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How the Mythbusters Flatus Containment Device Works!

Adam shares one of his favorite builds that he made for a Mythbusters episode: the Flatus Containment Device used to capture farts. This device has just returned to him after being on tour with the Explosive Exhibition, and Adam walks us through how it works, the origin of its name, and how it was used on the show!
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  1. Adam Savage’s Tested

    Adam Savage’s Tested

    22 päivää sitten

    Watch MythBusters on DiscoveryPlus: discoveryplus.com/ More MythBusters-related videos here: fitop.info/goon/PLJtitKU0CAehaZdgrPRzjyGFSEQ8URiQl.html

    • Ra's al Ghul

      Ra's al Ghul

      19 päivää sitten

      Hell no, it took 6 minutes to get to the topic on an 9 min video. Dream on and get deleted from suggestions

    • CMorgan


      21 päivä sitten

      @George V. Cohea That's awesome, thanks for posting the link!

    • struckfire 3337

      struckfire 3337

      22 päivää sitten

      Did you deliberately stick that The Thing head spider back there? Love the show by the way. Everything you own is a grail for me

    • George V. Cohea

      George V. Cohea

      22 päivää sitten

      The clip of Craig Ferguson being gifted a fart sample is too unforgettable to leave out. fitop.info/build/videot/qmqlct2vj7SMs2g Mythbusters were very generous to him over the years.

  2. Eric Karczewski

    Eric Karczewski

    Päivä sitten

    I love how he takes a deep breath in before signing off. A nice touch, my good sir.

  3. Laura Trucano-Harp

    Laura Trucano-Harp

    Päivä sitten

    Thanks for reminding me of that exhibition, which we saw with our then-early-teens kids at the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago. They LOVED it - especially the run-thru-the-rain piece! ❤️

  4. Mixtology


    3 päivää sitten

    If there's gut bacteria that doesn't produce methane then why don't we just inject it into every cow's ass at birth? Then they won't produce methane and we can take that argument away from vegans.

    • Mixtology


      3 päivää sitten

      Plus vegans live on earth too, so they'll enjoy the lesser greenhouse gas levels too.

  5. Mr. Rice

    Mr. Rice

    3 päivää sitten

    The real question is: I there a fart in there currently?

  6. Haztekk Music

    Haztekk Music

    7 päivää sitten

    I would think you would just use suction created by a void like an oversized syringe with a funnel. I'll have to watch this episode.

  7. Crow of Crius

    Crow of Crius

    8 päivää sitten

    3:14 "ladies and gentlemen" that whole bit was straight from South Park, I could see Randy presenting a similar machine.

  8. Corey Kight

    Corey Kight

    9 päivää sitten

    Would this double as a bong? Asking for a friend

  9. smeds pets

    smeds pets

    9 päivää sitten

    Is there a fart in there now?

  10. Eli Flowers

    Eli Flowers

    10 päivää sitten

    What is you trap the fart in green resin?



    11 päivää sitten

    Why has Adam taken on a sort of mad scientist quality with his frizzy hair

  12. Jeffery Swan

    Jeffery Swan

    13 päivää sitten


  13. zack ellison

    zack ellison

    13 päivää sitten

    Some scientists are researching black holes and deep space exploration. Not Adam. Fart science that’s where the moneys at that’s the future.

  14. 貓叔MDkitty


    13 päivää sitten

    Oh my , sooooo much memories . when I was still a little kid , watching Adam in a cold bathtub , catching a tiny bubble from his body while I and my family was eating breakfast ( ´∀`)

  15. Ben Groves

    Ben Groves

    13 päivää sitten

    I’ve noticed in quite a few videos lately, do we have a new mill? What happened to the Bridgeport??

  16. Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic

    14 päivää sitten

    But that hair!!! Adam, do yourself a favor and buzz it down. You'll love it

  17. Travis Back

    Travis Back

    14 päivää sitten

    We took the kids to go see it in Portland, OR a few years ago and they loved it!

  18. BecKettleCorn


    14 päivää sitten

    The farts episode was the first episode of Mythbusters my family ever saw and we ended up canceling our plans for the day to watch the whole episode. Thanks for the memory ❤

  19. Nate Glenn

    Nate Glenn

    15 päivää sitten

    Ah. Harvesting farts. In the name of scientific advancement. Gotta love it.

  20. SOON


    16 päivää sitten

    I cant fricken breath

  21. Mike Horrod

    Mike Horrod

    16 päivää sitten

    That's not a j-head Bridgeport mill behind you...

