History Trivia / MythBusters

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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* MilestoneCelebration: MilestoneCelebration:
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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.
6th Aug '15 2:38:41 PM MarsJenkar
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*** They eventually found an airline who agreed to lend a plane to perform this very experiment, 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, 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]].''



** [[Series/GoodEats Alton Brown]] recently appeared in a food-centric episode.

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** [[Series/GoodEats Alton Brown]] recently appeared in a food-centric episode.episode, helping the main duo with three myths (two in the episode, one on the website).



* NoExportForYou: Inverted. Though the show is made in America, the episode "Plane Boarding"/"Bite the Bullet" has so far only aired overseas.

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* NoExportForYou: Inverted. Though the show is made in America, the episode "Plane Boarding"/"Bite the Bullet" has so far only aired overseas.overseas two full years before it finally aired in the United States. A few other episodes were similarly delayed (including Traffic Tricks), though no others were delayed for that long.
3rd Jul '15 10:09:05 PM nombretomado
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** One famous myth, though, was actually kept from airing at all because it was deemed a little too risque/immature. It involved the flatulence myths and testing if you can actually set your farts on fire. Confirmed, but most of the footage is of Adam spread eagle on a specialized chair holding a lighter near his crotch. Nobody really wants to see that. They finally did the experiment on an episode of [[TheLateLateShow Craig Ferguson]] which the cast were guests on. It worked. The segment itself finally partially aired during the "25 Best Moments" special.

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** One famous myth, though, was actually kept from airing at all because it was deemed a little too risque/immature. It involved the flatulence myths and testing if you can actually set your farts on fire. Confirmed, but most of the footage is of Adam spread eagle on a specialized chair holding a lighter near his crotch. Nobody really wants to see that. They finally did the experiment on an episode of [[TheLateLateShow [[Series/TheLateLateShow Craig Ferguson]] which the cast were guests on. It worked. The segment itself finally partially aired during the "25 Best Moments" special.
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