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Can Adam Escape a Sinking Car? | MythBusters -
Published: 7 years ago By: Discovery

By: DiscoveryPublished: 7 years ago

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Fearless Adam holds his breath as he is submerged in a pool to test the underwater car escape myth.

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'Firegod24' 1 day ago
Yo if u weren't a chicken you would've broken the window and gotten out ur a chicken
Jonny Harper
'Jonny Harper' 1 day ago
why didnt they just open the window
'Surprise!' 2 days ago
What about an armored car with heavy doors and windows?
Robin Land
'Robin Land' 3 days ago
the back of the car has the weakest amount of pressure so you should of tried the back doors or tried to break the back window
Twisted BL0X
'Twisted BL0X' 5 days ago
Once you hit the water open the window fast as possible and dont let water get in escape quick
'Firebird895' 6 days ago
Moral of the story: you better keep that damn window open!
'Northtomb' 2 weeks ago
he might have been okay if he could hold his breathe for longer than twenty seconds
'Minecraftster148790' 2 weeks ago
If you were absolutely beefed up surely you could open the door though? I know it would be really hard but is it feasible for a human to open the door?
'RyantheLion' 2 weeks ago
here's another option:

Watch Bear Grylls
'METRO' 3 weeks ago
Everybodys saying how bad they'd be but I went to a camp and we did a thing similar to this and I did pretty fine.
'SnowBLiND' 3 weeks ago
reminds me of that scene from the office.
Shanernet //games and blogs
this is so stupid its simple as soon as you touch water in a car you have to either brake glass or open door quickly
Neveyah Ford the gymnast
why the hell would you do that
Neveyah Ford the gymnast
why would
אודליה דבוש
Just do it
Fabian Fiso
'Fabian Fiso' 1 month ago
you are supposed to wait for the Car to be completely submerged then open the door
Neo Survivor
'Neo Survivor' 1 month ago
Just drive a ragtop.
GLOCK ThirtyFive
'GLOCK ThirtyFive' 2 months ago
im glad i carry a gun...
'Someguyonyoutube' 2 months ago
Derpy_ Boi
'Derpy_ Boi' 2 months ago
Richard punmagar
'Richard punmagar' 2 months ago
I would smash the window
Zac radford
'Zac radford' 2 months ago
idiots you can drown
'JustGaming' 2 months ago
You need to open the window!!!!!!!!!!
Minh N
'Minh N' 2 months ago
Couldn't he just open the door at at 0:50 when the water is only partial way up to the door and up to his feet inside. That would be the first thing I would do if I ever drove a car into a lake or saw a pool of water near my feet. I wouldn't wait for the water to go up to the top of my window and then think hey maybe I should get out now since the car is filling up with water.
Bob Smitg
'Bob Smitg' 2 months ago
just asking what car is that
Dilly Mackey
'Dilly Mackey' 2 months ago
Dead Skeleton
'Dead Skeleton' 3 months ago
Like or a demon will kill u in 1 minute
Daniel CC
'Daniel CC' 3 months ago
I want to try that !!!!!!
Aqautic Wolf
'Aqautic Wolf' 3 months ago
2:01 who else noticed his ear was bleading?
Leung Lam
'Leung Lam' 4 months ago
on9 失敗完上水傻笑又尖叫
Kevin Lau
'Kevin Lau' 4 months ago
that's carpool
jehyung kim
'jehyung kim' 4 months ago
I almost got scared . I thought he was dying but he survived .
Satanic Mudafucka
'Satanic Mudafucka' 5 months ago
1:06 And at this moment,adam knew,he fucked up.
sunkpizza 311
'sunkpizza 311' 5 months ago
so u could possibly survive as long as u can hold your breath longer than him
'KingGaming' 5 months ago
one day, someone's gonna end up dead
Truth Seeker
'Truth Seeker' 5 months ago
Me & 2 mates flipped into a river, 1 died, i saved 1, but shit was tht close.
Flipped rolled down a bank, nose bobbed an has quick has u could hit the top of tht last gasp we sank-THAT QUICK- passenger side window now touching the river bed. i fought & thought to get the seatbelt off, holded breath tht long i gasped twice, ''Some1 genuinly SMACKED ME IN THE HEAD, SAYING ''COMPOSE YOURSELF''......IT WAS CLOSE......2 CLOSE.......1 DEAD........True story......RIP.....BRO.......
Jos Groenendijk
'Jos Groenendijk' 5 months ago
kan het ook nederlands zijn
'GameSlimia' 5 months ago
What is if it was a Lamborghini. Wlould it sink backyards cause the engine is in the rear
Will John
'Will John' 5 months ago
And this kids, is why manual windows are better
'bananian' 5 months ago
how do I get out if I'm in the trunk?
Rob Wolf
'Rob Wolf' 5 months ago
My brother does not go swimming any more because of this. During his training they gave him this same scenario.
'starsiaeve' 5 months ago
My car keys have a tool on them to break the window in emergencies
Arctic Wolf Airsoft
'Arctic Wolf Airsoft' 6 months ago
well technically if you get that situation wouldn't you want to crawl to the back seat so you get the most air until the pressure equalizes
'Huehuehue' 6 months ago
what if you break the window with a hammer or something like that? will the broken glass harm you?
Lee Li
'Lee Li' 6 months ago
Your supposed to roll down the window ASAP as soon as that car hits the water. Doesn't matter whether its an automatic window or a manual one. All you need is to get it down enough to get your body out. Your backup options are a window glass breaker tool or the headrest of your seats if that fails, but you should be looking at option 1 first.

