How STRONG is ROPE From VHS Tape? (Movie Mythbusting)

  • Published: 01 September 2019
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    Castaway is a great movie and Tom Hanks does some pretty crazy stuff, like fashioning together a raft using VHS tape. But how realistic is that? Today we're putting it to the test- can you make rope out of VHS tape, and can it hold a raft together?

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Comments • 1 645

  • Leroyplayz
    Leroyplayz  4 days back

    Calli plays the piano

    • Patrick Erkes
      Patrick Erkes  1 weeks back

      Glue and ramen noodles sword

      • Billy Layton-hynes
        Billy Layton-hynes  1 weeks back

        Can you make a raft from pvc pipe please test this ??

        • make a tree house in the tree Dhaliwal

          Why was there a nerf bullets on the workbench. who else saw them.

          • ivonne gonzalez
            ivonne gonzalez  2 weeks back

            “It’s hard to hold onto” surreeeee

            • Destin Star
              Destin Star  2 weeks back

              I cried when Wilson left

              • Patrick McFarland
                Patrick McFarland  2 weeks back

                Video idea: Make a Hot glue raft

                • Tman 4 EVER
                  Tman 4 EVER  2 weeks back

                  The moment you realize that they destroyed the star wars Christmas special😪😪😪😪😪🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

                  • Just game 4 life
                    Just game 4 life  2 weeks back

                    Roses are red
                    violets aren’t blue
                    Nate is a child
                    and so are you

                    • AzizKing TV
                      AzizKing TV  2 weeks back

                      “Shark bait ooo ha ha” 😂😂😂

                      • Toone
                        Toone  2 weeks back

                        I wonder if u can make a strong rope the same way but with plarn (string/yarn made from cut up plastic bags)

                        • Eternal Anubis 420
                          Eternal Anubis 420  2 weeks back

                          The hand braided VHS tape rope broke at 118 lb

                          • Rebecca Lynn
                            Rebecca Lynn  2 weeks back

                            LOL Shark Bait I love that you went there. {Finding Nemo}

                            • DragnBane
                              DragnBane  3 weeks back

                              No! Not Callis piano recital!!

                              • JorgeTLW
                                JorgeTLW  3 weeks back

                                nate wearing shorts standing next to material under high tension, you are lucky its not a guitar string...

                                • Egmont van Eeden
                                  Egmont van Eeden  3 weeks back

                                  Can you make a floating chair with pool noodles that is comfy

                                  • Sean Koch
                                    Sean Koch  3 weeks back

                                    Can you make bull whip out video tape?

                                    • Thomas Brown
                                      Thomas Brown  3 weeks back

                                      Why would you ruin an antique?

                                      • Gam3rG1rl
                                        Gam3rG1rl  3 weeks back

                                        You guys are having way too much fun

                                        • Ogniiipiz
                                          Ogniiipiz  4 weeks back

                                          😂the area 51 tape at the beginning

                                          • Jonathan Visscher
                                            Jonathan Visscher  4 weeks back

                                            I have 123 vhs

                                            • Eagles_Eye
                                              Eagles_Eye  4 weeks back

                                              nate was having a little too much fun there

                                              • Akkhon369
                                                Akkhon369  4 weeks back

                                                I was thinking braid it together and then Nate said that he was going to do it but I would have taken about 5 full tapes and did them together then do it 2 more times then braid them together I feel like that might be stronger I don't know why

                                                • Jordan Beebe
                                                  Jordan Beebe  4 weeks back

                                                  Why not sell DIY smoke grenades with instructions and where to buy the stuff that you can't get at a store

                                                  • Jordan Beebe
                                                    Jordan Beebe  4 weeks back

                                                    @kira yoshikage making and lighting smoke grenades is fun for all ages, of course if you are under 18 then you'll need parental supervision to make it

                                                  • kira yoshikage
                                                    kira yoshikage  4 weeks back

                                                    Calli said fun projects not area 51 raid wepons

                                                • CleanDinosaur 28
                                                  CleanDinosaur 28  4 weeks back

                                                  area 51 video sept 20th?

                                                  • Becky Gatheght
                                                    Becky Gatheght  4 weeks back

                                                    Not the Star Wars 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😨😨😨😨😨😨😭😭😭😭

                                                    • skatensawyer Armstrong
                                                      skatensawyer Armstrong  4 weeks back

                                                      Can you make rope from solo cups

                                                      • Allan Hazle
                                                        Allan Hazle  4 weeks back

                                                        Alright! now this is right up my alley! I hope they feed any of the spare tape to their VCR after

                                                        • Samantha Whelan
                                                          Samantha Whelan  4 weeks back

                                                          What are you on haha. Was the move with fed ex in it?

                                                          • Kool Pepe
                                                            Kool Pepe  1 months back


                                                            • VGamerPlays
                                                              VGamerPlays  1 months back

                                                              dude dont ruin the Area 51 tape, we can use it to help with the invasion

                                                              • Madi Breland
                                                                Madi Breland  1 months back

                                                                Star Wars a Christmas special was meant to get destroyed.

                                                                • KelseaMajestic
                                                                  KelseaMajestic  1 months back

                                                                  These movie references 😂

                                                                  • Cam Kind
                                                                    Cam Kind  1 months back

                                                                    He can’t hold himself up well at all😂😂☠️

                                                                    • Graphic Grudge
                                                                      Graphic Grudge  1 months back

                                                                      13:09- 13:15 when nate is childish

                                                                      • Blue Phoenix
                                                                        Blue Phoenix  1 months back

                                                                        who else saw the area 51 tape

                                                                        • armadillo kapama
                                                                          armadillo kapama  1 months back

                                                                          03:40 that's how you detect a climber from fore arm

                                                                          • Zeke Polaris
                                                                            Zeke Polaris  1 months back

                                                                            Link been there? He left his sign. XD

                                                                            • Zeke Polaris
                                                                              Zeke Polaris  1 months back

                                                                              I think the reason you were able to make them faster, was because you're The King of Random.

                                                                              • Zeke Polaris
                                                                                Zeke Polaris  1 months back

                                                                                Oh no not them tapes, I trade you

                                                                                • Zeke Polaris
                                                                                  Zeke Polaris  1 months back

                                                                                  We use video tapes for this? When we can already make it into a very strong drug? Jk, but true.

                                                                                  • Avrinth Brightscales
                                                                                    Avrinth Brightscales  1 months back

                                                                                    HOW DID YOU GET ONE OF THOSE AREA 51 TAPES?!?!?

                                                                                    • Ruby Black
                                                                                      Ruby Black  1 months back

                                                                                      Castaway was the first movie I ever saw in theaters 😅

                                                                                      • Casey Michel
                                                                                        Casey Michel  1 months back

                                                                                        "20 is strong enough to hold a person." I think person is a strong word there... I think stick is more descriptive

                                                                                        • yukimarusword
                                                                                          yukimarusword  1 months back

                                                                                          You younglings will never know how lit VHS and Beta tapes were.

                                                                                          • Shareen
                                                                                            Shareen  1 months back

                                                                                            I was born in 2002 so I do

                                                                                        • david slay
                                                                                          david slay  1 months back

                                                                                          Area 51 Security Footage! What!

                                                                                          • Hassan Qamar
                                                                                            Hassan Qamar  1 months back

                                                                                            Few months ago I was disposing few taps and my mom gave me this idea and we made it by hand

                                                                                            • Anders Solberg
                                                                                              Anders Solberg  1 months back

                                                                                              You should really cut your toe nails.