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Myth Results: Viral Videos

posted: 10/21/15
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Animals and Bugs

A certain breed of goat can be startled into fainting. CONFIRMED (as seen in Viral Hour)

A fish on the end of a line can swim so fast that the line's reel will catch fire due to friction. BUSTED (as seen in Fixing a Flat)

One thousand honey bees are capable of lifting a laptop. BUSTED (as seen in Bug Special)

Excavators

An excavator can be used as a waterski tow. CONFIRMED (as seen in Duct Tape Plane)

An excavator can row a barge on open water, using the excavator's bucket as an oar. CONFIRMED (as seen in Duct Tape Plane)

An excavator can be used to thread a needle. CONFIRMED (as seen in Revenge of the Myth)

An excavator can be used to pour a glass of wine. CONFIRMED (as seen in Revenge of the Myth)

An excavator can load itself into the back of a cargo truck. CONFIRMED (as seen in Duct Tape Plane)

Explosions

If the heads of 30,000 matches are gathered together and ignited, they will create a large fireball. CONFIRMED (as seen in YouTube Special)

A person can surf on a wave generated by dynamite. BUSTED (as seen in Lead Balloon)

A person can create a huge fireball by firing a cloud of sawdust and igniting it with a flare. CONFIRMED (as seen in Viral Hour)

Misc.

Invisible water can be created to make it look as if a tin foil boat was floating in the air. CONFIRMED (as seen in Viral Hour)

A bullet fired into the surface of a frozen lake can spin like a top on impact. CONFIRMED (as seen in Spy Car 2)

A 7-foot ball built from LEGO bricks can be easily pushed off the top of a hill, roll down, and bounce off a parked car without doing any damage. BUSTED (as seen in YouTube Special)

A person can make a working speaker out of a paper plate, tin foil, a penny, and a minijack, for under a dollar. BUSTED (as seen in YouTube Special)

A person can slide down a supersized waterslide, launch off a ramp at the end and land in a kiddie pool with perfect accuracy. BUSTED (as seen in Waterslide Wipeout)

It is possible to run across the surface of a body of water through a combination of footwear and running technique. BUSTED (as seen in Running on Water)

It is possible to construct a working Newton's cradle using wrecking balls. BUSTED (as seen in Newton's Crane Cradle)

If a flame thrower and a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher went head-to-head, they would cancel each other out. BUSTED (as seen in Fire vs. Ice)

A person covered in bubble wrap can jump off a 35-foot building and survive the impact without injury. BUSTED (as seen in Bubble Pack Plunge)

It is possible to throw a needle hard enough to penetrate a pane of glass without shattering it. BUSTED (as seen in Mini Myth Medley)

A large number of metronomes gradually will eventually sync up when left to their own devices. BUSTED (as seen in *DO* Try This at Home?)

One can charge an MP3 music player like an iPod by plugging a USB cable into an onion that has been soaked in electrolyte fluid for half an hour. BUSTED (as seen in Viral Hour)

Vehicles

It is possible to play tennis on the wings of an airplane in flight. CONFIRMED (as seen in Commercial Myths)

A car tire can be spun so fast that friction with the ground will cause it to not only smoke, but actually catch fire. BUSTED (as seen in YouTube Special)

A motorcycle can yank the cloth off a fully set banquet table without disturbing the place settings. BUSTED (as seen in Tablecloth Chaos)

A motorcycle moving at freeway speed can ride across the surface of a pond. CONFIRMED (as seen in Motorcycle Water Ski)

The wake from a sharply turning jet boat can put out a fire on a stationary one. CONFIRMED (as seen in *DO* Try This at Home?)

It's possible to create an amphibious bicycle using empty water bottles. CONFIRMED (as seen in Transformers)

A small car can be lifted into the air by high-pressure fire hoses. CONFIRMED (as seen in Viral Hour)

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