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No. in series

No. in season

Title

Original air date

Overall episode No.

137

1

"Boomerang Bullet"

January 4, 2010

151

Myths tested:
Can you accidentally kill yourself with a bullet that ricochets off three walls?
Could a medieval army have used trees to catapult dead bodies over a castle wall?

138

2

"Soda Cup Killer"

March 24, 2010

152

Myths tested:
If a cup filled with soda was tossed out the window of a car, would it penetrate the windshield of a passing car, killing the driver?
Can you really hang from the edge of a building like in the movies?


Note: Jessi Combs' final appearance as a member of the Build Team.

139

3

"Dive to Survive"

March 31, 2010

153

Myths tested:
Can you escape an explosive shockwave by diving in water?
Can you bulletproof a car using nothing but phone books?


Note: Kari Byron returns from maternity leave.

140

4

"Spy Car Escape"

April 7, 2010

154

Myths tested:
Can an object fired backward from a vehicle moving forward simply fall to the ground?
Do the movie spy car tricks to escape a chasing car work?

141

5

"Bottle Bash"

April 14, 2010

155

Myths tested:
What's worse, having an empty beer bottle smashed over your head, or a full one?
Could ancient armies have used animal hides to build their cannons?

142

6

"No Pain, No Gain"

April 28, 2010

156

Myths tested:
Are some types of people more tolerant to pain?
Can a BBQ propane tank heat up enough in a fire to launch through a garage roof like a rocket?

143

7

"Mythssion Control"

May 5, 2010

157

Myths tested:
Revisit for "Knock Your Socks Off" and "Compact Compact".

144

8

"Duct Tape Hour 2"

May 12, 2010

158

Myths tested:
Can duct tape really be used to build a bridge; fix a car; hold a car in place; or stop a car going 60 miles per hour?


Note: This is a special episode.

145

9

"Waterslide Wipeout"

May 19, 2010

159

Myths tested:
Can a person be launched 115 feet into a kiddie pool from a giant waterslide?
Can a mail delivery truck taking only right turns save gas?

146

10

"Fireball Stun Gun"

June 2, 2010

160

Myths tested:
Does pepper spray + flannel shirt + stun gun = massive fireball, per CSI?
Can fireworks really launch a person over a lake?

147

11

"Flu Fiction"

June 9, 2010

161

Myths tested:
Jamie, Adam, Kari, Grant and Tory take on snot and sneezes.
Can you be decapitated by a tornado?

SP13

Special 1

"MythBusters Top 25 Moments"

June 16, 2010

162

Note: This is a special/clip-show episode.

SP14

Special 2

"Car Conundrum"

June 23, 2010

163

Myths tested:
This is a clip show featuring the following previously aired myths:
Underwater Car from episode 72 (Underwater Car) originally aired January 24, 2007
Hollywood Crash Test from episode 114 (Demolition Derby Special) originally aired April 8, 2009
Car Remote Capers from episode 84 (Viewers' Pick Special) originally aired August 15, 2007


Note: This is a special/clip-show episode.

148

12

"Hair of the Dog"

October 6, 2010

164

Myths tested:
Can an escaped convict really outsmart and outrun his pursuers? (Revisit of 2007's "Fool the Bloodhound" myth) Is it possible to fool a dog trained to sniff out contraband?

149

13

"Storm Chasing Myths"

October 13, 2010

165

Myths tested:
Are the Storm Chasers' vehicles fit to withstand force 5 tornado speeds?
Is it possible to build a personal tornado protection device?


Notes: This is a special episode. It is a crossover episode with Storm Chasers and is dedicated to honorary mythbuster Sanjay Singh.

150

14

"Cold Feet"

October 20, 2010

166

Myths tested:
When you get Cold Feet, do you really get cold feet?
When the poop hits the fan, does everyone get covered in the ensuing chaos?

151

15

"Tablecloth Chaos"

October 27, 2010

167

Myths tested:
Can a motorcycle pull a tablecloth out from under a setting for a banquet?
Do humans really only use 10% of their brain?

152

16

"Arrow Machine Gun"

November 3, 2010 (US)
October 25, 2010 (UK)

168

Myths tested:
Did the Greeks create an arrow machine gun that offered the speed, distance and precision that modern machine guns do?
Is driving while tired as bad as — or worse than — driving while tipsy?

153

17

"Mini Myth Madness"

November 10, 2010

169

Myths tested:
Can a scuba diver wear a tuxedo underneath his drysuit, go underwater, resurface, strip off his scuba gear, and be able to present the tuxedo perfectly?
Can a car's tire pressure affect its fuel efficiency?
Can a laptop stop a bullet from point-blank range?
Can a hair weave stop a .40 caliber bullet?
Can a fridge door stop a round of 9mm bullets?
Out of using your elbow, using your hand, and using a handkerchief to cover your mouth when you sneeze, which is the best way to limit the spread of germs?
Is it easy to take candy from a baby?
Can a bottle of beer, when given a sudden shock, turn from a liquid and freeze into a solid?

154

18

"Reverse Engineering"

November 17, 2010 (US)
November 8, 2010 (UK)

170

Myths tested:
Does a certain '70s sports car become more aerodynamic if the body is turned backwards?
A myth from the movie Lethal Weapon 2 is tested: Can a surfboard be launched through the windscreen of a car, and still be lethal?

155

19

"Inverted Underwater Car"

November 24, 2010

171

Myths tested:
If a car flips upside down as it sinks, will the driver be able to escape? (Revisit of "Underwater Car" from 2007.)
Can a carton of milk keep a pistol's muzzle flash from igniting a room full of flammable gas?

156

20

"Bug Special"

December 1, 2010

172

Myths tested:
Can honey bees lift a laptop?
Can hitting a bug at high speeds on a motorcycle be fatal?
Can hanging a bag of water repel flies?

157

21

"President's Challenge"

December 8, 2010

173

Myths tested:
President Obama challenges Adam and Jamie to revisit the Ancient Death Ray myth (Ancient Death Ray) originally aired September 29, 2004.
A myth from the film Hellboy is tested: Is it possible to make a moving SUV flip end-over-end by punching down on the hood?

158

22

"Green Hornet Special"

December 15, 2010

174

Myths tested:
Seth Rogen challenges the cast to replicate two scenes from his film The Green Hornet.
Can a buried car use onboard explosives to blast a bulldozer out of the way without injuring the passengers?
If a bullet-riddled car gets stuck in a rising elevator, will the ceiling cut it in half and can the front end be driven away?

159

23

"Operation Valkyrie"

December 22, 2010

175

Myths tested:
Did Adolf Hitler survive Operation Valkyrie only because he was in a conference room instead of an underground bunker?
Can you literally knock some sense into a person by slapping them?

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