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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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'GamerBros403' 4 days ago
This makes no cents
Scott Hutchinson
'Scott Hutchinson' 4 days ago
copper can't penetrate human skulls!
Trizzy Nerd05
'Trizzy Nerd05' 5 days 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' 5 days ago
Why didn't they actually drop it off the building?
'ColdBlizzard' 7 days ago
'ColdBlizzard' 7 days ago
Wyatt Ds
'Wyatt Ds' 1 week ago
Qq vB b b b.
Henry Cruz
'Henry Cruz' 2 weeks ago
If the penny traveled 3 times the speed of sound why didn't it make a sonic boom?
Leng Sisane
'Leng Sisane' 2 weeks ago
They should ask Gotoh.
'grubbylyra' 3 weeks ago
I would try it
'3nails4you' 3 weeks ago
But what if I tie the penny to an anvil? WHAT THEN
Richard Goldman
'Richard Goldman' 3 weeks ago
Pre 1984 pennies right?
Andrew Hoback
'Andrew Hoback' 4 weeks ago
how do we know that the penny reached terminal velocity
CosmicJosh Gaming
'CosmicJosh Gaming' 4 weeks 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' 4 weeks ago
So that's the penny that hit me!
Jiří Dobrý
'Jiří Dobrý' 1 month ago
16/500 s? So basicaly 4/125 s?
'Siege' 1 month ago
also another question what if you dropped a bullet off the empire state building?
'Siege' 1 month 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
How bigger coin, hoe bigger outcome. Try 20$
Roberto Merian
'Roberto Merian' 1 month ago
fuck the penny ima drop a fucking boulder see how that effects you d*ckhead
Lily Blackwell
'Lily Blackwell' 1 month 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' 1 month ago
this is so smart! Goddd, cant you just test it out already.
'MrAlexkudla' 1 month ago
can we try this with an Australian 50 cent coin?
Bill Cipher
'Bill Cipher' 1 month 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' 1 month ago
'DeadlyDanDaMan' 1 month 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' 2 months ago
Who else thought they were actually going to drop a penny from the top
Alex Groezinger
'Alex Groezinger' 2 months ago
Next time shoot a silver dollar and see if it can work
misanthropic generation
Family guy brought me here lol
'MThomas' 2 months ago
Please do one on diving/swimming in a pool of coins like Mr. Scrouge from Ducktales.
Ernest Pierce
'Ernest Pierce' 2 months ago
Now that I know it's safe. I'm going to throw 50000 pennies off that same building now :D
'Gilles' 2 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' 2 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' 2 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' 2 months ago
Lord business watch this
'irregulargamer13' 2 months ago
how about a marble?
CreeperBomb3.0 // CB3P0
0:30 I want that one.
abc zyx
'abc zyx' 2 months ago
Try a Canadian 1,000,000 dollar coin.
Chad Hero
'Chad Hero' 2 months ago
he certainly looks different now that he has had a hair transplant
Holger Sepma
'Holger Sepma' 2 months ago
0:24 What did he say?
'BrotherGreed' 2 months ago
That earring tho Adam looks gay af
Anthony Hernan
'Anthony Hernan' 2 months ago
What about a pen?
'Mijah' 2 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' 2 months ago
They should have been there on 911
Film Fabriek
'Film Fabriek' 2 months ago
Cause you guys blow things up Adam emedatly laugs
Marius Meeren
'Marius Meeren' 2 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' 2 months ago
rakesh siri
'rakesh siri' 2 months ago
aaaaam... air resistance....
volcanic Cormey
'volcanic Cormey' 2 months ago
I hot hit by a bottle lid flinged from a car, It felt weird but I'm OK
'Kcidical' 3 months ago
When you get a discovery ad while watching a discovery video
The Shed
'The Shed' 3 months ago
Dam those itchy and scratchy show lies
Faakirah Jones
'Faakirah Jones' 3 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' 3 months ago
lol literally went up the empire state building just for them to say "myth busted" XD
'MAGNUS GARRETT' 3 months ago
Super inaccurate. The penny may be going at the same speed but they used way too much power when blasting it at the ground.
