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2012-06-25 01:12:27 PM

Balchinian: bungle_jr: LittleSmitty: Some of my favorite episodes are Rocket Car (1st episode?), Escape from Alcatraz, and the one where they cut a car in half with a huge wedge mounted on a rocket sled.

And the one where they caused an entire cement truck to vanish using a bunch of C4.

probably my single favorite moment on mythbusters was that explosion. i love the show, but they even shocked themselves with that explosion

I second that. It was a beautiful thing. It wasn't C4 though, it was dynamite. 850 pounds of dynamite.


Yes, now that I think about, it was about cleaning the dried cement out with dynamite. C4 is typically the bang-bang of choice, but they sometimes use ANFO in some of the explode-y stuff as well. And the occasional use of Thermite.

Oh, and the coffee creamer explosion was pretty cool too.
 
2012-06-25 01:23:47 PM

Noah_Tall: Uisce Beatha: Slaxl: What's up with #7? They want to test a force coming down on the hood but in the video they don't get a single hit except when the car is stationary, so they should keep trying, or find a better way to test it, not make any ruling on its level of plausibility.

If I recall correctly, they got a successful hit when the vehicle was moving. The vid in TFA is just a compilation of all their misses.

Linky - yup, they hit it eventually

No they didn't. When they repeat that clip in slow motion they show it from all angles except the side view that you see originally. Slow down that side view and you will see that the block lands directly above the hood of the car.as in the back end of the block is almost at the windshield.

Still, it's better than the way Jamie and Adam declare myths busted because it's a skill based one that they personally can't manage. For instance their test and claim that it was impossible to be accurate with a pistol while firing from the hip


I've thought that before.

My grandfather swore that in his Ranger training they sent him through a target course to shoot from the hip and at the end when they asked his hits he claimed a perfect score. His story is they sent him through again with an instructor watching and he replicated the score. Don't remember if it was a pistol though, probably not with formal military training. They like to have bigger guns than that.

Again, it's a Granddaddy story so who knows, but that is the ONLY story he would tell from his Army days. He even claimed he spent the whole war training, but had a bunch of Phillipino money and complained that he spent more time on ships than most Navy men.
 
2012-06-25 01:30:24 PM

bungle_jr: srtpointman: I always liked their whole idea that if something doesn't work, they'll try to make it work blow stuff up. It's a good show and gets kids excited about science explosions. Hell, I'm 35 and it gets me excited about science blowing stuff up.

/SCIENCE!EXPLOSIONS!

etfy (exploded that for you)


It actually makes more sense that way.
 
2012-06-25 01:31:49 PM

Noah_Tall: No they didn't. When they repeat that clip in slow motion they show it from all angles except the side view that you see originally. Slow down that side view and you will see that the block lands directly above the hood of the car.as in the back end of the block is almost at the windshield.


I'll take your word, as I am working on (spotty) memory, as my craptastic connection can google the links, but can't actually handle youtube
 
2012-06-25 01:44:59 PM

You Are All Sheep: Maybe it's just me, but I liked the metalworking girl that was on before Kari. Kari to me was just the flouncy chick to keep guys watching.


Kari was in the first episode, and was in fact working for Jamie before the show started. I like that she was an authentic artist who ended up on the show and wasn't just hired to be on the show. Scottie was however quite awesome.

Who was the girl who took the molten jawbreaker facial? She never seemed comfortable on there.
 
2012-06-25 01:47:55 PM

Ivo Shandor: buntz: Wasn't there a show where they tested whether or not girls fart and they stuck a mic in that girls butt?

I don't think it ever aired (so to speak), but the outtake clip is on youtube.


part of it aired recently on an episode about favorite myths.
 
2012-06-25 01:49:53 PM

itsdan: Kari was in the first episode, and was in fact working for Jamie before the show started. I like that she was an authentic artist who ended up on the show and wasn't just hired to be on the show. Scottie was however quite awesome.


