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Penny Drop | MythBusters -
Published: 6 years ago By: Discovery

By: DiscoveryPublished: 6 years ago

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Can a penny dropped from a building kill a pedestrian below? The MythBusters have the answer.

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tritex extreme
'tritex extreme' 2 days ago
the penny wouldn't travel that fast if dropped of of the empire state building because of its disc like shape. it would instead travel like a frisbee there for cancelling the terminal velocity and throwing it tens of meters off course.
'SMGleader' 2 days ago
Super glad the discovery channel is investing in Oak Island these instead of this limbimbo liberal science bs fake stuff.
Joe Monthie
'Joe Monthie' 2 days ago
when you should be studying spelling
Alex Groezinger
'Alex Groezinger' 1 week ago
What if they tried a quarter instead?
'ThatOneNotThisOne' 1 week ago
Drop top
Matt T
'Matt T' 2 weeks ago
you could also find out the amount of joules of force upon impact and see if that's enough to crack a skull...
'TheTymeIsRyte' 2 weeks ago
So they went to the Empire State Building to do nothing
Anonymous Hacker
'Anonymous Hacker' 2 weeks ago
Weird how i was thinking about this and somehow it is on my reccomended
Cheap Filmz
'Cheap Filmz' 2 weeks ago
Now give my penny back
'RonLarhz' 2 weeks ago
lol doing it in their warehouse is NOT dropping it off a building. stupid shit. inconclusive.
'Eltic' 3 weeks ago
air is in between so it cant reach that speed
a bit of everything
'a bit of everything' 3 weeks ago
14.000th liker
John Smith
'John Smith' 3 weeks ago
The penny at the time this myth started would have had more copper in it and would have had more weight.
andrew taak
'andrew taak' 3 weeks ago
XD if you take physics you see how this doesn't work ..... let me explain the smaller something is the more surface area it has which means the slower the terminal velocity XD.....
Dei De
'Dei De' 4 weeks ago
The air resistance would slow down the penny,wouldn´t it?
Dennis Chiu
'Dennis Chiu' 4 weeks ago
I remember there was a segment from this episode in which they actually went to the Empire State Building and asked an employee whether people actually tried this. Turns out the pennies never reach the ground, because the updrafts blowing up the side of the building blow the pennies back up, forming a deposit of hundreds of pennies about 3 or 4 floors below where they fell from.
'YUGE' 4 weeks ago
drop it off a skyscraper into a block of ballistics gel
Mixtape Confirmed
'Mixtape Confirmed' 4 weeks ago
Why does Adam look like Walter white
'UndertaleFan101' 4 weeks ago
Only if Science Projects were like this Sadly it is said to be "dangerous"
Kevin Imp
'Kevin Imp' 4 weeks ago
i actually tried this when i visited the empire state building
Mark Reagan
'Mark Reagan' 4 weeks ago
3,000 fps is the speed of a fast.223 remington which is already a very fast small round, a 9mm the most common handgun caliber Is only going like 900-1200 fps
Ch Chand Tanha
'Ch Chand Tanha' 1 month ago
Drop a person from the building on a coin see what happens...
Elijah Stewart
'Elijah Stewart' 1 month ago
Maybe people in new york live in a vacuum, explains why they act like they dont get oxygen in their brains
Mr. Dank Meme
'Mr. Dank Meme' 1 month ago
Drip drop drop top penny drop *drops mic*
Dave P
'Dave P' 1 month ago
why dont they actually drop a penny off and catch it though?
The tree of facts
'The tree of facts' 2 months ago
you guys do know that the gel that you guys use it's tougher then our skin so if it broke though that stuff it will broke though our skin with no problem
Jonathan Stalin Naranjo Maingón
rain drop drop top will you die if this penny dropped?
Royale with cheese
'Royale with cheese' 2 months ago
How about the guy who keeps with one hand another guy suspended by window?
'Chef' 2 months ago
you would only need to do math
'midocrimsonfate' 2 months ago
They didn't actually drop it from the building so no one can say for sure :P
'MAGNUS GARRETT' 2 months ago
This is very flawed. It may travel at its terminal velocity, but it is using so much force to fire it out that fast. The effects should be much less "catastrophic" with a real test.
Duane Allen
'Duane Allen' 3 months ago
did ya take into account the wind would blow the penny like dust and just fall on another roof
'Jeffrey' 3 months ago
short x
'Jeffrey' 3 months ago
so shot
'kenny8295' 3 months ago
they went from Mythbusters to Jackass real quick.
Prince XVII
'Prince XVII' 3 months ago
99.9% the speed of light, lets see how much hand you have left.
'Psychopathway' 3 months ago
They didn't even consider the non aerodynamic shape of the penny even from all sides. Would require a super high force possibly damaging your shoulder to throw a penny like so.
'AlphaXgaming' 3 months ago
I thought in America call it a cent us in the uk call it a penny
zach hawkes
'zach hawkes' 3 months ago
That clickbait doh
Goat Boy
'Goat Boy' 3 months ago
They should've just got somebody with cancer to drop the coin on because they really don't give a fuck they're dying.
'akx' 4 months ago
F=ma, a small-mass object it will need very high speed to carry much energy.
Isaak Costa
'Isaak Costa' 4 months ago
i miss them
