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Brett_Tabke

3:51 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Any fans [discovery.com] of Jamie and Adam here?

Me and E hardly miss and ep. They occasionally do some pretty cool science. (along with blowing things up).

jatar_k

3:53 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I like them shooting frozen chickens from a cannon

Terabytes

4:15 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I never miss an episode...

Favorite one's are the movie debunkers... like splitting an arrow, cracking security issues, etc...

Great Show!

[edited by: Terabytes at 4:18 pm (utc) on Jan. 12, 2007]

phranque

4:26 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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the exploding toilet episode was pretty good too.

The_Hat

4:27 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Love Mythbusters. one of my favorite shows.

wyweb

4:30 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)



Never miss it. I had a personal interest in the peeing on the electric fence episode...

Philosopher

4:38 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Definitely one of my favorite shows.

If I didn't enjoy what I'm already doing, THAT is the kind of job I would want!

hughie

6:11 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I had a personal interest in the peeing on the electric fence episode...

I've seen a few but that one sounds really painful, i hope the resultant outcome was either a myth, or very funny.

The_Hat

6:32 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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hughie: with Mythbuster you can be pretty much assured that it was one or the other.

I would love to know if there is any connection with the infotainment superstars Adam and Jamie and the website I have come to know and love Webmasterworld.com.

kevinpate

6:51 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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> any fans

in a word .... busted!
they have one of the world's coolest gigs.
:)

jsinger

7:00 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Best episode: testing whether a damaged compressed air cylinder could blast off like a rocket. It did and smashed a perfectly round hole through the cinder block test wall... and partially through the building's real wall behind it!

I think they're pandering to ratings lately. Less science and more blowin' stuff to smithereens.

Fiver

8:04 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I remember an old episode that bothered me - the one where they tried to experiment with the rhythmic stepping of an army crossing a bridge (potentially resonating with the bridge and causing it to sway or collapse)

Jamie's setup pretty much sucked on that one... I'd like to see them revisit it.

/has a bit of a resonance obsession

bunltd

8:06 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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We watch it here all the time. My 10yo son loves it.

Maybe that's why he asked if he could put tin foil in the microwave yesterday to see if it'd make lightning... LOL. I said no.

LisaB

The_Hat

9:24 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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LisaB: try putting a blank cdrom in the microwave.... very cool.

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.

Leosghost

12:09 am on Jan 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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try putting a blank cdrom in the microwave.

that what those AOL cd's are for;-)

[edited by: Leosghost at 12:10 am (utc) on Jan. 13, 2007]

monkeythumpa

12:29 am on Jan 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I see them setting up from time to time. I live near the Alameda naval air station they use and my wife's work is near their shop in the city.

lawman

10:10 am on Jan 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Like what they do. Don't like the format, the way they start another project before the conclude the first.

jsinger

12:37 pm on Jan 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Most of the really crazy myths get busted. Not all. What were most surprising outcomes to you?

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]

Brett_Tabke

4:27 am on Jan 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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> What were most surprising outcomes to you?

That you can dodge a bullet by jumping into water and diving only a couple of feet deep. So, the old "breath through a reed" trick in the old tarzan movies, actually works.

BarryStCyr

6:34 am on Jan 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Just finished rewatching the Hindenburgh (sp?) myth ep. I agree that there is some ratings pandering, but on the whole I really enjoy it

BTW Kari is HOT

Barry

rj87uk

9:54 am on Jan 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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This sounds good! Is it out in the UK?

phranque

10:21 am on Jan 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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This sounds good! Is it out in the UK?

it's on the discovery channel which is typically on dish networks and many cable systems stateside.
not sure about "ukcasting" but they are certainly available over broadband at a per-show cost...

jsinger

7:06 pm on Jan 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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If you can't get MB on TV, their very active website provides most of the show's flavor and findings. People suggest myths to test. Nerdie types debate past episodes ad nauseum. If you REALLY need to know more about a myth, (say you're planning a Tarzan/reed escape), visitors offer their own experiences and research.

Hawkgirl

7:30 pm on Jan 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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> What were most surprising outcomes to you?

That death/speed metal music makes plants grow much better than not having music at all.

jsinger

7:36 pm on Jan 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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If you can't get MB on TV, their very active website provides most of the show's flavor and findings. People suggest myths to test. Nerdie types debate past episodes ad nauseum. If you REALLY need to know more about a myth, (say you're planning a Tarzan/reed escape), visitors offer their own experiences and research.

oneguy

11:46 pm on Jan 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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."

Fiver

3:36 pm on Jan 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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oooh you remember that one about plants reacting on polygraphs? That was inching towards extremely interesting, then they changed the entire experiment, completely isolated themselves from the plants, got different results (of-freakin-course) and decided to ignore the initial promising results.

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.

BillyS

2:22 am on Jan 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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>>That you can dodge a bullet by jumping into water and diving only a couple of feet deep.

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.

tstaheli

8:25 pm on Jan 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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iTunes has it.

chewy

5:16 pm on Jan 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

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it is great entertainment and not bad pop-science.

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?