Episode 25: Brown Note
Ever the chance-taker, Adam puts his body to the test for science. Will he be able to withstand subsonic frequencies, or will adult diapers be his only hope with the Brown Note? Next, he and Jamie put legendary Hollywood gunfights to the test. Finally, we'll see whether a constant drip of water falling on your (or in this case, Kari's) head really can be unbearable torture.
premiere: Feb. 16, 2005

Episode 26: Salsa Escape
Adam and Jamie go head to head in a madcap Mexican jailbreak as they taste-test the theory of the Salsa Escape. And take one cement truck, add 850 pounds of dynamite, and what's left? Absolutely nothing, apparently. Adam and Jamie join forces with the FBI to find out if you can remove cement build-up from a mixer's barrel using dynamite.
premiere: Feb. 23, 2005

Episode 27: Exploding Port-a-Potty
Can a person receive third-degree burns if he or she lights a cigarette while inside a port-a-potty? Armed with Adam's "special sample," the build team explores whether human waste can create enough methane to produce an explosive result. Then the MythBusters test whether a broken drive shaft on the front joint of a car vault can cause a car to pole vault after it hits a pothole. Just how high can this car fly?
premiere: March 2, 2005

Episode 28: Is Yawning Contagious?
Using a specially fabricated chamber complete with two-way mirror and a hidden camera, Kari, Scottie and Tory set out to see whether a yawn, like a cold, truly can be caught. Next on the docket: Does toast really fall buttered-side down? Jamie and Adam are on the case, each building a rig to simulate toast being dropped from the dining room table. Finally, the whole team tests the myth that a toy car can beat a real car (in this case, a Dodge Viper) in a gravity slope race.
premiere: March 9, 2005

Episode 29: Cooling a Six-Pack
The mystery is finally over! Watch as the MythBusters use ice, water, refrigerators, freezers and fire to test the fastest way to cool a six-pack. Then the team builds a new crash-test dummy ... and drops it 60 feet from a crane. The result is baptism by destruction for Buster 2.0, and a high-speed, high-impact crash the likes of which ... well, see for yourself. And finally, they may not have had iPods or remote controls to use them in, but did ancient peoples have batteries? Learn whether a crude form was invented more than 2,000 years ago.
premiere: March 23, 2005

Episode 30: Son of a Gun
It's survived untried for nearly 150 years: The myth of the Civil War soldier who was shot clean through his nether regions and the nearby woman who became pregnant when hit by the traveling bullet. Good luck, Jamie and Adam! Then the two test just how dangerous it is to use the telephone or take a shower during a thunderstorm. Finally, Scottie and Kari attempt to re-create the voyage of a hapless pair of boating greenhorns who set out to sea without first detaching their boat from their car trailer.
premiere: March 30, 2005

Episode 31: Breaking Glass
Can a singer really break glass with just his or her voice? Jamie and Adam pair up with rock singer and voice coach Jaime Vendera to find out. Then, in "Shop Vac Jet Engine," the MythBuilders take on the challenge of building an explosive jet engine out of vacuum cleaner parts. Then, finally, after a moss-and-rock shopping spree, the guys explore whether a rolling stone truly gathers no moss.
premiere: May 18, 2005

Episode 32: Jet Pack
In this "twin-taled" episode, Adam and Jamie embark on the longest and most ambitious build they've ever undertaken: creating their own personal flying machine from scratch. Are these machines as magnificent as their designers claim? To make the project more realistic, the two limit themselves to a build period of one month and a budget of $10,000. Then, the MythBuilders tackle the myth that preserving the pharaohs involved much more than mummification, that it was the shape of the pyramids themselves — in particular, their cosmically inspired geometry — that kept the bodies of Egyptian kings intact. Is it all a load of rot, or can the build team's homemade pyramids keep fruit fresh and razors sharp, as new-age gurus claim?
premiere: June 9, 2005

Episode 33: Killer Brace Position
Everyone knows that talking on a cell phone while driving is potentially dangerous, but is it as risky as driving drunk? To find out, Adam and Kari head to a local raceway to try their hand at driving a skills course, first, while being distracted on a cell phone, and then after knocking back a couple of rounds of beers. Then, the guys strap themselves into their own homemade mock airplane and go for a little ride straight down to test the efficacy of that oh-so-familiar brace position that airlines outline in their safety procedures.
premiere: June 22, 2005

Episode 34: Bulletproof Water
How deep must you dive to survive a gunshot? Adam and Jamie are on the case, unleashing their arsenal of pistols, shotguns and supersonic rifles to find the answer. Then the guys join forces with the MythBuilders in some playground pandemonium as they test a myth straight from the schoolyard. If you push hard enough, can you get a swing to go all the way around the swing-set bar? Everyone's tried this at some point in their lives, but this time there's a difference: On MythBusters, failure is not an option; if at first you don't succeed, then add some high explosives!
premiere: July 13, 2005

Episode 35: Border Slingshot
Is it feasible to fly over the frontier? In this episode, Adam and Jamie take on the myth that illegal immigrants are firing themselves 200 yards across the border and into the United States with a slingshot so accurate, it can land the human projectiles safely on a carefully placed mattress. Border patrols are reportedly baffled — can the MythBusters' handbuilt human-sized slingshot solve the puzzle?
premiere: July 27, 2005

