Yes, they blow things up real good in most episodes. Yes, I am curious about what happens when you throw a car in a swimming pool, or jump at the last second in a falling elevator, or try to maximize gas mileage or park a car behind the exhaust of a 747, drop a car from a helicopter or blow up a cement truck, just 'cause... The show raises questions I didn't know I had, then answers them pretty thoroughly. Even if, in an early episode, they got that whole thing about sodas exploding in one's car wrong.*
|Adam has aged, but Jamie is eternal|
It may not be perfect science, but the progam aims to demystify science and engineering, and therefore, perhaps, demystifies the world through some of the steps of the experimentation (and less often, the scientific) method. Evidence is reviewed. Hypotheses and ideas are considered and explained (including why some options are cast aside), and small scale testing of components is shown. As the full experiment is built to, math is shown, explanations of physics are all brought down to a consumer level. And if the myth doesn't go off as planned, in recent years, Mythbusters has gone on to find what they think would be required to replicate the scenario described in the myth.