Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Grossest/Coolest Thing You'll See This Week

I recently got basic cable for the first time in like 3 years, and not because I'm too good for TV but because I've been too poor. But my old friend really came through for me tonight as I was trying to think about my scientific topic for the week. I was watching Mythbusters and they were testing the myth that sneezes shoot out of your mouth at 100 m.p.h. and can fly over 30 feet. Well, as if it weren't bizarre enough to watch a man sneeze in slow motion, take a look at the 1:25 mark of the clip below and watch the same thing when said man has red food dye in his mouth. It's pretty delightful. Plus it makes me happy because I really don't feel like typing anything overly in depth for my science post this week so now I can just embed a video clip. Enjoy. Oh, and if I remember I think they busted the myth.


  1. Hi, this is TEStazyk but I can't figure out how to post a comment here as anything but anonymous. Anyway, love that show. Did you see the one where they tested whether peeing on an electric fence was hazardous to your health?

  2. I did not see that one. How did they go about simulating that? I'm hoping that they did simulate it...

  3. They used a squirt gun and found that if you are close enough so that the stream doesn't have a chance to break up, POW! That would ruin your day.