The Mythbuster team tests anti-gravity deceives bought off the internet to see if they really work, and then attempt to see if vodka can treat a jellyfish sting. Meanwhile, Adam and Jamie will test the myth that too many lights on a Christmas tree can start a fire. Scientific principles mentioned include Newton’s Law of Gravity, gravitational fields, magnetic fields, electric fields, magnetic levitation, rotational inertia, Biefeld Brown lifter, series and parallel circuits, short circuits, ignition point, infrared energy, air ionization, thrust, vacuum chambers, and neurotoxins.
Adam and Jamie explore the myth that a renegade airplane propeller shredded the fuselage of another aircraft on a runway. The rest of the team experiments with various ways to start a fire without matches. This myth explores survival tactics for making fire including rubbing two sticks together, using a parabolic lens to focus the sun’s rays, using a bullet to start a fire, igniting steel wool with a battery, and using ice as a solar lens. Scientific concepts include photo analysis, scale testing, mathematical analysis of scale, friction, ignition point, surface area and oxygen availability, concave lens, convex lens, surface irregularities, focal points, electrical energy, and thermal energy.