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Things we didn’t believe could be true until we saw them on “Mythbusters”

This show ran many far-out experiments that taught us a lesson or two about believing some funky myths.

While we are still under home quarantine, let us look at the time the Mythbusters put some age old questions and some few funny myths to the test.

When they busted the myth that if you sneeze with your eyes open, your eyes will fly out of your face from the force of the sneeze.

It turns out that the natural attachments in your eye socket keep the balls in place.


When they finally gave us an answer to the question: “Could Jack have fit on that floating piece of debris with Rose in Titanic and survived?”

They deemed it plausible! Based on their tests, the Mythbusters claimed that if Jack and Rose had tied their life jackets under that piece of debris, it could’ve floated better with the two of them on it. Though a fun episode, James Cameron still disagrees with the Mythbusters’ findings.

When they showed that a dog’s mouth is “cleaner” than a human’s.

While the human mouth sample they collected in the episode had more bacteria than the dog’s mouth sample, it’s unclear whether or not the dog’s bacteria is “more potent” than the human’s.

When they showed us time and time again that duct tape can create a lot of things such

They even spent a week on an island using only duct tape as a means to survive. Incredible.

 When they showed us via closeup that a fart can be ignited by a lighter.

Adam’s gas was ignited by a butane lighter. Methane makes up only 7% of one’s gas, which is enough to ignite when released. I guess whoever dealt it…can ignite it?!

 When they deemed it possible that a vehicle fitted with square wheels can provide a smooth ride if driven fast enough.

They really reinvented the wheel here. Adam and Jaime found that the faster they drove, the smoother the ride became. But you have to note that the ride never got perfectly smooth.

When they actually showed that a person will stay drier by running in the rain than by walking.

One rain storm, two test subjects. Another mind-boggling finding, but the person running through the rain gets less wet.

When they confirmed our icy suspicions that a falling icicle can kill a person.

They used a steak to mimic the human body. Through their test, the Mythbusters found that an “icicle over 1.5 feet in length falling from about 15 feet completely penetrated a steak.” So be careful out there!

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