These speeds matched the terminal velocity of a falling hailstone, the wind during a severe hailstorm, and the highest recorded wind speed in a tornado. The sharp-angled trench test showed pressure differentials of 60, 19, 12 and 7 psi 414, 131, 83 and 48 kPa. Their attempts only caused the kart to move a few feet, so they returned to the workshop for small-scale testing. On the third day, they tried various methods to relax as much as possible. He lasted 6 seconds before being hit when he ran the course unarmed.
When they turned their steering wheels in opposite directions, the cars went through a 180-degree spin, suffering some damage to their wheels and tires. The sandstone penetrated 1 layer and destroyed 2 bricks; the limestone, 1 layer and 3 bricks; the granite, 2 layers and 4 bricks. Each volunteer studied the map for five minutes, then rode along to give directions to the destination as Grant drove. A shallow grave can be dug in 20 minutes. The segment was shelved since the quick result gave no chance for the team to expand on the myth's background or the processes involved. When the square wheels were mounted, the ride was very rough at first but began to smooth out as the speed was increased. He also put together chairs, a table, and a chess set using pieces of wood.
Men are better at following maps. They also noted that they got temperature spikes in some areas during stops in the middle of city driving. Before the second, he drank enough alcohol to put himself just below the legal limit for intoxication in California 0. For a full-scale model, Tory built an internal quiver to hold the arrows and designed an ignition system to fire them off all at once. They triggered the remote and were shocked when the van instantly blew apart, confirming the myth on the first try. Kari and Tory, in the back seat, graded the performances on a 100-point scale and penalized for mistakes such as backtracking and excess mileage.
Busted While Adam installed an accelerometer in Buster's chest to measure g-forces on impact, Jamie set up a 35 ft 10. Tory and three staffers drove around her to kick up dust clouds, after which one pulled up for her to get in and all four drove away in different directions. Note: This is a special episode. Jamie, meanwhile, added lead training wheels weighing 140 lbs total to the front and back of his bike. Busted Using his own fastest method with a foil-covered bowl over a gas burner, Alton was able to pop a batch of corn in 1 minute and 45 seconds.
When Adam placed the Jack surrogate on top, the board sank. Various results Footage from past myth testing of what items can or cannot stop a bullet. He was able to put out the flames, but had to get within only a few feet to do so. They then built a mockup of a typical hotel room and gave themselves a 6-hour time limit to secure all the furniture to the ceiling, with sheets, cushions, and other items glued in their proper places. Busted For a control run, Tory fired a 9 mm pistol at a target from 14 ft 4. Again, despite shattering a steel needle, Matt Cain was not able to pierce the glass. While they achieved an average of 12 ft 3.
The team decided to explore a third scenario, having a hailstone land in the boat while it was in the water. Adam finished in 1:20, Jamie in 1:55, leading them to call the myth plausible. They declared the myth busted at this point, but Jamie wondered if a person could simply hold on to the handrails. He donned 50 lb 23 kg of ballast and a scuba tank, but still lost traction and was unable to turn or ride uphill without tipping. Plausible First, Adam and Jamie created a small-scale experiment using three tanks filled with water and to outline the differences in the wave patterns; the first tank was designed straight, the second with two sharp right angles, and the third with two rounded right angles. The chess set in the shelter also helped both men in this respect.
Based on a scene in the film. After the packs landed at the same time, they switched to sixpacks of bottles and got the same result. Jamie built a on the beach, using the plastic overwrap from the original pallet in addition to tape, but collected only a few ounces of water after several hours. Plausible just barely The Build Team investigated two possibilities, puncturing the hull versus having so much hail pile up that the boat could lose buoyancy. Note: This is a special episode. Plausible Adam and Jamie designed a set of square wheels to support the weight of a pickup truck, then cut the treads off a set of tires and fitted them on. After fitting the car with temperature sensors, they took a 90-minute drive, escorted by the , and measured temperatures between 200 °F 93 °C and 500 °F 260 °C , which boded well for them because that meant they had spots with ideal temperatures for different foods.
Adam and Jamie presented facts about shark species that do not fit one or the other of these traits. Although some can die in this manner, most cannot. Busted Jamie fired into the undercarriage of a suspended car at point-blank range, using a 9 mm pistol similar to those used on the show. The load contained a combination of bulky and fragile items, as well as a doll to stand in for a baby. At the , the team put a boat in the water and began dumping ice into it. Finally, they began testing with explosives, first with an aboveground control, in which sensors at 20, 30, 40 and 50 ft 6, 9, 12 and 15 m registered pressure differentials of 39, 12, 7 and 5 psi 269, 83, 48 and 34 kPa , respectively.
Adam posted a time of 3:06; Jamie struggled at the window and finished in 4:33. They noted that two equally matched gunfighters would probably end up killing each other. Can a van loaded with leaking containers of flammable gases explode when it receives a signal from its keyless remote? For a comparison, they fired a Civil War-era cannon into a line of pallets loaded with concrete blocks, and found that it could penetrate one pallet and part of a second. Can a strong enough hailstorm sink a boat? No one was injured, but the cannonball did considerable property damage, crashing through the walls of a family's house and landing in a car. Busted They built a cage from steel tubing and tested it for safety and ability to swing, then took it to a firefighter training facility with a building that could be used as a cliff. Are men better at following maps than women? A control run with no explosive gave a range of 27 ft 8 m ; this result did not change when a 10 lb 4. They built a full-sized vehicle and launch ramp and set up at a rock quarry, placing the ramp on a ridge overlooking a lake.
However, there was one exotic meat boar that both Tory and Grant mistook for chicken. After noting that the results of each method can vary widely from person to person, the team called this myth plausible. None of the volunteers got more than 2 out of 6 right, but odor scientist Pamela Dalton correctly guessed 5 out of 6 when she took the test. Myth statement Status Notes Men are better overall drivers, but break the speed limit more often. Confirmed They set up a dummy and placed a needle in one hand, and attached a clamp to the excavator's bucket to hold a piece of thread. They did not respond to human blood, but did notice a drop of fish blood diluted 1 million times. Confirmed The team filled a van with gas containers and rigged these for a slow leak.