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MythBusters tests MacGyver explosion in exclusive premiere clip

The MythBusters are going out with a bang.

The final season premiere focuses on a favorite MythBusters category: explosions. Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage have tackled several explosion-related myths over the years but they found two new ideas to test: whether a hovercraft can safely traverse land mines, and whether concrete can mute a dynamite explosion. The latter is from an episode of MacGyver, a show whose love of science and problem-solving mirrors MythBusters’ own.

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MythBusters captures a gunshot at 73,000 frames per second

Calling all superheroes: “Faster than a speeding bullet” just got a little easier to imagine.

In their latest quest to leap tall scientific discoveries in a single bound, the MythBusters team recorded a bullet leaving the barrel of a gun at 73,000 frames per second on Saturday. With the help of a high-speed camera called the Phantom, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage captured fire and smoke patterns that dissipate too quickly for the naked eye. The end result left Savage nearly speechless. 

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'Mythbusters' reveal new format, explain cast changes -- exclusive

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Mythbusters fans, here are the answers to your long-simmering questions: What’s the deal with those cast departures? How will the show’s format change now that co-hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are on their own? What myths will be tested in the upcoming season? What’s the one myth the team regrets? How long will Mythbusters continue? And are Adam and Jamie still really not friends?

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'MythBusters' settles 'Titanic' debate! Could Jack and Rose both have survived? The answer...

Image Credit: Don Feria/Discovery Channel

Spoiler alert! Sunday night on Discovery’s MythBusters, hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman took on the most requested myth in the show’s history: Did Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) needlessly die in James Cameron’s Titanic, or could he and Rose (Kate Winslet) have both survived on that wooden board?

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