Archive for the ‘Mythbusters’ Category

Unarmed and Unharmed

Shoot this puppy. Adam Savage I love taking quotes out of context.  Only for comedy.  Never to win an election. In this Buster’s Cut, the Mythbusters get pretty ambitious with physics and math.  Grant even fills up a whole bus-side full of equations!  Although the most impressive part of the whole episode was Adam’s freehand […]

Superhero Hour

We’re going to select our cable to be more than adequate to handle that amount of force Grant Imahara This 2007 episode saw the Mythbusters scale tall buildings, change in phone booths, and bust themselves in the nose.  It also involved an attempt to turn a car (based on a Batmobile) around a tight turn […]

Hidden Nasties

When we go to full scale… who knows what’s going to happen? Tori Belacci Well, I’ll mostly ignore the gross biology stuff from this episode, as it’s not my area of expertise.  I definitely prefer to pay attention to the destruction of automobiles. I enjoy it even more when I get to talk about the Buckingham […]

Mythssion Control

Satisfying ding isn’t it? Adam Savage It is, it is.  But not as satisfying as them crashing cars to debunk Jamie’s reckless statements about car smashing from a few (episodes? years?) back.  Ok, it wasn’t that bad.  However, I think it doesn’t take much reflection to realize that the collision of two cars going 50 […]

Dive to Survive

That’s crazy! I mean, it’s the same amount of material that it’s passing through. Tory Bellaci There was a lot to like about this episode.  Anytime you can get a remote-controlled car to drive through a hail of gunfire, I’m watching.  Unfortunately, some of the groundwork they laid with their terminal ballistic research was a […]

SKS Rifles and Harmonics

Resonant frequency is the frequency at which an object will begin to vibrate in excess of the energy that you put into it. Grant Imahara Ugh… just typing that makes me cringe.  Grant said it on the Fire vs. Ice episode (no. 121) that aired May 27, 2009.  Hopefully, any statement about energy being created […]

22,000-Foot Fall

Eh..you know, it’s not exactly an equal and opposite reaction… so what do you think? Kari Byron dropping knowledge on our heads I have to say, I was a little disappointed by this experiment (22,000-Foot Fall, December 13, 2006).  I appreciate that it was very hard to execute, and there are no second chances when […]

Ping Pong Rescue

We never believe the math on Mythbusters. Adam Savage Well, Adam, that’s what we’re here for.  After just a little explanation, the most difficult thing about buoyancy is spelling it correctly.  The Mythbusters gave a couple great examples in a single episode (Ping Pong Rescue; November 3rd, 2004) with ping pong balls and helium-filled balloons.  […]