List of problems solved by MacGyver
Today was such an evil day full of trying to solve a riddle with only a few clues that I had to find something interesting funny to post at the end of it. I loved to watch MacGyver when I was a kid, it was always cool to see how he was able to build something from nothing to get out of dangerous situations.
Much like the A-Team did in the good old days when they build some huge car to break out of their prison. It seems that someone wasted a lot of time to add a list of problems solved by MacGyver to Wikipedia. Every episode of the five seasons is mentioned in the list and it's interesting and sometimes funny to read.
Stuff like "MacGyver builds a distraction by balancing pots and pans on a bag of ice that melts from heat produced by a toaster oven. He spreads vegetable oil in the ground to incapacitate some kidnappers" or "MacGyver starts out in Berlin, trying to escape with a microfilm containing government secrets. He takes the place of a dead person and is carried in a coffin towards a bridge, where he is dumped into the water by friends. Upon hitting the water, Mac hits a button and turns his coffin into a jet ski, riding away to safety" are precious, don't you think..
Update: Wikipedia no longer hosts the list of problems solved by Mac Gyver. You do however find them listed all on Wikia instead.
Here are a couple of my favorite ones:
- MacGyver plugs a sulfuric acid leak with chocolate. He states that chocolate contains sucrose and glucose(chemically C12H22O11), which are disaccharides. The acid reacts with the sugars to form elemental carbon and a thick gummy residue
- MacGyver, while escaping in a hot-air balloon from armed guards, patches a bullet hole in the balloon using a map and some tape.
- Made a harpoon launcher to fire a zipline in order to get out of a locked room (used cleaning fluid, moth balls, a telescope, pulley, rope and metal rod)..
- To break out of a locked ward in a mental hospital, MacGyver uses the spring steel filament support wires from a light bulb as lock picks.