MythBusters 2013 Episode Guide

posted: 04/04/13
In the Breaking Bad Special, airing Monday, Aug. 12, at 10/9c, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are joined by creator Vince Gilligan and star Aaron Paul as they scrutinize some of the science in the hit series.
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JATO Rocket Car: Mission Accomplished? May 1, 2013

MythBusters' 10th anniversary kicks off with a blast from the past, the myth that began the busting: JATO Rocket Car. Back with more rocket power, more gadgets, and a huge rolling bunker called The Beast, will the team bust this myth once and for all?


Deadliest Catch Crabtastic Special: May 8, 2013

Deadliest Catch captains Johnathan and Junior join the MythBusters to test if a crab pot will drag you overboard to the bottom if your foot is caught in a coil, if it's better to work a 30-hr grind with no sleep, and if crab pots truly are indestructible.


Down and Dirty/Earthquake Survival: May 15, 2013

The MythBusters get down and dirty to test if using a bathroom's hand dryer is better than a paper towel and which public restroom stall is the cleanest. They also shake, rattle and roll to test if it's better to stand in the doorway during an earthquake.


Indy Car Special: May 22, 2013

The MythBusters burn rubber at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway testing racing myths. Can man beat machine in a 30-ft, standing-start sprint? Can a driver lose 10 lbs during a race? Can a race tire's suction rip loose a manhole cover during a street race?


Battle of the Sexes: Round 2: May 29, 2013

It's Round 2 of Battle of the Sexes and the MythBusters test the cliches: Will lost men really not stop and ask for directions? Are women better multi-taskers? Which sex can parallel park with aplomb? And should "throwing like a girl" really be an insult?


Motorcycle Water Ski: June 5, 2013

Jamie puts his life on the line to test the myth that a motorcycle traveling at highway speeds can drive across the surface of a lake. The MythBusters test whether you can survive a jump from a highrise with a parachute made from a hotel room's contents.


Hypermiling/Crash Cushions: June 12, 2013

Could a guy sandwiched between two big guys in the backseat of a car survive the car being T-boned by a truck? The MythBusters also hit the road to test three more hypermiling myths. Can these simple techniques really double your car's fuel efficiency?


Duct Tape Canyon: June 19, 2013

Lost in the wilderness, Adam and Jamie survive the desert, repel down canyon cliff-faces, and brave Class 5 rapids, all with duct tape and bubble wrap. Guest appearance by Nik Wallenda, famous tightrope walker, who has his own way to traverse the canyon.


Painting With Explosives/Bifurcated Boat: June 26, 2013

After 7 years, it's back to unsolved Myth-teries: Can Adam's snowflake of death or Jamie's special sphere paint a room with a boom? Then, the fans demand the return to the cursed, bifurcated boat myth to see if it can be split in two by a channel marker.


Breaking Bad Special: August 12, 2013

Things get volatile when the MythBusters meet creator Vince Gilligan and star Aaron Paul to check the chemistry behind the hit TV show "Breaking Bad." The team recreates two iconic, acidic scenes to see if the science truly holds up, melts down, or blows.


Zombie Special: Oct. 17, 2013

Yep, it's the MythBusters Zombie Special. First up, Adam and Jamie test two myths about the power of the zombie hoard. First, can they really break through a door thanks to working as a team of pushing power? Second, what's the perfect weapon to use against the zombie hoard: gun or ax? Then Kari, Grant and Tory unleash their inner beast too as they find out if it's really inevitable that zombies will catch you even though they only shuffle at 2 miles an hour!


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