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MythBuster Adam Savage Isn’t Done with the Dodo

MythBuster Adam Savage’s obsession with the dodo is well-documented, thanks to a TED talk he gave about his methodical recreation of the extinct bird’s skeleton—not an easy task, since no complete specimens of dodo skeletons exist. Today, in a video posted on Tested, he revealed that he’s not done with the dodo yet. Not long after Savage [...]

Doctor Octopus

Patton Oswalt has to thank Adam Savage for this great Doctor Octopus costume. Oswalt’s daughter wanted him to be the evil Doctor Octopus for Halloween, so Oswalt went to twitter to ask his followers where he could get a costume. Adam Savage, from Mythbusters, came calling. He build this by hand and it only took [...]

The Missing Links: Art That Makes Scents

This Is Why Sports Are Great Everything about athletics that isn’t this just clouds how beautiful and wonderful sports can be. * That New Art Exhibit Stinks Literally. * Some of You Are Sick of Zombies But these zombifed corporate logos are still awesome. * Sitcom the Vote Check out what television shows are saying about the election. [...]

Mythbusters Takes on Titanic

The TV show Mythbusters tested James Cameron’s version of Titanic. Never mind that the movie was a work of fiction, this is important stuff! The issue came up when, 15 years after the movie was released, the internet questioned why Jack died instead of climbing onto the floating piece of wood with Rose, which appeared [...]

Adam Savage’s Toolbox

Adam Savage of Mythbusters prizes efficiency. Over his years as a special effects artist, he built and rebuilt his toolboxes until they made every tool he needed immediately accessible: I wanted to make an impression at my new job, so I spent an entire weekend remaking the bags out of aluminum. My supervisor suggested scissor lifts [...]

Adam Savage Made His Own “Indiana Jones” Bullwhip

In this eight-minute video, MythBuster Adam Savage describes the construction of a replica Indiana Jones bullwhip. Savage made his first bullwhip in the early 90s, then got some advice from master whip maker David Morgan — so Savage bought a piece of kangaroo hide (apparently kangaroo leather is exceedingly strong) and proceeded to make [...]

Adam Savage: About My “Indiana Jones” Hat

At this year’s Maker Faire, Adam Savage delivered a speech about “why we make” — a discussion largely about how Savage gets kids interested in making things. But first, he started with a story about his exquisitely perfect Indiana Jones fedora. He begins: “This is a replica of Harrison Ford’s hat from Raiders [...]

DIY Hovercraft

Photo: David Clugston This looks like something fun you can build for/with your dad on Father’s Day weekend: Adam Savage of Mythbusters built his own hovercraft out of plywood, leaf blower, shower curtain, duct [...]

Adam Savage Talks Feynman, Eratosthenes, and Fizeau

In this seven-minute talk, MythBuster Adam Savage inspires students to understand how simple questions can lead to major scientific discoveries. Through three simple stories — those of Richard Feynman, Eratosthenes, and Hippolyte Fizeau — Savage explains how scientists can do great work with very common tools, the most significant of which is the human [...]

The Oceans are Unexplored

In this eight-minute talk, marine biologist Dave Gallo talks about the world’s oceans — how vast they are, what’s down there (that we know about), and why we should care. While it’s a brief talk, there’s a lot of great material here, including some discussion (and video) of the vampire squid, an octopod-looking guy [...]