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The Mythbusters Cast

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[Adam]

Adam

Adam is a crazy guy who loves to test the factual truth of urban myths by the simple expedient of experimenting on himself. Safety gear? Who needs it!

[Jamie]

Jamie

Jamie is more cautious in his approach to busting myths. He loves nothing better than to over-engineer a massive piece of equipment with numerous failsafe devices and orbital re-entry parachutes in order to get the job done.

Myths Tested

  • #897: You can achieve fame and fortune by making webcomics. Busted.
  • #910: Smoking is bad for your health. Busted.
  • #921, #927: Choking on a giant frog is fatal. Confirmed.
  • #940: You will be rewarded for remaining loyal. Busted.
  • #947: Death waits for no man. Confirmed. (see also #1790)
  • #960: You see a white light during a near-death experience. Busted.
  • #980: Nothing is certain but Death and Taxes. Busted.
  • #983: Adding pineapple to gelatin dessert does something interesting. Busted.
  • #1022: US Customs performs full strip and body cavity searches. Confirmed.
  • #1028: There exist humourless government Men in Black. Plausible.
  • #1058: Great white sharks are man-eaters. Not confirmed...
  • #1093: Jumping a shark makes the quality of a TV series drop. No result.
  • #1161: Webcomic artists switch comics on April Fool's Day. Confirmed.
  • #1180: Biting a bullet dulls the pain of surgery. No result.
  • #1188: A Nazi can catch a package falling from a zeppelin by jumping out after it. Busted.
  • #1240: Working with traditional hatmaking chemicals can make you go mad. Busted.
  • #1255: The dead cannot communicate with the living. Busted.
  • #1273: The Infinite Featureless Plane of Death is featureless. Busted.
  • #1280: The Infinite Featureless Plane of Death is infinite. Busted.
  • #1312: You can avoid death by defeating Death at chess. Busted.
  • #1326: Adam can't mythbust his way out of a paper bag. Busted.
  • #1351: It's possible to contact the dead with a seance. No result.
  • #1370: Everyone speaks English. Busted.
  • #1375: You can keep a disembodied brain alive with Nazi technology. Confirmed.
  • #1387: Dead men tell no tales. Busted.
  • #1452: Kevin Bacon really appeared on Irregular Webomic! Confirmed.
  • #1524: Martians exist. Confirmed.
  • #1560: Martians have landed on Earth. Confirmed.
  • #1607: Hollandaise has to contain egg yolks. No result.
  • #1654: AK-47s are so reliable they will fire perfectly after a year submerged in a peat bog. Busted.
  • #1666: There is life after death. Confirmed.
  • #1677: The grass is always greener on The Other Side. Busted.
  • #1694: AK-47s are so reliable they will fire perfectly after a year submerged in a peat bog. Busted again, for good measure.
  • #1699: There is politics in Hell. Confirmed.
  • #1706: Parallel lines meet at infinity. No result.
  • #1714: You can't argue with Death. Busted.
  • #1732: In an emergency, anyone can perform surgery by following written instructions. No result.
  • #1754: AK-47s are so reliable they will fire perfectly after a year submerged in a peat bog. Redacted to plausible.
  • #1774: You can remove a tooth safely with a string and a doorknob. No result.
  • #1790: No man waits for Death. Busted. (see also #947)
  • #1802: The Infinite Featureless Plane of Death is big enough to fit an IKEA store in. No result.
  • #1812: Cogito ergo sum. Busted.
  • #1848: It's "1, 2, 3, go," not "go on 3". Busted.
  • #1869: Black as Hades. Busted.
  • #1877: Charon, Ferryman of the Underworld, takes American Express. Busted.
  • #1915: Drinking from the waters of the River Lethe erases all memories. Confirmed.
  • #1953: Drinking from the waters of the River Mnemosyne restores all memories. Confirmed.
  • #1953: Sirens lure sailors to their deaths. Confirmed.
  • #1960: Drinking from the waters of the River Mnemosyne actually grants omniscience. Confirmed.
  • #1960: The Riemann hypothesis is true. Confirmed.
  • #2024: The world goes on without you. Confirmed.
  • #2081: Time travel exists. Confirmed.
  • #2081: Parallel universes exist. Confirmed.
  • #2162: If you kill your past selves, you create a paradox that tears apart the very fabric of the universe. Confirmed.
  • #2188: God created the Universe in 7 days. Busted.
  • #2367: You can make a vow that if you ever get your hands on time machine plans, you can come back and put them somewhere can find them now. Confirmed.
  • #2389: Time travel leads to paradoxes. Confirmed.
  • #2433: An alien flying saucer crashed near Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. Busted?
  • #2441: The near future will have flying cars. Busted.
  • #2523: "What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?" is a good pick-up line. Busted.
  • #2523: "What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?" is a truly horrible pick-up line. Confirmed.
  • #2528: Alcohol impairs judgement. Confirmed.
  • #2537: You can become your own grandfather with time travel. Confirmed.
  • #2597: You can become your own grandfather with time travel. Confirmed again for good measure.
  • #2669: Greatness is often linked with insanity. Confirmed again for good measure.
  • #2669: You can build a time machine using instructions off the Internet. Confirmed.
  • #2698: There was a huge queue of inventors lined up to patent time machines on the day the US Patent Office first opened in 1790. No result.
  • #2704: Greek mythology is true. Confirmed.
  • #2745: You only die once. Busted.
  • #2765: Mars is inhabited by aliens. Confirmed.
  • #2765: Mars is inhabited by a dying race of aliens. Confirmed.
  • #2765: Mars is inhabited by aliens of superior intellect. Busted.
  • #2915: Time travel results in the Nazis winning World War II. Confirmed.
  • #3108: The Rapture will occur some time soon. Busted, scientifically.
  • #3129: It's possible to escape from a sealed, shark-infested tank of water while handcuffed and bound in chains. Confirmed.
  • #3134: Cutting away and not showing the action scene really annoys the audience. Confirmed.
  • #3381: All good things must come to an end. Busted.
  • #3419: Atlantis really existed. No result.
  • #3381: Everyone knows metric is superior to Imperial units. Busted.

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