Jan. 23, 2003
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MythBusters do more than explain how something may or may not be scientifically possible. Through trial and error they actually demonstrate it.

MythBusters Season 5 (2007)

5x01 5 5x01 Hindenburg Mystery
Adam and Jamie examine the Hindenburg disaster, using three replicas of the ill-fated airship to determine if chemical compounds on its exterior may have sparked the huge conflagra ...
Jan. 10, 2007
5x02 5 5x02 Pirate Special
Jamie and Adam investigate exactly what would happen if a pirate ship fired a broadside cannon barrage into another ship, working their way up from a small-scale cannon to a full-scale ...
Jan. 17, 2007
5x03 5 5x03 Underwater Car
Jaime and Adam examine the feasibility of escaping from a car that is underwater; Grant, Tory and Kari determine if it possible to fold a piece of paper in half more than seven tim ...
Jan. 24, 2007
5x04 5 5x04 Speed Cameras
Myths and facts about speed cameras---and ways to foil them---are tested by Adam and Jamie, including license-plate protectors, avoiding the camera's field of vision, and driving really, ...
Mar. 07, 2007
5x05 5 5x05 Dog Myths
Adam and Jamie attempt to teach a pair of untrained middle-aged Malamutes new tricks; Kari, Grant, and Tory investigate a myth about guard dogs.
Mar. 14, 2007
5x06 5 5x06 More Myths Reopened
Previous program topics with contentious outcomes are revisited.
Mar. 21, 2007
5x07 5 5x07 Voice Flame Extinguisher
Jamie and Adam try to put out a fire by yelling loudly at it; Kari, Tory and Grant examine four hypnosis hypotheses, including post-hypnotic suggestions and self-hypnosis.
Apr. 11, 2007
5x08 5 5x08 Birds in a Truck
In "Birds in a Truck," Adam and Jamie tackle Sir Isaac Newton's founding principle of thermodynamics and the law of conservation of momentum. They're looking into a physics' classroom ...
Apr. 18, 2007
5x09 5 5x09 Walking on Water
It's "East Meets West" in this episode of MythBusters. Shrouded in secrecy and mythology, not to mention cult popularity, ninjas are perfect fodder for the MythBusters. The whole team ...
Apr. 25, 2007
5x10 5 5x10 Western Myths
Adam and Jamie lay some Western myths to rest; Kari, Tory and Grant test automobile air bags.
May. 30, 2007
5x11 5 5x11 Big Rig Myths
Adam and Jamie try to find out if an exploding tire can kill; Kari, Tory and Grant check out how much fuel can be saved by drafting another car.
Jun. 06, 2007
5x12 5 5x12 Grenades and Guts
Investigation myths involving explosions, including Hollywood heroics and hand grenades and the adverse effects on swallowing cola and candies. Also, Grant, Kari and Adam try self- ...
Jun. 13, 2007
5x13 5 5x13 Snow Special
Snow myths are investigated, including whether yodeling or a machine gun can trigger an avalanche. Meanwhile, Kari, Tory and Grant investigate ice-driving techniques and if it is possible ...
Jun. 20, 2007
5x14 5 5x14 Baseball Myths
New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens joins the gang to bust baseball myths.
Aug. 08, 2007
5x15 5 5x15 Viewer Special
Viewer-suggested myths are put to the test. Can you sneeze with your eyes open? And if you do will your eyeballs pop out of their sockets? Can you stop a speeding car by putting it ...
Aug. 15, 2007
5x16 5 5x16 Red Rag to a Bull
During this episode they test the following myths*Bull in a china shop*Bull charges red or if color doesn't matter*Bullets & Guns in an oven*Bullets in a campfire*aerosol can in a fire*keg ...
Aug. 22, 2007
5x17 5 5x17 Superhero Hour
the following myths are tested in this Superhero based episodeleaving a ring shaped scar on someone's facetesting batman's grappling gungrappling hook shot from car at high speeds to ...
Aug. 29, 2007
5x18 5 5x18 Myth Evolution
the following myths are tested in this episodeninja swatting a bullet barehandedbreathing air from an underwater car tireairbag going off breaking thumbsseveral speed camera retestsRFID ...
Sep. 05, 2007
5x19 5 5x19 Trail Blazers
Adam and Jamie get on the trail of some flammable Hollywood fables while Kari, Grant and Tory break out the defibrillator for some electrifying action.
Oct. 31, 2007
5x20 5 5x20 Exploding Water Heater
There have been many stories over the years involving an exploding water heater, so Adam and Jamie decide to get involved and test the myth once and for all. Meanwhile, the build team ...
Nov. 07, 2007
5x21 5 5x21 Supersized Myths
This giant-sized, two-hour MythBusters special features great white sharks, jet taxis, rocket cars and cruise ship skiing. The team orders everything SUPERSIZED!
Nov. 14, 2007
5x22 5 5x22 Shooting Fish in a Barrel
We have heard it many times before, but is shooting fish in a barrel really that simple? Adam and Jamie decide to test this proverbial myth in order to determine the truth. Later, they ...
Nov. 21, 2007
5x23 5 5x23 Pirates 2!
In this piratical sequel, the MythBusters once again plunder and pillage for maritime myth, testing two Pirates of the Caribbean movie-inspired myths and the curse of a Sand Neck T ...
Nov. 28, 2007
5x24 5 5x24 Confederate Steam Gun
The MythBusters decide to test a myth that claimed to have taken place in the Civil War, as some believe that the confederates had created a steam gun that could shoot several hundred ...
Dec. 05, 2007
5x25 5 5x25 Air Plane Hour
Adam and Jamie decide to test whether or not someone with no experience can land a 747 by being instructed via a flight control tower. However, since they can’t crash any actual planes, ...
Dec. 12, 2007

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