Hey buster, it's a myth


by tribdog
Tags: buster, myth
tribdog
tribdog is offline
#1
Jan17-06, 10:34 PM
P: 689
You ever watch mythbusters? right now I'm watching the giant slingshot episode. It worries me that I am seeing exactly where they are going to run into problems before they run into them. Not because I forsee the problems, but because I've made them myself.
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on Phys.org
Internet co-creator Cerf debunks 'myth' that US runs it
Astronomical forensics uncover planetary disks in Hubble archive
Solar-powered two-seat Sunseeker airplane has progress report
Moonbear
Moonbear is offline
#2
Jan17-06, 10:39 PM
Emeritus
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
Moonbear's Avatar
P: 12,257
Ah, sounds like a classic tribdog moment. I rather liked the one where they were going to jet-propel the one woman with a pack of bottle rockets on her back. They gave up when the mannequin they were testing it on kept doing a face-plant into the side of the dock they were trying to launch them off.
TheStatutoryApe
TheStatutoryApe is offline
#3
Jan17-06, 10:41 PM
TheStatutoryApe's Avatar
P: 1,549
Ummm perhaps you should need to worry any more unless you just built yours today and had planned on trying it out tomorrow.

TheStatutoryApe
TheStatutoryApe is offline
#4
Jan17-06, 10:42 PM
TheStatutoryApe's Avatar
P: 1,549

Hey buster, it's a myth


Quote Quote by Moonbear
Ah, sounds like a classic tribdog moment. I rather liked the one where they were going to jet-propel the one woman with a pack of bottle rockets on her back. They gave up when the mannequin they were testing it on kept doing a face-plant into the side of the dock they were trying to launch them off.
I couldn't believe that she actually agreed to do it. It's one of the reasons I fell in love with her.
theCandyman
theCandyman is offline
#5
Jan17-06, 10:42 PM
P: 395
The show is an intresting concept, but I always think to myself that maybe they messed up somewhere when trying to recreate a scenario. I am suprised that the show airs huge mistakes, such as one episode where they were trying to ram two cars head on and missed.
tribdog
tribdog is offline
#6
Jan17-06, 10:44 PM
P: 689
the thing that drives me nuts about this show is they often say "it can't be done" but should say "we can't do it."
that water bottle contraption could be made to work
Moonbear
Moonbear is offline
#7
Jan17-06, 10:51 PM
Emeritus
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
Moonbear's Avatar
P: 12,257
Quote Quote by tribdog
the thing that drives me nuts about this show is they often say "it can't be done" but should say "we can't do it."
that water bottle contraption could be made to work
Technically, I think they mean they can't do it as described or just following the instructions, not that it couldn't be done if modified drastically from the original plans.
Pengwuino
Pengwuino is offline
#8
Jan17-06, 11:00 PM
PF Gold
Pengwuino's Avatar
P: 7,125
Quote Quote by Moonbear
Technically, I think they mean they can't do it as described or just following the instructions, not that it couldn't be done if modified drastically from the original plans.
Yah, when they do something they are usually following someones specifications.
tribdog
tribdog is offline
#9
Jan17-06, 11:00 PM
P: 689
nope, I don't think that's what they mean. I think they used to do things that way, but the new "helpers" think their experiments totally disprove the myths, but I've seen a couple where they got maybe 80% towards successfully recreating a myth and called it proof it couldn't be done.
Cyrus
Cyrus is offline
#10
Jan17-06, 11:01 PM
Cyrus's Avatar
P: 4,780
Quote Quote by tribdog
the thing that drives me nuts about this show is they often say "it can't be done" but should say "we can't do it."
that water bottle contraption could be made to work
Like when? For the most part they are very good. You just like to complain.
tribdog
tribdog is offline
#11
Jan17-06, 11:02 PM
P: 689
I like to complain? I complain less than anyone I"ve ever heard of.
Cyrus
Cyrus is offline
#12
Jan17-06, 11:03 PM
Cyrus's Avatar
P: 4,780
Stop complaining, woman.
tribdog
tribdog is offline
#13
Jan17-06, 11:05 PM
P: 689
you want examples:
off the top of my head they say you can't die by peeing on the third rail. I've peed on an electric fence and got shocked so I know they are wrong
the water bottle rockets obviously have enough power, they just couldn't get them all to fire at the same time so they said it couldn't be done.
Cyrus
Cyrus is offline
#14
Jan17-06, 11:09 PM
Cyrus's Avatar
P: 4,780
the water bottle rockets obviously have enough power, they just couldn't get them all to fire at the same time so they said it couldn't be done
That one has enough power to make someone launch about 3-4 feet at most, not send someone flying off like in the myth, lets be realistic here. Peeing on the third rail, yeah, not possible buddy. The third rail is going to be furthest from the platform, and below the platform level. So if you can piss a stream 4 feet across and 2 feet down, and keep it a steady steam, Id like to see that................gimme a break.
tribdog
tribdog is offline
#15
Jan17-06, 11:17 PM
P: 689
the third rail experiment wasn't from the platform, they were standing right over it.
the water bottles DO have enough power to launch someone a good distance. their scale models proved it. plus the myth they were trying to recreate was from a video they saw of someone launching themselves with water bottles. They tried recreating something that was already done and then proved it couldn't be even though they saw it. never let the facts ruin a good experiment
you give me a break.
you know, I don't care for your attitude
Pengwuino
Pengwuino is offline
#16
Jan17-06, 11:20 PM
PF Gold
Pengwuino's Avatar
P: 7,125
They had to have been using a wire though, you just can't make a water rocket give such steady adn even thrust!!!
tribdog
tribdog is offline
#17
Jan17-06, 11:21 PM
P: 689
doesn't need to be steady and even. just needs to be thrust
and it's not like they would be sputtering , the thrust is pretty even but steadily decreasing
tribdog
tribdog is offline
#18
Jan17-06, 11:23 PM
P: 689
didn't you people ever have one of those red and white plastic rockets that you put water in then pumped up? Those things flew pretty damn high


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Brain Buster Need Help Introductory Physics Homework 3
Ghost buster General Discussion 0