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2012/10/28 Mythbusters Exhibit at the San Jose Tech Museum
π 2012-10-28 01:01 in Sciencemuseums
When I heard that there was a mythbusters exhibit, I thought it would be fun to go see, and indeed they did a good job.

Half the exhibit was to show props from the show, and some were cool to see in person:



the jetpack they built
the jetpack they built

that was a bad ass shark they built for another myth
that was a bad ass shark they built for another myth

this one was to see if you could surf a wave made by throwing dynamite in the water
this one was to see if you could surf a wave made by throwing dynamite in the water

a full boat made out of duct tape and wood from an island
a full boat made out of duct tape and wood from an island

can a plane on a conveyor belt take off?
can a plane on a conveyor belt take off?

The other part of the exhibit was being able to try and replicate some myths

pulling a table cloth without dropping the plates and glasses
pulling a table cloth without dropping the plates and glasses

do you get more wet by running or walking?
do you get more wet by running or walking?

how long can you hang on your fingertip strength?
how long can you hang on your fingertip strength?

can you avoid a bullet (or paint ball in this case)o
can you avoid a bullet (or paint ball in this case)o

We spent the rest of the time having a look at the rest of the tech museum, which is always fun to visit:



Time well spent.

2012/10/19 Los Angeles Science Center
π 2012-10-19 01:01 in Sciencemuseums
While in Los Angeles for a week, I went to the LA Science Museum which had just received the Space Shuttle but it wasn't ready for viewing yet, however I saw the Egypt/Cleopatra expo:









For the rest of my week in LA, it's here

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