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For the MocAthalon 2011 category: Themed Tower: Mythbusters Edition
About this creation
For the Lethal Donuts entry for the 2011 MocAthalon Category 30. Themed Tower

OK, this Tower might be a little educational, so deal with it!

This mythbusters episode is from Season 1, episode 2, and one of my favorites.



On this episode of Mythbusters, can someone really explode a gas station by using their cellphones?

Remember: Don't try this at home!! This was made purely for entertainment and not for self use.

(No minifigs were harmed in the making of this moc.)

It's that time again. In the trophy room, Adam and Jamie get an email (or mail) for another myth for them to do.





In the past, a cellphone is said to be the cause of petrol pump fire.
But that's what they say.

The myth states that when your using your cellphone at the pump, the phone could ignite a spark near the gasoline, causing the station to catch on fire.





So it's up to Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to test whether or not this could actually happen.

First they make a small scale to replicate the scene.

Next have a small glass box with an ignition source inside to activate the spark.

Third they pour gasoline into the container. Then by blending the fuel and air, Adam and Jamie set off the spark resulting in a small explosion.

Oh noes! Adam got too close! "Am I missing an eyebrow?"





But when they tried using the cellphone with the same compounds by calling the phone, nothing happened.


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The myth might seem far fetched, but in real life this can actually happen, but NOT from using cellphones.

When you get out of the car you discharge static electricity.

But when someone gets out and doesn't touch anything (the door, the car, etc), and they touch a piece of metal (like the gas handle)

the vapors coming out of the tank blends with the air therefore creating the spark.

The spark then ignites the gas coming out from the nozzle, creating a stream of fire.

Example for the Myth
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Last Adam and Jamie take this myth outside where they create a larger box to contain the mixed compounds with the phone.

So they try calling the phone. But again nothing happens, no explosions, nada.

But they are the Mythbusters, they must have an explosion! Always go full scale right?

By triggering the gas and air with the self-made static, a huge firery explosion erupts pulling the container apart!



So what does this mean for the myth? Take a guess.



I hope you guys liked the Themed Tower. It's been a fun contest, and I'll be seeing in the MOCOlympics!



Comments

 I like it 
  February 9, 2012
HA! Mythbusters on Mocpages! I love these guys. You have captured them perfectly, and in quite a unique way too!
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  April 27, 2011
Whoah! Wicked! Neat! Awwsome! Too cool too be true! This is awesome because; a. I love Mythbusters B. I've seen the episode. and c. because you've done it awesomely! I think I'm going to faint! ZZZZZ
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  April 19, 2011
I love all of the random junk in the bottom level. As for the "Busters" themselves, they are perfect in every way. Great work.
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  April 19, 2011
Wonderful! The bottom warehouse level is perfect, and the explosion to top it off is so iconically Mythbusters. Great work!
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  April 2, 2011
wonderfull work!!! ...the second and fourth floors are beautiful....great!!!
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  April 1, 2011
LOVE MYTHBUSTERS!!!!
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  April 1, 2011
Brilliant! Your score =5
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  April 1, 2011
Mythbusters, what a great choice for a tower!
  April 1, 2011
That is really original, funny and simply excellent!!! - Score = 5
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  April 1, 2011
What Hans said. 5 points.
Stormbringer .
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Toa Oblivious ,Master of Earth
  March 31, 2011
Cool!
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  March 31, 2011
Undeniably genius! Pure awesomeness.~H
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  March 31, 2011
Well, you can cook an egg with two cellphones, so I'd like to know: how long did they call?
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  March 31, 2011
>> 5 points <<
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  March 31, 2011
I loved that episode but my wife still thinks a cell phone will cause a gas station explosion... there's just no schooling some people... 5 points ~ Chris.
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  March 31, 2011
Your MOCs are definitely the best details on Mocpages, especially the rooms inside!
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  March 30, 2011
Wow, nice! Each level of this is awesome, you're about to get some fives!
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  March 30, 2011
I see a treasure trove of 5s coming your way.
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  March 30, 2011
Originality to the max! Bravo!
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  March 30, 2011
Amazing! I love this moc!
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  March 30, 2011
Cool!!!
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  March 30, 2011
Great theme choice!
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  March 30, 2011
Nice job!
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  March 30, 2011
Cool! I love the way you did the interior of M5. Nice work.
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  March 30, 2011
Awesome idea for the tower, and it was executed well. >Eric
 
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