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Ms. Toad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 03:55 PM
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76. It may well - but the is not what the mythbusters discussed.
The two examples discussed were things with a point that concentrate the force created by the momentum of a relatively heavy object swinging toward the window in a very small focal point (a special "hammer" designed for breaking windows with a face no more than 1/4" across, and a center punch with a similar impact surface).

My point was not that a golf club couldn't break a window - but merely that the two examples are irrelevant to proving that point.
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  -Can a golf club break a car window? goclark  Nov-28-09 08:59 AM   #0 
  - They said his wife used it to free him, but also said it was the back window  The Straight Story   Nov-28-09 09:01 AM   #1 
  - the answer is yes,  barbtries   Nov-28-09 09:04 AM   #2 
  - The SUV is an Escalade and I would suspect that they have heavy duty glass but  OmmmSweetOmmm   Nov-28-09 09:04 AM   # 
  - That's what I was thinking too ~ seems strange to me.  goclark   Nov-28-09 09:15 AM   #10 
  - Also, not in MSM, the day before a rumor was published in the NE about Tiger having an affair  OmmmSweetOmmm   Nov-28-09 09:30 AM   #25 
     - Ms. goclark would have been ready to rumble ~  goclark   Nov-28-09 01:49 PM   #53 
        - lol! Meanwhile, she has a 5 month old... that would rev it up even more!  OmmmSweetOmmm   Nov-28-09 03:46 PM   #58 
           - Blessings 1,2,3,4,5 and $$$$$'s  goclark   Nov-28-09 05:23 PM   #60 
  - The glass isn't any heavier-duty than any other car window  jmowreader   Nov-28-09 10:14 AM   #31 
     - Thanks for the clarification. :)  OmmmSweetOmmm   Nov-28-09 11:01 AM   #39 
  - self-delete... apparent computer burp.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Nov-28-09 09:04 AM   #3 
  - She broke the rear window, then apparently climbed in  Kingofalldems   Nov-28-09 09:06 AM   #4 
  - I bet she lacerated HIM with the club before he drove off  704wipes   Nov-28-09 09:13 AM   #9 
  - I'm not watching tv ~ are they clearing anything up yet?  goclark   Nov-28-09 09:23 AM   #17 
  - That actually happened to me.  Kalyke   Nov-28-09 09:25 AM   #18 
  - Glad you were Ok after the accident  goclark   Nov-28-09 09:29 AM   #22 
  - Maybe she climbed in the back window and unlocked the doors....  Hepburn   Nov-28-09 11:58 AM   #42 
  - good point  goclark   Nov-28-09 03:29 PM   #55 
  - ..Because Hitting A Tree And A Fire Hydrant Disables All The Doors?  jberryhill   Nov-28-09 09:28 PM   #65 
  - Shame on the Daily News  rocktivity   Nov-28-09 09:08 AM   #5 
  - If we go above 10 mph, our MINI's doors autolock.  mentalsolstice   Nov-29-09 05:19 PM   #80 
  - If the crash was such a slow speed that the airbags didn't deploy, why would you have to break out  beyurslf   Nov-28-09 09:11 AM   #6 
  - i am thinking all he need do is OPEN the door, lol. nt  seabeyond   Nov-28-09 10:15 AM   #32 
  - You'd break that window to avoid injuring the person in the front seat.  barb162   Nov-28-09 10:16 AM   #33 
  - Woods was apparently unresponsive and going in and out of consciousness  grantcart   Nov-28-09 03:49 PM   #59 
  - Mythbuster results on car glass:  mbperrin   Nov-28-09 09:13 AM   #7 
  - The point of both the center punch and the window-breaking hammer  Ms. Toad   Nov-28-09 10:32 AM   #36 
     - Thanks for the information ~ I can see how it would work nt  goclark   Nov-28-09 03:37 PM   #57 
     - My mother got one for each of her kids (and grandkids  Ms. Toad   Nov-28-09 06:01 PM   #61 
        - That is awesome ~thanks for sharing nt  goclark   Nov-28-09 08:21 PM   #63 
     - Golf clubhead speed even for Elin would be 50 or 60 mph.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Nov-29-09 02:01 AM   #72 
        - It may well - but the is not what the mythbusters discussed.  Ms. Toad   Nov-29-09 03:55 PM   #76 
           - I was only addressing your statement about not knowing one way or the other.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Nov-29-09 03:58 PM   #77 
  - A bare hand can break a car window n/t  Taitertots   Nov-28-09 09:13 AM   #8 
  - I can confirm that.  Altoid_Cyclist   Nov-28-09 09:21 AM   #15 
