One of the oldest tricks in the world is to remove a tablecloth without moving the objects or the silverware on the table. After spotting a viral video of a perfect tablecloth pull performed by someone riding a motorcycle, the Mythbusters found their new project.
Now Adam and Jamie take the classic tablecloth trick to the extreme. But can they pull it off?
The question is, can a 200 horsepower motorcycle accelerate from a dead stop to pull the tablecloth without disturbing the objects and the silverware? And if not, what would it require to make that feat a reality?
To replicate the results of the video, Adam applied dry lubricant to the tablecloth and put a sheet of plastic between it and the table. Although Jamie successfully yanked out the cloth from a standing start, he and Adam declared the myth busted due to the need to fake the setup.