Mythbusters 19 Seasons 2005
1. Myths Revisited Think the MythBusters always get it right the first time? In this episode, Jamie and Adam...with a little help from some viewers, revisit some of the most popular and controversial myths to find out if they can put their own experiements to the test!
2. Scuba Diver and Car Capers Adam and Jamie take on new myths! Can an unsuspecting scuba diver be sucked out of the water by a fire fighting helicopter and end up in the middle of a forest fire? And do Hollywood's zany motor-myths and car capers live up to their urban legend status?
3. Ancient Death Ray Jamie and Adam reflect on one of the world's oldest urban legends -- did the Greek scientist Archimedes set fire to a Roman fleet using only mirrors and sunlight? And moving to more modern times, have you ever tried to remove the fetid funk of a skunk?
4. Elevator of Death Jamie and Adam attempt to save themselves in a falling elevator by jumping just before it hits bottom. Then they challenge their imaginations and building skills as they try to create a homemade levitation machine.
5. Beat the Radar Dector Jamie and Adam test an old myth claiming a gust of wind sweeps a man out of a building, only to sweep him back into a lower floor. Then the crew tests speed radar-busting tricks, from a disco ball hanging in a rearview mirror to covering a car in foil.
6. Quicksand Jamie and Adam discover if Hollywood film-makers got it right. Can you get rid of someone by dropping an electrical appliance into a tub and simply watch the sparks fly? In a truly electrifying experiment, the guys find out what actually happens...
7. Exploding Jawbreaker Jamie and Adam put the Killer Card myth under the microscope. Is it possible to throw a regular playing card fast enough to inflict bodily harm? And from deadly cards to killer candy...can a heated jawbreaker be more that just a sweet treat?
8. Ping Pong Rescue Adam and Jamie put on wetsuits and get ready to take a dive for another myth busting experiment. Is it possible to lift a sunken boat from the ocean floor using only ping pong balls? The MythBusters try to salvage the MythTanic-2 with ping pong balls.
9. Boom Lift Catapult The MythBusters explore the myth of a boom-lift catapult. Buster volunteers to lend a hand, but can he overcome the raw power of a 30,000 pound piece of machinery, or will the boom-lift turn into the ultimate medieval catapult?
10. Exploding House Jamie and Adam return to familiar territory -- blowing stuff up in the name of science. Armed with roach foggers and an abandoned apartment building, the guys find out if toxic fumes and bug bombs will prove to be an explosive combination.
11. Ming Dynasty Astronaut Buster takes the hot seat in the Mojave Desert in the myth of the 'Ming Dynasty Astronaut.' Will Buster defy the laws of gravity and survive an explosive launch into space? Adam and Jamie play mad scientists in the quest for free energy.
12. Brown Note Adam puts his body to the test for science. Will he be able to withstand subsonic frequencies, or will adult diapers be his only hope with the Brown Note? Jamie and Adam put the legend Hollywood gunfights to the test, but can you really be blown away?
13. Salsa Escape Adam and Jamie investigate whether or not it's possible to bust out of jail using only salsa -- will mild or hot be the best choice? They also test to see if a massive amount of high explosive can break up a cement truck filled with hardened cement.
14. Exploding Port-a-Potty Jamie and Adam put another zany car myth through the ringer. Can a broken drive shaft on the front joint of a car vault cause the car to pole vault after it hits a pothole? Revisit an old myth about port-a-potties and third degree burns.
15. Is Yawning Contagious Adam and Jamie try to determine whether toast really does fall buttered side down. Kari, Scottie and Tory set out to see if yawning is contagious. The whole team tests the myth that a toy car can beat a real car in a gravity slope race.
16. Cooling a Six-Pack MythBusters answers three diverse questions. Was a crude form of battery invented more than two thousand years ago? Then learn how to rebuild a crash test dummy. Also, find the fastest way to cool a six-pack of beer.
17. Son of a Gun Jamie and Adam finally test a myth that has survived untried for nearly 150 years concerning an unfortunate Civil War soldier. They then discover how dangerous it is to use the phone or take a shower during a thunderstorm.
18. Breaking Glass The mythbusters are testing a myth of operatic proportions-- Can a singer really break glass with just their voice? Ex rock singer, Jaime Vendera attempts a world first! Tory takes on building an explosive jet engine out of vacuum cleaner parts.
19. Jet Pack Adam and Jamie embark on the longest and most ambitious build ever undertaken. The sky is literally the limit as they aim to take wing on their own personal flying machine. They set out to see whether these flying machines are as magnificent as claimed...
20. Killer Brace Position Adam and Kari go to a local raceway and drive a skills course, while being distracted on the cell phone, and then after knocking back some beers, to find out which is more dangerous. And, in their own homemade mock airplane they test "the brace position."
21. Bullet Proof Water Adam and Jamie test two urban legends; in 'Bullet Proof Water' find out exactly how deep one must dive to survive a gunshot, and in '360 Degree Swing' find out if it is possible to get a swinger to go all the way around a swing set, up and over the bar.
22. Border Slingshot Adam and Jamie test the myth that immigrants are becoming human projectiles, firing themselves two hundred yards across the border and into the United States. They build a human sized slingshot to see if it's feasibly possible to fly over the frontier.
23. Killer Tissue Box 'Killer Tissue Box' is an investigation into whether a tissue box can become a lethal missile in a car crash. In 'Split Arrow' the build team tests whether an archer can split one arrow with another, as the legendary Robin Hood was said to have done.
24. Escape Slide-Parachute Jamie and Adam test the parachute qualities of airline evacuation equipment in their favorite mythbusting location-the Mojave Desert. After being stranded on a plane without pilot, fuel or parachute, Indy spots the emergency Life Raft...
25. Mythbusters Revisited Adam and Jamie take their detractors head on as they revisit some of their favorite myths. They're going to answer them once and for all and forever silence their critics! Also, Adam and Jamie get another chance to shoot high-powered rifles at Buster!
26. Chinese Invasion Alarm The MythBusters are actually taking a pot shot at an ancient Chinese text that alludes to a subterranean sonar system that could apparently detect and intercept an invasion from below. Also, if food's on the floor less than five seconds is it safe to eat?
27. Mythbusters Revealed Experience the funny moments, adventure and misadventures, mistakes and mis-experimentations of Adam and Jamie as they test the truth of modern myths.
|Starring||Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage|
|Supporting actors||Tory Belleci, Kari Byron, Christine Chamberlain, Scottie Chapman, Gerald Gray, Eric Haven, Robert Lee, Paul Mahar, John Meyer, Alan Normandy, Roger Schwenke|
|Producers||Alice Dallow, Linda Wolkovitch|
|Purchase rights||Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details|
|Format||Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)|
Mythbusters is pretty shallow -- 99% entertainment and 1% science. I'd like to see them add more science content. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Gilkey
I am a high school science teacher and I love to show Mythbusters to support my students in understanding the concepts. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rebekah L. Fisher
This review really applies to the ability to transfer the Mythbusters episode from Amazon to the Amazon Prime app on my Ipad. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Liriodendron
Funny, entertaining, and informative! What more could you ask for? These guys rock! It is almost an impossible task to choose a favorite episode!Published 16 months ago by Mike B.