MythBusters is an Australian–American science entertainment television program, developed by Peter Rees and produced by Australia's Beyond Television Productions. The series premiered on the Discovery Channel on January 23, 2003. It was broadcast internationally by many television networks and other Discovery channels worldwide. The show's original hosts, special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, used elements of the scientific method to test the validity of rumors, myths, movie scenes, adages, Internet videos, and news stories. The show was one of the most popular on Discovery Channel, being preceded only by How It's Made and Daily Planet, both in Canada.
Filmed in San Francisco and edited in Artarmon, New South Wales, MythBusters aired 282 total episodes before its cancellation at the end of the 2016 season in March. Planning and some experimentation took place at Hyneman's workshops in San Francisco; experiments requiring more space or special accommodations were filmed on location, typically around the San Francisco Bay Area and other locations in northern California, going to other states or even countries on occasion when required.
Season 3 (2005)
Episode "Confederate Rocket"
The group was testing the myth that the Confederate army managed to create a long-range rocket even though at the time only short-range rockets were possible. They tested a mixture of substances possible at the time that could have been used as fuel, but when they tested the explosive force of the same substance, the explosion was so strong that even cameras that were at a safe distance were destroyed by the flames. The producers of the TV show were concerned because they know that there are people who try to repeat some experiments at home and the mixing is not difficult to do, so they edited the explanation video recorded before the explosion happened. When Grant says the names of the substances, a noise covers his voice and a picture covers his mouth.