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I heard another great story.... A construction worker carrying a sheet of plywood past an open breezeway was swept off the seventh floor of a building. He held onto the plywood during his downward journey and glided across a four lane street then crashed through a pate glass window of an opposite building. He survived relatively intact. True, partly true or urban myth?

Question #121800. Asked by unclerick. (Jun 08 11 4:54 PM)

Urban myth. Mythbusters examined that, and found that 1) not enough lift/glide/braking is generated to help falling person survive; 2) it is nearly impossible for a human to generate a grip tight enough to hold onto a plywood sheet that big.

 Jun 08 11, 5:52 PM
unclerick

Thank you for your answer Tony. Can you find a reference and post it?

 Jun 09 11, 4:50 AM
pitts0275

This is the video of Tony's answer:

http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/mythbusters-plywood-builder.html

 Jun 09 11, 3:12 PM

 I heard another great story: A man was robbed in Central Park NYC. He didn't have cash, but the robber agreed to accept a check. The victim wrote "mugging" on the memo. The bank was alerted and the bad guy was arrested while attempting to cash it. True, partly true or urban myth?

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