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2012 Episode Guide

posted: 11/14/12

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Duct Tape Island: March 25, 2012

Abandoned on a Hawaiian island, Jamie and Adam find themselves armed with nothing but the sticky silver adhesive. Can they use it to source water, find food, build shelter, and even escape?

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Fire vs. Ice: April 1, 2012

Adam and Jamie tackle an internet sensation about an epic duel between a flamethrower and a CO2 fire extinguisher, while Kari, Tory and Grant get high-tech find out if a dust cloud created by a foursome of 4x4s can really blind the all-seeing eye of the latest military spy drone.

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Square Wheels: April 8, 2012

Adam and Jamie test whether, after a certain speed, the ride in a car with square wheels is just as smooth as with round ones, while in Date Night Car, Tory, Kari and Grant tackle a tandem driving myth from the movie Date Night.

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Swinging Pirates: April 15, 2012

The Hyneman and Captain Redbeard take a swing at a Pirates of the Carribean myth, while Kari, Tory and Grant roll out the barrel for a turbo-charged go-cart.

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Battle of the Sexes: April 22, 2012

CONTROVERSY! The MythBusters pit men against women in grilling, packing the car, driving and reading non-verbal cues. WHO will WIN the GENDER WARS?

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Driving in Heels: April 29, 2012

Spike heels and platforms may be the height of fashion, but does fancy footwear put you at risk on the road? Don't miss Jamie and Adam's attempt to find out. Then, in Super Glue Heroics, Tory, Grant and Kari test whether it's possible to glue a roomful of furniture to a hotel-room ceiling as well as to substitute super glue for a seat-belt in a head-on car crash.

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Revenge of the Myth: May 6, 2012

The MythBusters take fan-favorite myths -- including Bird Balance, Exploding Water Heater, Fireworks Man and Viral Excavator -- to another level in the ultimate experimental ramp-up.

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Bouncing Bullet: May 13, 2012

Adam and Jamie take aim at a ricochet myth from the TV show Burn Notice while Kari, Tory and Grant test the Hollywood myth that if you jump when running away from an explosion, you can surf the shockwave.

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Mailbag Special: May 20, 2012

This fan-correspondence catch-up includes both question-answering and taking mini-myth requests such as whether you can eat a spoonful of cinnamon without drinking water.

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Bubble Pack Plunge: June 3, 2012

The Internet and Hollywood are put on the hot seat as Adam and Jamie test whether survival is possible if you jump from a building wrapped in bubble packaging, and Kari, Grant, and Tory experiment with a James Bond ejector seat.

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Duel Dilemmas: June 10, 2012

While Adam and Jamie test that first rule of modern warfare -- "never bring a knife to a gunfight" -- Kari, Grant, and Tory find out if a two-stage missile known as the fire-breathing dragon ever really existed.

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Hollywood Gunslingers: June 17, 2012

The MythBusters bust out with guns blazing to take aim at eight Hollywood firearms fables, including never-ending ammo, lethal nail guns and deadly silver bullets.

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Jawsome Shark Special: August 13, 2012

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have put themselves in some pretty hair-raising scenarios to bust the biggest shark myths over the years, and now they count down their top 25 of all time. The duo also takes on new myths, shows never-seen-before footage and reveals the number-one shark myth that will quite literally blow people away.

Watch video from Jawsome Shark Special.

Titanic Survival: October 7, 2012

Adam and Jamie team up with Titanic movie director James Cameron to tackle the most requested myth in MythBuster history, while Kari, Grant and Tory ride a rocket-powered surfboard.

Watch video from Titanic Survival.

Trench Torpedo: October 14, 2012

The guys fire up a myth from World War One - testing if a trench corner can slow down a shockwave and save a soldier. Tory, Kari and Grant crash clown cars to see if balloons can protect you in a crash.

Watch video from Trench Torpedo.

Hail Hijinx: October 21, 2012

Adam and Jamie take on bridge physics from the action movie Cliffhanger, while Kari, Grant and Tory test if giant hail can really sink a fishing boat.

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Fright Night: October 28, 2012

In this Halloween special, the MythBusters take on haunted hums and the smell of fear. Adam and Jamie see if certain sound frequencies can convince people of paranormal activity. Kari, Grant and Tory find out if the smell of fear really exists.

Watch video from Fright Night.

Mini Myth Medley: November 4, 2012

The team mixes it up with a medley of viewer requested myths and hit a home run with baseball legend Matt Cain. The guys test an underwater bike ride, if you really can "know it like the back of your hand," and the potty dance.

Watch video from Myth Medley.

Cannonball Chemistry: November 11, 2011

Adam and Jamie take on a myth from Burn Notice, while Kari, Tory and Grant test if cannonballs made of stone can compare to steel.

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Food Fables: November 18, 2012

On this special Thanksgiving episode, the team investigates crazy food myths: Could an exotic array of birds and reptiles all really taste like chicken? And with the help of TV chef Alton Brown, Adam and Jamie try making popcorn in a bombsuit and then cooking a multi-course dinner on the engine of a moving car.

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