February 13, 2015 at 11:00 PM EST

Over the last 13 years, Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters has tested out the world’s most baffling theories, myths, and misconceptions. From chemistry to physics, the show’s creative co-hosts have used their platform to perform a lot of insane science experiments. 

But how, exactly, do Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage do what they do? Hint: The method involves a lot of explosives and mayhem. Watch the co-hosts break down their creative process in 30 seconds. 

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