1. As soon as the hood touches the water be lowering your window already, if it's automatic you don't have long before the water messes it up so don't panic just lower the damn window
2. Take your seatbelt off ONLY AFTER you hit the water. If you do it while your still airborne you might get slammed into the wheel or front window and pass out or die on impact. Wait till you start sinking to take off the seatbelt.
3. If you window messes up use a glass breaker tool
4. If that fails try to use the headrests, however be aware that many headrests nowadays cant be removed.
5. If you don't have a glass breaker, and the headrest cant be removed. Your going to have to wait for the pressure to equalize. Stay calm take deep breaths. Your car will probably be 30-40 feet deep by the time it equalizes that means you will have to hold your breath in the water at least 30-45 seconds while swimming to get to the top most likely.
'Mircea020' 6 months ago
Opening the window while sinking and then force out through the window and the flowing water. On the doors pressure will apply and won't allow ocupants to open the doors. So window is the only option
Javier Winceslao
'Javier Winceslao' 7 months ago
bob bobson
'bob bobson' 7 months ago
I do believe it would of done him some good to climb to the back
The Good Guy vs The Bad Guy
that poor taurus
Dakakotawelliott Happy
Car in sinking get open.
ESauce MGrime
'ESauce MGrime' 8 months ago
he thought he was savage but that nigga almost died
João Sobral
'João Sobral' 8 months ago
glasses underwater gg
Sam Jack
'Sam Jack' 8 months ago
When underwater, use the metal tip of the head rest to bust out
Jondatorials 550
'Jondatorials 550' 8 months ago
wait so what happened why couldnt he open the door?
Team Skrub
'Team Skrub' 8 months ago
If you are going to break a window, go for the side ones, never the front or back ones as they are made of stronger lemon glass that is much harder to break.
Greg Salo
'Greg Salo' 8 months ago
No! Roll down the window as soon as the car hits the water. Go out the window as fast as you can!
artic phandom
'artic phandom' 8 months ago
Who came from instagram?
Trainer Jei
'Trainer Jei' 9 months ago
I caught myself holding my breath while watching this.
'Ms.gshunw' 9 months ago
I'm panicking just looking at the video so God only knows how terrible I'd be in that real situation.
'Dave' 9 months ago
What about rolling down the window?
'takigan' 9 months ago
This actually seems kind of fun. Like cliff diving, mountain climbing, skydiving or anything else with that element of danger.
DJDeezy ThaTruth
'DJDeezy ThaTruth' 9 months ago
--Seems like it'd be easy to get out.. but NOPE. Most ppl would lose their shxt before they waited long enough for the pressure to equalize.
'skyblueboy02' 9 months ago
Here's a tip for you everyone. When hold your breath you need to exhale a little bit every few seconds to relieve your brain of the carbon dioxide in your system. Rather than exhale all of the carbon dioxide at once. The reason this will help you is because if you exhale a little bit at a time it will temporarily suppress the signal in  your brain that you need a whole new breath intake.
Mr. Warrior
'Mr. Warrior' 9 months ago
I wanna do that so bad but I'm only 8
Kristina 216
'Kristina 216' 9 months ago
right when you start sinking open the window and climb out then swim to the top... makes more sence😌
'WeirdCityCitizen' 10 months ago
The foss lake mystery has bothered me - but this video clears it up for me. Those 3 teens couldn't open the door to escape - nor could the older three the year before.
Kimberly Juarez
'Kimberly Juarez' 10 months ago
this did not show us how to eacape he did not even make it he used air we are not gonna have a air tank laying around in the car!
J Doe
'J Doe' 10 months ago
Or you can use this tool if you do not get out before it goes under.
'tscoffey1' 10 months ago
Everyone keeps saying to climb in back for more air.
That is known as the "Mary Jo Kopechne Manuever".

