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Myth Results: Pirates and Ninjas

posted: 10/21/15
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It is possible in real life to slice through as many airborne pieces of fruit in a short time using a katana as it is in the game Fruit Ninja. BUSTED (as seen in Video Game Special)

A ninja can knock down a person with a punch from one inch away as made famous by Bruce Lee. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Ninjas 2)

Two pirates can use a rowboat as a makeshift submarine by walking along the ocean bottom and using the rowboat to hold a pocket of breathable air, as seen in Pirates of the Caribbean. BUSTED (as seen in Pirates 2)

It is possible for a group of six people in a suspended spherical cage to swing over to one side of a ravine using only their own body weight, as seen in Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest. BUSTED (as seen in Swinging Pirates)

You can slow a fall by using a knife to cut a sail. BUSTED (as seen in Pirate Special)

Wooden shrapnel from a cannonball impact to pirate ship causes more damage than the cannonball impact itself. BUSTED (as seen in Pirate Special)

Ninjas can run across water. BUSTED (as seen in Walking on Water)

Ninjas can catch arrows in midair. BUSTED (as seen in Walking on Water)

Ninjas can catch a sword in between their bare palms. BUSTED (as seen in Walking on Water)

A ninja can catch an arrow in mid-flight. BUSTED (as seen in Ninjas 2)

Pirates wore eyepatches to preserve night vision in one eye. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Pirate Special)

While charging their target, a ninja can use his sword to deflect an arrow and kill the archer before he can reload. CONFIRMED (as seen in Ninjas 2)

A ninja hiding underwater can have their blowgun double as a breathing apparatus. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Ninjas 2)

A pirate could use bottles of rum as an effective cannon ammunition. BUSTED (as seen in Pirates 2)

A pirate could use a peg leg as an effective cannon ammunition. BUSTED (as seen in Pirates 2)

A pirate could use grapeshot as an effective cannon ammunition. CONFIRMED (as seen in Pirates 2)

A pirate could use chains as an effective cannon ammunition. CONFIRMED (as seen in Pirates 2)

A pirate could use steak knives as an effective cannon ammunition. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Pirates 2)

A pirate could use nails as an effective cannon ammunition. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Pirates 2)

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