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Jimmy Kimmel channels his inner Mythbuster

Everyday science is fascinating—and dangerous.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Oct 21, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 9:06 am CDT

Even Jimmy Kimmel can indulge his inner science geek sometimes.

Last night, he had “Science Bob” Pflugfelder on to demonstrate how science affects our everyday lives, and he’s got more than enough on his hands to blow our collective minds—and maybe part of the studio. Most of us will never touch a Tesla coil gun, but it’s still neat to see something that looks like it came straight out of Ghostbusters appear in real life.

It’s more Mythbusters than late-night variety game, and it just looks plain fun, even when Kimmel notes that he looks like Shaq at the free-throw line.

He can’t win everything.

Screengrab via Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 21, 2014, 9:56 am CDT