Mythbusters is a show on the Discovery channel where a group of individuals are given popular myths so they can either debunk or prove the myth. The show has been around since 2003 and stars Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage. Since 2004 and 2005, three other individuals also were part of the show and included Grant Imahara, Kari Byron, and Tory Belleci.
Hyneman and Savage made an announcement on Thursday’s show that Imahara, Byron, and Belleci would be leaving, which shocked Mythbusters fans that have watched for years.
It is hard to imagine the show without Imahara, Byron, and Belleci. They provided humor, silliness, and excitement to every myth they worked to bust. While the details of their dismissal from the show are not completely known, what is known fans of the show will miss being able to see the cast members busting those myths that are sent in by viewers.
In honor of Imahara, Byron, and Belleci, we are counting down the top ten after show moments between the cast members when they would discuss the behind the scenes aspects of the shows after they were filmed. What have been your favorite myths that were either debunked or proved by the cast?
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10. Bedlam Proof Bed liners
On this after show episode, Imahara, Byron, and Belleci discussed their experiment involving the use of spray-on truck bed liner resin as a form of protection against anything from an explosion to a dog trying to bite you.
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9. Wheel of Mythfortune
One of the things discussed in this episode was the puns that are made in almost every episode. The episode showed the cast’s silly side and their ability to have fun with each other.
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8. Smell of Fear
Snakes? Rats? Scorpions? They really faced their fears in this episode where they discussed laying down in a clear box and allowing these creepy crawlies to be put all over their bodies. Byron even had a scorpion try to eat her nail polish. I’d have nightmares for weeks!
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7. Exploding Wine
The cast defended themselves after questions came in asking how they could waste so much wine in order to test a myth about wine bottles in a fire. The wine was all cheap, and hey, the exploding bottles did make machine gun noises.
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6. Paper Armor
In this episode, the three cast members had looked into whether paper armor was better than steel armor in terms of being protected against weapons. Surprisingly, the paper armor was effective. The cast discussed many things, including the heaviness of the paper armor when coming into contact with water, such as when Belleci fell into freezing cold water.
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5. Water vs. Pavement
This episode showed the cast using a pig to help debunk a myth about things landing on pavement vs. water. They were asked about using the pig, of course, and discussed how close they were to the things being tossed onto the ground from above.
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4. Tastes Like Chicken
In this episode, the cast discusses how they felt about food after consuming many different food items to see if they tasted like chicken, as people often say. Belleci talks about how he couldn’t eat the next day because of how much food he consumed.
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3. Flying Guillotine
In this episode, the cast talked about making guillotines in order to attempt to chop off someone’s head, a fake one obviously. They also reflect how Grant’s guillotine managed to slice his shirt!
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2. Fire Dragon
The cast talked about using rockets that looked like dragons for a myth and how the wind in the desert may have caused their results to turn out much differently than expected.
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1. Cannonball Chemistry
In this episode, things were more serious and it showed the serious side of Imahara, Belleci, and Byron as they talked about an accident that occurred when a misfired cannonball actually ended up in someone’s home.
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