See. Here are the top episodes of this series, according to IMDb. The tin foil acted as a large reflector and actually enhanced the detection ability of the radar . However, while radio waves can be converted to electricity, the assembly only produced half a Volt, meaning three would be needed to power the display of a digital watch and thus making it impractical. Go. ...dangling CDs from the rear-view mirror. While Adam's "Lilypad Flyer" and Jamie's "Hyneman Hoverboard" were both rather impractical, they worked nonetheless. Myth statement Status Notes A group of rednecks returning from frog hunting use a live .22 LR cartridge as a replacement for a burned-out fuse in their pickup, but while the truck is driving, … Allegedly, British rail companies borrowed the titular gun from NASA for testing windshields for high-speed trains, but were shocked and confused at the amount of carnage the gun did. And can water … All of the vehicles were shown blowing a considerable distance from the jet engines with significant damage done to both just from the winds alone. They then came up with another test - time of impact (which would be the one variable that could affect force of impact since mass was constant whether the chicken was frozen or thawed) - and tested it by firing the chickens at metal plate viewed with a high speed camera. Even under the best possible conditions, the fall was not survivable. When a car engine was dropped from the boom lift, it barely even wobbled, much less catapulted Buster (It did not even "spill his coffee"). For a finale, in an attempt to replicate the result, the Build Team created a razor-sharp, stainless steel fan powered by a lawn mower engine for the "lover's leap" scenario. They remembered what Jamie had taught them over a month later and easily completed the same course without Jamie's prompting. ... Compact-Compact Rocket Sled Angle 3. i. The Mythbusters work on a collection of myths involving destroying cars through … The combined heat from all 47 gunpowder-powered bamboo rockets caused them to explode, nearly destroying the throne and doing significant damage to the stand-in astrologer (Buster) before it ever got off the ground. A piece of metal can destroy an engine when it falls in the carburetor. The team needs a traffic-free stretch of freeway to … The episode also introduced Tory Belleci, Scottie Chapman and Christine Chamberlain and became the first episode to extensively feature Build Team members or Mythterns. The ball did not shatter or even crack the tiles after Kari dropped it. The best speculative advice from an elevator expert would be to lie on the elevator floor instead of jumping. A penny dropped in could be heard rattling, but the engine still ran. After trying to use beer to clean up the mess, Scottie claimed that the beer covered up some of the smell, but the skunk odor was still there. ... One seeks an answer to whether or not two colliding big rigs can completely flatten a compact … This myth is also included in the DVD version of MythBusters Outtakes. They concluded any victims found in quicksand likely died for some other reason, such as dehydration or exposure to the elements. The engine still ran; in fact, it ran even better. While the idea did come up in the brainstorming phase it was too impractical to test on the full-scale car. Quicksand is denser than water; the greater the density of the liquid, the greater the buoyancy of objects within. To date, this and JATO Rocket Car are the only myths to have been tested three times on the show. One can be killed by dropping an electrical appliance into a bath full of water. [6], Episode 15 – "Scuba Diver and Car Capers", Episode 17 – "Elevator of Death, Levitation Machine", Episode SP1 – "Viewers-Choice/Christmas Special", Top Gear Series 4 Episode 8 (18 July 2004), "Florida Girl Injured In Bizarre Candy Episode | The Smoking Gun", "Jawbreaker Candy Explodes, Burns Fla. He reported nothing more than a very mild, short-lived burning sensation. In the 80 °F San Francisco summer heat, the naked snowman (representing Jamie) melted considerably faster than the clothed snowman (representing Adam). After trying various combinations of heating, cooling and pressure, a Jawbreaker did indeed explode when bitten, catching Christine on her temple and neck and Adam on the arm with burning candy as the "jaw rig" they had set up was not enclosed by safety screens. Even after they were converted into a. Adam was already fairly adept at throwing cards, his maximum speed being 25 miles per hour (40 km/h); this failed to cause any injury. Scottie says it worked, but says that there was a hint of skunk in the air, and that the custom mixture was more effective. After trying some designs for a card-throwing machine, Adam and Jamie settled on a design that could throw cards at 155 miles per hour (249 km/h). When Adam retested the myth, his vital signs did not change except for body temperature, which actually dropped (the myth stated that body temperature would go 'up' due to the paint). The CDs had no effect at all, and are also illegal in California. One test (different from the included radio device), cut for time and shown on "MythBusters Outtakes" involves coils of baling wire being used to siphon off electricity from nearby PG&E power lines in the Santa Cruz Mountains. With the blessing of pumpkin chunking world champion Bruce Bradford, they proceeded with their initial test. Adam and Jamie try to build a hovercraft from vacuum cleaner parts, and after finding it plausible, decide to compete against each other in a homemade hovercraft racing contest. Check out episodes of MythBusters by season. However, if a gasoline tank is shot by a tracer round from a great enough distance so that the round can ignite with air friction, it will cause the gasoline to catch fire. New episodes return Wednesday, Oct. 7th @ 9pm E/P on Discovery! Adam's team won the contest, in great part because his team's machine "processed" their haystack more quickly. A mere 45mph gust knocked it out of Tory’s hands; updrafts from skyscrapers reach upwards of 90mph. According to the episode, upon arrival at Mojave Spaceport, the insurance company responsible for the aircraft backed out at the last minute, citing possible foreign object damage to the plane. Myths Revisited and found plausible affiliated with the blessing of pumpkin chunking world champion Bruce Bradford they. 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