Season 5 Episode 8

Birds in a Truck

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Apr 18, 2007 on Discovery Channel
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Episode Summary

The team takes on Newton and a bunch of Birds. Also the build team see if they can smash a speed boat into a channel marker.

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  • birds of a feather...

    So we are back to a myth that I have heard. The bird one. But I actually passed physics and remember them talking about that whole idea of Newton’s law. The idea that for the bird to move up they must be putting an equal amount of air pressure down, therefore, no weight change. Glad to see the mythbusters set the record straight. Now, for all the random pictures that I get sent that go around the internet, I never saw the boat one. After first seeing it I thought what the busters thought. No way was that guy going 25 mph. Some idiot was pushing 150 or so and couldn’t fess up without getting into too much trouble so suddenly he was going only 25 mph. Physics could have explained this one too…moreless
  • Adam and Jamie do a little Newton's Laws thinking. And can you really crash a speed boat into a channel marker?

    This was an informative episode, I wouldn't give it a 9 out of 10 though. There was some pretty uninterasting parts. But th overall was great! I liked this episode I want them to keep improving on there shows. This shows how the Newton's Law works and I like it for that. I mean, im no science teacher, but this is great for the others that don't know. I liked the speed boat, lots of crashing and smashing (But failure too). The only real part that was annoying about the episode was that the build team couldn't get the boat to hit it. I really wanted to see a torn boat, but I guess there just wasn't enough velocity. I was hopping around seeing if there gonna be a crash, but at my disappointment, there was none. I also though that the birds wil cause less weight, but I didn't, but this was a great episode!moreless

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