History Series / MythBusters

21st Aug '16 1:06:12 AM jamespolk
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* SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass: Three different times--2004, 2006, and 2010 at the request of President UsefulNotes/BarackObama--the show tested the "Archimedes Death Ray". The legend holds that Archimedes once helped the Greeks fend off a Roman fleet by using mirrors to focus light from the sun, and thus setting fire to Roman ships. All three times the myth was busted, as the show determined that there is just no way for people holding mirrors to focus light well enough to set fire to a wooden ship.
9th Aug '16 1:00:39 PM Toadofsteel
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* MediumAwareness: In myths that involve swearing (for the alleviation of pain, say) or subjects that are considered delicate to MoralGuardians, like flatulence or feces, Adam will hear and point out when one of his co-hosts uses a word that gets bleeped, and suggest a word they are allowed to use instead.

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* MediumAwareness: In myths that involve swearing (for the alleviation of pain, say) or subjects that are considered delicate to MoralGuardians, like flatulence or feces, Adam will hear and point out when one of his co-hosts uses a word that gets bleeped, and suggest a word they are allowed to use instead. In one example where profanity was actually the variable being tested for, Adam actually devises a "swear helmet" that obscures the test subject's lips, as the editing required to blur lips is much more time-consuming and expensive than just a standard bleep.
7th Aug '16 2:42:58 PM Willbyr
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-->'''Tory''': Ah, ''crap''.
-->'''Narrator''': As last words go, Tory, you might wanna rethink those.

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-->'''Tory''': Ah, ''crap''.
-->'''Narrator''':
''crap''.\\
'''Narrator''':
As last words go, Tory, you might wanna rethink those.
5th Aug '16 10:16:21 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* FamousLastWords: Discussed by the narrator during the Cold Feet episode, when (acrophobic) Tory is about to go flying on a stunt plane.
-->'''Tory''': Ah, ''crap''.
-->'''Narrator''': As last words go, Tory, you might wanna rethink those.
2nd Aug '16 5:15:36 PM bombadil211
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* ArtifactTitle: In its later seasons, as the show began to run out of myths, urban legends, and sayings to test, it became increasingly focused on testing movie special effects and visual tropes. Some episodes starting with season ten have outright started referring to them as ''tropes'' instead of myths.

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* ArtifactTitle: In its later seasons, as the show began to run out of myths, urban legends, and sayings to test, it became increasingly focused on testing movie special effects and visual tropes. Some episodes Adam, starting with season ten have outright started referring referred to them a lot of what they test as ''tropes'' instead of myths. myths.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory:
** The show says that the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQhSXA3AKh4 Hwacha]] is an ancient Korean weapon when it was introduced towards the end of the Medieval period.
** While testing moon myths, Adam makes a big deal over having a figure of Neil Armstrong and having a replica spacesuit modeled on Armstrong's and saying that it's because the figure and the suit both have red commander markings. Neil Armstrong never wore a suit with red markings, which were an embellishment added to commanders' suits from Apollo 13 onward to help better distinguish the two astronauts on the moon when viewed through a TV screen.
31st Jul '16 8:12:40 AM MarsJenkar
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** In testing the hot water heater myth, they proved that if both safety devices are removed or plugged, the heater can become a rocket and will potentially demolish anything in its flight path... which is why there are ''two'' safety devices in the first place. It's worth mentioning that the failure of both was considered entirely plausible (especially since Adam posited that some homeowners [[TooDumbToLive would cap the safety valve]] because they didn't realize what it was really for); as a result, and since the researchers had found actual occurrences of that exact type of failure, the myth was Confirmed.

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** In testing the hot water heater myth, they proved that if both safety devices are removed or plugged, the heater can become a rocket and will potentially demolish anything in its flight path... which is why there are ''two'' safety devices in the first place. It's worth mentioning that the failure of both was considered entirely plausible (especially since Adam posited that some homeowners [[TooDumbToLive would cap the safety valve]] valve because they didn't realize what it was really for); for--bonus points if the valve was already leaking water, [[TooDumbToLive because that usually means the thermostat has already failed]]); as a result, and since the researchers had found actual occurrences of that exact type of failure, the myth was Confirmed.
28th Jul '16 5:36:56 AM shadowmanwkp
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'''Kari''': Your idea of a safe stop is to ''shank me''?\\

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'''Kari''': -->'''Kari''': Your idea of a safe stop is to ''shank me''?\\
27th Jul '16 9:56:19 AM RAMChYLD
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In 2010, the show aired redux versions of certain older episodes, as "Buster's Cuts", which features on-screen pop-ups containing behind-the-scenes notes, bits of humor and trivia, and points about the myth being tested that didn't make it on the episode. Additionally, content from older episodes were also recut to be used in the more kid-friendly ''Head Rush'', which aired on ''Discovery Kids''.

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In 2010, the show aired redux versions of certain older episodes, as "Buster's Cuts", which features on-screen pop-ups containing behind-the-scenes notes, bits of humor and trivia, and points about the myth being tested that didn't make it on the episode. Additionally, content from older episodes were also recut to be used in the more kid-friendly ''Head Rush'', which aired on ''Discovery Kids''.Kids'' (later moved to ''The Science Channel'' when Discovery Kids became ''Creator/TheHub'').
27th Jul '16 9:54:47 AM RAMChYLD
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In 2010, the show aired redux versions of certain older episodes, as "Buster's Cuts", which features on-screen pop-ups containing behind-the-scenes notes, bits of humor and trivia, and points about the myth being tested that didn't make it on the episode.

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In 2010, the show aired redux versions of certain older episodes, as "Buster's Cuts", which features on-screen pop-ups containing behind-the-scenes notes, bits of humor and trivia, and points about the myth being tested that didn't make it on the episode.
episode. Additionally, content from older episodes were also recut to be used in the more kid-friendly ''Head Rush'', which aired on ''Discovery Kids''.
27th Jul '16 9:52:10 AM RAMChYLD
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Then on March 31st 2016, The Science Channel [[http://www.ibtimes.com/why-mythbusters-stars-adam-savage-jamie-hyneman-wont-be-part-science-channel-reboot-2346428 announced that they are planning to revive the show]], first as a reality TV series ("[[http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/search-for-the-next-mythbusters/ Search for the next Mythbusters]]") before snapping back to the old format. Many are unsure if it's an AprilFoolsDay prank given the day of the announcement. However, given how the announcement was carried by many high profile sites and there was no retractions, it's safe to believe that the show has been revived.

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Then on March 31st 2016, The Science Channel [[http://www.ibtimes.com/why-mythbusters-stars-adam-savage-jamie-hyneman-wont-be-part-science-channel-reboot-2346428 announced that they are planning to revive the show]], first as a reality TV series ("[[http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/search-for-the-next-mythbusters/ Search for the next Mythbusters]]") before snapping back to the old format.format (tentatively titled ''Mythbusters: The Next Generation''). Many are unsure if it's an AprilFoolsDay prank given the day of the announcement. However, given how the announcement was carried by many high profile sites and there was no retractions, it's safe to believe that the show has been revived.
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