MythBusters - Season 2

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Wednesday 9:00 PM on Science Channel Premiered Jan 23, 2003 In Season

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Episode Guide

  • 7/27/04
    8.6
    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?moreless
  • Best Explosions
    Best Explosions
    Episode 17
    6/29/04
    8.9
    The Best Booms and Bangs So Far from The Series
  • Myths Revisited
    Episode 16
    6/8/04
    9.1
    In this episode, Adam and Jamie re-test some myths hearing the publics suggestions and complaints. Myths tested: -"Peeing on the Third Rail" -"Goldfinger" -"Chicken Gun" (which gave problems and had to be re-tested twice) -"Ice Bullet" -"Cell Phone + Gas Station = Explosion" -"Aerosol (formally Biscuit) Bullet, part II" "Exploding Implants, part II"moreless
  • Best Electric Myths
    Best Electric Myths
    Episode 15
    5/6/04
    8.7
    A compilation of favorite myths tested in season 1, including body piercing attracting lightning strikes, and the ultimate microwave.
  • Best Animal Myths
    Best Animal Myths
    Episode 14
    3/21/04
    8.0
    A Look back at the best Animal Myths Done.
  • Is Jimmy Hoffa buried in the concrete under Giant's Stadium? Do Daddy-Long Leg Spiders have poison venom? Can a jet engine launch a taxi into the air?
  • Can a marching band make a bridge collapse? Can bacteria from a toilet settle in a toothbrush? Can a person water ski behind a rowboat?
  • 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?
  • Christmas Special
    Episode 10
    12/22/04
    7.9
    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.moreless
  • 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?
  • 12/5/04
    8.1
    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 household ceiling fan really is a heads-up death trap.moreless
  • Can a cooked and raw chicken flying toward an airplane interfere with its flight or will the jet engine just blow it away? The team makes a huge pressurized cannon and shoots a chicken at a jet's windshield. Did a woman give birth to an octopus after swallowing an octopus egg? Can your washing machine kill you?moreless
  • 11/18/04
    9.0
    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.moreless
  • Exploding House
    Episode 7
    11/16/04
    9.1
    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?
  • Boom-Lift Catapult
    Episode 6
    11/10/04
    8.7
    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.moreless
  • Pingpong Rescue
    Episode 5
    11/3/04
    8.8
    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.
  • 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?
  • 10/13/04
    8.4
    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?
  • 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 from a leafblower?
  • 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?