Posted by: Nathan | December 16, 2006

Mythbusters

If you haven’t seen Adam and Jamie on Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters, you are missing one of the most consistently entertaining and hilarious shows on television. The premise of the show is Adam and Jamie, two guys with decades of special effects experience and tons of scientific and mathematical know-how, testing myths, stories, and urban legends. The results are always delightful. Some of my favorites: the myth that people can catapult across the U.S. border (they constructed a 200-ft high, human-launching catapult), the myth that people could swing over the bar on a swingset (they had to install rockets on the dummy to make it happen–awesome!), and the time they drove a remote-controlled actual car off a ramp to test a scene that appeared in Dukes of Hazzard. Check it out sometime.

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  1. GREAT show. If I still got Discovery Channel, I’d so watch this every week.


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