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2008 Episode Guide

posted: 07/13/12

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James Bond, Part 1: January 16, 2008

Can an electromagnetic watch really deflect a bullet? Would a round from Bond's gun pierce a propane cylinder? Could a boat survive driving up the bank of a river intact?

Lead Balloon: January 23, 2008

Can Adam and Jamie get a lead balloon to fly? Is it possible to drop a couple sticks of dynamite into a lake and create ideal surfing conditions?

Airplane on a Conveyor Belt: January 30, 2008

The team takes a crash-course in remote controlled airplane flying, bug-out by testing the "cockroach survival" theory, then return to fraternity pranks with exploding cans of shaving cream.

MacGyver Myths: February 2, 2008

Jamie and Adam try to blow a hole in a wall using pure sodium metal dropped in a water bottle. The build team tries building an ultralight airplane with raw bamboo, a small stolen engine, and duct tape.

James Bond, Part 2: February 6, 2008

Is it possible for a pen-sized bomb to blow a crash-test dummy clean in half? Can Oddjob's sartorial weapon slice the head off a statue?

Viewers' Special 2: February 13, 2008

Why would ancient man go to all the trouble of making stone arrowheads when sharpening a stick would have done the same job? Could machine gunfire mow down a tree?

Alaska Special: April 23, 2008

Adam and Jamie test the theory of cabin fever. Can a solitary stick of dynamite really sink a pickup parked on a frozen lake? The build team takes on the myth of car vs. moose.

Shark Week Special 2: July 27, 2008

Do dogs and injured "flapping" fish attract sharks? Will Robo-Shark eat Tory?

Exploding Steak: August 6, 2008

We test two myths suggested by the fans: alternate steak tenderizing methods and road rage.

NASA Moon Landing: August 27, 2008

Adam and Jamie investigate if the U.S. government shot the footage of the astronauts in a studio. The build team takes on claims that footage of footprints and flags flapping have to be faked.

Viral Hour: September 3, 2008

Can a car be blasted 15 feet in the air with the water pressure from 10 fire hoses? Can ordinary sawdust when airblasted through a flame explode into a catastrophic fireball? Do goats really faint?

Phone Book Friction: September 10, 2008

If you interweave the pages of two phone books, are they impossible to pull apart? Can the build team dispell five mini-myths from the movie Deep Blue Sea?

Water Stun Gun: September 17, 2008

Is an electronic stun gun mixed with water a possible weapon for crowd control? Can a fire extinguisher caught in a fire actually blow up? Is walking over hot coals just mind over matter?

Blind Driving: October 8, 2008

Is it really possible to drive a car completely blind? Do metal cleats on golf shoes really attract lightning. Can a huge underground explosion really cause a ball to drop from the lip into the hole?

Ninjas 2: October 15, 2008

Can an arrow be caught in midair? Is there really a punching technique that can floor an opponent with only a 1-inch lead in? Can an underwater blowpipe be stealthily used to fell an opponent?

Alcohol Myths: October 22, 2008

Is there such thing as "beer goggles"? Can running on a treadmill or slapping someone's face help to sober up a drunk person? Can an ancient medieval weapon really fire 200 arrows over 500 yards?

Motorcycle Flip: October 29, 2008

Can a flagpole in the front wheel of a motorcycle create a head-over-handlebars flip? Kari, Grant and Tory test whether or not it is possible to break out of jail using bed sheets, hair and toilet paper.

Coffin Punch: November 5, 2008

The team tests what is really bulletproof. Then, they test whether is is possible to escape if you are buried alive inside a coffin.

End With a Bang: November 12, 2008

Is it really true that you can't polish dung? Is hitting the ground at speed really faster than a standing start? Then, Adam and Jamie test another classic - is it really best to end with a bang?

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