Monday, June 8, 2009

Mystery Hunters

While browsing through the cable guide last month looking for something educational to record for my son and I came across a show called Mystery Hunters. It comes on Discovery Kids at the wonderful time of 1am but I have a Comcast DVR so that wasn't a big deal (we rarely watch things live anyway). It's a show that investigates claims of the paranormal, UFO's, and such.

The Wikipedia entry for the show gives a good description so I won't go into too much detail here.

I just wanted to get the word out that there is a good science based show out there for kids that is fun to watch and gives lessons in how to deal with strange things rationally. I like the fact that it isn't just dry facts. I like that they keep some of the mystery in each story while giving facts and science the final word.

My son really enjoys watching this show (so do I!) and I wish DK would put it at a more convenient hour for people who don't have DVR's (do people still use VCR's?).

Anyway...Mystery Hunters...good TV for kids...pass it on!

Update: You can watch some of the episodes online here.


Mike aka MonolithTMA said...

Sounds great! I'll spread the word.

Thanks for the tip!

Mike aka MonolithTMA said...

And Time Warner doesn't seem to have it in my area. Oh well.

Doubting Foo said...

According to their web site the episodes are available here:

But it keeps telling me to upgrade my flash player even though I have the latest...maybe you'll have better luck.

Doubting Foo said...

Try this:
Cinsay - Mystery Hunters

Mike aka MonolithTMA said...

Thanks! I'll check it out!

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Thanks again