Video: Mythbusters examines the strength of duct tape by using cars. This should be fun.


If there’s one thing that Richard MacGyver taught us, it’s that everything can be fixed with duct tape. Today, that long-held belief was put to the test by the ever-skeptical boys of Mythbusters - that’s Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, for those who don’t know - who wanted to know if there’s anything duct tape can’t do.

It’s a fascinating two-part video for anyone who’s interested in the wonders of duct tape. And for the most part, the hype behind the duct tape proves to be as good as advertised. For the most part.

The one test that the ever-reliable duct tape failed to get passing grades on? Stopping a moving a car. Who knew?

In any case, check out the videos to watch the whole segment.

Part 2 after the jump

Source: YouTube

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  (1211) posted on 10.22.2010

In the first couple of minutes that totally hot!

  (274) posted on 08.15.2010

Duct tapes are stronger than a rope, I saw an insane video of a man uses duct tape and bungee jump on a bridge, its really insane.

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