After a few refinements to his design, he was able to take the head off and have it retained within the device. The block did not suffer any significant melting or damage during the fall or impact, prompting the team to declare the myth confirmed but unlikely due to the number of safeguards that would need to fail simultaneously to achieve the result. Adam and Jamie classified the myth as plausible, depending on the circumstances under which the deception is carried out. Shooting at the C-4 with different. During a car chase, the pursuing car can be stopped or eluded using a smoke screen deployed from the fleeing car. Both figures were broken in the blast. As for the preliminary test of just shooting out the window, with Adam having very little luck steering and shooting at the same time, I wonder why they didn't do a version with Adam driving and Jamie shooting.
They called in Jessica Fortunato, a trained acrobat and gymnast, and had her try the rigs: Adam's with hinged foot platforms and a long tail, and Jamie's with concave foot cups and an outrigger frame held in front. To determine the efficiency of energy transfer from ball to ball, Adam pulled the ball at one end out to a certain distance and measured the length of the swing at the other end. Can the contents of an airplane toilet leak out mid-flight and freeze into a lethal projectile? The team set up two dummies 80 feet apart, outfitted with pork-belly abdomens and foil burst gauges to evaluate injuries. . Confirmed The testing for this myth began during the summer, with Tory building a rig to hold a pistol at any desired angle and Kari checking the video to work out the geometry of the shot. After making this change, they tried another deer slug and managed to turn it by 1. Plausible Adam and Jamie visited a special-effects shop to have rubber full-head masks made of themselves, based on photos and measurements of their faces.
Confirmed The cars were placed to present one side toward the blast, with the disks and figures behind the front end. Can a fall into water inflict the same injuries as one onto pavement from the same height? The first two depths were intended to represent the depth at which a swimmer's torso would be submerged if he were floating or treading water. Note: This is a special episode. Their goal was to keep control of the barge's direction and maintain forward momentum toward the shore. The first two runs gave a peak of 530 °F and smoked without any fire, even after Tory used larger amounts of flammable lubricant on the second run. After the wall was repaired, the 10-foot blast collapsed it and crushed the figure.
The untreated walls were badly damaged and threw large amounts of debris on Buster, while the treated ones showed no damage and protected him. Although Jamie was able to drive the car forward with a push from Adam, the branch came off at a speed bump. They classified the myth as plausible, since they could find no record of the device being used in combat. Based on these results, the team decided that the flying guillotine was plausible as an assassination weapon, but not in combat. Jamie's bare rims gave him better traction than Adam's manhole covers and allowed him to win the race at a steady speed. They classified the myth as busted, and Jamie attributed this result to the fact that car pollution technology has advanced faster than that for motorcycles. They pumped in enough methane to reach a 9% concentration in air, the center of its flammability range, and used a spark to set off the mixture.
Can a fishing reel catch fire with a fast enough fish on the line? This time, they were able to get one wall to blow out and set the apartment on fire. The tests suggest that Tannerite is difficult to detonate unintentionally, the myth being that it was detonated unintentionally. Using a pressure threshold of 87 psi corresponding to a 50% mortality rate from the shock wave , Adam and Jamie found that a floating person would survive at 30 ft 9 m , while greater depths led to pressures likely to cause death. At 75 ft 23 m , the team obtained a reading of 29 g for water, but over 500 g for pavement the upper measuring limit. It goes to show how much time goes into these myths sometimes. Jamie then built a device of his own design using a steel pipe the same diameter as the hubcap, with the free end sharpened into two sturdy blades. The Spy Car myths were fun to see them test, really like Adam's aim-able gun rig.
Can you patch the fuselage of a plane with duct tape? Can an arrow with explosives split a tree in two? We're at 7900 feet, the temperature is ten degrees, this is exactly what we need to test this myth. The car performed adequately through one lap, but showed signs of losing its stuffing after the run. Jamie then drove simulated city and highway courses at on a modern motorcycle, with the shell on and off. At this point, Adam and Jamie decided to try to improve a motorcycle's aerodynamic performance so that it would use less fuel and give lower emissions. Kari and Grant set up a combat situation, involving one moving enemy dummy and a second that could pop up from behind a screen.
Confirmed Adam and Jamie decided to test the myth by walking, swimming, and driving. Pavement and water drops from 25 feet gave 286 g and 115 g, respectively, while 50 ft 15 m drops maxed out the instrument pavement and registered 220 g water. Distances of 10 and 20 ft 3. Jamie attributed these results to the fact that much of the energy from the underwater pressure wave dissipated into transverse waves when it reached the surface. Tory fired at them with a high-powered sniper rifle; only the mixed jar exploded when hit. Or maybe that wouldn't work -- maybe it's the actual ricochet that imparts most of the spin, rather than it being a carryover of the spin from the gun's rifling as I assumed. An object thrown backwards from a moving vehicle — at the same speed as the vehicle — will simply fall straight to the ground.
In a second trial, Tory stepped on the tire to mix the air and fluid; when ignited, the tire quickly re-seated and inflated to the point of bursting. Plausible Examining historical records, Adam and Jamie found that the weapon had a pear-shaped upper hull, with rear stabilizing fins and a propellant equivalent to 20 lb 9 kg of. There was tested in the 2012 season that proved more effective than the control. Grant's complex, spring-loaded design, despite the team's fears about its safety and the lengthy arming time, actually ended up being the least successful of the three, slicing only a little way into the neck and causing no damage whatsoever to the pig's spine. Confirmed Jamie built replicas of wheel spikes from the films a small blade wheel on a long central shaft and a crown-like assembly on the hubcap.
For full-scale testing, they built a replica of Jason Bourne's apartment, as seen in the film, and set up the toaster, magazine, and gas supply. A bullet fired into the surface of a frozen lake can spin like a top after impact. Busted The team sprayed one half of a car with bedliner, leaving the other exposed, and carried out crash tests. For comparison purposes, they ignited 1 oz 28 g samples of C-4 and three other fuels , , and under pots of water and measured the peak temperature and time to burn out. Confirmed Adam and Jamie built a 15 ft 5 m deep cylindrical tank, fitted it with pressure sensors at four depths, and filled it with water. Name in countdown Myth featured Comments 12 Home Sweet Home No specific myth , the MythBusters' home base, is examined. Both film designs shredded at least one of Adam's tires and left deep gouges in the bodywork.