History Headscratchers / MythBusters

16th Jul '17 11:01:45 AM MarkLungo
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* This is a matter of consistancy, in "exploding pants" Adam and Jamie call myth confirmed when they get a really fast combustion saying anyone who saw it would describe it as an explosion. The build team call the second part of "sword cutting a sword" based on combat in [=WW2=] busted when the high speed shows the sword bending to the point of snapping when they initially thought it had been cut while watching at full speed.

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* This is a matter of consistancy, in "exploding pants" consistency. In "Exploding Pants" Adam and Jamie call myth confirmed when they get a really fast combustion saying anyone who saw it would describe it as an explosion. The build team call the second part of "sword cutting "Sword Cutting a sword" Sword" based on combat in [=WW2=] UsefulNotes/WorldWarII busted when the high speed shows the sword bending to the point of snapping when they initially thought it had been cut while watching at full speed.
16th Jul '17 10:56:27 AM nombretomado
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* This is a matter of consistancy, in "exploding pants" Adam and Jamie call myth confirmed when they get a really fast combustion saying anyone who saw it would describe it as an explosion. The build team call the second part of "sword cutting a sword" based on combat in WW2 busted when the high speed shows the sword bending to the point of snapping when they initially thought it had been cut while watching at full speed.

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* This is a matter of consistancy, in "exploding pants" Adam and Jamie call myth confirmed when they get a really fast combustion saying anyone who saw it would describe it as an explosion. The build team call the second part of "sword cutting a sword" based on combat in WW2 [=WW2=] busted when the high speed shows the sword bending to the point of snapping when they initially thought it had been cut while watching at full speed.
2nd Jul '17 12:28:34 PM nombretomado
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*** Yeah, it really does. The dictionary definition of [[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/consensus?s=t consensus]], and TheOtherWiki article on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_consensus Scientific consensus]].

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*** Yeah, it really does. The dictionary definition of [[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/consensus?s=t consensus]], and TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki article on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_consensus Scientific consensus]].



*** According to TheOtherWiki, the criteria for "busted" is "when the myth's results cannot be replicated via either the described parameters, nor reasonably exaggerated ones". So in this case, because they couldn't replicate the 100ft range the myth was busted by their definition. But I agree that this probably should have been labeled plausible. The newspaper article could have easily exaggerated or misquoted the distance the corks flew, and the Mythbusters have made allowances like that in the past. Like in Exploding Pants where they declared the myth confirmed even though the pants didn't technically explode, just burned rapidly.

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*** According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the criteria for "busted" is "when the myth's results cannot be replicated via either the described parameters, nor reasonably exaggerated ones". So in this case, because they couldn't replicate the 100ft range the myth was busted by their definition. But I agree that this probably should have been labeled plausible. The newspaper article could have easily exaggerated or misquoted the distance the corks flew, and the Mythbusters have made allowances like that in the past. Like in Exploding Pants where they declared the myth confirmed even though the pants didn't technically explode, just burned rapidly.



** I'm pretty sure that much of his prior careers are noted on Main/TheOtherWiki, and are verified true.

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** I'm pretty sure that much of his prior careers are noted on Main/TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, and are verified true.
17th Feb '17 5:55:02 PM TexasKelly
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* Three fairly serious issues with the [=MythBusters=]' testing of whether video games can serve as a teaching aid: 1) They chose a skill (golf) that is very complex and can be difficult to learn even in a conventional teaching environment, and might have had more success with a simpler skill like shooting a gun or swinging a baseball bat; 2) While they claim during the myth that neither of them had ever played a round of golf in their lives, Jamie actually states the opposite during the "Explosive Lighter" myth (which aired over seven years prior!); 3) To judge the myth based on a sample size of one test of one skill in one scemario, especially when learning proficiency is highly variant from person to person, is completely unfair.
2nd Jan '17 5:24:29 PM BobTheBard
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** It could also be something as simple as not wanting to change the sound of the show's 'theme song.'
2nd Jan '17 2:20:43 PM BobTheBard
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*** 'Real-world skills' is an extremely broad category. If anything, this myth played out like the 'Dragon Lady' myth, which they didn't call busted or confirmed because they didn't test any other planes. In this case though they called the entire concept busted after only testing one skill, which isn't good science either since it doesn't account for the fact the concept may work for other skills.
25th Dec '16 10:19:14 PM lorgskyegon
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** First, it's fairly common because it's usually easier to understand one's own accent than one from another country. Second, just because the languages are the same doesn't mean the words mean the same thing because of dialectical differences. For example: the word "paraffin". To Americans, it's a type of candle wax. In Britain, it's kerosene. The old George Bernard Shaw quote about the US and UK being two countries separated by a common language does sometimes hold true.
1st Sep '16 9:31:41 AM ErikModi
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** [[MatematiciansAnswer Well, 40 is more than 30. . .]]

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** [[MatematiciansAnswer [[MathematiciansAnswer Well, 40 is more than 30. . .]]
1st Sep '16 9:31:05 AM ErikModi
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** [[MatematiciansAnswer Well, 40 is more than 30. . .]]
1st Sep '16 8:42:28 AM ErikModi
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** Also, the point was to see if people one ordinarily finds attractive would be ''more'' attractive at different stages of intoxication. One would start with the baseline of the test subject's default sexual preference. If one of the team had been homosexual, they would have shown them exclusively same-gender pictures to get the same sort of baseline data.
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