Sep 102007

The nutty bunch of scientific debunkers are again on our television screens, Mondays, SBS at 7:30pm. We’re only nine months behind the US with this series, which begins with episode 72.

If you’re unfortunate enough to drive your vehicle into the drink, is it possible to escape or will a watery grave be your fate? Heading poolside, the guys get their feet wet by doing some intensive underwater training. Then the pressure is on as they seat themselves inside a submerged car and do their darndest to get out. Meanwhile Grant, Tory and Kari roll out the Seven Paper Fold myth. Is it possible to fold a piece of paper in half more than seven times? Taking this myth to the outer limits, our crew sets up at a location that has plenty of space — NASA. Here, in the biggest build they have ever attempted, their mission is to put together a piece of paper that’s the size of a football field.

Mythbusters just has to be my favourite show of the working week, simply due to it’s sheer escapist approach to physics and experimentation. There’s also the off-beat humour of co-host Adam Savage, who just has to be borderline bi-polar. A nutbag, but one hell of a funny guy.
If you’ve never seen Mythbusters, then it’s time you did. SBS has the best shows. You only need to get past the ‘eeewwww! It’s not really Australian’ hangup.

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