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

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 25, 2005 - Fiction - 224 pages
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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 thewater 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.

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User Review  - prosfilaes - LibraryThing

It's a "novelization" of some of the early MythBusters episodes. There are things to recommend this format--price and ease of reference --but if you want the full drama, you want to watch the show ... Read full review

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Wow! Hey! I fell really smart now! :D Our family loves Adam and Jamie, [i]THE Mythbusters[/i]. I don't often get to watch their show as I like to be able to pay full attention to it and not just watch ... Read full review

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Peter Rees is the author of Bearing Witness which won the Nib's Anzac Centenary Literary Prize 2015. The award is worth $3000 and encompasses `books which illustrate the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women, and families of the broader homefront during the First World War┐, and will be judged according to the Nib's `general judging criteria of excellence in literary research, readability, literary merit and value to the community.

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