We hope Adam isn't jealous!
On Saturday, my 7-year-old and I attended the Mythbusters: Behind The Myths live show in San Francisco and it was absolutely fantastic. The two-hour performance was astonishing, hilarious, thrilling, and, yes, educational. BB pal Adam and Jamie have a talent for making you, and every other person in a packed theater, feel like you're justing hanging out with a couple of really smart and witty friends who have a knack for blowing your mind. Above is the phone book friction experiment from the TV show that Adam and Jamie demonstrated on stage, with Adam's life hanging in the balance. The tour continues around the country through December. Highly recommended! Adam Savage video: Ground Rules for Success at Boing Boing: Ingenuity Read the rest
Apologies for another Titanic-related post this week, but this one has Mythbusters in it. James Cameron did an interview with IGN in which he talked about the conversion to 3D, yada yada yada... And then a minute before the end of the video, the interviewer asks Cameron if he's aware of the Reddit thread trying to debunk the whole "door couldn't hold both Jack and Rose" thing. Cameron argues that while sheer surface area may have allowed two people to lay on top, physics would not. It flipped when Jack tried to get on, you see. And the filmmaker says that Discovery Channel's Mythbusters will be tackling this mystery of buoyancy on an upcoming episode, and he would like to help them prove that he was right.
I feel like Cameron has actually run this experiment in his own personal laboratory numerous times, and that's why he's so sure of this. (Plus, science totally backs him up.) Though I still think that if Jeremy Sisto played Jack, he not only would have found a way for both him and Kate Winslet to get on that thing, he would have saved both of their lives with sex warmth.