Mythbusters Questions

By on December 24, 2005

The Mythbusters Answer Your Questions: Adam and Jamie from the total awesomeness that is Mythbusters finally showed up to answer their questions over at Slashdot. Some good ones, like whether or not they’ve ever been injured in the line of duty.

Adam: Besides a couple of stitch-worthy cuts that I’ve sustained, I’d say the greatest injury has been to my dignity when receiving a rectal thermometer during the “Goldfinger Revisit” myth.



  1. Ádám Vári says:

    You and Jamie are the king, yours program is verry good. Please send me you and Jamies autograph and any photos.I see the program in every day. Cari is verry pretty.

  2. Travis Campbell says:

    If you drink lemon juice with braces on will you catch radio waves?

    Travis Campbell North Celta B.C.

  3. Anonymous says:

    do bees come to bir

  4. rob lefaver says:

    adam and jamie, i watch your show whenever possible for me.i am currently persuing my degree in chem.-elec. engineering so i am consistantly asking myself everything possible about situations in general.i had just finished watching your episode on ben franklin's kite and it was "busted" saying that he would die if he really did that question\comment to you guys is if you ever thought that maybe,being as smart as mr. franklin was,he tied the kite to something else other than keeping it in is own hand?not doubting yous at all, ive thought about a lot of situations like this watching your show.i know yous are very brilliant,so im not trying to belittle you in any way.just figure i'd ask.please respond.thank you.

  5. SethTurner says:

    I'v been watching your show and I was wondering if you add wings to the side of a bike frame and water petals to the side of bike tires make a bike fly?

  6. Hakan says:

    i have been watching Mythbusters for a time now and what i want to know is this: the scenario is this in action films :a car smashes into another car and explodes in a ball of flames . is this true or false? can the car really explode like that? and that car is not the only one but also the car it collide with burst into flames as well! can you try this and see what really happens with a car wich is not prepared by a filmcrue/technichian?

  7. Hakan says:

    There has been several accidents here in sweden with cars and trucks recently and the one car and a truck went up in smoke, the truck was loaded with planks!! i would also like to get in contact wih kari by email.

  8. alberto lacayo says:

    i like your show alot i watch it avary day. can you adam and jamie, roall a car and make it land in a parking plays like on ase ventara when nather calls when ase is going to the park he is drive thraw the grass and he rolles it in a parking plays. from alderto lacayo.saritogaspringes,ut. can you do wat ase did.

  9. Duane says:

    Have you guys heard the one about electical shock being first-aid for snake bite. I'm not talking about an AC shock but using the the spark plug wire from your car or boat.

  10. Sophie says:

    can you make electricity with a potato??

  11. Forestb says:

    I was told that hot water will not freeze faster than cold water. I asked the experts and the said it would. Have you ever tested it? I got a chart on the net that shows that it can but am told it is wrong. I tried it like it said and the hot water froze first. Can you give me your ideas on this?

  12. jami says:

    Does soaking beans remove the 'fart' element

  13. Debbie says:

    my dog got sprayed by a skunk, i have heard that you should use tomatoe juice, i didn't have any in the house, i had lemon juice, i used it on her and it seemed to help, can you tell me if tomatoe juice is better than lemon juice, i think lemon juice works better.

  14. Jose Rivera says:

    I'm from guatemala

    i was wondering if a pencil sharpenner can lose his edge, if you blow it directly.

    my friends of school, and my parentes, always say to me that before i get more lead of the pencil with a pencil sharpener, dont blow it.

    excuse me for my english. we don't practice too much here. lol

  15. gordon says:

    i was wondering if it is possible to lie too a lie detector and get away with it

  16. brian says:

    how do you make people fart???

  17. chris says:

    what gas is more efficient high octane medium or regular gas

  18. Brad /nov 16th 2007 says:


  19. Dave says:

    Is it true that comments posted to are answered by The Mythbusters? Awesome. And by awesome I mean totally sweet.

    P.S. Bill Gates: Please send me $1M. Thanks.

  20. Kristopher Willett says:

    I was woundering it is true that ninja's were able to use a powder bomb to escape a the very home of the enemy when spotted in they would use it to escape in less than 5 min?

    P.S. I would really like to see you guys test this MYTH! Good Luck!

  21. Matt from Seattle says:

    I've seen your show in regards to being a burgler and using their methods (movies). I don't recall if you guys tested the myth if there is a suit that will not allow for body heat to escape, setting off a temp sensitive alarm. Also, I understand the concept with the pressure sensitivity of a surface that could set off an alarm but, in Tom Cruise's first MIP movie, could his sweat really have set off an alarm?