  22. Snappy 5000

    Snappy 5000

    18 päivää sitten

    Wow. That is great. I am a 48 year old child. Did you capture it underwater?

  23. Leif Neland

    Leif Neland

    18 päivää sitten

    I think a butt-plug with a tube would work much better.

  24. SnowingFire


    18 päivää sitten

    now to paint the fart green :)

  25. Brice Deegan

    Brice Deegan

    18 päivää sitten

    Fried mushrooms and carbonation. When you know, you know.

  26. Floss Man

    Floss Man

    18 päivää sitten

    Egon Spengler would be proud.

  27. Kalypso Vantoase

    Kalypso Vantoase

    18 päivää sitten

    you can't say fart on tv? da fuck?

  28. Michael Berthelsen

    Michael Berthelsen

    18 päivää sitten

    Ever thought of building an 'inflatable flatus flagilator'...? I feel it fits with the theme.😅😜

  29. januar324


    18 päivää sitten

    I worked the exhibition in San Jose, CA. Man that was the funniest thing we had. But every day we all ended up glowing because of running/walking through rain

  30. Big Sarge

    Big Sarge

    19 päivää sitten


  31. DeaconTaylor


    19 päivää sitten

    in the episode you lamented the low temperature of the bath water. why couldnt you add any heat to make it more comfortable? surely a kettle wasnt far away

  32. RzRshRp 709

    RzRshRp 709

    19 päivää sitten

    I'm upset to this day that I missed the mythbusters exhibition at the Telus World Of Science in Edmonton.

  33. DTK


    19 päivää sitten

    Whenever I think about mythbusters, TO THIS DAY i remember running through the rain in the explosive exhibition as a kid. :)

  34. DuckofFail


    19 päivää sitten

    How did you guys not build a testing device with a whoopie cusion filled with some appropriate gas/scent mixture? You know, just to demonstrate the validity of the Flatus Containment Chamber (FCC), and show it full of hot air? ;)

  35. DuckofFail


    19 päivää sitten

    99% of "impossible" things are only impossible, because we choose to believe other people when they say they're impossible. Nothing "impossible" is ever proven otherwise by someone who hasn't learned to ignore conventional wisdom and think for themselves.

  36. Mark Durham

    Mark Durham

    19 päivää sitten

    Just how much chili did you eat ? Seen a FItop video that made me think of Mythbusters. Does putting a twist in ratchet strap weaken it ? No. A knot, yes !!!

  37. InformantNet


    19 päivää sitten

    Mythbusters ended over 3 years ago. Adam, you need to learn a new song.

  38. PRAR Rennie

    PRAR Rennie

    20 päivää sitten

    US TV can't say Fart must say Flatus. UK TV fitop.info/build/videot/dXHXcb2WxpV1qoU

  39. DustyStanks


    20 päivää sitten

    I'm shocked you skipped the opportunity to call it the flatus apparatus

  40. HTC148


    20 päivää sitten

    "Bring it on home"

  41. Polaris UKYC

    Polaris UKYC

    20 päivää sitten

    I’m not surprised your proud of this, as an engineering student and a juvenile who laughs at his own fart jokes I can say that this is one of the best myth busters world firsts I’ve ever seen

  42. sealand000


    20 päivää sitten

    The video shake made me dizzy

  43. Joe Ganja

    Joe Ganja

    20 päivää sitten

    As someone who watched the series growing up religiously to the point where you couldn't wait to sit down and watch it with your family because it was just the best of both worlds, educational and fun, it's nice to still the legacy still thriving and I miss it so much. I always wondered what happened to those busted, confirmed, and plausible signs. I'd so get one and have that be on my wall because it told a story.

  44. tramsgar


    20 päivää sitten

    ... and it's even metric! ☁️👍

  45. Derek Martz

    Derek Martz

    20 päivää sitten

    The exhibition was so great. I got to sit on the phone book swing!

  46. Sloptimus Grime

    Sloptimus Grime

    20 päivää sitten

    I don't know if it was intentional but seeing the word "Analized" in the top text box elicited a snort.

  47. Dylan Pocock

    Dylan Pocock

    20 päivää sitten

    That's so funny

  48. Alex Morris

    Alex Morris

    20 päivää sitten

    Hey Adam, just watched The Simpsons episode of Mythbusters and was curious how many toilets do you think you've destroyed through Mythbusting? 😂 Been watching since I was a child! You are the reason I love working with my hands!

  49. Kirk Nitz

    Kirk Nitz

    20 päivää sitten

    So it kicked your butt?

