Mythbusters: The Explosive Truth Behind 30 of the Most Perplexing Urban Legends of All Time

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Could you kill someone by dropping a penny from a skyscraper? Can an unsuspecting scuba diver be sucked out of the water by a firefighting helicopter and get spit out in the middle of a forest fire? Can you save yourself in a plummeting elevator by jumping just before it hits bottom?

Special effects experts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, hosts of the Discovery Channel's top-rated Mythbusters, use modern-day extreme science to show you what's real and what's fiction. With ...

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Could you kill someone by dropping a penny from a skyscraper? Can an unsuspecting scuba diver be sucked out of the water by a firefighting helicopter and get spit out in the middle of a forest fire? Can you save yourself in a plummeting elevator by jumping just before it hits bottom?

Special effects experts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, hosts of the Discovery Channel's top-rated Mythbusters, use modern-day extreme science to show you what's real and what's fiction. With photographs, illustrations, and exclusive interviews to document the MythBusting process, MythBusters: The Explosive Truth Behind 20 of the Most Perplexing Urban Legends of All Time examines dozens of urban legends, from exploding toilets to being buried alive - these guys have tested them all. Eye-opening, jaw-dropping, and eve laugh-inducing, this book will delight armchair scientists, curious readers, and fans of the show alike.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781416909293
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 10/25/2005
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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    Very bad, weird and confusing book!

    I got this book as a gag gift 4 years ago from my ex-boyfriend and I've never been more confused by a book before, it looks like someone just taped together a bunch of weird and useless facts and trivia and called it a book, I didn't find it useful so I sold it and with the money i got from it i got me a better book here at B&N

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