The Mythbusters are testing a story from World War 2, which says that airman Staff Sargent Alan Magee survived a 22,000-foot fall by crashing through a train station at precisely the time a bomb went off. Kari, Grant, and Tory also test whether or not money is saved when turning off lights when you are not in a room. Science topics discussed are terminal velocity, vectors, fluid friction, density, shock waves, electricity, power conservation, steady state usage, power consumption, LED, CFL, fluorescent tube, incandescent bulb, halogen, and bulb longevity.
The Mythbusters examine whether a tongue piercing will attract lightning during a storm, see if a handmade medieval cannon could explode with deadly consequences, and test if there is any way to beat the breathalyzer test. Topics of interest include electrical conductivity, electrical fields, electrical engineering, experimental controls, manipulating experimental design variables, metal contraction, Newton’s Third Law of Motion, a discussion of the relationship between mass, force, and acceleration, Newton’s Second Law of Motion, alcohol metabolism, and public safety.