Premier Date: March 7, 2007
In the crystals inside the cover did not reflect enough light to fool the camera. Also, the legality of such a device was questioned.
While designed to distort the plate from an angle, all or most of the letters of the plate were still identifiable in the tests. Also, the legality of such a device was questioned.
The plastic wrap proved to be ineffective.
The hair spray was ineffective.
The commercial spray was ineffective.
Neither a normal car nor a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 were able to travel fast enough to outrun the camera.
*This myth was revisited in episode 84 with a jet-powered car and it was confirmed.
The speed camera managed to catch a pair of trained peregrine falcons passing it at a speed of 40 miles per hour.
Using a homemade defibrillator, the build team attempted to see whether the electric shock it created was enough to cause the nitroglycerin in the patches to explode. However, the defibrillator failed to detonate the patches, as well as patches covered with pure nitroglycerin. The build team was forced to use custom made, high power explosives in order to blow up the body.