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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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'MisterDuckyGaming' 12 hours ago
so HD
Dank Pro
'Dank Pro' 14 hours ago
In America you drop penny, In Russia penny drop YOU
'Lupo' 14 hours ago
16/500 of a second ..?? wtf is that measurement
'Vincent_g' 17 hours ago
Next time just trow the fucking coin off the building
sweqters :D
'sweqters :D' 21 hours ago
clickbait thumbail
Batt Dude
'Batt Dude' 23 hours ago
And what about the fact that it's highly unlikely that the penny will even make it down there??
TwinFly Gaming
'TwinFly Gaming' 23 hours ago
58 cents
Rex RW
'Rex RW' 1 day ago
.. your leaving out air resistance, drag, and friction...
Portal Turret
'Portal Turret' 2 days ago
just drop the penny off the building then fo down and see what happened... its easy
Canada Shit wolves
What about knives
DCskater bro
'DCskater bro' 2 days ago
my creditcard is so heavy it would kill you if i dropped it on your head
The Avian
'The Avian' 3 days ago
i'll just toss a bunch of loonies off a roof
'Chassaj' 4 days ago
myth suggestion : can you use kno3 (potassium nitrate), sugar, and sufur, to createrocket/explosions
'LegitMookle' 6 days ago
What if you dropped a penny from the World Trade Center?
'theswoogie' 6 days ago
Did they use a current copper coded zinc penny, a pre 80s pure copper penny or a 1943 zinc coated steel penny?
'cruizer714' 7 days ago
good... now try a dime
'Sweetfroggydude' 1 week ago
0:03 those faces tho XD
'KaLe' 2 weeks 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' 2 weeks ago
wait wat?
'ThrillChiller87' 2 weeks ago
I'd think it's depend on the year of the penny and when that myth originated from
'dumbass' 2 weeks ago
bless those actors
Jay-r Dalida
'Jay-r Dalida' 3 weeks ago
Nope. Terminal Velocity.
'foreverergouzi' 3 weeks ago
seriously... isn't rain doing the same? Perhaps from higher altitude?
'golf-n-guns' 3 weeks ago
They're so young in this...their mutual animosity is just budding....
Eugen Berzani
'Eugen Berzani' 3 weeks ago
he is not a wuss.. he is a walrus
Space Vortex
'Space Vortex' 3 weeks ago
... a human skull is twice as strong as concrete
'visualvexation' 4 weeks 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
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I literally thought they would try to land a precise drop...
Zenix 29
'Zenix 29' 1 month 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' 1 month ago
I can't comment anything ,but it very useful
tritex extreme
'tritex extreme' 1 month 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' 1 month 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' 1 month ago
when you should be studying spelling
Alex Groezinger
'Alex Groezinger' 1 month ago
What if they tried a quarter instead?
'ThatOneNotThisOne' 1 month ago
Drop top
Matt T
'Matt T' 2 months 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 months ago
So they went to the Empire State Building to do nothing
Logan W
'Logan W' 2 months ago
Weird how i was thinking about this and somehow it is on my reccomended
Cheap Filmz
'Cheap Filmz' 2 months ago
Now give my penny back
'RonLarhz' 2 months ago
lol doing it in their warehouse is NOT dropping it off a building. stupid shit. inconclusive.
'Eltic' 2 months ago
air is in between so it cant reach that speed
a bit of everything
'a bit of everything' 2 months ago
14.000th liker
John Smith
'John Smith' 2 months 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' 2 months 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' 2 months ago
The air resistance would slow down the penny,wouldn´t it?
Dennis Chiu
'Dennis Chiu' 2 months 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.
King C. Martel
'King C. Martel' 2 months ago
drop it off a skyscraper into a block of ballistics gel
Mixtape Confirmed
'Mixtape Confirmed' 2 months ago
Why does Adam look like Walter white
'UndertaleFan101' 2 months ago
Only if Science Projects were like this Sadly it is said to be "dangerous"
Kevin Imp
'Kevin Imp' 2 months ago
i actually tried this when i visited the empire state building
Mark Reagan
'Mark Reagan' 2 months 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' 2 months ago
Drop a person from the building on a coin see what happens...
Elijah Stewart
'Elijah Stewart' 2 months 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' 2 months ago
Drip drop drop top penny drop *drops mic*
Dave P
'Dave P' 2 months ago
why dont they actually drop a penny off and catch it though?
The tree of facts
'The tree of facts' 3 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' 3 months ago
How about the guy who keeps with one hand another guy suspended by window?
'Chef' 3 months ago
you would only need to do math
'midocrimsonfate' 3 months ago
They didn't actually drop it from the building so no one can say for sure :P
'MAGNUS GARRETT' 3 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' 4 months ago
did ya take into account the wind would blow the penny like dust and just fall on another roof
'Jeffrey' 4 months ago
short x
'Jeffrey' 4 months ago
so shot
'kenny8295' 4 months ago
they went from Mythbusters to Jackass real quick.
Prince XVII
'Prince XVII' 4 months ago
99.9% the speed of light, lets see how much hand you have left.
'Psychopathway' 4 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' 4 months ago
I thought in America call it a cent us in the uk call it a penny
zach hawkes
'zach hawkes' 5 months ago
That clickbait doh
Goat Boy
'Goat Boy' 5 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' 5 months ago
F=ma, a small-mass object it will need very high speed to carry much energy.
Isaak Costa
'Isaak Costa' 5 months ago
i miss them
Muhammad Lee
'Muhammad Lee' 5 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.' 5 months ago
I wanna see 3,000 fps on the skull
Jamie Plays
'Jamie Plays' 5 months ago
Instead of a coin why not a nuke
Truther 416
'Truther 416' 5 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' 5 months ago
Jamie could definitely kick Adam's ass
James wordy
'James wordy' 5 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' 5 months ago
A real gun goes about 5000 fps
Dante DeMello
'Dante DeMello' 5 months ago
1000 fps is the speed of an air soft gun not a real guns bullet
'TG A' 5 months ago
anyone wacthing 2016
'GeekyEmu308' 6 months ago
What weighs more, a ton of feathers,or a ton of bricks?
The Ian A Narwhal
'The Ian A Narwhal' 6 months ago
I found a penny while watching this
'RockyPlays' 6 months ago
I think he clickbaited the video out of this one
Adam Blanton
'Adam Blanton' 6 months ago
I miss them
'andrea' 6 months ago
i miss this show so much.. i learned a lot from it.
Raphael Muratov
'Raphael Muratov' 6 months ago
Johnathan Houle
'Johnathan Houle' 6 months ago
what retard thinks that a penny will kill someone
'SwissWristWatch' 6 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' 6 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' 6 months ago
what about if your drop an iphone from the empire state building?? hmm
'Presto218' 6 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' 6 months ago
What about a piano dropping from tall high?
Dacian JMZ
'Dacian JMZ' 6 months ago
this isn't the empire state building '-'
'CitrusT' 6 months ago
what if you drop a dollar bill of it
Good 2Me
'Good 2Me' 6 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*
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