在每一集節目中，亞當和傑米都會運用科學實驗、特效和「老兄」-- 它是常常被整得很慘的測試假人 – 讓觀眾看到有多少都會奇聞根本不堪一擊（令人驚訝的是竟然有些是真的）。傑米和亞當兩人加起來總共有30年的模型製作、機器動物和玩具原型製作經驗，此外他們還對科學懷抱著一分熱情 – 從計算終端速度到測量電壓伏特數都樂此不疲 -- 因此這支兩人組能夠一手打造出任何《 流言終結者》節目中實驗所需要的物品。
在舊金山，至少有 40 間的美術館裡陳列著他的雕塑品。沙維奇說當他在雕塑一件作品時，通常從我們常見的古老玩意兒中得到靈感。他說他會搭配運用下列很多不同的材料和學問：鋁、發泡膠、樹脂、塑膠、氖、水力學、玻璃，以及機器人學。他將這些技巧帶進節目中，並運用在他的特效處理過程中。
在最近十年間，沙維奇專注在科幻與特效的複雜世界裡。他參與過超過 100 部的電視廣告影片與 12 部電影的製作，包括魔鬼終結者 3 (Terminator 3)、驚爆銀河系 (Galaxy Quest)、駭客任務 (The Matrix) 以及星際大戰首部曲與二部曲 (Star Wars Episode I / II)。
在七個禮拜的時間內，亞當為第一國家銀行 (First National Bank) 的廣告片建造出一具由雷射所切割而成的壓克力拖車，並在廣受歡迎的超級盃美式足球決賽中播出這段廣告。
在為漢堡王製作的廣告中，他用紙和鋁，重新打造了一隻自由女神像的腳。太空船則是他一直非常喜歡的題材，他只花了四天的時間，就為 IBM 的廣告打造出一艘火星海盜號 (Mars Viking Lander) 的原尺寸縮小模型。
海納曼在開設自己的工作室 M5 Industries 之前，曾經在舊金山的一家公司工作，後來在自己工作室的工作仍舊是周旋在玩具原型與機器人專案之間，並讓這些原型與系統成為節目中多數實驗的佈景。
頭戴貝雷帽，身穿潔淨無暇的白色 T 桖並留著濃密鬍鬚的傑米，真是一位不平凡的人物，他同時還扮演亞當‧沙維奇身旁的「理性的聲音」。
如同沙維奇一樣，傑米也曾經為駭客任務 (The Matrix) 以及星際大戰首部曲與二部曲 (Star Wars Episode I / II) 之類的傳奇類影片貢獻他的特效專長。在廣告這一行裡，我們可以在 Nike 及 7Up 之類的大眾化品牌中看見他的特效與原型的影子。
「老兄」是一具專供碰撞測試的假人，由美國國家公路安全管理局 (National Highway and Safety Administration) 借給節目使用。幸運的是，他們並未要求在返還時，必須毫髮無傷！
傑米與亞當決定要針對艾洛．佛林 (Errol Flynn) 所主演的羅賓漢 (The Adventures of Robin Hood, 1938) 裡面一個場景加以探索實情，因而衍生出「弓箭之謎」。
這並不是「流言終結者」節目第一次決定探索文學或電影藝術的世界，或者就像這個案例一樣，同時探索這兩個世界。傑米與亞當決定要針對艾洛．佛林 (Errol Flynn) 所主演的羅賓漢 (The Adventures of Robin Hood, 1938) 裡面一個場景追根究底一番。在這部電影裡面，飾演雪悟森林 (Sherwood Forest) 裡一位江洋大盜的演員，在眾目睽睽之下，竟在射箭比賽中將對手的弓箭對分成兩半，手法乾淨俐落。
他們覺得這種情況發生的機率實在不是很高，於是決定要用兩種方式來挑戰重現實況。首先，他們在某個文藝復興扮裝園遊會 (Renaissance Fair) 中舉辦了一場比賽，其中參賽的十六位業餘弓箭手身著該年代服裝，試著完成這項挑戰來換取榮譽勳章。在比賽過程中，小組的助手也試著重現場景，但是卻無功而返。首先，他們先取得一支類似在羅賓漢時代所使用的弓箭。
在 1950 年代，一位駕駛 Startfighter 戰機的加拿大飛行員在飛行途中發生意外，頭髮先著火之後整個頭部隨之飛出機外。
為求完美呈現這個現象，他們用一台非常類似 Startfighter 的 US A4 飛機來重現當時在機艙的狀況。接著，節目小組製作了一個頭部模型，並在其中一項測試中加上真人頭髮與髪膠，另外一項測試則只戴上假髮。
許多像是狼人、吸血鬼或是當代「吸血妖怪」 (chupacabras) 的流言，都是屬於都市流言的範疇，但是我們為何相信這些流言？
瑞士籍的心理學家榮格 (Carl Gustav Jung) 對於他的父母親的夢境與許多文化上的流言不謀而合而感到非常驚訝，因為他的父母親並未實際經歷過與夢境相關的時代背景。
1x01 Ice Bullet, Exploding Toilet, Who Gets Wetter?
