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Mythbusters

  1. Here’s a Video of Water Droplets Pulsing Like They’re At a Nightclub

    Now wave your hydrogen molecules in the air like you just don't care!

    The Leidenfrost Effect is what happens when water is introduced to an incredibly hot surface and part of it vaporizes upon contact, creating a barrier that briefly protects the rest of the liquid and causes it to oscillate as the vapor travels upward. That's what's happening to the droplet in this video here—well, or it's listening to "Uptown Funk" and can't keep from dancing. One or the other.

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  2. MythBusters‘ Adam Savage Talks Privilege, Women in STEM, and Gamergate: “Shit’s Tough for Girls”

    Confirmed.

    "All anyone wants is to be happy and to be fulfilled [...] And it’s genuinely sad that [GamerGaters] feel so unfulfilled that they feel the drive to push their lack of fulfillment outwards. Right? ‘I want to deny things to you — because I feel denied.’ That’s terrible. The moment you’re trying to hurt other people, whether with words or physical violence — there’s something deeply wrong with you."

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  3. GoldieBlox’s First App Will Teach Kids About the Magic Of… Gif-Making?

    Yeah ok.

    Y'all should be aware that I'm a big fan of movies, gifs, and girls learning about science (specifically, in this case, the science of early motion pictures and the zoopraxiscope). But my favorite thing about the trailer for GoldieBlox's first app has to be the little girl version of the trailer guy voice they have going.

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  4. Mythbusters “Build Team” Leaving the Show After 10 Years

    I hope they regenerate.

    Last night the season finale of Mythbusters aired, and it ended with a surprise message from hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. In the above video Savage and Hyneman announce that their "Build Team," comprised of Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, and Tory Belleci, are leaving the show. It's a bit of a surprise for fans.

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  5. Your Faves Have Been Doing Panels At NerdHQ – And You Can Watch Them All Right Here

    Including Yvonne Strahovski talking about Captain Marvel, oh goodness.

    SDCC isn't the only place you can catch the stars this weekend in San Diego - Zachary Levi is doing his usual awesome thing over at Nerd HQ for Operation Smile, and they've kindly been posting all their excellent panels online for the world to enjoy.

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  6. Take a Tour of Adam Savage’s Pop Culture-Packed Workshop In Google Street View

    It's the best episode of Hoarders ever!

    First off, can we all agree that the phrase "Man Cave" is generally kind of dumb? That said, I'm willing to let Adam Savage call his studio in San Francisco whatever the hell he wants, because it is every nerd's dream. Now with the help of Google Street View, you get to see every nook and cranny for yourself.

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  7. Kari Byron, On the Importance of Representation in Science

    she blinded me with science

    Kari Byron spoke to Mother Jones recently on what it's like being the Chick on Mythbusters, what her inner twelve year old would think about what she's doing now, and how babies and science are totally compatible. You just might have to ask your doctor a lot of unexpected questions.

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  8. Things We Saw Today: Black Milk Teases New Batman Line

    Things We Saw Today

    You can visit Fashionably Geek for a glimpse at some of the swimsuits in Black Milk's upcoming Batman collection, but it's this pic that caught my eye. Loose-fitting shirts, huzzah!

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  9. The Mythbusters Ask, Is “Throw Like A Girl” An Insult? [VIDEO]

    What Boys Think of Girls

    Interesting. Interesting. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  10. The Secret World of Punkin Chunkin, Science Channel’s Thanksgiving Special

    Smuggling! Cloning! Pumpkin theft! Chunkin' is a lot weirder than we thought.

    Science Channel is airing their annual Punkin Chunkin special Thanksgiving night at 8:00PM ET. If you're not familiar with it, it's a show about people who build machines that hurl pumpkins as far as possible -- some nearly a mile. It's a fun look at physics and engineering, but we went to event this year and found it was actually a whole lot more.

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  11. Things We Saw Today: Pokémon Engagement Ring

    Things We Saw Today

    Woo the Pokémon trainer o' your heart with this ring by Arts & Gems. (Fashionably Geek)

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  12. The Mythbusters Explain How Superman Shaves, Try to One-Up Bill Nye

    The Mythbusters' theory on how Superman shaves might be a little far-fetched, but I still had a great time talking with them about it.

    In 2003 my mother said, "There's this new show you'd probably like. It's got people doing science and explosions to test myths." She was of course talking about Mythbusters, and she was absolutely right about my liking it. I love it when people do science and explosions, and I'm pretty confident most folks that read Geekosystem do too. That's why I jumped at the chance to interview Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage for Gillette's How Does He Shave? campaign.

