List of MythBusters episodes

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MythBusters is a science entertainment TV program created and produced by Australia's Beyond Television Productions for the Discovery Channel.

There is no consistent system for organizing MythBusters episodes into seasons. The show does not follow a typical calendar of on and off air periods. The official MythBusters website lists episodes by calendar year.[1] On the other hand, Discovery sells DVD sets for "seasons", which sometimes follow the calendar year and sometimes do not.[2] In addition Discovery also sells "collections" which divide up the episodes in a different way. This list follows the calendar year, as per the official episode guide.

Series overview[edit]

(includes specials)
Season premiereSeason finaleSpecial
Pilot (2003)3January 23, 2003 (2003-01-23)March 7, 2003 (2003-03-07)N/A
20038September 23, 2003 (2003-09-23)December 12, 2003 (2003-12-12)N/A
200417January 11, 2004 (2004-01-11)December 22, 2004 (2004-12-22)1
200526February 2, 2005 (2005-02-02)November 16, 2005 (2005-11-16)7
200628January 11, 2006 (2006-01-11)December 13, 2006 (2006-12-13)2
200725January 10, 2007 (2007-01-10)December 12, 2007 (2007-12-12)4
200820January 16, 2008 (2008-01-16)November 19, 2008 (2008-11-19)8
200923April 8, 2009 (2009-04-08)December 28, 2009 (2009-12-28)3
201024January 4, 2010 (2010-01-04)December 22, 2010 (2010-12-22)3
201122April 6, 2011 (2011-04-06)November 30, 2011 (2011-11-30)3
201222March 25, 2012 (2012-03-25)November 25, 2012 (2012-11-25)3
201312May 1, 2013 (2013-05-01)October 17, 2013 (2013-10-17)1
201411January 4, 2014 (2014-01-04)TBAN/A
Specials14March 24, 2004 (2004-03-24)October 27, 2010 (2010-10-27)14

Pilot episodes[edit]

No. in seriesNo. in seasonTitleOriginal air dateOverall episode No.
P11"Jet-Assisted Chevy"[3]January 23, 2003 (2003-01-23)1
Myths tested:
Can a 1967 Chevy take off with JATO rockets, like in the tale of the JATO Rocket Car?
Can Pop Rocks & Soda, when eaten simultaneously, cause the eater's stomach to rupture? 
P22"Biscuit Bazooka"[3]January 23, 2003 (2003-01-23)2
Myths tested:
Can an airplane toilet create enough suction to cause a person to become stuck on it?
Can a can of biscuit dough explode in a hot car?
Can a person throw himself through a skyscraper window? 
P33"Poppy-Seed Drug Test"[3]March 7, 2003 (2003-03-07)3
Myths tested:
Can a person take to the skies using only a lawn chair and weather balloons?
Can someone test positive for heroin by eating a large amount of poppy seeds?
Can being painted with gold paint actually be deadly? 

2003 season[edit]

No. in seriesNo. in seasonTitleOriginal air dateOverall episode No.
11"Exploding Toilet"[3]September 23, 2003 (2003-09-23)4
Myths tested:
Can a person be propelled off a toilet seat by dropping a lit cigarette into a toilet bowl when filled with various combustible materials?
Is running better than walking to keep dry in the rain?
Is it possible to make a "magic bullet" out of ice? 
22"Cell Phone Destroys Gas Station"[3]October 3, 2003 (2003-10-03)5
Myths tested:
Will using a cell phone near a gas pump cause an explosion?
Will silicone breast implants explode or expand in low pressure?
Can a standard CD-ROM drive shatter a CD? 
33"Barrel of Bricks"[3]October 10, 2003 (2003-10-10)6
Myths tested:
The story of a man being hit multiple times by a barrel of bricks with a pulley system.
Can a person be electrocuted by urinating on the third rail?
Can an eel skin wallet erase a credit card? 
44"Penny Drop"[3]October 17, 2003 (2003-10-17)7
Myths tested:
Will a penny dropped from the top of the Empire State Building kill a person or penetrate the ground?
Can a person's internal organs be cooked by a tanning booth?
Can tooth fillings receive radio waves? 
55"Buried Alive"[3]October 24, 2003 (2003-10-24)8
Myths tested:
How long can you survive in an underground coffin?
Does Cola have special properties?
If a person is falling off a bridge, can they save themselves by throwing a hammer ahead of them to break the surface tension of the water prior to their own impact? 
66"Lightning Strikes/Tongue Piercings"[3]November 11, 2003 (2003-11-11)9
Myths tested:
Is a person with a tongue piercing more likely to get struck by lightning?
Can a cannon be built out of a tree?
Can the breathalyzer be beaten through various methods? 
77"Stinky Car"[3]December 5, 2003 (2003-12-05)10
Myths tested:
Can an attractive sports car in which a person has died and started to decay become so malodorous that it will be impossible to subsequently sell the car as no amount of cleaning will remove the stench?
If gasoline is poured down a drain pipe and lit while a person is inside of it, will that person be launched as if from a cannon? 
88"Alcatraz Escape"[3]December 12, 2003 (2003-12-12)11
Myths tested:
Was it possible to survive an escape from Alcatraz?
Does a duck's quack echo?
Does the government implant secret chips in people and can stud finders be used to find them? 

2004 season[edit]

No. in seriesNo. in seasonTitleOriginal air dateOverall episode No.
91"Explosive Decompression"[4]January 11, 2004 (2004-01-11)12
Myths tested:
Can a bullet cause explosive decompression and tear a plane apart?
Can a car's rear axle be ripped away by a steel cable tied to it and a lamppost?
Can a bullet be used as a fuse in a vehicle and will the bullet fire? 
102"Chicken Gun"[4]January 18, 2004 (2004-01-18)13
Myths tested:
Do frozen chickens cause more damage than thawed chickens when shot at a plane's windshield?
Can octopus eggs hatch inside a human's stomach?
Is there any truth to the strange story of a man who died when he tried to compact his laundry in the washing machine by standing on it? 
113"Break Step Bridge"[4]January 25, 2004 (2004-01-25)14
Myths tested:
Can a marching battalion take down a bridge?
How many bacteria reside on a toothbrush?
Is it possible to water ski behind a rowing eight? 
124"Sinking Titanic"[4]February 22, 2004 (2004-02-22)15
Myths tested:
Could the sinking Titanic literally suck a person down with it?
Does a goldfish's memory only last for 3 seconds?
Can explosives packed in a trombone cause the slide to rocket off it? 
135"Buried in Concrete"[4]February 25, 2004 (2004-02-25)16
Myths tested:
Is Jimmy Hoffa buried under Giants Stadium?
Can the venom from a daddy long-legs kill a human?
Can a jet engine launch a taxi into the air? 
146"Myths Revisited"[4]June 8, 2004 (2004-06-08)17

Myths tested:
Retest: Ice Bullet, Chicken Gun, Peeing on the Third Rail, Exploding Breast implants, Goldfinger, Cell Phone Destruction, Biscuit Bazooka

First appearance of: Tory Belleci, Scottie Chapman and Mythtern Christine Chamberlain 
157"Scuba Diver and Car Capers"[4]July 27, 2004 (2004-07-27)18
Myths tested:
Can a scuba diver be sucked up in a fire fighting helicopter?
The MythBusters test various car myths. 
168"Ancient Death Ray"[4]September 29, 2004 (2004-09-29)19
Myths tested:
Can mirrors be used to make a death ray?
What is really effective against skunk smell?
Is bulletproof glass really bulletproof? 
179"Elevator of Death, Levitation Machine"[4]October 6, 2004 (2004-10-06)20

Myths tested:
Can someone survive a multi-story elevator fall by jumping right before the elevator hits the bottom of the shaft?
Is it possible to make a hovercraft with a vacuum motor?

Final appearance of: folklorist Heather Joseph-Witham 
1810"Beat the Radar Detector"[4]October 13, 2004 (2004-10-13)21
Myths tested:
If someone falls off a building, can that person glide to safety using a sheet of plywood?
The MythBusters test various methods to beat radar detectors. 
1911"Quicksand"[4]October 20, 2004 (2004-10-20)22
Myths tested:
Can a person be sucked down by "killer quicksand"?
Can a tattoo explode in an MRI scan?
Can appliances really electrocute people if they fall in the bathtub? 
2012"Exploding Jawbreaker"[4]October 27, 2004 (2004-10-27)23
Myths tested:
Can a superheated jawbreaker explode when bitten down upon?
Can a PVC pipe build enough static electricity to kill?
Can a playing card kill a person if thrown with enough power? 
2113"Ping-pong Rescue"[4]November 3, 2004 (2004-11-03)24
Myths tested:
How many balloons are needed to lift a 40-lb child off the ground?
Can a sunken boat be lifted to the surface with ping-pong balls? 
2214"Boom-Lift Catapult"[4]November 10, 2004 (2004-11-10)25
Myths tested:
Is it possible to make a catapult with a boom-lift cherry-picker?
Does a person save more gas by driving with the AC on instead of having the windows down? 
2315"Exploding House"[4]November 16, 2004 (2004-11-16)26
Myths tested:
Can too many bug bombs blow up a house?
How hard is it to find a needle in a haystack?
Will talking to plants help them grow? 
2416"Ming Dynasty Astronaut"[4]December 5, 2004 (2004-12-05)27
Myths tested:
Can a person be launched by rockets strapped to a chair, like in the Ming Dynasty tale?
The MythBusters test various free energy devices from the internet.
Can jumping into a ceiling fan cause a person to lose his head? 
SP1Special 1"Viewers-Choice/Christmas Special"[4]December 22, 2004 (2004-12-22)28
Myths tested:
The MythBusters examine a number of Christmas myths.
Note: This was a special episode. 

