Discovery Channel to raise boat with ping pong balls
arthur at wolfstad.com
Thu Jul 1 14:56:40 CEST 2004
On the television show Mythbusters, that runs on Discovery Channel in the US and Canada, each week special-effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take on three myths and use modern-day science to show you what's real and what's fiction.
On an upcoming episode that is now in post-production and will probably be aired at the end of this year, the makers of the show use 60,000 ping pong balls to try and raise a 24-foot sailboat! This, of course, was first done by Donald Duck in 1949 in the classic Carl Barks story "The Sunken Yacht" in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories 104.
If you don't mind to be spoiled I found the following article on the web where you can read about if they succeeded or not: http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/8954923.htm
You can find more information about the TV show Mythbusters and when the "Ping Pong" myth episode will air at: http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/mythbusters/mythbusters.html
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