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Self-proclaimed "MythBusters" Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman use their special-effects expertise and good ol' fashion science to test the plausibility of urban legends. On his personal website Adam describes the show as "Jackass meets Mr. Science" but I'd describe it more like Junkyard Wars meets Bullshit.
MythBusters is not only informative, it's also explosively entertaining because Adam and Jamie never stop short of merely replicating the myth. Even if a myth is "busted" they add whatever it takes to the equation in an attempt to duplicate the otherwise impossible results (which usually means death & destruction for Buster the dummy). It's also fun to watch Jamie and Adam argue over methodologies or trade blame when something goes wrong, but that really doesn't happen often because the combined brain-power of their diabolical minds usually produces scientifically sound tests with spectacular success. Well, the tests are successful, but the myths themselves rarely pass the tests without being busted.