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Penny Drop | MythBusters -
Published: 7 years ago By: Discovery

By: DiscoveryPublished: 7 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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bread lord
'bread lord' 8 minutes ago
My bitch teacher told me that dropping a penny of the empire State building could put you in prison for attempted murder. I'ma prove her bitch-ass wrong.
Michael aka speedy
'Michael aka speedy' 5 hours ago
And that concludes it. This nut ... BUSTED
'IWtension' 2 days ago
That pen is so satisfying, I want it.
Daniel Terry
'Daniel Terry' 3 days ago
Now do one on the myth that Aluminum can slice though Structural Steele.
Budder Knows
'Budder Knows' 5 days ago
Delete it fat.
Juan Wood
'Juan Wood' 1 week ago
I can throw a coin faster than dropping it from the empire state building
Shane Fell
'Shane Fell' 1 week ago
Honestly, the coin could be going at terminal velocity off the building and it still wouldn't have enough mass to do any damage the pavement or human heads.
'ThatGuyCanman' 2 weeks ago
Where are the 9/11 jokes?
'ThatGuyCanman' 2 weeks ago
I would rate this 9/11
Cobra Phobic
'Cobra Phobic' 2 weeks ago
Unrealistic test, of course it won't be true, you gotta drop it off the state building and not shoot it with a gun that doesn't even have the right requirements. You fags rely on technology too much.
Christine Cook
'Christine Cook' 3 weeks ago
I miss this show
Bacon McSwag
'Bacon McSwag' 3 weeks ago
Wait why am I here, where is the free candy I was promised.
Adam B
'Adam B' 3 weeks ago
'ANTI HERO' 3 weeks ago
Damn, that's one i always WANTED to be true lol....
Liam Dupras
'Liam Dupras' 4 weeks ago
In mother Russia you don't drop penny penny drop you
'TheShadowAnimations' 1 month ago
the quality is bad
Brady DeGrands
'Brady DeGrands' 1 month ago
You guys need a zombie go boom Ivan head
Creek Fights
'Creek Fights' 1 month ago
Jasta show
Bob Sam
'Bob Sam' 1 month ago
Dark lapis
'Dark lapis' 1 month ago
omg this gave me a flashback once this old man threw a pinecone about 12 feet up and it hit my head it hurted so badly that I notice that my head was bleeding I was like 7 years old I didn't say nothing to the man but I didn't like him
The Trolley 27
'The Trolley 27' 2 months ago
Click F*cking Bait!
'Lucid' 2 months ago
84fps in the equation... that makes sense
\\GameBoy// Gaming
'\\GameBoy// Gaming' 2 months ago
fuck subway
Charles J Gartner
'Charles J Gartner' 2 months ago
why not just drop it off a really tall building? It's a flat light object... will reach it's terminal velocity pretty quickly... don't need the empire state building for that. Any tall building would do.
TheInternet IS AWESOME
yay!!! mythbusters
'GamerBros403.' 2 months ago
This makes no cents
Scott Hutchinson
'Scott Hutchinson' 2 months ago
copper can't penetrate human skulls!
Trizzy Nerd05
'Trizzy Nerd05' 2 months ago
Who else was thinking that they should've thrown it from the 600th floor? Because that would've been way cooler.
Preston Rey
'Preston Rey' 2 months ago
Why didn't they actually drop it off the building?
'ColdBlizzard' 2 months ago
'ColdBlizzard' 2 months ago
Wyatt Ds
'Wyatt Ds' 2 months ago
Qq vB b b b.
Leng Sisane
'Leng Sisane' 2 months ago
They should ask Gotoh.
'grubbylyra' 2 months ago
I would try it
'3nails4you' 3 months ago
But what if I tie the penny to an anvil? WHAT THEN
Richard Goldman
'Richard Goldman' 3 months ago
Pre 1984 pennies right?
Andrew Hoback
'Andrew Hoback' 3 months ago
how do we know that the penny reached terminal velocity
CosmicJosh Gaming
'CosmicJosh Gaming' 3 months ago
Pennies maximum speed it 9.8 meters per second according to earth's gravity. Just like the watermelon and egg race. They both hit the ground at the same time. Therefore pennies can't do any of those myths
Panda Panda
'Panda Panda' 3 months ago
So that's the penny that hit me!
Jiří Dobrý
'Jiří Dobrý' 3 months ago
16/500 s? So basicaly 4/125 s?
'Siege' 3 months ago
also another question what if you dropped a bullet off the empire state building?
'Siege' 3 months ago
my question is if you drop like a bag of pennies off the empire state building and hurt the shit out of someone would you go to jail?
Ole Solheim Salvesen
'Ole Solheim Salvesen' 3 months ago
How bigger coin, hoe bigger outcome. Try 20$
Roberto Merian
'Roberto Merian' 3 months ago
fuck the penny ima drop a fucking boulder see how that effects you d*ckhead
Lily Blackwell
'Lily Blackwell' 3 months ago
It would only generate 1 joule... But if it's Mach 3 then that's around 1,250 joules.
Rashed Al Rais
'Rashed Al Rais' 3 months ago
this is so smart! Goddd, cant you just test it out already.
'MrAlexkudla' 3 months ago
can we try this with an Australian 50 cent coin?
Bill Cipher
'Bill Cipher' 3 months ago
before 9/11
yofacegamer ,the ultimate gamer
I have a question, does the aceleration effect the effect on a solid object being hit with another solid object?
