Written by Gabhan O'Buachalla

Monday, 27 September 2010

Mythbuster Adam Savage was shrunk yesterday morning after a mythbusting experiment tragically went wrong.

It is believed the episode being filmed was due to be aired next month. It involved a myth that a fan wished to be tested.

A grieving and in tears Carrie Byron explained how they received a vintage 1950's comic book called 'Alien Area 51 - Techs' from a fan.

"In the comic was a schematic with instructions on how to construct a 'Shrink Ray Gun' we though it was a bit of a ridiculous myth to test but we were short of ideas for the episode and decided to roll with it. Adam spent last week building the Shrink Ray pistol following the comic book instructions to the letter."

Unfortunately, a bored Mythbusting co-star Jamie Hymen picked up the pistol during the break and pointed at Adam.

'It was terrible, there was a greenish plasma type light, the Shrink Ray just reducing Adam in size, I could hear his shouts getting squeakier and squeakier as he got smaller. His only about 2inches tall now, and we put him in a shoe box to keep him safe from being stepped on.'

Jamie was arrested following the incident by a local Sheriff Jackson Monroe.

'I went to the mythbusters studio lot, after a 911 call, cautioned and arrested Jamie on a GBH charge. Then the Feds butted in and pulled rank. I don't know anything else. These men-in-black arrived and took Jamie from my custody'

Abe Smith the mythbusters fan who sent the comic book containing the Shrink Ray Technology said he was devastated by the news.

'I found the comic in my grandpa's attic, my grandpa was an Airforce mechanic stationed in Roswell, New Mexico airbase. The comic was full of pictures and strange writing'

Shortly, after speaking to the media Abe was found mysteriously dead in a hotel room in an apparent act of autoerotic asphyxiation. The FBI, CIA and Secret Service say they do not suspect any foul play in Abe's death.

President Obama commented on the matter at a press conference today

"Look it's just 2 tragic accidents in Hollywood, let's just close the book on this story or you lose your press pass or maybe more...Ok? I rather we talk about the recession or jobs"

After this the editor told me to drop it, the good news is I've been posted to a special assignment in Guantanamo Bay next week!

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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