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Myth Results: Great Escapes

posted: 10/21/15
Spy Car Escape
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Spy Car Escape
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Car Pursuit

A person can successfully elude a pursuer safely by driving at or above highway speeds in near-total darkness without using headlights. BUSTED (as seen in Antacid Jail Break)

A pursuing car can be stopped or eluded using solid road spikes or tacks. BUSTED (as seen in Spy Car Escape)

A pursuing car can be stopped or eluded using a smokescreen. CONFIRMED (as seen in Spy Car Escape)

A pursuing car can be stopped or eluded an oil slick. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Spy Car Escape)

It is possible to disable an enemy car with wheel-mounted spikes on your car that shred the other person's tires. CONFIRMED (as seen in Spy Car 2)

It is possible to disable an enemy car with a hood-mounted machine gun. CONFIRMED (as seen in Spy Car 2)

Hollow roads spikes can stop a pursuing car. CONFIRMED (as seen in Unfinished Business)

Prison

A prisoner can use salsa to eat through the bars of a jail cell and escape. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Salsa Escape)

A horse can pull the bars out of jail cell window allowing a prisoner to escape. BUSTED (as seen in Western Myths)

A single stick of dynamite can be used to break free of a jail cell. BUSTED (as seen in Western Myths)

A person can scale down a prison wall by using rope made out of bed sheets. CONFIRMED (as seen in Motorcycle Flip)

A person can scale down a prison wall by using rope made out of toilet paper. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Motorcycle Flip)

A person can scale down a prison wall by using rope made out of hair. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Motorcycle Flip)

A prisoner that's wearing a ball and chain can escape prison by firing the ball attached to his leg out of a cannon. BUSTED (as seen in Prison Escape)

By mixing enough antacid tablets with water, a prisoner can generate enough carbon dioxide to blow his cell apart. BUSTED (as seen in Antacid Jail Break)

Dental floss can be used to cut through the steel bars of a prison. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Prison Escape)

Misc.

A person buried up to his or her neck in wet sand cannot escape. CONFIRMED (as seen in Pirates 2)

It is possible to escape a broken ski lift by sliding down the cable using one's jeans as a zip line. BUSTED (as seen in Viewers' Special 2)

It is more difficult to escape from a sinking car that flips upside down than from one that remains right-side up. CONFIRMED (as seen in Inverted Underwater Car)

It's possible to fashion an emergency parachute out of regular hotel room items within a few hours. BUSTED (as seen in Motorcycle Water Ski)

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