History Series / MythBusters

24th Jun '16 12:21:23 AM Rosuav
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* CowTools: M-5 certainly qualifies, with one wall that spans almost the length of the main building (at least 75 feet) with shelves and cubbies to hold all sorts of things. Apparently Jamie doesn't like to throw anything away and the random trinkets do come in handy. Even lampshaded with lots of them having some strange labels, like the one labeled "RAW MEAT." Lampshaded in one episode, where Adam did some math to determine that Buster would have to have more mass in order to accurately portray the myth:

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* CowTools: M-5 certainly qualifies, with one wall that spans almost the length of the main building (at least 75 feet) with shelves and cubbies to hold all sorts of things. Apparently Jamie doesn't like to throw anything away and the random trinkets do come in handy. Even lampshaded with lots of them having some strange labels, like the one labeled "RAW MEAT." Lampshaded in one episode, where Adam did some math[[note]]which he actually got wrong - once the math was redone correctly, a more reasonable mass figure was obtained[[/note]] to determine that Buster would have to have more mass in order to accurately portray the myth:
14th Jun '16 1:20:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* CarcassSleepingBag: This has been tested by the Mythbusters, who mimicked the ''Franchise/StarWars'' example specifically and were surprised by how effective it was.
6th Jun '16 6:23:21 PM StarSword
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* WaterTorture: The team tested the Chinese water torture in one episode, restraining and racking Kari while leaving Adam unrestrained as a control subject. After an hour or so, poor Kari was so rattled the team called a halt early; they declared it plausible and too dangerous to go for full confirmation.
3rd Jun '16 11:57:40 AM JoieDeCombat
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* IncendiaryExponent: All. The. Time. In one episode Adam states "the only thing that separates us from a couple of teenage pyromaniacs is ballistic glass."

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* IncendiaryExponent: All. The. Time. In one episode Adam states states, "the only thing that separates us from a couple of teenage pyromaniacs is ballistic glass." In another, he tells the audience that "the difference between you and us is that we call the fire department ''first''."
3rd Jun '16 11:28:11 AM JoieDeCombat
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** The show's final MacGyver myth of smothering explosives in concrete to safely detonate them produced problems they had to fashion an improvised solution for within a limited time frame. The explosive charges floated up with the concrete instead of being smothered, and they couldn't easily get into the drum to reset them before the cement dried, forcing Adam cut a hole in the back wall of the driverís cab and climb in to re-secure it. Then they discovered that the truck was leaking which they had to ''also'' improvise a solution for. Finally they detonate the explosive and it appears to have worked... only to discover only some of the explosive went off incorrectly due to the weight of the cement dislodging the primer cord, which caused a very dangerous reset.

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** The show's final MacGyver myth of smothering explosives in concrete to safely detonate them produced problems which, appropriately, they had to fashion an improvised solution for within a limited time frame. The explosive charges floated up with the concrete instead of being smothered, and they couldn't easily get into the drum to reset them before the cement dried, forcing Adam cut a hole in the back wall of the driverís cab and climb in to re-secure it. Then they discovered that the truck was leaking which they had to ''also'' improvise a solution for. Finally they detonate the explosive and it appears to have worked... only to discover only some of the explosive went off incorrectly due to the weight of the cement dislodging the primer cord, which caused a very dangerous reset.
3rd Jun '16 11:02:45 AM TexasKelly
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* CanisLatinicus: Adam refers to the outcome of the third attempt at JATO Rocket Car as "a case of ''mythus testus''".
3rd Jun '16 10:57:15 AM TexasKelly
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** The Dirty vs. Clean Car myth pulled off arguably the most complex rating ever on the show: "Myth busted, concept plausible". This was because the myth as stated - that a dirty car is more fuel-efficient than a clean car because the dirt creates an effect similar to the dimples on a golf ball - did not work at all when subjected to a standard test (the dirt actually reduced the car's fuel efficiency), but when they devised another method of re-creating the effect the myth describes (by applying an even layer of clay to the car and then carving out dimples using a homemade circular wire cutting tool), that actually did improve fuel efficiency by 11% over the clean car.
1st Jun '16 12:54:56 PM XDiakos
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* BackForTheFinale: After leaving the show at the end of the 2014 season, Tori, Kari, and Grant return in the last episode to reminisce about their past experiences with Adam and Jaime.
18th May '16 3:41:18 AM Willbyr
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** The show's final MacGyver myth of smothering explosives in concrete to safely detonate them appropriately produced problems they had to fashion an improvised solution for within a limited time frame. The explosive charges floated up with the concrete instead of being smothered and they couldn't easily get into the drum to reset them before the cement dried forcing Adam cut a hole in the back wall of the driverís cab and climb in to re-secure it. Then they discovered that the truck was leaking which they had to ''also'' improvise a solution for. Finally they detonate the explosive and it appears to have worked... only to discover only some of the explosive went off correctly due to the weight of the cement dislodging the primer cord intended to set it off, which caused a very dangerous reset.

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** The show's final MacGyver myth of smothering explosives in concrete to safely detonate them appropriately produced problems they had to fashion an improvised solution for within a limited time frame. The explosive charges floated up with the concrete instead of being smothered smothered, and they couldn't easily get into the drum to reset them before the cement dried dried, forcing Adam cut a hole in the back wall of the driverís cab and climb in to re-secure it. Then they discovered that the truck was leaking which they had to ''also'' improvise a solution for. Finally they detonate the explosive and it appears to have worked... only to discover only some of the explosive went off correctly incorrectly due to the weight of the cement dislodging the primer cord intended to set it off, cord, which caused a very dangerous reset.
17th May '16 6:56:21 PM Blacksun388
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** The show's final MacGyver myth of smothering explosives in concrete to safely detonate them appropriately produced problems they had to fashion an improvised solution for within a limited time frame. The explosive charges floated up with the concrete instead of being smothered and they couldn't easily get into the drum to reset them before the cement dried forcing Adam cut a hole in the back wall of the driverís cab and climb in to re-secure it. Then they discovered that the truck was leaking which they had to ''also'' improvise a solution for. Finally they detonate the explosive and it appears to have worked... only to discover only some of the explosive went off correctly due to the weight of the cement dislodging the primer cord intended to set it off, which caused a very dangerous reset.
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