  50. aintnobitchms


    20 päivää sitten

    whos fart is currently housed in the apparatus?

  51. TheSandman614


    20 päivää sitten

    But the real question is that picket of air a captured fart still?

  52. David Valenzuela

    David Valenzuela

    20 päivää sitten

    That’s a proud papa 🤣

  53. Borg Quads

    Borg Quads

    20 päivää sitten

    easy for me, just give me dairy.. lol

  54. Michael G

    Michael G

    20 päivää sitten

    Adam, softly, during an episode of Mythbusters: "fart" Discovery: "WHOA, G-GOLLY, THAT'S A REAL NO-NO WORD! YOU BETTER NOT SAY THAT IN YOUR SHOW!" seriously though do corporations ever just feel so embarrassed about some of the rules they enforce? Or do they genuinely think saying the word "fart" on a show that regularly tested methods of killing people will put viewers into cardiac arrest? Fuck's sake.

  55. John Cox

    John Cox

    20 päivää sitten

    Was there any relationship between the design for this device and the design for the infamous device to detect Kari's gas?

  56. Claude Caissie

    Claude Caissie

    20 päivää sitten

    Why would you go through all that when you can simply light your farts directly from the source with a Bic lighter to produce the magical "Blue Angels"? I'd recommend keeping your clothes on. Kids, don't try this at home! It's safe only for trained professional fart lighters

  57. Rexx Thunder

    Rexx Thunder

    20 päivää sitten

    Couldn't you have just made a plug with a channel and attached it to a balloon?

  58. Mykle Bust

    Mykle Bust

    20 päivää sitten

    Its easy to catch farts in the morning, in the blanket. Way better when your fiancée and you work together. So, don't smoke in bed in the morning.

  59. Coeus Darksoul

    Coeus Darksoul

    21 päivä sitten

    SOOOO calling them Chanel #2 from now on...

  60. Shane Shellenbarger

    Shane Shellenbarger

    21 päivä sitten

    Okay, Adam, you got the laugh

  61. Michael Pichette

    Michael Pichette

    21 päivä sitten

    Did Adam get a new mill?

  62. Tony Silva

    Tony Silva

    21 päivä sitten

    I’m a older physics student and a fan. I’d love it if you’d talk about that bogus 9/11 Myth Busters experiment you guys did years ago, and how you feel about it now.

  63. MrCraftyG


    21 päivä sitten

    That's the most complicated "fart in a jar" I've ever seen.

  64. Adrenalinem4n


    21 päivä sitten

    Producers gotta Produce.

  65. Nick Prezzato

    Nick Prezzato

    21 päivä sitten

    You should try and collect enough to run a diesel engine for about 30 seconds

  66. Kpop Gort

    Kpop Gort

    21 päivä sitten

    On that episode you read out a list of different ways to say fart, my favorite was "voice of the toothless one" it was just so funny.

  67. DANKISH420


    21 päivä sitten

    Does anyone know where I can watch all the episodes of mythbusters they only have like 3 seasons on Hulu but I know there were many more seasons

    • DANKISH420


      21 päivä sitten

      @Adam Savage’s Tested holy crap you replied 😧. That’s awesome, I doubt you’ll end up seeing this but it was great seeing you live in reading a few years ago while you were doing your mythbusters tour, I have an amazing time seeing the show 😅 have a great day

    • Adam Savage’s Tested

      Adam Savage’s Tested

      21 päivä sitten


  68. DANKISH420


    21 päivä sitten

    That is the best like dislike ratio I’ve ever seen on FItop 😂🔥

  69. Gary Dargan

    Gary Dargan

    21 päivä sitten

    Part way through this the video was interrupted by the usual advertisement. Appropriately it featured someone cooking a fiery curry.

  70. a flock of sea-cows, esquire

    a flock of sea-cows, esquire

    21 päivä sitten

    I'd visit a mythbusters museum if I ever went to san fransisco.



    21 päivä sitten

    Chanel #2 is the greatest name for a fart that I have ever heard.

  72. c dorcey

    c dorcey

    21 päivä sitten

    This may be a unique design, but I recall a scholarly paper from the 1970s (in the Journal of Cereal Chemistry) regarding the volume and composition of flatus. IIRC, they simply used an airtight bag with an adhesive seal around the source, and waiting for nature to take its course. (I suppose it was something like a Whoopie Cushion.) The collected samples were (IIRC) passed through a gas chromatograph, and correlated against recent dietary intake. Ah, memory. It's amazing, isn't it?

