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Mythbusters Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'TV/Film' started by ardchoille, May 26, 2011.

  1. ardchoille

    ardchoille Well-Known Member
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    I hadn't been in the habit of watching TV very often last year, but I was surfing around to find something to watch and came across a couple of men doing research and stopped to see what it was about. I happen to love doing research and left the channel there for a bit.

    Well, "a bit" turned into 6 hours due to the Mythbusters marathon that was on and I was sad when it was over. Since then I keep a close eye on the TV guide so I won't miss an episode.

    This show is awesome and I have learned tons of cool things from it.

    Are there any other Mythbusters fans out there? If so, what is your favorite episode?

    Oh, wait.. Mythbusters is on. See ya! :D
     

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  2. gosherm

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    I've got several favorite episodes, but the top 3 are definitely:
    1) Cleaning a cement truck with explosives
    2) Water heater rocket
    3) Splitting a car in half

    I'll try to dig up the season and episode numbers for you if you would like.
     
  3. ardchoille

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    I liked the water heater rocket, blew my mind when I saw how powerful those things could be.

    Splitting a car in half was my favorite. I love how Mythbusters simply "can't stop there" and go on with explosives. Blowing up a shark was awesome!
     
  4. olbriar

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    My entire family loves the Mythbusters... it's awesome! Favorite episode:
    The sawdust cannon
    Water heater rocket was epic
    The car suspended by hydro/fire hoses was good
    The duct tape sail boat was interesting
    Trying to weld two autos together by impact lol
    Cleaning the cement truck
    Prison break/descending a great height using hair and toilet paper

    Shoot.. the list could go on forever. They are all great.
     
  5. ardchoille

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    The duct tape episodes were great! I haven't ever used duct tape too much and still amazed at how wonderful the stuff is. Red Green calls duct tape "the handyman's secret weapon".
     
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    I think with a knife, a roll of duct tape, a screw driver, and a roll of toilet paper a man could conquer the world lol.
     
  7. A.Nonymous

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    I watched the first several seasons and loved it. Then it just seemed like it was at the point where they blew stuff up every episode just because.
     
  8. olbriar

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    And wouldn't you if you could? lol I do think the earlier shows were more interesting than the later ones. I guess they bowed to what the majority wanted to see. Still, it's an entertaining enough show. Would be a dream job don't you think?
     
  9. dan330

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    great show...

    would that not be a dream job? come up with shit to try out!!!!
     
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    I just wanna blow things up lmao. Seriously tho it would be an amazing job, I've been watchin it ever since the first episode B)
     
  11. NightAngel79

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    Airplane taking off on conveyor belt

    Is jimmy hoffa buried at giants stadium
     
  12. Dark Jedi

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    Anyone who works aircraft knows the answer to this.

    I liked the can a jet engine blow over a car. I know this is true as when I was launching my bomber had a van drive behind the plane with engines running. Told the pilot to go full throttle all eight engines. I had the van on 2 wheels and if I was 5 seconds sooner I would of had it rolling. Gotta love 17500 Ft pounds of thrust:D.
     
  13. ebusinesstutor

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    Mythbusters is a fantastic show. Combines science, urban myths, explosions and entertainment.

    Some surprising outcomes - myths I would have thought were a load of crap were proved.

    I liked the one where they proved that if our cars were dimpled like golf balls, we would get better mileage. How come the car companies aren't all over that?
     
  14. ardchoille

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    Definitely a dream job! :D

    I knew the answer to that one before they started on it (physics 101 stuff) but my friend who was watching still didn't believe it.
     
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    whats been going on in myth-busters lately?
     
  16. ddodger

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    I love mythbusters.
    Physics teacher first showed it in class and it was so fun to watch!
    watching them blow things up makes me want to blow things up too. lol
     
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    The new season has been good. It airs Wednesday nights.
     
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    It's all fun and games until a cannon ball goes through your house.
     
  19. Gmash

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    haha I just saw them apologizing on CNN. OOPS!
     
  20. dan330

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    LOL ... really.. through someones house? Link?
     
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  22. dan330

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    damn! it went through the F-ing House! with a family sleeping inside!!!!!



    wow... that could have been soooooo F-ing bad! scary....
    i bet the show and staff are freaked out.




    but... FUNNY!
     
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    I love mythbusters! I found a collection DVD a couple years ago before ever seeing the show so I picked it up, started to watch it and was hooked! Great stuff. Recomended TV thats for sure
     
  25. ardchoille

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    I follow Kari Byron on Twitter and she just tweeted that a new season of Mythbusters will begin in May. Can't wait!
     
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