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Episode 38: MythBusters Revisited
Adam and Jamie take their detractors head on as they revisit some of their favorite myths. They're going to answer them once and for all and forever silence their critics!
premiere: Oct. 12, 2005

Episode 39: Chinese Invasion Alarm
The MythBusters take a pot shot at an ancient Chinese text that alludes to a subterranean sonar system that could apparently detect and intercept an invasion from below. And watch Adam and Jamie test out a myth that millions of hungry Americans invoke every day — if it's been on the floor for less than five seconds, is it really safe to eat?
premiere: Oct. 19, 2005

Episode 40: Confederate Rocket
The American Civil War was fought with bayonets, muskets and cannons. But was that all? Not according to the MythBusters. So Adam, Jamie and the build team join forces to find out if the Confederate Army had a secret deadly weapon — the world's first long-range missile, which according to rumor, was launched from Richmond, Va., and aimed at the White House over 100 miles away.
premiere: Oct. 26, 2005

Episode 41: Vodka Myths
According to myth, in a high-speed, head-on collision, a pair of trucks fused together upon impact, sealing the unfortunate car and driver between them. The team needs a traffic-free stretch of freeway. By amazing coincidence, they find one in Alameda that was specially constructed by the makers of Matrix Reloaded to film their own head-on collision between two semitrailers. Also, Kari hosts some urban legends about Russia's national drink, vodka (a.k.a. "Fire Wine").
premiere: Nov. 2, 2005

Episode 42: Steel Toe-Cap Amputation
Adam and Jamie slice and dice a myth from the construction industry. According to some laborers, steel-toed boots can be more dangerous than the regular variety. Apparently, a worker from Down Under was awarded financial compensation for losing three toes when a heavy weight fell on his steel toe-capped boot. But were the unfortunate Aussie's steel toe caps turned into toe cutters, as the myth stipulates?
premiere: Nov. 9, 2005

Episode 43: Seasickness — Kill or Cure
The whole team takes on the challenge of finding the holy grail of the sea, i.e., an effective remedy for mal de mer, in this episode. From electric shock therapy to homeopathic tongue tinglers, can the MythBusters find a cure to this frequently regurgitated problem? Returning to shore, Adam and Jamie hit the road in a fuel efficiency special. They seek to answer the age-old question: Does driving with your pickup's tailgate down save gas and, hence, money?
premiere: Nov. 16, 2005

Episode 44: Paper Crossbow
Adam and Jamie unleash a deadly myth from a supermax prison, attempting to make a deadly weapon out of nothing more dangerous than newspaper and underwear. While they are being tested to their wits' end, Grant, Kari and Tory unscrew the cap on some more vodka myths, the latest in an occasional series of tall tales about the popular Russian tipple.
premiere: Jan. 11, 2006

Episode 45: Shredded Plane
Adam and Jamie have been emailed a photo of a light plane, with precise, clean tears on the side. Is the photo genuine and what caused the carnage? Was it the jilted lover, who took to her ex's plane with a chainsaw and a taste for vengeance? Or did the propeller of another aircraft somehow do all that damage?
premiere: Jan. 18, 2006

Episode 46: Archimedes Death Ray
Challenged from fan mailbags to retest the "Archimedes Death Ray," Adam and Jamie accept. In turn, fans and a M.I.T. team were invited to perform this challenge.
premiere: Jan. 25, 2006

Episode 47: Helium Football
This time around, Adam and Jamie test a myth that footballs filled with helium will fly farther and hang longer than ones filled with regulation air. Then the build team seeks to answer the age-old question: Are teeth strong enough to withstand the force of a bullet?
premiere: Feb. 1, 2006

Episode 48: Franklin's Kite
The build team kicks off the episode with an attempt to discover electricity by flying a kite in a thunderstorm. Then, Adam and Jamie test the two most requested flatulence myths posted by fans on the Discovery Channel Web site. Do innocuous legumes really increase the output of colon cologne? Is it possible to break wind so much that you can suffocate to death?
premiere: March 8, 2006

Episode 49: Cell Phones on Planes
So, supposedly, if you fill a normal raft with helium, you can fly. Let's see if the guys can get their boat into the air — get ready for the biggest Mythbusters' build ever. Meanwhile, Tory and Kari tackle a conspiracy theory familiar to many frequent fliers. Can your cell phone interfere with a plane's instruments?
premiere: March 15, 2006

