MythBusters Try to Create Earthquake at Rally To Restore Sanity

Published: October 30, 2010

The MythBusters made an appearance today at the Rally to Restore Sanity (and/or Fear) at the National Mall in Washington DC. They employed the crowd of an estimated 150,000 people in an attempt to create a “groundswell”. They used the JumboTron to signal everyone in the crowd to jump simultaneously and Adam estimated that “20 million pounds of meat” would be hitting the ground when everyone landed. During the experiment, a scientist observed a seismograph and declared that the crowd’s effect on the earth was “14 trillion times weaker than 1906 earthquake in San Francisco” or “100 times stronger than a 35mph car collision.”

1 Comment

  1. azza says:

    I want a video that captures the sound it made. It was unreal! The video they showed on cspan didn’t capture it.

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