Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Mythbusters

I have a new favourite TV show and blimey, it is a science show.
Mythbusters is special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman using scientific methods to test the validity of various rumours, urban legends, myths and internet rumours.
This week they tested the 'Brown Note' theory which saw Adam stood amongst some huge speakers and swamped with an infrasound frequency that is said to cause humans to lose control of their bowels. He never unfortunately.
Britain has its own version of Mythbusters called Brainiacs but that is played more for entertainment but there is a certain amount of crossover such as running on custard, mobile phones at petrol stations and the aforementioned Brown note experiment but Mythbusters seems to have a much larger budget and can therefore smash cars between two trucks, build an Archimedes Death Ray and attach rockets to a car to see if it would take off.
Brainiacs is one of Sky's Televisions best viewed programmes and Mythbusters seems very popular on the web so there is the call for science based programming as long as it's done the right way and doesn't blind you with unfathomable science.
One thing is the lousy British accent that Adam Savage seems to launch into at least once a show, it sucks dude. Stick to burning off your eyebrows or making fun of Jamie's impressively ludicrous facial hair.

6 comments:

iMuslim said...

I love that show! Brainiac is also good but it's more about popularizing Science than busting myths.

Cody Bones said...

I am a huge Mythbusters fan, the airplane on a treadmill was one of my favorites

Anonymous said...

If it is like the U.S. show of the same name they will eventually come up with some really poor models/prototypes... but it is usually good here.

Q

Lucy said...

I found it accidently about a month or so ago whilst channel surfing and it seems to be on Discovery all the time. It does seem like a bigger and better version of Brainiac which seems to concentrate on the small stuff like where is the most painful place to pull a hair from. The nose apparently.

Nate Peele said...

I really do enjoy Mythbusters. I was in a hotel with nothing else on last year and I've been hooked ever since.

Anonymous said...

Adam Savage's British accent is hilarious and the best part of the show!!!