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Can a Wooden Table Stop an Explosion from Killing You?


Three pounds of C-4 is about to explode right beside you and all you have to stand between you and the blast is a small wooden table. What do you do?

The Mythbusters asked themselves the same question and decided they needed to know the answer.

It may sound unlikely, but shielding yourself with the table can actually stop the blast from instantly killing you. Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be able to walk away from the explosion when the dust settles, but you’ll have a fighting chance.


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