mins

Investigating myths involving explosions, including Hollywood heroics and hand grenades, and the adverse effects of ingesting cola and candy. Also: Grant, Kari and Adam attempt self-hypnosis.

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Episode 13

Snow Special

Wed, Jun 20, 2007 60 mins

Snow myths are investigated, including whether yodeling or a machine gun can trigger an avalanche. Meanwhile, Kari, Tory and Grant investigate ice-driving techniques and if it is possible to freeze one's tongue on a flag pole.

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Episode 14

Baseball Myths

Wed, Aug 8, 2007 60 mins

New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens joins the gang to bust baseball myths.

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Episode 15

Viewer Special

Wed, Aug 15, 2007 60 mins

Viewer-suggested myths are put to the test.

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Episode 16

Red Rag to a Bull

Wed, Aug 22, 2007 60 mins

Bull myths are put to the test. Included: whether the color red really enrages them; and what happens if one is placed in a china shop.

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Episode 17

Superhero Hour

Wed, Aug 29, 2007 60 mins

Comic-book superhero myths are put to the test.

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Episode 18

Myth Revolution

Wed, Sep 5, 2007 60 mins

Conspiracy-theory myths about RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags in $20 bills and car tires; throwing bullets into a fire; identity theft.

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Episode 19

Trailblazers

Wed, Oct 31, 2007 60 mins

Adam and Jamie are burning to investigate Hollywood myths involving fire; Kari, Grant and Tori check out a defibrillator.

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Episode 20

Exploding Water Heater

Wed, Nov 7, 2007 60 mins

Adam and Jamie test a myth about an exploding water heater, trying to launch one and send it through the roof up into the sky; Tory, Grant, and Kari investigate some well-worn legends about blue jeans.

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Episode 21

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Wed, Nov 14, 2007 120 mins

"Supersized" myths are explored. Included: great white shark legends are put to the test during a trip to Cape Town, South Africa; and rockets are attached to a car in an attempt to travel at 350 miles per hour.

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Episode 22

Shooting Fish in a Barrel

Wed, Nov 21, 2007 60 mins

Testing time-honored sayings and cliches, including shooting fish in a barrel; an elephant's fear of mice; and the best cure for a hot chili burn, including milk, beer, petroleum jelly and tooth paste.

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Episode 23

Pirates 2!

Wed, Nov 28, 2007 60 mins

More pirate-movie myths are put to the test, including using an upside-down rowboat underwater like a submarine; Kari, Grant and Tory test the escape potential after being buried up to the neck in sand.

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Episode 24

Confederate Steam Gun

Wed, Dec 5, 2007 60 mins

Investigating a rumored Confederate weapon, a centrifugally driven, steam-powered machine gun. Also: myths about ways to beat a lie detector, including biting one's tongue, clenching buttocks and thinking happy thoughts.

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Episode 25

Airplane Hour

Wed, Dec 12, 2007 60 mins

Adam and Jamie try to land a jet on a runway in varying weather conditions; meanwhile, Kari, Tory and Grant investigate skydiving myths, including catching up with someone in freefall. Also: a myth about an airplane on a conveyor belt.

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Episode 26

James Bond Special

Wed, Jan 16, 2008 60 mins

Part 1 of 2. Adam and Jamie investigate spy myths, specifically those involving James Bond-inspired gadgets, getaways and guns.

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Episode 27

James Bond Special

Wed, Jan 16, 2008 120 mins

James Bond movie myths are investigated, including deflecting a bullet with a wristwatch and exploding a propane tank with a round from a 9mm pistol.

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Episode 28

Lead Balloon

Wed, Jan 23, 2008 60 mins

The 'Busters examine a surfing myth involving TNT; a lead balloon is tested.

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Episode 29

Airplane on a Conveyor Belt

Wed, Jan 30, 2008 60 mins

Myths tested include whether an airplane on a conveyor belt can become airborne, and how much radiation cockroaches, fruit flies and flour beetles can take. Also: a prank involving a car interior filled with foam.

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Episode 30

Viewers Special 2

Wed, Feb 13, 2008 49 mins

In our second Viewer's Special we once again open up Adam and Jamie's inbox for ideas.

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Episode 31

Viewer Special 2

Wed, Feb 13, 2008 60 mins

Myths suggested by viewers on the show's fan site are put to the test.

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Episode 32

MacGyver Myths

Wed, Feb 20, 2008 60 mins

The team salute the ingenuity of MacGyver by testing the plausibility of some of the feats he performed in the TV series (1985-92) named for the character. Included: his great escapes; creating sodium bombs; picking locks; making a compass; and building an ultralight plane out of bamboo and duct tape.

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