Experiments

Myth Results: Food

posted: 10/21/15
Dishwasher Lasagna (2012)
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Dishwasher Lasagna (2012)
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Cooking

A turkey can be cooked with a microwave radio. BUSTED (as seen in Christmas Myths)

A turkey can be cooked with a radar. BUSTED (as seen in Christmas Myths)

An explosion can tenderize a steak. CONFIRMED (as seen in Exploding Steak)

Popcorn can be made by detonating a propane tank with high explosive. BUSTED (as seen in Car vs. Rain)

Popcorn can be made by igniting sawdust and dairy creamer. BUSTED (as seen in Car vs. Rain)

A plane-mounted 5-megawatt laser can be used to cook popcorn and enough popcorn can expand to the point where it can break open a house, as seen in Real Genius. BUSTED (as seen in Car vs. Rain)

It is possible to set up a holiday meal inside a car's engine compartment and drive long enough to fully cook all the food. CONFIRMED (as seen in Food Fables)

It is possible to cook lasagna using a dishwasher as an oven. CONFIRMED (as seen in Food Fables)

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Explosions

A can of Spam can potentially blow up with lethal consequences if heated on a stove. BUSTED (as seen in Earthquake Machine)

A can of beans can potentially blow up with lethal consequences if heated on a stove. CONFIRMED (as seen in Earthquake Machine)

A large glass jug of milk can potentially blow up with lethal consequences if heated on a stove. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Earthquake Machine)

If a person tries to put out a stovetop grease fire by pouring 8 U.S. fluid ounces of water on it, a 30-foot fireball will result. BUSTED (as seen in Greased Lightning)

If the propane tank on a BBQ grill is exposed to fire, it can rupture explosively and become a rocket. BUSTED (as seen in No Pain, No Gain)

C-4 plastic explosive is stable enough to burn without exploding and can be used to cook food. CONFIRMED (as seen in Flying Guillotine)

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Injury

The act of double dipping a chip (and therefore transferring microbes from one's mouth into the dip on the second pass) is the equivalent of putting all of the dip directly into one's mouth, as seen in Seinfeld. BUSTED (as seen in Banana Slip/Double-Dip)

An exploding tin of biscuit dough can feel like getting hit with a bullet. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Biscuit Bazooka)

A frozen turkey can explode if it is dropped into deep fryer pot too fast. BUSTED (as seen in Viewers-Choice/Christmas Special)

Biting into jawbreaker candy after it is heated in its wrapper by a microwave or the sun can make it explode. CONFIRMED (as seen in Exploding Jawbreaker)

Food that's been dropped on the floor for fewer than 5 seconds is bacteria-free. BUSTED (as seen in Chinese Invasion Alarm)

If a frozen turkey falls, it can crush a foot. CONFIRMED (as seen in Christmas Myths)

If a frozen turkey falls, it can crush a dog or cat. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Christmas Myths)

Drinking from a can of soda on which a rat has urinated can be fatal. BUSTED (as seen in Hidden Nasties)

Most soda cans have rat urine on them. BUSTED (as seen in Hidden Nasties)

Eating Mentos and drinking Diet Coke at the same time will make your stomach explode. BUSTED (as seen in Grenades and Guts)

Cola Bits (2003)
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Cola Bits (2003)
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Practical Uses

Cola is able to clean rust. BUSTED (as seen in Buried Alive)

Cola is able to dissolve a tooth overnight. BUSTED (as seen in Buried Alive)

Cola is able to remove bloodstains. CONFIRMED (as seen in Buried Alive)

Cola is able to clean chrome. CONFIRMED (as seen in Buried Alive)

Cola is able to clean a penny. CONFIRMED (as seen in Buried Alive)

Chili Cures (2007)
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Chili Cures (2007)
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Remedies

The mouth pain caused by a hot chili can be relieved by drinking water. BUSTED (as seen in Shooting Fish in a Barrel)

The mouth pain caused by a hot chili can be relieved by drinking beer or tequila. BUSTED (as seen in Shooting Fish in a Barrel)

The mouth pain caused by a hot chili can be relieved by eating toothpaste. BUSTED (as seen in Shooting Fish in a Barrel)

The mouth pain caused by a hot chili can be relieved by eating wasabi. BUSTED (as seen in Shooting Fish in a Barrel)

The mouth pain caused by a hot chili can be relieved by applying petroleum jelly. BUSTED (as seen in Shooting Fish in a Barrel)

The mouth pain caused by a hot chili can be relieved by drinking milk. CONFIRMED (as seen in Shooting Fish in a Barrel)

Tastes Like Chicken (2012)
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Tastes Like Chicken (2012)
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Misc

A frozen chicken launched in a bird strike simulation can penetrate an aircraft or train windshield better than a thawed chicken. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Chicken Gun)

Dropping Mentos into a bottle of Diet Coke creates a geyser effect. CONFIRMED (as seen in Mentos and Soda)

A cereal box can have more nutritional value than the cereal it contains. BUSTED (as seen in Steam Cannon)

A hybrid rocket can be propelled with salami. CONFIRMED (as seen in Myths Re-Opened)

A block of cheese can be fired from a cannon with enough force to shred a ship's sail. CONFIRMED (as seen in Greased Lightning)

A whole coconut can be sent by mail without any packaging. CONFIRMED (as seen in Mini-Myth Mayhem)

Turkey makes people sleepy due to its tryptophan content. BUSTED (as seen in Food Fables)

Lots of things taste like chicken. BUSTED (as seen in Food Fables)

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