MythBusters

Season 3 Episode 4

Is Yawning Contagious?

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 09, 2005 on Discovery Channel
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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.moreless

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  • Good myths. Toy cars really are fast when going down hill.

    9.3
    The yawning myth really was boring but that was the point. Yawning usually means your tired. I cannot believe how well the toy car kept up with the big car. I really didn\'t expect it to beat the viper but it performed admirably. I love vipers. It was funny the joke about the wooden block of a car. Hilarious. I always used to think yawning was contagious. As you can tell I cannot remember the other myth but this was still a good episode. I love funny episodes. Not one of my favourites but still good. I really like Adam. He is funny. Good episode. Really good episode.moreless
  • I think that the yawning myth was rather boring and this episode had me yawning so i think that the myth is fact.

    2.6
    once the test began it had me yawning seeing if the other people yawn. i think this should have been better and i think it was the worst myth busters episode ever. but the part of the toast was pretty cool and that was very factual i thought opposite of what happened in the test.

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    • This episode was released on Mythbusters: Collection 1.

    • RESULTS:

      * Is Yawning Contagious?: CONFIRMED, but not by much.

      * Real Car vs. Toy Car: BUSTED, a toy car will jump off the start line, but eventually the real car will pick up more speed and over take the toy.

      * Does Toast Fall Butter-side Down?: BUSTED? If you slide a piece of toast off a table, it will flip once and land butter-side down. If you drop it straight down, you'll get an even split of butter-side up and down. If you drop it from a tall height, the toast is likely to land butter-side up because of the "dish" shape of the toast from pressing the knife into the toast while buttering it.

    • Mythtern Christine Chamberlain didn't appear in this episode nor the previous. Her name has been removed from the ending credits.

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