MythBusters, Season 7, Vol. 2
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There are many ways to describe MythBusters but rather than plunder the thesaurus, it seems more appropriate to examine the data. Now in its 7th series, 769 myths have been tested by 2391 experiments. What other show has destroyed 128 vehicles or used 12,000 kilograms of explosives in the name of science? Sit back and strap yourself in, because this series is going to be a wild ride as the MythBusters unveil their latest bag of tricks – from movie myths to viral videos, from thought experiments to idioms, from fan requests to historical anecdotes – no stone is left unturned. Adam and Jamie try to walk on water, explode sewers full of methane and find out if you can dodge a sniper’s bullet. Kari, Tory and Grant mount a car on a rocket sled, drop a car off a 500-foot cliff and finally, after almost 200 shows, get their hands on a bazooka!
|1||VideoWheel of Mythfortune: The Monty Hall Paradox / Lumber Car / Firearm Fashion / Hit the Deck / Flaming Tire||The mailbox is full and the team once again leapt into action. To determine the lucky winners of the viewer request lottery the guys spin the Wheel of Mythfortune and pick 5 random emails and letters and respond the only way they know how – with science. In The Monty Hall Paradox, Adam and Jamie test a complicated mathematical problem that originates from a game show. There are 3 doors behind 1 of which is a prize. The host opens one of the remaining 2 doors to reveal nothing. The contestant is then given a chance to stick with their original choice or switch to the one remaining closed door. Supposedly people always stick. And even more perplexing statistically speaking they’re better off switching. Adam and Jamie get into game show host mode to find out. In Lumber Car, the guys want to find out if a tall tale of top heavy haulage is fact or fiction. Apparently a DIY doofus loaded his car with 3100lbs of building materials and drove it home – car with a recommended pay load rating of just 1000lbs. In Firearm Fashion, our ballistic duo takes on gun shooting fads in Hollywood. Are the various styles of firing handguns, from ‘shooting from the hip’ to the 90 degree ‘gangster flip’ effective or simply a silver screen affection? Meanwhile Kari, Grant and Tory receive a letter from a viewer in the military asking if you Hit The Deck when a grenade goes off can you avoid getting hit by shrapnel. Do all of the fragments from a grenade blast go up and out leaving a shrapnel free zone near the ground? And finally our intrepid trio tackle an Internet video of explosive roadside assistance. Can you really re-seat and inflate a car tire with some accelerant and a little boom? In Flaming Tire the team attempts to find out.||49:12||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoDuct Tape Island Survival||Duct Tape Island Survival starts with Adam and Jamie marooned on a tropical island. Their clothes are shredded. They have no food. They have no water and there’s no secret hotel. What they do have is duct tape and an awful lot of it because a pallet load has conveniently washed up on the beach! Over the course of the next 10 days, the MythBusters must conquer the wild using nothing but the talented tape. Plant matter is to be ignored, as is detritus washed up in the surf. They have to survive and thrive using the tape, their ingenuity and nothing more. Like all castaways they soon encounter a series of life or death challenges that they simply have to overcome. Can they use duct tape to create a rescue signal? Can they use duct tape to source water? Can they use duct tape to catch food? Can they use duct tape to create a camp? And of course, can they use duct tape to escape? If the answer to any of these questions is no, the MythBusters’ very existence could be compromised. Having mismanaged their time and only found water that is stagnant, the MythBusters are up against it. They are tired, thirsty and hungry. But slowly but surely, they do start to adapt to their new found freedom. You’ll watch in wonder as Jamie uses duct tape to create water out of thin air. You’ll laugh out loud as Adam tries to catch wild birds with a duct tape net inspired by the Ewoks. And you’ll be cheering them on as their duct tape canoe cowers in the water after being hit by relentless wave after wave.