The Mythbuster That Won't Be Aired


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Adam Savage of the TV show Mythbusters explains an experiment that the Discovery Channel rejected. Did your mother ever say "The box is more nutritious!" when you asked for sugary cereal? Adam and Jamie set up a test to find out if that's true, which turned out completely different from anything they expected. This is an excerpt from Savage's speech at Maker Faire. Subject matter may be disturbing to some viewers. You can watch the entire speech at FORA.tv. Link -via Digg

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Sometimes in the animal kingdom, animals aren't all cute and fluffy and they do things which, if we are ignorant to attache human personas to them, we could describe as cruel. I resent Neatorama for clearing the fog that is my own preferred reality.
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Mice will often eat each other in displays of dominance if you are not careful in grouping them. I worked in a research lab where it was not uncommon to find only tails left after a less dominant mouse was eaten by a more dominant one. I doubt the mythbusters intentionally set out to make the mice eat each other.
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Interesting, my previous comment was not approved for some reason.
I just said that there was a plane crash in the Andes about 40 years ago, and the survivors had to eat the available dead bodies (they ate the pilot!) to survive. And Discovery even made a very graphic documentary about it. How controversial.
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