  22. mike bernardo says:

    in kill bill 2 when uma thurman bust out of the grave after being buried alive,...question can you do that?

  23. zach says:

    where did you get buster.

  24. Jamie and Adam my questions to you both is regarding splashes from humans in the 2008 Olympic judging was not right. Being say one woman weighing 69 pounds to say the heavier weighing women competing, would have a much larger visible splash would they not? In high school I can remember mass, volume and velocity varies with size. If the Olympics wish too keep this method of judging than they should go to using a computer, would make a better judge than a human for a more accurate out come. It would be like throwing a small rock into the water verses a large one. Of course the large rock would produce a bigger splash than the small one. A very disgusted fan, the Olympics has turned out to be worse than the cat walk of fashion! The world awaits your response on TV, from Alana Anderson always tuned in from Surrey, B.C. Canada

  25. Joaquin Kray says:

    i want to know if coffee really does sunts your growth or stops it

  26. Joaquin Kray says:

    i want to know if coffee stunts/stops your growth, and if it's possible to lie to a lie detector and get away with it. please e-mail me back at

  27. Tiffany & Caitlin says:

    Hey I can't find the place to put in myths so heres one. { Can your arm get riped off if you have your arm out of the car window by the force of a semi truck passing?}

  28. Nate Koler says:

    If a sealed soda bottle fell into a sewer with raw sewage, would the beverage still be 'sterile' and safe to drink once it arrived at the final destination? eeeeeewwww 8-O

    Thanks for your help. We LOVE your show! Keep up the good work!


  29. Can someone drown in Silly Puddy?

  30. Tom Oak says:

    My friend Greg and I wonder whether 'tis true what they say that a formula 1 or Indy car, with their aerodynamic design features, could actually travel wheels up, upside down, on a road surface.

  31. Tom Oak says:

    My friend Greg and I wonder whether 'tis true what they say that a formula 1 or Indy car, with their aerodynamic design features, could actually travel wheels up, upside down, on a road surface.

  32. Kyle Thomas says:

    Can you curve a bullet (9mm handgun) by swinging your hand?

  33. Can a bullet curve by shotting a 9mm handgun by swing you hand??

  34. Anonymous says:

    I was wondering when I was wathing the Dark Night, at the middle batman jumped of the buliding and spread out his batwings and flew aroun could that realy happen.When I was wathing CharlyAngels three girls jumped of a building because,there was a bomb

  35. Joanna says:

    I was wondering somthing when the movie Dark Night was fin. When Batman jumped off a building he had spread out his batwings and flew around the city, could that be possible,and when I was wathing CharlyAngles three girls jumped off a building.They jumped off the building because, there was a bom when they jumped off they cought some christmas lights and swing to a car could all that be possible.

  36. thomas crocker says:

    i have a myth that must be broke the myth is that if you fill a pig with air when the pressure gets really high the pig will exploed making a hole into a wall. this meathod was used in the medieval times when attacking a castle to get in and i was wondering if it can still be done today

  37. alex riley says:

    can you actually curve a bullet, like on the movie "Wanted".

  38. allie says:

    I love you jame. do you have a girl frend

  39. ryan says:

    kari, ur hhott and the guy that got u knocked up is lucky!!!!

  40. dan walker says:

    if yo drop a penny fom the ifle tower would it KILL someone if it hit them

  41. Aaron Laws says:

    Can you run a car on just water or do you have to use a mixture of gas andwater.

  42. matt wittick says:

    hey guys, its an age old question which i'm sure you've been asked a lot but i figure if anybody can shine some light on the truth with this one its you guys(and gal of course) but i was wondering how alcohol effects your pain receptors, why the more you drink the less 'stubbing your toe' bothers you. ps your show rocks

  43. Marcelo says:

    Can shooting elastic bands at high speeds result in poking someone's eye out?

  44. nate says:

    can you make a car that can jump a spike strip and i love your show

  45. Phil says:

    The scenario: The weather outside is hot and humid. Inside, you have neither A/C, nor a fan. I've had a couple people tell me that they would not open the windows, so as to not let the hot air in. This is contrary to my way of thinking. It seems that you would want to open the windows to let in some air and possible breezes. How's right?

  46. saw a comercial with a slinkie going down a esculator'wouldnt that go on forever?

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