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MythBusters season 8

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29 episodes (218 views)

Air weekdate:Saturday Cast:Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci, Scottie Chapman, Heather Joseph-Witham, Robert Lee, Jessi Combs, Christine Chamberlain Genre:Documentary, Reality, Special Interest Channel:Discovery Status:Continuing

9.2 (283 votes)

MythBusters season 8 episodes list:

Episode #1: Soda Cup Killer (air date: 2010-03-24)

This episode of MYTHBUSTERS mixes a killer cocktail of lethal littering and high-flying action movie action. In cup vs. car, Adam and Jamie tackle a tall tale of trash and crash. Can a Styrofoam cup of soda, thrown from a car at highway speeds, penetrate the windshield of an oncoming car and seriously injure the unfortunate driver? It sounds far-fetched, but Adam and Jamie discover how much damage a drink can really do. Tory, Grant and Jessi find out if film ‘fall guys’ can really hang on to the side of a building, Hollywood-style. Just about every action movie has a variation on the death-defying cling, but is it actually viable? The team tests their limits using their wits and a fake chopper.

Episode #2: Dive to Survive (air date: 2010-03-31)

More Hollywood hi-jinks are explored in this episode of MythBusters. First up, Adam and Jamie plunge head first into a climactic cinema cliché: to survive a blast by the bad guys, the good guys dive underwater and resurface unscathed. Can a deep dive really save you from imminent annihilation? Kari Byron returns from maternity leave with a vengeance when she, Grant and Tory call for directory assistance. According to on-screen espionage scenarios, lining the inside of a car’s doors with a layer of phonebooks will bulletproof the car. But can you believe everything you see?

Episode #3: Spy Car Escape (air date: 2010-04-07)

On this episode of MythBusters, it's spy vs. spy as Adam and Jamie investigate the best way to lose a tail in a car chase. These intrepid investigators test three of the all-time movie classics: tacks, smoke, and oil all launched from the trunk of a moving car. Jamie and Adam not only design and install the weapon systems, they take turns as 'pursued' and 'pursuer.' In a fascinating physics 'thought experiment,' Kari, Grant and Tory explore whether an object fired backwards from a vehicle moving forwards assuming both speeds are exactly the same will simply fall straight to the ground. Common sense says it should, but science is not as straightforward.

Episode #4: Bottle Bash (air date: 2010-04-14)

Adam and Jamie get feisty with a bar fight fable while Kari, Grant and Tory investigate a ballistic material mystery from history. Forensic scientists have supposedly discovered that you'd be worse off having an empty beer bottle smashed over your head as opposed to a full one. Sounds counter intuitive, no? To get to the bottom of the bottle mystery, Adam and Jamie begin the brawl by bashing Buster, a pig, Mr. Jell-O Head and something they dreamed up called Meat Head. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory challenge the concept of a leather cannon. According to historical documents, ancient Swedish and Irish armies used animal hides to build their cannons. There is no written record of how successful these leather cannons really were, so the testing was rather explosive.

Episode #5: No Pain No Gain, Propane Tank Rocket (air date: 2010-04-28)

On this episode of MythBusters, Adam and Jamie both become "lab rats" for science. In "No Pain, No Gain", they test a myth that touches us all: are some types of people really more tolerant to pain?

Episode #6: Mythssion Control (air date: 2010-05-05)

On this Episode of MythBusters the fans take command in Mythssion Control. First up it's Hyneman vs Newton. Then - Kari, Grant and Tory are back in the school of hard knocks, as they retest knock your socks off.

Episode #7: Duct Tape Hour 2 (air date: 2010-05-12)

In this second Duct Tape stick-tacular, Adam and Jamie set up a challenge that will take the tape's strength, adhesion and load-bearing capability to the absolute limit. Meanwhile Kari, Grant and Tory are all wrapped up busting duct tape automotive myths.

Episode #8: Waterslide Wipeout (air date: 2010-05-19)

On this wet and wild episode, Adam and Jamie tackle the biggest, dirtiest, most vertigo inducing build in MythBusters history while Kari, Tory and Grant deliver the goods, to find out if taking only right turns can save you gas.

