The testing of these myths often involves them building outlandish machines or robots, use of a high-speed camera, or putting materials and objects under strains and stresses for which they were not built. Although many of their results are not scientifically viable because of small sample sizes etc., the Mythbusters do follow something resembling scientific process, and make obvious efforts to keep their experiments scientifically plausible while also entertaining television.
The show's production has a certain DIY feel to it; its five hosts are largely unscripted, although seasons 6 and 7 have involved more set-pieces of talking to camera, and various people involved in its production, such as camera crew, researchers and sound engineers, frequently appear on-camera.
He is totally bald, with an impressive walrus moustache, and always wears a beret and a white, long-sleeved shirt.
He is often shown on the show (particularly in the Mythbusters Revealed special) as being methodical, slow, uncomfortable with people and very fixated on tidiness.
She has a kooky fashion sense, is a vegetarian, and is repelled by the dead animal parts which occasionally appear around the set.
Tory Belleci (short for Salvatore) is a special effects designer and maker. On the show he appears, again like Adam, somewhat hyperactive, very physical, ready to humiliate himself on-camera, and prone to hurting himself.
Kari Byron is currently the show's only female host.
She has an art degree, and typically works on more design-oriented projects in the show.
He is obsessively interested in movies, sci-fi and various other aspects of nerd culture, and is a self-confessed 'props geek' and collector.
He is much more comfortable than Jamie on-camera, and in fact was at one point an aspiring actor (he did a semester at theatre school, but has no other post-high-school qualifications); he cheerfully humiliates and endangers himself frequently on the show, from donating various personal bodily fluids, to getting his temperature taken rectally on camera, to drowning himself repeatedly in the 'sinking car' myth. He makes fun of both himself and Jamie, and does a notable Jamie impression that involves him hanging his fingers down over his mouth like a moustache.
He often does more of the technical 'heavy-lifting', welding etc., in the build team's engineering solutions.