One of my favorite episodes would probably be the most simplest. The show’s producers recorded this as the “most popular” question that people would like to know. Here it is. “Would you pop your eyes out IF you sneeze with your eyes open”. (Episode 84: Viewer’s Choice special)
I myself wanted to know if it was so, but hey, if it was true I didn’t want to be the idiot who confirms it. Imagine me saying “Ha! This myth is true… myth is true!” with my eyes dangling or hitting the floors rolling waay out.
Well, the first question is… could the myth-buster duo keep the eyes open WHILE sneezing.
Adam tried, but could not keep his eyes open for the feat, sooo he held it with two fingers. THEN he sneezed, twice for the camera.
Aside from the laugh this brought the crew, they confirmed, no eyeball popped out of its sockets. That’s good news for Adam, and me, because I’d certainly try it when a good sneeze comes about.
While this was a busted myth, Adam and Jamie (the show hosts) would like to give the myth at least a consolation prize. They went to an eye doctor to get Adam’s eye examined.
True enough, that’s still a healthy eye!
Show history: The show was pitched to Discovery Channel under the title Tall Tales or True by producer Peter Rees from Beyond Television Productions in 2002. Discovery then commissioned three pilot specials. Jamie Hyneman came to the show through Rees, who had previously interviewed him for his appearance on BattleBots. Adam Savage, who had worked with Hyneman in commercials and on BattleBots, was approached by Hyneman to help co-host the show because (according to Savage) Hyneman felt himself too uninteresting to host the show on his own.