CNET News reporter Daniel Terdiman visits with Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of "MythBusters," getting a peek at what they'll tackle this season.
Adam finds his target
On October 7, the Discovery Channel's hit show "MythBusters" begins airing its latest round of episodes.
CNET News got a chance to visit the "MythBusters" home workshop, M5 Industries, in San Francisco, and talked with Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, the two lead stars of the show, about what's in store for fans this fall.
Without giving away too much, the duo talked about whether it was possible to build a boat out of duct tape, about whether antacid can be used to break out of prison, whether a dirty car gets better gas mileage than a clean one and the dynamics of bullet ricochets.
Other myths investigated this fall on the show include whether it's possible to hold onto a car as it zigs and zags and stops suddenly, and whether sleeping in a bed of icing sugar turns you into a glazed doughnut.
A boat covered in duct tape hangs from the ceiling at M5 Industries, the home of "MythBusters." The boat was part of an episode looking into whether it was possible to build a boat entirely from duct tape.
In one upcoming episode, the MythBusters explore whether it's possible to break out of prison using antacid tablets. Though they wouldn't reveal whether it is possible, they did show that in a scale model, the pressure created by lots of the tablets can break through glass.
In one episode of "MythBusters," Savage and Hyneman explored whether it was possible to extrapolate on a Japanese tradition of making smooth balls out of dirt and do the same with various forms of animal feces. Here, we see the results from lion and rhino waste.