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13 automotives from "Destroyers of Legends"

13 автомифов от «Разрушителей легенд»


If the exhaust pipe is plugged, the engine will fail.

All items used in the inspection immediately flew out of the exhaust pipe after the engine was started. If the exhaust manifold is clogged tightly, the engine will simply die out after 5-10 seconds. This effect is well known to drivers living in a cold climate, where during prolonged operation of a low-power motor at idle, the exhaust pipe can be dragged out by ice.

If the bullet hits the gas tank, it will explode.

Myth was disproved by experiment with a conventional bullet, but then partially confirmed by using a tracer - from it the gas tank really exploded.

The car door can protect in a firefight.

The car body is made of thin - 0.4-0.7 millimeters, - a metal sheet that can not stop the bullet. The panels of the inner skin are also helpless. A 38-caliber pistol bullet punches through the door. The only exception is a large enough diameter in the door - 9 inches or more. His magnet can stop a bullet or make it change direction.

The engine will fail if the tank is filled with sugar.

During the experiment, about 10 kilograms of sugar were poured into the tank, the engine continued to work - only the smoke from the pipe turned black. Along with gasoline, foreign impurities inevitably enter the engine: water, rust, additives - all this either burns out or is expelled with exhaust fumes.

Sports cars of the 70s had a better rear aerodynamics behind them than the front.

The body of the corresponding machine was deployed, pushed in the wind tunnel and checked in motion. Particularly increased fuel consumption.

The car can jump a long distance, using a pile of ground as a springboard, and land with minimal damage and without losing speed.

During the experiment, the car flew 30 meters and crashed into the ground with a radiator, damaging the motor.

A person can leave the car that has fallen into the water after the water has covered the glass.

The water pressure on the door is too high, it is impossible to open it from the inside, as well as lower the glass with a handle or an electric motor.

The car can drive through the rows of the vegetable market and stay on track (as shown in the movie).

During the experiment, the car was dragged through the bazaar at a speed of 70 miles per hour (about 110 km / h). The camera on the roof came off, the car was seriously dented. The windshield covered with a grid of cracks, the driver can not see anything.

If you hold the steering wheel with the recommended grip "ten to two", when the airbag operates, it will tear off your thumbs.

In the experiment with artificial hands, the rudder ripped from them, but the fingers survived.

Police radar can be deceived by placing a CD under the windshield.

Neither the CD, nor the mirror disc on the roof, nor the covering of the car with foil could not dull the vigilance of the radar detector. Even tinkling with a bunch of keys did not help. The use of aviation stealth-coating was not checked, because this paint with the addition of iron is heavy and insanely expensive - it's cheaper to pay fines.

The use of various substances and tricks can deceive the breathalyzer.

To test, Adam Savage drank two portions of whiskey, and Jamie Heinemann - a cocktail of vodka and cranberry juice. In both cases, the device showed the presence of alcohol in the exhaled air. In addition, the police can always demand a blood test. The use of mouthwash will only increase the amount of alcohol in the breath.

If you talk on the mobile phone while refueling the car, an explosion may occur.

It has been experimentally proved that a working phone can not lead to an explosion, even when surrounded by gasoline vapor in a concentration sufficient for ignition. The real threat is a static charge on clothing, which can be accumulated, several times sitting in the car and leaving it.

The collision of two cars at a speed of 80 kilometers per hour occurs with the same force as the collision of one car with a wall at a speed of 160 kilometers per hour.

The force acting on the machine will be the same as in a collision with another car, or with a fixed wall.