It also doesn't hurt that the testing usually involves blowing something up.
The MythBusters' pursuit of scientific literacy and critical thinking doesn't stop after the television episodes are done filming: they go out and speak to the public at a variety of events. Luckily for us, there is often video for all of us to enjoy.
In November 2011, Adam Savage gave a TED talk about how simple ideas spark scientific discoveries and uses some examples to drive the point home. Did you know that a man named Eratosthenes calculated the circumference of the Earth.....in 200 BC? Watch the video below to learn how he did it, and how close he was to the actual value. Spoiler alert: it was pretty darn close.