Grant Imahara Once Shared the ‘Most Disgusting’ Myth He Ever Tested on ‘MythBusters’ Came From ‘Shrek’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Grant Imahara poses for photographers as he arrives at the 2014  Geekie Awards

The TV collection, MythBusters, debunked all kinds of myths and concrete legends in its 18-season run. Every episode, the present’s forged examined a handful of myths to see in the event that they had been true or not. But typically MythBusters bought confirmed mistaken. No matter the end result, followers might all the time rely on hosts Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Grant Imahara, Kari Byron, and Tory Belleci to make the present entertaining.

In the wake of Imahara’s July 2020 passing, we’re wanting again on the roboticist and electrical engineer’s time on this system. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Imahara all of the sudden died on the age of 49 following a mind aneurysm. Keep studying to take a look at what Imahara deemed the “most disgusting” fable ever featured on MythBusters

Grant Imahara joined ‘MythBusters’ in season 3

Grant Imahara poses for photographers as he arrives at the 2014  Geekie Awards
Grant Imahara arrives on the 2014 Geekie Awards | Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

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After learning engineering in faculty, Imahara landed a job at filmmaker George Lucas‘ Lucasfilm’s THX labs. He labored there for 9 years contributing to main movies such because the Star Wars prequels, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Lost World: Jurassic Park

From there he went from a behind the scenes function to an on-camera one when he signed on for MythBusters Season 3. Replacing Scottie Chapman, Imahara designed and constructed robots for the present. When he wasn’t showcasing his engineering abilities, he participated in among the present’s exams.

The ‘most disgusting’ fable? An earwax candle impressed by ‘Shrek’

According to IMDd, Imahara’s “most disgusting” fable seems in MythBusters Season 7 Episode 23: “Mini Myth Mayhem.” As the title suggests, the forged examined some mini myths. Among them, a candle made of human earwax. The thought got here from the 2001 animated film, Shrek, the place the title character makes use of his personal earwax to create a candle. 

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In a Discovery Channel video, Imahara deemed the earwax candle experiment to be “far and away the most disgusting myth I’ve ever worked on and perhaps the most disgusting experience of my life.” 

He defined the MythBusters forged tried to make an analogous candle utilizing earwax with a wick within the center. They collected wax from the crew and enlisted the assistance of a neighborhood physician to get sufficient wax to make a candle. 

Melting the earwax prompted ‘instant dry heaves’

One element from the earwax candle experiment made it an especially disagreeable expertise. According to Imahara’s remarks within the video and what he advised The Atlantic in 2012, they used contaminated earwax. This made for a very nasty odor once they melted it all the way down to make a candle. 

“We discovered afterward that the rationale that the physician had eliminated all of the earwax from individuals’s ears was as a result of it was contaminated,” he mentioned. “And the odor that emanates from contaminated human earwax being heated prompted instantaneous dry heaves.”

“I just could not deal, so I had to walk away from it,” he mentioned. “Everybody else formed it into a candle and then we tried to light it, but it didn’t really work. That one was busted, and it was probably the grossest thing I’ve ever done in my life.”

Imahara appeared on MythBusters till 2014 when he, Byron, and Belleci exited this system. They reunited in 2016 for one season of Netflix’s White Rabbit Project.

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