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20th Mar '17 6:57:12 AM BobTheBard
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* In the same spirit as the above, one for a non-Mythbuster. When testing Son of a Gun, the Mythbusters built an incredibly stable rig to fire their Civil War rifle to make sure their aim was perfect due to all the different things they had to hit. Scottie even goes so far as to say they're making it because human error is too likely. Despite hours of design, multiple trials, and even a ''laser rangefinder'', they can't get the gun to hit the targets just so. Civil War re-enactor Jim, who has been helping them, then steps up and makes the shot perfectly on the first try.
14th Jan '17 11:20:14 PM ChaosInfinity-X
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** They manage to ''crush'' a full-sized train tanker car with almost nothing but air pressure.

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** They manage to ''crush'' a full-sized yet dented train tanker car with almost nothing but air pressure.
4th Jan '17 12:01:01 PM MarsJenkar
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** And before that, beating Jamie in the Needle In a Haystack competition. That time it was due to his water tank design being able to process the hay faster than Jamie's rotating drum and incinerator, winning four needles to two. Funnily enough, while Adam's early prediction didn't take into account the sheer ''length of time'' the endeavor would take, he ''did'' correctly predict the margin of victory (Adam predicted they'd be sipping mimosas on the beach while Jamie would still have two needles left to find).
23rd Oct '16 5:01:09 AM AgentTasmania
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** The inch steel plate in question wound up folded like a dorito.
** They shot a high-speed film of the impact, showing it in super-slow-motion. The car hit the wall so fast that the chassis didn't even have time to ''crumple''. It appeared to be *evaporating* from front to back. As awesome as the impact looked at normal speed, the super-slow-mo shot was awesomeness on steroids. Steroids that enhance ''awesomeness!''

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** The **The inch steel plate in question wound up folded like a dorito.
** They shot a high-speed film of the impact, showing it in super-slow-motion. The car hit the wall so fast that the chassis didn't even have time to ''crumple''. It appeared to be *evaporating* ''evaporating'' from front to back. As awesome as the impact looked at normal speed, the super-slow-mo shot was awesomeness on steroids. Steroids that enhance ''awesomeness!''
23rd Oct '16 5:00:26 AM AgentTasmania
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** They shot a high-speed film of the impact, showing it in super-slow-motion. The car hit the wall so fast that the chassis didn't even have time to ''crumple''. It basically ''disintegrated'' from front to back. As awesome as the impact looked at normal speed, the super-slow-mo shot was awesomeness on steroids. Steroids that enhance ''awesomeness!''

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**The inch steel plate in question wound up folded like a dorito.
** They shot a high-speed film of the impact, showing it in super-slow-motion. The car hit the wall so fast that the chassis didn't even have time to ''crumple''. It basically ''disintegrated'' appeared to be *evaporating* from front to back. As awesome as the impact looked at normal speed, the super-slow-mo shot was awesomeness on steroids. Steroids that enhance ''awesomeness!''
1st Sep '16 7:25:50 AM ErikModi
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** During that test (if memory serves) one of Adam's paintballs actually impacted the back of Jaime's (helmeted) head. Had this been an actual weapon used in a real situation, it would have scored a kill on the driver. It doesn't get more Confirmed than that.
21st Jul '16 4:50:34 PM JoieDeCombat
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* Putting a wedge on the front of a dump truck and plowing through two lines of cars in 'Hollywood Crash Cliches'. The truck barely slows down, there's cars flying everywhere (several doing full rolls), and Adam and Jamie are left in adrenaline-fueled hysterics.

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* Putting a cowcatcher wedge on the front of a dump truck and plowing through two lines of cars in 'Hollywood Crash Cliches'. The truck barely slows down, there's cars flying everywhere (several doing full rolls), and Adam and Jamie are left in adrenaline-fueled hysterics. As Adam describes it afterwards, the cars behaved almost exactly like the wake of a boat - but instead of water, it's a wake of 60,000 pounds of steel.



* Movie and TV-based myths are usually pretty unrealistic, but all of the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' myths they tested got at ''least'' a "plasuable". Adam finally managing using a whip to swing over a chasm was especially epic.

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* Movie and TV-based myths are usually pretty unrealistic, but all of the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' myths they tested got at ''least'' a "plasuable"."plausible". Adam finally managing using a whip to swing over a chasm was especially epic.
14th May '16 11:38:23 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* When the mythbusters are testing a car hood-mounted machine gun, Adam is skeptical. He doesn't think that the fixed machine gun seen in the movies will be able to hit anything (he has better hopes for a moveable one, though). And for the first part of the test, it performs exactly as he expects. And then he discovers that he can use the car's controls to 'steer', using the brakes to aim up or down. He starts ''nailing'' Jamie after that, and the moveable gun performs even better.
19th Apr '16 11:40:52 AM erforce
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* Movie and TV-based myths are usually pretty unrealistic, but all of the IndianaJones myths they tested got at ''least'' a "plasuable". Adam finally managing using a whip to swing over a chasm was especially epic.

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* Movie and TV-based myths are usually pretty unrealistic, but all of the IndianaJones ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' myths they tested got at ''least'' a "plasuable". Adam finally managing using a whip to swing over a chasm was especially epic.
20th Mar '16 9:13:22 PM DrakeClawfang
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* The [=MythBusters=] ''built a lead balloon'' and made it float. The made a ''rocket'' out of ''meat''. In ''two days''. [[Film/IronMan With a BOX]] [[MemeticMutation of SCRA-]] ...Ahem. Sorry. Wrong franchise.

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* The [=MythBusters=] ''built a lead balloon'' and made it float. The made a ''rocket'' out of ''meat''. In ''two days''. [[Film/IronMan With a BOX]] [[MemeticMutation of SCRA-]] ...Ahem. Sorry. Wrong franchise.
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