M - MythBusters - Season 2003 Episode 3 - Poppy-Seed Drug Test

Summary: So, this guy named Larry Walters attached something like 45 weather balloons to this lawn chair. One of the tethers broke on the unemployed truck driver's little invention, shooting him straight up into the air. Apparently he sailed to 16,000 feet, where he was spotted by airline pilots, eventually closing LAX airport. He was finally rescued by a helicopter after he floated out to sea. Is this popular Internet legend full of hot air? Will Jamie and Adam close LAX? In the 1964 James Bond classic, Goldfinger, the villain's secretary is murdered with the dreaded gold body paint, causing death by skin suffocation. Supposedly, leaving a small patch of skin unpainted at the base of the spine will save the victim. Unfortunately, the movie's producers didn't have this vital piece of information, dooming actress Shirley Eaton to death on set. Who will be the guinea pig in this experiment? On a tastier note, can eating a poppy-seed bagel produce a positive result for opiate use in a drug screen? Our brave hosts test these stories so you don't have to.

Aired: 7 Mar 2003

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