History YMMV / MythBusters

18th Apr '16 5:09:38 PM bombadil211
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* CriticalResearchFailure: While testing myths related to the MoonMissionHoax, Adam holds up an Apollo astronaut figurine and says that it's Neil Armstrong because of the figure's red commander markings. Neil Armstrong's suit never had any red markings. They were an embellishment added to commanders' suits from Apollo 13 onwards because people had trouble distinguishing the Apollo 11 and 12 astronauts on TV.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: While testing myths related to the MoonMissionHoax, MoonLandingHoax, Adam holds up an Apollo astronaut figurine and says that it's Neil Armstrong because of the figure's red commander markings. Neil Armstrong's suit never had any red markings. They were an embellishment added to commanders' suits from Apollo 13 onwards because people had trouble distinguishing the Apollo 11 and 12 astronauts on TV.
18th Apr '16 5:08:53 PM bombadil211
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* CrazyAwesome: The entire idea of the show is this! Five {{Mad Scientist}}s blow up, shoot, break, and damage tons of stuff all in the name of finding out if a myth is true or not.


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* CrazyAwesome: The entire idea of the show is this! Five {{Mad Scientist}}s blow up, shoot, break, and damage tons of stuff all in the name of finding out if a myth is true or not.
* CriticalResearchFailure: While testing myths related to the MoonMissionHoax, Adam holds up an Apollo astronaut figurine and says that it's Neil Armstrong because of the figure's red commander markings. Neil Armstrong's suit never had any red markings. They were an embellishment added to commanders' suits from Apollo 13 onwards because people had trouble distinguishing the Apollo 11 and 12 astronauts on TV.
12th Apr '16 8:25:00 PM JoieDeCombat
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* SpoiledByTheFormat: Because they go on to replicate the results of every myth they bust, you can usually tell whether the myth is true based on how far into the episode they are when they test it full-scale.

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* SpoiledByTheFormat: Because they go on to replicate the results of every myth they bust, you can usually tell whether the myth is true based on how far into the episode they are when they test it full-scale. On at least one occasion Adam himself has openly acknowledged this by commenting that they have far too much time left in the episode not to take their testing further.
20th Mar '16 7:48:56 PM Kalmbach
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* AccidentalInnuendo: A visual example. The Build Team was testing the myth of the Ballistics Barrel, but one of their first tests involved strapping a test dummy on the top of the of the barrel, filling up the barrel with rocket fuel. The ignition came in from a remote-controlled car pushing a firecracker to the hole and repeatedly ramming it there to try to get ignition. In fact, most of the tests in Ballistics Barrel can be considered AccidentalInnuendo depending on the actual setup.

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* AccidentalInnuendo: A visual example. The Build Team was testing the myth of the Ballistics Barrel, but one of their first tests involved strapping a test dummy on the top of the of the barrel, filling up the barrel with rocket fuel. The ignition came in from a remote-controlled car pushing a firecracker to the hole and repeatedly ramming it there to try to get ignition. In fact, most of the tests in Ballistics Barrel can be considered AccidentalInnuendo depending on the actual setup.
15th Mar '16 2:11:07 PM Willbyr
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** The various farewell messages from people such as Chris Hadfield, Creator/JamesCameron, Creator/NeilDeGrasseTyson, Pres. Obama, and Creator/StephenColbert.

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** The various farewell messages from people such as Chris Hadfield, Creator/JamesCameron, Creator/NeilDeGrasseTyson, [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Pres. Obama, Obama]], and Creator/StephenColbert.
15th Mar '16 2:10:12 PM Willbyr
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** The various farewell messages from people such as Chris Hadfield, James Cameron, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Barack Obama, and Stephen Colbert.

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** The various farewell messages from people such as Chris Hadfield, James Cameron, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Barack Creator/JamesCameron, Creator/NeilDeGrasseTyson, Pres. Obama, and Stephen Colbert.Creator/StephenColbert.



* 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 quarter backs and Kari left after receiving lewd comments by fanboys.

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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 quarter backs quarterbacks and Kari left after receiving lewd comments by fanboys.fanboys.
8th Mar '16 3:47:01 PM annieholmes
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* TearJerker: The reunion episode. Highlights include:
** The story of the fan who saved herself and her daughter thanks to MythBusters.
** The various farewell messages from people such as Chris Hadfield, James Cameron, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Barack Obama, and Stephen Colbert.
** (What's left of) Buster being given to the Build Team as a souvenir.
** Heck, any given moment where they showed a clip from the show can set off the waterworks and the realization that it's the end.
6th Mar '16 3:10:24 PM TexasKelly
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** [[DefiedTrope Defied]] in later seasons, as (for example) they were able to license and use the official music for the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' and both ''Franchise/StarWars'' specials in 2014-15.
5th Mar '16 10:22:30 PM TexasKelly
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** However, years later she [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] this in an outtake from the reunion special:
-->'''Kari:''' [[OlderandWiser What woman would not want]] her 27-year-old butt immortalized forever?
14th Feb '16 5:34:47 AM maxwellsilver
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The cannon powered by matches in the Website/YouTube episode, in light of the cannonball incident. The bowling ball skipped off the hill in a similar manner to the later cannonball, traveling a long distance. It didn't go far enough to endanger anyone the way the later cannonball did, but still....
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