MythBusters
Season 4

s04e01 / Paper Crossbow

12th Jan '06 - 2:00am
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.

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s04e02 / Shredded Plane

19th Jan '06 - 2:00am
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.

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s04e03 / Archimedes Death Ray Revisited

26th Jan '06 - 2:00am
Archimedes Death Ray Revisited

Adam and Jamie accepted the challenge from fans mailbags to retest the Archimedes death ray. In turn, fans and MIT team were invited to perform this challlenge.

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s04e04 / Helium Football

2nd Feb '06 - 2:00am
Helium Football

This time around, Adam and Jamie test out a myth that footballs filled with helium will fly further and hang longer than ones filled with regulation air. Based on the myth of a 70s Oakland Raiders Punter. Next, the build team undertake tests in the firing line. Are teeth strong enough to withstand the force of a bullet?

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s04e05 / Franklin's Kite

9th Mar '06 - 2:00am
Franklin's Kite

Not exactly a Myth, but an interesting experiment, The Team Goes to replicate Ben Franklin's Lightning Storm Kite, which during the process causes injury to Tory.. Stay Tuned! Also can the Mythbusters crack the case on flatulence?

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s04e06 / Cell Phones on Planes

16th Mar '06 - 2:00am
Cell Phones on Planes

So, supposedly, if you fill a normal raft with helium, you can fly. Let's see if the guys can get their boat into the air get ready for the biggest Mythbusters' build ever. Meanwhile, Tory and Kari tackle a conspiracy theory familiar to many frequent fliers. Can your cell phone interfere with a plane's instruments?

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s04e07 / Bullets Fired Up

20th Apr '06 - 1:00am
Bullets Fired Up

Adam and Jamie test the myth that firing in the air can cause the death of someone if they are impacted by the bullet when it returns to earth. Also Kari, Tory and Grant continue to delve into more popular Vodka myths.

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s04e08 / Myths Reopened

27th Apr '06 - 1:00am
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.


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s04e09 / Mind Control

4th May '06 - 1:00am
Mind Control

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

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s04e10 / Exploding Pants

11th May '06 - 1:00am
Exploding Pants

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

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s04e11 / Crimes and Myth-demeanors 1

13th Jul '06 - 1:00am
Crimes and Myth-demeanors 1

Adam and Jamie once again put movie myths to the test. Are Hollywood heists complete hocus pocus or can you really crack the tightest security systems in the world?



Part 1 of 2!

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s04e12 / Steam Cannon

20th Jul '06 - 1:00am
Steam Cannon

Archimedes is on Mythbusters again! This time it's his Steam Cannon and the results are amazing as Adam and Jamie build the mother of all cannons. While in Breakfast Cereal, an eating competition puts Adam's Mom to the test! What's healthier? The cereal or the box itself?

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s04e13 / Killer Whirlpool

27th Jul '06 - 1:00am
Killer Whirlpool

Adam and Jamie test the famous myth of: Can whirlpools hug?

Tory, Kari and Grant get snowed in under a snow plow.

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s04e14 / Diet Coke and Mentos

10th Aug '06 - 1:00am
Diet Coke and Mentos

Inspired by an internet story, The Mythbusters take on the controversy surrounding these fizzy fountains. Then they try and find new household-product tricks that could be the "new craze". Meanwhile, the Mythterns tackle the myth that a single postage stamp on a helicopter blade disrupts the system enough to take it down.

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s04e15 / Shattering Subwoofer

17th Aug '06 - 1:00am
Shattering Subwoofer

Can a car stereo destroy a car with just sound? Tory, Kari, and Grant hit the road to take on two tall tales from down under.

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s04e16 / Crimes and Myth-demeanors 2

24th Aug '06 - 1:00am
Crimes and Myth-demeanors 2

Part 2 of 2:



More Crimes in the movies put to the test:



Heat Sensing and Motion Sensors and Safe Exploding with water.

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s04e17 / Earthquake Machine

31st Aug '06 - 1:00am
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.

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s04e18 / Deadly Straw

7th Sep '06 - 1:00am
Deadly Straw

Can a straw go through a palm tree?



Can a hurricane really take the feathers off a chicken?



and Plant Polygraphing


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s04e19 / Mega Movie Myths

14th Sep '06 - 1:00am
Mega Movie Myths

More Hollywood Myths in a special 2 Hour Episode!

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s04e20 / Killer Cable Snaps

12th Oct '06 - 1:00am
Killer Cable Snaps

Can a high tension cable slice a person in two when it snaps? Also, Tory and Kari explore the myth of 'archaeo-acoustics' in which ancient pottery contains sounds from the past and can be played back and heard today.

1842 have watched this episode

s04e21 / Air Cylinder Rocket

19th Oct '06 - 1:00am
Air Cylinder Rocket

Can a cracked valve on a compressed-air cylinder actually blast the tank right through a cinder-block wall? Could the Mythbusters get a speedboat to run on air cylinders, and could the build team get an engine running on gunpowder?

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s04e22 / More Myths Revisted

26th Oct '06 - 1:00am
More Myths Revisted

Returning to the most controversial myths. More past experiments to see if their original answer was genuine or bogus. So Stop Writing Us!


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s04e23 / Exploding Lighter

2nd Nov '06 - 2:00am
Exploding Lighter

Can a small, disposable butane lighter suddenly ignite with the force of several sticks of dynamite? The Gang tries to light a lighter on fire by hitting it with a golf club and trying to light it with sparks from a torch like tool. And the gang tries to shoot down some popular gunslinger myths. By seeing if it is possible if you can shoot off 5 shots from a magnum before a coin can hit the ground.

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s04e24 / Concrete Glider

9th Nov '06 - 2:00am
Concrete Glider

Can a "concrete glider" fly? And a big challenge for the Mythbusters to tackle!

1843 have watched this episode

s04e25 / Firearms Folklore

30th Nov '06 - 2:00am
Firearms Folklore

3 more Gun Myths.

And a simple tool that you don't think would be dangerous. The Mythbusters aim at Civil War bullet Fusion, a direct hit at the scope, and a backwards shot at the revolver

1842 have watched this episode

s04e27 / Anti-Gravity Device

7th Dec '06 - 2:00am
Anti-Gravity Device

Anti-Gravity Myth.

X-Mas Tree Myths

Jellyfish-Vodka Myths.

1838 have watched this episode

s04e28 / Holiday Special

7th Dec '06 - 2:00am
Holiday Special

Holiday Themed Myths. Can the Mythbusters really make a 35-piece Goldberg machine work, or will they just get frustrated and call it quits? What will keep your tree from dropping needles, bleach or hairspray? Will the turkey hug the dog? Tune-in and see it for yourself.

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s04e29 / 22,000 Foot Fall

14th Dec '06 - 2:00am
22,000 Foot Fall

Adam and Jamie explore the improbable survival of a WWII gunner with some of the biggest explosions in the show's history! Can someone fall 22,000 feet and be saved by a bomb? Also, the Build Team explores light-bulbs and energy usage. Does leaving the light on help?

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