The FAB 5000NG (Russian: ФАБ-5000НГ, where NG stands for its inventor, Nison Gelperin) was a 5,000 kilograms (11,000 lb) large air-dropped, thin cased, high explosive demolition bomb used by the Soviet Air Forces during World War II. Based on numerous car chase scenes in films, the Build Team tested myths based on whether cars would be able to successfully drive through/into various obstructions. Since the ground there was not level and there was a breeze outside, they set up a second test at Fort Mason. To really simulate human flesh and bone, the myth was then retested using two pigs' heads. A wedge entirely made of steel was made and then installed onto a rocket sled to represent the snowplow. The car completely demolished the fruit stand, but was no longer drivable after sustaining heavy damage to its hood. In their full-scale test, they used an actual convertible as well as a rain bar to provide the rain. Adam and Jamie took a car out to a quarry and set it up on chocks. The Build Team used 1-inch-thick (25 mm) tiles of duct tape to measure how much strength it could tolerate. Revisit your favorite past myths through this collection of original props, tools and our good friend, Buster, the ever-fearless test dummy. From several jumps, they determined that the diver could reach a maximum speed of 122 miles per hour (196 km/h) in a vertical position. Thinking that the high viscosity of the syrup may have affected the results, Adam and Jamie replaced it with a mixture that was only slightly more viscous than water. [2] Two bombs were dropped, one from an altitude of 4,000 m and the other from 3,300 m. The first bomb fell in open ground, leaving a crater 6 metres (20 ft) in diameter and 3 metres (9.8 ft) in depth. The pressure change caved in portions of the helmet and caused it to fill with flesh, blood, and organs from the body being crushed upward. For a control test, a Christmas tree explosion was made using a. Some boxes were hit by the front end of the rig and only one box directly hit him. The resulting explosion from the water heater did cause it to shoot through the living room floor and the roof, landing on the metal scaffold next to the house model. They set up a full-sized 52 US gal (200 L) water heater, removed all safety mechanisms, and covered it with blankets to speed up heating. When a second lock was dipped into liquid nitrogen, it took Tory only five hits and 14 seconds to smash it. The MythBusters tackle various myths relating to the "handyman's secret weapon". To achieve the results shown in the film, the third head had to be dipped in the liquid nitrogen for five minutes. It is possible to curve a bullet around an obstacle by quickly flicking the gun upon firing. The Build Team first attempted to test the myth by having trained horse archers firing at a foam target at varying speeds. The MythBusters pointed out that the tests were done with empty cardboard boxes, as they seemingly are in many Hollywood movies. He then tried running through the banana peels but still failed to slip. The MythBusters test two potential kitchen disasters, as well as whether cheese can be used with a cannon. They then placed all of the barrels on the right side of the bus and performed a right hand turn at 50 miles per hour. They discovered that the average gas mileage for the dirty car was 24 miles per US gallon (10 km/L) while the clean car performed better at 26 miles per US gallon (11 km/L). ...hold on to the roof of a car with the windows up while the car was zig-zagging. In the wind tunnel, it was determined that having all windows open seemed to be the best option, since it would provide the least stress on the structure of the house. Adam did some small-scale tests to correlate drop height and maximum launch height, and also to follow the girl's trajectory in the air. The test for the one dipped into liquid nitrogen for five seconds showed a result seemingly in between the two control tests: parts of the head did shatter, but not completely. [2], The Directorate of Logistics of the Air Forces eventually requested to Gelperin the development of a five-ton bomb, capable of being dropped by the Pe-8, the heaviest Soviet bomber of the time. A safety rig was constructed in case Jamie couldn't hold on, but he was easily able to hold on to a car going 45 mph (72 km/h). They set up the cannon, with a Gorn target in front and "Captain Kirk" (Buster dressed in a, A person can wet his hand and briefly dip it into molten. They filled one with water and the other with syrup made from 750 pounds (340 kg) of, It is possible to blow open a lock by packing it with the gunpowder from six, The Build Team first explored the idea of simply shooting the lock to get it open. However, the massive number of fan requests sent in along with the socks to test the idiom demanded a last-minute change of plans. Running at a calculated speed of 20 miles per hour (32 km/h), the bus plunged off the end of the road and crashed into the support posts at ground level on the other side. A supersonic jet will break any kind of glass by the sonic boom it generates. Drinking from a can of soda on which a rat has urinated can be fatal, due to pathogens contained in the urine. 5,000 – 7,500 square feet (500 – 750 square meters), minimum ceiling height of 12 feet (3.6 meters) LOGISTICS: Shipping domestic: 7 trucks Installation: approx. The team then set up an explosion, using 500 pounds (230 kg) of ANFO and mannequin legs in socks at distances between 15 and 55 feet (4.6 and 16.8 m). In additional footage shown on the MythBusters website, two additional tests were shown.[4]. Supposedly, any large vibrations, such as from a loud car stereo system, can cause the firing pin to trigger and fire off round after round at random. The large-scale, colorful activities present scientific inquiry as an engaging, fun activity as proven by the TV show.``, ``We are thrilled to bring this exhibition {MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition} to Denver, we hope it sparks curiosity and scientific thinking in all of our visitors.``, ``It’s exciting to see fans take on some of our favorite experiments from the show while drawing their own conclusions and data. Adam and Jamie tested whether windows should be open or closed during a hurricane, while the Build Team took on two myths involving liquid nitrogen. They decided to use 22,000 tablets (roughly 10 years' worth, based on two tablets provided with every meal) in their first full-scale test. The MythBusters demonstrated that pykrete is bulletproof by subjecting a wastebasket-sized chunk of ice and another of pykrete to a close range impact (approximately 10 ft or 3.0 m) by a, The MythBusters subjected ice and pykrete to a mechanical stress test where lead blocks were placed onto a. Some common household items are dirtier than a toilet seat, in terms of number and/or type of germs they carry. The Build Team still regarded the myth as busted because an average motorist is highly unlikely to encounter a snowplow traveling with enough speed to destroy a car in this manner. • Loads of original objects from the MythBusters episodes Four heads using a mold of Kari's bust were then made, three made of ballistics gel, each with a skull and brain matter analog inside, and one completely made of ice. The ice melted significantly faster than the pykrete. The Build Team first tested the myth by imitating the actions seen in the movie by swinging their arms and flicking their wrists as they fired. They set up a locked steel door and a .38 caliber revolver, and were surprised to find that their first shot damaged the lock sufficiently to let them open the door. The MythBusters first performed several small scale tests, using a model car and a wind tunnel, and found that at higher speeds, a sort of air bubble seemed to form around the driver compartment, giving credence to the myth. With one bullet hole appearing on either side of the blade, the team declared the myth confirmed and decided that a person could consistently make the 40-yard shot with enough practice. Owing to the difficulty of hitting the small target of the revolver, the high risk of shrapnel injuries, and the unpredictable reactions of the person holding the weapon, Adam and Jamie classified the myth as busted. Unable to find the necessary facilities in Alaska, the Build Team instead settled for a test location in, In their first test, a blindfolded Jamie (wearing proper protection) stepped on a banana peel while walking, but did not slip. This myth was inspired by a video from the Household Hacker. • Smartphone application and photo op Adam, Jamie, and the Build Team joined forces to investigate a puzzling seesaw myth.