Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Tonight....a very important 'Mythbusters.'

They're asking to age old question "Seasickness: Kill or Cure".

I'm guessing they'll be dumping terminally ill kittens in a dinghy on the high seas....

The trick is to get so motion sick that you just puke the disease right out of your body.

Of course, accidentally puking yourself to death is always a risk, hence the myth.

I love TV.

21 comments:

TastyMcJ said...

Speaking of mythbusters....

I was just talking with a friend last night about how they should do an episode where the test the myth of whether or not putting pennies on a railroad track can derail the train.

I found reference on the 'net to them already having done this, but I couldn't find it in the episode guide. Has anyone seen/know if this is true.

TastyMcJ said...

They should do an episode of the myth of them having busted the myth of putting pennies on a railroad track leading to a derailment

TastyMcJ said...

Really, any excuse to put Kari in a train conductor's outfit...

I would so be there.

jiggs said...

I've got that episode. It's the one where they originally test the peeing on the third rail myth.

And no, a penny won't derail a train. It makes total sense that it wouldn't. Rocks and shit are probably on the tracks all the time and it would be pretty poor engineering if the train could be derailed by a pebble.

And FYI, since it was a first season episode, Kari wasn't in it.

jiggs said...

Do you think they'll light the kitties on fire like a viking death ritual, except with kitties?

TastyMcJ said...

well, they might, if they die.

it wouldn't really be keeping pace with the latest episodes, if nothing gets torched or blown up.

TastyMcJ said...

Ah... ok. I knew that it wouldn't, as I've put pennies on the track myself... plus, it wouldn't really make much sense, as you say.

Lee Ann said...

Did you see the one where they filled up an old sunken boat with ping pong balls to see if they could get it to float?

jiggs said...

I am familiar with it, but I don't remember the outcome anymore.

Lee Ann said...

The boat floats!
Did you see the one where they shot an uncooked chicken out of a cannon into a car windshield?

Ok, I won't keep going on about Mythbusters.
cya later muffin!

jiggs said...

The chicken gun one is an episode that is a favorite of both Tasty and myself. We've got that one on DVD too.

It's cool that you like the mythbusters, Lee Ann!

Monkey said...

Didn't a lot of people die of seasickness on the Mayflower? Or is that a myth they use as a bedtime story for the wee ones?

I worry for the chickens and the kittens.

Ɯbermilf said...

J'aime les Mythbusters.

Beaucoup.

Lee Ann said...

Well, Jamie didn't fool Adam with the B12. That chair would have made me ill!

jiggs said...

The coolest part about the episode was the model of the truck in the water. That was really awesome that the model worked so well.

Lee Ann said...

Yeah, you could tell better with the oats than the food coloring! That was impressive!

Lilly said...

WOW glad to have found a bunch of fellow-Mythbusters-enthusiasts! :-D

I think we're a little bit behind with the current episodes here in Denmark -- though still *fairly* up to date; it's just a small delay.

Discovery Denmark show Mythbusters EVERY day [except for the weekends] -- excellent!

jiggs said...

Good to meet you lilly.

They show three or four episodes a week out here, but all but one are reruns that we've seen.

Also I own all the dvds from the first season.

Lilly said...

Likewise :-)

Good to hear you guys get a proper weekly dosis of those amazing guys too! ;-)

Reruns here too -- the one tonight was the famous one with Kari's bum!

jiggs said...

sweet!

Lilly said...

LOL -- what an "unexpected" reaction ;-P