2005 season[edit]

No. in seriesNo. in seasonTitleOriginal air dateOverall episode No.
SP2Special 1"Buster Special"[5]
"Buster 2.0"
February 2, 2005 (2005-02-02)29
Myths tested:
Buster is rebuilt after sustaining a year's worth of abuse.
Note: This was a special episode. 
SP3Special 2"Ultimate MythBusters"[6]February 9, 2005 (2005-02-09)30
Myths tested:
Jamie and Adam have a contest to prove who is the Ultimate MythBuster.
Note: This was a special episode. 
251"Brown Note"[7]February 16, 2005 (2005-02-16)31
Myths tested:
Can a person be blown away by a bullet?
Can a certain note make a person have fecal incontinence?
Does Chinese water torture work? 
262"Salsa Escape"[7]February 23, 2005 (2005-02-23)32
Myths tested:
Can a person escape from prison using salsa?
Can hardened cement be removed from a cement truck using explosives? 
273"Exploding Port-a-Potty"[7]March 2, 2005 (2005-03-02)33
Myths tested:
Can a car pole-vault from its drive shaft if it hits a pothole?
Can a port-a-potty gather enough methane to explode? 
284"Is Yawning Contagious?"[7]March 9, 2005 (2005-03-09)34
Myths tested:
Can a toy car beat a Dodge Viper in the 1/4 mile?
Is yawning contagious?
Does buttered toast always land buttered side down? 
SP4Special 3"MythBusters Outtakes"[8]March 16, 2005 (2005-03-16)35
Myths tested:
Outtakes from the series
Note: This was a special episode. 
295"Cooling a Six-Pack"[7]March 23, 2005 (2005-03-23)36
Myths tested:
What is the fastest way to cool a six pack of beer?
The MythBusters investigate ancient electricity.
Buster's new body gets tested by being dropped while in a car. 
306"Son of a Gun"[7]March 30, 2005 (2005-03-30)37

Myths tested:
Could using a phone in a thunderstorm result in being electrocuted?
If a bullet passes through a man's genitals, and into a woman's, could it make her pregnant?
Can a boat be driven with its trailer still attached?

Final Appearance of: Scottie Chapman, Mythtern Christine Chamberlain 
SP5Special 4"Shop 'til You Drop Special"[9]April 6, 2005 (2005-04-06)38
Myths tested:
The MythBusters' favorite places to shop
Note: This was a special episode. 
SP6Special 5"MythBusters Revealed"[10]April 27, 2005 (2005-04-27)39
Myths tested:
A behind the scenes insight of MythBusters, featuring interviews, as well as exploring personal issues between the hosts
Note: This was a special episode. 
SP7Special 6"Hollywood on Trial"[11]May 11, 2005 (2005-05-11)40

Myths tested:
Busting various Hollywood myths
Note: This was a special episode.

First appearance of: Grant Imahara 
317"Breaking Glass"[7]May 18, 2005 (2005-05-18)41
Myths tested:
Can an unamplified human voice shatter a wine glass?
Does a rolling stone gather moss?
Can a vacuum cleaner be converted into a jet engine? 
328"Jet Pack"[7]June 9, 2005 (2005-06-09)42
Myths tested:
Can a jet pack be created from plans on the internet?
Do pyramids have special powers? 
339"Killer Brace Position"[7]June 22, 2005 (2005-06-22)43
Myths tested:
Is the brace position recommended in airplane crashes actually designed to kill people?
Is driving while talking on the cell phone as dangerous as driving drunk? 
3410"Bulletproof Water"[7]July 13, 2005 (2005-07-13)44
Myths tested:
Will diving underwater protect a person from bullets?
Can a person swing 360 degrees on a swing set? 
SP8Special 7"Jaws Special"[12]July 17, 2005 (2005-07-17)45
Myths tested:
The MythBusters test various Jaws-inspired shark myths:
Will a scuba tank explode if shot?
Can piano wire be used to catch a shark?
Can a shark ram through a boat or shark cage?
Can a shark hold three flotation barrels under water?
Note: This was a special episode. 
3511"Border Slingshot"[7]July 27, 2005 (2005-07-27)46
Myths tested:
Is it possible to slingshot a person over the border and onto a mattress? 
3612"Killer Tissue Box"[7]August 3, 2005 (2005-08-03)47
Myths tested:
Can a tissue box in the back of a car kill the driver if the car crashes?
Is it possible to split an arrow by hitting it with another? 
3713"Escape Slide Parachute"[7]August 10, 2005 (2005-08-10)48
Myths tested:
Can a person make a parachute with an airplane escape slide or life raft?
Will hair cream explode in the right conditions and decapitate the pilot of a fighter plane?
Adam and Jamie also test the myth that a stewardess survived a 33,000-foot fall while still strapped into her seat. 
3814"MythBusters Revisited"[7]October 12, 2005 (2005-10-12)49
Myths tested:
Blown Away, Plywood Builder, Running in the Rain, Will a black car heat faster than a white one? 
3915"Chinese Invasion Alarm"[7]October 19, 2005 (2005-10-19)50
Myths tested:
Could the Ancient Chinese have used drums to listen for tunneling invaders?
Five-Second Rule 
4016"Confederate Rocket"[7]October 26, 2005 (2005-10-26)51
Myths tested:
Did the Confederates really have a 2-stage rocket capable of traveling 100 miles from Richmond to DC? 
4117"Vodka Myths"[7]November 2, 2005 (2005-11-02)52
Myths tested:
Can two semi trucks collide head-on and completely crush a compact car?
Can vodka cure foot odor or bad breath? 
4218"Steel Toe-Cap Amputation"[7]November 9, 2005 (2005-11-09)53
Myths tested:
Do steel toe boots really put toes in more danger than a regular boot, to the extent that the steel toe would chop off the wearer's toes?
Can bottle rockets be used to launch a human? 
4319"Seasickness – Kill or Cure"[7]November 16, 2005 (2005-11-16)54
Myths tested:
What is the best cure for seasickness?
Is it more efficient to drive a truck tailgate up or down?
Can sticking one's finger in a gun barrel stop a bullet? 

2006 season[edit]

