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'MythBusters' Apologize for Cannonball Accident

by Catherine Lawson, posted Dec 8th 2011 5:45AM
'Mythbusters' cannonball accidentYesterday came news that the 'MythBusters' team had accidentally fired a 30-lbs cannonball through a house. Although on the face of it, it seemed like a pretty funny story, more details have since emerged that show how lucky local residents were to escape injury.

According to 'The San Francisco Chronicle,'
the cannonball travelled straight through the Shetty family's house, exiting through the exterior wall of the master bedroom as mom Seema was napping in the room with her two year-old son. After traveling a total of 3,300 feet, the cannonball eventually came to rest in Satwinder Gill's minivan. She told ABC-7 News that "my husband and son were in the car five minutes before it happened."

'MythBusters' hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage -- who were not present when the accident happened -- travelled to Dublin, California to meet with the families affected by the accident and to apologize. Savage told 'The San Francisco Chronicle,' "It's a wake-up call. Honestly, the feeling of embarrassment is not something we're indulging in right now. We feel for the families and the people affected by this."

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'MythBusters' Beauty Kari Byron Talks New Series 'Head Rush'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Aug 23rd 2010 3:30PM
Kari Byron, 'Head Rush'We know and love Kari Byron from 'MythBusters,' and now she's taking her enthusiasm and curiosity about all things science to a new after-school show aimed at middle school-aged kids.

'Head Rush' takes all the best bits of researching and testing hypotheses from 'MB' and walks its viewers through the process step by step. Encouraging kids to follow along at home or in the classroom, the show is conveniently commercial-free for totally uninterrupted experimentation.

I caught up with Kari to hear more about her new show, getting interactive with viewers, juggling both shows with having a new baby and her own unlikely path to TV science expert hall of fame.

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The Show Girl Talks 'Head Rush,' 'Thintervention' & Kids In the Hall's Latest (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Aug 20th 2010 1:00PM
Kari Byron, Head RushLove 'MythBusters'? Can't get enough of Kari Byron's endearing fearlessness? Then definitely check out her new show, 'Head Rush.' Yes, the after-school science show isn't exactly made for adults, but whose physics and biology knowledge couldn't use a little brushing up?

I also preview Jackie Warner's new weight loss show 'Thintervention,' which she says is designed to target her clients' bodies, minds and souls. So which celeb does she want to help rehab? I see a spinoff, Bravo! Then I catch up with the Kids In the Hall to talk about their new murder mystery miniseries 'Death Comes to Town' ... and squishing heads.

Got questions? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

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'MythBusters' Dish On New Season, Fears & Things That Hurt Their Brains (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Aug 16th 2010 8:00PM
Few shows make me gasp, laugh, gag and cheer -- sometimes all in one episode -- more than 'MythBusters' (Wednesdays, 9PM ET on Discovery Channel). And I don't just love it for that mishmash of emotions; I watch it so religiously because I learn something new from every episode.

The gang is back soon with new episodes full of busting myths and going above and beyond with their experiments, all in the name of science. But with so many myths already tackled, will they ever run out? Don't count on it.

So how do you prove or disprove cold feet? Well, you do what scares you the most. And what, after all these years, could make the cast's and crew's brains hurt? Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Kari Byron, Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci give me the scoop.

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Set Visit: Mythbusters wraps seventh series of science gone mad

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Oct 3rd 2009 10:00AM
The Mythbusters crew hosts a set visit in San Francisco.The Mythbusters crew aren't scientists, but they sort of play them on TV -- submitting everything from movie stunts to common household sayings to proven analytic methods.

Of course, it's more fun to determine whether you can cut a tree in half with a machine gun than it is to test the effectiveness of a new polymer, so Mythbusters gets a TV show -- and your average scientists don't.

To celebrate Mythbusters' completion of its seventh series of episodes on Discovery Channel, series stars Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage hosted a set visit of their testing and production facilities in an industrial park just outside San Francisco's Mission District.

Hyneman led the tour himself through M5 Industries -- a former visual effects house turned production shop for the popular debunking series.

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MythBusters' Kari Byron in FHM

by Keith McDuffee, posted May 26th 2006 2:19PM
kari byron of mythbustersMyth: Kari, the hot-in-a-way-that's- hard-to-describe MythBuster girl will do a tasty spread for FHM magazine. Myth Confirmed.

I've been a fan of MythBusters for a while now, and I can't help but admit that there's just something about Kari. Most likely it's the fact that here we have a cool, hip chick who loves downing beers with the guys and pierces things without getting overly pin-cushion on us, while at the same time loves science and getting down and geeky. Being not so bad on the eyes doesn't hurt either.

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