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  • Why Michelle Obama's appearance on NCIS will be a disaster

    04/27/2016 11:54:03 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 75 replies
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | 4/27/2016 | Stuart Heritage
    Here’s a quick prediction: Michelle Obama’s appearance on NCIS next month will be a huge disappointment. It has been revealed that, in the forthcoming episode Homefront, the first lady will host NCIS special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs at the White House for a discussion about her military charity, Joining Forces.That’s it. What a wasted opportunity. Not that we shouldn’t have seen it coming, of course – over the past couple of years, the Obamas have embarked on a highly targeted media assault in a bid to reach audiences that might not otherwise be engaged by traditional political discussion. That’s why...
  • "Mythbusters" Drops Bellaci, Byron, and Imihara from Cast

    08/21/2014 7:32:40 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 43 replies
    Facebook | 8/22/14 | Me
    Now that's weird...about 15 minutes ago, Discovery Channel posted a message from the original "Mythbusters" duo of Adam savage and Jaime Hyneman. In it they wished the trio of Tory Bellaci, Grant Imihara, and Kari Byron a fond farewell and wished them "all the best". There were no announcements from Discovery about any problems or arguments with the three prior to this. In fact, the trio represented 'Mythbusters' at the Emmy Awards just this last week. No one saw this coming. Already, the response on the 'Mythbusters' Facebook page is off the charts. The fans of the show are giving...
  • Mythbusters: Shooting Holes in a Floor

    10/21/2012 8:27:56 PM PDT · by Altariel · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 12, 2008 | Mythbusters3000
    The Mythbusters test the myth from the movie Underworld where Kate Beckinsale shoots her way through the floor. Enjoy.
  • Star Trek - Mythbusters - Gorn Cannon (Complete)

    10/21/2012 6:10:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    youtube. ^ | Mar 9, 2011
    FROM THE DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME CATEGORY: From the Mini Myth Mayhem episode, the Mythbusters gang re-create the infamous scene from "Arena" to see if the cannon Kirk used would really work.
  • 'MythBusters' hosts: Sorry about that cannonball

    12/07/2011 9:55:59 PM PST · by EveningStar · 93 replies · 2+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 7, 2011 | Demian Bulwa
    The special-effects gurus who host the television show "MythBusters" were cast Wednesday in an ignominious role: visiting a home on a quiet street in Dublin and apologizing to a family for firing a 30-pound cannonball through their front door a day earlier.
  • Errant 'Mythbusters' cannonball hits home in Dublin

    12/07/2011 6:54:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 50 replies ^ | 6 December, 2011 | Paul Thissen
    A cannonball misfired by the "Mythbusters" TV show crew blasted through an East Dublin home Tuesday afternoon while its occupants were asleep. It then smashed through a window of a minivan parked a few hundred feet away. No one was injured, and the home's residents did not wake up until the dust was settling on top of them, said an Alameda County Sheriff's Office spokesman. The cannon was shot at the Sheriff's Office bomb range behind Santa Rita Jail about 4:15 p.m., said the spokesman, J.D. Nelson, who is also a consultant for the Discovery Channel TV show. He had...
  • Errant 'Mythbusters' cannonball hits East Bay house

    12/07/2011 1:10:13 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 29 replies · 2+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/7/11 | Paul Thissen
    A cannonball misfired by the "Mythbusters" TV show crew blasted through an East Dublin home Tuesday afternoon while its occupants were asleep. It then smashed through a window of a minivan parked a few hundred feet away. No one was injured, and the home's residents did not wake up until the dust was settling on top of them, said an Alameda County Sheriff's Office spokesman. The cannon was shot at the Sheriff's Office bomb range behind Santa Rita Jail about 4:15 p.m., said the spokesman, J.D. Nelson, who is also a consultant for the Discovery Channel TV show. He had...
  • [Mythbusters] TV Stunt Goes Awry, Sends Cannonball Rocketing Through Homes

    12/07/2011 7:00:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 74 replies · 1+ views
    DUBLIN, Calif. (CBS) — A cast iron cannonball rocketed through two homes and landed inside a minivan Tuesday when a “Mythbusters” TV experiment went wrong. Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are hosts of the scientific experimentation show, which airs on The Discovery Channel. The pair was reportedly trying to figure out how fast a cannonball would travel, when it misfired and shot hundreds of feet in the air. “This cannonball was supposed to go through several barrels of water and through a cinder block, and then ultimately into the side of the hill,” said J.D. Nelson of the Alameda County...
  • 'MythBusters' cannonball goes through nearby house

    12/06/2011 8:12:00 PM PST · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    U.S. News ^ | December 6, 2011 | NBC News and staff
    A "MythBusters" experiment went awry Tuesday, sending a cannonball blasting through a home, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said.
  • Is it really dangerous to use a cell phone on a plane?