No. in seriesNo. in seasonTitleOriginal air dateOverall episode No.
441"Paper Crossbow"[13]January 11, 2006 (2006-01-11)55
Myths tested:
Can a deadly crossbow be made from materials available to prison inmates?
Can vodka remove cigarette smoker smell from clothes, kill bees like an insecticide, or be used as a bathroom cleaner? 
452"Shredded Plane"[13]January 18, 2006 (2006-01-18)56
Myths tested:
What caused a plane to be shredded? Was it an angry ex-girlfriend, or a runaway plane on the tarmac?
Can a fire be started by rubbing sticks together, with a bullet, or with ice? 
463"Archimedes Death Ray"[13]January 25, 2006 (2006-01-25)57
Myths tested:
The MythBusters join forces with MIT and the viewers to test Archimedes' death ray. 
474"Helium Football"[13]February 1, 2006 (2006-02-01)58
Myths tested:
Can a football fly farther if it is filled with helium?
Is it possible for a human to catch a bullet in his teeth? 
485"Franklin's Kite"[13]March 8, 2006 (2006-03-08)59
Myths tested:
Did Benjamin Franklin fly a kite in a storm, and would he have been killed by the electrical current?
The MythBusters test various myths about flatulence. 
496"Cell Phones on Planes"[13]March 15, 2006 (2006-03-15)60
Myths tested:
Can a cell phone cause a plane to crash?
Can a person fly away on a raft filled with helium? 
507"Bullets Fired Up"[13]April 19, 2006 (2006-04-19)61
Myths tested:
Can a bullet fired straight up in the air kill someone on the way back down?
Can vodka cure poison oak and remove band-aids painlessly?
If low-end vodka is charcoal-filtered, will it become a top-shelf vodka? 
518"Myths Re-opened"[13]April 26, 2006 (2006-04-26)62
Myths tested:
Splitting an Arrow, Bullets Fired Underwater, Salami Rocket 
529"Mind Control"[13]May 3, 2006 (2006-05-03)63
Myths tested:
The MythBusters test various mind control techniques.
Can a room be painted with dynamite? 
5310"Exploding Pants"[13]May 10, 2006 (2006-05-10)64
Myths tested:
Is it possible for pants to spontaneously explode?
The MythBusters test various methods to increase car efficiency. 
5411"Crimes and Myth-Demeanors 1"[13]July 12, 2006 (2006-07-12)65
Myths tested:
Can a laser alarm be defeated?
Can a metal duct be stealthily climbed using magnets?
Can a pressure switch be defeated?
How easy is it to crack a safe?
Can a hole be easily cut into a pane of glass without setting off a sound alarm? 
5512"Steam Cannon"[13]July 19, 2006 (2006-07-19)66
Myths tested:
Did Archimedes make a cannon using steam power?
Is a cardboard cereal box more nutritious than the sugary cereal inside? 
5613"Whirlpool/Snowplow"[13]July 26, 2006 (2006-07-26)67
Myths tested:
Can a whirlpool really kill somebody?
Can a snow plow driving down the road push enough air to flip a passing car over? 
5714"Mentos and Soda"[13]August 9, 2006 (2006-08-09)68
Myths tested:
The MythBusters investigate the reaction between Diet Coke and Mentos, and explore other fun reactions.
Can a stamp affixed to a helicopter's rotor blade make it crash? 
5815"Shattering Subwoofer"[13]August 16, 2006 (2006-08-16)69
Myths tested:
Can speaker power alone destroy a car?
Will driving faster on a bumpy road smooth out the ride? 
5916"Crimes and Myth-Demeanors 2"[13]August 23, 2006 (2006-08-23)70
Myths tested:
More theft movie tricks. Can fingerprint scanners, sonar, or thermal alarms be foiled, and can a glass re-locking safe be blown up by filling it with water? 
6017"Earthquake Machine"[13]August 30, 2006 (2006-08-30)71
Myths tested:
Can a machine designed by Nikola Tesla actually create a miniature earthquake or collapse a structure?
Can a lava lamp explode if heated on the stove? 
6118"Deadly Straw"[13]September 6, 2006 (2006-09-06)72
Myths tested:
Can a hurricane blow a piece of straw through a tree?
According to Primary Perception, do all living things share an interconnected consciousness? 
SP9Special 1"Mega Movie Myths"September 13, 2006 (2006-09-13)73
Myths tested:
The MythBusters test action movie myths.
Can shooting locks really open a door?
Can a car be fitted with an ejection seat?
Can a car drive up a ramp, fly through the air, land, and drive away?
Can a person shoot a hole through a floor and fall through?
Will awnings help break a fall from a building?
Can a sword cut another sword in half?
Note: This was a special episode. 
6219"Killer Cable Snaps"[13]October 11, 2006 (2006-10-11)74
Myths tested:
If a steel cable under high tension snaps, could it cut a human in half?
Can sounds and vibrations be recorded into the grooves of ancient pottery? 
6320"Air Cylinder Rocket"[13]October 18, 2006 (2006-10-18)75
Myths tested:
Can an air cylinder go straight through a cinder-block wall, or propel a boat?
Can an engine run on gunpowder alone? 
6421"More Myths Revisited"[13]October 25, 2006 (2006-10-25)76
Myths tested:
Salami Rocket Revisit, Shattering Windshields, Fuel Efficiency myths.
Can a sword slice a machine gun barrel? 
6522"Exploding Lighter"[13]November 1, 2006 (2006-11-01)77
Myths tested:
Can a disposable lighter explode with lethal force?
The MythBusters test various gunslinger myths. 
6623"Concrete Glider"[13]November 8, 2006 (2006-11-08)78
Myths tested:
Can a working glider be made out of concrete?
Can a passing train suck a person onto the tracks? 
6724"Firearms Folklore"[13]November 29, 2006 (2006-11-29)79
Myths tested:
Can a bullet travel through a sniper's scope and kill him?
Can a fired bullet lodge in the chamber of a revolver?
Can two colliding bullets fuse in mid air?
If two metal hammers are struck together, will they explode? 
6825"Anti-Gravity Device"[13]December 6, 2006 (2006-12-06)80
Myths tested:
The MythBusters test various anti-gravity plans from the internet.
Can too many lights on a Christmas tree cause it to light on fire?
Can vodka help to ease the pain of a jellyfish sting? 
SP10Special 2"Holiday Special"[13]December 6, 2006 (2006-12-06)81

Myths tested:
Can a falling frozen turkey break a person's foot or kill a pet?
Can a turkey be cooked by exposing it to a radar/microwave transmitter antenna?
The MythBusters make a holiday-themed Rube Goldberg machine with more than 30 parts.
The Build Team tests a range of methods for keeping needles on a Christmas tree as long as possible.

Note: This was a special episode. This was the first episode to air the new opening sequence and to film in high definition. 
6926"22,000-Foot Fall"[13]December 13, 2006 (2006-12-13)82
Myths tested:
Is it possible to survive a 22,000-foot fall using the blast from a 1000-pound bomb to break the fall?
Is electricity saved by switching off the lights when leaving a room? 

2007 season[edit]

No. in seriesNo. in seasonTitleOriginal air dateOverall episode No.
701"Hindenburg Mystery"[14]January 10, 2007 (2007-01-10)83
Myths tested:
Was the Hindenburg disaster actually caused by the doping compound with which the LZ 129 Hindenburg was painted?
Can running in a zig-zag line save a person from a crocodile? 
712"Pirate Special"[14]January 17, 2007 (2007-01-17)84
Myths tested:
Can a person jab a knife in a boat's sail, ride down the sail, and land safely on the deck?
Does an eyepatch help someone see in the dark?
Are the splinters made by a cannonball fired at wood more lethal than the cannonball itself?
Can rum be used to clean cloth?
Note: This was a special episode. 
723"Underwater Car"[14]January 24, 2007 (2007-01-24)85
Myths tested:
How can someone escape from a sinking car?
Can paper be folded in half more than seven times? 
734"Speed Cameras"[14]March 7, 2007 (2007-03-07)86
Myths tested:
Is it possible to beat a speed-tracking camera?
Can a defibrillator cause nitroglycerin patches to explode? 
745"Dog Myths"[14]March 14, 2007 (2007-03-14)87
Myths tested:
Is there any way to prevent a Bloodhound from tracking one's scent?
Is it possible to get past a guard dog?
Can an old dog be taught new tricks? 
756"More Myths Reopened"[14]March 21, 2007 (2007-03-21)88
Myths tested:
Sixth revisiting of myths. Exploding trombone, finger in a gun barrel, exploding hammers, can a fired bullet pierce a sniper scope? 
767"Voice Flame Extinguisher"[14]April 11, 2007 (2007-04-11)89
Myths tested:
Can a human voice extinguish a flame?
Can hypnotists plant suggestions in unwilling patients?
Can hypnosis help bring back dormant memories? 
778"Birds in a Truck"[14]April 18, 2007 (2007-04-18)90
Myths tested:
Do birds flying in a trailer cause the trailer to become lighter?
Will a boat crashing into a channel marker cleave itself in half? 
789"Walking on Water"[14]April 25, 2007 (2007-04-25)91
Myths tested:
Is it possible to walk on water?
Can a speeding arrow be snatched out of the air?
Can a sword be stopped with one's bare hands? 
7910"Western Myths"[14]May 30, 2007 (2007-05-30)92
Myths tested:
Can someone's hat be shot off?
Is it possible to break someone out of jail with horses or are explosives needed?
Can an airbag turn a lock-pick into a lethal spear? 
8011"Big Rig Myths"[14]June 6, 2007 (2007-06-06)93
Myths tested:
Can a big rig's tire explode with deadly force?
Can fuel be saved by tailgating a semi-trailer truck?
Can a car be driven onto a truck's extended ramp at highway speeds? 
8112"Grenades and Guts"[14]June 13, 2007 (2007-06-13)94
Myths tested:
Can sacrificially jumping on a grenade save others' lives?
Does self-hypnosis work?
Can a combination of Diet Coke and Mentos make one's stomach explode? 
8213"Snow Special"[14]June 20, 2007 (2007-06-20)95
Myths tested:
Can yodeling actually set off an avalanche?
Do cars have better traction on ice while driving backwards?
Note: This was a special episode. 
8314"Baseball Myths"[14]August 8, 2007 (2007-08-08)96
Myths tested:
Can a baseball be hit hard enough to remove its covering?
Can dry balls be hit farther than humid ones?
Does sliding into a base get a person there faster?
Can balls be hit further with a corked bat?
Special guest star Roger Clemens 
8415"Viewers' Special"[14]August 15, 2007 (2007-08-15)97
Myths tested:
Can a person's eyes pop out while sneezing with eyes open?
Can shifting to reverse stop a runaway car?
Can three cigarette butts fired from a black-powder rifle kill a person at 7 ft?
(Bonus segment: A young viewer's parents volunteer to let Adam and Jamie rig their car with enough explosives to completely obliterate it.)
Note: This was a special episode. 
8516"Red Rag to a Bull"[14]August 22, 2007 (2007-08-22)98
Myths tested:
Are bulls really aggravated by the color red?
Can ammunition stored in the oven be lethal?
Can firearm cartridges thrown in a campfire kill a person?
Do bulls in a china shop really cause complete destruction? 
8617"Superhero Hour"[14]August 29, 2007 (2007-08-29)99
Myths tested:
Is it possible to climb a building with a motorized grappling hook?
Will getting punched by someone wearing a ring leave a ring-shaped imprint?
Can a costume be changed in a phone booth?
Is it possible to rig a grappling hook onto a car, shoot it at a steel structure, and use it to swing around a 90° corner at high speed? 
8718"Myth Revolution"[15]September 5, 2007 (2007-09-05)100
Myths tested:
Can the speed camera be beaten?
Can a ninja deflect a bullet with his palm?
Can a person breathe from a car tire underwater?
Will an RFID chip explode in an MRI scanner? 
8819"Trailblazers"[14]October 31, 2007 (2007-10-31)101
Myths tested:
Will a flaming trail of gasoline from a moving vehicle catch up to its tank and cause it to explode?
Can a person outrun a trail of burning gunpowder?
Can a person be burned by a defibrillator if wearing an underwire bra or a nipple ring? 
8920"Exploding Water Heater"[14]November 7, 2007 (2007-11-07)102
Myths tested:
Can a water heater explode like a rocket and shoot through the roof of a house?
If a person is being dragged by a horse, can the friction caused by the movement make the jeans catch on fire?
Can shrinking jeans by wearing them in a hot bath kill someone? 
9021"Special Supersized Myths"[14]November 14, 2007 (2007-11-14)103
Myths tested:
Are sharks attracted by low-frequency sound waves transmitted through water?
Does the presence of dolphins deter sharks from attacking their prey?
Can the jet exhaust from a Boeing 747 flip a taxi, school bus, or small plane?
Can a JATO rocket launch a car through the air?
Can a person waterski behind a cruise ship? 
9122"Shooting Fish in a Barrel"[14]November 21, 2007 (2007-11-21)104
Myths tested:
Is shooting fish in a barrel really as easy as the proverb says?
What is the most effective cure for pain caused by hot chili peppers?
Are elephants really afraid of mice? 
9223"Pirates 2"[14]November 28, 2007 (2007-11-28)105
Myths tested:
Is it possible to use a rowboat as a submarine?
Can one escape if buried in the sand up to the neck?
What kind of projectiles would pirates use in a cannon if they run out of cannonballs?
Note: This was a special episode. 
9324"Confederate Steam Gun"[14]December 5, 2007 (2007-12-05)106
Myths tested:
Did the Confederates really build a lethal steam-powered machine gun?
Is it possible to fool a modern polygraph test? 
9425"Airplane Hour"[14]December 12, 2007 (2007-12-12)107
Myths tested:
Can a person with no flight training safely land a jet airliner while being assisted by the traffic controllers over the radio?
If a person jumps out of an airplane with the last parachute, can another person jump out later and catch the person?
Is it possible to hold a conversation while falling at terminal velocity?
Does a 4,000 foot fall take 90 seconds? 

