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Old 06-10-2011, 07:48 AM   #15
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While an enjoyable show in many respects, Mythbusters does not really "get" how (or can't be bothered) to set up an scientific experiment from which reproduceable results can be extrapolated.


If you want hard facts, look elsewhere than Mythbusters and Wiki.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:48 AM   #16
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Star-gazer--don't worry about it. Mythbusters is entertaining and has some validity to their stunts. The cost of setting up a 'scientific/reproducable' test would put testing most of these myths too expensive to do.

I do remember reading several scientific/reproducable test by colleges and one with a wind tunnel, and none of them came up with any remarkable gains/losses in mpg by use/no use of tailgates and bed covers. I would think there are too many variables, particularly in pickup beds year-to-year, that would allow a permanent answer to the question.

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While an enjoyable show in many respects, Mythbusters does not really "get" how (or can't be bothered) to set up an scientific experiment from which reproduceable results can be extrapolated.


If you want hard facts, look elsewhere than Mythbusters and Wiki.
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Yep, I can verify that I can reproduce my mistakes anytime...
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