History Series / Mythbusters

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.
13th Jul '17 2:35:40 PM jamespolk
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** Adam and Jamie once tested the myth of whether elephants were naturally fearful of mice (as seen in many cartoons) by visiting an elephant reserve in Africa and actually placing a mouse in an elephant's path. They did this twice and in both cases the elephant didn't stampede away, but it stopped in its tracks at the presence of the mouse and actively avoided it, thus earning the myth a "Plausible".

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** Adam and Jamie once tested the myth of whether elephants were naturally fearful of mice (as seen in many cartoons) by visiting an elephant reserve in Africa and actually placing a mouse in an elephant's path. They did this twice and in both cases the elephant didn't stampede away, but it stopped in its tracks at the presence of the mouse and actively avoided it, thus earning the myth a "Plausible".[[note]]No one seems to consider that it might be a matter of the elephant not wanting mouse goo on its feet.[[/note]]



** A callback of sorts happened about three years later on the Holiday Special. One of the myths tested was whether a ship's radar could roast a turkey. The internal temperature of the turkey before being put on the radar: 50 degrees Fahrenheit. After an hour of "cooking" on the radar...45 degrees Fahrenheit. Did I mention that the external temperature was higher than that of the turkey?

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** A callback of sorts happened about three years later on the Holiday Special. One of the myths tested was whether a ship's radar could roast a turkey. The internal temperature of the turkey before being put on the radar: 50 degrees Fahrenheit. After an hour of "cooking" on the radar...45 degrees Fahrenheit. Did I we mention that the external temperature was higher than that of the turkey?
27th Jun '17 3:43:49 PM Antigone3
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** There was a pseudo-crossover with ''Moonshiners'' for an episode dealing with moonshine myths. Scheduling prevented any of the ''Moonshiners'' cast from flying to San Francisco, [[note]]and Discovery is ''still'' insisting every drop of alcohol distilled on that program is made illegally, so they couldn't really come out for a cameo anyway,[[/note]] but the episode included several clips from the show.
18th Jun '17 2:56:23 PM nombretomado
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** Kari is a pescetarian (as per ThatOtherWiki) and is visibly miserable whenever they do a myth that involves copious amounts of meat. Usually because they mutilate it with swords or explosives.

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** Kari is a pescetarian (as per ThatOtherWiki) Wiki/ThatOtherWiki) and is visibly miserable whenever they do a myth that involves copious amounts of meat. Usually because they mutilate it with swords or explosives.
13th Jun '17 3:40:45 PM HawkbitAlpha
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When a legend fails to pan out, as it often does, they usually escalate matters to the point where the legend's expected results ''do'' occur. This process is affectionately called "replicate the myth, then duplicate the results" -- usually at a point so far beyond the normal parameters that it isn't even ''remotely'' plausible that it happened by accident (or at the very least, so incredibly dangerous that anyone capable of sound judgment wouldn't attempt it in the first place). Usually these escalations involve entertaining explosions (such as a popular one in a March 2005 episode which ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome vaporized]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a cement truck]], or, even better, an April 2009 episode where they [[TheresNoKillLikeOverKill annihilated a car with a rocket-sled]]).

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When a legend fails to pan out, as it often does, they usually escalate matters to the point where the legend's expected results ''do'' occur. This process is affectionately called "replicate the myth, then duplicate the results" -- usually at a point so far beyond the normal parameters that it isn't even ''remotely'' plausible that it happened by accident (or at the very least, so incredibly dangerous that anyone capable of sound judgment wouldn't attempt it in the first place). Usually these escalations involve [[StuffBlowingUp entertaining explosions explosions]] (such as a popular one in a March 2005 episode which ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome vaporized]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a cement truck]], or, even better, an April 2009 episode where they [[TheresNoKillLikeOverKill annihilated a car with a rocket-sled]]).
9th Jun '17 7:57:49 PM Sekasauna
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** They also made a trebuchet out of an old boom lift. It didn't work so well...
** In the final season, they made a trebuchet out of duct tape (and lumber). Thanks to properly considered engineering, it worked a lot better.

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** They also Adam and Jamie made a trebuchet out of an old boom lift. It didn't work so well...
** In the final season, they the boys made a trebuchet out of duct tape (and lumber). Thanks to properly considered engineering, it worked a lot better.
9th Jun '17 7:56:13 PM Sekasauna
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** The boys recreated a ''[[OverlyLongGag Hwacha!!!]]'' or multiple arrow launcher.

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** The boys Build Team recreated a ''[[OverlyLongGag Hwacha!!!]]'' or multiple arrow launcher.
12th May '17 8:28:12 PM hullflyer
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** The process of obtaining the necessary equipment to test a myth was often given a fair amount of screen time, and Adam or Jamie would be the ones on the phone. Today this is no longer the case, as even if the producers weren't taking care of equipment procurement now, the show's fame and reputation allow them to easily obtain almost anything except certain levels of military equipment or extremely dangerous/toxic substances. And even then, the people in charge of that equipment/substances are often fans of the show that they are willing to help out as best they are allowed to - such as Adam getting a ride in a U-2, courtesy of the U.S. Military, or the Build Team being allowed to bring roaches to a nuclear research lab to bombard them with lethal radiation.

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** The process of obtaining the necessary equipment to test a myth was often given a fair amount of screen time, and Adam or Jamie would be the ones on the phone. Today this is no longer the case, as even if the producers weren't taking care of equipment procurement now, the show's fame and reputation allow them to easily obtain almost anything except certain levels of military equipment or extremely dangerous/toxic substances. And even then, the people in charge of that equipment/substances are often fans of the show that they and are willing to help out as best they are allowed to - such as Adam getting a ride in a U-2, courtesy of the U.S. Military, or the Build Team being allowed to bring roaches to a nuclear research lab to bombard them with lethal radiation.
12th May '17 8:27:30 PM hullflyer
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** The process of obtaining the necessary equipment to test a myth was often given a fair amount of screen time, and Adam or Jamie would be the ones on the phone. Today this is no longer the case, as even if the producers weren't taking care of equipment procurement now, the show's fame and reputation allow them to easily obtain almost anything except certain levels of military equipment or extremely dangerous/toxic substances.

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** The process of obtaining the necessary equipment to test a myth was often given a fair amount of screen time, and Adam or Jamie would be the ones on the phone. Today this is no longer the case, as even if the producers weren't taking care of equipment procurement now, the show's fame and reputation allow them to easily obtain almost anything except certain levels of military equipment or extremely dangerous/toxic substances. And even then, the people in charge of that equipment/substances are often fans of the show that they are willing to help out as best they are allowed to - such as Adam getting a ride in a U-2, courtesy of the U.S. Military, or the Build Team being allowed to bring roaches to a nuclear research lab to bombard them with lethal radiation.
12th May '17 5:39:05 PM Mitis
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** "[Often overly-long name of impending test] in three, two, one…"

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** "[Often overly-long overly long name of impending test] in three, two, one…"
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