Gregg Gutfeld
'Gregg Gutfeld' 3 months ago
go pick up your penny idiots
wafflebabe vlogs
'wafflebabe vlogs' 3 months ago
2:11 a conversation I will never have with anyone 😂 I won't do it!
•Astro Cat• meow
'•Astro Cat• meow' 3 months ago
who's watching this in 2017?.
'xSmokeyTheBear' 3 months ago
So what'll happen if I dump *a bucket* of pennies?
Emily skycage
'Emily skycage' 3 months ago
That satisfaction when you see a silver pen
TheStudentLocal Randomizer22
It's more interesting to throw a penny from the top of the Burj Khalifa =/
'JuiceBox' 3 months ago
It makes no Cents that it would kill someone Get It, Get It?!?!?!? Sry I'm Lonely Read More
'MisterDuckyGaming' 3 months ago
so HD
Dank Pro
'Dank Pro' 3 months ago
In America you drop penny, In Russia penny drop YOU
'Lupo' 3 months ago
16/500 of a second ..?? wtf is that measurement
'Vincent_g' 3 months ago
Next time just trow the fucking coin off the building
sweqters :D
'sweqters :D' 3 months ago
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Batt Dude
'Batt Dude' 3 months ago
And what about the fact that it's highly unlikely that the penny will even make it down there??
TwinFly Gaming
'TwinFly Gaming' 3 months ago
58 cents
Rex RW
'Rex RW' 3 months ago
.. your leaving out air resistance, drag, and friction...
Portal Turret
'Portal Turret' 3 months ago
just drop the penny off the building then fo down and see what happened... its easy
The Fire
'The Fire' 3 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' 3 months ago
i'll just toss a bunch of loonies off a roof
'Chassaj' 3 months ago
myth suggestion : can you use kno3 (potassium nitrate), sugar, and sufur, to createrocket/explosions
'LegitMookle' 3 months ago
What if you dropped a penny from the World Trade Center?
'theswoogie' 3 months ago
Did they use a current copper coded zinc penny, a pre 80s pure copper penny or a 1943 zinc coated steel penny?
'cruizer714' 3 months ago
good... now try a dime
'Sweetfroggydude' 3 months ago
0:03 those faces tho XD
'KaLe' 3 months ago
im probably the only one who cant imagine the penny traveling that fast if dropped from a building it just looks so small and slow. it could bonk someone and have them look up but i cant imagine it ever hurting a damn thing. imaginations.
Im not Uploading
'Im not Uploading' 3 months ago
wait wat?
'ThrillChiller87' 3 months ago
I'd think it's depend on the year of the penny and when that myth originated from
'dumbass' 3 months ago
bless those actors
Jay-r Dalida
'Jay-r Dalida' 3 months ago
Nope. Terminal Velocity.
'foreverergouzi' 4 months ago
seriously... isn't rain doing the same? Perhaps from higher altitude?
'golf-n-guns' 4 months ago
They're so young in this...their mutual animosity is just budding....
Eugen Berzani
'Eugen Berzani' 4 months ago
he is not a wuss.. he is a walrus
Space Vortex
'Space Vortex' 4 months ago
... a human skull is twice as strong as concrete
'visualvexation' 4 months ago
11 year old me is heartbroken that this isn't true
I threw a guy of the roof of the oh fuck it forget you read this thanks by fucking shit shit shit
Zenix 29
'Zenix 29' 4 months ago
I think this myth comes from the misconception that speed is gained exponentially without stop in the air until it hits something.
priyanka nath
'priyanka nath' 4 months ago
I can't comment anything ,but it very useful
tritex extreme
'tritex extreme' 4 months 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' 4 months 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' 4 months ago
when you should be studying spelling
Alex Groezinger
'Alex Groezinger' 4 months ago
What if they tried a quarter instead?
'ThatOneNotThisOne' 4 months ago
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