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.
Myths: Water Safe, Black Powder Shark
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.
Myths: Exploding Water Heater, Steam Powered Machine Gun
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.
Myths: Eye Gouge, Fish Flap, Fatal Flashlight
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.