If you’re a fan of the show MythBusters, there’s a chance you’ve seen this trick before, but never on this scale. YouTuber The Backyard Scientist (a.k.a. Kevin Kohler) has taken on his favorite experiment from the show and downsized it…backyard style.
In the MythBusters version of this experiment, Adam and Jamie built a powerful rocket knife with enough force to literally slice a car in half.
Kohler conducted the experiment in his backyard on a much smaller scale due to budget issues. He used his homemade contraption with a blade from a kitchen knife, rocket propelled of course. It was launched down a track towards a toy jeep, and lo and behold, it worked. He conducted a few more, including slicing a whole chicken and even a watermelon.
We’ll definitely be checking back on him in the future to see what else he has in store. Apparently we’re not the only ones, as he has over 2.3 million subscribers to his channel.