On top of that, Kari has now had about 10 years of experience at the job. I think a case could be made that she was something of a engineering lightweight back at the beginning, but, these days, I'm pretty sure that she does the job better than 99% of the local Fark set would if they took her place.

You don't work on a show like this for a decade without picking some things up, y'know?
 
2012-06-25 01:50:34 PM
Obligatory
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2012-06-25 01:55:04 PM

Pentaxian: Obligatory
[imgs.xkcd.com image 599x524]


Yeah, Mythbusters is science, but you have to admit that their experimental designs frequently leave a lot to be desired scientifically-speaking. So it isn't really good science much of the time. But that said, good science really isn't very entertaining much of the time, and they are a television program after all.
 
2012-06-25 01:58:42 PM

You Are All Sheep: Maybe it's just me, but I liked the metalworking girl that was on before Kari. Kari to me was just the flouncy chick to keep guys watching.


I actually liked the gal that backfilled for Kari when she was on maternaty. Though I have to admit that I always enjoyed her on xtreme 4X4.
 
2012-06-25 02:20:20 PM
I'm still waiting for them to test the "once you go black" myth.

Amirite?
 
2012-06-25 02:48:48 PM
i307.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-25 03:00:49 PM

itsdan: You Are All Sheep: Maybe it's just me, but I liked the metalworking girl that was on before Kari. Kari to me was just the flouncy chick to keep guys watching.

Kari was in the first episode, and was in fact working for Jamie before the show started. I like that she was an authentic artist who ended up on the show and wasn't just hired to be on the show. Scottie was however quite awesome.

Who was the girl who took the molten jawbreaker facial? She never seemed comfortable on there.


Mythtern Christine Chamberlain - joined the cast in Season 2 after winning a Discovery Channel contest
 
2012-06-25 03:02:38 PM

Browncoat: [i307.photobucket.com image 204x167]


If I had a fiver, you'd be getting TF'd right now.
 
2012-06-25 03:05:21 PM
As for nerdy myths, I expected the "Let's Make a Deal" myth to show up... its not even really a myth, just statistics!
 
2012-06-25 03:13:44 PM
one myth they busted that I know is actually true is the car/truck fusion.

My dad was a San Francisco fireman, and had first-hand experience with it. Back in the 70s, i believe. On the Golden Gate Bridge, a truck and car had a head-on collision. Jamie and Adam forgot about the one thing needed to make the myth true - Fuel. It wasn't the impact that fused the two vehicles together, it was the fire.

the fire also kinda fused the drivers to the vehicles, but that's a little too horrific for Mythbusters.
 
2012-06-25 03:15:54 PM
Anyone watch old episodes on netflix (which are out of order and sporadically missing, farking discovery channel) and get annoyed at the constant use of banjo/guitar music?

I do like on many of the old shows that they follow a single myth all the way through instead of the 'modern', and understandable, splitting it up into alternating segments.
 
2012-06-25 03:22:12 PM
The story goes that ancient Greek inventor Archimedes invented a death ray by focusing reflected sunlight from polished bronze shields into an intense beam so intense that he used it to set fire to attacking Roman vessels.

Who wrote this article? The Department of Redundancy Department?
 
2012-06-25 03:25:54 PM

Wasilla Hillbilly: I know I'm in the minority here, and I find the concept of their show interesting, but those two guys just irritate the shiat out of me.


Adam can be irritating. He's kind of like Kermit the Frog.
 
2012-06-25 03:56:44 PM

Another Government Employee: Wasilla Hillbilly: I know I'm in the minority here, and I find the concept of their show interesting, but those two guys just irritate the shiat out of me.

Adam can be irritating. He's kind of like Kermit the Frog.


I can't take the jackoff with the mustache. he looks ridiculous and I can't take someone that wears that goofy hat and civil war era facial hair seriously.
 
2012-06-25 04:20:08 PM

itsdan: Anyone watch old episodes on netflix (which are out of order and sporadically missing, farking discovery channel) and get annoyed at the constant use of banjo/guitar music?