2008 season[edit]

No. in seriesNo. in seasonTitleOriginal air dateOverall episode No.
951"James Bond, Part 1"[16]January 16, 2008 (2008-01-16)108
Myths tested: Various myths from James Bond movies are tested:
Can a bullet from a 9 mm handgun ignite a propane tank?
Can a watch-sized electromagnet deflect a bullet?
Can a speed boat jump off of a ramp, land in the water, and continue to operate safely?
Note: This was a special episode. 
962"Lead Balloon"[16]January 23, 2008 (2008-01-23)109
Myths tested:
Can a lead balloon fly?
Is it possible to surf a wave caused by an explosion? 
973"Airplane on a Conveyor Belt"[16]January 30, 2008 (2008-01-30)110
Myths tested:
Can an airplane take off while on a conveyor belt?
Can cockroaches, fruit flies and flour beetles survive extreme levels of radiation?
Can defrosting shaving cream fill up an entire car? 
984"James Bond, Part 2"[16]February 6, 2008 (2008-02-06)111
Myths tested:
Can 007's exploding ballpoint pen blow a test dummy in half?
Can a bowler hat rigged with a steel ring knock the head off a statue?
Can a steel jaw sever a steel cable?
Note: This was a special episode. 
995"Viewer's Special 2"[16]February 13, 2008 (2008-02-13)112
Myths tested:
Can a person slide down a steel cable using a pair of bluejeans?
Does eye black help athletes see?
Can a spark follow a trail of gunpowder leaking from a barrel, catch up with it, and explode?
Can a tree be cut down using a machine gun?
Note: This was a special episode. 
1006"MacGyver Myths"[16]February 20, 2008 (2008-02-20)[17]113
Myths tested:
Could MacGyver's (sodium metal filled) gelatin capsule bomb be real?
Could MacGyver have built an ultralight airplane from bamboo, trash bags, duct tape and a cement mixer?
How well will Jamie and Adam perform in a MacGyver challenge?
Note: This was a special episode. 
1017"Alaska Special"[16]April 23, 2008 (2008-04-23)114
Myths tested:
Does cabin fever exist?
Does accelerating into a moose cause less damage than braking?
Can a single stick of dynamite with a 20 second fuse be thrown, retrieved by a dog, and detonate under an SUV causing it to sink into a frozen lake?
Note: This was a special episode. 
1028"Shark Week Special 2"[16]July 27, 2008 (2008-07-27)116
Myths tested:
Can sharks detect a struggling fish?
Do dogs attract sharks?
Does chili powder repel sharks?
Will a pack of sharks ignore a person who is playing dead?
Do spots of light attract sharks?
Could a person being attacked by a shark reach its eye while inside its mouth?
Note: This was a special episode. 
1039"Exploding Steak"[16]August 6, 2008 (2008-08-06)117
Myths tested:
Fan requested myths.
Can steak be tenderized with explosives?
Does driving while angry decrease fuel efficiency? 
10410"NASA Moon Landing"[16]August 27, 2008 (2008-08-27)118
Myths tested:
Theories that the Apollo moon landing was faked are tested. 
10511"Viral Hour"[16]September 3, 2008 (2008-09-03)119
Myths tested:
The Mythbusters test internet viral video myths.
Fireman's lift – Is it possible to lift a car using fire hoses?
Fainting goats – Do goats faint while getting scared?
Invisible Water – Experiment with a tinfoil boat
Sawdust Cannon – Experiment with a sawdust-filled drum, compressed air and a flare. 
10612"Phone Book Friction"[16]September 10, 2008 (2008-09-10)120
Myths tested:
Are two interlaced phone books impossible to pull apart by any means?
Can a shark be blown up like they did in "Deep Blue Sea"? 
10713"Water Stun Gun"[16]September 17, 2008 (2008-09-17)121
Myths tested:
Can a conventional electric stun gun be turned into a water-powered electric stun gun?
Is firewalking real?
Can a fire be put out by placing a fire extinguisher into it? 
10814"Blind Driving"[16]October 8, 2008 (2008-10-08)122
Myths tested:
Can a blind man drive a car if given instructions by his passenger?
In golf, is it better to play around a tree or through it?
Can an explosion in a gopher hole cause a golf ball near the edge of the hole to fall in?
Does wearing shoes with metal cleats increase one's chances of getting struck by lightning? 
10915"Ninjas 2"[16]October 15, 2008 (2008-10-15)123
Myths tested:
The Mythbusters put more ninja myths to the test.
Can a ninja catch an arrow mid-flight?
Could a ninja hide underwater, breathing through a bamboo reed, long enough to attack an enemy with a poison blow-dart?
Is Bruce Lee's famous one-inch punch really effective?
Note: This was a special episode. 
11016"Alcohol Myths"[16]October 22, 2008 (2008-10-22)124
Myths tested:
Does drinking alcohol make people look more attractive?
Do alleged ways of sobering up really work?
Could the ancient Korean Hwacha actually do what is claimed? 
11117"Motorcycle Flip"[16]October 29, 2008 (2008-10-29)125
Myths tested:
Will a motorcycle flip if a pole is thrust into the front wheel?
Can someone break out of prison with a rope made of toilet paper, human hair or bedsheets? 
11218"Coffin Punch"[16]November 5, 2008 (2008-11-05)126
Myths tested:
The team tests what is really bulletproof.
Once buried alive inside a coffin, is it possible to punch your way through the coffin and dig yourself out? 
11319"End With a Bang"[16]November 12, 2008 (2008-11-12)127
Myths tested:
Is it really true that one can't polish dung?
Is hitting the ground with running legs faster than a standing start?
Then, Adam and Jamie test another classic-is it really best to end with a bang? 
SP12Special 1"Viewer Special Threequel"[18]November 19, 2008 (2008-11-19)128
Myths tested:
Could a torture technique consisting of growing a bamboo through a victim's body have worked?
Does dropping alkali metals in a water-filled bathtub result in a huge explosion?
Does brandy, such as carried by Saint Bernards, really prevent hypothermia?
Does lighting a piano on fire make it explode?
Note: This was a special episode. 

