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2009 Episode Guide

posted: 07/13/12

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Demolition Derby: April 8, 2009

Is the movie Speed just fake film physics? Will a car dropped from 4,000 feet fall faster than a speeding car? Is the compact conundrum of a two-truck head-on collision a myth?

Alaska Special: April 15, 2009

Is Pykrete really tougher than concrete? Is it durable enough to make a boat out of? Can a V-shaped snowplow really split a car in two?

Banana Slip/Double-Dip: April 22, 2009

Can a banana peel really cause one to slip? Does double dipping cause germ warfare? And can the build team really make a homemade diamond?

YouTube Special: April 29, 2009

Can match heads alone fire a homemade cannon? Can a 7-foot ball of Legos become a rolling weapon of mass destruction?

Swimming in Syrup: May 6, 2009

Is it possible to swim as fast in syrup as in water? Could MacGyver have blown off a cargo-ship steel door with only gun powder and a gun handle?

Exploding Bumper: May 13, 2009

Can car bumpers become deadly and explode? Is it true that Hungarian archers got twice the penetration shooting a bow from a galloping horse?

Seesaw Saga: May 20, 2009

Could a sky diver whose parachute failed to open hit a playground seesaw and send a small girl flying seven stories high?

Thermite vs. Ice: May 27, 2009

See what happens when you combine thermite, a chemical that burns at almost 2,000 degrees, with ice. And can a stereo set off a rifle with its vibrations?

Prison Escape: June 3, 2009

Is it possible to cling to the roof of a speeding, swerving car like in the movies? Can jailbirds use dental floss to cut through solid steel bars?

Curving Bullets: June 10, 2009

Can a sonic shock wave shatter glass? Is it possible for bullets to bend around obstacles with a side arm flick of the wrist?

Car vs. Rain: June 17, 2009

If you're out for a spin in the rain in your convertible, can you stay dry by driving faster? Can popcorn be cooked by a laser or an explosion?

Knock Your Socks Off: October 7, 2009

If one bullet is fired and another is dropped simultaneously from the same height, will they hit the ground at the same time? Is it possible to knock someone out of their socks?

Duct Tape Hour: October 14, 2009

Can duct tape really be used to lift a car in the air? Will duct tape keep your boat afloat? Can you make a boat completely out of duct tape?

Clean Car vs. Dirty Car: October 21, 2009

Does a dirty car get better gas mileage than a clean one? Is the adage, "Stick to beer you're in the clear; beer then liquor ever sicker" true?

Greased Lightning: October 28, 2009

What happens when you mix water, oil and fire? Can cheese be used as cannon fodder? Can a C-4 explosive be set off in a microwave?

Hurricane Windows: November 4, 2009

In a hurricane, would a house suffer less damage if the windows were left open? Can liquid nitrogen really shatter a head or explode a frozen tree?

Crash and Burn: November 11, 2009

Does a car always explode as it plunges off a cliff? Can a huge rocket launch a cage holding a human and would the person survive?

Myth Evolution: November 18, 2009

This fan favorites episode revisits the water-heater rocket, car-roof cling, curving bullets, liquid nitrogen and snowplow split myths.

Dumpster Diving: November 25, 2009

Can a person leap from several stories into a dumpster, then be able to run away? Can a diving suit flaw force a diver's entire body into his helmet?

Antacid Jail Break: December 2, 2009

The MythBusters see if antacids can break you out of jail, and how far a criminal can get when making a break for it in the dark.

Unarmed and Unharmed: December 9, 2009

Adam and Jamie tackle a quick draw gun-slinging story, while Grant, Tory and Jessi hop on board the Mythbus for another myth from the movie Speed.

Hidden Nasties: December 16, 2009

Are soda cans contaminated by rat pee? Does your cell phone have more germs than a toilet? Can a sports car skip across a lake a la The Cannonball Run?

Mini-Myth Mayhem: December 28, 2009

Six fan-requested fables are put to the test, including whether an engraved coconut can be sent through the mail and whether a match can be lit with a bullet.

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