Penny Drop, Deadly Microwaves, Radio Tooth Fillings Summary
Can a pedestrian be killed by a penny dropped from the top of a skyscraper? The team finds out the terminal velocity of a penny and make a penny cannon, then shot it at a pigs scull. This showed if a penny being dropping at terminal velocity can hug someone. Can you be baked to death on a tanning bed? Can toothfillings transmit radio waves?
Episode Viewers and Ratings
Season 1 Episode 4 of MythBusters resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
Did a Medieval Chinese astrologer make it into space by strapping rockets to his chair and setting them off? Just how hard IS it to find a needle in a haystack? Can you in fact go insane by having water drip on your forehead?
These are just a few of the myths, urban legends, and improbable sayings that the Mythbusters try to figure out. Comprised of special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Heineman - as well as their mottley crew of Mythbuilders, Mythterns, and resident 'crash test dummy' Buster - they don't just tell the myths, they put them to the test to see which ones are possible, and which ones are just plain bunk.
MythBusters - Penny Drop, Deadly Microwaves, Radio Tooth Fillings Synopsis and Schedule