Muhammad Lee
'Muhammad Lee' 4 months ago
i threw a roll of nickels off of my roof. i gave my brother a black eye and got grounded for 2 weeks.
Tanner W.
'Tanner W.' 4 months ago
I wanna see 3,000 fps on the skull
Jamie Plays
'Jamie Plays' 4 months ago
Instead of a coin why not a nuke
Truther 416
'Truther 416' 4 months ago
Gravity dont exist. or only then the penny would go through concrete, in fact if gravity existed concrete possible wouldn't exist
William Guy Thilgen Jr.
The same physics would apply to someone bring killed by a bullet fall from the sky.
'betotrono' 4 months ago
Jamie could definitely kick Adam's ass
James wordy
'James wordy' 4 months ago
3x the speed of sound? This is nonsense because the penny wouldn't even been able to go that fast without compression. Terminal velocity wouldn't even go half that speed.
Dante DeMello
'Dante DeMello' 4 months ago
A real gun goes about 5000 fps
Dante DeMello
'Dante DeMello' 4 months ago
1000 fps is the speed of an air soft gun not a real guns bullet
'TG A' 4 months ago
anyone wacthing 2016
'GeekyEmu308' 4 months ago
What weighs more, a ton of feathers,or a ton of bricks?
The Ian A Narwhal
'The Ian A Narwhal' 4 months ago
I found a penny while watching this
'RockyPlays' 4 months ago
I think he clickbaited the video out of this one
Adam Blanton
'Adam Blanton' 4 months ago
I miss them
'andrea' 4 months ago
i miss this show so much.. i learned a lot from it.
Raphael Muratov
'Raphael Muratov' 5 months ago
Johnathan Houle
'Johnathan Houle' 5 months ago
what retard thinks that a penny will kill someone
'SwissWristWatch' 5 months ago
I spit a piece of gum off the Empire State Building 3 years ago, I hope no one got killed. o_o
'BeastBoyGaming' 5 months ago
They shoulda made everyone clear the way then drop it off the building or drop it off something that's just as high
'manny' 5 months ago
what about if your drop an iphone from the empire state building?? hmm
'Presto218' 5 months ago
They didn't specify whether it was one of the older, heavier, solid copper pennies, or one of the newer, lighter, penneys that are copper plated zinc.
Water Spray
'Water Spray' 5 months ago
What about a piano dropping from tall high?
Dacian JMZ
'Dacian JMZ' 5 months ago
this isn't the empire state building '-'
'CitrusT' 5 months ago
what if you drop a dollar bill of it
Good 2Me
'Good 2Me' 5 months ago
i need to see ant falling form the hight tower.
Throw a whole ballistic gel human body off a sky scraper and show us the simulation impact. I've seen after pics of jumpers but never the impact on concrete.
Pvt. Victoria
*Grabs bucket full of coins, dumps from roof of skyscrapper*
Wasago Games
'Wasago Games' 5 months ago
Was that a coin gun? It would have made a hole in the concrete if they used platinum coins rather than copper!
Lee Pollard
'Lee Pollard' 5 months ago
Jamie look a lot like Wyatt Earp
'lonelyPorterCH' 5 months ago
Im kenw ,that nothing wil happen^^
'Shit' 5 months ago
What about a quarter
The Loveless Bayonetta Lover
Fast and terminal velocity pennies can pierce steel beams
Noname Noname
'Noname Noname' 5 months ago
So this would hurt a little more than a paintball
Ryan Mcintosh
'Ryan Mcintosh' 5 months ago
This was a wack test! They can never calculate how fast a penny falls from a building. Totally inaccurate !
Rise byte
'Rise byte' 5 months ago
fang it I was gonna dump a bin full of Penny's of the building.
Devon Couch
'Devon Couch' 5 months ago
flesh and bone that nigga tho
Abraham 15420
'Abraham 15420' 5 months ago
Not my mom Norma
楊少 朋
'楊少 朋' 5 months ago
I wish they had dropped it from the Empire building :/
楊少 朋
'楊少 朋' 5 months ago
Jon Brown
'Jon Brown' 5 months ago
my science teacher looks like adam
'BaconPotatoMan' 5 months ago
By god I found MYTHBUSTERS!!!!!!😄
Well yeah
'Well yeah' 5 months ago
ballistics gel is not accurate
Maximiliano Possenti
'Maximiliano Possenti' 6 months ago
To bad they didn't try it from a building.
Austin huff
'Austin huff' 6 months ago
RIP pennies used in this video
'Envious3' 6 months ago
An Australian 50 cent coin would cut your leg off :)
'balls' 6 months ago
What about the soap drop myth
Henrik Duff Gausdal
'Henrik Duff Gausdal' 6 months ago
who the fuck modifies a stapler
johnny llooddte
'johnny llooddte' 6 months ago
ok if you drop a penny 200 ft you can find ts terminal velocity ahaha not some silly calculation
'alexc773' 6 months ago
Instead of dropping a coin from a building, they should drop a building from a coin.
Andrew Pico
'Andrew Pico' 6 months ago
Should've tried a building
Gumber cules
'Gumber cules' 6 months ago
So young hahahaha.
'0hellzya0' 6 months ago
i forgot adam looked like such a tool
'silverstacker650' 6 months ago
use a rail gun next time..
'DoughnutBoy' 6 months ago
They should test this off the twin towers, oh wait they can't do that anymore because the show got cancelled
Nestor Vuno
'Nestor Vuno' 6 months ago
10660 liker
'ROTTEN RICKY' 6 months ago
Hmm seems like to many things are missing wind and drafts between building seems the penny might be blown around a bit?
TheSloMoBroAnd More
'TheSloMoBroAnd More' 6 months ago
Ik bored
Captain Comic
'Captain Comic' 6 months ago
Jamie reminds me of a combination of ben wyatt and ron swanson anyone else?
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