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Mythbusters Greatest Hits

(YouTube link) The Discovery Channel is promoting the new season of Mythbusters with a super cut of their best crashes, explosions, and general destruction. After all, that’s the reason we watch the show, isn’t it? -via The Daily What Geek

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 [...]

Survivorman Returns

Image courtesy of Discovery Channel. I’m a big fan of Les Stroud, better known as Survivorman. When his survival show first appeared on Discovery seven years ago, it was a breath of fresh air — by shooting everything himself (he lugs all the gear with him; no crew), Stroud gave us a voice in the [...]

10 Things Created Over a Couple of Beers

After a few beers at the bar, even the most ridiculous ideas start to seem like The One That Will Make Millions. Sometimes, though, those ideas actually pan out. Here are a few reasons to take your next tipsy brainstorming session a little more seriously. 1. Southwest Airlines Getty Images In 1966, lawyer Herb Kelleher’s client, Rollin King, [...]

The Late Movies: 11 Close Encounters with Sharks

Last night marked the start of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. The annual summer event is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is broadcast in more than 72 countries. To celebrate everyone’s favorite shark extravaganza, we’ve rounded up 11 videos of close encounters with sharks. Enjoy! Warning: These videos often include yells of profanity. If you’re [...]

Mythbusters crew fire cannon through house

During a segment about cannons the crew managed to accidentally shoot through a family’s house wall. The popular Discovery Channel show is well known …

Documentary to cover Banff bigfoot mystery

The Discovery Channel are filming in Alberta following claims that a “bigfoot colony” is located there. Sylvanic Bigfoot group’s Todd Standing is conv…

Andy Samberg: Chief Shark Officer

Video link Pretty much the best resume booster ever, don’t you think? I’d love to add “Chief Shark Officer” to my list of titles. The always-popular Shark Week on the Discovery Channel tapped into a new audience this year by recruiting the SNL favorite to do promos. I count myself among that audience: I can take [...]

Mike Rowe Addresses US Senate Committee

Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation about the need for more skilled blue-collar workers. In high schools, the vocational arts have all but vanished. We’ve elevated the importance of “higher education” to such a lofty perch that all other forms of knowledge are now labeled “alternative.” Millions [...]

New TV show reconsiders past exorcisms

The Discovery Channel and the Vatican join forces to produce a show about historical possessions. An upcoming cable program has resulted from the Disc…