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The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters

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Mythbusters follows special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman as they test the validity of popular claims. The best episodes of Mythbusters often debunk or confirm rumors or internet videos. Some good episodes of Mythbusters also on focus Hollywood folklore as the hosts use scientific methods to see what is and is not possible.

What are the best episodes of Mythbusters? “Duct Tape Island” is a fan favorite. It finds Adam and Jamie using duct tape to do everything from building a shelter to finding food. “MacGyver Myths" also is an engaging episode of Mythbusters.

Ninjas 2 is another good episode from Mythbusters as is “Diet Coke and Mentos” which takes on the controversy of the popular experiment.

Do you have a favorite Mythbusters episode? Give the best episodes a vote up and vote down any episodes you may not have liked.

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    Exploding House

    MythBusters Season 2

    Original AiringNov 16 2004

    Episode Number10

    SeriesMythBusters

    Buster lends a hand as the MythBusters explore the myth of the boom-lift catapult. Will Buster overcome the raw power of a 30,000-pound piece of machinery, or will the boom-lift turn into the...
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    Voice Flame Extinguisher

    MythBusters Season 5

    Original AiringApr 11 2007

    Episode Number6

    SeriesMythBusters

    Every so often the MythBusters draw conclusions that leave the fans seething. Well, once again, it's time for Adam and Jamie to put some of their most contentious outcomes under the microscope in...  more
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    Walking On Water

    MythBusters Season 5

    Original AiringApr 25 2007

    Episode Number8

    SeriesMythBusters

    In "Birds in a Truck," Adam and Jamie tackle Sir Isaac Newton's founding principle of thermodynamics and the law of conservation of momentum. They're looking into a physics' classroom urban myth. If...
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    Hindenburg Mystery

    MythBusters Season 5

    Original AiringJan 10 2007

    Episode Number1

    SeriesMythBusters

    In this action-packed episode, Adam and Jamie turn dirigible detectives to try and solve one of aeronautics biggest puzzles: did hydrogen really cause the Hindenburg fire? Meanwhile Kari, Tory and...
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    Underwater Car

    MythBusters Season 5

    Original AiringJan 24 2007

    Episode Number3

    SeriesMythBusters

    If you're unfortunate enough to drive your vehicle into the drink, is it possible to escape or will a watery grave be your fate? Heading poolside, the guys get their feet wet by doing some intensive...
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    Pirate Special

    MythBusters Season 5

    Original AiringJan 17 2007

    Episode Number14

    SeriesMythBusters

    2 Hour Special with 4 Pirate Themes Myths. They included whether the eyepatch would help you see in the dark, whether you could use a knife to slide down a sail, whether a canon ball killed more...
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    Jet Pack

    MythBusters Season 3

    Original AiringJun 08 2005

    Episode Number8

    SeriesMythBusters

    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...
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    Salsa Escape

    MythBusters Season 3

    Original AiringFeb 23 2005

    Episode Number2

    SeriesMythBusters

    Adam and Jamie go head-to-head in a series of challenges to see who has the guts and "gusto" to be the Ultimate Mythbuster! Test 1: Engineering; create a device to launch a tortilla as far as...
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    Killer Brace Position

    MythBusters Season 3

    Original AiringJun 22 2005

    Episode Number9

    SeriesMythBusters

    Was a woman in the Civil War impregnated by a bullet that went through a man's region before striking her? The Mythbusters build a life size working bathroom to see if being in the tub during a...
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    Cooling a Six-Pack

    MythBusters Season 3

    Original AiringMar 23 2005

    Episode Number5

    SeriesMythBusters

    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...
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    Penny Drop

    MythBusters Season 1

    Original AiringOct 17 2003

    Episode Number7

    SeriesMythBusters

    Can a toilet be made to explode by pouring a flammable liquid into it and lighting a match? Does running in the rain rather than walking get you less wet? Can assassins really use bullets made out...
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    Buried Alive

    MythBusters Season 1

    Original AiringOct 24 2003

    Episode Number8

    SeriesMythBusters

    Can a person jumping off a bridge be saved from death by throwing a hammer into the water to break the rigidity of the surface? How long will the air last in a coffin if you are buried alive? Can...
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    Sinking Titanic, Goldfish Memory, Trombone Explosion

