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Season 3 Episode 17

Killer Tissue Box

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Aug 03, 2005 on Discovery Channel
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Episode Summary

'Killer Tissue Box' is an investigation into whether a tissue box can become a lethal missile in a car crash. In 'Split Arrow' the build team tests whether an archer can split one arrow straight down the middle with another, as the legendary Robin Hood was said to have done.moreless
  • This was a very good episode of Mythbusters. Both the tissue box experiment and the arrow tests were exciting.

    This was a very good episode of Mythbusters. Both the tissue box experiment and the arrow tests were exciting.

    This was the first episode that I had watched in a few months, and this reminded me why I liked this show so much. Having a tissue box flung at you at 75 miles per hour might no be deadly, but surely could cause serious damage.
  • A slight downgrade from the pervious week, but that dosen't mean that it is a bad episode or even a good episode. It just one that in the middle of the road.moreless

    A slight downgrade from the pervious week, but hey you can’t do great episode every week because there are some people that won’t like an episode even if the producers of the show think it’s a great episode. It just means that the episode is missing something important to it. Which means that it isn't a bad episode, but it isn't good either. It just an episode that is the middle of the road of things.

    While there isn’t anything bad about that, because an average of MythBusters is better than a great episode of any other reality TV show that is currently airing right now. It is the fact that the episode is an average episode that make the episode as a little bit of a disappointment after all of the ads for the episode that makes it bigger than it was.

    But let get away how the show felt for a little and let talk about the two myths that were look into this week. The first one, the “Killer Tissue Box’, which stated that a tissue box can become a deadly missile if it involved in a car crash and place on the back seat of a car. Like a good majority of the myths that these guys do, I heard of it, but it a different version of the story and the myth is based off a fact; unrestrained items in your car do become deadly, but in this episode it showed that items with a heavy weight are more in danger in becoming deadly missiles than items that are lightly in weight, like the tissue box was. While I did find that some of the items that they picked in this episode are a little questionable that a person would have them in their back sit. I mean who it their right mind would place an ax or even bowling ball in that location. I wouldn’t of do it, not because of the dangers that they might pose in a crash, but because they don’t seem to fit the place. This myth also felt that it a little bit rushed, that there wasn’t effort time spent and the process of their tests that would eventually lead them to take the test to full scale.

    The second myth that was tackled in this episode was yet another Hollywood myth and this one comes straight out of first Robin Hood movie, which is possible to completely spilt a wooden arrow all the way down the shaft with another wooden arrow. Unlike the “Killer Tissue Box” myth that felt that it was a little bit rushed, this felt that it was well planed and that the time that was spent on this one was equally spent on the various of test that they had to do to see if this myth was either busted, plausible, or confirmed.

  • Better than last week's episode.

    Last weeks episode was all about just one myth. This one deals with two myths, which is much better frankly. The first one is "Killer Tissue Box".

    In this myth, a tissue box becomes a lethal missile when you get into a head-on car accident. This requires some time to set up. Adam and Jamie take on this one. In this, the tissue box doesn't end up being nearly as lethal as they would have thought. It's certainly not as lethal as the bowling ball or hatchet they tested.

    In the second myth, they tried to recreate the "Robin-Hooded Arrow". This is another Hollywood myth, from the Robin Hood films, where an arrow was able to perfectly split an already-fired arrow. This myth was busted because they weren't able to get it to where someone could do it on-command.

    The Robin Hood myth was much more interesting than the tissue box one. I wasn't surprised by the results of either myth, unfortunately.moreless

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