7:30pm Thursday, September 24 on Prime
On this high-flying episode of Mythbusters, the whole team tackles one massive and improbable myth: could a skydiver whose parachute failed to open hit a playground see-saw and send a small girl flying seven stories high? And would she survive the ordeal?
This myth involves a reverse bungee jump from a very high bridge and another leap from 2 miles high to judge the speed of the hapless skydiver.
While Kari constructs the fall-guy, Jamie designs and builds what just might be the world’s lightest, strongest and most effective see-saw. It’s an engineering marvel that Jamie is justly proud of, but will it hurl the girl 70 feet high? And can it survive the crippling impact of an average man falling at terminal velocity?