This is the first time both Adam and Jamie were injured while attempting the same myth
This is the infamous Myth that shut down the show's production for a few months due to the misfire. It originally was not set to air at all, but after everything was settled, the myth was reworked and retested.
Buster 4.0 (the crash test dummy) Makes his 1st Appearance in the show.
Buster 2.0 will still be used as well.
Also Mentioned in the Live Tour, their intention was always to return to the island on the boat and not actually sail to another mainland. They wanted to test how long the boat would survive at sea more than they were going after finding land. They were in Hawaii afterall. And Yes, they did stay in that hotel you can see in the background of a few shots.
In the MythBusters Live Tour, Jamie revealed to the audience that he actually found fresh water on the beach when he dug that hole, but because it wasn't found by using duct tape, it was edited to appear that it was salt water and thus he was forced to build his clear plastic setup to get the water. He explained that anyone can find fresh water at the beach using that 3 foot hole method, but since it wasn't related to duct ape, it wasn't mentioned in the episode.
Goof: Moments after Adam and Jamie climb into their boat, you can see a hotel in the background just behind Adam's head.
Sun and Mirrors for Ancient Lighting: PLAUSIBLE, and Impractical
Stop a car by cutting it off: 35 mph: CONFIRMED
55 mph: CONFIRMED
75 mph: CONFIRMED
Sandwich a Car to stop it: CONFIRMED
Bars on front of both cars: CONFIRMED
Harpooning it from behind: CONFIRMED
Top 12 Moments:
12 - Can you Land a Plane with no experience?
11 - Instant Convertible
10 - Your Mood and Your Car's Fuel Efficiency
9 - Flipping a Motorcycle
8 - Car Skipping Lake
7 - Drafting behind a Truck/Drive into back of Truck
6 - Plane on Conveyor Belt
5 - Pee on the 3rd Rail
4 - Backwards Car Body
3 - Sonic Boom
2 - Jet Engine Flipping Taxi
Top 1's - Snowplow Split, Duct Tape Car, Car Ramp Jump and Ride, Green Hornet Car Myths, Viewer's Choice Car Explosion
Fixing a Flat:
Large Tree Branch: BUSTED
Log Wheels: CONFIRMED
Fill Wheel with Straw: PLAUSIBLE
Pothole Cover: PLAUSIBLE
Just the tire rim: PLAUSIBLE
Fishing Reel on Fire: BUSTED
This is the first episode since they started having all 5 Mythbusters on, that it was only Adam & Jamie.
Underwater Car Escape :
Water pressure must be equal: CONFIRMED
Opening a window: BUSTED
Breaking window with:
Kicking it: BUSTED
Open door with Tennis Ball: BUSTED
Fruit Stand Crash: BUSTED
Chain Link Fence Crash: PLAUSIBLE
Trailer Crash Through: BUSTED
Truck Crash Through: PLAUSIBLE
After the CSI "The Theory of Everything" (Season 8 episode 15) aired it was shortly after that, that the Mythbusters were inundated with requests to see if what had happened on CSI could really happen. After all the testing to see if it is possible, they concluded that it is plausible.
Can Rat Pee on a Can Kill you: BUSTED
Everyday items dirtier than Toilet Seat:
Kitchen Sponge: CONFIRMED - WORST
Money: CONFIRMED - 2nd WORST
Light Switch: CONFIRMED - 3rd WORST
Keyboard: CONFIRMED - 4th WORST
Hotel Remote: CONFIRMED - 5th WORST
Shopping cart: CONFIRMED -6th WORST
Cell Phone: CONFIRMED - 7th WORST
Can super fast car skip across water based on Movie Setup: BUSTED
Can super fast car skip across water changing the parameters of the skip: CONFIRMED
Jessi Combs's MythBusters Debut.
Kari Byron on Maternity Leave.
Jessi is introduced in the Intro as: "Featuring" Jessi Combs.
Jessi Combs's First Speaking Role in the Show. Was seen breifly in previous episode, but has more of a speaking role in this episode.
This is Kari's Final Appearance before leaving on Maternity Leave.
In the smooth ball vs dimpled ball experiment, the averages were 556 feet and 893 feet, respectively. It is stated that the dimpled balls traveled 37% further. However they actually traveled 61% further.
When the pinball drop and shoot results came out 402ms and 410ms, it is stated that it is a .8% difference. However, the difference is 2%(2.5x the stated difference).
This is the first time they actually say out loud that Kari is pregnant (she was 6 months pregnant during this episode, which puts the recording at around January 2009). This is also the first episode where she is clearly showing.
Kari is visibly pregnant in this episode. She announced that she was expecting on February 26, 2009.