Despite some controversy, the show had wide-reaching cultural influence, with the main hosts appearing in other TV shows, and even worked with President Barack Obama to test out a myth about an ancient laser cannon.Through the show’s run, Kari Byron continued to make art, specifically sculptures, though after the show became more popular, she stopped having public exhibits. In 2009, she took maternity leave from the show to have a daughter, whom they named Stella Ruby.Hyneman was picked to be the host, but asked Savage to co-host, since Hyneman doubted if he was interesting enough to host it by himself.The show was produced out of Hyneman’s special effects workshop, M5 Industries.
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First, they would try and recreate the circumstances of a myth, frequently with Jamey and Adam, or members of the Build Team competing to see who could more accurate recreate the scenario.