MythBusters

Season 6 Episode 14

Blind Driving

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Oct 08, 2008 on Discovery Channel
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Golf and Driving Myths Put to the test

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • There were 4 challenges: 1. A blind man driving with guidance from a sighted person. 2. A tree is 90% air. 3. Golfer with metal spikes more likely to be struck by lightning than one with plastic. 4. Explosions can make a gomoreless

    5.0
    Mostly silly, but I'm mainly interested in #2, which was painful because of the mathematical (logical) inaccuracy. The golf myth that "a tree is 90% air" was not busted. You busted the myth (if it ever existed), that most balls should go through the tree.



    The painful part comes from the horribly unscientific that, if a tree is 90% air, then 90% of golf balls hit into it should pass through. If that's the case, than almost every ball hit into a chickenwire fence should go through.



    It was indeed painful to hear this ridiculous syllogism repeated several times.moreless

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