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Nuclear Warhead + Paper Clip = Problem Solved By MacGyver

We were bowled over by a wave of shameless nostalgia mixed with a renewed sense of awe when we came across this very extensive (but not yet entirely comprehensive) List of Problems Solved by MacGyver.You likely remember the show-or its re-runs, sandwiched between "The Brady Bunch" and "Saved By the Bell"..




We were bowled over by a wave of shameless nostalgia mixed with a renewed sense of awe when we came across this very extensive (but not yet entirely comprehensive) List of Problems Solved by MacGyver.

You likely remember the show-or its re-runs, sandwiched between "The Brady Bunch" and "Saved By the Bell" on afternoon TV in the early to mid-90s-"24" meets "How Stuff Works" but with more outstanding hairdo... And the above wiki link lets us relive the magic (ahem, science) without the 22 minutes of plot-driven drama per episode: "MacGyver plugs a sulfuric acid leak with chocolate." "MacGyver fixes a broken fuel line with a ball point pen." "MacGyver attaches the torso of a suit of armor onto the top of a food trolley, and then attaches a makeshift motor with a battery pack and an electric whisk." All with details as to precisely how, and whether it would actually work. Riveting and practical.

If you don't have time for the wiki, just enjoy this one-minute twelve-second theme-songed montage.



Image: Richard Dean Anderson doing something remarkable and likely proven possible by Mythbusters.

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