TV 25 Mythbusters Myths You Were Saddest to See Busted  

Jacob Shelton
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After 14 seasons of scientific mayhem, Mythbusters is coming to a glorious end in 2016. Since 2003, Adam, Jamie, and the rest of the crew have been dispelling scientific rumors and making things blow up, while inspiring generations of kids to nurture their love for STEM. Despite all the good that the guys put out into the world, some of the Mythbusters' biggest busts were also the experiments that made us the saddest. After all, what kid doesn’t grow up dreaming of shooting a cowboy’s hat off or building a death ray out of mirrors? If you followed Mythbusters on their 14 season run, you were bound to see a few busted myths that totally bummed you out, and this list puts all of the myths that made us the saddest to see debunked together so fans of the show can mourn in one place.

The myths busted on Mythbusters were usually things along the lines of Hollywood myths that had been perpetuated thanks to years of acceptance by viewers who believed whatever they saw on screen. Mythbusters debunked myths of that stature because it was important to the team to show an accurate depiction of the way science works. By doing so, they were able to engender a love of science among viewers that resonates so soundly because no program had ever connected with fans in such a way before - science lovers and casual viewers alike. Still, it’s a huge bummer that some of the myths that were busted were so cool.

Take a look at all the myths that people were saddest to see busted, and vote up those that you still believe in your heart might work, no matter what science has to say.
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The Five Second Rule

The Five Second Rule is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25 Mythbusters Myths You Were Saddest to See Busted
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The debunking of this myth truly broke the hearts of clumsy humans everywhere. As firm believers of the five second rule, it's truly horrific that the amount of time that a piece of food spends on the ground has no basis on the amount of germs it picks up.
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A Person Can Punch Their Way Out of a Coffin

A Person Can Punch Their Way O... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Mythbusters Myths You Were Saddest to See Busted
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Adam and Jamie's assertion that no human can break out of a coffin with punches alone (and if they could they would still suffocate) really puts a damper on your plan to live forever, huh?
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People Can Slip on a Banana Peel

People Can Slip on a Banana Pe... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25 Mythbusters Myths You Were Saddest to See Busted
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If you were planning on re-creating Mario Kart with your buddies, you can forget about the banana peels. While they may be slippery, they're not slippery enough to cause a person to slip and fall like they were in a Jerry Lewis movie.
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Pirates Can Safely Slow a Fall by Using a Knife to Cut a Sail

Pirates Can Safely Slow a Fall... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Mythbusters Myths You Were Saddest to See Busted
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This busted myth might be the saddest one of all. After all, who hasn't dreamed of cruising down a sail with a cool sword shoved through the fabric? When they attempted a full scale version of the myth, the guys decided it would be impossible for a pirate's knife to be at the perfect balance between dullness and sharpness to safely cut through a sail.
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