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Jamie and Adam of Mythbusters will be doing 2 shows in Seattle on October 4th.

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage take you on a behind-the-scenes look at the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters with a hilarious and entertaining Inside The Scientist’s Studio style presentation. They will bring stories of myths gone wrong and outtakes of segments never seen on air. They will answer questions about their unique personal chemistry and the mad science behind making one of the most popular shows on television. You give Jamie and Adam your suggestions for myths they should bust on future programs. “Behind The Scenes At Mythbusters” does not include experiments or explosions.

I’ll get a chance to talk to them while they’re here – I’d love to pass on myth suggestions from Make readers! Send them to me at patti@makezine.com; I’ll put them together and pass them on. Make sure you include your contact info.

14 thoughts on “Got any myths you want busted?

  1. Yeah…like that the Mythbusters are in any way “scientific”?

    They used to do some actual research before tackling a project but that seems to have fallen by the wayside in order to deliver pyrotechnics, sensationalism, and so they could extend the number of shows by making some “well the viewers disagreed with our results so we’re doing it again” shows.

  2. We were discussing the “A sharp knife is safer than a dull knife” idea at work the other day, and someone disagreed. OF COURSE :-) Mythbusters came up, so I’m glad to post our idea here!

    Oh, and Mythbusters not scientific? See this rebuttle of THAT myth: http://xkcd.com/397/

  3. yachris: they don’t encourage research which would have prevented them from producing several episodes that I’ve seen thus far. The “Tesla earthquake machine” already exists in the field of demolition and they’d have known that if they did a little research. They also could have figured out that their “marching across a bridge” episode actually dealt with the same subjects if they understood the problem in the first place. How do they do that? Research. Seriously, these days they’re monkeys with measuring sticks.

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