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Old 08-23-2007, 07:25 AM   #1
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Saw something beer related on mythbusters tonight. They threw a keg on a fire to see if it would explode, and sure enough after about 20 minutes the top ruptured with a big bang.

Kind of painful to watch a keg be wasted like this. I wonder if they will try to get their deposit back.


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Old 08-23-2007, 12:04 PM   #2
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What myth were they trying to bust?

Pressurized vessel + heat = explosion

doesn't seem like such a big mystery or source of any kind of myth to me


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Old 08-23-2007, 12:17 PM   #3
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They can 'bust' any myth they want given their manipulation of experimental conditions, not doing multiple repetitions, and no control. I hate that show.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:43 PM   #4
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They can 'bust' any myth they want given their manipulation of experimental conditions, not doing multiple repetitions, and no control. I hate that show.
Seconded. Their use of the scientific process leaves much to be desired.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:52 PM   #5
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Yeah, well, it's a teevee show, not a scientific journal. I can't imagine how awfully boring it would be to watch if they went through a rigorous process like you describe.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:56 PM   #6
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As long as it was a Bud Light keg, then cool.

It is Science as entertainment though. I enjoy watching it.
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MythBusters rock. I work in an industry that supposedly follows rigorous scientific procedures, but to be honest it is usually a just a crapshoot of duct tape and baling wire. Hell even in university many of my "scientific" professors were "get a bigger hammer" kind of guys, just like the MythBusters.

Mythbusters are just a mechanically inclined group of people who have found an excuse to build cool sht and blow things up. But while doing so, the viewers do learn something new. It is a hell of a lot better show than most of the mind numbing crap on TV.
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I saw that last night. It was pretty cool, the top blew right out of the keg. It could be a new DIY for a keggle conversion. No tools needed, just fire
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I love MythBusters, just don't take it too seriously.

Besides, how can anyone dislike a show that features Kari Bryon?



Smart, funky, spunky, funny, very cute, very hot........ damn, I've got a MAD Kari-crush
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I love MythBusters, just don't take it too seriously.

Besides, how can anyone dislike a show that features Kari Bryon?



Smart, funky, spunky, funny, very cute, very hot........ damn, I've got a MAD Kari-crush
Damn....! Where did you find that pic at bird? She's actually the only reason lately I watch mythbusters. She is definitely a hottie! Wonder if she's a real redhead.


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