Thanks to Curly, Gizmo Guy and I have gotten hooked on a show called Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel. A geeky group attempt to prove whether things we believe are fact or myth. Like the one we watched last night examined two myths 1) It is possible to swing a swing in a full 360 rotation. (Not without a rocket attached, or a straight armed swing like they use in the circus.) And more interesting for me as a writer – is it possible to dodge a bullet by jumping into water? Apparently it is. Even easier to dodge a supersonic bullet than an old fashioned black powder gun. You only have to be three feet underwater too. The supersonic bullets shatter into tiny pieces leaving them useless. (If you ever get a chance to watch it – that particular episode is episode 34.)

And for you silver bullet fans, check this out:

How to have your hero – or heroine – dodge a bullet
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4 thoughts on “How to have your hero – or heroine – dodge a bullet

  • July 8, 2008 at 7:18 am

    My Dad’s been watching that show for years. He loves it.

    I don’t get that channel. I only have a basic cable because I don’t watch a whole lot of normal TV.

  • July 8, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Check out Patty Briggs website, for an awesome article about making and using silver bullets.

  • July 8, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    My husband has been making me watch Mythbusters for ages, and I’ve yet to include any of the information in a manuscript…yet. LOL

    The James Bond myths episode was especially cool. Never count on a magnetic watch to dodge a bullet for you!

  • July 9, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Never seen that show, I’ll have to look for it.

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