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22nd Aug '17 11:57:48 AM treehugger0369
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* BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce: The "so hot it melts through a metal" variation. The story of a Mexican prisoner who managed to escape by corroding window bars in his cell with nothing but salsa was declared possible, but it would take several decades. However, when Jamie used a simple electrolysis device (which could be built with radio parts or something similar), the process greatly sped up - according to calculations, this method could dissolve the bars in less than a year.

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* BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce: The "so hot it melts through a metal" variation. The story of a Mexican prisoner who managed to escape by corroding window bars in his cell with nothing but salsa was declared possible, but it would take several decades. However, when Jamie used a simple electrolysis device (which could be built with radio parts or something similar), the process greatly sped up - according to calculations, this method could dissolve the bars in less than a year. (Though it has to be direct current; Adam's attempts to replicate Jamie's results with alternating current from the light in the cell did nothing but burn the salsa onto the bar.)
21st Aug '17 12:15:19 PM bitemytail
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* BladeBrake: …or at least the ship sail version. The blade catches on the seams in the sail and bounces out, while a one-piece sail with no seams doesn't provide enough resistance to slow you down or hold your blade in it. They hypothesized, though, that maybe an ideal buffer zone between the two could be possible.

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* BladeBrake: …or at least the ship sail version. The blade catches on the seams in the sail and bounces out, while a one-piece sail with no seams doesn't provide enough resistance to slow you down or hold your blade in it. They hypothesized, though, that maybe an ideal buffer butter zone between the two could be possible.
5th Aug '17 9:37:48 AM randomguy5850
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* BladeBrake: …or at least the ship sail version. The blade catches on the seams in the sail and bounces out, while a one-piece sail with no seams doesn't provide enough resistance to slow you down or hold your blade in it. They hypothesized, though, that maybe an ideal butter zone between the two could be possible.

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* BladeBrake: …or at least the ship sail version. The blade catches on the seams in the sail and bounces out, while a one-piece sail with no seams doesn't provide enough resistance to slow you down or hold your blade in it. They hypothesized, though, that maybe an ideal butter buffer zone between the two could be possible.
26th Jul '17 9:51:33 AM Antigone3
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** The build team looked into the story of a person being killed when the jeans he (or she) is trying to shrink skin-tight cut off blood circulation. After six hours, Grant was showing no sign of impaired blood flow.
15th Jul '17 8:11:08 AM kundor
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* "A rolling stone gathers no moss" (keep moving and and you won't gain wealth): Confirmed. Moss cannot grow on a rolling stone. While it can collect some from rolling down a hill, that's not really the spirit of the expression.

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* "A rolling stone gathers no moss" (keep moving and and you won't gain wealth): Confirmed. Moss cannot grow on a rolling stone. While it can collect some from rolling down a hill, that's not really the spirit of the expression.
15th Jul '17 8:09:48 AM kundor
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* "A rolling stone gathers no moss" (keep moving and and you won't stagnate): Confirmed. Moss cannot grow on a rolling stone. While it can collect some from rolling down a hill, that's not really the spirit of the expression.

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* "A rolling stone gathers no moss" (keep moving and and you won't stagnate): gain wealth): Confirmed. Moss cannot grow on a rolling stone. While it can collect some from rolling down a hill, that's not really the spirit of the expression.
8th Jul '17 4:32:42 PM nombretomado
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* "Better to end with a bang" (a bigger ending is a better ending; not related to our OutWithABang trope): To test this, Jamie and Adam each set something up to end the episode with; Adam took the "bang" by blowing up a moped while Jamie opted for a slow burn by having thermite cut an SUV in half. Adam preferred the bang but Jamie preferred the burn, so they left it up to the audience and set up a viewer poll on the website; TheOtherWiki reports that the results were about three to two in favor of the bang, making it Confirmed.

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* "Better to end with a bang" (a bigger ending is a better ending; not related to our OutWithABang trope): To test this, Jamie and Adam each set something up to end the episode with; Adam took the "bang" by blowing up a moped while Jamie opted for a slow burn by having thermite cut an SUV in half. Adam preferred the bang but Jamie preferred the burn, so they left it up to the audience and set up a viewer poll on the website; TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki reports that the results were about three to two in favor of the bang, making it Confirmed.
27th Jun '17 5:28:35 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* SlapYourselfAwake: It even sobers you up a bit.



* SlapYourselfAwake: It even sobers you up a bit.
21st Jun '17 8:10:40 PM DragonRanger
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* BlindDriving: A blind man can drive competently when a navigator is beside him giving directions. It works best when the blind driver has ''always'' been blind and doesn't have to adjust from normal sighted driving. And, of course, the navigator should be sober too. Even so, DontTryThisAtHome.



* ''Film/ScentOfAWoman'': A blind man can competently drive a car when a passenger gives him turn-by-turn directions - Confirmed. Jamie and Adam didn't do that great in tests where one drove blindfolded and the other provided directions, but when they directed an actual blind man he did very well; they theorized that someone who had always been blind wouldn't be hampered by preconceptions of how they "should" drive. (That said, they reiterated that having a blind man drive is still dangerous and illegal.) They also tested a scenario where the passenger was drunk, based on a news report, and the result was as bad as if the drunk man was driving himself.

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* ''Film/ScentOfAWoman'': [[BlindDriving A blind man can competently drive a car when a passenger gives him turn-by-turn directions directions]] - Confirmed. Jamie and Adam didn't do that great in tests where one drove blindfolded and the other provided directions, but when they directed an actual blind man he did very well; they theorized that someone who had always been blind wouldn't be hampered by preconceptions of how they "should" drive. (That said, they reiterated that having a blind man drive is still dangerous and illegal.) They also tested a scenario where the passenger was drunk, based on a news report, and the result was as bad as if the drunk man was driving himself.
18th Jun '17 9:23:07 PM DragonRanger
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* ''Film/{{RED}}'': In a standoff where the hero has a pistol and the villain has a rocket launcher, both shoot at once; the hero's bullet hits the villain's RPG and detonates it, killing her - Busted. A bullet can detonate an armed RPG, but [=RPGs=] are armed by inertia and it wouldn't have happened yet at that short distance. Even if it were faulty and armed prematurely, it's much more likely to kill the hero instead of the villain thanks to the rocket directing its blast forward.
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