2009 season[edit]

No. in seriesNo. in seasonTitleOriginal air dateOverall episode No.
1141"Demolition Derby"[19]April 8, 2009 (2009-04-08)129
Myths tested:
When a bus is moving at over 50 miles per hour, will moving passengers to the inside of the turn keep the bus from flipping?
Will a fruit stand drive through, chain link gate crash, caravan collision and semi trailer shave leave the driver unharmed and able to continue in a high speed pursuit or will there be real life repercussions?
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?
Note: This was a two-hour special episode. 
1152"Alaska Special 2"[19]April 15, 2009 (2009-04-15)130
Myths tested:
Is Pykrete really tougher than ice?
Is it durable enough to make a boat and even an aircraft carrier out of? (See also Project Habakkuk)
Can a V-shaped snowplow really split a car in two?
Note: This was a special episode. 
1163"Banana Slip/Double-Dip"[19]April 22, 2009 (2009-04-22)131
Myths tested:
Can a banana peel really cause one to slip?
Does double dipping cause germ warfare?
Can you really make a homemade diamond? 
1174"YouTube Special"[19]April 29, 2009 (2009-04-29)132
Myths tested: Various myths from YouTube are tested:
Do match heads alone have the explosive punch to fire a homemade cannon?
Can a 7-foot ball of Lego blocks become a rolling weapon of mass destruction?
Can a car tire burst into flames if it spins fast enough?
Note: This was a special episode. 
1185"Swimming in Syrup"[19]May 6, 2009 (2009-05-06)133
Myths tested:
Can a person swim faster in syrup than in water?
Davey Crockett's Magic Bullets: Can two targets be hit with one shot by splitting a bullet on an axe blade?
MacGyver: Can a steel door be blown open by the gunpowder from six bullets? 
1196"Exploding Bumper"[19]May 13, 2009 (2009-05-13)134
Myths tested:
Can a car bumper explode?
Did Hungarian archers get twice the penetration shooting a bow from a galloping horse? 
1207"Seesaw Saga"[19]May 20, 2009 (2009-05-20)135
Myths tested:
Could a skydiver whose parachute failed to open hit a playground seesaw and send a small girl flying seven stories high? And would she survive? 
1218"Thermite vs. Ice"[19]May 27, 2009 (2009-05-27)136
Myths tested:
Could thermite placed on top of blocks of ice set off an explosion?
Could a car stereo set off an SKS rifle?
Could a person's thumb get severed while firing a S&W .500 magnum revolver? 
1229"Prison Escape"[19]June 3, 2009 (2009-06-03)137
Myths tested:
Could a human hang on to the roof of a speeding car?
Can dental floss be used to cut through the steel bars of a prison?
Could a person fire a ball-and-chain (attached to his leg) from a cannon, and will he fly far enough to escape from prison? 
12310"Curving Bullets"[19]June 10, 2009 (2009-06-10)138
Myths tested:
Can a sonic shock wave shatter glass?
Is it possible to bend bullets around obstacles, like in the movie Wanted
12411"Car vs. Rain"[19]June 17, 2009 (2009-06-17)139
Myths tested:
Will driving a convertible faster in the rain help a person stay drier than stopping and putting the top on?
Can popcorn be cooked with lasers or explosions? 
12512"Knock Your Socks Off"[19]October 7, 2009 (2009-10-07)140
Myths tested:
If one bullet is fired horizontally and the other is dropped vertically, simultaneously from the same height, which will hit the ground first? Or will they hit at the same time, owing to gravity?
Can someone really be knocked out of their socks? 
12613"Duct Tape Hour"[19]October 14, 2009 (2009-10-14)141
Myths tested:
Is it possible to lift a car using nothing but duct tape?
Will duct tape plug holes in the bottom of boats and can you create a working sail-boat out of it?
Is it possible to build a working cannon using duct tape? 
12714"Clean Car vs. Dirty Car"[19]October 21, 2009 (2009-10-21)142
Myths tested:
Does a dirty car get better gas mileage than a clean one?
Why are dimples crucial to the flight of golf balls?
Hangover - Is the adage "Stick to beer you're in the clear; beer then liquor never sicker" true? 
12815"Greased Lightning"[19]October 28, 2009 (2009-10-28)143
Myths tested:
Can a 30-foot (9.1 m) fireball be created with an oil pan fire?
Does microwaving C-4 cause it to explode?
Can cheese fired from a cannon pierce a sail? 
12916"Hurricane Windows"[19]November 4, 2009 (2009-11-04)144
Myths tested:
Will opening all of the windows of a house during a hurricane lessen the damage caused to the structure?
Will a human head that has been dipped in liquid nitrogen for 5 seconds shatter when slammed into a table?
Will a Christmas tree explode if frozen using liquid nitrogen? 
13017"Crash and Burn"[19]November 11, 2009 (2009-11-11) (US)[19]
November 2, 2009 (2009-11-02) (UK)[20]
Myths tested:
Does a car explode when driven off a cliff?
Can a huge rocket launch a cage holding a human and would the person survive? 
13118"Myth Evolution"[19]November 18, 2009 (2009-11-18)146
Myths tested:
Can an exploding water heater pass through the second story of a house?
Can a person shoot around a corner accurately using a variety of methods?
Can someone hold on to a car while being driven through cardboard boxes?
Can liquid nitrogen be used to pick a lock?
Can a rocket-powered snow plow split a car in two? 
13219"Dumpster Diving"[19]November 25, 2009 (2009-11-25)147

Myths tested:
Can a person jump from a rooftop into a dumpster and walk away?
Can a deep-sea diver's body be crushed into his helmet if his air hose breaks?

Note: Kari Byron goes on maternity leave, Jessi Combs joins the Build Team as her replacement. 
13320"Antacid Jail Break"[19]December 2, 2009 (2009-12-02)148
Myths tested:
Can antacid tablets be used to blow a prison cell open?
Can a person drive safely on a moonless night without using his headlights? 
13421"Unarmed and Unharmed"[19]December 9, 2009 (2009-12-09)149
Myths tested:
Can a cowboy shoot a gun out of a person's hand without injuring him?
Is the 50-foot bus jump seen in Speed possible in real life? 
13522"Hidden Nasties"[19]December 16, 2009 (2009-12-16)150
Myths tested:
Can you skip a car over a lake?
Is a toilet seat cleaner than other household items? 
13623"Mini Myth Mayhem"[19]December 28, 2009 (2009-12-28)151
Myths tested:
Can you mail a coconut without packaging?
Can you light a match with a bullet?
Can you make a candle out of earwax?
Can you make someone urinate involuntarily by putting their hand in a bowl of warm water while they sleep?
Can you make your own gunpowder, shoot it out of a bamboo cannon, and walk away?
Can you touch molten lead without burning your skin? 

2010 season[edit]

No. in seriesNo. in seasonTitleOriginal air dateOverall episode No.
1371"Boomerang Bullet"[21]January 4, 2010 (2010-01-04)152
Myths tested:
Can you accidentally kill yourself with a bullet that ricochets off three walls?
Could a medieval army have used trees to catapult dead bodies over a castle wall? 
1382"Soda Cup Killer"[21]March 24, 2010 (2010-03-24)153

Myths tested:
If a cup filled with soda was tossed out the window of a car, would it penetrate the windshield of a passing car, killing the driver?
Can you really hang from the edge of a building like in the movies?

Note: Jessi Combs' final appearance as a member of the Build Team. 
1393"Dive to Survive"[21]March 31, 2010 (2010-03-31)154

Myths tested:
Can you escape an explosive shockwave by diving in water?
Can you bulletproof a car using nothing but phone books?

Note: Kari Byron returns from maternity leave. 
1404"Spy Car Escape"[21]April 7, 2010 (2010-04-07)155
Myths tested:
Can an object fired backward from a vehicle moving forward simply fall to the ground?
Do the movie spy car tricks to escape a chasing car work? 
1415"Bottle Bash"[21]April 14, 2010 (2010-04-14)156
Myths tested:
What's worse, having an empty beer bottle smashed over your head, or a full one?
Could ancient armies have used animal hides to build their cannons? 
1426"No Pain, No Gain"[21]April 28, 2010 (2010-04-28)157
Myths tested:
Are some types of people more tolerant to pain?
Can a BBQ propane tank heat up enough in a fire to launch through a garage roof like a rocket? 
1437"Mythssion Control"[21]May 5, 2010 (2010-05-05)158
Myths tested:
Revisit for "Knock Your Socks Off" and "Compact Compact". 
1448"Duct Tape Hour 2"[21]May 12, 2010 (2010-05-12)159

Myths tested:
Can duct tape really be used to build a bridge; fix a car; hold a car in place; or stop a car going 60 miles per hour?

