Mythbusters

Mythbusters

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About the show

Hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman set up experiments using a combination of science and special effects in order to recreate and debunk potentially false, but common, urban legends, hoping to set the record straight once and for all for the public. In the process, however, the duo's experiments occasionally prove the odd myth to actually be true.

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Wednesday 23 April, 5:30pm7mate

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Myths Revisited

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Can someone get electrocuted peeing on an electrified fence? Did Adam apply enough pressure to test the exploding implants? And are cell phones dangerous at gas stations?

Coming Up

Wednesday 23 Apr
5:30pm - 6:30pm
7mate

Myths Revisited

Can someone get electrocuted peeing on an electrified fence? Did Adam apply enough pressure to test the exploding implants? And are cell phones dangerous at gas stations?

6:30pm - 7:30pm
SBS 2

Down and Dirty/Earthquake Emergency/Stall No 1

Adam and Jamie get down and dirty to test if using a bathroom's hand dryer is better than a paper towel, before they check out which public rest room stall is the cleanest. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory shake, rattle and roll to find out if standing in a doorway during an earthquake gives one the best chance of survival.

Thursday 24 Apr
5:30pm - 6:30pm
7mate

Ancient Death Ray/Skunk Cleaning/What is Bulletproof?

Did the Greek scientist Archimedes set fire to a Roman fleet of ships using only mirrors and sunlight? Will a bulletproof shield really stop a direct hit from a bullet?

6:30pm - 7:30pm
SBS 2

Square Wheels

The Mythbusters reinvent the wheel as Adam and Jamie test whether a vehicle fitted with square wheels can provide a smooth ride if driven fast enough. Next they see if square wheels can give an advantage in hill-climbing when compared to round ones. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory, inspired by a scene from the film Date Night, attempt a series of manoeuvres in which a taxicab and a sports sedan are stuck together by their front bumpers.

Friday 25 Apr
5:30pm - 6:30pm
7mate

Elevator Death/Levitation Machine

If an elevator suddenly falls, can you save yourself in the nick of time by jumping just before it hits bottom? Will the team be able to create a homemade levitation machine?

7:30pm - 8:30pm
7mate

Ninjas 2

Ninjas and Mythbusters go together like matches and gunpowder - they're a marriage made in heaven. That's because ninjas are shrouded in mythology - a mythology that they've been only too happy to circulate. Once again it's time to separate fact from fiction in the Mythbusters Ninja special 2.

Monday 28 Apr
5:30pm - 6:30pm
7mate

Static Cannon/Killer Deck/Exploding Jawbreaker

Is it possible to throw a regular playing card fast enough to inflict bodily harm? Can a heated jawbreaker explode in your mouth? Can a sandblasted PVC pipe become a deadly cannon?

6:35pm - 7:35pm
SBS 2

Water Heater Cannon/Bird Balance: the Revenge/Viral Excavator

Adam, Jamie and the build team explore some previously tested myths, using viewer suggestions for improvement or new tests. First they check whether a water heater, turned on its side, can act as a cannon if it explodes; then a repeat of 'Fireworks Man', where Buster was launched into space by hundreds of powerful fireworks; and can a limousine, balanced on the edge of a cliff, topple over if a bird perches on the hood?

7:35pm - 8:35pm
SBS HD

Moonshiners Special - Exploding Still/Moonshine Run

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

7:35pm - 8:35pm
SBS ONE

Moonshiners Special - Exploding Still/Moonshine Run

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

Tuesday 29 Apr
5:30pm - 6:30pm
7mate

Ping Pong Rescue/Carried Away

Is it possible to lift a sunken boat from the ocean floor using only pingpong balls? How many does it take to lift a 3-year-old child off the ground?

6:30pm - 7:30pm
SBS 2

Fire and Ice/Dust Devil

Can a fire extinguisher be used to hold off an attack from a flamethrower? Adam and Jamie tackle an internet sensation about an epic duel between a flamethrower and a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory test if you can blind a spy drone with a human-made dust cloud and pull off a kidnapping like they did in the film Body of Lies.

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