    01/21/2011 8:34:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/21/11 | Marnie Hunter
    You know who you are. You leave your phone on during flights, maybe do a little text messaging and otherwise break rules about cell phone use on planes once the doors close for departure. "This is an absurd rule. I never turn (mine) off. I may text or browse the Web, but I never talk on the phone," one reader commented recently. On the other side of the aisle are passengers who abide by the safety instructions and warnings, worried that cellular signals may indeed interfere with cockpit instruments. Take those two camps and add passengers who say either...
  • Check out Obama getting busted by the Myth Busters

    12/17/2010 9:46:56 AM PST · by Todd Kinsey · 2 replies
    Must see video - Recently the president was on Myth Busters, well the folks at ReasonTV decided to bust the myth that is President Obama.
  • Obama on MythBusters tonight at 9:00PM (Discovery)

    12/08/2010 6:00:33 PM PST · by Skeez · 25 replies
    Just saw promo... It's a redo of the Archimedes Solar Death Ray.
  • Adam Savage(MythBusters) "WTF, TSA?"-"They saw my junk but missed THIS" *He then displays

    11/23/2010 3:24:21 PM PST · by SubGeniusX · 27 replies
    w00tstock Seattle ^ | May 13, 2010 | Adam Savage
    NSFW Language in videoYouTube Video - #w00tstock Seattle: Adam Savage says "WTF, TSA?"NSFW Language in video Adam Savage: "What the ****, TSA? You saw my junk but you missed this?" (Holds up and displays - TWO 12 inch long razor blades)
  • Syracusia [Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia]

    01/28/2006 8:46:55 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 1,156+ views
    Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia ^ | prior to 2006 | Houghton Mifflin
    One of the most complete descriptions of a ship from antiquity is that described by the Greek writer Athenaeus. Writing in the second century ce, but basing his account on more contemporary descriptions (now lost), he described a huge grain ship built by Hieron II, king of Syracuse from 269 to 215 bce. Lionel Casson considers this to be the largest ship built in antiquity... There were cabins for 142 first-class passengers on the second deck in addition to accommodations for steerage, the lower deck being reserved for cargo and the upper deck for soldiers, said to number 400. The...
  • Study: Archimedes Set Roman Ships Afire with Cannons

    07/07/2010 8:20:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies · 1+ views
    LiveScience ^ | June 28, 2010 | Jeremy Hsu
    Greek inventor Archimedes is said to have used mirrors to burn ships of an attacking Roman fleet. But new research suggests he may have used steam cannons and fiery cannonballs instead. A legend begun in the Medieval Ages tells of how Archimedes used mirrors to concentrate sunlight as a defensive weapon during the siege of Syracuse, then a Greek colony on the island of Sicily, from 214 to 212 B.C. No contemporary Roman or Greek accounts tell of such a mirror device, however. Both engineering calculations and historical evidence support use of steam cannons as "much more reasonable than the...
  • 13th century text hides words of Archimedes

    05/11/2007 1:32:53 AM PDT · by dbehsman · 11 replies · 1,021+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 26, 2006 | Jia-Rui Chong
    THE book cost $2 million at auction, but large sections are unreadable. Some of its 348 pages are torn or missing and others are covered with sprawling purple patches of mildew. Sooty edges and water stains indicate a close escape from a fire.
  • Obama to Appear on Mythbusters, Bolster America's Giant-Mirror Capability