Can a toilet be made to explode by pouring a flammable liquid into it and lighting a match? Does running in the rain rather than walking get you less wet? Can assassins really use bullets made out of ice so that they leave no trace?
1x02Cell Phone Destruction, Silicone Breasts, CD-ROM Shattering
Can using a cell phone at a gas station cause the pump to explode? Can changes in air pressure at high altitude cause silicone breast implants to explode? Can spinning a CD-ROM at too high a speed cause it to shatter?
1x03Barrel of Bricks, Pissing on the Third Rail, Eel Skin Wallet
Can urinating on the electrified third rail of a train track cause you to be electrocuted? Can a wallet made from the skin of an electric eel erase the magnetic information from your credit cards? Can a construction worker be killed by a barrel of bricks?
1x04Penny Drop, Deadly Microwaves, Radio Tooth Fillings
Can a pedestrian be killed by a penny dropped from the top of a skyscraper? Can you be baked to death on a tanning bed? Can toothfillings transmit radio waves?
1x05Hammer Bridge Drop, Buried Alive, Cola
Can a person jumping off a bridge be saved from death by throwing a hammer into the water to break the rigidity of the surface? How long will the air last in a coffin if you are buried alive? Can cola clean rust, cook a steak, or remove bloodstains?
1x06Lightning Strikes Tongue Piercing, Tree Cannon, Beat the Breath Test
Could a small town have built a working cannon out of a tree? Can a pierced tongue withstand the electric force of a bolt of lightning? Are there ways of beating a Breathalyzer?
1x07Stinky Car, Raccoon Rocket
Mythbusters, Jamie and Adam put their noses to the test to find out if that nasty smell in your car is there to stay. Is the myth of the stinky car true? Then follow the gasoline trail as they try to flush out the truth in the raccoon in the drain myth.
1x08Escape From Alcatraz, Duck Quack, Stud Finder
Jamie and Adam retrace the steps of the infamous prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz without a trace in 1962. Although presumed drowned, they'll find out if it was possible to survive the tides of the San Francisco Bay in a homemade raft. As for other myth, Jamie and Adam test whether quacks from ducks echo. They examine the urban legend about whether a stud finder can tell whether you have something implanted in your body.
1x09Chicken Gun, Octopus Egg Pregnancy, Killer Washing Machine
Can a bird flying toward an airplane interfere with its flight or will the jet engine just blow it away? Did a woman give birth to an octopus after swallowing an octopus egg? Can your washing machine kill you?
1x10Explosive Decompression, Frog Giggin', Rear Axle
Can a bullet hole in the hull of an airplane cause explosive decompression that destroys the plane? Can a .22 caliber gun cartridge attached to a car ignition be used as a fuse? Can a car be ripped off its rear axle?
1x11Sinking Titanic, Goldfish Memory, Trombone Explosion
Will a sinking ship suck you down as it goes under? Can fish actually remember things? What happens when you throw a firecracker down the neck of a trombone?
1x12Break Step Bridge, Toothbrush Surprise, Rowing Water Skier
Can a marching band make a bridge collapse? Can bacteria from a toilet settle in a toothbrush? Can a person waterski behind a rowboat?
1x13Buried in Concrete, Daddy-Longlegs, Jet Taxi
Is Jimmy Hoffa buried in the concrete under Giant's Stadium? Do Daddly-Long Leg Spiders have poison venom? Can a jet engine launch a taxi into the air?
