MythBusters

Season 1 Episode 3

Barrel of Bricks, Pissing on the Third Rail, Eel Skin Wallet

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 10, 2003 on Discovery Channel
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Can urinating on the electrified third rail of a train track cause you to be electrocuted? Can a wallet made from the skin of an electric eel erase the magnetic information from your credit cards? Can a construction worker be killed by a barrel of bricks?

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  • fig leaf...

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    So this eel skin wallet myth was one that I had not heard of before. It sounds totally crazy…that a wallet made out of skin of an electric eel is somehow demagnetizing credit cards. If people would have taken two seconds to find out more they would have discovered that eel skin wallets aren’t even eel, but of course one little story without research gets out and people go crazy. I liked when the mythbusters were playing with all the slime, so gross, but funny. The peeing on the third rail was even funnier with the little fig leaf placed over a certain area of Buster.moreless

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