I've got a set of DVDs of the MythBusters that my ten year old daughter is fascinated by. I try not to point out the stuff I tried as a kid, like shooting a gun straight up in the air. There are some things my kids don't need to know. But we used shotguns and it was really easy to take into account the wind and land the pellets on the roof of the house. The shot would rattle into the aluminum gutters when we scored.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Loc: Lancaster PA USA
Never really messed with guns unsafely ( never hunted either because my Pops quit before I was 12, but I got damned good at target shooting at the local sportsman's club).<br><br>Me and my buddy used to lay on our backs and use our feet to hold a bow to shoot arrows straight up into the air. The game was to snatch the arrow out of mid air before it returned to stick in the ground. Amazingly, we never got hurt. Never caught many arrows either, but it was fun trying.<br><br>And when it comes to pyro, lets just say I'm kind of amazed I still have all my fingers. When we were kids, we could buy saltpeter at the local grocery stores for 11˘ per 3 oz box, and sulfur at the local hobby shop for almost as cheap. I signed up to sell greeting cards (remember those ads in the comic books?) just to make money to buy those two magical ingredients. And of course, there were <B><I>always</B></I> bags of Kingsford briquettes in the garage. Homemade gunpowder got mixed with everything we thought might make a good bang, and the mixtures got packed into every possible object—from tennis balls to glass Coke bottles (!!!).<br><br>Stupid, crazy stuff, man.<br><br>
Our pyrotechnics were a little easier since we had a keg of grey powder (for shotgun shells) and cans of black powder (for shells and muzzle loaders) all stored in the basement. Using the Sunday newspaper and a quarter cup of grey powder one could make a very messy bomb. Dumbest was burying something like that and using the train transformer to fire it off with a cinder block on top. We thought the cinder block had evaporated until about ten seconds later we hear it coming down through the beech nut tree. We weren't out on a farm either. Closely packed houses.<br><br>My brother's coolest invention was drilling out a lincoln log so that a shotgun shell primer is pushed down the hole. Then a large nail is slid in pointy against the primer. Tie a string to the other end so when you hit this thing underhand with a tennis racket you can send it flying. When it lands in the street on the nail head it explodes. A bare shotgun shell primer has quite a pop all by itself. We too never had an eye poked out or a finger blown off. Lucky.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
[color:blue]They increased pressure until the differential was the same</font color=blue> - Impossible they could replicate atmosphere pressure at 30,000 AGL the best they got was 10,000 AGL which I can say at that altitude you can open windows in a small plane , I did a few times .<br><br>[color:blue]And the air speed would make no difference. </font color=blue> - Yes it does make a big difference - you can test this yourself , simply by driving say at 50 mph and then open the window just a little and feel the air inside the car get sucked out. The air passing over and around the car creates a lower pressure while the air inside the car remains at a higher pressure - don't try this at over 300 mph.<br><br>True - Fact<br>Aloha Airlines that went convertible which lost a 20 foot section , the stewardess who was not strapped in was "sucked out" <-- since the plane at that time was at a low altitude I believe around 8,000 AGL , this had more to do with the speed of the plane slightly over 300 kts low pressure outside combined with the higher pressure air inside at 5,000 AGL ---- > So if the mythbusters were correct then this woman would still be alive , wouldn't she.<br><br>Hollywood<br>Certainly does over dramatize a bullet hole in a plane even I don't believe that and a plane would not lose altitude either. However if you are standing next to a door say within 5 feet , then the door "much bigger hole" pops open you will be sucked out.<br><br>btw; Her body was never found<br><br>
we used a test tube and filled it with 7 minty mentos (fruity don't work as well and neither does regular coke -- we tried both). the test tube was about the diameter of the bottle top, fwiw. we placed a thin piece on top of the test tube full of 7 mentos and then flipped it over and lined it up with the coke bottle top (now open). you then get it straight and pull the metal out. you try and time things so you're pulling the test tube out of the way after all mentos have fallen. we tried with 8 and the 8th mentos didn't seem to make it in the bottle in time . . . just FYI.<br><br>--<br>"I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country" --president bush on 9/27/05
Loc: Hampstead, MD, USA
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>My question is does it only work with Coke ? why not Pepsi ? or does only Coke have something that could make you explode <p><hr></blockquote><p>It works with many sodas, Diet Coke just has the right combination of ingredients to expel it's CO2 quickly I suppose.<br><br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!®
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