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Mythbusters 20 Seasons 2005

Season 4
4.6 out of 5 stars (99) IMDb 8.3/10

The season kicks off with a deeper look at The American Civil War — fought with polished bayonets, unreliable muskets, and bulky cannons. But was that all? The team also tests facts of flatulence all the way to investigating exploding pants and the famous diet cola and mentos question.

Starring:
Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage

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Season 4

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1. Confederate Rocket

The American Civil War was fought with polished bayonets, unreliable muskets and bulky cannons. But was that all? Not according to the Mythbusters: Adam, Jamie and the build team join forces to find out if the Confederate Army had a secret deadly weapon.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: October 26, 2005
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2. Vodka Myths

Kari hosts some urban legends about Vodka and its impact on personal hygiene. According to this myth, trucks fused together upon impact, seal the unfortunate car and driver between them. The team needs a traffic-free stretch of freeway to test this one.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: November 2, 2005
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3. Steel Toe Amputation

Adam and Jamie test the ability of steel toe boots to protect against heavy objects. In Bottle Blast Off, the Build team fills a soda bottle and watches as it lifts off, testing Newton's third law: every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: November 9, 2005
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4. Seasickness - Kill or Cure

Can electric shock therapy or homeopathic tongue tinglers cure seasickness? Does driving your pickup with the tailgate down save money? Can shoving your fingers into a gun barrel save life? The results may surprise you...

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: November 16, 2005
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5. Paper Crossbow

Adam and Jamie unleash a deadly myth from a supermax prison, attempting to make a deadly weapon out of newspaper and underwear. Grant, Kari and Tory unscrew the cap on some more vodka myths, such as removing cigarette smell from clothing.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: January 11, 2006
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6. Shredded Plane

In Shredded plane, Adam and Jamie investigate the cause of a shredded airplane. The other members put their survival skills to the test in Firestarter.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: January 18, 2006
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7. Archimedes Death Ray

Adam and Jamie accepted the challenge from fans' mailbags to retest the Archimedes death ray. In turn, fans and the MIT team were invited to perform this challenge. Can they win the challenge against the MythBusters' secret weapon, Project X?

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: January 25, 2006
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8. Helium Football

In Helium Football, Adam and Jamie test out a myth that footballs filled with helium will fly further and hang longer than ones filled with regulation air. In Catching a Bullet in your teeth, the build team undertake tests in the firing line.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: February 1, 2006
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9. Franklin's Kite

Testing the model of Ben Franklin for electricity and whether it can survive a manmade lightning strike of a million volts. Investigating the 2 top requested facts about flatulence.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: March 8, 2006
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10. Cell Phones on Planes

Grant, Tory and Kari tackle a conspiracy theory familiar to many frequent fliers. Can your cell phone interfere with a plane's instruments? And Adam and Jamie test out the myth that if you fill a normal raft with helium, that you can fly on it.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: March 15, 2006
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11. Bullets Fired Up

Adam and Jamie attempt to solve another high calibre conundrum to see if a celebratory gun fire can kill when the bullets fall back to earth. Meanwhile the other members shake their thirst on another round of Vodka myths.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 48 minutes Release date: April 19, 2006
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12. Myths Reopened

A look back at myths that generated a truck load of angry fan mail. In Split Arrow, the 3 Mythkateers take another aim at Robin Hood's arrow. The Confederate Rocket will be tested with a Salami launch. Another shot at Bullet-Proof water.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: April 26, 2006
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13. Mind Control

Adam and Jamie attempt to blow open a home improvement myth with dynamite. The 3 Mythkateers tackle mind control by manipulating someone's mind remotely.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: May 3, 2006
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14. Exploding Pants

Tory, Kari, and Grant investigate a fashion disaster when farmers' trousers suddenly explode. In the Great Gas Conspiracy, Adam and Jamie investigate whether the gas and car companies deliberately make gas guzzling cars to increase profits.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: May 10, 2006
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15. Steam Cannon

In Archimedes Steam Cannon the results are truly spectacular as Adam and Jamie build the mother of all cannons . While in Breakfast Cereal, an eating competition with a difference beckons as Adam and Jamie put Mrs. Savage to the test!

