MythBusters: Season 1 DVD Set
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- Format: DVD
- Number of Discs: 4
- Run Time: 10 hours 50 minutes
- Region: 1
- Studio: Discovery Comm
- DVD Release Date: May 17, 2012
The Myth Busters Season 1 DVD takes you along with Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage as they debunk, decode and demystify some of the most popular urban myths and legends in this complete, 13-episode, four-DVD set – everything from killer pennies to cooking with cola. Using modern-day science, they put each myth to the test, separating the real from the really out there.
Jamie and Adam set out to disprove the legend of the exploding commode. See how Buster, unwitting crash test dummy, manages in a compromised position with gasoline and gunpowder! Next, find out if you stay drier by running – or walking – in the rain. Then the Myth Busters videos let you in on the truth behind magic ice bullets, which some say can kill without leaving evidence.
Cell Phone Destroys Gas Station
The sign at the pump reads, "No Cell Phones," but can this little device really trigger a massive explosion? The MythBusters get their hands on a pair of silicon implants to find out if they'll explode at high-altitude. And, in more Myth Busters DVD fun, they test the myth that modern CD-ROM drives are so fast, they can actually shatter ordinary compact discs.
Barrel of Bricks
Jamie and Adam use basic physics to debunk the story of the construction worker who was allegedly buried under 500 pounds of bricks. Find out just how dangerous it is to answer the call of nature on the electrified third rail of a train track and whether or not an eel skin wallet can erase your credit card information.
Find out how fast a penny falls when you drop it from the top of the Empire State Building – and whether or not it can be lethal to pedestrians below. Plus, learn if tanning bed customers are getting baked from the inside out and if the fillings in your teeth can really pick up radio signals.
Legend has it you can survive a leap from a bridge if you first toss down a hammer to break the plane of the water's surface. Jamie and Adam reveal the "striking" truth. Plus, find out how much oxygen there is in a coffin and explore the many sides of cola – from stain remover to steak marinade.
Lightning Strikes/Tongue Piercing
Did a medieval village in Hungary once build a huge, working cannon entirely out of wood? Join the MythBusters as they try to fashion their own homemade tree cannon and put it to the test. Then, see if Adam's tongue piercing can withstand the electrical force of a lightning bolt and learn what breathalyzers can – and can't – tell the police about you.
The story of a used car so rank that it couldn't be resold – it was found with a dead body in it – prompts the guys into replicating the myth as accurately, and legally, as possible. Then, in more Myth Busters DVDs from Season One, the MythBusters try to discover if they can turn an ordinary household drainpipe into a raccoon rocket launcher.
Jamie and Adam retrace the steps of the only prisoners to escape Alcatraz. Could their homemade raft have kept them afloat in the violent San Francisco Bay waters? Learn if an ordinary stud finder can be used to detect victims of mind control experiments and whether or not a duck's quack really echoes.
Did NASA really test the strength of their windshields by firing chickens at them? Find out who wins in the battle of plane versus poultry. Plus, watch as Jamie and Adam go inside the human body to explore the myth of the woman who claimed she swallowed an octopus egg – then gave birth to an eight-legged offspring!
Jamie and Adam fire a gun into a pressurized jet airliner, attempting to cause "explosive decompression." Plus, hear the story of hunters who used a bullet as a replacement fuse in their pickup with tragic results!
Will a sinking ship suck you down as it goes under? The most fun way to find out is to sink a real boat! And, are goldfish bored or just plain stupid?
The MythBusters put on their marching shoes to test the popular military myth that a troupe of soldiers walking across a bridge in perfect time can make the structure collapse. Watch as Stanford University's varsity rowing team attempts to pull Jamie up on water skis and learn how you may be brushing your teeth with bacteria from your toilet.
Buried in Concrete
Jamie and Adam leave no stone unturned as they probe the concrete beneath Giants Stadium for the legendary remains of Jimmy Hoffa. Then, will Adam's arachnophobia prevent him from finding out if the spindly Daddy Longlegs is the most venomous spider?
Presented in 16:9 widescreen format.
Shop for the Myth Busters Season 1 DVD set with four discs of non-stop adventure that you can use to thrill your students, your friends or just to let run in the background when you want to absorb knowledge by osmosis (does that really work?).