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

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

by Keith Zimmerman, Kent Zimmerman
     
 

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

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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