To be fair, many “MythBusters” episodes feature explosions — not just the mysterious, erased, and apparently dangerous episode in question. We’ve got the match bomb episode from back in the day with 30,000 match heads all lit at once, the MacGyver cement truck full of TNT, the toilet bomb episode trying to recreate an exploding toilet from 1989’s “Lethal Weapon 2” (an objectively funny act ), and much more. In 2004 – just one year into the entire fifteen-year run of “MythBusters” – the show already aired a “best explosions” episode.

So what in the world could be so dangerous about the mythical unaired episode that it was destroyed before it could air? After all, there’s no way to control whether or not a member of the public is trying to reproduce one of the bombshell episodes of “MythBusters,” provided he or she has the means to do so. Well, Adam Savage gave a candid answer to this question at Silicon Valley Comic Con in 2016.

Regarding the “readily available material and its supposed explosive properties” we cited, Savage continued: “What they discovered was so explosive that we destroyed the footage and agreed never to say what we learned. I wrote to them about this because I’m sure they already know about it – many bomb technicians do too.’

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