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Mythbusters: Floating on Your Back Can Save Your Life in an Underwater Explosion

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The Mythbusters are known for going to great lengths to find the answers both practical not so standard questions. If you’ve ever wondered whether it’s better to float on your back or tread water during an underwater explosion, it looks like you finally have your answer.

Adam and Jamie run a series of tests (i.e. they blow a bunch of stuff up) to figure out which is safer. It runs out if you ever find yourself in a climactic movie-like situation where you have to escape an underwater bomb, you’d be better off taking it easy and kicking back and relaxing as you float it out on the surface.

You can check out the experiment here.

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