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No. in series

No. in season

Title

Original air date

Overall episode No.

160

1

"Mission Impossible Mask"

April 6, 2011

176

Myths tested:
Can realistic facial masks be used to bypass security measures as shown in the Mission: Impossible television series'?
Is it possible to start a merry-go-round spinning by shooting bullets at it, as depicted in Shoot 'Em Up?
Is it possible to knock a dropped gun out of reach by hitting it with bullets fired from another one?

161

2

"Blue Ice"

April 13, 2011

177

Myths tested:
Can a magazine and toaster be used to blow up a room full of flammable gas, as depicted in The Bourne Supremacy?
Can the contents of an airplane toilet leak out mid-flight and freeze into a lethal projectile?

162

3

"Running on Water"

April 20, 2011 (US)
April 18, 2011 (UK)

178

Myths tested:
Can a combination of footwear and technique allow a person to run on water?
Can a person survive an explosion by hiding behind a table; a car; a dumpster; a cinderblock wall?

163

4

"Bubble Trouble"

April 27, 2011

179

Myths tested:
Can a person swim through bubbling water?
Can an arrow with explosives split a tree in two?

164

5

"Torpedo Tastic"

May 4, 2011

180

Myths tested:
Did the Syrians design a water-skimming torpedo as early as the 13th century?
If a truckload of wine catches fire, will the bottles blow their corks 100 feet and sound like a machine gun?

165

6

"Blow Your Own Sail"

May 11, 2011

181

Myths tested:
How well do various movie sound effects compare to their real-world counterparts?
Can a sailboat stranded in calm water start moving by blowing air into its sail with an onboard fan?

166

7

"Spy Car 2"

May 18, 2011

182

Myths tested:
Can wheel spikes and a hood-mounted machine gun be used to disable a pursuing vehicle?
Can a bullet spin in place after being fired onto the surface of a frozen lake?

167

8

"Dodge a Bullet"

June 1, 2011

183

Myths tested:
Can a person dodge a bullet after it has been fired at him?
Can a fall into water inflict the same injuries as one onto pavement from the same height?

168

9

"Fixing a Flat"

June 8, 2011

184

Myths tested:
What can a driver use to replace a flat tire without a spare?
Can a fishing reel catch fire with a fast enough fish on the line?

SP15

Special 1

"Planes, Trains and Automobiles Special"

June 15, 2011

185

The Mythbusters discuss 12 favorite myths involving forms of transportation.
Note: This is a special episode

169

10

"Let There Be Light"

June 22, 2011

186

Myths tested:
Can mirrors be used to reflect sunlight and illuminate a tomb, as depicted in The Mummy?
Can a runaway car be safely stopped if another driver pulls in front and slows down?

170

11

"Paper Armor"

June 29, 2011

187

Myths tested:
Can a swimmer increase his chances of surviving an underwater explosion by floating at the surface?
Did armies in ancient China use paper armor that was as effective as steel?

171

12

"Bikes and Bazookas"

September 28, 2011

188

Myths tested:
Is a motorcycle more environmentally friendly than a car?
Can a bullet take out an RPG?

172

13

"Newton's Crane Cradle"

October 5, 2011

189

Myths tested:
Will a super-sized Newton's cradle work?
Can the weight of a bird be enough to tip a teetering car off of a cliff?

173

14

"Walk a Straight Line"

October 12, 2011

190

Myths tested:
Is it impossible for humans (without a point of reference) to walk in a straight line?
Will binary explosives explode in the case of a fender bender?

174

15

"Duct Tape Plane"

October 19, 2011

191

Myths tested:
Adam and Jamie test three viral videos featuring extraordinary excavators - can they row a barge, take you wakeboarding, and do acrobatics?
Kari, Grant, and Tory patch up a plane that's had an unfortunate encounter with a bear (actually, Kari wearing a pair of metal claws)- using only duct tape.

175

16

"Flying Guillotine"

October 26, 2011

192

Myths tested:
Can C4 be used as a cooking fuel?
Kari, Grant, and Tory test myths involving Chinese martial arts.

176

17

"Drain Disaster"

November 2, 2011

193

Myths tested:
Will an explosion in a sewer launch a manhole cover as seen in many Hollywood films?
Various myths regarding truck bedliners.

SP16

Special 2

"Location, Location, Location"

November 9, 2011

194

The Mythbusters discuss 12 favorite locations they have used for testing myths in the past.
Note: This is a special episode

SP17

Special 3

"Wet & Wild"

November 16, 2011

195

The Mythbusters count down their 12 favorite water-based myths from prior episodes.
Note: This is a special episode

177

18

"Wheel of Mythfortune"

November 23, 2011

196

Myths tested:
Adam, Jamie, and the Build Team test four viewer-submitted myths.

178

19

"Toilet Bomb"

November 30, 2011

197

Myths tested:
Could the liquid nitrogen/toilet bomb trick in Lethal Weapon 2 work in real life?
Can airplanes save fuel by flying in a V-formation like a flock of birds?

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