The Workshop: More Myths
More quests and questions await your investigation.
In addition to the multi-step experiments, more fun and action-based inquiries will have you throwing, hanging, pulling and dodging. Haven't you always wondered…?
Could you drive an obstacle course using only someone else's verbal direction? This video arcade-style experiment will give you and your navigator two minutes to find out.
Killer Card Toss
Can an ordinary playing card really be thrown like a dangerous weapon? Attempt to throw a card with enough accuracy and force to stick it in a foam target, while a radar gun clocks your throw. (The world record is noted for handy reference, just in case.)
Change Like a Superhero
In an emergency, could you put on superhero gear in the confines of a phone booth? How quickly could you do it? You'll finally know how long it'd take you to save the day.
How would you stack up as an action hero or stuntman? Hang from a ledge by your fingers and see how long you last. A timer will kick in with the pressure from your body, and you can even test whether changing the depth of the cliff alters your results.
You've always wanted to do it. Set a table with our (non-breakable) dishes and then try to use Newton’s first law of motion to pull your tablecloth from under the place setting. Are the flowers still standing?
Dodge a Bullet
Is what you see on police dramas even possible? Test your reaction time against this motion sensor. At an unexpected time, a strobe light will “fire,” and time how quickly you’re able to move out of its path.
Phone Book Swing
If you interlaced the pages of a phone book, could the friction between them keep you from separating them… with your body weight? Take a seat on the swing hanging from two interlaced phone books and find out. (Keep in mind: on one MythBusters episode, the phone books withstood 8,000 pounds of force!)
- Happening Now
A stunning look inside the animal kingdom from the creators of BODY WORLDS.
A visually stunning exploration of our planet's perilous ring of orbiting debris.
- Coming Soon
Join us for hands-on projects, student discussions, live science experiences and more!
Cathy Maloney discusses the gardens of the World's Fairs and tours the Wooded Isle.