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Who doesn't love Mythbusters? When I was a kid, I would always watch them test various myths on Discovery Channel. I still remember when they checked whether an arrow really does shoot straight, and apparently, it actually curves.
Here are 15 fantastic and familiar myths that should help you see the world in a better light. Thank you, Jamie and friends! Please do more tests, and spread the love for science.
We all love the series Breaking Bad, but are they scientifically accurate when they talk about chemicals? Well no. For one, a human cannot be dissolved with hydrofluoric acid alone and second, a massive explosion won't happen using mercury fulminate.
Well, no. So you better spend that 'coz you can't kill people with that small coin.
Nope! The guys even made a goldfish go through a maze, and after a month the fish managed to go through it again!
Yes! It's incredibly difficult to differentiate the quack from the echo, buy yes, your duck can have an echo from a quack. The acoustic are really just too similar.
Uh oh, there goes your fear of quicksand. Actually, regular sand is less buoyant than quicksand, which basically means that you'd be floating to the top when you're in quicksand.
Simply put, NOPE.
NO. Once your food drops, it's already smothered by germs.
A human can usually throw at a max of 25mph and that doesn't do any damage at all. At 155mph, however, you could get a little bit of damage. So cover your eyes!
No. Explosions in gas stations are more likely to happen when an electrostatic charge happens, which is possible when you get in and out of your vehicle. So stay inside and play.
Nope. It will actually perform better.
In theory, it sounds nice. But it'd be impossible to time it perfectly and you'd be hitting the ceiling because of the sheer velocity.
Nope, there's barely enough oxygen there.
No. And get that hammer away.
It's still better to turn the lights on and off instead of leaving the lights on for good. It's wrong to assume that keeping the light on would save you more money. The power surge from turning the light on is only as much as leaving the light on for a quarter of a second.
Yes. Just don't do it if you had the choice.