14 Behind-The-Scenes Facts Of 'MythBusters'

MythBusters ran for 14 seasons with the original hosts, and they taught us a lot: bigger boobs mean bigger tips, a penny dropped from a skyscraper won't result in death, and the area near a fireplace is colder than the rest of the room, to name a few. The team consisted of fascinating, curious, and competent people who put their smarts to good use. Here are some behind-the-scenes tidbits that will make you miss the show in its original form. 

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THE SHOW WAS ORIGINALLY PITCHED AS TALL TALES OR TRUE Discovery Channel initially rejected the pitch because they thought it was too similar to anot

Source: ABC News

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JAMIE HYNEMAN ASKED ADAM SAVAGE TO CO-HOST THE SHOW WITH HIM e SA o totiRwac 2e cunse DL. MAR Pl:A 9216 MYTHBUSTERS CRACKED C COM Hyneman asked Savage

Source: The Sneeze

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BEFORE MYTHBUSTERS, ADAM SAVAGE AND JAMIE HYNEMAN BUILT A BOT THAT COMPETED IN ROBOT WARS ncs BNC MTO 13:2S The bot (named Blendo) was SO brutal that

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SCOTTIE CHAPMAN IS NOW A DENTAL HYGIENIST CRACKED COM She has previously worked in welding, machining, metal fabrication, horse training, video game t

Source: Heavy

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JAMIE HYNEMAN LEFT HOME AT 14-YEARS-OLD AND HITCHHIKED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY He ran away with $1.49 and a backpack. He lied about his age, worked as a

Source: Tested

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ADAM SAVAGE AND JAMIE HYNEMAN HAVE PUBLISHED MYTHBUSTERS' RESULTS IN PEER-REVIVED JOURNALS X S Science AAAS www.sciencemag.org C Niet beveiligd Scienc

Source: Cambridge

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ADAM SAVAGE AND JAMIE HYNEMAN DON'T GET ALONG WITH EACH OTHER CRAGKED CON They get along building things together but drive each other absolutely bat

Source: Insider

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THEY HAD TO CANCEL A SEGMENT BECAUSE OF MICE CANNIBALISM CRACKEDCO When testing whether cardboard was more nutritious than sugary cereal, one of the l

Source: Fora.tv

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A WOMAN WAS ABLE TO SAVE HERSELF AND HER CHILD BECAUSE OF WHAT SHE LEARNED FROM THE SHOW CRACKED COM In 2007, a woman slid off the road into a large b

Source: CinemaBlend

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MYTHBUSTERS DESTROYED ALL FOOTAGE OF DISCOVERING READILY AVAILABLE, EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS CRACKED.COM They got ride of all evidence and made everyone sw

Source: Nerdist

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IT TOOK THE TEAM TWO YEARS TO FIND SOMEONE WHO COULD MAKE LEAD THIN ENOUGH FOR A LEAD BALLOON CRACKED CO It was an actual lead balloon filled with hel

Source: NPR

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MYTHBUSTERS HAD TO CANCEL AN EPISODE ABOUT HOW HACKABLE CREDIT CARDS ARE 00. Credit Gold OE 6r CRACKEDcO American Express, Discover, and VISA legal co

Source: Adam Savage

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GRANT IMAHARA OPERATED R2-D2. Imahara updated the the R2 models for 2002's Attack of the Clones.

Source: Newsweek

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Mythbusters Fact - MYTHBUSTERS FIRED A CANNONBALL THROUGH A NEIGHBORHOOD They were supervised at a bomb range when the cannonball unexpectedly f

Source: NPR