Premier Date: October 17, 2003
A penny’s total mass is not sufficient to perforate human skin – let alone penetrate concrete or asphalt – even when fired from a rifle.
The tooth filling did not act as an antenna.
Tanning booths work on UV radiation, which penetrates the body from the outside in, meaning that all one would get is a sunburn.
Neither a spoon nor a fork had any effect. Tinfoil scrunched into balls caused a light-show with electric charges, but the microwave did not explode. Microwaving metal can ruin a microwave by arcing against the inner wall, sending electricity back to the magnetron and destroying it.
If the water had no impurities in it at the time of superheating – if one used distilled water – then any sort of additive placed within will make the water explode.
(The term “explode” is used loosely. The water violently boils over the edge of the container, which can be very dangerous.)
Adam and Jamie thought this myth was too cruel to test on a live animal, and did not carry it out.