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Q&A: Adam Savage of 'MythBusters' on science, storytelling, show's final season

Q&A: Adam Savage of 'MythBusters' on science, storytelling, show's final season

Could a penny dropped from the top of the Empire State Building kill someone when it hits the ground? Is a snowplow capable of flipping a car? What’s the best rememedy for spicy foods?

For more than a decade, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have set out to answer life’s most pressing queries on Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters.” Putting myths, rumors and legends to the test with rigorous scientific theory, Savage and Hyneman propelled “MythBusters” to become one of the channel’s most popular shows, garnering seven Emmy Award nominations.

The show’s 14th season, premiering in January, will be its last. Because the...

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