People have been predicting outcomes for years. There was a story a couple of months back about something similar. And here's a link to a group that stated 75% success predicting the outcome prior to oral arguments, back in 2004 http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/4099370?uid=3738032&uid=2&uid=4&sid=21104566455723. I can't comment on the relative academic merits of either though.
So, did Mythbusters beat them to it?
Good to see the article acknowledges that episode.
I've flown on some lightweight seats with Lufthansa on a short haul flight recently. Even on a 2 hour flight, they were the most uncomfortable airline seats I've ever sat in. The seats were very thin, padding was practically non existent & the experience was more like being sat in a waiting room chair. If I knew the seats when I booked then it would influence my choice of airline. So, think we won't notice? I'm not so sure.