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- Hercules Smackbottom
March 29, 2005, 8:16 am
That one works much better with a paper plate. It must be accurately centred,
then you can spin it up to 10,000 RPM. At some stage centrifugal force
will cause the paper plate to disintregate with a shattering bang.
This was demonstrated during a "science circus" when I was
in high school. Most impressive.
Yeah, they said that they cracked the CD's but then they still didnt explode
at normal CD's.
I had a cracked CD that I didnt want to play but I was going to copy it at
a low rpm's. But I forgot to lock the speed down, and it went kaboom at
The myth busters said it only happened a few times with extremely cracked
NOT TRUE .. it can occur after a very slight crack has appeared in the
inner rim of the CD..
Once its started, the crack "runs" ...
** The Mythbuster dudes got an old DC9 fuselage and pumped it up to 8 psi
internally. Then they remotely fired a 9mm handgun, mounted on a stand in
the aisle, through the side and then a window.
The bullet made neat little holes and that was all.
They repaired the holes and re-pressurised.
Next they blew a side window out with explosives - which was rather more
They repaired that too.
Then they blew the a huge hole in the side of the plane with a "shaped
charge" fitted next to where a passenger sits.
** What is not so well know is that "Mythbusters" is made by
ustralians - ie " Beyond Productions " ( remember Beyond 2000 ?? )
Jamie and Adam are just about the only Americans involved - the film crew
are mainly Aussies. Even the guy who did the voice over for the US market
( plus Monday's show on SBS ) lives in Sydney !!
Goes a long way to explaining why the show's style appeals to folk here so
Did anyone else find the voice over really annoying on the last
episode?, the guys hardly said anything at all compared to previous
episodes I thought.
Yes, I had wondered if it was my imagination but I have found the
voice over really annoying in the last few episodes, far more
intrusive than in previous ones.
It also seems as if it is being produced with ad breaks in mind with
lots of repetitive crap in the voice overs.
Oh well, at least we get it on SBS without ads in the program.