Premier Date: November 16, 2011
This episode featured a countdown of the cast’s favorite myths involving water.
Myth: Waterslide Wipeout
This segment featured details on building the massive, steep launch ramp for this myth, and Adam’s experience sliding down it.
This segment featured two of the cast’s favorite myths involving submerged explosives.
Myth: Swimming in Syrup
This segment revealed the challenges of staying warm during the swimming time trials, filmed during winter in San Francisco.
Myth: The Squeeze
Revealed the Build Team’s unsavory experience with the pork dummy Tory built to help test this myth.
Myth: Blue Ice
The Build Team reflected on their visit to a NASA low-temperature wind tunnel.
This segment discussed dealing with the energy and hazards of steam in myth testing.
Myth: Bulletproof Water
Revealed the mayhem caused by firing high-powered weapons into a swimming pool.
Myth: Chinese Water Torture
Highlighted the unpleasant experiences of Adam and Kari during this round of testing (Adam urinating on himself, Kari enduring the torture until a paramedic stopped the test and removed her).
Myth: Octopus Egg Pregnancy
Adam discovered that the texture of his skin was unusually pleasant to octopuses.
Myth: Bifurcated Boat
The Build Team faced repeated difficulties in setting up and performing their tests on land.
Memorable shark myths, as chosen by each cast members.
Myth: Building a Pykrete Boat
The inspiration for building a speedboat out of newspaper-based “Super Pykrete” stemmed from the cast’s second trip to Alaska.