Did anyone happen to catch MythBusters last night? Adam, Jamie, and the build team attempted to help Buster and Suzie
emigrate from Canada via the world's largest slingshot.
The premise of the show, according to the MythBusters' website
is as follows:Episode 35: Border Slingshot
Is it feasible to fly over the frontier? In this episode, Adam and Jamie take on the myth that illegal immigrants are firing themselves 200 yards across the border and into the United States with a slingshot so accurate, it can land the human projectiles safely on a carefully placed mattress. Border patrols are reportedly baffled - can the MythBusters' handbuilt human-sized slingshot solve the puzzle?premiere: July 27, 2005
The myth was completely busted when Buster and Suzie landed short of the border. Perhaps next time the MythBusters could try the used car catapult
. The landing might be a little rough, but the bureaucracy of the USCIS
would be avoided. :p