MARQUETTE – Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, the hosts of the Discovery Channel’s hit show MythBusters will come to Northern Michigan University at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in Vandament Arena.
MythBusters aims at putting urban legends and popular misconceptions to the test. Each episode investigates three myths, such as whether six packs of Pop Rocks and six cans of soda really make your stomach explode, and whether it is possible to get stuck on an airplane toilet. But some of their investigations are merely for curiosity’s sake, such as finding out what happens when you strap a JATO rocket to the roof of a ’67 Chevy Impala.
Adam Savage began building his own toys when he was 5 years old, and he has not stopped since. He served as an animator, graphic designer, stage and interior designer, carpenter, welder and scenic painter. For the past eight years, Savage has concentrated on the special-effects industry, having worked on more than 100 television commercials and 12 feature films, including Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and the Matrix sequels. He currently teaches advanced model making at the San Francisco Academy of Art.
Jamie Hyneman has had a diverse career history, working as a wilderness survival expert, boat captain, diver, linguist, animal wrangler, machinist and chef, among other things. After running a sailing and diving charter business in the Caribbean for several years, Hyneman transferred to the special effects industry, creating M5 Industries Inc. eight years ago. When unusual or complicated props need to be fabricated, M5 Industries is often sought out by U.S. production companies for the task. Hyneman has also done work for the “Star Wars” and “Matrix” films, as well as several commercials.This event is sponsored by Promotional Services and the student activity fee. Tickets are $1 for NMU students with ID and $5 for the general public, and are available at all EZ ticket outlets. They can also be purchased by calling 227-1032 or visiting www.nmu.edu/tickets.