Comedy meets scientific curiosity in the world of the Mythbusters, and it's a point of view central to the world of lead researcher and writer Nicholas Searle.
Having worked on the show, Nicholas found that it was impossible to escape the search for truth inside (or often, quite a long distance away from) everyday beliefs. Today he is a television producer, writer, and part-time bumblebee impersonator with the power to control large groups of small children.
So many things we take for granted as truth are in fact myths, cunningly disguised by the masters of light and magic. From the simple things like shooting a hat from an old timer's head, to the more abstract - like cutting off the head of a statue with a bowler hat.
Hollywood is the richest seam of mythology Adam and Jamie have yet encountered - and so they're rolling up their sleeves and taking to it with pick, shovel and plenty of dynamite.
About the Author
In 2006, Nicholas Searle worked as a writer on the science series slash cult phenomenon called Mythbusters, and he could never quite bring himself to leave. How else would he know whether yodelling could really start an avalanche? Or whether the daddy long legs really is the most deadly spider of them all? Or if a plane could take off from a conveyor belt? Or what a bull would really do in a china shop?
Series: WILKINSON PUBLISHING
Number Of Pages: 141
Published: 1st September 2009
Publisher: Wilkinson Publishing
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 17.5