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Massive Rubber Band Ball Destroys car Answered

I was just surfing the interwebs and i found this video.

Some guys drive to the top of a hill with a massive rubber band ball in the back of their van and then roll the ball down the hill hoping to hit the car,

The ball bounces as it goes down the hill so the first time they roll it they only hit the back of the car, the second roll is a miss but the 3rd time they land it right in the side leading to a surprising amount of damage.

Video is a bit bright to begin with but it gets better.
Skip to 1:55 for the best hit.


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Colonel88

10 years ago

That is so fake. Ask the Mythbusters to try this.

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Rotten194Colonel88

Reply 9 years ago

I have a rubber band ball about 6 inches in diameter. It weighs 5 pounds. This is definitely possible.

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trike road poet

9 years ago

Instead of spike strips to stop the bad guys, imagine this ball rolled in front of them! One incredible noisy and sudden stop(!), and the rest of the cops chasing their rubber ball missile. (Insert evil grin here)

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DiScO dUd #1

10 years ago

RUSTEY GOT OWNED!!!!!! how long did it take you to make that

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ktalex

10 years ago

i dont get y u would wanna destroy ur car just for a video?

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jollex

10 years ago

Lol, I love the part where the guys says, "Hey... how are we supposed to get it out?

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Sandisk1duo

10 years ago

and why on earth would you want to ruin your car?

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lemonie

10 years ago

Cool! I assume the US army have vehicles (in Iraq) that can survive a rubber-band-ball attack... L

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Kryptonitelemonie

Reply 10 years ago

I believe we're giving those insurgence fighters ideas.

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GoodhartKryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

maybe we should take our own, sturdy, and high tech rubber balls over there....

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KryptoniteGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

And we can use specific nano bots inside these balls that get released and eat away the other side's balls.

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GoodhartKryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

would you have been happier if I had written "rubber spheres ?

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KryptoniteGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Same thing in the end. Although a ball doesn't have to be quite as round as a sphere is.

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GoodhartKryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

Oh, blush I just comprehended what you meant by Oh dear, did I just say that? :-)

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KryptoniteGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

*cough*

I didn't mean anything at all by that.

:D

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minerugKryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

You lot certainly did *eyes dart side to side*

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sharlstonlemonie

Reply 10 years ago

no they dont they have them so they can survive a rubber band war mm that would be fun a rubber band war everyone get your rubber band guns out

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Shadowman39

10 years ago

That's awesome! I want to make a rubber band ball like this one someday.

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DJ Radio

10 years ago

yet another piece of evidence of how powerful rubberbands are (first example was knex guns)

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GoodhartDJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

I would like to see a knex gun do THAT to an automobile, though ;-)

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The JamalamGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Have you seen the Heavy cannon V1 by I_Am_Canadian? That's about the closest you'd get. But it does serious damage. Even the V5 handheld version which is about a foot or more long makes the ammo whistle and it hit the window from across the room through a curtain.

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robocrazy155The Jamalam

Reply 10 years ago

That thing is a beast, it probably could take out the window but it would never RIP the car's side panel.

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BartboyGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Easy. A knex catapult/trebuchet that launches a rubber band ball. Simple.....

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robocrazy155

10 years ago

Man I want a rubber band ball that size... and also... WHAT DID THAT CAR DO TO YOU!?!?!? LOL!

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KentsOkay

10 years ago

Must repeat!! Smart my man, can i borrow your car?

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builder968

10 years ago

I think the car died :(

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a_traceur

10 years ago

I wonder if it learned to fly on the way out of the car?

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Tom Buckey

10 years ago

mythbusters should do this !! like the lego ball

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Matt21497

10 years ago

I know what I want to be when I grow up!

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XoneDaGnome

10 years ago

Rubber band ball: SHOTGUN!!!!

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ooglie_booglie

10 years ago

i wondered what happened to my brothers car that i left in the middle of nowhere next to a big steep hill because it ran out of petrol...

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Grathio

10 years ago

Wow that takes me back... Yeah, the destructive power of a rubber band ball is not to be discounted. I had a much smaller one in college. It was the size of a large grapefruit, but probably still weighed 6 or 7 pounds. Other guys in my dorm were always trying to get me to toss it out the 10th story window, I never did because it had very high potential to kill someone. (Though I really did want to see how high it would bounce...) I finally did bounce it down the hallway once and it ended up destroying two glass light fixtures. And there ended my fun. (I think I had to pay $120 a piece for those things.) As for how long it took to make, if you work the right place it won't take too long at all. For example I know a machine shop that gets about 5 rubber bands in every parts box, 20 boxes a day.

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RMConstruction

10 years ago

Lol, definatlet something i thought i'd be seeing today! Kidding...

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Bigev

10 years ago

(Comment removed by a rubber band ball's request)

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KryptoniteBigev

Reply 10 years ago

>In the earlier minutes before this was "taken off"<

"Take it off."
"No."
"DO YOU WANNA END UP LIKE THAT CAR? TAKEITOFFTAKEITOFFTAKEITOFF!!!!!"

*Whimper* "Y-yes sir."

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Virtuous

10 years ago

Thats pretty insane...Like most of you I am also curious how long it took to make this monstrosity.

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laxman735

10 years ago

That must have taken forever to make.

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Killer~SafeCracker

10 years ago

Cool, I just want to know where they got those huge rubber band. Anyone got any ideas.

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sev17

10 years ago

thats awesome. want to do that

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magicmike5462

10 years ago

soz for double post but you dont no where to get those rubber bands do you???

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magicmike5462

10 years ago

now all they have to do is rool the car down and try to hit the ball =)

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Goodhart

10 years ago

one would expect the force of the fairly dense rubber band ball to do quite a bit of damage after gathering the momentum it did.