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SkepticJ
2007-Apr-04, 08:54 PM
Usually the British science show Braniac gets their science right, even though it's far more entertainment than Mythbusters. Now, this is a small mess-up, mind you, but still... Anyway, I've no clue what episode number or name it's from--don't care--, but it's the one where they put a cellphone in a microwave oven to see what happens. They call microwaves ionizing radiation--wrong. Only strong UV, x-rays and gamma are ionizing electromagnetic radiation.

Alasdhair
2007-Apr-06, 09:29 PM
They have come under fire (http://www.badscience.net/?p=261) for "exaggerating" things in the past. Ben Goldacre's Bad Science (http://www.badscience.net/) has several other examples...

publiusr
2007-Apr-27, 10:07 PM
I had no idea.