Jamie and Adam set out to test two driving myths. They wanted to see if certain shoes negatively affected someone’s ability to drive. They also checked if driving with a full bladder was as bad as driving while intoxicated. Tory, Kari, and Grant also had two myths to test. They wanted to see how super superglue really is. They would test glues ability to act as a seatbelt and see if they could glue an entire hotel room to the ceiling in 6 hours.
Jamie and Adam stated with 6 types of shoes to test in the shop and picked the 3 that caused the most problems for the road test. High heels, open-toe wedges, and snow boots were the 3 selected. The guys then created a very complicated road test that they would each drive with their own shoes and then each of the 3 “bad” shoe choices. Despite some awkward looking shots of the manly guys in red heels, none of the shoes affected the driving times for the course. Shoes affecting drivers was busted as a myth.
Tory, Kari, and Grant started their test of super adhesive with a strength test. They found that one drop of the glue would hold 650 pounds and 7 drops would hold a full sized car. The whole crew then worked on gluing, lifting, and holding the common items in a hotel room to the ceiling. Some items required up to 5 bottles of glue, but in the end the team finished with time to spare and added a lot of funny knick knacks to the scene. I think it’s safe to say that gas masks would definitely be needed unless you wanted to try and glue unicorns to rainbow in your mind.
The next driving myth for Jamie and Adam was the one that said driving with a full bladder impairs driving just as much as driving while drunk. Adam would be the tortured driver. Because drinking too much water can actually kill someone, the guys had a doctor on hand to ensure Adam just had a full bladder and not a serious over flooding. Adam’s urge to pee was already present when he added some more water. With his comfort level getting worse and worse, he was buckled into the driver’s seat and set out on another complicated course. Despite being pissed off that he couldn’t piss out, Adam received 75 points out of 100 possible for the driving course. A full bladder is an uncomfortable problem but did not cause a complete failure. Then the cops showed up to make sure Adam only got to just below the legal limit and did not break any laws. Driving drunk even for science is a big no no I guess. He took off with a blood alcohol level of .75 and the cones and the police officer in the passenger seat were in grave danger. Adam proved he was a light weight and with a score of only 25 points, driving while inebriated is much worse than driving with a full bladder. Another driving myth was thoroughly busted by the guys.
Tory, Kari, and Grant then tried to super glue their new Buster 4.0 to his driver’s seat in lue of a seatbelt. The leather seat actually came off onto Buster’s suit, but that also meant Buster went right through the front windsheild. Next they tried a fiberglass seat and dressed Buster in a rubber suit. That did not do much as again the dummie went right into the windsheild. To try and duplicate the spirit of the myth, the three testers glued Buster’s metal frame to a metal plated seat that was bolted in the car. This finally allowed Buster to survive, but for everday use, superglue is not reccommended as a substitute for a seat belt.
I was very surprised the shoes did not affect driving. I have always wondered how some women drive with their crazy shoes. What surprised you the most this week?