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Mythbusters Cancelled

You might want to sit down for this. I don’t know if it will help with the shock, but I’d be upset to find out that someone hurt themselves based on my story.

Since 2003, we’ve been educated in the truth and myth of Internet videos, Hollywood movie scenes (remember that James Bond special?), rumors, and so much more by Adam Savage and Jamie Hynneman, a pair of special effects experts and their specialized team of mythbusters. It was announced yesterday, however, that it is all set to come to an end. Yes, you heard right.

“After 248 episodes, 2950 experiments, 1050 myths, and 900 explosions, hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will say goodbye to the series this winter,” Discovery confirmed in a statement.

Per EW.com, which broke the news, Savage and Hyneman have been planning for the end since earlier this year. “It was my greatest fear that Mythbusters would just stop and we wouldn’t be able to do proper final episodes,” they told the site. “So whether it’s myths about human behavior or car stories or explosion stories, we tried to find the most awesome example of each category and build on our past history.”

You still have some time to prepare yourselves for life after Mythbusters. The finale won’t be until sometime in 2016.

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