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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Tuesday 22 April, 5:30pm7mate

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Lawn Chair/Poppy Seed Bagel/Goldfinger

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Can a poppy-seed bagel tilt the results of a drug test? Can balloons carry a lawn chair? If you cover your body in gold paint, will you be able to breathe? Or could you die from it?

Coming Up

Tuesday 22 Apr
5:30pm - 6:30pm
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Lawn Chair/Poppy Seed Bagel/Goldfinger

Can a poppy-seed bagel tilt the results of a drug test? Can balloons carry a lawn chair? If you cover your body in gold paint, will you be able to breathe? Or could you die from it?

6:30pm - 7:30pm
SBS 2

Duel Dilemmas

Adam and Jamie test two old duelling myths: that a person armed with a knife cannot win a fight against one carrying a pistol and that in a sword fight the first person to attack will lose. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant, and Tory try to find out if a two-stage missile known as the fire dragon, which could discharge a salvo of rocket-propelled arrows, existed in 14th-century China.

Wednesday 23 Apr
5:30pm - 6:30pm
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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