    10/18/2010 1:31:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Time Magazine's Tuned In Blog ^ | October 18, 2010 | James Poniewozik, TV Critic
    President Obama and Discovery Channel announced today that the chief executive will appear on the Dec. 8 episode of Mythbusters. And surprisingly, the myth being busted has nothing to do with either Islam or Kenyan birth certificates. On the episode, Obama will ask Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to test whether it was possible for the Greek scientist Archimedes, as told in story, to have set fire to an invading fleet using a giant mirror and the reflected rays of the sun. Which forces me to ask: What the hell is the government secretly planning to do with a giant...
  • Obama to Appear on “Mythbusters”

    10/18/2010 10:34:04 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 64 replies · 1+ views
    For a president under siege, maybe this could help. In an episode of “Mythbusters” on the Discovery Channel to be shown on Dec. 8, President Obama will help determine whether the Greek scientist Archimedes really set fire to an invading Roman fleet using only mirrors and the reflected rays of the sun. Legend has it that during the Siege of Syracuse, circa 214 B.C., Archimedes destroyed the enemy ships with fire, the result of a “heat ray” involving a series of mirrors set up on the coast. But the question has long remained: Did it really happen that way? “Mythbusters”...
  • Obama To Appear On Episode Of 'Mythbusters'

    10/18/2010 4:53:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 62 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 18, 2010
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will appear on an episode of "Mythbusters," a television show that uses science to determine the truth behind urban legends. The White House says the episode will air Dec. 8 on the Discovery Channel. Discovery says the episode considers this question: Did Greek scientist Archimedes set fire to an invading Roman fleet using only mirrors and the reflected rays of the sun?
  • Mythbusters show not allowed to do anything on RFID

    07/11/2009 6:03:57 PM PDT · by Crimson Elephant · 66 replies · 4,781+ views ^ | Adam Savage Mythbusters
    Mythbusters guys not allowed to demonstrate what the RFID chips are doing.
  • VIDEO: Polishing a Turd (Yes, you can!)

    04/19/2009 11:21:53 PM PDT · by dayglored · 5 replies · 766+ views
    Discovery Channel website ^ | 4/19/2009 | MythBusters
    This is a 5-minute video of MythBusters learning, and demonstrating, the Japanese art of "dorodungo" -- how to take real animal poo, and with a lot of work, make a high-gloss ball a few inches in diameter. In other words, they show how to "polish a turd". The political implications of this process, especially with regard to how the media spin-meisters treat recent administration screw-ups and related events, were inescapable...
  • Mythbusters 'Big Bang' Shatters Windows

    03/26/2009 2:31:22 PM PDT · by al baby · 34 replies · 13,344+ views
    KCRA3 | Today | KCRA3
    Mythbusters 'Big Bang' Shatters Windows Residents Rocked In Yolo County POSTED: 11:39 pm PDT March 25, 2009 UPDATED: 12:39 pm PDT March 26, 2009 YOLO COUNTY, Calif. -- A big explosion, in the name of science, scared a lot of people in a small town. Mythbusters went to Yolo County and ended up with a bigger bang than expected.
  • 'Mythbusters' Blast Shakes Small Town (TV Show Explodes 500 Pounds Of Explosives)

    03/26/2009 4:54:43 AM PDT · by Abathar · 64 replies · 2,157+ views ^ | 03/26/09 | unknown
    YOLO COUNTY, Calif. -- A big explosion, in the name of science, scared a lot of people in a small California town. It all began with a test from by the crew of the TV show Mythbusters, but their test produced a bigger bank than they expected. "It was a boom that was just -- I had never heard anything like that before, it was really wired," Sherril Stephens told TV station KCRA. The explosion was so big, Stephens said it knocked her off the couch and broke her front window. Nearly the entire town of Esparto, Calif., poured into...
  • Mythbusters Gagged: Credit Card Companies Kill Episode Exposing RFID Security Flaws

    08/31/2008 7:31:10 AM PDT · by MichiganMan · 44 replies · 1,550+ views
    The Consumerist ^ | 8/30/08 | The Consumerist
    Credit card companies successfully nixed a Mythbusters segment exposing RFID's security flaws, according to Arbiter of Truth and Mythbusters co-host, Adam Savage. Texas Instruments comes on along with chief legal counsel for American Express, Visa, Discover, and everybody else... They were way, way outgunned and they absolutely made it really clear to Discovery that they were not going to air this episode talking about how hackable this stuff was, and Discovery backed way down being a large corporation that depends upon the revenue of the advertisers. Now it's on Discovery's radar and they won't let us go near it.
  • Polish tourist killed by urinating on 750-volt electric railway line

    07/22/2008 12:59:33 PM PDT · by TaxRelief · 80 replies · 396+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | July 22, 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A tourist who relieved himself over a live railway line at a south London station was electrocuted.
  • "Smash Lab" (new show on the Discovery Channel) is a horrible ripoff of "Mythbusters."

    12/27/2007 10:33:08 AM PST · by grundle · 7 replies · 362+ views
    I love "Mythbusters." It's fun, charming, full of personality, very scientific, and a great way to learn about science. So now the Discovery Channel has made a new show called "Smash Lab." It's an obvious attempt at ripping off Mythbusters. However, it fails in every way possible. The characters have no personality. The show has no sense of fun, wonder, or amazement. It's absolutely horrible, in every way imaginable.

    10/02/2007 9:15:49 AM PDT · by 7thson · 61 replies · 240+ views
    Hey, I got a question for all the firearm experts/enthusiasts on Free Republic. Speaking to my grandson recently - he is 16 - he told me a episode of Mythbusters where the look at the 'myth' shown in movies when a person gets shot they get blown back. The Mythbuster people concluded it was false by shooting a dead pig and a dummy. Also - and this stood out to me right away - they said that according to Newtons law - every action has an opposite reaction - that when the person gets blown back it would mean the...
  • TSA Releases Tape After Woman Says Sippy Cup Caused Airport Raucus

    06/16/2007 12:33:12 PM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 88 replies · 3,128+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2007
    ARLINGTON, Virginia — The Transportation Security Administration is denying allegations that an airport screener seized a toddler's cup and mistreated his mother, taking the unusual step of posting security camera footage on its Web site. At issue is whether Monica Emmerson, a former Secret Service officer, was improperly detained June 11 after she spilled water out of her child's cup at Washington's Reagan National Airport. TSA has banned most fluids at airport security checkpoints because of concern about possible liquid explosives. A TSA report said Emmerson told an officer she was a Secret Service agent, flashed her credentials and said...
  • strange but true

    08/12/2006 2:55:36 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 2 replies · 291+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 12, 2006 | Bill and Rich Sones, Ph.D.
    Q From an Oregon reader: "If I put a bottle of beer in the freezer (for a little too long), when I take it out the beer is still liquid until I pop the cap, whereupon the stuff begins to freeze and ooze out of the bottle. Why the sudden phase transition? I know if I leave the bottle in far too long the beer will freeze with the cap on." A Depending on its alcohol content, beer will freeze at 2-10 degrees colder than water so it freezes slower, which is why you can usually remember to take it...
  • Mythbusters: Diet Cola/Mentos Trick

    08/09/2006 6:24:19 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 21 replies · 1,400+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | 8/9/2006 | n/a
    Mythbusters investigate the source of the diet cola/Mentos reaction. Also, try to confirm/bust postage stamp on helicopter blade myth
  • Tests of Fabled Archimedes Death Ray Fail

    10/22/2005 9:14:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 917+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/22/05 | RON HARRIS
    SAN FRANCISCO - It wasn't exactly the ancient siege of Syracuse, but rather a curious quest for scientific validation. According to sparse historical writings, the Greek mathematician Archimedes torched a fleet of invading Roman ships by reflecting the sun's powerful rays with a mirrored device made of glass or bronze. More than 2,000 years later, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Arizona set out to recreate Archimedes' fabled death ray Saturday in an experiment sponsored by the Discovery Channel program "MythBusters." Their attempts to set fire to an 80-year-old fishing boat using their own versions...
  • Border Slingshot (illegal immigrants firing themselves across the border with a slingshot [?])

    07/15/2005 2:04:10 PM PDT · by theFIRMbss · 38 replies · 3,550+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | July 27, 2005 | Discovery Channel
    Episode 35: Border Slingshot Is it feasible to fly over the frontier? In this episode, Adam and Jamie take on the myth that illegal immigrants are firing themselves 200 yards across the border and into the United States with a slingshot so accurate, it can land the human projectiles safely on a carefully placed mattress. Border patrols are reportedly baffled — can the MythBusters' handbuilt human-sized slingshot solve the puzzle? premiere: July 27, 2005