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.
Jamie and Adam test the myth that a bullet fired straight up into the air will fall back to earth with deadly consequences. The rest of the team tests various vodka myths to see if it can act as a cure for poison oak, function as an adhesive bandage remover, and if it can be filtered into a top-shelf product. Scientific concepts discussed include ballistic trajectories, terminal velocity, rotational spin during flight, aerodynamic stability, projectile launch angles, impact analysis, impact forces, bullet flight variables, urushiol oil, biological irritants, experimental controls, chemical reactions, gas chromatography, qualitative analysis, and quantitative analysis.
The Mythbusters test to see if the right type of cleaning chemicals can turn a toilet into a bomb. Then they set out to test the physics classic about how you can stay drier in the rain, by walking or running. Finally, they investigate the magic bullet mystery, trying to find out if a bullet made of ice can be deadly. Science topics discussed include combustion, air and fuel ratios, experimental controls, terminal velocity, Newton’s Third Law of Motion, melting point, action and reaction forces, and nerve agents.
Adam and Jamie explore the myth that a penny thrown off the Empire State Building can kill someone. They also explore microwave myths concerning cooking your organs from too much tanning and investigate the myth of exploding water in the microwave. Finally, they examine the possibility that Lucille Ball was able to pick up radio signals through her dental fillings. Scientific concepts discussed include terminal velocity, wind tunnel testing, updrafts, net forces, air resistance, drag, mass, acceleration, impact forces, radio waves, microwaves, ultraviolet waves, water impurities, distilled water, boiling point, super-heated water, Faraday cages, point contact diode, and electrical current generation.