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24th May '18 1:01:12 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'': Severing a sword's blade with another sword - Busted. Although several blades were seriously damaged, none were truly severed.

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* ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'': ''Film/{{The Count of Monte Cristo|2002}}'': Severing a sword's blade with another sword - Busted. Although several blades were seriously damaged, none were truly severed.
22nd Apr '18 4:17:19 PM DragonRanger
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* JumpingFish: Specifically, can a Silver Carp, known for their jumping behavior, jump with enough force to kill a waterskier? The answer was yes, a two-pound fish to the face can break a neck.



* UncattyResemblance: Even with assistance from a composite artist, Brian and Jon were unable to accurately guess which pet belonged to which person based on appearance and personality traits.

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* UncattyResemblance: Even with assistance from a composite artist, Brian and Jon were unable tried multiple varied tests to accurately guess which pet belonged to which person match dogs with people based on appearance and personality traits.having similar appearances. None were effective.
11th Apr '18 2:36:30 PM Chariset
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* HighUpIceUp: "Blue Ice" can plausibly form if an airline toilet tank develops a slow leak through the fuselage -- the test model built up a significant chunk which eventually broke off under its own weight -- and homeowners have testified to roof damage caused by falling ice. However, it cannot be formed by dumping an airplane's toilet mid-flight, as the wind will scatter the water into tiny particles (and airplane toilets are not designed to be dumped in-flight).

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* HighUpIceUp: "Blue Ice" can plausibly form if an airline toilet tank develops a slow leak through the fuselage -- the fuselage. The test model built up a significant chunk which eventually broke off under its own weight -- weight, and homeowners have testified to reported roof damage caused by falling ice. However, the myth that it cannot be formed by dumping an airplane's happens when a plane dumps its toilet mid-flight, as the wind will scatter tank in-flight was Busted -- the water into tiny particles simply scattered when dumped ''en masse'' (and airplane toilets are not designed to be dumped in-flight).in-flight anyway).
6th Apr '18 6:58:58 AM jormis29
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* [[ConsummateLiar Beating Lie Detectors]]: Grant was able to beat an MRI-based brain blood flow detector, albeit only making the operator conclude he had stolen the wrong thing (then again, they were all known to have taken one or the other, so "innocent" wasn't a viable option for the operator). Kari and Tory weren't -- so they had to take a bus ride from South Carolina to San Francisco (over 3,000 miles). Tory and Grant couldn't beat the current state-of-the-art polygraph lie detectors, either via physical (poking with a pin on truth questions) or mental (thinking happy thoughts when lying) means.

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* [[ConsummateLiar [[LieDetector Beating Lie Detectors]]: Grant was able to beat an MRI-based brain blood flow detector, albeit only making the operator conclude he had stolen the wrong thing (then again, they were all known to have taken one or the other, so "innocent" wasn't a viable option for the operator). Kari and Tory weren't -- so they had to take a bus ride from South Carolina to San Francisco (over 3,000 miles). Tory and Grant couldn't beat the current state-of-the-art polygraph lie detectors, either via physical (poking with a pin on truth questions) or mental (thinking happy thoughts when lying) means.
11th Mar '18 9:04:23 AM Xaeroxe
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* MistakenForJunkie: Poppy seed bagels or poppy seed cake ''will'' give a false positive on the cheap bought-off-the-Internet urine tests many companies use on job applicants. It doesn't even take that much; Jamie tested positive after only three bagels, certainly a reasonable amount for someone who likes poppy seed bagels to eat. (They pointed out that a full drug screen run by a trained professional can tell the difference ... but most companies won't bother with the retest.)

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* MistakenForJunkie: Poppy seed bagels or poppy seed cake ''will'' give a false positive on the cheap bought-off-the-Internet urine tests many companies use on job applicants. It doesn't even take that much; Jamie tested positive after only three bagels, certainly a reasonable amount for someone who likes poppy seed bagels to eat. (They pointed out that a full drug screen run by a trained professional can tell the difference ... but most companies won't bother with difference. This is good news as making hiring decisions based on a positive from the retest.cheaper drug tests is not legally defensible.)
9th Mar '18 7:33:42 AM KingLyger
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* BullSeeingRed: Disproved both the trope ''and'' its most common subversion of bulls being colorblind.

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* BullSeeingRed: Disproved both the trope ''and'' its most common subversion of bulls being colorblind. The color of the cape or flag being waved is irrelevant; bulls charge when they see movement. The reason the cape was red was to [[BringMyRedJacket hide the bull's blood]] after a matador struck it with a sword.
3rd Mar '18 10:44:16 AM dlchen145
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* UncattyResemblance: Even with assistance from a composite artist, Brian and Jon were unable to accurately guess which pet belonged to which person based on appearance and personality traits.
27th Jan '18 10:04:49 PM DragonRanger
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* ''Film/BabyDriver'': A spike strip in the road can be defeated by powersliding into it, flinging it away with the side of the tire - Busted. It's very difficult to hit the right point on the spike strip at the proper angle, and even when it's done correctly the spikes still stick in and deflate the tire.
17th Jan '18 10:28:46 PM DragonRanger
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This page lists the tropes examined on the show ''Series/MythBusters'' and its revival ''Series/MythBusters2017''.

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This page lists the tropes examined on the show ''Series/MythBusters'' ''Series/MythBusters'', ''[=MythBusters=]: The Search'', and its revival ''Series/MythBusters2017''.


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* ArrowsOnFire: They can set a set a car on fire if shot into the gas tank. Not ''easily'', but it can be done.


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* OnionTears: Different ways of countering these were tested. Chewing gum and and freezing the onion first minor improvements, but spraying the onions with lemon juice nearly eliminated tears completely. Of course, the drawback is that your onions now taste like lemons.


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* ''Film/JonahHex'': Jonah uses a customized crossbow pistol that [[AbnormalAmmo fires dynamite sticks]] - Busted. There was a malfunction during the second test-fire that ignited the dynamite, so the weapon was ruled to be too dangerous to its user.
30th Dec '17 4:02:51 PM eroock
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* {{Caltrops}}: Although the spikes did puncture the tires, they also served as plugs that slowed the deflation, thus proving they weren't effective in slowing down the pursuing vehicle. Hollow caltrops, however, will allow the air to escape, deflating the tire(s) much faster, as would a spike strip anchored to the road. A later testing with hollow caltrops confirmed the myth.



* PopTheTires: Tested twice.
** When they tested a scene from ''Series/BurnNotice'', they found that there's too much stuff on the underside of a car to count on a bullet finding its way through ... and that shooting the tires gave them a flat within half a mile.
** When they looked at various spy-movie gadgets, tires that drove over solid {{Caltrops}} deflated very slowly. Although the spikes did puncture the tires, they also served as plugs that slowed the deflation. Jamie's [[SpikedWheels tire-slashing rig]] worked better, but Adam was still able to maintain control of the target car. A later test with hollow caltrops gave air an escape route and completely wrecked the tires in a matter of minutes.



* PopTheTires: Tested twice.
** When they tested a scene from ''Series/BurnNotice'', they found that there's too much stuff on the underside of a car to count on a bullet finding its way through ... and that shooting the tires gave them a flat within half a mile.
** When they looked at various spy-movie gadgets, tires that drove over solid caltrops deflated very slowly. Jamie's [[SpikedWheels tire-slashing rig]] worked better, but Adam was still able to maintain control of the target car. A later test with hollow caltrops gave air an escape route and completely wrecked the tires in a matter of minutes.
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