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Kari Byron

Kari Byron at Dragon Con 2006
Born December 18, 1974 (1974-12-18) (age 35)
California, United States
Occupation MythBusters (build team)
Spouse(s) Paul Urich[1]
Children One daughter, Stella Ruby
Website
karibyron.com
Kari Elizabeth Byron (born December 18, 1974) is a San Francisco-based artist and television host, best known for her featured role on the Discovery Channel show MythBusters.

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MythBusters

.On the show MythBusters, Byron is featured along with fellow Build Team members Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara and also assists as co-hosts for Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman in testing the plausibility of various myths.^ Discovery Channel’s Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara from the hit show MythBusters take on diesel facts with the TDI. .
  • Discovery Channel’s Tory, Kari and Grant test Jetta TDI. – VW TDI 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC tdi.vw.com [Source type: General]

^ The final build team member is Grant Imahara.

^ Celebrities How old are all the Mythbusters Jamie Hyneman is 52, Adam Savage is 41, Kari Byron is 34, Grant Imahara is 38...
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.She became involved in the show after persistently showing up at Hyneman's M5 Industries workshop in a desire to get hired at his company.^ She became involved in the show after persistently showing up at Hyneman's M5 Industries workshop in a desire to get hired at his company.
  • Kari Byron | ChaCha Answers 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.chacha.com [Source type: General]

^ She was hired in 2003 at M5 Industries, a visual effects company in San Francisco that was founded by MythBusters cohost Jamie Hyneman and responsible for a remote-controlled Nike, a 7 Up-shooting machine and effects seen in The Right Stuff (1983).
  • Kari Byron Pictures, Photo Galleries, Bio & Rating - AskMen.com 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Kari Byron Pictures, Photo Galleries, Bio & Rating - AskMen.com Australia 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC au.askmen.com [Source type: General]

^ Her sculpting skills then led her into the world of model-making and toy-prototyping: a job with Jamie Hyneman at M5 Industries.
  • Kari Byron on TV.com 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.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 she was asked to model her buttocks for a cast.^ Mythbusters is the brainchild of Australia's Peter Rees, the show's executive producer.
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^ Peter Rees, the creator and original Producer of MythBusters for Beyond Productions.
  • Skeptic » Junior Skeptic » A Conversation with Kari Byron 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.skeptic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ On my first day, Jamie and Peter Rees (executive producer) talked me into helping out with one of their experiments.
  • Joe-Mammy.com :: Features :: Kari Byron 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.joe-mammy.com [Source type: General]

.She was given a more prominent role in the show starting with its second season.^ Kari has been a prominent part of the show, alongside Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara, since she was given a more prominent role starting with its second season.
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^ She was given a more prominent role in the show starting with its second season.
  • Kari Byron | ChaCha Answers 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.chacha.com [Source type: General]

^ When the second season started they asked me to be a part of the show.
  • Joe-Mammy.com :: Features :: Kari Byron 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.joe-mammy.com [Source type: General]

.Not having had a long history in show business, at first she found it hard to act naturally with this more visible position but gradually became more used to it.^ Not having had a long history in show business, at first she found it hard to act naturally with this more visible position but gradually became more used to it.
  • Kari Byron | ChaCha Answers 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.chacha.com [Source type: General]

^ It was such an odd one, and it lasted a really long time because we were having a hard time getting concrete results that you could show to these people and be like, “Look!
  • Skeptic » Junior Skeptic » A Conversation with Kari Byron 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.skeptic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Pro=Certified Internet Professional-using the Internet in the Real Estate business (I was one of the first ones in Wisconsin to pass this course) .
  • Kari J. Roehl-The Right Address (THE RIGHT ADDRESS) - Real Estate Agent - West Bend, WI 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC activerain.com [Source type: General]

[2]
.During the second half of the 2009 season, Byron was on parental leave from the show; her place on MythBusters was temporarily[3] occupied by Jessi Combs.^ (For the remainder of the season, Jessi Combs took Kari’s place.
  • Live-Tweet With Kari Byron During Tonight’s MythBusters | GeekDad | Wired.com 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

^ During the second half of the 2009 season, Byron was on parental leave from the show; her place on MythBusters was temporarily occupied by Jessi Combs.
  • Kari Byron | ChaCha Answers 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.chacha.com [Source type: General]

^ Kari has been a prominent part of the show, alongside Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara, since she was given a more prominent role starting with its second season.
  • TV Shark.com - MythBusters' Kari Byron Pregnant With First Child 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.tvshark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[4]

Artist

.Art and sculpting are important aspects of her life, and she has claimed that she creates some form of art every day, stating, "I would go crazy if I didn't."^ Art and sculpting are important aspects of her life, and she has claimed .
  • Kari Byron | ChaCha Answers 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.chacha.com [Source type: General]

