While I worship them as demi-gods, I'm just as smart as any of those Mythbuster guys. Sure they have a near-limitless budget and years of experience in the field of abusing poor crash-test dummies, but where to they get off telling me to "not try this at home?" Where's the fun? Where's the spirit of innovation?
Engineering is a beautiful thing. We get to build stuff and sometimes (hopefully on purpose) destroy stuff.
Go on, channel your inner-MacGyver.