Episode 36: Killer Tissue Box
A must-see for anyone with the foresight to keep tissues on the rear shelf of their car — in a crash, will that box be propelled forward with enough force to crush your skull? The MythBusters are on the case, with surprising results. Then, the build team — and their arrow-shooting robot — take on Robin Hood ... or at least the legend that Mr. Hood once fired an arrow into an opponent's, splitting it completely in two.
premiere: Aug. 3, 2005

Episode 37: Escape Slide Parachute
Join the MythBusters as they test three tall tales of high flying and free falling. The first pits them against Hollywood logic with Buster doing his best Indiana Jones impression, the second tests the explosive properties and decapitation potential of hair cream, and the third addresses surviving a fall from 33,000 feet without a parachute. So, basically, it's business as usual at the "Mythbusters Flying Circus"!
premiere: Aug. 10, 2005


Special 2: Buster 2.0
In this episode, Adam and Jamie re-lived Buster's finest moments, from his introduction in Exploding Toilet to his ultimate demise (supposedly in Ming Dynasty Astronaut, episode 24), and showed the construction of the new "Buster 2.0". These moments include:

* Exploding Toilet (episode 1)
* Barrel of Bricks (episode 3)
* Hammer Drop (episode 5)
* Raccoon Rocket (episode 7)
* The Mad Trombonist (episode 11)
* Forest Fire Scuba Diver (episode 15)
* Elevator of Death (episode 17)
* Boom Lift Catapult (episode 22)
* Plywood Builder (episode 18)
* Ming Dynasty Astronaut (episode 24)
Premiere: Feb. 02, 2005

Special 3: Ultimate Mythbuster
In this episode, Adam and Jamie competed in a series of arguably ludicrous tests and competitions to determine which of the two was the "Ultimate MythBuster". These competitions tested their ingenuity, constitution, and courage to see just how far they were willing to go to claim the title of "Ultimate MythBuster".
Premiere: Feb. 09, 2005

Special 4: Mythbusters Outtakes
In this episode, outtakes and other deleted scenes were shown, which included some failed experiments or extra experiments that had to be trimmed out of the show for time and relevancy reasons. Clips edited out of shows previously aired include:

* Ping Pong Rescue, in which a sea otter manages to interfere with the experiment by stealing some of the ping-pong balls
* Plywood Builder, where Jamie had trouble with working with the zip line and Christine flat out refused to do the zip line.
* Chinese Water Torture, where Tory and Scottie each had a turn on the torture rack - Scottie with a blindfold and head restraint, and Tory with a head restraint, shackles, and a stream of ice water.
* Buried Alive, where Adam and a producer each try the experiment, neither able to match Jamie's time in the coffin.
* Cement Removal, where Tory tries to remove concrete from Twister I with a jackhammer, and only barely filling the bottom of the bucket after an hour of work.
* Needle in a Haystack, where Adam, before settling on the Needlefinder 2000, considers using a sieve, a metal detector and a bloodhound to find the needles.
* Escape from Alcatraz, where Adam and Jamie explore the idea that the escape raft washed ashore on Angel Island after making it to the Marin Headlands.
* Carried Away, in which the Build Team use a pressure chamber to determine the height above sea level at which party balloons would pop.
* Eelskin Wallet, in which Adam and Jamie test neodymium magnets to see whether they had the desired effect. The data was successfully erased.
* Exploding House, in which Adam and Jamie test whether sawdust, flour, straw, or fake smoke could have also caused an explosion if a spark was nearby.
* Elevator of Death, in which the elevator expert answered questions on whether pressing elevator buttons can make the elevator move faster, whether someone can be decapitated by a closing elevator door, and whether zero-g can be attained by jumping in an elevator.

At the end (or beginning) of each chapter, Adam and Jamie destroy the tapes supposedly containing the relevant outtakes.

Six of the deleted segments, titled as the "Lost Experiments" are available on the Discovery Channel website
Premiere: March 16, 2005

Special 5: Shop Till You Drop
This episode explored some of the MythBusters' favorite stores and vendors that they use when buying supplies for the show. The episode also included a tutorial on how to make ballistics gel, which is constantly used in the MythBusters' experiments.
Premiere: Apr. 4, 2005

Special 6: Mythbusters Revealed
This episode took a behind-the-scenes look at the show. It featured insights from and interviews with Adam, Jamie, Kari, Tory and producer Peter Rees.
Premiere: Apr. 27, 2005

Special 7: Hollywood on Trial
The MythBusters test some of the pervasive myths that are created by Hollywood, as well as recall some of their past Hollywood-inspired myths. This special also marks the debut of Grant Imahara as the third member of the Build Team.
Premiere: May 5, 2005

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Special 8: Jaws Special
As part of Discovery Channel's Shark Week (which Adam and Jamie hosted in 2005), the MythBusters test myths relating to the movie Jaws with the help of a "ShaRammer" designed to simulate the force of a Great White Shark. This is also the first MythBusters special to run for two hours rather than one.
Premiere: July 17, 2005