A sad day in myth busting history. I just watched the final episode of MythBusters. The only way to describe the feeling is that it was similar to finishing a book. A book that you have been reading for 14 years and couldn’t put down. Now, what? Where do we go for science? For blowing stuff up? For ingenuity?
All we can do as of right now is reminisce.
Personal Favorite Moments
Explosions are an easy way to go, but it is hard to pick just one favorite myth. Seeing how the MythBusters tested over 1000 myths, how do you just choose one? Escape from Alcatraz, JATO Rocket Car, Cement Truck Explosion, Star Wars specials, Walking Dead Specials, Blue Ice and, of course, the versatility of Duct Tape! What to pick? Well the obvious one, all of them! Woo! Go MythBusters!
The reunion episode
This is when we as fans really got a chance to see the true gravity of this show. Not only was it entertaining, it made differences in people’s life. Even Neil DeGrasse Tyson had a cameo stating that the MythBusters helped an entire generation of people start to think critically and ask questions. People became inspired to become scientists, and chase their dreams. How could anyone not like this show? The president even came on to thank them for proving that the United States actually did land on the moon.
Seeing the old gang back together for the last time was really awesome. Having the triumphant trio (Tory, Carrie, and Grant) missing from the last couple seasons was a bummer. Yet they will always be MythBusters, no matter what.
They helped save lives
This was something that I had no idea about until the reunion episode. A woman actually used something she learned on the show to escape from her car that went into a lake. In the underwater car special, Adam showed that you need to wait for the pressure to equalize prior to opening your door. She used this knowledge to save her daughter and her own live 2 years ago.
What are your thoughts?
What are you going to miss the most? What was your favorite Myth? Leave a comment below and start the conversation.