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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!

[Source: YouTube]





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      • 5 Years Ago
      Duct tape is like the force: It has a light side and a dark side and it keeps the universe together.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The universal adapter never fails. Redgreen is probably smiling right now.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Duct Tape is hundreds of thousands of fibers working together to disperse forces. i wonder if you could make a bulletproof (resistant) vest out of it?

      I know a couple layers could stop a 22. I wonder how much would make a good 12-guage shotgun vest.
        • 5 Years Ago
        not bubble wrap.
        Carlos
        • 5 Years Ago
        Anything can be used to stop a bullet if it is thick enough
        • 5 Years Ago
        Umm there was a video once on youtube oh a man using duct tape n some kinda of fiber in between layers of duct tape and it protected a test dummy's belly from a m40 rifle. I don't know the bullet type. Duct tape is pretty much like carbon fiber, but just little less of the fiber binding.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Cari is hot.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah Kari needs to do an interview and talk about how she got back into shape after her kid was born. She's really back in fine form.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Kari is hot as hell... and her husband is the luckiest man on Earth! That and she just had a kid awhile back. If she is a closet car girl she will offically become my god!
        • 5 Years Ago
        +9
        • 5 Years Ago
        Her face at 1:43 in video one made me very happy.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah I was gonna mention that... she had a kid less than a year ago. And looks spectacular.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah dude, that first couple of minutes was the hottest thing I've seen in a while.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Except it's spelled Kari. Not that it matters.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Dude, I'm gay, and I'd duct Cari...
        • 5 Years Ago
        +n HOT where n is a very tumescent number. Wow.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That = true
        Carlos
        • 5 Years Ago
        She is so hot she makes heat melt
      • 5 Years Ago
      That was pretty cool, Cari was looking pretty hot there.
      • 5 Years Ago
      and Cari know exactly how big 3 inches is
      • 5 Years Ago
      We use duct tape at flight school to block the air vents in the winter, stays put at 125 mph all winter long!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Video part 2

      @5:38 Haha Fail!

      • 5 Years Ago
      I usually duct tape my hands under gloves before any serious work with a shovel ... duct tape is therapeutic as well!
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