Didn't work for her either.
Snake Eyes
'Snake Eyes' 10 months ago
Watch Mythbusters learn more.
Vote Jill Stein 2016
'Vote Jill Stein 2016' 10 months ago
how long does it take for the pressure to equalize after the car is completely submerged? I always thought, just get out through the window or open the door once the car is completely submerged.
Brian Moore
'Brian Moore' 10 months ago
Something to keep in mind also, is that the water in a lake or pond will be very dark and murky especially at night. To truly simulate this it must be done without vision or at night in the dark, which is most likely something like this would take place. Try rolling down the window as soon as you hit the water, before the water reaches the regulator in the door. If you are injured, this may not be possible. If you can, try and reach the back seat to breath air for as long as possible so that you can actually wait long enough for the car to depressurize with the water outside of the car allowing you to open the door. Personally I think car manufactures should make cranks on at least the drivers window along with the electric windows for emergencies such as this.
'Biffbradford' 10 months ago
"Whoo!"? Big smile? "That was intense!!"? Dude ... you're DEAD.
whoever UVA
'whoever UVA' 10 months ago
open window fast or use head rest
Chad Kennow
'Chad Kennow' 11 months ago
Adam tells this story much different than shown.
Joshua Mountainchief
'Joshua Mountainchief' 11 months ago
its sinking like titanic
Max Guerrero Montes
'Max Guerrero Montes' 11 months ago
Noah Watson
'Noah Watson' 11 months ago
Your Supposed To Wind Down The Window And Get Out Through The Window Not Wait Until Its Under
Sam Rogiers
'Sam Rogiers' 11 months ago
If your car is too much under and you're in the same situation as Adam, you should climb to the back of your car. Since the front is sinking first, it will fill up faster than the back. If you're in the back, you can use that time to breath. The second you can't breath un the back, the pressure should be equal enough to open a door and get out.
Fabian Velasquez
'Fabian Velasquez' 11 months ago
Tested brought me here
'BobTheBacon' 12 months ago
Why didn't he just scooch to the very back of the car.
There's an air bubble there so you can get extra breaths before the pressure equalizes.
The idiot who cant choose a name
i thought it said meh busters adamn goes under car donacdum
Austin Lucas
'Austin Lucas' 1 year ago
Alberto Brando
'Alberto Brando' 1 year ago
If your car falls in water, your best bet is to bust a window.
'helicart' 1 year ago
1. most fat people cannot climb through a car window, or climb from front to back seats.
2. older people too are not agile enough to follow most of this advice.
3. if you have crashed into a body of water, there's a 98% chance the air bags have triggered into your face and sides. these are likely to float around and fowl your escape. (it's a pity air bag manufacturers didn't make them as source of oxygen in a sinking car.
4. once a car is full of water inside, you cannot swing a hammer or any other object quickly enough to break the door window. a spring loaded punch will still work though. if you break the window, the glass will shatter and water behind it will push it back in on you and possibly cut your hand, arm, face. plus there will be bits of window still stuck to the door. you will likely cut yourself swimming out through the try to open the door after breaking the window.
5. buy a car with a sun roof, hatch, or rear door that can be manually opened from inside. many luxury brands have these. these are usually the last bits to go under water. just be thin enough to wriggle to them and get through! you also need to open them before water starts to push against them, or they will be as impossible to open as the front doors. even sliding sun roofs, once they have a foot of water over them may be impossible to open due to water pressure pushing the sun roof downwards.
6. practise holding your breath in a swimming pool. many people overestimate how long they can. practise while relaxed and not moving, and panicking and pushing firmly against a pool ladder etc.
Jarrod Putman
'Jarrod Putman' 1 year ago
Just buy Resqme
David Stewart
'David Stewart' 1 year ago
I am not worried, my car has OnStar!
'Hippiearth420' 1 year ago
that's why I leave my window open (near large bodies of water) even (especially) in the winter, if your window is already open it doesn't matter if you cant open the door, or if the electronics break, as long as you are NOT wearing your seat belt and your window is open you have a quick as safe escape.
Yaowei Chen
'Yaowei Chen' 1 year ago
adam is fat back then
'GO EVIL' 1 year ago
the door was locked
'Russiasvechenaya' 1 year ago
"Adam is never this quiet" yeah no shit, he's underwater holding his breathe .lmao
David Godfrey
'David Godfrey' 1 year ago
Felicia London
'Felicia London' 1 year ago
So.... TECHNICALLY the myth is busted. But ONLY if you can hold your breath long enough for the pressure to equalize in order to finally open the door lol But if he'd really been in danger, his adrenaline would've forced him to hold his breath longer. Humans tend to fight more when they're actually in serious peril lol
'Hacker07Gaming' 1 year ago
they did this on top gear
'Hecameup' 1 year ago
How do I get the groceries out of the trunk (:
Chin Manuel Miranda
To be honest, I would always roll down my window when we're on a bridge or near a lake. :L
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