Mythbusters takes myths, tall tales and urban legends and gives them the scientific treatment to determine their validity. Myths are proved true, probable, possible, improbable or busted. Often after the real-world practical tests have proved or debunked a Myth, the team will take the experiment to the extreme, many times using more modern technology than the myth could have used or upping the black powder for impressive explosions.
They don't just tell the myths; they put them to the test
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Did You Know?
Series creator/producer Peter Rees
originally pitched the show to all the Australian TV networks but all of them turned him down. Rees then pitched the show to the Discovery Channel which picked it up. See more
At the beginning of the title sequence used during seasons 1-4, the formula for the area of a circle is shown as two times pi times the radius squared (A=2*PI*r2) but the actual formula for the area of a circle is pi times the radius squared (A=PI*r2). See more
[Jamie talks to Adam about his screwed up Hale rocket
Denial is a river in Africa.
In 2006, the British Broadcasting Corporation began transmitting Mythbusters on BBC 2 edited to 30 minute run-times. See more