Myths tested: "Peeing on the Third Rail" ORIGINAL: Busted RETEST: Reasons still correct for why you can't get shocked, unless you are abnormally close. And, there wouldn't be a continuous shock, just occasional zaps. "Goldfinger" ORIGINAL: Plausible/Aborted. RETEST: "Busted". The paint had no effect on Adam's blood pressure, heart rate or temperature. "Chicken Gun" ORIGINAL: Busted RETEST: Plausible. In the original test there was no conclusive evidence that said this experiment were plausible. However, by shooting the frozen and thawed chickens at 12 planes of 1/4" glass, they found that the thawed chickens only broke 2 sheets, while the frozen chickens broke all 12 sheets. "Ice Bullet" ORIGINAL: Busted. RETEST: Still busted. Even after freezing the bullets for a longer period of time, and firing it at point blank range, the bullet still melts as it comes out of the chamber. "Cell Phone + Gas Station = Explosion" ORIGINAL: Busted. RETEST: Still busted. Even after wearing down the antenna, finding out when the phone puts out the most amount of electro-magnetic energy and shorting out the battery, it just didn't work. CELL PHONES DO NOT CAUSE GASOLINE EXPLOSIONS! "Aerosol (formally Biscuit) Bullet, part II" ORIGINAL: Plausible. RETEST: For the original, they used biscuits. This time they tried aerosol cans to see if they got the same effect. However, after trying different types of aerosol can products, no cans exploded. It took a temperature of 320 degrees (twice as hot as any car would every get) before anything would explode. "Exploding Implants, part II" ORIGINAL: Busted. RETEST: For this test they used inflatable bras. Even at 40,000 feet (in which you'd be dead) the bras did not explode.
2x02Scuba Diver, Car Capers
Adam and Jamie investigate the urban legend of a scuba diver who is dumped in the middle of a forest fire by a fire-fighting helicopter. Can a scuba diver get sucked up and spit out like this? They also investigate other legends: what happens when a banana is shoved into a car's tailpipe? What happens when you pour sugar in a car gas tank? What happens when you shoot a gun at a gas tank?
2x03Ancient Death Ray, Skunk Cleaning, What Is Bulletproof?
Did the ancient Greek scientist Archimedes destroy a Roman fleet by building a heat ray that used only mirrors and sunlight? What is the best way of getting rid of a Skunk's odor? Can a bullet proofshield really stop a bullet?
2x04Elevator of Death, Levitation Machine
If you are in an elevator when it falls, can you save yourself by jumping up just before it hits the bottom? Is it possible to create a home-made levitation machine?
2x05Beat the Radar Detector
Did a construction worker survive a fall off a building by holding plywood? Can you beat the radar gun using different materials on your car LEGALLY?
2x06Quicksand, Bathtub Electrocution, MRI Rays and Tattoos
Can quicksand really pull you under? Is it really possible to kill someone by dropping an electrical appliance into a bathtub? Can an MRI explode a tattoo that has traces of metal within it?
Can a sunken ship be lifted from the ocean floor using only ping-pong balls? How many balloons does it take to lift a three-year-old off the ground.
Buster lends a hand as the MythBusters explore the myth of the boom-lift catapult. Will Buster overcome the raw power of a 30,000-pound piece of machinery, or will the boom-lift turn into the ultimate medieval catapult? Then, worried about the price of gas? Tune in to Jamie and Adam's investigation into the most fuel-efficient way to keep cool in the car: turning on the air conditioning or opening the windows.
Just how hard is it to find a needle in a haystack? Can you really blow up a house through misusing a bug bomb? Does talking to your plants actually help?
Is it possible to throw a regular playing card fast enough to inflict bodily harm? Jamie and Adam put the "killer card" myth under the microscope, then look into whether a heated jawbreaker can explode in your mouth. Finally, the guys invent their own static cannon to learn if an unfortunate construction worker really died from sandblasting a PVC pipe on the job.
2x11Ming Dynasty Astronaut
Buster makes the ultimate sacrifice as he's chosen to test the myth of a Ming Dynasty astronomer who strapped rockets to his chair in a bid to launch into space. Then, Adam and Jamie try to corner the energy market as they test out various free energy devices. And finally, the build team nearly lose their lunch testing out whether or not a common hosehold ceiling fan really is a heads-up death trap.
Does a certain sound note cause you to "tinkle" in your pants? Does that classic shot with a gun in a movie scene with fly backward possible? Is Chinese Water Torture Real?