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  13. Gillette Teams Up With Geek Celebs to Wonder About Superman’s Shaving Techniques [Video]

    My guess? He flies backwards around the world until his beard shrinks back into his face.

    It might not have occurred to you while watching the Man of Steel trailer that since Clark Kent is depicted as having a beard in one shot, at some point he had to learn how to shave -- which would probably be incredibly difficult considering the strength of his hair follicles. Razor company Gillette has definitely picked up on this, of course. They've launched a tie-in marketing campaign to postulate about how the Last Son of Krypton manages to look so clean-shaven all the time, and they've enlisted the help of Bill Nye, Mayim Bialik, Kevin Smith,and the Mythbusters to do it.

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  14. What Did the Mythbusters Invent for Chris Hadfield in Space?

    Remember that scene in Apollo 13 where the NASA engineers had to come up with a way for the astronauts to fit a square filter in a round hole using only things already on board the craft? The Mythbusters did that for Chris Hadfield when he was still on the International Space Station. They weren't fixing an air filter, but they took care of an important problem

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  15. Things We Saw Today: Battlestar Galactica Goes Art Deco

    Things We Saw Today

    This art deco BSG poster by Sublevel Studios is just plain gorgeous. Check out one more (Cylon!) at Geek-Art.

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  16. Room for One More? Mythbusters Prove Leonardo DiCaprio Could Fit On the Raft In Titanic

    The ending of the movie Titanic has been a cinematic bone of contention for the ages. Relationships have been shattered and children disowned as a result of the senseless bickering between the two camps --  folks who take Cameron at his word that the wardrobe door could not have preserved the lives of both star-crossed lovers, and other people (yours truly included) who have always believed that there was pretty clearly room for two people, and the whole ending was a piece of idiocy that ruined an otherwise excellent film. Thanks to the Mythbusters crew, we can now shorten the title of the second camp -- you can just refer to us as "the people who were right." Want proof that both Jack and Rose could have lived to see another day, bet married, and probably grow sick of one another in due time? Let's go to the tape.

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  17. Science Beats James Cameron: Titanic’s Death Scene Officially Mythbusted

    and let it be known

    Annoyed movie-goers (and director James Cameron) have argued this one for years but we can finally put it to rest. The Mythbusters crew (Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman) tried to figure out if Titanic's Rose and Jack could both have survived. Cameron may think he had the last word but I think that's best left to this guy. (via MTV) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  18. Watch This Guy Apply For A Job On Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Show With A Film Featuring His Design Work

    Shameless Self-Promotion

    Lots of people want in on Joss Whedon's upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. television show on ABC but perhaps none more than Adam Levermore. He created a short comedy film to act as his resume for production designer on the Avengers spin-off series. And they should really hire him. I mean, besides the fact he pulled this together in two and a half weeks, it's the eye for detail. "Everything that isn’t part of the building or being worn by the actors was my design work, and I think it really shows what I can do to bring a unified, coherent feel to a fictional world," he writes. Of course it does help Levermore to have Mythbusters' Grant Imahara playing himself and Whedon cohort Amber Benson in the mix. The short also stars Taryn O’Neill, Stephanie Thorpe, Andrew Seely, and Yuri Lowenthal. Seriously, give the guy the job already or let him in for an interview at the very least Oh, I forgot, it was written by Amy Berg and there's also a Bear McCreary score. I mean, come on! (via Adam Levermore)

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  19. James Cameron Sinks Our Ship (Or, At Least, Our AU)

    I Guess I Can't Argue With That

    James Cameron doesn't care what you think. It's one of the many privileges of having made billions of dollars. But even mega movie tyrants can get sick of myths that float around the internet. Especially if they have to do with Titanic. In response to the long-standing theory explored by a Reddit user that Jack could have easily fit onto that door with Rose (don't pretend like you don't know what we're talking about), Cameron has gone on the record stating that it's not a question of space, but a question of buoyancy.

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  20. Mythbusters Pose With Freakishly Realistic Miniature Versions of Themselves

    Well, that's unsettling: The Internet has unearthed this photo of Mythbusters stars Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage posing with pint-sized simulacrums of themselves. A myth-busting experiment about cloning gone horribly wrong? A terrifying portent of things to come? Apparently not. Eagle-eyed Redditors point out that the lifelike masks were made for a segment on their show, and have been incorporated into the duo's live act where kids from the audience are disguised as the Mythbusters. While that's some good knowledge to have, it doesn't make this image any less unsettling.

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