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Photos: 'MythBusters' takes aim at new episodes

CNET News reporter Daniel Terdiman visits with Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of "MythBusters," getting a peek at what they'll tackle this season.

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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.
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MythBusters

In the "blueprint room," a sign familiar to the show's fans hangs on the wall.
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Jamie and Adam

The lead stars of "MythBusters," Jamie Hyneman (right) and Adam Savage, joke around in the "blueprint room."
While they have worked together on the show for years, they make a point of explaining that they are not friends off-screen and that any tension that comes across on camera is real.
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Duct tape boat

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.
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Antacid jailbreak

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.
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Evidence

A couple of boxes of "MythBusters Cola" sit at the top of a stairway at M5 Industries. Each can of soda was wrapped in a plastic bag and tagged with an "evidence" card.
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Evidence Questions

The cans of MythBusters Cola had evidence tags on them with questions, written by Adam Savage, like, "Is object funny?" or "Is object gross?"
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Bottles of p--p

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.
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Buster

Buster, the famous mannequin blown up in the first episode of "MythBusters," is seen inside the M5 warehouse.
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Health Inspector

The official M5 Industries "health inspector."
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Articulated shark

Each year, "MythBusters" does a "Shark Week" episode, and this articulated specimen hangs proudly on the wall at M5 Industries in San Francisco.
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Two Mythbusters signs

Each episode of "MythBusters" features a welded sign, and here, at M5 Industries, we see a selection of newly crafted signs.
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Sign cut-outs

The new signs were made with words like "Plausible," "Confirmed" and, of course, "MythBusters," all cut from this piece of metal.
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Blueprints

Not surprisingly, the "blueprint room" features a basket filled with, yes, blueprints.
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Adam and his iPhone

MythBuster Adam Savage says he is an Apple fan, and here he shows it as he taps away on his iPhone just prior to an interview.
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Mailed cocoon

Tucked away on a table inside the blueprint room is this object, a cocoon mailed to the MythBusters at M5 Industries in San Francisco.
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Bespectacled skull

Another humorous object in the blueprint room is this skull, seen here wearing a pair of glasses.
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Astronaut through glass

A scale model of a glass case with a toy astronaut crashed through the glass.
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M5 Warehouse

The M5 Industries warehouse is packed to the rafters with storage boxes with labels like "celery," "raw meat," "Food oversized," "Squirrel cage fans," and more.
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M5 metal fabricator

A metal fabrication machine at M5 Industries features a plastic casing complete with an M5 logo.
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MythBusters Greek sign

A sign on the wall in the blueprint room at M5 Industries says, MythBusters in Greek.
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Adam Savage's Twitter page

"MythBusters" star Adam Savage said that at least four myths have been suggested by fans via his Twitter page.

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