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Adam and Jamie are coming to UNC!

posted Sunday August 22, 2010

Sept. 1, 2010: UNC Ticket Center has released additional tickets for sale today -- 100 LOWER LEVEL tickets and several front-row UPPER LEVEL tickets. These great seats will go fast! Get yours at

NC Science Festival Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is bringing two TV stars who specialize in science entertainment — Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, hosts of the Discovery Channel television show "MythBusters" — to the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

"An Afternoon with Adam and Jamie" will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, in UNC's Dean E. Smith Center. The event is part of the North Carolina Science Festival.

During the 90-minute program, Adam and Jamie will share stories from behind the scenes of their popular show. They'll also feature special video presentations of spectacular explosions and other "for fans only" outtakes.

The program includes a question-and-answer session led by UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp with opportunities for questions from the audience.

Tickets go on sale Monday, July 26, through Lower-level tickets are $28 per person, and upper-level tickets are $18 per person.

Both Adam and Jamie are known for their work in special effects. Adam's credits include more than a dozen feature films, with Star Wars, The Matrix and Terminator movies among those. Jamie has produced effects for more than 800 commercials and designed fighting machines for "Robot Wars" and "BattleBots."

In each episode of their TV show, Adam, Jamie and their team of investigators apply scientific method to commonly-held beliefs, testing myths with lava lamps, rockets, sharks, port-a-potties and other items not found in the typical science lab. Their experiments have included converting a vacuum cleaner into a jet engine, swinging 360 degrees around a swingset and floating on a raft filled with helium.

Adam and Jamie have completed nearly 170 episodes and tested more than 700 myths for the Discovery Channel's "MythBusters," which first aired in 2003 and just received its second Emmy Award nomination for "outstanding reality program." Caution: No myths will be busted during your afternoon with Adam and Jamie!