Episode #9: Fireball Stun Gun (air date: 2010-06-02)

Jamie and Adam investigate if pepper spray plus a stun gun can cause a fireball. Also the team attempt to discover if a man launched himself 150 feet with fireworks?

Episode #10: Flu Fiction (air date: 2010-06-09)

Jamie, Adam, Kari, Grant and Tory take on snot, sneezes and decapitation by tornado.

Episode #11: Top 25 Best Busted Myths (air date: 2010-06-16)

On this clip show episode of MythBusters, Adam, Jamie, Kari, Tory and Grant get all nostalgic with a look back at their top 25 most celebrated MythBusters moments.

Episode #12: Car Conundrum (air date: 2010-06-23)

MythBusters is back with a re-conditioned, re-mastered episode featuring three of our most popular car conundrum myths of all time!

Episode #13: Buster's Cut: Alcohol Myths (air date: 2010-06-30)

Myths about alcohol are challenged in this special "Buster's Cut" edition, we'll see if "beer goggles" are real, test some sobering up myths, and rebuild an ancient war machine, the Hwacha.

Episode #14: Buster's Cut: Duct Tape Hour 2 (air date: 2010-07-07)

On this "Buster's Cut" the team will build a giant duct tape bridge and pit car against duct tape with surprising results.

Episode #15: Buster's Cut: Knock Your Socks Off (air date: 2010-07-14)

This "Buster's Cut" will literally knock your socks off and test an age-old physics theory for the first time in history.

Episode #16: Buster's Cut: Viewer Special Threequel (air date: 2010-07-21)

From bamboo torture to exploding bathtubs, the team puts viewer suggestions to the test on this "Buster's Cut" edition of the show.

Episode #17: Buster's Cut: Bottle Bash (air date: 2010-07-28)

A Bar fight story is put to the test; a historical mystery involving ballistic material is probed.

Episode #18: Hair of the Dog (air date: 2010-10-06)

The gang test two shaggy-dog tales that both put our crime-fighting canines to the ultimate test.

Episode #19: Storm Chasing Myths (air date: 2010-10-13)

This special episode of MythBusters is quite literally a perfect storm. That's because Adam and Jamie are putting tornadoes to the test, and joining them for this special episode are none other than The Storm Chasers - Reed Timmer and Sean Casey.

Episode #20: Cold Feet (air date: 2010-10-20)

If the “poop hits the fan,” does everyone get covered in the ensuing chaos? When you “get cold feet,” do your feet really get cold?

Episode #21: Table Cloth Chaos (air date: 2010-10-27)

Can a motorcycle pull a tablecloth out from under a setting for a banquet? Do humans really only use 10% of their brain?

Episode #22: Arrow Machine Gun (air date: 2010-11-03)

Did the Greeks create an arrow machine gun that offered the speed, distance and precision that modern machine guns do? Is driving while tired is as bad as — or worse than — driving while tipsy?

Episode #23: Mini Myth Madness (air date: 2010-11-10)

The viewer ideas just keep on coming and in this Request Fest special the team randomly select six bite sized mini myths to test.

Episode #24: Reverse Engineering (air date: 2010-11-17)

Stay in your lane for this episode of MythBusters, because Jaime and Adam are putting the pedal to the metal - backwards. And if that wasn't enough for you then Kari, Grant and Tory turf some surf-boards... with a little help from an SUV.

Episode #25: Inverted Underwater Car (air date: 2010-11-24)

In a twist on a previous myth, Jamie and Adam test whether you can escape from a car that goes belly-up underwater. Kari, Grant, and Tory test whether you can keep a gunshot from igniting a gas-filled room by shooting through a carton of milk.

Episode #26: Bug Special (air date: 2010-12-08)
Episode #27: President's Challenge (air date: 2010-12-08)

President Obama challenges the Mythbusters to revisit the Ancient Death Ray myth (Ancient Death Ray) originally aired September 29, 2004.

Episode #28: Green Hornet Special (air date: 2010-12-15)
Episode #29: Operation Valkyrie (air date: 2010-12-22)

Adam and Jamie weigh in on a famous assassination attempt; Kari, Grant and Tory try to determine if one can really can “slap some sense” into someone.

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