I do like on many of the old shows that they follow a single myth all the way through instead of the 'modern', and understandable, splitting it up into alternating segments.


Grant makes up for it some time but I too prefer the older method.
 
2012-06-25 04:34:02 PM
The problem with the alternating segments thing is they spend so much time recapping what they showed you last time they were on that myth that it cuts into what they could show.

Hell I hate hate hate programs that do the...coming up after the break......commercial....okay we're doing this and this is what you've already seen but we're going to remind you for several minutes before we get to anything new.

Don't foreshadow, and trust me to remember what I saw three minutes ago.
 
2012-06-25 04:38:32 PM

BizarreMan: The problem with the alternating segments thing is they spend so much time recapping what they showed you last time they were on that myth that it cuts into what they could show.

Hell I hate hate hate programs that do the...coming up after the break......commercial....okay we're doing this and this is what you've already seen but we're going to remind you for several minutes before we get to anything new.

Don't foreshadow, and trust me to remember what I saw three minutes ago.


this
 
2012-06-25 04:43:34 PM
Jamie is gay, right?

/not that there's anything wrong with that
 
2012-06-25 04:44:38 PM

NutznGum: Jamie is gay, right?

/not that there's anything wrong with that


i always assumed this, although i've never heard/seen any evidence. just seems gay. nttawwt, as you said
 
2012-06-25 04:47:00 PM

NutznGum: Jamie is gay, right?

/not that there's anything wrong with that


a quick googling shows he's been married (to a woman, judging by the name eileen) since 1989. that does not alway disprove homosexuality though
 
2012-06-25 04:48:29 PM

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: one myth they busted that I know is actually true is the car/truck fusion.

My dad was a San Francisco fireman, and had first-hand experience with it. Back in the 70s, i believe. On the Golden Gate Bridge, a truck and car had a head-on collision. Jamie and Adam forgot about the one thing needed to make the myth true - Fuel. It wasn't the impact that fused the two vehicles together, it was the fire.

the fire also kinda fused the drivers to the vehicles, but that's a little too horrific for Mythbusters.


The only myth of all the ones they've ever done that I had any methodologial problem with was the 'Stewardess
survives fall in the tail of a plane', because they didn't take into account that the plane in the incident was a 727,
which had a T-tailplane that could easily have slowed the fall of the tail section enough for her to survive.

When they did the myth, they just took the tailcone of a plane, minus any airfoils. Even though it was for a valid
reason (their helicopter had problems lifting the full tailplane), it was a shocking lapse in their usual process to
not see something so obvious.
not
 
2012-06-25 04:48:50 PM

BizarreMan: The problem with the alternating segments thing is they spend so much time recapping what they showed you last time they were on that myth that it cuts into what they could show.

Hell I hate hate hate programs that do the...coming up after the break......commercial....okay we're doing this and this is what you've already seen but we're going to remind you for several minutes before we get to anything new.

Don't foreshadow, and trust me to remember what I saw three minutes ago.


www-deadline-com.vimg.net

So annoying.
 
2012-06-25 04:54:31 PM

2CountyFairs: One test that I disagreed with was if the Phantom's ring could leave an imprint in someone's forehead. They stretched pigskin over a skull and had a robot arm punch it at varying strength. It never left an impression and it actually shattered the skull. So to them, myth busted.

However, that doesn't seem right to me. I've seen someone take a line drive off of their knee while playing third and the baseball left the impression of the stitches on his knee with no broken bones. Sure, the ball is softer, but it seems that if a ball can leave an impression, so can a ring.


I saw stitch marks on a girl's cheek from a softball line drive. No broken bones.

/She doesn't play infield anymore :(.
 
2012-06-25 04:55:39 PM
IMO, the two best episodes by far were the water heater one and the phone books one.
 
2012-06-25 04:56:01 PM

bungle_jr: NutznGum: Jamie is gay, right?

