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Big Rig Myths

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Part of the "MythBusters" series. In "Exploding Tire of Death," Adam and Jamie try to find out if an exploding truck tire can kill. Meanwhile, Kari, Tory, and Grant investigate another fuel efficiency fable. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) expanded description, (2) English subtitles in a black box.

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Runtime: 52 minutes

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Closeup of a coin-operated viewer telescope at the top of a tall building. Jamie rests a hand on it as Adam holds up a hand while talking.
MythBusters
Season 1 / Ep 7
14 minutes
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Closeup of Jamie as he looks up. Behind him are 2 men, 1 wearing a white hard hat and a blue shirt, the other wearing a black shirt and crossing his arms while looking down. There's a sign that reads, "Danger. Hard hat area."
MythBusters
Season 1 / Ep 18
17 minutes
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Adam and Jamie are joined by a man with long brown hair in a green shirt. They stand around a table inside an artificially lit room and talk.
MythBusters
Season 3 / Ep 11
18 minutes
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Adam, Tory, and Grant touch the cockpit of a silver cylindrical vehicle. Tory holds a yellow power drill in 1 hand while Grant reaches down to adjust something.
MythBusters
Season 3 / Ep 15
16 minutes
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Low shot of 5 figurines propped to look toward a model of the Hindenburg balloon as it catches fire inside a tall warehouse room.
MythBusters
Season 5 / Ep 1
54 minutes
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Adam holds 2 thumbs up while he's underwater in front of a white car connected to chains in a pool.
MythBusters
Season 5 / Ep 3
51 minutes
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Adam Savage looks at his co-host Jamie Hyneman, who looks into the distance, as they stand outside in brown field next to a road. A blue tent is set up behind them. Jamie has earplugs on a string hanging around his neck.
MythBusters
Season 5 / Ep 4
52 minutes
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Adam looks down as he directs a Husky dog to do a trick. They're inside the warehouse on top of a green carpet while a woman in a pink shirt observes from the side.
MythBusters
Season 5 / Ep 5
54 minutes
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Adam leans over and looks at a silver pipe with many small flames coming out of it while Jamie looks on from farther back. There are hundreds of filing boxes on shelves behind them.
MythBusters
Season 5 / Ep 7
53 minutes
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Adam and Jamie talk to man while standing in a very cluttered warehouse.
MythBusters
Season 5 / Ep 8
53 minutes
Grade Level: 6 - 12

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    Sarah J. (Wilson, NC)
    December 18th, 2019 at 07:47 AM

    Excellent using modern entertaining well known show to teach safety around big rig trucks, but also on personal cars. If maintenance isn't done an accident or death can occur--take care of your vehicles!