^ I think I would go crazy if I didn't.
  • Joe-Mammy.com :: Features :: Kari Byron 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.joe-mammy.com [Source type: General]

^ You’ve said you’d “go crazy” if you didn’t create a piece of art everyday.
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  • Awesomeness // Current 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Some of her preferred sculpting materials are polymer clay, various found objects, acrylic gouache, wood and metals.^ Although Kari found a niche career that allows her to use her creative side, she never lost sight of her true calling as an artist and sculptor, working primarily with polymer clay, random objects, acrylic gouache, wood, and metal.
  • Kari Byron Pictures, Photo Galleries, Bio & Rating - AskMen.com Australia 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC au.askmen.com [Source type: General]

.Byron showcases some of her art on her personal website,[5] and photography from her public exhibit debut Stray Doll in September 2004 is available at Anno Domini.^ Her personal website, KariByron.com, showcases her work and photos from the exhibit.
  • Kari Byron Pictures, Photo Galleries, Bio & Rating - AskMen.com Australia 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC au.askmen.com [Source type: General]

^ She debuted her work in a 2004 exhibit titled “Stray Dolls” at the Anno Domini contemporary art gallery.
  • Kari Byron Pictures, Photo Galleries, Bio & Rating - AskMen.com Australia 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC au.askmen.com [Source type: General]

^ In 2004 Jordan participated in a 9-month 1100-hour teacher training program through Yoga Arts in Byron Bay, Australia.
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[6] .She believes being an artist is a hard career to choose, but has found inspiration in artists such as various SECCA award winners in the past.^ Being an artist is a hard career to choose.
  • Joe-Mammy.com :: Features :: Kari Byron 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.joe-mammy.com [Source type: General]

^ With strong conviction I can say that this year's Secca award winners impressed me.
  • Joe-Mammy.com :: Features :: Kari Byron 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.joe-mammy.com [Source type: General]

^ That’s hard to believe" What's hard to believe about democrats being opposed to yet another bailout of private companies??
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Preferring to make her audience think, she has had the following to say about her art:
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I do portraits or I make sculptures exploring my cynical view of contemporary issues.^ I do portraits or I make sculptures exploring my cynical view of contemporary issues.
  • Joe-Mammy.com :: Features :: Kari Byron 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.joe-mammy.com [Source type: General]

.Artists that over-explain their art always take away from my experience as a viewer.^ Artists that over-explain their art always take away from my experience as a viewer.
  • Joe-Mammy.com :: Features :: Kari Byron 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.joe-mammy.com [Source type: General]

^ According to my dad, I have always been an artist.
  • Interview with Kari Byron! // Current 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Awesomeness // Current 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Historical myths are always my favorite but this one had everything; explosions, plot twists, true life events, and the best small scale experiments.
  • Joe-Mammy.com :: Features :: Kari Byron returns 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.joe-mammy.com [Source type: Original source]

.I try to let my viewer make their own message.^ I try to let my veiwer make their own message.
  • Joe-Mammy.com :: Features :: Kari Byron 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.joe-mammy.com [Source type: General]

^ My email contacts Subject: Message: Note: Your album password will be included in this email to allow recipients access to your private album Want to send email from your own email program?
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  • Kari picture by thenuhn - Photobucket 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC s216.photobucket.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She tries to sell me a book on how to make your own dog food.
  • Kari Henley: My Dog is a Whack Job! Canine Allergies, Anxieties and Ailments, Oh My! 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

.Art becomes more personal if you let yourself become involved.^ Art becomes more personal if you let yourself become involved.
  • Joe-Mammy.com :: Features :: Kari Byron 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.joe-mammy.com [Source type: General]

^ And for moms, it’s even more important to make sure you take some time to pamper yourself.

^ If parents understood the health risks facing overweight children in the years ahead, they might become more involved in monitoring what their sons and daughters eat.

I will always explain my motivations and themes if someone asks but I prefer to hear theirs.
.Following the success of MythBusters, she still makes sculptures, but she no longer displays them in exhibitions.^ There is still federal money funding abortions ans he cannot make the bribe he took, no state reimbursement of health care money, for selling his vote.
  • Nelson: We should have waited on health care - News - Local - The Fremont Tribune - Fremont, Nebraska's Community Newspaper 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.fremonttribune.com [Source type: Original source]

^ With the money these democratic congress members will make from the health industry, they will no longer need sweetheart deals from home mortgage companies/ .
  • Cafferty File: Tell Jack how you really feel Blog Archive - Why so many Democrats headed for the exits? « - Blogs from CNN.com 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC caffertyfile.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

