They were in a building. The block of ice shattered into many pieces. Can you make your own gunpowder, shoot it out of a bamboo cannon, and walk away? Each member took three shots, moving up to 20 yards 18 m after Tory went first. A firing pin was fitted into a gun butt and swung at the primer; after a few adjustments, including the use of instead of smokeless, the Build Team was able to set off the powder in this manner. These are just a few of the myths, urban legends, and improbable sayings that the Mythbusters try to figure out. Each member drove the course in the dark, with headlights on, and was evaluated for lap time and driving skill. They tested whether or not can.
Dimpled balls disrupt the air around them, creating a smaller wake behind them and reducing drag. The impact crushed the seesaw, ruptured the barrels, and launched the dummy to a height of 20 feet 6 m. The Build Team then tested a door locked with a ; Tory required over five minutes to smash it at room temperature, but less than two minutes after it had been frozen. Busted The Build Team acquired a bus with the same dimensions as that used in the film, then built a small-scale model of both it and the stretch of road in question. Finally, they packed the keyhole with 600 grains 39 g of black powder equivalent to 120 rounds and used an electric igniter to set it off. In the two control tests, the ice head shattered while the ballistics gel head in room temperature only had its front part broken. With the 50-foot target distance scaled down to allow for the lower top speed, they jumped the bus off a ramp; it fell far short of the target, but remained relatively intact until it hit a concrete safety barricade.
Owing to the difficulty of hitting the small target of the revolver, the high risk of shrapnel injuries, and the unpredictable reactions of the person holding the weapon, Adam and Jamie classified the myth as busted. They then performed a smaller scale blast and examined the results in the lab after a chemical bath. Based on the occurrence of this event during chase scenes in several movies. While still chemically diamonds, the Build Team agreed that this process was too impractical to attempt at home and that any homemade diamond scheme was too implausible. For a more accurate experiment, the MythBusters were forced to sterilize all their testing materials with and create a sterile environment.
A supersonic jet will break any kind of glass by the sonic boom it generates. They decided to try one more time and upped the ante by using the equivalent of 100,000 antacid tablets of raw chemicals. They sat in the dark for 20 minutes beforehand to let their eyes adjust. In the control test, they put the untouched dip and salsa into , and followed with double dipped dip and salsa, and finally dip and salsa that had been put in Adam and Jamie's mouths. The caused by an exploding bomb is enough to trigger a misfire in an rifle.
Adam and Jamie used plastic sheets and tape to create a bubble that would trap in the carbon dioxide gas from the antacid reaction. They attributed this result due to the fact that the material did not melt down smoothly as did the paraffin, which could then easily travel up the wick to burn in the flame. When Kari suggested that there might not be enough electricity to power all the speakers at once, Tory used only a single speaker but failed to get any sound again. Realizing that the gas was probably leaking out around the plumbing pipes, they removed the fixtures and brought in the equivalent of 100,000 tablets worth of solid and powdered antacid. In the original video, the ball was made of sculpted Styrofoam.
Meanwhile, Adam and Jamie designed and built a seesaw that could effectively deliver the energy of the falling skydiver to the girl without buckling. When these were ignited with a slow-burning fuse, they generated a fireball approximately 10 feet 3 m high, confirming the myth. Again there was no fire, and Jamie theorized that the air turbulence caused by the spinning tire was preventing the gasoline from igniting. However, the compact car was pushed out of the collision zone rather than staying between the trucks, and the trucks were not fused together as stated in the myth. She doesn't quite project the same kind of distinctive personality and wit that make Kari so much fun.
They completely neglected the fact that the guy had a decade to plan his escape and the logistics thereof. Is a toilet seat cleaner than other household items? Can a 7-foot ball of Lego blocks become a rolling weapon of mass destruction? This myth was based on the final scene from the film. Busted The Build Team first dropped a car from a crane to see how it would behave in freefall. Ah, and it turns out he couldn't. However, the pykrete chunk held together and successfully stopped and deflected the bullet while sustaining only a small approximately 1 in or 2. Busted Grant, Tory, and Kari investigated this myth in three parts: the number of bricks needed for a 7-foot 2 m ball, whether its weight would make it hard to push around, and whether it would damage a car after rolling downhill.
They then used a piston to exert pressure on the floor of the house at 0. Unable to produce any diamonds using household items, the Build Team went on to test whether. Myth statement Status Notes Pykrete is bulletproof. They then compared how quickly and easily they could negotiate the course with banana peels and the lubricant, in which they both comically did poorly on when they ran the track without caution. The resulting explosion blew the lock apart, proving the concept feasible, if not the exact circumstances.
According to what I read on the Discovery message board, it actually is about smuggling contraband across the Canadian border, and it's a real practice dating back to Prohibition days. In the end, the MythBusters decided that the myth was busted, but just barely. After several shots that either missed the match or destroyed the head entirely, they were able to get a bullet to graze the head and ignite it. But hey, a couple of hours of thought and a day or two of building an experiment that had little to nothing to do with the actual myth did they even research where it occurred if at all? After the samples were incubated overnight, they were analyzed to determine the number of germ colonies. Can a V-shaped really split a car in two? This was the largest explosion to date on MythBusters, producing over twelve times the energy produced by the explosion that previously held the title Cement Mix-up. After a second lock was sprayed with liquid nitrogen for five minutes, he was able to break it in one hit.