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  • MythBusters: Penny Drop

    motion
    terminal velocity
    The MythBusters run tests and experiments to find out whether or not dropping a penny from the Empire State Building will embed itself in the concrete or kill a person.

  • MythBusters: Swimming in Syrup

    matter
    viscosity
    The MythBusters test if the extra thrust you get from swimming through syrup counteracts the added resistance, or viscosity.

  • MythBusters: Massive Newton's Cradle

    energy
    newton's laws of motion
    momentum
    conservation of linear momentum
    conservation of energy
    first law
    The MythBusters create a massive version of Newton's cradle and try to achieve as high level of efficiency as the small, desktop version.

  • MythBusters: Moon Flag Waving Hoax

    newton's laws of motion
    first law
    The MythBusters conduct a test at NASA to determine whether a flag on the moon would wave as it does in the video footage of the first moon landing. They find that momentum alone can keep a flag moving in a vacuum; wind is not needed.

  • MythBusters: Blowing Up A Bathtub

    alkali metals
    chemical properties
    reactivity
    The MythBusters have already debunked the myth that a few grams of caesium (Cs) or rubidium (Rb) will cause a hand grenade-sized explosion in a toilet. To further test the myth, they increase the amount to 2.5 kilograms and run the test in a bathtub with sodium (Na) and potassium (K).