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2014 Episode Guide

posted: 01/04/14

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Star Wars Special -- Jan. 4, 2014

In this Star Wars special, the MythBusters test if Luke really could swing himself and Leia across a chasm with only his belt-rigged grappling hook, could an Ewok log swing crush an Imperial "Chicken Walker", and could Luke survive in a tauntaun's belly?

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Moonshiner Myths -- Jan. 11, 2014

In this moonshiner-inspired episode, the MythBusters find out if an exploding still really could blow your house down and if you really could use hooch to fuel an unmodified car on a "moonshine run."

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Hollywood Car Crash Cliches -- Jan. 18, 2014

It's wall-to-wall automotive mayhem, as the MythBusters drive through glass, plow through traffic, and fire an RPG at an SUV to take aim at classic Hollywood crash clich?s.

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Car Chase Chaos / Animal Antics -- jan. 25, 2014

The MythBusters test car-chase cliches: Can you really share driving, change places, or dump the driver while moving at speed? Also, from the message boards, the team tests some fan-suggested deterrents for driving away cats, bears and snakes.

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*DO* Try This at Home? -- Feb. 1, 2014

After more than 10 years of testing impossible, dangerous and downright crazy myths that you shouldn't or couldn't try at home, the MythBusters investigate a host of myths that maybe you can!

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Mythssion Impossible -- Feb. 15, 2014

The MythBusters test three impossible idioms: Can you herd cats? Can you catch a greased pig? And, most importantly, can you cram 10 pounds of poop into a 5-pound bag?

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Bullet Baloney -- Feb. 22, 2014

The MythBusters take on five filmic firearm cliches: Will a bent-barreled shot gun fire? Can you fire a gun in space? Will a gun dropped in a deep fryer go off? What weird items will stop a bullet? And does a neon sign really explode when hit by a bullet?

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Supersonic Ping Pong/Ice Cannon -- March 1, 2014

In this ballistics bonanza, Adam and Jamie ask if supersonic ping pong can go lethally wrong while Kari, Grant and Tory light the frozen fuse on a cannon made of ice!

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Fire in the Hole -- July 10, 2014

The MythBusters tackle some of Hollywood's favorite explosive scenarios. Could a hero really shoot a live grenade in midair and thus render it useless? Could you really contain a TNT explosion inside an ordinary object like a file cabinet or aquarium?

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Household Disasters -- July 17, 2014

It's YOUR house under the Myths-cro-scope this time. Could a vacuum cleaner explode while sucking up black powder? Could sunscreen scorch your skin? Could a piano crash through your roof? And finally, could an exploding water heater extinguish a house fire?

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Commercial Myths -- July 24, 2014

The MythBusters go to vertigo-inducing heights to test out some commercial myths. Could you actually bob for an apple while jumping from a 100-foot high bungee cord? And from a viral video, could you really play a match of tennis while both players are standing on top of an airplane's wing?

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Road Rage -- July 31, 2014

In this episode, three car crimes straight from Hollywood are put to the test: the cliff top push, the two-wheel wipeout (and ... we do mean WIPEOUT, with Adam at the wheel to boot), and, finally, the Corvette barrel roll from "Wanted."

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Laws of Attraction -- Aug. 7, 2014

The MythBusters use sexy science to tackle five captivating clich?s about the laws of attraction, including whether men really do prefer blondes, if pheromone sprays really work, if bigger boobs equal bigger tips, and whether a man's wealth really woos women.

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Traffic Tricks -- Aug. 7, 2014

In this episode, the subject is everyone's favorite topic of discussion besides weather: traffic! The MythBusters determine whether a roundabout (or rotary) is better than a four-way stop sign, if it's faster to drive than fly when your trip is under 400 miles, and whether it's better to change lanes or stay put in heavy traffic.

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Plane Boarding -- Aug. 21, 2014

If you travel at all, you'll LOVE this episode, as Jamie and Adam explore the most efficient ways to board an airplane (back to front? window to aisle? unassigned seating? etc.). Then, Kari, Grant and Tory determine whether you can really make a bullet out of a human tooth.

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