Discovery - MythBusters - Season 01
Join Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage as they debunk, decode and demystify some of the most popular urban myths and legends in this complete, 13-episode set – everything from killer pennies to cooking with cola. Using modern-day science, they put each myth to the test, separating the real from the really out there.
Can you explode a toilet by flushing flammables down the bowl then lighting a match? Do you get wetter running or walking in the rain? Can bullets made of ice really not leave evidence in their victims?
Cell Phone Destroys Gas Station
Can chatting on a cell phone while pumping gas cause the pump to blow up? Will silicone breast implants burst under pressure? Can high-speed CD-ROM players really shatter a CD?
Barrel of Bricks
Is it dangerous to pee on the electrified third rail of a train track? Can an eel-skin wallet erase the information on your credit cards? Can a 500-pound barrel of bricks really hit the pulley holder?
Can a penny dropped from a skyscraper kill a person below? Is it possible to "bake yourself" on a tanning bed? Did Lucille Ball expose a spy ring by hearing radio signals from her tooth fillings?
Could a person survive a leap from a bridge by throwing a hammer in the water first? Is it possible to survive being buried alive? Can cola really remove bloodstains, clean rust or cook a steak?
Lightning Strikes/ Tongue Piercings
Is it possible to make a cannon out of a tree? Could a drunk person really fool a Breathalyzer test? Can Adam's tongue piercing withstand the electric force of a lightning bolt?
Is the myth of the stinky car true? Is the "raccoon in the drain" myth true? Will our MythBusters become human cannonballs?
Could prisoners really have escaped Alcatraz without a trace? Does a duck’s quack echo? Can a stud finder really prove if human beings have been
Will launching a chicken at an airplane disrupt its flight, or will the bird be blown away? Is it possible for a woman to swallow an octopus egg — and then give birth to an eight-legged offspring?
Can firing a bullet into the shell of an aircraft cause explosive decompression? Can a loaded .22-caliber gun cartridge be used as a replacement fuse in a car's ignition? Can a car be ripped off its rear axle?
Will a sinking ship suck you down as it goes under? Are goldfish bored or just plain stupid? Will throwing a lit firecracker down the neck of a trombone make your music sweeter?
Break Step Bridge
Will a college rowing team be able to pull Jamie up on water skis? Can the rhythm of soldiers marching together can cause a bridge to collapse? Does the bacteria from a toilet will settle in your
Buried in Concrete
Will Jamie and Adam find Jimmy Hoffa, who is allegedly buried in concrete? Can the power and force of a 737 launch a taxicab 75 feet in the air? Is the daddy longlegs the most venomous spider?
Grade Level: 6 - 12