Sounds Dangerous (I'm In): Cutting Things In Half With Rocket-Powered Knives

January 9, 2017


This is a video of the Backyard Scientist using homemade sugar rockets to propel knife blades down a graphite lubricated track to destroy toys, a raw chicken, a chuck roast, and a variety of fruits and vegetables at speeds up to 150MPH. Apparently it's a small-scale recreation of a bit from Mythbusters. Although, is this really even backyard science anymore? I feel like this guy has gradually moved from backyard science to backyard accidentally killing or maiming himself or a friend. Still, props to his buddy Riley for being willing to stand at the end of the track with absolutely zero protective gear on. Now I'm not necessarily saying his balls are bigger than mine, but I am saying earth is actually one of Riley's nuts and we all live on it.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to hairless, who refuses to shave with a rocket-powered blade even though I've suggested it twice. Come on, what's the worst that could happen?

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