.She felt exposing her inner self through art exhibitions could conflict with the success of MythBusters, with visitors approaching her being more interested in talking about the show than her art.^ Now, here is your last chance to do something right (instead of talking about doing something than caving, as you always do.
  • Nelson: We should have waited on health care - News - Local - The Fremont Tribune - Fremont, Nebraska's Community Newspaper 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.fremonttribune.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Our Banks would not be able to continually rob us of our savings through creation of more Dollars and interest rate manipulation.
  • Nelson: We should have waited on health care - News - Local - The Fremont Tribune - Fremont, Nebraska's Community Newspaper 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.fremonttribune.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Her, Tory and Grant were lecturing at Penn State and everything she talked about was her her her, not the team, not the show or anyone else.
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.She has also expressed actually enjoying the freedom of working only for herself in this way.^ Oh wait, now our premiums will be adjusted for allowing pre-existing conditions - only way that works is increases in health care costs.
  • Nelson: We should have waited on health care - News - Local - The Fremont Tribune - Fremont, Nebraska's Community Newspaper 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.fremonttribune.com [Source type: Original source]

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Notable appearances

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  • Byron has done an interview and photo shoot with popular men's magazine FHM.^ In 2006, Kari was also invited to appear on the Late Show with David Letterman .
    • Kari Byron Pictures, Photo Galleries, Bio & Rating - AskMen.com 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Magazine Home News The news according to FHM .
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    ^ She also occasionally gets out to conventions like Gen Con, Dragon Con, I-CON, and the Portland Rod & Custom Show.
    • Kari Byron Pictures, Photo Galleries, Bio & Rating - AskMen.com 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .In the photo shoot, dressed in red brassiere and underpants, and a white lab coat, Byron recreated the popular "Diet Coke and Mentos" experiment that sparked the Diet Coke and Mentos experiment on the show.^ Diet Coke, Mentos and red lingere .
    • ALCS Game 4 Discussion Thread - Lone Star Ball 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.lonestarball.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Diet Coke and Mentos Escape From Alcatraz - MythBusters Wiki: Discovery Channel Official Discovery Channel MythBusters site where fans can discuss their favorite experiments, cast members, or anything related to the MythBusters TV show.
    • Mythbusters TV Show 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Latest Pictures of Kari Byron > New, Latest Photos Shoot : pics @ Platinum-Celebs.com .
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    .In 2007 and 2008, she was awarded the 69th and 68th places, respectively, in FHM's annual list "100 Sexiest Women in the World".[9][10][11]
  • Byron got second place in Wired.com's 2009 sexiest geek contest, finishing just behind moot, the founder of 4chan.^ May 2nd, 2007 at 10:11 am .

    ^ Girls The world's sexiest FHM women .
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    ^ A lot of AskMen.com readers, however, took issue with it, and it became apparent that just one list could not possibly include all the hottest women in tech -- i.e.
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    • Top 10 hottest women in tech - part 2 - AskMen.com UK 9 January 2010 17:017 UTC uk.askmen.com [Source type: General]

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Personal life

.Byron graduated from Los Gatos High School and went on to study film and sculpture at San Francisco State University, graduating magna cum laude in May 1998 with a B.A. degree in Film and Sculpture.^ Kari Byron graduated from SF State U. with a bachelors degree in...wait for it - Film and Sculpture!

^ In May 1998, Kari graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
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^ Byron graduated from Los Gatos High School and went on to study film and sculpture at San Francisco State University, graduating magna cum laude in May 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Sculpture.
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[5] .Byron spent the following year backpacking (mostly in South Asia, including the Himalayas) and was also involved in a number of art projects.^ Alex Ferm spent seven years studying the martial art Tang Soo Do before receiving a black belt from the World Tang So Do association in 1995.
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She also worked as a secret Martini shopper for a liquor company.[13]
.Byron is a vegetarian, a fact referred to on occasion on MythBusters where she has been visibly uncomfortable when experiments have called for the use of animal remains.^ As part of the MythBusters build team, Kari Byron uses her professional artistic background to set up and conduct all sorts of far-out experiments.
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^ Is used olympic beach volleyball carrie byron and mythbusters the movie psycho mythbusters sounds insurance jobs in california mentos experiment mythbusters lava music search.
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^ While the MythBusters occasionally get criticized by armchair scientists, they're the first to admit that they aren't scientists and do the best they can to entertain and carry out legitimate experiments.

[14]
She is married to artist Paul Urich.[1] .On February 25, 2009, it was announced that Byron was pregnant.^ She announced her pregnancy in February 2009 and since then she continued working busting Myths.

[15][16][17] Her daughter, Stella Ruby, was born on June 28, 2009.[18][19]

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