Monday, December 31, 2012
Kari Byron: Sexy Construction Worker
Kari Byron - Myth Busters
Sexy Construction Worker
The word sledgehammer is derived from the Anglo Saxon "Slaegan", which, in its first sense, means "to strike violently". The English words "slag", "slay", and "slog" are cognate.
Kari Elizabeth Byron (born December 18, 1974) is a San Francisco-based television host and artist, best known for her featured role on the Discovery Channel show MythBusters.
On MythBusters, Byron is a co-host and, with fellow co-hosts and "Build Team" members Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara, works with Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to test the plausibility of various myths. She and the others also host their own segments. She became involved in the show after persistently showing up at Hyneman's M5 Industries workshop in a desire to get hired by his company. On her first day as a paid employee, she was asked by Hyneman and MythBusters producer Peter Rees to help out with the "vacuum plane toilet" myth, and was asked to model her buttocks for a cast. She and the other Build Team members were given a more prominent role beginning with the show's second season. Not having had a long history in show business, Byron at first found it difficult to act naturally with this more visible position but gradually became more accustomed to it.
During the second half of the 2009 season, Byron was on maternity leave and was temporarily replaced by Jessi Combs.
Since 2010, Byron has her own show Head Rush on the Science Channel, geared towards science education and teens.
Byron has also hosted the 2010 and 2011 editions of Large, Dangerous Rocket Ships for the Science Channel. She and Belleci made a guest appearance on the October 3, 2012 episode of the Discovery series Sons of Guns. They test-fired some of the weapons in the Red Jacket shop and watched as the staff re-tested a myth previously busted by the Build Team: that a propane tank could explode if struck by a bullet. -Wikipedia