Water Stun Gun
In this test Adam and Jaime try to create a water stun gun. First they find a water gun that creates a steady stream of water. They then shoot out water with the electricity of a stun gun. They try shooting the water at several obstacles and the only consitent figures come from a very close range. When they move farther away from the target they get too inconsistent of numbers to shock anyone consistently. Since low voltage doesn’t work Adam and Jaime use lightning bolts to transfer electricity to a dummy. The water stun gun is just too inconsistent so this myth is busted.
This myth states that a fire extinguisher will put out a fire if the fire explodes the tank. Grant, Tory, and Kari test three different types of fire extinguishers. FIrst they test a CO2 tank. It doesn’t really do anything since the safety valve releases all the CO2 so they avoid an explosion. They redo the test with the safety valve off and the tank does indeed explode which puts out the fire. They water fire extinguisher but it pretty much just turns into a rocket. Finally they test a chemical foam extinguisher and it explodes taking out the fire. The Mythbusters team decides that this myth is plausible even though I think the explosion could do more damage than the fire.
This myth states that people are only able to safely walk accross coals if they are put into a trance since walking over coals is more of a mind over matter type of situation. Grant, Tory and Kari check out a fire walking class that teaches people to walk normally over the coals or the coals will stick in your feet which will cause more pain. The team is still skeptical so they use sensors to see how much heat your feet actually feel. It turns out not to be as high as first anticipated. Grant, Tory, and Kari successfully walk across the coals because they are able to walk over the coals at a normal pace. Adam then tries walking over the coals and he speeds up since he doesn’t know about the science of walking over the coals. Adam has more pain walking over the coal since going at a faster pace gets a coal stuck in his foot. This myth is busted since the team proved that the reason you aren’t burned walking over coals is that your feet don’t stay in contact with the coals for very long and the coals actually turn into insulators so you don’t feel all the heat.