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: July 19, 2006
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16. Killer Whirlpool

Everyone's going round in circles. Adam and Jamie get sucked in by a famous nautical myth-tery about killer whirlpools. Tory, Kari and Grant are in over their heads, snowed under by a snowplow.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: July 26, 2006
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17. Crimes and Myth-demeanors 1

It's Great Hollywood Heists as Adam and Jamie once again put movie myths to the test in a story so big it covers two episodes. Are Hollywood heists complete hocus pocus or can they really crack the tightest security systems in the world?

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: July 12, 2006
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18. Crimes and Myth-demeanors 2

In Crimes and Myth-demeanors, the team is going up against the latest real-world alarm solutions to see whether they can live up to their claims.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: August 23, 2006
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19. Shattering Subwoofer

On this episode the guys ask, can a car stereo destroy a car with just sound? Adam and Jamie pump up the bass to find out. And the Tory, Kari, and Grant hit the road to take on two tall tales from down under.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: August 16, 2006
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20. Deadly Straw

Jamie and Adam answer the burning barnyard myth - can a hurricane blow the feathers off a chicken? Meanwhile, Grant, Tory and Kari embrace their sadistic sides and turn the workshop into a horticultural house of horrors.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: September 6, 2006
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21. Earthquake Machine

Adam and Jamie take on one of the greatest scientist/inventor and myth creator legends of all time, Nikolai Tesla and his Earthquake Machine. Tory and Kari investigate a lethal lava lamp.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: August 30, 2006
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22. Diet Coke and Mentos

Adam and Jamie are trying to figure out the theory behind the chaos when diet cola and mentos mix. Inspired by an Internet phenomenon, The Mythbusters take on the controversy surrounding these fizzy fountains.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: August 9, 2006
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23. Killer Cable Snaps

Jamie and Adam explore the theory that if a high tension cable snaps it can slice a person in two. Also, Tory and Kari explore the myth of 'archaeo-accoustics,' that ancient pottery contains sounds from the past and can be played back and heard today.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: October 11, 2006
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24. Concrete Glider

Adam and Jamie test the old engineering challenge; like a lead balloon, you can't make a concrete glider fly. And there's nothing like a challenge to focus these Mythbusters' massive minds!

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: November 8, 2006
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25. Air Cylinder Rocket

In Air Cylinder Rocket, Adam and Jamie test the myth known to every high school metal-shop teacher: can a cracked valve on a compressed-air cylinder actually blast the tank right through a cinder-block wall?

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: October 18, 2006
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26. More Myths Revisited

Myths Revisited offers Jamie and Adam the chance to clear their name! Returning to the most controversial myths, they repeat them to see if their original answer was genuine or bogus.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: October 25, 2006
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27. Exploding Lighter

Jamie and Adam have a gas exploring the myth of the 'Exploding Lighter' - that a small, disposable butane lighter can suddenly ignite with the force of several sticks of dynamite.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: November 1, 2006
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28. Anti-Gravity Device

Christmas comes once a year, but not on Mythbusters! They just can't wait for the silly season. And can you simply turn off gravity with the flick of a switch? Kari, Grant, and Tori test the claims of several anti-gravity devices.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: December 6, 2006
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29. Firearms Folklore

Just when you think Adam and Jamie have tested every gun legend in history, they come up with three more myths. Meantime, Kari, Grant and Tori go to great lengths to see whether mankind's first and simplest tool could be far more dangerous than you think.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: November 29, 2006
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30. 22,000 Foot Fall

Jamie and Adam take the plunge on a myth that originated in WWll and detonate the biggest explosion in MythBusters history! In the meantime, the light and shade to the biggest MythBusters explosion ever is provided by Light's ON/OFF.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: December 13, 2006
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31. Shop 'til You Drop

Find out where to source an aircraft toilet, a dead pig, four cement trucks, or clothing fit for a Ming Dynasty astronaut. Adam and Jamie reveal their favorite secret shopping locations. Sit back and enjoy as Adam and Jamie shop till they drop.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: April 6, 2005
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32. Hollywood on Trial

The MythBusters want to know --scratch that, they need to know-- just how Hollywood pulls off some of their most spectacular stunts and eye-popping effects. In addition, revisit a collection of Hollywood's biggest big screen myths from previous shows.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 40 minutes Release date: May 11, 2005
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