Thursday, April 26, 2007

Podcast: Ask A Ninja & Mythbusters

I love it when my favorite things come together into one place. In this case it was Ask A Ninja and Mythbusters. Last night a new episode about ninja myths aired it was one of their better episodes. The myths they were busting were actually interesting and it was a rather comical episode. Go figure that Grant was the most ninja like of the entire team!

Episode 78: Walking on Water
It's "East Meets West" in this episode of MythBusters. Shrouded in secrecy and mythology, not to mention cult popularity, ninjas are perfect fodder for the MythBusters. The whole team joins forces to pit science against martial arts mystique. Can ninjas run on water as movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon would have us believe? In "Walking on Water," Adam, Jamie and a ninjitsu master try their luck at aquatic agility. And if that doesn't work, the boys get confrontational as they compete to see how ninjas — masters of illusion — could create the impression of water running. In "Samurai Swing," Kari, Tory and Grant find out if a ninja could stop a samurai sword with his bare hands. To avoid the sharp sting of steel the team devises a ninja rig to clap onto the sword, and it seems like this myth is all in the timing.
Premiere: April 25, 2007

After the show they said their would be a special on their website and below is the YouTube copy of it. That will probably be taken down so Mytbusters.com has a their official copy as well.

UPDATE: Go figure, the YouTube video was taken down. Just click HERE to see the clips. There are two and each are about three minutes long.

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