Episode 55: Steam Cannon/Breakfast Cereal
Jamie and Adam once again delve into classical history to tackle a myth surrounding Archimedes. This time, the team tests the myth that Archimedes built the world's first "supergun," a cannon powered by steam. Can they prove this incredible feat of historical steam-powered engineering? Or is the myth just a load of hot air? And, we've all seen the advertising for breakfast cereal — grains packed with vitamins and high-fiber energy. But Adam's mom doesn't believe a word of it! She thinks a typical modern breakfast cereal has less nutritional value than the box it comes in. Could Mom be right? The MythBusters test her theory.
Premiere: July 19, 2006

Episode 56: Whirlpool/Snowplow
Most normal people only encounter a whirlpool if they accidentally pull the drain plug while in the bath. But in this episode, our intrepid heroes Adam and Jamie once again get wet for science. They're testing the myth that somewhere on earth, there's a massive whirlpool sucking whole ships and their hapless crews to a watery grave. Could it be possible? Also, Tory, Kari, and Grant look into the frightening possibility that you could be swept off the road by a snowplow. Can a passing wintery road sweeper displace so much air that it flips an oncoming car? The team finds out — with typically chaotic results!
Premiere: July 26, 2006

Episode 57: Mentos and Soda
Adam and Jamie are trying to figure out the theory behind the chaos when diet cola and mentos mix. Inspired by an internet phenomenon, the Mythbusters take on the controversy surrounding these fizzy fountains. Adam and Jamie pit soda against soda and candy against candy to find the perfect cocktail for their explosive exploits. Meanwhile Kari, Tory and Grant are going postal with an aeronautical myth. Can posting a postage stamp on the rotor blades send a helicopter into a tailspin? A 45-cent stamp versus a $1.3 million machine: it's a David and Goliath story that could leave the Mythbusters with a very hefty repair bill. Get more on the experiment at www.EepyBird.com.
Premiere: Aug. 9, 2006

Episode 58: Shattering Subwoofer/Rough Road Driving
The guys find out if the bass from a car stereo can destroy an automobile. They rip out the interior of a car, build a giant subwoofer to fill it, and then power it by attaching it directly to the drive shaft. Wear your ear plugs for this one! Also, Grant, Kari and Tory hit the road to take on two tall tales from our mates down under. If you're driving on a rough outback road, will you get a smoother ride by driving faster? And, can you stop your windshield from shattering when a stone is kicked up from a passing car by bracing the glass with your hand?
Premiere: Aug. 16, 2006

Episode 59: Crimes and Myth-Demeanors 2
It's "lights, camera, action!" time again for the MythBusters, as they test more Hollywood heists. This time, our cat burglars Adam and Jamie go cold as they try to beat a heat-detecting alarm sensor. Then it's on to motion-detector alarms. They also attempt to crack a door guarded by fingerprint technology, and face a monster safe that can only be opened by — you guessed it — an underwater explosion.
Premiere: Aug. 23, 2006

Episode 60: Earthquake Machine
Adam and Jamie take on one of the greatest scientist/inventor and myth creator legends of all time: Nikolai Tesla and his Earthquake Machine. Tory and Kari investigate a lethal lava lamp.
Premiere: Aug. 30, 2006

Episode 61: Deadly Straw
Jamie and Adam have been known to shoot wind before but in Straw Through Palm they do it with more devastating speed and accuracy than in Mythbusters history. The theory is that in a tropical hurricane the wind can get so strong it can blow a piece of straw through a palm tree trunk. Finally in a cock-a-doodle-doo of a Mythbuster's moment they answer the burning barnyard myth — can a hurricane blow the feathers off a chicken? Meanwhile, Grant, Tory and Kari embrace their sadistic sides and turn the workshop into a horticultural house of horrors.
Premiere: Sept. 6, 2006

Episode 62: Killer Cable Snaps
Jamie and Adam whip it good in "Killer Cable Snaps." The theory under scrutiny? If a cable at high tension snaps, it can slice a person clean in two. Meanwhile, in "Pottery Record," Grant, Tori and Kari have a scream exploring the myth of "archaeo-acoustics" — i.e., ancient pottery can contain sounds from the past that can be played back and listened to today, just like a record.
Premiere: Oct. 11, 2006

