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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Thursday 3 September, 6:30pm7mate

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Lead Ballon/Surfing With Dynamite

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Surfs up dude! Kari, Tori and Grant take on a gnarly Internet myth, testing if a couple of sticks of dynamite can create ideal surfing conditions. Meanwhile, Adam and Jamie take to the skies to test the proverbial lead balloon. In Lead Balloon Jamie and Adam take on engineering's ultimate challenge, to build a lead balloon that can actually fly. For Surfing With Dynamite, Kari, Grant and Tori are taking on another internet viral video. In this one a group of renegade surfers sneakily drop a depth charge into a lake and... ka-boom!

Coming Up

Thursday 3 Sep
6:30pm - 7:30pm
7mate

Lead Ballon/Surfing With Dynamite

Surfs up dude! Kari, Tori and Grant take on a gnarly Internet myth, testing if a couple of sticks of dynamite can create ideal surfing conditions. Meanwhile, Adam and Jamie take to the skies to test the proverbial lead balloon. In Lead Balloon Jamie and Adam take on engineering's ultimate challenge, to build a lead balloon that can actually fly. For Surfing With Dynamite, Kari, Grant and Tori are taking on another internet viral video. In this one a group of renegade surfers sneakily drop a depth charge into a lake and... ka-boom!

8:35pm - 9:30pm
SBS 2

Revisited: Painting With Explosives/Bifurcated Boat

The team scan the archives for the myths that got away. For Adam and Jamie it's a blast from the past, as they mix explosives and paint, finding out if you can coat a room with a boom. Meanwhile, Kari Tory and Grant tackle the most accursed myth ever on the show. Based on a viral photo of a boat being split in half by a channel marker, they attempt to replicate this myth on water, after a previous attempt on land had failed.

Friday 4 Sep
5:30pm - 6:30pm
7mate

Antacid Jail Break

It's a felonious episode as the mythbusters see if antacids can break you out of jail and how far a criminal can get when making a break for it in the dark.

Monday 7 Sep
6:30pm - 7:30pm
7mate

Airplane on a Conveyor Belt/Cockroach Survival/Shaving

It's a three-myth blockbuster and to kick it off, Adam and Jamie wrestle at the controls of a super controversial myth that's confounded the fans, confused the physicists, and even got Jamie upset!

Tuesday 8 Sep
6:30pm - 7:30pm
7mate

Viewers Special 2.0

On the first Viewer's Special we tested a bunch of myths from the fan site, and it was a blast, literally. But fortunately, for every myth we test, our fans have a bunch more. In this program we once again open up Adam and Jamie's inbox for scrutiny. Why would ancient man go to all the trouble of making stone arrowheads when sharpening a stick would have done the same job? Can a machine gun can mow down a tree? Will a little war paint under the eye spare the glare or is it just a fashion faux pas? If you are stuck at the top of a ski lift could you throw your jeans over the cable and use the denim to deliver you safely to the ground? Will lighting the trails of gunpowder from a leaking powder keg as it moves really catch up and ignite the whole barrel?

Wednesday 9 Sep
6:30pm - 7:30pm
7mate

MacGyver Myths

On this reverential episode, we pay tribute to the man who could make something really useful from almost anything - MacGyver. Adam and Jamie know you can't believe everything you see on TV so they desperately want to test whether Mac's great escapes are plausible, or even remotely possible. Let's face it, we've all wondered.

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