Jamie and Adam explore the story that an ultra-low frequency note will make a person lose bowel control. They also test to see if the force of a bullet is enough to knock a person backwards like in the movies. Finally, Kari, Tory, and Grant investigate if Chinese water torture is effective. Scientific topics addressed include Newton’s Third Law of Motion, equal and opposite reactions, mass and inertia, speed and mass, impact force, energy dissipation, low frequency sound waves, infrasound, hertz, frequencies, biological responses, mental confusion, decibels, psychological stresses, and human ethics.
Adam and Jamie apply Newton’s Third Law to see if two objects heading towards each other at 50 mph have the same kinetic energy as one car travelling into a wall at 100 mph. The rest of the team explores the numerous variables involved when attempting to knock someone out of their socks. Scientific concepts include Newton’s Third Law, kinetic energy, mass, velocity, impact force, momentum, relative motion, acceleration, g-loads, transverse momentum, impact energy distribution, elastic and inelastic collisions, friction, and inertia.