Episode 63: Air Cylinder Rocket
Put simply, this episode is vintage, explosive MythBusters. Adam and Jamie have unfinished business from their Shark Week special, where they shot and then exploded a scuba tank. But they've always wondered if a ruptured cylinder — carefully aimed — can really cause the massive damage some people claim. Meanwhile, Tori, Grant and Kari go back in time to test some prototypes from the past. They all sound highly dangerous, and they probably are ... After all, they're tinkering with engines fueled by gunpowder!
Premiere: Oct. 18, 2006

Episode 64: More Myths Revisited
Returning to the most controversial myths, "Myths Revisited" offers Jamie and Adam the chance to clear their names. Watch as they repeat past experiments to see if their original answer was genuine or bogus. There's laughter, danger and attitude as the MythBusters fight for their rights.
Premiere: Oct. 25, 2006

Episode 65: Exploding Lighter
Jamie and Adam have a gas exploring the myth of the "Exploding Lighter." In a nutshell, they want to find out if a small, disposable butane lighter can suddenly ignite with the force of several sticks of dynamite. Meanwhile, in the "Magnificent Three," the gang puts on their boots, chaps and cowboy hats to try and shoot down some popular gunslinger myths.
Premiere: Nov. 1, 2006

Episode 66: Concrete Glider
In "Concrete Glider," Adam and Jamie test the old engineering challenge that like a lead balloon, you can't make a concrete glider fly. There's nothing like a challenge to focus the MythBusters' massive minds! Who will fly into history as champ and who will plummet like a stone? Tune in to find out. In the meantime, Kari, Grant and Tori go to amazing lengths to find out just how dangerous it is to stand too close to the edge of a train platform.
Premiere: Nov. 8, 2006

Episode 67: Firearms Folklore
Just when you think Adam and Jamie have tested every gun legend in history, they come up with three more myths. In an urban shootout, could a criminal's bullet have hit and then jammed the empty chamber of a policeman's revolver? Saving Private Ryan might have been based on fact but what about the scene where one sniper kills another by shooting straight down the enemy gun scope? And assuming two antique bullets once hit mid-air in a Civil War battle, is it even remotely possible those two bullets fused together? In the meantime, Kari, Grant and Tori go to great lengths to see whether mankind's first and simplest tool — the hammer — could be far more dangerous than you think. Could striking two hammers together result in an explosive and dangerous spray of steel shrapnel?
Premiere: Nov. 29, 2006

Episode 68: Anti-Gravity Device
Christmas festivities comes once a year but not on Mythbusters! Is it really true that leaving some Christmas lights on your tree overnight could cause it to heat up so much that the tree bursts into a ball of flame? Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tori investigate a frontier technology that if confirmed would take-off in a big way. Anti-gravity is the holy grail of science. But is it science or science fiction? With a flick of a switch can you simply turn off gravity? And if that wasn't enough, in Vodka Jellyfish Kari puts her life on the line with a final shot at a vodka myth. Is it true that vodka can cure the pain of a jellyfish sting. There's screams, torture and tentacles!
Premiere: Dec. 6, 2006

Episode 69: 22,000 Foot Fall
Get ready! Jamie and Adam take the plunge on a myth that originated in World War ll and detonate the biggest explosion in Mythbusters history! The incredible and seemingly impossible myth: a WW ll turret gunner falls 22,000 feet only to be saved by the explosion of a 1,000 pound bomb beneath him which cushions his fall. Can this be true? Meanwhile, Grant, Kari and Tory spark into action and visit a bulb which has been burning for 106 years; in a moment of enlightenment, they conclusively turn the lights off on this myth.
Premiere: Dec. 13, 2006

THE SPECIALS

Movie Myths dvd

Special 9: Mega Movie Myths 2 Hour Special
Adam, Jamie, Buster, and the Build Team are watching movie Myths they have done in the past, and decide to dedicate a whole episode to them: Jumping a Car, Shooting a lock with a gun, Car ejector seat, Falling through awnings, Shooting through a floor with a gun, Cutting a sword with another sword.
Premiere: Sep. 13, 2006

Special 10: Mythbusters 2006 Holiday Special
Holiday myths are investigated, including whether reindeer could really help Santa fly, the best way to keep needles on the Christmas tree, and how much yodeling it takes to cause an avalanche.
Premiere: Dec. 6, 2006