    MythBusters Season 1

    Original AiringFeb 22 2004

    Episode Number14

    SeriesMythBusters

    Jamie and Adam retrace the steps of the infamous prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz without a trace in 1962. Although presumed drowned, they'll find out if it was possible to survive the tides of...
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    Buried in Concrete, Daddy-Longlegs, Jet Taxi

    MythBusters Season 1

    Original AiringFeb 15 2004

    Episode Number13

    SeriesMythBusters

    Is Jimmy Hoffa buried in the concrete under Giant's Stadium? Do Daddly-Long Leg Spiders have poison venom? Can a jet engine launch a taxi into the air?...
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    Exploding Toilet

    MythBusters Season 1

    Original AiringSep 23 2003

    Episode Number4

    SeriesMythBusters

    Can a toilet be made to explode by pouring a flammable liquid into it and lighting a match? Does running in the rain rather than walking get you less wet? Can assassins really use bullets made out...
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    Chicken Gun

    MythBusters Season 1

    Original AiringJan 18 2004

    Episode Number12

    SeriesMythBusters

    Can a cooked and raw chicken flying toward an airplane interfere with its flight or will the jet engine just blow it away? The team makes a huge pressurized cannon and shoots a chicken at a jet's...
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    Escape From Alcatraz, Duck Quack, Stud Finder

    MythBusters Season 1

    Original AiringDec 12 2003

    Episode Number11

    SeriesMythBusters

    Can a person jumping off a bridge be saved from death by throwing a hammer into the water to break the rigidity of the surface? How long will the air last in a coffin if you are buried alive? Can...
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    NASA Moon Landing

    MythBusters Season 7

    Original AiringAug 27 2008

    Episode Number2

    SeriesMythBusters

    The Team heads back to Alaska for more Alaskan Themed Myths!...
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    Exploding Steak

    MythBusters Season 6

    Original AiringAug 06 2008

    Episode Number1

    SeriesMythBusters

    2 Hour Season Premiere! Flipping a Bus (Based on the Movie "Speed") Fan Revisit!: The Car Pancaked Between 2 Trucks! Hollywood Crash Tests into a Fruit Cart! And Can a Car survive a 4,000 Foot...
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    Alcohol Myths

    MythBusters Season 6

    Original AiringOct 22 2008

    Episode Number8

    SeriesMythBusters

    So if you poured thermite onto ice, would the ice would melt in an instant? Can car stereo vibrations be so loud that nearby guns will start shooting off randomly?...
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    22,000 Foot Fall

    MythBusters Season 4

    Original AiringDec 13 2006

    Episode Number28

    SeriesMythBusters

    Christmas 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...
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    Helium Football

    MythBusters Season 4

    Original AiringFeb 01 2006

    Episode Number4

    SeriesMythBusters

    This time around, Adam and Jamie test out a myth that footballs filled with helium will fly further and hang longer than ones filled with regulation air. Based on the myth of a 70s Oakland Raiders...
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    Paper Crossbow

    MythBusters Season 4

    Original AiringJan 11 2006

    Episode Number1

    SeriesMythBusters

    Adam and Jamie unleash a deadly myth from a supermax prison, attempting to make a deadly weapon out of newspaper and underwear. Grant, Kari and Tory unscrew the cap on some more vodka myths, such as...
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    Exploding Pants

    MythBusters Season 4

    Original AiringMay 10 2006

    Episode Number10

    SeriesMythBusters

    The three Mythkateers investigate a fashion disaster when farmers’ trousers suddenly explode. In Great Gas Conspiracy, Adam and Jamie investigate whether the gas and car companies deliberately make...
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    Superhero Hour

    MythBusters Season 5

    Original AiringAug 29 2007

    Episode Number17

    SeriesMythBusters

    Can you climb a building with a motorized grappling hook? If you punch someone while wearing a ring, will you make a ring-shaped imprint? Can you change in a phone booth? Can you rig a grappling hook...
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