History Trivia / MythBusters

23rd May '18 11:15:03 PM KJMackley
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** Plans were in place to do an episode about RFID tags, with research already underway. Legal counsel for every credit card company in the world explained to them exactly how much it wasn't going to happen, and it's never going to happen.



** While testing the alleged explosive properties of a common substance, the build team created something that was so explosive and so easy to make that they voluntarily destroyed their footage and agreed [[https://youtu.be/JAwt61A0Wlc?t=1958 never to disclose what they had learned.]]


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The most common question fans ask is any myths they wanted to test but didn't/couldn't.
** Plans were in place to do an episode about RFID tags, with research already underway. Legal counsel for every credit card company in the world explained to them exactly how much it wasn't going to happen, and it's never going to happen.
** While testing the alleged explosive properties of a common substance, the build team created something that was so explosive and so easy to make that they voluntarily destroyed their footage and agreed [[https://youtu.be/JAwt61A0Wlc?t=1958 never to disclose what they had learned.]]
** One myth was that a Formula One race car could drive ''upside-down'' and remain on the road (via a combination of forward momentum and the aeredynamics of the shell creating so much pressure it could function as upward lift). Unsurprisingly, they were unable to find anyone to loan them a Formula One race car to test that claim.
5th Nov '17 9:33:58 PM TexasKelly
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** Literally invoked by the Narrator after the test of Adam's prototype toy car flames out. Then humorously expanded when Jamie's prototype smokes everything else.

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** Literally invoked by the Narrator after the test of Adam's prototype toy car flames out. out...
--> '''Adam:''' I'm really sad about my car.\\
'''Amanda (''expert's child''):''' It's too top-heavy!\\
'''Narrator:''' Mental note: Never work with animals or children.
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Then humorously expanded when Jamie's prototype smokes everything else.
5th Nov '17 9:29:36 PM TexasKelly
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** Literally invoked by the Narrator after the test of Adam's prototype toy car flames out. Then humorously expanded when Jamie's prototype smokes everything else.
--> '''Scottie:''' Jamie, you won!\\
'''Kari:''' Ain't that beautiful?\\
'''Narrator:''' Mental note: Animals, children, ''and'' Kari.
17th Oct '17 1:46:40 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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*** The Build Team would lampshade the situation while discussing the results of the "RFID in a MRI" myth in the Myth Revolution episode, with Tory commenting on how the chips ''should'' be put to the test, with Grant retorting that they're [[FictionasCoverup already on too many government watch lists]] for it to be worth the trouble.

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*** The Build Team would lampshade the situation while discussing the results of the "RFID in a MRI" myth in the Myth Revolution episode, with Tory commenting on how the chips ''should'' be put to the test, with Grant retorting that they're [[FictionasCoverup [[FictionAsCoverup already on too many government watch lists]] for it to be worth the trouble.
9th Oct '17 2:01:07 PM ClintEastwood
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Mythbusters is Discovery Communications' CashCowFranchise, and the execs know that. When someone at The Science Channel put forth an idea to revive the series just days after the show ended production, the higher ups at Discovery approved of the plan almost immediately.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Mythbusters This is Discovery Communications' CashCowFranchise, and the execs know that. When someone at The Science Channel put forth an idea to revive the series just days after the show ended production, the higher ups at Discovery approved of the plan almost immediately.


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* HostilityOnTheSet: Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman always tell anyone who will listen that they are not friends. Adam finds Jamie too serious and nitpicky, and Jamie finds Adam too goofy and sloppy. This being said, they have a fantastic ''working'' relationship, and have a high level of respect for each other, to the point that when producers attempted to inject "drama" into the show by showing more of their disagreements, they both refused, saying that they wanted to be professional, and it was more important to show them working well together ''in spite of'' their personal feelings, rather than playing up the rare moments their frustrations boiled over (which of course can happen even with good friends).
3rd Oct '17 7:03:13 AM KTera
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** While testing the alleged explosive properties of a common substance, the build team created something that was so explosive and so easy to make that they voluntarily destroyed their footage and agreed [[https://youtu.be/JAwt61A0Wlc?t=1958 never to disclose what they had learned.]]
14th Aug '17 7:40:44 AM shatterstar
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Mythbusters is Discovery Communications' CashCowFranchise, and the execs know that. When someone at The Science Channel put forth an idea to revive the series just days after the show ended production, the higher ups at Discovery approved of the plan almost immediately.
14th Mar '17 2:27:30 AM BobTheBard
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* [[HeyItsThatSound Hey It's That Music]]: Sharp-eared gamers may recognize one of the musical snips they sometimes use between shots as coming from the soundtrack of ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 2''. (If you want to know the specific moment, it's after the second test in the Hypermiling myth, you very briefly hear the same beat used in "Ambushed", the song for the missions Wolf Trial 4 and Iron Piston)

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* [[HeyItsThatSound Hey It's That Music]]: Sharp-eared gamers may recognize one of the musical snips they sometimes use between shots during Seasons 2 through 11 as coming from the soundtrack of ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 2''. (If you want to know the specific moment, Specifically, it's the beat at the beginning of [[https://youtu.be/RB0oxICsbOI?t=12s Ambushed]] and two places it can be heard are during the Skunk Cleaning segment in S2 and after the second test in the Hypermiling myth, you very briefly hear the same beat used myth in "Ambushed", the song for the missions Wolf Trial 4 and Iron Piston)S11.
13th Dec '16 10:39:31 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: In the early days, Adam, Grant and Kari posted occasionally on the Discovery forum. Adam was driven off by a death threat over the results of their first ScopeSnipe test, Grant left after being harassed by Monday morning quarterbacks and Kari left after receiving lewd comments by fanboys. Also, when Discovery Communications started leaking out the details for the reboot, fans were quick to jump the gun and criticize the changes made to the series on the official Facebook page, even if some of them were only temporary or inevitable. [[https://www.facebook.com/MythBusters/posts/10154187528768224 Observe]].
4th Dec '16 6:39:47 PM Dallenson
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* [[HeyItsThatSound Hey It's That Music]]: Sharp-eared gamers may recognize one of the musical snips they sometimes use between shots as coming from the soundtrack of ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 2''.

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* [[HeyItsThatSound Hey It's That Music]]: Sharp-eared gamers may recognize one of the musical snips they sometimes use between shots as coming from the soundtrack of ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 2''. (If you want to know the specific moment, it's after the second test in the Hypermiling myth, you very briefly hear the same beat used in "Ambushed", the song for the missions Wolf Trial 4 and Iron Piston)
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