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The Perks of Fame Revealed: A Second Piece of Costco Sample Sausage

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 09.02.2014 | Comedy
Jon Hotchkiss

You've been to Costco, right? You've seen the people who set up a stand and give away samples of meatballs or fish sticks or crab dip, right? You kn...

7 Simple Things I Do That Greatly Improved My Life... That You Should Do, Too

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 08.19.2014 | Comedy
Jon Hotchkiss

Below, a list of seven simple things I have worked regularly into my life that have made my life better. And not just better. A lot better.

Mythbusters Scandal Grows (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Hotchkiss

I am Jon Hotchkiss... the creator of the 6-hour TV series This vs That... whose content was taken from me and used in the series Mythbusters... without my consent, in violation of my copyright and without any compensation.

10 Reasons to Smash Your Cell Phone Right Now!

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 06.22.2014 | Technology
Jon Hotchkiss

The reason I want to smash my phone is that its magical utility has made me the flight attendant of my own life, instead of the passenger.

Are You More Likely to Remember Stuff You See or Stuff You Hear?

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 05.06.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

NOTE: At the end of this post, there are two experiments for you to test your own memory to determine which information you are better at recallin...

UCLA Scientists Terrorized By Animal Activists (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.22.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

On February 15th, 2014, just a few feet from the front door of a residential home occupied by a UCLA scientist, a group of 66 animal rights activists staged a peaceful demonstration. However, "peace" was the opposite of their goal.

Revealed: Why Does Tomato Sauce Explode in the Microwave? (Video)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.15.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

It's times like this I wish I had a much taller dog. If you put a cup of water into the microwave to heat it up, it generally does not explode. That...

What's the Hottest BBQ Fuel? Propane vs. Natural Gas

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.09.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

You may have wondered why we don't use hydrogen as a BBQ fuel. I know I used to wonder. Turns out there's a very good reason we don't use hydrogen as a BBQ fuel -- in fact, just two words will suffice to explain.

Best Popcorn Method: Revealed (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.01.2014 | Home
Jon Hotchkiss

The worst movie I've ever seen in a theater is District 9. How clever. How "ironic." What a commentary on humanity. A South-African culture many ye...

Discovery Channel's Latest Treachery Has Left Me Gobsmacked

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Hotchkiss

I am a producer and TV series creator with 11 Emmy nominations forging a next generation model for independent content distribution. This scares the networks because it would make them dinosaurs. So, Discovery Channel is trying to crush me.

My Awesome New Year's Gift to the Universe: 'Pancacon'

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 03.01.2014 | Home
Jon Hotchkiss

'Pancacon' is only the most splendiferous, uber-awesome, scrupdillyiscious breakfast treat of all time. Bar none. So suck it, smoked apple sausage, your salad days high atop the breakfast totem are over. O. V. E. R.

Be Less Stupid: 5 Sex Urban Legends Investigated

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

2013-12-13-ScreenShot20131213at2.09.51PM.pngBecause talking about sex is so often frowned upon, especially at Thanksgiving dinner, with your wife's mother, myths, mysteries, half truths and lies continue to infect popular discourse. Here now, we investigate 5 sex urban legends and reveal the facts.

Why The "F" Are the Mythbusters Doing MY Science Show?

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 02.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Hotchkiss

This story of corporate greed will make you so angry that you'll demand justice be done. The show Mythbusters is doing the exact same experiments and using the same exact words as MY new science series, This vs That and their producers and Discovery Channel won't pay me.

Does Mood Affect Decision Making? (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

People who are annoyed are more likely to use language that is harsh, defiant, violent and crude. In other words, things that happen at point "A" in your day/life can have a profound effect on how you behave at point "B" in your life, often times regardless of the amount of time that elapses between the two events.

How Bad Is Our Perception of Time? Very!

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 11.19.2013 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

Have you ever had the this experience? Your phone rings, a friend says "Let's meet for drinks." You say: "I'll be there in 15 minutes." Then, when you show up, your friend is half drunk and slurring "WTF? You said 15 minutes... That was nearly an hour ago."

A This vs. That Brain Teaser

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 11.13.2013 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

A golf ball will be dropped simultaneously into two barrels from the same height. Assume currents, viscosity & pressure are the same. In which barrel will the ball hit the bottom first?

What Causes Traffic Jams? (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 10.22.2013 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

The average American commuter spends 38 hours a year stuck in highway traffic. Even worse news, 36 of those hours are spent stuck next to that guy in the Plymouth Vega with the rolled down windows whose still blasting "Gangham Style" on the 19 of his 36 speakers.

Revealed: Can a Man Poke the Baby in the Head During Sex With His Pregnant Partner? (PHOTOS)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 09.20.2013 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

2013-07-22-ScreenShot20130722at9.20.01AM.pngThe one and only thing men fear during pregnancy is that during sex, they will poke the baby in the head with their penis. Amazing, right?

5 Things You Must Know Before You Buy Another Airplane Ticket

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 09.08.2013 | Travel
Jon Hotchkiss

Before you start searching for deals and thinking about getaways, you should check out these five incredibly true things you must know before you buy an airplane ticket.

Revealed: Best Way to Pour a Coke (Video)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 08.03.2013 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

Turns out there are quite a few scientific factors at work that will determine whether your Coke goes flat upon pouring or remains refreshingly carbonated.

Which Cup Keeps Coffee Hotter... Longest? (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 07.31.2013 | Taste
Jon Hotchkiss

From cheap styrofoam to ceramic to expensive bone China to plastic and even 20-dollar thermoses, everyone who drinks coffee has their favorite "Caffeine Delivery Vehicle." And yet one question lingers: Which cup keeps the planet's favorite drink hotter... longest?

I Made a Six-Hour TV Series in My Garage

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.15.2013 | Comedy
Jon Hotchkiss

Why do you think so much TV feels so homogenized? So watered down? So "non-threatening?" So much like just plain, ordinary chocolate ice-cream. Here, I'll tell you.

WATCH: Will The Life Vest Or The Seat Cushion Save You?

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 01.27.2013 | Travel
Jon Hotchkiss

Amid the chaos and devastation, I have the where-with-all to grab just one flotation device. Which one should I reach for?

Slow Airplane Boarding Solved by Astro-Physicist and TV Producer

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.16.2012 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

The airlines cater to their first class passengers who pay much more for their tickets than do the passengers in steerage and the airline is convinced that 1st class passengers want to board first, so they won't do anything that will upset these valuable customers.

Is Your Seat Cushion An Effective Flotation Device?

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.15.2012 | Travel
Jon Hotchkiss

Unlike the life vest, the seat cushion is not designed to automatically keep your head out of the water.