/not that there's anything wrong with that

a quick googling shows he's been married (to a woman, judging by the name eileen) since 1989. that does not alway disprove homosexuality though


On the next Mythbusters, can a married man still be gay? We'll blow a few up with C4 and find out!
 
2012-06-25 05:00:17 PM

dennysgod: [thechive.files.wordpress.com image 500x701]

I'd like to test the myth if the carpet matches the drapes.


Never hold a free-floating barrel!
 
2012-06-25 05:04:14 PM
I do have to take issue with the author suggesting that the lunar reflectors are incontrovertible evidence of the moon landings.

Don't get me wrong, I am not a moonie and I have no doubt that the moon landings were real.

But, the unmanned Soviet Lunokhod 1 and Lunokhod 2 rovers carried reflector arrays that were deposited on the moon without men ... so having reflectors does not prove a manned landing. Only 3 of the 5 were put there by manned landings.

/there is much better evidence proving the landings
//the denier talking points do not hold water when closely analysed
 
2012-06-25 05:10:54 PM

2CountyFairs: One test that I disagreed with was if the Phantom's ring could leave an imprint in someone's forehead. They stretched pigskin over a skull and had a robot arm punch it at varying strength. It never left an impression and it actually shattered the skull. So to them, myth busted.

However, that doesn't seem right to me. I've seen someone take a line drive off of their knee while playing third and the baseball left the impression of the stitches on his knee with no broken bones. Sure, the ball is softer, but it seems that if a ball can leave an impression, so can a ring.


beveragebaron.files.wordpress.com

/I'm Rick James Biatch!!!
 
2012-06-25 05:13:30 PM

liam76: God Is My Co-Pirate: sammyk: FTA:Tesla's brilliance began to fade into madness in his later years, and though some of his proposed inventions would later provide great material for science fiction, few of them were ever tested empirically.

Really? Alternating current ring a bell? Fluorescent lighting? Electric motors? Link

Obviously this belongs here

If you are looking for Tesla humor, here you go.


Link

Can't get straight to youtube from this computer, hence the google search link.


httpS:

/most firewalls will not block a secure connection.
//if yours does you must be in some govt agency
 
2012-06-25 05:16:36 PM

BizarreMan: The problem with the alternating segments thing is they spend so much time recapping what they showed you last time they were on that myth that it cuts into what they could show.

Hell I hate hate hate programs that do the...coming up after the break......commercial....okay we're doing this and this is what you've already seen but we're going to remind you for several minutes before we get to anything new.

Don't foreshadow, and trust me to remember what I saw three minutes ago.


It's called padding.
 
2012-06-25 05:23:16 PM

Mugato [TotalFark]
2012-06-25 10:00:08 AM

The Coffin Punch from Kill Bill

What about the five finger exploding heart technique? They might have to go through a few homeless people but it's science.

Leave the homeless out of it. Just do it on adam till they replicate the results and I'd be happy.
 
2012-06-25 05:31:14 PM

phedex: Another Government Employee: Wasilla Hillbilly: I know I'm in the minority here, and I find the concept of their show interesting, but those two guys just irritate the shiat out of me.

Adam can be irritating. He's kind of like Kermit the Frog.

I can't take the jackoff with the mustache. he looks ridiculous and I can't take someone that wears that goofy hat and civil war era facial hair seriously.


I don't have a problem with his hat or facial hair, I just hate that the guy always seems like he's barely containing his Adam rage. Seriously, guy looks like he might sock Adam in the mouth at any given time and for no real reason. He needs to lighten up

/Francis
 
2012-06-25 06:33:06 PM
This is still the episode that blew my mind.

i.ytimg.com

Lots of courage, here.
 
2012-06-25 06:56:16 PM
Slaxl: What's up with #7? They want to test a force coming down on the hood but in the video they don't get a single hit except when the car is stationary, so they should keep trying, or find a better way to test it, not make any ruling on its level of plausibility.
==========================================================

They do. That's not the full video.

