About This Episode
Now extended with 10 extra minutes of Neil and Chuck answering your Cosmic Queries!
Since they didn’t blow up Neil’s office in Part 1, the MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are back again to finish the job. They’ll discuss testing the myth that Archimedes set fire to an invading fleet of ships using mirrors, as well as why the team never tries to prove negatives, like that the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Chupacabra and the Jackalope don’t exist. You’ll hear how a truck driver, two police officers and other real people have escaped from a sinking car using tips from the show. And you’ll discover why the MythBusters never shot Jamie off the back of a moving train using a slingshot or tested how well teeth whiteners work. The duo also describes the scars they’ve gotten over 15 seasons, and Adam talks about the time he blasted Jamie’s beret with a shotgun. Plus, Neil and co-host Chuck Nice find out what the show uses powdered animal birthing lubricant for, how you can actually “polish a turd” and what was the weirdest urban legend that turned out to be true.
NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: Extended Classic MythBusters (Part 2).