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Title Mythbusters: Plane On A Conveyor Belt
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (48 min. 55 sec.) ; 296591235 bytes
Summary Adam and Jamie test a myth spread over the internet that suggests an airplane cannot take off from a runway that is moving backwards, at the same speed the airplane is moving forward. Before they are able to assess the plausibility of the myth, they must first run a small-scaled test using a model airplane on a treadmill. They then hit the runway with the world's largest makeshift conveyor belt. Meanwhile Kari, Tory and Grant get up close and personal with the insect world to test a popular myth - that should there be a nuclear blast, cockroaches would be the only living thing to survive. And, against their better judgment, Tory and Grant also test the "practical joke myth" that when frozen and placed in a car with the top removed, a can of shaving cream will expand and fill up the interior. (From the US, in English) (Documentary Series)
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-10-25 at 19:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Airplanes -- Takeoff.
Cockroaches -- Physiology.
Conveyor belts.
Radiation -- Physiological effect.
Form Streaming video
Author Hyneman, Jamie, host
Imahara, Grant, host
Savage, Adam, host