Busting the myths!


Since the beginning of the show 10 years ago, the MythBusters have tested approx. 929 myths and busted over 57.5% of them.

MythBusters is one of the oldest – and the most popular – shows on Discovery Channel currently in production. For the few of us who don’t know the show, MythBusters is a science entertainment TV program where the show’s hosts, special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, use elements of the scientific method to test the validity of rumors, myths, movie scenes, adages and other news stories. Usually by the end of each episode, the myths are rated “busted”, “plausible”, or “confirmed”.

For science, we decided to aggregate all results from the show to display how many myths have been tested and what the results were. As you can imagine, this isn’t an easy task as some results can’t always been classified, some myths were tested multiple times and some others didn’t get a final judgement. Numbers therefore can’t be absolutely accurate, but they’re very representative. The statistics include all episodes aired from 2003 up to today: 215 episodes (including specials) and the 3 pilot episodes, which make up for a total of 929 tested myths.


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