How long has the BBC been showing a UK-ified version of Mythbusters? It just came on after It Takes Two and was a very pleasant surprise. A bunch of US podcasts I listen to mention this show all the time. It involves two ex-special effects experts who test out urban myths. Today they’re firing thawed and frozen chickens into plane windscreens at 130mph and putting crash-test dummies into killer washing machines. They had to replace the washing machine motor with one from an electric car to even get it to spin with a person inside. My kind of show!

Hmmm, the wikipedia entry says it’s been going since July! Don’t know how I managed to miss that.