Mythbusters vs. Newton's Apple

Just watched an episode of Mythbusters where they busted the myth that flying birds in a truck weigh less than resting ones. Tested with birds, and confirmed with a model helicopter on a scale.


Some of us are old enough to remember that Newton's Apple, produced by our very own KTCA-TV and hosted by Ira Flatow, did this exact same experiment in the 1980s.

Down to the model helicopter on the scale.

Anyone else remember this?

(The result was the same back then, by the way; it's a myth.)


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