- May 13, 2010
Video: Mythbusters, cars and duct tape. What could go wrong?
Duct tape versus a speeding car – Click above to watch the video after the break
You can fix anything – (repetition for emphasis) anything! – with duct tape. Right?
Says Wikipedia, "Duct tape is a polyethylene, reinforced, multi-purpose pressure sensitive tape with a soft and flexible shell and pressure sensitive adhesive." Sounds pretty simple. And yet, as you are likely aware, the uses for such a product are seemingly endless. Just ask the Mythbusters.
The dynamic duo of Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who may just have the coolest jobs on the planet, joined their three sidekicks on last night's Discovery Channel broadcast to find out if there's anything that duct tape cannot do. And, surprisingly enough, there isn't. Almost.
There were a couple of enterprising uses tested by the Mythbusters that are of interest to us auto-obsessed types. First, is it possible to reassemble a torn-apart car using nothing but a few rolls of tape? Next, is it possible to stop a car from moving with the sticky silver material? Plus, there's a twist on that last point... and the 'Busters explore more than one definition of stopping a car.
After watching these videos, we're thinking we'd better throw some duct tape in our trucks... you never know, if you know what we mean. As always, the videos (broken down into two parts) can be found after the break. Enjoy!
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