Show confirms recent 'Mythbusters' filmed in eastern Oregon
By The Associated Press
Discovery Channel's MythBusters hosts, Jamie Hyneman, left, and Adam Savage, speak to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, after they taped a segment with President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
PENDLETON, OR (AP) -
Those involved can finally confirm that a recent episode of the popular TV program "Mythbusters" was filmed in eastern Oregon.
The East Oregonian reports that Saturday's episode of the Discovery Channel show featured hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman trying to implode a railroad tanker with steam.
Producers of the show and AllTranstek organized the experiment at the Port of Morrow in Boardman.
During the episode, the Savage and Hyneman test the legitimacy of a common tale where steam inside a tanker cools, creating a vacuum and crushing the steel car. Before the episode aired, promotions declared it the show's biggest production in its 16-season run.
The "Mythbusters" team found the tanker only crumpled after it was severely damaged and deemed the myth busted.
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