MythBusters: Don't Try This at Home

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Wiley, Feb 10, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
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It’s a tough job separating truth from urban legend, but the MythBusters are here to serve. For example, is it true that if you step in quicksand , you’ll be sucked down to your death? Only two men would be inventive—and adventurous—enough to try to find out: Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, the MythBusters. Each week, hosts Savage and Hyneman, both special effects experts, use modern science to put another three urban legends to the test on their popular TV show. In this book, you’ll learn how they either “busted” or confirmed fifteen myths on their show, often with spectacular results. Here are just some of the urban legends in this book:
  •   Did a Ming Dynasty astronaut launch himself into space with a rocket?
  •   Can a swallowed octopus egg grow to  full size inside a person’s stomach?
  •   Is the daddy longlegs the world’s most venomous spider?
  • Will a sinking ship suck you down?
  • How many balloons are needed to lift a small child off the ground?
  • Does a duck’s quack echo?

Mythbusters: Don’t Try This at Home! gets to the bottom of these urban legends and more, and it lets you do your own mythbusting with fun experiments you can do safely at home.

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Purchased 2 Mythbuster books for my son (the books were part of his Summer Book reading assignment). The books arrived within 5 days of when I placed the order. My son is happy and thoroughly enjoying the various stories from the books. Thank you! Read full review

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This book is about various myths, which the Mythbusters take and try to prove true or false. They do it like scientists: they do various experiments (or the myth itself) and see if the myth is true or ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Mary Packard is the coauthor of "The Story of Christmas Story Book Set & Advent Calendar. "

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