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Sometimes we’re having so much fun, we forget that all of this MythBusting is actually SCIENCE! Follow your curiosity and use the links below to discover more of the science behind the myths at MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition.

 

Killer Card Toss

Angular momentum created by a simple flick of the wrist is what sends your Ace of Spades flying. The wrist-flicking motion gives the card a spin before it even leaves your hand, then keeps it stable as it travels through the air—rather than flopping through the air and falling to the ground.

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Get to know the team that mixes the scientific method, gleeful curiosity and elbow-grease ingenuity in their own signature style of explosive experimentation commonly known as MythBusting.

Don't Try This At Home

We always say “Don’t try this at home”...until now. Here’s a handful myths for you to put to the test in your own workshop. So please, DO try this at home and let us know what you discover.

Educators

Use these lesson plans to turn your classroom into a MythBusting workshop—for teachers, students and everyday MythBusters who are ready to ramp it up.

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