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MythBusters Episode 35: Border Slingshot

Premier Date: July 27, 2005

Illegal immigrants are being launched over the United States border by the means of a giant slingshot.


In addition to being unable to achieve the distance and accuracy reported, the device could not be constructed in such a way as to allow the quick assembly and disassembly required for the myth. In addition, the person being thrown would likely be killed on impact.