Thursday, January 24, 2008

It's Modern Day Science Class...

I have to admit that when I first saw the show "Mythbusters" I had an "attitude" about watching it. I'm not really "into" those kind of shows. But, we have been watching it for a couple of years now, and I have learned A LOT. Also, "Little Mark" enjoys watching it. It is very educational, especially when discussing the physics required in the experiments. So, he and Cleggy make it a weekend event.

I can understand why men would enjoy the show, because they do blow up a lot of stuff. :-)Last night they actually made a lead balloon fly y'all. I was excited. :-) It is a very interesting show, and Jamie and Adam are very good about explaing the way the experiments work without it going WAY over my head. They are also very good at warning people not to try any of these things at home, except for these. :-) My family and I fully intend to try the Mentos and Diet Coke experiment. :-)

Adam, Jamie and their team (including "Buster") spend one hour either proving or debunking at least 2 "myths" per show. They take great pains in making sure each experiment is done correctly as well as entertaining. Jamie and Adam are some fun guys to watch. :-) Because of this show I have learned that: 1) Driving while talking on a cell phone IS just as bad (if not worse) than driving drunk; 2) A lead balloon CAN fly; 3) A frozen turkey WILL shatter your foot, and can kill your pet, even dropped from just a couple of feet (like carrying it or having it on the counter) 4) Sharks DO appear to be afraid of dolphins.... and MANY more. :-)

If you have never seen this show I encourage you to check it out. We always use them as an example of why Math and Science/Physics are so important to learn. :-) Plus, they're just some funny guys. :-) And at the risk of sounding like a commercial: "Watch on the Discover Channel each Wednesday night from 7:00pm - 9:00 pm CST." :-)


Wendy Darling


Cleggy said...

Couldn't agree more.

Although I will say that Kari is very attractive and reason enough for me to watch the show, even if it weren't for Adam and Jamie being as good as they are.

Yeah, I know. I'm a sexist pig. But you know you love me.


Joanna said...

My guys are all glued to the tv for Mythbusters. I big puffy heart love the graphics - too funny.