7:30pm Thursday, August 27 on Prime
In this episode of Mythbusters, it’s double the trouble as Adam and Jamie take on not one but two classic comedy myths. Meanwhile Kari, Grant and Tory cook up some fun, and the largest bang in Mythbusters history, testing if you can make homemade diamonds.
First up Adam and Jamie take on one of the oldest gags in slapstick comedy in Banana Peel Flip. According to the movies a discarded banana peel isn’t just trash, it’s an unavoidable fall magnet, lay one foot on this slippery little sucker and you’ll fall flat on your keister.
But is the banana peel really a guaranteed guffaw or is it all a load of shtick? To find out the boys break out the bananas and run headlong into testing this slippery slapstick standard. But while you can lead the Hyneman to a banana peel, you can’t make him fall. So the boys get a little creative, even adding industrial lubricant to the mix to put this myth to its ultimate test.
In Homemade Diamonds, Kari, Grant and Tory test the myth of do-it-yourself diamonds. It might sound crazy but the Internet is awash with get rich schemes for making bling, all from the comfort of your own home. One claims you can use peanut butter and a microwave, another that molten iron and graphite will do the trick.
So the team put them to the test, burning, melting, squeezing all manner of things in all manner of ways until finally for the mother of all climaxes they head to the dessert, and unleash the biggest boom in the history of Mythbusters.