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30th May '17 8:38:37 AM TexasKelly
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*** When ''MythBusters: The Search'' revisited Needle in a Haystack, neither team found the bone needle, and the accepted explanation is that the fire component of their devices burned it to ash. So in all likelihood, Jamie was doomed to defeat from the beginning by his design, but we'll never know since Adam found all four needles well before Jamie had finished processing his pile of hay.

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*** When ''MythBusters: The ''The Search'' revisited Needle in a Haystack, this myth, neither team found the bone needle, and the accepted explanation is that the fire component of their devices burned it to ash. So in all likelihood, Jamie was doomed to defeat from the beginning by his design, but we'll never know since Adam found all four needles well before Jamie had finished processing his pile of hay.
30th May '17 8:37:32 AM TexasKelly
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*** When ''MythBusters: The Search'' revisited Needle in a Haystack, neither team found the bone needle, and the accepted explanation is that the fire component of their devices burned it to ash. So in all likelihood, Jamie was doomed to defeat from the beginning by his design, but we'll never know since Adam found all four needles well before Jamie had finished processing his pile of hay.
28th May '17 1:11:47 PM MarkLungo
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* The Build Team and Adam and Jamie each have their favorite myths as their personal Crowning Moments. The Build Team's fav is "Racing Gravity," where they did ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, dropping a car from a helicopter and then racing it to the impact point with a sportscar from the same distance away from the drop point horizontally as the falling car was vertically.
* Their appearance at the [[Series/TheDailyShow Rally to Restore Sanity]] [[Series/TheColbertReport and/or Fear]], where they tested to see the force of 150,000 people jumping at once, and tested to see if men or women did the wave faster.

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* The Build Team and Adam and Jamie each have their favorite myths as their personal Crowning Moments. The Build Team's fav is "Racing Gravity," Gravity", where they did ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, dropping a car from a helicopter and then racing it to the impact point with a sportscar from the same distance away from the drop point horizontally as the falling car was vertically.
* Their appearance at the [[Series/TheDailyShow [[Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart Rally to Restore Sanity]] [[Series/TheColbertReport and/or Fear]], where they tested to see the force of 150,000 people jumping at once, and tested to see if men or women did the wave faster.


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** Neil Sutherland's AwesomeMusic makes the sequence even better. Sutherland always does good work, but his majestic score for this scene is just beautiful.
20th Mar '17 6:57:12 AM BobTheBard
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* In the same spirit as the above, one for a non-Mythbuster. When testing Son of a Gun, the Mythbusters built an incredibly stable rig to fire their Civil War rifle to make sure their aim was perfect due to all the different things they had to hit. Scottie even goes so far as to say they're making it because human error is too likely. Despite hours of design, multiple trials, and even a ''laser rangefinder'', they can't get the gun to hit the targets just so. Civil War re-enactor Jim, who has been helping them, then steps up and makes the shot perfectly on the first try.
14th Jan '17 11:20:14 PM ChaosInfinity-X
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** They manage to ''crush'' a full-sized train tanker car with almost nothing but air pressure.

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** They manage to ''crush'' a full-sized yet dented train tanker car with almost nothing but air pressure.
4th Jan '17 12:01:01 PM MarsJenkar
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** And before that, beating Jamie in the Needle In a Haystack competition. That time it was due to his water tank design being able to process the hay faster than Jamie's rotating drum and incinerator, winning four needles to two. Funnily enough, while Adam's early prediction didn't take into account the sheer ''length of time'' the endeavor would take, he ''did'' correctly predict the margin of victory (Adam predicted they'd be sipping mimosas on the beach while Jamie would still have two needles left to find).
23rd Oct '16 5:01:09 AM AgentTasmania
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** The inch steel plate in question wound up folded like a dorito.
** They shot a high-speed film of the impact, showing it in super-slow-motion. The car hit the wall so fast that the chassis didn't even have time to ''crumple''. It appeared to be *evaporating* from front to back. As awesome as the impact looked at normal speed, the super-slow-mo shot was awesomeness on steroids. Steroids that enhance ''awesomeness!''

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** The **The inch steel plate in question wound up folded like a dorito.
** They shot a high-speed film of the impact, showing it in super-slow-motion. The car hit the wall so fast that the chassis didn't even have time to ''crumple''. It appeared to be *evaporating* ''evaporating'' from front to back. As awesome as the impact looked at normal speed, the super-slow-mo shot was awesomeness on steroids. Steroids that enhance ''awesomeness!''
23rd Oct '16 5:00:26 AM AgentTasmania
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** They shot a high-speed film of the impact, showing it in super-slow-motion. The car hit the wall so fast that the chassis didn't even have time to ''crumple''. It basically ''disintegrated'' from front to back. As awesome as the impact looked at normal speed, the super-slow-mo shot was awesomeness on steroids. Steroids that enhance ''awesomeness!''

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**The inch steel plate in question wound up folded like a dorito.
** They shot a high-speed film of the impact, showing it in super-slow-motion. The car hit the wall so fast that the chassis didn't even have time to ''crumple''. It basically ''disintegrated'' appeared to be *evaporating* from front to back. As awesome as the impact looked at normal speed, the super-slow-mo shot was awesomeness on steroids. Steroids that enhance ''awesomeness!''
1st Sep '16 7:25:50 AM ErikModi
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** During that test (if memory serves) one of Adam's paintballs actually impacted the back of Jaime's (helmeted) head. Had this been an actual weapon used in a real situation, it would have scored a kill on the driver. It doesn't get more Confirmed than that.
21st Jul '16 4:50:34 PM JoieDeCombat
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* Putting a wedge on the front of a dump truck and plowing through two lines of cars in 'Hollywood Crash Cliches'. The truck barely slows down, there's cars flying everywhere (several doing full rolls), and Adam and Jamie are left in adrenaline-fueled hysterics.

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* Putting a cowcatcher wedge on the front of a dump truck and plowing through two lines of cars in 'Hollywood Crash Cliches'. The truck barely slows down, there's cars flying everywhere (several doing full rolls), and Adam and Jamie are left in adrenaline-fueled hysterics. As Adam describes it afterwards, the cars behaved almost exactly like the wake of a boat - but instead of water, it's a wake of 60,000 pounds of steel.



* Movie and TV-based myths are usually pretty unrealistic, but all of the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' myths they tested got at ''least'' a "plasuable". Adam finally managing using a whip to swing over a chasm was especially epic.

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* Movie and TV-based myths are usually pretty unrealistic, but all of the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' myths they tested got at ''least'' a "plasuable"."plausible". Adam finally managing using a whip to swing over a chasm was especially epic.
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