History Series / Mythbusters

8th Oct '17 3:21:56 PM nombretomado
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* DuctTapeForEverything: Five entire episodes have been devoted to duct tape, in which duct tape has been used to build a cannon, build a boat, build a rope bridge, lift a car, hold a car's frame together, and cover the entirety of an airplane. The third, and probably most extreme, episode has Adam and Jamie surviving on an island, in the style of ''Series/{{Survivor}}'', ''ManVsWild'', or ''{{Survivorman}}'', with (almost) nothing but duct tape to help them. They manage to: build shoes and hats to protect their bodies; build spears and nets to fish and catch wild chickens, respectively; build water sacs to get fresh water from a spring; build shelter made of tarps and hammocks; make a fire bow to build a fire; make a chess set and surfboard to entertain themselves; and, finally, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome build a canoe and provision storage to escape the island! WOW!!!]]\\

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* DuctTapeForEverything: Five entire episodes have been devoted to duct tape, in which duct tape has been used to build a cannon, build a boat, build a rope bridge, lift a car, hold a car's frame together, and cover the entirety of an airplane. The third, and probably most extreme, episode has Adam and Jamie surviving on an island, in the style of ''Series/{{Survivor}}'', ''ManVsWild'', or ''{{Survivorman}}'', ''Series/{{Survivorman}}'', with (almost) nothing but duct tape to help them. They manage to: build shoes and hats to protect their bodies; build spears and nets to fish and catch wild chickens, respectively; build water sacs to get fresh water from a spring; build shelter made of tarps and hammocks; make a fire bow to build a fire; make a chess set and surfboard to entertain themselves; and, finally, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome build a canoe and provision storage to escape the island! WOW!!!]]\\
2nd Oct '17 9:04:15 PM intastiel
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* ImprovisedLockpick: In one episode, Jamie and Adam are trapped in a room and need to use the filament of a light bulb to pick the lock and escape. It takes a while, but it works within their time limit.
1st Oct '17 10:04:39 PM ADrago
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* TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs: The frequent conclusion when testing a TV/movie myth.
1st Oct '17 9:04:53 AM nombretomado
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* ConspiracyTheories:
** They have tested a few of these, up to and including the all-too-common belief that the moon landings were faked. All of them (yes, including the aforementioned moon landing) have been proven wrong. Naturally, this spawned the conspiracy theory that the [=MythBusters=] were ''obviously'' throwing the tests in order to maintain status quo.
** The 'Busters offered a contest to build a plausible working Archimedes Death Ray, for the chance to demonstrate it on the show. Unfortunately, the most promising candidate had his device damaged in transit, so it was never tested.
20th Sep '17 12:47:13 PM SeptimusHeap
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** The host of ''AskANinja'' visited ''[=MythBusters=]'' during a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ninja special.]]

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** The host of ''AskANinja'' ''WebVideo/AskANinja'' visited ''[=MythBusters=]'' during a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ninja special.]]
14th Sep '17 5:08:11 PM KZN02
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* TestingRangeMishap: Given the nature of the show, this is a common occurrence. One such incident with the Build Team resulted in a cannonball being launched beyond the bomb range and hitting a house miles away, which got the whole crew banned from the bomb range from then on up until the series finale.
5th Sep '17 11:48:17 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** TheChick -- Kari. The only (permanent) girl of the group. Known mostly for her artistry skills, but she's more than willing to get her hands dirty when the situation calls for it. [[WomenAreWiser Usually more reasonable]] than the others but is [[NotSoAboveItAll just as fond of explosives as everyone else on the show.]] [[SmallGirlBigGun Also has a fondness for high-powered firearms.]] Overall, she's about as capable as everyone else, but suffers some {{Chickification}} due to editing.

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** TheChick -- Kari. The only (permanent) girl of the group. Known mostly for her artistry skills, but she's more than willing to get her hands dirty when the situation calls for it. [[WomenAreWiser Usually more reasonable]] than the others but is [[NotSoAboveItAll just as fond of explosives as everyone else on the show.]] [[SmallGirlBigGun Also has a fondness for high-powered firearms.]] Overall, she's about as capable as everyone else, but suffers some {{Chickification}} due to editing.]]
22nd Aug '17 10:02:00 AM nombretomado
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY:

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2nd Aug '17 6:13:28 PM nombretomado
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21st Jul '17 9:50:02 AM StFan
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Soon after, sister network Science announced plans to revive the show with a new cast, beginning with ''[=MythBusters=]: The Search'' -- a reality competition to determine the new cast, followed by the proper revival series later in the year or in 2018. In the meantime, Creator/{{Netflix}} commissioned Beyond International Group, the company behind [=MythBusters=], to rope Kari, Tory and Grant into a SpiritualSuccessor of the show called ''Series/WhiteRabbitProject'', which also focuses on legends and theories, but instead of busting them, the show seeks to ''validate'' and ''rank'' them. ''White Rabbit Project'' premiered with 10 episodes on December 9th, 2016, on Netflix. Additionally, Adam, along with several other close friends, started a WebVideo and {{podcast}} series called ''Series/{{Tested}}'', along with working with Michael Stevens of VSauce on a series called Brain Candy. Originally they roped in Jamie for the show ''Tested'' as well, but he then bowed out as he wished to retire from the public eye and work in privacy.

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Soon after, sister network Science announced plans to revive the show with a new cast, beginning with ''[=MythBusters=]: The Search'' -- a reality competition to determine the new cast, followed by the proper revival series later in the year or in 2018. In the meantime, Creator/{{Netflix}} commissioned Beyond International Group, the company behind [=MythBusters=], to rope Kari, Tory and Grant into a SpiritualSuccessor of the show called ''Series/WhiteRabbitProject'', which also focuses on legends and theories, but instead of busting them, the show seeks to ''validate'' and ''rank'' them. ''White Rabbit Project'' premiered with 10 episodes on December 9th, 2016, on Netflix. Additionally, Adam, along with several other close friends, started a WebVideo and {{podcast}} series called ''Series/{{Tested}}'', along with working with Michael Stevens of VSauce ''WebVideo/VSauce'' on a series called Brain Candy. Originally they roped in Jamie for the show ''Tested'' as well, but he then bowed out as he wished to retire from the public eye and work in privacy.
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