  73. king james488

    king james488

    21 päivä sitten

    it was actually adams kids science fair project...

  74. Phil Poppe

    Phil Poppe

    21 päivä sitten

    Wait wait wait... Is.... Is there still flatus IN the device???

  75. I'm I'm

    I'm I'm

    21 päivä sitten

    There's a lot of flatulence in the universe, even the vacuum has a stink, it's own "aroma", supposedly.

  76. Thermal Ions

    Thermal Ions

    21 päivä sitten

    So has the Flatus Containment description had analized misspelt for 10 years, or is that some weird US spelling from a very specific county somewhere around San Francisco? PS. I don't recommend Googling the spelling if you're at work.

  77. Gary Graham

    Gary Graham

    21 päivä sitten

    Oh I would love to see someone calculate the speed of farts, ie the speed the smell travels in a normal room. Or the ISS lol

  78. Christo Williams

    Christo Williams

    21 päivä sitten

    "the flatus pocket"

  79. pattygman46


    21 päivä sitten

    Gives new meaning to the term back door bugle.😂

  80. Peter Kelley

    Peter Kelley

    21 päivä sitten

    AND Here I thought we made it past that episode! LOL LOL LOL Thanks for that share.

  81. HerrBratwurst


    21 päivä sitten

    why will we not be allowed to say the word "Fart"?

  82. Eliot Brown

    Eliot Brown

    21 päivä sitten

    Looks like it's been used recently. Hmmm?

  83. Robert Curnow

    Robert Curnow

    21 päivä sitten

    I was with my uncle, you know the trope the one that everyone hates? We stopped at a bank on a road trip and the uncle decided to play a joke on the teller. He went to drive through with the tube and took the canister out put his check in it and then pulled down his pants and ripped a big one. Then quickly closed the lid and sent it. when the teller opened it her face went from smiling to a grimace so fast you thought she had seen her parents in heat. She then said “ is there anything els I can do for you?” Uncle replied “know thanks you’ve done enough.” And drove away. Needless to say he’s become estranged from the family and I’m ok with that.

    • Mutt Productions

      Mutt Productions

      16 päivää sitten

      This is the best comment I've read to date

  84. isaac zerella

    isaac zerella

    21 päivä sitten

    So, I think if you were to plum the flatus canister into your airbrush's air line you may be able to paint it green... or you'd have a fartbrush.

  85. OP 1000

    OP 1000

    21 päivä sitten

    “Chanel no.2” 🤣

  86. DanTheRobinson


    21 päivä sitten

    Not necessarily something to be proud of! I mean it's a machine that cups a fart!! I would call that 'strike one off the life goals list!' 🤣🤣

  87. Robert O

    Robert O

    21 päivä sitten

    I'd love to make one of these... Display case and all. Talk about a conversation starter.

  88. daniel butler

    daniel butler

    21 päivä sitten

    do you (Adam Savage) have any of the Busted, Plausible or Confirmed signs?

  89. TheTrashBear


    21 päivä sitten

    So THAT is how they get the bubbles in spirit levels?

  90. Ulrik Strand

    Ulrik Strand

    21 päivä sitten

    MAKE A VIDEO WITH TOM STANTON HERE ON FItop! You are a genius. He is a genius. What could possibly go wrong? Failure is always an option!

  91. Chris Waldrip

    Chris Waldrip

    21 päivä sitten

    Compress the captured flats until it freezes, then paint it green. ;-)

  92. TeamDreamhunter


    21 päivä sitten

    If you find the right kind of aerosolized dye, you *should* be able to paint your captured fart green

  93. Drake Froomer

    Drake Froomer

    21 päivä sitten

    Finally, the great flatus apparatus 😂

  94. Tarot Guy

    Tarot Guy

    21 päivä sitten

    It was by me but never got to see it sadly

  95. Operational Tactics

    Operational Tactics

    21 päivä sitten

    Are you on Coke?

  96. Weston Schott

    Weston Schott

    21 päivä sitten

    It's a gasy person, I think about this device, all the time.

  97. Maria Dolores

    Maria Dolores

    21 päivä sitten

    Train engines are cool

  98. Evil_eyegaming d

    Evil_eyegaming d

    21 päivä sitten

    I think the best one you guys did was the how to clear cement have a cement truck that was the best one I think

  99. ThomasDiy


    21 päivä sitten

    Why the fuck am I watching this!

  100. Aaron


    21 päivä sitten

    7:02 clearly this man has never eaten an entire bag of clementines in one sitting