Video: Netflix and the producers of MythBusters (RIP) have a new show in which crazy things are tested and built, and it looks a lot like... MythBusters. The show, titled White Rabbit Project, also looks like goofy fun — in addition to fire and ridiculous machines, there's jousting, boozing, cockroaches and Office Space jokes.
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It's been less than a month since Mythbusters aired its final episode after it was cancelled late last year. Actually, I guess we should call it the "formerly final" episode, as the Science Channel has just confirmed that the show is living on... but with new hosts, found through a reality TV competition.
Alright, if you haven't seen Breaking Bad's final episode, then stop right here because we're now entering spoiler territory! If you have, well, you'll be very aware of a certain piece of boot weaponry that served as a lead-powered denouement for the series. If you're wondering if such a thing could be built and actually work, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are here to help.
If you're driving a truck full of birds, can you bang the truck and lighten your load as the birds launch into the air? Mythbusters concluded "no" when they tackled this question several years ago — but that's because they didn't have equipment as high-tech as these Stanford engineers'. The real answer, it appears, is a bit more complicated.