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The Mythbusters are going to be looking at the myth of catching a bullet in your teeth. I really can't see this episode not having references, after all, the bullet catch is a classic.

It will be kind of interesting to see their take on it.
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It's not on tonight at all.

???
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Er, haha...my mistake, I think I was looking at TVguide.com and had it on Wednesday, had to see if lost was new this week Smile
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Supposedly Criss Angel did this using a metal contraption around his mouth..all real..episode did not air...
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Yeah I've seen the episode. It actually gets pretty in depth...the results are exactly what you'd expect!
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Not the Criss Angel episode...let me clarify. Hah! I mean the Mythbusters episode where they test the bullet catch myth.
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On 2006-02-15 06:37, Godel wrote:
Supposedly Criss Angel did this using a metal contraption around his mouth..all real..episode did not air...


I'm seem to remember a woman magician in New York City who did a bullet catch with some contraption strapped on her mouth. I can't remember the woman's name, but she helped run the Magic Town House if that's any help.
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Dorothy Dietrich maybe?

FWIW

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Dorothy Dietrich maybe?

FWIW

Cheers! Smile




YES! Thank you, that was going to drive me nuts! (Fortunately, considering the price of gas these days, that would probably be a short journey!) Smile
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I hear there was one guy who did the bullet catch for real as well, using a contraption. He did it successfully, with the ocassional injury. Eventually he retired from that and became a balloon artist for Disney. I think I remember reading that his version of Goofy's head took 14 balloons and included teeth!

Anyone know of him?

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Well in the Mythbusters episode no matter what contraptions they tried, the bullet always split into a zillion pieces of shrapnel upon contact, even with perfect timing.

OUCH!

;)
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"I hear there was one guy who did the bullet catch for real as well, using a contraption. He did it successfully, with the ocassional injury."


"CATCH" is a relitive term here, as I remember he had a metal tube or box that fit into his mouth and he had someone fire a 22 caliber into the tube that was being held in his mouth. Now, do not get me wrong this is a VERY dangorous trick and I would not do it (especialy if the wife was doing the shooting) for any amount of money, unless the guy on The American Shooter who does all the trick shots and there was 100 million on the line.

Any way it is not a CATCH but more of a STOPPING of the bullet.


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I read somewhere that in years pass, magicians used to really catch bullets with their teeth (i think in magic illustrated)

They reduced the speed by placing 2 glass panels in front of the gun, some distance apart. To the audience, they get to see the bullet being actually fired, to the magician, it is to reduce the speed. Quite innovative but highly dangerous.

What happens if the bullet is not aimed at the teeth?
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I kinda wish they would have exposed Penn and Tellers bullet catching trick. I'm dead set against exposure, but it would serve these clowns right.
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??? What makes them Clowns?
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??? What makes them Clowns?


Penn does have very large feet...


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??? What makes them Clowns?


Cause you not allowed to say a****les at the Café!
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??? What makes them Clowns?


Cause you not allowed to say a****les at the Café!


Geez, here we go again
To save us all some time I'll fill in the inevitable string of posts that will follow.

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Makes one wish for a mouthcoil debate with Marcucci
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??? What makes them Clowns?


Cause you not allowed to say a****les at the Café!


Geez, here we go again
To save us all some time I'll fill in the inevitable string of posts that will follow.

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Bill wrote:

Their Jerks



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No they're not



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Makes one wish for a mouthcoil debate with Marcucci


I nominate this for Post of the Week!!!

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ROTFLMAO!!!!
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