Note: This is a special episode.[22] 
1459"Waterslide Wipeout"[21]May 19, 2010 (2010-05-19)160
Myths tested:
Can a person be launched 115 feet into a kiddie pool from a giant waterslide?
Can a mail delivery truck taking only right turns save gas? 
14610"Fireball Stun Gun"[21]June 2, 2010 (2010-06-02)161
Myths tested:
Does pepper spray + flannel shirt + stun gun = massive fireball, per CSI?
Can fireworks really launch a person over a lake? 
14711"Flu Fiction"[21]June 9, 2010 (2010-06-09)162
Myths tested:
Jamie, Adam, Kari, Grant and Tory take on snot and sneezes.
Can you be decapitated by a tornado? 
SP13Special 1"MythBusters Top 25 Moments"[23]June 16, 2010 (2010-06-16)163
Note: This is a special/clip-show episode. 
14812"Hair of the Dog"[21]October 6, 2010 (2010-10-06)164
Myths tested:
Can an escaped convict really outsmart and outrun his pursuers? (Revisit of 2007's "Fool the Bloodhound" myth)
Is it possible to fool a dog trained to sniff out contraband? 
14913"Storm Chasing Myths"[21]October 13, 2010 (2010-10-13)165

Myths tested:
Are the Storm Chasers' vehicles fit to withstand force 5 tornado speeds?
Is it possible to build a personal tornado protection device?

Notes: This is a special episode. It is a crossover episode with Storm Chasers and is dedicated to honorary MythBuster Sanjay Singh. 
15014"Cold Feet"[21]October 20, 2010 (2010-10-20)166
Myths tested:
When you get Cold Feet, do you really get cold feet?
When the poop hits the fan, does everyone get covered in the ensuing chaos? 
15115"Tablecloth Chaos"[21]October 27, 2010 (2010-10-27)167
Myths tested:
Can a motorcycle pull a tablecloth out from under a setting for a banquet?
Do humans really only use 10% of their brain? 
15216"Arrow Machine Gun"[21]November 3, 2010 (2010-11-03) (US)
October 25, 2010 (2010-10-25) (UK)[24]
Myths tested:
Did the Greeks create an arrow machine gun that offered the speed, distance and precision that modern machine guns do?
Is driving while tired as bad as — or worse than — driving while tipsy? 
15317"Mini Myth Madness"[21]November 10, 2010 (2010-11-10)169
Myths tested:
Can a scuba diver wear a tuxedo underneath his drysuit, go underwater, resurface, strip off his scuba gear, and be able to present the tuxedo perfectly?
Can a car's tire pressure affect its fuel efficiency?
Can a laptop stop a bullet from point-blank range?
Can a hair weave stop a .40 caliber bullet?
Can a fridge door stop a round of 9mm bullets?
Out of using your elbow, using your hand, and using a handkerchief to cover your mouth when you sneeze, which is the best way to limit the spread of germs?
Is it easy to take candy from a baby?
Can a bottle of beer, when given a sudden shock, turn from a liquid and freeze into a solid? 
15418"Reverse Engineering"[21]November 17, 2010 (2010-11-17) (US)
November 8, 2010 (2010-11-08) (UK)[24]
Myths tested:
Does a certain '70s sports car become more aerodynamic if the body is turned backwards?
A myth from the movie Lethal Weapon 2 is tested: Can a surfboard be launched through the windscreen of a car, and still be lethal? 
15519"Inverted Underwater Car"[21]November 24, 2010 (2010-11-24)171
Myths tested:
If a car flips upside down as it sinks, will the driver be able to escape? (Revisit of "Underwater Car" from 2007.)
Can a carton of milk keep a pistol's muzzle flash from igniting a room full of flammable gas? 
15620"Bug Special"[21]December 1, 2010 (2010-12-01)172
Myths tested:
Can honey bees lift a laptop?
Can hitting a bug at high speeds on a motorcycle be fatal?
Can hanging a bag of water repel flies? 
15721"President's Challenge"[21]December 8, 2010 (2010-12-08)173
Myths tested:
President Obama challenges Adam and Jamie to revisit the Ancient Death Ray myth (Ancient Death Ray) originally aired September 29, 2004.
A myth from the film Hellboy is tested: Is it possible to make a moving SUV flip end-over-end by punching down on the hood? 
15822"Green Hornet Special"[21]December 15, 2010 (2010-12-15)174
Myths tested:
Seth Rogen challenges the cast to replicate two scenes from his film The Green Hornet.
Can a buried car use onboard explosives to blast a bulldozer out of the way without injuring the passengers?
If a bullet-riddled car gets stuck in a rising elevator, will the ceiling cut it in half and can the front end be driven away? 
15923"Operation Valkyrie"[25]December 22, 2010 (2010-12-22)175
Myths tested:
Did Adolf Hitler survive Operation Valkyrie only because he was in a conference room instead of an underground bunker?
Can you literally knock some sense into a person by slapping them? 

2011 season[edit]

No. in seriesNo. in seasonTitleOriginal air dateOverall episode No.
1601"Mission Impossible Mask"[26]April 6, 2011 (2011-04-06)176
Myths tested:
Can realistic facial masks be used to bypass security measures as shown in the Mission: Impossible television series'?
Is it possible to start a merry-go-round spinning by shooting bullets at it, as depicted in Shoot 'Em Up?
Is it possible to knock a dropped gun out of reach by hitting it with bullets fired from another one? 
1612"Blue Ice"[26]April 13, 2011 (2011-04-13)177
Myths tested:
Can a magazine and toaster be used to blow up a room full of flammable gas, as depicted in The Bourne Supremacy?
Can the contents of an airplane toilet leak out mid-flight and freeze into a lethal projectile? 
1623"Running on Water"[26]April 20, 2011 (2011-04-20) (US)
April 18, 2011 (2011-04-18) (UK)
Myths tested:
Can a combination of footwear and technique allow a person to run on water?
Can a person survive an explosion by hiding behind a table; a car; a dumpster; a cinderblock wall? 
1634"Bubble Trouble"[26]April 27, 2011 (2011-04-27)179
Myths tested:
Can a person swim through bubbling water?
Can an arrow with explosives split a tree in two? 
1645"Torpedo Tastic"[26]May 4, 2011 (2011-05-04)180
Myths tested:
Did the Syrians design a water-skimming torpedo as early as the 13th century?
If a truckload of wine catches fire, will the bottles blow their corks 100 feet and sound like a machine gun? 
1656"Blow Your Own Sail"[26]May 11, 2011 (2011-05-11)181
Myths tested:
How well do various movie sound effects compare to their real-world counterparts?
Can a sailboat stranded in calm water start moving by blowing air into its sail with an onboard fan? 
1667"Spy Car 2"[26]May 18, 2011 (2011-05-18)182
Myths tested:
Can wheel spikes and a hood-mounted machine gun be used to disable a pursuing vehicle?
Can a bullet spin in place after being fired onto the surface of a frozen lake? 
1678"Dodge a Bullet"[26]June 1, 2011 (2011-06-01)183
Myths tested:
Can a person dodge a bullet after it has been fired at him?
Can a fall into water inflict the same injuries as one onto pavement from the same height? 
1689"Fixing a Flat"[26]June 8, 2011 (2011-06-08)184
Myths tested:
What can a driver use to replace a flat tire without a spare?
Can a fishing reel catch fire with a fast enough fish on the line? 
SP14Special 1"Planes, Trains and Automobiles Special"[26]June 15, 2011 (2011-06-15)185
The Mythbusters discuss 12 favorite myths involving forms of transportation.
Note: This is a special episode 
16910"Let There Be Light"[26]June 22, 2011 (2011-06-22)186
Myths tested:
Can mirrors be used to reflect sunlight and illuminate a tomb, as depicted in The Mummy?
Can a runaway car be safely stopped if another driver pulls in front and slows down? 
17011"Paper Armor"[26]June 29, 2011 (2011-06-29)187
Myths tested:
Can a swimmer increase his chances of surviving an underwater explosion by floating at the surface?
Did armies in ancient China use paper armor that was as effective as steel? 
17112"Bikes and Bazookas"[27]September 28, 2011 (2011-09-28)188
Myths tested:
Is a motorcycle more environmentally friendly than a car?
Can a bullet take out an RPG
17213"Newton's Crane Cradle"[28]October 5, 2011 (2011-10-05)189
Myths tested:
Will a super-sized Newton's cradle work?
Can the weight of a bird be enough to tip a teetering car off of a cliff? 
17314"Walk a Straight Line"[29]October 12, 2011 (2011-10-12)190
Myths tested:
Is it impossible for humans (without a point of reference) to walk in a straight line?
Will binary explosives explode in the case of a fender bender? 
17415"Duct Tape Plane"[29]October 19, 2011 (2011-10-19)191
Myths tested:
Adam and Jamie test three viral videos featuring extraordinary excavators - can they row a barge, take you wakeboarding, and do acrobatics?
Kari, Grant, and Tory patch up a plane that's had an unfortunate encounter with a bear (actually, Kari wearing a pair of metal claws)- using only duct tape. 
17516"Flying Guillotine"[29]October 26, 2011 (2011-10-26)192
Myths tested:
Can C4 be used as a cooking fuel?
Kari, Grant, and Tory test myths involving Chinese martial arts
17617"Drain Disaster"[29]November 2, 2011 (2011-11-02)193
Myths tested:
Will an explosion in a sewer launch a manhole cover as seen in many Hollywood films?
Various myths regarding truck bedliners
SP15Special 2"Location, Location, Location"[29]November 9, 2011 (2011-11-09)194
The Mythbusters discuss 12 favorite locations they have used for testing myths in the past.
Note: This is a special episode 
SP16Special 3"Wet & Wild"[29]November 16, 2011 (2011-11-16)195
The Mythbusters count down their 12 favorite water-based myths from prior episodes.
Note: This is a special episode 
17718"Wheel of Mythfortune"[29]November 23, 2011 (2011-11-23)196
Myths tested:
Adam, Jamie, and the Build Team test four viewer-submitted myths, including the "Monty Hall Problem
17819"Toilet Bomb"[29]November 30, 2011 (2011-11-30)197
Myths tested:
Could the liquid nitrogen/toilet bomb trick in Lethal Weapon 2 work in real life?
Can airplanes save fuel by flying in a V-formation like a flock of birds? 

