Just For Fun Tropes Examined By The Mythbusters Discussion

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02:12:19 PM Apr 21st 2015
edited by Azaram
I still say 'polish a turd' is totally busted, not even partially plausible. They did not polish post-consumer dinner as provided from the source, they dried, pulverized and reconstituted it, which is the difference between sand and concrete.
06:30:53 AM Apr 22nd 2015
You're entitled to your opinion, but this list goes by what the show said the verdict was. And I happen to agree with the verdict, since they were able to achieve a shine with little more than the excrement itself (plus water, which is in the baseline excrement anyway and had been previously taken out to keep it preserved), a non-trivial achievement for a rather trivial myth.
12:19:26 AM Dec 23rd 2010
Several of the tropes are just listed. Would someone care to fill them in?
03:59:14 PM Jul 26th 2011
Possibly naming which episode the trope was tested, I've tried to find the episode they tested Hollywood Silencers in and I just can't
11:38:59 AM Dec 18th 2011
edited by Zhale
Because Headscratchers is not for complaining, and because I have an amount of specialist knowledge of swordplay, I see several problems with their "busting" of Improbible Fencing Skills. First, they are using a machine to do a human's job. Second, the speed of the machine is far too slow. Lastly, and most importantly, they are insistent on a clean break rather than just any break.

I would gladly buy a spare rapier blade for my older rapier, and use my newer rapier to cut through the older one's blade. And there better be a radar gun on hand to time the speed of the tip of my blade.
07:30:02 AM Dec 19th 2011
And the discussion pages aren't for Troper Tales style Internet Tough Guy bragging. Putting aside that a rapier isn't really suited to cutting in the first place, are you really expecting us to believe you have some superhuman ability that lets you swing the sword faster than a machine they rigged up specifically to swing a sword faster and harder than was humanly possible?
08:25:13 PM Dec 19th 2011
edited by Zhale
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