_Cool_Kid_ 101
'_Cool_Kid_ 101' 3 months ago
'DeadlyDanDaMan' 3 months ago
It's such a stupid myth. If this myth were true, then every time there was a hailstorm, people would be dying all over the place. Hail falls from heights of 10,000 to 20,000 feet. That roughly 10 times the height of the Empire State building.
Daniel Cocan
'Daniel Cocan' 3 months ago
Who else thought they were actually going to drop a penny from the top
Alex Groezinger
'Alex Groezinger' 3 months ago
Next time shoot a silver dollar and see if it can work
misanthropic generation
Family guy brought me here lol
'MThomas' 4 months ago
Please do one on diving/swimming in a pool of coins like Mr. Scrouge from Ducktales.
Ernest Pierce
'Ernest Pierce' 4 months ago
Now that I know it's safe. I'm going to throw 50000 pennies off that same building now :D
'Gilles' 4 months ago
The answer is no, it will not kill a pedestrian below, save yourself some time people.
delayvid a.k.a David but I
it's really not busted and the penny did not go the speed or sound that's actually impossibly for the penny to even reach that speed even if projected by the right device because the pennys mass stops it from going that fast that only thing that can break the speed of sound or for say light is space itself because space is multiple high valocity particles that weigh nothing meaning it has no mass slow down acceleration weight
Kevin Benoit
'Kevin Benoit' 4 months ago
When I was a kid I thought they were just busting each others' balls, but it makes me sad now that I'm older and learned they didn't like each other 😭
'Seraphicat' 4 months ago
This video is six years old so I doubt I could ever get a reply from this: 2003 - Avenue Q made a joke regarding the penny off the building but when did that originate? Compositions of pennies have changed. Don't know when the myth originated; know terminal velocity is a factor; but what about mass? Before the 1980s, pennies were composed of mostly copper, with the exception of the early 1940s when they were made of steel due to wartime copper shortages. They could try it with each of those types. If the myth's origin was actually as recent as 2003, then it's definitely 100% busted due to the pennies being mostly zinc and therefore, lighter than their older predecessors.
Matute Bariain
'Matute Bariain' 4 months ago
Lord business watch this
'irregulargamer13' 4 months ago
how about a marble?
Blue Shell
'Blue Shell' 4 months ago
0:30 I want that one.
abc zyx
'abc zyx' 4 months ago
Try a Canadian 1,000,000 dollar coin.
Chad Hero
'Chad Hero' 4 months ago
he certainly looks different now that he has had a hair transplant
Holger Sepma
'Holger Sepma' 4 months ago
0:24 What did he say?
'BrotherGreed' 4 months ago
That earring tho Adam looks gay af
Anthony Hernandez
'Anthony Hernandez' 4 months ago
What about a pen?
'damijares' 4 months ago
Who actually thought they were going to drop a penny from the actual Empire States? I hope I'm not the only one...
'jamesajek' 4 months ago
They should have been there on 911
De Film Fabriek
'De Film Fabriek' 4 months ago
Cause you guys blow things up Adam emedatly laugs
'Memeson' 4 months ago
In Russia, the coin doesn't get dropped from the building. But the building gets dropped from the coin
Jose Hernandez
'Jose Hernandez' 4 months ago
rakesh siri
'rakesh siri' 4 months ago
aaaaam... air resistance....
volcanic Cormey
'volcanic Cormey' 4 months ago
I hot hit by a bottle lid flinged from a car, It felt weird but I'm OK
'Kcidical' 4 months ago
When you get a discovery ad while watching a discovery video
The Shed
'The Shed' 4 months ago
Dam those itchy and scratchy show lies
Faakirah Jones
'Faakirah Jones' 4 months ago
My cousin was mad at my older sister because she ate her food. Then she (my cousin) threw a quarter really fast at her forehead and made a gash smh 😬😭
sP Bambi
'sP Bambi' 4 months ago
lol literally went up the empire state building just for them to say "myth busted" XD
Gregg Gutfeld
'Gregg Gutfeld' 4 months ago
go pick up your penny idiots
wafflebabe vlogs
'wafflebabe vlogs' 4 months ago
2:11 a conversation I will never have with anyone 😂 I won't do it!
•Astro Cat• meow
'•Astro Cat• meow' 4 months ago
who's watching this in 2017?.
'xSmokeyTheBear' 5 months ago
So what'll happen if I dump *a bucket* of pennies?
Emily skycage
'Emily skycage' 5 months ago
That satisfaction when you see a silver pen
His Randomness Randomizer22 TheStudentLocal
It's more interesting to throw a penny from the top of the Burj Khalifa =/
'JuiceBox' 5 months ago
It makes no Cents that it would kill someone Get It, Get It?!?!?!? Sry I'm Lonely Read More
'MisterDuckyGaming' 5 months ago
so HD
Dank Pro
'Dank Pro' 5 months ago
In America you drop penny, In Russia penny drop YOU
'Lupo' 5 months ago
16/500 of a second ..?? wtf is that measurement
'Vincent_g' 5 months ago
Next time just trow the fucking coin off the building
'sweqters' 5 months ago
clickbait thumbail
Batt Dude
'Batt Dude' 5 months ago
And what about the fact that it's highly unlikely that the penny will even make it down there??
'[GD]Aero' 5 months ago
58 cents
Rex RW
'Rex RW' 5 months ago
.. your leaving out air resistance, drag, and friction...
Portal Turret
'Portal Turret' 5 months ago
just drop the penny off the building then fo down and see what happened... its easy
The Fire
'The Fire' 5 months ago
What about knives
DaanCarré skateboarding
my creditcard is so heavy it would kill you if i dropped it on your head
The Avian
'The Avian' 5 months ago
i'll just toss a bunch of loonies off a roof
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