2012 season[edit]

No. in seriesNo. in seasonTitleOriginal air dateOverall episode No.
1791"Duct Tape Island"[30]March 25, 2012 (2012-03-25)198
Myths tested:
Can a pallet of duct tape help you survive on a deserted island? 
1802"Fire vs. Ice"[31]April 1, 2012 (2012-04-01)199
Myths tested:
Can a fire extinguisher hold off a flamethrower?
Can a fleet of cars kick up enough dust to blind a surveillance drone? 
1813"Square Wheels"[32]April 8, 2012 (2012-04-08)200
Myths tested:
Can a vehicle run as well on square wheels as it does on round ones?
Can two cars stuck nose-to-nose really do the maneuvers shown in the film Date Night
1824"Swinging Pirates"[33]April 15, 2012 (2012-04-15)201
Myths tested:
Can the swinging-cage rescue in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest really be done?
Can an oil drum filled with methanol work as a high speed go kart
1835"Battle of the Sexes"[34]April 22, 2012 (2012-04-22)202
Myths tested:
Are men or women better at driving; reading facial emotions; grilling; map-reading; packing the car for a trip? 
1846"Driving in Heels"[34]April 29, 2012 (2012-04-29)203
Myths tested:
Does a driver's choice of footwear affect driving performance?
Does a full bladder pose as much of a driving hazard as being legally intoxicated?
Can superglue be used to turn a room upside down?
Can superglue restrain a driver as well as a seat belt does during a collision? 
1857"Revenge of the Myth"[35]May 6, 2012 (2012-05-06)204
Myths tested: Four previous myths are revisited.
Can a water heater turned on its side be used as a cannon?
Could a re-design of the "Fireworks Man" myth vehicle have achieved the claimed 150 ft flight?
Can a limousine on a cliff tip over if birds land on its hood?
Can excavators be used to thread a needle or pour a glass of wine? 
1868"Bouncing Bullet"[36]May 13, 2012 (2012-05-13)205
Myths tested:
Can a bullet ricochet off pavement and up through a car's floorboard, as seen on Burn Notice?
Can you ride an explosion's shock wave to jump farther than you can under your own power? 
SP17Special 1"Mailbag Special"[37]May 20, 2012 (2012-05-20)206
Myths tested:
The Mythbusters answer viewer questions and conduct mini-myths.
Can you eat a spoonful of cinnamon without drinking water?
Revealing how the camera crew captures explosions
Note: This is a special episode 
1879"Bubble Pack Plunge"[38]June 3, 2012 (2012-06-03)207
Myths tested:
Can you survive a 35 ft fall while covered in bubble wrap?
Can a rocket-powered ejector seat flip an upside-down James Bond car back onto its wheels? 
18810"Duel Dilemmas"[39]June 10, 2012 (2012-06-10)208
Myths tested:
Should you really never bring a knife to a gunfight?
Will you lose a sword fight if you try to strike first?
Did the 14th-century Chinese design a two-stage, arrow-launching missile? 
18911"Hollywood Gunslingers"[40]June 17, 2012 (2012-06-17)209
Myths tested:
Eight mini-myths and scenes concerning firearms in Hollywood action movies are investigated: silver bullets, nail guns, dropped machine guns, and more. 
SP18Special 2"Jawsome Shark Special"[41]August 13, 2012 (2012-08-13)210
Myths tested:
Adam and Jamie count down their 25 favorite shark-related myths.
Note: This is a special episode. 
19012"Plane Boarding""[42]
"Bite the Bullet"[43][44]
September 17, 2012 (2012-09-17) (SBS One)211
Myths tested:
Is the method used for boarding planes by most air travel companies inefficient?
Can you make an untraceable bullet out of teeth? 
19113"Titanic Survival"[45]October 7, 2012 (2012-10-07)212
Myths tested:
Could Jack have survived with Rose in the ending of Titanic?
Is it possible to build a rocket-powered surfboard? 
19214"Trench Torpedo"[46]October 14, 2012 (2012-10-14)213
Myths tested:
Can a trench with perfect 90° corners absorb an explosion's shockwave inside the trench better than a trench with rounded corners?
Can balloons act like an airbag during a car crash and save someone's life? 
19315"Hail Hijinx"[47]
"Cliffhanger Bridge Boom"[48]
October 21, 2012 (2012-10-21) (Discovery Channel)
September 3, 2012 (SBS One)
Myths tested:
Can you jump to safety from a collapsing rope bridge as seen in the film Cliffhanger?
Can a strong enough hailstorm sink a boat? 
19416"Fright Night"[49]October 28, 2012 (2012-10-28)215
Myths tested:
Can certain sound frequencies persuade people that an area is haunted?
Is it really possible to smell fear?
Is it really as easy to move and bury a dead body as it is in the movies? 
19517"Mini Myth Medley"[50]November 4, 2012 (2012-11-04)216
Myths tested:
Are people really well-acquainted with the backs of their own hands?
Can a needle be thrown through a glass pane without shattering it?
Is it really impossible to ride a bicycle underwater?
Does the "potty dance" really allow you to delay the urge to urinate? 
19618"Cannonball Chemistry"[51]November 11, 2012 (2012-11-11)217
Myths tested:
Can a mattress cushion the impact of a long fall onto water?
Are stone cannonballs as deadly as steel ones? 
19719"Food Fables"[52]November 18, 2012 (2012-11-18)218
Myths tested:
Can you cook a full holiday meal on the engine of a running car?
Does the tryptophan in turkey make you sleepy?
Is it easy to confuse the taste of unusual meat with chicken?
Have the Chinese invented the world's fastest way to cook popcorn? 
SP19Special 3"Explosions A to Z"[53]
"The A to Z of Explosives"[54]
November 25, 2012 (2012-11-25) (Discovery Channel)
September 24, 2012 (SBS One)
Myths tested:
The Build Team goes through the alphabet highlighting some of the show's 752 detonations and counting.
Note: This is a special episode 

2013 season[edit]

No. in seriesNo. in seasonTitleOriginal air dateOverall episode No.
1981"JATO Rocket Car: Mission Accomplished?"[55]May 1, 2013 (2013-05-01)220
Myths tested:
This episode retests "Jet-Assisted Chevy", the MythBusters' first ever myth. 
1992"Deadliest Catch Crabtastic Special"[56]May 8, 2013 (2013-05-08)221
Myths tested:
Deadliest Catch captains Johnathan Hillstrand and Scott "Junior" Campbell 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 is better to work a 30-hour grind with no sleep, and if crab pots truly are indestructible. 
2003"Down and Dirty/Earthquake Survival"[56]May 15, 2013 (2013-05-15)222
Myths tested:
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. 
2014"Indy Car Special"[56]May 22, 2013 (2013-05-22)223
Myths tested:
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 the suction created by a speeding car rip loose a manhole cover during a street race? 
2025"Battle of the Sexes: Round 2"[56]May 29, 2013 (2013-05-29)224
Myths tested:
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? Are women better at parallel parking? And should "throwing like a girl" really be an insult? 
2036"Motorcycle Water Ski"[56]June 5, 2013 (2013-06-05) (Discovery Channel)
May 6, 2013 (2013-05-06) (SBS One)[57]
Myths tested:
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 high-rise building with a parachute made from a hotel room's contents. 
2047"Hypermiling/Crash Cushions"[56]June 12, 2013 (2013-06-12) (Discovery Channel)
May 27, 2013 (2013-05-27) (SBS One)[58]
Myths tested:
Could a guy sandwiched between two big guys in the backseat of a car survive the car being T-boned by a truck, as seen in Headhunters (2011)? The MythBusters also hit the road to test three more hypermiling myths. Can these simple techniques really double your car's fuel efficiency? 
2058"Duct Tape Canyon"[56]June 19, 2013 (2013-06-19)227
Myths tested:
Lost in the wilderness, Adam and Jamie survive the desert, rappel 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.
Note: This is a special episode 
2069"Painting with Explosives/Bifurcated Boat"[56]June 26, 2013 (2013-06-26)228
Myths tested:
After 7 years, it's back to unsolved Myth-teries: Can Adam's Snowflake or Jamie's death 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. 
20710"Traffic Tricks"July 22, 2013 (2013-07-22) (SBS One)[59]229
Myths tested:
If a single car brakes lightly, can it cause a ripple that triggers a major jam? Is it better to stay in one lane in heavy traffic instead of changing lanes? Are roundabouts more efficient than four-way stop signs? For journeys less than 400 miles, is driving faster than flying? 
20811"Breaking Bad Special"[60]August 12, 2013 (2013-08-12) (Discovery Channel)
July 15, 2013 (2013-07-15) (SBS One)[61]
Myths tested:
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. 
20912"Zombie Special"[60]October 17, 2013 (2013-10-17)231
Myths tested:
The Walking Dead's Michael Rooker joins the team to test zombie myths. Is an axe or a gun more effective when you're swarmed by zombies? Adam turns un-dead to test if the "might of the living dead" can bust down Jamie's door. Can you outrun – or outsmart – a horde? 

