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Mythbusters is a show that dispels the idea that science is always boring. The show takes a unique approach to testing popular urban legends and reveals whether they are possible or not. Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage host the show and add their expertise as special effects professionals to create scenarios which put science to the test.

Each episode begins with a theme. For example, one episode addressed different storm chasing myths while another tested myths related to duct tape. Savage and Hyneman introduce the subject of the day and begin to construct intricate devices that will be used in experimentation for the day's theme. There are normally two tests performed. The first is a trial that is made to carry out the myth and uncover whether or not there is a plausible way to have it confirmed. If at first the test fails, each man tweaks their experiment and alter the parameters of the test to try for s better outcome. The duo goes to great lengths to assure safety of all individuals and never uses animals in any experiment.

While the main mythbusters Adam and Jamie conduct their experiment, a subteam including Kari Byron, Tory Bellici, and Grant Imahara conduct a few minor experiments as well. They interact in a playful and amusing way to uncover things like how hard it is to find a needle in a haystack, if water dripping on the forehead can drive a person crazy, and other silly questions.

At the conclusion of every show, the myths are "Busted", "Confirmed", or marked "Plausible". A confirmation means that the myth was able to be recreated with an outcome that matched a described situation. A busted myth means that the myth could not be copied to obtain a described outcome from a situation with certain parameters. In this context, the myth's validity is not likely. A plausible myth means that results were able to be produced with the extension of certain parameters still within reasonable possibility. Most times, this means that the myth is probably unlikely to occur, but still possible.

As stated before, Mythbusters is highly concerned with safety. At the shows introduction, it is clearly stated that none of the experiments conducted on the show should ever be recreated at home. The mythbusters are professionals who understand how and have the proper equipment to conduct their tests in complete safety. Even though the show seems to get crazy at times, it is all based on real scientific premises and makes learning more interesting and fun.

Wednesday 9:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
21 Seasons, 316 Episodes
January 23, 2003
Science Fiction, Reality
8.3/10
Cast: Robert Lee, Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Kari Byron
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MythBusters Full Episode Guide

  • The MythBusters put a myth inspired by video games to the test, and investigate if you can unblock a toilet using a molten salt bomb.

  • The MythBusters celebrate Valentine's Day with an extravaganza of myths.

  • The MythBusters test if a fugitive could actually outrun the law while driving from the back seat, and whether it's really possible to knock someone over with a feather.

  • The MythBusters test ways to beat police road spikes using DIY ingenuity and Hollywood driving skills. Then, they investigate if a high-powered fountain can actually lift and suspend a human.

  • The MythBusters investigate two tall tales from the Wild West: how deadly a dynamite-firing crossbow is, and the best way to shoot from the hip during a shootout.

  • The MythBusters take on an incredibly dangerous, glass-shattering movie myth and search for a no-cry kitchen cure for chopping onions.

  • The MythBusters investigate two arrow-themed myths: if a flaming arrow fired into a car's gas tank will cause it to explode, and if a deadly-looking tribal initiation is as dangerous as it seems.

  • Mythbusters Jamie and Adam put their noses to the test to find out if that nasty smell in the car is there to stay. Follow the gasoline trail as they try to flush out the truth in the raccoon in the drain myth.

  • The MythBusters are tackling two ballistic mysteries. Is a dead body bullet proof? Plus, is a non-Newtonian fluid bomb proof?!

  • The MythBusters take on Hollywood's greatest invisible assassins with a trio of tall tales of ingenious booby traps.

  • The MythBusters investigate if a leaping carp could land a killer blow to a water skier. Then they turn up the volume and test if listening to aggressive music leads to more aggressive driving.

  • The MythBusters investigate if a water-heater can turn into a destructive torpedo, and reveal the explosive power of flatulence.

  • The MythBusters investigate if a burglar can be shot out of a chimney when the fireplace is lit. Then they power up a chainsaw to test if a bullet embedded in a tree will have fatal consequences.

  • The MythBusters put an exploding airbag to the ultimate test and tackle an epic movie myth using a rocket-powered sword.

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'Mythbusters' Team Returns in 'White Rabbit Project'

There have been a lot fewer explosions on TV since Grant, Kari, and Tory left Mythbusters, but that's all about to change with a new series on Netflix.

'Mythbusters' Team Reunites for Netflix Series

If you're a Mythbusters fan, there is no doubt that you miss Kari, Tory and Grant. This week we got good news with the announcement that the trio will be back together - and hopefully blowing things up - on Netflix this winter.

MythBusters is Coming Back (Already) as a Reality Series

Mythbusters came to an end only a few weeks ago, but Discovery is wasting no time trying to take advantage of the series' once-strong brand appeal.

Mythbusters Wraps Final Episode

Fourteen seasons of blowing things up on Mythbusters comes to an end next year, but filming of the series' final season wrapped up this week.

Did Rose Kill Jack? 'Mythbusters' Settles It.

The "Mythbuster" boys take on James Cameron's epic "Titanic." Could Rose have just scootched?

'MythBusters' Hosts Get All-New Competition Show

Let's all find out together just what exactly happens when two mischief-making "MythBusters" aren't crafting the chaos, but instead merely overseeing and evaluating it.

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