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The Ultimate MythBusters Summary

The MythBusters tested over 1,000 distinct myths in 271 hour-long episodes spanning 14 years, resulting in a vast amount of information about common myths and interesting phenomena. The following overview attempts to summarize and categorize the results of the entire MythBusters series as succinctly as possible.

Table of Contents

Hidden Dangers

Counterintuitive Phenomena


Movie Myths

Hollywood movies were a frequent source of myths for the MythBusters.


Implausible Events

Crime & Criminals

Weather & Natural Phenomena

Physical Sciences & Conundrums

Household & Everyday

Food & Drink

Toilets and Bodily Functions

Germs & Health

Cars & Driving

Aviation & Aircraft


Sports & Outdoors


Human Behavior & Physiology

Physical Feats

War & Armaments

Guns & Bullets

Explosives & Explosions

Unusual Materials & Uses

Historical Feats