"MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition" opens with a bang
Today, our TOC Kids crew stopped by a preview for "MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition" at Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibit, based on the Discovery Channel’s Emmy-nominated program, is jam-packed with interactives that fall somewhere on the spectrum between science lesson and hilarity. (Full review here.) Our top choices: A paintball gun display that tests your reflexes to see if they're on par with Hollywood-movie bullet-dodging heros, a toy airplane and a conveyer belt attempting to answer the ludicrous (yet sort of amazing) question of whether an airplane can lift-off while the runway moves in the opposite direction, and a fully-set table ready for you to rip out its tablecloth without disturbing the unbreakable dishware (curator's tip: pull down and away). You can engage with these displays and other zaniness when the exhibit opens to the public tomorrow.
In town for today's preview, MythBusters cohosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage talked to TOC Kids intern Kari Kamin about making the exhibit, thinking critically and whether elephants are truly afraid of mice. (The answer might surprise you.) Check it out here.