  - I can also confirm that  mitchum   Nov-28-09 03:32 PM   #56 
  - On the other hand, I saw a dude try to break into a car with a rock once  XemaSab   Nov-28-09 11:38 AM   #41 
     - Please tell me it bounced back and hit him in the head or crotch  Taitertots   Nov-28-09 12:08 PM   #47 
     - I think the window he was trying to break was plexiglass  XemaSab   Nov-28-09 12:56 PM   #49 
        - i locked my keys in my car with my dog inside in a home depot parking lot...  dysfunctional press   Nov-29-09 04:00 PM   #78 
     - I've seen it done with a head  jberryhill   Nov-28-09 09:31 PM   #66 
  - glad he wasn't hurt worse!  Celebration   Nov-28-09 09:16 AM   #11 
  - I was thinking the same thing  goclark   Nov-28-09 09:18 AM   #13 
  - No, but a person can use it to break  Fla_Democrat   Nov-28-09 09:18 AM   #12 
  - This story does not pass my smell test  Generic Brad   Nov-28-09 09:20 AM   #14 
  - Jack Nicholson got arrested for breaking a man's car windshield with a 5-iron once  slackmaster   Nov-28-09 09:23 AM   #16 
  - I remember he said the shot really called for a 3-iron but he wanted the extra control of a 5.  Gidney N Cloyd   Nov-28-09 09:38 AM   #27 
  - If I heard a crash in the street, I'd certainly pick up a golf club before going outside  FarCenter   Nov-28-09 09:26 AM   #19 
  - Pitching Wedge....  jberryhill   Nov-28-09 09:32 PM   #67 
  - He Who Lives By The 'Club' Dies By The 'Club'...........nt  global1   Nov-28-09 09:26 AM   #20 
  - If you are pissed enough or scared enough,  Are_grits_groceries   Nov-28-09 09:28 AM   #21 
  - Very suspicious.. Why not just open the car door to get him out?  DCBob   Nov-28-09 09:29 AM   #23 
  - If she could run into the house to find a golf club to free him she could have found the spare key  Stevenmarc   Nov-28-09 09:30 AM   #24 
  - Yes  WilliamPitt   Nov-28-09 09:30 AM   #26 
  - BOGUS  tabatha   Nov-28-09 09:46 AM   #28 
  - Thanks now I feel better ~  goclark   Nov-28-09 09:54 AM   #29 
  - I've read two different strories - and won't believe either till  tabatha   Nov-28-09 11:33 AM   #40 
  - As long as he realizes that the longer he "waits"  rocktivity   Nov-28-09 10:33 AM   #37 
     - I sure hope you are right ~  goclark   Nov-28-09 02:31 PM   #54 
  - Yes. Modern car windows are MEANT to shatter more easily than the old versions.  Honeycombe8   Nov-28-09 10:09 AM   #30 
  - Wow! I didn't know that ~  goclark   Nov-28-09 12:18 PM   #48 
  - Old Friend of Mine Broke Every Window in VW Van  otohara   Nov-28-09 10:23 AM   #34 
  - Perhaps she whacked the back glass as he drove away  SoCalDem   Nov-28-09 10:28 AM   #35 
  - That's exactly what TMZ is reporting...  AlexinVA   Nov-28-09 11:00 AM   #38 
  - That seems the most probable...  Hepburn   Nov-28-09 12:04 PM   #45 
  - I have had Cadillacs and Lincolns...  Hepburn   Nov-28-09 12:02 PM   #43 
  - Yes, actually pretty effective  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-28-09 12:03 PM   #44 
  - I consulted my caddy as to what club he would recommend for bashing out an Escalade window  skygazer   Nov-28-09 12:06 PM   #46 
  - I would recommend a 1-iron  jmowreader   Nov-28-09 01:14 PM   #50 
  - It would be really interested  goclark   Nov-28-09 01:34 PM   #52 
  - It's all in the wrist.  woofless   Nov-28-09 01:24 PM   #51 
  - Huum, Tiger better watch out from now on ~ nt  goclark   Nov-28-09 08:31 PM   #64 
  - you could take out just about anything with a golf club, it's a wicked thingy  spanone   Nov-28-09 06:50 PM   #62 
  - "Come on... that's not necessary...."  jberryhill   Nov-28-09 09:37 PM   #68 
  - If swung by a jilted wife? Absolutely.  paparush   Nov-28-09 09:54 PM   #69 
  - Mrs. Woods seems like she can handle him ~  goclark   Nov-29-09 01:02 AM   #70 
  - My 5 iron clubhead speed is about 100 mph. I'd say yes.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Nov-29-09 01:59 AM   #71 
  - easily...pretty much any club in the bag would do it, i think...  Blue_Tires   Nov-29-09 02:02 AM   #73 
  - "Can a golf club break a car window?" --> Easily.  ZombieHorde   Nov-29-09 02:10 AM   #74 
  - LOL ~ nt  goclark   Nov-29-09 09:06 AM   #75 
  - You can break a car window with a screwdriver. n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Nov-29-09 04:05 PM   #79 

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