The Explosive Truth Behind 30 of the Most Perplexing Urban Legends of All Time

Book - 2005 | 1st ed
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The hosts of the hit television series MythBusters go behind the scenes to provide the real story of thirty of our most baffling urban legends, explaining how they use modern-day scientific principles and methods to document what is fact and what is fiction, in a volume that includes illustrations, photographs, blueprints, and interviews to document the process. Leave no urban myth untested. Could you kill someone by dropping a penny from a skyscraper? Can an unsuspecting scuba diver be sucked out of the water by a firefighting helicopter and get spit out in the middle of a forest fire? Can you save yourself in a plummeting elevator by jumping just before it hits bottom? Special effects experts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, hosts of the Discovery Channel's top-rated MythBusters, use modern-day extreme science to show you what's real and what's fiction. With photographs, illustrations, blueprints, and exclusive interviews to document the mythbusting process, MythBusters: The Explosive Truth Behind 30 of the Most Perplexing Urban Legends of All Time will examine dozens of urban legends, from exploding toilets to being buried alive -- these guys have tested them all. Eye-opening, jaw-dropping, and even laugh-inducing, this book will delight armchair scientists, curious readers, and fans of the show alike. Keith and Kent Zimmerman are the New York Times bestselling coauthors of Hell's Angel and The Best Damn Sports Book, Period, among others.
Publisher: New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 141690929X (pbk.)
9781416909293 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: Y791.4572 ZIM
Characteristics: 205 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Zimmerman, Kent 1953-

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JCLDianeH Jul 18, 2013

If you like science, urban legends, and humor, Mythbusters is the show for you. In this book, some of the favorite myths are explored, from how they got started to the results. Included are comments from the show’s hosts – Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage – as well as from the show’s producer/creator – Peter Rees. Mythbusters first aired on the Discovery channel in 2003 and is still delighting and educating people of all ages. For those of you who are already fans, you might enjoy the first part of the book which gives brief descriptions of how Jamie and Adam ended up as co-hosts on this fun and informative show.

Jun 05, 2012

I book is awsome just like the show


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