Mythbusters at Michigan Tech
Yesterday I went to Houghton for the day for the MTU Open House. There wasn't much to do there except for the Parade of Nations which was pretty cool. There was an all-black marching band called Second-2-None which was really good, because they synced african dancing with regular marching instruments and did crazy stuff like lying on the ground and playing. There wasn't too much too see at the Open House portion because it was mostly booths and some stuff set up in classrooms in the different buildings. I seen Steve and his dad there, and also Racheal Brooks and James. Most of the stuff that was there won't interest me until next year or the year after.
The highlight of the day was seeing the Mythbusters (Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman) at MTU's Rozsa Center, which can seat over 1,100. When we got there at 7:00 p.m., we were waiting in the lobby area when Adam walked out of a door and went upstairs to where they were eating. Just hearing their voice overhead was surreal. We managed to get good seats, and in the first part they were asked some questions which lasted a long time. Then they played a video of all of the things that the Discovery Channel can't show, which was really funny. And last they busted a mini-myth involving beer (obviously, considering the college atmosphere). Afterword we rushed out to the table in the lobby to get autographs, and we ended up being first in line. I got an autograph (shown below), and a picture with them (shown above).
We also did some exploring in Hancock at the bottom of the hill where the Quincy Mine trolley goes down for tours. We found a giant chunk of copper on the ground and some other interesting rocks.