History Awesome / MythBusters

20th Apr '18 7:13:46 PM husemana
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* The [=MythBusters=] ''built a lead balloon'' and made it float. The made a ''rocket'' out of ''meat''. In ''two days''.

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* The [=MythBusters=] ''built a lead balloon'' and made it float. The made a ''rocket'' out of ''meat''. In ''two days''. '''''Hell yes.'''''
20th Apr '18 7:11:02 PM husemana
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* The Cement Truck incident is their Crowning Moment of Explodiness. Oh noes! You can't dislodge the dried concrete with a cherry bomb? How about an M-80? How about a ''pound'' of black powder (which, as it turns out, is effective at removing the normal slag that builds up over time)? How about ''packing the cement truck to the brim with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANFO ANFO]], clearing the area within a 5-mile radius, and '''[[PrecisionFStrike Fucking]] VAPORIZING it?!''''' WIN!

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* The Cement Truck incident is their Crowning Moment of Explodiness. Oh noes! You can't dislodge the dried concrete with a cherry bomb? How about an M-80? How about a ''pound'' of black powder (which, as it turns out, is effective at removing the normal slag that builds up over time)? How about ''packing the cement truck to the brim with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANFO ANFO]], clearing the area within a 5-mile radius, and '''[[PrecisionFStrike Fucking]] fucking]] VAPORIZING it?!''''' WIN!
23rd Jan '18 11:14:57 AM Dallenson
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* The {{Crossover}} with ''Series/StormChasers'' that not only pit their [=TIV2=] and Dominator not only against tornado force winds not just up to EF-5 but ''beyond that into a (fictional) EF-6''. The worst that happened is that the [=TIV2=]'s anchoring spikes deformed and the Dominator slid around for a bit but never got sent flying because the bottom was never exposed. This means the cars will actually be safe if they were caught in an EF-5 tornado and ''that's exactly what they want to happen''.

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* The {{Crossover}} with ''Series/StormChasers'' that not only pit pitted their [=TIV2=] and Dominator not only against tornado force winds not just up to EF-5 but ''beyond that into a (fictional) EF-6''. The worst that happened is that the [=TIV2=]'s anchoring spikes deformed and the Dominator slid around for a bit but never got sent flying because the bottom was never exposed. This means the cars will actually be safe if they were caught in an EF-5 tornado and ''that's exactly what they want to happen''.
4th Jan '18 4:45:40 AM Cryoclaste
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-->'''Grant''': This one involves [[{{Queen}} thunderbolts and lightning. Very, very frightening.]]

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-->'''Grant''': This one involves [[{{Queen}} [[Music/{{Queen}} thunderbolts and lightning. Very, very frightening.]]
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).
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