‘Mythbusters’ star Adam Savage recreated that awful but astounding ‘duck bomb’

Like so many of us, Mythbusters star Adam Savage was enthralled by the duck army vine. But instead of just showing it to all of his friends, he decided to do what he does best and recreate the effect at home.

First came the task of locating the correct breed of inflatable duck. If they didn’t emit the same unearthly, hellish shrieking, then it simply wouldn’t be worth it.

Then came the duck bomb.

This little DIY project is a lot easier than your average Mythbusters creation, so you’ll have no problem building one yourself—that is, if you’re determined to alienate everyone in your life by surprising them with loud inflatable duck noises. We’re assuming that’s why Adam Savage is alone in these videos.

Truly, a masterpiece of human ingenuity.

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Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor