Adam Savage, of Mythbusters fame, told a story in his weekly podcast about how he used a siren retrofitted to his 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser to avoid an accident on Interstate 280 after his steering linkage shattered going over 50 miles per hour.
Tonight’s episode of Mythbusters, Flights of Fantasy features two very different types of flying machines: drones and a Lockheed U-2 spy plane. Show hosts Adam Savage and Jaime Hyneman took a couple of minutes to chat with us about the episode and the rest of the newly-rebooted season of the show.
Being a genuine, card-carrying mythbuster is just about the best job anyone can hope for. And since most of us probably haven't managed to become one, we've got the next best thing—living vicariously through one. We're lucky enough to have Adam Savage from Mythbusters here to answer all your burning questions.
When you're boarding a plane, do you usually think to yourself, "There has got to be a better way to do this" as you jockey around other people for overhead bin space? Discovery Channel's Mythbusters experimented with every type of boarding, and the results are efficient, if not very fun.
Someone tried to carjack Mythbusters co-host Kari Bryon last night, but she fought back and escaped with her car and her health. What a boss.
When Dustan Carpenter was pulled over in Fort Pierce, Florida, his speech was slurred, he had bloodshot eyes, and he couldn't keep his balance. He then told his soon-to-be arresting officer he's "not taking no sobriety test, I done seen it on the Mythbusters."
As many of you know, Jalopnik employs some very sophisticated user-monitoring software, so we know all about you. Which is why I feel confident in saying that, based on your demographic data, most Jalopnik readers will likely drive their cars deliberately into a lake, pool or other body of water at some point. And, as…
The team at legend-disproving show Mythbusters busted more than myths yesterday while filming a scene at a Northern California bomb-disposal range. Their homemade cannon launched a projectile past the range, through someone's house, and finally into a minivan.
The crew at Mythbusters finally tested out the Porsche 928 is faster backwards myth. Turns out the designers knew what they were doing all along, though I'd still rather have the 829.
The Mythbusters crew and Popular Mechanics will test later this month the old claim that the Porsche 928 could go faster if driven backwards. To do so, they flipped a 928's body to face the wrong direction.
Okay, Mythbusters has devolved into little more than explosion and crash porn rather than actual myth-busting. Our inner 12-year-old is cool with that. Here the boys investigate the physics behind crashing two cars head-on at 50MPH. Daewoo Nubiras, beware.