MacGruber? Nah, we like MacGyver. Here's MacGyver's top 5 stunts
In honor of MacGyver, here's a listing of his top five coolest and most random stunts.
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3. MacGyver defeats laser-wielding robotsSkip to next paragraph
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Lasers are no match for MacGyver. He uses a clear strand from a fiber optic lamp to bend a security laser sensor just enough so that he can deftly slide by without triggering the alarm, in an episode titled "The Heist." In "The Human Factor," MacGyver destroys two laser emitters at once by pushing a mirror attached to a cleaning cart at just the right angle to cause the lasers to reflect at each other. And in the same episode, he tricks laser-wielding robots into blowing each other up by attaching telephone handset magnets wrapped in burning paper to their metal torsos. The heat from the fire mimics body heat and makes the robots turn on each other in a flaming laser duel.
4. He outsmarts a handprint scanner
In a move that was later copied by the "Scooby-Doo" gang, MacGyver uses dust to fake a hand print for an electronic scanning device. He first scrapes a plaster wall to produce the dust, then completely covers the scanner in the powder, carefully blowing off any excess. With the thin layer of dust evenly distributed over the sensor's plate, MacGyver places his jacket over it and gently presses down with his fingers. This fools the scanner into re-reading the hand print of the last person who used it, granting MacGyver access.
5. MacGyver plugs an oil leak
BP probably wishes they could have MacGyver on their brainstorming team right about now, as he is able to fix a broken fuel line using only a ballpoint pen. When a small fuel line is punctured in an episode called "Three for the Road," MacGyver completely removes the damaged section by cutting it out. Using a hollowed out pen, he reconnects the fuel line by sliding each loose end over the pen, forming a perfect, airtight seal.
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