||49:12||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoToilet Bomb / Flock Formation||In Toilet Bomb, Adam and Jamie tackle a classic scene from the movie Lethal Weapon 2. The hero finds himself sitting on a toilet rigged to explode the moment he moves, so his partner and the bomb squad devise a scenario to get him to safety. The bomb squad pour liquid nitrogen onto the bomb, slowing it down for a ‘few seconds’, supposedly enough time for the buddy cops to make from the toilet, into the bathtub and covered by a bomb blanket to survive the blast. Now to break down this incredible escape first of all Adam and Jamie try a little lethal leaping. They need to find out how quickly two grown men can jump from a toilet to a bathtub and the only way to find out is to try it. Then with the help of C4 and Liquid Nitrogen they investigate if freezing a bomb can create enough of a delay to make a getaway. Finally they recreate the scene of the crime, building a life-size replica of the movie bathroom, bringing in the lethal weapon and retreating to the bunker to find out if a bathtub can protect you from a bomb blast. Meanwhile in Flock Formation, Tory Kari and Grant have a fuel efficiency myth inspired by nature. Every year migrating birds fly long distances in a V formation. This flock formation allows the birds to save energy, so the myth goes that if it works for birds why not for planes? After a few feathery inquiries, the MythBusters take to the air for an aerial investigation. Birds flying close together is something you see all the time but planes that fly in formation only 12 ft from each other? Well that’s something you’ll only see on MythBusters. It’s risky business and you might call this myth a trial by turbulence as the MythBusters fly in the name of science! With an aerial acrobatics troupe at their disposal, you can rest assured there’ll be plenty of fancy flight formations!||49:12||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoBattle of the Sexes: Driving / Grilling / Pack the Car / Emotional Cues / Navigating||The Mythbusters pit Men against Women in the ultimate Battle of the Sexes. Get set for all out war as the team tests five age-old gender-based clichés. First up a controversy as old as the automobile itself – Driving. The old school belief is that women and driving make for the perfect punch line but insurance data suggests men that are the real road risks. To find out Adam and Jamie put 20 volunteers to the test. The results are surprising but so is the fact the men will be wearing fake breasts. Then since the proverbial caveman first rubbed 2 sticks together men have perceived the fire as their domain. But are they actually better at Grilling and Barbequing than women? Or is it another in long list of male self-delusions? Next Adam and Jamie test the classic cliché that when loading up the luggage for a family road trip men Pack the Car better than women. But is it really a man’s world? Meanwhile Kari, Grant and Tory look deep into each other’s eyes. They want to know if women truly have an advantage when it comes to reading non-verbal Emotional Cues. And finally our intrepid trio tackle the one battle of the sexes sure to get the marital blood boiling. When it comes to Navigating are women really unable to cope? Do Men have map-reading skills the gals don’t?||49:12||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoSquare Wheels / Date Night Car||In Square Wheels, Adam and Jamie take on a shape shifting challenge. The theory goes that after a certain speed the ride on a car with square wheels would be just as smooth as the ride in a car with the more traditional circular ones. The question is can the MythBusters get to the root of the square, and find that mythical speed? In a classic feat of Hyneman ingenuity and Savage savvy they design the world’s first square wheel kit. Assembled from lightweight steel and tire tread they certainly look the square part…but will they work when the rubber hits the road? Out at the runway it’s square vs circle as the wheels put through their turns. It’s a bone shaking, wheel-breaking kind of challenge but that doesn’t put the MythBusters off. And of course testing them on tarmac was never going to be enough for the guys, in fact Jamie goes to extreme heights, to get the dirt on the square wheel’s off road driving possibilities. Meanwhile in Date Night Car, Tory, Kari, and Grant tackle a tandem driving myth from the movie Date Night. In this double driving drama two cars crash head on and get stuck bumper to bumper. However rather than get out and exchange information, they drive through city streets at speed, cut corners and even achieve a 180 spin. But could two conjoined cars even move let alone achieve these turbo charged tricks? To drive this myth home, the MythBusters must create a double car monstrosity. But connecting two cars bumper to bumper isn’t as easy as you might think. Then with their tandem car in tow they head out location to start the automotive mayhem.||49:12||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoRevenge of the Myths: Water Heater Canon / Bird Balance: The Revenge / Viral Excavators||In Water Heater Cannon, Adam and Jamie learn that revenge is a dish best served hot! Ever since the guys first sent a water tank torpedo, fans have fallen in love with the destructive power of the water heater. In this episode, viewers want the MythBusters to harness that power and turn a water heater into a cannon. The guys start off with a basic ‘go for it’ style test as a strapped-down water heater takes aim at a van. But it’s not long before they build a catastrophic cannon with a 40-foot long barrel - powered by the humble water heater. Will it be the destructive disaster they want it to be? Meanwhile, Kari, Tory and Grant return to a cliff-hanger of a myth. In Bird Balance: The Revenge, they tested whether