Discovery - MythBusters - Season 05
The MythBusters are back for another smashing season of cutting edge science. Follow the guys in this 31-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 - from cat burglars to Hollywood action heroes - separating the real from the really out there.
Can six reindeer run fast enough to launch an ultralite glider? Does one burn more calories jogging Naked in the snow or by putting on an Airtight jogging suit and running in a hot desert?
Did hydrogen really cause the Hindenburg fire? Meanwhile Kari, Tory and Grant test the saying: "If you're being chased by a crocodile, run in a zig-zag, because crocs can't turn corners at speed."
Are cannonballs more deadly than the splinters sprayed from a mighty broadside blast? Why would a pirate wear a patch over a perfectly good eye?
Can you escape a submerged car? Is it possible to fold an 8"x11" piece of paper in half more than seven times? On the flip side, can the team create a piece of paper that's the size of a football field?
Can a driver beat a speed camera by speeding faster than they can click? How about using license plate protectors or changing lanes? Can a defibrillator's volts shock more than a heart?
Is it possible to teach an old dog new tricks? Can a burglar really "beat the guard dog"? Will running a zig-zag pattern and doubling back really throw off a bloodhound's legendary nose?
More Myths Revisited
The MythBusters tackle a few myths that left you peeved, like Exploding Trombone, Sniper Scope, Finger in the Barrel and Coke and Mentos.
Voice Flame Extinguisher
Is it possible to put out a fire using only your voice? Adam and Jamie put this myth to the test. Meanwhile, Grant, Tory and Kari go deeper ... deeper ... deeper into the world of hypnosis
Birds in a Truck
If birds in a truck take flight do they lighten the load? Grant, Tory and Kari investigate if a photo found on the Net showing a speedboat impaled on a channel marker, almost neatly split in half, is real.
Walking on Water
Can ninjas run on water as movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon would have us believe? Kari, Tory and Grant try to find out if a ninja could really stop a samurai sword with his bare hands?
Adam and Jamie saddle up for some Western myths. Kari, Tory and Grant test the modern marvel of airbags. You've got it all: past and present; horses and cars; guns and explosions.
Big Rig Myths
In Exploding Tire of Death, Adam and Jamie try to find out if an exploding truck tire can kill. Meanwhile, Kari, Tory and Grant investigate another fuel efficiency fable.
Grenades and Guts
Jamie and Adam investigate the cliché that a quick thinking action hero can protect others from a grenade blast. The build team tests an Internet video with an outrageous claim.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! It's all about pure powder and the MythBust
Can filling a baseball bat with cork inject more spring into your swing? Does wearing black under the eyes really reduce glare? Is it possible to hit a ball so hard that the cover flies off it?
Can you sneeze with your eyes open? And if you do will your eyeballs pop out of their sockets? Can you stop a speeding car by putting it into reverse? Could a tennis ball with a hole cut in it pick a lock?
Red Rag to a Bull
Does the color red drive a bull toward psychopathy? The team tests the saying: 'bull in a china shop.' And. if someone put their gun in the stove and turned it on would the results be lethal?
The MythBusters are wearing their underpants on the outside. And why? Because this is Superhero Hour! The MythBusters test the Batmobile's 90-degree turn, the grappling hook, and ring punch.
In RFID Tags, Kari, Tory and Grant are putting the latest RFID conspiracy theorists to the test. Meanwhile Adam and Jamie are testing a myth about weapons.
Adam and Jamie get on the trail of some flammable Hollywood fables (i.e. firing a bullet at a gas tank) while Kari, Grant and Tory see if a defibrilator will burn up an underwire bra.
Exploding Water Heater
Can an ordinary water heater build up so much pressure that it rockets through the roof and into the atmosphere? Meanwhile, Tory, Grant, and Kari try on some all-American myths about blue jeans.
Shooting Fish in a Barrel
The MythBusters test the truth behind some time-honored sayings and conventional wisdom. Is it as simple as shooting fish in a barrel? Are elephants scared of mice? And the cure for a hot chile burn?
Is it possible to survive an overturned boat by breathing the trapped air? Can you escape being buried up to your neck in sand? If no ammo was available, could pirates use cutlery, glass and nails?
Confederate Steam Gun
Jamie and Adam take on a steam-powered machine gun rumored to fire 400 rounds a minute at a 300-yard range. Kari, Grant, and Tory use their lying skills to test ways to beat a lie detector.
Jamie and Adam take wing to test if a person with no flight training can safely land an airplane. Tory, Grant, and Kari jump on some Hollywood-inspired skydiving myths.
James Bond, Part 1
Can an electromagnetic watch really deflect a bullet? Would a round from Bond's gun pierce a propane cylinder? Could a boat survive driving up the bank of a river intact?
Can Adam and Jamie get a lead balloon to fly? Is it possible to drop a couple sticks of dynamite into a lake and create ideal surfing conditions?
Airplane on a Conveyor Belt
The team takes a crash-course in remote controlled airplane flying, bug-out by testing the "cockroach survival" theory, then return to fraternity pranks with exploding cans of shaving cream.
Jamie and Adam try to blow a hole in a wall using pure sodium metal dropped in a water bottle The build team tries building an ultralight airplane with raw bamboo, a small stolen engine, and duct tape.
James Bond, Part 2
Is it possible for a pen-sized bomb to blow a crash-test dummy clean in half? Can Oddjob's sartorial weapon slice the head off a statue?
Viewer's Special 2
Why would ancient man go to all the trouble of making stone arrowheads when sharpening a stick would have done the same job? Could machine gunfire mow down a tree?
Grade Level: 6 - 12