ScriptPhD.com was delighted to join Discovery Channel in celebrating 25 years of science, specials, animals, crazy experiments, and educating the public viewing audience last week in Pasadena, CA. There, we met up with the likes of the MythBusters, Animal Planet, The Science Channel and more to get scoop for our fans and be a proud part of the best pure science television programming on air today. To help Discovery Channel celebrate, ScriptPhD.com is announcing a giveaway and fan contest that you don’t want to miss, especially if you’re a MythBusters fan! For more photographs, party coverage and details on our contest, please click “continue reading”.
As everyone knows, any truly great party starts with an animal. We knew we’d be in for a great evening last Thursday when we saw Animal Planet‘s Dave Salmoni and two of his closest long-necked friends frolicking in the backyard:
Inside of the Discovery Channel tent, not only was the science immortalized with geeky conversation, but also with flour and marzipan. Here, two lovely representatives of TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off show their devotion for Discovery programming:
While chatting with Grant and Kari of MythBusters , Grant revealed exclusive scoop to ScriptPhD.com. A future episode of MythBusters will test whether a car is bullet-proof with phone book pages (really!) and the premiere episode, in which they tried to literally knock a dummy’s socks off,
will be repeated. They got so many great suggestions, input and experimental alternatives from fans, that the Busters will attempt to bust this myth again! Not only was I fortunate to hang out with MythBusters Grant and Kari, I got cozy and comfy with the real star of the show, Buster. As any fan of the show knows, before the MythBusters can try out their experiments and theories, they must be tested and safety-proofed with a dummy. Meet the dummy:
Finally, we got terrific environmental advice from actor, activist and reality star Ed Begley, Jr. (His show, Living With Ed airs on Planet Green.) We asked Ed what his one non-green indulgence is, and he sheepishly admitted that it was the sometimes unavoidable luxury of flying an airplane. However, he suggested a terrific resource when flying (or doing anything that will leave a relatively large carbon footprint) that is not only environmentally-friendly, but largely affordable: a Terra Pass. For a small donation each time you fly, say $30 in exchange for a flight from Los Angeles to New York, TerraPass will fund organizations and projects that reduce emissions, offset the carbon footprint you are leaving, and make our world more sustainable and eco-friendly! Ed also reminded me that big change starts with small actions. Replace the incandescent light bulbs in your home with fluorescent ones. Weather-proof your windows and doors to reduce your heating bill. Recycle. These are activities you don’t have to be a celebrity or wealthy to implement, and they have a BIG impact!
And now, what you’ve been waiting for… details about our MythBusters give-away:
Last year, ScriptPhD.com had such a wonderful time hanging out with Jamie, Adam, Tory and Grant from MythBusters at Comic-Con 2009 (read our interview with the MythBusters):
This year, at Comic-Con 2010, we want to invite you along! Thanks to Discovery Channel’s MythBusters Superfan Sweepstakes, a lucky fan can meet Jamie, Adam, and the rest of the explosive crew. But here at ScriptPhD.com, we want to make sure that person is a ScriptPhD fan. Here’s what you do:
1) Follow ScriptPhD.com (@ScriptPhD) and MythBusters (@MythBusters) on Twitter.
2) Tweet the following message: I entered the SUPERFAN Sweepstakes via #ScriptPhD to meet the @MythBusters because #IMASUPERFAN! www.discovery.com/mythbusters. You may Tweet as many days as you’d like to increase your chances of winning. One lucky Tweeter will be picked by the Discovery Channel on February 8th to go to Comic-Con in San Diego later this summer. Important note: Limit one (1) Twitter Entry per person/Twitter account per day. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Twitter account.
3) Let the Discovery team know you’re a ScriptPhD fan! Make sure to add a hash tag like this: #ScriptPhD to your Twitter message, let us know you’re participating with a comment on this blog entry or on our Facebook fan page!
4) The blog or website with the most fans that enter the sweepstakes will get a full MythBusters box set DVD to give away. We want you to get those DVDs!
5) Get a really cool MythBusters t-shirt mailed from ScriptPhD.com (see below)
While only one of our fans can win the trip to Comic-Con, we can guarantee giving away five of these charcoal grey exclusive “CONFIRMED” MythBusters t-shirts:
Starting today through the end of the Superfan Sweepstakes on February 8, we will be mailing one of these tees to five lucky fans that either leave a comment on our Facebook Fan page or this blog post that they have participated in the contest, or use the #ScriptPhD hashtag on Twitter when entering. Remember, the more times you participate, the more you increase your chances of winning the contest, the MythBusters DVD box set, and a t-shirt from ScriptPhD.com.
Good luck to everyone and hope to see you at Comic-Con 2010!
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