MythBusters: 4 minutes of science, 10 minutes of injuries (images)
Everyone's talking about the cannonball that the hit show accidentally fired into a California house. But the show's history is full of mishaps. Fortunately, the only injuries seem to be to the show's own hosts.
On Tuesday, the show "MythBusters" made national news by accidentally firing a cannonball into a Dublin, Calif., neighborhood. Fortunately, no one was injured, although multiple houses were damaged by the flying metal.
The mishap was not the first involving the show. Over its long history, MythBusters has had all kinds of accidents--and a few injuries, although always to its hosts.
Click here for a video about the cannonball incident.
During the taping of an episode in which host Adam Savage tried to demonstrate what it was like to run drunkenly on a treadmill, the famous co-host slipped and fell off the treadmill. Click here for a video of the mishap.
There's a lot going on at M5, the workshop where "MythBusters" co-hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman film many of their experiments for the show. Here, we see Savage taking a fall at M5. Click here for a video full of MythBusters mishaps and accidents.
In one episode, co-host Tory Bellici was convinced by his fellow co-host Kari Byron that he could jump a bike over a Radio Flyer wagon. Instead, he took a major header. Fortunately, he wasn't injured in the fall. Click here for a video of Bellici's fall.
Often, the "MythBusters" hosts work with explosives and electricity--and sometimes, they get shocked. In this image, we see Adam Savage taking the brunt of some stray electricity. Click here for this and other MythBusters foibles.
In the taping of one episode, Bellici attempted to demonstrate what would happen if he jumped off a wall and onto a bed. As someone in the studio warns him not to do it, Bellici jumped, and took a header. Click here for video of his fall.
In an attempt to demonstrate what it would be like to try to hang off the edge of a building, Bellici ended up falling off the building. Luckily, he was harnessed in. Click here for video of his fall off the building.
In 2009, the MythBusters went to tiny Esparto, Calif., to try to see if they could literally blow the socks off a mannequin. Instead, the explosion they created blew out windows around town, and even knocked one woman off her couch. Click here for a news video of the event.