Adam and Jamie go head to head in a madcap Mexican jailbreak as they taste-test the theory of the Salsa Escape. And take one cement truck, add 850 pounds of dynamite, and what's left? Absolutely nothing, apparently. Adam and Jamie join forces with the FBI to find out if you can remove cement build-up from a mixer's barrel using dynamite.
Can a person receive third-degree burns if he or she lights a cigarette while inside a port-a-potty? Armed with Adam's "special sample," the build team explores whether human waste can create enough methane to produce an explosive result. Then the MythBusters test whether a broken drive shaft on the front joint of a car vault can cause a car to pole vault after it hits a pothole. Just how high can this car fly?
2x15Is Yawning Contagious?
Using a specially fabricated chamber complete with two-way mirror and a hidden camera, Kari, Scottie and Tory set out to see whether a yawn, like a cold, truly can be caught. Next on the docket: Does toast really fall buttered-side down? Jamie and Adam are on the case, each building a rig to simulate toast being dropped from the dining room table. Finally, the whole team tests the myth that a toy car can beat a real car (in this case, a Dodge Viper) in a gravity slope race.
Outtakes from the Series
2x17Cooling a Six-Pack
The mystery is finally over! Watch as the MythBusters use ice, water, refrigerators, freezers and fire to test the fastest way to cool a six-pack. Then the team builds a new crash-test dummy ... and drops it 60 feet from a crane. The result is baptism by destruction for Buster 2.0, and a high-speed, high-impact crash the likes of which ... well, see for yourself. And finally, they may not have had iPods or remote controls to use them in, but did ancient peoples have batteries? Learn whether a crude form was invented more than 2,000 years ago.
2x18Son of a Gun
Was a woman in the Civil War impregnated by a bullet that went through a man's region before striking her? The Mythbusters build a life size working bathroom to see if being in the tub during a lightning storm is safe and what happens if you forget to detach your trailer from your boat.
Can an singer really break glass just by using their voice? Can you make a jet engine out of vacuum cleaner parts? Is it true that a rolling stone gathers no moss.
With $10,000, can they build a hover craft? Did pyramid shape help preserve mummies and current day pyramids preserve food items?
2x21Killer 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."
2x22Bullet 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.
Can you fling someone over the border (200 yards) using a slingshot safely to a mattress? Can the Mythbusters break a US-Mexico Border Myth
2x24Killer 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.
2x25Escape Slide Parachute
Join the MythBusters as they test three tall tales of high flying and free falling. The first pits them against Hollywood logic with Buster doing his best Indiana Jones impression, the second tests the explosive properties and decapitation potential of hair cream, and the third addresses surviving a fall from 33,000 feet without a parachute. So, basically, it's business as usual at the "Mythbusters Flying Circus"!
Being sucked into an airplane toilet while in flight. Biscuit bazooka. Leaping lawyer.
spx02Jet Assisted Chevy
A 1967 Chevy said to go 350 mph. Pop Rocks candy that combined with soda pop causes the consumer to explode.
spx03Lawn Chair Balloon, Poppy Seed Drug Test, Goldfinger
Using balloons to turn a lawn chair into a flying machine. A positive result on a drug test after eating poppy seeds on a bagel. Killing a person by completely covering their body wih gold paint.
spx04Best Animal Myths
A Look back at the best Animal Myths Done.
spx05Best Electric Myths
A compilation of favorite myths tested in season 1, including body piercing attracting lightning strikes, and the ultimate microwave.
The Best Booms and Bangs So Far from The Series
On this special episode, Jamie and Adam present the winners from our fall 2004 favorite-myths online poll. So, did you guys vote for Stinky Car? Or will Pop Rocks and Coke emerge triumphant? Also, the MythBusters try their hand at a few holiday myths: Will putting a silver spoon in a champagne bottle keep it fizzy? Does a snowman melt faster with its clothes on ... or off? Tune in and find out.
Buster is remembered in this hourlong special depicting his brave outing testing multiple myths for the guys, as well as an inside, and in depth, look into the creation of our fallen hero's replacement.
