My blog || MythBusters

This blog talks about "MythBusters", a popular program on Discovery Channels

Monday, December 11, 2006


TV Journal #5

- Question : How many times do they try to know that a myth isn't true?
- Answer : As much it’s possible. They don’t try 5000 times, but when they saw there’s nothing else to do to see that the myth is possible, they say it’s busted.

- Question : Is the show is serious or more funny?
- Answer : The main idea of the show is serious but the two man character of the show give a funny aspect in it.

- Question : What is the subject of this show?
- Answer : They take a myth and test by different way to see if it’s possible to do it , and if not, they try to know why it’s not possible.

- Question : Did Adams and Jamie are real scientists?
- Answer : I don’t think they are real scientist but in the introduction of the show, they say they have more than 30 years of special-effect experience.

In this show, I have learned that it’s possible to bring the science in an interesting way. I also learned that you can succeed a myth by using your creativity, and not only your science skill. I recommend this show for all the one who say that the science is boring. First time I saw this program, I felt in love with it. Everyone I see watching this program for the first time already love it after only one episode. An hour of this show pass very fast and I think it tell something when you lose the notion of the time when your watching a TV program.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


TV Journal Assignment #4
My name is Adam Savage and I am one of the two main characters of this program. The other one is Jamie Hyneman. This week I tested a myth about the situation between a cellphone and a gas station. As I did in every show, I can’t be serious for more than 15 minutes. Actually, in this episode, I was joking with Jamie because he had a weird vision of the plan we should do to make this myth happen. In fact, I always have the best plan, so Jamie had no choice to let mine be used. My plan was to check the ignition of the cellphone and I saw that the power of the ignition by volt was not high enough to create a flame in the gas. Even if we knew it would not work, we tried and we saw that it did absolutely nothing. Actually, I had a good idea but it wasn’t working. Maybe another time I will have the chance to show that I am able to make something happen.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


TV Journal Assignment #1
For my blog, i decided to talk to you about a tv show named “MythBusters”. I fell in love with this programme when I first saw it on tv. This show play Saturday at 10 o’clock on Discovery Channel. Seriously, The way this show is made seem to be boring, but when you watch at it, you became quickly addicted. It's a hard job to separate the truth from urban legends, but the MythBusters are there for this. Each week, special-effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take three myths and use modern science to show you what's real and what's fiction. That's right, they do more than explain how something may or may not be scientifically possible. Through trial and error they actually demonstrate it. Adam and Jamie are open any ideas of myth. The MythBusters crew also content many other people like : Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci, Scottie Chapman and Christine Chamberlain.

TV Journal Assignment #2
This week on MythBusters, they tested 3 myth. In the first one, they were checking if they were able to use a cellphone at the same time as they were pumping gas, or if it created an explosion. Actually, this myth is busted. Later, they were checking if silicone breasts implants explode if you are at high altitude or in low air pressure. As we can see, this myth was completly false. It didn’t work but we saw that the implant was extremely flexible. The last myth was about a story that a CD can blow up if it is placed in a high speed CD-rom driver. They were not sure at 100% that it could happen, but they thought that the physical damage could happen if the Cd was spinning very fast. They said that the myth could be plausible because they can’t prove that it could happen.