Science
2:42 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Mythbusters Head To Tampa After Solving "Titanic" Question

People are curious. That's probably why Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters" is such a hit.

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman bring their explosive brand of urban myth debunking to the University of South Florida Sun Dome Saturday night.

They recently took on an enduring cinematic mystery recently by testing out the question left by the smash movie Titanic, "Did Jack Dawson really have to die?"

Dawson was the character played by Leonardo DiCaprio, left in the freezing water, while his love interest, the wealthy Rose, was saved. 

Click through this link to see what they found out:

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/videos/titanic-survival.htm

But ultimately, their findings didn't change Titanic Director James Cameron's mind. He told them the script called for Jack to die, so "The dude's going down."