Adam and Jamie go head-to-head in a series of challenges to see who has the guts and gusto to be the Ultimate Mythbuster! Test 1: Engineering. The task? Create a device to launch a tortilla as far as possible without destroying it. Three tries per contestant, and if using a sabot (projectile protector) to protect the ammunition, the sabot must fall away from the tortilla before it lands. Though somewhat dubious, Jamie comes out on top with a distance of 72 feet to Adam's 60 feet. Score: Adam 0, Jamie 1, Ties 0 Test 2: Estimation. Using three objects (a toy car, a small gilded angel statuette, and an airplane outer-hull compartment door), Adam and Jamie must guess the weight of each one, first by looking at the object, then by feeling it. Closest guess to the actual weight of the object (best out of three) wins. Despite Jamie's title of 'human scale', he ends up LOSING to Adam by a margin of 2-1, with his guesses being off by twice as much as Adam's. Score: Adam 1, Jamie 1, Ties 0 Test 3: Fear. Adam and Jamie are given a series of creepy-crawlies to hold (giant millipede, Emperor scorpion, tarantula, and baby corn snakes). They judge the fear factor (no pun intended) of each creature on a scale of 1-10, and whoever freaks out at any point during the test loses. Despite Adam's arachnophobia, neither he nor Jamie really flinched at all, deeming the scorpion to be the scariest of the critters at a mild 5/10. Score: Adam 1, Jamie 1, Ties 1 Test 4: Ingenuity/Creative Thinking. Adam and Jamie are given identical kits to perform their own version of the childhood 'Egg Drop' tests, using only their own two hands and the objects in the kit to create a container to protect an egg from a drop from the top of the warehouse roof. As a bit of leniency, the drop is considered a success if the egg is cracked, but no yolk spills out. Adam's first drop with his 'Cone of Death' proves to be dubious enough to allow for a second run, which is successful. Jamie's aparatus, while unconventional (an egg in an orange peel in a glove tied to a length of string and tape, lowered to the ground to only suffer a foot-high drop) does save the egg in one fall, deeming him the winner. Score: Adam 1, Jamie 2, Ties 1 Test 5: Pain. Adam and Jamie, wearing white overalls, masks, and *ahem* 'cups', face each other in a paintball shooting match, with each other as the targets. The rules are simple: Each contestant shoots once at the other, then takes a step towards each other. Continue until one quits from the pain. Sadly, Jamie's uncannily dead aim (and his own sorry sharpshooting) prove to be too much for Adam, who forfeits after a dozen rounds or so. Score: Adam 1, Jamie 3, Ties 1 Test 6: Memory. Adam and Jamie try to stump each other with a quiz of 6 questions about myths they have tested in the past. Each correct answer scores a point, while a partially-correct answer (usually for multipart questions) earn a half-point. Best score at the end wins. It's close, but at the end, Jamie once again squeeks by Adam with a quiz score of 5-4 1/2. Final Score: Adam 1, Jamie 4, Ties 1 In the end, Adam and Jamie both agree that, while Jamie clearly swept the board as far as won tests go, the results of those tests were so close, that they both would be about equal in Mythbusting prowess. The debate of the Ultimate Mythbuster continues...
spx10Shop till You Drop
Find out where the MythBusters find all their goodies to build that myth breaking machines.
Experience the funny moments, adventure and misadventures, mistakes and mis-experimentations of Adam and Jamie as they test the truth of myths.
spx12Hollywood on Trial
New Mythbuilder Grant Imahara joins the team as they recap old movie myths and test new ones in this special Mythbusters episode.
spx13MythBusters Jaws Special
Mythbusters are going to put the bite on some fascinating shark myths. Find out if real sharks are capable of performing the way the great white shark in the movie "JAWS" did, and uncover the strength and stamina of these off-screen giants. Including do sharks lose interest in attacking if punched on the nose or jabbed in the eyes and gills? Adam and Jamie put it to the test. Jamie goes overboard to tussle with some fearsome fish. And a scuba tank experiment so dangerous, the FBI are brought in!
3x01 MythBusters Revisited2
Time to take down the non believers! Mythbusters will go revisit Blown Away, Running in the Rain, Plywood Flyer, Exploding Soda, Explosive Decompression, AC vs Windows Down, and Exploding Gas Tank to end the you did it wrong crowd for the last time!
3x02Chinese Invasion Alarm
Join the MythBusters as they head to a California mine to test an ancient Chinese military myth – a subterranean sonar system that could allegedly detect and intercept an invasion from below. Then, armed with an incubator, agar plates and boundless enthusiasm, the guys aim to cook up the truth about a popular food fable. If food has been on the floor for less than five seconds, is it still safe to eat?