Monday, November 1, 2010

Bustin' myths

Posted By on Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 12:55 PM

I'm a huge Mythbusters fan. There's just nothing like viewing a bunch of special-effects experts test the validity of contemporary and historical rumors.

Last night, my husband and I were watching the recent "when poop hits the fan" episode — not the best to view during dinner, but still hilarious — and then this morning I was online and discovered the new Mythbusters webisode series on the Discovery Channel's website. The cool thing about these shorts? They're all on eco topics.

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Have you ever wanted to know what's more fuel-efficient — rolling down the windows or using your air conditioning? Or perhaps, if you can save gas by only making right-hand turns? Or the concern I've always had: Will using my cell phone at a gas station start a fire?

You can get short looks at all these topics and more on the website; but in case you're interested, here's the nine-minute takedown of that cell phone myth:

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