10 Best Episodes of MythBusters

MythBusters is a science entertainment television program created and produced by Australia's Beyond Television Productions for the Discovery Channel. The show's hosts, special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, use elements of the scientific method to test the validity of rumors, myths, movie scenes, adages, Internet videos, and news stories.

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MythBusters - S2007E9

#15 - Walking On Water (Season 2007 - Episode 9)

It's "East Meets West" in this episode of MythBusters. Shrouded in secrecy and mythology, not to mention cult popularity, ninjas are perfect fodder for the MythBusters. The whole team joins forces to pit science against martial arts mystique. Can ninjas run on water as movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon would have us believe? In "Walking on Water," Adam, Jamie and a ninjitsu master try their luck at aquatic agility. And if that doesn't work, the boys get confrontational as they compete to see how ninjas - masters of illusion - could create the impression of water running. In "Samurai Swing," Kari, Tory and Grant find out if a ninja could stop a samurai sword with his bare hands. To avoid the sharp sting of steel the team devises a ninja rig to clap onto the sword, and it seems like this myth is all in the timing.

The episode was rated 8.35 from 80 votes.

MythBusters - S2011E21

#14 - Wheel of Mythfortune (Season 2011 - Episode 21)


By spinning the Wheel of Mythfortune, the MythBusters find themselves taking on five random viewer-suggested myths with titles like the Monty Hall Paradox, Lumber Car, Firearm Fashion, Hit the Deck and Flaming Tire. Keep those ideas coming!

The episode was rated 8.36 from 115 votes.

MythBusters - S2012E7

#13 - Revenge of the Myth (Season 2012 - Episode 7)

The MythBusters take fan favorites to another level in the ultimate experimental ramp-up. With fireworks, excavators and exploding limousines, if you want spectacle, this show has it in spades!

The episode was rated 8.36 from 156 votes.

MythBusters - S2013E10

#12 - Breaking Bad Special (Season 2013 - Episode 10)


The MythBusters are de-bunking the science and chemistry of the hit TV show 'Breaking Bad' as they are joined by creator Vince Gilligan and star Aaron Paul.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 320 votes.

MythBusters - S2011E12

#11 - Paper Armor (Season 2011 - Episode 12)

Adam and Jamie explore the physics of shock waves in water and how to avoid injury, while Kari, Grant and Tory find out if paper battle armor can compare to steel.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 116 votes.

MythBusters - S2011E22

#10 - Toilet Bomb (Season 2011 - Episode 22)


Adam and Jamie tackle a blockbuster bathroom bomb (from Lethal Weapon!), while Kari, Tory, and Grant take to the skies to find out if flying in V-formation works for airplanes as well as it does for birds.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 94 votes.

MythBusters - S2008E11

#9 - Viral Hour (Season 2008 - Episode 11)

On this infectious episode of Mythbusters, we give internet 'viral videos' a timely check-up. They're exciting, funny, and sometimes barely credible. We can't wait to pass them on to our ten best friends, but can we truly believe everything we see?

The episode was rated 8.38 from 89 votes.

MythBusters - S2008E16

#8 - Alcohol Myths (Season 2008 - Episode 16)


On this episode of Mythbusters, Jamie, Adam and Kari apply some science to the theory that the more you drink, the more attractive you find the opposite sex. 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?

The episode was rated 8.39 from 80 votes.

MythBusters - S2012E4

#7 - Swinging Pirates (Season 2012 - Episode 4)

Adam and Jamie take a swing at a pirate movie myth while Kari, Tory and Grant roll out the barrel for a turbo-charged go-cart.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 160 votes.

MythBusters - S2016E11

#6 - The Reunion (Season 2016 - Episode 11)


For this final hour of the television icon that is MythBusters, the five hosts are reunited for one last hurrah! Deep within M5, Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, and Grant Imahara join forces once more to together give a suitably epic, enlightening, and emotional finale.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 249 votes.

MythBusters - S2010E17

#5 - Mini Myth Madness (Season 2010 - Episode 17)

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

The episode was rated 8.42 from 36 votes.

MythBusters - S2010E11

#4 - Flu Fiction (Season 2010 - Episode 11)


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

The episode was rated 8.48 from 84 votes.

MythBusters - S2012E1

#3 - Duct Tape Island (Season 2012 - Episode 1)

Adam and Jamie get abandoned on a Hawaiian island, armed with nothing but the sticky silver adhesive. Can they use it to source water, find food, build shelter, and even escape?

The episode was rated 8.56 from 232 votes.

MythBusters - S2011E15

#2 - Walk a Straight Line (Season 2011 - Episode 15)


Adam and Jamie explore whether humans -- deprived of sight -- can travel in a straight line, while Kari, Grant and Tory test whether binary explosives will explode in the case of a fender bender.

The episode was rated 8.58 from 112 votes.

MythBusters - S2011E18

#1 - Drain Disaster (Season 2011 - Episode 18)

Find out whether a sewer drain full of combustible gas, when ignited, will turn an innocent manhole cover into a missile, and whether truck bedliners are truly bite, crash, and bomb proof.

The episode was rated 8.61 from 112 votes.

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