There are shows on television which are entertaining and there are shows on television which are educational. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can find a show that’s both entertaining and educational at the same time. MythBusters is one of those shows.
After watching the show for a few years I’ve come to realize that MythBusters does more than just entertain and educate — it also has taught me some valuable lessons about life itself. Here, then, are the things I’ve learned about life by watching MythBusters:
- If you want to make your life more exciting you should befriend a retired FBI agent.
- Everyone on MythBusters has a chance to get promoted. Even Buster, through years of hard work and self-sacrifice without complaint, was somehow able to rise through the ranks from a lowly “crash test dummy” to a much more impressive-sounding “human analogue”.
- Never trust Adam to give you the odds on anything.
- The easiest way to sell an old car that nobody wants is to invent a myth about it and wait for the show to buy it from you.
- The MythBusters can control anything using a remote control except, ironically, a remote-controlled helicopter, which they simply crash.
- Grant really doesn’t want anyone to take his calculator.
- If you can’t reproduce the myth try to reproduce the results. If you can’t reproduce the results just blow something up.
- The word “MythTern” really means “menial task person”.
- If you ever lose control of your car try to make sure that it doesn’t plunge into a raging river — instead, in order to improve your odds of survival, lose control of it in such a way that it gets gently lowered into a shallow swimming pool.
- Even the most mundane tasks can become more exciting if you say the magic words “In 3… 2… 1…” before you do them.