If you haven’t heard about the new spin-off of the Myth Busters show, Head Rush, well you need to check it out!
Kari Byron does an awesome job of talking about the science behind the wildly popular (at least in my house) Myth Busters experiments, where stuff gets blown up, shredded, pressurized, and melted, all in search of busting myths like Is Shooting Fish in a Barrel Easy? and Can Roaches Really Survive a Nuclear Explosion?
Tell me you don’t want to know!
Head Rush even surpasses Myth Busters by achieving my own personal trifecta of awesome: 1) it’s science, 2) you blow stuff up, and 3) it’s run by a girl.
OK, maybe I’m a little biased in that last one, but still.
My boys can’t get enough of it, which I think should put the lie to boys not being interested just because a girl is involved. Frankly, I think that’s why my husband watches it too.
I believe this equally applies to books – just because a main character in a book is a girl does not automatically make it toxic for boys. Even the young ones.
Would your kids, whether girls or boys, like Head Rush?