They even get a car with an extended hood (as stated on the website). It's never gonna happen.
 
2012-06-25 07:11:55 PM
bungle_jr: NutznGum: Jamie is gay, right?

/not that there's anything wrong with that

a quick googling shows he's been married (to a woman, judging by the name eileen) since 1989. that does not alway disprove homosexuality though


I can't say Jamie or Adam either one make a blip on my gaydar and they are both married with kids, so I'm fairly sure they are both strait.

Grant makes a bit of a blip on my gaydar, but that doesn't mean much.
 
2012-06-25 07:17:56 PM

Oldiron_79: bungle_jr: NutznGum: Jamie is gay, right?

/not that there's anything wrong with that

a quick googling shows he's been married (to a woman, judging by the name eileen) since 1989. that does not alway disprove homosexuality though

I can't say Jamie or Adam either one make a blip on my gaydar and they are both married with kids, so I'm fairly sure they are both strait.

Grant makes a bit of a blip on my gaydar, but that doesn't mean much.


Yeah, one ping only
 
2012-06-25 07:30:53 PM

bungle_jr: LittleSmitty: Some of my favorite episodes are Rocket Car (1st episode?), Escape from Alcatraz, and the one where they cut a car in half with a huge wedge mounted on a rocket sled.

And the one where they caused an entire cement truck to vanish using a bunch of C4.

probably my single favorite moment on mythbusters was that explosion. i love the show, but they even shocked themselves with that explosion


My favorite reaction shot is from the car/truck fusing myth where they shot the car into a wall with a rocket sled. The look on Adam's face was priceless.
 
2012-06-25 08:06:55 PM
Things in the movies aren't myths or urban legends, they're farking movies.
This show should have ended after a season or two.
 
2012-06-25 08:33:32 PM

Browncoat: [i307.photobucket.com image 204x167]


myth nut busted
 
2012-06-25 08:45:19 PM

EatHam: sammyk: Alternating current ring a bell? Fluorescent lighting? Electric motors

technically, empirically that is a few.

 
2012-06-25 08:48:01 PM

dennysgod: [thechive.files.wordpress.com image 500x701]

I'd like to test the myth if the carpet matches the drapes.


I'm thinking there's no carpet down there.
 
2012-06-25 09:01:01 PM

EdenLiesObscured: 2CountyFairs: One test that I disagreed with was if the Phantom's ring could leave an imprint in someone's forehead. They stretched pigskin over a skull and had a robot arm punch it at varying strength. It never left an impression and it actually shattered the skull. So to them, myth busted.

However, that doesn't seem right to me. I've seen someone take a line drive off of their knee while playing third and the baseball left the impression of the stitches on his knee with no broken bones. Sure, the ball is softer, but it seems that if a ball can leave an impression, so can a ring.

My unscientific observation was that the Phantom ring had the image indented/sunken into the ring. Conversely, a baseball's stitches protrude from the surface. That should make the difference, right?


I used to have a pinky ring with 5 diamonds in it. Had to pawn that phuqer...anyway, when my oldest was 3 years old, I asked him if he wanted some diamonds. He said, "sure.", so I'd pop him in the forehead with the ring. The imprints of the diamond would be there.

/he always said, "sure."
//I could only get 2.5 out of the 5 diamonds to show up.
 
2012-06-25 09:01:09 PM

stoppit: Regarding the Tesla earthquake machine - years ago, I worked on the 20th floor of a 30 floor building. Opposite my desk was a large filing cabinet and on top of it was a large trophy. I used to bounce my foot and knee up and down and I noticed that the vibration that I set up traveled through the floor, up the cabinet and made the trophy bounce all over the place.


It doesn't seem like that word means what you think it means.
 
2012-06-25 09:50:21 PM

Tumunga: dennysgod: [thechive.files.wordpress.com image 500x701]

I'd like to test the myth if the carpet matches the drapes.

I'm thinking there's no carpet down there.


Yeah, I think she is a hardwoods kind of gal.
 
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