2014 season[edit]

No. in seriesNo. in seasonTitleOriginal air dateOverall episode No.
2101"Star Wars Special"[62]January 4, 2014 (2014-01-04)232
Myths tested: Three scenes from the Star Wars film series are examined:
Could Luke have safely swung across the chasm in the Death Star while carrying Princess Leia?
Would the Ewoks' swinging-log trap have destroyed an Imperial walker?
Would a Tauntaun carcass have kept Luke from freezing to death on the cold climate of Hoth? 
2112"Moonshiner Myths"[62]January 11, 2014 (2014-01-11)233
Myths tested:
Can a moonshine still explode and destroy the shack it is hidden in?
Can a car fueled by moonshine run as well as one running on gasoline? 
2123"Hollywood Car Crash Clichés"[62]January 18, 2014 (2014-01-18)234
Myths tested:
Can two men carrying a pane of glass survive unscathed if a car smashes through it?
Can a rocket-propelled grenade explosion flip an SUV?
Can a heavy truck plow through a traffic jam without stopping? 
2134"Car Chase Chaos/Animal Antics"[62]
"Car Chase Chaos/Animal Avoidance"[63]
January 25, 2014 (Discovery Channel)
June 3, 2013 (2013-06-03) (SBS One)
Myths tested:
Can you share the task driving, change places while driving, or push the driver out while moving at regular speed?
Can you prevent cats from excreting in your garden?
What methods work best to repel snakes?
What methods work best to deter bears? 
2145"*Do* Try This at Home?"[62]February 1, 2014 (2014-02-01)236
Myths tested: Various myths that viewers can possibly try at home are tested:
Can watering plants with microwaved hot water kill them?
Can you put out a fire on a lake by turning a boat at an angle?
Can metronomes started at different times sync together?
Can a ball chain "levitate" over a lip of a cup?
Can sugar and sulfuric acid explode like a "black snake"?
Are dry ice bombs lethal?
Can hydrogen peroxide, yeast, water, liquid dish soap, and food coloring create "elephant toothpaste"?
Can water coming out of a hose with a speaker next to it create an optical illusion that it is going backwards? 
2156"Mythssion Impossible"[62]February 15, 2014 (2014-02-15)237
Myths tested: Three supposedly impossible activities are tested:
Can you herd cats?
Can you catch a greased pig?
Can you stuff 10 pounds of feces into a 5-pound bag? 
2167"Bullet Baloney"[62]February 22, 2014 (2014-02-22)238
Myths tested:
Can a gun fire lethally if its barrel is bent?
Can tape measures and wallets stop bullets?
Will a shotgun shell on the tip of a wooden spear detonate if jabbed into an attacking animal?
Can a gun work in outer space?
Will a neon sign blow out in a shower of sparks if hit by a bullet?
Can a gun discharge on its own if thrown into a deep fryer? 
2178"Supersonic Ping Pong/Ice Cannon"[62]March 1, 2014 (2014-03-01)239
Myths tested:
Can a ping-pong ball inflict a lethal injury if it flies fast enough?
Can a cannon and cannonballs made from ice be a reliable weapon? 
2189"Driving This Crazy"[64]
"Silver Screen Car Chaos"[citation needed]
May 12, 2014 (2014-05-12) (SBS One)240
Myths tested:
When two cars try and knock each off the road does it always results in a long and difficult fender-bending duel?
Is the silver screen trick of tipping up on to two wheels and driving sideways as easy as it seems?
Can a Corvette be used as a ramp to flip into a barrel roll as in the movie Wanted
21910"Apple Bobbing Bungee/Tennis Wing Walk"[65]May 19, 2014 (2014-05-19) (SBS One)241
Myths tested:
Can you bob for an apple during a 100 foot bungee jump?
Can you really play tennis on an airplane wing mid-flight? 
22011"Household Disasters"[66]May 26, 2014 (2014-05-26) (SBS One)242
Myths tested:
Can an explosion caused by a hot-water heater put out a fire?
Is sunscreen flammable?
Can a piano being raised into a house fall and break through the roof and the floor of a house?
Will a vacuum explode if it vacuums up black powder? 

Special episodes[edit]

Special episodes listed here were aired separately to the normal season episodes and special episodes.

No. in seriesNo. in seasonTitleOriginal air dateOverall episode No.
BO1Special 1"Best Animals Myths"[67]March 24, 2004 (2004-03-24)N/A
This was a re-cut of previously tested animal-related myths from different episodes. Chicken Gun, Goldfish Memory, Does a Duck's Quack Echo? 
BO2Special 2"Best Electric Myths"[68]May 6, 2004 (2004-05-06)N/A
This was a re-cut of previously tested electricity-related myths from different episodes. Peeing on the Third Rail, Lightning Strikes Tongue Piercing, Microwave Madness 
BO3Special 3"Best Explosions"[69]May 9, 2004 (2004-05-09)N/A
This was a re-cut of previously tested explosion-related myths from different episodes. Cell Phone Destruction, Raccoon Rocket, Tree Cannon, Exploding Toilet 
SP11Special 4"Young Scientist Special"April 26, 2008 (2008-04-26)115
Myths tested:
Discovery Channel's young scientist contenders help the Mythbusters tackle environmental myths:
Are electric cars truly slow?
Do increased CO2 levels cause accelerated ice melting? (Former Mythbuster Scottie Chapman returns to assist the testing)
Are cows truly the single greatest air polluter? 
SE1Special 5"Car Conundrum"[70][71]June 23, 2010 (2010-06-23)N/A
Myths tested:
This is a clip show featuring the following previously aired myths:
Underwater Car from episode 72 (Underwater Car) originally aired January 24, 2007.
Hollywood Crash Test from episode 114 (Demolition Derby Special) originally aired April 8, 2009.
Car Remote Capers from episode 84 (Viewers' Special) originally aired August 15, 2007. 
BC1Special 6"Alcohol Myths"[72]June 30, 2010 (2010-06-30)N/A
This is a "Buster's Cut" of episode 110 (Alcohol Myths) originally aired October 22, 2008. 
BC2Special 7"Duct Tape Hour 2"[73]July 7, 2010 (2010-07-07)N/A
This is a "Buster's Cut" of episode 144 (Duct Tape Hour 2) originally aired May 12, 2010. 
BC3Special 8"Knock Your Socks Off"[74]July 14, 2010 (2010-07-14)N/A
This is a "Buster's Cut" of episode 125 (Knock Your Socks Off) originally aired October 7, 2009. 
BC4Special 9"Viewer Special Threequel"[75]July 21, 2010 (2010-07-21)N/A
This is a "Buster's Cut" of special 12 (Viewer Special Threequel) originally aired November 19, 2008. 
BC5Special 10"Bottle Bash"[76]July 28, 2010 (2010-07-28)N/A
This is a "Buster's Cut" of episode 141 (Bottle Bash) originally aired April 14, 2010. 
BC6Special 11"Unarmed and Unharmed"[77]October 6, 2010 (2010-10-06)N/A
This is a "Buster's Cut" of episode 134 (Unarmed and Unharmed) originally aired December 9, 2009. 
BC7Special 12"Phone Book Friction"[78]October 13, 2010 (2010-10-13)N/A
This is a "Buster's Cut" of episode 106 (Phone Book Friction) originally aired September 10, 2008. 
BC8Special 13"Duct Tape Hour"[79]October 20, 2010 (2010-10-20)N/A
This is a "Buster's Cut" of episode 126 (Duct Tape Hour) originally aired October 14, 2009. 
BC9Special 14"Curving Bullets"[80]October 27, 2010 (2010-10-27)N/A
This is a "Buster's Cut" of episode 123 (Curving Bullets) originally aired June 10, 2009. 


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