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Mythbusters Amazing Lego Ball
« on: September 03, 2009, 07:49:33 AM »
http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/mythbusters-lego-ball.html

It's too bad it didn't make it all the way down the hill :(
I really wanted to know how badly it would damage that car.


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Re: Mythbusters Amazing Lego Ball
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2009, 03:33:56 AM »
Biggest anticlimax ever.

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Re: Mythbusters Amazing Lego Ball
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009, 04:28:31 AM »
Yeah MythBusters fucked that up good. They spent over a thousand man-hours for a failed mini-plot. With that much money on the line for show ratings, they should have thought to move the car a little further up the hill closer to the ball.
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Re: Mythbusters Amazing Lego Ball
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2009, 08:45:43 AM »
Well, they proved that the original video was fake. That's something! :P

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Re: Mythbusters Amazing Lego Ball
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2009, 06:08:44 PM »
They could have proven it was fake without building it. For example, they could have just showed them watching the video, and then said "yep, it's fake." Myth busted.

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Re: Mythbusters Amazing Lego Ball
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2009, 06:30:20 PM »
That's not proving anything.
And like a fool I believed myself, and thought I was somebody else...

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Re: Mythbusters Amazing Lego Ball
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2009, 12:14:27 AM »
They could have proven it was fake without building it. For example, they could have just showed them watching the video, and then said "yep, it's fake." Myth busted.
Clearly, you aren't a fan of mythbusters. If you were, you'd know that, besides it being fun to do cool stuff, they aren't always right. My favourite myths are when they are wrong, in fact (and Adam Savage is the same way -- he said so at Mythbusters :D).

Also, the SOP of Mythbusters is:
1. Look at a math and decide if it's going to work
2. Do it
3. Overdo it, by 1000x
4. Blow it up
5. Profit!

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Re: Mythbusters Amazing Lego Ball
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2009, 01:07:05 AM »
You assume I'm not a fan just because that video was clearly fake? The ball bounced down the road. Legos don't bounce on asphalt.

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Re: Mythbusters Amazing Lego Ball
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2009, 01:08:24 AM »
You assume I'm not a fan just because that video was clearly fake? The ball bounced down the road. Legos don't bounce on asphalt.

Not with *that* attitude, anyway.
And like a fool I believed myself, and thought I was somebody else...

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Re: Mythbusters Amazing Lego Ball
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2009, 01:10:06 AM »
They could have proven it was fake without building it. For example, they could have just showed them watching the video, and then said "yep, it's fake." Myth busted.
Well, you suggested they do something they never do, for one thing. That's a pretty big sign. :P

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Re: Mythbusters Amazing Lego Ball
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2009, 01:21:31 AM »
Have you seen the video in question? Nothing about it makes me think it's real.

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Re: Mythbusters Amazing Lego Ball
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2009, 01:26:06 AM »
That's not what he's arguing, though.
And like a fool I believed myself, and thought I was somebody else...

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Re: Mythbusters Amazing Lego Ball
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2009, 01:33:23 AM »
Have you seen the video in question? Nothing about it makes me think it's real.
Yes, I saw the video, and I saw the Mythbusters episode. They got together a million pieces of lego and spent a week building a really cool giant ball of lego that eventually fell apart. It was an interesting segment.

If they had looked at it and said "fake!" or "I can see the strings!", it would have been a boring segment.

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Re: Mythbusters Amazing Lego Ball
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2009, 01:39:08 AM »
They could have built a ball of 10k bricks, rolled it down a ramp, and learned that it was going to fall apart. Or asked a six year old, and learned the same thing.

The point is they jumped right in to the thick of it, and were majority shocked. That's not how even they typically do things.

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Re: Mythbusters Amazing Lego Ball
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2009, 01:51:34 AM »
They could have built a ball of 10k bricks, rolled it down a ramp, and learned that it was going to fall apart. Or asked a six year old, and learned the same thing.

The point is they jumped right in to the thick of it, and were majority shocked. That's not how even they typically do things.
Shocked? They said multiple times throughout the episode that they expected it was impossible and were pretty sure it was fake. Then they proved it. That's what they do.

Are you sure you watch the show?

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Re: Mythbusters Amazing Lego Ball
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2009, 05:14:05 PM »
Are you guys still arguing about this? losers.
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Re: Mythbusters Amazing Lego Ball
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2009, 03:58:01 AM »
Are you guys still arguing about this? losers.
Go have sex with your 50 year old fans, whore.
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Re: Mythbusters Amazing Lego Ball
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2009, 04:58:39 PM »
Are you guys still arguing about this? losers.
Go have sex with your 50 year old fans, whore.
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