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Kari Byron
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Best known as one-half of the "smoking hot" contingent of the Mythbusters build team, Kari Byron prefers to be known as a talented San Francisco artist. She makes these cool dolls, though that's really something of a misnomer. Each piece is more of an individual, unique sculpture. "We live in a strange and scary world," Kari says. "My artwork is a way for me to quarantine the world into a more manageable space."

It is this pursuit that led her to join the Mythbusters to get painted silver, thrown in with sharks, butt molded, and Chinese water tortured.

Join us now as Kari Byron fires up her welder, guns her reciprocating saw, flips down her face mask, and prepares to either "Bust" or "Confirm" our 1000 Questions:

0001. In all of history, what is your favorite invention?

My favorite invention is the Internet. During my life time, I can't think of any invention that has had more of an effect on me personally. It seems to have made the world smaller and accessable.

0010. What do you hope will be invented next?

I hope the next invention is a cure for AIDS. I grew up in a time that fostered its begining of public awareness. It is the plague of our century.

0011. What do you hope will never be invented?

I hope a time machine is never invented. I wouldn't want anyone to see themselves and tear a hole in the time space continum.

0100. What would you un-invent if you could?

For obvious reasons, I wish the nuclear bomb was never invented...or telephone automation. You know the voice that says, "Press one for english. Press two for spanish. Press three for..." I miss real people on the end of the phone.

0101. What popular invention do you consider the most ridiculous?

I think it was called "olestra". It was an additive in chips and other snacks in the mid 90's. It made junk food fat free but it had a disclaimer warning of anal leakage and stomach bleeding. Is that a good trade off?

Sorry, Kari, but you asked for it...

0110. When have you suffered at the hands of technology?

Where to start....when the neighbor boys told me to grab an electric fence and then used a bat to make me let go....or how about the screen grabs of my butt all over the internet. I think we all suffer, everyday in some way.

0111. When has some technology suffered at your hands?

Have you seen Mythbusters?

1000. If you had to revert and freeze the world's technology at a particular time in history, what year would you choose?

How about a time in the future, I still want a jet pack.

Kari Byron

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