a humble pigeon can land on the hood of a precariously balanced car and send it plummeting over a cliff edge. Fans complained that the car they used in the original experiment was too small - a longer car would have a greater lever and therefore may be more likely to topple. So this time, armed with a limo, a 300 foot cliff and a great bustard, it’s all systems go! Then in Viral Excavator, Adam and Jamie play with more big boys’ toys. They’ve dabbled with heavy-duty machinery myths before but this time, at the fans request, Adam and Jamie are instead seeing if a mighty machine can be used to do something spectacularly small. Jamie tries to thread a needle, Adam tries to pour a glass of wine - using only a 38,000 pound diesel excavator. Finally, Kari, Tory and Grant return to the fan favourite: Fireworks Man. When they last tested this, the myth that a dude propelled himself skywards thanks to 4000 rockets was busted. But what the team never had a chance to do was replicate the results. Until now. Back at a quarry and this time with NASA’s help; the team use 8000 rockets to try send Buster to the moon…and back!||49:12||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoFire and Ice / Dust Devil||In Fire and Ice, Adam and Jamie tackle an Internet sensation. A viral video clip depicts an epic duel between fire and ice. In a backwoods showdown one mean looking dude tries to take out his opponent with a flamethrower. The mean looking dude number one, stays cool and number two defends himself by meeting, stopping and holding the oncoming fireball with a blast of CO2 from his fire extinguisher! Adam and Jamie can’t resist finding out if there’s film fakery involved or it’s a fiery fact that you can duel with fire and ice. To find out Adam explores the capabilities of CO2 extinguishers and Jamie whips up a homemade flamethrower. Then it’s on to the showdown, a night-time duel that sees Adam quite literally in the line of fire. In Dust Devil, Kari, Grant and Tory, take on a classic scene from the silver screen. In the movie ‘Body of Lies’ a band of SUV-driving terrorists kidnap the hero from a deserted desert location after they cleverly cloak their movements from a high-altitude spy-drone with a dust cloud. The MythBusters are set on discovering whether a ‘manufactured by motor’ dust devil can really blind state-of-the-art military technology. To do it they saddle up and get set for some tricky dust obscured driving in the beautiful Black Rock Desert, Nevada. While Grant plays the part of the spymaster looking down on the scene with a military spec camera, Tory and his crew of SUV driving kidnappers attempt to throw up a dust screen with their cars while they snatch Kari. It’s a spectacular experiment in a spectacular location as the team coordinate a high speed SUV kidnapping, while looking down from a helicopter!||49:12||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoPirate Swing / Ballistics Barrel||In Pirate Swing, Adam and Jamie t-arrrrr-get a movie myth from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 2’. In this cinematic scene a platoon of pirates are imprisoned inside a bone cage suspended above a ravine. Crafting a canny escape plan, the pirates sway their cage to and fro, eventually swinging to the cliff and hanging onto the vines to climb up to freedom. Could a six strong band of buccaneers really create enough momentum to swing and then scarper up an escarpment? First off the MythBusters craft a bone cage, but it’s a tricky feat to make it both strong enough to fit six sturdy seamen inside and still light enough to swing. Then once they’ve picked their bones they have to suspend them at the end of an 80 ft rope. Will the scurvy dogs be able to swing it into action or will this be a swing and a myth? Meanwhile Tory, Kari and Grant get the drum rolling in Ballistics Barrel. According to this urban legend inspired by the phenomenon of ‘Whoosh’ rockets, a risk taking rider strapped a 55 gallon drum to his go-cart, filled it with 4 gallons of methanol, lit a flame and took the rocket ride of his life. Is this breakneck barrel run realistic or is it all hot air? To find out, the MythBusters take to the range armed with the list of mythical ingredients they set out to recreate this rocket powered go-cart. However, it’s not long until this drum daredevil myth takes a detour via the MythBusters shop after all they have the technology and they can improve it. Will their new and improved barrel go-cart ever turn ballistic?||49:12||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoDangerous Driving / Super Adhesive Heroics||The team hit the highway, and get stuck on glue! First up in Dangerous Driving Adam and Jamie examine a pair of auto classics. Spike heels and platforms may be the height of fashion, but the guys want to know if fancy footwear puts you at risk on the road. So they man-up and slip on the fanciest shoes they can find, putting the shoes and themselves to the test behind the wheel of a sports car on an extreme stunt-driving track. When the smoke has cleared, there’s time to broach a delicate subject. Driving when drunk is dangerous, no question, yet Adam and Jamie have heard tell it’s just as dangerous to drive when desperate to urinate. Then in Super Adhesive Heroics, Kari, Grant and Tory, take on the world’s favourite adhesive in a fan-fuelled twin set. Second on the list is a ding-dong smash-em-up super glue crash test that welcomes a brand new Mythbuster! Buster 4.0 is new in town, and naturally Kari, Grant and Tory want to make him feel at home. It’s fail-safe science hurtling to extremes, with a glued-to-the-TV guarantee.