Can someone really be knocked out of their socks? However, none of the guns went off. Note: This is a special episode. Are women better at reading facial emotions than men? Will awnings help break a fall from a building? To achieve the results shown in the film, the third head had to be dipped in the liquid nitrogen for five minutes. Confirmed Adam and Jamie set up a. Can too many lights on a Christmas tree cause it to light on fire? Can you make your own gunpowder, shoot it out of a bamboo cannon, and walk away? It's like a caricature of a revolver. Confirmed Through small-scale tests, the MythBusters discovered that a single length of duct tape can support up to 70 pounds 32 kg.
When these were ignited with a slow-burning fuse, they generated a fireball approximately 10 feet 3 m high, confirming the myth. Can an oil drum filled with work as a high speed? Can a person breathe from a car tire underwater? Can a mail delivery truck taking only right turns save gas? The Build Team was brought in to determine the terminal velocity, based on one specific type of skydiving suit and the diver's body position. Note: This is a special episode. They then used the piston at maximum power to destroy the house. Revisit of: Is running better than walking to keep dry in the rain? Can withstand a car crash, a dog bite, and an explosion? Can duct tape plug holes in the bottom of boats? Can a car be fitted with an ejection seat? Cooking does a lot to bones that make them a lot weaker and more brittle. Can a large truck plow through a traffic jam without stopping? This myth was based on the final scene from the film. Can a speeding arrow be snatched out of the air? Can you use a household vacuum cleaner to lift a car? Are various flatulence myths true? Revisit of: Can a gas tank explode when shot by a bullet? Is it possible to start a spinning by shooting bullets at it, as depicted in? Unable to produce any diamonds using household items, the Build Team went on to test whether.
Plausible The trailer tore the roof off of the car, but the car's brakes failed and it rolled past the end of the test course and fell off an earthen berm. What methods work best to repel snakes? Is it really impossible to ride a bicycle underwater? Grant and Tory also tested other techniques of shooting around a corner in Hollywood movies. Can a fishing reel catch fire with a fast enough fish on the line? Confirmed Adam and Jamie addressed a coconut to themselves, stamped it, and put it in the mail. Can a person create a huge fireball by firing a cloud of sawdust and ignite it with a flare? Can you bounce a laser off the moon? Can cow manure be used to help the environment? Can a person drive safely on a moonless night without using his headlights? They set fire to a car with gasoline, measured the temperature with a and got readings over 1,000 °F 540 °C. Note: This is a special episode.
Can vodka help to ease the pain of a jellyfish sting? For a more conclusive test, the Build Team obtained a Jeep and mounted a crossbow on the top. Can a sword be stopped with one's bare hands? I liked the Buster-head hood ornament. When they set the cannon off, the powder only burned without exploding; they achieved the same result with an actual cannon and the homemade powder. Supposedly, any large vibrations, such as from a loud car stereo system, can cause the firing pin to trigger and fire off round after round at random. If the video has a watermark, it also may be licensed by a third party. The result was the kind of fireball seen in the movies. Finally, Adam and Jamie dipped their own fingers into the liquid—a pinky and an index for Jamie, four fingers at once for Adam—and brought them out unscathed.
Revisit of: If two metal hammers are struck together, or a hammer strikes an anvil, can they shatter with lethal force? Busted For this test, Grant built a pan hammer robot to simulate an object being smashed on the counter. Is it possible to mount a remote-controlled machine gun in a car trunk and use it to kill a roomful of people from outside a house, as seen in the of? Note: This is a special episode. All three parts of the myth were declared busted, and the Build Team conjectured that the people in the video may have used a large, hollow sphere as the core of their Lego ball, and glued the pieces to it. The expert then made the shot from a standing position, cleanly bursting two balloons placed to either side of the blade. Archived from on January 31, 2014. Can a bottle of beer, when given a sudden shock, turn from a liquid and freeze into a solid? Is a toilet seat cleaner than other household items? Can you catch a greased pig? Revisit of: Can a bullet cause explosive decompression and tear a plane apart? Are stone cannonballs as deadly as steel ones? To their surprise, a large number of these cans showed apparent contamination under the light; they took swabs from the tops and sent them to for chemical analysis, which revealed only harmless dust. Upon closer inspection of the high speed footage, Adam actually let go of his grip on the hood and slid up the windshield.
Can you fire and reload a pistol as quickly as in a Hollywood action movie? Does a full bladder pose as much of a driving hazard as being legally intoxicated? Can a stewardess survive a 33,000-foot fall while still strapped into her seat? Could a person's thumb be severed while firing a hunting pistol? Can you survive a fall from a chopper by climbing into a? When a second lock was dipped into liquid nitrogen, it took Tory only five hits and 14 seconds to smash it. Do the movie spy car tricks to escape a chasing car work? Busted At the California Center for Sleep Disorders, Adam and Jamie set up a bed with a moisture-sensitive alarm. A third batch, this one about as viscous as , was prepared for both Adam and gold medalist swimmer. Can you create a working sail-boat out of duct tape? Can hardened cement be removed from a cement truck using explosives? In the original video, the ball was made of sculpted Styrofoam. Meanwhile, the crew built a prison cell in a naval shipyard warehouse, complete with plumbing fixtures and a door made of 1. An explosion did indeed occur, thus confirming the myth. For the large-scale test, the MythBusters made use of Medusa, the world's largest portable hurricane simulator, located at 's Hurricane Research Facility, and beforehand built a house that was small enough to accommodate Medusa's cowling, but otherwise built to several state building codes.
Can airplanes save fuel by flying in a V-formation like a flock of birds? However, chances of doing this in a real-world setting i. Woofer Weaponry 1 - Busted. Can you create a working sail-boat out of duct tape? Note: This is a special episode. Based on the results for light and medium syrup, which they considered to be within the for their testing method, Adam and Jamie declared the myth plausible. Myth statement Status Notes A whose parachute fails to open can hit the high end of a playground , landing on his feet, and launch a child on the low end safely up to the roof of a 7-story building. Will a feather and a hammer drop at the same rate in a vacuum? Direct links to major video sites are preferred e.
Can tape measures and wallets stop bullets? Will talking to plants help them grow? The thermite mixture continues to react further, resulting in a throwing particles around. Is the silver screen trick of tipping up on to two wheels and driving sideways as easy as it seems? Can a prisoner fire the ball from his ball-and-chain via a ceremonial cannon, launch himself over the prison wall, and survive? Can a bowler hat rigged with a steel ring knock the head off a statue? Can a bicycle be modified to operate on both land and water? Busted Since the myth is a legend retold over the years, definitive records of neither the rocket's design nor the wing device exist. In a related test not aired in the actual episode but shown on the MythBusters website, Kari made an ice sculpture of a pig's head. Can a person fly away on a raft filled with helium? So the myth was confirmed, but unexplained. Can a laptop stop a bullet from point-blank range? Can be used to thread a needle or pour a glass of wine? Note: This is a special episode. Can duct tape be used to hold a car in place? However, the pykrete chunk held together and successfully stopped and deflected the bullet while sustaining only a small approximately 1 in or 2. This time, one of the guns did fire from the shockwave of the explosion, but only one, proving that while vibrations can cause the guns to misfire, it takes a pressure wave much stronger than even the most powerful sound systems can produce to do it.