Duct Tape/Car

posted: 04/11/12
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As seen in "MythBusters: Duct Tape Hour 2"


Explanation: MythBusters Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage once built a boat out of duct tape, but could the sticky stuff work as well on land as it did in the sea? To find out, Kari Byron took a sledgehammer to a car and tasked Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci with putting it back together, Humpty Dumpty style — using nothing but duct tape.

Since the tape has a waterproof vinyl outer later, a tough fabric structure and rubber-enhanced adhesive strength, Grant and Tory were able to reconstruct the car's battered body with surprising ease. And when Kari took the duct tape mobile out for a fast, curving, bumpy ride on an obstacle course, not even the hood ornament fell off.

In a surprising myth confirmation, duct tape transformed the broken-down junk jalopy into a speeding silver bullet.

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