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I think they're pandering to ratings lately. Less science and more blowin' stuff to smithereens.
Jamie's setup pretty much sucked on that one... I'd like to see them revisit it.
/has a bit of a resonance obsession
There have been a few episodes in the past that I think the science was a bit flawed.. certain variables not taken into account in the experiment and such.. but then I would suppose if you went too far into scientific correctness you could lose the mainstream casual viewers.
I've always heard the one about water stopping bullets. Seemed outlandish that you could dive into a river to make yourself "bulletproof?"
Was amazed to see a huge .50 caliber slug disintegrate on impact with water! [don't try that one in the bathtub]
Never miss it. I had a personal interest in the peeing on the electric fence episode...
When I was at the age where dad just said "Go pee on a tree or something," I did that while we were on someone's farm. I didn't see that episode, but I can say that "a tree" is preferable to "something."
sometimes their mindset for methodology can be immensely frustrating. it's really not so scientific....
but when have journal publishings ever been worthy of prime-time tv hm? guess it makes sense.
I saw this show too. For such smart guys you'd think they were brain dead at times. In this particular episode they also discharged a shotgun into the water tank. My first reaction when I saw them setting it up - they're going to shoot the sides out - and they did.
The most boring show I saw was the one with the quarter mile of matchbox car track that kept expanding in the heat...
And I agree, that is a cool job.
i liked the Mythbuster's theme here on WebmasterWorld.
i suspect science teachers and others will use the format if they haven't already.
when will we see a "Busting The MythBusters"?
I hope it doesn't go the way of the "Dummies" brand but I imagine it will. You think we see pandering now for ratings, wait until they get it about product marketing and "extending the brand"... Maybe these guys are good enough and control the brand enough that this won't happen in predictable ways.
I think I saw a "Lawn Furniture for Dummies" product line last time I was at Home Depot.
Mythbusters (brand) Beans and Franks anybody?