History Trivia / MythBusters

7th Aug '16 10:35:02 AM gjjones
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* FakeAmerican: Robert Lee is British-born and Australia-based, but he uses an American accent when narrating the show.
24th Jul '16 1:21:18 PM treehugger0369
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* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: A few cases with children, such as the "Taking Candy from a Baby" myth (turns out crying is one of the baby's greatest defenses) and plenty with animals, such as the goats they couldn't get to faint (though one did [[GroinAttack punch Tory in the balls]]), the skunks they couldn't get to spray them, and the crocodiles they couldn't get to chase them. Their experience with uncooperative ducks while trying to see if a duck's quack really has no echo is also an example, resulting in a recurring clip of Jamie holding a duck in a threatening manner.
--> "Quack, damn you!"
28th Apr '16 7:42:53 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Okay, maybe it's reaching a little, but:
** Mr. Whipple's assistant is missing an eyebrow!
** R2-D2 built a sword-swinging robot!
16th Apr '16 11:07:57 AM Upgrader
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* EditedForSyndication: They also like to play the stuff that got cut in an end of season wrap up. Or, as stated before commercial breaks, most of the cut material winds up on the website. In one first-season episode, most of the "Octopus Pregnancy" segment (including ''all'' the testing) was chopped out of the US release.

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* EditedForSyndication: They also like to play The "rough cut" of each episode is about 52 minutes long, but in the stuff that got cut in an end of season wrap up. Or, as stated before commercial breaks, most US, those episodes get edited down to 42-45 minutes. Most of the cut material winds up on the website. In one first-season episode, most of the "Octopus Pregnancy" segment (including ''all'' the testing) was chopped out of the US release. Adam has said that the US versions of the episodes tend to cut out the punchlines of his jokes.
15th Mar '16 2:16:11 PM Willbyr
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* MilestoneCelebration: The 100th episode was celebrated by testing a bunch of stunts from ''Series/MacGyver''.

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The 100th episode was celebrated by testing a bunch of stunts from ''Series/MacGyver''.
22nd Jan '16 3:20:43 PM maxwellsilver
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** [[Film/ThePhantomMenace R2]][[Film/AttackOfTheClones -]][[Film/RevengeOfTheSith D2]] built a sword-swinging robot!

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** [[Film/ThePhantomMenace R2]][[Film/AttackOfTheClones -]][[Film/RevengeOfTheSith D2]] R2-D2 built a sword-swinging robot!
22nd Jan '16 3:18:47 PM maxwellsilver
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*** They eventually found an airline who agreed to lend a plane to perform this very experiment (even after a test firing of the jet's engines ''tore up the runway'' they were testing on--the owner basically shrugged after seeing it, and let testing continue), which they tried on a car, a school bus and a small airplane. And it was ''[[RuleOfCool awesome]].''

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*** They eventually found an airline who agreed to lend a plane to perform this very experiment (even after a test firing of the jet's engines ''tore up the runway'' they were testing on--the owner basically shrugged after seeing it, and let testing continue), which they tried on a car, a school bus and a small airplane. And it was ''[[RuleOfCool awesome]].''awesome.''
30th Dec '15 9:21:30 PM TexasKelly
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** When the [=MythBusters=] tested whether sugared cereal was less nutritious than the box it came in, their original approach was to use mice (one group was given the cereal and another cardboard pellets, with a third group given "regular" mice pellets as a control). They returned after a weekend away from a shop to find that one mouse in the cardboard group had decided [[ImAHumanitarian to get nutrition from its brethren]] instead of the cardboard. The [=MythBusters=] thought [[BlackComedyCannibalism this was hilarious]], but the Discovery suits were [[DudeNotFunny not amused]], and forced them to cut that particular test from the episode. Watch Adam discuss the situation [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziQWDnFSPt8 here]].

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** When the [=MythBusters=] tested whether sugared cereal was less nutritious than the box it came in, their original approach was to use mice (one group was given the cereal and another cardboard pellets, with a third group given "regular" mice pellets as a control). They returned after a weekend away from a shop M5 to find that one mouse in the cardboard group had decided [[ImAHumanitarian to get nutrition from its brethren]] instead of the cardboard. The [=MythBusters=] thought [[BlackComedyCannibalism this was hilarious]], but the Discovery suits were [[DudeNotFunny not amused]], and forced them to cut that particular test from the episode. Watch Adam discuss the situation [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziQWDnFSPt8 here]].
30th Dec '15 9:20:33 PM TexasKelly
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** When the [=MythBusters=] tested whether sugared cereal was less nutritious than the box it came in, their original approach was to use mice (one group was given the cereal and another cardboard pellets, with a third group given "regular" mice pellets as a control). They returned after a weekend away from a shop to find that one mouse in the cardboard group had decided [[ImAHumanitarian to get nutrition from its brethren]] instead of the cardboard. The [=MythBusters=] thought [[BlackComedyCannibalism this was hilarious]], but the Discovery suits were [[DudeNotFunny not amused]], and forced them to cut that particular test from the episode. Watch Adam discuss the situation [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziQWDnFSPt8 here]].
7th Dec '15 12:39:36 AM bassmedic87
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* OldShame: Adam's biggest acting role is revealed to be: a teenage stockboy in a toilet paper commercial.

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* OldShame: Adam's biggest acting role is revealed to be: a teenage stockboy in a toilet paper commercial. That and a Billy Joel music video.
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