Discovery - MythBusters - Season 02
Follow the MythBusters in this 11-episode set as they debunk, decode and demystify some of the most popular urban myths and legends. Using modern-day science, they put each myth to the test, separating the real from the really out there.
Can someone get electrocuted peeing on an electrified fence? Did Adam apply enough pressure to test the exploding implants? And are cell phones dangerous at gas stations?
Scuba Diver and Car Capers
Can a SCUBA diver be sucked out of the water by a fire-fighting helicopter and get spit out in the middle of a forest fire? Will a banana in a car's tailpipe make it stall?
Ancient Death Ray
Did the Greek scientist Archimedes set fire to a Roman fleet of ships using only mirrors and sunlight? Willl a bulletproof shield really stop a direct hit from a bullet?
Elevator of Death, Levitation Machine
If an elevator suddenly falls, can you save yourself in the nick of time by jumping just before it hits bottom? Will the MythBusters be able to create a homemade levitation machine?
Beat the Radar Detector
Will a piece of plywood save a construction worker swept off a building? Can hanging a disco ball from your rearview mirror or painting your car a flat-black color deflect a cop's radar laser beams?
Can you really murder someone by dropping an electrical appliance into a bathtub? Does a tattoo react with an MRI's rays? Will killer quicksand take down the MythBusters?
Is it possible to throw a regular playing card fast enough to inflict bodily harm? Can a heated jawbreaker explode in your mouth. Can a sandblasted PVC pipe become a deadly cannon?
Is it possible to lift a sunken boat from the ocean floor using only pingpong balls? How many does it take to lift a 3-year-old child off the ground?
Will Buster overcome the raw power of a 30,000-pound piece of machinery, or will the boom-lift turn into the ultimate medieval catapult? What is the most fuel-efficient way to keep cool in the car?
Just how hard is it to find a needle in a haystack? Are the toxic fumes of roach foggers and bug bombs really an explosive combination? Will talking to your plants really help them grow?
Ming Dynasty Astronaut
Will Buster survive an explosive launch into space? Will a stunt double lose his head at the hands of a killer fan, as the MythBusters search for a source of free energy?
Grade Level: 6 - 12