||49:12||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoBouncing Bullets / Surfing Shockwave||Adam and Jamie are on Burn Notice while In Bouncing Bullets Adam and Jamie take aim at a ricochet myth from the TV show Burn Notice. In this small screen scene our hero is being chased by another car, but instead of shooting at the driver, he aims his gun down, firing at the ground just in front of the follow car. Supposedly the bullets then skip off the ground and bounce up and through the bottom of the car, distracting the driver so the first car can escape. But could a bullet really bounce up into the underside of a car? Or is this a myth on the rebound? First off Adam and Jamie get fired up at the gun range and with the car and gun from the clip, they test this myth point blank. Then after a little sharp shootin, it’s time to get a-ricochetin. Meanwhile Tory, Kari and Grant get the jump on Hollywood in Surfing Shockwave. It’s a myth that comes straight from the Blockbuster play-list. The scene begins with our hero running from an imminent explosion. At the last second they leap into the air and supposedly the force of the blast gives them a superhuman boost, taking the jump from the ordinary to the extraordinary. To find out first the MythBusters engage in a little jumping 101 and then its time to bring on the booms. However, with proximity to the blast being a huge factor of testing, Buster will have to play the action hero. But unfortunately for him this is a boom and bust myth, and the explosions are only going to get bigger. So can Buster really catch the shockwave and hang ten?||49:11||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoBubble Boy / Bond Car Flip||The team hit the 007 button with a rocket-powered ejector seat, and burst the bubble of an internet video sensation! First up in Bubble Boy Adam and Jamie drop in on a full-grounded download. The internet video depicts a guy wrapped in bubble pack who takes a dive off a three and a half story building – and walks away! As huge fans of the world’s favourite shock-absorbing packing material Adam and Jamie can’t resist the eyepopping challenge of discovering whether bubble pack really what it takes to break a multi-storey fall. And to make it personal - Adam has fallen for the idea of doing the drop himself! But he’s not so bouncy when their first tests reveal that wrapping him in bubble pack alone would be a fall on hard times. But Adam’s no dropout, and he and Jamie engineer their very own stunt-protection system from the ground up. The final tests blow out into a thrilling and unexpected cliffhanger! Then in Bond Car Flip Kari, Tory and Grant spin up the wheels on a James Bond movie myth. In Tomorrow Never Dies, 007 is in a car chase when he flips his ride. With the baddies bearing down, James hits the button on the passenger-side ejector seat, re-flips his car and makes good his escape. But luxury-grade spy-car ejector seats aren’t a shoppable item, so the guys fire off on a rocket-powered build, followed by a blast of explosion-laden tests. The final sequence features an old friend, a car-seat thrust record and a high-speed sequence that’ll leave you shaken AND stirred! Hollywood thrills meet stunt fall spills as the team put skills, brains and personal-safety to the test in an over the top, pop-n-drop, high-stakes extravaganza!||49:12||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoDuel Dilemma||The whole team cranks the danger to the max with knives, guns, swords and rockets. With an ingredient list like that, it’s no wonder that spectacle is the name of the game. First up in Duel Dilemma, Adam and Jamie start their own history-inspired fight club as they test two myths about duels. Once upon a time in the West, cowboys were adamant that you should never bring a knife to a gunfight. But is that really true? Will a sharp shooter slay a steely stabber every time? The guys start out by recreating the infamous scene from The Magnificent Seven where the knife-wielding hero actually throws his blade to beat the gun-toting bad guy. Can you really get a perfect pitch and knife someone from afar? With that out the way, they’re onto something equally as dangerous. In samurai, there’s a saying that he who moves first loses. In physics this is known as reaction is faster than action. But is it true. Kitted out with Kendo, how will this duel data up? Meanwhile, Kari, Tory and Grant have also raided the history books, but they are going much further back. Back to medieval China as they tackle the tall tale of the Fire Dragon. Rumoured to have been built for battle in the 