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Myth Results: Weapons

posted: 10/21/15
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Bulletproof

It is possible to dodge a bullet, if the shooter is far enough away from his intended target. BUSTED (as seen in Dodge a Bullet)

A car door can protect you from bullets in a shoot out. BUSTED (as seen in Scuba Diver and Car Capers)

Bullets be stopped by a book. BUSTED (as seen in Ancient Death Ray)

Bullets can be stopped by a deck of playing cards. BUSTED (as seen in Ancient Death Ray)

Bullets be stopped by a lighter. BUSTED (as seen in Ancient Death Ray)

Bullets be stopped by a quarter-inch polycarbonate shield. BUSTED (as seen in Ancient Death Ray)

Bullets be stopped by an inch-thick polycarbonate panel rated bullet resistant. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Ancient Death Ray)

Water is really as bulletproof as it is portrayed in the movies. CONFIRMED (as seen in Bulletproof Water)

A modern ninja can deflect a bullet with their bare hand. BUSTED (as seen in Myth Revolution)

An MP3 player/iPod is bulletproof. BUSTED (as seen in Coffin Punch)

A police badge is bulletproof. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Coffin Punch)

A belt-buckle is bulletproof. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Coffin Punch)

Three pizza boxes in a warming bag is bulletproof. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Coffin Punch)

Pykrete is bulletproof. CONFIRMED (as seen in Alaska Special)

Filling a car with phonebooks will make it bulletproof. BUSTED (as seen in Dive to Survive)

A hair weave can stop a .40 caliber bullet. BUSTED (as seen in MiniMyth Madness)

A refrigerator door can stop a spray of 9mm bullets. BUSTED (as seen in MiniMyth Madness)

A car completely covered in phonebooks will be bulletproof. BUSTED (as seen in Dive to Survive)

A laptop can stop a point-blank blast from a shotgun. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in MiniMyth Madness)

A tape measure can stop bullets. BUSTED (as seen in Bullet Baloney)

A golf ball can stop bullets. BUSTED (as seen in Bullet Baloney)

A wallet can stop bullets. BUSTED (as seen in Bullet Baloney)

An oven door can stop a bullet. BUSTED (as seen in Red Rag to a Bull)

Cannons

You can create a static cannon by sandblasting a length of PVC pipe. BUSTED (as seen in Exploding Jawbreaker)

A fully functional cannon can be built completely out of leather. BUSTED (as seen in Bottle Bash)

It's possible to use stone cannonballs instead of iron ones with the same effectiveness. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Mattress Mayhem)

A cannon and cannonballs made of ice can be successfully fired and inflict lethal damage on a target. BUSTED (as seen in Supersonic Ping Pong/Ice Cannon)

Fights

A person armed with a knife cannot win a fight against one carrying a gun. BUSTED (as seen in Duel Dilemmas)

In a sword fight, the first person to attack will lose. BUSTED (as seen in Duel Dilemmas)

Guns

If fired at precisely a vertical angle, a bullet fired straight up can kill you on the way back down. BUSTED (as seen in Bullets Fired Up)

If fired upward at a non-vertical angle, a bullet fired straight up can kill you on the way back down. CONFIRMED (as seen in Bullets Fired Up)

The pressure shockwave of a bullet hitting the water is enough to kill a fish. CONFIRMED (as seen in Shooting Fish in a Barrel)

Holding a hunting revolver improperly can cause a person's fingers to be blown off by the escaping gases emitted when the bullets are fired. CONFIRMED (as seen in Thermite vs. Ice)

A bullet fired horizontally and one dropped from the same height will hit the ground at the same time. CONFIRMED (as seen in Knock Your Socks Off)

A match can be lit if grazed by a bullet fired from a gun. CONFIRMED (as seen in Mini-Myth Mayhem)

The Weaver technique (two-handed) is an effective handgun firing stance. CONFIRMED (as seen in Wheel of Mythfortune)

A gun that is dropped into a deep fat fryer will discharge on its own. CONFIRMED (as seen in Bullet Baloney)

It is possible to shoot a pistol out of a person's hand without injuring him. BUSTED (as seen in Unarmed and Unharmed)

The vibrations caused by a car stereo system at full blast is enough to trigger a misfire in an SKS rifle in the back seat. BUSTED (as seen in Thermite vs. Ice)

The impact of a bullet is forceful enough to blow you backward. BUSTED (as seen in Brown Note)

A sniper can kill another sniper by shooting straight through the scope. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Firearms Folklore)

A bullet can be shot into the empty chamber of another revolver. CONFIRMED (as seen in Firearms Folklore)

Silver bullets are more effective than lead ones. BUSTED (as seen in Western Myths)

You can shoot someone's hat off their head without hurting the wearer. BUSTED (as seen in Western Myths)

It's possible to hit a target if you're in hiding and only the gun is exposed. BUSTED (as seen in Myth Evolution)

It's possible to hit a target if you're shooting while jumping out of a corner. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Myth Evolution)

A person firing a gun can accidentally kill himself if his bullet ricochets off three surfaces and returns to him. BUSTED (as seen in Boomerang Bullet)

Shooting from the hip is an effective handgun firing stance. BUSTED (as seen in Wheel of Mythfortune)

Shooting from the shoulder with the gun turned sideways, gangster-style, is an effective handgun firing technique. BUSTED (as seen in Wheel of Mythfortune)

Using two guns pointed straight ahead, fired alternately, is an effective handgun firing technique. BUSTED (as seen in Wheel of Mythfortune)

Using two guns with the arms crossed is an effective handgun firing technique. BUSTED (as seen in Wheel of Mythfortune)

Shooting from the shoulder, with a straight arm, is an effective handgun firing technique. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Wheel of Mythfortune)

A bullet made from a human tooth can inflict a lethal wound. BUSTED (as seen in Plane Boarding)

It is impossible to fire a gun in a vacuum. BUSTED (as seen in Bullet Baloney)

A rifle with a bent barrel will still fire with lethal velocity. CONFIRMED (as seen in Bullet Baloney)

It is possible to create a water-powered stun gun. BUSTED (as seen in Water Stun Gun)

Strange Killers

An assassin could use a bullet made of ice to kill a target without leaving a trace. BUSTED (as seen in Exploding Toilet)

An ordinary playing card can be lethal if thrown with enough power. BUSTED (as seen in Exploding Jawbreaker)

A prison inmate can kill another inmate across the hall using a crossbow made of newspaper. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Paper Crossbow)

Cigarette butts fired from a muzzle loading rifle are lethal. CONFIRMED (as seen in Viewers' Special)

A ping-pong ball moving at a high enough speed can inflict a lethal injury. BUSTED (as seen in Supersonic Ping Pong/Ice Cannon)

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