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Old April 22 2009, 08:24 AM   #1
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Mythbusters 7x03 "Banana Slip/Double Dip" - Discuss and Grade

More myth busting wackiness ensues.

Can a banana peel really cause one to slip?
Does double dipping cause germ warfare?
And can the build team really make a homemade diamond?
I assume by double dipping they mean this.
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Old April 22 2009, 08:35 AM   #2
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Re: Mythbusters 7x03 "Banana Slip/Double Dip" - Discuss and Grade

I'm interested to see what they find out about double dipping. I remember way back when they tested about the 5 minute rule and all the germs that actually accumulate on the food. I also remember the test way way back when they found out how much fecal matter collects on a tooth brush kept in the bathroom next to a toilet, that one was really shocking!
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Old April 22 2009, 09:16 AM   #3
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Re: Mythbusters 7x03 "Banana Slip/Double Dip" - Discuss and Grade

Given the number of times Adam has slipped just by being goofy, I can't imagine what he'll do to a banana peel...
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Old April 22 2009, 11:37 AM   #4
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Re: Mythbusters 7x03 "Banana Slip/Double Dip" - Discuss and Grade

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I'm interested to see what they find out about double dipping. I remember way back when they tested about the 5 minute rule and all the germs that actually accumulate on the food. I also remember the test way way back when they found out how much fecal matter collects on a tooth brush kept in the bathroom next to a toilet, that one was really shocking!
5-Second rule.



And Food Networks' version of "Mythbusters" has tested double-dipping before too.

Oh, Seinfeld.
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Old April 22 2009, 01:23 PM   #5
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Re: Mythbusters 7x03 "Banana Slip/Double Dip" - Discuss and Grade

^Mythbusters did test the five second rule in season three's "Chinese Invasion Alarm".

The myth was busted, there was no significant difference between the amount of bacteria collected in two seconds on the floor and the amount collected in six seconds.
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Old April 22 2009, 02:19 PM   #6
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I also remember the test way way back when they found out how much fecal matter collects on a tooth brush kept in the bathroom next to a toilet, that one was really shocking!
Not fecal matter -- fecal coliform bacteria, a species of microbe that inhabits the human colon. Not the same thing, any more than, say, deer ticks are the same thing as deer. The bacteria themselves are essentially harmless, although they're often found alongside other microbes that are pathogenic.
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Old April 23 2009, 02:12 AM   #7
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Re: Mythbusters 7x03 "Banana Slip/Double Dip" - Discuss and Grade

um, i was eating when they used the "birthing agent" ugh, grooooossssssss
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Old April 23 2009, 02:17 AM   #8
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um, i was eating when they used the "birthing agent" ugh, grooooossssssss
Well, it was just K-Y.

Anyway.

First thing that sprung to mind is that Jamie walked through the course in heavy-duty work boots which have havier duty soles and far more likely to resist slipping than, say, the tennis shoes Adam is wearing would.
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Old April 23 2009, 02:21 AM   #9
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Re: Mythbusters 7x03 "Banana Slip/Double Dip" - Discuss and Grade

I was going to say, this test is a little worthless since they are both EXPECTING to fall, therefore they can compensate.
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Old April 23 2009, 02:32 AM   #10
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Re: Mythbusters 7x03 "Banana Slip/Double Dip" - Discuss and Grade

I disagree with them, I think slipping on banana peels is very Plausible.
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I disagree with them, I think slipping on banana peels is very Plausible.
Yeah, palusable but it's not a guarantee is it is according to the Laws of Comedy.

Ugh, that shot of Jamie/Adam spitting out the Ranch dip makes me sicker than the "animal lube."

And the "making diamonds" myth strikes me as an incredible waste of time, but whatever.

I still feel had Jamie been wearing regular or "more common" shoes during their initial test his likelyhood of slipping would've been greater.

Oh, and between this episode and the episode with the fruit stand vs. car it seems to me this season Mythbusters have something against produce.

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Ok. Wouldn't the "Control" still work even if bacteria still grew? I mean there's bacteria on and in just abot everything. Dips and Salsas aren't sterile substances. So they should still work as a "Control" in showing how much bacteria is just in the stuff to begin with. Their further tests (dipping, double dipping, whole mouth) would then show bacteria growth over what is already in it.
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Old April 23 2009, 02:47 AM   #12
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Re: Mythbusters 7x03 "Banana Slip/Double Dip" - Discuss and Grade

Yes, not a guarantee, but Plausible IMO to slip on a peel, their testing showed it cut the friction in half, it does make things more slippy
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Re: Mythbusters 7x03 "Banana Slip/Double Dip" - Discuss and Grade

Ok. Someone is going to have to explain to me the use and "value" in this "Pitchmen" series.
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Old April 23 2009, 02:54 AM   #14
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Re: Mythbusters 7x03 "Banana Slip/Double Dip" - Discuss and Grade

about what i expected for double dipping, i think the most interesting part was how contanimated the dip was before they even ate out of it
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Re: Mythbusters 7x03 "Banana Slip/Double Dip" - Discuss and Grade

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about what i expected for double dipping, i think the most interesting part was how contanimated the dip was before they even ate out of it
Well, yeah, there's bacteria everywhere.

And to parphrase Adam at the end of the segment, "that's why you have an immune system!"
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