Irregular Webcomic!

Archive     Cast     Forum     RSS     Books!     Poll Results     About     Search     Fan Art     Podcast     More Stuff     Random     Support on Patreon    
Updates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; reruns all other days
<   No. 2992   2011-04-06   >

Comic #2992

1 Young Jamie: All right, let's get out of here.
1 Young Adam: How?
2 Young Jamie: I have some dental floss. We can use it to wear away the bars and cut through them.
3 Young Adam: That's a myth!
4 Young Jamie: Like Nazi space colonies, Martians, and time travel?
4 Young Adam: Those are believable!

First (1) | Previous (2991) | Next (2993) || Latest Rerun (1595) | Latest New (3700)
First 5 | Previous 5 | Next 5 | Latest 5
Mythbusters theme: First | Previous | Next | Latest || First 5 | Previous 5 | Next 5 | Latest 5
This strip's permanent URL: http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2992.html
Annotations off: turn on
Annotations on: turn off

The real life MythBusters tested this myth in a 2009 season episode. Grant Imahara built a flossing robot that rubbed dental floss around an iron bar for a week. This wore away enough of the iron to allow the team to calculate that, by working on the bar with floss for 8 hours a day, you could cut through the bar in a bit under a year.

I guess the only problem is explaining to the warder why you go through six packs of floss a day.

It also makes me wonder, if you floss your teeth for 3 minutes a day, how long it would take to wear your teeth away? The dentists never tell you about that!

LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO Group of companies, which does not sponsor, authorise, or endorse this site.
This material is presented in accordance with the LEGO® Fair Play Guidelines.

Irregular Webcomic! | Darths & Droids | Eavesdropper | Planet of Hats | The Prisoner of Monty Hall
mezzacotta | Lightning Made of Owls | Square Root of Minus Garfield | The Dinosaur Whiteboard | iToons | Comments on a Postcard | Awkward Fumbles
Last Modified: Wednesday, 6 April 2011; 03:11:01 PST.
© 2002-2017 Creative Commons License
This work is copyright and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported Licence by David Morgan-Mar. dmm@irregularwebcomic.net