Do not DIY: "Mythbusters"-inspired rocket knife makes the cut

Jan. 12, 2017

Watch as a rocket-powered knife glides down the homemade track, slicing through everything from toy trucks to whole chickens. 

If you consider yourself a “Mythbusters” fan, then you must remember the episode when the hosts used a rocket-propelled sled to split a car in two. Their experiment confirmed the myth and inspired a generation to solve its own mysteries. YouTuber The Backyard Scientist used this memorable episode as inspiration for his own rocket knife experiment. Watch as his rocket-powered knife glides down the homemade track, slicing through everything from toy trucks to whole chickens. Myth busting is best left to the professionals; don’t try this at home.

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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