14th century, the Fire Dragon was supposedly the world’s first two stage missile. The first stage provided the thrust - propelling this 6 foot long rocket complete with dragon head, a full 800 yards whereupon the second stage would kick in: From the Dragon’s mouth would shoot a dozen rocket arrows which would fizz downwards towards the enemy. The whole thing was supposedly effective at a range of 1000 yards. But was it? And could it really work? The guys start off by recreating the design from the history books - the first time anyone has built a Fire Dragon in 700 years. But they soon find that historical drawings and aerodynamics are not the best of friends. So they reset, revamp and relaunch and before long, an army of inflatable soldiers is staring down the barrel of 10 MythBusters missiles about to be launched from 3000 feet. Epic does not even begin to do it justice!||49:12||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoCliffhanger / Bridge Drop||The MythBusters team leap for their lives, and tackle a fisherman’s tale about hail! First up in Cliffhanger Bridge Drop, Adam and Jamie unpick some rope bridge physics from the action film Cliffhanger. In the movie, Sylvester Stallone is on a rope bridge when he trips a booby trap. As the bridge collapses behind him, Sly takes two steps and jumps to safety. Adam and Jamie want to know if you really can run and jump from a rope bridge as it is collapsing. To find out they build a monster 80ft long suspension bridge, and rig it with explosives to make it collapse on cue – with them on board of course! The terror is palpable, the twists unexpected, and the scale gigantic as both Adam and Jamie take turns to play chicken with 1,600 pounds of collapsing bridge! Then in Hail Hijinx Kari, Grant and Tory puzzle over a natural phenomenon. The myth comes from a fisherman whose boat got sunk in a hailstorm – but as to whether the boat was punctured by a monster hail ball or just filled up and sank, that’s what they need to find out! So to test these two theories about hail sinking a boat, the guys set out to create not one but two horror hailstorms! The first one uses baseball sized hail, fired from an air-powered hail cannon a full forty feet long. Their second hailstorm erupts as ton after ton of air-born ice tumble off the end of a conveyor belt and into an unsuspecting boat twenty feet below. What the guys discover about hail, boats and sinking has their heads spinning! It’s death defying high-stakes action and icy-cold comedy - with a twist in both the tales!||49:12||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoMattress Mayhem / Stone Cannonballs||On this high-diving episode of MythBusters, Adam and Jamie try to dive to survive! They’re testing whether a mattress that’s floating on a shallow pool will let you make an epic leap of faith. With a brand new Buster making his debut and a worried Hyneman waiting in the wings, cue some fantastic falls! Meanwhile, Kari, Tory and Grant tackle a blast from the past. Is it true that cannonballs made of stone can do as much damage as their cast iron counterparts. With some epic high speeds, not to mention some high-jinx, this is a myth that’s got some serious cannon carnage.||49:12||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoNow Boarding / Bite the Bullet||On this episode of Mythbusters Adam and Jamie buckle up, stow the tray table, return the seat to the upright position and take off. While Kari, Grant and Tory tackle a gruesome ballistics mystery that’s guaranteed to set your teeth on edge. First up in ‘Now Boarding’ Captain Savage and Chief Engineer Hyneman attempt to improve the lives of commercial airline passengers. The myth is that the standard method of boarding, from back to front in zones, is actually the slowest, least efficient and effective. To investigate they build their own plane. Well sort of. They mock up an exact replica of the interior of a 173-seat plane, gangway and airport gate complete with a full crew of professional flight attendants. Then they wheel in the volunteer passengers, with baggage, babies, and ‘awkward customers’ and have them board marking each method for time and satisfaction. The results could change the way everyone flies! Then in Bite The Bullet, Kari, Grant and Tory try and get away with murder by fooling a forensic pathologist with a bullet made of teeth! The idea is that a bullet made of teeth, or even bone, will disintegrate in the victim and leave the medical examiner at a loss and with no evidence to trace back to the shooter. Having failed with meat and ice bullets the team can’t wait to get their teeth into this one. They start by making their own dental ammo for a handgun, rifle and shotgun. Then they test them for accuracy and lethal penetration before the grand finale – guns and hammo! Yup, they wheel out a couple of porcine human analogues shoot ‘em up and see if the pathologist can work out what happened.||49:12||$2.99||View In iTunes|
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- Genre: Non-Fiction
- Released: 07 May 2012
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