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Jamie and Adam to bust myths in Seattle in December

TV’s favorite myth busters, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, are bringing a live show to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre on Dec. 14.

Tickets for “MythBusters Jamie & Adam Unleashed” will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

In the Emmy-nominated Discovery series “MythBusters,” Hyneman and Savage mix scientific method with an almost juvenile sense of curiosity and experimentation. Lots of things get blown up in astonishingly creative ways. Along the way they either support or debunk common — and sometimes not so common — myths.

In the stage version, running since 2012, Hyneman and Savage present an evening of experiments, audience participation, videos, and behind-the-scenes stories. Hyneman has announced that he will no longer tour with the live show after this year.

Tickets range from $65.75 to $196.25 and are available online at Tickets.com; 24-hour ticket kiosks located outside the Paramount, Moore, and Neptune Theatre; Sonic Boom Records in Ballard; at the Paramount box office; or by phone at 877-STG-4TIX. For more information, visit STGPresents.org.

Here’s more about Hyneman and Savage and the show from the announcement:

Jamie and Adam serve as guest editors for Popular Mechanics and were featured on the cover of the September 2009 issue. That same year, they were inducted as honorary members into Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. They are honorary lifetime members of the California Science Teachers Association and were named honorary engineers and honorary members of the Francis Crowe Society at the University of Maine. Both Hyneman and Savage were given honorary doctorates at the University of Twente in the Netherlands for their efforts at popularization of science.

Jamie and Adam produced and starred in an H1N1 public service announcement for the White House, and were chosen by the president to retest the Archimedes legend using 500 schoolchildren as surrogate soldiers.

They appeared as themselves in the movie “Darwin Awards” and have made several cameos on other TV shows, including the “CSI” series. And In 2010, Hyneman and Savage received the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism from the Harvard Secular Society.

Jamie Hyneman is the owner of M5 Industries, an effects company specializing in problematic custom builds. Besides serving as headquarters of “MythBusters,” M5 continues to work on various research and development projects for private clients.

After trying his hand at careers as various as librarian at the United Nations in Geneva to running a diving and sailing charter business in the Caribbean, Hyneman began his career in show business as special effects shop assistant in New York and later in San Francisco as a crew member on films including “Robocop,” “Arachnophobia” and “Naked Lunch.”

Adam Savage received a call from Jamie Hyneman in 2002 to participate in a demo for a TV show, which turned into the wildly popular Discovery Channel and SBS series “MythBusters.”

Savage immersed himself in the New York City arts scene before moving to San Francisco in 1990 to parlay his skills into the thriving theater scene. There he worked for dozens of companies as set designer, prop master, art director and producer before falling into the machine art community where he learned welding, pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics and robot-building.

After exhibiting his work in more than 50 art shows nationwide, Savage caught the eye of the special effects industry and began working as a prop builder and art director for major commercials for Sega, Coca-Cola, Nike, Burger King and Chevrolet. His work on a Coca-Cola commercial earned him a Clio Award nomination.

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