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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Aquaman Reference - Mythbusters

Sighting reported by Aqua-Researcher Vincent P Bartilucci, who earns another shell for his collection. Sighting confirmed by Laura "Tegan" Gjovaag.

The January 24th 2007 episode of Mythbusters - "Underwater Car", featured two myths. The first regarded water differential when attempting to escape from a car that has gone into water, the second was about paper folding.

In the last segment of the show, going to commercial break before Adam's last two tests in the car, the narrator asks, "Next, has Adam learned how to channel Aquaman?"

Adam channeling Aquaman

For reference, if your car does somehow end up in the water and you have no tool with which to break the window, you have two opportunities to escape with your life. The first opportunity is to open the door right after your car hits the water, before the pressure of the water becomes too great. If you miss that opportunity, you need to remain calm, wait until the cabin of the car fills with water, hold your breath (channel Aquaman) and then open the door once the pressure has equalized. In the last segment of the show, after the Aquaman reference, Adam demonstrated the latter technique and did not need emergency help to escape the car.



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