Can mercury fulminate blow stuff up? Does Walt Jr. like breakfast?
"Breaking Bad" and "MythBusters" are hoping to make a big bang together.
Discovery Channel's scientific debunking series "MythBusters" dedicates its Aug. 12 episode to AMC's hit meth drama, which stars Bryan Cranston as a high-school chemistry teacher gone horribly wrong.
A preview clip from the episode features the "MythBusters" gang testing out a scene from the first season of the show, when Cranston's character, Walter White, uses mercury fulminate to make a drug kingpin's office blow up real good.
In the clip, the "MythBusters" crew does a trial run with the chemical, discharging five grams of the stuff to see if it will blow up a pumpkin.
Result? Yup, mercury fulminate will do the job just fine.
The crew moves on to test whether a bigger dose will result in the explosion depicted on "Breaking Bad," but you're going to have to tune in to "MythBusters" on Aug. 12 to see the result.
Until then, enjoy this little morsel.